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  •  Whereas Obama's Unamericanness In Concerned (4+ / 0-)
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    Rand Paul called President Barack Obama's critcism of the toxic pollution of a the Gulf of Mexico in an area the size of two US states ... "Unamerican."

    Paul's Libertarian sensibilities makes him feel like he'd like to be the voice out there sticking up for the free market and just being the good guy in the battle to protect Capitalism.

    Paul said that leads to the thinking that tragic incidents are "always someone's fault" and added, sometimes accidents just happen.

    Now as some point in the past, there have been myriad meetings between politicians, representatives of the Oil, Gas and Coal industries, and liberal upstart activists like Greenpeace etal trying to be the advocate for the environment, and humanity's place in the world as a steward of every organism that lurches out of the stew of life.

    And in those meetings, there must have been at least one instance where the great, epic battle between Good and Evil, Oil and Environment, David and Goliath took place with the Liberal Environmentalist making that case that "perhaps we should not try drilling 5000 feet down into the sea before we actually have the technology to manage it in the event there were some sort of disaster."

    Now, I wasn't there.  But I imagine in at least one of these meetings, Liberal Activists were sneered at, mocked by republicans and libertarians and their pals on the boards of directors at Oil Co and Gas Co and Coal Co.  And they were called names, and it was said that these tree hugging whimps were just trying to undermine America, and that nothing like what these alarmists and chicken littles were describing could ever ...

    ...ever...

    ...ever...happen.

    Would you have loved for Rand Paul to have been in the room that day?

    Paul said that leads to the thinking that tragic incidents are "always someone's fault" and added, sometimes accidents just happen.

    Catholic Church: Example of Religion thats TOO BIG TO FAIL

    by Detroit Mark on Fri May 21, 2010 at 07:35:12 AM PDT

    •  Faulty uninspected wiring causes fire (2+ / 0-)
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      "Accidents" too, dimwit.

      •  That's right. An accident by definition (5+ / 0-)
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        is unpreventable by human means. But very few of the incidents that we are wont to call accidents are truly unpreventable.  Even if we restrict the definition to reasonable human means (considering cost-benefit, e.g.), the damage could have been avoided.

        In public health, we use the term unintentional injuries. You didn't literally set out to cause harm, but because you didn't know or didn't think, or because the safety inspector who signed off was having an off day ... .

        _Karl Rove is an outside agitator._

        by susanala on Fri May 21, 2010 at 07:44:37 AM PDT

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