The following is information that I think you, the general public, should be made aware of as of 2007-2009. This is a list of the world's eight largest public and private businesses by gross revenues. The list is limited to companies with annual revenues exceeding 40 billion U.S. dollars. Not millions, 'BILLIONS'.
Rank Company Name Primary Industry Revenue
1 Royal Dutch Shell Oil and gas $458.4
2 Exxon Mobil Oil and gas $442.9
3 Wal-Mart Retailing $405.6
4 BP plc Oil and gas $292.0
5 Total S.A. Oil and gas $217.6
6 Saudi Aramco Oil and gas $216.0
7 Chevron Corp. Oil and gas $214.1
8 Petrobras Oil and gas $208.3
Did you notice anything similar to seven out of the eight multi-transnationals listed above? They are involved with oil and gas. The total revenue for these seven oil corporations equals a staggering 2.048 trillion dollars annually. Number '4' being BP plc, hasn't decided whether it will send out 10 billion plus dollars worth of cheques to it's stock holders. It says it will make that decision some time in July. Want to bet those cheques won't go out instead of starting to pay for the horrendous spill in the Gulf? Here I go again speculating and I said I wouldn't. Of coarse they will and on time if not earlier that expected.
The fishing industry this vampire has destroyed, be damned. The environmental catastrophe they created can go all to hell as far as BP is concerned. The tourist industry up and down the Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida coasts can permanently suffer for years. This company has lied through their teeth since before this mega-catastrophe started. Because of their size, and their highly paid lawyers, their cynical and greedy approach BP knew that any disaster would be taken care of due to their guaranteed innocuous involvement and partnership with 'The New World Order' scenario.
BP has excellent legal council and has instructed contracted clean-up workers to sign documents basically saying, "You will keep your mouth shut in regards to any health problems in the future due to your current work in the Gulf making British Petroleum absolved from any law suits or payment for future medical bills." Some refused to sign such a document. Bravo.
Second. I am assuming BP is now on the 'Fast Track' for splitting into several subsidiaries so they CAN'T be sued in totality for this spill. These subsidiaries will be blocked and bought by two or three major world consortium. That way, the NEW corporation isn't liable for the total damage caused in the Gulf. Just preferential areas that will cost the least to pay for. You will also see the executives go to another very obscure company until the heat is off them. Notice that one BP executive, Mr. Douglas Suttles, has given his notice in. Couldn't take the heat. He wants 'his' life back saying nothing about the thousands that have now lost their livelihoods maybe for generations to come. Maybe never to be seen again in Europe or the (North/South) Americas.
Third. BP has kept secret the truth concerning the volume being released at the riser head. This does not even include the other leaks they have failed to mention because those leaks are much smaller but do amount to additional crude released and not being plugged.
Fourth. Rumor has it, and I hate rumor, BP might be sending oil rig equipment to North Dakota which might and I say again, might, be sold to one of many companies that are currently drilling in the Bakken Shale Trend" (the largest oil reserve) and as secondary objectives the Three Forks, Madison and the Red River formations. The two major players in this area are "Resolute" and "GeoResouces" both large oil and gas operations.
Here is a recommendation to consider. Together, the American and British governments simultaneously and immediately pass legislation breaking up British Petroleum. Both governments will take full control of all assets and financial authority for dissolving the corporation. Future royalties and monetary gains the new corporation glean now and in the future will in all totality pay for the years of extended cleanup, assist those that lost their livelihoods due to the spill, reparations to those through injures or acquired illnesses from their hazardous exposures to vapor and fumes and reoccurring medical bills etc. No exceptions. No dividends. No stock issued. No options. No bonuses. The new company should be operated by those affected by the catastrophe and once in authority (notice I didn't say 'power') the future can't help but be brighter. The likes of women that know how to run households from day one should seriously be considered. Wouldn't that be a change for the better. That's not a question. That's a truth. Women who can see through the male dominant conniving, lies and absolute hypocrisy of corporations and government lobbying that those now in charge have been feeding us like BP. Not someone from Harvard nor Yale nor any of the universities that pump out the greedy. The right women would seek and get the right advice and also, guess what? They would plan and be prepared for our and future generations.
You men who disagree with me go ahead. You know as well as I do women know what the heck is right. They always have but we argue and contradict most women. Women take action when action is needed and in the proper way. They protect and are the loving nature of our species. They have never been given the opportunity to show their talents. Men are smarter? Who created the mess this world is now in? Who has started every war since biblical times? Who created the recent financial collapses and the mega billion dollar 'Ponzi' schemes? Women? What is needed right now are women running the new and better oil company. Just watch. If this happens, look out for orders flying. And they had better get done or else. Not tomorrow. Now.