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Zen_Again's avatar

Encountered a nice example of BS lately? Corporate or other.

Asked by Zen_Again (9901points) May 14th, 2010

Maybe at work, or from a sales rep. somewhere.

Let’s hear about your recent BS experience.

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dpworkin's avatar

I just got Medicaid. All BS, all the time.

janbb's avatar

The bullshit is so thick on the ground around here from the oil spill that it’s almost indistinguishable from the crude stuff.

Zen_Again's avatar

@janbb I get sad just thinking about it. I read the cover article in the last Time and mehinks we’re in for a really bad time – much worse than the Exxon Valdez. Did you know that the pipe ran about a mile under the sea? When governments allow these things to be set up – and someone makes tons of money – it is so criminal! How in hell did they think a broken pipe could be fixed down there? Od did they plan on it never breaking? Where’s the foresight and vision? Makes me sick.

janbb's avatar

The article in the Times today was so disheartening. Apparently the MMS which is the division of the Feds that approves oil drilling dismssed the advice of their own marine biologists and the department in charge of endangered species to rush through approvals. Why do I continue to be surprised at the perfidy?

dpworkin's avatar

Can it really be a surprise? George Bush was the President and Dick Cheney was the VP. Were they going to allow the MMS to regulate their drinking buddies?

janbb's avatar

True dat. I remember seeing copies of various memos in the Times with the scientists’ notes crossed out and red penciled by the Powers that Be on other environmental issues.

Kayak8's avatar

@dpworkin also curious that Haliburton has a role in this whole thing (cementing), once again, thanks Mr. Cheney . . .

Zen_Again's avatar

One of my favourite birds is the cormorant. If you’ve ever seen them in the wild, their intelligence and amazing skills of flying diving and swimming, holding their breath underwater for a long time while catching fish – then whooshing out of the water into the sky without even the need to dry off first (feathers with oil – like ducks) – wow!

They are actually trained and used to fish in some countries.

And then you see them dying in black muck from the spill. makes me want to

AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!! AAARGH!!!

jeanmay's avatar

How do tell a Cormorant from a Shag?

You can shag a Cormorant, but you can’t cormorant a Shag!

David Cameron, every time he says the phrase, “strong and stable government.”

My brother once got fired from his tele-sales job for adding, “what I’m about to tell you is a complete lie” to the beginning of his compulsory scripted, “I’m not trying to sell you anything” spiel.

Zen_Again's avatar

@jeanmay You made me smile. :-)

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