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BP disaster started in February?
Hot Air ^ | June 19, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 06/19/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT by kara2008

Until this week, the general impression of the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf has been that the explosion took everyone by surprise, and that neither BP nor a dysfunctional MMS had any idea that the well had reached a critical stage. Two days ago, however, Bloomberg reported that both BP and MMS were well aware of the high risk of a blowout at that particular well. BP and its subcontractor Transocean had in fact been fighting against a blowout for over two months, and MMS was well aware of the situation:

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bp; bpstock; deephorz; deepwaterhorizon; dsj; energy; failblog; gulf; gulfoilrig; kickass; obamafail; obamaskatrina; obozohusseinliar; offshore; oil; oilspill; oilspilltimeline; rigtimeline
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To: cripplecreek
March 31, 2010 – Obama proposes expanded offshore drilling

April 20, 2010 – TRANSOCEAN DEEPWATER HORIZON explodes, killing 11

I'm starting to wonder if the O admin was rushing for this well to get oil up in time for O's big offshore drilling expansion speech.
In order for this to happen in a timely manner, shortcuts have to been taken.
But then, it led to a disaster beyond anyones control, and the O can't handle it.
That must explain his lack of responsiveness to this disaster.

Sorry, O, things never work out as planned when you rush it.

21 posted on 06/19/2010 12:47:20 PM PDT by chemicalman (Barack H. Obama a.k.a. the tar ball baby.)
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To: kara2008

I think this is a cover story and a distraction to avoid a real investigation; get the public to accept a baseline story and everyone one can move away from a thorough forensic investigation to begin with. Second, this does not explain why this regime has stalled, interfered and deliberately avoided what is needed to minimize impact of drifting oil slicks, which they have had the opportunity to prepare against. Unless the goal has been to displace a large section of populace and economy making the area so depressed which benefits “friends of government.”


22 posted on 06/19/2010 12:49:01 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: kara2008

I suspect Tony might be heading to jail.


23 posted on 06/19/2010 12:49:55 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: DrC

Freaky, dude. Must have been seperated at birth.


24 posted on 06/19/2010 12:50:29 PM PDT by chemicalman (Barack H. Obama a.k.a. the tar ball baby.)
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To: kara2008
This reinforces the absolute incompetence of the federal government in their role of regulating and overseeing the rig’s design, safety and operations.

The oil Industry does not need additional regulation as you advocate, but rather the industry players need to follow standard procedures.

Keep Your Government Out of My Industry

25 posted on 06/19/2010 12:51:16 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

*ping*


26 posted on 06/19/2010 12:53:15 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: reformedliberal
There is an official transaction record of the insider selling.

It would also be interesting to see a timeline of those shorting BP stock.

27 posted on 06/19/2010 12:58:06 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: UCANSEE2
Yes. BP, the corrupt politicians (BHO, Gore, etc), their Goldman/Fannie buddies, and the leftist groups (Joyce Foundation, Cows etc) stand to make trillions off of the $10 trillion CCX scam.
28 posted on 06/19/2010 1:00:10 PM PDT by kara2008
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To: kara2008

BP is one of the biggest players on the European climate exchange. The ECX is 50% owned by the CCX.


29 posted on 06/19/2010 1:02:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kara2008

bookmark


30 posted on 06/19/2010 1:02:19 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: kara2008
Anyone familiar with oil and gas drilling and completion knows that large volumes of gas don't show up at the surface without a lot of advance warning. Gas would have to travel up casing and the riser for something like five miles while mixed with drilling mud and sea water.

In addition to the sub surface blowout preventers there is a "diverter" system at the surface to keep gas from getting to the rig floor. The diverter is a low pressure closure of the riser so diverter lines can direct gas over the sides of the rig.

Human error, lack of attention, deliberate delays all could contribute to this problem. Failure of so many equipment items in early stages seems unlikely. After the rig explosion and sinking I wouldn't be surprised if conditions changed to the extent that nothing subsea performed as intended.

31 posted on 06/19/2010 1:02:38 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: chris_bdba
I suspect that they didn't understand the magnitude of the impending problem.
32 posted on 06/19/2010 1:04:21 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: trumandogz
I would NEVER EVER advocate more government regulation in any industry period!

This situation clearly illustrates how utterly INCOMPETENT the federal regulations and regulators are. I am outraged that MMS and the idiotic Obama administration/FEDS are NOT being held accountable for their sickening incompetence and negligence in the gulf.

Why was BP given passes on permits? Why were they given safety awards? Why hasn't the Jones act been suspended? Why has foreign assistance been turned away? Why are state efforts being delayed and thwarted? Where is the outrage against the so-called "expert" federal regulators?

33 posted on 06/19/2010 1:13:32 PM PDT by kara2008
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To: kara2008

This would explain the suspicious BP stock action by certain parties (such as Goldman Sucks and CEO Hayward) PRIOR to the blow out. They knew it would blow.


34 posted on 06/19/2010 1:20:58 PM PDT by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: kara2008

Regulations mean nothing as on almost every rig or platform I have worked federal and state regulations are ignored as each one is exceeded.

Now, could you please cite for me the Federal Regulation that directed the BP engineers on the Deep Water Horizon to forgo standard procedures and replace the drilling fluids with seawater?

Until you are able to cite such a regulation or government directive, the entire weight of this disaster is the responsibility of BP.


35 posted on 06/19/2010 1:21:34 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SunTzuWu

“MMS ... apparently did nothing to intervene”: maybe I’m not keeping up, but if BP sees danger, do they just keep dumbly plunging on until MMS intervenes?


36 posted on 06/19/2010 1:21:58 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: UCANSEE2

Absorbent and yellow and porous was he.

37 posted on 06/19/2010 1:23:18 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: hennie pennie

Bookmark.


38 posted on 06/19/2010 1:24:06 PM PDT by khnyny (Worst US environmental disaster EVER - BP Oil Spill in the Gulf - Obama's Fault!!!)
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To: kara2008; All

It's not the crime ... it's the cover-up.



39 posted on 06/19/2010 1:26:51 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: chris_bdba

“To me this places the blame more on what the federal government did not do to keep this from happening.”

What this indicates to me is the Fed ain’t run by concerned Americans, but by Chicago Thugs Inc. raping concerned Americans for profit.

It has become more and more apparent to this FReeper that...well my tagline says it all.


40 posted on 06/19/2010 1:27:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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