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Obama credits Chu with designing cap for Gulf oil spill
politico44 ^ | 2/1/13 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 02/01/2013 12:47:02 PM PST by ColdOne

over the past four years working on a whole range of energy issues but also designing a cap to plug a hole in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico when nobody else could figure it out," the president said. "And that’s typical of the incredible contributions that he's made to this country.

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WTF? anyone know if this is true?
1 posted on 02/01/2013 12:47:04 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: thackney

Within your area of expertise???


2 posted on 02/01/2013 12:50:09 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: ColdOne

3 posted on 02/01/2013 12:51:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ColdOne

I thought Kim Jong Il did it, from beyond the grave.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 12:51:57 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ColdOne

Charles Adams of Radford, Va claims it was his design.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 12:52:44 PM PST by tangchung
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To: ColdOne

Why do I not believe the bat-eared-b@stard?

Let me count the ways.....


6 posted on 02/01/2013 12:52:56 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: All

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/06/bp_oil_spill_cap_design_was_st.html


7 posted on 02/01/2013 12:54:17 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: tangchung

Link to story. Chu no where even close to people or company that did the cap.

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/06/bp_oil_spill_cap_design_was_st.html


8 posted on 02/01/2013 12:54:50 PM PST by tangchung
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To: tangchung

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/06/bp_oil_spill_cap_design_was_st.html


9 posted on 02/01/2013 12:55:24 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Not unless he was a plumber back then. The idea came in as a drawing from a plumber weeks before the powers that be decided to give it a go. Even if the plumber’s design was not used, it was BP who engineered and implemented it, not the Feds.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2010/0717/Joe-the-Plumber-not-that-one-says-he-helped-stop-Gulf-oil-spill-leak


10 posted on 02/01/2013 12:55:40 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: ColdOne
Chu returned the president's compliment, recalling that Obama came up with the idea for pineapple flavored rolling papers.
11 posted on 02/01/2013 12:56:26 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: ColdOne

Chu couldn’t have. At that time he was finishing the control system for the Stargate under Cheyenne Mountain, according to MGEN Hammond.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 12:56:37 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: ColdOne
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13 posted on 02/01/2013 12:56:44 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: tangchung

I knew it couldn’t have been the truth with this bunch.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 12:56:53 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Thanks, looks like have to check everything these people say.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 12:59:04 PM PST by tangchung
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To: ColdOne

Good link, thanks.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 12:59:18 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

rotflmao


17 posted on 02/01/2013 1:02:40 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: ColdOne

Hmmm...

Chu isn’t mentioned at all...


18 posted on 02/01/2013 1:06:19 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ColdOne

The only thing this crew has invented is Obamas background.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 1:06:21 PM PST by Mashood
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To: ColdOne

This ENTIRE “Administration” is SO full of SH!T, they need a Septic Tank!


20 posted on 02/01/2013 1:09:00 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ColdOne

He’s full of it.

A friend of mine was working for Transocean at the time and called me the next day and asked me what I would do.

I told him to lower a cap over it.

He said he had already sent that idea to his boss and he and others were already working on the details of how to do it.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 1:11:13 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: ColdOne

I emailed drudge and called BS on politico comment section. Not that the truth matters any more with these people.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 1:12:33 PM PST by tangchung
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To: ColdOne


23 posted on 02/01/2013 1:13:47 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: ColdOne

Breitbart looking into cap BS.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 1:19:24 PM PST by tangchung
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To: ColdOne

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-science-stopped-bp-gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill


25 posted on 02/01/2013 1:21:29 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

Designed the cap my ........


26 posted on 02/01/2013 1:22:11 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

Why does this administration absolutely have to lie about everything? Couldn’t they tell the truth just once? I mean, if it makes them feel better, they could think of it as a wily tactic, to build some credibility for their next lie. But every single thing they say has to be a lie?

“I do skeet shooting all the time.”
“Secretary Chu capped the oil leak.”
“I said the very next morning after Benghazi that it was an act of terror.”
“I have already released my long form birth certificate.”
“Our economic policies have worked and put millions of people back to work.”
“NRA folks heckled a grieving father during his testimony.”
“Tea partiers were hurling racial slurs at us as we walked to the Capitol to sign Obabacare.”
“. . . which will surely lower health costs for everyone.”

and on, and on, and on. It’s as nauseating as a buildup of toxins in the pit of your stomach.


27 posted on 02/01/2013 1:26:39 PM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: Sacajaweau
Designed the cap my ........ yep this coming from a guy who wanted us to all paint our roofs white. That is why I had to post this from the pulutico site.
28 posted on 02/01/2013 1:30:15 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: dead
I thought Kim Jong Il did it, from beyond the grave.

That was my first thought after reading the title.
29 posted on 02/01/2013 1:31:08 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: ColdOne
Well, I thought it was Obama himself that did that! Didn't little Sasha ask him to ‘plug the hole, Daddy’? He is getting his lies all in a jumble!
30 posted on 02/01/2013 1:41:04 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: ColdOne
Here's a story that claims that BP stole the design from a Virginia inventor:
An inventor claims his design was the basis for the cap used to choke off the flow of oil to the Gulf of Mexico nearly three months after BP's undersea well blew in 2010. And he says it was stolen. Charles Adams of Radford, Va., filed a federal lawsuit last week that names as defendants several players who were involved in helping resolve the disaster. They include Helix Energy Solutions Group, which supplied a rig that helped with the capping mission, and Cameron International, which made the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from reaching the sea in the first place.
So, did Obama just testify that Chu stole the guy's design?
31 posted on 02/01/2013 1:45:56 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ColdOne

As I recall, Obama made the same claim back at the time of the spill. I don’t think that anyone believed it then. I guess that he lacks the imagination to come up with a new fiction.


32 posted on 02/01/2013 1:47:39 PM PST by bagman
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To: ColdOne
Bam-Bam is wrong.

Again.

As usual.

Chu didn't do it.

I did.

I went down to Louisiana, rolled up a great big ball of duck-tape and sticky, smelly whale vomit, and jammed it into the leaking pipe with my own hands.

Yup ...

I did.

There's more truth in my claim, than in Bam-Bam's.

33 posted on 02/01/2013 1:51:42 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ColdOne

Chu’s design was worked out with Kathleen Sebilius. It involved stretching a giant condom over the wellhead.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 1:56:18 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Chu returned the president's compliment, recalling that Obama came up with the idea for pineapple flavored rolling papers.


"Every one has one, and all must have prizes..."

-The Dodo rewards Alice's own thimble back to her, as a prize, from
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."


35 posted on 02/01/2013 1:58:40 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: ColdOne

It just dawned on me, I think I know what he’s talking about.

It was people from Transocean that came up with the original idea and plans.

Their plans were submitted to BP and the original plans were change.

The original cap that was built didn’t work. The oil wouldn’t flow because it basically froze up, so they went back somewhat to the original plans more or less.

The original design had a hot oil heater to solve the frozen oil problem which wasn’t on the original build.

More than likely Mr. Paint You Roof White, made them remove the hot oil heater which meant it didn’t work.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 2:21:36 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: ColdOne
anyone know if this is true?

I'm sure "he designs caps for oil wells all the time."

37 posted on 02/01/2013 2:44:03 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: tangchung
looks like have to check everything these people say.

He knows the media isn't going to check anything he says, we we've got to do their job. He is totally unchained from the truth.

38 posted on 02/01/2013 2:47:37 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: US Navy Vet
they need a Septic Tank!

No problem! His brother over in Kenya invented it.

39 posted on 02/01/2013 2:50:38 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Yeah, funny thing is politico called BS on Chu oil cap design back in
03/31/11

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0311/too_much_credit_0e3461c9-5292-4729-b971-358ac0787347.html


40 posted on 02/01/2013 3:05:37 PM PST by tangchung
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To: ColdOne

B.S. ! Al Gore invented it with the help of his internet !


41 posted on 02/01/2013 3:35:12 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Freedom is my F word.)
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To: Prospero

Great art.


42 posted on 02/01/2013 3:50:34 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: tangchung
Thanks, looks like have to check everything these people say.

Actually, there's no reason to check. My default presumption is that anything that anyone in this administration says is a lie until proven otherwise.

43 posted on 02/01/2013 3:56:12 PM PST by Bob
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To: ColdOne

BS


44 posted on 02/01/2013 4:52:57 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Bob

That’s a good way of looking it!


45 posted on 02/01/2013 4:59:27 PM PST by tangchung
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To: ColdOne

On another note, last summer Chu convened and chaired a panel of the “best minds in the world” to come up with solutions for radioactive waste disposal at Hanford. Brain-stormed for days in a conference room punctuated with tours of the facilities. Did they come up with solutions? Yeah, I guess, sort of. The blue-ribbon panel produced an official bound document with lots of impressive esoteric verbiage and fancy diagrams yet the actual recommendations were the same as any day laborer would have come up with and already did, as a matter of fact.


46 posted on 02/01/2013 5:06:12 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Chad N. Freud
.. and took only an minute.
if a Republican had done one of these...

ABCNNBCBS would be screamin' bloody hell!

47 posted on 02/01/2013 5:13:11 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: steve86

Yeah I was working at Hanford when we decided to turn the nuclear waste into glass logs (vitrification) then the idea was to place them in yucca mountain (was there to) but good ole Chu and Reid cut the projects out. Now nothing getting done.


48 posted on 02/01/2013 5:15:13 PM PST by tangchung
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To: tangchung

Wow, Chu, Politico, and NPR calling obama a liar in gentle terms. I guess that makes him a liar in anyone’s book.


49 posted on 02/01/2013 6:31:10 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Yep, great point!


50 posted on 02/01/2013 7:19:00 PM PST by tangchung
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