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    /oblig 
    //hot like a global DP
  • In 50 seconds flat, no less. That's a lightning fast divorce.
  • Jumpin Jbot: We're sorry


    We're sorry we got our water all over BP's oils.
  • wow...what a coont.
  • 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.
  • 'unreasonable behaviour' aka boinking secretary that is 25 years younger
  • Awwwwww.

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    Let me play "My Heart Pumps Purple Piss For You."
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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.
  • GratuityIncluded: 'unreasonable behaviour' aka boinking secretary that is 25 years younger


    My take, unreasonable = not making 4mil pounds a year.
  • Like a fridge over oiled waters....she will drop this clown
  • the brainless fools in NC still pull into BP gas stations in droves.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "Unreasonable behavior" = having to live off a measly £600,000 per year. Seriously, they're not animals and butlers do not work for free.
  • I am still not sure of the significance of 50 seconds.
  • "fightback"?

    Orwell wept.
  • "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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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