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    Sorry to make another post so serious, but i stumbled upon this on reddit and feel i need to share it:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/com...l_spill_dying/

    ... there is a youtube link at the top. i couldnt watch more than 10 seconds of it myself, but just getting the idea was enough to chock me quite badly. Its a cleanup worker who knows she's dying because of BP's betrayal and incompetence

    ... Apparently, BP used chemicals to conceal the oil (under the water) after the spill; despite it being against regulation, and without warning of the dangers.

    these chemicals are dangerous, especially considering what they do to the oil; the oil contains alot of toxicity, but that is largely contained within, untill dissolved by chemicals....


    as far as i understand it, this story is under the radar of US mainstream media. the scope of it is also unknown. think the video-blogger claims 1000 workers are affected..... this source says ts 10's of thousands by now. http://bpoil.wordpress.com/2011/02/2...g-in-the-gulf/

    al-Jazeera article on it: http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth...955897442.html

    msnbc coverage from july 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tckSn...layer_embedded

    an article that hints at the possible scope of this: http://www.businessinsider.com/warni...ow-dead-2010-6
    ... cleanup workers from some spill back in 89 using similar chemicals are all dead by now; life expectancy shortened to something like 53? unfathomable...

    ... i geuss this stuff takes a while to take effect.

    spread the word.

    When shit goes this bad, you gotta blame the system. BP has probably been criminally irresponsible on many accounts, but people need to realize that corporations are invented to enable accumulation of individual profit whole eliminating individual responsibilities. this has consequences...

    This is the free market at work.
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    lolol

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    reading the non-mainstream news these days is so fucking depressing..
    I am an enthusiast of good strategy games, sc2Esports and rollplay, although i dont really play anything atm.
    I work an internship at a government agency this fall, and have a good time at it.
    I'm being more social, active and honest lately. in all forums.

    Hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todie View Post
    reading the non-mainstream news these days is so fucking depressing..
    Almost as depressing as reading the mainstream news.

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    Its a fact. There just needs to be somebody to take criminal charges against BP and everyone in their top echelon who ordered this kind of "cleaning".

    But then again the USA government is totally corrupt and the only thing it may do is actually help BP do more shit and cover it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustinbrowder View Post
    Its a fact. There just needs to be somebody to take criminal charges against BP and everyone in their top echelon who ordered this kind of "cleaning".

    But then again the USA government is totally corrupt and the only thing it may do is actually help BP do more shit and cover it up.
    ... no way - I... I actually AGREE with dustinbrowder...

    someone must have punctured the Space-Time Continuum

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustinbrowder View Post
    But then again the USA government is totally corrupt
    Good lord, i wish it was that simple.

    Saying that, makes you an ignorant moron in my eyes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropsonic View Post
    Good lord, i wish it was that simple.

    Saying that, makes you an ignorant moron in my eyes.
    Exactly.

    Resorting to such broad dismissals trivializes the problem and indicates an unwillingness to search for a solution.
    I don't know what the solution is, but bumper-sticker slogans and pessimism is not the answer.

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    I'd like to blame George Bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazur View Post
    I'd like to blame George Bush.
    Your scope of blame would be limited, but certainly not misplaced.

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