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Steve wrote:

Yes, but as long as blame is being affixed based on BP (or whoever) ignoring ALL possible contingencies, it's worthwhile to point out that not ALL scenarios can be settled in advance.
Eventually, blame will be parceled out. Until then, it's imprudent to criticize BP, the rig owner, the construction company, or any of the makers of the thousands of pieces of equipment on the rig for the mess. It's even more ridiculous to impute motives, such as cutting safety corners to protect profits.
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In any investigation, motive will be looked at VERY closely in relation to all evidence gathered. S.O.P.
When a wife goes missing, the husband is always the intial "best bet", because historically, far more often than not, the husband is responsible.
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snipped-for-privacy@dog.com wrote:

Sounds like profiling to me...
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BP as the owner/lessee of the rig and as owner/lessee of the fieldis responsible for a clean harvest. ANything not clean is their responsibility to clean up, or pay for the damages. They have acknowledged that. Hopefully the lawyesr won't get too rich off of this. Maybe the judges can be activist enough to declare 1/3 of proceeds as usury.
I am still hoping!
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Han wrote:

Yeah BP will pay, but guess where they get all their money?
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On Mon, 03 May 2010 08:16:33 -0400, the infamous Jack Stein

Yet another Obama Bailout, i.e. our pockets, right?
-- Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. -- Raymond Lindquist
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Depends on how much money BP gives the Demonicrats this year.
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Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million gallons of crude* on March 24, 1989. In 1994, a jury awarded 287 million USD in compensatory damages and 5 billion USD in punitive damages. Exxon's first appeal halved the punitive damages. A second appeal (to the Supreme Court) capped the punitive damages at just over a half-billion. That was June, 2008. In June, 2009, in reaction to the delayed payment of the punitive damages, a Fed ruling tacked on 480 million USD in interest charges.
Has any of this been paid?
BTW, the Exxon Valdez, now owned by Hong Bloom Shipping, Ltd. (based in Hong Kong), has been refitted as an ore carrier and sails under the name "Dong Fang Ocean" (Panamanian registry).
*Human error, dontcha know?
Scorecard: 1989 -- Reagan 1994 -- Clinton 2008 -- Bush, the Lesser 2009 -- Obama
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Larry Jaques wrote:

Our pockets is right. Whether the government, the oil companies, or AlGore takes it from our pockets, we will pay.
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On 5/4/2010 8:10 AM, Jack Stein wrote:

Speaking of which, it seems that "This is the worst spill ever" is baloney (shocking news, the media isn't doing their homework):
http://www.redstate.com/neokong/2010/05/01/its-time-to-put-a-stop-to-the-lie-the-gulf-spill-is-not-the-worst-spill-ever /
Could it be that there is political agenda afoot? Shocking, just shocking.
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Tim Daneliuk wrote

http://www.redstate.com/neokong/2010/05/01/its-time-to-put-a-stop-to-the-lie-the-gulf-spill-is-not-the-worst-spill-ever /
My best guess is that *this* spill isn't over yet. Yogi once said, "It ain't over 'til its over."
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On 5/4/2010 4:47 PM, Max wrote:

Probably not, but the biggest damage in the overall picture will be policy/political. The point of the link above is that much bigger spills have occurred and we've managed to survive.
None of this is to diminish in any way the very real disaster, both natural and human, currently taking place. I grew up in a fisheries community and have some small understanding of just how those folks in the Gulf must feel.
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Max wrote:

So you agree that it is political bullshit to say this is the "worst spill ever" until it is known it actually is, which at this point it isn't even close?
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Wait until the price of gas starts to climb again.
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DGDevin wrote:

Some (the environmentalists) would say that IS the bright spot. Different strokes... and all that.
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Somewhat a propos, though not strictly on-topic:
"I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution."     -- U. S. Grant
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On Mon, 3 May 2010 16:27:27 -0700 (PDT), Robatoy

You "anti-environmental responsibility" folks aren't looking too bright at present.
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On 5/3/2010 7:19 PM, snipped-for-privacy@smallboots.com wrote:

Not even close.
I spent several years in the 1980s in the nuclear power consulting business. It was the bozo environmentalists (aka "Those that flunked Chemistry") that put us in the mess we're in today. They virulently opposed further nuke generation and development. Had they been properly ignored (nevermind the stench), we'd be generating massive amounts of electricity today and innovating new/old technologies like Pebble Beds, thereby making things like gas/electric hybrids and full electric short-range vehicles viable. Instead, we remain dependent upon oil ... because of the phony environmentalists and their chowderheaded earth worshiping pantheism. So here's to all of 'em, take a good look at who's been setting environmental policy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJFYwRtrH4

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On Mon, 03 May 2010 20:48:05 -0500, Tim Daneliuk

That's correct. As far as looking bright, you are not even close.
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