Friday, July 30, 2010

OK proles, you can go back to sleep. . . not that you ever really woke up

Lay back while they sing you a lullaby accompanied by a fairy tale that will put you right back into the quiet sleep you really want. That mindless intoxicated sleep where reality is totally absent and you don't have to worry about anything because big brother and your big daddy are taking care of everything for you. . . while you sleep. Listen up now.

Signs of oil spill recovery entering new phase
By HARRY R. WEBER and GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writers Harry R. Weber And Greg Bluestein, Associated Press Writers – 1 hr 26 mins ago

BILOXI, Miss. – BP's new boss says it's time for a "scaleback" in cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Federal officials say there is no way the crude could reach the East Coast. And fishing areas are starting to reopen.

There were several signs Friday that the era of thousands of oil-skimming boats and hazmat-suited beach crews is giving way to long-term efforts to clean up, compensate people for their losses and understand the damage wrought. Local fishermen are doubtful, however, and say oil remains a bigger problem than BP and the federal government are letting on.

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