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The Cover Up: E-mails Show BP Lied To Authorities On The Deepwater Horizon Spill

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The Cover Up: E-mails Show BP Lied To Authorities On The Deepwater Horizon Spill

BP has always claimed that it shared all information with the public and with the federal government about the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the rate of flow of the leaking oil. BP has stated that it never knew of the true quantity of oil escaping the well until a few months after the blowout, however emails that are soon to be released seem to suggest otherwise.

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix is being charged by federal prosecutors with obstructing the law. They believe that he deleted thousands of emails and text messages tied to the company’s efforts to measure the size of the underwater leak.

The emails that Mix’s lawyer is set to release in February will supposedly prove his innocence by showing that he deleted nothing, and at the same time show that BP in fact knew about the size of the flow rate long before they advised the US authorities. BP always claimed that they didn’t learn of the spills full extent until after April, when in fact they knew almost immediately.

The emails show that just two days after the explosion occurred Mix sent in an estimation of the flow rate to his supervisor of between 62,000 and 146,000 barrels a day. BP executives told the coast guard that their best estimates held the leak at 1,000 barrels a day.

Then in May an executive at a Norwegian energy consulting firm analysed the videos and suggested that “it can be ruled out that the flow at seabed is in the order of 40,000.” BP’s current chief executive, Bob Dudley, then decided to state on MSNBC that the new flow rate estimates were around 5,000 barrels a day. Still way below the estimates supplied to BP’s management.

If BP is indeed found guilty of deceiving the federal prosecutors, then they could find themselves with a much heftier fine than before.


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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:02 | 3052401 EscapeKey
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Now, what happened to all those morons who claimed anyone "believing the flow rate was above 20kbpd were tin-foilers"?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:04 | 3052414 NotApplicable
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Authorities lied?

Must've been serious.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:06 | 3052427 EscapeKey
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It wasn't just the authorities.

There were self-proclaimed "authorities" here on ZH, commenting on each and every article about how all the DWH information here was disinfo, and that you were a tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy loonist if you believed any of the information.

*gasp* you won't tell me those were either useful idiots or on the BP payroll?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:07 | 3052432 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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God damn fucking trolls everywhere, I'm telling ya.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:15 | 3052463 Divided States ...
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The only losers here are the small people who lost their businesses, the environment and the animals. The authorithies themselves are crooked. No wonder gun sales are shooting through the roof because the only person you can trust is yourself, your direct family and your dog. The social degradation in this world just makes me sick.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:22 | 3052474 Cognitive Dissonance
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Excuse me........but I'd trust my cat over your dog any day. :)

BTW regarding the social degradation, it has always been degraded. It was just that the pig had a whole lotta (fiat) lipstick smeared on and now it's going commando.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:34 | 3052541 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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That is quite a visual:

A pig running around wearing lipstick and not wearing any underwear.

That is probably what Joe Biden is doing right now.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:44 | 3052576 Cognitive Dissonance
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Mixed metaphor stew.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:13 | 3052657 metastar
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:21 | 3052486 The Gooch
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:50 | 3052589 trav777
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side effects of corruption and zero immigration standards include that the big fish have incredible ability and power to move money into hands without any scrutiny whatsoever.  And there is a ready pool of people who "get things done."

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:52 | 3052812 johnnymustardseed
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We catch no fish in Florida anymore

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:16 | 3052466 economics9698
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Really?  You got to be kidding. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:42 | 3052562 NotApplicable
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Er... I was responding to the headline, not you.

Remember, the first post is always the "thread-jack/attention whore" sub-thread.

Replies are almost always in non-sequiter form, as on-subject replies end up waaaaaay down here, unnoticed.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:59 | 3052613 EscapeKey
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Oh ok, sorry. In that case I'll just call you an idiot, and question your sexual preference. Is that more like it?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:41 | 3052567 flattrader
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Some of them are not even useful idiots...just plain idiots.

Reminds me of Trav 7777 on Fuku...there were no meltdowns...the reactors scrammed.

Freelance idiot.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:52 | 3052592 trav777
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listen up you stupid tard; I told YOU that the reactors would melt down and that it wasn't a serious problem.  I was the FIRST PERSON anywhere to notify you cretins that the real problem was in the SFPs.  It's not MY fault that you read at barely a 4th grade level.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:31 | 3052635 Ghordius
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listen up you regurgitated ZH fossil - do a proper post with links or your ancient street cred is over. oh, did you ever have any?


LOL, I'm happy that you are back - WTF are SFPs?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:36 | 3052733 fuu
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Spent Fuel Pools

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:13 | 3052651 Bicycle Repairman
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Dude, you got nailed on Fuku.  Zirconium cladding, etc.

Give it up.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:35 | 3052730 fuu
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Revisionist history right there.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:39 | 3052746 earleflorida
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:49 | 3052798 flattrader
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Freelance idiot and pathological liar.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:37 | 3053238 akak
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And bagholder.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:04 | 3053078 Augustus
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This BP engineer cannot know what the flow rate was from the blowout.  No one can KNOW what the flow rate was.  Furthermore is is understood that the flowrate increased over the first weeks.

I have not seen any of the three eyed babies with scales for skin that were predicted by the Expert Authority, Geo Wash.  And that crater that was supposed to swallow the Gulf Of Mexico as the well produced and depleted?  I suppose some cajun pissed into that and it was filled?

All of those people who have since gone swimming in the GoM seem pretty healthy to me.  Perhaps you know how the people at BP have hidden the ones who exploded after being exposed to the gulf waters.  Come on EscapeKey, share your knowledge.  Otherwise, get back under the bed with your flashlight.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:31 | 3053210 EscapeKey
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Ah, just on time.

Right, so in an internal chain of events, an engineer projects a much higher flow rate than is publicly admitted, and there's nothing suspicious about it. Got it.

As for the rest of your straw man post, I think next time you should opt for the Chewbacca defense instead, as it's just so much more entertaining.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 19:11 | 3053533 Augustus
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The so-called expert you believe, Geo Wash, has a very nice post telling everyone that there were actually THREE wells located at the Macondo location.

That was not a strawman post.  You just don't have the capacity to remember the nonsense that brainwashed you.

The Twinkie Defense is no longer available to you.  What havae you chosen for a fallback?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:07 | 3053747 EscapeKey
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Please quote the exact post in which i backed anything spurious GW posted.

Once youve realized thats impossible to find, as i never made such a post, youll realize exactly how much of an arse you look right now.

So, since i commented on flow rates, and flow rates only, your post is largely a straw man argument.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:35 | 3053838 Augustus
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No one ever KNEW the flow rates and and will never Know the flow rate.  That is what the entire problem was.  ONE expert claims XXXX, Another expert claims YYYYY, and there were tens of experts who were glad to give interviews.  They all agree that rates increased over the first few weeks.

Now, as to the BS posts from Geo Wash, one of the wildest ones is presented directly below this article, see above or:

There were all sorts of fruitcake proposals such as loading ships with rocks and sinking them on the wellhead or the nuttiest one, endorsed by the EXPERT Geo Wash along with Matt Simmons, to use a nuclear warhead , forced into the flowing well at extreme water depth, and detonating it.

Then there were the claims of hazards and human illnesses forecast as a result of the spill.  There should be many three eyed babies down there now based upon the BS reports from the time.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:57 | 3053939 EscapeKey
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you claim GW brainwashed me, yet provide no proof of said brainwashing.

Care to make up more shit about my position with regards to the DWH disaster?

Alternatively, perhaps you shouldnt make stupid fucking assumptions about other posters you clearly know fuck all about.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:16 | 3054280 Augustus
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Your original post is the evidence of brainwashing in the purest form.

Was the post about THREE wells bullshit.  Was the post about the wellhead burning bullshit.  Was the post about the "fluid" nature of the Sigsby Salt bullshit?  How about the one that claimed that the air was too explosive to have fireworks displays on July 4th?  Or maybe you remember the one claiming that the rainfall in Ohio was going to make people ill?  It was all bullshit, Geo Wash bullshit, claiming that BP was orchestrating a coverup of something.

I will make an assumption that, if someone is fucking you, they must be as etremely stupid as you are.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:44 | 3055081 EscapeKey
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Oh, you're back to just making up shit, wrapped in insults.

Anyway, it's good that you spend some time on the internet. That must give someone out there a break.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:18 | 3052464 Cognitive Dissonance
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"Authorities lied? Must've been serious."

New lies....same as the old lies.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:13 | 3052653 AmCockerSpaniel
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These posts about lies are a waist of time. There is no punishment, so we just have to except it as the new normal. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:06 | 3052422 Ruffcut
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They say crime doesn't pay, but a little lying comes in handy and for shits sake, you'd better do it or get canned, eating cat food.

The way of doing business is pure bullshit and intimidation.

Better get used to it. MOre is on the way.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:15 | 3052460 blunderdog
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What's the easiest way for me to get "limited liability" for my personal actions, anyway?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:17 | 3052467 GMadScientist
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Identity theft.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:47 | 3052783 Its_the_economy...
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Came here to learn.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:09 | 3052430 CPL
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It's the primary reason nobody has caught a wild salmon in Northern New york for two years and Tuna netting is about to be banned.  Poison the sole incubator of 95% of the entire Atlantic ocean and it solves the fishing bans complaints pretty quick because there's nothing to catch.


I miss eating Grouper versus that bottom feeder mutant Basafish they've got floating around now.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:23 | 3052494 Widowmaker
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Who the fuck cares about food when there are bonuses to suck.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:17 | 3052654 CPL
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Let them eat credit.


What kills me...NOTHING out of the Hunter associations when it happened.  Zero, nada, zip.  As hunters we have a responsibility to nature as our sports like hunting and fishing are being destroyed.  I didn't hear that message once during the whole media circus.


None of them have recieved a nickle of my money since their silence.  May they all rot in hell for overlooking their most important stewardship.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:10 | 3052437 resurger
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It's not a lie , if BP believes it ...


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:32 | 3052528 Larry Dallas
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This is terrible. I'll never vacation down there on the gulf coast. God knows what chemicals they used to make all of that oil dissapear.

Long carcinogens.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:44 | 3054947 hamstercheese
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comment omitted...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:01 | 3052403 Gubbmint Cheese
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Matt Simmons nailed the flow rate..

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:15 | 3053123 Augustus
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Matt Simmons was in poor health and needed medication.  He didn't "nail" anything.  His major claim was that the blowout had jacked the entire pipe string out of the hole and the actual wellhead leak was several miles from the hole location.  It was preposterous, and proved to be nonsense that even Geo Wash could understand.

Then there were the screaming fools who just knew that the leaking wellhead was burning.  That was the best fraud ever pulled off to show they were idiots.  It takes ample Oxygen for there to be a fire and there is no more at 18,000 ft than at the bottom of a swimming pool.  Fools ready to swallow any lie.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:02 | 3052406 Stoploss
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Keep hammering that shit pile into the ground...  Getting closer.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:02 | 3052407 SmoothCoolSmoke
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C'mon!  BP is a private sector outfit run by Capitalists.  How can this be?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:22 | 3052493 Dr. Richard Head
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BP is a public/private outfit fun by pseudo-Capitalists that thrive off of government subsidies and protection.  There, fixed that for ya.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:02 | 3053068 calltoaccount
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BP is 28.6% owned by JPMorgan Chase with more Wall Street slime owning lesser but still significant shares-- which explains why slap on the wrist fines so far are just another cost of doing business for these crooks.. 
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:03 | 3052408 resurger
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Fucking Fibbers

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:03 | 3052410 fonzannoon
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How about instead of the fine they have to eat contaminated seafood twice a day?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:11 | 3052442 Jeremy Roenick
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I'm with you on that.  Just make all the BP execs eat a Deep Water Horizon Shrimp coctail twice a day for the next 5 years.....  I'd be satisfied with that. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:14 | 3052455 patb
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require their kids to eat gulf shrimp twice a week for the next 18 years.

See if they lead a massive clean up

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:17 | 3052468 fonzannoon
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No consequences for anything anymore. What a mess.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:34 | 3052516 Dr. Engali
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When historians  looks back at this time they will see that the biggest social movement is the total abdication of personal responsability at every level of society.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:10 | 3052643 Papasmurf
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How about instead of the fine they have to eat contaminated seafood twice a day?


That's one way to corexit bad corporate behavior.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:03 | 3052411 pods
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Deleted them?  I am sure there are copies of those emails, phone calls, and text messages.  

Of course, if that fact was brought to light, it might not make the government look quire so benevolent.

Anyone that saw the cameras down there knew it was more than 1000 barrels per hour, nevermind per day.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:03 | 3052413 buzzsaw99
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I don't know why they didn't go back and exploit that deposit. Perhaps it would be too expensive to do it right or else it can't be done safely with current technology or the gubbermint banned them from trying?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:06 | 3052420 A Lunatic
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I'm shocked I tell ya.............

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:06 | 3052424 NidStyles
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Does it really matter?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:07 | 3052429 Duke Dog
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I just want to know where the $21BILLION is that BP was supposed to set aside when Big0 took on the Beast and moved FOWARD! After a couple weeks, haven't heard another word about it. I wouldn't eat anything coming out of the GOM or off the Pacific coast - at least though, seafood lovers have the choice of radiation or corexit poisoning.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:17 | 3052469 Tsar Pointless
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Whatever it is, I'll take it with a side of hush(money) puppies.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:20 | 3052477 GMadScientist
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You just spent months watching it on the TV.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:08 | 3052435 hannah
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wait til the butane/propane storage caverns (18mil barrels) at bayou corne go boom and watch the coverup....

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:11 | 3052446 Westcoastliberal
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How this is news to anyone who has followed this tragic story is a mystery to me.  What an evil, money-grubbing company.  They deserve a huge fine at least equal to their annual profits, and yes, Matthew Simmons was right all along, which may just be why he's no longer with the living.  RIP Matthew.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:13 | 3052447 blunderdog
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Kurt Mix is obviously destined to be some kind of DJ or rap star, anyway. 

As long as no one is ever prosecuted, clearly this was just good business all around.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:38 | 3052549 bugs_
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Mr Mix and the Deepwater Flow

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:13 | 3052450 Tsar Pointless
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This is my shocked face.

A corporation, lying to government officials...whom they own via campaign donations.

I'm glad I was sitting down when I read this. I wouldn't want to be any different than the rest of my fellow Amerikkkans, who take everything sitting down.

Now let's get ready for some football, shall we?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:14 | 3052457 phoolish
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Why can't I just have my life back?



Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:17 | 3052471 GMadScientist
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Because you signed the Faustian paperwork.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:26 | 3052511 CH1
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Why can't I just have my life back?

You have to TAKE it back.

Walk away from the slave game.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 16:38 | 3052944 Benjamin Glutton
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"We're sorry for the massive disruption it's caused to their lives," Hayward said."There's no one who wants this thing over more than I do, I'd like my life back.


"There are no Plumes." Tony Hayward



BP's CEO Tony Hayward: 'We had too many people that were working to save the world'

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 02:54 | 3054921 MeelionDollerBogus
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well gee, do you live in a Fascist police-state? Yes or no? I think your answer is that answer

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:15 | 3052461 zendome
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I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:19 | 3052476 Widowmaker
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Lie -- Steal -- Fuck the environment in the ass.


Anyone that buys gas (or any other fascist fuckup product) from BP should be torn apart on sight.

Didn't the nigger in chief give them blanket immunity already?!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:48 | 3052581 drivenZ
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So i'm confused... you don't like big business, you don't like gas(?), you don't like the current president(or other races it seems but I digress). So you would rather have who in office? Ron Paul? then there wouldn't be anyone governing or regulating BP. Mitt Romney? There'd be less regulation plus more protection for big business.  


Obama is your best bet, just saying.    

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:37 | 3052744 waterhorse
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I think Bill Black would have been the best bet.  Unfortunately, he wasn't in the running.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:20 | 3052481 hidingfromhelis
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If BP is indeed found guilty of deceiving the federal prosecutors...

Ooooo, so fifteen years down the road after over a decade of appeals, there will be a settlement that admits no wrong-doing in a civil (not criminal) trial that amounts to a wrist slap.  Yeah, they're quaking in their loafers.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:25 | 3052503 Joebloinvestor
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After the HSBC settlement, no one has to be afraid of jail.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:29 | 3052519 Inthemix96
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A bunch of CEOs' lied eh?

What a fucking suprise.  I am shocked to the fucking core.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:28 | 3052520 cabtrom
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Yea so fucking what?! News flash!! Coverups are NOTHING new in the USSA!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:37 | 3052543 chunga
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This is odd.

The TV people explained that the spill was minor and hyped up by fanatical tree-huggers with secret political agendas; just like Fukushima.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:37 | 3052545 Miss Expectations
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

EMPIRE, La. (AP) — BP chief executive Tony Hayward took a day off Saturday to see his 52-foot yacht “Bob” compete in a glitzy race off England’s shore, a leisure trip that further infuriated residents of the oil-stained Gulf Coast.

He’s spending a few hours with his family at a weekend. I’m sure that everyone would understand that,” Wine said.

He noted Hayward is a well known as a fan of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, one of the world’s largest, which attracts more than 1,700 boats and 16,000 sailors as famous yachtsmen compete with wealthy amateurs in a 50-nautical mile course around the island at England’s southern tip.

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:58 | 3052584 Glass Seagull
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That's not oil...that's bronchitis. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:50 | 3052586 ziggy59
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Death penalty should be given to environmental terrorists

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:07 | 3052637 MFLTucson
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So what if they lied, Obama, Geithner and Bernanke have lied to the American people for 4 years. Also, they never paid a fuckin dime to the cleanup effort, the 20 billion was returned to BP by this corrupt cartel in DC via tax credits.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:19 | 3052662 drivenZ
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you've got to be kidding me? tax credits for big oil is the current administrations fault? and Bernanke's? haha. yea, ok.




Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:39 | 3052747 MFLTucson
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You are a liberal or you are an idiot, not sure which one (generally one in the same). This has nothing to do with corporate tax credits, this has to do with a government that has told the people that BP paid $20 Billion toward the cleanup when they have paid zero. The $20 they paid out, was returned to them in tax credits, it was done in an underhanded deal by your savior and our nightmare.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:52 | 3052804 drivenZ
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it has everything to do with tax law(not written under the obama administration). and no they have not paid zero as you claim.  

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 16:14 | 3052866 oddjob
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Your love affair with marionettes is disturbing.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 16:17 | 3052875 drivenZ
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the warped view of reality here(post and comments) is equally disturbing. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 19:20 | 3053560 tip e. canoe
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hey kids, what time is it?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:47 | 3053885 drivenZ
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exactly what I'd expect from people who cant think for themselves. Maybe Tyler will indulge and write up a real comment for you. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:22 | 3054707 tip e. canoe
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i'm sure your insults fuel your illusion of superiority and take your mind off of your slavery.   happy to oblige...

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 02:53 | 3054920 MeelionDollerBogus
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They paid like $200,000 or something in real cash. That's what they said on a conference call. I was on it.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:29 | 3052702 Stuck on Zero
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BP has plausible deniability.  Case closed.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:36 | 3052732 waterhorse
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Coverup is SOP for big oil.  If they get caught, it's just another cost of "doing business".

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:43 | 3052768 stormsailor
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just give them the nobel fucking price for lying.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 16:26 | 3052902 exi1ed0ne
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We can call it the Nobel Truth prize.  Works for the Peace one.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 16:07 | 3052849 Bicycle Repairman
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There is obviously a meaningfully large field of oil deep in the GOM.  Is there anybody competent enough to get it out of there?   BP isn't.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:32 | 3053208 Joebloinvestor
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This applies to all the FUCKERS who said the housing crisis was a "blip" in the data. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:31 | 3053209 Joebloinvestor
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This applies to all the FUCKERS who said the housing crisis was a "blip" in the data. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:39 | 3053241 tmorris
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BP should have had Susan Rice (Bengazi explainer for Obama) present the time line and flow rate estimates.  That way they could scape goat Kurt Mix (BP's Petraeus).  Or are they in fact doing that?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 18:14 | 3053376 Uncle Remus
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Shocked. Shocked I tell yas.

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