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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:10 PM
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Gulf oil rig owner apologizes for calling 2010 'best year' ever
Source: CNN

The owner of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded last year, killing 11 workers and leading to what has been called the worst oil spill ever, said Monday that calling 2010 its "best year" in safety "may have been insensitive."

Transocean Ltd., in a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said hefty bonuses and raises to top executives were based in part on the company's "performance under safety" last year.

"We acknowledge that some of the wording in our 2010 proxy statement may have been insensitive in light of the incident that claimed the lives of eleven exceptional men last year and we deeply regret any pain that it may have caused," Transocean said in a statement to CNN. "Nothing in the proxy was intended to minimize this tragedy or diminish the impact it has had on those who lost loved ones. Everyone at Transocean continues to mourn the loss of these friends and colleagues."

The statement did not address the controversy over the decision to give out cash awards despite the oil spill disaster.



Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/04/gulf.spill.bonuses/ind...



DUH! And you ought to donate that blood money to the families & Gulf residents you harmed!
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:15 PM
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1. Yeah, but at least you cleaned the oil up, right?
'Cause it's all gone, right? Disappeared into thin air, did it? Jesus took it away? 'Safety', my ass.
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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:20 PM
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2. "may have been insensitive."
Ya think???

Fucktards.
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:24 PM
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3. Word wide corporations are now above the law and everything
They do what they wish and to whomever they wish because they now out rank countries and politicians.
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:32 PM
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4. I thought BP was ultimately responsible for the operational safety violations
that led to the disaster, not transocean?
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timo Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:35 PM
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5. like rent a car
trans ocean leases the rigs to various drilling companies, the same way hertz leases cars, its not hertz fault if you get drunk and kill a bunch of kids in a wreck
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dehaiti Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:21 PM
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8. Not Like a Car
Transocean supplies the rig and the crew to operate as well as maintain the rig to the drilling company. You should recall it was all Transocean employees who were killed, no one working for BP was killed.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:02 PM
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6. "may have been"
the un-apology. Just like "if someone was offended". It all means they're just saying what they think need to do shut people up. DOesn't mean they are sorry in any way because they actually are not.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:04 PM
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7. Best laugh of the day.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 05:05 PM by aquart
I don't suppose we could hang him upside down from the oil rigs using his big toes.

Call it "sensitivity training."
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:21 PM
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9. Drink your f...ing oil.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:49 PM
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10. The crew was for rent along with the rig.
They were just depreciated. :puke:
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:17 PM
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11. toothpaste's out of the tube, buddy. Or should I say, oil's out of the
nevermind
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:15 PM
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12. HE should have to go clean up the beaches and stay working at THAT job until
it is all cleaned up. You'd better believe exxon would gave that beach spotless ASAP
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:23 PM
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13. and here is my response to Transocean.
FU, assholes.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:10 AM
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14. Kick.
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