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  •  Plz read that last ^ sentence .... (3+ / 0-)
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    To me this translates to mean that there is never any form of state follow-up on problem correction and once you get a permit you are never checked again.

    I have to get my car inspected annually or I can't get a license.  Have we evolved to the point that corporations are treated as 'better' than ordinary people?

    Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

    by DRo on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:24:47 PM PDT

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    •  Well, budget-starved regulatory agencies aren't (5+ / 0-)

      exactly unique to Texas either, are they? Yes. The FEDS cut the fines by half and said, OK, go about your business. In 2012.

      Now, extrapolate. If DHS were doing its job, would it be inspecting fertilizer distributors and LPG tank farms coast to coast, instead of making you take off your shoes and measuring your shampoo and stealing your Leatherman at airports???????

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:43:50 PM PDT

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