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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:49 AM
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U.S., BP Near Deal on Fund (not a joke)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704388504...


Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Would Secure Company's $20 Billion Recovery Plan


The Obama administration and BP PLC are close to a deal to use future revenues from the oil giant's Gulf of Mexico operations to guarantee its $20 billion cleanup and compensation fund, a move that would give both sides an incentive to continue production in the Gulf, scene of the U.S.'s worst-ever offshore oil spill.

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do I need to excerpt any more. . .

guess nobody is going to prison
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:50 AM
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1. Same. As. It. Ever. Was.
eom
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:57 AM
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7. Letting the days go by, into silent water ...
n/t
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:51 AM
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2. Are the banking criminals in jail? War profiteering criminals? No.
Are we still being illegally wiretapped? How about torture?
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:52 AM
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3. "The oil revenues will completely pay for the Iraqi liberation costs!"
SSDD
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:52 AM
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4. They're letting BP get away with murder...
people were killed from their negligence...face it, people are expendable, it's corporations that matter.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:55 AM
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6. since the SC said corporations are people it should be:


"face it, non corporate people are expendable, it's corporation people that matter"
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:52 AM
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5. Nobody going to prison could be argued.
But you have to let out everyone currently in prison, heh, and some see that as what is being done, only way to have justice logically.

Although I do believe in justice, just not two tier justice or targeted justice. I also believe in mercy, but for better reasons not assumed status.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:14 AM
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8. We don't know whether or not anybody is going to prison
DoJ is still investigating.
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:37 AM
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9. That's how the taxpayer will end up paying for it.
That oil belongs to the United States (us)and BP is going to use our own national treasure to compensate for their mess.

Where is the fucking accountability??
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:43 AM
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10. fantastic...now let's all give a big "thanks!" to BP
For their excellent handling of the unfortunate natural disaster at the Macondo well site, and for all the new jobs they've created what with the cleanup effort, as well as the assured continued off-shore drilling, now that we've seen that even the "worst" of oil spills have no discernable impact on the environment. Drill baby drill!

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