Obama's skimmer won't work

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    Giant oil skimmer won't work in Gulf spill cleanup

    NEW ORLEANS – A giant oil skimmer brought in from Portugal is too big to be used in the Gulf cleanup effort.

    The Taiwanese vessel "A Whale" was deployed last week along the oil-slicked Gulf Coast. But it's been determined the skimmer didn't collect enough oil.

    The U.S. Coast Guard says it was too big to maneuver around the smaller patches and ribbons of oil on the water.

    Smaller, more agile vessels have been more useful in getting at the oil.

    Giant oil skimmer won't work in Gulf spill cleanup - Yahoo! News

    way to go obama...in charge since day one

    enjoy your lefty media cheerleading.....
     
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    They should have contests for inventions to clean this crud up. Necessity is the mother of invention.
     
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    um they used to call that the free market. People see a need and a opportunity to make money, and innovate. Apparently today we can not do anything with out some government money and a contest. LOL
     
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    What a bunch of fucking retards.

    Two weeks ago people were lying that Obama was preventing this ship from going to the Gulf and therefore not accepting help from foreign nations.
     
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    That has got to be one of the dumbest TROLLING expeditions I've seen in weeks.

    What?

    Do you think the guy is designing these boats?

    Seriously, grow up.

     
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    These whack jobs grow up? Are you kidding. They specialize in simplistic immaturity on all subjects. But is sometimes fun to see just how far they stray from even a trace of reality to make their nut job points.
     
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    You've made plenty of immature posts yourself. Don't call the kettle black, pot.
     
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    I heard on the radio a month ago that there was this company in Maine that makes this Boom compound that is supposed to eat the oil right up. They had a ton of it on stand by to send to Louisiana, but bureaucratic red tape was holding it up. Has anyone heard anything about this?
     
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    I agree. They scream for limited government, but at the same time appear to want the president to micromanage the job of every single federal worker.
     
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    The question weeks ago was the Jones act exemption preventing any foreign vessel from assisting. We were not discussing the capacity of any one particular vessel.

    They sat and dithered and made no useful decisions for months. And then after all the dithering, they seem to have made the wrong choices. It would have been useful to know if these two ships would work or not back in May. And back then, maybe they would have.
     
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