Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Time to move!

Thanks God for the legal system.
Sea ice traditionally protected the community, whose economy is based in part on salmon fishing plus subsistence hunting of whale, seal, walrus, and caribou. But sea ice that forms later and melts sooner because of higher temperatures has left the community unprotected from fall and winter storm waves and surges that lash coastal communities.

In the old days if you found you couldn't maintain your village on a sandbar you'd have to pack up your crap in wagons and sleds and move yourself.

Now you can sue about eight thousand public corporations [1] and use the loot from your raid to hire someone to do it for you.

Don't tell me there isn't progress.

[1] Companies named in the lawsuit include Exxon Mobil, BP PLC, BP American, BP Products North America, Chevron, Chevron USA, ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Shell Oil, Peabody Energy, AES, American Electric Power, American Electric Power Services, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, Dynegy Holdings, Edison International, MidAmerican Energy Holdings, Mirant Corp., NRG Energy, Pinnacle West Capital, Reliant Energy, The Southern Co. and Xcel Energy. Odds are good if you have a 401k you've been sued - congratulations!
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