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  1. Commercials start at 8:42. End at 8:47. Greeny opens with an ad for 1-800-whatever. Then they talk about sports until 8:53. Commercials then run until 9:00. 5 minutes or so of sports talk in 18 minutes.
  2. Why? I assume there's a story/history behind it? Anagram of "infant". I really hope this isn't it. But you have a point. When he turns 3, following that logic, he should change his name to Terdlot.
  3. Expert says 100% of the responsibility lies with the employees at Michigan's DEQ.EPA had a chance to be a hero but blew it. Liberals understood months ago that the EPAs culpability in the matter was politically damaging to them, so they undertook a massive effort starting with Rachel Maddow to convince the low information public that the Republican Michigan governor was solely at fault. On this political front, they have been somewhat successful. But experts agree Governor Snyder was not the root cause of the problem. And the city manager who signed off on the use of the water supply was conveniently not in the room, as he refused the invitation to go in front of people to testify. They're considering serving him with a subpoena. Good. They should. And guess what? No Governor Rick Snyder either. Easy to lay the blame at the feet of those who actually had the guts to go in there and testify. Republicans? Personal responsibility? bwahahahaha...
  4. Congrats - she will be welcomed into a loving family. Happy for all of you!
  5. Been saying this for years - flat tax on profits with the only credits being for jobs created in the US and a penalty for jobs outsourced. End every single targeted loophole.
  6. It's never shocking to find out the guys who complain the most about big government are the biggest welfare babies.It would be wrong for the government to remove foster kids solely because of Finicum's presence at the protest.On the other hand.....if Finicum is using those kids as free slave labor........#### him. Supposedly, Finicum is the one who was killed.Somehow I do not find this at all surprising. RIP you tarp covered lawn chair im the middle of the road sitting misguided patriot.
  7. I don't disagree that there are plenty of vectors on the cause radar; believe me, we deal with it all the time here. It's a function of too many duties falling on too few people with a lot of involvement from the regulated entities, enviros, and elected officials. The realities of regulation in the 21st century. I am looking at it strictly from the engineering perspective; in a vacuum, with competent engineers and health department professionals making the decisions, this should never have happened. But... It did. Somehow a lot of outside influences or incompetency, perhaps both, perhaps related, entered the process. And that is where the screwups occur.
  8. It didn't take a year to figure out something was wrong, but it did take a long time before anyone gave a damn. Sad.
  9. Who the hell cares. Can you imagine for one second this was your children that had been drinking this water. There is no way that people didn't know and there is no way the process didn't unfold with political pressure influencing engineering decisions. It just does not happen that way in the industry that they would have unknowingly done something like this. I understand the results and why people are angry. But accusations of doing this on purpose seem farfetched. It seems like a lot of mistakes made by numerous people besides the ones Maddows is targeting. Tons of incompetence and tons of CYA. But this is not Hitler trying to exterminate Jews as some have implied. Even if you're right about this (and I have no idea)- if the CYA caused more people to get sick because fixing the issue was delayed, that's just as bad as making the deliberate decision in the first place. I can guarantee somewhere along the line someone circumvented the rules behind very closed doors to make this decision and they would have had the facts right in front of their face Not in a million years can you guarantee something like that.He is far more likely - like 99% chance - right than wrong. No engineer that I know would put their stamp on the line for this. This was some sort of calculated decision made by people who care more about $ than what is the right thing to do. They gambled, the people of Flint lost.Disagree. Maybe more like 50% chance. I personally think some terrible egregious mistakes were made, but I find it incredibly, and I mean incredibly hard to think that people, who know they would be held responsible, would, behind closed doors, intentionally make the choices they made with factual knowledge in front of them. I'm not buying that angle.The bolded is the issue - the people involved figured they would never be held accountable.