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the root cause

EPA is not the fellow
Who made the Animus yellow
All that toxic waste
For mine profits has laced 
Our bed which becomes a bordello*

Author's note: Please check out what happened to the Animus River in Colorado.  The first part of the story is that the EPA and its contractors made an error, and a torrent of arsenic, cadmium and lead in millions of gallons of waste water from a closed mine flowed into the river (8/5/15).  However, who put all that stuff there in the first place and never cleaned it up?  It was a mining company.  They extracted gold and ran off with the profits while leaving us with the cleaning bill.  These are the "externals".  The items corporations would rather not have on the balance sheet.  And now, our river "bed" is all laced for us and we are being....
....* screwed (I would be more blunt but certain curse words are not allowed here).  This happens all the time.

Also, if any of this bothers you, check out Bernie Sanders on youtube.  I came up with a great campaign slogan:  Bernie Sanders doesn't BS you.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2015 12:58:00 AM

    Very good point, Duke that goes on more places that anyone knows. Especially up in Fort MacMurray, Alberta Canada. But do these big conglomerates give a hoot? Nice read and quite informative.
  1. Date: 8/14/2015 3:47:00 AM

    I just heard on news in Sacramento, Calif. How they found very high levels of contaminates in drinking water & another story about sweage pipe is leaking into the drinking water& people have to buy bottled water till it's fix. And is anyone going to get fined for letting it go on 4 so long.
  1. Date: 8/13/2015 9:20:00 PM

    Good point, they were just equally careless!