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Forum Post: Did Alaska tax liability influence Shell Oil's latest Arctic fiasco?

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 6, 2013, 3:44 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Have you guys been watching this?

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/did-alaska-tax-liability-influence-shell-oils-latest-arctic-fiasco

I got five that says that Alaska doesn't have the balls to actually tax Shell. It gets buried quickly as possible. Any takers?

Oh, wait....second scenario...they are taxed but they get all of that right back.

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[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Well, seems how they get billions in subsidies, Im going to go with the later...

Talk about running the economy... "We are going to pay 0 taxes, and then after the year, you fuckers (the tax payers) are going to pay US"...

Its unreal that this goes on.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey is ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. On Thursday, Markey sent a letter to Shell Oil president Marvin Odum stating that "conversations with the Alaska office of the National Weather Service (NWS) do not back up Shell's claim" with regards to a weather forecast the company has used to defend moving the Kulluk from Dutch Harbor, an international port in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, south to Seattle. http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/congress-asks-shell-about-tax-dodge-statement-kulluk-grounding

and here is the article in Bloomberg that is referenced in the above article http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-10/lawmaker-asks-shell-if-taxes-played-role-in-rig-beaching.html

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28183) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Busted?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yeah, but now we can watch the spin.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28183) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Always entertaining - especially when they continue to shoot themselves in the foot while doing it.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yeah-agreed.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28183) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I love it when they keep making matters worse for them self - it gets out to the public like nothing else ( so far ).

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I just want to see a damn good smack down and a hell of a lot watching on Murkowski.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28183) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

As long as we ( the people - OWS/Occupy - all good groups ) keep the education/outreach happening - those misfits/waste-of-space will begin getting their deserved recognition/slap-downs.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I hope so.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28183) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I know your not gonna stop and I know that I am not gonna stop - and funny things are beginning to happen in politics and business - I think that we are so on the edge of a major positive tipping point - so close now.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I'm just not that optimistic yet.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28183) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It is ok to think positive ( gotta feed the spirit ) just always be prepared for the worst - if the worst does not happen ( well you were ready for it ) you can take/enjoy a measure of success and continue with positive goals in mind continuing to feed your spirit and resolve. Hey? If the worst does happen ( you won't be knocked off of your feet ) - you can continue the fight anyway.

[-] 1 points by ProblemSolver (79) 1 year ago

What a technical glich.. ..

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You aren't even buying that one...............