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    The taboo of praising BP

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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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    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?

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    BP has done a much better job than Obama.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    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.

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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, ...

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    BP has done a much better job than Obama.
    700 safety violations. Yep, they're professionals!
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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    So you have a better source? I am interested. I like to look at all perspectives.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    700 safety violations. Yep, they're professionals!
    Somewhat more professional than Obama I might add. How much experience did he have to become President? His professionalism is quite evident in how he is not handling the oil spill. So many nations have asked the US to lend a helping hand, but he refuses each time, while the oil keeps on belching along.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    So you have a better source? I am interested. I like to look at all perspectives.
    I'm just messin with ya. Google news is bestest. I used to be quite a news junkie when I wanted to be a journalist and read the same story amongst many multiple sources. Alot of the time you find copy and paste but jumping from country to country the differing views on things is pretty interesting.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I'm just messin with ya. Google news is bestest. I used to be quite a news junkie when I wanted to be a journalist and read the same story amongst many multiple sources. Alot of the time you find copy and paste but jumping from country to country the differing views on things is pretty interesting.
    Well that we agree on. I got banned from Hannity's website for daring to ask some ponted questions that the moderators on that site didn't like anybody asking. These questions had to do with Fox News using old footage to inflate the numbers present at some of the Teaparty rallies. I don't like exaggeration whether it comes from the left or the right.

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    Re: The taboo of praising BP

    If people are being helped out properly by BP have a personal view that's positive- that's fine. I have no problems with that.

    But while the spill is still GOING ON and while they're still investigating and uncovering all the BULL**** - I won't be saying "yeah, they're doing a great job!" . . . I'll save to possible (and highly unlikely) words for the FUTURE when this is the PAST.
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