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4 years ago  ::  May 14, 2010 - 12:47PM #1
Jeanninehunter
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This week, oil executives testified on Capitol Hill about the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To many, their comments appeared nothing more than finger pointing as BP tried another method to stop the leak. 


"The senior executives from the oil behemoth BP, the offshore oil drilling company Transocean and the oilfield services contractor Halliburton pointed fingers at each other in seeking to explain what caused the accident that set afire and sank the Deepwater Horizon rig, killing 11 people," wrote Washington Post reporters Steve Mufson and Fahrenthold.


President Obama blasts execs | Flaws in key device | Exxon Valdez cleanup holds lessons for Gulf oil spill | Video: BP oil spill cap delayed


Who's to blame for the spill? How do we stop it from happening again? 

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4 years ago  ::  May 14, 2010 - 2:53PM #2
teilhard
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I like The Letterman Top-10 List Bit --


"We'll just call it our Free Oil Give-Away Bonanza ... !!!"

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4 years ago  ::  May 15, 2010 - 2:27AM #3
jane2
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At least Obama told them what for today !!


What a bunch of skanks.................


Truly I would like to see him get more forceful. And also to hault all off-shore drilling. The small bit of oil we can gain is not worth despoiling our waters and environment.


So far we have seen Obama the mediator. Now we need to see what he stands for. That he rarely articulates.


 

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4 years ago  ::  May 18, 2010 - 10:37AM #4
Peacefirst
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I agree, Obama needs to make substantive moves. Actions speak louder than words. Also, I do believe off-shore drilling needs to be stopped until it can be made totally safe. Isn't it a shame that we have people who have jumped in to expand this drilling?

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4 years ago  ::  May 18, 2010 - 12:47PM #5
farragut
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 'needs to be stopped until it can be made totally safe"


Similarly the highways should be shut down until automotive transport can be made totally safe.


 

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4 years ago  ::  May 18, 2010 - 1:06PM #6
teilhard
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Production and Use of "Energy" is already an International-Planetary EMERGENCY ...


Human Beings and our Techno-Industrial Civilization are in DEEP Trouble ...

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4 years ago  ::  May 25, 2010 - 4:05AM #7
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4 years ago  ::  May 26, 2010 - 9:59PM #8
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Muck is belching from a metre-diameter pipe. The robot submarine video looks messy!
www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/global...

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4 years ago  ::  May 27, 2010 - 7:10AM #9
oddjoe
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One meter is huge!

Nonself-defensive competition against others (fighting against others) is the root of human evil.
Let's try to overcome humanity's drive to reproduce on this finite planet.
Anarchism + perfect understanding and compassion within the citizenry = utopian socialism.
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4 years ago  ::  May 27, 2010 - 7:36AM #10
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Now the video shows crude shooting out from many holes in the side of that riser.
www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/global...


Despite the huge pressure of a kilometre and a half of water above, the yellow gas and brown oil look a serious industrial problem!

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