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U.S. fury at BP stirs backlash among British

There are 141 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 10, 2010, titled U.S. fury at BP stirs backlash among British. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Spewing oil and alienating Americans with its chief executive's impolitic remarks, BP may be Public Enemy No.

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Rob

United States

#2 Jun 11, 2010
You know, I couldn't care less whose feelings are hurt or who loses money at BP, investors or the company, when there is a major ecological disaster of their doing happening in the Gulf of Mexico as we speak.
Common Sense

Pleasanton, CA

#3 Jun 11, 2010
Fury?

There's no fury except for the main stream media who are looking for a way to shield Obama from negative press.

Trying to project your beliefs onto the public by abusing your power as journalists is a sickness. You really need to get psychiatric help.
Mainline Florida

Tampa, FL

#5 Jun 11, 2010
Before any US Press the UK press and those citizens commenting on the articles made it very clear that they believe Americans deserve the disaster.

Read the Times, Telegraph, Scotsman, etc
Scottish Lassie

Manchester, UK

#6 Jun 11, 2010
Rob wrote:
You know, I couldn't care less whose feelings are hurt or who loses money at BP, investors or the company, when there is a major ecological disaster of their doing happening in the Gulf of Mexico as we speak.
I agree let them worry now about their greedy lifestyles and I personally want them all Strung up. Its too late for any sorry.
not ateasewidlife

Manchester, UK

#7 Jun 11, 2010
Mainline Florida wrote:
Before any US Press the UK press and those citizens commenting on the articles made it very clear that they believe Americans deserve the disaster.
Read the Times, Telegraph, Scotsman, etc
Nobody deserves this so he is a craphead from the southern part of my island you call Great Britain and with his saxon heritage tried to expand it to my country with some success but they dont care about anyone but themselves . Big headed Unionist Up The Queens Arse Brits and excuse me.,im not part of thet im a true Gaelic Scot with generations of poor irish and Scots ancestors in my family tree to prove it. And proud without egoistic, self centred Brits.{Im forced to be british under the so called union by the way, cant even fill official forms in with nationality as SCOTTISH,,, Got to be filled as british,, Is that a country with humanitarian rights? Good old bloody england. let them condemn you , They are worthless.
Mainline Florida

Tampa, FL

#8 Jun 11, 2010
not ateasewidlife wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody deserves this so he is a craphead from the southern part of my island you call Great Britain and with his saxon heritage tried to expand it to my country with some success but they dont care about anyone but themselves . Big headed Unionist Up The Queens Arse Brits and excuse me.,im not part of thet im a true Gaelic Scot with generations of poor irish and Scots ancestors in my family tree to prove it. And proud without egoistic, self centred Brits.{Im forced to be british under the so called union by the way, cant even fill official forms in with nationality as SCOTTISH,,, Got to be filled as british,, Is that a country with humanitarian rights? Good old bloody england. let them condemn you , They are worthless.
I understand. I have Scottish ancestors who arrived over here via Northern Ireland.

We visited Scotland just last year and would like to return.

Bless you for your kindness!
BPsEnvironmental Terrorism

London, UK

#9 Jun 11, 2010
This is a major catastrophe caused by GREEDY BP. It does not matter who the nationality is of the oil company . They would receive the same response from many angry people.And this anger against BP is not just from Americans,it is from anyone who cares about the environment amd BP's negligence.
BP is looking for some kind of defence, and is using nationalism as a shield against its awful mess they have caused in the Gulf of Mexico because their image (rightly so) is in tatters.
BP need to be stripped of their assets and must pay for all this mess they are responsible for.

How BP can be allowed to drill and pump oil from such depths , with no backup plan to deal with leaks.accidents etc i will never know.... But the US gov. now needs to look at this before issuing license for drilling.

BP should now be forced to invest in 'green' technology that can clean up oil slick and leaks, just a fraction from the vast profits they earn, before they are allowed to operate.
The environment is astronomically more important than BP's short term profiteering. And they'd better understand that!

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#10 Jun 11, 2010
You better believe if it this were an American oil rig that blew up near the coast of Englad, Britains would be screaming for yankees to pay. We'd never hear the end of it. The shoe is on the other foot here. How long have we let BP get away with so many violations? How long have innocent people died while BP profits marched on? This is the first time BP is getting a spanking, and no one in Britain had much to say, until their own pocket money got hit. Well we've hurt long enough, time we shared the pain.
British Babys

Sunnyside, NY

#11 Jun 11, 2010
Fix your teeth.
British Babys

Sunnyside, NY

#12 Jun 11, 2010
Don't worry about anything. Tony Wayward says it's just a drop in the big Gulf bucket. Let's help Tony get his life back.
Come again

Birmingham, UK

#13 Jun 12, 2010
jenny623 wrote:
You better believe if it this were an American oil rig that blew up near the coast of Englad, Britains would be screaming for yankees to pay. We'd never hear the end of it. The shoe is on the other foot here. How long have we let BP get away with so many violations? How long have innocent people died while BP profits marched on? This is the first time BP is getting a spanking, and no one in Britain had much to say, until their own pocket money got hit. Well we've hurt long enough, time we shared the pain.
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Rob

United States

#14 Jun 12, 2010
Come again wrote:
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This is a reference to an American owned rig that blew up and killed a bunch of people in the North Sea, is it not? So we should keep our American traps shut, shouldn't we? I mean, what's a little oil between friends and a destroyed ecosystem with millions affected and probably hundreds of thousands losing their livelihood? I'm so sorry we PRESUMED to criticize poor BP. Hell, they only have a few criminal convictions on their record so far...

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#15 Jun 12, 2010
jenny623 wrote:
You better believe if it this were an American oil rig that blew up near the coast of Englad, Britains would be screaming for yankees to pay. We'd never hear the end of it. The shoe is on the other foot here. How long have we let BP get away with so many violations? How long have innocent people died while BP profits marched on? This is the first time BP is getting a spanking, and no one in Britain had much to say, until their own pocket money got hit. Well we've hurt long enough, time we shared the pain.
Union Carbide - American Company - Bhopal

Apalling safety standards

Tens of thousands dead

Land still full of poison

I don't recall seeing many people boycotting them.
Rob

United States

#16 Jun 12, 2010
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
Union Carbide - American Company - Bhopal
Apalling safety standards
Tens of thousands dead
Land still full of poison
I don't recall seeing many people boycotting them.
This is all true. You forgot to mention the insatiable American appetite for oil. That all makes BP's actions in the Gulf of Mexico just fine, doesn't it? I mean who are WE to criticize...?

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#17 Jun 12, 2010
This is the biggest disaster in our history, its costing lives, jobs, not to mention our beaches and coastal lines. If you were so upset about Union Carbide that was in the past, why wasn't there a louder protest? Now that this is getting huge media coverage, it makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Nobody wins here. Our president looks helpless, he can't say he inherited this one from Bush. BP looks helpless, they don't even know how to fix it. Neither do the other companies involved. It just reeks of stupidity. Where were all the engineers who built this rig? Not one had the sense to invent an emergency shut-off valve? I don't believe that. In fact, I firmly believe that oil well can be shut down, but BP doesn't want to shut it off completely. It means loss of revenue. Why doesn't our president demand they completely clog it up so the clean up process can begin. They don't want to do that. They need to catch as much oil as they can so their revenues arent't so damaged.
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
Union Carbide - American Company - Bhopal
Apalling safety standards
Tens of thousands dead
Land still full of poison
I don't recall seeing many people boycotting them.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#18 Jun 12, 2010
The reason Britons are upset, is because their popular profit sharing company is taking a hit. As always, follow the money.
Mainlne Florida

Tampa, FL

#20 Jun 12, 2010
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
Union Carbide - American Company - Bhopal
Apalling safety standards
Tens of thousands dead
Land still full of poison
I don't recall seeing many people boycotting them.
I will repeat it again - yes, we know you hate us. Of course, the average US citizen (even those not born yet) are responsible for all the ills of the world. same old song and dance.

“so like uhh! whats the deal?”

Since: May 09

planet earth.

#21 Jun 12, 2010
Must be kidding yourselves if you think any Scot gives a shit about BP going under, they take from us but they dont give us anything the only folks who can afford to have shares are mostly english well paid and southern twats who are pandered to by the wholly english government and a few traitorous scots!

http://www.oilofscotland.org/

suck it and see!

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#22 Jun 12, 2010
If British Petroleum bought Amoco and became BP, doesn't that make them fairly multi-national with a huge US presence?

I know Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is one of the largest individual shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell but, then again, I'm sure many Americans have Shell stock in their portfolios.

Totally blaming Britain is pointless here. Action isn't.
angle heart

UK

#23 Jun 12, 2010
I am glad that your own people have done this too you!.... Maybe this time you will wake up to the evil that is running your country!
Just wait and see what your own government have got for you next!
Ask your selves why is there a media black out there?
Why are people being arrested for taking pictures near the oil spill on ground turf??
Why are local people there scared to talk to anyone who visits the area....
And you call your self free men in your own country well fk me!......

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