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  •  You know (9+ / 0-)

    In order to get these guys, it would seem to me the only evidence needed would be evidence that they consciously sacrificed safety concerns and cause death and grievous harm to the gulf and its inhabitants...period.

    No evidence at this time to suggest that there was a conscious decision to sacrifice safety concerns to save money.

    They're never going to prove it was about money.
    I don't lnow why they stuck that in there after all the bullet points that showed negligence.

    I wish I was a lawyer.

    Education is too big to fail. Truth is too big to fail. Justice is too big to fail. Peace is too big to fail.

    by Burned on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 03:25:36 PM PST

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    •  Bartlit said it today also--Clearly will be (7+ / 0-)

      impossible to prove that point.  However, they can point to all the little failures of safety follow-ups like we saw on "The Spiil"----how they were cited for pipeline problems up in Alaska and didn't do anything about it.

      •  Watching it again -- (7+ / 0-)

        actually what he said was "no human being" made a conscious decision about money over safety.

        That's a very different comment.

        Doesn't rule out corporate-think.

        He never said BP didn't make that choice.

        Also, don't underestimate this guy:

        Mr. Bartlit is uniquely qualified for this critically important job, having played a major role in investigating the Piper Alpha North Sea Oil Platform disaster in 1989, in which 160 people died. Piper Alpha was the worst oil rig explosion disaster prior to the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion that occurred this spring.
        ...
        Mr. Bartlit was trial counsel during the year long Piper Alpha hearings in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1990; His work played a prominent role in the resulting judicial opinion known as the "Cullen Report," which led to widespread changes in industrial drilling practices in the North Sea. Bartlit’s investigation pinpointed the cause of the 1989 explosion, both in terms of its engineering and regulatory roots, which included showing that several key initial assumptions about the cause were not necessarily correct.

        "We live now in hard times, not end times." -- Jon Stewart

        by Yasuragi on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 05:36:16 PM PST

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