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^ I've seen charts of the last spill in the gulf where 1 year after the spill the profits from fishing and such were higher than they were before the spill.

That argument sucks, the ocen will displace all the oil pretty fast. Its the shorelines that are screwed, not the fishermen.
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post #12 of 55
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
They should go under. Spend as much as possibly stopping the leak and then give whatever is left to local southerners in the form of monetary payments or stocks and bonds.
They are an oil corporation, not human beings. That doesn't interest them because it doesn't get them money.
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They are an oil corporation, not human beings. That doesn't interest them because it doesn't get them money.
Judging from his take on this, I'm sure he is fully aware of the truth in your statement!
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mmhmm Aesop
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They should go under. Spend as much as possibly stopping the leak and then give whatever is left to local southerners in the form of monetary payments or stocks and bonds.
What do you think is going to happen to all those people who worked at BP if they go under?

*hint* They'll get a job at another oil company and they will still be working in that industry.

The solution isn't to get rid of BP, it's for them to fix their farking system and put safety at an even higher priority.
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What do you think is going to happen to all those people who worked at BP if they go under?

*hint* They'll get a job at another oil company and they will still be working in that industry.

The solution isn't to get rid of BP, it's for them to fix their farking system and put safety at an even higher priority.
EXACTLY! This is why BP going under is the least of my concerns because those professionals will just get a job elsewhere in that field. A field that harbors the richest corporations in the history of modern society.

Same can't be said about those local fisherman and businesses that rely on those waters. There are many corporations like BP, but there is only one gulf of Mexico.

There should be a change in policy but BP should be a scapegoat for incompetence. If that change in policy requires BP to go under then so be it.
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post #18 of 55
And if one person were responsible for this their lives would be ended either financially or by an angry mob. Whatever. BP could probably do anything short of mass genocide and just pay a fine.
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They should go under. Spend as much as possibly stopping the leak and then give whatever is left to local southerners in the form of monetary payments or stocks and bonds.
I completely agree.

The bastards would rather pay the fines than the cost it would be to make things right.


If you make things right in the first place, then you wouldn't have to worry about it later.
 
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They should go under. Spend as much as possibly stopping the leak and then give whatever is left to local southerners in the form of monetary payments or stocks and bonds.

Right. So the way to solve an environmental and economic cluster-beep- is to cause an even bigger one.


Boy I'm glad you don't work on wall street.
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