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(Anchorage Daily News)   $290 million Shell oil drilling platform that was being towed to harbor broke loose, was resecured, then broke loose again, was rescured again, has broken loose again and will crash into shore   (m.adn.com) divider line 58
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2013-01-01 05:28:42 AM
towed?
 
2013-01-01 05:40:41 AM
Dammit!  You tell them to harbor, but they never listen.  And then they don't stay resecured.
 
2013-01-01 08:12:22 AM
But the fourth one stayed up. An' that's what your gonna get, lad -- the strongest drilling platform in these islands.
 
2013-01-01 08:13:30 AM
We apologise for the fault in the platform. Those responsible have been sacked.
 
2013-01-01 08:13:59 AM
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2013-01-01 08:14:21 AM

DrPainMD: But the fourth one stayed up. An' that's what your gonna get, lad -- the strongest drilling platform in these islands.


CURSE YOU!!! (echo) (echo) (echo)
 
2013-01-01 08:16:03 AM
That's what happens when you get your tow rope from the $9 bin.
 
2013-01-01 08:18:13 AM
Go home, platform....your drunke!
 
2013-01-01 08:20:46 AM

DrPainMD: But the fourth one stayed up. An' that's what your gonna get, lad -- the strongest drilling platform in these islands.


Came here for this.

/But is this platform that one, or one of the ones that sinks into the swamp?
 
2013-01-01 08:21:07 AM
It broke loose from a Shell-contracted ship, the Aiviq, around 4:40 p.m. Monday. Then around 8:15 p.m., with the grounding imminent, the second tow boat, a borrowed tug named the Alert, was directed to lose its tow line to avoid danger to the nine crew members aboard, according to the command team managing the crisis, which also includes the Coast Guard, the state of Alaska and contractors.

I do believe that this is the first time I ever saw the word "lose" being substituted for the correct "loose", after many many years of seeing the opposite mistake.
 
2013-01-01 08:47:40 AM
Somewhere out there a TV executive is on his 36th hour of being awake due to chemical dependence and wondering how he can make this into a reality show.
 
2013-01-01 08:47:59 AM
This wouldn't have happened if the coastline were armed.
 
2013-01-01 08:48:02 AM
Oh, chill out people. The taxpayers will buy them a new one.
 
2013-01-01 08:49:28 AM
Apparently, You are as sober as those towing the rig,  Subby.
 
2013-01-01 08:50:54 AM
Please return to the platform. You have thirty seconds to comply.
 
2013-01-01 08:51:17 AM
Rescured?
 
2013-01-01 08:51:42 AM
The Swamp Castle of oil rigs.
 
2013-01-01 08:52:33 AM
Stand your ground, Alaska!
 
2013-01-01 08:57:51 AM
Shell and BP must buy their rigs and repair supplies from the same company.
 
2013-01-01 09:07:41 AM
 
2013-01-01 09:12:25 AM

Gunny Walker: Did the front end fall off?


I love, Love, LOVE those guys.

You farkers should check out some of their other videos. Quite amusing.
 
2013-01-01 09:16:43 AM
Has there been any other industry in American history that has socialized risk and privatized profit as effectively as the oil companies?
 
2013-01-01 09:23:43 AM
We can trust them to drill in a wildlife refuge. Look how well they handle accidents!
 
2013-01-01 09:25:16 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Has there been any other industry in American history that has socialized risk and privatized profit as effectively as the oil companies?


Your mom?
 
2013-01-01 09:52:12 AM

GORDON: Your mom?


She's not really an industry, more of an entrepreneur.
 
2013-01-01 09:53:55 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Has there been any other industry in American history that has socialized risk and privatized profit as effectively as the oil companies?


Spinach farming?
 
2013-01-01 10:05:50 AM
I used to live on Kodiak, way before it was cool to be a crab fisherman...1987

A big shout out to Sully's Bar & Grill!

/and Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage
//cocaine was $200/gr way back then
 
2013-01-01 10:07:18 AM

buckler: It broke loose from a Shell-contracted ship, the Aiviq, around 4:40 p.m. Monday. Then around 8:15 p.m., with the grounding imminent, the second tow boat, a borrowed tug named the Alert, was directed to lose its tow line to avoid danger to the nine crew members aboard, according to the command team managing the crisis, which also includes the Coast Guard, the state of Alaska and contractors.

I do believe that this is the first time I ever saw the word "lose" being substituted for the correct "loose", after many many years of seeing the opposite mistake.


It's quite expensive to ship those extra "o"s to Alaska in this horrible January weather.
 
2013-01-01 10:08:40 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Has there been any other industry in American history that has socialized risk and privatized profit as effectively as the oil companies?


The car industry and the financial industry come to mind. Free enterprise is neither.
 
2013-01-01 10:09:28 AM
710 77345
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-01 10:15:14 AM
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2013-01-01 10:16:38 AM

phenn: Gunny Walker: Did the front end fall off?

I love, Love, LOVE those guys.

You farkers should check out some of their other videos. Quite amusing.


[wipes down keyboard] I normally never click on tube links, but that was definitely worth it.
 
2013-01-01 10:17:30 AM

opiumpoopy: REO-Weedwagon: Has there been any other industry in American history that has socialized risk and privatized profit as effectively as the oil companies?

Spinach farming?


The platform towing and spinach farming used the same "consultant."
media.comicvine.com
/ask us about our hamburger financing... eat now, pay tuesday.
 
2013-01-01 10:18:55 AM

Valiente: buckler: It broke loose from a Shell-contracted ship, the Aiviq, around 4:40 p.m. Monday. Then around 8:15 p.m., with the grounding imminent, the second tow boat, a borrowed tug named the Alert, was directed to lose its tow line to avoid danger to the nine crew members aboard, according to the command team managing the crisis, which also includes the Coast Guard, the state of Alaska and contractors.

I do believe that this is the first time I ever saw the word "lose" being substituted for the correct "loose", after many many years of seeing the opposite mistake.

It's quite expensive to ship those extra "o"s to Alaska in this horrible January weather.


I've made a mnemonic for people who have trouble with "lose" and "loose":

"You LOSE because your mother is LOOSE"
 
2013-01-01 10:21:39 AM

GORDON: REO-Weedwagon: Has there been any other industry in American history that has socialized risk and privatized profit as effectively as the oil companies?

Your mom?


They both say, "Drill baby, drill."
 
2013-01-01 10:22:13 AM
And gas will jump a quarter per gallon on this horrible news.
 
2013-01-01 10:24:08 AM
graphics8.nytimes.com
FREE KULLUK!
 
2013-01-01 10:27:25 AM
I'm going for a drive.
 
2013-01-01 10:46:29 AM

buckler: It broke loose from a Shell-contracted ship, the Aiviq, around 4:40 p.m. Monday. Then around 8:15 p.m., with the grounding imminent, the second tow boat, a borrowed tug named the Alert, was directed to lose its tow line to avoid danger to the nine crew members aboard, according to the command team managing the crisis, which also includes the Coast Guard, the state of Alaska and contractors.

I do believe that this is the first time I ever saw the word "lose" being substituted for the correct "loose", after many many years of seeing the opposite mistake.


And you would be quite wrong in this case. "Lose a towline" means to cast it off, not loosen it.

//naval architect + grammar Nazi
 
2013-01-01 10:59:40 AM
resecured.. rescured

too diferent missuspeling ine teh samme hedlion
 
2013-01-01 11:00:06 AM

hasty ambush: REO-Weedwagon: Has there been any other industry in American history that has socialized risk and privatized profit as effectively as the oil companies?
[stuff]


[citation needed]

Every time I pick one of those at random to try and verify it I just wind up with a big list of far-right blogs like "Hot Air" and "Gateway Pundit" derpin' it up.

And, of course, they all intentionally ignore the fact that the oil industry has been reaping its subsidies for decades now and only compare recent years where the oil industry's subsidies have fallen dramatically as their profits rose dramatically while the renewable companies have just started up. Because apparently I'm supposed to be absolutely outraged that a new industry getting its footing is getting more funding than an established industry reaping record profits while still getting any taxpayer funding after reaping trillions of benefits for decades.

And of course they all pretend that these fossil companies don't get billions more in unrecorded, indirect support through things like noncompetitive bids to destroy public land for private profit.

Maybe in 30 or 40 years if they're still getting the subsidies they'll manage to rack up the enormous taxpayer-funded boons the oil, gas, and coal industries have, but I wouldn't bet on it.
 
2013-01-01 11:07:56 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Every time I pick one of those at random to try and verify it I just wind up with a big list of far-right blogs like "Hot Air" and "Gateway Pundit" derpin' it up.


It also lists "8.Babcock and Brown" as a green energy company. It wasn't. It was a run-of-the-mill financial products company that didn't survive the recent meltdown in that sector. I have no idea why it would be on that particular list.
 
2013-01-01 11:15:46 AM

And_That_Is_Why: buckler: It broke loose from a Shell-contracted ship, the Aiviq, around 4:40 p.m. Monday. Then around 8:15 p.m., with the grounding imminent, the second tow boat, a borrowed tug named the Alert, was directed to lose its tow line to avoid danger to the nine crew members aboard, according to the command team managing the crisis, which also includes the Coast Guard, the state of Alaska and contractors.

I do believe that this is the first time I ever saw the word "lose" being substituted for the correct "loose", after many many years of seeing the opposite mistake.

And you would be quite wrong in this case. "Lose a towline" means to cast it off, not loosen it.

//naval architect + grammar Nazi


That's silly. How could someone loose a towline?
 
2013-01-01 11:23:15 AM
Ah yes, the old shell game.
 
2013-01-01 11:24:46 AM
$290 million. That's what? 3 hours profit?
 
2013-01-01 11:29:17 AM
Oil rig in the water...What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-01-01 11:56:35 AM
clearly an engineer screwed up his math somewhere for so many failures over and over
 
2013-01-01 12:52:41 PM
So we're going to tie it up with one rope, and then we're going to do it again.

2 ropes?!

Not 2, 3.

You're talking about Incomption. It can't be done.
 
2013-01-01 01:11:02 PM
"$290 million Shell oil drilling platform that was being towed to harbor broke loose, was resecured, then broke loose again, was rescured again, has broken loose again and will crash into shore "

resecured for the fail.


not about lindsay lohan for the fail
 
2013-01-01 02:37:45 PM
Non-story. Overzealous buoyancy.
 
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