Originally Posted by Wolfpack
What do you think we should do? Stop drilling for oil? Are you prepared to stop using oil in your everyday life? What's that? No you aren't?
Oh, well then I guess that just makes you a total hypocrite, now doesn't it?
BTW, saying that these people "deserve" what happened is almost as low as when you were bashing veterans on Memorial Day.
It's really too bad you don't know how to read, WP. So much could be avoided if you could.
I didn't say they deserved what happened earlier.....I said that MAYBE they'd deserve whatever happened in the future since they are asking for it knowing full well the dangers involved.
What happened before was unexpected. No one was aware that there were no plans for an accident that far into the seabed. Everyone was under the impression that there were either failsafe mechanisms in place to prevent such an occurance or that, if one happened, that the oil companies had the plans and the means to minimize the outcome. Now that we know that to be totally untrue, now that we know that there is no "remedy" and no "failsafe" method of drilling in deepwater, we should, perhaps, step back and regroup before rushing back into an unsafe situation and deliberately putting more people, more wildlife and more world resources into harm's way.
A 6 month waiting period while things are sorted out and better plans are put into effect isn't asking all that much. I'm unsure that people in LA will even lose that much money over it since BP has agreed to pay salaries in the meantime. There are often people who are put out of work temporarily due to a company being closed due to federal, state or local intervention - very seldom do they get to complain or get a judge to declare they can work in spite of the danger to the rest of society. What they get is unemployment checks in the meantime. If a nursing home is closed by the state due to unsafe working conditions or health violations, the people who work there are just out of work - it's what happens sometimes. Same thing here. A bad thing for the workers, sure, but it just might save their life (or someone else's) somewhere down the road.
As for "stopping drilling for oil," you are aware that there are several other sources of oil besides deepwater drilling, aren't you? We can get along just fine without 6 months of deepwater oil. There are shallow water wells, land wells and foreign oil wells just like there's always been. That's not going to change. Maybe you thought that deepwater drilling was all there was, though, I don't know. It's hard to figure out what you actually grasp of the world sometimes.
Oh, and btw - I never "bashed" any veteran on Memorial Day or any other day. My dad was a vet, my uncle died in WWII, my son's father was wounded in Viet Nam and Mr. P and I have had a young soldier friend of my son's sleeping on our downstairs couch for the last several weeks while he gets his life back together.
But go ahead, keep lying through your teeth and showing everyone your true colors - you hurt no one but yourself.
What ever floats your boat.