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WSJ NEWS ALERT: Obama Says BP's Latest Approach to Fix Leak is 'Not Without Risk'
WSJ Email Alert | 05/29/2010 | Not Attributed

Posted on 05/29/2010 5:59:32 PM PDT by Glenn

President Obama says the U.S. will pursue 'all responsible' methods to contain the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico after BP announced the 'top kill' method had failed.


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1 posted on 05/29/2010 5:59:32 PM PDT by Glenn
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To: Glenn

This country was founded by people who took great risks.


2 posted on 05/29/2010 6:01:07 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Glenn

He’s a national disgrace!


3 posted on 05/29/2010 6:01:47 PM PDT by stevecmd
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To: Glenn

>> President Obama says the U.S. will pursue ‘all responsible’ methods

Why rule out the irresponsible methods, or did he?


4 posted on 05/29/2010 6:03:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
When everything was looking good for a topkill, The Undocumented Worker In Chief says, "Mark my words, as the BP gulf oil spill captures the imagination of millions of Americans, I have directed BP to contain this leak and have personally taken complete ownership of this process." Today, after the topkill has failed, it's back to BP to fix this. This clown should have stuck with community organizing... then again, I don't think he's capable of organizing a kitchen spice rack.
5 posted on 05/29/2010 6:08:59 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Gene Eric

Hey, with all the years he’s had in the drilling business, he’s calling the shots.


6 posted on 05/29/2010 6:09:36 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: bgill

And why not? He’s been so successful with banks, autos, insurance companies....


7 posted on 05/29/2010 6:15:02 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Glenn

What if they put a pretty hefty explosive charge in the well, far below the surface but above the gas and oil and then set it off. Seems like the area above it would collapse in on the newly created space and clog up the pipe above the level of the explosion. Heck it happens all the time in the old movies. Someone in a mine shaft and something causes the shaft between them and the exit to collapse, effectively blocking them from escape. Just change the people in the mine shaft for the the deposit of oil.

You might have to use several charges at different levels in order to free up enough debris to fill the void right below it, but sooner or later there would be so much debris piled on the pipe that it would be sealed.


8 posted on 05/29/2010 6:15:16 PM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Nachum

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9 posted on 05/29/2010 6:15:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Glenn

Are you sure Malia didn’t say this? Her daddy was at the University of Chicago shooting hoops when BP gave up on Top Hat.


10 posted on 05/29/2010 6:19:29 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: kittymyrib

ooops...make that “Top Kill.”


11 posted on 05/29/2010 6:20:06 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Paleo Conservative
This country was founded by people who took great risks.

That it was. Necessity is the mother of invention and a challenge like this will be good because a solution will be found and lessons learned. Frankly we need far more challenges in America.

The fact that this is doing serious damage to Obama is a big plus.
12 posted on 05/29/2010 6:30:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Glenn

Apparently this is about BP’s effort to try to cut off the riser above the BOP and using a lower marine riser package. O must not like the idea of cutting off the riser above the BOP. This needs to be done for either of BP’s next 2 options. So what does BP do now? I guess wait for the relief wells to be done in August?


13 posted on 05/29/2010 6:32:01 PM PDT by rwh (What great fortune it is for those in power that the people do not think!)
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To: kittymyrib

I think you were correct the first time....


14 posted on 05/29/2010 6:39:19 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: rwh

Ah.. I misread the title. For some reason I thought he was not going to allow BP to try the LMRP. Of course it has risks. Everything they are trying to do has inherent risks associated with it.


15 posted on 05/29/2010 6:39:30 PM PDT by rwh (What great fortune it is for those in power that the people do not think!)
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To: rwh

I’m not an oil drilling genius, but it seems to me if they cut the riser off just above the BOP, there will be a lot more oil gushing out. If this cap business fails, the flow will be a lot more than there is now. There is great potential of making this a lot worse.


16 posted on 05/29/2010 6:42:52 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: Cyber Liberty

Yeah. I think they are expecting that it will get worse as the kinks and what not in the riser are suppressing the flow somewhat.


17 posted on 05/29/2010 6:49:22 PM PDT by rwh (What great fortune it is for those in power that the people do not think!)
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To: Glenn

What if BP just says to hell with it we are going home ?


18 posted on 05/29/2010 6:51:03 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Glenn

Has anyone noted the curious silence of the UN, Cuba and Venezuela?


19 posted on 05/29/2010 6:55:22 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: al baby

Their stock would go to zero on Tuesday as they become an industry pariah.


20 posted on 05/29/2010 7:01:47 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Glenn

BEHOLD HIS MIGHTY HAND.
Obama waves his hand over the waters and will stop the oil..


21 posted on 05/29/2010 7:06:45 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: HereInTheHeartland

but for now, him restin’.


22 posted on 05/29/2010 7:07:43 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness ( I take no pleasure in saying "I told you so". Pride, yes. Pleasure, no.)
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To: Glenn
It's called a relief well. It takes the pressure off the leaking one.

But that's new drilling! He won't allow that! The only thing that will work!

23 posted on 05/29/2010 8:34:53 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
He’s been so successful with banks, autos, insurance companies...

And housing, healthcare, financial markets, Iran, Israel... you name it.

24 posted on 05/29/2010 8:39:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: Rodamala
"I have directed BP to contain this leak and have personally taken complete ownership of this process."

This guys PR folks must lay awake every night shivering. I've never seen someone with such an interesting combination of being "drunk with power" and flat out arrogance.

Every time the guy pulls out his "let me be absolutely clear" while shaking his finger , it reminds me of someone berating a 5 year-old. My blood instantly starts to boil and I have an urge to smash my TV.

Dear God, can we time-warp to 2012 please ?

25 posted on 05/29/2010 10:06:09 PM PDT by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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