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Eric Johnson
06-19-2010, 11:05 AM
http://blog.al.com/live/2010/06/many_foreign_offers_to_help_wi.html

http://tinyurl.com/2dqgseh

WASHINGTON -- Some 28 foreign countries and international organizations have offered help in responding to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the bulk of those overtures remain "under consideration," according to a tally posted on the U.S. State Department's website.

On May 10, for example, the United Arab Emirates offered to send oil skimmers, dispersant and containment boom, along with human and technical support, the website says. As of Friday, no decision had been made on any of those propositions, the site indicates.

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Gerry Clinchy
06-19-2010, 12:16 PM
I noted this:

Some of the offers - almost all of which require reimbursement - are much more recent.

Here I thought that someone was actually offering to help the U.S. with no strings attached ...

Notwithstanding, decisions to accept the offers would seem to need to be made promptly ... so that BP can cut the checks for payment.

I recall that BP had ordered a dozen of Kevin Costner's clean-up machines, but the check had not arrived (at the time of the media report).

So, it would appear that if checks from BP are needed, the offers first have to be accepted to expedite the payment process.

badbullgator
06-19-2010, 01:00 PM
I believe they did put Costners certrifuges to work, but they said all of them together would be like removing a shotglass of oil from a pool full.
I think they need to try almost anything. The problem is some of the offered help is unproven and I do understand not wanting to pay someone for something that may not work and if it does, does not do enough to make a difference. On the other hand my understanding is that there are some things that have been offered that do work and are not being used.

Franco
06-19-2010, 01:51 PM
I am currently researching an article I read last night that Obama is under pressure from organized labor because of the lack of unionized workers. That they don't want him bring in outside ununionized workers and we all know Obama is under thier thumb.

huntinman
06-19-2010, 02:11 PM
I'm not sure Obama wants this oil cleaned up. Remember, his administartion believes you should never let a crisis go to waste. This spill is ammo for his anti-fossil fuel agenda. Public sentiment does not mean squat to Obama...he crammed health care down our throats when the majority of the country wanted nothing to do with it.

gman0046
06-19-2010, 02:18 PM
What about the Arizona debacle? Over 70% of Americans support the actions taken by AZ's Gov. Brewer yet Obongo and his band of Socialists are against it and refuse to enforce Federal Legislation already on the books regarding immigration. This November we Americans have got to stand up and start to take our country back. Unfortunately we'll have another two years with the Kenyan Clown.

gman0046
06-19-2010, 02:22 PM
How can Obongo not accept foreign help regardless of the cost. BP will spring for the tab.