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Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:09 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Corporate Responsibility At Its Finest



Sorry our wellpad failed. Have a free pizza, on US!

The Chevron Guarantee: Our well won't explode...or your pizza is free!



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Corporate Responsibility At Its Finest (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2014 OP
irisblue Feb 2014 #1
mountain grammy Feb 2014 #2
Malteil Feb 2014 #36
ctsnowman Feb 2014 #3
Plucketeer Feb 2014 #16
jberryhill Feb 2014 #26
Divernan Feb 2014 #4
malthaussen Feb 2014 #5
NorthCarolina Feb 2014 #6
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2014 #14
catbyte Feb 2014 #7
berni_mccoy Feb 2014 #8
dsharp88 Feb 2014 #9
valerief Feb 2014 #10
DemoTex Feb 2014 #11
colorado_ufo Feb 2014 #12
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2014 #13
PumpkinAle Feb 2014 #15
Dopers_Greed Feb 2014 #17
TRoN33 Feb 2014 #18
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2014 #19
xxqqqzme Feb 2014 #20
bkanderson76 Feb 2014 #21
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2014 #22
libodem Feb 2014 #23
DeSwiss Feb 2014 #24
arikara Feb 2014 #25
Bill USA Feb 2014 #27
MADem Feb 2014 #28
edbermac Feb 2014 #29
npk Feb 2014 #30
Art_from_Ark Feb 2014 #35
Thor_MN Feb 2014 #31
Earth_First Feb 2014 #32
Coyotl Feb 2014 #33
Cha Feb 2014 #34

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:16 AM

1. a mess of pottage indeed n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:26 AM

2. I'm moved beyond words...

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:23 PM

36. Dude... they also get a 2-ltr of soda.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:35 AM

3. The special combo

only. Surreal.

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Response to ctsnowman (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:05 PM

16. Sharing the Wellth

 

God dammit! HERE'S COMPASSIONATE CON-SERVATISM at it's FINEST!

I'd bet the "Special Combo" features Sweet Crude instead of pissa sauce!

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Response to ctsnowman (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 03:05 PM

26. Well, it does include a free 2 liter drink

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:50 AM

4. And the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette continues to give Chevron a free ride.

The fires burned themselves out, but the natural gas is still escaping so Chevron sent a control team. Unfortunately they don't know their ass from a hole in the ground on this issue, and after a whole week are yet to "test" a system using siphoning off millions of gallons from a local creek to spray on the escaping gas, possibly to allow them to remove a huge drilling rig next to the aforesaid hole in the ground. They are Rube Goldberging a system of water delivery/spraying the likes of which has never been attempted. So they didn't have a plan A. If, in the course of moving the rig away, any sparks are struck, that could reignite the fires (2 different well head links) and they're back to square one. Depending upon the local news coverage provides no explanation of what steps are necessary after the drill is moved. Will the gas sources be sealed? Or will Chevron try to restore them (that way lies more profit after all). If the water delivery/spray system does not work, there is no report of any Plan B.

The Post-Gazette has editorialized both in editorials per se, and in their slanted coverage of local news, in strong support of fracking, throwing in a miniscule caveat: "Of course fracking must be carried out safely." Given that GOP Governor Corbett has completely sold out to Big Fracking since day one of his term in office, he has gutted the state DEP, greatly reducing the number of inspectors and stripping the remaining inspectors of the power to issue violation notices in the field. Inspectors must channel reports up to the political hack appointed to head DEP and he can lose them, sit on them, whatever.

Safety requires PREcautions be taken. Emphasis on PRE. That's why they're called PREcautions and not POSTcautions. Fracking is flying blind in Pennsylvania and around the world. I know the Post Gazette has reporters more than capable of digging deep and providing solid news coverage of this disaster. The only question is whether it is the Editorial Board or the Publisher (or both) forbidding them from doing so.

Chevron blocked releasing the names of the injured worker or the dead worker who were at ground zero for the explosions. Given the magnitude and thousands of degrees temperatures of the fires, it is obvious that the missing worker was killed immediately and his body probably totally incinerated in minutes. By now I have no doubt that Chevron has obtained signed settlements with the injured worker and the family of the dead worker, including non-disclosure clauses. I question whether either worker was sufficiently trained for the work they were doing. We have had reports of workers at other fracking accidents having to put in very long shifts and with insufficient training. If one worker survived, it is safe to say he was a goodly distance away from the man who was killed. Interestingly in the PG news reports, we never see the statement that Chevron refused to answer any particular question. The whole thing just stinks.

And MEANWHILE, Allegheny County has leased the rights to frack on land at Pittsburgh International Airport. A similar explosion there would significantly disrupt air traffic. And frankly, would you like to fly in or out going near or over at low altitude a fracking operation?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:54 AM

5. What a great idea!

Every oil company should do this! And maybe a free bottled water to go with it!

-- Mal

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:57 AM

6. I wonder if cashing it in would exclude you from any further damage awards down the line. nt

 

on edit: typo

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:49 AM

14. That's VERY good point...

I wonder what's printed on the back of that thing.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:00 AM

7. "Let's clog your arteries in addition to shattering your nerves & general sense of safety &

well being." In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon." OR maroons, I should say.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:05 AM

8. Special Combo Only

"Let Them Eat CAKE!"

er, Pie, pizza pie to be exact.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:09 AM

9. "Damaged community? Dead family member? Eat your pizza slice and shut up." n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:29 AM

10. "Let Them Eat Pizza," says Chevron Antoinette. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:36 AM

11. No substitutions.

Tax, title, dealer prep extra. YMMV.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:38 AM

12. Salt in the wound:

The a_holes had the nerve to put an EXPIRATION DATE on it! That must have given them a good chuckle.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:48 AM

13. The Onion should just give up....

Reality has become irony....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 11:51 AM

15. Combo - cheese and frack you

n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:06 PM

17. They are creating jobs!

For pizza delivery drivers

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:09 PM

18. Only temporary and...

 

No tips are allowed.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:10 PM

19. Slowly it dawns on me ..they REALLY don't get it.

I used to think they were being stupid.
and if we just spent enough time pointing out the stupidity to them, the light would dawn.

Until I realized their "stupidity" somehow always made obscene piles of money for them, at our expense.

No one would be stupid enough to send that coupon for real.
but they would be ignorant and unaware enough to do it.

They really do live in a whole separate world, and have no clue, nay, they don't want to have any clue,
about our reality.

they are very very dangerous.
AND
it really will take a 2x4 to get their attention.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:06 PM

20. Not only not wanting a clue

they don't give a rat's ass.

I want to know about the missing rig worker, 'presumed' dead? Is chevron now labeled a 'maker' or 'taker'?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:17 PM

21. If Just One Bobtown Resident Cashes In, We Have Failed as A Society On This Planet.

It would only be appropriate to gather up all the coupons and stuff up someone's ass......

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:25 PM

22. unbelievable

I just…..this is repulsive…..can you imagine a bunch of PR execs sitting around a table trying to figure out how to get the town OFF THEIR BACKS. Which is all they're interested in.


And then, to actually include that total BULLSHIT about We Care About the Community, the Environment, Blah, Blahhdee, Blabla.

What the hell happened to their consciences?


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:30 PM

23. That is such a cheap shot

At reparations. They should cringe in shame.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:37 PM

24. ''Sit down, shutup and eat yer pizza already!!!!''

 

- We're doing all this for your own good you know!?!?! Geeze, a Job Creator's fucking job is NEVER DONE!!!!, is it!?!?!?

K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 02:03 PM

25. Unreal.

I can't get over all the craziness happening in this race to the bottom.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 04:13 PM

27. coupon for 1 free pizza, it sounds like something made up as a satirical comment on sociopathic

corporate management! INCREDIBLE BUT IT'S TRUE!!


recommended!

bookmarked.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 04:37 PM

28. They used the nasty water to mix the dough...what sports!!!! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 05:24 PM

29. So is that coupon for a free pizza for one person or the entire town?

Chevron really knows how to give 'til it hurts.

And they'll probably write off the pizzas on their Entertainment Expense Account.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 05:29 PM

30. If you accept the gift certificate does that mean you give up your right to file a law suit?

And does the gift certificate expire?

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Response to npk (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 07:25 AM

35. The expiration date is May 1, 2014

So the recipient has more than two months to take advantage of that, um, generous offer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 07:20 PM

31. Who owns Bobtown Pizza? Sounds like a windfall for them...

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 09:57 PM

32. Thanks for front paging this, EarlG... nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 01:17 AM

33. NOT a pizza, a fricking coupon!

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 02:42 AM

34. Be great if Bobtown Residents en masse

sent their coupons back to the fracking chevon and tell them to stuff their pizza peddling shit up their collective a$$.

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