Originally posted by Just Wondering
You seem like an intelligent girl, so you must realize that thread was started over a month ago. At the time everything I posted in that OP was a
Of course things are much more severe now.
Would I start that thread today? Of course not, was it accurate at the time I posted it? indeed it was.
No, it wasn't accurate... that's the problem. For example, you claimed the the Coast Guard and BP had contained the oil that had spilled, when they
clearly had not. You claimed the oil had not reached any of the shorelines, when it clearly had. You claimed that Fishermen were lazy tax cheats
sitting around waiting on a disaster check when you probably know better, you claimed no animals were dying from the oil when they clearly were.
I could understand your point if you had posted this a few days after the rig explosion, disinformation and propaganda are just that regardless of the
context or participles.
You say you have a good deal of money invested in BP and I understand your feelings, a film I co-starred in once got completely railed by the local
media the day of our premiere and I was pretty angry about it getting trashed because essentially I had a vested interest in the success of the
film... but the truth was the film was pretty bad and they had every right to express their opinion about it.
Ask yourself one question, as an investor, if you are so worried about protecting your investments in BP, where were you when BP was racking up one of
the longest lists of safety violations in the Oil Industry's history?
Take a look...
BP's extremely long list of violations (in only a few short years)
You bet on a lame horse and now you want all of us to feel bad for BP's investors? I don't, sorry but I just can't muster sympathy for people who
backed a company that is arresting and threatening journalists while they try to figure out how to keep getting their oil out of this deal. They
drilled in a bad place, BP is one of the companies that helped discover the active volanic nature of that area and they drilled there anyway
disregarding some of the most basic safety equipment and fail safe methods as well as the scientists who for decades warned about this very scenario.
BP is going down the toliet, as well they should. If that takes your money down the tubes with it, well maybe you should have checked into their
safety record first.
Most investors eventually gain a a knack for smelling lemons, look at this as an opportunity to sharpen your acumen. BP is doomed, like you said
yourself Diversify, but don't expect the victims to shed tears for the perpetrators in what amounts to ecological rape.
(By the way, I'm not a girl...)