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To: Nachum

If you’re REALLY interested in facts, the cold, dreary, unfashionable, and very much frustratingly dull facts, I suggest you spend some time reading a website called “the oil drum”. This website is a public forum, but it is also moderated by and led by people who actually DO this stuff for a living. They have clearly analyzed how this happened, what happened, and explain in great detail the technology, procedures, and so on that’s going on.

Splashy titles about conspiracies might get hits, but you’re never going to understand either the truth... Or how any of this actually works, until you get beyond them.

BTW, there’s far more informed postings on the issue of dispersants on that forum, as well. Not that I believe Obama would or has wasted any “crisis”, be it manufactured or real, in an effort to foist his agenda and enrich his cronies, but saying it could be shut off by now and done easily is completely wrong. They are in a desperate race against time and pollution and are trying things in a relatively reasonable order. STarting with the least risky and going on from there.

There is no “winning play” at this point in time. There will simply be a series of efforts made until something works. Note, this is not a defense of BP or anyone else. It is simply an argument that we need to understand the whole truth, and not get caught up in far fetched noise.


41 posted on 05/30/2010 12:19:49 PM PDT by The Watcher
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To: The Watcher

The Oil Drum is one hell of a resource. The only good thing to come out of this catastrophe is that an excellent Website is now in the public consciousness.


51 posted on 05/30/2010 12:33:02 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: The Watcher

“There will simply be a series of efforts made until something works.”

So how many more steps until we try the nuclear option? That seems like the most straightforward, though I would guess that unlike the options now being tried, it might forego recovering oil from that location for decades or more.


56 posted on 05/30/2010 1:02:12 PM PDT by DrC
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