posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 06:47 AM
I hate all corporation with a passion, but there are several things that I feel need to be said here...
BP lobbied to make certain safety requirements null and void. But it was the responsibility of the US government to take that action. You can lobby
all you like for whatever you want, but the person who signs off on that is the one responsible. BP is not responsible for running your country, your
government is. If they allowed that to pass, they are the ones to blame.
"Largest Shareholder" does not mean they own more of the business than others. It means they have a larger individual share than the others. The
company is still owned by a vast array of shareholders.
Those who are up in arms about BP and other companies need to see where their investments are. It's not good enough that you have a vague idea that
you have invested in a portfolio of options. BP is a huge corporation, and there is every chance that if you have any money invested, some of it is in
If you fill your car with fuel to go to the shops a ten minute walk away, you are responsible. If you buy crap from China, you are responsible. If you
leave your porch light on and it isn't powered by solar energy, you are responsible...
People find it really easy to preach from a soapbox without feeling that they are somehow involved.
It's the same with corporate food and agriculture. So many scream about health and everything else, and they STILL shop at the same massive
You know, I love Australia, and no offense intended to the OP, but people are all too happy to have electricity 24 hours a day, street lights
everywhere, fuel to drive a few minutes away, and then start crying about it when a power plant goes up in their back yard. Your current fuel comes
from where? It's still drilled. So it's fine for you if your petrol or diesel comes from an offshore platform somewhere else, but not if it comes
from your region?
Like I say, people know me as a lefty, I'm anti-corporate and anti-globalization. But I'm just being devils advocate here and feel I have to point
out these things. Everyone is quick to stick the boot in about things like this, while continuing to contribute to the problem and offering no real