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Posted Tue May 4 2010: from 'Doc Michael, at DailyKos:
Gulf Gusher -- How Bad Can It Be?
The news media, unsurprisingly, generally tell the news, not the implications. They don't want to get hyperventilating -- that's not what journalists do, after all -- they just report. Consequently, the signs of "worse than expected," "faster than expected," or "unbelievably bad" are often sort of after-thoughted, usually down near the end of a story. A few of these are indicators, to me, of how astonishingly bad the Gulf Gusher is likely to turn out to be.... We are complicit in this Chernobyl. We feed the beast of greed with our profligacy; our unwillingness to imagine that "the American Way of Life" -- which is fundamentally unsustainable -- could change in response to the new realities must be called into question. The paradigm is shifting -- and we need to shift it in directions that create a life we are proud of, not one of convenience, at the cost of the rest of the world.
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