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Invisible hand not seen in North Dakota oil boom

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    A ProPublica story shows more than 1,000 accidental spills of oil and other chemicals in North Dakota's oil patch, with plenty of unreported spills tainting the environment.

    Ah, I love the toxic smell of economic progress.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They don't have beaches, therefore this won't affect tourism, therefore it won't hurt the economy, therefore who gives a shit? Plus think of the JOB CREATORS!!!!!!! who will be hiring for clean-up.

    Win-win for the economy.
  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    If the invisible hand can't be seen, it's living up to its name
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    Bah. It's just North Effin' Dakota.

    No one will know.

    (Until people start dying.)
  5. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    My advice: get used to oil-flavored water. Maybe get a can of 3-In-1, each time you have a glass of aqua, put a few drops in so you can prepare for the future. And start putting petroleum jelly on your toast.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The land:people ratio up there is pretty big. You could be dumping arsenic by the ton and I doubt anyone would get sick.

    Just buy bottled water. If you can find it on the shelves at the Williston Wal-Mart. If you make it inside after dark without being raped.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Hope they don't spill any on the nuke silos.
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