Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I just love how the rest of the world responds to various crisis. When the U.S. has an economic meltdown or major disaster it always seems like volunteer groups get stuck with the clean up unless of course you're a major corporation in which case the government is more than happy to bury you in shekels with no strings attached. After all it's not their money they're giving away. And what do these fine upstanding corporations do with such a windfall? Do they make whole those who have been damaged by their misdeeds? Of course not it's just another excuse to celebrate the cash influx with bonuses for the boys at the top. Thinking of how you'll pay for the summer home in the Caymans? Worry no more. And who gets the blame for your debauchery? The victims you simpleton or the messenger, take your pick.
Does said corporation experience so much as the minimum of punitive damage awards to their bottom line? Never going to happen in this present day and age. The whores and Johns on capitol hill would never let that happen.

So just how do other countries deal with a major corporate screw up? They get their company taken away from them and placed in more responsible hands. Japan seems to have the right idea. Even if they were suckered into building a substandard reactor in one of the most earthquake prone regions of the world. Oh, but we all know how the corporate U.S. media will try to spin this one. Don't need a dosimeter to see this one coming. Who put the generators in the basement? The containment vessel should have held even at a 9.0 earthquake and other BS that they can think up. Wouldn't be surprised if they tried to blame the local children if they thought they could get away with it. I know it's all Obama"s fault because you know, they have nobody left to blame.


Randal Graves said...

I blame YOU, sir!

S.W. Anderson said...

Over here, too many get away with ill-gotten gains of millions and billions, and go on to make even more. But there are exceptions.

The trouble with all nuke power plants, wherever they are, is that there is always a big, powerful array of vested interests that all have a big stake in minimizing or covering up problems with the plants, no matter how great or small.

And on the other side there is the government, that largely relies on experts tied into the vested interests to find out what's going on with the plants. There's also the corporate media.

Is it any wonder we get sanitized or outright misleading information about nuclear plants and everything related to them before during and after construction of them?

BBC said...

If you spent more time at a campfire and less time looking at the news, that you can't change, you'd spend less time giving a fuck.

an average patriot said...

Here the haves are helped out and the have not's are on their own unless they come to each others rescue as is always the case.