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ScorpioRN
Karl Marx was right!
06:09 PM on 04/29/2010
Great Job BP! Your drilling at 5000 feet and do not have acess to equipment to fix your problem. For the first 4 days your press releases said "no leaks". Now you want help...I say send US Navy deep recovery team to fix the problem and BP pays the full bill at Pentagon prices. Plus BP needs to compensate all fisherman for their depleted catches and all clean-up costs. Hey BP stop bragging on how "Green" you are and step up to the plate. In regard to the 11 dead, my thoughts to the families, I know they worked hard at a dangerous job.
06:13 PM on 04/29/2010
Class action lawsuit brought by anyone financially or personally affected by thisshit.
07:35 PM on 04/29/2010
Google "Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration." BP is basically on the hook for everything you mentioned-- plus the costs of restoring the resources (wetlands, fish and bird habitat) that create those economic resources that people will be losing.
05:58 PM on 04/29/2010
I can't believe that HUFFPO missed the opportunity to use the headline "SPILL, BABY SPILL"
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KatieHW
06:22 PM on 04/29/2010
Is it too late? That's excellent!
07:10 PM on 04/29/2010
Afraid that ones already passe.'
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05:54 PM on 04/29/2010
Maybe now we can force congress to move forward and get a law in place that requires that last effort safety valve like Norway has. BP has those valves in their waters but the USA doesn't require it. What idiots. This oil is at the mouth of the Mississippi.
And why isn't our government out there working on containment? Why do they have to wait to be asked by BP? WTF???
06:15 PM on 04/29/2010
I suppose having BP officially ask for assistance from government/army is a way to "cinch it" so BP is forced to recognize its failure to contain the damage.
It is tough to think of what is most probably going to happen to the environment. Really, really tough.
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liberal
My Doxie Rides Inside
05:51 PM on 04/29/2010
Drill, Baby, Drill, where is the princess of mean now?
07:12 PM on 04/29/2010
You mean the dirty old wh o re?
05:48 PM on 04/29/2010
What? This national tragedy gets bumped down to the bottom of the news page? Unbelievable.
05:47 PM on 04/29/2010
Obama has GOT to FIND a way to BLAME THIS ON BUSH!!!!!
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coveark
Obstructionists, get off the hill !!!
05:51 PM on 04/29/2010
Unless it happened because of lack of regulation ..........neither are to blame.
12:42 AM on 04/30/2010
Go drill your Mother.
05:44 PM on 04/29/2010
"Spill, baby, spill."
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05:44 PM on 04/29/2010
Oil and coal are essential to modern society, and we need to continue extracting and transporting these fossil fuels to sustain our economy. However, we also need to be aware that the price we pay at the pump for gasoline does not include such expenses as the environmental damage from oil spills, nor the pollution from burning fossil fuels. Any debate about the costs of moving to more expensive but cleaner forms of energy needs to be honest about the tremendous costs due to environmental destruction and pollution that the mining and transport of fossil fuels cause--not to mention the death toll from oil drilling operations, oil refinery accidents, crashes of oil tanker trucks, and wars fought over oil.


http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/article.html
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06:10 PM on 04/29/2010
Well, if the oil and coal exploitation industry spent as much money on researching alternative fuels instead of living in absurdly luxurious surroundings while enjoying the absolute best of everything, then some actual progress toward preventing environmental damage could be made.
Oil and coal are only essential for the simple reason that the people running the corporations just do not care. That is not going to change on its own; it will have to be forced upon them.
12:42 AM on 04/30/2010
THANK YOU.
05:42 PM on 04/29/2010
Where is Sarah Palin now? Let's have here suck it up through one of her bendy straws.
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dre7861
Hovering below the fray!
05:46 PM on 04/29/2010
She probably has a lot of experience with that!

Oh come on get your minds out of the oil spill, I meant she has plenty of experience sucking through straws due to her extensive speaking engagements. Yeah, right, that's the ticket.
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RMJ50
05:40 PM on 04/29/2010
Just heard on BBC that Obama was sending "swat" inspections teams down the inspect the rest of the rigs in the gulf. Isn't that sort of what he did after the mine disaster, call for mine inspections. If he raised horses, he wouldn't have many left in the barn as it seems the door has been left open way too long.
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coveark
Obstructionists, get off the hill !!!
05:52 PM on 04/29/2010
ridiculous post
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KatieHW
06:25 PM on 04/29/2010
I second that.
06:25 PM on 04/29/2010
Just heard he actually caused the explosion through the power of his dream. If you guys don't stop him quick, he might spin the earth backwards and change history =P
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batmanindy
05:35 PM on 04/29/2010
What has the dim-witted, beauty pageant-trotting, half-termer had to say about this?

Drill baby drill?

Why do we care what happened in the gulf over in the Iraq and the Iran?

How should I know, I can't see the Gulf of Mexico from my porch?

Just curious.
12:44 AM on 04/30/2010
...you left out dirty old wh o re.
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analisethis
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
05:35 PM on 04/29/2010
Where are you REPUBLICANS,where are your voices ? the voices that screamed "DRILL,BABYDRILL"
as the great w...re of babyllon flaunted her self across the land shouting "DRILL BABY DRILL".Where are you REPUBLICANS?The Ocean is dying ,the fish are suffocating ,Why are you not out there in your numbers trying to save the marine life ,to save yourselves.Help us ,save us!The Mighty sea screams while being devoured by the great darkness ,the darkness that is your heart.Where are you ???
05:35 PM on 04/29/2010
In the spirit of the events detailed in the "Shock Doctrine" and other disaster responses allowing for a drain on American resources why not use this tragedy to enact emergency regulations on all oil drilling platforms. Since all of our resources are tasked to cleaning up the Gulf spill we should ratchet down on the safety and environmental protection measures that govern the harvesting of oil from the continental shelf. Once the crisis is contained/cleaned/forgotten we could then (maybe) let up on the oil companies, but lets drop the hammer on these polluters who lobby against the regulations that would have prevented this mess.

Like the land grabbers of New Orleans after Katrina, we have the opportunity to use this disaster as a reason (excuse) to put this vital part of the oil company's anatomy in a vice and squeeze them into compliance. To put it mildly, we should have BP by the short ones and can use this to force them to comply, just like their corporate brothers have in countless situations worldwide.

If these corporations claim to have the rights to freedom of speech with money and the dire need to put our natural resources in harms way by recklessly mining (I'm talking to you coal industry) and drilling then I say we have the responsibility to hold the feet to the fire, incarcerate, and enforce at the point of a gun safety and environmental protections that have the bonus of protecting us all.

-Militant Liberal
05:34 PM on 04/29/2010
some of the results of unfettered capitalism in a "plutocracy" masquerading as a democracy. the incentives are all wrong. look to other nations not driven solely by profit margins....many seem to be able to implement and enforce required safeguards before dollar one is earned. not here.

and what about the vulnerability to terrorists? are there national security protections in place on these drilling rigs? a few strategic hits on offshore oil rigs would do damage for generations to come....economy, health, food sources, water supplies, wildlife, plant life....etc. talk about terrorism.

big-money interests have their way with the rest of us in this country. money talks, whether it's wall street, coal mines, oil drilling rigs.....etc.etc.etc.....now U.S. taxpayers are again footing the bill to clean up another mess made by the folks who have all the money and have made it by plundering resources that belong to all of us.

in a free market economy, government regulation is mandatory. someone has to protect the citizenry from the greed of big corporations, which drives them to sacrifice morals and ethics in favor of the dollar. if some people want to call regulation socialism, so be it. but it has to be done to protect the sanctity of life....the many from the few...and that is the primary job of govt.
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Carl Caroli
I just don't understand people
05:32 PM on 04/29/2010
And yet they want to encourage more drilling. What's the definition of insanity again?
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Rubius Hagrid
No I am not outraged.
05:39 PM on 04/29/2010
Insanity, lets see how about moving your family to Chicago?
06:01 PM on 04/29/2010
That made no sense. Swing and a miss