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 Post subject: Profits
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:02 pm 
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Since when is it wrong for an american company to make a profit? Just because it is an oil company you want to admonish them. How about McDonalds and all the profits they make? Why aren't you slamming them? AQfter all they are polluting us too but in a different way.... Inside our stomachs!

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 Post subject: Anne Korin
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:05 pm 
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Watch all 7 parts.... maybe you will begin to understand the real true problem.... OPEC!


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 Post subject: Re: Profits
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Benbharvey wrote:
Since when is it wrong for an american company to make a profit? Just because it is an oil company you want to admonish them. How about McDonalds and all the profits they make? Why aren't you slamming them? AQfter all they are polluting us too but in a different way.... Inside our stomachs!

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haha, you ARE new here aren't you?

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 Post subject: Re: Profits
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:14 pm 
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Benbharvey wrote:
Since when is it wrong for an american company to make a profit? Just because it is an oil company you want to admonish them. How about McDonalds and all the profits they make? Why aren't you slamming them? AQfter all they are polluting us too but in a different way.... Inside our stomachs!

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Mmmmm: stomach pollution...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:22 pm 
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Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion

Oil spill
Discovery, denial, and admission of oil spill


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On the morning of April 22, (a day celebrated in more than 175 countries as Earth Day) CNN quoted Coast Guard Petty Officer Ashley Butler as saying that "oil was leaking from the rig at the rate of about 8,000 barrels of crude per day." That afternoon, as a large oil slick spread, Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael O'Berry told CNN that a submersible crew had been unable to cap the well and that, based on the rig's previous daily production, up to 336,000 gallons of oil a day could spill into the Gulf. Butler warned of a leak of up to 700,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and BP Vice President David Rainey termed the incident as being a potential "major spill."

BP on April 22 announced that it was deploying an unmanned submarine (or ROV) to the site to assess whether oil was flowing from the well. Other reports indicated that BP was using more than one ROV and that the purpose was to attempt to plug the well pipe.

The next day, April 23, a Reuters article titled "Oil spill not growing" referred to an unnamed "spokeswoman" and an ROV that "found no oil leaking from the sunken ... rig and no oil flowing from the well." Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, interviewed by CBS, and specifically asked how much oil was emanating from the ocean floor wellhead or the broken pipes or risers, stated that no oil was emanating from either. On another TV interview the same day, Landry stated, "The fact that there is no oil spilled other than that small amount we were able to work with, that's a good thing," and expressed "cautious optimism" of zero environmental impact. Subsequently, news stories of April 23 quoted Admiral Landry as saying that no oil appeared to be leaking from either the undersea wellhead or at the water's surface, and that oil spilled from the explosion and sinking was being contained.

The following day, April 24, Landry announced that a damaged wellhead was leaking oil into the Gulf. Landry described it as "a very serious spill, absolutely." However, an AOL financial writer questioned whether it was a "serious" spill.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_drilling_rig_explosion#Oil_spill

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm 
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Oh Lord, The Shit Did Hit The Fan...

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:21 am 
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Oh Lord, The Shit Did Hit The Fan...


Now, literally:

Gulf oil now in powerful Loop Current, scientists say

Oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has entered an ocean current that could take it towards Florida and up the east coast of the US, scientists say.


The European Space Agency said satellite images suggest oil could reach the coral reefs of the Florida Keys within six days.

"We have visible proof that at least oil from the surface... has reached the current," said Dr Bertrand Chapron.

The ESA images show a tendril of oil extending south into the Loop Current.

Meanwhile, the US Coast Guard said tests showed that tar balls that washed up on Florida beaches in recent days did not originate in the leaking oil well.

It is unclear where the tar balls came from, the Coast Guard said.
Turbulent system

ESA scientists described the Loop Current as a conveyor belt that joins the Gulf Stream, the most important current in the northern hemisphere.

If oil is dragged into the Gulf Stream, it could be carried up the east coast of the US, the scientists said.

The scientists warned that the turbulent Loop Current could mix the oil and water, making it difficult to track the oil's progress in the coming days.

"This might remove the oil film on the surface and prevent us from tracking it with satellites, but the pollution is likely to affect the coral reef marine ecosystem," Dr Fabrice Collard said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10127904.stm

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:19 am 
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One wonders why those involved don't actually develop some kind of emergency plan for these kinds of situations; instead of running around like a lot of headless chickens, proposing domes of varying sizes that don't work.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:04 pm 
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Oh man I didn't know it happened on Earth Day!

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