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    British Petroleum(BP) rep Randy Prescott made a comment, "Louisiana isn’t the only place that has shrimp." His office phone # is (713)323-4093. His email is Give him a call or
    send an email! Tell him: "BP isn’t the only place that has fuel for my car!" PLEASE REPOST

    Catholic Church: Example of Religion thats TOO BIG TO FAIL

    by Detroit Mark on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 02:14:58 PM PDT

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      "We now have the technical ability to get the wrong answers with unprecedented speed" Carolyn Compton

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      The only source for this story seems to be a story claiming:

      Randy Prescott is a VP of Power Origination at BP in Houston, and he isn't a PR representative (indeed, he isn't responding to our inquiries). He was, according to Lord David of the Humid City blog, in New Orleans "hoping to channel monies directly to local resident workers, assisting with clean-up" (presumably, while still being paid for his job as VP of Power Origination). In this capacity, he spoke at a public meeting at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Metairie, La., during which someone raised a concern about local restaurant owners struggling due to reduced tourism and rising prices for shellfish.

      According to Steve Beatty, Managing Editor of The Lens, the only publication that reported Prescott's unfortunate statements from this event, a "woman in the crowd asked whether the seafood was safe to eat." Prescott replied: "Louisiana isn't the only place that has shrimp."

      However, following that link shows only the Prescott quote, and neither the question it answered nor the rest of the context.

      Prescott probably did glibly minimize the impact of his company's guilt, but it's hard to go counterattack him and BP with the shaky foundation of the quote.

      Not that I pity BP collecting a tide of even unearned attacks. They deserve everything bad they get.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 05:12:24 PM PDT

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