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  •  This isn't fascism (6+ / 0-)

    Jesus, read some of the other more level-headed commentary here.

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    This nonsense gets 17 recs, some of which from people who should know better?

    Exxon is being given control of a limited amount of airspace for a limited time to coordinate the various air activities it has to engage in to clean up the mess.

    That's different than totalitarian control of a whole society and killing millions of people! This is a perfectly legal activity that's in place to make cleaning up the mess cheaper and easier for all of us! Calling this fascism is like anti-gay marriage people calling that activity 'fascism'. It isn't remotely the same thing!

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 09:05:23 PM PDT

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    •  What did the generally accepted inventor of (2+ / 0-)
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      Fascism say fascism was?  Totalitarian control of a whole society and killing millions of people?  I think not.

      "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

      by Bisbonian on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 09:23:36 PM PDT

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    •  Wait. You just claimed Exxon is cleaning it (1+ / 0-)
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      up, then in the next breath claimed that making that easier for Exxon makes cleaning up the mess cheaper for all of us.

      Who is paying to clean it up, again?

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 05:51:03 AM PDT

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      •  I don't know who is paying (1+ / 0-)
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        I suspect it's Exxon. That has nothing to do with why this flight restriction was issued, and regardless of who is paying it is good public policy to make it easy to clean up instead of difficult.

        The straws are soooo close. You'll be able to get one if you... just... keep... grasping...

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 06:09:55 AM PDT

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