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BP 'Short-Changing' Residents Says Obama
Sky News ^ | June 5, 2010 | Hazel Tyldesley

Posted on 06/04/2010 10:13:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama has accused BP of short-changing residents in the Gulf of Mexico during his third visit to the region since the oil spill crisis. Mr Obama also hit out at the British oil giant for spending money on advertising and paying shareholder dividends whilst local businesses have been suffering.

The attack came after BP boss Tony Hayward said he was "heartbroken" over the spill as he sought to reassure investors of the company's strong financial position.

Mr Hayward, who has been the public face of the disaster, said it was right he had been the "lightning rod" for criticism.

"I'm a Brit. Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me," Mr Hayward said, as he repeated his intention to steer the firm through the crisis.

His comments came as he and his colleagues faced questions from shareholders about the impact of the Deepwater Horizon incident on the future of the company.

Mr Hayward admitted the costs would be "severe" but said it was too early to put a figure on how far they would rise.

"To date, we've spent well over $1bn (£690m) in gross direct costs for the response, clean up and relief wells," he said.

"Spending at this rate will continue until the flow of oil stops and for some time thereafter."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; commiefilth; economy; louisiana; mississippi; obama; obamasfault; obamunism; oil; oilspill
WORST.pRESIDENT.EVER.

Could he be any more anti-Capitalist?

1 posted on 06/04/2010 10:13:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up Obama. Your resignation as POTUS will be accepted asap.


2 posted on 06/04/2010 10:16:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Back to Kenya he goes.


3 posted on 06/04/2010 10:17:43 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a pathetic moron! Nobody is listening to you.


4 posted on 06/04/2010 10:17:53 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To hell with the Gulf and the enviroment, Barry is worried about the MONEY! Typical Marxist piggy. It’s the money! Only the money!


5 posted on 06/04/2010 10:23:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey 0bama: They scraped the scum off the bottom of the barrel to get you. You are of the very lowest caliber imaginable. Go back to hell where you belong.


6 posted on 06/04/2010 10:24:24 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a little man.


7 posted on 06/04/2010 10:26:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ("Flotilla" means "pirate ships running supplies to terrorists.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gotta get the focus back on the evil oil company and pronto!


8 posted on 06/04/2010 10:27:04 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
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9 posted on 06/04/2010 10:37:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bam...the class envy card is on the table. But you just know he's trying really hard to figure our how to play the race card.
10 posted on 06/04/2010 11:42:55 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Short-changing...

Wow, pot, kettle, black...

Master Obama, at it again.


11 posted on 06/04/2010 11:45:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they should get engineers to create a device that essentially creates several vast rings of high pressure air bubbles , at the sea floor , to encircle the rising oil . This could channel the oil up to a single point on the surface where the condensed mass could be scooped up or siphoned off .
Stop using the dispersant chemicals . The bubbles would change character as they rose to be larger at the surface .
This could be an effective and harmless containment strategy
until they can figure out how to shut the flow at depth .
The bubble ring would flow with whatever currents are involved ,along with the oil , but would seek the surface far quicker , thus containing the oil .


12 posted on 06/05/2010 1:08:34 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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13 posted on 06/05/2010 1:51:31 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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14 posted on 06/05/2010 3:27:12 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Red Dog #1
“But you just know he's trying really hard to figure our how to play the race card.”

From Affirmative Action 101:
It has been my experience that the first thing one does is make excuses for your own actions, act tough and blame the other guy or the system.

15 posted on 06/05/2010 4:01:14 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh no! Paying shareholders what they deserve for having invested in the company? The horror.


16 posted on 06/05/2010 4:06:01 AM PDT by Puddleglum ("due to the record harvest, rationing will continue as usual")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
( BP 'Short-Changing' Residents Says Obama )

HOPE AND CHANGE is short changing everyone !
17 posted on 06/05/2010 4:36:26 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How ironic. Hey a$$ clown, you’ve short “hopey” and “changey” they entire country, you useless, incompetent, pustule.


18 posted on 06/05/2010 4:40:59 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Marxist should be removed. His anticapitalist profits are evil, all of yours is mine mentality is detrimental to America.

He lost it on TV yesterday. Unscripted, the true Marxist hater of business was revealed. The Messiah, that is the incapable, incompetent Messiah is an enemy of America


19 posted on 06/05/2010 4:41:59 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama hates America.

Obama hates Christianity.

Obama hates anything British, due to his father and grandfather’s opposition to the British colonial rule in Kenya.

Obama hates capitalism.

Obama hates Jews and Israel.

That’s not on any teleprompter. That is from within.

And the American people need to rise up and show him and corrupt Chicago thug cronies the door.


20 posted on 06/05/2010 4:53:16 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One more comment, one designed to make the President et al have apoplexy,
the new wells that come on line will pay all the damages in maybe 6 months.

The cost of the damages will be trivial in comparison to the gross proceeds

If I were Obama, I would nationalize the well to receive the downstream revenue


21 posted on 06/05/2010 4:53:56 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: bert
If I were Obama, I would nationalize the well to receive the downstream revenue

WOW!! What else do you think Obama should just seize and take-over?

22 posted on 06/05/2010 4:58:06 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For what it's worth, I now buy my gasoline at a BP station. Yes, they messed up in the gulf. But they supply oil that does not financially support Muslim terror. They are also on Obama’s enemies list, so they must be my friends.
23 posted on 06/05/2010 4:59:28 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The President shut off a huge area of the Gulf to fishermen....areas where there is not the least bit evidence of oil...areas that could be fished...


24 posted on 06/05/2010 5:13:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama seems more dangerous to the country than Bin Laden (and AQ is very dangerous).


25 posted on 06/05/2010 5:15:26 AM PDT by comps4spice (Microsoft: Putting the MS in MSNBC)
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To: Osage Orange

.....WOW!! What else do you think Obama should just seize and take-over?......

Think on it. Obama is Chavez light.

He has a British company (in reality the remnants of AMOCO) He has a seeming disaster, he has a murderous press, He has financial ruin crashing about his head, he has a hated outcome where the company profits mightily in the long run from the national pain and suffering.

He can garner lots of support and slobbering press worship and money for passing around for ever by nationalizing the well. Not the oil industry, just the well.

Just think of the justification. It is after all just a lease of public property. The oil belongs to the people, The public trust was abused by BP and on and on and on.

To me, the probability for such actions seem great once the situation stabilizes and there is no downside for him. There is less risk than the takeover of GM and Chrysler

It is free money. He will take it. The temptation is just too great


26 posted on 06/05/2010 5:16:50 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: BilLies
"...first thing one does is make excuses for your own actions..."

It's called Self-handicapping..."The self-serving bias is when people repeatedly claim credit for successes but deny blame for failures." http://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Self-handicapping

Certainly we're all guilty of self-handicapping to a certain extend, it's probably a healthy copping tool, but of course taken to extreme...well it's called be a socalism.

27 posted on 06/05/2010 8:17:00 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: bert
I must have misunderstood...I thought you said..."If I was Obama......"

Well actually you did say that....I guess it was not meant as you said.

fwiw-

28 posted on 06/05/2010 6:29:00 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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