U.S. bans BP from new government contracts after oil spill deal

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AZWarrior wrote:

Silly and childish. The administration is only interested in optics here.

Nov 28, 2012 10:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
tab2u wrote:

Thats a little scary considering obamas adoration with the muslim world…whats next? aramco/safco and other muslim owned drilling companies coming into USA waters and taking over? I’m just curious, as I am ignorant to the workings of these type of things.

Nov 28, 2012 10:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
cyunvwyatt1 wrote:

I really am not one to stick up for the oil companies, but Britain and France need to know File suit against the American Pharmaceutical company Bayer. For knowingly selling HIV infected products to their country after being banned in the U.S. I would also follow suit against the Federal Government for using the FDA to cover up the actions of Bayer, and Knowingly murdering thousands of children across Europe and Asia. Get your money back and Ban American Pharmaceutical company’s in Europe! Then Again BP probably own Bayer.

Nov 28, 2012 10:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
Darold1940 wrote:

Just more of the administration trying to destroy oil, coal, gas, or anything other than windmills, or solar. Nothing to see here, move on.

Nov 28, 2012 10:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
Unchained wrote:

Too late. All BP execs belong in jail for genocide for:
1) Poisoning the Gulf of Mexico to save half a million on safety.
2) Dumping the illegal neurotoxin dispersant Corexit 5000
3) Poisoning America’s food supply.
4) Suppressing non gasoline technology.

Nov 28, 2012 10:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

Ruin the environment and pay a $4.5 billion fine to make it ok. Pathetic, how about in 2010 immediately shut down all BP gas stations in America, shut down all BP drilling sites, seize all assets of the company, and put all executives in jail until further notice. That fine is chump change to BP, oil companies post multi billion dollar profits quarterly.

Nov 28, 2012 10:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
lindaka wrote:

Oh yes, by all means, we must worship the God of free and reckless enterprise.With the hatred of all things regulated and Obama himself, you would think we live in lockstep with the almighty dollar and nothing else. I, for one, think that regulation (ie banks that caused the most recent financial crisis in this country) is a necessary and prime function of government. This goes for American companies. Sue the heck out of them if they are engaged in criminal/negligent activities. This mentality of greed before anything else is destroying this country and our world.

Nov 28, 2012 11:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
venturen wrote:

wait till the retaliation starts

Nov 28, 2012 11:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

There are consequences for your actions, and when your negligence resulted in the largest oil spill ever there are going to be serious consequences. My question is why is Halliburton, who was equally responsible for the accident, not getting the same treatment?

Nov 28, 2012 11:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
ConradU812 wrote:

Not much of a threat for BP. They’ll take their business elsewhere, much of which they already have since the oil spill. South America, North Africa and the Middle East will take their business. America’s dying anyway. Watch the other corporations follow suit over the next few years.

Nov 28, 2012 12:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Darold1940 writes: “Just more of the administration trying to destroy oil, coal, gas…”

So BP has no competitors who will fulfill these contracts? Penalizing a company is different than punishing an industry. The other oil and gas companies are actually very happy with Obama’s decision here.

Nov 28, 2012 12:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JohnnyReno wrote:

One reader suggests that because others get away with harm that BP should too.

Another suggests that holding a company accountable for polluting the oceans with millions of gallons of oil is ‘silly and childish’.

… and everyone always blames the other guy for all our problems.

Nov 28, 2012 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

Five’ll get you ten in the end this will cost U.S. consumers more.

Nov 28, 2012 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
apk44 wrote:

so what’s in the works of this

Nov 28, 2012 2:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
apk44 wrote:

ten what?

Nov 28, 2012 2:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jutes wrote:

@ Tabu2: It was Bush Jr. who was in love with the muslim world. He started the muslim in space program at NASA and also the $22 billion project to rebuild and restore mosques around the world.

Nov 28, 2012 2:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@ConradU812, to quote you ‘ America’s dying anyway.’ Feel free to renounce your citizenship and get out then, it is a free country after all. I will stay here and reap the economic benefits of the best country in the world, many think that next year and the years beyond could be very good, assuming the GOP starts caring more about country then party again, and if they don’t they will be marginalized even more, the country will prevail in the long term.

Nov 28, 2012 2:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
marndt wrote:

Critical decisions come with consequences. BP executives made critical decisions and it made them poorly. It is now suffering the consequences.

Nov 28, 2012 2:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
marndt wrote:

For those of you who think this is a knee jerk reaction by the Obama Administration you couldn’t be more wrong. Do your homework. This is and has been for decades standard protocol when a foreign conglomerate is charged criminally.

In fact, this has been more than 15 years coming for B.P. It has received several warnings for safety and environmental standard violations over the last decade and a half.

Nov 28, 2012 2:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

If BP did not see this coming for the past two years…. they had their blinders on.

Nov 28, 2012 3:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xiaodre wrote:

This is alright. BP shouldn’t get military contracts. Give them to ExxonMobile or ConocoPhillips. They couldn’t get their act together in the gulf. Screw em.

Nov 28, 2012 3:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ConradU812 wrote:

@USAPragmatist wrote:”I will stay here and reap the economic benefits of the best country in the world”

Your being a third generation welfare recipient is NOT “reaping the benefits”. You’re simply a parasite who is a symptom of what’s wrong with our economy.

Nov 28, 2012 4:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

LOL@Conrad, I have never gotten one dime from the government, I actually work in IT/Database Dev., keep jumping to conclusions. Only those not interested in the truth jump to conclusions. My question for you is, are you just projecting?

And in reference to your 3rd generation comment….one of my grandfathers started his own business(with 2 others), which then became the largest provider of seeds to farmers (later sold out to DuPont), and the other was an Admiral in Navy(1st generation immigrant). My father was a surgeon (retired) and my mother is a lawyer with her own lawfirm. Pretty much all examples of those that attained the ‘American Dream’. Your whole rightie/Obama hater narrative of all Obama supporters are looking for a handout is simply not true, we voted for Obama because we believed that he was a better candidate then Romney.

Nov 28, 2012 4:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Conrad is having a bad decade. Look on the bright side, republicans. While your party is so broken that you lost to a muslim/community organizer / gay-sympathizer / black nationalist who wants to ban Christmas…. even though you guys lost to THAT guy…. you still won Kentucky. So that’s something.

Nov 28, 2012 5:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kingdig wrote:

Union Carbide,a US company, injured 500,000+ and killed 4000 indians through the most gross negligence imaginable.They ruined the surrounding lands for years,both before and after the Bhopal leak,and paid a pathetic 470 million compensation for their crimes.Their US citizen CEO,refused to appear before an Indian court to answer the charge of negligence leading to homicide,preferring to hide in the US,the stinking coward.

Nov 28, 2012 6:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jimmy6p wrote:

In other words they are saying “read this headline! ….that’s it we’re done”

The reality is that BP will be doing business as usual. The headline was all for show.

Nov 28, 2012 8:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PKFA wrote:

So, the Government refuses to do business with BP until it improves its business ethics. I suggest that companies refuse to do business with the Government until it improves its government ethics.

Nov 29, 2012 6:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
Florida346 wrote:

Do any of our fellow Americans care about the economic disaster this caused on the coast. The FACTS ARE that 75,000 have no choice but to keep filing and calling the court office about their claims. We are putting our bills on credit cards because BP LIES, MURDERS, and gets away with it. This is a slap on the wrist but at least it’s a start. BP destroyed more lives than they employ.

Nov 29, 2012 8:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
Florida346 wrote:

Do any of our fellow Americans care about the economic disaster this caused on the coast. The FACTS ARE that 75,000 have no choice but to keep filing and calling the court office about their claims. We are putting our bills on credit cards because BP LIES, MURDERS, and gets away with it. This is a slap on the wrist but at least it’s a start. BP destroyed more lives than they employ.

Nov 29, 2012 8:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
tab2u wrote:

@Ars-hole-nal12, What i said was ” I am ignorant to the workings of these type of things.” of the oilfield business, ignoramus!
Apparently you are unfamiliar with the definiton of the word, your insults to the American people are un-necessary and boorish, not to mention you are obviously a person of small stature with short-man syndrome. Do tell the rest of us ignorant Americans what country you come from and your degrees of education on the subject, since you have put yourself out there as an expert on the topics I wrote about in my earlier post.

Nov 29, 2012 9:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
tab2u wrote:

Arsenal12 wrote:
Firstly ‘tab2u’ your an ignorant reflection of your country… yes your country is in decline and in your life time you will see China, Russia all take over economically. Your countries decline is shown in the shear desperation in its ‘shake down’ of a global entity such as BP. Compare that to what US companies have done all over the world killing millions of people. The US is nothing but a disgrace to humanity, the most hated amongst humans… thank Disney and Ronald McDonald for the acceptable face of America

Nov 29, 2012 9:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
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