I seemed to have rushed my OP, when I said that a criminal investigation was wrong. Since I posted it, I watched the news this morning, and there does seem to be a valid basis for a criminal investigation. This goes to the argument between the BP official and the Trans Ocean supervisor aboard the rig, who accused the BP brass of ordering shortcuts to be taken, shortcuts that endangered the rig and everybody on it. Just now, I searched for this information, and here it is.
So, to sum it up, I ran my big mouth before I had all the facts. It's not the first time that I have done this, and it probably won't be the last time either. However, I now stand corrected. I am now in favor of the criminal investigation, and if it shows this information to be true, then BP should be criminally charged with negligent homicide.
Let me also add that changing one's mind, due to new information, or information he had seen but had forgotten, is not flip flopping. It is called honesty. So my bad on the OP. Let the criminal investigation happen, and wherever it leads, let the appropriate action be taken.
Last edited by danarhea; 06-02-10 at 10:56 AM.
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Yeah, looks like the federal government is doing something.Federal officials say cleaning up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already cost the government $87 million, making it the third-most expensive cleanup effort in the nation's history.
The second link, which shows just one example of a small part of the cleanup effort that you on the right are trying to claim has not started yet, started at least 3 weeks ago(it actually started before that). I have also shown 20k people working on the cleanup effort. Those darn facts just keep getting in your way.
Forgive me for not reading the entire huge thread and perhaps saying what has already been said:
If corporations want to have all the benefits of being considered "persons" under the law, then they need to take the negatives as well, which include being liable for criminal activity.
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