No Rig Inspection for 10 years....

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A leaked confidential safety report shows key gulf oil rig components - including the Deepwater Horozion rig that exploded killing 11 men - hadn't been inspected in 10 years, and that includes the horozion's blow out preventer that is suppose to be inspected every 3-4 years. According to the New York Times many workers on the Deepwater Horizon were concerned about safety measures and feared reprisals if they spoke out about safety issues or unsafe behaviors on the rig.

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Thank you for keeping us informed. Saw you and heard Thom at Frugal Muse books. I bought about ten books some to keep, some to give as gifts. Thank you for traveling and working on the show/website. Let's get these facts out there. We need Thom on Larry King by himself, not debating some teabagger. Love your efforts.

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Of course the news would blame the president. If it was on Bush's watch, they'd blame.. the workers.

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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