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Old 06-23-2010, 10:35 PM   #301
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For common sense
Some interesting info on the good judge:

Judge who overturned drilling moratorium reported owning stock in drilling companies
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:06 AM   #302
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The politics of this issue seem to be some sort of escape for people. Everyone wants to talk about the politics because talking about the actual issue would lead everyone to realizing that we're completely and totally fucked and that the world as we know it is going to be significantly altered forever by this disaster.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:24 AM   #303
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I'll answer any question you have if you'll answer the very good question in the article Irvine posted.


That's my question for you, what's yours for me?
INDY, I know I give you a hard time every once in awhile, and it seems like you're backing off from this line of attack, which is a good thing.

The reason I do it, is because honestly I think you're better than that.

Hannity, Beck, Rush and the rest of the talk radio goons don't need facts, facts are just thorns in their sides and they get in the way, but you don't have to fall in line with them.

I was listening to Laura Ingraham today and she was still pursuing this line of attack today on her show when a conservative supporter called her and pointed out how she was wrong, she cut him off and continued down the path of lies.

I think you're better than that...
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Shocking. No, really, seriously, I'm stunned by that news . *Kicks Supreme Court for their "Corporations are people, too!!!!!!!!" decision*

I think PhilsFan hit it right on the head. Just put your fingers in your ears and go, "La, la, la, la, la...".

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Old 06-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #305
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Sad to see this topic fall off of the first page of listed Threads. I just want everyone to know things are not so good down here.
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We know, things are terrible and could possibly get worse with a storm.

Why isn't Jesus, Palin, the free market, or Sean Hannity fixing this?
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:43 AM   #307
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Sad to see this topic fall off of the first page of listed Threads. I just want everyone to know things are not so good down here.
Sorry

I still think about it all the time and it makes me sick
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:16 AM   #308
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The politics of this issue seem to be some sort of escape for people. Everyone wants to talk about the politics because talking about the actual issue would lead everyone to realizing that we're completely and totally fucked and that the world as we know it is going to be significantly altered forever by this disaster.
It's not entirely an escape, it's something many people can at least wrap their minds around and speak to...in pointless circles maybe but it makes people feel like they have at least some grasp on the situation. People like to stick to what they think they know.

The reality of what has happened, that we actually have no control over it and what it will mean in real terms to our way of life is frankly beyond measurable.

It's so huge it's difficult to process. It's like Katrina in slow motion with no way to stop it and 40 million people to evacuate with nowhere to go, no way of even suggesting it without mass panic and denial, and no way of knowing when it's too late.

It's a bit like finding out someone is terminally ill and most people don't know what to do or say.
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I just want everyone to know things are not so good down here.
So much uncertainty, I hope you and your family are able to stay out of harm's way.

The news only focuses on BP, blame, lastest failed attempts to cap etc.

What's actually going on where you are? How are people coping and supporting each other? Are people who can making plans to leave?
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So much uncertainty, I hope you and your family are able to stay out of harm's way.

The news only focuses on BP, blame, lastest failed attempts to cap etc.

What's actually going on where you are? How are people coping and supporting each other? Are people who can making plans to leave?
I'm also curious what people ARE spending money on? If there are payments being made to some of the people out of work, are people working of their houses? Shopping? Eating out?

The layers of disaster with losing both tourism and fishing seems like it should be crippling, but I'd love to know if some part of the economy is looking up.
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I would imagine that people are trying to pay bills-if the payments are even enough to cover any of that
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It's a bit like finding out someone is terminally ill and most people don't know what to do or say.
That's a perfect way of putting it. Exactly right.

I'd be curious to know what the deal is economy-wise right now, too, and how people are dealing with this. As for hurricanes, I'm sincerely hoping that the one headed for the Gulf now doesn't pan out to be much of anything (for the oil spill as well as because I don't want anyone to relive Katrina).

Has anyone managed to find some way to try and take care of the oil, just hasn't put it into practice yet?

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BP ‘burning sea turtles alive’ | Raw Story
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:26 PM   #314
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I heard about this from a friend. Wonderful . Couldn't possibly wait and do the burn until after you got the turtles out of the way?

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I had no idea there were so many BP gas stations in Wisconsin. I refused to stop at any of them this week while on vacation.
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