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Gibbs: Obama hasn't talked to Hayward because BP board calls the shots
wapo ^ | 6/9/10 | Michael D. Shear

Posted on 06/09/2010 6:26:32 PM PDT by Nachum

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To: Nachum; All
obama has a lot im common with these guys.....and it ain't just golf!


51 posted on 06/09/2010 6:58:57 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It appears like willing collusion to me.


52 posted on 06/09/2010 7:00:32 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Nachum

Wow I thought Obama had his boot on BP’s throat, not the BP board...


53 posted on 06/09/2010 7:01:32 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: mylife

Sure smells that way, doesn’t it?


54 posted on 06/09/2010 7:04:35 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Freddd
It will be interesting to see what the jerk says next week on his visit to the gulf.


55 posted on 06/09/2010 7:05:24 PM PDT by mylife
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Smells that way,looks that way and feels that way.


56 posted on 06/09/2010 7:06:27 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Freddd

So much for the boot on the neck of BP ... more like foot in the mouth once again for the O’Admin!


57 posted on 06/09/2010 7:08:22 PM PDT by Right Ahead
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To: Nachum

I look forward to the day when it all comes crashing down around them.


58 posted on 06/09/2010 7:08:24 PM PDT by GBA (Resistance is Constitutional!)
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To: Nachum

Talk to the nujob in Iran, talk to the nutjob in NK, stick up for the dictator in Honduras, hugs and kisses for Chavez, send hitlery to kiss up to the dictator of Ecuador, oh the list goes on.........but no speakee to BeePee.

okay then.


59 posted on 06/09/2010 7:10:18 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Nachum

It/They are folding like the cheap house of cards that we knew they were.


60 posted on 06/09/2010 7:22:25 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: ScoopAmma

You are right about 0 hurting relations with the UK but he does not appear to care - anyway cares more about Hamas for $400mm.


61 posted on 06/09/2010 7:31:05 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Nachum

He only gets on free kick and he’s not sure Tony’s ass is the one he wants to kick.


62 posted on 06/09/2010 7:32:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross

Hey these are oil men. Likely that Obama would get his ass whuuped in a showdown. Maybe that’s why O is avoiding a face to face or mano y mano.


63 posted on 06/09/2010 7:47:58 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: Nachum
Gibbs: Obama hasn't talked to Hayward because BP board calls the shots

Unstated conclusion: but we're working to correct that little oversight.
64 posted on 06/09/2010 7:49:00 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: FlyingEagle
Matt Simmons says BP will file bankruptcy within a month

Bankrupt companies don't have lots of resources to do a clean up. They also tend to start shutting down things that cost money...like their gas stations. The reduced supply of gas will likely push prices up.

65 posted on 06/09/2010 7:51:16 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

The UK’s Chatham House and insurance network Lloyds issued a joint report today predicting a very substantial rise in oil prices and costs to develop and produce in hostile environments. Lloyds insures these deepwater wells and operators, so count on what they are saying about costs to come true at least as far as insurance is concerned. The CH report does not match my personal view on alternative energy and carbon legislation etc, but is probably very close to the reality of where US and European government decision makers land. It is an interesting but lengthy read - executive summary is worth a glance. Key findings:

Businesses which prepare for and take advantage of the new energy reality will prosper - failure to do so could be catastrophic
Market dynamics and environmental factors mean business can no longer rely on low cost traditional energy sources
China and growing Asian economies will play an increasingly important role in global energy security
We are heading towards a global oil supply crunch and price spike
Energy infrastructure will become increasingly vulnerable as a result of climate change and operations in harsher environments
Lack of global regulation on climate change is creating an environment of uncertainty for business, which is damaging investment plans
To manage increasing energy costs and carbon exposure businesses must reduce fossil fuel consumption
Business must address energy-related risks to supply chains and the increasing vulnerability of ‘just-in-time’ models
Investment in renewable energy and ‘intelligent’ infrastructure is booming. This revolution presents huge opportunities for new business partnerships

Download the paper here http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/publications/papers/view/-/id/891/


66 posted on 06/09/2010 8:01:16 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Jemian
But, but, but, I thought Caligula said that HE was definitely in charge from DAY ONE and that the WH was making all the decisions.

Yep, that is what he said when he was accused of not knowing what was going on or acting on it for quite some time. That was his immediate reaction to that accusation.

They must think we can neither remember nor read.

They probably do think that but inveterate liars often just lie to get out of the situation at the moment without consideration of past lies.

Also, as far as the idea that the Board of Directors make all the decisions so no need to talk to the BP CEO, that is BS also, another knee jerk lie. Boards empower the CEO to make decisions so that they don't have to micro manage. If they don't like the CEO's decisions they can remove him but they usually don't practice overriding his decisions.

67 posted on 06/09/2010 8:23:58 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: FlyingEagle
That whole "executive summary" smells of globalist policy to force carbon taxes to drive up the cost of energy. It is a perpetrated farce. We have plenty of oil supply available that can be cheaply accessed via land based wells. The current catastrophe in the Gulf is the direct result of environmentalist meddling with the energy business. The screw-up environmentalists and their leftist, butt kissing politicians will cause energy shortages and food shortages. That is their objective. It is totally avoidable.
68 posted on 06/09/2010 10:43:22 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: FlyingEagle

This is going to put the skids on any kind of global currency or cap and tax. It may work out in the long run for the good of the world but this is going trash any relationship we have with the UK for years to come.


69 posted on 06/09/2010 11:51:37 PM PDT by ScoopAmma
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To: mylife
sn't BP heavily invested in green energies?

Invested enough that their lawyers helped craft the CAP AND TRADE BILL, which would ensure their transition from the deep well drilling to the new 'green' technologies.

This spill put a big crimp in their plans.

70 posted on 06/10/2010 1:48:15 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, that's it. Executive structure of corporate governance. Yeah, that's the ticket.

71 posted on 06/11/2010 7:21:15 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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