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Behold the power of the neutered regulatory state

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Oh the oppression of regulations industries are forced to endure in their determination to make a buck.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration most recently inspected the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday night in 1985.

Thanks to a prolonged and sustained policy of not providing the funding necessary to hire inspectors or do inspections the United States is now officially Bhopalesque.

UPDATE: As many of you who are up and watching the news are aware, the suspects in the Boston Marathon explosion have apparently been cornered/arrested/half-killed/chased etc. and the whole thing will probably play out soon and we’ll know more about them by the end of this day — meanwhile behold the speculation.

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In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .