Riddle Me This

May 25, 2010 by admncc

OK, this isn’t a riddle, but I’ve always wanted to use that line to title a post.  Instead, I’ll make a statement that could also be read as a question.

We can put a man on the moon but we cannot stop an oil leak?  Come on, BP.  Or maybe I should say, “Come on, someone.”  I can’t believe that one month has passed and this situation still isn’t resolved.

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  1. Jane says:

    The BP Executives are on the Today Show almost every day. It seems like they’re more worried about the perception that they’re trying to fix it.

  2. NeoConDon says:

    I’m an environmentalist, so I get very upset when I see this level of incompetency. The enviro-fascists are really to blame. They’re the ones that have made it impossible to drill on land. If something like this happened on land, the hole would be plugged in a couple hours, not a few months.

    Secondly, the better comparison is the Apollo 13 mission. EVERYONE in the country came together to solve the problem. They didn’t blame anyone, they came up with a solution. No one is taking the reigns on this issue. Unfortunatley for the environment, this issue belongs to the U.S. Federal Gov’t, and they don’t want anything to do with it, or don’t know what to do. They want a front seat in your bedroom, at your dinner table, and in the seat of your car… but they refuse to do the job that they are required to do according to the Laws of the United States. Any other president that ignored a catastrophy at this level for so long would be facing impeachment.

  3. MajorLeague09 says:

    I’m so sick and tired of people blaming the gov’t for this problem. BP is the company that can’t fix the leak. BP is the company that wasn’t following it’s own safety rules. Everyone complains that the gov’t is trying to take control of everything. So when the gov’t leaves the problem up to the company that caused it, people get upset cause the gov’t didn’t step in. What do you people want. You complain when the gov’t doesn’t do anything, then you complain when the gov’t tries to take control of things that will help companys from ripping us off or protecting the enviroment. I overheard a news radio show asking the question: “Who should pay for all the clean up costs?” I thought that was the stupidest question i’ve ever heard. BP should be the only one who pays for this. But I think we all know how this ends. We will end up paying for this. Higher taxes and gas prices. I just can’t understand why they haven’t been able to come up with a plan to stop the leak? I guess Bruce Willis wasn’t available to help them.

  4. NeoConDon says:

    Unfortunatley Major League, U.S. LAWS do not agree with you…while BP is clearly responsible as a business and will pay a huge financial price, the U.S. Gov’t is responsible to the people. Just like they were to New Orleans when the levees broke…The feds control that area and those businesses.

    Now, it’s obvious that the U.S. gov’t AND BP does not have the science or the technology to stop the leak…In the end however, the federal gov’t owns this problem. The feds approved this platform. They inspected it. They gave it safety and environmental passes. Remember, they do not have the authority to tell me that I must purchase health insurance, but they do have the responsiblity to protect our environment from the incompetence of foreign business. Perhaps we should drill for our own oil on our own soil…check me out…I’m a poet.

  5. Jen says:

    It’s astounding to me that I turn on the news every single morning and see the same shot of oil pouring out of that hole.

    That is a great title, I may have used that one before 🙂

  6. Tristan says:

    Right you are, Don. When the Gulf was opened for deep water drilling, I saw the game being played. I honestly didn’t expect anyone to be foolish enough to even try it, but I’m sure The Powers That Be are tickled pink that BP took the bait and demonized oil to the next level. All the more reason to keep our presence lodged deep in the Middle East, feeding our insatiable addiction for hydrocarbons through blood and U.N. tyranny.

    Nuclear has been demonized for half a century or more over a lot less. The reality is that there is no greater source of power among men than energy, therefore anything that could shift the production of energy closer to the individual is something that the collective will not allow and they will go to great lengths to preserve the status quo.

    Here’s an interesting thought experiment: If a cold fusion type of process was developed, would it ever see the light of day? What would happen if it did? Who would benefit and who would fall? Thus, might the technology exist already?

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