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Thursday, April 29, 2010

News of the Day

Offshore Oil Safety Awards Luncheon Postponed... You Don't Say!!!

Coast Guard Admiral: "...do the job to secure and remove this oil." How is that securing going? "... protect these fragile areas." Say what?

BP says that that super-duty, ultra mobile, undersea exploded-well capping machine didn't function quite the way it had been designed to function ... well, I guess not. But, you can't guarantee EVERYTHING, now, can you?

Obama, on April 2: "It turns out ... that oil rigs today generally don't cause spills. They are technologically very advanced.''

On the other hand: 100th anniversary of pants being legal for women in Kansas: http://tinyurl.com/2fjmpb2

Afternoon: Horror on the other hand - 5 miles from here is the latest coal mine disaster, killing two young men.   One of Pam's students was crying in class - knows one of the miners killed. Numerous safety violations were assessed at that mine within the last year.


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