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Old 06-04-2010, 07:18 AM
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We need more men like USCG Admiral Allen leading our country. Distinguished, well spoken and prepared to lead. He knows the facts of the emergency in the Gulf and is prepared to lead with a distinct course of action, something the USA could use in these times.
Well, that's my opinion. What do y'all think?
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by starmonk View Post
he...is prepared to lead with a distinct course of action,
What exactly is the "course of action"?

We need more people like Billy Nungesser
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I had to Bing up Billy Nungesser. Sounds like he's one of the few that are thinking straight...
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:51 AM
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Billy is leading the fight that the Federal gov is not doing enough like he also did for the Katrina emergency. The Army Corps of Engineers has stated that Billy's idea to build more barrier islands to protect the shores from the oil slick is too expensive and would take too long.
I do commend him on his initiative to protect his/our environment.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:54 AM
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The Admiral is a political appointee and will say and do what he is allowed by the POTUS. I have not seen any leadership and it is quite doubtful he has knowledge of deep water drilling let alone solving well blowouts.
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I like the Admiral he has been straight to the point. His position there seem to be more of an observer and spokesperson.
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http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/ar...22/30allen.htm
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by starmonk View Post
Billy is leading the fight that the Federal gov is not doing enough like he also did for the Katrina emergency. The Army Corps of Engineers has stated that Billy's idea to build more barrier islands to protect the shores from the oil slick is too expensive and would take too long.
I do commend him on his initiative to protect his/our environment.
Since when does the federal government care about how much something costs?
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:48 AM
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The Admiral comes off as a likeable and trustworthy guy, but he is making one BIG mistake IMO. Lately whenever I hear him talking about the repairs to the well that BP is doing he's always saying "we" did this or that - "we were able to shear off the top of the riser pipe."

If I were O'Bama I would tell him to stop saying we, which implies the CG and the government are down there pulling the levers, and instead say BP is doing this or that ( which they are ).

People are becoming so incensed over this the good Admiral should very deliberatly let BP take every bit of blame and responsibility for all these fixes that aren't working, even if the feds are providing "oversight" as he says they are.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by FloridaDan View Post
The Admiral comes off as a likeable and trustworthy guy, but he is making one BIG mistake IMO. Lately whenever I hear him talking about the repairs to the well that BP is doing he's always saying "we" did this or that - "we were able to shear off the top of the riser pipe."

If I were O'Bama I would tell him to stop saying we, which implies the CG and the government are down there pulling the levers, and instead say BP is doing this or that ( which they are ).

People are becoming so incensed over this the good Admiral should very deliberatly let BP take every bit of blame and responsibility for all these fixes that aren't working, even if the feds are providing "oversight" as he says they are.
Actually, Transocean (RIG) is doing the work.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by CORALREEFER View Post
Actually, Transocean (RIG) is doing the work.
Regardless, I do not thing its good practice for the U.S. coast guard to even verbally associate themselves with companies that the federal government has opened a criminal investigation on. BP owned the well and is responsible for fixing it, let them take the entire fall.
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Originally Posted by hhi angler View Post
The Admiral is a political appointee and will say and do what he is allowed by the POTUS. I have not seen any leadership and it is quite doubtful he has knowledge of deep water drilling let alone solving well blowouts.


:::::Note to self....do not type when frustrated about unrelated topics, it confuses the heck out of people.....

Sorry for the thread buster....apologies

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Some of you pansies are lucky enough anyone cares at all about what goes on anymore. Go figure, an uncontrolled spill in the GOM. Who ever would have planned for that one
So basically you are telling us that you have nothing constructive to say and that you have to resort to calling THT members names?
Go put your head in sand elsewhere if you want to continue to slandering us.
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Today the newspaper ran a story saying that Thad Allen and Gov. Riley would be meeting "soon" to....to discuss a Response Plan.

I am quickly losing respect for Allen and for his ilk when the Plan at this date is no longer able to be a Response, but rather a Cleanup....and they refer to any such manifest as a Plan...as if they were thinking ahead??

Prove me wrong when I say that we're witnessing some the of the most hamstrung government bureaucracy in history acting as ineptly as possible, given a single event that every agency involved can focus on.
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So basically you are telling us that you have nothing constructive to say and that you have to resort to calling THT members names?
Go put your head in sand elsewhere if you want to continue to slandering us.
And he is from the great southern state of (drum roll please) VERMONT.
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"It will take four-to-six weeks after the leak is stopped in early August to clean up oil slicks on the surface of the water. Cleaning up marshlands and restoring ecosystems will take years, he said."

WOW glad to see the person in charge giving up on stopping the leak with 2 months to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
And he is from the great southern state of (drum roll please) VERMONT.
VtSteve has already profusely apologized in another thread. He's an ok guy.
We all get pretty up tight about this situation and sometimes post things we wish we had not.
All is well here on THT!

Drilling the relief wells continue, first shot is at 34%.
They are sucking more oil on to the ENTERPRISE, it will offload to the MASSACHUSETTS today.
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Originally Posted by littletunny View Post
"It will take four-to-six weeks after the leak is stopped in early August to clean up oil slicks on the surface of the water. Cleaning up marshlands and restoring ecosystems will take years, he said."

WOW glad to see the person in charge giving up on stopping the leak with 2 months to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Cleanup to Take Years...
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Ok someone tell us what is his plan.. He is in Charge (does he not want to be?)- and what is he waiting for?
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