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Every day there's a new BP plan to stop the leak.  Today,"BP hopes tube will siphon oil to tanker (AP)

Why do I feel like people are either wringing their hands in frustration or just don't give a shit about the Gulf of Mexico and the wildlife that will die because of this colossal  Klusterf*#k

Fix it.  Forget the hearings, and whose fault it is. That can be easily sorted out at a later date. It's about who's gonna pay the price for it.  
We'll be paying the price for it because those slimy assholes that run things in the oil business are too insulated with deals and contracts and lobbyists so that "we the people" will be coughing up money from our wallets to pay the higher gas prices for this leak and our taxes will pay for the cleanup.   How long did the Exxon Valdez take to pay up? Did they ever?  BP spillage is the equivalant of 2 Exon Valdez's a week.

And our economy isn't bad enough that now, our shrimp and crabs that survive this are going to be inedible  mutants for indefinite amounts of time.  We'll have to buy them from China.  I'm not sure which is worse, oil soaked crustaceans or sewage fed ones.

I want to wash birds.  I'm not kidding, I am willing to travel to wherever they need washing.  I'm also willing to clean up the dead fish that will be floating in along the Gulf Coast.

I'll  clean up for nothing, but for those jobless Americans that are part of the unemployed, there must be at least another 250,000 jobs  waiting for this one.  And let BP pick up the tab.

Originally posted to stiffneck on Fri May 14, 2010 at 04:31 AM PDT.


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  •  Thinking Murkowski wants these losses..... (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Thank you for this diary. (2+ / 0-)
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      Nada Lemming, stiffneck

      Perhaps you could link to the AP article so I could read just how they plan to "siphon" the oil.

      Usually the act of "siphoning" requires that the outlet end of the liquid-filled tube is lower than the inlet, and gravity does the work for you. With this mile-deep gusher, I am wondering how the fuck they plan to "siphon" anything.

      •  couldn't get the URL to come up properly, here's (1+ / 0-)
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        the article from Yahoo home page

        BP hopes tube will siphon Gulf oil to tanker


        Undersea robots tried to thread a small tube into the jagged pipe that is pouring oil into the Gulf of Mexico early Friday in BP's latest attempt to cut down on the spill from a blown-out well that has pumped out more than 4 million gallons of crude.

        The company was trying to move the 6-inch tube into the leaking 21-inch pipe, known as the riser. The smaller tube will be surrounded by a stopper to keep oil from leaking into the sea, which could be in place later Friday, BP said. The plan is for the tube to siphon the oil to a tanker at the surface.

        Since an April 20 drilling rig explosion set off the catastrophic spill, BP PLC has tried several ideas to plug the leak that is spewing at least 210,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf a day. The size of the undulating spill was about 3,650 square miles, or the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, said Hans Graber, director of the University of Miami's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing.

        In the fateful hours before the Deepwater Horizon exploded about 50 miles off the Louisiana shore, a safety test was supposedly performed to detect if explosive gas was leaking from the mile-deep well.

        While some data were being transmitted to shore for safekeeping right up until the blast, officials from Transocean, the rig owner, told Congress that the last seven hours of its information are missing and that all written logs were lost in the explosion. Earlier tests that suggested explosive gas was leaking were preserved.

        The gap poses a mystery for investigators: What decisions were made — and what warnings might have been ignored?

        "There is some delay in the replication of our data, so our operational data, our sequence of events ends at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on the 20th," Steven Newman, president and CEO of Transocean Ltd, told a Senate panel. The rig blew up at 10 p.m., killing 11 workers and unleashing the gusher.

        Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents several rig workers involved in the accident, questioned whether what he called "the phantom test" was even performed.

        "I can just tell you that the Halliburton hands were scratching their heads," said Buzbee, whose clients include one of the Halliburton crew members responsible for cementing the well to prepare for moving the drilling rig to another site.

        Let them eat cake...M.A.

        by stiffneck on Fri May 14, 2010 at 05:55:51 AM PDT

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        •  If my plumbing leaks with a bad cold solder, (0+ / 0-)

          I gotta wonder what the odds are of this working a mile deep under the ocean with a jagged pipe under intense outflow pressure.

          I hope they have one helluva fancy "stopper" to at least slow the leak, otherwise this will be another exercise in practical futility and public relations.

        •  just add the URL to your diary. (0+ / 0-)

          Your diary is heartfelt but we must all be adult here.

          Do not compound the problem of a diary without a cite by simply reprinting an entire article - that is a copyright violation.

          Here is how to do what I suggest: If your url is WWW. blahblahblah

          Then you HIGHLIGHT the url, then select "copy" on your compluter, then in 'edit mode' select PASTE so that you can paste this URL into your edit. Then ADD this to your diary.

          Good luck.

          We will restore science to its rightful place....We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil .... All this we can do. And all this we will do.

          by puffmeister on Fri May 14, 2010 at 06:26:14 AM PDT

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  •  My son's 8th grade science teacher (3+ / 0-)
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    is trying to organize a group of her students to go this summer to wash birds. I don't know if it can really happen - it's a long way to go and pretty expensive - but what a great way to create a generation of deeply committed environmentalists.

  •  Oops, I read the poll wrong... (1+ / 0-)
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    I voted prematurely, thinking it said "Who SHOULD pay for this" & would have chosen E) B, C, & D if given that choice, so subtract 1 from B)BP...

    I agree, I am currently unemployed & I'd be happy to go help clean up if there were a way to volunteer.

    Give me a place to stay & feed me, so that what I'm collecting continues to meet (barely) my regular expenses & I'm there.

    Now for more coffee...

    "Congressmen should be just like athletes. They should have to wear the brand of the corporation they're working for." - Robin Williams

    by Independant Man on Fri May 14, 2010 at 07:04:55 AM PDT

  •  What an awesome idea! Fix the unemployment (2+ / 0-)
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    juca, stiffneck

    while helping the wildlife.

    Hope somebody is listening, this could be like a WPA
    project paid for by BP...

    It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. Ansel Adams -6.5 -6.75

    by Statusquomustgo on Fri May 14, 2010 at 07:25:57 AM PDT

  •  Maybe we can get some new jobs out of it (1+ / 0-)
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    as one very small side benefit.  

    Bird washers needed, bring your own dish detergent, $18/hr See Mr Jacobs.  Only the first 19,000,000 applicants considered.  

    If your definition of good is my definition of unacceptable, then I am indeed the enemy of the good.

    by Nada Lemming on Fri May 14, 2010 at 09:02:49 AM PDT

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