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Can we end the stupid offshore drilling fad forever?
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matt
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just going to post that. I him saying that this morning while I was getting ready for work and I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

Apparently, he thinks the $20 escrow is a criminal shakedown of BP.

Bachmann called it a redistribution of wealth:

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"The president just called for creating a fund that would be administered by outsiders, which would be more of a redistribution-of-wealth fund," said Bachmann. "And now it appears like we'll be looking at one more gateway for more government control, more money to government."

Also, David Weigel reports that Bachmann also said: "They have to lift the liability cap. But if I was the head of BP, I would let the signal get out there -- 'We're not going to be chumps, and we're not going to be fleeced.' And they shouldn't be. They shouldn't have to be fleeced and make chumps to have to pay for perpetual unemployment and all the rest -- they've got to be legitimate claims."
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BP's CEO Tony Hayward takes a day off for yacht race, infuriating gulf residents
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an outrage!



I really hate those types of articles. Manufactured outrage.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

matt wrote:
It's an outrage!



I really hate those types of articles. Manufactured outrage.


x2. I find i am agreeing with matt alot tody.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOC8ROQwOJM&feature=player_embedded

Fareed's pissed.


Oooops, I guess he WAS pissed. See now it's a couple of weeks old.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


check out this ad at a cubs game
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to reports, London-based oil company BP lobbied the British government to release Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi to help BP finalize an offshore drilling deal with Libya.

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was reportedly released on humanitarian grounds saying he had only weeks to live. His doctors now say he'll likely live for years.


Sickening.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/opinion/14abraham.html

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Before the spill, Congress had not debated regulatory safety on wells in the gulf since the 1990s, and when it did, lawmakers focused on how to drill for more oil — which, after all, meant more jobs and more federal revenue for pet projects.

In a 1995 attempt to encourage more exploration, Congress agreed to reduce the cut of the proceeds the government could collect on oil and gas drilling in deep waters. Ten years later, despite higher oil prices and declarations from President George W. Bush that more incentives were not needed, a Republican-led Congress reduced royalties yet again.

And in a sign of how money had influenced and distorted the debate, throughout the last decade the Louisiana Congressional delegation, for a time including the state’s current governor, Bobby Jindal, backed expanded offshore drilling so that Congress could use proceeds to pay for coastal damage caused by oil-and-gas operations. In 2006 the delegation supported legislation giving a share of federal royalties to states that allowed drilling in federal waters off their coasts, essentially using national revenue to encourage more exploration.

At the same time that Congress called for new drilling incentives, it also gutted oversight. From 2002 to 2008, legislators approved budgets reducing regulatory staffing levels by more than 15 percent — despite more complex deep-water operations and Interior Department concerns, voiced in 2000, that industry’s extensive use of contractors and inexperienced offshore workers posed new risks in deep water.

It’s not as if Congress didn’t know the risks. Its own research arm, which issues frequent spill-response readiness assessments, has repeatedly cited a 2004 Coast Guard study finding that its “oil spill response personnel did not appear to have even a basic knowledge of the equipment required to support salvage or spill clean-up operations.” Nevertheless, lawmakers failed to act aggressively to ensure adequate oversight.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dewberry wrote:

check out this ad at a cubs game


I wish someone would invigorate Derrek Lee's putrid bat. He's killing my fantasy team.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BP Reports no more oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great news. Hopefully they will be able to keep that going.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAP wrote:
According to reports, London-based oil company BP lobbied the British government to release Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi to help BP finalize an offshore drilling deal with Libya.

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was reportedly released on humanitarian grounds saying he had only weeks to live. His doctors now say he'll likely live for years.


Sickening.


BP admits that they lobbied for the release of the bomber

Those fuckers would give Bin Ladin a pass if it meant access to more oil.
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