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June 13th, 2010
10:43 PM ET

Another Facebook group but this one calls to SUPPORT BP

More than 500-thousand people are part of a facebook group that wants to boycott every product under BP's brand.  But get this – there's also a Facebook group called "support BP."  Its numbers - as you would expect - about 500 or so.  Its members say supporting BP is in all of our best interests.  Don Lemon interviews a member of the Facebook group as well as a woman who grew up in Alabama who says a bankrupt BP can help no one. 


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  1. Mrs. Eileen G. Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    It is clear that Dan Zarelli does not agree 100% with the procedures of BP. I think that the group on Facebook called "support BP" is a matter of time. The thing is that the disaster was cause by BP. BP has to be wealthy by this time. The lack of Planning from BP does not constitute and emergency. How can the thought of British Petroleum going bankrupt should please anyone or stop people from demanding what is needed? How many people are affected? How long this so call accident will last? Why do we still have a gag order in Alaska?

    June 14, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  2. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    This face book group has bean sniffing to much oil .

    June 14, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  3. Carl

    Know normal person would believe that. The right wing nut jobs like Dick Army are most likely fueling that effort to create what looks like a grass roots cause. Didnt we learn that trick once before with the creation of the Tea Party?

    June 14, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  4. Greg, Ontario

    The only people signing up on facebook are employees of BP living in America. They are the people who are looking at unemployment and when it comes to that, all the American talk about God and country and I love the environment goes right out the window.
    It wouldn't surprise me one bit if we found out that BP caused this tragedy on purpose to drive down the cost of their stock and at the same time have a reason not to pay a dividend. They buy back their stock slowly while it's value is at 25% of norm knowing full well it will return to normal levels in a few months. What is Exxon stock selling for now and what was it selling for just after the Valdez problem?
    Keep in mind the BP profits are around 100 Billion a quarter. So after they buy it back at the 25% level they sell their stock again when it comes back up only less of it and make a killing coming and going. Didn't you learn anything with the collapse of the banks? Focus on the money! Who has to pay and how much? Who stands to gain the most and how?
    Would you pay 100$ in fines if you knew you were going to get a brand new car with the receipt? That's what BP is doing only they deal in 100's of billions of dollars. Their new car is being granted leases to drill in shallower waters that lower costs in several ways and when they clean up the damage they have done they will use it as a PR ploy to show what good people they are. Mark my words.

    June 14, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  5. Matthew

    Boycotting BP is a very important necessity. As with any boycott there will be those who are not directly part of the corporation that will be effected however these people need to step up and do the right thing. Drop BP.

    People need to show corporations that their power is not innate and not unassailable. This is the ONLY way we the "small people" will begin to end the greed which blurs the perception of those who feel the earth and all on it are little more than another digit in their bank rolls.

    We need to plant ourselves a very large milestone for future generations to heed. Drop BP.

    June 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm |