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April 4, 2019

The First Meeting of the House ‘Climate Crisis’ Committee Did Not Go So Well

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“Forget about being on the right side of history,” Piper said in his testimony. “If there even are history books, it will be because of the efforts that we are taking today. Be on the side of young people right now.”

That may well be true, but what happened today will be part of the record until said record is swallowed by the sea or burned up in a wildfire. And let the record show that it was problematic. There was a lot praise for the young adults for being there and calls for bipartisanship. But the Republicans on the committee appeared to largely view climate change not as a crisis but as a threat to fossil fuel production and deregulation. From the looks of it, their 🦕🦖 goal on the committee is to delay action as much as possible.

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-first-meeting-of-the-house-climate-crisis-committ-1833812915


 The Fossil Fuelers 🦖 DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or   PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
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AOC Calls Out GOP for Attacking Green New Deal While Supporting Oil 🦕🦖  Subsidies

JAKE JOHNSON, COMMON DREAMS

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Republicans for attacking the Green New Deal as "socialism," while simultaneously supporting billions of dollars in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Ocasio-Cortez also slammed Republicans for fervently criticizing the Green New Deal resolution without appearing to have read the short document.

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PAUL JAY: Eugene, what do you think?

EUGENE PURYEAR: Well, I have to say, this is one of the areas I’m most critical of Bernie. I mean, I think that he’s defining as socialism is really just a New Deal, Great Society liberalism, which certainly is good as far as it goes, it’s certainly much better than the unrealized dreams of those eras. It’s certainly a much better state of affairs than what we have now. But I think he was unable to really hit the core of the difference between capitalism and socialism and the idea that capitalism is a system where everything is produced for profit to be a commodity, and socialism is a system where the basic goods that people need to live, survive, and thrive are also not commodities. And certainly, he mentions healthcare, education, and things of that nature, but what about clothing, what about food, what about shelter?

And I think above and beyond anything else, I think also it’s to me a little bit of a naive presentation from the point of view of sort of the U.S. political structure which enshrines, in and of itself, and this is certainly the contravention of what Trump was saying, of course, property above all other interests. Certainly, that was rooted in the slave system, and the control of land that resulted in slavery and the genocide of Native Americans, that ultimately, what do you do in this kind of context in the United States when say the Fifth Amendment, for instance, comes up against the desire to be able to decarbonize the economy? I mean, it says that you can’t take property without paying people for it. Well, if the health of the planet is at stake and the cost is too high, well what are you going to do? Are you going to take over and shut down all the oil companies and save the planet or are you going to go with the U.S. Constitution?

So I think the reality is is perhaps what Bernie is portraying is as much as you can do within the U.S. system, but I think it’s not actually socialism. And I think that that is in and of itself an important distinction that I think has to be made here, that socialism is a system where profit is never going to be able to succeed over the needs of people. And I think that goes beyond what he was willing to say, despite the fact that certainly, all the things he’s saying I think, would be good and should be instituted right away. And there’s actually really almost no reason why all of them couldn’t be instituted tomorrow except for a lack of political will.

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Is Sanders’ Democratic Socialism … Socialism?

March 8, 2019

Sanders says that medicare for all, a living wage, and other reforms is the socialism that’s possible, but is he too reserved on strengthening public ownership? - with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay


https://therealnews.com/stories/is-sanders-democratic-socialism-socialism
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Warren said in a post on Medium that she would sign an executive order on her first day in office for a “total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases including for drilling offshore and on public lands.” “We must not allow 🦕🦖 corporations to pillage our public lands and leave taxpayers to clean up the mess,” she wrote.

Warren’s stance on public lands contrasts starkly with that of President Donald Trump, whose Interior Department has sped up permitting for drilling and mining on public lands as a part of the administration’s “energy 🐉🦕🦖 dominance” agenda.

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Warren also said she would expand renewable energy projects on federal lands.

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Tue 30 Apr 2019

By Clive Lewis

Why are taxpayers subsidising the 🦕🦖 oil and gas companies that jeopardise our future?

Instead of hoping market forces solve the climate crisis, the government needs to stop giving tax breaks to  polluters
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/30/taxpayers-subsidising-oil-gas-companies-jeopardise-future
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May 2nd, 2019 by Matt Pressman
Originally posted on EVANNEX.


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https://cleantechnica.com/2019/05/02/republican-states-have-the-loneliest-dirties-commutes-infographic/

Agelbert COMMENT: Of course. 😠 Republican mens rea modus operandi has always been about keeping most people down and desperate in order to preserve the power of a few empathy deficit disordered oligarchs. Conserving Oligarchy and a dumbed down, poor and powerless populace, the exact opposite of democracy, is what 😈💵🎩 Republicans REALLY mean when they proudly say they are "conservatives".

That is why they ALWAYS CONSERVE subsidy WELFARE QUEEN HANDOUTS to the polluter hydrocarbon hellspawn and nuke pukes. 😡

It is high time we called the Republican PIRATES on their never ending attack on democracy on behalf of profit over people and planet.

END the Republican planet killing pirates party NOW!
END polluter subsidies NOW!


Make industrial polluting for profit illegal NOW!


 

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Agelbert NOTE: To filed under "Orwellian mindfork ". ONLY a government, nearly 100% corrupted by the 🦕👹🦖 hydrocarbon hellspawn, as the U.S. Government is, could come up with the mind bogglingly Orwellian claim that a terminal for LNG ships does not harm the environment.



Louisiana LNG Export Terminal Passes Environmental Test


By Reuters on May 03, 2019 07:38 pm

LNG tanker ship

May 3 (Reuters) – Venture Global’s 😈 Plaquemines liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana took a step toward receiving federal approval for construction on Friday after 🦕😈🦖 U.S. energy regulators issued a final environmental report. In the report, known as an environmental impact statement , staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concluded that construction […] 

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Since shipping out the first LNG cargo from the Lower 48 in 2016, the United States become the third biggest LNG exporter in the world by capacity by the end of 2018. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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Why am I not surprised? Probably for the same reason I am not surprised that, as per another pertinent article you just posted, despite unending gushers of red ink from the frackers since 2014 (at least), those Hydrocarbon Hellspawn beloved and Welfare Queen babied by the OIL-igarchy that runs the USA continue to have access to a Federal Reserve Funds WINDOW that provides millions and millions of dollars in loans at interest rates you and I will never be privy to (unless we are buying a gas guzzler, of course). 

I am also not surprised by the Hosting 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis "Not Practical" statement by the DNC Chair for the same reason (see below).



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The situation just gets worse, not better.

China just came up with the following planet killing 🦖 VLCC MONSTROCITY, named (in typical hydrocarbon hellspawn Orwellian fashion), "New Journey".



June 28, 2019 by Mike Schuler



This isn't a new journey; it's a continuation of TPTB's hydrocarbon worshipping JOURNEY TO CLIMATE HELL!

Listen to the Creedence Clearwater Revival Sing a Prophecy Now Coming True Near me and YOU:

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July 6, 2019 by Reuters

Arctic Sea Route Opens For Yamal LNG Cargo

Teekay’s M/V Eduard Toll is the fourth of 15 Arctic LNG carriers being built for the Yamal LNG project and Teekay’s first of six LNG Carrier Newbuildings. Photo via Teekay

by Sabina Zawadzki (Reuters) – A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker carrying a cargo from the Yamal LNG plant has spent this week making its way through Arctic waters north of Russia towards Asia, marking the first voyage of the 2019 summer season across the Northern Sea Route. The Vladimir Rusanov, an Arc7-classed LNG tanker that can plough through semi-cleared waters, left the Sabetta port on June 29 and is in the Chukchi Sea close to the Bering Strait.

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Lessons From the Natural World on Washington's Unnatural Wars

WILLIAM J. ASTORE, TOMDISPATCH

Nineteen years into a new century, with its forever wars on terror still ongoing across startlingly large stretches of the planet, the U.S. military is now turning to preparations for future wars with its so-called peer competitors. No surprise, then, that the country seems to be drowning in militarism and exhausting what's left of our "democratic spirit."

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« Reply #357 on: July 26, 2019, 04:07:36 pm »
Is it Time to Nationalize the 🦕😈🦖 Fossil Fuel Industry?
July 26, 2019

In part 2 of her interview, Democracy Collaborative’s Johanna Bozuwa argues that the fastest way for the U.S. to lower greenhouse gas emissions and create a just transition is to buy out the entire fossil fuel industry


https://therealnews.com/stories/is-it-time-to-nationalize-the-fossil-fuel-industry

Agelbert COMMENT: Does a wild bear go poop in the woods?

Do you want humanity to survive Catastrophic Climate Change?

Sure, but there is a problem. As George Carlin said many years ago, "The USA is an 🦕😈🦖 Oil Corporation with an 🦍 Army".

Do not expect that Oil Corporation to willingly give up THEIR ARMY!

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