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Obama hauling BP executives into White House for June 16 meeting

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WASHINGTON--As the BP oil spill crisis deepens, the Obama White House is calling in top BP officials for a meeting June 16 to discuss how to "stop the leak and contain the damage." The letter was sent to BP Board Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg in London. He was told to send the appropriate officials to meet with senior White House officials. Obama will "participate in a portion of the meeting, BP was told." Obama had said earlier he didn't call the BP brass because he thought they would just tell him what he wanted to hear.

I guess that changed.

The letter--an invitation that BP would find hard to refuse--was sent by National Incident Commander Thad Allen.

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Fellow financially distressed US citizens, can't we fight back against the owners of BP as well as the other elements of the globalist elite, who have been deliberately undermining the US economy for years, by demanding that the huge amount of oil being spilt into the Gulf be captured and sold on the market?

If enough voices speak the same message, maybe we can force them to flood the market with surplus oil?..............some serious estimates of the true amount of contamination range as high as 1,000,000 gallons per day. If there is enough oil being wasted to destroy as much as 4000 miles of Atlantic coastline, that's alot of oil! Let's make them put it into should have a seriously positive impact on the energy cost component of our economy & possibly the health of the dollar, don't you think?

BP's fooling around with bandaid approaches to stopping this leak are hard to swallow. The world has plenty of very intelligent engineers, certainly they could find a way to capture every thing coming out of that well and fill tanker after tanker with it...............they must not really want to do that due to the effect it would have on the price of crude. It doesn't seem like it would take much to seperate any seawater out of the recovered crude and ship it off to the refineries. What do you think, if that is a reasonable idea, how can we get enough voices shouting in order to force the administration to get off their rear end?

Can you believe that Obama has never met the CEO of BP face to face, much less told him in any serious fashion that they will be spend the money to fix this mess. Michael

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