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(NPR)   "Sorry about that natural gas explosion that killed your friend and neighbor. Here are some free pizza coupons for your whole town. Sincerely, Chevron"   (npr.org) divider line 45
    More: Followup, college town, natural gas, Joann Herrington, coupons, union organizing, explosions, friend  
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2014-03-25 08:17:15 AM  
Free pizza is always nice. And if the explosion didn't really affect me, even better.
 
2014-03-25 08:33:18 AM  
They offered this again?

IOW, it's a repeat from about two weeks ago. And NO, the article is misleading about a the town being divided. The original article had the people basically telling the rest of the world to STFU and GBTW and stay out of our business.
 
2014-03-25 09:43:08 AM  
That's not at all what happened.  My memory from the other three threads about this is that the coupons were actually to apologize for the traffic, and most residents were happy to get them.
 
2014-03-25 09:45:51 AM  

CruJones: That's not at all what happened.  My memory from the other three threads about this is that the coupons were actually to apologize for the traffic, and most residents were happy to get them.


THIS

The article writer is nothing short of a bed wetter.
 
2014-03-25 09:46:18 AM  
"I just thought that they was just showing their appreciation of us standing by them with all the trucking, with all the traffic, with all the noise and stuff," Herrington says.

ChevronTexaco, the $223 billion dollar market cap corporation, the 11th largest corporation in the world which produces 2.7M barrels of oil per day, thanks you, Joann Herrington, for standing by them in their time of need.
 
2014-03-25 09:46:27 AM  
What kind of monetary reward should I expect from a company when someone in my town gets killed?

/gotta start checking the obits
 
2014-03-25 10:01:13 AM  
Two free pizzas!  So, Pete can eat and reheat.  Repeat.
 
2014-03-25 10:05:06 AM  
so NPR finally caught up with news from a month ago?

yeah, why do people still listen to NPR or read their posts?
 
2014-03-25 10:09:54 AM  
The owner of Bobtown Pizza is a relative or associate of someone from Chevron, probably.
 
2014-03-25 10:10:50 AM  
Here is a stack of free pizza coupons and here is a stack of regular priced pizza coupons, take from whichever stack you want.
 
2014-03-25 10:11:03 AM  

RickN99: What kind of monetary reward should I expect from a company when someone in my town gets killed?

/gotta start checking the obits


about two-fiddy
 
2014-03-25 10:16:53 AM  
An apology is an admission of responsibility.  They can't possibly apologize until the investigation releases it's findings.  Even then, those findings may be appeals or disputed.

If they start handing out cash, it implies an apology, and responsibility, can;t do that.

No one ever apologizes with pizza.

It is brilliance!
 
2014-03-25 10:25:49 AM  
I thought the apology coupons were in regards to the traffic jam, not the actual accident.. or is Subby just a Chinese inmate farming greenlights?
 
2014-03-25 10:37:29 AM  
One has to at least be happy they decided to buy pizza's from what appears to be a local pizzeria (that I assume is pretty good pizza).... a really crappy company would have just gotten Papa Johns or Pizza Hut certificates.   At least this is (most likely) good pizza and supporting a truly local pizza joint.
 
2014-03-25 10:41:38 AM  

dletter: One has to at least be happy they decided to buy pizza's from what appears to be a local pizzeria (that I assume is pretty good pizza).... a really crappy company would have just gotten Papa Johns or Pizza Hut certificates.   At least this is (most likely) good pizza and supporting a truly local pizza joint.


True, but some people will biatch if they are hung with a NEW rope. THis does not concern all the people around the country and world that started f*cking petitions and FB pages and shiat. Hell the people in this town just want them ALL to STFU.
 
2014-03-25 10:49:40 AM  
Old news is old.
 
2014-03-25 10:50:19 AM  

JMan245: so NPR finally caught up with news from a month ago?

yeah, why do people still listen to NPR or read their posts?


It's news to me.

i.imgflip.com
 
2014-03-25 10:51:41 AM  

WTFDYW: They offered this again?

IOW, it's a repeat from about two weeks ago. And NO, the article is misleading about a the town being divided. The original article had the people basically telling the rest of the world to STFU and GBTW and stay out of our business.


I like how the article claims that over 12,000 people worldwide signed a petition against Chevron.  I'm betting that only a handful of the signers are from the town.  Everything I've read about this states that the townspeople are not upset by this, and wonder why the rest of the world has their panties in a bunch.
 
2014-03-25 10:57:51 AM  
Company rep: Here are two free passes.

Homer: But there are five of us.

Company rep: Here are TWO free passes.

Homer: That's more like it!
 
2014-03-25 11:05:21 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-25 11:07:36 AM  
'Splosions AND free pizza? Sign me up!
 
2014-03-25 11:10:04 AM  

bleeblahbloo: JMan245: so NPR finally caught up with news from a month ago?

yeah, why do people still listen to NPR or read their posts?

It's news to me.


Well played. Well played...
 
2014-03-25 11:17:12 AM  

WTFDYW: They offered this again?

IOW, it's a repeat from about two weeks ago. And NO, the article is misleading about a the town being divided. The original article had the people basically telling the rest of the world to STFU and GBTW and stay out of our business.


Yes, and the pizza was offered for the ensuing traffic jam, not the explosion.
 
2014-03-25 11:21:09 AM  
SOME BIG CORPORATION DID SOMETHING!

GIVE ME MONEY!
 
2014-03-25 11:29:51 AM  
Repeat AND a shiatty mobile layout AWESOME SAUCE!
 
2014-03-25 11:40:10 AM  
What was on the pizzas?  Pineapple?  Mushrooms?

No one has addressed the important issue here.
 
2014-03-25 11:52:43 AM  
No good deed goes unpunished. Stupid, whiny people piss me off.
 
2014-03-25 12:04:18 PM  

JMan245: so NPR finally caught up with news from a month ago?

yeah, why do people still listen to NPR or read their posts?


Because people who actually think for themselves want independent, trustworthy news. Not Teddy FoxSpin propaganda.

Yes, NPR is. Google for annual lists of the most independent and trustworthy news sources. Fair and balanced indeed.
 
2014-03-25 12:07:28 PM  
Pizza can make a lot of things better, but those things usually have to be pretty much OK to begin with.

/dick move, Chevron
 
2014-03-25 12:11:05 PM  
John Q Public: uh, your site got explodey and someone died. Townsfolk may or may not be upset. Response?

Chevron: LET THEM EAT PIE!

*seen stage left, quietly whistling and sharpening a long blade: not Fark.*
 
2014-03-25 12:11:48 PM  
The practice of giving people food when someone dies is part of the region's culture.  I suspect that was the spirit in which it was intended, but some improvements in worker safety would probably have been a more meaningful gesture.
 
2014-03-25 12:20:19 PM  
BLOOD PIZZA!!
 
2014-03-25 12:20:28 PM  
Didn't this already happen a few weeks ago?

Interesting stroy:
My wife works in a pediatrician's office not far from Ewing.  Last week, a couple walked in.  My wife asked for their address.  The woman says, "well...  Our house kind of exploded.  So we really don't have one."

Needless to say, my wife was shocked, and of course very appologetic.  A few seconds later, the doctor walked out and said, "No more information needed.  Whatever they need, we'll take care of it.  No worries."

That's the cool way to handle things.
 
2014-03-25 12:24:34 PM  
It's been a few weeks since this was actually almost a story. I don't feel like reading it again. Can someone go ahead and remind me what I'm supposed to be outraged about?
 
2014-03-25 12:31:08 PM  

WTFDYW: CruJones: That's not at all what happened.  My memory from the other three threads about this is that the coupons were actually to apologize for the traffic, and most residents were happy to get them.

THIS

The article writer is nothing short of a bed wetter.


Ya, I agree it's like when I beat up my wife and everyone else thinks they need to get involved and shiat. The biatch knows she'll eventually get some pizza out of the deal and she'll be happy. I mean hell I've been beating her since she was my girlfriend. People just need to stay the fark out of my business.

/sarcasm
//seeing any similarities yet?
 
2014-03-25 12:38:23 PM  
Only people not offended are the people that got free pizzas.
 
2014-03-25 12:48:10 PM  
My Uncle George used to work for TRW during WWII machining valves for aircraft engines. There was a problem with the process that nobody could figure out, for about 9 months. He solved the problem and got the line running smoothly. His reward? A pair of tickets to a Cleveland Indians baseball game. During the week. And no, they did not give him the time off to use the tickets.

I would rather have a free fill up or two, at a Chevron station, instead of free pizzas. Especially if they were Dominos pizzas.
 
2014-03-25 01:17:47 PM  

wambu: Pizza can make a lot of things better, but those things usually have to be pretty much OK to begin with.

/dick move, Chevron


Let me guess. You signed the online petition too.
 
2014-03-25 01:20:36 PM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: WTFDYW: CruJones: That's not at all what happened.  My memory from the other three threads about this is that the coupons were actually to apologize for the traffic, and most residents were happy to get them.

THIS

The article writer is nothing short of a bed wetter.

Ya, I agree it's like when I beat up my wife and everyone else thinks they need to get involved and shiat. The biatch knows she'll eventually get some pizza out of the deal and she'll be happy. I mean hell I've been beating her since she was my girlfriend. People just need to stay the fark out of my business.

/sarcasm
//seeing any similarities yet?


No. TFA writer was serious. Big difference.
 
2014-03-25 01:27:41 PM  
Are these chingdera pizzas from tar baby's or food stamp coupons for frozen Walmart pizza?
 
2014-03-25 03:35:49 PM  
www.wizardscupboard.com

Sadly, would have been less insulting.
 
2014-03-25 04:43:12 PM  

Rapmaster2000: "I just thought that they was just showing their appreciation of us standing by them with all the trucking, with all the traffic, with all the noise and stuff," Herrington says.

ChevronTexaco, the $223 billion dollar market cap corporation, the 11th largest corporation in the world which produces 2.7M barrels of oil per day, thanks you, Joann Herrington, for standing by them in their time of need.


It was an apology for the traffic in the town. Go back and read the article from about a month ago. NPR is misleading--there's no division over it. Chevron was apologizing for blocking the streets, not for an industrial accident which killed a man.

Incidentally, if you've never known people from coal mining towns, let me enlighten you: they're well aware that their job is dangerous and they could die on the job or, alternately, that they could get any number of diseases that may kill them early. The dangers of coal and energy jobs are very well known to people in these small towns. This place may not be a coal mining town today, but the knowledge of the dangers of working in the energy sector are still pretty well ingrained in these people--a fact which the article lays out pretty clearly. (Source: living two years in western Maryland, so far west you may as well be in West Virginia and personally knowing many coal miners--something West Virginia is well known for)
 
2014-03-25 04:49:50 PM  

WTFDYW: wambu: Pizza can make a lot of things better, but those things usually have to be pretty much OK to begin with.

/dick move, Chevron

Let me guess. You signed the online petition too.


You guessed wrong.
 
2014-03-25 05:20:43 PM  

Aigoo: Rapmaster2000: "I just thought that they was just showing their appreciation of us standing by them with all the trucking, with all the traffic, with all the noise and stuff," Herrington says.

ChevronTexaco, the $223 billion dollar market cap corporation, the 11th largest corporation in the world which produces 2.7M barrels of oil per day, thanks you, Joann Herrington, for standing by them in their time of need.

It was an apology for the traffic in the town. Go back and read the article from about a month ago. NPR is misleading--there's no division over it. Chevron was apologizing for blocking the streets, not for an industrial accident which killed a man.

Incidentally, if you've never known people from coal mining towns, let me enlighten you: they're well aware that their job is dangerous and they could die on the job or, alternately, that they could get any number of diseases that may kill them early. The dangers of coal and energy jobs are very well known to people in these small towns. This place may not be a coal mining town today, but the knowledge of the dangers of working in the energy sector are still pretty well ingrained in these people--a fact which the article lays out pretty clearly. (Source: living two years in western Maryland, so far west you may as well be in West Virginia and personally knowing many coal miners--something West Virginia is well known for)


Yep. Born and raised in Belmont County Ohio next to Wheeling WV. It's a way of life. A way of making a decent living, at least in the last 30 yrs.
 
2014-03-25 11:19:32 PM  

wambu: Pizza can make a lot of things better, but those things usually have to be pretty much OK to begin with.

/dick move, Chevron


Like starvation?  Is starvation pretty much OK?  Yes, I get it.  America, free speech and all that, you can make light of starvation all you want.  But just because you can do something doesn't mean you should eat a pizza of dicks.
 
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