O/T: "Drill Baby Drill"

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On Sun, 2 May 2010 16:20:13 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"

Not only are you a pathetic bigot you are a troll too.
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wrote:

I'm with Lew. I think Obama and his administration were a tad late, but have properly stated that BP will need to pay, and I hope that all damage will fall under that.
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Han wrote:

The administration was a tad late, but WAY early to blame BP.
BP is probably the culprit here, but it's far to early to assign blame. For all we know, a Taliban militant could have set the rig on fire.
I look hard at the first crewman in a life boat.
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On 05/03/2010 05:30 AM, HeyBub wrote:

Conceivable, but that's no excuse for the blowout preventer to fail.
Chris
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On 5/3/2010 1:56 PM, Chris Friesen wrote:

For all we know he could have dropped a hundred pounds of C4 down the pipe while he was about it.
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On Mon, 03 May 2010 15:23:48 -0400, "J. Clarke"

Pretty hard to drop anything "down the pipe" with all that oil coming up under considerable pressure.
And planting explosives at 5000 foot depth? Without a support ship on the surface for the robotic sub? Yeah, that's likely, too!
Bwhahahahaha!
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snipped-for-privacy@smallboots.com wrote:

A hack-saw could have easily cut the communication wires to the BOP. I don't think BOPs are autonomous devices (like a sprinkler system). How could a BOP know the rig above it has caught fire or been blown away?
Bwhahahahaha!
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On 5/03/10 4:07 PM, HeyBub wrote:

Less pressure or increased flow come to mind.
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FrozenNorth wrote:

Right. That's the way I would design it. But that implies some sort of self-awareness on the part of the BOP. We don't know whether they are that smart.
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On 05/03/2010 02:07 PM, HeyBub wrote:

Umm....a BOP is a failsafe device. If it loses communications with the rig above it should close the pipe. Basic deadman switch.
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Key word - - - - "should"
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On Mon, 03 May 2010 15:39:43 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@smallboots.com wrote the following:

Possible scenario: Perp "parks" his boat a mile off, scubas to the downpipe. He runs a cable around the pipe with the explosive pack on it, sets it, and lets it go. He uses his electric torpedo to get back to the boat and takes off. Meanwhile, the explosive pack is weighted so it follows the pipe to the ocean floor where it explodes.
Probable scenario 1: GS bets big, hires oil driller to sabotage the unit for a percentage.
Probable scenario 2: Oil companies decide this is the best way today to increase their profits. Money filters down and it's done.
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Larry Jaques wrote:

Probable scenario 3: Obama and his socialists buddies (AlGore comes to mind) sabotage in effort to get gas prices high enough that his hair brained plans to run the world on hot air will make him rich[er].
Probable scenario 4: Bush did it, well, because he's just a big prick.
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wrote:

Scenario 3: Driller takes shortcuts to save money. Doesn't install excess flow valve. Uses a faulty safety shut-off. Uses crewmen who speak several different languages confounding instructions..............and safety measures.
Max
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On 5/4/2010 4:29 PM, Max wrote:

Per William Of Occam:
Senario 4: It was simply an unanticipated accident having never before happened quite this way.
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One of those once in 500 year floods? {:-)
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Max wrote:

The amount of money spent by "drillers" to minimize risk would boggle your mind.

Yeah, I can see them using a faulty shut off valve to save some money on a multi-BILLION $ oil platform. We are talking private business, not government. Only government would knowingly do something so stupid.
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No, government would pay *more* for the faulty valve. They would get more in campaign contributions, though.
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Hmm. Do I detect a little confirmational bias there? {:-)
Max (somewhat familiar with BPs "shortcuts")
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On 5/5/2010 8:15 AM, Jack Stein wrote:

Ford Pinto, Lockheed Electra, exploding laptop batteries, Chinese drywall,...
...and just for giggles, I did searches on 'design defects' and got 3,480,000 web hits and 2,110,000 image hits.
Stupidity appears to be evenly distributed.
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