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Naked_Ape Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-10 07:55 PM
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11. What would you "do?"
The time to "do something" was before the drilling started the "thing" to do was not to drill. What's done is done. The Top Kill has (my guess, not a WAG) no better than 20% chance of working. Even if it does "work" it will still leak. The only real fix is for the relief well to come through and who better to drill than BP?

Still, this thing will be blowing until August. There's not a darned thing that can be done. It's like once you are sliding on that rain slicked road; Too late to buy new tires. All the skimmers in the world can't scoop up what is blowing out of that hole. Just thank your deity of preference that it isn't blowing like this in the arctic sea where weather would shut down the relief well before is was through. While you are at it, pray for a mild hurricane season.
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  -Government can't push BP aside from oil spill response, Thad Allen of Coast Guard says Sgent  May-24-10 06:45 PM   #0 
  - hmmm...then take them over?  FirstLight   May-24-10 06:53 PM   #1 
  - Exactly  zenprole   May-24-10 07:38 PM   #8 
  - that is disgusting, truly disgusting  William Z. Foster   May-24-10 06:54 PM   #2 
  - What would you "do?"  Naked_Ape   May-24-10 07:55 PM   #11 
     - nationalize  William Z. Foster   May-24-10 08:30 PM   #12 
     - "Who better to drill than BP"?  aquart   May-24-10 09:23 PM   #14 
  - that is simply awful  William Z. Foster   May-24-10 06:56 PM   #3 
  - +1. Cameron offers equipment, Iran offers help, but the government still feigns  Lorien   May-24-10 07:36 PM   #7 
     - nt  Naked_Ape   May-24-10 07:54 PM   #10 
     - very fishy  William Z. Foster   May-24-10 08:31 PM   #13 
     - OBPwan Kenobi responds  izquierdista   May-25-10 08:45 AM   #21 
  - Is this the sme Coast Guard who is threatening arrest of media trying to get into the marshes...  Earth_First   May-24-10 07:00 PM   #4 
  - not to mention the same BP that says only BP's people can rescue wildlife  wordpix   May-24-10 09:29 PM   #17 
  - That would be the same Thad Allen who says  Autumn   May-25-10 04:23 PM   #28 
  - He is stating a fact  KT2000   May-24-10 07:10 PM   #5 
  - delete  KT2000   May-24-10 07:11 PM   #6 
  - Corporations are good at creating Too Big To Fail - right before Failing miserably  tomm2thumbs   May-24-10 07:45 PM   #9 
  - "the company's expertise"---yeah, BP's demonstrated lots of that  wordpix   May-24-10 09:27 PM   #15 
  - Thad is POS pawn for the BP message machine.  HCE SuiGeneris   May-24-10 09:28 PM   #16 
  - Allen Outlines Federal Role in Oil Spill Response  Trillo   May-25-10 03:27 AM   #18 
  - He's completely out of touch and downplaying the spill volume  skeptical cynic   May-25-10 03:27 AM   #19 
  - Thad Allen is NOT out of touch  DatManFromNawlins   May-25-10 09:48 AM   #23 
  - If professional means  skeptical cynic   May-25-10 04:16 PM   #27 
  - They should get out of oil and stay with the bullshit, agreed. They do it much better. n/t  EFerrari   May-25-10 09:59 AM   #25 
  - People don't want government regs. or control over anything  madchick44   May-25-10 03:27 AM   #20 
  - TAKE their equipment  Doctor_J   May-25-10 09:10 AM   #22 
  - Well, IMO, Thad may need to take a running leap off of a short pier? We need several avenues  ShortnFiery   May-25-10 09:51 AM   #24 
  - Ummmm... don't we GUNS?....  Bigmack   May-25-10 10:37 AM   #26 

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