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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 08:16 PM
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227. How about government scientists are not actually independent anymore.

And it hasn't gotten any better under Obama than it was under Bush. Government scientists have complained that their work is interfered with by vested or ideological interests. Given, also, BP's demonstrated clout over other government agencies (the Coast Guard) there is little reason to believe numbers like that, which are fantastical anyway.

I'll put it like this, if they had made such an optimistic assessment after a year, if they, in the meantime, let independent scientists look a the Gulf, I would be more inclined to to believe them. Within a month? No.

If you look at an impartial history of corporations, and the reason they came into being in the first place, the fact is they are huge liars. It's irresponsible to ignore that and say that they won't lie, or to give them the BOD you would give to an ordinary person. They are in existence to avoid individual responsibility.
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