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    Report: White House Suppressed Worst View of Gulf Oil Spill

    CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!!!! TRANSPARECNY IN GOVERNMENT!!

    http://www.hapblog.com/2010/10/repor...sed-worst.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!!!! TRANSPARECNY IN GOVERNMENT!!

    http://www.hapblog.com/2010/10/repor...sed-worst.html
    The commission said its staff was told that in late April or early May that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wanted to make public some of its long-term, worst-case spill models for the Deepwater Horizon accident and requested approval from the White House's Office of Management and Budget to make the information public.
    Big time baby! Wow, good job NBC! Wait NBC? WTF???????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Big time baby! Wow, good job NBC! Wait NBC? WTF???????????????
    Typical criminal liberal media. This story is a complete fabrication by the liars in the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Typical criminal liberal media. This story is a complete fabrication by the liars in the media.
    The trucks are working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

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    obama is in bed with huge energy corporations. how do you think he got elected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti View Post
    How do you think he got elected?
    Subterfuge....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Big time baby! Wow, good job NBC! Wait NBC? WTF???????????????
    Awesome Post!!! way to address the topic as usual!!!

    oh, wait- you don't criticize sitting president's...lol unless they are Republicans that is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    Awesome!!! way to address the topic as usual!!!
    My pleasure, it is a huge failure by this Administration to not release what they "think" may happen. You got em and look who got it for you! N-B-C! They are on your side!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    My pleasure, it is a huge failure by this Administration to not release what they "think" may happen. You got em and look who got it for you! N-B-C! They are on your side!!!!
    another great response...CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!!!

    let's "think" 5k gallons of fuel is straming into the gulf daily when everyone else is telling them its' ten times that amount!!! awesone!!! now back to valerie plame, dick cheney and the rest....lmao...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    another great response...CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!!!

    let's "think" 5k gallons of fuel is straming into the gulf daily when everyone else is telling them its' ten times that amount!!! awesone!!! now back to valerie plame, dick cheney and the rest....lmao...
    BP's well? Is that what you are so upset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    BP's well? Is that what you are so upset?
    upset?? no- just laughing at you and the rest of the lemmings who bought into all the hope and change, not doing business as usual, transparency in government, its Bush's fault, BS...and still carry that torch today....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!!!! TRANSPARECNY IN GOVERNMENT!!

    http://www.hapblog.com/2010/10/repor...sed-worst.html
    The Ministry of Truth strikes again. And I was totally correct in my "neo-communist" thread a few months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    upset?? no- just laughing at you and the rest of the lemmings who bought into all the hope and change, not doing business as usual, transparency in government, its Bush's fault, BS...and still carry that torch today....
    LOL, carry that torch!

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    Here's the icing on the cake. A poll indicates that George Bush handled Hurricane Katrina BETTER than Barack Obama handled the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dcno...oil-spill.html

    Poll: Bush handled Katrina better than Obama dealt with oil spill
    August 27, 2010

    Former President George W. Bush showed more leadership in dealing with the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina than President Obama has shown in handling the oil calamity in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a poll of Louisianans released Friday.

    Obama, who will make his 10th trip to the gulf when he travels to New Orleans on Sunday, will seek to reassure residents that he remains committed to rebuilding a region still feeling the effects from Katrina’s deadly landfall and flooding. Obama will also reassert his administration’s commitment to the cleanup from the BP oil well leak, the nation’s worst oil environmental disaster.

    But a poll of Louisianans by Public Policy Polling shows those reassurances may have a hard time. Just 32% give Obama good marks for his actions in the aftermath of the spill, while 61% disapprove.

    By contrast, those polled said that Bush's leadership on Katrina was better than Obama's on the spill. A majority, 54%, said that Bush did the better job of helping Louisiana through the hurricane crisis compared to the 33% who chose Obama, PPP said on Friday.

    That 21-point spread was more than when PPP asked the same question in June and found Bush ahead by 15 points.


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    Obama over-optimistic after BP oil spill: Panel
    By Tom Doggett, REUTERS


    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration was over-optimistic about BP’s ability to handle the oil spill after the company’s Gulf well exploded in April and blocked government spill estimates that might have prompted quicker action, an investigative panel said Wednesday. interesting they were optimistic BP could handle the spill considering all we heard from this incompetent administration during the initial phase of the effort was how they "had their boot on the neck of BP"

    The revelations from the National Oil Spill Commission, whose members were appointed by President Barack Obama, could be embarrassing as Obama’s Democratic Party struggles to retain control of the U.S. Congress in the elections on Nov. 2.

    The commission said that after the rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers, the government was too optimistic about the British oil company’s ability to bring the ruptured well under control.

    “For the first ten days of the spill, it appears that a sense of over-optimism affected responders. Responders almost uniformly noted that, while they understood that they were facing a major spill, they believed that BP would get the well under control,” the commission wrote.

    It said: “Though some of the command structure was put in place very quickly, in other respects the mobilization of resources to combat the spill seemed to lag.”

    Large sections of the Gulf of Mexico were closed to fishing, hundreds of miles of shoreline were polluted and the coastal economy, including tourism and fisheries, were disrupted before the well was capped on July 15 after the worst offshore oil leak in U.S. history.

    BLOCKED DATA

    The commission also criticized the White House for blocking early worst case estimates of the oil spill, which it said may have affected how fast resources were assembled to fight it.

    The panel said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wanted to release some of its worst-case spill models on the accident in late April or early May. But the White House Office of Management and Budget blocked the move to make the information public.

    The White House decision to block the estimates came as BP was being criticized for failing to provide accurate information on the amount of oil that was leaking.lol- yep; blame BP for underestimating the amount of oil leaking while you purposely lie to the nation about the amount of oil potentially leaking- CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!!!

    White House officials had no immediate comment on the report.

    Commission staff said it established that the possibility of releasing the worst-case discharge figures was at least discussed at the government’s Unified Command level that oversaw efforts to plug the well and clean up the oil.

    The panel said in the end government teams and independent scientists came up with the same approximate figure on the total amount of oil that spilled from the well — roughly 5 million barrels of oil leaked, with 4.2 million barrels pouring into Gulf waters and the rest being recovered.

    However, commission staff questioned comments made by Carol Browner, the White House’s energy and climate change director, after the well was plugged that “more than three-quarters of the oil is gone.”

    The panel said about 40 percent of the oil that spilled and was labeled as “dissolved” and “dispersed” was potentially being biodegraded, but was not “gone.”

    “Dispersed or dissolved oil may still be present in the water, and even evaporated oil remains in the atmosphere for a short time,” the commission said.
    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/20.../15606291.html

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    Obama over-optimistic after BP oil spill: Panel
    Obama wasn't being optimistic. He was just doing as he always does, voting "Present".


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbanyJet View Post
    Here's the icing on the cake. A poll indicates that George Bush handled Hurricane Katrina BETTER than Barack Obama handled the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dcno...oil-spill.html

    Poll: Bush handled Katrina better than Obama dealt with oil spill
    August 27, 2010

    Former President George W. Bush showed more leadership in dealing with the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina than President Obama has shown in handling the oil calamity in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a poll of Louisianans released Friday.

    Obama, who will make his 10th trip to the gulf when he travels to New Orleans on Sunday, will seek to reassure residents that he remains committed to rebuilding a region still feeling the effects from Katrina’s deadly landfall and flooding. Obama will also reassert his administration’s commitment to the cleanup from the BP oil well leak, the nation’s worst oil environmental disaster.

    But a poll of Louisianans by Public Policy Polling shows those reassurances may have a hard time. Just 32% give Obama good marks for his actions in the aftermath of the spill, while 61% disapprove.

    By contrast, those polled said that Bush's leadership on Katrina was better than Obama's on the spill. A majority, 54%, said that Bush did the better job of helping Louisiana through the hurricane crisis compared to the 33% who chose Obama, PPP said on Friday.

    That 21-point spread was more than when PPP asked the same question in June and found Bush ahead by 15 points.

    54% of louisianans thought Bush did a good job with Katrina? really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti View Post
    54% of louisianans thought Bush did a good job with Katrina? really?
    Opinions? That is what we base how good or bad a response is to emergencies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbanyJet View Post
    Obama wasn't being optimistic. He was just doing as he always does, voting "Present".

    because he's incapable of anything else...

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