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[ale] [OT] cartoon on BP spill blame

No compared to a few years back gas is expensive.   You like many others
appear to have been sucked in by the fact they nearly quintupled the
price then just brought it down to double to make you think it is
cheaper.  If someone is raping you orally and anally then stops the anal
part they're still raping you.



From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Jim
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 12:31 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts - Yes! We run Linux!
Subject: Re: [ale] [OT] cartoon on BP spill blame



On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Lightner, Jeff <jlightner at water.com>

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!)

compared to a few years back gas is cheap. They found out that $5/gal is
the point where folks start carpooling and taking mass transit.  Tax
this stuff to keep it ALWAYS above that point and use the $$ to find
better ways to move people and goods around.

	it is that
	greedy corporate bastards decided that THEY would get higher pay
	perqs in bypassing their own safety measures.   As I noted in a
	post BP actually petitioned the government so BP could vary from
its own
	safety procedures.

Which is why they should be hung out to dry. Along with the greys that's
that approved the changes. 

	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
	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
	doesn't spew gas.   Imagine if they'd put this kind of safety
	into play for the BP rig (or even if they'd adhered to their own

We really do need a ton of research into "mess mediation" but that won't
happen without the funding. Anything to do with spending money won't
pass congress. We lose. Anything to do with raising revenues to cover
the costs of a research program won't pass either because some schmuck
will whine he should have to pitch in cause he's not doing behavior.foo
and should be exempt and then tailspin begins....



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