Here we go again...(Second Oil Rig Explosion)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hot Shot., Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Goatboy

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    Modern society is addicted to oil. A spill here an explosion there it wont make any difference.
    Its like finding out your crack dealer kicks puppys for fun. You might hate him for it but your not going to stop going to him becouse you need your fix.
     
  2. Autovolt 127

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    YOU HAVE TO BE SHITTIN' ME!!!!!!!!!!! :banghead:  :banghead:  Here we go again. :banghead: 
     
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    Here's hoping our authorities pull their heads out of their asses and know how to handle things this time.

    And from now on, drill on land where we have a better chance of fixing these things!

    It runs along our addiction to oxygen.
     
  5. thenatureboywoo

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    I'm not gonna lie, I am a fan of oil. My car runs on it. So I guess without it, my car wouldn't go anywhere. I am willing to overlook this last explosion if those big bad oil companies supply me with more gallons of their sweet gasoline.
     
  6. Smokescreen

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    Why does this not surprise me? Hopefully, this one won't ruin the environment down there any further.
     
  7. AutobotSkids

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    No way. NO WAY.

    Please tell me the Government will actually do something about this.
     
  8. Insane Galvatron

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    I actually would prefer on shore drilling than any offshore, so the near shore ugliness of the rigs argument is moot. We used to drill on land, til the left wing environmentalists pushed 'em out into the water.

    And the idea of doing more damage is a left wing talking point. 1 gallon will do far less damage than 1000 no matter where it is. The millions of gallons that leaked out in the deep did more damage to the shores it floated to than the minuscule amount of a close shore well would have. It would have been capped so much faster, that the small amount of oil by comparison would have done far less damage.

    It's not that I'm unsympathetic to the damage done to the gulf, I'm just saying that the problems wouldn't have been as bad if not for the regulations that pushed them out into the deep water. Nor would people perceive the problem as so much worse than it actually is if not for the liberal news media making it sound worse. I was slightly amused by the fact that the clean up crews couldn't find the oil to clean it up. Rush was right again.

    I will bow out of this discussion, as it is going to get political. No way to avoid it on topics like this and global warming. Since it's against the rules, I want to stay in the good graces of the mods.
     
  9. Leadfoot

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    I cannot argue with you. The very next thing I would have said would have served no purpose other than getting the thread locked.
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

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    Not surprising. When people can't refute the facts he presents, they just attack him. Typical ad homien (sp?). It's part of the reason I listen to him. None of the left ever refute his political points, they just call him names. If he were as wrong as they say, why not prove it by disproving his arguments?
     
  11. Aernaroth

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    I'm not sure what point you're trying to make in your first paragraph, but the aesthetic effect of an oil rig close to shore is not what Leadfoot meant. They have a dramatic effect on the shoreline ecosystem even if no accidents happen.

    And as to the issue of more oil leaking out vs. faster response times, though a staggering amount of oil was released during the Deepwater spill, the vast majority of it didn't make it to shore, and instead was broken up by dispersants (which could be a whole other set of problems down the road, but that's an entirely different discussion), formed into slicks on the ocean surface, or gathered as part of the massive undersea oil plumes that have been observed around the spill area. If the rig had been close to shore, there would not have been time for even the rudimentary measures taken to protect the shorelines through, say, booming. So its more than just a leftist talking point.

    Lastly, there is incentive outside of regulation to do operations in deeper water, as that is where the reserves actually are. And without getting into an argument about the nature of the "liberal news media" and Rush, the Deepwater spill was a fucking catastrophe, and there really wasn't any exaggeration needed. But if you're backed out of the argument, please, don't let me drag you back in.
     
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    The great thing is if you actually read the article you can see that no significant amount of oil made it to the water, this is a completely different set-up and situation than the Deepwater rig, and there are approximately 100 similar fires a year on platforms. It is just now the words Gulf and Oil trigger the "Oh we can make news" button and then subsequently get people riled up because the only read our tagline that really has nothing to do with the facts at hand.
     
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    Just kidding. Seriously though that sucks.
     
  14. Insane Galvatron

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  16. Tigertrack

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    This maybe a good time to invest in electric vehicles.
     
  17. Aernaroth

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    The problem is that electric vehicles still need to get their electricity from somewhere (most likely from the available power grid), meaning there needs to be a significant increase in the electricity available to support this, most likely through new generating stations.

    Its not an issue if only a few people switch to electric cars, but if everyone starts driving Teslas, its a lot of juice to deal with.
     
  18. Tigertrack

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    True, but even when a few people drive electric cars, it saves fuel.
     
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    Kind of hard to refute BS talking points when political talk is verboten here at TFW.
     
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