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The more spills change the more they stay the same

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I could make comments...but they wouldn't be nice....and Olds...you are right...we don't learn from our mistakes...

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balthazar    1,882

I happened to get mired in this particular broadcast of maddow's... and if you can look past her overly-dramatic, arched-eyebrow theatrics... she offers zero in the way of alternative solutions or approaches, nor if there even are any... as if the very properties of oil & water clean-up were as out-of-fashion as her haircut. Nothing about how the strategies today are wrong, just that they've been used before.

And...?

I missed the shows where she brought the same overwraught, isnt-this-familiar, wink-wink, nudge-nudge-isms regarding the last plane or train crash, and how the same wreckers & crews with torches were still cutting apart wreckage like they did in 1979.

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Drew Dowdell    4,999

I happened to get mired in this particular broadcast of maddow's... and if you can look past her overly-dramatic, arched-eyebrow theatrics... she offers zero in the way of alternative solutions or approaches, nor if there even are any... as if the very properties of oil & water clean-up were as out-of-fashion as her haircut. Nothing about how the strategies today are wrong, just that they've been used before.

And...?

I missed the shows where she brought the same overwraught, isnt-this-familiar, wink-wink, nudge-nudge-isms regarding the last plane or train crash, and how the same wreckers & crews with torches were still cutting apart wreckage like they did in 1979.

I think her point was that it didn't work 30 years ago in 200 feet of water, why would we expect the same techniques to work today in 5,000 feet of water?

A second, very large point, is that Exxon, BP, Royal Dutch Shell are the most profitable companies on the planet yet they spend little to nothing on safety and cleanup R&D in so much as to even hire an intern to update the Gulf of Mexico Spill Management guidebook to not include people who have been dead since 2005 as expert contacts and walruses as native animals that need care.

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loki    289

anyone watch the Shepard smith / judge Nepaliatano (sp?) link i put in the politics section?

edit, nevermind, i think my post got deleted in the move...?

2nd edit, reposted what i was talking about.

Edited by loki

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