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[Gulf Coast Oil]: Spill, Baby Spill. Volunteer Info at the top of OP

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  • HenroidHenroid Gibberish Cold white sand!Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Henroid wrote: »
    I heard that BP wants Twitter to shut down an account someone made parodying BP.

    SpillBPSpill?

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  • Protein ShakesProtein Shakes __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2010
    "Of course, bp cares about the fishing industry as well. Now, all tuna from the gulf coast comes pre-packaged in oil. #you'rewelcome #yum"

    That's fantastic.

    Modern Man wrote: »
    Well, if my mom met the following criteria... I'd be in favor if waterboarding her.
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Ann Arbor, MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I liked a couple from yesterday:

    "One of Jesus' miracles was walking on water, now everyone can do it!"

    "There are approximately 30,000 incidents of marine life attacking humans each year, at BP we're working to reduce that number."

  • RoanthRoanth Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Any thoughts on the "pause" in the operations? They are supposed to start up again tonight but I am not optimistic. NY Times take is much less rosy than what the company is saying

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/28/us/28spill.html?hp

  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Thank god BP came out against this twitter account - otherwise I might never have heard of it!

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-27/bp-oil-spill-probes-find-deficiencies-disagreements-correct-.html
    BP’s Higher Estimate

    BP has estimated the well is leaking about 5,000 barrels of oil a day. A BP document shows it may be leaking about 14,000 barrels daily, U.S. Representative Edward Markey said yesterday.

    The internal BP document from April 27 put a high estimate for the leak at 14,266 barrels a day, Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said yesterday at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing. At the time, BP was saying publicly that its well was leaking 1,000 barrels a day, Markey said.

    The congressional memo provides an account of events on the rig in the 24 hours before the explosion, based on the BP investigator’s interpretation. It doesn’t include information from Transocean, the owner of the rig, or Halliburton Co., the contractor involved in cementing the well.
    Pieces of shit.

  • Protein ShakesProtein Shakes __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2010
    i might make another one this weekend

    Modern Man wrote: »
    Well, if my mom met the following criteria... I'd be in favor if waterboarding her.
  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Spacemilk wrote: »
    ...First of all, where did I say that you said the spill was good? I quoted you on saying the test was a success, which you did say and which you were wrong about.

    It is bad that the valve and/or valve control system failed the test and that oil was spilled.
    It is good that the test revealed flaws in the SOP of pipeline operations, which can now be corrected.
    In that sense the test is a success, even though their SOP failed, because the purpose of testing is not just to rubber-stamp a passing grade on everything. We already have someone who does that, the MMS.

  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Barcardi wrote: »
    Its finally coming out pretty strong that BP and the Govt down there are blocking the press. Here is the Newsweek article on it. I wonder how long until some reporter grows some balls and just goes out into the blocked off areas on his own.

    Also there are more and more conflicting reports that the whole mud thing is working, or is half working.

    Hee, reporters with balls. I love idealists.

    BP publicly: Everyone is free to go anywhere, it's a free country.

    BP to reporters as they enter the area: Hey buddy, all I'm sayin' is that it's a big, dangerous ocean out there, and sometimes a guy might "accidentally" set his own boat on fire or shoot himself in the head 4 times. I'm just sayin' I'd hate to see you end up like those reporters in that Iraqi Wikileaks video, capiche?

  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    i liked the rachel maddow video where she compares this spill to one that happened in 1979 and basically the same stuff happened, except they ended up having to drill relief wells anyway.

  • Protein ShakesProtein Shakes __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2010
    It is possible that BP is trying to make sure that people don't accidentally contact oily water, which might lead to health complications and increase BP's liability even more.

    I mean, there is no real reason why they would prevent people from checking out the contaminated areas anyway. By now everyone knows what they look like.

    Modern Man wrote: »
    Well, if my mom met the following criteria... I'd be in favor if waterboarding her.
  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    There is a very real reason
    Humans are very visual
    A powerful image can be much more damaging to BP than 1000 words

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    In case people have not seen the pictures, Boston's The Big Picture has some from May 24th and May 12th.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    There is a very real reason
    Humans are very visual
    A powerful image can be much more damaging to BP than 1000 words

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    In case people have not seen the pictures, Boston's The Big Picture has some from May 24th and May 12th.

    there are some stronger images, but all in all the visual media from this disaster is pretty weak, with the exception of the oil leak video
    Although that could need a counter

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    It is possible that BP is trying to make sure that people don't accidentally contact oily water, which might lead to health complications and increase BP's liability even more.

    I mean, there is no real reason why they would prevent people from checking out the contaminated areas anyway. By now everyone knows what they look like.

    you're kind of a BP apologist

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It is possible that BP is trying to make sure that people don't accidentally contact oily water, which might lead to health complications and increase BP's liability even more.
    And thus God created liability waivers.

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    We're almost there!


    Divert all power to the engines!

    New foreign policy strategy:

    Obama and Merkel to call Putin a "coward noob" and "lucky bullshit noob only won lane because Ukraine went afk and Crimea fed" in all chat, demand 1v1 at Baron Pit.
  • SchrodingerSchrodinger Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I liked a couple from yesterday:

    "One of Jesus' miracles was walking on water, now everyone can do it!"

    I'm not a physicist, but I don't think that's how it works.

  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Going to TOTP kill this thread

  • SchrodingerSchrodinger Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    In honor of the subject, I vote that we don't close off the thread until we have confirmation that the top kill has worked.

    The thread is a metaphor.

  • hippofanthippofant Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It is possible that BP is trying to make sure that people don't accidentally contact oily water, which might lead to health complications and increase BP's liability even more.

    Um, like all those BP clean-up workers who are out there without proper equipment? Or is that not the same, because that's BP purposefully exposing people to the oily water?

  • PerpetualPerpetual Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Why is BP planning to drill only two relief wells and not four? Especially since they expect hurricane season to interfere with those efforts?

    The government really needs to put more pressure on BP on this issue.

  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Perpetual wrote: »
    Why is BP planning to drill only two relief wells and not four? Especially since they expect hurricane season to interfere with those efforts?

    The government really needs to put more pressure on BP on this issue.

    BP was only going to drill one but the feds made them do two.

  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    They should do twenty, no, one hundred relief wells

    maybe more

    fuckin BP

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  • DrakeDrake Blow it all up ForeverRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Seems things aren't going as planned.

    Can't say I'm really surprised. There's no telling what kind of complications they are dealing with.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Ann Arbor, MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This is the best Facebook group.

  • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Perpetual wrote: »
    Why is BP planning to drill only two relief wells and not four? Especially since they expect hurricane season to interfere with those efforts?

    The government really needs to put more pressure on BP on this issue.

    BP was only going to drill one but the feds made them do two.

    Wouldn't it be hilarious if THOSE wells began leaking?

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Perpetual wrote: »
    Why is BP planning to drill only two relief wells and not four? Especially since they expect hurricane season to interfere with those efforts?

    The government really needs to put more pressure on BP on this issue.

    BP was only going to drill one but the feds made them do two.

    Wouldn't it be hilarious if THOSE wells began leaking?

    No, no it would not be hilarious.

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  • Xenogear_0001Xenogear_0001 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    So Junk Shot + Top Kill = Top Junk?

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  • cyphrcyphr Registered User
    edited May 2010
    So Junk Shot + Top Kill = Top Junk?
    Junk Kill.

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  • SkyCaptainSkyCaptain Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Kill Shot sounds better.

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  • SkyCaptainSkyCaptain Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I figured out how to fix the problem... we need to find the Thirteen Treasures of Rule to stop the "dark water". <img class=" title=":mrgreen:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Ann Arbor, MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Problem with that plan is they never finished the series.

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    We could go with the Uri Geller technique?


    I'm willing you to stop leaking, wellhead. I'M WILLING IT!
    The investigative hearings have grown increasingly combative. Three scheduled witnesses have changed their plans to testify, according to the Coast Guard. Robert Kaluza, a BP official on the rig on the day of the explosion, declined to testify on Thursday by invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself.

    Another top ranking BP official, Donald Vidrine, and James Mansfield, Transocean’s assistant marine engineer on the Deepwater Horizon, both told the Coast Guard that they had medical conditions.

    ...They have a disease that that hinders their ability to testify in court?

    I hope it's not contagious.

    New foreign policy strategy:

    Obama and Merkel to call Putin a "coward noob" and "lucky bullshit noob only won lane because Ukraine went afk and Crimea fed" in all chat, demand 1v1 at Baron Pit.
  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It's a major disease, oith wily discharge

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