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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:32 am
    Link: USA Vs. UK: The Battle Of The H2O - So it all comes down to water then?
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    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:43 am
    I`m getting pretty sick of all this Gulf oil crap, then again i am British and you F***** our tea!
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:47 am
    why is it always in our water though? we need to attack on their water.
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    xxamsey Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:47 am
    Yes because tea is totally on the same level as the largest offshore oil spill in US history.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    257 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 11:48 am
    No, no. You don`t get another turn until the year 2247. Fair`s fair.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:51 am
    Touche...

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    jayme21 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 11:54 am
    Love it!
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    BP is not owned soley by the British. Not even close. http://hubpages.com/hub/British-Petroleum-Ownership-Who-Owns-BP
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Lets play "spot who doesn`t get humour"
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    that`s pretty lame
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    Trema Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    "Yes because tea is totally on the same level as the largest offshore oil spill in US history."

    Except that the Exxon Valdez one was the worst in US history.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    That`ll teach you yanks to get in between us and tea! You should know better, the stuff is like heroine to us.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Kerryfairy, Your link is busted.

    And all that aside, don`t take the issue to heart. I assure you the vast majority of Americans don`t view this as a U.K vs. U.S. issue.

    It`s a matter of corporate irresponsibility, something that American Businesses have mastered in their own right, hence the state of our economy.

    The Oil Spill is, in many ways, a very visceral example of why we, as a global society, have the issues we do. Greed and an elitist few who have far more authority than any individual has a right to.
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    Rattastegood Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    Hilarious. Just because your president can`t be bothered to read ownership titles don`t come blaming us damn yankees, oh whoops did i do bad, can he read?
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    steve17 Male 13-17
    155 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    well if you support free market Capitalism and allow companies to do what they want then you can expect this
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
    833 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    @gorgack2000
    that tea was not for your use. it was to be sold to us. so we werent getting between you and your tea we were getting between us and your ridiculous taxes.
    lern2history
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
    833 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    @rattastegood
    yea because its obamas fault BP exploited loopholes just to cut costs and then drated up because of it.
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Trema you`re a bit off on that one there.
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    brackish Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    @Trema

    "Except that the Exxon Valdez one was the worst in US history."

    Uh no...

    "On June 15, the government raised its estimate of the oil flow rate yet again, declaring that as much as 60,000 barrels of oil could be flowing into the Gulf every day.

    A barrel of oil holds 42 gallons, so an amount equivalent to the Exxon Valdez disaster could be flowing into the Gulf of Mexico every four days."

    And it`s been going for almost 2 months now. I think there is a little more then Exxon Valdez cranked out...
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    Rattastegood Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    @ ultimakewl
    read this carefully tool. bp does NOT stand for british petroleum. The only reason americans think that is the case is because your noble leader said so. so hmm enjoy your seafood... erm wait...enjoy your cows.
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    syke22 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    I say we should nuke the water.
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    sulfox Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Well this fails.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    fcuk with our tea, and we`ll fcuk you back, harder and messier
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    I point all Boston Tea Party related stuff to this link.

    Also no country owns BP, it is owned by shareholders from all over the world. However... I stand by gorgack2000 and domisgood`s comments if you insist on shoving it off on us.
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    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    @domisgood
    That just sounded... wrong.
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    akijade Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    lol @ all the angry Brits. They`re still mad about that war where we kicked their asses with our rag-tag militia and became our own country and then became more powerful than them. :D
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    Wiggle1111 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Carl-Henric Svanberg is the current Chairman of BP. He is Swedish NOT British.
    (BP)stands for Beyond Petroleum NOT British Petroleum.

    It didn`t drat up until we STOPPED owning it.



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    Wiggle1111 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    @akijade:

    Yup you won, and you became more powerful.

    But you`re dumb, oh so heart breakingly, mind numbingly, gut wrenchingly dumb.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    lol @ all the angry Brits. They`re still mad about that war where we kicked their asses with our rag-tag militia and became our own country and then became more powerful than them. :D

    As a Brit, I`m hardly angry. But I do feel the need to call you out on your history. You might want to check your facts before claiming to kick anyones ass, it was the French that won the war for you not George Washington. Not like your text books will tell you that though ;)
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    People should try looking into stuff before they post. ON THE BP website they have the history of BP including what the BP stands for British Petroleum So maybe look into stuff before calling someone a tool or someone such as my self will make you look like a retard on the forums.http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=2010163&contentId=2014441
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Yeah wiggle we are dumb but turns out you have NO idea what you are talking about so what does that make you?
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    leenjo69 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    it makes a change oil invading america instead of america invading somewhere for its oil.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    @luniz82. It USED to be called British Petroleum when it was owened by the British. They kept the `BP` part when it became internationally owned because it was such a recognised brand. BP is about as British as Boston. You ex-colonials got rich and bought us out of pretty much everything, so stand up and take some blame. :)
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Don`t worry though, future-president-Costner is going to fix it for us. Promise.
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    smithno13 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    @wiggle
    Founded 1909 (as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company)
    1954 (as the British Petroleum Company)
    1998 (merger of British Petroleum and Amoco)
    Only in 2001 did they become Beyond Petroleum. Doesnt mean they arent british.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Doesn`t matter if it was sold it is still British Petroleum. Is the CEO not British? I would say it is still very much a British Company no matter who the stock holders are it is still ran by the brits and the name hasn`t changed even if the company did change hands. So yeah. Doesn`t get anymore BRITISH then that.
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    dremkast Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    @Wiggle1111 Anybody who tries to say that an entire country is dumb is "oh so heart breakingly, mind numbingly, gut wrenchingly dumb."
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Ahhh-ha!!! So we can blame those bloody Persians too. I knew there was a reason I hated cats.
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    @ akijade: I couldn`t g.a.f about past events, they are irrelevant to a lot of the points being made here. You, madam, are a shining example of American ignorance in all it`s star spangled glory :D
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    @buisdh:

    The French have never won anything outside of a bike race, or a surrender contest.
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    smithno13: BP is a huge ENORMOUS corporation. You really think that the majority shares are held by British people? Or perhaps just one man owns the company, one very British tweed wearing, fox hunting, tea drinking cad?
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    @ luniz82: the board members are a multi-national group of people
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    It doesn`t matter the face of the company is still British the company is still passing is self off as a British company. It was started by the British and was corrupted by the British.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    Countries are full of MULTI National people they are still considered American or British or whatever country they are from regardless of their background. To say a company is not British cause some non British people work there is ridiculous.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Form your logic then, we`re still responsible for what America do? We USED to own your arses, so we still get the blame?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    I love history...or at least the American version

    yeah, the Colonies won the war of independance. But in war of 1812 the brits kicked our butts. We only one 1 battle ... New Orleans
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    How did you used to own our asses? Was america not owned by more then one country? Not everyone in America came from Britain. And Britain did not own much of America for long, before we decided we were much better off without you.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    Well from your logic making sense is unimportant, and spelling is optional.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    You still seem to need us to help get your oil out of the Gulf of Mexico though.....
    Maybe you should have insisted one of your own totally home owned American oil companies drill instead rather than us incompetent foreign johnnys?
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    luniz82: i wasn`t saying that because the board is multi-national that means the company isn`t British, i was refering to the point you made about the chairman being British. Are you saying that because the chairman is British that means the company is? Weak point badly made.
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    and the way everyone is raking up old history is simply clutching at straws, the simple fact is that BP is not a British company, many of the shareholders are american. That`s the only point that is valid in this arguement.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    @auburnjunky

    If it weren`t for the French supplimenting the Americans with troops, equipment and, most of all, training, not to mention the Franco-Spanish raiding British shipping then the outcome would`ve been different. Also the British didn`t much care about America, there was no support for the war and many sided with the Americans.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    Why is that the only Valid one, cause you made it? Little full of your self for the little bit of information you decided to share. I am saying it is a British company because it was started and ran by the British for the Majority of the companies life and is still being ran by one to date. Just cause other nationalities are also working there they still work for the BRITISH guy. Maybe you should read the comment more then once before you post it cause my point was made clearly and you have yet to Debunk it so I guess your point was Badly made.
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    DrunkStepdad Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    I have a kitten named Sprinkles.
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    dremkast Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Here, let me resolve everything.
    BP consists of people from all over the world.
    BP is a corporation whose main goal is profits.
    To make more profits, BP took shortcuts on preventing spills.
    The people at BP who allowed those shortcuts are responsible, and nobody else.
    Stop arguing about what country is better blah blah blah holy crap grow the hell up people.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Chocolate sprinkles or cinnamon?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    Regarding "is it British or not". It is indeed a British company but only by name as most of its employees are American (2/3`s).

    Also if America didn`t want BP to deep sea drill (which was always warned could be risky) then they should`ve done it themselves with their own companies.
  58. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    Can we clarify that slightly further:

    <Insert Oil Company> consists of people from all over the world.
    <Insert Oil Company> is a corporation whose main goal is profits.
    To make more profits, <Insert Oil Company> took shortcuts on preventing spills.
    The people at <Insert Oil Company> who allowed those shortcuts are responsible, and nobody else.
    Stop arguing about what country is better blah blah blah holy crap grow the hell up people.
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    I lol`d
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    How the comments turn into a nationalism battle between Brits and Americans? are you guys serious? its a humor post. quit taking yourself so seriously.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Didn`t the yanks let the British founded company drill using a korean drill rig? So maybe its all these countries faults and not just one single nation?
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    dremkast Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    @number696969
    Yes we can clarify!

    Anyway, I can`t wait to see our next move against Britain.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    Regarding "is it British or not". It is indeed a British company but only by name as most of its employees are American (2/3`s).

    It isn`t British even in name. They dropped that years ago because it had become irrelevant. It`s a transnational. BP isn`t initials any more - the company name is just BP.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Lord Nelson and his armada of Frigates is gonna kick your colonial butts America!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    The French have never won anything outside of a bike race, or a surrender contest.

    France has an extremely bloody history, full of wars. Most of which they won. They even managed, eventually, to force England to withdraw from its land in mainland Europe. Granted, it took almost 500 years, but that was against medieval England, an organised, wealthy and militarily very powerful country.

    Other than WW2, I can`t think of an example of France surrendering. Even that was due to politians making the bizarre mistake of ignoring the fact that the Franco-German border doesn`t extend to the sea, rather than the French military (many of whom retreated to Britain and continued fighting from there). Then there was the French resistance, especially the Maquis, and the 400,000 French soldiers amongst the Allies when they retook France. All that in an example (maybe the only example) of France surrendering.
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    Almighty_Jew Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Antagonizer: Them is fightin` words! We shall launch scores of our obese citizens to sink your frigates.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    lol @ all the angry Brits. They`re still mad about that war where we kicked their asses with our rag-tag militia and became our own country and then became more powerful than them. :D

    Maybe you should read a history book rather than a nationalism book.

    France and a militia who didn`t even represent most of the colonists defeated part of the force that Britain could project months away in a place it didn`t really care about, in colonies that were already semi-independent anyway because of the sheer irrelevance of British rule there.

    The Boston Tea Party was done by smugglers when Britain *stopped* the luxury tax on tea. It was akin to an organised crime gang smashing bottles of legal booze when Prohibition was ended. It certainly wasn`t some patriotic gesture against oppression (which didn`t exist).
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    hmmm?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    that tea was not for your use. it was to be sold to us. so we werent getting between you and your tea we were getting between us and your ridiculous taxes.
    lern2history

    Way to go making yourself look silly! (i) the tax on tea in America was low (ii) many of the colonists were buying smuggled tea on which no tax was paid anyway and (iii) the Boston Tea Party was carried out by smugglers as a result of the tax on tea being *removed* (which, of course, made smuggling unprofitable).

    Learn some history. Or continue to look silly. Your choice.
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    puppymanjw Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    thats what you get for messing with the uk bitches
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    angilion, the problem is we learned the same events from two different countries who want to appear to be in the right. both sides believe in "facts" that support them as the superior land. although, you did have a point about france, if it werent for their forces, we would have been screwed.
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    thebandit Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    British or American, we`re all retarded humans
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    tenty Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Even if America did somehow poison the English Channel we wouldn`t care if it also pisses off the French.
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    GroupW Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Everyone knows that the spill was caused by Michael Sheen.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    angilion, the problem is we learned the same events from two different countries who want to appear to be in the right.

    Actually, no. I didn`t learn that the British empire was in the right, nor did I say so in my posts.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    silly@!
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    ajackmanuk Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    Tenty`s right of course. We really wouldn`t care if you got the french too.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    angilion, but you do put early US in the wrong. the tax on tea was not low in the united states. the tax on everything was very high. also, you made it sound like your monarch did not really care about the colonies and let them go without much of a fight. this is also untrue, he sent out many forces in addition to all the british soliers and backers already in the colonies. but like i said, the only reason we won is because the french sent out just as many forces and we also had homefield advantage.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    oh, and we were such pricks afterward by pretty much turning our backs on the french. in fact we dont really have much of a happy history after the revolution until the world wars. after that the good is few and far between. we are just lucky enough to have the few people who make our country so great for the many. (im obviously not talking about our government)
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    This is just the dumbest assertion (or joke for that matter) I`ve ever seen.

    (That`s right I`m back)
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    Skim Female 13-17
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    June 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    Were going to disconnect all the sewage lines.
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    vfr4 Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    All the while Canada sits silently with its clean water supply waiting America out.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    Yes yes, I know it`s a joke and I don`t want to piss on anyone`s cornflakes. But there ARE some Americans who blame the British for this thing. Just wanted to point out that:

    *Only 8 of the 126 people working on the Deepwater Horizon were BP employees.
    *BP only held a 65% share in the well, Anadarko held 25%. Anadarko are a Texas based oil company.
    *The rig itself was owned and operated by an American firm, Transocean. They have been questioned with regards to possible understaffing. On the night of the disaster there were just 18 employees on the rig, lower than any other retained record. None of these were engineers, electricians, subsea supervisors or mechanics.
    *The failed `blow out preventer` was made by another American firm - Cameron.
    *The cement work carried out which was supposed to `seal` the well was carried out by yet another American firm, Halliburton (once run by a Mr. Cheney).

    Just sayin`.
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    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    @davymid: And of course because Cheney once ran Halliburton there is a clear connection their right? I mean, he wasn`t content with blowing up the world trade center so he needed another attack, right?????

    Adding that comment ruins your reputability.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Wow I never thought of that. Gave me a chuckle.
  86. Profile photo of TNoussis
    TNoussis Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    What the hell does it matter if it was the brits or the americans who are responsible? The brits being at fault or americans doesn`t change anything about the massive enviromental disaster that`s STILL ongoing.

    Also vfr4, don`t let any more on, especially not about the giant trap in a week. You know, ee-g-ay wenty-t-ay?
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    That`s f*cked but I laughed.

    So our move should be to lop all those adorable oil covered animals back at them. .
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 19, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    ZNaught, World Trade Center? What are you on about?

    I`m just pointing out that the anti-British rhetoric that is seeping out from certain corners of the American media and government is a bit silly. There are calls for boycotts, seizing of assets etc by the American Government. I was just pointing out that some of the parties involved have ties (albeit historically) directly TO the American Government, that`s all. But you are right, it is a tenuous point, and not entirely relevant.

    Agree with TNoussis though, there should be less of a blame-game going on and more intellectual energy focussed on how to fix it.
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    Barbarossa69 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    @ ZNaught
    Ummmm, wtf? That`s one hell of a leap of illogic... I think you`ll see you`re the one who just lost all credibility with that comment, not that you had any to begin with...
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    Next move: With the technology we used to cause the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami (ask anybody) we dump the entire British isles into the North Atlantic!
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 12:50 am
    Also, playing the blame game out, no-one globally really held America accountable when the global economy went cluster-f*ck thanks to the American sub-prime market and the greed of it`s under-regulated banks. Britain didn`t hold America to blame, we just got on with it and tried our damndest to fix the problem.

    Please, American colleagues, sympathise when we Brits get somewhat incensed at the anti-British sentiment coming from America over this oil spill. We stood shoulder-to-shoulder with you in Iraq and Afghanistan, when the rest of the world was against you. And continue to do so.
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    Valonqar Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2010 at 2:44 am
    @ Davymid:
    It`s not just the US and UK in Afghanistan. It`s actually only Iraq where most other nations refused to invade.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 2:50 am
    wait wait wait wait, how was this the brits fault? i had no idea we were being blamed for American oil being spilled by an American company...
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 2:52 am
    angilion, but you do put early US in the wrong. the tax on tea was not low in the united states. the tax on everything was very high.

    No, it wasn`t. The objection that some of the colonists had was to being taxed at all, not to the amount of the tax. Essentially, the taxes were to pay for wars in other parts of the British empire and against France. i.e. wouldn`t benefit the American colonies. Britain didn`t collect them anyway and repealed them all bar one which was kept purely to establish that Britain had the right to tax its colonies. Which the colonies objected to because they they weren`t represented in UK parliament. The slogan was *no* taxation without representation, not *less* taxation without representation.

    The American colonies were already de facto semi-independent due to distance, hence the opposition to paying tax to be used in other parts of the empire. Full indepence might have come by default anyway, revolution or not.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:00 am
    you made it sound like your monarch did not really care about the colonies and let them go without much of a fight. this is also untrue, he sent out many forces in addition to all the british soliers and backers already in the colonies. but like i said, the only reason we won is because the french sent out just as many forces and we also had homefield advantage.

    Britain was short of money (hence the Stamp Act et alia), fighting numerous other wars (especially, as usual, with France) and didn`t consider the American colonies (which were neither profitable nor prestigous) enough of a priority. The colonies could have been held, but it would have taken a major campaign and continued presence of a lot of money and military force that could more profitably be used for the empire elsewhere. The colonists were going to try to invade Britain - France might have done if enough of the British forces had been sent to America.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:04 am
    Wow. Whoever made this needs to think about their argument before they create stuff like this.
    Now, aside from the fact that 40% of BPs shares are owned by Americans, and that the `B` in BP doesn`t stand for `British`, you gotta look at the country which demands all of this oil and forces BP to experiment with unreliable drilling techniques. BP should and are carrying the can for this, but the British public should have no connection-we have very little to do with BP.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:10 am
    It`s worth noting that the colonists were objecting to being taxed by the mother country on the basis that it was in conflict with their self-government - a clear indication that they were already largely independent of it. Too large, too far away, too full of people who had no ties to Britain.

    I think that if Britain had decided the American colonies were to be kept (which would probably have required precognition of how successful they were going to become), by now Britain would be a fairly minor part of an American-dominated British empire, i.e. that the seat of government, or at least the seat of economics, would have by now moved to America. That would have been ironic.

    And no, I don`t think the colonists were wrong to formally declare indepence when they were already pretty much independent. I do think that the USA nationalist skew of history is wrong.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:10 am
    The company is BP which is British Petroleum

    Except that it isn`t.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:21 am
    yep, "the british", no assumptions, stereotypes or brash generalisations made there at all. Although it is just one big secret and we`ve all been planning it for years. But DONT TELL THE YANKS! Shuuushhhh.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 3:53 am
    wow, my bad I was always told British, I guess it`s Beyond. Still it`s a British based company with headquarters in London

    BP no longer stands for anything. Not British, not beyond, nothing.

    Nearly all of the businesses and people involved in this deepwater rig are American. I wouldn`t be surprised if there wasn`t a single Briton there at all.

    See davymid`s post on Saturday, June 19, 2010 7:39:04 PM for details.
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2010 at 4:06 am
    "Except that it isn`t."

    Except that it was. Read the Wikipedia. They adopted "Beyond petroleum" as their tag line but BP still stands for British Petroleum.
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    -Spi- Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 4:14 am
    Just to add to this.

    Technically BP is German? They are owned by ARAL AG. Headquarters are moving to Bochum within the next 12months.

    And lets be honest Europe`s so screwed at this point that Germany is bailing everyone out. So no ones in EU wants to tell *BP* of.

    p.s. I`m not German.
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 4:16 am
    I don`t care what it stands for. It used to be British Petroleum but who cares. BP need to clean up the mess they created.

    However, why is everyone blaming the British? A British based company has nothing to do with the British public. I don`t blame the Japanese when my PS3 crashes. I don`t blame America when AOL isn`t working. I don`t blame Britain when BP causes an oil spill.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 4:20 am
    That`s wrong. There was 237 years between 1773 and 2010, so yhey shouldn`t have to do it by 2011, they should have until 2247.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 4:56 am
    Alright, i guess we have to bring out the acid.
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    FitzySpyder Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 5:32 am
    "I don`t blame the Japanese when my PS3 crashes."
    I blame the japanese for everything.
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    Little-One Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 6:07 am
    BP isn`t even a British company any more, its owned by an American company, and they only started using the name British Petroleum again for political reasons.
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    -Spi- Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 6:39 am
    @Little-One: Your partially correct. Owned by GERMAN company- ARAL (see my post below). Google them :-)
  109. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 7:10 am
    Except that it was. Read the Wikipedia. They adopted "Beyond petroleum" as their tag line but BP still stands for British Petroleum.

    Thank you for a perfect example of why it`s a bad idea to treat Wikipedia as an unquestionable source.

    BP does not stand for British Petroleum unless you`re posting through a warp in the spacetime continuum and it`s 1998 for you.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 7:16 am
    I personally Blame any British person I see. IF they had not been born the world would be a better place.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 7:17 am
    I suggest goin to BP`s website for all of those people who like to guess and pretend they know what they are talking about.
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    awsome-guy Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2010 at 7:23 am
    check mate i call that
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2010 at 7:43 am
    BP doesn`t stand for anything anymore, the company`s official name is "BP".
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    Shtiv Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 8:03 am
    1. BP stands for BP. End of.
    2. BP`s staff consists of roughly 39% British and 59% Americans.
    3. If there were no Brits, there would be no Americans.

    Suck our collective British left nuts, America.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    257 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 8:25 am
    @Luniz82: Are you a big fan of Hollywood movies?
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 8:57 am
    thats cool because we`re all coming to london to pee in the thames
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    lauralegend Female 13-17
    149 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 9:13 am
    To the people who say `whats the big deal - who cares whether the firm is british or american?`:

    It is a big deal. I`m sure I don`t speak alone when I say that us English are fed up of Americans unjustly blaming things on us, and taking the credit for things that we do.
    Americans - you were not the saviour of the Jews, nor did you win the War single handedly as some Yanks like to imply. Now I know I`m making generalisations and most Americans aren`t this deluded, but there are genuinely people out there who think these things.

    Just take the film U-571. One of our proudest moments in that War was our seizing of the Enigma machines and cracking the code...but in the film, of course, it was an American naval ship that did it all. It`s an absolute kick in the teeth and I get fed up of it.
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    piiink1 Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2010 at 9:32 am
    1. BP stands for BP. End of.
    2. BP`s staff consists of roughly 39% British and 59% Americans.
    3. If there were no Brits, there would be no Americans.

    Suck our collective British left nuts, America.

    39% and 59% doesn`t makes sense unless there`s 2% other, and the US is made of immigrants from basically everywhere in the world and the original natives, so your post leaves me very confused.
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    FriskyRonnie Female 18-29
    199 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 9:53 am
    actually it should say "2247: Your move America."
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 10:19 am
    You know the guy operating the rig was actually AMERICAN right(still from BP)? and didnt order a helicopter to evacuate, even though all the data sugguested the rig was about to blow. Nice fail.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 20, 2010 at 10:28 am
    everyone knows the spill was caused by Cuban terrorists. If the water get`s thick enough they can walk to Florida
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    oxyl Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 11:11 am
    i blame richard gere
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    buscompany Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 11:45 am
    You guys realize that this is a joke, right? It`s not an actual accusation that it`s the fault of the British. I guess I can see how y`all might be offended, though, seeing as how no one ever makes jokes about Americans using generalizations and stereotypes.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    thats cool because we`re all coming to london to pee in the thames

    Been done already, by millions of Londoners. It`s probably cleaner now, but it used to be a really dirty river.

    That`s what started a proper sewerage system in London, going back a while. The stench from the thames was so bad that it prevented parliament from functioning.
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    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
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    June 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    @buscomany who cares fu(k the UK
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    It appears that Britain has won this battle... But the war`s not over!

    P.S. I went to a Blue Keld bottling company and pooped in their water so HAH!
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    ulfnir Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    Very constructive, vodooshaman. Such wit is rare.

    Anyhow. I`m a brit and I thought it was sort of funny :)
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    Not everyone in America is from Britain so even without Britain there would be an America.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    The stench from the thames was so bad that it prevented parliament from functioning.
    LOL! You`ve made my day, again.

    I`m not going to place the "blame" on BP, simply because I`m uninformed.
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
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    June 21, 2010 at 12:36 am
    i dont understand the acromony between America and UK...after all yer conducting invasions together.
  131. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2010 at 2:34 am
    LazyMe484:

    I was being a bit flippant with that comment. Sewerage was a growing issue before then, particularly after someone in London (I forget who) gathered compelling evidence that (i) it was contaminating drinking water and (ii) that contamination was causing cholera (which was common in London in those days).

    But getting enough political will to spend the huge amount of money required was slow going until a period of particularly foul stench (presumably down to weather conditions) pretty much shut down parliament. It was pretty much "Let`s pass this law right now so we can leave before we puke or die".

    Ah, here it is. The Great Stink of 1858.

    A summary from a paper of the time:

    Gentility of speech is at an end - it stinks; and whoso once inhales the stink can never forget it and can count himself lucky if he lives to remember it.

    The pollution was so bad that some people did die from suffocation.
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    metalm0rgan Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 3:03 am
    Luniz82: `Not everyone in America is from Britain so even without Britain there would be an America.`

    ...and it would be called the United States of Mexico - Or New France.
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 4:49 am
    "thats cool because we`re all coming to london to pee in the thames"

    I think technically speaking that would make it cleaner
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    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 5:15 am
    Nothing like a bit of revenge.
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    ulfnir Male 30-39
    121 posts
    June 21, 2010 at 8:03 am
    All hail Joseph Bazalgette, saviour of stinky london.
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    unbanned Male 13-17
    999 posts
    June 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    i say nuke
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Check mate.
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
    914 posts
    June 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    I know it`s wrong, but lmaorotf
  139. Profile photo of Brucie76
    Brucie76 Male 30-39
    18 posts
    June 24, 2010 at 6:23 am
    I am right in saying that its an American part that failed?
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    liklepip Female 18-29
    136 posts
    June 24, 2010 at 10:29 am
    Well That`s Just stupid; It was an American run rig.

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