Oil Spill I think "airship" is too full of what makes airships what they are. The French and now,and, the UK are Countries in decline, having had their hayday as exploiters of people and places and of course the good ole US of A rescued both or they all be speaking German today. However, I digress, I think Ayan Rand said it best when interviewed on US TV, she was asked how she would "control" oil Co's and others who would pollute etc, her reply was " an educated and caring consumer would bring them in to line through the cash register really quick", Governments just end up restricting business and punishing it via.i taxes which do not go back to the consumer and only result in the consumer paying more. So, here is question, was the spill and accident and forgiveness appropriate provided genuine efforts made to minimize damage etc ? failing good actions by BP should the consumer or the Government punish them?