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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Nonsense. President Barack Obama had no hand in British Petroleum's decisions to bipass safety regulations and cut corners of industry safety standards, despite warnings from their own "experts" and those of their chosen subcontractors, in favor of profits. ALL responsibility for those decisions, actions, and the results fall squarely on the management of British Petroleum . No amount of repeated hogwash changes that reality.
    Well no problem then, it's okay if he plays golf instead of tending to the disaster. Hey, it's Bush's fault anyway right?
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Nonsense. President Barack Obama had no hand in British Petroleum's decisions to bipass safety regulations and cut corners of industry safety standards, despite warnings from their own "experts" and those of their chosen subcontractors, in favor of profits. ALL responsibility for those decisions, actions, and the results fall squarely on the management of British Petroleum . No amount of repeated hogwash changes that reality.
    Can we please get the name right...British Petroleum is not this company's name.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    Can we please get the name right...British Petroleum is not this company's name.
    I think BP stands for British Petroleum.
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think BP stands for British Petroleum.
    It has not stood for that since the merger with Amoco.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    It has not stood for that since the merger with Amoco.
    Really, then what does it stand for?
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    This does point out that a team effort is most important; that a single overpaid dictator is not good, the same applies to a CEO or COO or BOAB.....
    I think BP is still run as an antique company, one from the previous century.
    Lets get with it, people, its 2010, not 1020.
    Also, no to this childish "blame game".
    Last edited by earthworm; 06-21-10 at 12:08 PM.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Really, then what does it stand for?
    Nothing anymore, they officially renamed themselves just BP plc in 2000 I think. They do talk about themselves as "beyond petroluem" but that is not officially what anything stands for.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Nonsense. President Barack Obama had no hand in British Petroleum's decisions to bipass safety regulations and cut corners of industry safety standards, despite warnings from their own "experts" and those of their chosen subcontractors, in favor of profits. ALL responsibility for those decisions, actions, and the results fall squarely on the management of British Petroleum . No amount of repeated hogwash changes that reality.
    Obama in his own words, disagrees with you. It was his appointment to the MMS - No one elses. Obama himself said it's his responsbility.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    Nothing anymore, they officially renamed themselves just BP plc in 2000 I think. They do talk about themselves as "beyond petroluem" but that is not officially what anything stands for.
    I don't remember their gas stations have anything other then BP signs up. I think we know what it stands for, we're just playing semantics.
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    Can we please get the name right...British Petroleum is not this company's name.
    I'll call those greedy criminal bastards anything I damn well please.

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