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(WCHS Charleston)   CEO Gary Southern sips bottled water while attempting to dodge hot, persistent reporter's fluid questions about Freedom Industries poisoning the water of 300,000 in W. Va. Gulp   (wchstv.com) divider line 187
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2014-01-12 02:45:55 PM
following in the grand WV tradition of fouling the environment.
 
2014-01-12 02:53:20 PM
"We are very, very sorry for disruption of everyone's daily life," Southern said.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-12 03:04:11 PM
I want to punch him just for "Freedom Industries."
 
2014-01-12 04:03:15 PM
"Clean Coal!"
 
2014-01-12 04:16:11 PM
But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.
 
2014-01-12 04:17:25 PM
home.fazekas.hu
 
2014-01-12 04:20:03 PM

optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.


Sure, if you Hate Freedom (TM), and you want to wage a War On Coal (TM).
 
2014-01-12 04:43:43 PM
It's West Virginia, no one should feel bad for West Virginia.
 
2014-01-12 05:22:53 PM

WTF Indeed: It's West Virginia, no one should feel bad for West Virginia.


It's a trout river.  Doesn't matter where it is.
 
2014-01-12 05:29:37 PM
Is he drinking the Obama water?
 
2014-01-12 05:49:39 PM

2wolves: WTF Indeed: It's West Virginia, no one should feel bad for West Virginia.

It's a trout river.  Doesn't matter where it is.


This.  West Virginians may (on average) be worthy of ridicule, but wastefully destroying habitat for nature is never cool.
 
2014-01-12 06:36:17 PM

optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.


In the libertarian world the aggrieved would demand recompense for the damage done to them. If they can turn a profit while still paying people they keep hurting then they'll stay around. However, it's never a good business model to throw money away just because you're careless. Unless a company gets some kind of subsidy because they're too big to fail, they'll either have to stop leaking chemicals or go out of business.
 
2014-01-12 06:36:58 PM
Suck on that, John Galt.
 
2014-01-12 06:37:21 PM
Cue the Texas politicians who will invite them to move to Texas with Texas's lower regulations, as well as Joe Barton apologizing for getting the river in the way of their chemicals.
 
2014-01-12 06:37:36 PM
Latest test results: PDF
 
2014-01-12 06:39:08 PM

optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.


Umm, no, Freedom Industries doesn't sell water.

But they can simply switch to a cleaner local groundwater supply.
 
2014-01-12 06:39:11 PM

Mrbogey: In the libertarian world the aggrieved would demand recompense for the damage done to them



And who's going to force the company to fork over? It's not like everyone in West Virginia signed a contract that Freedom shouldn't be dumping in their water.
 
2014-01-12 06:40:58 PM
I'm sure plenty of West Virginians would rather die from drinking contaminated water than have a government agency like the EPA getting all involved in their lives to clean it up.

/another red state racing to the bottom
 
2014-01-12 06:41:16 PM
As a southern Gary I'm getting a kick ...

/any problem y'all have with West Virginia is with the people - the area is, objectively, chock full of stunning natural beauty
 
2014-01-12 06:41:31 PM

propasaurus: I want to punch him just for "Freedom Industries."


Why do you hate freedom?

dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-01-12 06:41:45 PM

doyner: 2wolves: WTF Indeed: It's West Virginia, no one should feel bad for West Virginia.

It's a trout river.  Doesn't matter where it is.

This.  West Virginians may (on average) be worthy of ridicule, but wastefully destroying habitat for nature is never cool.


I'd just like to add that WV has more Powerball winners than other states.

/subby
//article in Daily Mail is a bit more detailed
 
2014-01-12 06:43:48 PM
I am so glad this article identified the chemical in question, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol.  I saw a 30 minute report on this last night that covered every angle except saying what the toxin was.  Having a chemical background I was going apeshiat with the glaring hole in the reporting.
 
2014-01-12 06:43:56 PM
What we need here are not government regulations, but free market solutions.  If there were no EPA, consumers would simply choose another supplier for their coal foaming agent needs.  Now, because of onerous regulations, Freedom Industries might pay a fine.  An eagle is crying - possibly because of coal foaming agent in its eyes.  This is on you libs.
 
2014-01-12 06:46:39 PM

Hollie Maea: optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.

Sure, if you Hate Freedom (TM), and you want to wage a War On Coal (TM).


www.rightsightings.com
 
2014-01-12 06:47:09 PM

Mrbogey: optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.

In the libertarian world the aggrieved would demand recompense for the damage done to them. If they can turn a profit while still paying people they keep hurting then they'll stay around. However, it's never a good business model to throw money away just because you're careless. Unless a company gets some kind of subsidy because they're too big to fail, they'll either have to stop leaking chemicals or go out of business.


Now does all this happen before or after the Dance of Liberty around the community garbage fire? And when demanding recompense does the defendant have to be wearing the Speaking Coonskin Hat or is open discourse encouraged?
 
2014-01-12 06:48:00 PM

berylman: 4-methylcyclohexane methanol


does it have a minty flavor?
 
2014-01-12 06:48:08 PM

ultraholland: "We are very, very sorry for disruption of everyone's daily life," Southern said.

[i.imgur.com image 480x360]


No kidding. That was probably the most generic and least heartfelt apology I've heard in quite a while.

Freedom Industries: "Look its been a long day for me and I'd like to wrap this up"
WCHS reporter: "It's been a long day for us too and we have a lot of questions"


macrochan.org
 
2014-01-12 06:48:45 PM

JoieD'Zen: I'd just like to add that WV has more Powerball winners than other states.


In general? 'Cos not "jackpot".

"More jackpot-winning Powerball tickets - 16 since 2003 - have been sold in the Keystone State than any other state or U.S. territory participating in the big multistate lottery game, according to statistics analyzed by The Star-Ledger." ~ [Source, 6 Aug 2013]

MOST POWERBALL JACKPOTS WON

• Pennsylvania - 16
• Indiana - 11
• Louisiana - 8
• Florida - 7
• Missouri - 7
• Iowa - 6
• Minnesota - 6
• South Carolina - 6
• Arizona - 5
• Connecticut - 5
• Kentucky - 5
• Wisconsin - 5
• New York - 4
• Oklahoma - 4
• West Virginia - 4
• Delaware - 3
• Georgia - 3
• Kansas - 3
• New Hampshire - 3
• New Jersey - 3
• New Mexico - 3
• North Carolina - 3
• South Dakota - 3
• Rhode Island - 3
 
2014-01-12 06:49:05 PM

Mrbogey: optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.

In the libertarian world the aggrieved would demand recompense for the damage done to them. If they can turn a profit while still paying people they keep hurting then they'll stay around. However, it's never a good business model to throw money away just because you're careless. Unless a company gets some kind of subsidy because they're too big to fail, they'll either have to stop leaking chemicals or go out of business.


Assuming, of course, the aggrieved can A) Prove damages (How do you know your sickness was caused by our chemical? Our chemical isn't KNOWN to cause any sicknesses, so you'd better prove it was our chemical that made you sick!) B) Have enough money to withstand the lengthy court battle as the company likely has faaarr deeper pockets to afford lawyers that can throw up roadblock after roablock.
 
2014-01-12 06:49:09 PM
Imagine what really horrible stuff would be happening if we had smaller government.
 
2014-01-12 06:49:57 PM
If Freedom Industries didn't pollute the water, some other company would. You can't legislate responsibility. None of the Marxists complaining about this see the irony that they're using computers/iPads/smart phones which would be impossible without oil. All you worshipers of Al Gore just want to make the rest of us live in caves and outlaw the internal combustion engine while Al Gore's carbon footprint stamps on a human face--forever.
 
2014-01-12 06:50:00 PM

skinink: Imagine what really horrible stuff would be happening if we had smaller government.


Valid point, this is what happens when WV sells its soul to the coal industry.
 
2014-01-12 06:52:12 PM

GRCooper: As a southern Gary I'm getting a kick ...

/any problem y'all have with West Virginia is with the people - the area is, objectively, chock full of stunning natural beauty


My parents were married in the Shenandoah Valley and said it was some of the most beautiful country they'd ever seen.  Also said they couldn't wait to get out of there.
 
2014-01-12 06:52:19 PM

best part?

a particular individual: --forever.

don't force it so much, you'll hurt yourself.
 
2014-01-12 06:54:06 PM

ArcadianRefugee: JoieD'Zen: I'd just like to add that WV has more Powerball winners than other states.

In general? 'Cos not "jackpot".

"More jackpot-winning Powerball tickets - 16 since 2003 - have been sold in the Keystone State than any other state or U.S. territory participating in the big multistate lottery game, according to statistics analyzed by The Star-Ledger." ~ [Source, 6 Aug 2013]

MOST POWERBALL JACKPOTS WON

• Pennsylvania - 16
• Indiana - 11
• Louisiana - 8
• Florida - 7
• Missouri - 7
• Iowa - 6
• Minnesota - 6
• South Carolina - 6
• Arizona - 5
• Connecticut - 5
• Kentucky - 5
• Wisconsin - 5
• New York - 4
• Oklahoma - 4
• West Virginia - 4
• Delaware - 3
• Georgia - 3
• Kansas - 3
• New Hampshire - 3
• New Jersey - 3
• New Mexico - 3
• North Carolina - 3
• South Dakota - 3
• Rhode Island - 3


oh
 
2014-01-12 06:54:42 PM

berylman: I am so glad this article identified the chemical in question, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol.  I saw a 30 minute report on this last night that covered every angle except saying what the toxin was.  Having a chemical background I was going apeshiat with the glaring hole in the reporting.


They also found a LOT of dihydrogenmonoxide
 
2014-01-12 06:56:24 PM

ultraholland: best part?

a particular individual: --forever.

don't force it so much, you'll hurt yourself.


Too obvious?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-12 06:56:31 PM

Wolf_Blitzer: Mrbogey: In the libertarian world the aggrieved would demand recompense for the damage done to them


And who's going to force the company to fork over? It's not like everyone in West Virginia signed a contract that Freedom shouldn't be dumping in their water.


Most of the West Virginia citizenry continue to felate the big coal machine.  It's quite incredible to behold... the corporate worship is just amazing.  "Please, please mista, go ahead and poison our water.  We need our jerbs!"
 
2014-01-12 06:56:32 PM
He does look punchable. But then again, he is under SOME stress.

/he's really, really sorry.
 
2014-01-12 06:56:38 PM
First, make him drink the ground water.

Then, have him eat one of the fish from the river:

ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2014-01-12 06:56:39 PM

Felgraf: Mrbogey: optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.

In the libertarian world the aggrieved would demand recompense for the damage done to them. If they can turn a profit while still paying people they keep hurting then they'll stay around. However, it's never a good business model to throw money away just because you're careless. Unless a company gets some kind of subsidy because they're too big to fail, they'll either have to stop leaking chemicals or go out of business.

Assuming, of course, the aggrieved can A) Prove damages (How do you know your sickness was caused by our chemical? Our chemical isn't KNOWN to cause any sicknesses, so you'd better prove it was our chemical that made you sick!) B) Have enough money to withstand the lengthy court battle as the company likely has faaarr deeper pockets to afford lawyers that can throw up roadblock after roablock.


Also assuming "the aggeieved" aren't DEAD.
 
2014-01-12 06:57:20 PM

2wolves: WTF Indeed: It's West Virginia, no one should feel bad for West Virginia.

It's a trout river the source of potable water for 300,000 people.  Doesn't matter where it is.

 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-12 06:57:24 PM

WTFDYW: He does look punchable. But then again, he is under SOME stress.

/he's really, really sorry.


just get into the jet and go drink the water in Colorado.  That's their life.
 
2014-01-12 06:57:32 PM

peacheslatour: GRCooper: As a southern Gary I'm getting a kick ...

/any problem y'all have with West Virginia is with the people - the area is, objectively, chock full of stunning natural beauty

My parents were married in the Shenandoah Valley and said it was some of the most beautiful country they'd ever seen.  Also said they couldn't wait to get out of there.


The Shenandoah River Valley is in Virginia.
 
2014-01-12 06:59:14 PM

a particular individual: If Freedom Industries didn't pollute the water, some other company would. You can't legislate responsibility. None of the Marxists complaining about this see the irony that they're using computers/iPads/smart phones which would be impossible without oil. All you worshipers of Al Gore just want to make the rest of us live in caves and outlaw the internal combustion engine while Al Gore's carbon footprint stamps on a human face--forever.


Go live in Love Canal...
 
2014-01-12 06:59:27 PM

optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.


Felgraf: Mrbogey: optikeye: But the libertarian's say the free market will take care of this kind of thing because people won't buy Freedom Industries product now.

In the libertarian world the aggrieved would demand recompense for the damage done to them. If they can turn a profit while still paying people they keep hurting then they'll stay around. However, it's never a good business model to throw money away just because you're careless. Unless a company gets some kind of subsidy because they're too big to fail, they'll either have to stop leaking chemicals or go out of business.

Assuming, of course, the aggrieved can A) Prove damages (How do you know your sickness was caused by our chemical? Our chemical isn't KNOWN to cause any sicknesses, so you'd better prove it was our chemical that made you sick!) B) Have enough money to withstand the lengthy court battle as the company likely has faaarr deeper pockets to afford lawyers that can throw up roadblock after roablock.


And even if damage is proved, companies often file for bankruptcy so avoid paying for anything close to the damage they've caused.  A new company emerging from the bankrupt one, often run by the same people.

That, in a nutshell is why the anti-regulation portion of libertarianism is so naive.

Without regulation, individuals going up against a large corporations is like an average guy going up against an NFL football team.  Governments and regulation are the equalizer.
 
2014-01-12 06:59:39 PM
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-12 07:01:03 PM

RandomRandom: Without regulation, individuals going up against a large corporations is like an average guy going up against an NFL football team. Governments and regulation are the equalizer.


Which is exactly why the constant attacks on the EPA.  The EPA hardly does anything anymore.  The constant attacks are laughable.
 
2014-01-12 07:01:22 PM

d23: Most of the West Virginia citizenry continue to felate the big coal machine.


In a smelter town next door to my home town (not anywhere near WV), the state was testing school kids for lead, since, you know, smelter. Sure enough, the kids had lead. So did their lawns. So, naturally, the kids' parents did what any responsible parent would do: they made the state quit testing their kids. Problem solved.
 
2014-01-12 07:01:35 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: peacheslatour: GRCooper: As a southern Gary I'm getting a kick ...

/any problem y'all have with West Virginia is with the people - the area is, objectively, chock full of stunning natural beauty

My parents were married in the Shenandoah Valley and said it was some of the most beautiful country they'd ever seen.  Also said they couldn't wait to get out of there.

The Shenandoah River Valley is in Virginia.


Also eastern WV.
 
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