Comments:Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico reported to have reached coast; offshore drilling ban announced by Obama administration

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Spill Baby Spill617:12, 15 June 2010
Comments from feedback form - "had nothing i was looking for"221:44, 19 May 2010
Using an oil spill as an excuse to ban offshore drilling is lame.116:49, 14 May 2010
Gulf Oil Spill000:41, 3 May 2010

Spill Baby Spill

BP leaks, the taxpayer pays. Can't you hear the queer silence of the conservative media these days?

218.95.47.68 (talk)03:12, 2 May 2010

Speaking as a libertarian, the incompetent fools that allowed this accident to happen should be held to the cost involved here. British Petroleum and whichever engineering firm designed the platform have a lot to account for, and the fact that the people of the USA are footing the bill for this bill is a travesty. That being said, the ban on offshore drilling is every bit as silly as the increased security in airports after 9/11. Also, the fact that BP probably isn't going to be charged for wrongdoing suggests that the industry won't take this as a catalyst for increased safety measures on existing offshore rigs. Once again, everyone is able to avoid responsibility, except for taxpayers.

174.3.34.255 (talk)04:27, 2 May 2010

British Petroleum doesn't exist. They dropped the name many years ago in an attempt to become somehow more international. BP no longer stands for anything.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)17:12, 15 June 2010
 

The only reason for the silence from the conservative media is that there is very little conservative media in general. Conservatives are very angry about this ban. Exclusively watching CNN or NPR, as you apparently do, however, would lead you to believe otherwise.

173.48.188.180 (talk)16:29, 2 May 2010

Surely you jest The entire media is conservative. by "conservative" you actually mean is in support of a neoliberal (laissez-faire) economic agenda and a neoconservative foreign policy agenda.

64.222.122.138 (talk)08:12, 4 May 2010
 

they're more far right-wing than FOX

64.222.113.243 (talk)16:47, 14 May 2010
 

It's not like this hasn't happened before. Like at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixtoc_I guess who ended up footing the bill and being snuffed when they asked for some compensation.

71.251.142.197 (talk)17:12, 2 May 2010
 

Comments from feedback form - "had nothing i was looking for"

had nothing i was looking for

206.255.101.170 (talk)21:36, 19 May 2010

And what was it you were looking for? If you're _slightly_ less vague, we might be able to help in the future.

ShakataGaNai ^_^21:43, 19 May 2010
 

Oh? What were you expecting?

C628 (talk)21:44, 19 May 2010
 

Using an oil spill as an excuse to ban offshore drilling is lame.

Obviously offshore drilling itself is not to blame for the incident. It is the people involved in this particular oil rig that should be held accountable since no other offshore drillers did anything wrong.

173.48.188.180 (talk)16:31, 2 May 2010

LOL the old "isolated incident" line. Dude, that died at Abu Graib. Sorry, but It doesn't work anymore, People are smarter than you think.

64.222.113.243 (talk)16:49, 14 May 2010
 

Gulf Oil Spill

As if this could ring anyones ear on the internet. To stop the oil flow they need high explosives right over the pipe. A missil or topedo would expidite the closure. Explosives have been used for years to cap oil drilling fires and would work the same a mile under the gulf of mexico to cap the leak. At least give it a try and see what happens. Whats the hold up?

72.177.193.98 (talk)00:41, 3 May 2010