Originally posted by saps
Originally posted by Lucky Bishop
Saps, must you be a dick about every damn thing? My, but it's tiresome.
If questioning peoples off-the-cuff irresponsible accusations makes me a dick, so be it.
-Their hasn't even been a full investigation of the tragedy yet, however garryd451 says that this accident is the federal goverment fault. (I bet, in fact, that this is in someway George Bush's fault as well).
-The initial conjecture is that lightning may have ignited a pocket of naturally occurring methane gas. If this is the case, this would be the federal governments fault? Explain.
-Someone was intimating that the rescuers were dragging their feet and not doing their job. That's fine if you want to do that, but how about at least having some support for that accusation.
Now apparently (according to garry) the federal government has had over 50 years to make and enforce the rules so that these types of accidents would become "impossible". Accidents are exactly what they are- accidents. You can do as much as you can to mitigate them, but the potential for accidents will always exist in some manner. So are you going to tell me that the government has the ability to eliminate all sorts of industrial accidents and just isn't doing it? That seems silly.
It's funny, but you have so many people today saying that the government is too involved and has control over too many things- yet, when there is an accident or a tragedy, the government isn't involved enough. Another poster went so far as to mention the government being at fault in regards to the 3 hour lull in communications.
Sorry about being a dick, I guess.
I am glad You are sorry!
I DID NOT say it was George Bush's fault, in fact, I feel the fault goes way back, long before, George Bush! I can't but wonder why people have to assume why I am or anybody elese is always blaming George Bush when we say the Government was wrong. George Bush is only one man, He has only been President for five years, the problems with the safety and/or cave-ins at mines, has been going on for hundreds of years!!!!
I made my opinion after talking to a former coal miner friend of mine, who knows lives in Elkhart Indiana. My friend lived and worked in the area of the tragedy for many many years. I talked to my friend the day before my post, at that time, He told me that over the years that mine was cited many times and in fact, it had enough citations sited against it, it should of been shut down along time ago! He had opportunities to work on that mine but turned them down because of all the saftey violations.
You said I shouldn't blame the Federal Government, If they would of shut it down years ago, the miners wouldn't been in that mine, when the lightning struck, if there were no miners in the mine at the time of the accident, then there would of been no deaths.
Is my thinking that far off?