I wanna know why it's ok for BP to just basically go 'Oops!'
I know if I fucked up and cause something HALF this much of an issue, my ass would be rotting in a cell somewhere.
I think it's because the problem wasn't technically their fault. IIRC, it all started with a natural gas bubble coming up the well causing an explosion, which caused the rig to sink, which cause this mess. And it's also the employees' faults for failing to notice it in time. It's not like the BP executive board decided one day, "Hey! Lets go completely f*** up the Gulf of Mexico!"
That's not to say they shouldn't be held responsible, but I suspect that is the reasoning behing why. Well, that and the fact that they're filthy rich, and probably have bought more than a few Congressmen/women/judges/juries/law enforcement/locals/cats.
In fact, one could probably make a bad joke about how the economy went nuclear because of bad investments and banks and such. Bah bum bum chish! Yeah, I know, it wasn't very good, but I tried...
It was your timing, but good enuff, I laughed...
Haha, thanks. How about this one: The economy went into a total nuclear meltdown because of people like him. (and I know, it's reactors that meltdown, not bombs, but...)