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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Tony Hayward, BP CEO

May 14th, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana




My mom would say that stupidity is the first step towards disgrace, and thusly, saying stupid things one of the world’s most disgraceful acts.

I wonder if Tony Hayward, BP’s CEO, thought about that before he spit up this drivel during an idiotic interview with the UK’s Guardian:

The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume,” he said.

Okay, before somebody explains this guy how an oil spill that’s already bigger than the state of Maryland can never be dismissed as “tiny,” can we please tell him what a fuckin’ ocean is? And how the Gulf of Mexico–which is actually an ocean basin–ISN’T ONE?

View HuffPo’s gallery of the “tiny” oil damage here.

[via HuffPo]
[Guardian UK: BP Boss Tony Hayward Admits Job Is On The Line Over Deepwater Oil Spill]

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Threatening The Livelihood Of Vietnamese American Fishermen: Another Thing That Sucks About The Spill

May 6th, 2010 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

Oil from the offshore rig that exploded and sank last month in the Gulf of Mexico (pictured above), killing 11 people, continues to spill into the waters I grew up swimming in. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that 210,000 gallons of oil are leaking into the water A DAY, and PBS.org came up with this handy little ticker to show you just how much oil that is:

The Exxon Valdez oil spill, which is considered one of the worst environmental disasters caused by humans EVAR, released about 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaskan waters in 1989, but this Gulf Coast spill–which is nowhere near contained–is expected to Continue reading Threatening The Livelihood Of Vietnamese American Fishermen: Another Thing That Sucks About The Spill

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