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Tony Hayward cracks on cross examination

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 04:45 PM

Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
They are going to re-air this tonight at 8 est time.. I wish someone could please record this and make the copy available for download.

Oh, I'm sure we'll be seeing all kind of replays and permutations of this on youtube before the sun rises tomorrow morning.
That guy flipped back and forth contradicting himself at least a dozen times today. What burns me too is that character played STOOOOPID on so many questions. That guy doesn't even sound like he's qualified to be pumping gas at a BP station. Even if he doesn't end up in jail over this, he'll never be able to freely walk the streets ever again. He might as well call up bin loony to see if he can join his terrorist ass in hiding too. I can tell you if I encounter that guy on the street, I'll tear him a new ass hole and he'll need a relief well to stop what will likely come spewing out.

[edit on 17-6-2010 by Divinorumus]

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 04:50 PM
BP has up to now 760 violations, compared to an average of 8 for all the other Oil Companies, that atha tell us something! but he dident even lift an eyebrow...

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:11 PM
Did anyone hear how many barrels per day he said is coming out?

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:13 PM
reply to post by Divinorumus

My fear is this.. O.k. we know he's stonewalling and claiming to wait for all 3 investigations before reaching a conclusion. This is to give them time to fix the situation in light of the questions the committee submitted to BP. Dead men cannot tell tales. The BOP is still sitting on the gulf floor. Who is going to raise the BOP and guard it so all 3 investigators can examine it? I think BP will get their hands on it and figure out how to falsify evidence. I think BP will spin this so all the dead people acted alone so no blame is placed on the company.

I do not think this will hurt Tony at all unless they find him guilty of something he can go to jail for. This is exactly what they want, make the Gov come up with evidence that they wont get because the men are dead and the BOP is still in BP's control. In the end, Tony comes out smelling like a rose to all the BP shareholders.

[edit on 17-6-2010 by JohnPhoenix]

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:16 PM
reply to post by HunkaHunka

[edit on 17-6-2010 by imhotep73]

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:18 PM
I'm my opinion, he's holding his own. he's not the only one to blame and he knows it; that's why he's looking confident as they continue to grill him. This thing is WAAAYYY bigger than him; America just needs their scapegoat right now

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:20 PM
reply to post by ButterCookie

He took no personal responsibility.... only once said he was responsible for the safety of BP workers... but claimed not even one iota of responsibility in this situation...

Which is the JOB of a CEO.... perhaps its a cultural thing....

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by kosmicjack

Lol of course not! Ronald Reagan set that trend years ago..." I do not recall"

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by HunkaHunka

The guy is an utter bafoon.... Not once has he claimed reposnsibility for anything... Not for himself.... Not for bp as a whole.... Not for his position as a CEO.... Nothing

I think his lawyers told him to keep stum and only give the prepared answers each time whether they fitted the question or not so he doesn't end up in jail. Pathetic that he's only thinking about his future like last time he opened his mouth.

These people think they're above everyone else and need kicking down a peg or two. I saw some of it on our news and the guards should have let that angry woman have her say directly to him, and you'd see how the wimp would squirm and crap himself.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:32 PM

Originally posted by ButterCookie
I'm my opinion, he's holding his own. he's not the only one to blame and he knows it; that's why he's looking confident as they continue to grill him. This thing is WAAAYYY bigger than him; America just needs their scapegoat right now

Exactly.... There are so many contributing factors to this.... it's just so easy to blame the company that had the accident.
I have no sympathy for BP and if they are found to be as guilty as they're being made out to be, then fine.... but there are bigger questions.

Our need and reliance on oil...

The fact that the USA are the biggest consumers of oil on the planet.

The rig....

And many other things that I can't be bothered to get into.... everyone is just looking for scapegoat at the moment so I think I'll wait until people stop frothing at the mouth.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:35 PM

Originally posted by HunkaHunka
Is anyone else watching this?

He is dodging questions right and left!

He can't answer a question directly...

When asked if companies with poor saftey records should be banned from operating in the us, he restated exactly his last answer....

Turn the tables and watch a congressman try and answer directly. Whether it is big business or politics, no one can tell the truth. Unless there's money in doing so!

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:41 PM

Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
The BOP is still sitting on the gulf floor. Who is going to raise the BOP and guard it so all 3 investigators can examine it? I think BP will get their hands on it and figure out how to falsify evidence.

Yeah, I think you're right. And, doesn't that BOP have multiple fail safes? How can they all fail? And, isn't there some manual valve they could have one of those ROVs close down?

I think there is nothing wrong with that BOP. I think they don't want to close it because of the pressure of what they tapped into. I think if they close it, the whole sea floor around that thing will start to crack open and we'll have an oil/gas volcano on our hands that will make what has happened so far on the gulf exponentially pail in comparison. I think they don't want us to know that they majorly f'd something up because of their greed. And I think they will do what they think they can do to stop it, but when that fails to work too, I believe these crooks will disappear into hiding.

What scares me too is that while they are trying to cover the truth up, we're wasting precious time trying other fixes.

And consider this .. why would BP voluntarily start paying out all that money unless they knew that it really doesn't matter if they did or didn't? A CEO of a corporation doesn't work for their victims, they work for their shareholders. A CEO doesn't make a decision to spend the company out of business, even when they did do something wrong .. their responsibility is to their shareholders, not us. But in this case suddenly everything is different. Why? There's only one reason why. They know they are guilty and they know eventually the truth will come out and they will be ruined, along with us and everything else.

You can see how frightened that Tony character was, how deflated he looked .. and I don't think it's because he was intimidated by those political clowns. I think he knows they messed up big time, and now they only have one chance out of this .. them relief wells, but if they don't work .. man, them guys are dead meat .. dead dead dead. And they know it.

Their greed caused this. They thought they found a convenient motherload of oil. And, did I hear that Tony guy correct, that they expected that it would cost them around $1.80 something to produce a barrel of oil with this well? Damn, that's a lot of profit there. And how many barrels did he say they expected to get out of this? 50 million? Something doesn't add up right here. I should take a look at those numbers later when the transcript of this ordeal becomes available.

Oh, BTW, the pressure at which that oil is down below is more than strong enough to cut through cast iron, if focused fine enough .. like a water jet cutting machine. If there are cracks in that well pipe, it could be cutting it's way through that rock. This is a race between the cracked well and those relief wells .. and I'm betting that the cracked well will win the race. Have you see how that BOP is tilting now? TIMBER and it's all over. And imagine too, all that oil coming up, and then washing up on shore during the next hurricane .. and then lightening setting it all ablaze. Who doesn't think that can't happen?

[edit on 17-6-2010 by Divinorumus]

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:43 PM
Well it looks like Tony, Phd, was not prepared at all to answer to the US Congress....just more of the same rhetoric we have been receiving from BP for 59 days. BP should be having daily press conferences to keep everyone appraised of the clean up and what they are doing to fix this.

However I also thought the committee members were just as bogus....trying to act tough, interrrupting Tony before he had completed his answers, albeit lame answers that they were.

Everyone is pointing fingers.....but nothing is being done on the scale it should be, from clean up to stopping the leak. These are our leaders?

Ugh....Im so tired of the lies....

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:53 PM
Obviously the politicians are trying to feign outrage and show that they are angry at the bad old business man, even though BP and the other corps are greasing their pockets like no tomorrow. Pure show for the benefit of those gullible viewers who actually believe some sort of punishment will actually be enforced.

But I have zero sympathy for this idiot CEO, he is the definition of empty suit. And given the horrible damage his company has caused to our environment and the number of angry people out for blood, he had just better hope this pretend drubbing by the politicians is the worst that he gets.

Personally I think 100 out of work fishermen should drag him out by the seat of his pants and tar and feather the prick.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:00 PM
Look, just let the six million dollar man have his life back, and all you small people can go about your business!

Complete and utter stonewalling. If that's transparency, then I'm going to need better windows. The ones I have let all that light in...

I did notice thought that despite early corrections a number of committee members kept insisting on calling BP "British Petroleum." Maybe I'm just paranoid, but it did seem endemic.

The "British" have nothing to do with it.

Hayward obviously has no clue about what's going on around him - according to his testimony - so he could probably learn a lot about oil in a short time by getting down to the gulf and getting out in a skimmer boat.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:23 PM

I got a sickening feeling, a sneaking suspicion.

I didn't check the dates...

Sept. 10, '01 Rumsfield mentions there's trillions missing...Auditors in section of Pentagon that was "attacked." All records destroyed...

Has this any value in today's current crisis?

It is just a blog, or does it have merit? Wasn't this a huge affair that got swept under the rug, due to BP's "luck?"

Maybe this belongs in another thread? It's free for the taking.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:52 PM
What about the stone faced Lawyer on his left shoulder, watching an listening for every flaw, thats the trouble with over paid Lawyers always looking for technicalities they can twist in there favor, dosent matter if hes guilty or not, i hate that side of things, nobody's looking for Justis anymore as Bob dylan said if yea Steal a lot theyll make yea a King, Steal a little an theyll put yea in prison an trow away the key!

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 07:59 PM
I finally had time to watch this. It was quite amazing in fact. Thank god for being able to watch tapes on CSPAN's site.

My first thought was a whole row of Government incompetent boobs, bullying and talking down their noses to a Corporate incompetent boob. From moment one, I knew this would be a group of Democrats trying to sure up their voter base by playing the tough guys, knowing full well that oversight of these companies was their job and that they failed as miserably as did BP. I also knew the Republicans would play to their side. I highly doubted this would lead to anything worthwhile. It did not. I feel dumber for having watched it.

All that happened here is these committee members tried to lay the blame for their failure to oversee the industry, they were charged to oversee, fully on the company which only bears half the blame. They were there to get votes and cover up for the fact they failed so badly at regulation and oversight which is in fact Congresses only function other than writing legislation.

Huge sums of money have been spent on this type of regulation and we can only assume it went to pay people to surf the Internet for Porn, like they do in the other Government Agencies. They clearly did not do their jobs.

They held this man accountable for the actions of his people, which they should, while not paying any attention to their own accountability for the failure of the regulator body.

What I saw was a room full of bad guys and incompetents criticizing another person just like them, for acting just like them.

How stupid do they think we are?

Do you suppose Waxman, Rahm and their buddies from the banks are enjoying a bottle of the finest aged Scotch, on their expense accounts, right now? Patting Waxman on the back while planning their next move to push through Cap and Trade so they can retire with the billions they are foaming at the mouth over?

Folks, don't be fooled by this. This was choreographed to the finest detail. It will be added to other lunacy we have been watching as they build the case to drive the last nail in our countries economic coffin. They will try to convince you this spill is somehow related to Cap and Trade by pretending technology that does not exist, does exist.

Once again they try to make us believe that two wrongs equals the right way to go. None of those people gave a damn what Hayward had to say and Hayward could have cared less what questions they had. Just another dog riding a pony for the illiterate masses.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 08:04 PM
reply to post by HunkaHunka

I did, noting but a pony show to keep the angry population on hold, Tony Hayward was the unfortunate one to take the seat for scrutiny, hard for the ruling elite in the corporate world to take critizism even if is just for show.

At the end nothing will happen.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 08:06 PM
reply to post by Blaine91555

It was cathartic for me, but I understand your viewpoint...

I've learned a lot today through the process...

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