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    the Nat Geo show Seconds from Disaster, which carefully details major disasters in recent world history, and the chain of events that went horribly wrong that led to disaster.  With manmade things, there's almost always some regulation that a corporation wanted to skip to reduce costs, and lack of oversight from that evil government the Republicans and libertarians always want to cut back on.

    Well, folks, this is what happens without regulations, when you let private industry dictate the rules.  Here's the entire episode about the Norway massacre from last year.

    Many of the episodes are available in full on YouTube.  Watch them while thinking about what could have been done to prevent those disasters from happening, and in almost every case, it's government that could've mandated some extra check or regulation to stop the disaster.  And usually, they DID end up stepping in, but only after the disaster happened and hundreds of people died.

    And these episodes also show why the Ron Paul crowd is delusional when they think corporations will police themselves, or that the public will shame them into good business and safety practices by ourselves.

    And as for this episode, it also shows the end result of right-wing extremism and hatred.  They're desperate to erase Breivik from our memory and how he communicated with the likes of Pamela Geller on her blog as well as others; we cannot let them.

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