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Matt Wuerker

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  1. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 1 day ago

    Right wing politicians wrote laws to let the oil companies off the hook. Thats what happens when you serve those who bribe you

  2. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, 1 day ago

    So their only consistent feature is when they are bought they stay bought?

  3. Booby_Shoes

    Booby_Shoes said, 1 day ago

    I don’t get it.

  4. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @Booby_Shoes

    BP and big oil were the ones responsible.
    They have not stood by their word.
    They have no conscience, no empathy, no compassion, no love for the people.
    In other words, they are all sociopaths and psychopaths!

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 1 day ago

    @Wabbit

    Don’t you get it? Promises are for the little people! Like, say, you get a student loan, then you promise to pay that money back- and that promise will stick with you, even through bankruptcy!

    But if a corporation makes a promise- like, say, pensions for its employees- but then it starts looking like that promise might end up becoming expensive… well, then, it has the right to break that promise! Why? Because otherwise my stocks might go down a tiny bit, and that’s just un-American!

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 1 day ago

    “Corporation: n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.” – The Devil’s Dictionary

  7. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 1 day ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Nice summation, Wolf. Well said.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    Never happen, Matt. (as you well know from history going back long before the Exxon Valdez)

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    @Booby_Shoes

    The oil companies put holes in the natural delta which slowed down the water flow. Now the tide rushes in and is destroying the rest of the delta. The oil companies say they are not at fault and people like Jindal have excused them from any responsibility.

  10. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 23 hours ago

    Jindal is a “stupid party of one”…….

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    @motivemagus

    “Corporation: n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.” – The Devil’s Dictionary
    -
    Dead on accurate. At least since the 17th century, corporations have wanted power and control. A king had to put them in their place. Doesn’t happen today.

  12. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 21 hours ago

    Exxon-Mobil stalled and dragged out claims for many years, and many legitimate claimants died, awaiting compensation from the Prince William Sound spill. BP is treating the Caribbean shore victims in like fashion. Hmmm,….. which party was it that actually apologized to BP for subjecting them to questions & scrutiny?

  13. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    Actually, part of the problem is the way the flow of the Mississippi is controlled. Specifically, because people don’t want to see Ol’ Man River decide to bypass New Orleans on the way to the sea. This has led to some flood control measures that are in the long run of dubious value. This was discussed in John McPhee’s The Control of Nature.


    In 1973, a large flood threatened to destroy the main control structure and the Corps began a redesign of the control system to include additional structure elements. The resulting “Old River Control Structure” (ORCC) that exists today was designed and built to allow as much as half of the combined flow of the Rivers to be diverted down the Atchafalaya during a major flood and to allow configuration of the flow to minimize stress to the structures.

    http://www.atchafalaya.org/page.php?name=Rivers-Flood-Control


    Another part of it is that not as much sediment makes it down to the the coast, so erosion of the coast takes away some of the safety margin from areas that helped protect New Orleans. Some of that is distribute down the Atchafalaya River and is building new land there


    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=85261&eocn=image&eoci=related_image


    But much of the soil that used to replenish the Mississippi Delta is not making it down river because of dams and other flood control projects.


    And then Katrina came along and the flooding took away more soil, as clearly shown here.

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86492&src=iotdrss


    So sorry, while the petrochemical folks with their refineries etc on the Mississippi are a contributing factor, they are not the whole story.

  14. Buddy Landry

    Buddy Landry said, about 9 hours ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Neither are they the footnote you seem to relegate them to. They are the single largest factor in the equation.

  15. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Looking at the whole big picture and history of how something has come into being will just get you in trouble. (But, you are soooo right.)

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