Thursday, April 22, 2010

from Huffington Post, several interesting articles

From disasters all over the world caused by mankind to the excuses Limbaugh, Boener, and Lieberman can dredge up to protect their pocket money. And, this is NOT the first disaster BP has set loose on us, nor will it be the last unless we get this oil monkey off our backs!

And, not to drive a familiar point home, but, all of the hell mankind can pour upon their fellow man and yet MARIJUANA is still ILLEGAL?!?!

BP's announcement that they're taking responsibility for the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, not for the accident, sounds more like they're patting themselves on the back. BP CEO Tony Hayward said Monday they are dealing with the cleanup and compensation to those affected, and while they have been dealing with it, their initial efforts also highlight that they're ultimately looking out for themselves. The company offered settlements to coastal residents of no more than $5,000 if they give up their right to sue. This extends to out-of-work fisherman they've hired to help with the clean up. BP has since removed the language from the contract, once they were criticized for the move. They also initially attempted to downplay the seriousness of the the spill, saying the rig was leaking 1,000 barrels a day when in fact it was leaking five times as much.


foam said...

yes, i've been reading that they've downplayed the extent of the leak. it's beyond depressing for sure.

boneman said...

My guess is they'de be singing a way different tune if we took the seawater/oil mixture and dumped it off their island.

Rhetoric Camel said...

This oil spill makes me sick. About as sick as Marijuana being illegal. Something somewhere needs to be done about both these things and soon..

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