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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 04:13 AM
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Melancon speaks out on oil spill
Source: The News Star

Melancon speaks out on oil spill
By Stephen Largen slargen@monroe.gannett.com May 17, 2010

U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Melancon says the federal government must consider prosecuting officials from companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and government officials who may have disregarded offshore drilling regulations.

"We need to find out if there was malfeasance by people in agencies," said Melancon, a Democrat from Napoleonville and the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District.

"Was there intent by either the companies or government officials to allow this to happen without having the safeguards in place?" Melancon asked.
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Read more: http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20100517/NEWS01/5170...
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 05:21 AM
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1. K&R
No One Is to Blame for Anything

By FRANK RICH - NYT
Published: April 10, 2010



I was right 70 percent of the time, but I was wrong 30 percent of the time, said Alan Greenspan as he testified last week on Capitol Hill. Greenspan a k a the Oracle during his 18-year-plus tenure as Fed chairman could not have more vividly illustrated how and why geniuses of his stature were out to lunch while Wall Street imploded. No doubt he applied his full brain power to that 70-30 calculation. But the big picture eludes him. If the captain of the Titanic followed the Greenspan model, he could claim he was on course at least 70 percent of the time too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/11/opinion/11rich.html


- No one is to blame anymore. For anything. And the only people that this administration seems to vigorously prosecute are the likes of Bernie Madoff and his ilk who steal from the rich, sick people and regular potheads who just want to be left the fuck alone to consume some herbs, or people who haven't done anything except being brown at the wrong time and ending up in Gitmo.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 08:59 AM
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2. It is way past the time to "stop" calling it a spill
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