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   Former BP chief Tony Hayward has finally gotten his life back

02 Dec 2012 07:50 AM   |   14098 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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Two Dogs Farking    [TotalFark]  
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//hot like a global DP

02 Dec 2012 07:15 AM
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Apos     
In 50 seconds flat, no less. That's a lightning fast divorce.

02 Dec 2012 07:49 AM
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Jumpin Jbot     
We're sorry

02 Dec 2012 07:50 AM
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dervish16108     

Jumpin Jbot: We're sorry


We're sorry we got our water all over BP's oils.

02 Dec 2012 08:00 AM
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182     
wow...what a coont.

02 Dec 2012 08:00 AM
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thisispete    [TotalFark]  
I have no sympathy for the man, but it seems much of the vitriol towards BP did divert attention from the failure of government oversight.

02 Dec 2012 08:01 AM
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GratuityIncluded     
'unreasonable behaviour' aka boinking secretary that is 25 years younger

02 Dec 2012 08:06 AM
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Smirky the Wonder Chimp     
Awwwwww.

3.bp.blogspot.com

Let me play "My Heart Pumps Purple Piss For You."

02 Dec 2012 08:10 AM
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OscarTamerz     
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Michael Sheen should have a lock on the role when they make the movie. The speed of the divorce and her expertise as a geophysicist makes you wonder if she knew things he or BP didn't want to be generally known. I bet there wasn't an equal split on the retirement either, she probably got the gold mine and he got the shaft.

02 Dec 2012 08:19 AM
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kombat_unit     

GratuityIncluded: 'unreasonable behaviour' aka boinking secretary that is 25 years younger


My take, unreasonable = not making 4mil pounds a year.

02 Dec 2012 08:31 AM
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ronnie spleen     
Like a fridge over oiled waters....she will drop this clown

02 Dec 2012 08:40 AM
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moothemagiccow     
the brainless fools in NC still pull into BP gas stations in droves.

02 Dec 2012 08:50 AM
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Alphax     

thisispete: I have no sympathy for the man, but it seems much of the vitriol towards BP did divert attention from the failure of government oversight.


As in the people whose jobs it was to oversee BP were in bed with BP's lobbyists. As in pounding the bedsprings with them.

02 Dec 2012 08:56 AM
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Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

moothemagiccow: the brainless fools in NC still pull into BP gas stations in droves.


Fungible commodities don't work that way.

Nevermind the fact that BP doesn't own any gas stations in the US and that they are independently owned.

I hate how BP handled the whole thing as well but protesting gas stations that weren't even owned by them was a stupid idea.

02 Dec 2012 09:03 AM
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Alphax     

Mrtraveler01: moothemagiccow: the brainless fools in NC still pull into BP gas stations in droves.

Fungible commodities don't work that way.

Nevermind the fact that BP doesn't own any gas stations in the US and that they are independently owned.

I hate how BP handled the whole thing as well but protesting gas stations that weren't even owned by them was a stupid idea.


Yeah, I remember some NPR stories from the poor couples who bought a BP gas station to run, then when the BP oil spill starts, they end up nearly going bankrupt.

02 Dec 2012 09:09 AM
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iron de havilland    [TotalFark]  

Alphax: thisispete: I have no sympathy for the man, but it seems much of the vitriol towards BP did divert attention from the failure of government oversight.

As in the people whose jobs it was to oversee BP were in bed with BP's lobbyists. As in pounding the bedsprings with them.


Well, yes, as in the fact that it was very convenient for Halliburton, whose cement failure led to the disaster to be able to hand the blame to a company that used to be called British Petroleum.

02 Dec 2012 09:20 AM
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Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
Why were senior BP execs never brought up on criminal charges? I don't think any of them learned squat from their mistakes. I also think BP is still cutting corners with safety and procedure, nothing's changed. They pay a fine and back to business as usual.

Jail time or break up the company. Something these execs would remember. Not boo hoo I had to give a speech or take a golden parachute.

02 Dec 2012 09:23 AM
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Generation_D    [TotalFark]  

iron de havilland: Alphax: thisispete: I have no sympathy for the man, but it seems much of the vitriol towards BP did divert attention from the failure of government oversight.

As in the people whose jobs it was to oversee BP were in bed with BP's lobbyists. As in pounding the bedsprings with them.

Well, yes, as in the fact that it was very convenient for Halliburton, whose cement failure led to the disaster to be able to hand the blame to a company that used to be called British Petroleum.


This too. Speaking of execs needing to be criminally prosecuted.


There's a deep well still operating, Halliburton and its money with our government.

02 Dec 2012 09:24 AM
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DubyaHater     
"Unreasonable behavior" = having to live off a measly £600,000 per year. Seriously, they're not animals and butlers do not work for free.

02 Dec 2012 09:25 AM
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ani23     
I am still not sure of the significance of 50 seconds.

02 Dec 2012 09:27 AM
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mrsirjojo     
"fightback"?

Orwell wept.

02 Dec 2012 09:30 AM
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BlippityBleep     
"forced Mr Hayward out of his £4million-a-year job as BP's chief executive"

yeah, and he got on board with managing those newly 'liberated' oil fields in goddamn Iraq. Funny how the article doesn't mention that shiat. corrupt as shiat farking government.

02 Dec 2012 09:31 AM
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Cheron     
Divorce for shamed BP chief Tony Hayward and the loyal wife who stood by him in wake of Deepwater Horizon disaster
Maureen Fulton has been granted a divorce citing 'unreasonable behaviour'
Came only months after she was leading fightback to restore his reputation
The oil spill forced him to
resign from his £4million-a-year job

02 Dec 2012 09:35 AM
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iron de havilland    [TotalFark]  

Generation_D: iron de havilland: Alphax: thisispete: I have no sympathy for the man, but it seems much of the vitriol towards BP did divert attention from the failure of government oversight.

As in the people whose jobs it was to oversee BP were in bed with BP's lobbyists. As in pounding the bedsprings with them.

Well, yes, as in the fact that it was very convenient for Halliburton, whose cement failure led to the disaster to be able to hand the blame to a company that used to be called British Petroleum.

This too. Speaking of execs needing to be criminally prosecuted.


There's a deep well still operating, Halliburton and its money with our government.


Wow.

That's the first time I've voiced that opinion on Fark. I think I may have been worried about being labelled a conspiracy theorist or troll, as the entirety of the American coverage of the event, including the picture of Obama looking sternly at Hayward, handed the blame solely to "British Petroleum" - never mind the fact that BP is internationally owned. I think at the time, 1% more of the shares were in British rather than American hands.

Not trying to say that Hayward's not a douche, or that BP doesn't bear a large part of responsibility, by the way. Always just annoyed me that they got all the flack for a disaster on a Transocean-rented rig with a Halliburton BOP.

02 Dec 2012 09:37 AM
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Bungles     
For all the naughtiness of BP, every single major oil company has done far worse off the coasts of Africa and the Persian Gulf. With only a fraction of the clean-up effort too, in most cases.

02 Dec 2012 09:46 AM
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StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
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OscarTamerz: Michael Sheen should have a lock on the role when they make the movie. The speed of the divorce and her expertise as a geophysicist makes you wonder if she knew things he or BP didn't want to be generally known. I bet there wasn't an equal split on the retirement either, she probably got the gold mine and he got the shaft.


He was spot on for Tony Blair.

02 Dec 2012 10:03 AM
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Bungles     

StrikitRich: Michael Sheen



And the spitting image of Frost too.... he has a very flexible look,

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02 Dec 2012 10:08 AM
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vudukungfu     
May some chav tranny give him anal warts.

02 Dec 2012 10:09 AM
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StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
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Bungles: And the spitting image of Frost too.... he has a very flexible look,


I think David Bowie would agree with you.

02 Dec 2012 10:18 AM
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Fear the Clam     

vudukungfu: May some chav tranny give him anal warts.


"I'm sorry."

02 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
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StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
www.biography.com

However, if Mr. Sheen is unavailable........

02 Dec 2012 10:22 AM
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ChrisDe     
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02 Dec 2012 10:25 AM
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DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  

ani23: I am still not sure of the significance of 50 seconds.


Your momma knows.

/OH!

02 Dec 2012 10:33 AM
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wingnut396     

iron de havilland: Not trying to say that Hayward's not a douche, or that BP doesn't bear a large part of responsibility, by the way. Always just annoyed me that they got all the flack for a disaster on a Transocean-rented rig with a Halliburton BOP.


Well they were the parent contractor, so they would have had final say in the operations of the rig. It was their job to make sure the production conformed to proper safety guidelines.

The part about the government oversight failing is valid. But you have to realize why Government oversight was so lax. Due to regulatory capture and a sympathetic majority in the legislative and executive branches at both the Federal and State levels, the oil companies pretty well did what the fark they wanted to do. For farks sake, a sitting Congressmen apologized to BP for the fact that they were brought before a Congressional hearing. I'm bet the same douche nozzle didn't do the same when the scientists were grilled over the few billion in grants for fusion research at the NIF.

And don't forget that years ago, the companies that fought for deep water drilling were supposed to form a consortium that could handle these very type of spills and blowouts. They were supposed to fund the consortium and develop the technology to rapidly respond to an emergency. This stated off with a nice a group and then quickly died once everyone stopped looking. Its why everyone sat around with thumbs up their ass trying to figure out to deal with the pressures, temperature and other issues with such deep water drilling. This was supposed to have been figured out in case of something exactly like deepwater horizon occurred. But it shaved a few hundreds of a percent of profit from their paltry billions of dollars a quarter record, so it just wasn't worth it. Better to risks a ecosystem than someone's new Porsche Cayenne and their country club dues.

02 Dec 2012 10:39 AM
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itsfullofstars     
Are j-schools teaching sentence long paragraphs now?

I've been noticing more of this kind of approach lately.

I dont like it.

02 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
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cryinoutloud     

iron de havilland: That's the first time I've voiced that opinion on Fark. I think I may have been worried about being labelled a conspiracy theorist or troll, as the entirety of the American coverage of the event, including the picture of Obama looking sternly at Hayward, handed the blame solely to "British Petroleum" - never mind the fact that BP is internationally owned. I think at the time, 1% more of the shares were in British rather than American hands.
Not trying to say that Hayward's not a douche, or that BP doesn't bear a large part of responsibility, by the way. Always just annoyed me that they got all the flack for a disaster on a Transocean-rented rig with a Halliburton BOP.


Are we reading the same site? I heard both Halliburton and Transocean getting plenty of flack. And personally, after hanging around The Guardian site a little bit, I could give a fark about whether the Brits get wrongly blamed for something. The whole English landmass seems to have a thriving industry in obsessing over what Americans do, and how everything in the world is our fault. They were just as outraged that the U.S. has now banned BP from drilling new wells in our waters (for probably a very short time, knowing how these things work), but were just as quick to point out that BP does not belong to the Brits!!!! Whatever--the U.S. did something, therefore it must be wrong.

02 Dec 2012 11:03 AM
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moothemagiccow     

Mrtraveler01: moothemagiccow: the brainless fools in NC still pull into BP gas stations in droves.

Fungible commodities don't work that way.

Nevermind the fact that BP doesn't own any gas stations in the US and that they are independently owned.

I hate how BP handled the whole thing as well but protesting gas stations that weren't even owned by them was a stupid idea.


Yeah and I'm sure the bastards get 0 cents from independent owners leveraging their brand

02 Dec 2012 11:04 AM
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Prof. Frink     
Did his drilling platform spurt out prematurely into her gulf?

02 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
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Forbidden Doughnut    [TotalFark]  

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Came for the SP satire, leaving happy.

02 Dec 2012 12:00 PM
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RoyFokker'sGhost     

ani23: I am still not sure of the significance of 50 seconds.


Essentially, it means that within 50 seconds of her filing for divorce, it was granted. No contest from Hayward on anything that was filed: reasons, property allocation, spousal support, child support and custody (if there were any). Not even Katie Holmes' quickie divorce was that fast. It shows that she had a dominating upper hand in this divorce; she's got some kind of horrendous dirt on him. And it's not photos him boinking a secretary. Something this fast, this sudden and this uncontested means she probably has proof of a) wrongdoing on Hayward's part over Deepwater (like memos telling him directly that platform's not structurally sound) or b) kiddie porn

02 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
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Arkanaut     

itsfullofstars: Are j-schools teaching sentence long paragraphs now?

I've been noticing more of this kind of approach lately.

I dont like it.


I thought they've always been around in newspapers, especially ones with skinny columns*. A sentence could easily take up an inch or two of space in print, so they like to break it up so it's easier on the eyes to follow.

*I've never actually seen a copy of the Daily Mail in real life, so I don't know what their stories look like in print. I'm just speaking in general.

02 Dec 2012 12:34 PM
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Beaver Knievel     

Bungles: For all the naughtiness of BP, every single major oil company has done far worse off the coasts of Africa and the Persian Gulf. With only a fraction of the clean-up effort too, in most cases.


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02 Dec 2012 12:55 PM
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Jixa     
4.bp.blogspot.com

So sorry...

02 Dec 2012 12:55 PM
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Shirley Ujest     
decree nisi - Is this done in the US courts?

02 Dec 2012 02:14 PM
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Dr._Love     
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Came for this, leaving satisfied.

02 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
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pete1729     

thisispete: I have no sympathy for the man, but it seems much of the vitriol towards BP did divert attention from the failure of government oversight.


I disagree. The price of a blowout preventer that would was garunteed to shear the pipe at a joint (instead of failing to do so like the one they used did) was another $2.5M over the price of the one they used. That's roughly equal to Hayward's bonus that year, not that the two have anything to do with each other, it's just shown for scale. It was a billion dollar well, they went cheap on the equipment and 12 guys died.

Also: Fark Donald Vidrine.

02 Dec 2012 03:11 PM
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dickfreckle     

thisispete: I have no sympathy for the man, but it seems much of the vitriol towards BP did divert attention from the failure of government oversight.


THIS. And I don't waste a post just to say THIS that often.

02 Dec 2012 03:37 PM
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02 Dec 2012 08:54 PM
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