Nonsense and vapid hyper-gheneralizations, Spendi. Why don't you do some research into BP's safety record over the past five years, compared to those of the other major petroleum producers & distributors.? You'll find a big difference. They brought this one on themselves, and they are to blame for it.
I don't support out lightweight President's attempts to demonize BP - a charade he does for his own political purposes. However, neither do I buy your irrational attempts to blame consumers, and, in effect, absolve BP for the responsibility for its own actions.
At what level of consumption does guilt begin in your peculiar moral construct?
Thursday June 17, 2010
Obama's Simplified BP Oil Spill Speech
This is how you speak about the BP oil spill in the way Americans can understand: See Spot. See Spot spread. Stop, Spot, stop. (01:54)
the federal government acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in imposing the halt....The ruling was a strong blow to Obama......
My name isn't George but I can answer your question about the way Obama has demonized BP. A federal judge already did just that, best to quote him directly http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-oil-spill-moratorium-20100623,0,7804590.storyQuote:the federal government acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in imposing the halt....The ruling was a strong blow to Obama......
I'm no fan of teamObama striking blindly at anybody (to cover its own fuckups) be it the 2nd honorable Afghanistan general coming to grief by enforcing the idiotic orders of his political masters or an oil company drilling with the blessing of the MMS, a bureaucracy successfully competing with the Karzai cleptocracy on sheer venality and incompetence. That Obama"demonized BP" and that he did so "arbitrarily and capriciously"was right and I say that as no fan of "cut-every-corner-BP". It's the truth.
Since deepwater drilling rigs operate in “harm’s way” in a manner similar to naval surface combatants which can be subjected to underwater explosive loadings, it is proposed that the lessons learned over decades by the US Navy in shock testing, shock qualification and shock mounting of all types of naval shipboard equipments (piping, electrical, motors, storage tanks, antennas, propulsions systems, fans, generators, winches, cable systems, deck edge elevators, control systems,etc) be applied in all future designs of deepwater drilling rigs and that there be a “QPL” (Shock Qualified Parts List) developed in the future as to only Mil-type certified equipments being used in all future deepwater drilling rig worldwide.
Ultimately what I'm asking is if there's any way the whole damn sea floor in the Gulf could keep erupting at a rate of 100,000 barrels /day or worse for years to come.
Texas A&M University oceanography professor John Kessler, just back from a 10-day research expedition near the BP Plc oil spill in the gulf, says methane gas levels in some areas are "astonishingly high."...Kessler's crew took measurements of both surface and deep water within a 5-mile (8 kilometer) radius of BP's broken wellhead..."There is an incredible amount of methane in there," Kessler told reporters in a telephone briefing...In some areas, the crew of 12 scientists found concentrations that were 100,000 times higher than normal...."We saw them approach a million times above background concentrations" in some areas, Kessler said.