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...feeling sorry for the BP boss?

I genuinly think the guy is doing the best he can and is taking all on his shoulders despite the aggression US is attacking him...

I might be talkig completely sh*t, if I am wrong, can any one enlighten?
 

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it's a pity they don't act so quickly clearing up their own mistakes and mess they have caused around the world.

and it was an American company that made the cut out device for this rig so if it was that to blame are they going to apologise. are they fook they will still try to say it was BP's fault.
 

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it's a pity they don't act so quickly clearing up their own mistakes and mess they have caused around the world.

and it was an American company that made the cut out device for this rig so if it was that to blame are they going to apologise. are they fook they will still try to say it was BP's fault.

True cos they should have been monitoring the contractors safety practises
 

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the us congress agreed to the procedures used by BP on that particular rig. it's a witch hunt. did u see some of the footage last night? it made me cringe - it was like some public shit-throwing match. they asked few specific questions and spent most of the time having a go. how is a chief exec meant to know detailed information about a specific rig before any inverstigation into what went wrong has finished.

it was a show for the US public to make themselfs feel better about the whole situation - nevermind the fact the NEED what BP produce.
 

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The thing that winds me up most about the whole situation is that nobody seems arsed that 11 people died.
 

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Imo the answer to your question is obvious, they are not going to let such a valuable asset wash away deliberatlely. There is probably blame for not having adequate safty measures in place, but i'm sure they want to stop the spill as soon as possible so they can resume rolling in the $.
 

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The thing that winds me up most about the whole situation is that nobody seems arsed that 11 people died.

Its not just them but also the livelyhood of many people that use the waters especially for fishing. It is really bad and do know really know how long it will take to clean up, probably many years.

From what I have been hearing it seems BP was cutting corners. They were supposed to have tested stuff and didn't etc. BP's answer was they did get approval from US authorities. Debate will still go on but nevertheless, BP will ultimately be punished hard for this, regardless of whose fault it is.

Anyways, they got billions in their coffers. Arent they the 4th largest in the world or something?
 

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only a matter of time until the US invades BP IMO - it's been pretty much proved that BP possesses a weapon of mass destruction - they also have oil - only a matter of time
 

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only a matter of time until the US invades BP IMO - it's been pretty much proved that BP possesses a weapon of mass destruction - they also have oil - only a matter of time

sounds like a conspiracy theory in the making eh. maybe us authorities deliberately sabatoged the oil rig so they can control bp lol.
 

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I also feel a little sorry for the BP boss, but that's why he gets the big bucks.
As mentioned above there will be a lot of fall out over this and of course there will always be those who will take advantage of this.

I didn't know that 11 people died :(
 

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It's their own back yard syndrome but they don't give a f**** about what they do in others. As for the senate meeting if the 2 slimy looking bozos we saw on the news were anything to go by then heaven help the rest of the world.

The Bhopal disaster occurred in December 1984. The leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other toxins from the plant resulted in exposure of over 500,000 people.

The official immediate death toll was 2,259 and the government of Madhya Pradesh has confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to the gas release. But others estimate 16,000+ deaths of which, 8,000 died within the first weeks and 8,000+ have since died from gas-related diseases.

Some 25 years after the gas leak, 390 tons of toxic chemicals abandoned at the UCIL Bhopal plant continue to leak and pollute the groundwater in the region and affect thousands of residents who depend on it. Union Carbide, now a subsidiary of DOW Jones, dispute whether the chemicals still stored at the site pose any continuing health hazard.

26 years since the tragedy, criminal cases remain pending in the United States District Court, Manhattan and the District Court of Bhopal, against Union Carbide, with an Indian arrest warrant also pending against Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide at the time of the disaster.

Union Carbide’s CEO allegedly knew about a 1982 safety audit of the Bhopal plant, that identified 30 major hazards, which were fixed at the company's identical plant in the US but were not fixed in Bhopal.

In June 2010, seven ex-employees, including the former chairman of UCIL, were convicted in Bhopal of causing death by negligence and sentenced to two years imprisonment and a fine of about $2,000 each, the maximum punishment allowed by law.

As for Obama he obviously see's no shame in the way in which one of its companies acted or indeed in the fact that the government did not.
 
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