BP and the Idiot Fringe Protest Groups

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  1. Foxfyre
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    Sometimes I just sit back, shake my head, and wonder what people are thinking.

    The oil gusher in the Gulf--tragic almost beyond comprehension. Unconscionable. I think no sane person can watch it happen and not feel anger, even rage, that it is happening.

    Who is culpable? BP? Yes, but does anybody with a brain think that they WANTED this to happen? That they wanted to incur expenses that could bring them to financial ruin? Were they irreponsible or careless in the name of profit? The hearings should sort that out eventually.

    The Obama Administration? It was his inspector who waived some of the usual checks and balances? Irresponsible or careless in the name of expediency? Maybe. The hearings may or may not ever sort that out.

    The Bush Administration? They allowed the lease to be issued. Irrresponsible or careless in the name of energy production? Maybe. If there is any way to hang it on them, the current Administration/Congress surely will.

    So now enters the protestors. Outraged. Indignant. Environmentally infuriated. Make them pay. Boycott their products. Bring them to their financial knees.

    Really? Who with a brain would seek to bankrupt the company who is going to have to pay for the plugging of the blown well as well as the cleanup? And if they bring BP to its financial knees, which apparently won't be difficult at that point, then who do they look to shoulder that expense.

    Sometimes you just have to see the idiot fringe for what it is.

     
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    BP did cause the oil spill.

    They cut corners, as well as the BP executive who told the rig drillers to use a procedure they knew could cause problems, i.e. filling it up with water rather than mud, because they wanted to save time.

    The drillers protested, the BP exec said do it anyway, and they did.

    Little while later? The rig exploded and sank 3 days later, leaving a toxic spew ruining the Gulf.

    Oh yeah.......don't forget Halliburton who provided the BOP valves which were not tested fully like they should have been.

    Accident? Yes. Piss poor planning and lack of proper procedures.
     
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    yep.....one massive cluster fuck.....and when BP goes belly....the american tax payer will get to pay to clean it up.....
     
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    Well that was pretty much my perspective on this. It doesn't really matter at this point whose fault it is. We have a crisis and we need to focus on that. There will be plenty of time later to find somebody to hang.

    BP has accepted responsibility to plug the well and clean up the beaches. What sense does it make for a bunch of looney activists to be out trying to turn BP belly up BEFORE the well is plugged and the beaches cleaned up? Do THEY want to pay for it instead of BP?

    Don't these people think at all? Or are they too drugged out for any kind of rational thought?
     
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    Do you honestly think BP's number one priority was safety? When you honestly answer this, you will just shut up and not say another word even remotely defending them.

    Its all about $$$. They were fined a lot, a lot of money for cutting corners. It turned out they pretty much wrote their own damn rules and still cut corners. THAT IS WHY THIS IS HAPPENING.
     
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    Interestingly enough, all those signs were spelled correctly. No "morans" in that group.

    And, exactly WHAT is wrong with the protests? Not one of those signs said anything that wasn't true.

    By the way.........God WOULD be weeping. Wanna know why? BP tried to kill his bride Mother Earth. What would any of you do if someone left a big gaping hole in your wife, and she was bleeding? By the way, for you conservatives, grab yer bibles, it states quite clearly in there that Earth is God's bride.

    Wanna hear something really scary? In Revelation it states the following.......

    The Second Angel sounded, and as it were a

    mountain burning with fire was cast into the Sea.

    The Third Angel sounded and there fell a Great Star

    from Heaven, burning as a lighted fiery lamp,

    and it fell upon the waters of the earth.



    The Holy Bible; Revelation 8:8,10

    BP may have brought about Armageddon by destroying the oceans. I'm betting the angel whose job it was to do that is gonna be less than amused with them.
     
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    First to Zona, where anywhere in my post have I defended BP in any way? Where on any thread in the entire universe have I defended BP in any way?

    And Biker, do you really have that much problem understanding what I wrote? Was I that vague?

    Okay guys, now please try to focus:

    We have a bare minimum of 30,000 barrels of oil and probably a great deal more being spewed into the Gulf waters every single day for well over 50 days now.

    Beaches are being fouled, fisheries destroyed, waterfowl and othe creatures killed, and people's livelihoods devastated.

    And you want the focus to be on destroying the company that has accepted the responsibility for paying to plug the well and pay for the clean up? BEFORE the well is plugged and the clean up accomplished?

    So, if you guys are drowning, which of you will shoot the guy who is about to throw you a rope just because he needs shooting? Wouldn't it make more sense to be pulled to shore and THEN shoot him?

    Sheesh.
     
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    Listen, they did shoddy work, bent a lot of the rules, had the inspectors write the inspection forms out in PENCIL and they would later trace over them in pen, to make it look like it was inspected right.

    What would you do if a company was putting out cars that killed people because of shitty workmanship? You'd probably want them out of business before they did any more damage.

    Nope, sorry, BP deserves to fail and go out of business, they are a shoddy, dangerous company with slipshod work ethics.
     
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    Okay let the record show that ABikerSailor is so hellbent on revenge that he would rather shoot the guy and drown rather than put the solution first. That pretty much seems to be the way those protesters think too, so you probably do approve of what they are doing.
     
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