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Originally posted by MrWendal
For all those who are boycotting BP gas stations, you might want to realize that you are not hurting BP one bit by doing so.
BP the gas station is not the same as BP the company. By boycotting BP the gas station, you are only hurting the small business owner and your own local economy. "BP" the name is franchised. The majority of BP gas stations are privately owned. They are under contract to carry the BP name.
As an example, we can take the name "Penthouse" which most of us know as the adult magazine. There are also "Penthouse Clubs" which are strip clubs located all across the USA. "Penthouse" has nothing to do with the "Penthouse Club". The clubs are privately owned and the owners pay for use of the "Penthouse" name.
If you really want to hurt BP the oil giant, you shut down all their rigs, you boycott all their investments, and you boycott any company that helps to fund BP drilling. Boycotting BP the local gas station is imply foolish and does nothing to BP the Oil Giant.
Originally posted by Zeptepi
Did this whistle blower ever testify?
[edit on 1-7-2010 by Zeptepi]
Originally posted by Animusmors
You have to wonder, just wonder what the breaking point for this country is to literally fight back against this growing tyranny. I'm not calling for violence at all, who the He!! wants that?!!! But there is a point when someone is trying to kill you and you must fight back, literally to survive. I can feel the tension in this country and everyone I talk to is almost in complete agreement regardless of their political/philosophical/religious beliefs that something MUST happen soon. When it does, it's not just the United States, it will be the entire world.
“Allegiance Capital took it on itself to submit a request for a Jones Act waiver” on June 21 and hasn’t received a formal response, McCallister said.
McCallister said in a letter to Allen that he was seeking waivers for 12 skimming boats and a Greek cruise ship that could be used to store equipment and house 800 workers.
Senator Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, said he questioned whether the government should spur competition between foreign and U.S. vessels rather than giving preference to “American vessels standing by.”
“I think that to challenge” Allen’s judgment “leaves us scratching our heads,” Lautenberg said.
The Jones Act was passed on the grounds that preserving a U.S.-flagged fleet would promote domestic and international commerce and provide a merchant marine that can be called into action in wars and emergencies.
Originally posted by CHA0S
reply to post by kozmo
This has been painfully obvious to anyone paying attention from the very first day that Corexit was employed. I am amazed that we need a "Whistleblower" and "Hearing" to draw this conclusion. Americans are truly stupid!
Hahaha...I can't help but agree...you've let this come way too far...You let BP do whatever they want, they push you around, and you all act like little girls...
...you tell them to stop spraying dispersants, but that doesn't alter their actions in the slightest...I can't help but sit here and laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation you've created for yourselves...in fact, I think it's deserved if you guys are so stupid to let them do this...
...but then again, it isn't just a problem you've created for yourself, it's a problem you'll create for the whole world if you don't get your *SNIP* in gear and accept help...this is getting silly now...grow some balls and tell BP how things are going to happen...they can't go on profiting whilst hiding the extent of the spill, when they should be working vigorously to fix it...stop them spraying that *SNIP* in the water, remove them completely from the site, and get a team of trustworthy people who know what they're doing to implement any one of the dozens of plans I've seen which would be more effective than this non-solution BP has going...
[edit on 1/7/10 by CHA0S]
[edit on 1-7-2010 by alien]