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Okay Yam, what good does it do you to sue when your food source is gone? You can't eat money.

If we let oil companies have free reign, then the gulf would be covered in wells and leaks would be way more frequent. I'm personally against all offshore drilling.
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sue baby sue...yea right tell Alaska that..20 years later they got screwed of the nearly 3.5 billion dallar law suite the subreme court ruled Exxon to only pay 500 million...which means people that lost it all only got 15k for 20 years of their life....

you are only worried about your taxes....
amazing with the loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico that only money matters...
that sounds just like the BP execs
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why does this spill have to be left Vs right...both appointed the judges and both screwed up...one party is no better than the other in this matter

niether can blame the other...

get ready to pay out your A$$ for this spill one way or the other...

we are paying much more than you...we are losing our way of life...what are you losing a few tax dollars???? amazing
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Okay Yam, what good does it do you to sue when your food source is gone? You can't eat money.

If we let oil companies have free reign, then the gulf would be covered in wells and leaks would be way more frequent. I'm personally against all offshore drilling.


Hey--this was the peoples will until a couple of years ago. The people voted for politicians to get govt out of the way. This changed 3 years ago. If the people want more govt regulations, then they should vote for politicians who will give them more regulation. I think most americans want govt out of their way--November will tell.
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The regulations were put in place over 20 years ago. The govt should back out. They will do more harm than good. I believe the majority of the people in this forum have consistently expressed opinions that govt gets in the way of the private sector, reduces efficiency, prevents the private sector from achieving results, and puts undue financial costs on the citizens of this country. Well, majority wins in a democracy. Let the private sector handle it. I am sure they will do a fantastic job in the long run. Long run being defined as greater than 30 years. The last thing we need is more govt regulations, more federal work force, the USA can't afford it's bills now and I am sure the public does not want their taxes to be raised to pay for more regulations and a bigger govt---the private sector can handle it.
I'm not sure I understand this argument. I keep hearing about how the free market is more responsible and efficient than government. In support of that, the US has relaxed regulations and de-funded regulatory agencies to the point where industry runs the oversight. Now that the industry has had a spectacular failure, there are more and more calls for government intervention.

At what point do we finally realize that what's best for big business isn't necessarily good for the people. Or does everybody here agree that "poop happens", and that even less regulation will magically make everything better?

BP has a history of placing profits over safety. Just look at the internal "Three Pigs" memo that BP used to justify the cost savings of cheap refinery office space over the cost of potential loss of human life.

Is now the time to relax industry regulation even more?

Twine is cheaper than standard rigging, so is it better to rig with twine? It sounds pretty stupid to me. But using a BP cost/benefit document, it would seem that if it were up to BP, we would all be sailing with twine.....
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so the only thing both parties care about this spill is to point fingers and make politcal points for November....


Thats the lowest form of humanity ever shown ....

screw the ocean, the fish the 11 that died...its all about the vote baby!

speaks volumes about those that would gamble our lives on the Gulf Coast to push a political agenda
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At least we will be paying for the fuel and not taxes to the govt. That is a free market. If prices goes up--so be it. At least you can't blame the govt. As lot of conservatives like to state "we are an ownership society". The govt can not own our society. We do.
With your ideas then there should be no building codes, no bank regulaters, no SEC no ICE or border patrol. Anarchy! Cool!!!
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so the only thing both parties care about this spill is to point fingers and make politcal points for November....


Thats the lowest form of humanity ever shown ....

screw the ocean, the fish the 11 that died...its all about the vote baby!

speaks volumes about those that would gamble our lives on the Gulf Coast to push a political agenda
Exactly--keep govt out.
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OK--guys. By now I hope you have all realized I do not believe ANYTHING I have written today. For those of you who have seen me write on others posts, especially the ones about health care, you will realize I am making fun of all the neocon nut heads who believe the private sector and totally free markets can do and fix anything.

I was a doing a "Howard Stern" schtick.

The whole point of my ranting and raving was to highlight, even for some known anti-govt contributors in these forums, just how stupid they really sound.

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With your ideas then there should be no building codes, no bank regulaters, no SEC no ICE or border patrol. Anarchy! Cool!!!
and no gulf ,atlantic or pacific beaches...just tar pits and oil wells

anyone have an Idea how much more sail area we would need to sail in dark gooey,stickey,latex paint type oil???
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