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  • This just in... People don't understand why petroleum based products are suddenly more expensive.
  • The price of oil jumped today on the news of....
  • I wonder how quickly the House will pass a bill to cover this...
  • Rules are for the little people. BP, HSBC, AIG, and everybody from the Bush cabal should be evidence enough.
  • In others news, sales is 100% profit. BP has a raw material and operational cost of zero.
  • Once again, Joe Barton would like to apologize to BP.

    (The web site has been taken over by Japanese squatters.)
  • Yea!! How much of this do I get???

    /in WA State, had no known effect from oilspill...
  • Class action lawsits are bullshiat. Not to the lawyers of course. They walk away with lots of money.
    But all these individuals entitled to a cut of this $1B in hopes that it would try to cover some of the damage, are going to end up with like $50.

    Two examples of where I've seen this happen recently:
    1. BoA settled a suit because they were sued for unfair fees and so on. I was in on that. I was expecting to get back at least a few hundred of what I had taken from me. When they settled, I got a check for $50. Thanks, assholes.

    2. Redlight traffic cameras in a number of towns here in NJ were never legally calibrated, so every ticket they wrote was bogus. They were sued. Each ticket was worth between $85 and $145. Millions of them. In the end, everyone in the suit was entitled to a refund. Of $6.

    In both cases, the lawyers walked away with millions and patted each other on the back for a case well won.
  • BP 2012 net income after taxes (actual profits): about $26 billion.

    That's a billion every two weeks, subby, not six days.

    Still... meh.
  • That's probably less than my Facebook campaign to not fill up at BP stations cost them.
  • durbnpoisn: Class action lawsits are bullshiat. Not to the lawyers of course. They walk away with lots of money.
    But all these individuals entitled to a cut of this $1B in hopes that it would try to cover some of the damage, are going to end up with like $50.


    QFT
  • SevenizGud: In others news, sales is 100% profit. BP has a raw material and operational cost of zero.


    You really think BP's extraction costs are zero?

    And subby really thinks BP makes a billion profit in less than a week?
  • need a law that says a human life is worth so much.
    Like what do you pay out in a claim if someone is killed?
    How much? What is the going rate for a human life? Like when that ninelelleven thing happened. We put a farking price on a human life.
    Well, the dick goes both ways.
    Cause x amount of damage and we take your CEO's life, and as many lives from teh top down until it's paid off, plus all of your corporation's money. You're closed and we kill some of your team.
    That's how it's played.
    Wnana play now, assholes?

    Seriously that is how it should be.
  • beer4breakfast:
    You really think BP's extraction costs are zero

    I think your sarcasm detector ran out of gas.
  • beer4breakfast: You really think BP's extraction costs are zero?

    And subby really thinks BP makes a billion profit in less than a week?


    Slow down on that beer. SevenizGud was making your same point.
  • durbnpoisn: Class action lawsits are bullshiat. Not to the lawyers of course. They walk away with lots of money.
    But all these individuals entitled to a cut of this $1B in hopes that it would try to cover some of the damage, are going to end up with like $50.

    Two examples of where I've seen this happen recently:
    1. BoA settled a suit because they were sued for unfair fees and so on. I was in on that. I was expecting to get back at least a few hundred of what I had taken from me. When they settled, I got a check for $50. Thanks, assholes.

    2. Redlight traffic cameras in a number of towns here in NJ were never legally calibrated, so every ticket they wrote was bogus. They were sued. Each ticket was worth between $85 and $145. Millions of them. In the end, everyone in the suit was entitled to a refund. Of $6.

    In both cases, the lawyers walked away with millions and patted each other on the back for a case well won.


    As someone who recently cashed his settlement check of $3.47 from the Classmates.com class action settlement, I'm getting a kick out of this reply.
  • durbnpoisn: Class action lawsits are bullshiat. Not to the lawyers of course. They walk away with lots of money.
    But all these individuals entitled to a cut of this $1B in hopes that it would try to cover some of the damage, are going to end up with like $50.

    Two examples of where I've seen this happen recently:
    1. BoA settled a suit because they were sued for unfair fees and so on. I was in on that. I was expecting to get back at least a few hundred of what I had taken from me. When they settled, I got a check for $50. Thanks, assholes.

    2. Redlight traffic cameras in a number of towns here in NJ were never legally calibrated, so every ticket they wrote was bogus. They were sued. Each ticket was worth between $85 and $145. Millions of them. In the end, everyone in the suit was entitled to a refund. Of $6.

    In both cases, the lawyers walked away with millions and patted each other on the back for a case well won.


    The more I think about it Shakespere was right.
  • beer4breakfast: SevenizGud: In others news, sales is 100% profit. BP has a raw material and operational cost of zero.

    You really think BP's extraction costs are zero?

    And subby really thinks BP makes a billion profit in less than a week?


    That was entertaining.
  • vudukungfu: need a law that says a human life is worth so much.
    Like what do you pay out in a claim if someone is killed?
    How much? What is the going rate for a human life? Like when that ninelelleven thing happened. We put a farking price on a human life.
    Well, the dick goes both ways.
    Cause x amount of damage and we take your CEO's life, and as many lives from teh top down until it's paid off, plus all of your corporation's money. You're closed and we kill some of your team.
    That's how it's played.
    Wnana play now, assholes?

    Seriously that is how it should be.


    No, we should use even more violent force. How much is virginity worth?
  • Gas prices will shortly soar.
  • durbnpoisn: Class action lawsits are bullshiat. Not to the lawyers of course. They walk away with lots of money.
    But all these individuals entitled to a cut of this $1B in hopes that it would try to cover some of the damage, are going to end up with like $50.

    Two examples of where I've seen this happen recently:
    1. BoA settled a suit because they were sued for unfair fees and so on. I was in on that. I was expecting to get back at least a few hundred of what I had taken from me. When they settled, I got a check for $50. Thanks, assholes.

    2. Redlight traffic cameras in a number of towns here in NJ were never legally calibrated, so every ticket they wrote was bogus. They were sued. Each ticket was worth between $85 and $145. Millions of them. In the end, everyone in the suit was entitled to a refund. Of $6.

    In both cases, the lawyers walked away with millions and patted each other on the back for a case well won.


    Citation needed. That can't be true.
  • FARK.com: where a billion dollars is chump change.
  • Millennium: FARK.com: where a billion dollars is chump change.


    It is when it's about 1 days worth of revenue. It's like fining an individual with 50k in revenue 136 dollars.
  • Precision Boobery: durbnpoisn: Class action lawsits are bullshiat. Not to the lawyers of course. They walk away with lots of money.
    But all these individuals entitled to a cut of this $1B in hopes that it would try to cover some of the damage, are going to end up with like $50.

    Two examples of where I've seen this happen recently:
    1. BoA settled a suit because they were sued for unfair fees and so on. I was in on that. I was expecting to get back at least a few hundred of what I had taken from me. When they settled, I got a check for $50. Thanks, assholes.

    2. Redlight traffic cameras in a number of towns here in NJ were never legally calibrated, so every ticket they wrote was bogus. They were sued. Each ticket was worth between $85 and $145. Millions of them. In the end, everyone in the suit was entitled to a refund. Of $6.

    In both cases, the lawyers walked away with millions and patted each other on the back for a case well won.

    As someone who recently cashed his settlement check of $3.47 from the Classmates.com class action settlement, I'm getting a kick out of this reply.


    I got a $50 Lowes gift card for chinese drywall, and a 28 dollar check for Clorox messing up my toilet.
  • Yes, the price at the pump will (in theory) go up 37 cents for a month, which is proof that we must never punish an oil company, because there is no more hideous fate imaginable than imagining that one oil company getting slapped with a fine for wrongdoing will make oil prices skyrocket and the economy will collapse and zombies will feast on the flesh of children and the living will envy the dead.

    No matter what they do, without exception, we just smile and tell them, "Please be nice to us, oil companies.  See, we didn't sue you!"  Then the prices at the pump will surely go down.  Alternatively we could invade another oil-rich country, the other guaranteed technique.

    This is in addition to the fact that BP will end up paying far less than $1B.  That number is for the headlines to get yahoos riled up and screaming about how gas prices will SKYROCKET and besides I HATES THEM LAWYERS, gittin' whatever they can git, this here is MURICA, where yer supposed to not just go grabbin' money with both fists lessen yer a JOB CREATER who done URNED IT.
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