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You ask "Where is the Navy?" The Navy specializes in blowing things up. They do not have have the know how or the equipment. The military can do lots of things but they are not set up for specialized oil drilling and capping of leaks. BP or other oil companies are or should be. If they are not, they should be prohibited from drilling. BP must pay for ALL the cleanup expenses and must pay to reimburse everyone in the affected area for their economic losses.
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My question is where is the world famous Red Adair ???
They have been involved already....Their expertise is oil well fires on land however not undersea pipe leaks.
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Red Adair died in 2004. His company changed hands a few time and is now owned by Halliburton.
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Red Adair died in 2004. His company changed hands a few time and is now owned by Halliburton.
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He died and went to Halliburton......
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Another Co spun off from Red Adair's disgruntled original partners I think...Boots and Coots...I haven't heard if they have been involved or not.

Dang its raining hard here right now!
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The Navy specializes in blowing things up. They do not have have the know how or the equipment.
Another example of this was Desert Storm. The military brought in oil drilling and capping experts to extinguish the fires left behind by Hussein in Kuwait after the invasion there. They did not have the equipment or knowledge to do it themselves even in the "simpler" case of above-ground oil leaks/fires.

The fact is we were not prepared--not BP, not any government agency to handle this type of disaster. I suppose we all hope and assume that the folks making the decisions to create the potential for disaster also build appropriate safety measures and have the right equipment to respond--but we'd be wrong. On a positive note, we are poised to gain the experience and wisdom to prevent such a thing from happening in the future. If we (citizens, government, etc) perform adequate due diligence, we will hopefully prevent companies like BP from charging ahead thinking first of the bottom line and second of the environment and the rest of us.
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The fact is we were not prepared--not BP, not any government agency to handle this type of disaster. I suppose we all hope and assume that the folks making the decisions to create the potential for disaster also build appropriate safety measures and have the right equipment to respond--but we'd be wrong. On a positive note, we are poised to gain the experience and wisdom to prevent such a thing from happening in the future. If we (citizens, government, etc) perform adequate due diligence, we will hopefully prevent companies like BP from charging ahead thinking first of the bottom line and second of the environment and the rest of us.[/QUOTE]


That's easier said then done. The problem I have is that everything in the government is broken. The Bank regulators, Boarder patrol, ICE, the MMS, the treasury dept even non government agencies. The SEC, the Federal Reserve is broken and not regulated.
So where do we start? Obviously IMHO at the voting booth. These morons in the government today are professional politicians and haven't got a clue how we the people feel or what we really care about. Look at how many listened when we said no the the bailouts for the banks.
Iceland is the only smart country on the planet right now. The English and Netherland Govs asked that they pay the money invested back. They put it to a vote and the people said no. With investment comes inherent risk.
You Lost the money in a investment so you lose. I like the way they think. The money we Borrowed to bail out our banks went over seas. Ya what a great idea that was.

And in the meantime BP drills a relief well instead using or trying a shape charge to close the fricken pipe below the gulf floor.
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The" I am not going to pay" has started..Transocean who has already recieved over 450 million in insurance payouts for their rig the "Deepwater Horizon" is weasleing out of having to pay....


Judge modifies legal order limiting claims against Deepwater Horizon owner | al.com

This would limit Transoceans loss to only 27million..In other words a drop in the barrell...

Transocean is a slime ball

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The" I am not going to pay" has started..Transocean who has already recieved over 450 million in insurance payouts for their rig the "Deepwater Horizon" is weasleing out of having to pay....


Judge modifies legal order limiting claims against Deepwater Horizon owner | al.com

This would limit Transoceans loss to only 27million..In other words a drop in the barrell...

Transocean is a slime ball
That's the dirty little secret. BP Trans ocean Haliburtin will tie this up so long it will be a decade before it gets to the court system. That's the real shame of it all.
You saw what happened in Alaska with the Valdez. They came out smelling like a rose.
That's why I think we need to press criminal charges against the CEO of BP for criminal neglegence
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