I guess no one else has ever fat-fingered their phone or made an inadvertent swipe huh pal? Only issue I see with this is that Mix's lawyer wasn't very good at moving the jury out of New Orleans.
...just to append after looking at the board again...
...and then there is wintoat34, who is just POd at the far end of the bell curve with no rational thinking whatsoever. (I'll probably get "reported to Yahoo" for that one.)
Actually I read both sides (as a distraction mostly) but make my own mind up regardless of what puke may come out of this board thank you. I don't believe longs are delusional. I think both parties are highly charged. Some see nothing wrong; some see nothing right.
Right now bp has been staying above the 200 dma, just pulled back to the 50 after a fair move up and being oversold a bit. Looks like there are more people interested in the long side than the short. To me that is a bet that there is traction to move higher.
You mean the writeoff that was buried in the article of the significant find (Gila) in the GOM?
That is the cost of doing business. You don't find oil every time you drill or we'd all be rich. You think XOM, COP and RDS don't come up with their share of dry holes?
Excuse me, but everywhere one turns there is some level of fraud being uncovered. It's certainly time to pull the reins in and evaluate what is really going on. That is up to and including how icompetent (or in collusion) Barbier might be.
The hysteria is coming from the ones that are being found out with their hand in the jar. The only one trying to play it above board has been bp.We had Juneau for the BEL (who Barbier basically "defended") and now Watts for the PSC (and we don't know Barbier's level of support for him at this time).
So let's not take the settlement process, judges, claims administrators, other plaintiffs and their attorneys as gospel.
If justice prevails, Halliburton should "go to jail" as they are the ones that destroyed evidence. Mix is a pawn and nothing more. You should feel sorry for the guy.
I seem to remember going to Fla on vacation several months after the spill and seeing nothing but tourists and packed airports/hotels.
BP was the only company to step up and assume responsibility. Too bad everyone has their hand out; from the US gov't right on down to the local massage parlor.
Claim XXX01: An adult escort service submitted tax returns from 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 to the Gulf Settlement Program to support a claim for lost income. All of the tax returns were dated 2012 and were unsigned. The claimant also provided accounting statements missing the dates on which they were created. The service was awarded more than $173,000.
Hayward may have said something inappropriate, but he was the only one of the big three that was there with his sleeves rolled up trying to do something to stop the spill. Where was RIG's Newman? Sitting before congress yelling "we didn't do anything wrong" over and over. He should have ended the statement at "we didn't do anything". Where was Halliburton? Oh yeah; they were feverishly trying to destroy documentation about the cement job.
...and you can't make this up either...a sampling from BP from one of their ads calling out just what is going on here:
A wireless phone retailer and service company whose store was closed
down for all of 2010 due to a fire was awarded $135,258.
A lawyer 200 miles from the Gulf coast whose business license was
revoked for all of 2010 was awarded $172,253.
A farm more than 200 miles from the Gulf that did not plant any crops in
2010 was awarded $266,730.
A nursing home in Central Louisiana was shut down almost a full year
before the spill and awarded $662,834.
An RV park owner in Florida whose park was foreclosed upon two weeks
before the spill was awarded $704,000.
Good for a laugh. Just read the first line below. Such a reputable source.
An anonymous reader sends this news from Al-Jazeera:
"BP has been accused of hiring internet 'trolls' to purposefully attack, harass, and sometimes threaten people who have been critical of how the oil giant has handled its disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil firm hired the international PR company Ogilvy & Mather to run the BP America Facebook page during the oil disaster, which released at least 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf in what is to date the single largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The page was meant to encourage interaction with BP, but when people posted comments that were critical of how BP was handling the crisis, they were often attacked, bullied, and sometimes directly threatened. ... BP's 'astroturfing' efforts and use of 'trolls' have been reported as pursuing users' personal information, then tracking and posting IP addresses of users, contacting their employers, threatening to contact family members, and using photos of critics' family members to create false Facebook profiles, and even threatening to affect the potential outcome of individual compensation claims against BP."
Diminishing returns...note the article says BP has recovered, as they should, but no one else is stepping up?
Go back and read the article again.
"BP has recovered more than 2.7 million pounds of waste from Louisiana shores in 2013, with residual oil making up between 5 and 15% of that total weight, company spokesman Jason Ryan told CNN."
Let's see: Recovered 2.7 million pounds...at the high estimate of 15% weathered oil that is about 405000 pounds. This latest is 6000 pounds (15% of the 40,000 pounds dug up.That is about 1.5% of the total.
Do you expect to not find any further damage? BP has never not taken responsibility.
You are correct. It was a nightmare. However, it is over and the entire world has gotten over it and moved beyond it save for some still sliming for handouts.