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« on: June 23, 2010, 10:35:09 PM »

I was thinking while driving today about just how much BP is paying out and why as I heard people complaining about income taxes being taken out of their checks they were getting from BP.   So far BP has put tens of thousands of people to work in the coastal areas in oil clean up while giving checks to people that have lost out from the oil (paid for doing nothing).  They are buying animal hair containment barriers giving a boost to animal groomers around the country.  We know that they are driving up the cost of beeswax in the clean up.   They are also using straw and hay, a boost to farmers.  Porta potty companies are getting top dollar now for johns on the beaches for the workers.  Fence companies are in demand also.  Plumbers are hired to put showers on the beaches for swimmers just in case.  Advertisers are getting ads for all the beaches and coastal communities round the clock, all paid for by BP.  Rental houses on the affected coasts now are getting 5 to 10 times the going rate for rooms to house the clean up workers.  (cheaper to buy a condo than to rent for 3 months now). 
Now finally, money is flowing from the greedy share holders to the common man.


Watch this on the BP coffee spill
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 10:46:52 PM »

There's a ton of oil $ flowing around for sure (of course we still gave them the money at the pump to begin with). What do I know though...I usually think about bees while I'm driving.

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 11:06:42 PM »

If BP gets broke enough, maybe O'bummer will give them a billion or two bailout money....  shocked   rolleyes
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 01:43:36 AM »

If BP gets broke enough, maybe O'bummer will give them a billion or two bailout money....  shocked   rolleyes

How perfect would that be obama forces BP into bankruptcy then once broken offers govt money to fix BP thus putting BP firmly into the pocket of the obamanites. Genius i tell ya

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 11:18:22 AM »

Major honey spill in La....They are marketing as Bee Pee...
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 05:58:48 PM »

I was thinking while driving today about just how much BP is paying out and why as I heard people complaining about income taxes being taken out of their checks they were getting from BP.   So far BP has put tens of thousands of people to work in the coastal areas in oil clean up while giving checks to people that have lost out from the oil (paid for doing nothing).  They are buying animal hair containment barriers giving a boost to animal groomers around the country.  We know that they are driving up the cost of beeswax in the clean up.   They are also using straw and hay, a boost to farmers.  Porta potty companies are getting top dollar now for johns on the beaches for the workers.  Fence companies are in demand also.  Plumbers are hired to put showers on the beaches for swimmers just in case.  Advertisers are getting ads for all the beaches and coastal communities round the clock, all paid for by BP.  Rental houses on the affected coasts now are getting 5 to 10 times the going rate for rooms to house the clean up workers.  (cheaper to buy a condo than to rent for 3 months now). 
Now finally, money is flowing from the greedy share holders to the common man.


Watch this on the BP coffee spill


I can't believe how cold and callous Americans have become to each other. So I guess I didn't reallize the "boon" this oil spill will be for us down here. Instead of doing the work we have done for generations we can all become clean up workers for BP. Great!! Or WAIT!! We can just sit on our lazy butts and collect money for doing nothing. After all, we're just a bunch of lazy ingrates. Sounds like you think BP shouldn't have to pay for thousands of people being put out of business. We should just hit the road and move somewhere else and do something new to make a living.

Maybe we should build a huge dike from the Yucatan to Florida to contain the oil in the gulf and then we won't have worry about spilling oil anymore. I could put a big tank on my boat and don a gas mask and hazmat suit and go out everyday and suck oil from the water and sell it to the refinery. THAT would be a great way to make a living.

Sounds to me like you weren't thinking while driving but listening to Rush. Thanks for your concern.

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 08:33:59 PM »

Chuck; get a life! Ever heard of "idle chat?"
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 10:33:14 PM »

better yet, ever heard the phrase " when life gives you lemons, make lemonade"?

it's easy to be miserable.  but it takes a little effort and positive attitude to try to make the best of a bad situation.

No one is saying that the oil spill was a good thing, or even an unimportant thing, only that where there was nothing at all for weeks, now there is something to begin to fill in till things get corrected.

Up around these parts, there have been factory problems, like grain bin explosions that bring down entire towns because that's where all the work was.  Instead of whining about how the operator of the bin was negligent by leaving flammable materials or whatever that caused the explosion, the folks in the towns get to work and start rebuilding.

They don't want pity, just to get back to life and they don't need to wait for some grand high savior to come do it for them.  They just need the opportunity and the resources.

yes, having all that oil muck things up sucks, can't argue with that, but time will pass and life will go on for those who take the necessary steps. 

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2010, 11:08:46 AM »

I just think that the BP stimulus package will have a bigger and longer lasting affect on the job market in the gulf coast that that other 2 stimulus packages from the government.   Up here, they are repaving roads and building bridges with the government package, but that money is going to big corporations and the imported labor doing the work.  And it is all paid for with borrowed money.  BP will not go broke anytime soon and their checks are going to help out a lot of people down there who may have been out of work for years.  There is no more long term unemployment bill now in congress.  It got shot down. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 03:40:05 PM »

This is totally wrong but you gotta see it.  BP helping out the little guy.

BP Oil Spill Commercial: Pelican Scrubbing!
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 05:35:04 PM »

Chuck, nobody i talk to thinks BP shouldn't have to pay for damages and cleanup and that seems to include BP.  i do however have a problem with a truck driver that usually hauls seafood thinking he has a claim.  can he not haul something else ?   BP did the smart thing with the escrow account taking them out of the dispensing and qualification of claims.
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2010, 06:01:42 PM »

chuck, i love the gulf folks and the way of life.  to hot for me to live there   Wink.  should BP make good for their part in this?  sure.  should they be eternally responsible for the gulf coast?  no.  for many years folks down there have made a good living from the oil industry.  it is an industry that has risks attached to it.  sometimes SH and things go wrong.  it is the same with may industries.  i don't blame folks down there for being upset.  i don't blame those who's livelihood is ruined for wanting some compensation.  i do not think that BP or the american people should be expected to support those who live down there forever.  bad things happen.  people move on.  i feel the same way about this as i do the auto industry, which should not have been bailed out, the steel industry, or whatever.  

you got a bad shake but so do many people.  
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