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  1. 16 May '10 07:59
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7726142/Barack-Obama-sends-nuclear-experts-to-tackle-BPs-Gulf-of-Mexico-oil-leak.html

    The US has sent a team of nuclear physicists to help BP plug the "catastrophic" flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking Deepwater Horizon well, as the Obama administration becomes frustrated with the oil giant's inability to control the situation.

    By James Quinn in Louisana
    Published: 7:57PM BST 14 May 2010

    The five-man team – which includes a man who helped develop the first hydrogen bomb in the 1950s – is the brainchild of Steven Chu, President Obama's Energy Secretary.

    He has charged the men with finding solutions to stop the flow of oil.

    ...
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    16 May '10 10:13
    Is this just spam? What's there to debate?
  3. 16 May '10 10:57
    Originally posted by FMF
    Is this just spam? What's there to debate?
    He probably wants to have your valuable views on the employment of nuclear technicians in the Gulf of Mexico where their presence may be interpreted by some as an attempt to nuke Mexico in order to stem the flow of illegals into the USA.
  4. 16 May '10 15:24
    Originally posted by FMF
    Is this just spam? What's there to debate?
    nuclear physics has some application to the field of well logging.

    what has it got to do with plugging or siphoning holes?

    other than sharing the same field of study as the Secretary of the Dept. of Energy?

    unless they're going to nuke the hole?
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    16 May '10 15:26
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    nuclear physics has some application to the field of well logging.

    what has it got to do with plugging or siphoning holes?

    other than sharing the same field of study as the Secretary of the Dept. of Energy?

    unless they're going to nuke the hole?
    So what is the debate?

    There is a Science Forum, you know.
  6. 16 May '10 15:28
    where's the masterful skills of delegation on the part of your man Obama? that's a big part of his job description.
  7. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    16 May '10 15:32
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    where's the masterful skills of delegation on the part of your man Obama? that's a big part of his job description.
    Are you serious? That's your angle?
  8. 16 May '10 15:44
    who sends nuclear physicists to plug a hole?
  9. 16 May '10 15:45
    what kind of Alice-in-Wonderland meets Camelot are you living in?
  10. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    16 May '10 15:49
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    who sends nuclear physicists to plug a hole?
    Have you looked into it? How is it a debating topic?
  11. 16 May '10 16:03
    another bullet on the long list of "if Bush had done this ...."
  12. 16 May '10 16:04
    so, have you got anything besides "How is that a debating topic?"
  13. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    16 May '10 16:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    who sends nuclear physicists to plug a hole?
    So you can't be bothered to look into it and find the answer? So in effect, we are debating the fact that you have raised a question you can't be bothered to find the answer to because it has a blame-Obama angle? THAT's the debate??
  14. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    16 May '10 16:12
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    another bullet on the long list of "if Bush had done this ...."
    Well it's you who has raised "Bush". Nobody else. You've raised it.
  15. 16 May '10 16:18
    Originally posted by FMF
    Well it's you who has raised "Bush". Nobody else. You've raised it.
    that's the point.