Another Investigation Exonerates the 'Climategate' Scientists

Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)7/07/2010 7:44:13 pm PDT

re: #533 Bagua

Rather is shows that we need more than just regulators and regulations as they also failed.

Not necessarily. It could just mean we need to improve the regulators and regulations, given that they shouldn’t have granted BP exception after exception.
re: #544 Bagua

That you, much obliged. Funny how I’ve been posting factual analysis of this accident for months, all of the sudden my observations are regarded as objectionable?

It’s not black and white. You have given great factual analysis for months, and you usually right place blame apolitically on BP. However, it is also true that the GOP has pushed for, and achieved, deregulation in general, and especially with regards to industry. This accident shows the dangers of the lack of good regulation; it likewise shows the dangers of deregulation, since the number of exceptions BP was given amounted to deregulation.

You continue to ignore what I mean by the lack of strong regulation functioning as effective deregulation, so I assume you’re never actually going to try to comprehend it, which is a pity.

The MMS could absolutely rule-out this particular failure, and add another measure such as a second stack of sheer-rams that would absolutely have prevented this accident and allowed for a quick shut off.

Ruling out this particular failure would be incredibly stupid. Again: Even the best plans cannot protect against failure. More than anything else, this plan has shown that the response plans have been largely ineffective, and we need much better response plans.

Ruling out this failure would be a monumentally bad idea.