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[ale] [OT] cartoon on BP spill blame

Even if one agrees that we're consuming too much oil is a bad thing I
fail to see how that would somehow excuse cutting corners in getting the
oil to the consumers.  The issue here wasn't that consumers demanded
cheap oil (because guess what we're NOT getting cheap oil!) it is that
greedy corporate bastards decided that THEY would get higher pay and
perqs in bypassing their own safety measures.   As I noted in a prior
post BP actually petitioned the government so BP could vary from its own
safety procedures. 

Now if you want to say that folks who drive off from gas pumps with the
pump head still in there care are a problem then that's clearly a
consumer issue.   Oddly enough that did generate safety features so that
the pump doesn't get yanked along with the car and in fact shuts off the
flow of gas so the part of the hose remaining after the detachment
doesn't spew gas.   Imagine if they'd put this kind of safety thinking
into play for the BP rig (or even if they'd adhered to their own

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Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 11:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [ale] [OT] cartoon on BP spill blame

On 2010/06/18, at 10:37 , Greg Freemyer wrote:
> Damn,
> I guess we should blame the passengers if a commercial airplane
> crashes due to poor maintenance and pilot error.
> Greg

When the plane crashes because the passengers have
put ten tons of unnecessary extra baggage on board, then
YES, the passengers are to blame as well.

The point of the cartoon is the gas guzzling Hummer  SUV.
Continuing in selfish, elitist and gluttonous denial of our
obvious excesses and the global war, death, destruction
and suicidal environmental devastation they cause has
become the battle cry of the Teabaggers and their radical
right wing puppet masters, as well as the hallmark of
imperialist American corporate welfare state globalization

Any American who wants to see a real fascist just needs
to look in the mirror.  If they have failed in their human duty
to actively protest the Bush Torture Regime and its invasions
and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, then they will be
looking at terrorists, too.


> On 6/18/10, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
>> <flame on!>
>> --
>> --
>> James P. Kinney III
>> Actively in pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness
>> Doing pretty well on all 3 pursuits
>> Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by
>> faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own  
>> merits.
>>   Dan Barker, "Losing Faith in Faith", 1992
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