Quick comment: Rachel Maddow on MSNBC has done an extremely good job of reporting on the foolishness of handing out oil drilling permits, while pretending that stricter safety measures have been put into place, when in fact, nothing significant has changed at all–and the design of blowout preventers is essentially flawed–as a Norwegian company that was investigating the situation recently found.  But never mind the truth–greed is a daunting force that just runs right over the facts.