Once again big government is sticking their nose where it does not belong

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    Who in the hell does the US government and the gulf coast state governments think they are telling British Petroleum how they should handle the oil spill or even to suggest what safety measures they should have taken or should take in the future to prevent accidents. This all adds cost to doing business. In a free market all of these regulations make it more difficult for our local production to compete in the world market.

    The US government is also threatening to add more regulations to the mining industry. Another example of BIG GOVERNMENT interfering in our lives and our free markets.

    Obama is turning the USA into a socialist state.
     
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    The oil companies leased federal and public land out in the Gulf, they want to reap the rewards when they strike oil and they need to accept the responsibility when accidents take place.
     
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    We certainly don't need more regulations though, oil spills that happen are pretty rare considering how much activity there is world wide in drilling for oil.
     
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    This is an example of "satire", right?
     
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    You object to that?

    Take it up with the wives of the miners killed in West Virginia
    Tell it to the wives of the men killed on the oil rig
     
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    Umm, so we should let them be reckless and ruin the environment? This has nothing to do with socialism, which is an economical system

    I guess we should allow companies to dump toxic waste in the land and sell untested, unproven drugs that can harm people also
     
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    There are new "acoustic shutoff valves" that could have been installed at the well head that could be shut in case of an accident.

    The cost of that valve ($500,000) would have saved $Billions in cleanup costs. IMHO the government needs to INSIST that all future wells have an acoustic shutoff valve installed. If the oil companies refuse, then they don't get to drill off-shore. We can't allow these massive oil spills, when they are preventable.
     
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    yeah!

    you are SOOOOOO right!

    if some corporation wants to pollute the oceans and the air and our kids playgrounds and hundreds and thousands of innocent people die and millions get sick then it is NONE OF THE GOVERNMENTS BUSINESS!

    goddamned socialists

    we only need government for 1 purpose!
    to make sure gays are never allowed to marry!
     
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    You're an idiot.
    Hopefully they'll be creating a nuclear waste disposal site in your back yard, a nice earthquake hits, the shit leaks and you and your family members are made sterile, greatly improving the gene pool in your area.
     
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