Did Minnesota man invent the BP oil well cap, or did he invent the ...

There are 20 comments on the Jul 20, 2010, TwinCities.com story titled Did Minnesota man invent the BP oil well cap, or did he invent the .... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

It's a Minnesota fix for an international problem. Or is it? A Detroit Lakes man who says he invented the cap to plug the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has a tantalizing story - one that has been the subject of reports by two local television stations - but BP officials say Blake Mastin's story is false.

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Wait a minute here

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 21, 2010
Simple, if he bought the house it will show up on the records. If he got money from BP it will show up on bank records. Time will tell.

It seems like this young man has great difficulty with veracity.
Tommy Flanagan

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jul 21, 2010
Yeah, I invented the cap. That's it. I invented it with my wife, Morgan Fairchild, WHO I've seen nekked. Yeah, that's the ticket. And they're going to pay me $780 million a ye.. a month. Yeah, that's it. And I sold it to BP. Yeah. Yeah. Actually, I'm president of BP, so I bought it from myself. Yeah, that's it. That's the ticket.
so what

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jul 21, 2010
WOW a Minnesotan MAY HAVE invented that! That says something about ME, about US, MINNESOTANS! THE WORLD IS WATCHING us NOW!!!
Bull Mastiff

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jul 21, 2010
Never underestimate the ingenuity of a fool.
Billy J

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 21, 2010
Funny there is a real estate developer in Lowertown, St. Paul who also tells big stories, I wonder if there related.
logan

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 21, 2010
LOSER!

Since: May 10

United States

#7 Jul 21, 2010
so what wrote:
WOW a Minnesotan MAY HAVE invented that! That says something about ME, about US, MINNESOTANS! THE WORLD IS WATCHING us NOW!!!
Ya,only if the story was true. If the guy is just exaggerating,we'll have egg all over our faces instead.
wow

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jul 21, 2010
PT Barnum was right!
Oilbama

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jul 21, 2010
This guy has a future...........in politics.
kokko

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jul 21, 2010
The real story is how gullible the press can be. Anyone with a bit of scepticism could see through this charade. The press has a greater duty to dig in and verify the claims this guy made before printing (or airing) the story. Shame on the gullible journalists.
GoodNewsWork

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 21, 2010
Not all reporters are gullible. The Pioneer Press reporter Jessica Fleming did her job and checked out this guy's lies before reporting on him. Good for her.
Danno

United States

#12 Jul 21, 2010
kokko wrote:
The real story is how gullible the press can be. Anyone with a bit of scepticism could see through this charade. The press has a greater duty to dig in and verify the claims this guy made before printing (or airing) the story. Shame on the gullible journalists.
Couldn't agree more; the headline should've read "Media invents story, then reports on it not being true." Good due diligence press - you could've found this story in any local jail.

Since: Jul 10

United States

#13 Jul 21, 2010
Seriously what does it take to be a reporter at Channel 5? Hey KSTP I know who really shot JFK, please come interview me!!
IronRanger

United States

#14 Jul 21, 2010
Sounds like a candidate for president.
Annoying

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jul 21, 2010
I guess I'm not sure why this is even a story. Everything this guy says seems to be a lie, now if there is any evidence to back up his claims...then it's a story. If there are lawsuits against him for his claims...then it's a story. Until one or the other, no need to report this!
Inventor

United States

#16 Jul 21, 2010
A cap? Big deal, wait until they get a look at the time machine I've invented.
Interesting

Walton, KY

#18 Jul 21, 2010
I suppose his lawyer Jaren Johnson should come out and clear Mastin's name if he can.
Patriot

AOL

#20 Jul 21, 2010
According to a federal judge, lying is protected under the 1st Amendment. The judge that overturned a conviction under the Stolen Valor act, stated that lying is a freedom of speech issue. The ACLU also weighed in on this on behalf of the liar. I wonder how this will play out when a person is charged with perjury?
P DuPont

Cottage Grove, MN

#21 Jul 21, 2010
So...how many times did he vote for Big Al in the last election?
Lizzy

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Jul 21, 2010
Wouldn't you love to know what color the sky is in this guy's world?

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