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    You know, there are 2 sides to this issue. Those who are environmentalists, and those whose slogan is "Drill, baby, drill". They have been so far apart on this issue, and frequently making it personal for each other in very nasty ways. I never dreamed that they could ever come together on the same side, but it is what I am seeing. The environmentalists are mad at BP for ruining the environment. The drillers are mad at BP for screwing over a message that drilling could be done without undue risk to the environment, and setting back drilling by possibly a generation. It is clear to me that BP's reckless behavior has really pissed off both groups.

    So here is my proposal. We take the CEO of BP, tie him to a stake, and let the environmentalists and drillers take turns kicking him in the balls. Then the environmentalists and the drillers can buy each other a beer, and party with each other for possibly the first time in human history. There is common ground, folks. Who said that BP couldn't bring people together? They actually did. Hats off to BP for uniting Americans from all walks of life on a common theme - Hatred of BP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Frankly, you search engine screwed up. It recreated my last Google search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Google does not sell placement of search results. This story is so deceptive I am profoundly surprised it came from the Christian Science Monitor. They have (had?) one of the best reputations in journalism.

    Notice that the author never says outright that Google is allowing BP to pay for placement. The article states that BP is paying for placement in search engines, then starts quoting another person saying "Google ought to rethink its policy". But, no one ever stated that Google was doing what the article said. Then, later in the article, they quote Google a representative basically stating that Google hasn't done anything illegal, as if it were admitting selling placement and lamely claiming legality as their only defense. To top it off, they again quote someone outside of Google stating that you can pay for placement in all search engines. This is true, depending on how you define your words. You can pay a marketing company to attempt to move your site up as far as possible in the rankings by optimizing your website to appear to be the most relevant for certain search terms. In that way, yes, you CAN pay for placement, but you won't be paying Google.

    This is the kind of 'reporting' that one literally (and I do mean literally) expects in the National Enquirer. They use the same contextual arrangement of their quotes and facts to build a non-story into a story as this. The only difference is the subject matter: The NE insists that the subject be an affair or drug addiction or something.
    Well, no, it's not illegal in any sense... people are allowed to make private clubs and say 'no girls allowed'... google.com is essentially the companies private domain where they are allowed to set the rules... people assume that a search engine offers unfiltered search results, but that doesn't make it illegal if they violate that assumption of being unbiased... so yes, they are allowed to sell off search terms to show the results that the purchaser would like to see.

    I'm sure it will end up being a political death blow for BP in that when it comes out that they were trying to buy good publicity in the light of what will likely end up being a catastrophic natural disaster... probably the worst man-made disaster ever... I find it absolutely disgusting how there are already attempts to take advantage of this catastrophe politically. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste what I mean is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before" Rahm Emmanuel said during an interview.
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    Why weren't they igniting the oil as it was coming to the surface?? Or dispersing those bacteria that eat the oil? Why are they using chemical dispersants that are toxic while there are non-toxic alternatives?

    or setting up those floating things that act as a barrier to the oil? Why did Obama initially promise to send SWAT teams to the area in response??

    I could go on with my serious questions of this issue.

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    Swat teams? Get real. That's beyond absurd. What are they going to do, put on bullet proof vests and shoot?

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    Re: BP buys 'oil spill,' related Internet search terms to manage message

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You know, there are 2 sides to this issue. Those who are environmentalists, and those whose slogan is "Drill, baby, drill". They have been so far apart on this issue, and frequently making it personal for each other in very nasty ways. I never dreamed that they could ever come together on the same side, but it is what I am seeing. The environmentalists are mad at BP for ruining the environment. The drillers are mad at BP for screwing over a message that drilling could be done without undue risk to the environment, and setting back drilling by possibly a generation. It is clear to me that BP's reckless behavior has really pissed off both groups.

    So here is my proposal. We take the CEO of BP, tie him to a stake, and let the environmentalists and drillers take turns kicking him in the balls. Then the environmentalists and the drillers can buy each other a beer, and party with each other for possibly the first time in human history. There is common ground, folks. Who said that BP couldn't bring people together? They actually did. Hats off to BP for uniting Americans from all walks of life on a common theme - Hatred of BP.
    Except that, nobody really knows why that well blewout. So, at the end of the day, we don't know that it's BP's fault. I can't help but go back to pointing the finger at Cooper-Cameron. Why? They built the ****ing BOP that was supposed to serve as the last line oif defense.

    Why is no one pissed at Cooper-Cameron? Not politically expedient? It's better, politically, to be pissed at BP?
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    Re: BP buys 'oil spill,' related Internet search terms to manage message

    Actually, we do know for a fact that, just before the well blew out, the BP bigwig on board overrode the forman's order to shut down operations until some problems were fixed. So, yes, at the end of the day, you can bet the bank that BP's reckless behavior contributed to the accident.
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    Re: BP buys 'oil spill,' related Internet search terms to manage message

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Swat teams? Get real. That's beyond absurd. What are they going to do, put on bullet proof vests and shoot?
    YouTube - Obama Sending SWAT Teams To Inspect Oil Rigs

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    Looking for bombs, apparently. You have to remember that it was quite some time before the source of the explosion could be ascertained.
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    Re: BP buys 'oil spill,' related Internet search terms to manage message

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    You do not spend $50 million dollars on advertising while this is going on. You do not buy search terms to get your "see, we're not that bad" website on top when people look for this. You don't bitch and whine about needing "you're life back" when thousands of peoples lives are going to be ruined without likely a nice severance package being the worst thing they have to worry about.
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