Poem – ” C.G. “

” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “

 

C.G. 

 

Dozens of workers dead

Is the money still coming in?

A mine collapses

Is the money still coming in?

oil explodes across the sea

Is the money still coming in?

people thrown out into the street

Is the money still coming in?

in a lifeboat for 12 hours, bleeding, hurt

Is the money still coming in?

 

Free markets – no regulation

the politicians scream…

Is the money still coming in?

Is the money still coming in?

 

corporate greed

a nation feeds

on its citizenry

 

corporate greed.

 

 

www.nytimes.com   (“We All Were Sure We Were Going To Die”     May 8,2010)

                                      ( “Regulators Warnings Weren’t Acted Upon”   May 8, 2010)

Quote –  ” It has to be that way,” said David Doig, the chief executive of an industry-owned non profit organization in Britain, the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization.  ” You need to divorce operations monitoring from the integrity monitoring, because operations will always be the one driving behavior.  They’re motivated by the need to keep things going, and the finances rolling.”

 

 

 

www.cnn.com

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www.npr.org

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www.nbc.com

www.abc.com

 

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