imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

SCENARIO 1.1 "Liberty"

by jonah and communitarian Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 4:11 AM

The unfortunate events in a sleepy little town called "Liberty," as envisioned by Jonah.

from "just maybe" by jonah, modified by communitarian

SCENARIO 1.1 "Liberty"

The Town of "Liberty" was a population of 100,000 with one primary source for its munincipal water; "Freedom Lake". The local statutes allow businesses to make unfettered use of this crucial body of water, and accordingly several local companies have purchased property rights to portions "Freedom Lake".

- Company "A" bottles the lake water and markets it nationally, employing 500 local workers in the process.

- Company "B" operates a nuclear power plant employing 1,000 local workers to supply inexpensive energy for the residents of Liberty and the surrounding region.

- Company "C" harvests millfoil through aqua culture which is processed into an energy/health diet supplement pill, employing 50 local workers.

- Company "D" operates a canoe/kayak rental service and owns the remaining shoreline, for which it charges access fees for swimming and the like. The company employs 100 local workers to operate its variety of recreational services.

In due time, Company "C" has an unforseeable breach in its containment booms. Their millfoil spreads amazingly fast across "Lake Freedom," and despite a genuine effort to stem the breach, there is significant environmental damage -- not the least of is the contamination of Company "A"s property -- its bottled water supply.

In a lawsuit, Company "A" is awarded a substantial amount for damages caused by Company "C"s accident. The Insurers of Company "C" arrange a payout that meets to Company "A"s satisaction, but results in the foreclosure of Company "C" -- and the unemployment of 50 local workers.

In time Company "A" has financial difficulties of its own and Company "B" buys-out the unhealthy business, continuing to market water bottled from "Lake Freedom." With the massive capitol gains from power generation, Company "B" has solved the lingering environmental damage to it's portion of the lake by erecting a containment system. The unintended consequence means that the remaining millfoil contamination has been concentrated in Company "D" portion of "Lake Freedom."

Soon Company "D"s recreational service business, which once drew tourists from a wide area, suffers a devastating drop in attendance. Although Company "D" had always been successful, the scale of the loss is much greater than even the rosiest of future profit forecasts. The unfortunate affect of the several years lag time between the accident and Company "D"s damage has made litigation a fruitless endeavor -- Company "C" has long since closed. In the end, Company "D"s managed so sell its property to a beachcombers society for a fraction of its value leaving another 100 local employees workers unemployed.

Ironically the millfoil menace eventually creeps past Company "B" containment system causing a catastrophic meltdown of the nuclear reactor. Nearly 800 members of Company "B"s workforce died in the tragedy and not surprisingly the town had to evacuated. "Liberty" and its once scenic "Freedom Lake" have become unhatibable for next 500 years.

Finally, a two-months supply of bottled water was irradiated prior to the accident due to cooling leaks as a result of the millfoil-inspired meltdown. An estimated 10,000 people were affected -- their mortality rate over the next decade-or-so is expected to be unprecedented. Ensuing generations will face untold health problem as a result.

The chief executives and principals owners of Company "B" escaped serving any meaningful jail time and now are now gainfully employed in corporations elsewhere.

END OF SCENARIO

Report this post as:

LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 22 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
To whom it may concern A patriotic Libertarian Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:36 AM
I do not trust... A Real Libertarian Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 2:41 PM
Deregulate the Nuclear Power Industry!!! A patriotic Libertarian Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 3:46 PM
More of the Usual Bull Shit Diogenes Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 4:49 PM
Diogenes can't hide the smell The Dog Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 5:07 PM
Still looking at the world... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 5:38 PM
The "TYRANNY" of those damned Integrationists! The Dog Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 6:46 PM
The Libertarians and George Wallace The Dog Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 9:54 PM
The bigger menace Bush Admirer Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 10:05 PM
Come on Bush Admirer, what's you answer? The Dog Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 10:26 PM
llllllllll lynx-13 Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 10:37 PM
-> Dog Bush Admirer Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 10:44 PM
Speaking of Skeletons in the Conservatives' Closet The Dog Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:13 PM
Put up or shut up Dog Bush Admirer Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:20 PM
George Wallace was a... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:26 PM
Trent Lott & the Racist CCC - source #1 The Dog Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:31 PM
Bush Admirer.... World Public Opinion Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:39 PM
Trent Lott and the Racist CCC - source #2 The Dog Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:40 PM
Reading between the Diogenes's Dirty Words The Dog Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:51 PM
It is like arguing with Maxwell Smart. Diogenes Saturday, Jul. 26, 2003 at 12:01 AM
Diogenes Maxwell Smart Saturday, Jul. 26, 2003 at 11:36 AM

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council A31 2:10PM

Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? A31 10:07AM

The Shortwave Report 08/31/18 Listen Globally! A30 11:44PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy