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Puck
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7/11/2010 4:58:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/11/2010 3:11:08 PM, cjl wrote:
Will it ever stop? I mean the spill is from a single pipe, it should be simple.

It is far from simple.
Volkov
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7/11/2010 7:08:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/11/2010 7:04:45 PM, cjl wrote:
It should be with hundreds of people working at it.

And herein lies the problem.

Just because you have a lot of people working on it, doesn't mean the problem is suddenly easily to fix. It's a pipe, thousands of metres down in the ocean, gushing oil out at fast speeds in the murky darkness. It isn't easy to solve with the technology we have. For Christ's sake, an oil rig blew up because of this thing. Whether public or private sources, fixing this well is going to be notoriously hard.
Puck
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7/11/2010 7:11:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/11/2010 7:08:51 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 7/11/2010 7:04:45 PM, cjl wrote:
It should be with hundreds of people working at it.

And herein lies the problem.

Just because you have a lot of people working on it, doesn't mean the problem is suddenly easily to fix. It's a pipe, thousands of metres down in the ocean, gushing oil out at fast speeds in the murky darkness. It isn't easy to solve with the technology we have. For Christ's sake, an oil rig blew up because of this thing. Whether public or private sources, fixing this well is going to be notoriously hard.

On the other hand, Obama, has hope and he sternly told them it needs fixing.
Volkov
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7/11/2010 7:11:45 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/11/2010 7:11:03 PM, Puck wrote:
On the other hand, Obama, has hope and he sternly told them it needs fixing.

Maybe he needs to offer up some change as well.
Puck
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7/11/2010 7:12:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/11/2010 7:11:45 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 7/11/2010 7:11:03 PM, Puck wrote:
On the other hand, Obama, has hope and he sternly told them it needs fixing.

Maybe he needs to offer up some change as well.

What's the currency exchange on that these days?
Volkov
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7/11/2010 7:14:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/11/2010 7:12:46 PM, Puck wrote:
At 7/11/2010 7:11:45 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 7/11/2010 7:11:03 PM, Puck wrote:
On the other hand, Obama, has hope and he sternly told them it needs fixing.

Maybe he needs to offer up some change as well.

What's the currency exchange on that these days?

Not sure, but methinks British Petroleum has the advantage in any case.
brian_eggleston
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7/13/2010 9:50:57 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
If America is unhappy at BP's progress and can't do any better themselves, they should accept any offers of help, no matter where they come from. For example:

"Iran is ready to rescue President Obama if he requests help, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported Tuesday. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast underlined Tehran's technical capability to help the United States control the oil spill and the resulting slick, which he said is a "humanitarian issue."

One day earlier, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, otherwise known as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), offered to provide experts to help the Americans. "The experience of Iranians' presence in curbing oil spills in a number of neighboring states in the Persian Gulf, such as Kuwait, demonstrates Iranian capabilities and skills, and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is ready to help curb the oil spill," Commander of the IRGC's Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters General Rostam Qassemi stated."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com...

Surely if the United States would not put any political objections ahead of the urgent need to stem the flow of oil into the Gulf?

Under the circumstances, I think the US ought to accommodate the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the best hotels Texas, Louisiana and Florida have to offer.
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7/13/2010 10:01:58 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Yet we have this rediculous law that forbids non-US manufactured and manned boats from being in our waters. Hurrah for protectionism. THIS IS WHY IT IS A BAD THING. I don't think Obama has temporarily repealed it yet. Though he should repeal it forever.
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.