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READER COMMENTS ON
"Die, Baby, Die..."
(15 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... nswfm said on 6/3/2010 @ 10:24 pm PT...
Please post this on Sarah Palin's Facebook, Conservatives 4 Palin and any other pro-Palin sites. And email it to Rudy Guiliani and John McCain, too. Don't forget Michael Steele.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
... SreeBee said on 6/3/2010 @ 11:03 pm PT...
I am speechless.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... Soul Rebel said on 6/4/2010 @ 1:44 am PT...
This would be a good time to consider the personal and environmental benefits of going vegetarian. Meat producers are huge polluters. They wreak havoc on hundreds of million animals annually, no different than those in the pictures. Big Food is another evil corporate entity, like Big Oil and Big Pharma, lobbying to allow GMOs, reduce organic standards, limit liability for tainted food (e.coli, salmonella). It's the right time for a socially globally environmentally conscious choice.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Floridiot said on 6/4/2010 @ 4:38 am PT...
Nope, Piyush 'Bobby' Hill-Jindal still says 'Drill Baby Drill'
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... mr.ed said on 6/4/2010 @ 6:23 am PT...
We have a tv in the kitchen. My wife threw up in the sink. Tony the twit was lucky he wasn't within arm's length.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... Marzi said on 6/4/2010 @ 11:12 am PT...
More from my friend in Mississippi - the Coast Guard knew in Advance.
"The news tonight was bleak. I could not bear to look at all the beautiful birds covered in sludge, who will die a horrible, horrible death. They would die one way or another, for their food source has already been killed off or contaminated if not killed off. AND THE MOST DISTURBING NEWS ... the Coast Guard knew 9 days before the explosion of the situation and kept silent!!! It's going to go around the panhandle of Florida and start making its way to Europe. Oh my God!!!"
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
... Disillusioned said on 6/4/2010 @ 3:02 pm PT...
They knew 9 days in advance there was going to be an oil rig explosion?
That doesn't make sense.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
... sophia said on 6/4/2010 @ 8:32 pm PT...
No-not that an explosion WOULD happen, but that the safety shortcuts were highly dAngerous & anything could happen. That's my take. They didn't shut the frickin' thin g DOWN.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
... Floridiot said on 6/5/2010 @ 2:19 am PT...
They must have known that the blow out preventer seal was gone, everyone on the rig must have seen the torn up rubber seal coming out of the drill pipe.
One guy was putting his affairs in order before going back out because he knew how critical that seal was.
After that, they haphazardly tried to seal the well before it blew and they had thought it worked and were having a little "safety" meeting with the big wigs to celebrate the bullet dodged when...
That's what the "news" media is trying to tell us and that's what the Coast Guard knew for 10 days prior.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... lottakatz said on 6/5/2010 @ 2:59 am PT...
BoingBoing has a link to neworleans.com where you can read a good analysis of the 2009 "BP Regional Oil Spill Response Plan - Gulf of Mexico" as well as a direct link to the 550+ page plan. It is worth the download (20Megs) as is another document, the "Initial Exploration Plan" BP submitted to the Minerals Management Service, I will provide that link also in a separate posting to avoid having my posting bounced for multiple links. The link to the assessment of the plan by Karen Dalton Beninato is a good read also. BoingBoing article with link to Beninato article and the BP Plan:
I have spent some good length of time looking through it and it's fascinating. There was no actual plan and many crucial predictions about the magnitude of the adverse effects of an accident were way too optimistic and their assurances that they could control and contain things no more e than wishful thinking.
The ROSRPGoM is a matrix of objectives, responsibilities and methods and requirements to be used in the future for the formulation of a specific plan when needed. If you are familiar with this kind of plan, or planning requirement overview, you can find some really interesting and useful info.
You have lists of responsible managers and planning forms they are charged with filling out with the plan they formulate and assessments they make. A legally interested party, like Congress or a lawyer, can use this knowledge to subpoena relevant documents to see if the proper notifications were made in a timely manner, a plan was formulated that addressed already anticipated impacts (a separate section), who was directed to do what, if in fact the emergency equipment stated as available (a separate section) was present, if all due care for clean-up workers in the face of known acute hazards was in fact taken, (Hell no they weren't- food poisoning my ass) etc. etc.
Pages of note,
97 - 99 Actions to take in the event of a spill or accident and objectives both strategic and tactical.
100 -101 Response plan and personnel assignment forms (to be formulated in response to an accident, what will be done and who is assigned to do it.)
111 - Incident management team members by name and phone #'s.
224, 227, 229, 233 - Parks and refuges information on environmental impact statements.
243 - Resource identification section starts ("Resource(s)" are the environment and the things living in it; includes resource sensitivity assessments.
338 - 357 Material Safety Data Sheets – Corexit 9527 (the dispersant being used).
348 - Material Safety Data Sheet – Corexit 9527 hazard assessment to humans assessment:: "acute".
509 - 511 Worst case discharge scenario. Opening paragraph and location data:
"[Section] D. Worst Case Discharge scenario for Exploratory Well from Offshore Drilling
1) Worst Case Summary
BP has determined that its worst case scenario for discharge from a mobile drilling
rig operation would occur from the Mississippi Canyon 462 lease. MC 462 is a
planned exploration well targeted for Miocene oil reservoirs. Given the anticipated
reservoir thickness and historical productivity index for the Miocene, worst case
discharge is expected to be 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Calculations are
based on formulas defined by MMS regulations. The oil has an estimated API gravity
That was up to "250,000 BARRELS OF OIL PER DAY" expected. If you're the praying type start praying that no one does anything stupid like nuking the well and opening fissures in the reservoir.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
... lottakatz said on 6/5/2010 @ 3:01 am PT...
Second link and note:
Note to clarify the title of the Worst Case Scenario Plan for MC426 differing in name from the popular designation "Deepwater Horizon/Transocean well" :
The 2009 report gives a number of worst case scenario reports by location. Block 462 wells are referenced at pg 509-511. The title MC462 corresponds to the facility location designation which is an MMS designation. The "Initial Exploration Plan" (a separate document) states that drilling is to be completed on 15 May, 2010.
MC462, it was testified during Senate Committee hearings, was added to the original drilling request for two other wells and that explains apparent inconsistencies and/or omissions in the original request regarding the names and apparent number of wells specified in the original request.
The drilling ship Deepwater Horizon was a ship and was used to drill many wells. The proper designation for the well being drilled was actually MC462. The initial exploration plan is the plan discussed on various blogs and in the media which indicates that BP asserts it can handle any worst case scenario or accident associated with the proposed drilling. That report is at:
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
... FreedomOfInformationAct said on 6/5/2010 @ 4:57 pm PT...
Saw this report on the news this morning, it could be of immense help in the gulf coast right now!!
California High Tech Company has solution to Oil Spill, offers it to BP, but why no response yet?
" We found applications of the --- and other areas as a green technology that then the BP deeper horizon tragedy the images of crude gushing into the gulf."
Calif. company claims to have oil spill solution at multimedia.boston.com
pretty impressive, if it actually works.
Here is their website,
Get the Word OUT!
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
... Adam Fulford said on 6/6/2010 @ 10:59 am PT...
Much blame lies with President Barack Obama and those other spineless corporate politicians who jumped onto the offshore drilling bandwagon after a fascist big-oil-funded propaganda blitz briefly swayed fickle public opinion. Is Dennis Kucinich the only politician with a brain and a pair of balls?
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
... lottakatz said on 6/6/2010 @ 1:37 pm PT...
Adam Fulford: "Is Dennis Kucinich the only politician with a brain and a pair of balls?"
No, There's Greyson and Franken but Kucinich is my perenial favorite
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
... Floridiot said on 6/8/2010 @ 12:13 am PT...
BP Plc told regulators six weeks before its well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded that workers were having trouble maintaining control, according to e-mails released yesterday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee investigating the spill.
...The e-mails shows that as early as the second week of March, BP was enlisting help from J. Connor Consulting Inc., a Houston-based firm that advises some of the world’s biggest energy companies on how to respond to oil spills.
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