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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    I own a house in a country thats run by idiots..

    Why the **** would Congress need to apologize to BP " We are so sorry that you guys failed, its really our fault that you did not inspect the rig, and that you did not have a plan for such an event. I mean we are infact not employed by BP and we are here to server the people ( people == the guy with the most money hehehehe) So yes it is our fault...And Obama who is using this as an example as to why he supports off shore drilling..."

    FFS who the hell is the idiot that says that Obama is using this to his advantage? He support offshore drilling how the hell is this suppose to be something that supports his view?

    This is the most Crystal clear case of how corrupt the government is, and how much they are all the cooperation's' bitches.

    For **** sake if no one sees this, i might just have to kill myself.
    And they question my nation's education *laugh* ( no offense..) ( its not directed at anyone, I am just trying to understand how so many people dont see the obvious )
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Let's face it, Barton is a classic Texas Oilman. He was sticking up for his oil buddies who make up a large part of his financial political base. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck.
    agreed.
    just another brass tool for the oil industry's toolbox.

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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP


    From your FoxNews article:
    In fact, the Export-Import bank receives no appropriations from Congress and thus does not rely on American taxpayer dollars and is also not "sending" $2 billion to the Brazilian company but offering lines of credit to U.S. firms so they can compete to land contracts as part of Petrobras' drilling operations.


    This quotes your WSJ article:
    The Bank's bipartisan Board unanimously approved the preliminary commitment to Petrobras on April 14, 2009, before any Obama appointees joined the Bank. In fact, at the time the Bank's Board consisted of three Republicans and two Democrats, all of whom were appointed by George W. Bush.

    snopes.com: Obama Lends $2 Billion to Brazilian Oil Company
    Your article about Soros as a Petrobras stockholder was dated Feb. 2009
    Also from the snopes link:
    Soro's hedge-fund firm sold off 5 million of it's 37 million Petrobras shares in May 2009, and the firm sold off another 22 million shares in August 2009, before Petrobras received any loan funds from Ex-Im.

    You might want to fact check your blogs a little closer...
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    From your FoxNews article:




    This quotes your WSJ article:


    Your article about Soros as a Petrobras stockholder was dated Feb. 2009
    Also from the snopes link:



    You might want to fact check your blogs a little closer...
    Everyone knows that Snopes is questionable, and Factcheck is a left-wing lapdog.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I don't make fun of Texas or Michigan or anywhere else for that matter (even Mississippi!) because I live in the best place on Earth and I'm better than that.
    Well... in fairness, you live just to the North of the best place on earth...

    ...where it's a balmy 72 degrees again today... tomorrow. And Sunday.



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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Everyone knows that Snopes is questionable, and Factcheck is a left-wing lapdog.
    I didn't think you would have a response when presented with fact. My thought is confirmed.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Everyone knows that Snopes is questionable, and Factcheck is a left-wing lapdog.
    Just like 'everyone knows' Sarah Palin is man, and your master Glenn Beck is a serial killer??

    'Everyone knows...'????

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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    This isn't just an ordinary negligence case. And, the money was put into trust to protect it in case BP goes bankrupt. The people affected by this will be needing the money right away, not 10 or 20 years from now after all the appeals have played out.

    Let's face it, Barton is a classic Texas Oilman. He was sticking up for his oil buddies who make up a large part of his financial political base. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck.
    That’s not the point. The negligence must be shown legally, not by public opinion and that of our government. The Oil Protection Act was passed in 1990 as a result of the Valdiz spill in order to set the liability limits in civil cases. If a company is shown to be grossly negligent or proven to have failed to use safety measures that are legally required, then at that point, the company is not covered by the act. Our government, cheered on by an angry mob, is circumventing the law that they themselves passed.
    Whether we like it or not is not the issue. If our government wanted to force BP to do what our government and the people think is right, then congress should have changed the law, which they failed to do. This is a matter of law. Our country is supposedly a nation of laws, not a nation of men, as it should be imo.


    From Wiki:
    Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, numerous U.S. Senators attempted to pass a bill to raise the $75 million cap limit to $10 billion, retroactive to before the spill occurred. Senators of both Republican Party and Democratic Party blocked efforts for new legislation on multiple occasions due to the potential unintended consequences that a new law could have.[4]. Democratic Party senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana was quoted in saying “We want to be careful before we change any of these laws that we don’t jeopardize the operations of an ongoing industry, because there are 4,000 other wells in the Gulf that have to go on.”[4] This statute limits BP's monetary damages to $75 million for losses to private parties, although it still remains liable for all cleanup costs under the law.[5]
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Excerpted from “Top Corporate Donor to Barton Is Partner of BP on Deepwater Horizon” by Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight, @ 2:26 PM, 6.17.2010
    Making matters worse for Barton is the identity of the top contributor to his election campaigns. Since 1989, it has been the company Anadarko Petroleum, from which he's received $56,500 in PAC donations and another $90,000 in individual contributions.




    Anadarko has been making a lot of news lately, and none of it is good: they're a 25 percent partner in the Macondo Prospect, which was the site of the Deepwater Horizon explosion that is causing oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Anadarko has also been sent a bill by BP and asked to pay its share of the cleanup costs.
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