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  •  this is not what I want to see... (14+ / 0-)

    or anyone in the GoM, I imagine. The federal government standing next to, and support of, BP.

    I'm Moving On . . . .

    by papicek on Sat May 29, 2010 at 03:13:56 PM PDT

    •  They need to have an oil person there (5+ / 0-)

      The government and the admiral do not understand the technology to the extent the oil company people/engineers are able to.  

      Add to that, since most of this is new but based on oil drilling technology to an extent, there is no one outside of this operation that can explain what they are doing as someone minutely involved with the background.

      It would be totally hopeless to have the fed gov't stand there alone to answer questions

      Barack Obama: "These guys want to be paid like rock stars when all they're doing is lip-synching capitalism." may21, 2010

      by vc2 on Sat May 29, 2010 at 03:46:05 PM PDT

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      •  still, though... (4+ / 0-)
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        mattman, politik, DawnN, weatherdude

        there should be a government official who knows what's going on.

        I'm Moving On . . . .

        by papicek on Sat May 29, 2010 at 03:48:36 PM PDT

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        •  No one can learn everything in 40 days (1+ / 0-)
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          you need years of back ground and certainly a good amount of the proprietary knowledge.  Even if BP released it all the day of the explosion, just sifting through their own specifics would take months and that is IF you have an oil engineering background unless they are helping you understand it.

          I know its frustrating but lets not make it worse by having no one who knows the ins and outs of what they are doing to the point of being able to explain/answer something immediately pushed to the side.  

          Barack Obama: "These guys want to be paid like rock stars when all they're doing is lip-synching capitalism." may21, 2010

          by vc2 on Sat May 29, 2010 at 04:18:03 PM PDT

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