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Old 05-27-2010, 04:08 AM
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Screen shot from 11pm last night and 7am this AM look exactly the same...hopefully that isn't a sign that we are not making progress (I know BP said you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the live feed...but who believes their BS anymore).

FYI I grew up in Homewood so nearby some of you guys.
Old 05-27-2010, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by chiguy79 View Post
Screen shot from 11pm last night and 7am this AM look exactly the same...hopefully that isn't a sign that we are not making progress (I know BP said you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the live feed...but who believes their BS anymore).

FYI I grew up in Homewood so nearby some of you guys.
I dated a girl from Homewood. You may have married her
Old 05-27-2010, 04:43 AM
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ha, not me my wife is from California...
Old 05-27-2010, 05:09 AM
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Don't know if this has been posted but...


I caught a little bit on the news the other night about the Fed Gov "quadrupling" the tax per barrel of oil from the current $.08 to $.32
They said it's to help pay for clean up efforts and for future clean up efforts.


Basically, I see it as the oil companies will be paying a higher tax per barrel which in turn will drive up the cost to the consumers, (you and me), so it still boils down to us paying for the mess.

Par for the course.
Old 05-27-2010, 05:19 AM
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I love how some idiots demonize oil companies. I support BP and will continue to use their gas. We need oil, DRILL BABY DRILL!
Old 05-27-2010, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by roozter View Post
Don't know if this has been posted but...


I caught a little bit on the news the other night about the Fed Gov "quadrupling" the tax per barrel of oil from the current $.08 to $.32
They said it's to help pay for clean up efforts and for future clean up efforts.


Basically, I see it as the oil companies will be paying a higher tax per barrel which in turn will drive up the cost to the consumers, (you and me), so it still boils down to us paying for the mess.

Par for the course.
Anytime the government gets involved, we pay.
Old 05-27-2010, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by kanuckle head View Post
tataway:
I agree in your perception
The whole thing sucks as a human in need of oil
I feel that the whole environment suffers in the usage of fossil fuel
BP did not plan on having this mistake, most oil companies plan on the worst, a tanker spewing on its spoils . but never on the magnitude of a rig in the Gulf spilling as far as the north Atlantic
As a consumer pointing fingers & naming blame dose not solve the problem, we as a human nation should take blame within ourselves as people that drives that commodity


Hay....... SH!t happenz
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by kerno View Post
Yesterday, the Feds proposed a good sized "oil cleanup" tax to be imposed on the oil companies. That tax, as well as the cost of the current cleanup will be paid by whom?

BP?

Their shareholders?

The Federal Government?

None of the above. It will be paid by you and I, every time we pick up the nozzle, at what ever brand station we go to.
Kerno,

You and I, as well as everybody else who is purchasing gas, is getting it for a price that does not reflect the true "cost". We pay for the exploration, drilling, transport, refining, delivery, profit, and taxes, and gripe loudly about how we are being ripped off. What we don't pay for is the environmental costs (spills, emissions) that result from our use of gasoline. We demand that the government take a hands-off approach to the oil companies because anything else would add costs to our gasoline. If we paid the "true" cost of our gasoline, it would be a helluva lot higher than we are paying now. Perhaps this proposal is a way for us to experience the "true" cost. Maybe now our mantra will be "conserve, baby, conserve".

I for one will not be boycotting BP. It makes no sense to boycott the black pot while purchasing from the black kettle. All of the other oil companies are looking at BP and standing back thinking "There by by the grace of God, go I".

When, and if, we need to pay the true cost of that gallon of gasoline, I will welcome that day, because it finally mean that we have a free market, and we might be able to evaluate alternative energy sources on an equal footing.

That might mean that I will continue to pay the high price for gas for my outboard, but use solar, wind, or nuclear powered sources of hydrogen for a fuel cell in my car.
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Originally Posted by vern2010 View Post
Ya know BP was out in the Gulf for only one reason, to feed the oil whores that we
all are. Eleven men died feeding us oil whores. I read this thread and see gas guzzling
pigs of boats in sigs, we run 100 miles out, have 38' quad powered speed machines, and F BP. Want to know who's responible for the mess, go look in the nearest mirror!
Boycott BP, buy your gas some where else, maybe Exxon, but you'll still be on big oils
dick, you can't help it, your a whore.

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Being that I have friends and Famly that works for BP in a number of it facilities, I will not be boycotting BP. Nor should you. The 80,000 plus employees kinda need their jobs and the who nows how many franchisees that employ who knows how many thouands of people kind of need theirs. And yes, gas is gas, it is the additives introduced that makes the difference. Do you think they have 3 trucks filling up the gas stations? 87,89 and 93?

Additives.

And let us not forget BP did not manufacture the BOP and did not cement the well in, and did not OWN the platform. They made and continue to make HUGE mistakes but this is much deeper than BOYCOTT BP!!!!
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Originally Posted by thermasystems View Post
And let us not forget BP did not manufacture the BOP and did not cement the well in, and did not OWN the platform. They made and continue to make HUGE mistakes


Here we go, the victim mentality. it's always someone eases fault.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post


Here we go, the victim mentality. it's always someone eases fault.
No, it is definitely EVERYONES fault. All i am saying is it in not JUST BP.

But in the end. We still need oil and will need it for a long long time.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post


Here we go, the victim mentality. it's always someone eases fault.
Originally Posted by thermasystems View Post
No, it is definitely EVERYONES fault. All i am saying is it in not JUST BP.

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Soooooooo, whose fault do YOU think it is solely?

hmmmmmmmm
Old 05-27-2010, 09:01 AM
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I never said solely.

You sound like you're trying to pass the buck.


Read;

Costly, time-consuming test of cement linings in Deepwater Horizon rig was omitted, spokesman says

BP hired a top oilfield service company to test the strength of cement linings on the Deepwater Horizon's well, but sent the firm's workers home 11 hours before the rig exploded April 20 without performing a final check that a top cementing company executive called "the only test that can really determine the actual effectiveness" of the well's seal.

A spokesman for the testing firm, Schlumberger, said BP had a Schlumberger team and equipment for sending acoustic testing lines down the well "on standby" from April 18 to April 20. But BP never asked the Schlumberger crew to perform the acoustic test and sent its members back to Louisiana on a regularly scheduled helicopter flight at 11 a.m., Schlumberger spokesman Stephen T. Harris said.
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Not passing the buck. But the real situation is ALOT of people/companies/things are to blame. Not just BP. And given the size of the company, the last thing we need is for them to go bankrupt (wich I doubt they will) or be in a situation to lay off people.

Thats all. Living in Louisiana I am sure you are aware of the economy, especially what happens to communities when the oil biz goes away.

They will be help responsible, they will pay for their mistakes. It sucks. But we cant change the past only hope to find a way to keep this from happening in the future.
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All the BP stations around my house are owned by Habib and his brothers. Im beginning to think BP dont own any gas stations anymore. Im beginning to think Americans dont own anything in the US anymore.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
You sound like you're trying to pass the buck.
Originally Posted by thermasystems View Post
Not passing the buck. But the real situation is ALOT of people/companies/things are to blame. Not just BP.
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I say send a pipe squeezer down there and squeeze the pipe closed.
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That was suggested several times. Seams plausible..

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