QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Do you feel the problem with the oil spill comes from drilling off shore or the regulations surrounding drilling off shore?
interesting question. Let me try to put on an objective thinking
cap. It is not an easy task to decipher the happenings within a
capitalist economic system. Making money or a living
(the word used for the middle-class) is the main component in
capitalism, so needless to say, supply and demand (i.e.
supply=what is produced and demand=wages in workers pockets) is
the rule. Since drilling (what is produced) for oil
is considered just your average, ordinary business enterprise,
the drilling in and of itself, cannot be considered the culprit.
(Why we need drilling for oil is because oil had become the
chosen poison for the energy needs of human consumption.
Thats a whole different subject)
Any endeavor that humans indulge in to make $$$, needs regulation in order to protect society from fraudulent business practices (like dumping toxic refuse in our water supplies). When Reaganomics became popular, the ascent of deregulation and the descent of organized unions (protections) occurred, (allowing for more money to be made by CEOs and stockholders) so a look the other way practice took effect.
Therefore, my humble opinion would be that regulations or the lack there of, is totally responsible for this disastrous and inexcusable spewing of petroleum (uncontrollably) into the ocean, threatening a part of Earths wildlife and beauty for many years to come.
has become too insignificant a word to chronicle what will happen
Timeline Slideshow Here
Click Here To Go To The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC - HISTORY OF DRILLING AND SPILLING
[MP3] Ravi Batra interview on The Thom Hartmann Show 04-30-2010 (starts at 36:00min)
ASK 'BUT WHY?'
REAGAN, THE GREAT AMERICAN SOCIALIST
RNC Document Mocks Donors, Plays on 'Fear'
Watch Thom Hartmann on Freespeech TV
New Robes For SCOTUS
sign this very important petition "demand question
(of our political leaders) HERE...
We really need more dialog from those at the top...
The Republicans have got to be made to realize they can't hide behind "NO"
any longer! thinkingblue
MOVE TO AMEND
Let's keep our heads,
while we continue to watch THE
THEATER OF THE ABSURD!!!
"A SEARCH FOR TRUTH WILL FIND INJUSTICE."