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BP says lightning strike and fire on ship halts containment of oil leaking from Gulf...
Palm Beach Post ^ | June 15th, 2010

Posted on 06/15/2010 11:56:15 AM PDT by TaraP

NEW ORLEANS — BP says lightning strike and fire on ship halts containment of oil leaking from Gulf .

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1 posted on 06/15/2010 11:56:15 AM PDT by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Facepalm... just, facepalm.


2 posted on 06/15/2010 11:56:51 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: TaraP

Hmmm.........First Touchdown Jesus, now this...............


3 posted on 06/15/2010 11:57:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: TaraP

Bull! Some other reason I guarantee...


4 posted on 06/15/2010 11:57:30 AM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: seeker41

NEW ORLEANS — BP says a fire believed caused by lightning has shut down a system capturing oil from a gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP PLC said the fire was spotted around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday on a drill ship called the Discoverer Enterprise. The fire was quickly extinguished.

BP says were no injuries, and all procedures were followed and, as a precaution, a system siphoning oil from a containment cap above the well was shut-down.

BP says the capture operation is expected to resume later Tuesday


5 posted on 06/15/2010 11:58:20 AM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

Geez its too bad there are no safe LAND sites (*cough*ANWR) where we could drill our own oil and not have to buy it from countries who hate us.


6 posted on 06/15/2010 11:58:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah I Know.....

Hmmmmmm....


7 posted on 06/15/2010 11:58:56 AM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP
Whiners, it's always something with these cry babies.

"Walk it off and get back in the game or I give ya sumptin' to really cry about!"

8 posted on 06/15/2010 12:00:00 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: TaraP
The good news. There is a God.
The bad news. It turns out it is the Old Testament vengeful God and you have made him very very angry.
9 posted on 06/15/2010 12:00:40 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: TaraP

Something fishy going on with this story.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 12:00:40 PM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: Red Badger
The Antichrist is upon us and he's he'ppin' out his Acolytes as they seek to destroy America first.

Tonight Obama delivers his master's messages!

11 posted on 06/15/2010 12:01:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TaraP

So what happens when a hurricane bears down on the area?


12 posted on 06/15/2010 12:02:01 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("And for that matter what do we REALLY know about HereInTheHeartland?")
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To: TaraP
BP says lightning strike and fire on ship halts containment of oil leaking from Gulf

Bush's fault.

13 posted on 06/15/2010 12:02:46 PM PDT by rhinohunter (If Sarah Palin were irrelevant - she would be)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Toxic rain will take on a whole new meaning.


14 posted on 06/15/2010 12:03:34 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: TaraP
Well, lightening and millions of cubic feet of toxic gases...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

15 posted on 06/15/2010 12:04:20 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: muawiyah
OH yeah..Mr Wolf is speaking tonight
16 posted on 06/15/2010 12:04:47 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

So what happens when a hurricane bears down on the area?


Things get shut in and headed for shore.


17 posted on 06/15/2010 12:05:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: TaraP

Will somebody please tell Obama to stop with the lightning already!
.....Sheesh!


18 posted on 06/15/2010 12:08:31 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats expedite the Destruction of America)
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To: seeker41
You were saying ...

Bull! Some other reason I guarantee...

Yeah ... LOL ... they have to have some excuse for why all that oil is still coming up ... :-)

19 posted on 06/15/2010 12:08:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: seeker41

seems everytime obama talks about bp and the spill they shut down...hmmmmm....


20 posted on 06/15/2010 12:09:25 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: TaraP
NEW ORLEANS — BP says a fire believed caused by lightning has shut down a system capturing oil from a gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hoo-boy! ... :-)


21 posted on 06/15/2010 12:12:24 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: TaraP

Mother Nature is not cooperating with BP. I wonder how long it will be before we see the.....nah!

22 posted on 06/15/2010 12:12:51 PM PDT by chris37
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To: muawiyah

See my tagline...........


23 posted on 06/15/2010 12:12:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: Red Badger
yup... someone wants to send a message to 'the 0ne'
24 posted on 06/15/2010 12:13:21 PM PDT by sten
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To: Star Traveler

Is that a Ship ST that’s burning?


25 posted on 06/15/2010 12:15:42 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: ZX12R

If they are admitting this much, then odds are it’s much, much worse.


26 posted on 06/15/2010 12:16:52 PM PDT by ZX12R (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!)
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To: GonzoGOP

Bad News: God is real and really ticked right now.
Good News: He still forgives those who repent.

We just have to admit our sins and repent. Maybe overturning Roe V. Wade would be a good place to start.


27 posted on 06/15/2010 12:17:17 PM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: TaraP
Lightnin' Strike?

Now things will never get cleaned up.

28 posted on 06/15/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Red Badger

I’m reading on THE OIL DRUM the possibility of a bleed out. A minimum of 1.5 BILLION barrels. It stops when it’s empty. And the fact that BP no longer talks about stopping the leak and talks about capturing says a lot.

Rev.16;3 And the second angel poured out his vial on the sea; and it became as blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.


29 posted on 06/15/2010 12:24:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: TaraP

Something that I find puzzling is just this: the drilling rig operated in water as deep as 2,400m, and could drill into the rock below the water some 9,100m. While that is certainly deep, there is an amazing amount of pressure pushing the oil out of that hole.

Offshore drilling has been going on in earnest since about 1947. So why hasn’t this happened before? What is unique about this place that puts that oil under so much pressure?

You would think that either with past oil rigs, or even naturally, such undersea oil plumes should be common.


30 posted on 06/15/2010 12:25:59 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Two New Episodes of 'Futurama', this June 24th, on Comedy Central)
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To: TaraP

Bad JuJu for Obama and BP or what?


31 posted on 06/15/2010 12:27:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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Lightning?

No waaay!


32 posted on 06/15/2010 12:28:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: Terry Mross

Yes, it is getting harder to ignore the biblical prophecies by the day. Holy smokes, this oil leak is like something from a horror movie. Hey, at least we have a Hopefull Changey president in charge, so we can all feel good about this. Man, if it were a GOP President, the press would be doom and gloom about this eco disaster.


33 posted on 06/15/2010 12:28:47 PM PDT by Professional
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To: TaraP
Lightning strikes on oil platforms and other tall structures out at sea such as large ships are not uncommon. They're made out of highly conductive materials and stick up higher then other objects in the vicinity. It's bound to happen. They're very well grounded as a result.

Not everything is a conspiracy.

34 posted on 06/15/2010 12:33:14 PM PDT by Dayman
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To: Professional

WE KNOW SHORTLY WHO IS TAKING OVER AND I SAY *THANK GOD*

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

10And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

11And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

12Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.


35 posted on 06/15/2010 12:33:58 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP
Zeus alert!
36 posted on 06/15/2010 12:34:24 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Dayman

Not everything is a conspiracy.
NO
But it is Biblically Prophetic.....


37 posted on 06/15/2010 12:35:13 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: seeker41
Bull! Some other reason I guarantee...

How much is 0bama paying you for your seminar posting?

38 posted on 06/15/2010 12:42:50 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
So why hasn’t this happened before?

It has.

39 posted on 06/15/2010 12:43:58 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: TaraP
Not everything is a conspiracy. NO But it is Biblically Prophetic..... With how my retirement funds have been doing I'd be pretty happy if the end times were sometime in the next 25 years so I didn't have to worry about retirement. All kidding aside, a lightning strike at sea isn't really sign of anything other then there was lightning. It has to go somewhere and will find the tallest conductive point it can. That's usually a ship if there's one around.
40 posted on 06/15/2010 12:44:00 PM PDT by Dayman
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To: TaraP

Hurricane season is coming....


41 posted on 06/15/2010 12:46:41 PM PDT by freebird5850 (B.P. = "Baracks' Problem")
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To: TaraP

WE KNOW SHORTLY WHO IS TAKING OVER AND I SAY *THANK GOD*

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

10And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

11And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

12Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

AMEN, my friend!! Can’t wait!!!


42 posted on 06/15/2010 12:49:06 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Terry Mross

OMG. I was just reading The Oil Drum. Pretty grim situation.


43 posted on 06/15/2010 12:59:38 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: TaraP

Watching the oil at the bottom, you could see that the flow out the vents greatly increased. Hopefully soon we’ll see that flow drop back.

Too bad, in a couple more days they’ll have the secondary burner online, and it would have helped take some of the load when the primary production failed.


44 posted on 06/15/2010 1:01:39 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: proud American in Canada

Some valid points made there. Got me convinced.


45 posted on 06/15/2010 1:02:05 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: HereInTheHeartland

They hope to have a dual mobile riser set up before the hurricane season. Then they will have two ships processing, and when the hurricane gets too close, they will disconnect from the risers and move out.

During the hurricane, all the oil will just escape into the gulf. But it won’t tear up the well.


46 posted on 06/15/2010 1:03:42 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Offshore drilling has been going on in earnest since about 1947. So why hasn’t this happened before? What is unique about this place that puts that oil under so much pressure?

I think this is the first one that has gone so deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The depth is causing problems because humans can't get down there to work on it, so everything has to be done remotely. The physics of the pressure at that depth makes working on it difficult.

That's why shallow water, or land drilling is better; you can find solutions and implement them more quickly.

47 posted on 06/15/2010 1:13:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Give me a break-BO is my least fav creature on earth...I have been a member of FR for 10 plus years...


48 posted on 06/15/2010 1:14:43 PM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: TaraP

Is this BIG? THis sounds big. Is it big?


49 posted on 06/15/2010 1:15:57 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Meh, soccer. ItÂ’s just commie kickball.)
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To: Terry Mross

It’s really heartbreaking.


50 posted on 06/15/2010 1:16:26 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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