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Old Hairy
24th Aug 2010, 20:18
Florida real estate agents to share $16 million of BP payout
Florida real estate agents on Monday were awarded one of the first major settlements with the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Fund, which just transferred from BP to federal appointee Kenneth Feinberg

I hate to quess who else are in the queue:confused:

G-CPTN
24th Aug 2010, 20:20
A drop in the ocean . . .

11Fan
24th Aug 2010, 20:22
Every Tom, Dick, and Hairy....

oh, sorry

I visited Florida a couple of years ago. I wonder if I'm entitled to a share.

BP: Big Payout.

rgbrock1
24th Aug 2010, 20:23
Maybe someone can enlighten me but I was under the impression that Florida had very little damage done to its beaches/coastline as a result of the BP oil spill. So why the hell are Realtors in Florida cashing in?

I married my ex in Florida 16 years ago. Does that entitle me to some of the funds as well? We need to be told.

con-pilot
24th Aug 2010, 20:27
Well, I've landed in and flown over Florida thousands of times.

So there.

When do I get my money?



:p

pzu
24th Aug 2010, 20:27
How is Obama going to blame this one on BP???

Louisiana blowout shoots oil 200 feet - Upstream Online (http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article227172.ece)

PZU - Out of Africa (Retired)

con-pilot
24th Aug 2010, 20:29
How is Obama going to blame this one on BP???


Well duh, you don't know nuttin.

Obama ain't goin' to blame BP, he's going to blame Bush.


Like usual. :p

11Fan
24th Aug 2010, 20:33
Is it me, or is it just that Louisiana seems to be on someones hate list? They can't seem to get a break.

Loose rivets
24th Aug 2010, 20:49
Perhaps it's time that BP got a little more stingy with its money, if they're giving it to Realty Agents IN FLORIDA!!!???

I take the above at its word.

They can't sell diddly-squat right now. Two extended family have homes there and they just sit empty. Not a chance of selling them for anything approaching their building cost.

(NW and SW.)

I can see people's pensions being poured into a vast greedy vacuum. This new bloke "I'm independent of everybody." will I'm sure, do his best to share out a world class fortune. It's just that a lot of people wouldn't have made any money anyway, with the recession the way it is.

11Fan
24th Aug 2010, 20:52
It's just that a lot of people wouldn't have made any money anyway, with the recession the way it is.

Never let a serious crisis go to waste.
Rohm Emanuel

hellsbrink
24th Aug 2010, 21:52
First page I found after a search about this popped up this little gem

According to Florida Realtors, the 115,000 member organization that represents real estate professionals in Florida, $16 million would now be available to pay claims to real estate professionals in the state.
“This is great news for Realtors and real estate professionals in Florida, as well as those in our neighboring Gulf Coast states, who are suffering from the loss of their livelihood because of the oil spill crisis,” said 2010 Florida Realtors President Wendell Davis, a broker with Watson Realty Corp. in Jacksonville in a statement.


So let me get this straight. Nobody is buying houses because they're skint, so the real estate people are blaming it on the oil spill? :\

con-pilot
24th Aug 2010, 22:11
So let me get this straight. Nobody is buying houses because they're skint, so the real estate people are blaming it on the oil spill?

Well ya see, what we have here is a failure to communicate. One could blame the deplorable state of the housing industry on the poor economy and Obama, or an oil spill by a foreign company.

And you're surprised that the oil spill is being blamed? :p




(Don't worry, BP will send another couple of million dollars to Obama's reelection campaign fund and then Obama will blame Bush, as usual. ;))

parabellum
24th Aug 2010, 22:35
Is there any right of appeal for BP against this strange decision or is it out of their hands now?

tony draper
24th Aug 2010, 23:04
Why dont BP just tell the Cousins to buggah orf,what could they do invade us?
:E

con-pilot
24th Aug 2010, 23:08
Why dont BP just tell the Cousins to buggah orf,what could they do invade us?


No, we'll buy all the beer brewers in the UK and make you all drink Budweiser. :}

Lonewolf_50
24th Aug 2010, 23:09
That was evil, Con, very evil. :eek:

tony draper
24th Aug 2010, 23:14
As long as we dont have to drink it out of those little girly glasses that it came served in in American Pubs,ere one uses the word Pub in its loosest sense there.
Those glasses are what lassies drink Babycham and Cherry B out of over here,
:rolleyes:

Parapunter
24th Aug 2010, 23:16
How's the view from 1965 Drapes?;)

con-pilot
24th Aug 2010, 23:20
That was evil, Con, very evil.

I know, I'm sorry, 'de devil done made me do it'. :p

tony draper
24th Aug 2010, 23:26
Shows how long tiz since one took a lassie into a pub Mr P.:rolleyes:

mixture
25th Aug 2010, 06:50
$16 million of BP payout
Florida real estate agents on Monday

Yet another case of Estate Agents doing very little to enhance their well deserved negative reputation. :yuk:

Probably the most money they've made since the whole credit crunch thing started !

hellsbrink
25th Aug 2010, 08:23
BP doesn't have to appeal, as Tony's idea just needs a little modification.

BP tells them to buggah off, and if they touch the UK's beer we'll send in the sprouts.....



Hey, C-P, just had a thought. How could you force Bud on the UK? After all, it's now owned by a BELGIAN company (Dang, them durn furriners takin all your beer!) so the EU rules on cruel and unusual punishment mean that AB-InBev would be prosecuted for that or the EU would ban the export of Scotch to the US for threatening to poison the English with more gnat's pee cunningly disguised as beer.

rgbrock1
25th Aug 2010, 13:35
con-pilot wrote:

No, we'll buy all the beer brewers in the UK and make you all drink Budweiser

That was very, very naughty of you con. Very naughty. Santa Claus will not be good to you this year because of that. (There is a reason why Budweiser sounds a bit like ButtWiper.)

Con, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this is what you're getting for Christmas this year for daring to bandy about the word Budweiser:

http://gwally.com/avatars/photos/santapoopshitavatar.jpg

MagnusP
25th Aug 2010, 14:11
Excellent beer, Budweiser. These Czechs have been making the stuff for centuries.

Oh. You mean THAT stuff. :yuk:

rgbrock1
25th Aug 2010, 14:16
Magnus:

I think you're referring to the Real Budweiser which is known as
Budvar in the Czech Republic.

Not the swill/camel piss that is mass produced here in the U.S.

http://www.beerstore.com.au/beerstore/uploads/beerImages/Budvar_Budejovicky_L.jpg

MagnusP
25th Aug 2010, 14:25
Spot on, rgb. Proper lager.

rgbrock1
25th Aug 2010, 14:35
MagnusP:

Yes, a real lager. However, my preferred lager, which I drink very often, is:

http://thecellar.thecorridor.com.au/product_images/z/spaten__89384.png

Which, at Germany's Oktoberfest is often served by:

http://www.xente.mundo-r.com/damianbc/basurde/uploaded_images/spaten-722558.jpg

And often drank by:

http://www.penderislandrealestate.ca/resources/OktoberfestBeer.jpg

Which is part of the reason why I spent over a decade living there!!!

MagnusP
25th Aug 2010, 14:43
Haven't seen the Spaten stuff, but I often visit a pub in Edinburgh that specialises in German beers (usually about 50 different types available), so I must pop in and see if Mike ever buys it.

Sadly, he's a big hairy bloke and not one of the lovelies featured above, but you can't have everything.

"Drink up! It'll put hair on your chest!". Not in all cases, one hopes. :ok:

rgbrock1
25th Aug 2010, 14:49
MagnusP:

If he doesn't stock Spaten, but other German beers, you should ask him to get some. Spaten, although mass produced, is one of the greatest Lagers ever to pass through these lips. But, having said that, the Germans are exactly unknown for their brewing art, eh?!!!

Prosit und zum Wohl!

bugg smasher
25th Aug 2010, 14:49
Ahhh, things that come in pairs, would ya just look at those lovely big beer mugs.

rgbrock1
25th Aug 2010, 14:52
Yes, two of a perfect pair! And should one ever have the fortune to visit said Oktoberfest, you will be amazed at the "juggling" acts performed by the beer servers when they prop a few Liter worth of liquid sunshine upon their ample........

11Fan
25th Aug 2010, 16:19
I'll probably regret this later but I couldn't help but notice that she was wearing a lovely Pearl Necklace.

rgbrock1
25th Aug 2010, 16:23
11Fan:

I can't hold back any longer so I must ask you:

Is your mind always in the gutter?!!!!! :}:ok:

11Fan
25th Aug 2010, 16:32
sorry it toook sd long too rispond,,,, hard tto typ with one hand....

Gentleman Jim
25th Aug 2010, 16:34
And what is the similarity between American Bud and two people making love in a canoe....They're both fu**ing close to water.... boom boom!

Ancient Observer
25th Aug 2010, 17:55
How do you tell if it is REALLY cold outside?
An estate agent has his hands in his own pockets


How many estate agents does it take to screw in a light bulb?
None, estate agents only screw customers.

con-pilot
25th Aug 2010, 19:51
Hey, C-P, just had a thought. How could you force Bud on the UK? After all, it's now owned by a BELGIAN company (Dang, them durn furriners takin all your beer!) so the EU rules on cruel and unusual punishment mean that AB-InBev would be prosecuted for that or the EU would ban the export of Scotch to the US for threatening to poison the English with more gnat's pee cunningly disguised as beer.

Bah, just some minor details, no problem. :p


I actually won a drink from a bartender at the Grosvenor's Square Marriott. I was having a drink before dinner at the bar, I was the only customer at the time and the bartender and I were having a general conversation. As we were talking I noticed a cooler behind him and in this cooler was Budweiser beer along with some other brands of beer. This was just after I had read that Budweiser had enter into an agreement with Guinness to brew Guinness in the US and for Guinness to brew Bud in the UK.

So mentioned that I saw the Budweiser in the cooler, he replied that yes, the hotel had a large selection of imported beer. I told him that the Bud was not actually an import. He disagreed, I told him to pull a bottle of the beer out and read the label.

Sure enough, it said 'Brewed under license by Guinness in the UK'.

And I received a free Scotch.



(No oil was spilled in this post. :p)

rgbrock1
25th Aug 2010, 19:57
So does that mean the Budweiser brewed under license by Guinness in the UK tastes less like warm camel piss?

con-pilot
25th Aug 2010, 20:05
I really don't know, I've never drank any American branded beer when I'm out of the US. I always drink the local beers.

I've been to quite a few countries where a Coke cost $5.00, but the local beer was $1.00. :p

bugg smasher
25th Aug 2010, 20:21
In Madras, we used to order a glass of water with the local beer, don’t remember which brand now. Tip the pint bottle upside down into the glass, and wait for the oily formaldehyde preservative to sink to the bottom, at least one eighth the total contents of the bottle if memory serves.

vulcanised
25th Aug 2010, 20:56
Meanwhile, more or less back on topic, it seems Transocean's chickens are at last coming home to roost.

BP oil spill: bonus tied to speed of repairs, Deepwater rigger tells hearing - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7963050/BP-oil-spill-bonus-tied-to-speed-of-repairs-Deepwater-rigger-tells-hearing.html)