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Started by Kai, June 14, 2010, 07:33:05 PM

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It wouldn't surprise me, if after this debacle has run it's course, all the Nations of the World, as one, decide that Oil drilling, and reliance on fossil fuels is just too problematic, and dirty.





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Quote from: BadBeast on June 16, 2010, 04:36:40 PM
It wouldn't surprise me, if after this debacle has run it's course, all the Nations of the World, as one, decide that Oil drilling, and reliance on fossil fuels is just too problematic, and dirty.





Then return to Whaling.

Is that what Japan is up to? 
Cynicism is a blank check for failure.

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But no, sadly, this will not change a thing.  And if you need no other indicator, it was Obama's weak address to the nation last night.  Yeah, he talked generally about the need to get over our addiction to fossil fuel, but there was no fire there.  No passion.  He totally let the Senate off the hook for stalling the energy bill.  What was/is required is a Kennedy-esque challenge to actually develop the next generation of energy resources. 

Nope, if he actually advances any new initiatives, he'll end up watering them down again like he did health care, because for as much game as he likes to talk, he's afraid of the GOP.  He's had two years to steamroll over them with big majorities.  He still thinks he can work with them.  It's incidents like these that demonstrate that sometimes you need to throw out domestic diplomacy, double down, and just do it. 
Cynicism is a blank check for failure.

Cramulus

a friend in long island says that BP reps are handing out fliers about what they're doing, and what they'll do if/when the oil spill reaches this far north

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Quote from: Kai on June 16, 2010, 05:35:21 PM
Just you wait till the hurricanes hit this summer and fall!  :lulz: :horrormirth: :horrormirth:

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Quote from: RWHN on June 16, 2010, 06:02:28 PM
But no, sadly, this will not change a thing.  And if you need no other indicator, it was Obama's weak address to the nation last night.  Yeah, he talked generally about the need to get over our addiction to fossil fuel, but there was no fire there.  No passion.  He totally let the Senate off the hook for stalling the energy bill.  What was/is required is a Kennedy-esque challenge to actually develop the next generation of energy resources. 

Nope, if he actually advances any new initiatives, he'll end up watering them down again like he did health care, because for as much game as he likes to talk, he's afraid of the GOP.  He's had two years to steamroll over them with big majorities.  He still thinks he can work with them.  It's incidents like these that demonstrate that sometimes you need to throw out domestic diplomacy, double down, and just do it. 

Don't worry about it. The forthcoming oil-related world war will sort the whole thing out. Then, with a bit of luck, you'll only have to wait a couple of thousand years for the dust to settle before you find out if we've left enough of the planet to ever be habitable again :horrormirth:

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Can't we, you know, ship 11/12ths of the humans off this planet to the Moon or Mars? I've heard there's plenty of water.
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Quote from: Cramulus on June 16, 2010, 06:03:25 PM
a friend in long island says that BP reps are handing out fliers about what they're doing, and what they'll do if/when the oil spill reaches this far north

Handing out BP fliers?

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Gulf Lawmakers to Obama: It's Time to Lift Ban on Offshore Drilling

QuoteGulf region lawmakers are demanding an end to the moratorium on offshore oil drilling imposed by the Obama administration, saying the cost to workers' livelihoods exceeds the risk of another spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Louisiana Rep. Charlie Melancon joined several of the region's other congressional members on Tuesday to argue that a six-month moratorium would result in 20,000 lost jobs and the collapse of offshore drilling companies and suppliers, who contribute $6 billion a year to federal coffers.

Melancon, a Democrat, along with 19 other Gulf lawmakers, held a press conference Tuesday to demand an end to the moratorium and to advocate for "responsible offshore drilling and continued development of our natural resources." Other representatives present, included Ted Poe, R-Texas; Charles Boustany, R-La.; Robert Aderholt, R-Ala.; Joe Barton, R-Texas and Gregg Harper, R-Miss.

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The U.S. government extended a moratorium on deep-water drilling in May by six months following the April 20 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers and unleashed millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf. BP currently has four other offshore oil drilling permits that were put on hold by Obama.

But the ban, while supported by the White House and other Democrats, has angered Gulf lawmakers who say it's crippling an already weakened economy in the region.

"Thousands of Louisianans are already out of work because of the devastating oil spill, but President Obama says he has a plan for all this job loss -- join the unemployment rolls, and collect a government check," Sen. David Vitter, R-La., wrote in an e-mail to his supporters on Tuesday.

"This is totally unacceptable. I will fight to keep every single Louisiana job Obama is putting in jeopardy as a result of this moratorium," Vitter said.

And in a letter to the Small Business Administration Tuesday, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., cited the six-month moratorium as a factor in the Gulf region's economic struggle.

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Public Polling Policy, a liberal-leaning polling agency, released a poll Tuesday that surveyed how unhappy Louisiana voters are with Obama's handling of the Gulf crisis.

Fifty percent of voters in the state -- including 31 percent of Democrats -- said former President George W. Bush handled Hurricane Katrina better than Obama's response to the oil spill crisis.

Cramulus

Quote from: Triple Zero on June 16, 2010, 06:42:14 PM
Quote from: Cramulus on June 16, 2010, 06:03:25 PM
a friend in long island says that BP reps are handing out fliers about what they're doing, and what they'll do if/when the oil spill reaches this far north

Handing out BP fliers?

... are you thinking what I'm thinking?

oh my goddess -- you're totally right!


I will get to work on this

Kai

Can someone please just walk up to Obama and tell him to please tell the Oil industry to stick it where the sun don't shine?



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Quote from: BadBeast on June 16, 2010, 04:36:40 PM
It wouldn't surprise me, if after this debacle has run it's course, all the Nations of the World, as one, decide that Oil drilling, and reliance on fossil fuels is just too problematic, and dirty.





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