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  •  BH, here's hoping you're right (3+ / 0-)

    about those "three entities". You said:

    What has come out of this administration is very typical, as is the behavior of BP, TA & Halliburton. If the govn't is patient enough and stalls enough, those three entities will eat each other alive or fix it -- or, ideally, both.

    But, if past is prologue, it's more likely that those four entities (the government, BP, TA & Halliburton) will eat us alive.

    •  Not to be cavalier, but in a sense, (3+ / 0-)
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      greenbird, Yasuragi, DawnN

      we already have been chewed up and spit out by all of these entities. While egos strut, critters die, families fall apart, businesses fail, people sink into despair and our environment is fouled for decades to come.

      We all know this will touch the entire planet, to what degree we don't know. One example that I've used before is my personal one:

      Loons from the lake where our family-built cabin is that mr bh and I own (his mom lives there) nest in the Gulf. There's a special project of banding waterfowl that winter or stop at the Gulf on their winter migration path.

      Loons are good to study: particularly easy to catch, always go to the same place and live 25-30 years. But their habitats are highly fragile, as is their ability to move. They can't walk. They need the marshes. Will I see them back next year? Or the year after?

      I agree, PreciousLittle. Unfortunately, I suspect the big damage, even if more flows, has already been done. Sorry for the down opinion, but we're voyeurs in this form dance now. But that's just my opinion.

      Caveat: if too many more shenanigans take place, people will respond themselves. I've never met anyone with seafarin' blood who couldn't laugh, dance, sing and put the fear of the dieties into people when so moved! And I'm ready to march directly into the face (or barrels as the case may be) of anyone. So the world is watching. There's more than one thing ready to burst, I bet!

      You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

      by bleeding heart on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 11:04:22 AM PDT

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