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  •  Low level employees who likely had no (0+ / 0-)

    real connection with the decision that led up to this environmental disaster and fatalities will be hung out to dry. I don't look for justice here. When we can put that CORPORATION in jail we'll have justice, I'd even settle for the CEO and upper management in charge of that area of operations.

    Send conservatives to FilthyLiberal.com for re-education.

    by filthyLiberalDOTcom on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:43:39 AM PST

    •  Low level employees don't sign (2+ / 0-)
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      off on safety policies and environmental procedures, VPs and Safety/Environmental Directors do. That's why they get paid the big bucks. Whoever signed his/her name on the line was affirming that safety audits were performed, company policy was followed, regulations were being obeyed, etc.
      Since we know now that those things were not, in fact, what was happening, the signer lied. Unless I'm badly mistaken, said signer(s) will be enjoying a limited view of grey corridor and iron bars for sometime to come.


      "When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~♥~ Anonymous ~♥~

      by Lisa Lockwood on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:14:53 PM PST

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      •  I hope that's the way it goes. (1+ / 0-)
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        Send conservatives to FilthyLiberal.com for re-education.

        by filthyLiberalDOTcom on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:25:24 PM PST

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        •  Boy, am I naive! (5+ / 0-)

          I assumed that BP was run like other large companies. Silly me. Someone close to me is EHS Director for a large company in a completely different business sector.
          Oil doesn't have to play by the same rules as everyone else, it seems.

          The two employees facing indictment?

          Robert Kaluza, the BP day tour supervisor.

          Donald Vidrine, the BP night tour supervisor.

          And a VP who lied to Congress and obstructed justice.


          "When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~♥~ Anonymous ~♥~

          by Lisa Lockwood on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:28:12 PM PST

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      •  I hope you're right, but (0+ / 0-)

        we don't even know who these VPs and Directors are/were, do we? They're still anonymous, as far as I know.

        "The pessimists may be right in the end but an optimist has a better time getting there" -- Samuel Clemons

        by native on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:28:38 PM PST

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