Why are there no fail safes on US oil rigs ?

I am so mad since this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and I can’t figure out why. I am now beginning to think I am actually mad at myself for being so naive. All my life I just figured that the Government had restrictions on the oil wells in this country. Fail safes that would stop the oil from being pumped out of the ground when disaster struck. What else can go wrong? What if there was a major earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico, are we prepared to say too bad and just write off this area of the world? I am beginning to see the world as depicted in science fiction movies about the future. Are there any that show earth as a thriving place? I don’t think so. Unfortunately it seems that we strive to make the imaginations of Sci Fi writers come true and in that case the earth is facing a terrible not to far in the future end.

Vintage Photo Inventory Clearance Sale

Starting 4/5/10 all of the original vintage photographs and postcards in my store will be marked down. This clearance sale runs until 4/15/10.

There are hundreds of photographs to choose from – if you go to the list at the right of this page you will see links to specific categories or better yet visit All Vintage Photographs and use the search engine to locate exactly what you want.


Does eBay Customer Service Have A Clue?

I do not think that the in the eBay corporation the right hand knows what the left is doing. I was no longer allowed to sell at auction and all 600+ of my listings, a few at auction and most in my store were ended.
I was told this was due to what they determined were shill bidding seen with a second account. First let me say that there was no shill bidding going on. Why would I hurt my account when I do not list very much at auction anyway. That is neither here nor there. I had to do an on line tutorial and was not allowed to list at auction for 14 days. I did not really care since I list very little at auction anyway. But I was upset that all my store items were closed and I had to pay listing fees a second time to get them back up.

Next I found that I was not able to find any of my items and would have to rescan hundreds of photos and do all the work of listing each one over. This got me a bit upset and I went ahead and phoned them. I got an apology and my items were put back up so I could get the photos and info. Two weeks went by and during that time I got a phone call from eBay telling me about a new pricing thing they are doing and that it would benefit a seller like me. I looked it over and found that it just might so I signed up for it, it will be costing me nearly $50 a month instead of the $16 I am now paying for my store. I then got a form in the mail with a certificate welcoming me to the Power Seller program which was nice. I really never saw a reason to be in this program but now that I am a Top Rated Seller it allows me to remain so and get a percentage off my final value fees which is one of the things that made signing up for the new pricing program worth while. A day after I got the certificate in the mail I got an email telling me that I have been removed from the Power Seller Program and that is required for me to keep my Top Rated Seller badge. Now I don’t know if anyone at eBay has a clue what is going on. I sure don’t and I do not like the headaches this is causing me. I wish that they would get back to me and let me know if this is going to be fixed.

An upset 10 year ebayer


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