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Old 06-23-2010, 07:41 AM
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Catman that artical is awful! If BP had not hired those people then who? Do you need a degree to clean that stuff up? It actually sounds like a great idea to hire people like that. Get them cheap and they can stay on the job longer. Not like there is a huge pool to select from when it comes to these clean ups.
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There are 3600 rigs currently working the Gulf. The moratorium will affect only 33 of them, all in deep water. Feldman acted hastily and without due deliberation. With his oil investments, he should have recused himself.
the government can't shut down any off these rigs because of one f'd up situation... which they are part to blame for...they are suppose to be checking and rechecking these rigs which goes to show you how inept government is in many instances when it comes to regulations...hell look at my industry (mining), the deaths of many in the underground mines these past few years were due to the company AND MSHA not doing what they are legally bond to do to insure saftey!!!!
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This is a step in the wrong direction

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6610445.shtml
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Some of the contractors have hired "unsavory characters".


http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/20...ntractor-army/
Can you please show everyone where the article specifically uses the words "unsavory characters" as you quoted?

Bringing in some folks from Cali and not sharing every last subcontractor doesn't make a scandal...
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uhhhhhhhhhhhh........ How did my thread's title get changed from Oil spill in the gulf to relief well?????????????????
I was the one who started the releif well post. I did that because it was explaing how relief wells worked

These are related topics but vastly different.

I was also confused when they were merged Not sure why you merged them Jon.
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I was just thinking they were talking about the same topic. People that are interested seem to be reading this one. Hope you don't mind.
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Catman that artical is awful! If BP had not hired those people then who? Do you need a degree to clean that stuff up? It actually sounds like a great idea to hire people like that. Get them cheap and they can stay on the job longer. Not like there is a huge pool to select from when it comes to these clean ups.
I don't mind cheap but BP and its contractors have not been doing background checks on the people they hire. Just run their ID through computer, how hard can that be?? There have been reports of criminal activity from the workers. Not only that, BP has been preventing people from working if they show up with hazmat clothes and respirators. So now people are getting sick from the fumes.

Not a huge pool?? Millions are unemployed. Hell if I was younger I'd go down there and help out.

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Not only that, BP has been preventing people from working if they show up with hazmat clothes and respirators. So now people are getting sick from the fumes.

Not a huge pool?? Millions are unemployed. Hell if I was younger I'd go down there and help out.
Sad fact is many that are unemployed, not all, but still many, will not lower themselves to do menial labor. The ones that show up with hazmat suits probably have an alternative agenda also. Everett, I am sure you would go and work. Unfortunately the there is NOT a huge pool of people willing to do honest, hard manual labor.

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Clean-up is going well on the Gulf Coast. Got this picture the other day.
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^^Looks like Nigerian guys in their Delta oil fields.
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