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Old 07-22-2010, 09:34 PM   #346
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Seriously INDY, do you even look beyond Fox?
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I'm a little surprised that our free-market loving conservatives here are posting about the loss of these jobs so tearfully when it is becoming rather obvious to anyone with one iota of business sense that there are far more sound investments that the private sector can make than drilling in the Gulf.
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2theadvocate.com | News | Thousands protest drilling moratorium at rally — Baton Rouge, LA


Anybody see this on the NBC or CBS nightly news?

Didn't think so.



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I'm a little surprised that our free-market loving conservatives here are posting about the loss of these jobs so tearfully when it is becoming rather obvious to anyone with one iota of business sense that there are far more sound investments that the private sector can make than drilling in the Gulf.
I'm interested. What do you have in mind?
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:21 PM   #350
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With what?
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Thousands protest drilling moratorium at rally

LAFAYETTE — Thousands attended a rally in Lafayette Wednesday aimed at convincing the Obama administration to lift the federal offshore drilling moratorium, which officials said could further endanger the state through the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.

The “Rally for Economic Survival” was held at the Cajundome and drew about 11,000 people, some dressed in their oil industry uniforms, others in shirts bearing messages of “Drill Baby Drill” and “No Moratorium."

Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of 12 speakers at the two-hour event, pleaded with President Barack Obama to “let our people work.”
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So you agree with full steam ahead with the status quo, even after you see what can happen?

This shouldn't give us pause at all?

That's what you agree with?
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So you agree with full steam ahead with the status quo, even after you see what can happen?

This shouldn't give us pause at all?

That's what you agree with?


Yes
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:32 PM   #354
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Really?

So when a building fails killing some in it's fall due to a faulty foundation design...

You say, keep on building buildings with that faulty design?

That's smart
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Really?

So when a building fails killing some in it's fall due to a faulty foundation design...

You say, keep on building buildings with that faulty design?

That's smart
Every deep-water rig is operating under the same (lack of) scrutiny that lead to Deep Water Horizon's accident.

I guess it's the same question as with car recalls and airplane crashes...How many deaths before the tipping point of greater regulation makes sense?

The difference with Deep Water, as with Global Climate Change, is that environmental damage is harder to quantify. So, maybe if more rig workers had died, then there wouldn't be the continued "Drill Baby Drill" rally.

To be certain, I'm not saying that I wanted more workers to die. I'm just pointing out that maybe if everyone on Deep Water had been killed, these rallying workers might be a little less gung ho. I think we still value human life enough that it might make a difference.

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So you agree with full steam ahead with the status quo, even after you see what can happen?

This shouldn't give us pause at all?

That's what you agree with?
This sort of thing drives me nuts about the Republicans/Conservatives and there minions. BVS, called me out earlier in the thread because I'm of Conservative ilk I shouldn't be able to disagree with what's going on in the Gulf because of Free Market letting itself take care of things in this case BP.

But I do think we should have a better look into these deep well drilling and come up with the corrective actions if the "Worst Case Scenerio" does come to fruition and in my mind whats happened is such a catastrophe we might be there already. It's kinda sad that because of my political views I get lumped into that crazy bunch that is running the show now. At times I wonder if I'm the last middle of the road Republican (RINO in there vernacular) left. I remember in years past that we used to say that the Democrats are like Automatons with there thoughts and holding the party line but now I think the Republicans are worse, like the "either your with them or your seen as the enemy" if you have differing views.
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This sort of thing drives me nuts about the Republicans/Conservatives and there minions. BVS, called me out earlier in the thread because I'm of Conservative ilk I shouldn't be able to disagree with what's going on in the Gulf because of Free Market letting itself take care of things in this case BP.

But I do think we should have a better look into these deep well drilling and come up with the corrective actions if the "Worst Case Scenerio" does come to fruition and in my mind whats happened is such a catastrophe we might be there already. It's kinda sad that because of my political views I get lumped into that crazy bunch that is running the show now. At times I wonder if I'm the last middle of the road Republican (RINO in there vernacular) left. I remember in years past that we used to say that the Democrats are like Automatons with there thoughts and holding the party line but now I think the Republicans are worse, like the "either your with them or your seen as the enemy" if you have differing views.
Thanks for the honesty.

What drives me crazy are people who get elected and stay elected yet claim that government is the enemy. A thoughtful Republican should know what they want a limited government to do for the U.S. and work to implement it.
But, this claiming that government regulation is ruining America and that government is the enemy of progress...
Then Why Do You Want To Be A Part Of It?!?! It's dishonest.

If you don't believe in what you do or aren't actively trying to reform it then you are a hypocrite. Or trying to deceive people.
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YBORCITYOBL,

I actually admire your views of wanting to look deeper into the issue for the future.

I'm sick and tired of this "if it's broke don't fix it" mentality that INDY, iron horse, Benji and others have.

I have a feeling they read that book wrong.
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Just when it might be turning a corner, now they get a tropical storm
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Just when it might be turning a corner, now they get a tropical storm
No one could have foreseen...storms and hurricanes in the same area that we drill for oil.


Sorry, just reminiscing with some Bush-era rhetoric.
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