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What do you think about the man that commited suicide by shooting himself over the oil spill?

Should BP be to blame for this?? he was a captain of a boating company i believe...

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Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 4:13 AM on Jul. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • no one is to blame for someone committing suicide. only the person themself can be held accountable for making that final decision. even though suicide is an act of someone who has become mentally illl. there are still always other choices.

    Answer by sati769leigh at 4:19 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I think it's the same for the man killing himself AND OTHERS over having to file/pay taxes....It's ridiculous

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 4:24 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I agree with sati, the guy made his choice. I can think of worse things a person has committed suicide over, or even survived through. BP is responsible for ruining his business, that's for sure. Very sad.

    Answer by Adelicious at 4:25 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I think it's a terrible tragedy. The Gulf oil spill is very depressing. I don't think BP could be held accountable for the suicide but they better be held accountable for an entire ecosystem they've destroyed. I saw the footage of the sperm whale trying to swim through oil and inhaling it. The dead dolphins, the oil-covered birds. It's incomprehensible.

    Answer by LittleWeloosMom at 4:29 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • It's tragic. Should BP be held accountable? No, but I do think we all need to understand that we are in this world together and that our actions and inactions do affect the lives and well-being of others...I'd like to see people in this world understanding and accepting collective responsibility for the state that this world is in, and I'd like to see us following the philosophy of "Love One Another".

    Answer by Anna92464 at 6:55 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • This is so sad, but no BP should not be blamed for somebody killing themselves. It's tragic that the man didn't see any other options...

    Answer by theutilitarian at 7:37 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • No, if it wasn't this it probably would have been somthing else

    Very sad for the family

    Don't use a permanent solution to a temporary problem


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:31 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I think the guy must have had more going on in his life to commit suicide over and do not think BP is to blame over that at all. Everyone needs to be held accountable for their own actions, not for others. He CHOSE to kill himself.

    I do think it is very sad that he felt he needed to do this for whatever reason. Really it doesn't help the situation at all.

    Answer by chelleybeans at 8:40 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • No. BP is responsible for the spill. They aren't responsible for the man's emotions or reactions.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:50 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I feel it's a terrible tragedy for his family to try to make sense of a death that was not caused by the oil spill. In this case, I feel that suicide was the ultimate eff-you and his family will be the one's to pay the price for his selfishness.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:10 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

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