Comments on: BP bigger blow to confidence than euro debt crisis http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/16/bp-bigger-blow-to-confidence-than-euro-debt-crisis/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: cas11 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/16/bp-bigger-blow-to-confidence-than-euro-debt-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2925 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:14:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3285#comment-2925 A single leaking pipe? Really? My impressions are a bit stronger, but hey, we’ll toss that MA in physics, as long as the data is witheld it doesn’t matter what any opinion claims (altho a 1st yr student could do the math if the facts were known).
Basics: A “spill” denotes a known and finite quantity; a “leak” is usually a slow drip, quantity easily determined; A “gusher” pls see Jed Clampett, Jethro can do the math, clearly we can’t. No comfort knowing other “civilized” countries have turned their backs on basic education as well.

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By: PassingResident http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/16/bp-bigger-blow-to-confidence-than-euro-debt-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2873 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 01:18:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3285#comment-2873 The writer is clearly (a) a writer and (b) an American to say the European crisis will not be as bad a the GOM situation.

With regards to negligence, I suspect there is a considerable amount of negligence. On behalf of BP as well as the MMS. But who will be charged, prosecuted and persecuted? Not the MMS whom the US will hide behind soverign immunity.

The day will come when the US will trip up and fall flat on its face. And I for one will not be there to help it back to its feet.

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By: williambanazi7 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/16/bp-bigger-blow-to-confidence-than-euro-debt-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2872 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 01:07:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3285#comment-2872 Americans think Athens is their local diner. They have little comprehension of what goes on elsewhere in the world. Whereas Bubba Gump shrimp is right in their backyard.

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By: DisgustedReader http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/16/bp-bigger-blow-to-confidence-than-euro-debt-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2871 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 23:54:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3285#comment-2871 Investors’ irrational exuberance is legendary in a world about to be decimated by rapid climate change and sea level rise. Snapshot of the early 21st century: Investors are playing high stakes poker over bottles of high priced liquor aboard a luxurious riverboat about to plunge over Niagara Falls. We’re observing a priceless moment in human history that’s about to become one for the history books.

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By: Tubarc http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/16/bp-bigger-blow-to-confidence-than-euro-debt-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2861 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 21:22:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3285#comment-2861 This is neither a hurricane, nor an earthquake, not even a flooding, but a single leaking pipe that is missing something so trivial like a faucet to close it whenever needed.

I smell something deeper called negligence and carelessness. I have a ‘scientific discovery’ in hydrology being violated by flawed patents that even do not work.

I smell that negligence within public service is broad . . . Indeed it stinks far beyond our nose can grab . . .

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By: habakak http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/16/bp-bigger-blow-to-confidence-than-euro-debt-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2860 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 20:59:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3285#comment-2860 ‘….But U.S. stocks plunged as much as 14 percent as the scale of the damage from the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion became clear…’

Fat chance. The stock markets has been reacting negatively about the Greek debt crises (which has been much more in the headlines) way before 4/20 and when between 4/20 and 5/15 all the ‘bad’ news was about the European debt crises. The Deepwater Horizon fiasco has only been weighing on stocks the last 2 weeks.

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By: Osomec http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/16/bp-bigger-blow-to-confidence-than-euro-debt-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2856 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 19:21:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3285#comment-2856 Obviously the writer is not one of the millions of people who might lose their jobs if the European economy goes into a tailspin. Anyone who is surprised that man’s ability to control nature has its limits must have slept through all of human history. I really don’t think there is anything in the least bit profound, new, or surprising about a disaster that differs from most other disasters and technological mishaps only in being right under the short-sighted eyes of the American media.

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