Death by Car

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Here Come the Poses

money justice The other day, I said that the Deepwater Horizon blowout would lead to six months of scapegoating and posturing about “our concern,” then yield to a renewal of deep-water oil drilling.

Yesterday, President No-Change passively admitted the same:

We owe all those who’ve been harmed, as well as future generations, a full and vigorous accounting of the events that led to what has now become the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Only then can we be assured that deepwater drilling can take place safely. Only then can we accept further development of these resources as we transition to a clean energy economy.

Clearly, the verdict has already been reached, before the monkey trial even starts.  “Let us collect the testimony, then find ourselves assured of the necessity of what’s going to be done, regardless of the facts.”

This is called softening up the rubes, in the game of corporate-sponsored politics.

As always, it is going to take a major social movement to stop this heedless overclass of ours. Like their predecessors, they have lost all capacity for self-reform.  Obama is 100 percent part of the problem.

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roger rabbit strangle Depending on the equipment used, railroad freight shipment is 50 to 550 percent more energy-efficient than trucking.

Have you heard Obummer mentioning this fact in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon blowout?

You won’t, barring a popular uprising.

Rail shipping workers are also 5550% easier to unionize than a scattered army of atomized, over-worked, beat-down truck drivers.

Draw your own conclusions…

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