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British Petroleum is 15% of total dividends paid out in Britain


 

The environmental catastrophe is making people ill! (Cartoon Date-May 7, 2010, Cartoonist-Marshall Ramsey; courtesy-clarionledger.com.). Click for larger image.

The environmental catastrophe is making people ill! (Cartoon Date-May 7, 2010, Cartoonist-Marshall Ramsey; courtesy-clarionledger.com.). Click for larger image.

The financial impact of BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to hit millions of pension fund investors in the UK. Almost every pension investor has a stake in BP’s fortunes, as the oil giant accounts for £1 of every £7 of dividend income paid out by the companies in the FTSE 100 index of leading shares. There is a real threat that the BP dividend will be cut or even passed. (via BP — Is your pension safe? – Times Online).

The environmental catastrophe is making people ill!  |  Cartoonist Matt Davies of New York Journal News, in 2010.

The environmental catastrophe is making people ill! | Cartoonist Matt Davies of New York Journal News, in 2010.

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

This is a strange situation. People seem to want more of the same problem. Europe, and the West, rightly identified the State and the Church as a problem. They have taken nearly 500 years to bring the Church and State to heel. Just when it seemed that they may have succeeded, they stepped up to the podium and handed back all the power, the authority.

Back to the State – for transient Welfare ‘benefits.’

The beast just changes its name

The State has ‘bought’ this loyalty by making itself appear as sometimes ‘caring’ usually ‘benign’ and mostly ‘protective.’ False illusions all! Under the umbrella of the this monolithic State, we see today large semi-State corporations which are separated from the State by a ‘Chinese-Wall’. And we have seen how strong these Chinese walls are!

To hide the nature of the beast, it has given itself different names – socialism, capitalism, communism, et al. Not just that, this beast has also cloned itself.

And gained respectability, it does not deserve.

A BP that does not care seems like it cannot be touched! (Cartoon date- June 10, 2010; Cartoonist-Marshall Ramsey; courtesy-clarionledger.com.).

A BP that does not care seems like it cannot be touched! (Cartoon date- June 10, 2010; Cartoonist-Marshall Ramsey; courtesy-clarionledger.com.).

BP is just a part of the State

BP is one such creature. Of the State, for the State, by the State. Yet it hides this fact. And the British don’t seem to have an option. BP has co-opted the British populace – as it alone accounts for nearly15%of all dividends paid out by British companies – to its ‘shareholders.’ These models of polity must be consigned to the garbage dumps of history.

That is where they belong.

 

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  1. Galeo Rhinus
    June 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    If there’s any lessons from BP for India – they are perhaps to most relevant TODAY – as in RIGHT NOW.

    In 1990 the US Congress and Senate, passed the bill that limited the liability of oil companies for oil spills. The maximum penalty was limited to $75 million. Therefore, for oil companies, the downside risk was substantially reduced in case of accidents – thereby encouraging practices that would lead to such disasters.

    Today, Manmohan Singg’s Government is attempting to pass the Nuclear Liability bill that limits the liability of Nuclear companies – to “encourage” them to invest in India.

    Encourage them on the heels of the Bhopal injustice?

    Encourage them for Chernobyl II?

  2. Donna
    November 2, 2010 at 2:55 am

    You took these cartoons right off my website, without linking to me, giving me credit, or giving any cartoonist on this page credit.
    That’s called stealing, in every language.

  3. November 2, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Oh yeah …

    Donna – These are NOT your cartoons for one. So … stop being so hoity-toity about someone else’s work.

    For another, you should be grateful, that I am linking to your blog, which brings you traffic (some 300 hits, every month, at last count.).

    And Three – if you do not want links to your site, you should firewall your site, stop crawlers and spiders from search engines to access your site.

    Four – I can access the original cartoons anyway. There – your links are out.

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