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Offshore oil rigs give planet the shaft
On Monday, Gov. Schwarzenegger announced he will no longer be pursuing an expansion in offshore drilling along the California coast.
Schwarzenegger said the recent oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was the reason for his decision, according to the Associated Press....
Cheney and gushing oil
Dear Editor: The oil well spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico didn't have a remote-control shutoff switch used in two other major oil-producing nations as last-resort protection against underwater spills. The lack of the device, called an acoustic switch, could amplify concerns over the environmental impact of offshore drilling after the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig last week.
Dick Cheney's energy task force -- the secretive one he didn't say much about publicly -- decided the switches, which cost $500,000, were too much of a burden on the industry. But then again, maybe it's not. Regulatory decisions have consequences all the time, and the people who make them should be asked to justify their decisions in a democracy. Halliburton is involved, too. The Los Angeles Times reports that "BP contracted Dick Cheney's old company to cement the deepwater drill hole."
Cheney, with his personal Gestapo and loyal stormtroopers, corrupts the very foundation of government by illegally boring into the private affairs of its citizens and scandalously destroying their personal freedoms, while at the same time he tries to hide his evil doings with hush money, colossal cover-ups and the most flagrant whitewashing in White House history, as is now borne out.
Ted Rudow III,MA
Class of 1996
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Exhibit marks Kent State University massacre anniversary
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the Kent State University massacre.
About 20 people attended an opening ceremony commemorating the university massacre and "The Art of Protest" exhibit on display in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library.
The ceremony was to commemorate the massacre, which took place in 1970, said Dannelle Moon, associate librarian....
The Kent State massacre occurred, when National Guardsmen shot & killed four students demonstrating against the Vietnam War. They was also beginning to show a bias from Left to Right by tough, inexorable, prosecution with severity against the youth of America in everything from minor drug offenses to conspiracy to overthrow the Government or commit violence and riots while permitting their Rightist murderers to go free in such atrocious cases as Jackson State, etc.
The ridiculousness of the prosecution of Father Berrigan and his associates for conspiracy just because they discussed what they'd like to do to the Government as a protest against Nixon warmongering policies really capped the climax! Like Kent State and Chicago, Ruby Ridge and Waco have become code words for government aggression. "They" without an antecedent usually means government officials, politicians, journalists and others who are part of the power elite. Bureaucrats are called "public masters" instead of public servants.
Ted Rudow III,MA
Class of 1996