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  •  I'm pretty pissed about chained CPI too (4+ / 0-)
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    kurt, Don midwest, Catte Nappe, elwior

    But I'm not sure what President Obama has to do with Exxon threatening arrest of journalists.

    •  Not any more than with the Macondo/Deepwater (2+ / 0-)
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      Don midwest, elwior

      information/access supressions, nor working the OWS bank protesters, etc.,over by elements of his administration or the local and state governments subject to federal oversight. Et alia ad infinitum.

      But I'm not sure what President Obama has to do with...
      How's that hopey changey thingy working out? I thought so (really did).

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

      by Bluefin on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 08:44:49 PM PDT

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    •  Nothing (2+ / 0-)
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      Don midwest, elwior

      But everything.

      He of course won't mention the spill. He does keep talking about wanting chained CPI.

      It is what is called the 'bully pulpit' of the presidency.

      He doesn't give a damn that Exxon used a pipeline built for one purpose decades ago for something completely different. Then it broke.

      He will be part of the whole 'make sure Exxon doesn't pay for this' process that was perfected after the Exxon Valdez.

      I'm sure some scapegoat will appear.

      No research by the government or media will be done on who thought it wise to use this pipeline for what it wasn't designed for.

      So Obama will keep smiling. Exxon gets it profits. And if this can be minimized, the big pipeline the oil companies want will still be built.

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