I don't recall mentioning the natives in this discussion, but yes they are Kockknobs as well. I am also not making ignorant attacks against the oil industry. I am giving credit where credit is due. They knew that drilling here was dangerous and beyond our current technical capabilities. That is why we couldn't drill it ourselvs and BP had to go through the Transcorp backdoorto get the job going. You may remember G Dub foaming at the mouth around 10 years ago about reducing regulations so we could drill into this stash and the other big daddy in Alaska. You may also note that Transcorp moved to Switzerland to avoid paying taxes. An xtra billion would be nice right about now, wouldn't it. You can take your 401K statement, roll it up and wipe your arse with it. That is all it will be worth if the worst case plays out here. They deserve nothing from me other than utter contempt and mistrust.