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Posted by rkj 
rkj
June 16, 2010 11:11PM
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Sadly, it is quite apparent that big oil has this administration securely in it's pockets just like the last one :X

I'm not holding my breath for anything to come from the government. Just like Katrina-gate; there are thousands of people willing and wanting to help with the clean up but they are being told they cannot and may be charged with offenses if caught!

Each morning on the news we see ample examples that BP and the government are lying while doing little to either clean up or stop the damn leak. This thing is going to spew oil into the gulf for months if not longer.

What really scares me is that BP is one of the biggest companies working the 'tar sands' in Alberta. We already know that their extraction methods are destroying a huge piece of the environment up there...and it is all sanctioned by our own (bought and payed for) puppet government eye popping smiley

There's got to come a time that sensible heads will prevail, there just has to be..... confused smiley what has to happen for gods sake!
June 17, 2010 01:36PM
Had it been a disputed oil well in Iraq, a whole army would be on top of it. Why can't the army put into action here and save the nation's wildlife? Why are they waiting for BP to take action, they should do it themselves as a national interest and present the bill to BP. Personal interest should be put aside for (inter)national interest.
June 17, 2010 01:40PM
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Sadly, it is quite apparent that big oil has this administration securely in it's pockets just like the last one :X

Perhaps I'm an optimist, but I think it's a bit early to make that claim. Just because the government hasn't done much yet, doesn't mean they won't do anything. It's not as if the (US) government has ever been speedy in response to anything.

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June 17, 2010 06:16PM
Yeah, it's only been 60 days, what are we thinking? Perhaps in another 60 days they will have begun to schedule congressional hearings on what to do about it. By then, the gulf should be dead for the next 2000 years.

alan
rkj
July 05, 2010 09:18AM
Well, it's nice to see all the progress made since this thing started; our government has joined hands to make things right and bp is doing a bang up job of cleaning the mess up..... seriously though, I'm convinced nothing matters when it comes to money and power sad smiley

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July 05, 2010 07:50PM
But BP put on a really expensive fire works show for the folks with the oil polluted beaches. Wasn't that generous of them?

So the oil continues to flow and the government has washed it's hands of the whole thing?

I want to see executions!
rkj
July 05, 2010 10:59PM
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But BP put on a really expensive fire works show for the folks with the oil polluted beaches. Wasn't that generous of them?

So the oil continues to flow and the government has washed it's hands of the whole thing?

I want to see executions!

What can our government do?, nothing it seems. The whole mess just gets worse every day, appalling efforts all around. I'm sick to death of the whole bunch of douches, governmental and oil companies alike, and a lot of the oil workers; they don't want any restrictions on off shore drilling...

It's sick
July 05, 2010 11:39PM
Something is not right here. We )United States Govt) decline any offer of assistance from countries with experience in handling this type of mishap, Bobby Jihdahl wants to build a sand berm to protect the wetlands and the feds are dragging their feet for approval, WTF is going on here? Is there an ulterior motive in letting this gusher continue to bleed?

It is not adding up in my book.

alan
July 06, 2010 07:27AM
At this point I feel compelled to remind everyone of Hanlon's Razor:

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Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

An interesting alternate version of Hanlon's Razor appears on Wikipedia:

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Sir Bernard Ingham
Many journalists have fallen for the conspiracy theory of government. I do assure you that they would produce more accurate work if they adhered to the cock-up theory.

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July 06, 2010 08:04PM
I see the government is using the old bait and switch routine to draw attention away from it's lack of performance by having the media drag out the 'Russian Spies' again. How lame that is :confused:

There have always been Russian spies in our midst; just as there are American spies in theirs...this is not news, it is simply a distraction to get people away from thinking how terrible the government has been in all this oil disaster :X

I want to see executions!
July 07, 2010 05:33AM
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I want to see executions!

Jeez, just another bloodthirsty Canadian. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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July 07, 2010 08:41AM
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Archeo-peteriX
I want to see executions!

Jeez, just another bloodthirsty Canadian. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Well, actually offing these guys won't do much but there has to be severe repercussions or it will happen again and again.

If this had been a terrorist act, the government would have reinstalled the draft and declared war on some country or other. The ultimate damage here will end up being vastly larger than 911if it isn't already ... and the oil continues to spew freely into the gulf sad smiley

The government has already started to weaken it's stance on an offshore drilling moratorium. Give it a couple more months and a few billion more barrels in the water and the government will have changed it's mind with no change to the current mode of business ... get that oil at all costs :X



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July 07, 2010 05:46PM
The government has already started to weaken it's stance on an offshore drilling moratorium. Give it a couple more months and a few billion more barrels in the water and the government will have changed it's mind with no change to the current mode of business ... get that oil at all costs :X[/quote]

I am afraid that if you put the American people to a vote on whether they wanted to pay 3 times as much for their fuel (roughly equivalent to what, with some exceptions, the rest of the world is paying), or allowing the oil business to continue as usual, they would vote for the status quo and isn't that what democracy is?

The politicians are giving the people what they really want. I hear that sales of SUVs are back up.:disappointed::disappointed:


Salut, Bob P.

Salut,

Bob P.
July 07, 2010 07:47PM
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The politicians are giving the people what they really want.

Sadly, I think you're right and unfortunately Canadians as well sad smiley

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I hear that sales of SUVs are back up.:disappointed::disappointed:
Salut, Bob P.

Judging from what I'm seeing, that is also correct. Full sized truck sales are through the roof out here; diesel especially. I don't get the attraction...Viagra is so much cheaper winking smiley
rkj
July 08, 2010 01:25PM
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The politicians are giving the people what they really want.

Sadly, I think you're right and unfortunately Canadians as well sad smiley

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I hear that sales of SUVs are back up.:disappointed::disappointed:
Salut, Bob P.

Judging from what I'm seeing, that is also correct. Full sized truck sales are through the roof out here; diesel especially. I don't get the attraction...Viagra is so much cheaper winking smiley

This is precisely why we have good leaders, so even if the tough decisions have to be made they can be, screw the people, half of them are morons anyway... did I say 1/2.... 15/16 is probably more like it! eye rolling smiley
July 08, 2010 05:16PM
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This is precisely why we have good leaders, so even if the tough decisions have to be made they can be, screw the people, half of them are morons anyway... did I say 1/2.... 15/16 is probably more like it! eye rolling smiley

But it is precisely these 'morons' who vote for the politicians who wish to stay in power (and money). Its what a capitalistic democracy will yield - a people guided by the principle of individualism and the almighty buck. Politicians know that and use that.sad smiley

Salut,

Bob P.
rkj
July 08, 2010 10:10PM
But it is precisely these 'morons' who vote for the politicians who wish to stay in power (and money). Its what a capitalistic democracy will yield - a people guided by the principle of individualism and the almighty buck. Politicians know that and use that.sad smiley

Salut,

Bob P

I was thinking Obama would really throw his hat in the ring on this one. Call me naive but I really thought we'd see something to be proud of this time.

what was I thinking sad smiley

Every time something like this happens humanity sinks to a new low, nobody wants to make the hard decisions.
July 13, 2010 06:13PM
New "cap" for the well, new bill for BP, it goes on and on...
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