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  • FLASH-Oil Spill stopped

    At 1300 local time,BP execs announced that the latest attempt to staunch the spill from the Deepwater Horizon well had worked.
    Crews spent the morning of 9 June feeding the hole in the ocean's floor with wedding cake.
    Now the well won't put out.


















    Psych!

  • #2
    You knew it was going that way...
    HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL

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    • #3
      Hahaaha. The real joke would be for some science-geek high-schooler to figure a way of collecting the surface oil and processing enough of it to make a quick buck out of it. Imagine how fast they would be working to stop flow/clean up then eh? Especially if the process hit the internet.
      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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      • #4
        The technology to collect a lot of the oil currently pouring out already exists.Skimmers,oil containment booms(not really effective in open water but you use what you have) and people tossing out oil absorbent pads and then collecting them have worked before and can help even if it takes a while to do it all.Even centrifugal oil purifiers can be used to seperate oil from water and dump the water overboard while piping the oil to tanks are available in sizes bign enough to work.
        The government would rather spend time listening to an actor(Why did you just think Kevin Costner?) with a device that only replicates available equipment instead of working to co-ordinate the shipment of as much oil collection gear as can fit in the Gulf of Mexico.
        That would be too simple and an efficient use of government time.

        Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
        Hahaaha. The real joke would be for some science-geek high-schooler to figure a way of collecting the surface oil and processing enough of it to make a quick buck out of it. Imagine how fast they would be working to stop flow/clean up then eh? Especially if the process hit the internet.
        Last edited by doughesson; 06-10-2010, 02:51 PM.

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        • #5
          NEWS FLASH!!!

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!!

          DATELINE: NEW ORLEANS!!!


          Oreck Vacuum Company has just deployed a fleet of Oreck Vacuum Boats to clean up the massive oil spill.

          More at 10pm


          The next sound you will hear will really suck...
          HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL

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          • #6
            Since first hearing of the issue, I've wondered why they haven't had those centrifugal devices out there right from the start. I know they're expensive but surely not as much so as the clean-up will be if and when they get that sucker capped.

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            • #7
              "THAT" isn't a sucker...

              It is a blower...

              I agree... the response has been dismal and "too-little too-late".

              Send a few thousand firefighters down there and they will solve it, or at least have a good time trying...
              HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL

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              • #8
                Actually what I was getting at was that some smart kid could make himself some big money (until BP and USG got notice) scooping that stuff up and selling it.
                If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
                  Hahaaha. The real joke would be for some science-geek high-schooler to figure a way of collecting the surface oil and processing enough of it to make a quick buck out of it. Imagine how fast they would be working to stop flow/clean up then eh? Especially if the process hit the internet.
                  The technology already exists. the Dutch have it. Kevin Costner also has a company that can do the same. Seems there was a previous oil spill from the Exxon Valdez that spurned the development of all of this technology. Of course after 21 years of no problems no one cared.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by firecat1 View Post
                    Since first hearing of the issue, I've wondered why they haven't had those centrifugal devices out there right from the start. I know they're expensive but surely not as much so as the clean-up will be if and when they get that sucker capped.
                    Exactly!!!!! From day one they have not tried to pick up the oil or contain the spill. The response had been dismal at best.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
                      Exactly!!!!! From day one they have not tried to pick up the oil or contain the spill. The response had been dismal at best.
                      Shutup.....

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                      • #12
                        Wanna solve this thing? Tell the dopeheads that they can get high on floating crude oil and they'll clear the Gulf so fast it'll make your head spin.
                        “I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky.”
                        ― Hunter S. Thompson

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                        • #13
                          This is the best idea I've seen yet

                          I like this suggestion. Just have to make sure all the occupants are in the building when they do this.
                          Attached Files

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                          • #14
                            How would B/P handle a coffee spill?


                            http://www.allproudamericans.com/how...fee-spill.html
                            Think first and be safe. Your family wants to hold you, not a folded flag.

                            Proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PaladinKnight View Post
                              NEWS FLASH!!!

                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!!

                              DATELINE: NEW ORLEANS!!!


                              Oreck Vacuum Company has just deployed a fleet of Oreck Vacuum Boats to clean up the massive oil spill.

                              More at 10pm


                              The next sound you will hear will really suck...
                              Way to go PK!

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