July 9th, 2010
08:09 AM ET

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Ongoing coverage - BP webcam of Gulf oil disaster

9:30 am ET - NYSE opening bell - The trading day begins for Wall Street.

10:45 am ET - Gulf oil disaster briefing - Retired Admiral and National Incident Commander Thad Allen briefs reporters from New Orleans on efforts to contain the Gulf oil disaster.

12:20 pm ET - Obama on the economy - President Obama discusses the economy in remarks at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

5:20 pm ET - Obama returns to Washington - President Obama arrives at Andrews Air Force Base following his two-day trip to Missouri and Nevada.

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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    journalists and journals STILL want and publish scoops?????
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    AMAZING SCOOP: see the new update of my article with the VIDEO, the REAL image, the model (GXP 2500) the link to the manufacturer's website and the detailed dimensions and specs of the giant idraulic SHEARS used by BP to CUT the 21" strong oil riser "like a piece of butter" and that (with an EASY and QUICK modification) would allowed BP to STOP the oil spill from the EARLY DAYS of May!!!
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    ghostnasa.com/posts2/070oilspillsolution.html
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    when BP has said us to send ideas to stop the oil leak, they've ALREADY started to drill the two relief wells (that need months to be ready) and the drilling coninued while BP has made its useless attempts
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    why TWO relief wells???
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    the first relief well to stop the oil leak in mid-august, the second to QUICKLY RESTART the oil extraction a few weeks later...
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    in other words, ALL requests of help and ALL failed attempts was ONLY a PR-operation to gain time and finish the second oil well to remain there to extract oil from a 2 billion barrels / $150+ billion value reserve!
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    do you want an evidence of that?
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    well, BP hasn't ignored or not used or refuted the help only from common people, but, also, the help offered in mid-May by James Cameron and his team of very deep ocean expert explorers with their submarines!!!
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    BP doesn't want anyone there to be the ONLY to be able to conduct the operations as THEY like!
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    July 9, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Now retired former Admiral Thad Allen has been well over his head in expertise and command in his dealing with the Louisiana BP blown Oil well. A great person realizes they are in over their head and publically says so. Former retired Admiral Thad Allen unfortunately is not a great man and should immediately Step Down as the national incidence commander over the Louisiana BP blown Oil well. He has been and remains nothing but a BP spokesperson, a pathetic and impotent figure that is not leading the way nor entirely helpful to the Obama Administration and the Gulf State residents to whom that man formally pledged to serve. Thad Allen should immediately Step Down and be replaced by someone that can take charge, knows what is actually going on and does their best to deal with it using all the resources of the Federal Government at their disposal.

    July 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |