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Merchant Marine Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 07:22 PM
Response to Reply #32
47. There are tankers in layup in the National Defense Reserve Fleets
Also there are vessels enrolled under the Maritime Security Program that could be called up.
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  - Oil Spill Expert: BP Is 'Groping In the Dark' sabra  Jun-08-10 09:11 AM   #0 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Jun-08-10 09:19 AM   #1 
  - This has to do w/ trying to keep the amount of money they have to pay out ...  Botany   Jun-08-10 09:25 AM   #2 
  - also has to do with lack of planning---O should order oil-receiving ships to site immediately  wordpix   Jun-08-10 09:27 AM   #4 
  - OK, wordpix, now whose oil-receiving ships could Obama have "ordered"  JDPriestly   Jun-08-10 01:51 PM   #32 
     - Ahem... no need to "order" when the US government can "contract"  liberation   Jun-08-10 02:49 PM   #33 
     - absolutely, my point though was O should start acting like commander in chief & do some ordering!  wordpix   Jun-08-10 10:31 PM   #50 
     - There are tankers in layup in the National Defense Reserve Fleets  Merchant Marine   Jun-08-10 07:22 PM   #47 
     - OK experts, so why wait until mid-June for another ship?  wordpix   Jun-08-10 10:30 PM   #49 
     - OK, you want to make ME commander in chief? That's O's job, let him figure it out  wordpix   Jun-08-10 10:34 PM   #51 
  - +1000  Auggie   Jun-08-10 12:26 PM   #24 
  - true, O should have ordered BP to get another ship ready just in case  wordpix   Jun-08-10 09:26 AM   #3 
  - No need to sieze anything, I'm sure there's plenty available in Houston or La ...  Titanothere   Jun-08-10 04:34 PM   #41 
     - why don' they do it then? Why say they can't get a ship in until mid-June?  wordpix   Jun-08-10 10:29 PM   #48 
        - Don't know. I reality I suppose those things are typically fully booked  Titanothere   Jun-08-10 10:50 PM   #56 
  - I Don't Know That Anyone Can Calculate The Flow By Just Looking At A Video......  global1   Jun-08-10 09:28 AM   #5 
  - BP will be dissolved through Chapter 7 bankruptcy  Hawkeye-X   Jun-08-10 09:32 AM   #6 
  - Then we tar and feather former CEO Tony Hayward...eom  Kolesar   Jun-08-10 09:34 AM   #8 
  - Did you see Colbert last night?  aquart   Jun-08-10 10:14 AM   #11 
  - Yes. It was terribly....  IcyPeas   Jun-08-10 12:33 PM   #25 
  - I made a point of watching the 7:00 rerun today  Kolesar   Jun-08-10 07:22 PM   #46 
  - Just use the feathers that are already tarred...birds can't use 'em that way.  Desertrose   Jun-08-10 01:30 PM   #29 
  - Do you promise?  aquart   Jun-08-10 10:11 AM   #10 
  - I wouldn't hold your breath  dipsydoodle   Jun-08-10 10:43 AM   #14 
  - The Chapter 7 stay will prevent any legal action  saigon68   Jun-08-10 12:39 PM   #26 
  - It be Chapter 11, NOT Chapter 7  happyslug   Jun-08-10 03:06 PM   #37 
  - Only after all assets are transferred away  midnight armadillo   Jun-09-10 07:09 AM   #59 
  - And you would be wrong  Vinnie From Indy   Jun-08-10 09:34 AM   #9 
     - Thank you. The 'no one could have predicted' defense is old, tired, and false. nt  laughingliberal   Jun-08-10 11:31 AM   #21 
        - I don't think that was the point of the original poster at all...  liberation   Jun-08-10 02:53 PM   #34 
        - didn't I hear that meme just after 9-11? Condi Rice and gang?  wordpix   Jun-08-10 10:35 PM   #52 
  - NPR story today said that they are constrained by the size of the pipes to the surface  Kolesar   Jun-08-10 09:33 AM   #7 
  - You mean the physics constrain them to a certain pipe size?  Capitalocracy   Jun-08-10 01:12 PM   #28 
  - Yet instead of being truthful, they lie  BanzaiBonnie   Jun-08-10 10:21 AM   #12 
  - It's a mindset that dollars beat nature . . . . little respect for nature --  defendandprotect   Jun-08-10 10:48 AM   #16 
  - It's not a 'mindset', it's an economic system  Cal Carpenter   Jun-08-10 10:59 AM   #18 
     - Trade with seashells is an "economic" system ... capitalism is based on exploitation ....  defendandprotect   Jun-08-10 11:08 AM   #20 
     - you are right +1  wordpix   Jun-08-10 10:36 PM   #53 
     - Capitalism depends among other things in "confidence in the system"  liberation   Jun-08-10 02:57 PM   #35 
     - yes, one must have faith in capitalism, just as in religion  wordpix   Jun-08-10 10:41 PM   #55 
        - But they turned Wall St. into a Casino and still had people believing --  defendandprotect   Jun-08-10 11:01 PM   #57 
     - The problem is that those who a sociopaths are those  BanzaiBonnie   Jun-09-10 12:51 PM   #60 
  - Sociopaths are immune to constraints of conscience. When they display remorse, it's an act. nt  laughingliberal   Jun-08-10 11:32 AM   #22 
  - I wish that were true...  Capitalocracy   Jun-08-10 01:10 PM   #27 
  - k&R  nvme   Jun-08-10 10:31 AM   #13 
  - Was just watching hearings ... Al Franken a jewel--!! Actually challenging insanity of all this ...  defendandprotect   Jun-08-10 10:43 AM   #15 
  - +1000 for Franken. eom  laughingliberal   Jun-08-10 11:35 AM   #23 
  - Franken seriously rocks.  liberation   Jun-08-10 02:58 PM   #36 
     - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was also good ... others as well!  defendandprotect   Jun-08-10 06:50 PM   #45 
  - Oh woo he kicked Wall St. ass? the health insurance vampire  bread_and_roses   Jun-08-10 10:55 AM   #17 
  - ah that headline reminds me of 1965....  Mari333   Jun-08-10 11:04 AM   #19 
  - Ya think?  AllyCat   Jun-08-10 01:35 PM   #30 
  - Send Arnold down there  Hubert Flottz   Jun-08-10 01:40 PM   #31 
  - It's OK, the Gulf will "bounce back"! We were told yesterday.  Bluebear   Jun-08-10 03:12 PM   #38 
  - Why not ....  Hulk   Jun-08-10 04:03 PM   #39 
  - Because there's already a 500 ton BOP sitting on top of it and it's not stopping it. No seal.  Titanothere   Jun-08-10 05:15 PM   #44 
  - Can't someone send something down there that would freeze at -270 F the oil coming out  Rosa Luxemburg   Jun-08-10 04:30 PM   #40 
  - Yeah, I think Arnold had one when he played Mr Freeze in one of the batman movies  Titanothere   Jun-08-10 05:11 PM   #43 
  - Thank goddess that bush isn't in charge of this emergency!  deaniac21   Jun-08-10 05:00 PM   #42 
     - he would be bailing BP out b/c people are ganging up on the poor widdle corporation  wordpix   Jun-08-10 10:38 PM   #54 
     - what's the difference? I can sure tell you don't live on the gulf! eom  flyarm   Jun-09-10 12:28 AM   #58 

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