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  • BP Beat Down In Court Again, Faces Up To $90 Billion In Claims  [View article]
    Let me ask you a question, if you put yourself into a position where you were legally bound in given a great deal of monies to a charity and later found out that the charity was a scam, would you keep on giving to it. I don't think so. You would do everything possible to stop the bleeding.

    We soon forget or can't fathom the pressures that the government put on BP to remedy the damage. Perhaps we should go after our brain dead decision makers who would not accept the help from other countries at the time of the incident. Their delay to act cause a worse situation. Let's put that on Obama, the man I foolishly voted for.
    Jan 15, 2014. 09:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Beat Down In Court Again, Faces Up To $90 Billion In Claims  [View article]
    Yes, but only if it is reasonable, and not self-serving. Because when it becomes self-serving there are always negative repercussions. Several of them being loss of respect and faith in our legal system, a drag on getting the monies to the right people in a reasonable time-frame ,when it is sorely needed and lastly the redirection of monies to those who are not deserving. Too many lawyers are flat out legalized crooks and that is the systems fault. If the system allows just one lawyer to use the letter of the law for their own financial personal gain, when it is obvious that what they are doing is unethical and or immoral, than we have a major problem. Hold them accountable for their actions, and perhaps, that might start a grass roots movement to clean up the system. The mere fact that there are so many contributors to this one matter speaks volumes.
    Jan 15, 2014. 09:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Beat Down In Court Again, Faces Up To $90 Billion In Claims  [View article]
    Quoting the Specialist


    Every single example BP has whined in the media about were for 100% legitimate claims that fit the formula of the settlement. It's disgusting that BP complains about a business 40 miles from the coast or in the food industry when the settlement is clear as day which geographical regions and which industries are included
    End of quote:

    Your take is that it doesn't matter what the circumstances were that had a direct bearing on the agreement. It is alright for others to take advantage of a bad situation. We can not even image the postion that BP faced right after the spell. They acted with good intentions, only to be screwed by the legal system. Don't think for a minute that the agreement was not influenced by the ruthless lawyers down south trying to make a fast buck. Is that the legal system we want for all us. I don't think so. Don't hide behind the letter of the law because even it can be distorted, unethical and immoral.


    For that matter the bombing of IRAQ was justified by our leaders because they lead us to believe that we had good intelligence supporting the existence of WMD. In hide site we found out that the US obtained the information from a power broker who they knew at the time was not a person to be trusted. . But we all know how that turned out. Should the US now be responsible for all the lives that we lost and the devastation of that county. I'm sure the amount would be in th trillions not billions. Our actions were just flat out not justified .


    Getting back to the matter at hand, now the lawyers have come out of the wood work to capitalize on others misfortune(bouth BP and the ones truely impacted by the spill). There was a case where a lawyer, who joined the Barbier's camp, sold referals to another firm for 40,000+. My god what kind of people have we become.
    Big businsess is dirty but so is our system. Two wrongs do not make a right. I'm disgusted at how this has unfolded . Greed rules again!!!
    Jan 14, 2014. 10:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A New Orleans appeals court has reversed a lower-court ruling and given BP (BP) access to $750M in Transocean's (RIG) insurance to help pay costs from the Macondo Gulf oil disaster in 2010.  [View news story]
    The judge needs to rule with the facts and apply resonable logic and not be forced to make a fast decision based on recent comment that it would be a quick resolution. How can he take this stance, when the Exxon Valdez is going on 18 years and it was not as complicated as this one. Hogwash on his rhetoric. I hope he reconsiders his postion.
    Mar 3, 2013. 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A New Orleans appeals court has reversed a lower-court ruling and given BP (BP) access to $750M in Transocean's (RIG) insurance to help pay costs from the Macondo Gulf oil disaster in 2010.  [View news story]
    I believe the ultimate responsibility can be deciphered regardless of the hierarchy of ownership.
    Mar 3, 2013. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP (BP -0.6%) shares are active amid reports that it's looking for some leniency on its next Gulf of Mexico-related fines. BP is said to be asking for a $3.4B reduction in oil spill pollution fines tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident; it currently faces potential fines in excess of $20B.  [View news story]
    Appears that people will try to get the most that they can. They knowing that the government will appease them.
    Jan 11, 2013. 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Trends Will Boost Nokia's Margins In 2013  [View article]
    And I believe the extra weight helps to limit dropping the phone and in the case of the iPhone could cause serious damage.
    Jan 10, 2013. 08:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Trends Will Boost Nokia's Margins In 2013  [View article]
    I assume that using the word "swank" is more appropriate than referencing the term "lame duck" as far as seeking alpha is concerned.
    Jan 10, 2013. 08:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Trends Will Boost Nokia's Margins In 2013  [View article]
    Than why use aluminum!!!!
    Jan 10, 2013. 08:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Trends Will Boost Nokia's Margins In 2013  [View article]
    Again I whole-heartedly agree. Keep the current case. I would pay extra for it. GIVE THE CONSUMER A CHOICE...offer both and see which one wins out!!!
    Jan 10, 2013. 08:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Trends Will Boost Nokia's Margins In 2013  [View article]
    Good Observation. I personal love the polycarbonite case. I had an aluminum case made by Motorola and the paint peeled off within a year. ????
    Jan 10, 2013. 08:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking to make its hardware thinner/lighter, Nokia (NOK +1.5%)  will have one or more next-gen Lumia devices feature casings made out of aluminum rather than the polycarbonate relied on for current-gen models, The Verge reports. The site adds Nokia is working on two devices as part of an upcoming refresh; one of them, a Lumia 920 successor, is codenamed Catwalk. The 920's weight (185g) is well above that of the iPhone 5 (112g) and Galaxy S III (133g), and has been criticized in some reviews.  [View news story]
    Don't go to aluminum!!! The extra weight is a place. It limits the possibility of dropping it. When I had an aluminum case the paint peeled off of it and it looked like hell. The extra weight is a contrived issue.
    Jan 4, 2013. 01:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Roller Coaster Ride That Is Weatherford International  [View article]
    Why didn,t Mr. James Cramer see this coming when he forecasted it to a $35+ stock. Apparently, he did not do his homework.


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    Dec 27, 2012. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to BP's settlement with individuals and businesses who lost money and property in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP has estimated it will pay $7.8B to settle more than 100K claims. The order does not address a separate medical benefits settlement for cleanup workers who say the spill made them sick.  [View news story]
    I guess these workers want cash and free medical for life. If there is fraud found with their claims, than they should have to repay the monies and placed on community service. We all know what is going on here. Get lawyers involved and sit back and watch the real crooks at work.
    Dec 24, 2012. 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to BP's settlement with individuals and businesses who lost money and property in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP has estimated it will pay $7.8B to settle more than 100K claims. The order does not address a separate medical benefits settlement for cleanup workers who say the spill made them sick.  [View news story]
    Judges rule on emotion and not common sense.
    Dec 24, 2012. 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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