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  •  With notable exceptions, they have a perfect (8+ / 0-)

    safety record.

    "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

    by GussieFN on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 08:37:00 AM PDT

    •  Sounds a bit like W... (5+ / 0-)

      claiming he kept the country safe -- except for 9/11.

      •  And Katrina, Rita, Iraq, Afghanistan, (1+ / 0-)
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        anthrax, Patriot Act, Plame, comm tapping/Echelon, miltarilization of domestic police/surveillance...and on and on...

        "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

        by Bluefin on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 10:56:14 AM PDT

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      •  Ha ha! (1+ / 0-)
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        I posted the same comment before I read yours....

        I don't know how they get away with it.

        "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

        by La Gitane on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 11:10:17 AM PDT

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    •  With Notable Exceptions Fukushima Does Too (0+ / 0-)

      Based on this example, should we expect the US Nuclear Power Industry to forthwith propose deregulation of their industry with simultaneous increases in subsidization.

      Should we expect the tobacco companies to propose labeling cigarrettes as "not just good, but good for you"?

      There is evidently nothing too blatant, nothing too "in-your-face", nothing too undeservedly unashamed that big business feels is beyond the bounds of acceptable conduct.  

      If this does not help bring into clear relief the devolution of corporate values and the danger it poses to our society, maybe it will be made clear to the public by the Wall Street Banks' attempts to repeal Wall Street Reform or Private Insurance Companies' attempt to hijack Medicare.

      File that last statement under "eternal optimism" or "pure pig-headed foolishness", whichever you deem appropriate.  

      We'd rather dream the American Dream than fight to live it or to give it to our kids. What a shame. What an awful, awful shame.

      by Into The Woods on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 11:57:40 AM PDT

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