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[ale] [OT] cartoon on BP spill blame



Current price of a gallon of gasoline in the Atlanta area is around
$2.50 .  That's about half what it is in most of the developed world.
( http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/global_gasprices/ ).  That
said, the main determinant is government taxes.

The sad fact is that drilling for oil is dangerous. It involves
complex equipment operated at the very margins of safety and
predictability. This is unlikely to change in the near future.

-- CHS


On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Lightner, Jeff <jlightner at water.com> wrote:
> 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
> procedures).
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
> m-aaron-r
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 11:15 AM
> To: ale at ale.org
> 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
> (gobble-ization?).
>
> 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.
>
> peace
> aaron
>
>
>
>
>
>>
>> On 6/18/10, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
> http://blogs.ajc.com/mike-luckovich/2010/05/31/mike-luckovich-june-1-car
> toon/
>>>
>>> <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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