Oil Leak in Gulf of Mexico May Be 5 Times Initial Estimate

Apr 29, 2010 Read more: International Herald Tribune 60
Government officials said late Wednesday night that oil might be leaking from a well in the Gulf of Mexico at a rate five times that suggested by initial estimates. Read more
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Since: Feb 07

San Francisco, CA

#1 Apr 29, 2010
translation: oil companies howl with profit glee.

Since: Aug 08

Chitown

#2 Apr 29, 2010
I wonder how much money is spent in clean up and damage done to fishing industry vs the supposed benefit of offshore drilling.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#3 Apr 29, 2010
Amazing how this disaster will rival the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.

Guess "drill baby drill" will sink without a trace, which is a good thing.

We have no business drilling off our shores, since we only represent 2% of the known oil reserves on earth, and it all gets sold on the open market through the cartels, so we as Americans never see the benefit of it, but get to pay for the clean up two ways, monetarily, and with environmental damage.

Before the moratorium on offshore drilling here in Florida 30 years ago, the beaches on the Atlantic side were always loaded with tar clods from the drilling.

With the lifting of the moratorium we expected the beaches to be destroyed again, and is yet another reason people are leaving Florida, and beachfront property is declining in value.

Hopefully this accident will render the moratorium intact, and BP bankrupted as a result, which I know won't happen, since they, like most large corporations, foreign and domestic are accustomed to the US taxpayer cleaning up their messes.

Since: Feb 07

San Francisco, CA

#4 Apr 29, 2010
right, barbie, we just have to continue invading countries for oil, having our kids get shot up.

typical marxist.
freebird

Duncanville, TX

#5 Apr 29, 2010
Caribou Barbie wrote:
Amazing how this disaster will rival the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.
Guess "drill baby drill" will sink without a trace, which is a good thing.
We have no business drilling off our shores, since we only represent 2% of the known oil reserves on earth, and it all gets sold on the open market through the cartels, so we as Americans never see the benefit of it, but get to pay for the clean up two ways, monetarily, and with environmental damage.
Before the moratorium on offshore drilling here in Florida 30 years ago, the beaches on the Atlantic side were always loaded with tar clods from the drilling.
With the lifting of the moratorium we expected the beaches to be destroyed again, and is yet another reason people are leaving Florida, and beachfront property is declining in value.
Hopefully this accident will render the moratorium intact, and BP bankrupted as a result, which I know won't happen, since they, like most large corporations, foreign and domestic are accustomed to the US taxpayer cleaning up their messes.
AMAZING HOW STUPID YOU ARE!!!
Tia Wanna

Brattleboro, VT

#6 Apr 29, 2010
lets hope this oil slick wont get as big as the one in the Rio Grande

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#8 Apr 29, 2010
Amazing! It has only taken a week for the Obama gang to figure out that government help was going to be needed. Meanwhile the oil slick has spread over thousands of square miles. He claims to be pro-active which is a total joke.
Just Another BK

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Apr 29, 2010
Does anybody really believe this was an accident? I'm sorry but I don't believe in coincidences! An oil rig just doesn't blow up. Someone blew it up!

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#10 Apr 29, 2010
scout wrote:
right, barbie, we just have to continue invading countries for oil, having our kids get shot up.
typical marxist.
You're just an ass, period. It's the Bush Crime Family that did that, loser. Bush was a marxist?? Had no idea. I always thought he was a fascist like you are.

Excuse me, but what part of 2 PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S KNOWN OIL RESERVES DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND. If makes no difference. Drilling is costing us billions, we're not getting the oil, as I stated, o illiterate one, all oil is SOLD ON THE OPEN MARKET THROUGH CARTELS. What about any of this don't you understand?

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#11 Apr 29, 2010
freebird wrote:
<quoted text>AMAZING HOW STUPID YOU ARE!!!
Prove me wrong fascist tool.

Thrill me with your acumen.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#12 Apr 29, 2010
Amazing are all the apologists out there for the wealthy elitists of the corporate Reich.

It seems Rethuglicans love environmental disasters, ruined beaches, destroyed wildlife, you big fishing fascists out there will be affected, oily dead fish, yum yum, must be what you live for.

You people make me sick. I see a Rethuglican and I'm automatically prone to wretching.

Your existence is replacing bran muffins.

Since: Feb 07

San Francisco, CA

#13 Apr 29, 2010
Caribou Barbie wrote:
<quoted text>
You're just an ass, period. It's the Bush Crime Family that did that, loser. Bush was a marxist?? Had no idea. I always thought he was a fascist like you are.
Excuse me, but what part of 2 PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S KNOWN OIL RESERVES DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND. If makes no difference. Drilling is costing us billions, we're not getting the oil, as I stated, o illiterate one, all oil is SOLD ON THE OPEN MARKET THROUGH CARTELS. What about any of this don't you understand?
He is told what to do by Marxists, like every political, mostly. Who buys all the oil? smarty pants. Yeah, China will have to go to war to get some. Just like WWI and WWII.

“Don't be afraid of my Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

or your own

#14 Apr 29, 2010
scout wrote:
right, barbie, we just have to continue invading countries for oil, having our kids get shot up.
typical marxist.
We could just try buying the oil on an open market.

Since: Oct 09

United States

#15 Apr 29, 2010
scout wrote:
<quoted text>
He is told what to do by Marxists, like every political, mostly. Who buys all the oil? smarty pants. Yeah, China will have to go to war to get some. Just like WWI and WWII.
World War I and World War IIc were about OIL?????

You seem to have access to some very esoteric history books.

Was there anything about Noah's Ark in them....?

“Don't be afraid of my Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

or your own

#16 Apr 30, 2010
Why would a corporation be allowed to have a rig operating without any plan in place to avert a disaster. Now they are saying it will take three months to cap.

We need to add BP to list of corporations to be executed, since they now have person-hood. Goldman Sachs, Toyota and BP should be given the death sentence.

Where is the media outrage, if there were currently a republican administration in place I am sure we would be reading more scathing reports.

“I certainly admire the problem”

Since: Feb 09

Homeytown

#17 Apr 30, 2010
Just Another BK wrote:
Does anybody really believe this was an accident? I'm sorry but I don't believe in coincidences! An oil rig just doesn't blow up. Someone blew it up!
Free market safety regulation blew it up, gov't can't do anything right! Spill, baby, spill! Now the fisherman might sue the oil company. I suggest they let the free market handle that process, don't get the courts involved since they can't do anything right. Spill, baby, spill. And the rest of you fatboys go stuff whopped down your gullet sitting on your Hummers at the drive thru.

“I certainly admire the problem”

Since: Feb 09

Homeytown

#18 Apr 30, 2010
*whoppers

(flame broiled, and pick up the Ironman 2 merchandise)

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#19 Apr 30, 2010
Freedom Lover of IL wrote:
Why would a corporation be allowed to have a rig operating without any plan in place to avert a disaster. Now they are saying it will take three months to cap.
We need to add BP to list of corporations to be executed, since they now have person-hood. Goldman Sachs, Toyota and BP should be given the death sentence.
Where is the media outrage, if there were currently a republican administration in place I am sure we would be reading more scathing reports.
From what I read, all rigs have automatic, remote control shut off valves, which in this case malfunctioned due to lack of maintenance and oversight by a republican deregulated EPA.

This disaster should result in the bankruptcy and dissolution of BP, period.

There needs to be consequences to destroying the environment. Not only should the costs we incur as taxpayers be reimbursed at loan shark rates, we need to seize a portion of this firm's assets hopefully in oil reserves, and add it to the national stockpile of oil we keep for emergencies.

Since: Oct 09

United States

#21 Apr 30, 2010
from today's Progress Report:

"THE DANGERS OF 'DRILL BABY DRILL': The disaster at the BP rig underscores the dangers of pursuing the simplistic, oil-driven energy policy proposed by right-wing figures. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin summed up this policy during the 2008 presidential campaign with the slogan "drill baby drill," which ended up being a chant at the 2008 Republican National Convention. Since then, conservatives and the oil industry have joined hands to continue to push oil as the answer to our energy problems. In 2008, Newt Gingrich began American Solutions for Winning the Future (ASWF), the casino-funded 527 that used the slogan "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" to promote the false idea that new offshore drilling could lower gas prices. On its website, ASWF is continuing its petition for offshore drilling, and other oil-industry front groups -- American Petroleum Institute, Energy Tomorrow, Institute for Energy Research, Americans for Prosperity, Heritage Foundation, and the Institute for 21st Century Energy -- are still promoting increased drilling and attacking green economy legislation that would reduce our dependence on oil."

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#22 Apr 30, 2010
Just Another BK wrote:
Does anybody really believe this was an accident? I'm sorry but I don't believe in coincidences! An oil rig just doesn't blow up. Someone blew it up!
So you think the rig destroyed because????..and by who? The owner?

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