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From the Ted Talk by Carl Safina: The oil spill's unseen villains -- and victims

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But I think we have to understand where this leak really started from. It really started from the destruction of the idea that the gvneeomrnt is there because it's our government, meant to protect the larger public interest. So I think that the oil bluowot, the bank bailout, the mortgage crisis and all these things are absolutely symptoms of the same cause. We still seem to understand that at least, we need the police to protect us from a few bad people. And even though the plcoie can be a little annoying at times — giving us tickets and stuff like that — nobody says that we should just get rid of them. But in the ertnie rest of government right now and for the last at least 30 years, there has been a crtluue of deregulation that is caused directly by the people who we need to be protected from, byinug the government out from under us.

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But I think we have to understand where this leak really started from. It really started from the destruction of the idea that the __________ is there because it's our government, meant to protect the larger public interest. So I think that the oil _______, the bank bailout, the mortgage crisis and all these things are absolutely symptoms of the same cause. We still seem to understand that at least, we need the police to protect us from a few bad people. And even though the ______ can be a little annoying at times — giving us tickets and stuff like that — nobody says that we should just get rid of them. But in the ______ rest of government right now and for the last at least 30 years, there has been a _______ of deregulation that is caused directly by the people who we need to be protected from, ______ the government out from under us.

Solution

  1. culture
  2. entire
  3. police
  4. buying
  5. blowout
  6. government

Original Text

But I think we have to understand where this leak really started from. It really started from the destruction of the idea that the government is there because it's our government, meant to protect the larger public interest. So I think that the oil blowout, the bank bailout, the mortgage crisis and all these things are absolutely symptoms of the same cause. We still seem to understand that at least, we need the police to protect us from a few bad people. And even though the police can be a little annoying at times — giving us tickets and stuff like that — nobody says that we should just get rid of them. But in the entire rest of government right now and for the last at least 30 years, there has been a culture of deregulation that is caused directly by the people who we need to be protected from, buying the government out from under us.

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