Don't Look Down
I'm resigned to the fact that our modern lifestyle negatively impacts the earth's ecosystem. I don't, however, accept careless disregard for it and its inhabitants. Some acts are avoidable, and cause unnecessary harm.
Shall I put this in more relatable terms?
You go to the doctor and he diagnoses you with a fatal disease. Do you a)prolong and enhance the quality of your life by correcting bad habits or b)smoke, snort and swallow every harmful substance you can find?
I mean - what the hell - you're going to die anyway, right? What does it matter if you live two weeks or two years? What does it matter if your final hours are spent in pain or relatively unburdened? Why should you care about the quality of your existence? After all, your body's simply paying the price for all the years you indulged your every whim. Que sera sera; what will be, will be.
Out of all of this, I'm getting the sense that you don't value the finer things in life, and you don't care that others have to suffer due to industry's "mistakes" and profiteering. This indicates to me a disturbing disconnect from your surroundings and your community.
Or, do you believe that as long as the sludge stays off your property line, you'll be ok? Are you really that delusional?
Maybe a week in Louisiana would change your tune, but right now I'm wondering what kind of safety and environmental violations you've incurred in the sand and gravel business in order to pad your bottom line. Has this entire thread been an attempt to justify your own unconscionable acts?
Are you, [redacted], the enemy?
BP Failures Mounting as Gulf Oil Spill Worsens
"In the six weeks since the British oil giant's offshore rig exploded near the Louisiana coast, igniting what has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history, its efforts, have been nothing short of a disaster...
Meanwhile, BP's tab is approaching $1 billion to stop the spill and its stock is plummeting.
Much like the oil-coated wildlife dying across the region, one oil analyst said the company's finances reek with 'the real smell of death.'"
BP's History of Oil Spills and Accidents: Same Strategy, Different Day
"An Alaskan pipeline burst, a fatal refinery explosion and now a 210,000-gallon-a-day oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. And there’s BP, right smack dab in the middle of all three. This isn’t a case of bad luck. The only surprising conclusion — based on reports of other near misses — is that BP hasn’t had more accidents."
Caught in the Oil: gallery
"Evil requires a truly modern and scientific approach to lay bare its secrets. This approach is called "ponerology", the study of evil, from the Greek "poneros" = evil...Political Ponerology is shocking in its clinically spare descriptions of the true nature of evil. It is poignant in its more literary passages revealing the immense suffering experienced by the researchers contaminated or destroyed by the disease they were studying.
Political Ponerology is a study of the founders and supporters of oppressive political regimes."