• connie dobbs

    So say we all!

  • http://www.puretravel.com mark

    This is quite spooky, was it Nostradamus that made a whole bunch of predictions in tha past which all came true?

  • john

    But Obama just said we've never seen an oil spill like this…

    • 5by5

      Dude, this was one even I didn't remember. Granted, I was like 11 years old at the time, but still.

      The reason why (ironically) this little factoid didn't pop into everyone's head immediately 30 years after the fact, was because of the OTHER thing going on at the time — namely the Iranian Hostage Crisis, which knocked this story right the hell off the front page.

      And of course not long after, George Bush Sr, CIA Director Bill Casey, and his aide, current SecDef Robert Gates were going to Paris to cut a deal with the enemy to keep those hostages incarcerated until Ronnie Raygun could get elected. The first seeds of the Iran-Contra “arms for hostages” set of deals with slimebags like arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.

      Most of the media was distracted by the “drama” in Iran even then, but the media NOW? I doubt anyone other than Rachel Maddow's show would have bothered to investigate this much to even find the info. And people in government are too often so focused on the immediate crisis, they don't think to ask such questions like, “How was this handled before?” They quite erroneously assume that industry tries to prepare for such eventualities. It doesn't help that this was also precisely what BP was claiming — that they had made technological advances and therefore could handle any potential emergencies.

      You can't blame Obama for their lies, but you can blame him for believing their line of bull, when clearly, these are people of low character. There are some people who've abused the privilege so much, they don't deserve the “benefit of the doubt”. Oil execs, bankers, Republican politicians, corporate lobbyists, mercenaries…. these are not people you place your trust in. These are people you place in JAIL.

      • Unity.

        placing republican politicians in a group with mercenaries…typical liberal.
        -not stating that iam a republican..im far from it-
        But please..be a little open minded..
        and quit pointing fingers..the direction they should be pointed is at ourselves for letting the government get to the status its in.. we need to make it the United STATES!
        if you rather spend your time bickering on some blog be my guest..you won’t change anything people… your ideals won’t last very long in the real world due to your lack of acceptance of you or your party being at fault.. your just as much of a cause for splitting our country into two directions as the reds….

        so please..remember its ONE country… not two…
        We all come together and make a choice… WE the PEOPLE..need to retake control

        • Tizzy

          Unity- you are so right. The American people are like sheep and are blind to what is really going on and apparently don't read or do research about our government. We can not change the governmnet because WE (the people) are not in charge. It is the “Secret Society”, Bilderberg group and other's that run our country.

        • Jimbo

          United STATES? Another states rights guy. Read the Federalist papers and then you'll understand the importance of Federalism. I agree with the public detachment towards governance, but I've worked with all three levels of govt: Federal, state and municipal and I can honestly say the sh**&*t rolls down hill. The most incompetent and corrupt are local; the least Federal. It is the municipal debt that will sink us in the end.

          I also find it amusing that the states screaming the loudest for libertarianism and states rights; the rocky mountains, deep south and plains are on the dole from the rest of us: Except for TX, FL and NC, all the states in the areas I mentioned receive more back from the federal government than they contribute in resident's federal taxes. (Both personal and corporate). The two coasts and the states that border the Great Lakes pay for the federal government.

  • jayurbzz

    god forbid we bring government regulations into play and ask why they didn't become stricter after that…

    • 5by5

      Reagan and Bush Sr. were too busy destroying the safety net for working people and deregulating everything in sight (ie. Sec of Interior James Watt and the whole “trees cause pollution” BS), and Clinton was too busy killing welfare with “reform” while deregulating media to the point where only one person left on the teevee even bothers to ask questions like this anymore.

      • 5by5

        Oh and taking the solar cells off the roof of the White House that Carter had installed. Reagan was very busy distancing himself from that good example of renewable energy.

  • Bert Heyder

    Ok here goes: Drop a railroad “coal car”, upside down over the leak, with piping or hose attached to allow the oil to the top of the gulf into freighters instead of allowing it to harm our beaches! Is that at least a possible solution?

    • Gwennmacconal

      Sounds similar to the dome BP already tried to use–crystallization began occurring (ice forming on the inside because of the temperature of the water at that depth) and so it was not sustainable. In other words, it would work until the ice burst the dome/coal-car or whatever you use, only before that point, the cold would thicken the oil so much it would clog at pipe-hole.

  • Dave

    Baaaa, Baaaa, Baaaaa…
    Translation for Sheepese…
    Don't worry they'll take care of it…..
    Wake up AMERICA! Stop being SHEEP! Stand up for the correct reasons!
    Pass the Vinegar… I need to compliment the oil in my seafood salad!
    These are the same characters in the comedic tragedy that is our Goverment/Energy Realty TV Show!

  • Sevekh

    Frak you BP…

  • William

    How does the public submit ideas to stop this disaster?I have a grood one.

  • tami

    Thank you for a great presentation

  • Jimbo

    United STATES? Another states rights guy. Read the Federalist papers and then you’ll understand the importance of Federalism. I agree with the public detachment towards governance, but I’ve worked with all three levels of govt: Federal, state and municipal and I can honestly say the sh**&*t rolls down hill. The most incompetent and corrupt are local; the least Federal. It is the municipal debt that will sink us in the end.

    I also find it amusing that the states screaming the loudest for libertarianism and states rights; the rocky mountains, deep south and plains are on the dole from the rest of us: Except for TX, FL and NC, all the states in the areas I mentioned receive more back from the federal government than they contribute in resident’s federal taxes. (Both personal and corporate). The two coasts and the states that border the Great Lakes pay for the federal government.

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