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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    Regardless of how many rigs per violation. It's the violations themselves that bring up the problem. How many issues have to occur before it's addressed?
    Not sure about that. Every company has violations. And staistically the more rigs you have the more likely you'll have accidents and violations. That doesn't mean they are a worse company then a firm with lower number of violations.

    Per rig violation shows effectively who's better at controlling accidents and violations. If company A has 10 violations and 2 rigs, they are doing worse then a company with 56 violations and 45 rigs. Sure the other company has more violations, but their rate is barely above one, where company A has a rate of 5 per rig.

    True, the type is important as well, but I do think per rig violations is more important then total number of violations.
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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    700 safety violations. Yep, they're professionals!
    13 Trillion dollar violations. Yep, Obama is a professional.
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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    13 Trillion dollar violations. Yep, Obama is a professional.
    ??

    this is going to need some explaining for me to understand..

    what is it you are trying to say? and is it relevant to this thread?

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Other than watching Fox, I also watch BBC America on the satellite, and I like their view of American politics and the oil spill. They are just as objective as Fox, maybe more so, unlike CNN and MSN, which I also watch for their perspectives.
    Fox is your standard of objective journalism???? wow.

    I do agree that watching foreign correspondents discussing US issues is a good way to go. I also like BBC America as I do the Economist, MacLeans and the London Times.

    Sorry, I will shed no tears for BP. They have not been good citizens before or after the oil spill.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Quote(BP has endured waves of scathing criticism during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but there are those who are offering it qualified praise for the work it is doing, writes the BBC's Matthew Price in Louisiana.

    Whisper it, but BP is not a dirty word here in the coastal town of Jean Lafitte.)

    BP has erred and erred badly, BUT it does not shirk it's responsibilities, it has from the outset repeatedly stated that it will pay for clean up costs and compensation.

    Very few people from Obama downward have recognised this, instead they have at every turn sought to denigrate BP.
    The problem i have always seen with regard to this denigration of BP is that every time some overbearing Politician says something anti BP, BP's share price reduces.
    Any company in the world relies very heavily on their investors confidence, without that confidence a company can quite easily go out of business.
    Normally when a Company loses Investor confidence, that company can and often is bought out by a competitor company, however with costs that cannot be determined that fate is unlikely to fall to BP.
    So does this President and his minions actually want BP to go out of business, in fact for that matter, do the US electorate want BP to go out of business?
    If BP did go out of business, who do you think would pick up the clean up costs, sure as hell it would not be those who apparently seem to want to put BP out of business, I shall let you mull over who would inevitably have to pick up that particular tab.
    Now we have a Town in Louisiana saying 'look, these guys of BP are doing a better job than the guys put in place by our Government'

    Quote(In the mayor's office, tucked away in a town hall that is now also home to BP's staff in this part of Louisiana, various local leaders sit around in matching light blue polo shirts.

    "We're not too popular for saying it, but here BP's doing good," one says. There's general agreement.
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    It could be a bonanza today, but what about the future?

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    In recent years this town has been affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, and Ike.

    "FEMA [the government agency tasked with helping in such situations] didn't even set up an office here. BP's done more than they ever did," another says.

    For obvious reasons the fishermen and others whose lives and livelihoods have been ruined by the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are cagey when asked about how the British oil company has responded to the disaster.

    Few want to go on the record in expressing praise, but all along Jean Lafitte Boulevard, the main street here, people pragmatically note that BP is probably doing as good a job as anyone could. )

    OK so BP has boobed and boobed big time, how about they get some praise for trying to do something with little drama compared to the endless buck passing of those placed in control by Obama?
    So, if I invited a friend into my house and he destroys it and kills my dog, I'm supposed to praise him if he promises to cleans it up and buy me a new dog?

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    So, if I invited a friend into my house and he destroys it and kills my dog, I'm supposed to praise him if he promises to cleans it up and buy me a new dog?

    Praise him no

    bend over, lube up and say

    "thank you sir may I have another"
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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Praise him no

    bend over, lube up and say

    "thank you sir may I have another"
    That's how some would have it. Need I remind you that many Republicans have called the $20 Billion repayment fund a "slush fund" (Angle) and called getting BP to pay for the damage "a tragedy" (Barton - and let's note, he would be in charge of the House Energy Commission if Republicans take over).

    But God bless poor BP. They're such the sad victims of the EPA and Greenpeace. Those poor robber-barons always having to clean up the terrible messes they make.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    That's how some would have it. Need I remind you that many Republicans have called the $20 Billion repayment fund a "slush fund" (Angle) and called getting BP to pay for the damage "a tragedy" (Barton - and let's note, he would be in charge of the House Energy Commission if Republicans take over).

    But God bless poor BP. They're such the sad victims of the EPA and Greenpeace. Those poor robber-barons always having to clean up the terrible messes they make.
    Let's remember that there is a cap of 75 million dollars for incidences like this. BP could write the US a check for 75 million and walk away and they would be well within their legal right. You better be careful how many times you spank the child, eventually he might just walk away and leave you spanking yourself.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Let's remember that there is a cap of 75 million dollars for incidences like this. BP could write the US a check for 75 million and walk away and they would be well within their legal right. You better be careful how many times you spank the child, eventually he might just walk away and leave you spanking yourself.
    And the law you point out only proves what worthless beyotches we've become to the oil companies.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I don't know anyone who would give Exxon the kind of debt needed to pull that off. The premium alone would be enormous.
    Sorry to get back late on this but my stock report said again that Exxon seems to be very interested in BP.
    If I'm not mistaken they have already gotten the U.K.'s approval.

    Sector Update: Energy Lower; Exxon Seen Interested in BP, Apache Seen Eyeing BP Assets - NASDAQ.com
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