posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 12:53 AM
A good question to ask is, "When is a man-made disaster NOT caused by
negligence at some level?".
When an airplane crashes and hundreds of people die, you don't see these
forums lighting up with anger at American, United, etc.. airlines for hiring
a bad pilot, or not inspecting the engines frequently enough.
There have/will be "disasters" caused by many industries. Oil, Nuclear,
Coal, Airlines, Manufacturing,...you name it.
As long as there are human owners, operators and overseers, there will
be small and large scale disasters. Since none of us are willing to give
away everything and live 100% off the land like Tarzan, we'll just have
to keep generating demand for products and services that are produced
and delivered by imperfect human beings.
We have no idea how many disasters are prevented each and every day
on this planet due to safety measures. If we did, then perhaps we'd be
more tolerant of the occasional occurrence.
The video of the oil soaked animals is bad, but it pales compared to
the human suffering that this oil catastrophe is causing. The offshore
drilling moratorium will make it even worse by several fold.