Friday, June 27, 2008

Spilling, Leaking, Soaking In

I was noticing how gas has been coming through in waves of spam this morning --
in the little messages at the bottom of yahoo mail

in forwarded mass e-mails

Dear Member of Congress,

I'm writing today asking you to do everything in your power to fight the recent attempts to rescind the ban on new offshore oil drilling leases. We need to break free from oil, not further our dependence.


A ferry went down in the Philippines last week in the middle of a typhoon. Rescue attempts were halted because it turned out they were carrying a container of pesticide so strong rescue workers should not have been allowed near the wreck just knowing it was somewhere.

The ship sank on Saturday -- it took until Tuesday for the oil to begin to leak.

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