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    a term referring to the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico

    ... the oilpocalypse is nothing short of Obama's Katrina -- an unmitigated disaster that highlights the failure of the federal government to effectively contain an enormous crisis.

    Submitted from United States on 30/06/2010
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