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Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons

 
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Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
Matt Simmons, Crazy Uncle Of The Oilpatch, R.I.P.

Legendary oil industry banker and gadfly Matt Simmons died last night at his home in Maine, from an apparent heart attack while in a hot tub. I’ll miss talking with Simmons. He had become, in recent years, the crazy old uncle of the oil patch. Rich, odd, bombastically self-confident, unconcerned with what anyone thought of him. He wasn’t often right, but he always had a very strong opinion that he was eager to share. More important than being right, he made us think.

[link to blogs.forbes.com]
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08/09/2010 07:29 PM
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wtf
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Of course - he can't defend himself now.
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
Of course - he can't defend himself now.
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
Of course - he can't defend himself now.


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It's despicable!
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08/09/2010 07:49 PM
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Who reads Forbes anyway? See the massive amount of comments? LOL
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08/09/2010 07:50 PM
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that's the way its done. he's dead and know everything he said will be proven to be incorrect. Good work. That's how to kill twice.

he's probably died because he knew his fraud would be uncovered shortly.
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08/09/2010 09:19 PM
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They had no problem ignoring his claims while he was alive but the same day he dies they are all over him. Amazing. Despicable. I AM APPALLED.

I'm not even sure that I believe what he was saying. Doesn't matter, though. This is f*cking wrong.
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08/09/2010 09:43 PM
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wtf
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08/09/2010 09:51 PM
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Well, BP has FINALLY put a permanent stop to that horrible leak!

Oh, no, no, no!

Not the OIL LEAK....the TRUTH LEAK that was coming from Matt Simmons!

So, BP has successfully put an air-tight cap and seal on Matt Simmons...maybe they'll pump drilling mud down his throat now as well.

Screw the relief wells...they got the problem solved the old fashioned way.

The American way.
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08/09/2010 09:57 PM
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Wait till the Lame Stream news finally reports this Simmons will be slammed as a nutcase who was wrong about the BP oil disaster. The poor guy's family will have to see him drug through the mud. This man tried to warn the people in the Gulf he was the ONLY one telling the truth.
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Actually, I noticed in the last two weeks (during which BP's latest work of fantasy was unfolding, titled, "Static Kill") that there were already several blogs being put out there dissing Matt Simmons (even more astringently that normal).

I'm also curious about why Matt Simmons became so coldly quiet during the "Static Kill" operation.

There was not a single blurb from him about the operation. Nothing.

It seemed as if he had lost his nerve or started to doubt himself, perhaps.

Or....??
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I can hear them now saying, "lately he's been making odd claims about BP", etc... It's sad that they get away with shit like this.
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He was entitled to his opinion. OPINION being the key word. He was full of words, but not n=much fact to back up his contentions.


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He was entitled to his opinion. OPINION being the key word. He was full of words, but not n=much fact to back up his contentions.


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shill
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I can hear them now saying, "lately he's been making odd claims about BP", etc... It's sad that they get away with shit like this.
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They pretty much did in the article. Went right after the meat of it, like it has just been under their skin. He's not even cold yet ffs.

In recent months, his pronouncements about the BP oil spill stretched thin his remaining strands of credibility. A few weeks after the spill began I had a conversation with him where he swore that BP, in cohoots with the federal government, was covering up a far greater leak in the seafloor near the Macondo well, where more than 100,000 bpd of oil was gushing up. He told me that the whole oil reservoir was likely to burst up suddenly through miles of rock and explode into the ocean “like popping a zit.” This would be the worst environmental catastrophe the world had ever known, he said.

Simmons got a lot of press for these ideas — but they were preposterous. The investment bank that Simmons founded (and with which he made a fortune raising capital for oil services companies) went so far as to issue a statement saying that the comments of their dear chairman emeritus did not reflect the beliefs of their analysts and staff. They were, frankly, embarrassed by their crazy old uncle.
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I can hear them now saying, "lately he's been making odd claims about BP", etc... It's sad that they get away with shit like this.
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What are you gonna do about it? What are any of you pussies gonna do about it?! Nothin'...exactly. So sit your sorry ass on that couch your grandma gave you, argue how he was offed with a 'heart attack gun' log off, and get up for work in the morning, you got taxes to pay.
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Ha! Yes...Matt Simmons was indeed the "crazy old uncle"!

The Uncle Fester of Peak Oil!

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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
I can hear them now saying, "lately he's been making odd claims about BP", etc... It's sad that they get away with shit like this.


What are you gonna do about it? What are any of you pussies gonna do about it?! Nothin'...exactly. So sit your sorry ass on that couch your grandma gave you, argue how he was offed with a 'heart attack gun' log off, and get up for work in the morning, you got taxes to pay.
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The SHEEP have spoken!!!!
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
I can hear them now saying, "lately he's been making odd claims about BP", etc... It's sad that they get away with shit like this.


What are you gonna do about it? What are any of you pussies gonna do about it?! Nothin'...exactly. So sit your sorry ass on that couch your grandma gave you, argue how he was offed with a 'heart attack gun' log off, and get up for work in the morning, you got taxes to pay.



The SHEEP have spoken!!!!
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Or the AGENT.
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08/09/2010 10:33 PM
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
He wasn’t often right
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08/09/2010 10:37 PM
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He wasn’t often right

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With TPTB, it isn't about being right or wromg.

It's all about who controls the ball (or the oil well).

Further, (the powers that be) believe that they must ALWAYS control the ball and Matt Simmons was running just a wee bit too much interference for their liking, IMHO.
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
bump
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
Of course - he can't defend himself now.


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08/09/2010 11:17 PM
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
Unbelievable.
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Of course - he can't defend himself now.
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They're assassinating his character so he doesn't become a martyr. By the time the media is done, no one will remember him or care.
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08/09/2010 11:25 PM
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Fucking asshole.
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Unbelievable.
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Yet so predictable at the same time. We live in times where we expect the incredible and it happens.

Truth is coming.
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08/10/2010 02:59 AM
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A little soon, don't ya think?! Jesus Christ, can't these jackals wait a couple of days before they start smearing the guys credibility/sanity?
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
Deserves a pin. This will only be the first of many attacks.
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Re: Breaking: Media Already Trying to Discredit Matt Simmons
Matt Simmons, Crazy Uncle Of The Oilpatch, R.I.P.

Legendary oil industry banker and gadfly Matt Simmons died last night at his home in Maine, from an apparent heart attack while in a hot tub. I’ll miss talking with Simmons. He had become, in recent years, the crazy old uncle of the oil patch. Rich, odd, bombastically self-confident, unconcerned with what anyone thought of him. He wasn’t often right, but he always had a very strong opinion that he was eager to share. More important than being right, he made us think.

[link to blogs.forbes.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1059478


WHEN DID HE DIE?\IS THIS TRUE?
OBVIOUSLY NOT NATURAL HE WAS MURDERED
I MEAN WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD NOT THINK HE WAS MURDERED?





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