Monday, April 08, 2013

Who Does Government Care About More: You or Big Business?

Here's the answer: Big Corporations.

In Arkansas, an Exxon pipeline ruptured spilling thousands of gallons of oil into a residential neighborhood and forcing evacuations for 22 homes. The state is trying to keep the spill out of a nearby lake and is monitoring the air quality in the area.

Angered by journalists who are reporting on the spill frying overhead in helicopters with photojournalists dangling out of the sides like that guy in "Full Metal Jacket [Blu-ray]" who said "It's easy--You don't lead 'em as far"; Exxon got the FAA to create a No Fly Zone over the area.

Let me simplify this for you: The government created a No Fly Zone over an oil spill to prevent news coverage of something that will happen to the Keystone Pipeline Project (the project to get Canadian Oil to the Texas coast and sold to overseas more cheaply).

If you and I were caught pouring used motor oil into a storm drain we'd get a ticket, not a No Fly Zone!


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