I keep hearing you say you never see a baby pigeon, well, I've eaten one which is my nomination for the grossest thing I ever ate. It was par-boiled and served on the "half-shell" at a funky little sidewalk cafe in katong pnom. I passed on the monkey brains.

Comments

cfbos's picture
cfbos 6 years 6 days ago
#1

Re: oil spill, please see the attached article on blow outs and blow out preventers -http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.retirement/2010-04/msg05594.html . BP had a BOP on the rig, but not a remote-control device, which I agree should be mandated by regulation. But we don't know if the BOP could have been activaed even with a remote in place. From what I have read so far, Halliburton employees were cementing the hole (plugging the hole so they could move the rig) when the blowout occurred, and human error may be a cause, but no one knows yet. I was born and raised in South Louisiana and am fairly progressive, so I'm with you on regulation. But please know that oil field jobs in the oil patch are high-paying blue collar jobs and many men work their way up from roustabouts to rig operators (women now work on the rigs, but don't know if their are any female operators) with less than a high school eduaction - it is one of the last, if not the last, industries where uneducated workers can enter an industry with the realistic hope of one day earning over $100,000 (the oil industry apparently pays its "miners" much more than the coal industry). So saying that Haliburton is not unionized when it comes to rig work in general, and with regards to this accident in particular, is irrelevant. Best,

Add comment

Login or register to post comments

Latest Headlines

Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

There were conflicting reports on Sunday regarding a recent proposal for United States-North Korea peace talks which was allegedly made before North Korea"s recent nuclear test

U.K. Pound Falls As Markets Get Brexit Jitters

Bloomberg said on Monday the pound had sustained its biggest fall against the dollar in 11 months

Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution

Hillary Clinton believes both Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz "missed the mark" with their approach to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict

Community Archive

Republicans have Rejected the Republican Party

Now that John Kasich and Ted Cruz have dropped out, it’s pretty much official: Donald Trump is the 2016 Republican nominee for president.

The pundits never saw this coming, but they should have. The Republican Party has been running a scam on its base for decades now, and voters were bound to discover this scam sooner or later.