When I hear reports of 60,000 barrells of oil are spilling into the ocean a day, it pisses me off. Our water, our wildlife, our citizens well-being is out the window. What pisses me off even more are the lies. I was born on a Tuesday… but not LAST Tuesday. I hate being talked to like I’m Boo-Boo the Fool. How we went from a couple of thousands of barrells to now 60,000 is beyond me. Actually, it’s not. They merely just lied. Everyone who jumped on the anti-Obama wagon because of his initial response to the spill negated to hold BP responsible for the information, well the lack of, they gave the Obama administration. Let us also not forget that the Federal Government’s job on regulating this industry has been disasterous WAY before Obama got into office. The same people that make sure this industry is lucrative are the same people that make sure what takes place is done ethically. Talk about a god damn conflict of interest.
3 regulatory changes were made within 24 hours before this disaster. One of them being approved within 5 minutes of the request. There were corners being cut, period. This in itself is criminal negligence. If I decide to drive 100 mph on a 55mph road all to get to work 20 minutes earlier and in that process I run over and kill 17 people, take out the fire hydrant, Fido who was taking a leak at that hydrant, a park bench and bus stop stand, how am I not criminally responsible for those deaths and that damage?
The failure to use reasonable care to avoid consequences that threaten or harm the safety of the public and that are the foreseeable outcome of acting in a particular manner.
That’s the legal definition of “criminal negligence”.
But what boils my blood even more is the money that our government is spending behind this mess. As tight as we are on cash, we now have to spend money on a man made disaster. A disaster rooted in greed. Obama is making BP set aside $20 Billion but that’s not enough. We will pay for this even more in the long run someway. Whether it’s skyrocketed oil rates, oil rich countries benefitting, operational cost..whatever. These douchebags at BP should not only set aside the $20 Billion, but they should payback whatever we’ve already paid, future damages and future future damages. If that means BP collapses, oh-f*cking-well!
Then there’s the smoking gun: BP and Goldman sold off 35% and 44% of their shares before the explosion. POW!
And F all of you still going to their gas stations!