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Donald 🦀 Trump caught trying to commit a bizarre crime involving 👹 Turkey and 🦖 Rex Tillerson
Bill Palmer | 10:49 pm EDT October 9, 2019
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As we speak, Donald Trump is doing an unconscionable and deadly favor to Turkish leader Erdogan by allowing him to invade northern Syria and slaughter U.S.-allied Kurds. Why is Trump being so personally loyal to yet another evil world leader? Tonight it surfaced that this is far from the first time in which Trump has tried to do Erdogan an illegal favor.

Back when Turkish criminal Reza Zarrab was being criminally prosecuted by the U.S. government, Donald Trump asked then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to get Zarrab off the hook, according to a stunning new report tonight from Bloomberg. Tillerson reportedly refused to go along with it, and voiced his objections to John Kelly, but neither man went public with the obstruction of justice crime that Trump was committing. It gets worse.

Longtime Palmer Report readers will recall the name Reza Zarrab because of his ties to two key Trump advisers: 😈 Michael Flynn and 🐍 Rudy Giuliani. After Zarrab ended up cutting a cooperating plea deal, Flynn ended up cutting a plea deal of his own, ostensibly because Zarrab had sold him out. In addition, Rudy was acting as Zarrab’s informal legal counsel, and at one point Giuliani was lectured by a judge for his unscrupulous antics with regard to Zarrab’s trial. There’s more.

Former Obama administration official Colin Kahl tweeted tonight that Turkish leader Erdogan had been pressuring the Obama administration to let Reza Zarrab off the hook – to no avail – because Erdogan worried about the secrets Zarrab would spill. So it turns out Donald Trump committed a crime in the name of getting a foreign national criminal off the hook, in a manner that would have benefitted Erdogan, Flynn, and Giuliani.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/rex-tillerson-turkey-donald-trump-crime-bizarre/21734/
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Climate Rage 😡 Is Working 👍
« Reply #166 on: October 16, 2019, 01:27:28 pm »


October 16, 2018

Climate Rage Is Working

On Monday, Reuters scored an exclusive interview with 🦖 Ben van Beurden, the CEO of the Oil Company. During the sitdown, he decried people demonizing oil and said it’s “entirely legitimate to invest in oil and gas because the world demands it” and that “we have no choice” but to keep investing in dirty fossil fuel exploration.

Van Beurden’s remarks are, to put it in no uncertain terms, climate denialism. But because he said he defended the legitimacy of oil in response to “activists” claims, his comments are also a sign of something else: that the new, global outburst of climate rage is working.

In recent years, oil ...
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Climate Liability News

October 21, 2019

By Karen Savage

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Following a pattern similar to other climate liability cases, Exxon and Suncor have filed repeated appeals to higher courts to keep the case in federal court, which they believe is more favorable to them. In this case, they are using an extraordinary step of asking for the Supreme Court to recall an order by a local court because they have exhausted their avenues for halting the case.

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Benjamin Hart: President Trump Is Obsessed With Stealing Syria’s Oil

There is one thing about the chaotic situation in Syria that does seem to preoccupy the president: oil. Precious, precious oil. Over the past weeks, through tweets and public statements, he has made it clear that he considers the protection of it a very high priority.

CNN reported on Thursday that the U.S. would send tanks and troops to an area of eastern Syria to reinforce Kurdish defenses guarding oil fields there. As The Guardian notes, “It is quite likely it would take more troops to deploy, maintain, supply and protect armored units in the middle of the eastern Syrian desert than the roughly 1,000 that were in the country before the Turkish invasion.”

The question of why the U.S. has the right to another country’s oil — especially as it is supposedly completely withdrawing from that country — has received surprisingly little attention amid the ongoing disaster in Syria. But the notion that American’s central goal in the Middle East is plunder of natural resources recalls conspiracy theories around the U.S. invasion of Iraq. And Trump’s current obsession with this point recalls his own sentiments about that war (which he falsely claims not to have supported). In 2013, Trump tweeted, “I still can’t believe we left Iraq without the oil.” Axios reported last year that Trump repeatedly floated the ludicrous idea to Iraq’s prime minister that the country should repay the U.S. — in oil — for the favor of having invaded it.

As the Kurds try to regroup amid the death and destruction around them, they can comfort themselves by knowing that the commander-in-chief of their erstwhile ally has his heart in the right place.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/president-trump-is-obsessed-with-stealing-syrias-oil.html
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“I tell you, he’s the best American president. Why? Not because his policies are good, but because he’s the most transparent president...

“All American presidents commit crimes and end up taking the Nobel Prize and appear as a defender of human rights and the ‘unique’ and ‘brilliant’ American or Western principles, but all they are is a group of criminals who only represent the interests of the American lobbies of large corporations in weapons, oil and others.

“He speaks with transparency to say, ‘We want the oil,’” adding: “What do we want more than a transparent foe?”

--Bashar Assad in a state television interview, according to a translation of his remarks by NBC News.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/01/syria-assad-trump-best-president-063765

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🦖 Rex Tillerson Testifies in Climate Denial Case
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The Greatest Scam In History
November 14th, 2019 by Guest Contributor

By Naomi Oreskes , first published on Tomdispatch.com.

🦕 🦖 Energy companies have engaged in a deliberate disinformation campaign that has successfully undermined our scientific knowledge of climate change, writes Naomi Oreskes in her latest book Why Trust Science?


It’s a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time.

Scientists have been seriously investigating the subject of human-made climate change since the late 1950s and political leaders have been discussing it for nearly as long. In 1961, Alvin Weinberg, the director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, called carbon dioxide one of the “big problems” of the world “on whose solution the entire future of the human race depends.” Fast-forward nearly 30 years and, in 1992, President George H.W. Bush signed the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), promising “concrete action to protect the planet.”

Today, with Puerto Rico still recovering from Hurricane Maria and fires burning across California, we know that did not happen. Despite hundreds of scientific reports and assessments, tens of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers, and countless conferences on the issue, man-made climate change is now a living crisis on this planet. Universities, foundations, churches, and individuals have indeed divested from fossil fuel companies and, led by a 16-year-old Swedish girl, citizens across the globe have taken to the streets to express their outrage. Children have refused to go to school on Fridays to protest the potential loss of their future. And if you need a measure of how long some of us have been at this, in December, the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC will meet for the 25th time.

Scientists working on the issue have often told me that, once upon a time, they assumed, if they did their jobs, politicians would act upon the information. That, of course, hasn’t happened. Anything but, across much of the planet. Worse yet, science failed to have the necessary impact in significant part because of disinformation promoted by the major fossil-fuel companies, which have succeeded in diverting attention from climate change and successfully blocking meaningful action.

Making Climate Change Go Away

Much focus has been put on ExxonMobil’s history of disseminating disinformation, partly because of the documented discrepancies between what that company said in public about climate change and what its officials said (and funded) in private. Recently, a trial began in New York City accusing the company of misleading its investors, while Massachusetts is prosecuting ExxonMobil for misleading consumers as well.

If only it had just been that one company, but for more than 30 years, the fossil-fuel industry and its allies have denied the truth about anthropogenic global warming. They have systematically misled the American people and so purposely contributed to endless delays in dealing with the issue by, among other things, discounting and disparaging climate science, mispresenting scientific findings, and attempting to discredit climate scientists. These activities are documented in great detail in How Americans Were Deliberately Misled about Climate Change, a report I recently co-authored, as well as in my 2010 book and 2014 film, Merchants of Doubt.

A key aspect of the fossil-fuel industry’s disinformation campaign was the mobilization of “third-party allies”: organizations and groups with which it would collaborate and that, in some cases, it would be responsible for creating.

In the 1990s, these allied outfits included the Global Climate Coalition, the Cooler Heads Coalition, Informed Citizens for the Environment, and the Greening Earth Society. Like ExxonMobil, such groups endlessly promoted a public message of denial and doubt: that we weren’t really sure if climate change was happening; that the science wasn’t settled; that humanity could, in any case, readily adapt at a later date to any changes that did occur; and that addressing climate change directly would wreck the American economy. Two of these groups — Informed Citizens for the Environment and the Greening Earth Society — were, in fact, astroturf organizations, created and funded by a coal industry trade association but dressed up to look like grass-roots citizens’ action organizations.

Similar messaging was pursued by a network of think tanks promoting free market solutions to social problems, many with ties to the fossil-fuel industry. These included the George C. Marshall Institute, the Cato Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Heartland Institute. Often their politically motivated contrarian claims were presented in formats that make them look like the scientific reports whose findings they were contradicting.

In 2009, for instance, the Cato Institute issued a report that precisely mimicked the format, layout, and structure of the government’s U.S. National Climate Assessment. Of course, it made claims thoroughly at odds with the actual report’s science. The industry also promoted disinformation through its trade associations, including the American Legislative Exchange Council, the American Petroleum Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Both think tanks and trade organizations have been involved in personal attacks on the reputations of scientists. One of the earliest documented was on climate scientist Benjamin Santer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who showed that the observed increase in global temperatures could not be attributed to increased solar radiation. He served as the lead author of the Second Assessment Report of the U.N.’s prestigious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, responsible for the 1995 conclusion that “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human impact on the climate system.” Santer became the target of a vicious, arguably defamatory attack by physicists from the George C. Marshall Institute and the Global Climate Coalition, who accused him of fraud. Other climate scientists, including Michael Mann, Jonathan Overpeck, Malcolm Hughes, Ray Bradley, Katharine Hayhoe, Kevin Trenberth, and, I should note, myself, have been subject to harassment, investigation, hacked emails, and politically motivated freedom-of-information attacks.

How to Play Climate Change for a Fool

When it came to industry disinformation, the role of third-party allies was on full display at the House Committee on Oversight hearings on climate change in late October. As their sole witness, the Republicans on that committee invited Mandy Gunasekera, the founder and president of Energy45, a group whose purpose, in its own words, is to “support the Trump energy agenda.”

Energy45 is part of a group known, bluntly enough, as the CO2 Coalition and is a perfect example of what I’ve long thought of as zombie denialism in which older players spouting industry arguments suddenly reappear in new forms. In this case, in the 1990s and early 2000s, the George C. Marshall Institute was a leader in climate-change disinformation. From 1974-1999, its director, William O’Keefe, had also been the executive vice president and later CEO of the 🦖 American Petroleum Institute. The Marshall Institute itself closed in 2015, only to re-emerge a few years later as the CO2 Coalition.

The comments of 🐘 Republican committee members offer a sense of just how deeply the climate-change disinformation campaign is now lodged in the heart of the Trump administration and congressional 🐘 Republicans as 2019 draws to an end and the planet visibly heats. Consider just six of their “facts”:

1) The misleading claim that climate change will be “mild and manageable.” There is no scientific evidence to support this. On the contrary, literally hundreds of scientific reports over the past few decades, including those U.S. National Climate Assessments, have affirmed that any warming above 2 degrees Centigrade will lead to grave and perhaps catastrophic effects on “health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth.” The U.N.’s IPCC has recently noted that avoiding the worst impacts of global warming will “require rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy… infrastructure… and industrial systems.”

Recent events surrounding Hurricanes Sandy, Michael, Harvey, Maria, and Dorian, as well as the devastating wildfire at the ironically named town of Paradise, California, in 2018 and the fires across much of that state this fall, have shown that the impacts of climate change are already part of our lives and becoming unmanageable. Or if you want another sign of where this country is at this moment, consider a new report from the Army War College indicating that “the Department of Defense (DoD) is precariously unprepared for the national security implications of climate change-induced global security challenges.” And if the Pentagon isn’t prepared to manage climate change, it’s hard to imagine any part of the U.S. government that might be.

2) The misleading claim that global prosperity is actually being driven by fossil fuels. No one denies that fossil fuels drove the Industrial Revolution and, in doing so, contributed substantively to rising living standards for hundreds of millions of people in Europe, North America, and parts of Asia. But the claim that fossil fuels are the essence of global prosperity today is, at best, a half-truth because what is at stake here isn’t the past but the future. Disruptive climate change fueled by greenhouse gas emissions from the use of oil, coal, and natural gas now threatens both the prosperity that parts of this planet have already achieved and future economic growth of just about any sort. Nicholas Stern, the former chief economist of the World Bank and one of the foremost experts on the economics of climate change, has put our situation succinctly this way: “High carbon growth self-destructs.”

3) A misleading claim that fossil fuels represent “cheap energy.” Fossil fuels are not cheap. When their external costs are included — that is, not just the price of extracting, distributing, and profiting from them, but what it will cost in all our lives once you add in the fires, extreme storms, flooding, health effects, and everything else that their carbon emissions into the atmosphere will bring about — they couldn’t be more expensive. The International Monetary Fund estimates that the cost to consumers above and beyond what we pay at the pump or in our electricity bills already comes to more than $5 trillion dollars annually. That’s trillion, not billion. Put another way, we are all paying a massive, largely unnoticed subsidy to the oil, gas, and coal industry to destroy our civilization. Among other things, those subsidies already “damage the environment, caus[e]… premature deaths through local air pollution, [and] exacerbat[e] congestion and other adverse side effects of vehicle use.”

4) A misleading claim about poverty and fossil fuels. That fossil fuels are the solution to the energy needs of the world’s poor is a tale being heavily promoted by ExxonMobil, among others. The idea that ExxonMobil is suddenly concerned about the plight of the global poor is, of course, laughable or its executives wouldn’t be planning (as they are) for significant increases in fossil-fuel production between now and 2030, while downplaying the threat of climate change. As Pope Francis, global justice leader Mary Robinson, and former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon — as well as countless scientists and advocates of poverty reduction and global justice — have repeatedly emphasized, climate change will, above all, hurt the poor. It is they who will first be uprooted from their homes (and homelands); it is they who will be migrating into an increasingly hostile and walled-in world; it is they who will truly feel the heat, literal and figurative, of it all. A fossil-fuel company that cared about the poor would obviously not be committed, above all else, to pursuing a business model based on oil and gas exploration and development. The cynicism of this argument is truly astonishing.

Moreover, while it’s true that the poor need affordable energy, it is not true that they need fossil fuels. More than a billion people worldwide lack access (or, at least, reliable access) to electricity, but many of them also lack access to an electricity grid, which means fossil fuels are of little use to them. For such communities, solar and wind power are the only reasonable ways to go, the only ones that could rapidly and affordably be put in place and made available.

5) Misleading assertions about the costs of renewable energy. The cheap fossil fuel narrative is regularly coupled with misleading assertions about the allegedly high costs of renewable energy. According to Bloomberg News, however, in two-thirds of the world, solar is already the cheapest form of newly installed electricity generation, cheaper than nuclear, natural gas, or coal. Improvements in energy storage are needed to maximize the penetration of renewables, particularly in developed countries, but such improvements are happening quickly. Between 2010 and 2017, the price of battery storage decreased a startling 79% and most experts believe that, in the near future, many of the storage problems can and will be solved.

6) The false claim that, under President Trump, the US has actually cut greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans have claimed not only that such emissions have fallen but that the United States under President Trump has done more to reduce emissions than any other country on the planet. One environmental reporter, who has described herself as “accustomed to hearing a lot of misinformation” about climate change, characterized this statement as “brazenly false.” In fact, U.S. CO2 emissions spiked in 2018, increasing by 3.1% over 2017. Methane emissions are also on the rise and President Trump’s proposal to rollback methane standards will ensure that unhappy trend continues.

Science Isn’t Enough

And by the way, when it comes to the oil companies, that’s just to start down a far longer list of misinformation and false claims they’ve been peddling for years. In our 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt, Erik Conway and I showed that the strategies and tactics used by Big Energy to deny the harm of fossil-fuel use were, in many cases, remarkably similar to those long used by the tobacco industry to deny the harm of tobacco use — and this was no coincidence. Many of the same PR firms, advertising agencies, and institutions were involved in both cases.

The tobacco industry was finally prosecuted by the Department of Justice, in part because of the ways in which the individual companies coordinated with each other and with third-party allies to present false information to consumers. Through congressional hearings and legal discovery, the industry was pegged with a wide range of activities it funded to mislead the American people. Something similar has occurred with Big Energy and the harm fossil fuels are doing to our lives, our civilization, our planet.

Still, a crucial question about the fossil-fuel industry remains to be fully explored: Which of its companies have funded the activities of the trade organizations and other third-party allies who deny the facts about climate change? In some cases, we already know the answers. In 2006, for instance, the Royal Society of the United Kingdom documented ExxonMobil’s funding of 39 organizations that promoted “inaccurate and misleading” views of climate science. The Society was able to identify $2.9 million spent to that end by that company in the year 2005 alone. That, of course, was just one year and clearly anything but the whole story.

Nearly all of these third-party allies are incorporated as 501(c)(3) institutions, which means they must be non-profit and nonpartisan. Often they claim to be involved in education (though mis-education would be the more accurate term). But they are clearly also involved in supporting an industry — Big Energy — that couldn’t be more for-profit and they have done many things to support what could only be called a partisan political agenda as well. After all, by its own admission, Energy45, to take just one example, exists to support the “Trump Energy Agenda.”

I’m an educator, not a lawyer, but as one I can say with confidence that the activities of these organizations are the opposite of educational. Typically, the Heartland Institute, for instance, has explicitly targeted schoolteachers with disinformation. In 2017, the institute sent a booklet to more than 200,000 of them, repeating the oft-cited contrarian claims that climate science is still a highly unsettled subject and that, even if climate change were occurring, it “would probably not be harmful.” Of this booklet, the director of the National Center for Science Education said, “It’s not science, but it’s dressed up to look like science. It’s clearly intended to confuse teachers.” The National Science Teaching Association has called it “propaganda” and advised teachers to place their copies in the recycling bin.

Yet, as much as we know about the activities of Heartland and other third-party allies of the fossil-fuel industry, because of loopholes in our laws we still lack basic information about who has funded and sustained them. Much of the funding at the moment still qualifies as “dark money.” Isn’t it time for citizens to demand that Congress investigate this network, as it and the Department of Justice once investigated the tobacco industry and its networks?

ExxonMobil loves to accuse me of being “an activist.” I am, in fact, a teacher and a scholar. Most of the time, I’d rather be home working on my next book, but that increasingly seems like less of an option when Big Energy’s climate-change scam is ongoing and our civilization is, quite literally, at stake. When citizens are inactive, democracy fails — and this time, if democracy fails, as burning California shows, so much else could fail as well. Science isn’t enough. The rest of us are needed. And we are needed now.

Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. She is coauthor, with Erik Conway, of Merchants of Doubt. Her latest book is [/color]Why Trust Science?

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/11/14/the-greatest-scam-in-history/

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FBI Investigating 😈 Approval Of Pennsylvania 🦕 Pipeline

By Marc Levy, Apnews.com. Harrisburg, Pa.  — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned.

FBI agents have interviewed current or former state employees in recent weeks about the Mariner East project and the construction permits, according to three people who have direct knowledge of the agents’ line of questioning. -more-

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I read this quote today. It referred to the stock market. I agree, but I think it also applies to all other actions by Trump and his wrecking crew, including Pompeo's bullshit about the West Bank Israeli "settlements" being "legal".

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I'm sure you've already seen where Bill Palmer has Pompeo ""resigning."


Yes, I read that bit of wishful thinking by Palmer. Pompeo is a Kochroach, something that is like the roof for Palmer (over his head). Consequently, Palmer's grasp of the consequences of Trump this or that do not take that greater (i.e. US Government by Hydrocarbon Hellspawn) reality into account.


Trump is a symptom of the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn ROT destroying the U.S. government and dooming the biosphere as a Capitalists 'R' US bonus.

However, that does not mean the U.S. Economy won't be eaten alive by the Chinese economy prior to the full brunt of the Sixth Mass Extinction from the unabated (Capitalism caused) degradation of the biosphere. Palmer would vigorously disagree with me, since he thinks everything is gonna be just peachy if Trump and Pence go away and the Democrats take the White House. That is wishful thinking.

About 500 U.S. oligarchs calling virtually ALL the shots evidences that US foreign and domestic policy really IS GOVERNED BY CAPITALIST WISHFUL THINKING that is taking us, eventually, to Catastrophic Climate Chaos doom, but much sooner, to economic and political destruction.

The interconnectedness of all the life forms in our biosphere is something the Capitalists 'R' US studiously ignore (to our peril). Any part of the web of life that is damaged degrades all the other parts. This is Ecology 101.

Of course the 🐉 chemical, 🐍 mining and 🦕🦖 hydrocarbon hellspawn corporations have never been able to wrap their greedy, profit over people and planet heads around that basic, irrefutable reality.

I remember an old saying from the early days of environmental activism in the USA: "We all live downstream." We sure do. 😱

In regard to any and all industrial civilization activiies that allow pollution 😈 "externalities" for short term profit, we need to change NIMBY (not in my back yard) to NOPE, not on planet earth.

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“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions” ― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

All that said, as pathetic a wish as it is, I hold out hope for our country through a Sanders Presidency, provided both houses of Congress vote to support his policies. Again, I do not expect Palmer, a champion of all things Pelosi, to agree with me on that. However, Palmer is quite right about how dangerous Trump is for the USA. I applaud all his efforts to expose Trump's chicanery. That is why I post much of his impeachment commentary in this forum (Any port in the storm, and all that).

I yield the floor to Paul Street:

NOV 20, 2019 OPINION|TD ORIGINALS

SNIPPET:

We need Trump and Pence out now, not some time next year. The way to make that happen is with a mass movement that will not only sweep him from power but challenge the richly bipartisan racist, sexist, imperial and eco-cidal class rule system that hatched the Trump regime in the first place.

He absurdly denies climate science and arch-criminally ramps up the eco-exterminist war on livable ecology. He refused to adequately prepare for and respond to the epic climate change-fueled Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. He absurdly blames California’s deadly climate change-driven wildfires on the state’s failure to “sweep the forest floors.”

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December 3, 2019

By Brian Kahn

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In essence, the climate is unraveling because the world lit a bunch of dead dinosaurs and ancient plant matter on fire. And it prioritized economic growth and tied said growth to said fire. Powerful 🦕🦖 interests 😈 vested in this system have spent the past few decades sowing doubt and pushing for inaction.

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U.S. Secretary of Interior  David 🦖 Bernhardt (L) speaks as President Donald 🦀 Trump (R) looks on during an East Room event on the environment July 7, 2019 at the White House in Washington, DC. Alex Wong / Getty Images

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🦀 Donald Trump launches psychotic attack on Greta Thunberg, gives something away in the process

Bill Palmer | 4:43 pm EST December 12, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Yesterday Time Magazine revealed that its “Person of the Year” is sixteen year old climate activist Greta Thunberg. We all knew what was coming next: Donald Trump was going to fly into a jealous and psychotic rage, and begin attacking a teenage girl. Last night Trump’s 2020 campaign used its official account to tweet a grotesque image of Donald Trump’s head on Greta’s body. Today Trump took the reins personally, and drove the whole thing right off a cliff.

In case you’ve been under a rock today and you were fortunate enough to miss it, Donald Trump posted this utterly deranged tweet: “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”

That’s right, not only is Donald Trump attacking a teenage girl, he’s mocking her for having Asperger syndrome. Frankly, we think another article of impeachment should be brought against Trump just for cyberbullying a child. But the real upshot here is that Trump has given something away.

First of all, Donald Trump’s eye clearly isn’t on the ball. Articles of impeachment against him are in the process of being voted on, at a time when his 2020 poll numbers are disastrous for him. Yet he’s focused on this nonsense instead of trying to figure out how to save his dying presidency and the increasing odds that he’ll be in handcuffs by January of 2021. Second, as Trump continues to be humiliatingly dismantled, he’s more fragile than ever. Can you imagine being the President of the United States, and a supposed billionaire, and still being psychotically jealous of a teenage girl?

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/attack-greta-thunberg-gives-something-away-trump/23617/

Agelbert NOTE: People may say Trump is jealous of Greta. I disagree. Trump's attacks on Greta, a huge threat to polluter BAU, are not personal; just business.

Greta will be there when 🦀 Trump, the current 🦕🦖Hydrocarbon Hellspawn TOOL of the 🐘 Grand Old 😈 Putin Party, is long gone.
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019

🐍 ALEC Behind Ohio Bill Criminalizing Protests Against Fossil 🦕🦖 Fuel Infrastructure

DON WIENER, PR WATCH

In 2020, Ohio lawmakers are likely to pass a piece of anti-protest legislation known as the "Critical Infrastructure Protection Act," which makes it a felony for protesters to trespass on energy company property, such as pipelines, refineries and power plants. The bill was modeled after an ALEC proposal, and its corporate backers are big contributors to the Republican party and legislators in Ohio.

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Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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