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In the fateful hours before the Deepwater Horizon exploded about 50 miles off the Louisiana shore, a safety test was supposedly performed to detect if explosive gas was leaking from the mile-deep well.
While some data were being transmitted to shore for safekeeping right up until the blast, officials from Transocean, the rig owner, told Congress that the last seven hours of its information are missing and that all written logs were lost in the explosion. Earlier tests that suggested explosive gas was leaking were preserved.
The gap poses a mystery for investigators: What decisions were made — and what warnings might have been ignored?
According to this article, when Halliburton showed BP PLC and Transocean officials the results of pressure tests that suggested gas was leaking, the rig workers were put on "standby." The story is that "Transocean and BP company people got their heads together," and 40 minutes later gave the green light. The Halliburton crew members were not shown any new test results.
"They said they did their own tests, and they came out OK. But there was no real record or real-time recordation of that test."
It has been stated that BP and Transocean quite probably had monetary reasons for ignoring the earlier tests.
http://www.dailyfinance.com/article/expert-surface-area-of-g...
And according to this article, rig workers in Gulf oil spill were told to sign statements, 'or they can't go home'.
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/as...
It seems that all is not as it appears - and once again, it is money that is doing the talking.



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Something else that crossed my mind

is the fact that three anti FED representatives have constituencies that derived their livelihoods either directly or indirectly from the Gulf of Mexico.
Ron Paul, David Vitter and Alan Grayson...Just food for thought...

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

More food for thought...

The 3 of them and many of their constituencies are probably heavy in BP stock, as well. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out, at the end of the day.

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Accident, my a$$.

Does the term "willful negligence" mean anything to you?
But that's ok. Their greed is going to lead to their downfall, Jim. Watch and learn.

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Amerianna: What is your point? If you

would have read my post on the very first thread on this subject I told you exactly what happened. Now you have confirmed it in you own agenda. This was an accident, Period. Research my post. You said nothing I did not write the day of the accident.

Yes companies are trying to protect themselves. On the other hand you are pushing your own agenda. What is it? Global Warming, environmentalism, socialism!

Do you live here on the coast. Is your job in jeopardy? We are living it and doing all we can to mitigate this accident. Yes I believe the companies responsible should pay for their mistakes in management. I mean pay every dime. This is up to the courts.

Other than that I do not believe more regulation is called for. That will just be an opportunity for government take over the oil and gas industry like they did the banks and GM.

Jim

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Willful Negligence.

Willful Negligence. Intentional performance of an unreasonable act in disregard of a known risk, making it highly probable that harm will be caused. Willful negligence usually involves a conscious indifference to the consequences. There is no clear distinction between willful negligence and gross negligence.

Its all about feeding their greed.

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Accident my @$$. The week

Accident my 2$$. The week before BaloneyObama said he was opening the Gulf for new oil drilling and then a week later, Kah Bloohey. Another coincidence. I think not.

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If your comment is even remotely true,

its for the best:
The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely. The decision by the department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BP's lease at Deepwater Horizon a "categorical exclusion" from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009 -- and BP's lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion to expand those exemptions -- show that neither federal regulators nor the company anticipated an accident of the scale of the one unfolding in the gulf. CBSNews.com Special Section: Disaster in the Gulf Rethinking the rulesNow, environmentalists and some key senators are calling for a reassessment of safety requirements for offshore drilling.

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Once again my point - that

Once again my point - that greedy Corporatists steal our wealth with their monopolies, pollute our environment with their greed and operate with no regard for accountability - is proven.

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right

and it should be pointed out that those Corpratisis exist in the private sector AND in our Government. Government fascilitates the existence of those monopolies by "regulating" industries, imposing rules that only the biggest companies could afford to accommodate. Thus squashing competition by making it financially impossible for new companies to enter into the market.

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Government sponsored cartels with monopoly power.= Bane

One Ring to bind them all and in darkness rule them.
In the Land of Mordor where (even) the shadows lie.

Why do they clamor so against evil, greedy corporations when the evilest and greediest corporations are government sponsored, sanctioned and protected?

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In case you haven't noticed...

there's a new sheriff in town.

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Bump for you are Absolutely

Right.

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