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View Diary: Daily Kos Gulf Watchers ROV #327 - Endless Fishin' - BP's Gulf Catastrophe (280 comments)

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  •  I don't disagree with your general comment. (7+ / 0-)

    But it should be pointed out, so that we all remember it, that BP (and Transocean, I believe) took many steps to bring disaster closer.  Turning off the alarms on the Deepwater Horizon, for example, with the justification that there were too many false alarms waking the crew at all hours.

    Just the most outstanding of many ways in which they begged for a cataclysmic event.  

    Your point about the observable effects of an event that's been successfully avoided is an excellent one (of course I'd say that: I've used that example in many other contexts).  But the practices need to stand, in spite of no disasters having happened.  BP might as well have designed their policies -- both above and below the water line -- to create a crisis such as this.

    Fascists don't take power. They're given power by an uninterested populace." -- Fishgrease

    by Yasuragi on Tue Aug 24, 2010 at 08:56:02 AM PDT

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