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Who do you trust?

Chairman of BP and one of his victims courtesy of Huffington Post
Chairman of BP and one of his victims courtesy of Huffington Post

Good morning, Netizens...

Picture Credit: Huffington Post

Here we have Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman of BP, and in his own opinion a very important guy who told The Financial Times ( that BP is a very important company. Ooh, I'm impressed. Big and important people sometimes do that to me, but not when they have to tell me what bigshots they are.

On the right hand side of the picture we see one of hundreds of thousands of water fowl being killed by or maimed by BP crude oil wafting up on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. That is but one of a host of sea birds, fish and crustaceans already killed by the oil spill, and presumably more will die before this sad ordeal is over and the sludge is cleaned up.

We have it on BP's word that they will be financially responsible for the cleanup costs. Unfortunately neither BP nor anyone else can tell us precisely how much crude has spilled from the deep water oil well, and thus it stands to reason, we only have an approximation of how much the cleanup costs will be.

Would you trust Svanberg and BP at their word, or are you as skeptical as some? You can trust a very important company and guy for a few billion dollars, can't you?


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