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Kevin Costner, Hero of the Gulf Oil Leak Disaster
Associated Content ^ | june 26, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington

Posted on 06/26/2010 3:26:36 PM PDT by Marcus

Actor and film producer Kevin Costner has become an unlikely hero of the Gulf oil leak disaster. Costner has a company that produces machines that separate oil from water using a centrifuge system. BP has purchased 32 of the machines.

Three of the machines are expected to be deployed and working this weekend, with the rest in operation within the next sixty days. The machines, built by Costner's company Ocean Therapy Inc, are designed to purify two hundred thousand gallons of water each day of operation. Costner spent seventeen years and twenty million dollars of his own money developing the water purification machines.

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1 posted on 06/26/2010 3:26:40 PM PDT by Marcus
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To: Marcus
Costner has a company that produces machines that separate oil from water using a centrifuge system.

/p>Yeah, but does his company produce machines that separate Oil from Water from Corexit?/s

2 posted on 06/26/2010 3:29:26 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Marcus

Maybe this is his apology for “Waterworld?”


3 posted on 06/26/2010 3:33:24 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: Marcus

Let’s wait to see how well his machines work before we bestow the Congressional Medal of Honor upon him.


4 posted on 06/26/2010 3:34:55 PM PDT by Riodacat (Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Marcus

Separate and purify is two very different things.


5 posted on 06/26/2010 3:35:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sacajaweau
Separate and purify is two very different things.

+99% is pretty close
6 posted on 06/26/2010 3:43:19 PM PDT by WackySam (To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.)
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To: Marcus

Assuming these machines will do the job, and i hope they do, what takes so long to put them in action?

I thought he had 32 ready to go. Time is everything here.


7 posted on 06/26/2010 3:44:03 PM PDT by dmet
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To: Sacajaweau; Marcus
Separate and purify is [sic] two very different things.

Try it again. But think first. When water is purified, what happens? Impurities, that is, those substances not water, particulate matter, dissolved minerals, etc, are separated from the water. Separation is the process by which something is purified.
8 posted on 06/26/2010 3:46:01 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Marcus
Wow, this turned into a cynical thread real quick.

At least Costner has something to offer that may help instead of just sitting at his keyboard and bitching.

Thanks for posting, I hope his invention helps and he makes a fortune from it.

9 posted on 06/26/2010 3:46:53 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Marcus
“Costner spent seventeen years and twenty million dollars of his own money developing the water purification machines”

Oh the marvels of private initiative and risking ones own capital! Had this been left to the government we'd be lucky to get two midnight basketball teams that didn't steal the equipment.

10 posted on 06/26/2010 3:48:50 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: gwilhelm56

I liked “Waterworld.” I am not kidding. I guess I am the only one.

I remember liking “the Postman” too.


11 posted on 06/26/2010 3:51:57 PM PDT by Persevero (The Second American Revolution, “THE GREAT FLUSH”, starts Nov. 2, 2010)
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To: Persevero

"Com'on Meat, throw that weak ass s**t."


12 posted on 06/26/2010 3:56:31 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Persevero

I liked “Waterworld.” I am not kidding. I guess I am the only one.

I’m outting myself here - Me too!

Mel


13 posted on 06/26/2010 3:58:11 PM PDT by melsec
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To: Persevero

I also like Waterworld. I liked The Postman, as well, but I preferred the book.


14 posted on 06/26/2010 4:00:25 PM PDT by reformedliberal ("If it takes a blood bath, let's get it over with." R. Reagan)
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To: Marcus

Creativity, vision, entrepreneurship - you know - what America used to be all about... Now I know why I dreamt of Waterworld a couple of times months ago, lol...


15 posted on 06/26/2010 4:09:56 PM PDT by khnyny (Worst US environmental disaster EVER - BP Oil Spill in the Gulf - Obama's Fault!!!)
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To: Marcus

Costner put $20M of his own money where his mouth is. I hope his gadgets work, but I have a lot of respect for him whether they do or not. I don’t even care if he’s a liberal. I hope he makes a fortune with these machines.


16 posted on 06/26/2010 4:13:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Marcus
A Hollywood nitwit can't sell his machines but is connected enough to force BP to buy them to put on small fishing vessels which are being used as skimmers. Some hero.

Meanwhile, a ship owner in Taiwan coverts a supertanker the size of an aircraft carrier into a skimmer and his ship is tied up in Norfork awaiting the Coast Guard, the EPA and Obama to give the OK to use it. The media barely reports on it too (I've yet to see this ship mentioned on TV)

Giant Oil Skimmer makes stop in Norfork

17 posted on 06/26/2010 4:15:45 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: reformedliberal; Persevero

Actually, I did like Waterworld. Only after I was lucky enough to work with him on “For Love of the Game.” He is a registered GOP, but fell to the DARK SIDE with this OBAMA BS.

His machines, from what FEW reports there actually were, are 95 - 97%.. which is still good enough.


18 posted on 06/26/2010 4:24:51 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: Brugmansian
A Hollywood star nitwit can't sell his machines but is connected enough to force BP to buy them puts his money where his mouth and helps to build a machine to support a cause he believes in and to put(s) them on small fishing vessels which are being used as skimmers. Some hero.

Fixed it for you

19 posted on 06/26/2010 4:27:52 PM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Marcus
Well I'll be damned...

A man willing to put his money where his mouth his.

Way to go, Costner!

20 posted on 06/26/2010 4:37:59 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: Las Vegas Ron
At least Costner has something to offer that may help instead of just sitting at his keyboard and bitching.

I'm skeptical. I can't find any evidence of this machine being used for anything other than a marketing prototype.

Who has purchased from this company in the past?

Has this miracle machine been successfully used?

Can anyone provide links other than the "Ocean Therapy Solutions" website?

I suspect that:

1) BP has been coerced into purchasing these machines and

2) Kevin Costner has a lot more to gain from this than any of the folks in LA, MS, FL or AL.

21 posted on 06/26/2010 4:39:16 PM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Brugmansian

The story about the Taiwan ship made it to our local news here in Richmond VA. Haven’t heard a word on national news about it, tho. No surprise there.


22 posted on 06/26/2010 4:39:29 PM PDT by iceskater (I can see November from my house.)
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To: verga

Oh...a cause he believes in. He’s making a difference. He’s giving something back. We’re all moving forward because of a Hollywood nitwit.


23 posted on 06/26/2010 4:43:56 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Marcus

Let’s see what happens in real world use before condemning or praising him, 20 Mill of his own money OK!


24 posted on 06/26/2010 4:46:32 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: sonofagun
2) Kevin Costner has a lot more to gain from this than any of the folks in LA, MS, FL or AL.

You may very well be correct, I certainly hope not though. The people you mentioned need all of the help they can get...it certainly isn't coming from obama.

25 posted on 06/26/2010 5:07:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: gwilhelm56

Yes that is good enough especially considering that the sea floor leaks oil all of the time so that tells me nature can handle small amounts of oil on her own.


26 posted on 06/26/2010 5:23:25 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Marcus

Costner’s device is basically a Cream separator, albeit a rather large one. No real new technology here.


27 posted on 06/26/2010 5:53:21 PM PDT by Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
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To: chris_bdba
considering that the sea floor leaks oil all of the time

One Scientist type on one of the shows I regularly listen to (can't remember which one at the moment), said that Natural Seepage in Gulf of Mexico is equivalent to 2 Exxon Valdez a YEAR.

28 posted on 06/26/2010 5:56:16 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: Marcus

At the start of the crisis, it was reported that Costner’s brother was a scientist who invented these machines, and Kevin put up his own money as financing. Hope these contraptions work.


29 posted on 06/26/2010 5:57:43 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Don't be mad at BP....Be mad at the environmentalists who won't allow drilling in shallow waters.)
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To: dmet

Costner said he was ready to go on May 4th. I’ll give you one guess why it’s taking so long to deploy his machines. Here’s a hint; it took BP six days to even reply to his offer.


30 posted on 06/26/2010 6:13:38 PM PDT by TigersEye ("Flotilla" means "pirate ships running supplies to terrorists.")
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To: Persevero

“I remember liking “the Postman” too.”

The book was far far better.


31 posted on 06/26/2010 6:20:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Brugmansian

Fox had the ship this morning.


32 posted on 06/26/2010 6:23:57 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TigersEye

I’ve also heard the EPA delayed it because it was only 99% efficient. They didn’t like that 1% being put back in the ocean.


33 posted on 06/26/2010 6:29:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Ordinarily I would say you have to be pulling my leg. But nothing is ordinary anymore. Arghhhhhhhhhhh!


34 posted on 06/26/2010 6:37:41 PM PDT by TigersEye ("Flotilla" means "pirate ships running supplies to terrorists.")
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To: Persevero
I liked “Waterworld.” I am not kidding. I guess I am the only one.
I remember liking “the Postman” too.

Nah, you're not the only one. I LOVED Dennis Hopper's character in Waterworld! But I preferred the book "Postman", to the movie, though I enjoyed the movie.

35 posted on 06/26/2010 6:41:22 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: reformedliberal
I also like Waterworld. I liked The Postman, as well..

My taste is a little more twisted. Did anyone prefer "Mr. Brooks?"

36 posted on 06/26/2010 7:10:46 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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