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67. Funny. Did you know that one ship may cause as much pollution as 50 million cars

What an ironic solution! But then again, this entire debate has been ironic. If everyone collectively stopped driving, flying, and taking cruises, we would never have to worry about an oil spill again!
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  -Obama needs to send in the Navy marylanddem  May-16-10 08:25 AM   #0 
  - YES. USN and CG. nt  Captain Hilts   May-16-10 08:30 AM   #1 
  - What expertise do you think the Navy has in this area?  sailor65   May-16-10 08:35 AM   #2 
  - But, but, but, ... they have SEALS, doesn't that count for something?  ThomWV   May-16-10 09:09 AM   #17 
     - SEAL the leak? Good idea!  JustABozoOnThisBus   May-17-10 07:03 AM   #100 
     - They HAD SEALS.  Dr.Phool   May-17-10 08:21 AM   #107 
  - How would the navy solve the problem versus the coast guard  stray cat   May-16-10 08:35 AM   #3 
  - BP is obviously keeping the well open for future use.  marylanddem   May-16-10 08:38 AM   #4 
     - No they aren't - if corked, they can tap into that reservoir from another location.  Rabrrrrrr   May-16-10 09:15 AM   #24 
     - That is stupid.  Statistical   May-16-10 10:20 AM   #48 
     - The siphoning is being done to...  Lagomorph   May-16-10 11:57 PM   #72 
  - I figure that BP figures...  BeFree   May-16-10 08:39 AM   #5 
  - PATHETICALLY POSSIBLE  HowHasItComeToThis   May-16-10 11:52 AM   #62 
  - A plan BP execs love, I'm sure. Disgusting greedy bastards.  SammyWinstonJack   May-17-10 09:22 AM   #118 
  - Since when does the Navy  Codeine   May-16-10 08:40 AM   #6 
  - Well, obviously BP doesn't...  marylanddem   May-16-10 08:42 AM   #8 
  - They have more than anyone,  Codeine   May-16-10 08:45 AM   #10 
     - heh  BeFree   May-16-10 09:47 AM   #29 
        - "Underwater experience"  Codeine   May-16-10 09:54 AM   #34 
           - You're not sure?  BeFree   May-16-10 10:08 AM   #38 
              - They don't have the tools to fix this.  Codeine   May-16-10 10:10 AM   #39 
              - BP doesn't have the tools, it's obvious.  BeFree   May-16-10 10:12 AM   #41 
                 - BP certainly isn't cutting it, I'd agree.  Codeine   May-16-10 10:16 AM   #44 
                    - Bullshit  BeFree   May-16-10 10:20 AM   #47 
                       - Show me where I "bucked up" BP or "put down" the Navy.  Codeine   May-16-10 10:25 AM   #50 
                          - Read your posts  BeFree   May-16-10 10:32 AM   #52 
                             - I don't know what posts you were reading, but I read them, and saw nothing of what you accuse.  Rabrrrrrr   May-16-10 12:11 PM   #64 
                                - Classic DU debate tactic.  Codeine   May-16-10 12:13 PM   #65 
                                   - no, you just don't want Obama to get too involved for it might bite him in the ass.  boston bean   May-17-10 05:30 AM   #91 
                                      - Wow- even more ignorance  Rabrrrrrr   May-17-10 09:00 PM   #124 
              - The Navy is good at what they do.  Statistical   May-16-10 10:21 AM   #49 
                 - Gawd!!  BeFree   May-16-10 10:26 AM   #51 
                    - Who said the Navy is terrified? Oh yeah only you.  Statistical   May-16-10 10:33 AM   #53 
                       - You don't know WTF you are talking about.  BeFree   May-16-10 10:37 AM   #56 
                          - Nobody has experience at this depth.  Statistical   May-16-10 10:50 AM   #58 
                          - They had a few rescue vehicles, the Mystic class,  Codeine   May-16-10 11:10 AM   #60 
  - +1  madmax   May-16-10 09:41 AM   #27 
  - They could easily bomb it with a nuke!  Renew Deal   May-16-10 10:18 AM   #46 
  - When the Military arrives  AllentownJake   May-16-10 08:40 AM   #7 
  - Military response?  BeFree   May-16-10 08:42 AM   #9 
  - Thank you - and BP appears to have control of the waters around the well...  marylanddem   May-16-10 08:45 AM   #11 
     - Perhaps they would be most useful in collecting, assessing  Karenina   May-16-10 08:49 AM   #13 
        - Exactly - thank you! and monitoring whatever the hell BP is doing, which  marylanddem   May-16-10 08:54 AM   #15 
           - There are safer alternatives to the dispersant they're using  Karenina   May-16-10 09:40 AM   #26 
              - And the ingredients are a trade secret, correct?  Cetacea   May-17-10 02:56 AM   #88 
                 - Of course!  Karenina   May-17-10 06:55 AM   #98 
  - The Navy may already be on it...  Contrary1   May-16-10 08:49 AM   #12 
  - I hope you're right...  marylanddem   May-16-10 08:51 AM   #14 
  - To do what? ...  Scuba   May-16-10 09:05 AM   #16 
  - I believe the Navy is involved with protecting our waters, right?  marylanddem   May-16-10 09:09 AM   #18 
  - And how, exactly, are they prepared to protect us from the black menace of floating oil?  Rabrrrrrr   May-16-10 09:13 AM   #22 
  - What, get the carriers out there to mop up oil?  Confusious   May-17-10 01:56 AM   #77 
  - But I guess it would be a feel good moment to see them firing their weapons into the gulf or at BP  AnArmyVeteran   May-16-10 09:10 AM   #19 
  - Our aircraft can do barrel rolls, right? So they must have barrels. They can scoop up the oil, then.  Rabrrrrrr   May-16-10 09:12 AM   #20 
     - OK - just let BP alone, then. Look the other way. No engineering expertise in the  marylanddem   May-16-10 09:26 AM   #25 
        - no shit  CountAllVotes   May-16-10 09:48 AM   #31 
        - yes. People who think the administration and BP aren't doing everything  Schema Thing   May-16-10 09:52 AM   #33 
        - Godamn, you read a lot of bullshit idiocy in simple statements.  Rabrrrrrr   May-16-10 12:06 PM   #63 
        - No one said that but you.  Confusious   May-17-10 02:00 AM   #78 
  - If that would solve it then it would have already been done. Our navy doesn't  Pirate Smile   May-16-10 09:13 AM   #21 
  - Send in the USN, then nationalize all BP gulf coast operations!  DailyGrind51   May-16-10 09:14 AM   #23 
  - If the government nationalizes BP....  Gaedel   May-17-10 07:44 AM   #103 
  - these greedy bastards can't plug up a 21" hole  CountAllVotes   May-16-10 09:43 AM   #28 
  - With what?  Codeine   May-16-10 09:48 AM   #30 
     - how would I know?  CountAllVotes   May-16-10 09:50 AM   #32 
     - I love how DU suddenly loves nuclear weapons!  Codeine   May-16-10 09:55 AM   #35 
        - yep, that will kill what is left for certain  CountAllVotes   May-16-10 10:01 AM   #37 
        - Saudi has no oil wells 5000 ft beloew the surface.  Statistical   May-16-10 10:35 AM   #55 
        - No shit.  tammywammy   May-17-10 08:41 AM   #113 
     - They capped tons of nuclear debris left after H-bomb tests in the Pacific 40 years ago.  DailyGrind51   May-17-10 06:13 AM   #93 
  - I don't really see what the Navy could do.  Marr   May-16-10 09:59 AM   #36 
  - heh  BeFree   May-16-10 10:10 AM   #40 
     - It's not about either "faith" or "belief."  Codeine   May-16-10 10:15 AM   #42 
        - Oh?  BeFree   May-16-10 10:34 AM   #54 
           - Their sub rescue vehicles have been decommissioned  Codeine   May-16-10 11:13 AM   #61 
           - As someone who's family has served in the NAVY  Confusious   May-17-10 02:03 AM   #79 
              - Nice.  Cetacea   May-17-10 03:04 AM   #89 
                 - So if a person has no clue and is acting like an ass  Confusious   May-17-10 05:21 AM   #90 
                    - Not here?  Cetacea   May-17-10 06:38 AM   #95 
                       - As dolly parTon once said,  Confusious   May-17-10 07:15 AM   #101 
  - What incentive does BP have to keep it open?  Renew Deal   May-16-10 10:16 AM   #43 
  - well  BeFree   May-16-10 10:39 AM   #57 
     - That's a stretch  Renew Deal   May-16-10 11:05 AM   #59 
        - Lightyears of a stretch. nt  Confusious   May-17-10 02:16 AM   #80 
        - I'll bet y'all thought letting people die in New Orleans was a stretch, too.  Cetacea   May-17-10 02:29 AM   #81 
           - Just how many do you believe?  Confusious   May-17-10 02:38 AM   #86 
              - This type of theory begins when people at the top lie.  Cetacea   May-17-10 02:55 AM   #87 
                 - Yes, but that theory rivaled roswell  Confusious   May-17-10 05:40 AM   #92 
                    - Roswell. Nice buzz word. There will be no ban.  Cetacea   May-17-10 06:50 AM   #97 
                       - I'm sure there are conspiracies in business  Confusious   May-17-10 07:01 AM   #99 
  - WTF would the Navy do? Also why the hell would BP intentionally keep the spill open?  Statistical   May-16-10 10:18 AM   #45 
  - Why do people fight wars?  Cetacea   May-17-10 02:30 AM   #82 
  - If that would help, then yes  Lorien   May-16-10 12:32 PM   #66 
  - Funny. Did you know that one ship may cause as much pollution as 50 million cars  ecstatic   May-16-10 10:50 PM   #67 
  - Another graduate of DU University.  tranche   May-16-10 11:29 PM   #68 
  - Wait a minute - what about that kid from Twilight Zone, that could make people disappear?  Rabrrrrrr   May-16-10 11:52 PM   #69 
  - Best post of the thread. Fannnntastic!  Number23   May-17-10 12:06 AM   #73 
  - Send in Dirk Pitt, too!!  Bryn   May-17-10 12:49 AM   #76 
  - Sorry, but the snark isn't very funny right now.  Cetacea   May-17-10 02:33 AM   #84 
  - Snark is always funny,  Codeine   May-17-10 07:55 AM   #104 
  - What's f'n stupid...  BeFree   May-17-10 08:09 AM   #106 
     - If the best option is the US Navy then we're more screwed than I thought  tammywammy   May-17-10 08:26 AM   #109 
        - Magic?  BeFree   May-17-10 08:33 AM   #111 
           - Yes, for the Navy with no experience in that  tammywammy   May-17-10 08:36 AM   #112 
              - Oh?  BeFree   May-17-10 08:42 AM   #114 
                 - Yes, BP is more used to working at that depth  tammywammy   May-17-10 08:45 AM   #116 
                 - We don't fight wars at 5000 feet  hack89   May-17-10 11:16 AM   #123 
  - So you're ridiculous conspiracies are "funny"  Renew Deal   May-17-10 11:08 AM   #120 
  - Smokey Monster cant go on water.  MadBadger   May-17-10 08:24 AM   #108 
  - Funny - the final word in every subthread is that of logic and reality.  Rabrrrrrr   May-16-10 11:55 PM   #70 
  - Logic worked out real well in the gulf.  Cetacea   May-17-10 02:35 AM   #85 
  - Eh? Hiding? Screw that.  BeFree   May-17-10 07:26 AM   #102 
  - That would be fine, but does the Navy have any expertise in this situation? n/t  Mind_your_head   May-16-10 11:57 PM   #71 
  - Screw the Navy.  MilesColtrane   May-17-10 12:23 AM   #74 
  - While I'm Sure the Navy Will Appreciate Your Faith in Them  PopSixSquish   May-17-10 12:25 AM   #75 
  - Yeah, about a dozen rounds of 5-inch from a destroyer will show that gusher who's boss.  salguine   May-17-10 02:31 AM   #83 
  - No silly they will pop off a couple of these.  Statistical   May-17-10 09:18 AM   #117 
  - "BP is just playing games to keep it open." Huh?  guardian   May-17-10 06:30 AM   #94 
  - Please explain their refusal to share data. Thank you.  Cetacea   May-17-10 06:40 AM   #96 
  - The OP believes  Codeine   May-17-10 07:57 AM   #105 
     - ??  BeFree   May-17-10 08:28 AM   #110 
        - You've become too jaded  Renew Deal   May-17-10 11:10 AM   #121 
  - And what would you have the Navy do?  Tailormyst   May-17-10 08:44 AM   #115 
  - Heck of a job, BP! nt  Romulox   May-17-10 09:36 AM   #119 
  - well...  greencharlie   May-17-10 11:15 AM   #122 
 

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