President Barack Obama meets with several Cabinet members and senior administration officials in the Situation Room of the White House, to review BP efforts to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, May 10, 2010. The meeting also addressed the next steps to ensure all is being done to contain the spread, mitigate the environmental impact, and provide assistance to affected states. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • msrocky3 5y

    Great job Pete
  • Michael Young 5y

    A general idea that might be considered would be to run a pipe containing a mix of dispersant, congealant, crude-eating bacteria, air if needed... et cetera, from a ship or a floating platform to the sea floor, anchoring it in the proximity of the wellhead . A flexible lead from the pipe end, having either tethers for minisubs or its own motors and guidance system, could attempt to maneuver itself beside the stream, into which the mix should be sucked .

    (One can think of various refinements to the design to make it more effective)
  • Sweetie Pie - The Great American! 5y

    i hope they find a way. its been too many days now. good luck to the team!
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 5y

    I have heard of "crude eating bacteria" What ever happen that?
  • Sweetie Pie - The Great American! 5y

    no i haven't. you know better.
  • bigsassysmurf 5y

    another great perspective : )
  • Mister Raime-jai 5y

    man, can you imagine getting up to THIS kind of meeting every day??! geez... i now respect every president there ever was! too much pressure!
  • Been Buddy Longway 5y

    It is a terrible mess.

    I am sorry for America and for the Atlantic Ocean.

    Maybe it is time we stop extracting and consuming so much of "the Earth's Blood".

    Let's take to solar, wind and water energy.

    We 'll need the rest of the oil for refined purposes, like the derived medicines
  • ribanbel 5y

    the "drill baby drill" crowd has been SILENT since this spill took place.
    11 still missing
    our seas and and environment are getting destroyed by the minute

    One wonders why?
  • Tony19710101 5y

    In fact, we just use plastic foil or similar material to seperate the leak area from ocean, and then absorb or recycle the spiled oil on the surface.
  • Tony19710101 5y

    please contact me, wangcatch3@yahoo.com.cn, I have my draft paper.
  • edjane obama 5y

  • Michael Young 5y

     by thought107
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 5y

    Many United States citizens have been alarmed for over a year or more and worried that our border with Mexico is not secure....it is like saying to the drug cartel....WE ARE OPEN, COME ON IN!
    One little old 92 year man from Texas crossed the bridge at the border to receive his kidnapped Grandson and to pay a ransom ....and the Mexican Cartel gang had his eyes blinded. That is nothing compared to the goulish ways the gangs have killed other border police and Americans. 476 last year.
    This has got to STOP! Write your Senators and representatives to help our border police protect us from these intruders.
    We have no idea who is good or who wants to do us harm.

    KPHO And the ‘Border Invasion’ Pics: Borrowed Video, Altered Message
    Posted by Bob Parks May 11th 2010 at 3:51 pm in media bias

    A former Vietnam veteran wanted the American people to know just how easy it was for illegal aliens to cross our southern border, so he set up cameras along the route and posted the video on his website. Many people came to his website, borderinvasionpics.com (BIP), including the local CBS affiliate in Phoenix, KPHO.
    bigjournalism.com/bparks/2010/05/11/kpho-and- the-border-i...
  • Troll Hunter 5y

    Does this sound familiar to any one?


    You claim Barack Obama's czars are unconstitutional and are turning the country towards Socialism yet had no problem with the 30+ czars President Bush employed during his administration.

    You are at a rally having your little hissy fit over all the rights Barack Obama has taken from you but cannot name a single right that has actually been taken from you by Barack Obama.

    You think Congressman Joe Wilson is a hero because he yelled "You lie!" when Barack Obama said there were no provisions in proposed healthcare legislation that provided free healthcare to illegal immigrants, even though Congressman Wilson himself voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which provided taxpayer-funded reimbursements to hospitals that treated illegal immigrants who didn't have insurance.

    Your only sources of information are tea party websites and Fox News.

    You swoon with admiration as Sarah Palin proclaims President Obama "Barack the Wealth Spreader", while you remain blissfullly ignorant to the fact she brags about the number of annual checks she doled out as governor of Alaska to nearly every resident, representing their share of the revenues from the state's oil riches. She boosted those checks by raising taxes on oil.

    You ridicule supporters of Barack Obama as "brainwashed" and "Kool-Aid drinking Obama worshippers" yet turn all glassy-eyed and weak-kneed while you break down in tears of rapture at the mere mention of Sarah Palin's name.

    You stomp your feet and shake your fist at all the taxes Barack Obama has imposed on you but cannot name a single tax that Barack Obama has actually imposed on you.

    You are unaware of the fact that VA Healthcare, Medicare and Medicaid are socialized healthcare programs while you are demanding an end to socialized healthcare programs.

    You whine about the bad people calling you bad names while wearing a "Chairman ObaMAO" t-shirt and holding a sign that reads "Barack Obama is a Fascist" on one side, on the other is a picture of Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache or Joker paint on his face.

    You applaud the speaker at your rally after he declares only true Americans can claim a right to be in this country and that all non-true Americans should be sent back where they came from "with a bullet in their head".

    You idolize Marsha Blackburn as the new savior of the constitution yet ignore the fact her voting record clearly shows she has consistently voted in favor of federal legislation (i.e. Patriot Act) that guts the constitution.

    You cannot understand why or how your hypocritical, ignorant and uninformed criticisms of Barack Obama expose you as a racist.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 5y

    We need to secure our country.....from within and without...Obama has demonstrated he does NOT care....VOTE them OUT

    We have elected a man that no one really knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska .. All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military (illegal Aliens maybe, I can see it coming) for use INSIDE our borders? No? Oh, of course.
    The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe were more important.) MSLSD Bias and Bull

  • Philip Tripp 5y

    So who's that evil looking woman in the brown suit, frame right, back corner?
  • T. Barnes 5y

    Camera goes off peeerowwwww peeerowwwww bow bow peeerowwwwww peeerowwwww bow bow Disco Ball Comes down Peter Orszag's nose starts twitching bow bow Janet Napolitano starts sweating and loosens her collar The meeting table folds up and sinks into the floor bow bow Steven Chu spits in his hand, slicks his hair back The lights go dim bow bow Kathleen Sebelius stands up and starts shaking her hips The Speakers lower from openings in the ceiling Bow Bow Ray La Hood ties his tie around his head Everyone gives a whoop whoop Bow Bow Barrack Obama's fro visibly poofs into sight The ceiling disappears and the floor turns into an elevator Bow Bow Biden's tapping his foot with the champagne and glasses in hand The roof of the ceiling opens up Bow Bow Bubbly is flying everywhere, The music is thumping, The pres and his cabinent is dancin all because health care reform for our nation has passed.
    Bow Bow

    It's still unbelievable!
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 5y

    OMG....DL and all her FRIENDS??? LMAO, DL and srrita been reading the cracked crystal ball on crack..haha...I can just see her wearing a TIN FOIL HAT!
    One may wear the hat in the belief that it acts to shield the brain from such influences as electromagnetic fields, or against mind control (opps to late for DL and srrita) or attempt to limit the transmission of voices directly into the brain.

    The concept of wearing a tin foil hat for protection from such threats has become popular among progressive libtards, the phrase serves as a byword for paranoia and persecutory delusions.
    Obummer suffers from the same delusions, he is afraid of the Internet information leaking out to the Hampton students by way of the Play station and Ipods, ipads....TeeHee
  • zincink 5y

    BP - Big Polluter , I am sure it isn't only their fault alone, I can thank those people for destroying the entire ecosystem.
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