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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 05:07 AM
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8. Maybe not. But, if I were a Gulf shrimper, I'd want that check in the bank . . .
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  -4301(b) Place a lien on BP's assets, liquidate them now. Payout to the people of the Gulf Coast. leveymg  May-25-10 04:34 AM   #0 
  - And I want them to serve every day of those sentences.  aquart   May-25-10 04:40 AM   #1 
  - False reasoning  dipsydoodle   May-25-10 04:40 AM   #2 
  - A lien on BP's assets would allow for immediate payout to the victims.  leveymg   May-25-10 05:04 AM   #6 
     - Chapter 11 won't save them from government action.  TexasObserver   May-25-10 05:49 AM   #16 
  - Yes, just DO IT! eom  ShortnFiery   May-25-10 04:44 AM   #3 
  - You'll get to stand in line with BP shareholders who filed suit,  Skidmore   May-25-10 04:53 AM   #4 
  - Payment of a fine to a federal agency comes ahead of payout to aggrieved stockholders  leveymg   May-25-10 05:06 AM   #7 
  - If only this problem could be solved by money.  Vinca   May-25-10 04:54 AM   #5 
  - Maybe not. But, if I were a Gulf shrimper, I'd want that check in the bank . . .  leveymg   May-25-10 05:07 AM   #8 
     - Agreed. I guess I'm in "big picture" mode at the moment,  Vinca   May-25-10 05:10 AM   #9 
        - Agreed. :hi:  leveymg   May-25-10 05:21 AM   #11 
  - meanwhile, BP wants Canada to waive safety requirements in Arctic drilling  ima_sinnic   May-25-10 05:11 AM   #10 
  - If there's a barrel a second, that would be 86,000 barrels a day.  TexasObserver   May-25-10 05:28 AM   #12 
  - Estimates for total release range up to 30 million barrels - $30 billion in fines  leveymg   May-25-10 05:33 AM   #13 
     - To date, it's probably closer to 3 million barrels and $3 billion in fines.  TexasObserver   May-25-10 05:42 AM   #14 
        - BP would be a good one to make a useful example of.  leveymg   May-25-10 05:46 AM   #15 
           - These big companies should be forced to fail when they earn it.  TexasObserver   May-25-10 05:51 AM   #17 
              - If only there were an Abraham willing to do so  leveymg   May-25-10 05:55 AM   #18 
  - unfortunately, the law doesn't allow fines to be collected 'immediately'  onenote   May-25-10 06:25 AM   #19 
  - That's why EPA needs to start administrative process immediately  leveymg   May-25-10 06:38 AM   #20 
     - i agree. but you suggested that fines could be collected now, not in a couple of years  onenote   May-25-10 06:41 AM   #21 
        - EPA could issue the order today for $3 billion. Hearing in 60 days, add another $6 billion  leveymg   May-25-10 06:49 AM   #22 
           - if they issued the order today for $3 billion it would be tossed out tomorrow  onenote   May-25-10 10:29 AM   #25 
              - If EPA and DOJ wanted this fast-tracked through the courts, they could.  leveymg   May-25-10 03:36 PM   #26 
                 - no. they really can't  onenote   May-25-10 10:09 PM   #30 
  - Everyone is trying to hide their assets. BP will not pay the costs of the clean up. Consumers will.  Wizard777   May-25-10 07:01 AM   #23 
  - it's what the law calls for -- do it now.  nashville_brook   May-25-10 08:25 AM   #24 
  - ABSOLUTELY!  Demeter   May-25-10 03:57 PM   #27 
  - Jail time for BP executives? I'd pay 2x my taxes to see that happen.  Ignis   May-25-10 04:20 PM   #28 
  - K&R  amborin   May-25-10 04:28 PM   #29 

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