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  •  Quite frankly. BP is doing what is expected (5+ / 0-)
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    of them.

    They are still doing everything they can to protect shareholders and profits. Which by law they are required to do.

    That brings us to the more obvious question about decades of our Government being so in bed with the oil industry. After-all there is no other more profitable industry that is so heavily subsidized by US taxpayers through the federal government.

    I'm not justifying them... I am just not as shocked that BP and the government agencies are so aligned. This is old news. It is just more apparent today now that the spotlight is on.

    This is a crisis I knew had to come, Destroying the balance I'd kept. Doubting, unsettling and turning around, Wondering what will come next. --Ian Curtis

    by jethrock on Sat May 29, 2010 at 07:38:02 PM PDT

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    •  I know this is the law. (0+ / 0-)

      They are still doing everything they can to protect shareholders and profits. Which by law they are required to do.

      What I question, though, is how alienating consumers and customers...taking unwise and high risks...ruining the good reputation of a company brand...is truly "protecting" shareholders and profits?  For immediate or quarterly big quick bucks?  What about the longevity of being a good and profitable investment?

      I apply this to many corporations, not just BP.

      "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

      by 417els on Sat May 29, 2010 at 10:15:22 PM PDT

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    •  Not exactly. (0+ / 0-)

      Criminal acts and criminal influenced operations are expressly prohibited.

      How was the BP/Halliburton/Transoceanic scheme to skirt safety laws not a criminal conspiracy ???

      How was this event not a criminal version of Pearl Harbor, 1941 ???

      Frankly, I think America would take another 2,402 dead before seeing the Gulf Coast destroyed. Louisiana is going to be a wet wasteland and Florida is not going to come off much better due to the dispersants.

      Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Career criminals + White Racists + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

      by vets74 on Sun May 30, 2010 at 06:38:40 AM PDT

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