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BP Hires Mercs to Block Oily Beaches

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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:03 AM
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BP Hires Mercs to Block Oily Beaches


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BP, in a move destined to go down as one of the bestest public relations moves ever, has apparently hired a private security company to help to keep pesky reporters from covering the unfolding catastrophe on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. The report comes via New Orleans’ 6WDSU reporter Scott Walker, who last week ran into representatives of a “Talon Security” trying to block him from interviewing cleanup workers on a local beach. Just which of the various companies named “Talon Security” is sto
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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:03 AM
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Quick question for ya'll.

What's the deal with a foreign company sending Mercenaries on U.S. soil?

And the purpose of their role is to block reporters having access to cover the spill.

Who authorized this?
Doesn't this need authorization?

Doesn't the City/State officials need to approve this?

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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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They been using mercenaries, I mean goons, sorry I mean guns for hired, sorry again I mean "security People" since the beginning, but they have been blended within the local population and the tourist.

Now they are showing muscle because in America we the Americans let any goon, mercenaries and and gun for hired from private corrupted companies to take over our land, beaches and cities.

If I was living in the gulf I will be giving them as much hell as I could.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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When a corporation has control of public lands that our taxes pay to maintain and oversee; what does that tell you?

I don't pay taxes to buy lies........Val



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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Although this is indeed scary, it troubles me far less than the U.S. Coastguard blocking citizens from accessing public beaches under orders from BP. Seriously, the United States Coastguard taking orders from a foreign corporation? Orders that violate the rights of US Citizens?



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:21 AM
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Well so far they are not carrying weapons like Katrina and Blackwater.

Just wait soon enough we'll see reporters injured or killed for finding out something that wasn't suppose to see the light of day!



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:28 AM
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You know what else is crazy?
Obama is always on TV talking like a WWF wrestler on how he's going to kick butt and put his heels on BP.
But then he allows the coast guard to take orders from a foreign company and allows the same foreign company to hire mercenaries to limit freedom of the press on U.S. soil.

Oh wait.... it actually IS like WWF wrestling, it's all fights as the facade but they are all friends in the locker room.

Pathetic!



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:39 AM
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Just wait soon enough we'll see reporters injured or killed for finding out something that wasn't suppose to see the light of day!
It not like that has never happened before.

www.guardian.co.uk...
www.guardian.co.uk...
www.wsws.org...



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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I know it has happened before I was saying, soon enough I expect it with this disaster as well!

BTW thanks for the links



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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From watching the interview, it seems like these guys have no lawful authority to stop anyone from approaching the BP workers on the public beach. Or is that something that is public knowledge and I don't know (haven't kept up with this stuff to be honest)

I'm surprised various armed citizens haven't approached these goons and expressed their right to "walk" around on the public beach that no govt or police/law authority has otherwise deemed off-limits.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:52 AM
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Hmmnnn. Moron decides to go to oil soaked beach. Moron stubs toe or gets stung by jellyfish while on beach. Moron sues BP for possible future cancer risk because of exposure to oil.

There are numerous threads on ATS about rescue workers who inhaled the dust at the WTC site, supposedly having health problems and filing lawsuits. Now BP who is responsible for the oil spill takes the precaution of keeping people away from the contamination and you people are whining about it.

You know as well as I do, that there are some people who would go on to a contaminated beach of their own free will and their next stop would be at some ambulance chaser's office to file a lawsuit against BP. Kind of like the video of the New York City bus that was in an accident and ten people jumped on the bus after the accident and claimed injury.

By the way, since when is an armed security guard a mercenary? Nothing like BS sensationalism by the media.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:59 AM
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Actually that is the role of the state and local government to enforce any baning by the state on local beaches.

Now, I will like to see where is the notice that local beaches are been banned from public access as per state ordinance. . .



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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These security companies nor BP has any right to keep anyone from a public area. BP has no right to order the Coast Guard to do anything! Its time for the residents and anyone who happens to be in these areas that are being restricted by these companies to flood the area and show that we will not ALLOW them to order us around! As far as Obama is concerned he and every other politician are as full of hot air as WWE wrestlers are! Its time to quit talking and DO something!



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 10:06 AM
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That's what sheriffs are for. The county or the state / federal government is the only authority able to close a public place and control access.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 10:21 AM
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ok 1st if bp is a foreign company who owns it? seen as how America has 39% of its shares and england 40% and at least four of the c.e.o's of bp are american also bp is a multinational company.

2nd america is famous for its petty law suits so if bp wants to protect the general public and itself why can't it? when there are pipes being replaced in the road do the put a safety barrier around it? on a construction site do they put up fencing chains and padlocks and sometimes even security? why do you think they do this and why do you think this situation is any different?



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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It's different because those barricades are put in place by the responsible authority. The dept of transportation, or the owner of the construction site. BP does not own our beaches.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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In America we have stateseach state have their own rules, regulations and laws that affect only their borders, in other words is the states the ones that regulate the access to its public areas as they are managed by the state, no private foreign companies as is the tax payer the ones that support and maintain the public areas.

Is just a complicated set of rules, laws and state that if you are not familiar with US law and the power of the state you will not understand.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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Ahh you beat me to it
BP has NO RIGHT to restrict access to PUBLIC property. Period. End of story.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Originally posted by crimson tears shini
ok 1st if bp is a foreign company who owns it? seen as how America has 39% of its shares and england 40%


What do you mean America has 39% of BP's shares? Are you saying the US Government holds 39% of BP shares? Because US investors can own as many shares as they want and it doesn't make BP a US company. It's a company of whatever country it's incorporated in - the UK I assume.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
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It's different because those barricades are put in place by the responsible authority. The dept of transportation, or the owner of the construction site. BP does not own our beaches.


but you can say it owns the mess and therefore owns the right to safely clean it up without endangering the general public?



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