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A must-see: 60 Minutes interviews Deepwater Horizon survivor Mike Williams

60 Minutes interviews Deepwater Horizon survivor Mike Williams. This segment is a must-see.

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  • jbjd
  • helenk

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/46216-1.html

    here is the link

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  • helenk

    Butterfield was the person that said that the president kept tape of all conversations and help bring down  Nixon.
    I was at work and could not link to the article.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  • sowsear

     A Butterfield Moment. 

    Do you mean Butterfly Moment? (as in Butterfly Effect)

  • jbjd

    tt007, if you can establish the conduct of the regulations in concert with BP was reckless; you can reach a criminal level of culpability, in a criminal enterprise.  (I have been looking at RICO for some time in relation to the election fraud of 2008; but I have been too busy to put together a RICO case.  And anyway, who would bring it?)

    And standing is easy.  Start with any of the coastal states where oil from the exploded rig has washed to shore.

  • jbjd

    tt007, if you can establish the conduct of the regulations in concert with BP was reckless; you can reach a criminal level of culpability, in a criminal enterprise.  (I have been looking at RICO for some time in relation to the election fraud of 2008; but I have been too busy to put together a RICO case.  And anyway, who would bring it?)

  • jbjd

    Just to be a little more specific, if acts are more than negligent, such as knowing or reckless then, generally, you can get at the individual.

  • jbjd

    I am going to give you an abbreviated answer off the top of my head because I am still in class.  (‘Alternative’ high school, ELL, starts late / ends late.)  The way to get these government officials is not just in their official capacity but as civilians.  (There are limits to ability to sue, including sovereign immunity, and whether the conduct involves discretionary versus ministerial acts; as well as caps on recovery.)  To be successful, litigators need to examine the financial ties between the regulated and the civilians-qua-regulators.  Nothing in the official job descriptions would support this relationship, as evidenced by the fact, as bad as they are, laws exists to bar employment by the industries regulated, for a time certain.

  • beyond_words

    That thought is in my mind the entire time either reading/watching the news or reading regular comment sections in the disaster news items.

    Environment this environment that. Evil oil companiesblah blah etc etc……..but rarely if ever do I see mentioned of the horrible horrible way these poor souls died and the massive hurt done to their familes…or talk of ways to try and curb that hurt….no that’d be too humane….

  • truthtelling007

    That doesn’t make sense.

    Suing the regulators because BP violated the regulations is like suing a cop because a bad guy committed a crime.

    Punish the regulators yes, but who would have standing to sue the Regulators?

    BP should be liquidated by any means necessary, criminal and civil. Revoke their corporate charter.

  • truthtelling007

    Quote of the night came from AMC’s Breaking Bad:
    “Nightline, is that still on the air?”
    60 minutes still does a good work. Yes, there are some fluff pieces, but they’ve done steady stories for quite a while.

    The one I’m ready to can is Nightline.
    The prick on there who has made it look like entertainment tonight should have 10 years of Koppel shoved up his …and then shipped back to the UK to do evening segments where he chases speeders or something. That show is crap. Utter, completely useless, crap!

    Ted Koppel is turning over in his toupee.

    Remember when you could tune into Nightline and see Larry Johnson next to Eric Holder discussing 9/11? Now that was television.
    Speaking of BP and Nightline, it was November 8, 1979 when Nightline signed on for the first time to cover the toppling of the Shah of Iran, BP’s little puppet royalty.

    “The Iran Crisis—America Held Hostage: Day 1″
    This would be the beginning of the seizing of all of BP’s assets.

    What an Ironic twist that many now are wanting to do the same thing. I think we should. The charge: Negligent Homicide
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negligent_homicide

  • truthtelling007

    Yes, he also minimized the spill by trying to explain how big the gulf of mexico is….its like having a little bit of rape.

  • truthtelling007

    agreed EllenD,
    There is one backdrop of this story that I know their source. Even if I didnt trust 60 minutes (even a dead clock is right twice a day), there are key parts of this story that I know have been corroborated against documentation.

    And to Harp,
    what is there to absolve?
    BP overlooked safety records for years on many fronts, long before this administration. Their track record for care goes back to 1908 as the Anglo Persian Oil Company. This is their catastrophe.
    At some point, the hatred for the president is getting in the way of objective thinking about fixing this problem. I don’t even give a rats ass about his comment last week pointing blame at the companies and not also chastising the federal system that is supposed to be protecting our environmental laws and regulations.

    If you think this is catastrophe belongs to the federal government as well, then the policy that you should scorn started in Jan 20, 2001 with Dick Cheney’s energy task force. And if you really want to assign blame, you’ll be pointing at thousands of people over a century. Don’t forget Operation Ajax, the Brits and Russians invading Iran, APOC, AIOC or any of the people in Texas City who died March 23, 2005.

  • Mr. Natural

    Common practice in the US merchant marine after an incident. REALLY effective if said incident occurs away from CONUS.

  • Ferd Berfle

    It is at that–so long as BP isn’t in charge.

  • Ferd Berfle

    It is, at that.

  • Justine

    So, ANWR is beginning to look better and better…
    .

  • Ferd Berfle

    …Mr. creeper….

    Love it.

    LMAO