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  •  It's Texas! Freedom from regulation and zoning (13+ / 0-)

    and workman's compensation and health insurance and planned parenthood and unions! Especially those unions!
    pfffftttt - just collateral damage. Pay a few claims and continue on! Of course we here in the socialist state of CA which is regulated and taxed and unionized just learned that PG&E has been cutting the budget of nat. gas pipeline replacement for years! That gas line blowout in San Bruno seemed to be just collateral damage to them too!! Says much about the corporatism of our govt no?

    if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

    by mrsgoo on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:33:22 PM PDT

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    •  We saw this before, mrsgoo (8+ / 0-)

      Bushland.
      Alon's plant at Sand Springs -- across the road from where I used to live.
      Seagraves.
      On the Pecos between Carlsbad and the Texas border.

      I wish we had real teeth in OSHA.

      Maybe we need to get Congress down there in person to help clean up after the Boston bombing and this explosion. Let 'em see what their gamesmanship is wreaking on the nation they're supposed to serve.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:46:08 PM PDT

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