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  •  I am very pissed at the oil spill..... (4+ / 0-)

    and I want effective solutions.  I also want worker safety promoted and lots of data collected.

    The whole thing is a crime and we need to stop using so much oil.

    You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

    by murrayewv on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 08:01:19 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, yes. Pissed here too, (2+ / 0-)
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      murrayewv, Larsstephens

      I'm glad to know you and people like you are watching over those who are living in the area and involved in the cleanup.

      "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." ~Albert Einstein

      by ParkRanger on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 08:12:02 PM PDT

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      •  I wish I could do more..... (1+ / 0-)
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        most of my toxicology is focussing on fresh water and metals here in coal country.  Good men and women getting sick on the job is a problem here too (NIOSH offices are up in Morgantown).  I should say, I have met some NIOSH folks and I find it hard to believe they are in a BP conspiracy of any kind.

        You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

        by murrayewv on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 08:21:58 PM PDT

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        •  Maybe less a conspiracy than the need (2+ / 0-)
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          government bureaucracies have to be "scientific" and have proof before they take action (accountability). I have less faith in corporations though -- especially one that has shown it only has a bottom line at heart like BP has.

          You've brought up some very valid points about the problems of wearing respirators, too.

          The way I can relate to your perspective is medically because I've had a lot of health issues for several years.  What I do now is do research on any medication suggested and see if I can find a healthy alternative.  So far it's working very, very well for me.  

          Doctors do the best they can, but this is my body and I look out for my own best interest.  That's how I would think of the respirator issue - I would want to find the best solution for me.  If BP isn't allowing people to wear their own respirators or blocking tracking problems with them, then that is a whole other issue.

          "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." ~Albert Einstein

          by ParkRanger on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 09:17:44 PM PDT

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