Who's fault is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?




 
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Who's fault is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?
 
May 6th, 2010  
perseus
 
 

Topic: Who's fault is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?


Who's fault is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?
I am no friend of big Oil, however, you would think the way Obama was ranting, it was BPs, yes they are legally responsible but how much can they be morally blamed? Is it part of an anti-British pro-US stance here?
In fact there are five companies connected to the disaster, including Cameron the manufacturer of the failed blowout preventer. (BTW Now why didn't we have that company name all over the UK newspapers over the past week? To avoid a bad connection with someone else in the electorates feeble mind? The right wing media protects its own!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwat..._rig_explosion
May 6th, 2010  
HokieMSG
 
 
Timing of this "accident" seems interesting. Can't believe that safeties were not in place to prevent the spill we are seeing. Even with the fire, there should be some way to stop the oil coming out of the ground.

To answer perseus. Before we pass judgment on who is responsible, lets see what the investigation reveals. I know that the British have been pumping oil out of the north sea for a while and I am not currently aware of any major spill. So it begs the question, what are the Brits doing different to prevent "accidents" than the U.S. is?
May 7th, 2010  
Chukpike
 
I don't know who is responsible, but it seems BP benefits in the long run if the US backpedals and President Obama does not allow off shore drilling.

Another possible theory is, it is a clandestine attack on America by the British government. Maybe a payback for the Revolution.

I am sure there is a more plausible reason than a industrial accident.
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Who's fault is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?
May 7th, 2010  
Rob Henderson
 
 
I've heard some right wingers proclaim it is "an act of God" and are trying (in vain) to compare it to Katrina. They REALLY just don't know when to keep their mouths shut, do they?
May 7th, 2010  
The Other Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rob Henderson
I've heard some right wingers proclaim it is "an act of God" and are trying (in vain) to compare it to Katrina. They REALLY just don't know when to keep their mouths shut, do they?
If anything, I'd consider it "an act of God" that after Obama approved the offshore drilling, that there was a huge oil disaster! But in all honesty, from what I can tell it was a freak accident.
May 7th, 2010  
MikeP
 
 
Best one I read lately was NK torpedos.
Involved SK ownership in some of the processes.

unprecedented mess, whatever caused it.

Friend of mine in the business claims it was an explorative rig and did not have all the safeties of a production rig.

The event happened so fast that the safeties did not deploy effectively.

he rig apparently rests on the hole.

Plug it now and blame later.
May 7th, 2010  
HokieMSG
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeP
Best one I read lately was NK torpedos.
Involved SK ownership in some of the processes.

unprecedented mess, whatever caused it.

Friend of mine in the business claims it was an explorative rig and did not have all the safeties of a production rig.

The event happened so fast that the safeties did not deploy effectively.

he rig apparently rests on the hole.

Plug it now and blame later.
Ahhhhhh. Thanks for the info MikeP.

So let me get this straight. Pres Obama approves offshore drilling. Then we have this "accident". Hmmmmmmmm. Maybe we should lay it at the feet of the ELF or North Koreans. Here is a thought. It was the illegal immigrants. They swam out to the rig and sabatoged it beacuse of the new law in Arizona.

Chuckpike.
LOL the Brits, destroy a rig that is owned in majority by a british company as payback for the fight for independance. Wow. Thats IS good.
May 7th, 2010  
Chukpike
 
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Originally Posted by HokieMSG
Ahhhhhh. Thanks for the info MikeP.

So let me get this straight. Pres Obama approves offshore drilling. Then we have this "accident". Hmmmmmmmm. Maybe we should lay it at the feet of the ELF or North Koreans. Here is a thought. It was the illegal immigrants. They swam out to the rig and sabatoged it beacuse of the new law in Arizona.
Interesting possibility. We do know illegals train hard for the swim across the Rio Grande River.
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Originally Posted by HokieMSG
Chuckpike.
LOL the Brits, destroy a rig that is owned in majority by a british company as payback for the fight for independance. Wow. Thats IS good.
That was to get the oil slick to land. The "oily slick" would make it possible for the invasion force to slide 50 miles inland in no time.

In history the English took a terrible loss getting bogged down outside of New Orleans. What better payback than to slide through the area?
May 7th, 2010  
HokieMSG
 
 
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Originally Posted by Chukpike
Interesting possibility. We do know illegals train hard for the swim across the Rio Grande River.

That was to get the oil slick to land. The "oily slick" would make it possible for the invasion force to slide 50 miles inland in no time.

In history the English took a terrible loss getting bogged down outside of New Orleans. What better payback than to slide through the area?
I've been to Louisiana. Can't say I liked it. Why go that route? They could wait until the next hurricane and sail right through with New Orleans being underwater. Just a thought.
May 8th, 2010  
wolfen
 
Well since BP has said its theirs, as far as I'm concerned its theirs......all theirs, you see I deal with Fabrication and construction for schools, which means I deal in child safety on playgrounds, I put MY name as inspector after a contractor builds a playground, so if anything is substandard or not safe its MY responsibility to make sure its repaired or otherwise made safe before a child gets hurt or killed, same, same in the bigger world too.

It should be the owners responsibility to make sure EVERYTHING is up to safety standards. they make enough money off of me to speand a few pennies and make it safe.
 


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