If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
This is obviously a difficult time for everyone - & especially those directly impacted. Actual facts about what's really happening & what the short, medium & longer term impacts will be are difficult to come by (or impossible in many cases). Sharing far-fetched theories & rumors when there are voids of legitimate information is never helpful. I recommend that people keep their grey-matter engaged & functional & a bit less receptive to the fear-mongering.
At some point in this catastrophe, discussions will start about what's next & how do we keep this from happening again - or how can we be better prepared when it does happen again? BP was obviously not prepared (nor was any oil company or government entity) for a Black Swan event even though there were prior events, like Ixtoc I which gave us a glimpse into what's possible. Once these discussions do start, having rationale input with our elected representatives might help keep them from going down paths of incredible foolishness....
All the best,
You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt
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Looking at the estimated number of barrels of oil of this "accident" compared to previous ones, along with the fact that this "accident" isn't over yet, is a major concern!
How many times do these "accidents" need to happen or how big do they need to be, before mother nature can't be leaned upon to clean up our mess? Assuming "She" will always be able to save us from our own foolishness and reckless behavior, is naive, ignorant and arrogantly presumptuous. Someday we are going to be held responsible for our behavior and our treatment to this world and its other inhabitants.
This planet is NOT "OURS"! We just happen to live here!
And for being the "most intelligent species" here as we think ourselves to be, we sure are showing what kind of "people" we are by our treatment of this planets "lesser" individuals and species.
Things like this make me embarrassed to be a "human".
What will our children, grand-children, and great grand-children think of what we did to the planet that they are going to inherit to live in and care for?
Sorry to express my feelings about this disaster, and I hope I am not upsetting anyone by it.
I am just fed up with the BS I have experienced in other ways over the years, and am disgusted at what people are doing sometimes, and/or willing to allow to be done.
I am thankful that there are people who are able and are willing to make this world a better place, not only for mankind, but for ALL of "Life's and Nature's expressions".
Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.
Btw, well put GrowinOld, bravo.
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“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” C.S. Lewis
Even if gas is 50 cents I know me(too young to drive though), nor any of my realatives would buy BP.
Originally Posted by lizasaur
It's a horrible tragedy. But some people are being incredibly shallow here.
Yes, BP is at fault with the explosion. But they're also burning through 100 million bucks a day to make it better. They've had to lay off thousands of workers, and boycotting them will only make it worse. Their reputation is ruined and it will probably take decades to recover, if we even use oil then. To say they're doing nothing is completely untrue and unfair. That's it. It's a problem, they're trying to make it right, and if you don't let them do that and blame them for everything it will just make everything worse.
Formerly known as Silenceisgod!
I really don't give a flying rat's backside about how ruined BP's reputation is. They deserve what they get for coming here and telling us how to run our press and telling us where we can and can't go in our own water and airspace. That was even on CNN the other day according to a friend who receives that network in their channel lineup. It's tyranny of them to come here and tell us how to run things and corrupt of our government for allowing it!
Yes, it's too bad about the laid off workers. It's also too bad about the 11 people who were killed on their rig, the countless others who were injured by the explosion, the additional people who were made sick by the dispersant chemicals afterwards, the tourist related industries in that area; hotels, restaurants, personal water craft rental services, the unfortunate business owners who operate under the BP logo, and the fishing industry. The whole thing is bad for everyone affected.
Where I have a big disagreement about whether or not they are trying to make this better in a satisfactory way is that they only care about covering their own back side here.
This is very evident in the money they are spending to try to keep the media from reporting on this disaster. They are a foreign company in our waters and they are telling us to stay out! Am I the only one who sees that as very bad P.R.? That part isn't even their fault alone. It's our government and media who has allowed themselves to be bought off. So, if BP would put all of that 100 million bucks a day into fixing the problem and not buying off the media, they would get to a solution a lot faster.
Wait, who are they calling on to lower prices? It's BP, not the 'other companies' that they buy their fuel from.As the boycott over BP-owned gas stations gains momentum, frustrated local owners are calling on the British oil giant to lower prices at the pump to help bring back customers.
Again, asking BP for, "a break on the cost of the gas they buy." If they aren't buying fuel from BP, go ask the other companies for the break. Get Connico to show them a little sympathy if that's where their fuel comes from in some cases.Station owners and distributors told BP brass they need a break on the cost of the gas they buy,
One thing is very clear here, someone is getting their fuel from BP."They have got to be more competitive on their fuel costs to the retailers so we can be competitive on the street
What a revelation. Sorry, it seems that I will remain "shallow" in my opinion on this matter.Most are owned by local businesspeople whose primary connection to the oil company is "the logo and a contract to buy gasoline," according to the AP.
however in this case, covering their backside means doing everything possible to make it right.....other wise they risk loosing their leases on US soil.......