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  •  Sadly, more of these leaks to come. I wish more (9+ / 0-)

    ...people cared as deeply as they should. I'm tired of being outraged. I am ready for us to be more effective in reducing demand for oil and changing the way our culture views dirty energy. Until we do these things, we are going to be reading about more spills and more fatal derailments involving tar sands.

    The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

    by sebastianguy99 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 12:31:13 PM PDT

    •  Our legislators no longer work for we the people (0+ / 0-)

      hence all the outrage as corruption on top of corruption occurs for profit at the expense of our nation, our democracy, our earth and the life thereon.   vital for people to realize they've been gamed/had/bought out etc.  Until they reach that realization and learn that it isn't any one person but a corrupted system we won't get anywhere.   Our natural instincts are to blame one or two people...we have to learn to see it as a system.

      Dollarocracy is not Democracy

      by leema on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 04:04:56 PM PDT

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    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      And while the US invades other countries that have oil FOR  the corporations, it wastes massive amounts of it while doing so.
      How about our AFBs with the jets flying for hours wasting the very resource they are invading for?  
      What about the sequester?  
      Just one hour of flying not flown would sure go a long way of easing people's pain of wondering how they will pay their bills.
      I read that one hour flying uses as much fuel as a family uses all year.
      Since most of these invasions are for resources for the corporation, let them pay for them.
      We pay in taxes and people's lives, they keep the profits.
      And let's discus NASCAR. I know many people enjoy the races, but how insane is that?  
      What type of mileage do those cars get?  
      Plus all the time practicing wasting fuel.
      I agree, sebastion.
      There ARE many ways to reduce the US oil consumption.

      Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names?

      by snoopydawg on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:54:22 PM PDT

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