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Halliburton Will Earn What It Takes To Pay Off Gulf Oil Spill Fine In Just 23 Seconds


Business  (tags: Gulf Oil Spill, Deepwater Oil Spill, Halliburton Criminal Charges, Halliburton Oil Spill Fine, Green News )

Judy
- 430 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In little more than the time it takes to read this sentence, Halliburton Energy Services will have generated revenue equivalent to the fine it agreed to pay for destroying evidence related to one of the deadliest oil spills in U.S. history.



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Debbie G. (314)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:20 pm
Disgusting how much money Haliburton makes and the crimes they have committed.
 

Patrick Donovan (318)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:29 pm
No surprise that Dick Cheney, the ex-VP of the USA, was their CEO before joining Bush in the WH. He even kept his stock options.
 

David C. (25)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 3:01 am
DEATH to the corpoRATs ! execute these '''persons''' !! for the sake, for the very survival, of humankind.

 

Suzanne B. (246)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:00 am
thanks for sharing!
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:57 am
Dla nich liczy się tylko forsa, nic więcej.
 

William Koeppen (9)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 1:54 pm
GET Your Check Books Out and Pay Double !!
 

Janet R. (34)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:10 pm
What a load of BS.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 3:16 pm
They are getting away with murder-ecological, and the price of human/animal life. These are the last days of the American Empire. British, Spanish, Roman empires. Each had it's moment in time.
Our downfall unfortunately consists of taking the air,water quality with us.
I truly believe China will be the next empire, however long the environment will continue to substain life with humans.
Halliburton aka "Hells a Burnin" is just the tip of the corporate iceburg that will bring down life as we know it.
 

Birgit W. (145)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:08 pm
They are all getting away with their crimes, and the little folks have to pay for it.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:45 pm
Time to increase the amounts in fines so it is no longer considered a negligible cost of doing business and actually becomes a deterrent/compliance incentive once again.
 

Judy C. (107)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:21 pm
Thanks to all for commenting. Dick Cheney indeed was Halliburton's CEO, Patrick, and no doubt still owns part of the company's stocks. We can bet it won't pass the smell test when Cheney is involved! Remember all the no-bid contracts Halliburton had in Iraq, just for starters?

This company has gotten by with murder, and they have profited plenty from it. J.L., I don't know whether larger fines would even work. When the company gets fined, they just pass along the cost to customers, and charge the taxpayers more. I would like to see the fines come out of the pockets of CEO's, and any others who make decisions leading up to the violations. Or better yet, give them prison time!

China may well be the next empire, Gloria, although the empire model hasn't fared well for too long in world history. China has seriously trashed their environment already, too.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:39 pm
There should absolutely be charges for destruction of evidence. Along with being charged with 11 counts of murder. Halliburton & BP are "in bed together." What needs to happen is to pit them against each other...just like they are doing to us in the 99%. (They always figure if they keep us squabbling over "social issues" we'll be too busy and ignore their dastardly deeds & corruption of laws).
I agree with Judy that the fines should come straight from the CEO's and upper management pockets; and that these pittances of fines should be raised exponentially. If found that they are guilty of murder, they should worry about sitting on Death Row just like other human beings. I believe the murder of 11 people is considered "mass murder."
 

Phil P. (92)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:47 pm
Halliburton is greed and obstruction personified. Disgusting.
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:57 pm
I will not be happy until Big Corp criminals have to serve prison hard time. No country club prison for these folks!
 

Judy C. (107)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:38 pm
Lois's idea of pitting the corporate thugs against one another is definitely a good one. These guys are so destructive that they would be very effective at taking one another out. I do like my idea of making them pay out of pocket, too. They would gladly rat one another out to try and avoid paying. They would also look good wearing stripes at some corporate-owned prison.
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 10:31 pm
Judy - stripes other than pinstripes. Read and noted with a great deal of disgust.
 

Aileen P. (33)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:58 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 4:10 am
noted
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday July 29, 2013, 7:24 am
noted & read
 

ER C. (65)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 2:52 am

MAGGOTS FEEDING ON A STEAMING PILE OF _ _ _ _ ( fill in the blank )

VILE DEMONS
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 3:44 am
Thanks for post, so what's anybody going to do about it?
 

Aud nordby (718)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:07 pm
N&S
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:51 pm
Thanks
 

Michael A. (29)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 12:12 am
Noted!
 
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