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View Diary: How Regulation came to be: The Hotel Fires of 1946 Pt I (74 comments)

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  •  probably just a buncha "them" anyway... (4+ / 0-)

    Change for the good of humanity always comes from the deaths (many deaths) of humans.  The wave of guilt seems to silence, for a moment at least while the unwashed howl for change, the money-lust of the elite.

    •  Well, there were a lot of rich folk involved. (4+ / 0-)
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      SOMETHING had to be done!!!!

      We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis D. Brandeis

      by dsteffen on Sun Oct 25, 2009 at 02:55:17 PM PDT

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      •  yeah, i was about to say.... (3+ / 0-)
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        ....those pictures show luxurious high-end accommodations, so it follows: lots of rich people getting killed = instant regulation.  Compare to how long asbestos workers had to wait for regulations and for justice.

        •  Fires in largely populated buildings catches (1+ / 0-)
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          more attention than poor/working class people slowly dying unnecessarily from asbestos related injuries.

          Just like airplane crashes get more coverage than car crashes which kills far more people.

          The land was ours before we were the land's...Robert Frost, The Gift Outright

          by HylasBrook on Mon Oct 26, 2009 at 04:43:04 AM PDT

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