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Jindal vs. the Volcanoes | 44 | washingtonpost.com

By Alec MacGillis
Among the points that provided fodder for critics of Bobby Jindal's much-maligned response to Obama's speech last night was the Louisiana governor's derisive dismissal of stimulus funding for volcano monitoring.
Complained Jindal of the package, "It includes ... $140 million for something called 'volcano monitoring.' Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C."
Many left-leaning bloggers noted that it seemed a bit odd for the governor of a state that was devastated by a hurricane for which the government provided insufficient warning and preparation to be making light of upgrading our capability to guard against another kind of natural disaster.
Jindal's office supports removal of drilling moratorium – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
The office of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a friend of the court brief in federal court Monday supporting the removal of President Barack Obama's six-month deepwater drilling moratorium.
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday from companies seeking an end to the moratorium. The ban, instituted by the government last month, halts all drilling in more than 500 feet of water and prevents new permits from being issued.
Rep. Ed Markey: Waking America From the BP Nightmare
In preparation for this hearing, Congress reviewed the oil spill safety response plans for all the top five oil companies.
What we found was that Exxon, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Shell and BP have response plans that are virtually identical. The plans cite identical response capabilities and tout identical ineffective equipment. In some cases, they use the exact same words and made the exact same assurances.
So, If another oil disaster befalls us all....... Would you believe there would still be an amazing number of retards who would vote Jindal for president? What is wrong with people.. crazy? :wtf :wacky
 

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If the oil disaster potentially causes the human race to become extinct, then who will be alive to write about that?
 

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here is the problem with govt..... if the govt sets the plans for a recovery from a faiulre or prevent failures it will guarantee to be a faiulre. This was the first of it's kind of failure at sea so it was precedent setting, what should be removed is the cap on liability for the company. yuup you guessed it, it was the govt that put a cap on damages of such events that gave the companies little to no incentive to make things so that in the event of a failure they mitigate their losses. It the company has to fear a huge financial burden if something goes wrong and the class action suits crop up against them and we let the constitution work and allow people to hold the company responsible and allow contract law to be enforced then all our problems will be soved. anytime you ask govt (especially the US govt from my experience) to do anything for you it usually costs 10X more and gives you half as much....

out your faith in due process and the law not the govt nor god because the latter are just an illusion.
 

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That liability cap is another government subsidy. Just pointing that out.

This was not the first leak of it's kind. It's the second in the gulf. The first one was a Mexican rig about 25 years ago and it leaked for about nine months...or something like that.
 

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BP Chief Admits Plan to Sink Oil Rig, Pollute Gulf
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(2010-06-17) — Facing a hostile House panel investigating the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP Group CEO Tony Hayward today admitted that the environmental disaster was part of an intentional public relations strategy by the global petroleum firm “to win the hearts of Americans.”

“Let me just start by saying, we blew the rig, to break the pipe, to spill the oil…on purpose,” Mr. Hayward told the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, eliciting gasps from the gallery in the Congressional hearing room. “We believed from the start that this would cause our stock price to tank, decimate the retirement accounts of millions of BP shareholders including us executives, kill the jobs of thousands of oil rig workers, and forever sully our carefully-built, decades-long reputation as an environmentally-sensitive energy firm.”

“Ideally,” he said, “we had hoped for a public rebuke by top U.S. government officials, 50,000-to-70,000 damage claims costing billions of dollars, and perhaps even criminal charges…if everything went according to plan. And, I’m happy to report, our plan worked perfectly.”

Mr. Hayward said BP paid a global public relations firm “several million dollars” to plan and execute the strategy, which “required a certain level of recklessness.”

“The hardest part was convincing the guys on the rig to do stuff that would endanger their own lives, and persuading executives to approve sloppy procedures that would end their careers,” he said. “Fortunately, our HR department has mastered the art of hiring compliant lackeys who will do anything for money but who never consider the personal consequences of their actions. That’s just part of our culture…the BP way.”

Asked to explain BP’s business strategy, Mr. Hayward told the House members, “When it gets right down to it, we’re not just committed to making obscene profits at any cost…ultimately, we’re in the pollution business. Normally we have to wait until the petroleum is refined and then burned in order to accomplish our pollution goals. But by blowing the rig, we bypass the middle man.”
 

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BP Chief Admits Plan to Sink Oil Rig, Pollute Gulf
by Scott Ott

(2010-06-17) — Facing a hostile House panel investigating the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP Group CEO Tony Hayward today admitted that the environmental disaster was part of an intentional public relations strategy by the global petroleum firm “to win the hearts of Americans.”

“Let me just start by saying, we blew the rig, to break the pipe, to spill the oil…on purpose,” Mr. Hayward told the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, eliciting gasps from the gallery in the Congressional hearing room. “We believed from the start that this would cause our stock price to tank, decimate the retirement accounts of millions of BP shareholders including us executives, kill the jobs of thousands of oil rig workers, and forever sully our carefully-built, decades-long reputation as an environmentally-sensitive energy firm.”

“Ideally,” he said, “we had hoped for a public rebuke by top U.S. government officials, 50,000-to-70,000 damage claims costing billions of dollars, and perhaps even criminal charges…if everything went according to plan. And, I’m happy to report, our plan worked perfectly.”

Mr. Hayward said BP paid a global public relations firm “several million dollars” to plan and execute the strategy, which “required a certain level of recklessness.”

“The hardest part was convincing the guys on the rig to do stuff that would endanger their own lives, and persuading executives to approve sloppy procedures that would end their careers,” he said. “Fortunately, our HR department has mastered the art of hiring compliant lackeys who will do anything for money but who never consider the personal consequences of their actions. That’s just part of our culture…the BP way.”

Asked to explain BP’s business strategy, Mr. Hayward told the House members, “When it gets right down to it, we’re not just committed to making obscene profits at any cost…ultimately, we’re in the pollution business. Normally we have to wait until the petroleum is refined and then burned in order to accomplish our pollution goals. But by blowing the rig, we bypass the middle man.”
China is bypassing the middle man also!

Large China oil spill threatens sea life, water - Yahoo! News
 

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Rush is an ignorant, tyrannical, coward hypocrite... Can you not read anything factual? Why you would listen to this man escapes me. Only reason I can see is you're into traitorous cowards, liars and frauds... sad.

What that fat bastards wants for others he feels immune from himself. Typical right wing nightmare... Rush could sell out America for a coddle from a Tony Hayward... wait, he already has...:wacky
 

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Rush is an ignorant, tyrannical, coward hypocrite... Can you not read anything factual? Why you would listen to this man escapes me. Only reason I can see is you're into traitorous cowards, liars and frauds... sad.

What that fat bastards wants for others he feels immune from himself. Typical right wing nightmare... Rush could sell out America for a coddle from a Tony Hayward... wait, he already has...:wacky
Hey weirdo, that was a story from TIME magazine. Nothing to do with Rush. Surely a foreign hippie like you doesn't have a problem with TIME.
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Phunny, I thought you were too busy being wrong about everything to comment on foreigner's responses to ding-a-lings...:cool:

GWB dismantled the EPA to save America money...lol! I dont see you flying the denial flag any longer... what happened?
 

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Phunny, I thought you were too busy being wrong about everything to comment on foreigner's responses to ding-a-lings...:cool:

GWB dismantled the EPA to save America money...lol! I dont see you flying the denial flag any longer... what happened?
I have no idea what you were trying to say. But I know W didn't dismantle nearly enough. Quite the opposite, really...
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Wel,l I cried wolf to early. Happy to hear the Feds and their specialist say 75 percent all gone.
 
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