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  1. 10 Jun '10 19:48
    Boycott!
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    10 Jun '10 20:00
    Originally posted by steve645
    Boycott!
    Please tell me this is a parody of something.

    Pretty please.
  3. 10 Jun '10 20:37
    Originally posted by steve645
    Boycott!
    I think you need to do a bit more research into BP .
  4. 13 Jun '10 21:51
    I don't recall a world boycott on American products when a US company called Union Carbide killed hundreds of thousands of Indians (that's real indians from india) on the worst non-nuclear industrial disaster in history. How many thousands of Americans have bp killed? To this day the US have refused to pay compensation to India and refused to allow the Indian courts to prosecute Americans. The British public are sympathetic with what's happened with the oil slick and hoping and praying bp can fix it quickly. At the same time we're all really pissed off at the double standards and anti-british rhetoric in the US, particularly as our soldiers are fighting alongside yours coming to your help after 9/11. There was a ridiculous call recently for bp to offer 20 billion in compensation, if you guys weren't so hypocritical your pro rata compensation for Bhopal would put your whole country in debt to India for the next century!
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    13 Jun '10 22:32
    Originally posted by steve645
    Boycott!
    BP is approx 40% US owned, 40% British owned.
    It is no longer British Petroleum

    But regardless of that this disaster is not that bad ....
    it's just a drop in the ocean. (do the math)

    Obama's short-sightedness may well destroy many a pension scheme in US and UK.

    And finally ..
    where would we be without oil-exploration? it's becoming more and more difficult to get out!
  6. Donation Luck
    TEA PARTY MEMBER
    14 Jun '10 02:23
    Originally posted by steve645
    Boycott!
    Remember, a boycott hurts the "small" people who will be loosing they jobs at gas stations when they become unemployed and stops to be productive individuals.

    As an average, the oil company makes $0.08 per gallon when the state and federal governments makes about $0.60 per gallon.

    Why do you think increased prices are good for government? Let say that a product cost $100.00 and then there is a 15% V.A.T. added to the price, a total proce of $115.00. What happens if the prices goes down by 20%?
    The product will cost! $80.00 (still giving the same profir for the business), but the V.A.T. will go down by $3.00. The total price will be $92.00.
    The winner is the consumer, but who is the looser?
    The government, their tax revenue has gone down by 20%

    Large government needs aver increasing income; therefore, make sure that you stop the growth of government and actually decrease it!

    Sincerely,

    Harri / Luck
  7. Donation Luck
    TEA PARTY MEMBER
    14 Jun '10 02:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    BP is approx 40% US owned, 40% British owned.
    It is no longer British Petroleum

    But regardless of that this disaster is not that bad ....
    it's just a drop in the ocean. (do the math)

    Obama's short-sightedness may well destroy many a pension scheme in US and UK.

    And finally ..
    where would we be without oil-exploration? it's becoming more and more difficult to get out!
    You are right, it is usd by liberal so called news organizations and other socialistic "green" organizations.
    The fake ex-VP Al is silent since he knows that what he represents is a pure fraud!

    Sincerely,

    Harri / Luck
  8. 14 Jun '10 04:16
    Al Gore is pretty agile at dodging requests to debate his claims on global warming .
  9. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    14 Jun '10 05:50
    Originally posted by steve645
    Boycott!
    Agreed.

    BP has violated their contract which was to extract oil from the sea bed without significantly damaging anyone else's livelihood.

    The damage to the Gulf is incalculable and only the complete liquidation of the company will suffice as punishment. This will send an appropriate message to other oil companies that they are required to abide by their contracts.

    Capitalists place a high value on enforcing contracts. This was always a risk -- BP decided to play fast and loose, roll the dice, "hope and pray" instead of preparing appropriately. They lost, so they go under. Companies go under when they screw up. It keeps everyone honest. It also scares the bejeezus out of other companies who then take appropriate steps to avoid such things.
  10. 14 Jun '10 15:19
    $200K x the number of shrimp boats affected > BP net worth?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/opinion/10thu4.html

    Sandy Nguyen, whose shrimp boat has remained docked in Venice since shortly after the closures began, has gotten her first check, after what she says was weeks of wrangling. Her two-net trawler pulls in more than $200,000 during the shrimping season, which should have begun in the middle of May.


    Mr. Tesvich was given a claim number three weeks ago but has not received the call to submit papers for AmeriPure. The amount BP is offering, he says, can’t begin to make up for what he is losing. His three boats bring in $250,000 a year each.
  11. 14 Jun '10 15:21
    Timothy Hayward's apology

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BPplc?v=KKcrDaiGE2s&feature=pyv&ad=5953529293&kw=bp
  12. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    21 Jun '10 21:31
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    $200K x the number of shrimp boats affected > BP net worth?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/opinion/10thu4.html

    Sandy Nguyen, whose shrimp boat has remained docked in Venice since shortly after the closures began, has gotten her first check, after what she says was weeks of wrangling. Her two-net trawler pulls in more than $200,000 during the shrim ...[text shortened]... ys, can’t begin to make up for what he is losing. His three boats bring in $250,000 a year each.
    The smart money is getting out of oil and into shrimps.