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I get very scared reading about anything “pleasing BP” but it’s just one of the creative headlines today. How many ways you can say “BP trying to fix the mess. Again.”?
The fingers crossed are still there
In Texas they get folksy
but in LA they seem to finally have became quite skeptical – note the quotation marks in the headline – although the “pleased” still appears in the subtitle
And with all that hope and pleasing, only USA Today headline mentions that oil flows freely into the ocean now
Also, in Texas, they think BP connections are a political liability
Back in the 70’s this board game sported the old BP logo
“The thrills of drilling, hazards and rewards….” sounds like fun for the whole family.
The article on this find comes from UK
so the tone is rather sad about the money loss rather than outraged about the loss of an ocean
But BP Offshore Oil Strike players must also avoid the dreaded ‘hazard cards’, which state: ‘Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay $1million.’
Unhappily for BP, that is just one per cent of the amount it has spent each day tackling the very real Deepwater Horizon leak, which has seen millions of barrels of oil gush into the Gulf of Mexico and hit the southern US coast.
Yeah, but it was from the 70’s.
So glad to see the Brits have a sense of perspective about this.
In a twisted related story
this is not a game, but real
BP is claiming is that if fishermen choose not to take part in the oil spill cleanup, BP will consider that as potential income declined and deduct it from their claims.
It may be a felony .
Besides, to paraphrase Barbara Bush, why should we trouble our beautiful minds with images of dead whales, dolphins and birds?
But the Brits did have the last laugh after all. Their money bought off our rights. Happy Independence Day, Obama’s Banana Republicans!
Did I say BP bought off our rights? Nope. They just yanked them, and we foot the bill for the destruction anyway
At the same time, BP was reaping sizable tax benefits from leasing the rig. According to a letter sent in June to the Senate Finance Committee, the company used a tax break for the oil industry to write off 70 percent of the rent for Deepwater Horizon — a deduction of more than $225,000 a day since the lease began.
So, we’re paying THEM a quarter million a day and to make up the difference, Obama sets up the catfood commission so that the greedy geezers replenish the treasury.