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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 06:56 AM
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Actor (Stephen) Baldwin Sues Costner Over Oil Invention
Edited on Tue Feb-15-11 06:57 AM by Turborama
Source: Sky News

11:33am UK, Tuesday February 15, 2011 | Michael Burgess, Sky News Online

Actor-turned-evangelist Stephen Baldwin is suing Kevin Costner amid claims he was "duped" into selling shares in the Field of Dreams star's company just as BP was about to invest in the firm.

Baldwin, who starred in films such as The Usual Suspects and Posse, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Costner and his partners over an environmental water cleaning device.

The oil separators, which were unveiled by Costner during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in last year, saw the Dances with Wolves star invited to speak before Congress.

BP invested more than 31m in the machine, dubbed the "Costner solution".

Read more: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Article/201009115931286
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 06:59 AM
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1. WWJD
who would jebus defend

:rofl:
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kratos00 Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 08:05 AM
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2. WWJS
Who would jesus sue.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 08:21 AM
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3. Oh, and he also can't get work in Hollywood because he's a Christian.
If he sold his shares didn't he make money?
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OnlinePoker Donating Member (837 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:14 AM
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4. He might have made more if he'd waited.
The way the article is worded, it makes it sound like he was duped into selling the shares and that, somehow, Costner knew BP would have a sudden interest in the machine. Do we know how well it performed? I remember hearing about it when it first went to the Gulf, but nothing after that.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 11:19 AM
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10. It worked well on surface oil
However, the "dispersants" sent the oil deep underwater, effectively rendering the Costner solution useless.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:03 AM
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7. Baldwin can't get work in Hollywood because he's a talent-less hack.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 11:38 AM
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12. not just a x-tian, a fundie creationist to boot
way off the deep end
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:16 AM
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5. I heard they are going to make a movie about this: Dumb & Dumber
:eyes:
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:30 AM
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6. Little fucktwit.
Just how many times has he declared bankruptcy?
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:29 AM
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8. What a baby.
I guess he'll have to keep working to make money like most of the rest of us.
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:33 AM
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9. Bread and Circuses, folks. Just sayin'. n/t
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 11:22 AM
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11. I can't stand to watch him movies.
He just seems to be a shadow of his older brother.
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