Cap collects some Gulf oil; crude was...

Cap collects some Gulf oil; crude washes into Florida

There are 7 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jun 4, 2010, titled Cap collects some Gulf oil; crude washes into Florida. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Waves of gooey tar balls crashed into the white sands of the Florida Panhandle on Friday as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over the Gulf oil gusher, trying to collect the crude now fouling four states.

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old guy

Van Nuys, CA

#1 Jun 4, 2010
BOYCOTT BP,ARCO and AMOCO......but will we ???? cap it off and let the next hole take it DA ....no the engr's want to try out new crap while the beaches are closed and the lose money like crazy......
old guy

Van Nuys, CA

#2 Jun 4, 2010
Where is Bureaucratic Mess
Northridge, CA
blaming everything on Demacrats and liberals,,,when it was under GW BUshit that these contracts were sold off..OOPS can't blame them....they never do anything wrong like both the stupid wars that the USA will never win....come on with one of those funny come backs Bureaucratic Mess
Northridge, CA
Bonesaw

Riverside, CA

#3 Jun 4, 2010
Too Little Too Late Some Heads Should Roll. We Should All Boycott BP any way that we can. The Government and Local Officials should have jumped on this right away F the permits or whatever else BP was too slow in its response.
no sanctuary

Big Bear City, CA

#4 Jun 4, 2010
The Feds so far have for the most part taken a bureaucratic gatekeeper attitude re approving permits for sand berms and booms, insisting on limited pilot programs and environmental studies.

Dear Leader has the executive power to waive regulations in an emergency but is either unaware or has chosen not intervene.

Nothing much has been said about using oil tankers to scoop surface oil as was done by the Saudis. Would it help?

Messiah seems to be worried about whether BP will pay, so no crash effort to mobilize all necessary resources, pending possible lawsuits. Big zero has established some commissions however.

Meanwhile the precious marshes and wetlands are dying, along with the bird life and wildlife.

What else could expect from a Chicago ACORN community organizer.
Just thinkin

United States

#5 Jun 4, 2010
I have NO idea how to get this message to anyone in the Grand Isle area who could relay this to the incompetant BP crew. I have an idea of how to try to stop the leak and it is extremely simple. Take a small inflatable football and deflate it entirely and connect it to a hose that has pressurized hydrolic fluid. Insert the deflated ball into the well hole and then inflate it with the hydrolic fluid. If anyone has a way to get this message to them please do so. Thanks.
no sanctuary

Big Bear City, CA

#6 Jun 4, 2010
Just thinkin wrote:
I have NO idea how to get this message to anyone in the Grand Isle area who could relay this to the incompetant BP crew. I have an idea of how to try to stop the leak and it is extremely simple. Take a small inflatable football and deflate it entirely and connect it to a hose that has pressurized hydrolic fluid. Insert the deflated ball into the well hole and then inflate it with the hydrolic fluid. If anyone has a way to get this message to them please do so. Thanks.
Good idea in principle except for a couple factors: the high pressure behind the blowout flow, and the oil coated pipe. The friction of the ball surface against the inner pipe surface would have to be sufficient to hold against the well pressure pushing crude around the edges of the ball. Not likely to work.
MrShoeguy

United States

#7 Jun 5, 2010
I wish people would try to keep some perspective on this.
The media has over-hyped this with words like catastrope and disaster, and I don't see it.
Try doing the math. 47,000,000 gallons have escaped by the highest estimates, which means that if the oil is 3" deep it would cover less than one square mile (7.48 gallons/cu. ft.), and the gulf is about 600,000 square miles, and several thousand feet deep. The gulf is currently less than one part per BILLION oil.
Yes an army of people from around the world will be able to find a few birds coated with oil, but it is nothing compared to the birds that many people are willing to kill with their stupid wind mills.
If these losers could have found more than 5 birds with oil on them do you really think they wouldn't have shown them to us?
And a few people had to change their weekend travel plans?
If you want to call this a disaster I can only suggest you invest about $12.95 and get a dictionary.

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