How would a structural-functionalist view the current oil spill incident in the Gulf?

Question by Gina G: How would a structural-functionalist view the current oil spill incident in the Gulf?
I just dont get Sociology!! I need to know how someone would explain the oil spill in the Gulf from a structural-functional perspective. Help! Anyone????

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Answer by Flash Funk
The oil spill was a sigle event, it is not a sociological strcuture.

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Q&A: Could this oil spill cause the sea floor to collapse and create a 20-80 mile high tsunami?

Question by Jacob: Could this oil spill cause the sea floor to collapse and create a 20-80 mile high tsunami?
I just heard that this disaster scenario is a possibility and that it could apparently destroy up to 50 miles inland. I hear some people are trying to get out of there because of this and other possible disastrous consequences of the oil spill. Is this a real possibility?

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Answer by Earth Man
No. It couldn’t even cause a 1 foot high tsunami. It can’t cause a tsunami at all.

Oil reservoirs are not giant, open caverns within the crust just filled with petroleum waiting to be extracted. They are dense matrices of porous sedimentary rock. When oil is extracted, the rock is still rock, and it still supports itself. Plus, the oil is never fully extracted. Oil companies are *really* lucky if they get 2/3 of the oil from a reservoir.

The absolute worst thing that could happen would be a little surface subsidence on the ocean floor, which is a lowering of the surface over a long period of time. You can see this in the Tuscon area of Arizona, where they are sucking water out of their aquifer too quickly, reducing its ability to support itself.

Nothing suddenly collapses, there will be no tsunami at all. A tsunami requires a rapid displacement of a large volume of water — a draining oil reservoir cannot cause either of these. As large and horrible the gusher is, on a geologic scale it is less than nothing.

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Q&A: Did Obama cause the BP oil spill so he could hand out relief checks to his people on fake damage claims?

Question by Liberals Are Haters: Did Obama cause the BP oil spill so he could hand out relief checks to his people on fake damage claims?
I live in the Gulf Coast region.

After the BP oil spill, suddenly a lot of black people were driving around in shiny new luxury cars. BMW, Lexus, Hummers….

Did they turn in bogus damage claims for coastal restaurants that never existed, so they could claim their business was damaged by the oil spill?

Is that why Obama let the oil keep flowing for so long, to make a nice big spill for people to claim damages?
Hondo, I just try to think like a liberal, and it comes naturally.

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Answer by Hondo
How many hours a day do you waste thinking of new ways to hate people you don’t even know?

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Petroleum Engineers: Technical information on Louisiana oil spill?

Question by Andy: Petroleum Engineers: Technical information on Louisiana oil spill?
What is a good website for technical information on the Louisiana oil spill? I would like to see good drawings or photos. Also: pressure and flow information at the pipe. How many pipe breaks are there?

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Answer by Another.Day
Not sure on the pressure, but the next step is to try something called “top kill” which means pumping thick, viscous fluid into the site of the leak to stop the flow so the well can then be sealed with cement.

However, it’s never been tried at such depths (5000 ft underwater). It worked on above ground wells in the Middle East, but who knows.

Here’s for hoping!

Oh, and look on this site at the youtube video for pics: http://bpoilnews.com/

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BP to Pay US Billions for Gulf Spill

A source says oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf o…

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Q&A: Is the BP Oil Spill considered an Historical Event in America?

Question by Katie: Is the BP Oil Spill considered an Historical Event in America?
I’m writing a Research Paper and it has to be about a Historical Event that changed America in SOME way.

I have a philosophy that the BP Oil Spill was a probable subject matter. Is it? I’m going to ask my teacher, but just want to know if it could be considered as one. I’m more engrossed into a Natural Disaster that changed American, rather than something politicial. :)

Any help appreciated! :)
Thank You!

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Answer by Kwild
I think since it is still impossible to see the long term consequences on the spill (envionmental and otherwise) that a researce paper would be difficult. I think you should consider something that happening farther in the past since their is more information about how the event effected America. Possible other idea: Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown.

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Who is a congresperson involved with the BP Oil Spill?

Question by INeedHelp: Who is a congresperson involved with the BP Oil Spill?
Who is a congresperson involved with the BP Oil Spill?

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Answer by DeadTed
Senator Jody Amedee of Louisana.

He said “There is oal in my god dang shrimp.”

Capitol Office
P.O. Box 94183
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) 342-2040

District Office
2109 S. Burnside Ave.
Suite A
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 644-1526

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Who’s making the bigger contradiction regarding the Oil Spill: Libs or Conservatives?

Question by 0bama, give us our country back!: Who’s making the bigger contradiction regarding the Oil Spill: Libs or Conservatives?
Conservatives are against government intervention on PRIVATE matters, but the oil spill has become an ecological disaster. BP might own the OIL, but they DO NOT own Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida. The United States does, therefore. Isn’t it the GOVERNMENTS job to show some leadership in the crisis.

Libs just hate the private sector and see this as another opportunity to bash a Corporation. They’re all about government reliance, except for the FEW cases where its ACTUALLY needed.

Who’s made the bigger contradiction?

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Answer by Mr. Wolf
That would be the Conservatives that are calling for President Obama and the federal government to take over a private companies oil well site and commander privately own ships to help with the clean up.

The Conservatives that advocate less regulation than attack the Obama administration because there was not enough regulations in place.

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Q&A: Why are republicans calling the oil spill Obama’a Katrina?

Question by Mkath: Why are republicans calling the oil spill Obama’a Katrina?
Katrina was a natural disaster whose first in line to clean it up was the fed. The oil spill was a man made disaster, first in line to clean up was the corporation who caused it-BP.

Considering that repubs are always bitchin for less government involvement, how can they even suggest that the oil spill is Obama’s Katrina?

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Answer by Rounder
because it took obama 30 some days to start doing anything

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Oil Spill P3/5 Conspiracy with Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory is turning out to be hard-hitting stuff for the US mainstream media. He touches on the nuts and bolts of the scale of BP’s ecocide in the Gulf of Mexico – the toxicity, the coverup, the questions about deliberate sabotage of the deepwater rig, comparisons with Katrina, etc. But was it deliberate? Jesse leads his team into the bayou where they investigate claims of a plot to depopulate Louisiana and turn it into America’s refinery. At the core: the government’s alleged secret, multi-billion dollar depopulation program that began in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and was kicked into phase two with the oil rig blast. It even brings up Obama’s possible background as a CIA asset, interviews Gulf community leader Kindra Arnesen, talks about depopulation/evacuation programs to relocate the entire population of the Gulf Coast. It even brings up the fact that the Gulf Loop current became severed from the Gulf Stream and how this would contribute to a global mini ice age. FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 USC section 107 of the US Copyright Law.