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Garcia Bronco
07-15-2010, 03:16 PM
On the news

Pseudofool
07-15-2010, 03:19 PM
CNN is reporting on it if anyone cares. Everyone's being pretty tentative and cautious when talking about it.

Champagne Powder
07-15-2010, 03:19 PM
**** BP. They're not even worth a thread here.

Garcia Bronco
07-15-2010, 03:20 PM
CNN is reporting on it if anyone cares. Everyone's being pretty tentative and cautious when talking about it.

As they should.


Supposedly they put a wedding band on it and then it stopped puttng out.

cmhargrove
07-15-2010, 03:21 PM
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Mr.Meanie
07-15-2010, 03:25 PM
http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1233928590_citizen%20kane%20clapping.gif

theAPAOps5
07-15-2010, 03:26 PM
for now....

baja
07-15-2010, 03:38 PM
Stopped it coming out the pipe, the concern is the pressure forcing other leaks that can never be stopped. Oil and gass can be forced out of the ocean floor almost anywhere.

Remember they went with the cheaper pipe and because of the methane pocket they the pressures are far greater than they engineered for.

Pick Six
07-15-2010, 03:38 PM
I hope they are right. It was getting a bit ridiculous...

crush17
07-15-2010, 03:50 PM
Far from over... so far.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
07-15-2010, 04:04 PM
As they should.


Supposedly they put a wedding band on it and then it stopped puttng out.

/rimshot

Pony Boy
07-15-2010, 04:32 PM
I wonder how Tebow did it?

watermock
07-15-2010, 07:01 PM
"It's not the begining of the end, but perhaps, the end of the begining."

I just made that up...

baja
07-15-2010, 07:18 PM
"It's not the begining of the end, but perhaps, the end of the begining."

I just made that up...

That's pretty good Mock I like it.

cutthemdown
07-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Far from over... so far.

Really I think it is over. As far as it being something people talk about. Watch how fast it slips from the news out anywhere but where people really care about the clean up.

I knew they would eventually figure it out. Hopefully this means no matter what if it happened again it wouldn't be 85 days.

I have faith in engineers of todays world. These guys are smart and in the end will figure it out.

DenverBrit
07-15-2010, 07:21 PM
"It's not the begining of the end, but perhaps, the end of the begining."

I just made that up...

http://rohrbachlibrary.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/churchill.jpg

"You did?"

"NOW THIS IS NOT THE END. IT'S NOT EVEN THE BEGINNING OF THE END"
BUT IT IS, PERHAPS, THE END OF THE BEGINNING"

baja
07-15-2010, 07:25 PM
Really I think it is over. As far as it being something people talk about. Watch how fast it slips from the news out anywhere but where people really care about the clean up.

I knew they would eventually figure it out. Hopefully this means no matter what if it happened again it wouldn't be 85 days.

<b>I have faith in engineers of todays world. These guys are smart and in the end will figure it out.

Right! It only took 85 days to stop something that should never have begun if it were engineered right and we still don't know the extent of the damage.

bowtown
07-15-2010, 07:29 PM
http://rohrbachlibrary.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/churchill.jpg

"You did?"

"NOW THIS IS NOT THE END. IT'S NOT EVEN THE BEGINNING OF THE END"
BUT IT IS, PERHAPS, THE END OF THE BEGINNING"

Holy crap! Mock is Winston Churchill? This explains a lot... kind of... not really...

broncogary
07-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Holy crap! Mock is Winston Churchill? This explains a lot... kind of... not really...

Well, I knew he was a good painter. But this?

Mock, you've been holding out on us.

cutthemdown
07-15-2010, 07:51 PM
Right! It only took 85 days to stop something that should never have begun if it were engineered right and we still don't know the extent of the damage.

Well I bet it wasn't a design engineer like my dad was that did that Baja. That was something IMO done at the jobsite....or the companay didn't invest to develop the right safety measures. Had they engineers could have done it no problem. Are there crappy ones? yes of course.

My point stands. America and the world in general have some amazing engineers. Once the best get put on something that any big corporation can bring to the table things eventually get solved.

Archer81
07-15-2010, 08:09 PM
Cue selfcongratulatory press event from Obamao...


:Broncos:

baja
07-15-2010, 08:22 PM
Well I bet it wasn't a design engineer like my dad was that did that Baja. That was something IMO done at the jobsite....or the companay didn't invest to develop the right safety measures. Had they engineers could have done it no problem. Are there crappy ones? yes of course.

My point stands. America and the world in general have some amazing engineers. Once the best get put on something that any big corporation can bring to the table things eventually get solved.

Your right it's porbably not an engineering problem it's likely a bottom line money problem. As long as these corp leaders screw up with impunity they will continue to disregard their responsibilities. They should hang a few as an example.

DenverBrit
07-15-2010, 08:23 PM
Holy crap! Mock is Winston Churchill? This explains a lot... kind of... not really...


WC did go off on a drunken, incoherent rant on occasion..... ;D

Archer81
07-15-2010, 08:26 PM
Your right it's porbably not an engineering problem it's likely a bottom line money problem. As long as these corp leaders screw up with impunity they will continue to disregard their responsibilities. They should hang a few as an example.


Have to wonder why an oil rig was built 50 miles from the coast using equipment and technology and damage control procedures designed for shallower depths...EPA gets to skirt and avoid some responsibility again I suppose.



:Broncos:

baja
07-15-2010, 08:30 PM
Have to wonder why an oil rig was built 50 miles from the coast using equipment and technology and damage control procedures designed for shallower depths...EPA gets to skirt and avoid some responsibility again I suppose.



:Broncos:

This is a long way from over.

watermock
07-15-2010, 08:36 PM
2 things:

Someone warned that the batteries in the BPO were weak, (which is almost unbelieable), and the relief wells have the exact same BOP as the original well.

I hope they checked the batteries this time. Jesus.

Also, when drilling the new relief wells closer and close, (the slant in) and are now 35 feet away hozontally yet @ 1000 feet vert, unless they vent the well, the pressure could very well migrate to the new well bore(s).

Drilling creates vibration and reduces the integrity of the seafloor bottom. IMO, I conasidered a total shutoff a dangerous PR stunt, since they plan on using top vessels while they drill the relief wells after a suspension.

BP is skating on very thin ice, but for now, their luck is holding.

epicSocialism4tw
07-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Cue selfcongratulatory press event from Obamao...


:Broncos:

"I sat around and told BP to do something...and they did. Can you all not see how I fixed this problem? Delegation, baby...delegation." ~Barack H. Obama

cutthemdown
07-15-2010, 09:21 PM
Your right it's porbably not an engineering problem it's likely a bottom line money problem. As long as these corp leaders screw up with impunity they will continue to disregard their responsibilities. They should hang a few as an example.

I know I have a way of being optimistic that sometimes people see as a joke just how I am.

IMO everything that happens can be made a positive by getting smarter, learning, and moving on. Not by dwelling, saying things are over in gulf, America done for etc etc.

Not saying that sometimes a person, company, politician, govt cant be blamed. Sometimes you can point to one person etc etc. Just saying that I think most times you can't. Saying most times it's how a President handles something that matters, not with whether or not he is too blame for it happening.

Even if it was a decision he made. Anytime you have to make the final decision sometimes they will be wrong. It's more about what they do after that then anything else.

watermock
07-16-2010, 01:45 AM
Cue selfcongratulatory press event from Obamao...


:Broncos:

We are in the testing phase," Obama said. "I'll have more to say about it tomorrow."

"who's we?"

Classic Tonto joke.

baja
07-16-2010, 06:28 AM
I know I have a way of being optimistic that sometimes people see as a joke just how I am.

<b>IMO everything that happens can be made a positive by getting smarter, learning, and moving on.</b> Not by dwelling, saying things are over in gulf, America done for etc etc.

Not saying that sometimes a person, company, politician, govt cant be blamed. Sometimes you can point to one person etc etc. Just saying that I think most times you can't. Saying most times it's how a President handles something that matters, not with whether or not he is too blame for it happening.

Even if it was a decision he made. Anytime you have to make the final decision sometimes they will be wrong. It's more about what they do after that then anything else.

You know you are right, I'll bet O J Simpson will not kill another wife as long as he lives.

listopencil
07-16-2010, 05:55 PM
IMO everything that happens can be made a positive by getting smarter, learning, and moving on.



You know you are right, I'll bet O J Simpson will not kill another wife as long as he lives.

No, he's right. You can use any example. I'll use yours.

The OJ murders are a cautionary tale for people in relationships- you need to be aware of the kind of people you are attracted to. It's too easy, especially for women, to fall into self destructive patterns when seeking out partners. So..."Get Smart"

Those deaths were tragic. But every death reinforces the value of life. You aren't going to be here forever. Make the best of it while you can. "Learn" to cherish what you have.

Deaths are very traumatic for those left behind. It's OK to grieve, maybe even necessary. It's good to remember too. In that way you honor the person who has passed away, by keeping them alive in your memory. But that person would want you to continue living. The worst thing would be if a murderer not only killed someone but caused their loved ones to die inside. Eventually you have to "Move On".

loborugger
07-16-2010, 08:05 PM
"I sat around and told BP to do something...and they did. Can you all not see how I fixed this problem? Delegation, baby...delegation." ~Barack H. Obama

It because after all this time, he finally found the right ass to kick.

Sidenote: BP continually under estimated and generally deceived everyone about the extent of the leak. Am I the only one who doubts they really plugged the hole?

Archer81
07-16-2010, 08:09 PM
It because after all this time, he finally found the right ass to kick.

Sidenote: BP continually under estimated and generally deceived everyone about the extent of the leak. Am I the only one who doubts they really plugged the hole?


BP was asked to run a rig designed for shallow water using procedures and methods for stopping spills for rigs in shallow waters. While BP is at fault for taking 86 days to stop the leak, it would not have taken that long if US environmental laws and federal bureacracies did not get in the way.

And I am doubtful they completely stopped the leak.

:Broncos:

loborugger
07-16-2010, 09:07 PM
BP was asked to run a rig designed for shallow water using procedures and methods for stopping spills for rigs in shallow waters. While BP is at fault for taking 86 days to stop the leak, it would not have taken that long if US environmental laws and federal bureacracies did not get in the way.

And I am doubtful they completely stopped the leak.

:Broncos:

Oh, I agree. It was a concerted effort that lead to this monumental **** up. And, I am glad I am not the only one who thinks they are lying thru their teeth about fixing this thing.

loborugger
07-21-2010, 07:21 AM
http://www.americablog.com/2010/07/bp-photoshops-fake-photo-of-command.html

mhgaffney
07-21-2010, 09:37 PM
There are persistent reports of another major leak - not just seepage -- miles away from the riser where the cap was installed.

If these reports are correct -- then BP has lied from the beginning -- and this event is far from over.

Check out this report for example:

Oil spill media blackout UPDATE for Tampa, Florida: Gulf oil spill sea floor leak now confirmed

http://www.examiner.com/x-55371-Tampa-Gulf-Oil-Spill-Examiner~y2010m7d19-Florida-oil-spill-Update-Gulf-oil-spill-sea-floor-leak-now-confirmed

uk bronco
07-22-2010, 02:18 AM
Obama can go shove his head up his ass. Critisising Scotland for releasing a dying man who was innocent and chucking more dirt on BP at the same time just to try and boost hyis own image over this disaster. When the US sends the managment of Union Carbine to India for trial over the Bhopal disater then i'll listen to him on other government decisions.

watermock
07-22-2010, 02:39 AM
This well is leaking thru strata and BP has a code red.

The fact is, BP let the genie out of the bottle.

watermock
07-22-2010, 03:10 AM
It's not if, but when.

If they try to cap this, I'm warning you...

The seafloor is comprimised.


Plus 2 relif wells.

IMO, unless we draw down the pressure, the seabed will open up.\

This is no ordinary well.

This well was 30,000 feet deep.

Buy A CLUE;

It was A monster find.

This well was HUGE.

Themedia, nor the government said how big this is, just to cap it.


They have a clue, at least 100billion barrels, inconvienent for Al Gore.

BTW, where has he been?

colonelbeef
07-22-2010, 07:00 AM
Cue selfcongratulatory press event from Obamao...


:Broncos:

nothing will ever top the absurd stupidity of

http://www.newsgroper.com/files/post_images/mission_accomplished.jpg