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Old 25-06-2010, 05:34   #1
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BP Now Spills Coffee

For all you supporters of BP:

Now they have ruined their desks.

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Old 25-06-2010, 05:41   #2
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I suppose it was inevitable!
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Old 25-06-2010, 08:00   #3
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I suppose it was inevitable!
Um..... they all have american accents.....
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Old 25-06-2010, 08:49   #4
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that's because they are actors portraying the real people to protect their true identities. LoL
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Regardless of the accent it was absolutly hillarius.
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Apart from the CEO, I think a lot of the staff are american aren't they? Certainly I would expect the ones working the Gulf would be. I think BP is 1/3 American owned.
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This clip was awesome, thanks for posting it! I loved the part at the end where Kevin Costner asks them to throw in a golf ball... and then asked what happened!
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No worries mate! I loved it too!
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For anyone having worked in a large corporate environment disturbingly familiar..............
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I find it dissapointing that so many people (Americans) are blaming Brits when we all know the company structure and ownership status.

Jerks are jerks the world over, so its pointless pointing a finger of blame at a country (Britian)
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I find it dissapointing that so many people (Americans) are blaming Brits when we all know the company structure and ownership status.

Jerks are jerks the world over, so its pointless pointing a finger of blame at a country (Britian)
Us aussie's would never be too hard on the Brits(except for maybe the monarchy & cricket)
As you know most of us, aussie's that is, are convict stock from the mother country.
You are so right Ang, jerks is jerks, and BP have been proven to be jerks for years now.
There is a great book written about BP called "Failure to Learn", about the Texas City explosion in 2005, looks like they still haven't learnt.
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...There is a great book written about BP called "Failure to Learn", about the Texas City explosion in 2005, looks like they still haven't learnt.
Maybe, maybe not. Apparently in parts of the Gulf coast, residents are happy with what BP is doing to mitigate the disaster and relief payments have started flowing very quickly. Some local politicians have even been quoted as saying that they are surprised by how much BP is doing.
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Jeez, for 75 days now we have listened to 'arm chair' scientists that are critiquing BP's every move. If all these people know better than the people actually doing something, why aren't they down there in the Gulf helping out? I'm pretty sure the most knowledgeable(experienced) people are trying their best at this point to cap this thing and clean up the mess. It took 10 months in 1979 to cap a well in 260' of water. This well is in 5000' of water, exponentially more difficult. I'm not in the oil industry, just a guy watching the 'madness' of all these people who 'think' they know more than the professionals. Just a sidenote, they say the flow is 60,000 barrels a day. It's a 10" pipe. Do the calculations. It would have to flow at 39 gal/sec.(per second!) for 60,000 barrels/day. The capacity of the pipe(10") is .41 gal/foot. It's about 75% gas flowing out. The pipe would have to be emptying at a rate of over 350'/second(or 238 MPH). I've looked at the video of the wellhead. It doesn't look anywhere near that much flow to me. The estimates look out of whack to me.
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Jeez, for 75 days now we have listened to 'arm chair' scientists that are critiquing BP's every move. If all these people know better than the people actually doing something, why aren't they down there in the Gulf helping out?
It's a bit far for me (wrong side of the ocean) and I am convinced that BP isn't sitting back and just letting oil belch out at whatever rate.
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Jeez. I could have told you guys how to clean up your spill efficiently, and I'm only a Kindergarten Teacher.

You missed no less than half a dozen simple ideas and opportunities for quick and efficient cleanups before things got too heavy... But did you guys want to listen to me and accept help from us Europeans? Nope.

By gum, if that is the way you guys handle major decisions, it is no wonder that we were successful at world domination and you weren't. (Worth also noting that we knew when to stop and let go, too).
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