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(International Business Times)   The CEO of Exxon-Mobil isn't going to let a little thing like patriotism or a direct request from the United States government stop him from travelling to Moscow and doing business deals with people the US has imposed sanctions on   (ibtimes.com) divider line 82
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2014-06-17 06:02:11 PM  
Proof of who actually runs things in the States.
 
2014-06-17 06:03:50 PM  
arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL
 
2014-06-17 06:05:29 PM  
Job creators. Free market. Be a jerk and he'll go Galt
 
2014-06-17 06:10:08 PM  

namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?



...and no bail. You really can't trust him not to leave our jurisdiction after being arrested. Money like that doesn't need a passport.
 
2014-06-17 06:11:58 PM  
Seize assets and deport.
 
2014-06-17 06:17:41 PM  
i.imgur.com

At least that guy dealt with his Neckfat or something.
 
2014-06-17 06:24:06 PM  

Somacandra: Neckfat


Neckfat fark retired a few years ago and built a sizable mansion, complete with helipad, 100' yacht mooring, and 12 tennis courts, all on an island made from his neckfat.
 
2014-06-17 06:47:12 PM  

namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL


His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.
 
2014-06-17 06:49:48 PM  
Here's the thing about Big Oil. They are multinational. They and their executives know allegiance to no one.
 
2014-06-17 06:50:44 PM  

cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.


Do you think his actions are illegal?
 
2014-06-17 06:53:51 PM  

This About That: Here's the thing about Big Oil. They are multinational. They and their executives know allegiance to no one.


You know, for all the wailing and gnashing of teeth you hear from some quarters about American soverignty (see UN, NATO, NAFTA, etc.), they sure don't seem to care that these bodies get to exist and operate freely and extranationally, regardless of how much impact they have on the economy and governance of the US.
 
2014-06-17 06:57:17 PM  

doyner: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Do you think his actions are illegal?


Not by the letter of the law.
 
2014-06-17 06:57:45 PM  
At least he will tip well when he is over there...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-17 07:37:33 PM  
The US should invalidate his passport and make him stay in Russia with that other traitor, Snowden.
 
2014-06-17 07:58:06 PM  

doyner: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Do you think his actions are illegal?


Well, if Snowden was Koch-rich....
 
2014-06-17 09:05:05 PM  
You know, we could also put sanctions on Exon, if they want to play big.
 
2014-06-17 09:05:17 PM  
Pffft. They'll get their just reward in due time. It's inevitable their Russian partners will shaft them, just like Russian companies and politicians shaft any other western companies investing in the country.
 
2014-06-17 09:07:26 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-17 09:08:15 PM  
real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-17 09:08:46 PM  

Alunan: At least he will tip well when he is over there...

[i.imgur.com image 850x653]


Canadians are not heavy tippers, by any means.
 
2014-06-17 09:12:52 PM  
Since when is this surprising to anyone? Big business moguls doing what is in the company's best financial interest? Despite laws, or what affect it may have on the average worker and his / her family. The day of the "family atmosphere" is long gone. Depend on them farking over the worker, and skirting / breaking laws to put more coin in their already bloated cash filled pockets.
 
2014-06-17 09:13:28 PM  

doyner: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Do you think his actions are illegal?


Doubtful they violate the sanctions in place. Remember, Obama and the EU avoided energy sector sanctions. Most of the sanctions are travel and banking.

But ignore reality and go back raging because oil!
 
2014-06-17 09:14:41 PM  

real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.


^This.

The only thing he wants from Fartbongo is regulations and restrictions.

Keeps the price high while he goes and drills elsewhere.
 
2014-06-17 09:14:52 PM  
Should have sent Dr. No Neck instead:
www.dependablerenegade.com
 
2014-06-17 09:16:22 PM  
Revoke his passport and put him on the no fly list.
 
2014-06-17 09:16:56 PM  

MyRandomName: doyner: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Do you think his actions are illegal?

Doubtful they violate the sanctions in place. Remember, Obama and the EU avoided energy sector sanctions. Most of the sanctions are travel and banking.

But ignore reality and go back raging because oil!


HSBC violated sanctions by laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and Middle Eastern terrorist organizations and Obama did nothing.
 
2014-06-17 09:18:55 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Revoke his passport and put him on the no fly list.


Then give him a fair trial and execute him/
 
2014-06-17 09:21:07 PM  

Nemo's Brother: MyRandomName: doyner: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Do you think his actions are illegal?

Doubtful they violate the sanctions in place. Remember, Obama and the EU avoided energy sector sanctions. Most of the sanctions are travel and banking.

But ignore reality and go back raging because oil!

HSBC violated sanctions by laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and Middle Eastern terrorist organizations and Obama did nothing.


It seems odd how the banking industryhas gotten even more centralized and even too bigger to fail... yet a ppersistent presence on fark thinks Dodd-Frank is awesome and another set thinks we need a national bank to make it even more centralized.
 
2014-06-17 09:21:22 PM  
Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...
 
2014-06-17 09:25:58 PM  

Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...


It's always easy to say that, but actually convincing people to do that is pretty unlikely.
 
2014-06-17 09:26:03 PM  

Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...


I doubled my money buying shares after the spill and waiting a year. To each their own.
 
2014-06-17 09:27:00 PM  
Did he stop in Hong Kong(China) first?
 
2014-06-17 09:28:01 PM  

cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.


Well let's think about that. We'd never be in a  "war" war with Russia because it's a nuclear-armed state. Everybody knows that. We only have cold wars with Russia. Just because we have to take war off the table we shouldn't have to take treason charges off the table. That would be letting Russia's nuclear arsenal give cover to people who would otherwise be traitors but for the fact that fear of nuclear war is preventing the prerequisite war status. His actions are cold treasonous and it's basically the same thing.
 
2014-06-17 09:29:01 PM  
Wait, so now we are pro-nationalism and pro-"doing what the government says to do even if they lack the authority to force it on you"? Man, I can't keep up with the internet.
 
2014-06-17 09:31:47 PM  

cchris_39: real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.

^This.

The only thing he wants from Fartbongo is regulations and restrictions.

Keeps the price high while he goes and drills elsewhere.


www.aei-ideas.org

Do you EVER get tired of being wrong?
 
2014-06-17 09:33:34 PM  

Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...


5 cents more? Are you crazy? If I'm gonna throw money around like that, I may as well get all dressed up and go to Walmart.
 
2014-06-17 09:37:05 PM  
img.fark.net

Sechin: Hey Rex! Glad to see you! What's new?
Tillerson: Well, my country is propping up a dictator in another country.
Sechin: That's funny, my country is also propping up a dictator in another country.
Tillerson: This other country, it's in the Middle East.
Sechin: Weird, ours is also in the Middle East!
Tillerson: Odd isn't it. Ours is being attacked by an army of crazed religious fanatics.
Sechin: I was just going to say that!
Tillerson: The ISIS?
Sechin: Yes!
Tillerson: Gee, it really is a small world sometimes, ain't it.
Sechin: It sure is Rex. It sure is.
 
2014-06-17 09:38:05 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Seize assets and deport.




Where to? He's from Texas. Who else would have him?
 
2014-06-17 09:38:17 PM  

fusillade762: cchris_39: real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.

^This.

The only thing he wants from Fartbongo is regulations and restrictions.

Keeps the price high while he goes and drills elsewhere.

[www.aei-ideas.org image 696x491]

Do you EVER get tired of being wrong?


English. Do you speak it?

Could you explain how a production chart has anything to do with prices or regulations?
 
2014-06-17 09:38:32 PM  

Nem Wan: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Well let's think about that. We'd never be in a  "war" war with Russia because it's a nuclear-armed state. Everybody knows that. We only have cold wars with Russia. Just because we have to take war off the table we shouldn't have to take treason charges off the table. That would be letting Russia's nuclear arsenal give cover to people who would otherwise be traitors but for the fact that fear of nuclear war is preventing the prerequisite war status. His actions are cold treasonous and it's basically the same thing.


The Constitution is extremely strict on this matter.
 
2014-06-17 09:49:20 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


I'm sorry:

BLATANTLY OBVIOUS Proof of JUST ONE OF THE PEOPLE who actually runs things in the States AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.

Happy?
 
2014-06-17 09:51:08 PM  

edmo: fusillade762: cchris_39: real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.

^This.

The only thing he wants from Fartbongo is regulations and restrictions.

Keeps the price high while he goes and drills elsewhere.

[www.aei-ideas.org image 696x491]

Do you EVER get tired of being wrong?

English. Do you speak it?

Could you explain how a production chart has anything to do with prices or regulations?


If Obama is regulating and restricting the industry to death why is production at record levels?
 
2014-06-17 09:53:03 PM  
Oh isn't that rich. The government thinks its owners give a shiat what they think.
 
2014-06-17 09:54:08 PM  
Goddamn, the ignorance and butthurt in this thread are legendary.

It's the World Petroleum Congress, a global organization. They have these meetings all over the world, this time it happens to be in Russia; last time it was in Qatar.  Tillerson is going to be there with like 30 other speakers and hundreds of attendees. Daniel Yergin is slated to speak there as well, and I don't see you all tripping over each other's foaming mouths to revoke his passport and toss him in Gitmo; why is he exempt?
 
2014-06-17 09:57:53 PM  

T-Servo: Alunan: At least he will tip well when he is over there...

[i.imgur.com image 850x653]

Canadians are not heavy tippers, by any means.


Australians pay their hospitality staff a decent wage ( $ 18 / hour minimum ) plus overtime bonuses.
 
2014-06-17 09:59:30 PM  
A lot easier to get angry at soft targets like business executives than traitors.
 
2014-06-17 09:59:48 PM  

T-Servo: Alunan: At least he will tip well when he is over there...

[i.imgur.com image 850x653]

Canadians are not heavy tippers, by any means.


Yeah, you would have something negative to say about Canada.

/Think about it, won't you?
 
2014-06-17 10:03:00 PM  

MyRandomName: doyner: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Do you think his actions are illegal?

Doubtful they violate the sanctions in place. Remember, Obama and the EU avoided energy sector sanctions. Most of the sanctions are travel and banking.

But ignore reality and go back raging because oil!


This is the type of shiat you really shouldn't have to tell someone not to do.
 
2014-06-17 10:03:34 PM  

Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...


Same here with me for BP.  Guess I can add Exxon to that list.  Yay Shell (for now)!
 
2014-06-17 10:03:43 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Goddamn, the ignorance and butthurt in this thread are legendary.

It's the World Petroleum Congress, a global organization. They have these meetings all over the world, this time it happens to be in Russia; last time it was in Qatar.  Tillerson is going to be there with like 30 other speakers and hundreds of attendees. Daniel Yergin is slated to speak there as well, and I don't see you all tripping over each other's foaming mouths to revoke his passport and toss him in Gitmo; why is he exempt?


Because liberals.
 
2014-06-17 10:07:59 PM  

hershy799: Should have sent Dr. No Neck instead:
[www.dependablerenegade.com image 400x316]


Man, you know how much marijuana we could hide in his neckfat? No wonder the guys always so happy...
 
2014-06-17 10:21:33 PM  

Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...


Yes you have.

Just because you're driving by BP stations doesn't mean you aren't buying BP gasoline.
 
2014-06-17 10:22:49 PM  
Well, I know how Iran would handle a recalcitrant billionaire.
 
2014-06-17 10:23:08 PM  
See this? This is my shocked face.
 Corporations are beholden to no one. They have no master but profit. Their interests are not the same as the nation's and they should not be blindly catered to.


A big corporation biting the hand that feeds it? Real shocker there.
 
KIA
2014-06-17 10:26:58 PM  
Or you can let China cut a deal to take all of the oil and gas production for its one-point-three-five BILLION people who, for those mathematically challenged, VASTLY outnumber the United States more than four-to-one and are trying to industrialize and upgrade to first-world living standards.

It's quite literally them or us for the limited resources, so let's temper our zeal with some semblance of strategic thought.
 
2014-06-17 10:27:17 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Goddamn, the ignorance and butthurt in this thread are legendary.

It's the World Petroleum Congress, a global organization. They have these meetings all over the world, this time it happens to be in Russia; last time it was in Qatar.  Tillerson is going to be there with like 30 other speakers and hundreds of attendees. Daniel Yergin is slated to speak there as well, and I don't see you all tripping over each other's foaming mouths to revoke his passport and toss him in Gitmo; why is he exempt?


Yep.  Boycotting this makes as much sense as boycotting the Olympics in 1980.
 
2014-06-17 10:31:33 PM  
This might be unrelated to this story, but what I want to know is when people were screaming and moaning about gas prices then chanting drill baby drill, the US is now the second largest oil producing country in the world:

http://www.eia.gov/countries/index.cfm?view=production

Yet, all that increased production, not to mention that we're now sending more than 250K barrels a day to other countries:

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2014/06/16/US-oil- ex ports-highest-in-15-years/9741402927256/
has done nothing for our gas prices.... I know, capitalism.
 
2014-06-17 10:51:09 PM  
Not that there's any kind of link with the firms...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lukoil

/is good now, da?
//happy plutocracy all around
 
2014-06-17 10:59:00 PM  
I wonder if they gave him a note to give to Snowden?  Then again, he might just tell the Russians to wait until the next election when he has more power..
 
2014-06-17 11:21:28 PM  
Fine. Yank their subsidies. And if they still won't comply, revoke their permits, seize and nationalize their assets.
 
2014-06-17 11:26:52 PM  

Spiralmonkey: ecmoRandomNumbers: Seize assets and deport.

Where to? He's from Texas. Who else would have him?


Out of a C-130 over the Atlantic. Where he lands outside of US territory is no business of mine.
 
2014-06-17 11:29:19 PM  
Revoke his passport over suspected terrorist activity.
 
2014-06-17 11:42:21 PM  

Fark You I'm Drunk: T-Servo: Alunan: At least he will tip well when he is over there...

[i.imgur.com image 850x653]

Canadians are not heavy tippers, by any means.

Yeah, you would have something negative to say about Canada.

/Think about it, won't you?


I'm sure the Canadians are very sorry about this whole thing. Yes, all of them.
 
2014-06-17 11:43:56 PM  
the solution is to become  a target of the local police

your life will be amazing after that

I willl win dumb puals gun
 
2014-06-17 11:45:32 PM  

real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.


Is the CEO's neck guillotine-proof? Let's soon find out.
 
2014-06-17 11:50:29 PM  

Tarkus: The US should invalidate his passport and make him stay in Russia with that other traitor, Snowden.


The NSA isn't going to snoop on you any less because you said that.
 
2014-06-17 11:57:30 PM  
Maybe now we will get a serious look into gas price gouging. hahahaha riiiiiight
 
m00
2014-06-18 12:09:23 AM  
So politically speaking, who is responsible that this happened and the government apparently doesn't care when a CEO farking breaks sanctions?
 
2014-06-18 12:12:27 AM  
Obama would be wise to let this slide, lest Exxon-Mobile have him removed from office.
 
2014-06-18 12:15:23 AM  

m00: So politically speaking, who is responsible that this happened and the government apparently doesn't care when a CEO farking breaks sanctions?


The CEO isnt breaking sanctions
 
2014-06-18 12:18:29 AM  

namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?


I don't think breaking sanctions is actually treason unless we're actually at war, it's probably a major fine or something.

I also am pretty sure that you're allowed to travel wherever you want to talk to people as much as you want sanctions regardless.  Sanctions just mean he can't ship product from the US to wherever directly, or conspire to intentionally do it indirectly.  Exxon-Mobil has plenty of assets that aren't in the US to begin with, I'm pretty sure, being a multinational.
 
2014-06-18 12:45:36 AM  

T-Servo: Alunan: At least he will tip well when he is over there...

[i.imgur.com image 850x653]

Canadians are not heavy tippers, by any means.


I'm sorry you feel that way.
 
2014-06-18 01:51:47 AM  

Nem Wan: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Well let's think about that. We'd never be in a  "war" war with Russia because it's a nuclear-armed state. Everybody knows that. We only have cold wars with Russia. Just because we have to take war off the table we shouldn't have to take treason charges off the table. That would be letting Russia's nuclear arsenal give cover to people who would otherwise be traitors but for the fact that fear of nuclear war is preventing the prerequisite war status. His actions are cold treasonous and it's basically the same thing.


Now think about how that line of logic will be used when we have a Republican president.

/would have been nice to see Dan Rather up on treason charges
//and by "nice," I mean farking horrifying
 
2014-06-18 03:11:17 AM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: This is the type of shiat you really shouldn't have to tell someone not to do.


Strange, I'd expect businesspeople to do what brings the highest profit. As long if they can get away with it and if they can't, maybe the fines are still worth it.
 
2014-06-18 03:12:32 AM  
*As long as

/sigh
 
2014-06-18 07:03:54 AM  

real_headhoncho: Fark like a Barsoomian: real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

I'm sorry:

BLATANTLY OBVIOUS Proof of JUST ONE OF THE PEOPLE who actually runs things in the States AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.

Happy?


It was a joke about your name. See I made your name big, and your words small, and... nevermind.
 
2014-06-18 07:17:33 AM  
This is what is known as  having "more flexibility after the election"
 
2014-06-18 07:34:03 AM  
westsiderepublicans.com
 
2014-06-18 07:44:15 AM  

Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...


ROFL...
Wow.
Seriously?

And you have other idiots chiming in with you to agree.

Please educate yourself about oil companies. You have been buying BP product. Guaranteed.

Downstream which is a very small portion of their business consists of the gas station you are avoiding. Except that in many cases, that gas station is family, not BP owned.

Even if you managed to get a large number of people to avoid their gas stations, they'd just buy gas from somewhere else and in all probability, that gas would have been pulled out of the ground with BP's help in a partnership with some other oil company.

But, the truth is, they make their money in a ton of other industries and countries through refining, plastics, etc. To think that you haven't bought a plastic product made in part by BP since their spill is naive at best.
 
2014-06-18 10:27:12 AM  

Tatterdemalian: Now think about how that line of logic will be used when we have a Republican president.

/would have been nice to see Dan Rather up on treason charges
//and by "nice," I mean farking horrifying


Now now, I don't think the Repub's would go after Dan or any reporter with treason charges.  Although, Soros may be another story and would be enemy #1.  After they have choked off 80% of the lefts money supply,  they can quietly follow Democrat precedence of removing everyone at the IRS, and Justice Department while slowly replace them with operatives.  Then media people will start to fall off the radar quickly, all legal like.  They only have to lock up 1% and the rest will start to self censor.  Only then can you expect them to go after the low dollar trouble makers, like you and me.  If you have ever been seen at, texted about, or donated to, a leftist cause you can expect to get the royal IRS treatment, followed by a railroaded trial, ending with you being bankrupt or spending 5 to 10 years in prison.  The left is already doing these things, you can't expect anything less from the right.
 
2014-06-18 11:12:13 AM  
Not surprised.   Exxon sued the US governement for damages and won for the distruction of their property in Germany during WWII.
 
2014-06-18 11:29:53 AM  

Gabrielmot: Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...

ROFL...
Wow.
Seriously?

And you have other idiots chiming in with you to agree.

Please educate yourself about oil companies. You have been buying BP product. Guaranteed.

Downstream which is a very small portion of their business consists of the gas station you are avoiding. Except that in many cases, that gas station is family, not BP owned.

Even if you managed to get a large number of people to avoid their gas stations, they'd just buy gas from somewhere else and in all probability, that gas would have been pulled out of the ground with BP's help in a partnership with some other oil company.

But, the truth is, they make their money in a ton of other industries and countries through refining, plastics, etc. To think that you haven't bought a plastic product made in part by BP since their spill is naive at best.


*sigh*
I knowingly, willingly boycott BP and it's products when possible, mostly gasoline/BP franchises; is that better? Yes, it would make a difference if enough people did it, that is really all I was saying. I didn't say it would shut them down, just that 'it would affect things to some degree, and that is the most you (we) can do to hurt them'.
Congrats, by picking things apart and over anal-zing, you have completely missed the point I was trying to make. But you did win a one sided argument...
 
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