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    Has OSHA stated that formalin is not to be taken into the operating room? AORN states they follow the OSHA recommendations. Has anyone else been hearing anything on this?

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    Quote from MunoRN
    It depends on what you mean by "plenty". Our total supply of known oil reserves is 21 Billion barrels, which sounds like a lot, but not when you consider that we go through a Billion barrels every 50 days, which means the US has 3 year supply of oil, there is another 4 billion barrels in potential oil, or about 8 months worth.
    This is just one formation.

    "The Green River
    Formation--an assemblage of over 1,000 feet of sedimentary rocks
    that lie beneath parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming--contains the
    world's largest deposits of oil shale. USGS estimates that the Green
    River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil, and about half
    of this may be recoverable, depending on available technology and
    economic conditions. The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit research
    organization, estimates that 30 to 60 percent of the oil shale in the
    Green River Formation can be recovered. At the midpoint of this
    estimate, almost half of the 3 trillion barrels of oil would be
    recoverable. This is an amount about equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves.
    http://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/hearings/HHRG-112-%20SY20-WState-AMittal-20120510.pdf



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    herring_RN likes this.

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    washington (reuters) - the u.s. environmental protection agency said drinking water is safe to consume in a small pennsylvania town that has attracted national attention after residents complained about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas.water safe in town made famous by fracking-epa - us news - environment - msnbc.com

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    tntrn likes this.

    BTW, still not for any corporation to get subsidization or favors from the government. I still call that corporatism.

    Now for the fracking. Interesting read.

    Fracking for Dollars: Myths Debunked | The Lounge

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    I am 56 and have some days that kick my keester, that I will admit. I also question if this is what I want to do for the next 10 to 20 years. I think you are correct with these thoughts. I can do it, the question is, do I want to do it. Yes, after 13 years in the OR, I have learned to work smarter, the things that come with experience and time. That helps. Floor nursing, SCU and ER where I had my previous experience are also demanding areas. I love my job, so for now I will stay. I always keep one eye open on other opportunities. I would not be honest if I denied that. That includes finding something that has nothing to do with nursing as an option also. Great question with wise insight. Always good to have a plan B for your future.

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    tewdles and herring_RN like this.

    "Almost every major corporation tries to minimize its taxes, of course. For Apple, the savings are especially alluring because the company’s profits are so high. Wall Street analysts predict Apple could earn up to $45.6 billion in its current fiscal year — which would be a record for any American business."

    How Apple sidesteps billions in taxes.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/bu...ors_picks=true

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    tewdles, VivaLasViejas, and tntrn like this.

    both of your pollution examples above were clearly an infringement of the peoples rights. there are constitutional laws against such.

    republicans or democrats, neither are any "better" they have both lead us down the road to corporatism.

    "doesn't seem to stop them them from trying...or politicians from taking donations. but i do agree, in our lifetime we've entered corporatism but god knows you try to fight it and your branded socialist, communist or "get a job and take a bath" and interfering with job creators and over regulating, being envious of success."
    or your branded as not caring about the environment, not caring about the poor, and as being in the pockets of the corporations themselves. ?

    the "branding" is also not exclusive.

    the solutions to the corporatism is where i see the difference between the ideologies. not a political party, but ideologies. yes, there are people who want socialism, there are people who want communism, there are anarchistic. these ideologies are out there among us. i do not see them as a group or party due to the fact i am strongly into the individual. i do not support these ideologies for america. i feel it to be the responsibility of the people to call out the politicians that are moving us in these directions. when i look to the people, instead of the government, i can clearly see many people i have much in common with. as a republican ( a label i refused to wear for many years) i feel it is my responsibility to call out the republicans who are leading us in the wrong direction. the reason i am currently supporting a party had not so much to do with the party, but that when i looked around at the people...the people themselves, i made a decision. i saw people supporting the constitution. i saw people supporting the peoples rule of law. i saw people defending the rights of the individual. i saw people defending the free market. i saw people holding the party accountable for their corporatism. i saw people holding their party accountable for their reckless spending and greed. i saw people holding their party accountable for their corruptions. i only made this decision in recent months to wear this label, and i most likely will change my mind in the future. but for now as a citizen i have chosen to become involved in the caucus, the delegate role and voted on what the party is to represent at the state level. i made this decision to become educated first hand at how the political process works, and if i did not like how it is working, to at least know i have tried. i think both parties have been corrupted and it is up to the people to hold their parties accountable. next month i may have a totally different outlook ..lol

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    tewdles, VivaLasViejas, tntrn, and 1 other like this.

    I do not think that government should be in bed with corporations, regardless of who the corporation is. That is not capitalism. That is corporatism. It gives the big banks/ the corporations/ the authority to run our country. I do not care if it is the big oil or or the big apple, it is not the role of government as outlined in our constitution. Regulations have gone from the good of protecting the environment/protecting us from corporations intruding on our rights, to regulating our rights.
    A good example of this.
    Child Labor Laws | Farming | Department of Labor | The Daily Caller

    Thank goodness the people united and this occurred.
    Govt Backs off New Limits on Child Labor on Farms - ABC News
    Cooperation for the good is natural instinct of survival, forced co-operation is control over the people.

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    VivaLasViejas likes this.

    Quote from blanca r
    so it's ok that the oil companies take our money? ... but it's not ok to offer companies a tax break to start a new industry in the usa?

    your comparing apples to oranges ... the oil industry has been around for decades and is a profitable business ... the green industry is new and worth investing ... it's an industry that can help with our future energy needs ... it's an industry that will help create millions of jobs

    it baffles me to hear conservative talk about money yet they are for giving a large chunk of our tax dollars to an industry that is already profitable - now that's a waste of money

    i guess it is pretty simple. it is not governments role. it is not their role to pick the winners and losers. the free enterprise has made this nation great. the individual ideas, the genius of the people. we are the future. the people.

    [color=#333333][font=lucida grande] i don't bu[font='lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif][color=#333333]y that government can do things more efficiently or better than we can for ourselves. one can be for personal liberties, without buying into statism. both the communists and nazis are statists, i.e. those who believe justice is best pursued through empowering the government. the opposite side, like me, think that individuals should be trusted to run their own lives and business.

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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    Am I reading this correctly? tnt, you think all the occupy protesters were destitute? Do you really believe that only the poor and destitute care about others? That they would be the only people who would have strong enough opinions to participte in a protest against the rape and pillage by corporate America?
    One of the "occupy" messages has been that paying for college is too expensive for them. The word "if they are so"...does not mean she is saying they are all destitute. Not the way I read it. I would also like to point out that caring about others is a common bond between most Americans. America is a very charitable country with a very big heart. As well, many Americans have strong enough opinions to participate in protests. None of these characteristics are "occupy" exclusive either. Rape and pillage by corporate America is an interesting line of verbalization. Big corporations? I- phone anyone? Now we are back to the cell phone comment. Let me call you on one of your products I purchased and tell you all about and how you rape and pillage Americans.. I am from the Occupy movement. ? Nice to see the gang here. It is always a treat to come over and express my thoughts here. It is always interesting to read all of your thought provoking posts.

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    These tax benefits go clear down to the local level. At the city government level taxes are being waved as an incentive to get certain companies to come to our area, while the other companies and businesses do not get this. Trickle down government at its' finest. At that I will see if this posts...I am batting 50% with that. I guess I am doing something wrong with pushing the button or something. The rant I posted was too long to try to remember. Ha. Be well my friends.

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    The desire to stop substites to corporations? Some pay zero. Are their loopholes topics at the senate and the congress, or are those topics to give some of them even more?Big Oil Subsidies Targeted In Bill As Senate Debates Gas Priceshere are several links support this effort.

    Barack Obama Weekly Address | Ending Big Oil Subsidies | The Daily Caller
    It eventually did not pass. 51 to 47 in the senate. Does not mean the attempts were there. Is this true of any other corporation?


    Senate Republicans reject Obama call to end 'big oil' tax breaks - CNN.com

    • ExxonMobil earns far more money from its operations in more than 100 countries around the world than it does from U.S. sales at the pump.
    • Less than 6 percent of ExxonMobil’s earnings in 2011 were from refining and selling gasoline and other products in the United States.
    • More than three quarters of ExxonMobil’s 2011 operating earnings came from outside the United States and were distributed to millions of people in the United States who are shareholders or whose pension or retirement plans hold ExxonMobil shares.
    • During the fourth quarter of 2011, ExxonMobil earned about one-third of a cent for every gallon of gasoline and other products we refined and sold in the United States. Compare that to the 30 to 60 cents per gallon collected by the federal and state governments in gasoline taxes.
    ExxonMobil is one of the largest taxpayers in the United States.

    The facts behind ExxonMobil

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    By the way GE getting called out on it, is not the same. Are their corporate subsidies being taken away?


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