Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Naughty Step

I was tagged by the lovely Lorena and I have to put someone/thing on The Naughty Step. I'm not exactly sure what that is or where it originated but, I'll give it a whirl. I'm putting BP on the Naughty Step! Obviously everyone knows about the oil spill but, what people might not have heard about is that two weeks prior to the Deepwater Horizon explosion some of BP's malfunctioning equipment led to the release of over 530,000 lbs of chemicals into the air of Texas City and surrounding areas. I don't put BP on the Naughty Step because these unfortunate incidents happened (although after hearing that some alarms on the Deepwater Horizon had been turned off because they were registering false positive was not very motivating) I put them there because there was no rush to fix the problem, it felt like because they weren't losing "tons" of money and some of the proposed fixes were too expensive they just let things continue the way they were until they found something that suited them and their wallets while the eco-system of the Gulf was and still is being irrevocably damaged and the livelihood of people residing in the surrounding states has been detrimentally affected. 

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Enough of my crazy ranting... now, I'm supposed to tag someone else so, I think it will have to be Frances Joy of Mad Dress Game.


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