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Second Line!

By mike flugennockFriday - September 10th, 2021Categories: environment

So, after getting the worst of Hurricane Ida, Louisiana is about to get the worst of the still-ongoing oil spill from somewhere in the thousands of miles of decomissioned and abandoned pipeline — previously owned and operated by who the hell knows who — on the bottom of the Gulf Of Mexico.

“The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has allowed the offshore oil and gas industry to leave 97 percent of pipelines (18,000 miles) on the seafloor when no longer in use” since the 1960s, said a report issued by the Government Accountability Office earlier this year.
“Oil Leak off U.S. Louisiana Coast Continues to Spread”, TeleSUR English 09.09.2021

It’s as if they’re getting two hurricanes down there.

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Low-Priority File

By mike flugennockWednesday - June 30th, 2021Categories: Bidenism, Economy, Health Care, Party Animals, coronavirus, elections, environment

…and apparently, for the Washington Post and the Democratic Party, holding their President to account for unfulfilled campaign promises is lodged in a low-priority file somewhere between “Can’t Be Bothered” and “Tough Shit”.

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Hands Across The Sea

By mike flugennockFriday - May 8th, 2020Categories: Health Care, coronavirus, environment

A quick quiz:
Name the two countries who currently lead the world in COVID-19 deaths.
Name the two countries whose public health services are the most ravaged by budget cuts and privatization.
Name the two countries whose leadership has been the most comically ignorant and incompetent in the face of this crisis.

Give up…?

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