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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 01:13 PM
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7. All the regulators have been asleep at the switch for nearly a decade...
I expect we'll find all sorts or horrid things as they go awry... I blame Bush/Cheney.
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  -A Most Important Issue Being Downplayed In Re: BP Oil Spill ... Blackhatjack  Apr-29-10 12:44 PM   #0 
  - We'll have to tune into France24 or EuroNews to get the latest information.  ShortnFiery   Apr-29-10 12:46 PM   #1 
  - the big networks would want to offend big Petro advertisers--Drill Baby Drill  Supersedeas   Apr-29-10 04:06 PM   #26 
  - I would venture to surmise it was a "cost cutting" measure that prevented the ...  ShortnFiery   Apr-29-10 12:49 PM   #2 
  - 500K for the sonic shutoff valve.  Lochloosa   Apr-29-10 01:22 PM   #11 
     - I think that's just the cost for the valve itself, excluding installation costs  Lone_Star_Dem   Apr-29-10 01:50 PM   #18 
  - From what i have heard  nykym   Apr-29-10 12:50 PM   #3 
  - Someone should have been on hand to oversee this operation.  KansDem   Apr-29-10 12:51 PM   #4 
  - All the regulators have been asleep at the switch for nearly a decade...  JuniperLea   Apr-29-10 01:13 PM   #7 
     - Well, that's ONE switch that's working /nt  jberryhill   Apr-29-10 01:26 PM   #12 
  - OK, Here is how BP predicted its worst case analysis (162,000 gal per day)...LINK  Blackhatjack   Apr-29-10 01:04 PM   #5 
  - Wanna bet the second, larger figure isn't accurate either?  JuniperLea   Apr-29-10 01:15 PM   #8 
  - Looks like someone didn't have an "exit plan"  JuniperLea   Apr-29-10 01:12 PM   #6 
  - It Smells Like A Partial Govt Bailout Plan ...IF It Exceeded BP's Worst Case Scenario  Blackhatjack   Apr-29-10 01:17 PM   #9 
  - My God wouldn't have allowed that to happen.  postulater   Apr-29-10 01:26 PM   #13 
  - Bush era regulations.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Apr-29-10 01:20 PM   #10 
  - Unreccing does not change the truth  Froward69   Apr-29-10 01:31 PM   #14 
  - Oil Executives should be personally financially responsible!  AnArmyVeteran   Apr-29-10 01:38 PM   #15 
  - +1000  Dappleganger   Apr-29-10 01:48 PM   #17 
  - Ahh, you call for a ban/re-think of our corporate charters!  TheKentuckian   Apr-29-10 01:58 PM   #21 
  - I heard on Thom Hartman's show that Haliburton was the operator.  Webster Green   Apr-29-10 01:45 PM   #16 
  - I thought I'd read the rig was operated by a combination crew...  SidDithers   Apr-29-10 02:36 PM   #24 
     - That is what the woman was saying.  Webster Green   Apr-29-10 03:04 PM   #25 
  - There were blowout preventer valves, but they failed  HughMoran   Apr-29-10 01:52 PM   #19 
  - True  Lone_Star_Dem   Apr-29-10 02:05 PM   #22 
     - Right, I was reading about that 'automatic' valve  HughMoran   Apr-29-10 02:34 PM   #23 
  - Lax regs, influence in DC  robdogbucky   Apr-29-10 01:56 PM   #20 
  - $500K acoustic trigger could have prevented oil spill  Gregin Orlando   May-02-10 09:19 PM   #27 
 

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