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Energy => Hydrocarbon Industry Skullduggery => Topic started by: AGelbert on July 01, 2018, 11:22:17 pm

Title: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 01, 2018, 11:22:17 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This is a repost form the summer of 2014.
 
Yes, I know that of course, our dear democratic, never start a war, goody two shoes fossil fuel/bank oligarchy would NEVER THINK OF SUCH A THING but it is INTERESTING that DENMARK has this GOING FOR THEM (or is it going AGAINST THEM because it "upsets" some powerful fossil fuelers in the USA?).

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WWF, the global conservation organization, is applauding the Danish government for having set the most ambitious climate and renewable energy targets of any country in combination with a long track record of publically promoting and implementing clean and sustainable energies.


http://awsassets.wwfdk.panda.org/downloads/fact_sheet__gift_to_the_earth__international_media_1_1.pdf (http://awsassets.wwfdk.panda.org/downloads/fact_sheet__gift_to_the_earth__international_media_1_1.pdf)

The attack Thursday afternoon on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations — including vacationers, students and a large contingent of scientists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia. At least 189 of the dead were from the Netherlands. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183543.bmp)
And now add to the above these "STRANGE"  (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TzWpwHzCvCI/T_sBEnhCCpI/AAAAAAAAME8/IsLpuU8HYxc/s1600/nooo-way-smiley.gif) COINCIDENCES...

Post Scriptum: Strange Coincidences? Moscow Metro Tragedy and Malaysian Airliner MH17 Downing

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We have just experienced two terrible tragedies. The Moscow Metro tragedy that claimed the lives of 23 people with dozens of wounded happened on the very same day Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Brazil, participating in the formation of the BRICS Bank. The Malaysian airliner MH17 tragic downing in eastern Ukraine, with almost 300 dead, happened at the same exact time Vladimir Putin was flying back home.

As I explained before, and will continue explaining in the following piece: the dollar hegemony has effectively ended, the US has just lost it’s single super-power status. And Putin was the driving force behind all this.

http://futuristrendcast.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/post-scriptum-strange-coincidences-moscow-metro-tragedy-and-malaysian-airliner-mh17-downing/ (http://futuristrendcast.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/post-scriptum-strange-coincidences-moscow-metro-tragedy-and-malaysian-airliner-mh17-downing/)

Yes, of course! It's all EMPTY suppositions and baseless speculation from NON experts.  (http://www.imgion.com/images/01/Angry-animated-smiley.jpg) (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-051113192052.png)

USA =  (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9HT4xZyDmh4/TOHhxzA0wLI/AAAAAAAAEUk/oeHDS2cfxWQ/s200/Smiley_Angel_Wings_Halo.jpg)

Fossil fuel/Banking oligarchy = (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil19.gif)

USA is run by GUESS WHO!!? (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/gen152.gif)

When terrorism is STATE SPONSORED, it's not terrorism; it's a warning by a ruthless predator. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183404.bmp)

Fasten your seat belts, folks. Denmark might be a pushover but Russia (with BRICs bank backing)  isn't. 




Finally, there is another grizzly "DOT"  :o you may wish to connect at your leisure...

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This is the second Malaysian airliner falling from the sky/disappearing in a short time.

The first one was the one that ‘allegedly’ disappeared in Asia several months ago.

Coincidence? Perhaps not, if we recall that Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, recently hosted International War Crimes Tribunal that indicted the states of the USA and Israel for war crimes. This same international tribunal also indicted both countries’ heads of state, along with many high level officials.

People involved in that tribunal were the likes of Leuren Moret and Alfred Lambremont Webre. Considering that the evidence presented at the tribunal was damning and officials named were the very top of the US and Israel, do you think that maybe, just maybe, someone has a score to settle with Malaysia?   (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/pirates5B15D_th.gif)

Incidentally, per expert Leuren Moret, the founder of Malaysia Airlines (who treated the airline as his baby, his pride and joy) is the former PM of Malaysia, who was an active part of the tribunal.  Add to the above a personal vendetta, and a warning.  >:(

Last, but not least: 13 years ago, in 2001, a Ukraine missile shot down another plane over the Black Sea. It was a commercial jet from the Russian Sibir airline, en route to Turkey. Over 80 people died. The investigation revealed that the military was poorly trained and shot down the plane by mistake. However, the investigation was never completed, and Ukraine never admitted its responsibility. At the time, there supposedly was no war in Ukraine.
  ;)
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 01, 2018, 11:25:21 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This is a repost form the summer of 2014.

FL ML17: did you know that the vast field of smoking carnage may actually be a “tiny roadside crash site”? Read on.

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Ann Kreilkamp

As the theories and rumors continue to swirl in the jittery ethers, this is the most interesting piece of possible info I’ve yet come across. And yes, it does remind of Flight 93 (Pennsylvania, in a field, 9/11, remember?) — except this time, they decided to add carnage and twisted metal to the mix, rather than just stage a depression in a field with NO plane parts, no bodies . . .

In any case, this latest false flag/distraction — (from the GAZA genocide, from the BRICs devlopment bank, from ongoing climate catastrophes, like stupendous fires in western U.S.. Canada and Siberia) — that also serves to demonize Putin and, in a one/two punch, parallels the (staged?) child trafficking story on the U.S. border — does seem to be working!


Even if we ignore in disgust the controlled narrative delivered by the lock-step statist MSM, we’re all mesmerized by “what really happened to Flight ML 17,” and of course, its relationship, if any to Flight ML 370, the last (downed?) flight to capture us, and that went on for months!

We no longer have months to dither. We need to get cracking NOW. Or is it too late? As one commentator said about one of the many latest posts that point towards inevitable global destruction: “This used to be a call to action. Now it’s an interesting data point on the way to extinction.”


Yep. Whether “Sheeple,” or “Awake,” we’re magnetized by FL ML 17.  ;)

http://exopermaculture.com/2014/07/21/fl-ml17-did-you-know-that-the-vast-field-of-smoking-carnage-may-actually-be-a-tiny-roadside-crash-site-read-on/

P.S.: The Corbett Report has a good “open source investigation.”

Via Bill.
Flight MH 17′s Tiny Roadside Crash Site (IMAGES)
http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/flight-mh17s-tiny-roadside-crash-site-images/#more-30613
(http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/53c818dfeab8ea234f34239c-654-328/screen%20shot%202014-07-17%20at%202.29.26%20pm.png)
Now WHERE have we seen such UNDAMAGED passports after an airliner was TOTALLY DESTROYED before? (http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_6656.gif)      (http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_1730.gif)            ???               (http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_1402.gif)           

(http://www.pic4ever.com/images/zzz.gif) (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-241013183046.jpeg)(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil12.gif)



Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 01, 2018, 11:26:18 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This is a repost form the summer of 2014.

UPDATED MH17 Downing background Context and Cause Hypothesis by Agelbert
(several typos fixed too!  ;D)

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I do think most armies would have radar systems that were sophisticated enough to tell the difference furthermore I think it is quite likely the intelligence of most nations could track the movements of the head of state particularly if they were in a state of semi-war with the said nation. I feel whatever happened it is likely this plane was shot down intentionally and it is just a question of figuring out what the motive behind the attack was.
(http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_0293.gif)

As a former air traffic controller I can tell you EXACTLY how the big ones paint on the screen of RAW radar versus the small ones. Now, of course, most airliners have mode S transponders. That means they CAN'T TURN OFF THE ALTITUDE READOUT along with the ground speed and aircraft ID like they used to be able to do before Mode S. Of course Putin's plane is going to stand out like a sore thumb versus a civilian airliner for reasons I won't go into.  8)

My theory is that Samantha Power and her war loving neocon friends are delivering a message (on behalf of the "DEFEND THE DOLLAR AT ALL COSTS" fossil fuel/bank oligarchy) to ANYONE planning to join the BRIC plan to **** can the almighty dollar as the reserve currency.

As JD pointed out in so many words,  ;D , I have a tremendous capacity for the obvious.  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-141113185441.png)

Question AG,
How could the MH-17 crew have known there was an aircraft approaching from underneath unless ATC told them it was there?  I know that large aircraft have a radar in their nose to see out into the dark and avoid objects in front of them.  I know this because I got to ride in the jump seat of an MD-80 that belonged to the US GOV and that little radar screen was right in the middle of their instrument panel.  Also, what is the flight data recorder going to tell the investigators other than everything went to **** in a hurry?

My understanding of what you have said on this topic is that Kiev ATC knew which aircraft was which and that the question now is who authorized the attack and what was used?   R-60 (I think that is the AA-12) missile from an SU-25 or the ground based SA-11?  The fact that the MH-17 was rerouted and told to descend to 31,000 feet suggests that there intention was to line them up for a kill by the SU-25.

Now, if, we were all so lucky that identifiable missile parts were recovered at the crash site, then one would have their answer.  As to who ordered it, the government in Kiev is on the hook regardless as the "separatists" don't have any aircraft and don't have a radar unit to support the SA-11 missile.  Since Moscow is off the hook, there are fewer people to blame...

Okay, let's take it from the top.

1) Yeah a Malaysian Airliner with a bunch of people in it was shot down. What do inquiring minds with a lick of sense do first?

2) DUH, there is war going on in Ukraine, right?  ::) RIGHT! And the US fascist proxies that STARTED that war have ZERO communication (i.e. command and control instructions) with DA BOYZ in our "intelligence" neocon network, right? WRONG! Rest assured that 24/7, both Russian and US ASSETS are TASKED with FULL chain of command 24/7 consultation and weapons inventory condition (position at x, y, z locations, etc. and READY OR NOT for release as well as capabilities). Fog of war, my ass! This is BASIC **** in a proxy war with the PRESENT SURVEILLANCE capabilities of both (except ours are better than Russia's) countries.

I had to make flip/strip chart maps a pilot strapped to his knee for fighter and bomber pilots flying into a war zone (Viet Nam) to deliver ordinance. I had to mark all the missile sites, triple A (Anti Aircraft Artillery), troop concentrations as well as radar signatures (the shape they form on SLIR, FLIR and or plain radar) of populated/industrial targets for ease of id and destruction.

I DID THIS from satellite and drone RECON (Yeah ,we HAD those in Viet Nam - they were carried on B-52s, dropped and flown around by RC, flown out and then recovered with lots of good photos  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png)). I had to go over them on "Light" tables with stereo goggles running two rolls of negatives. I could SEE the ground in 3D and I had a neato little device that looks like a jewelers eye piece with measurement line references inscribed on them. I could measure anything down there within one foot (wing spans, fuel tanks, missiles, artillery, buildings, etc.).

I could, since I knew the Lat Long and exact time the photos were taken, measure a building shadow and know the height of said building, bridge or whatever. WE KNEW from day to day WTF was going on down there over 50 years ago!

We KNOW EXACTLY what is going on in places like the Ukraine with FAR MORE PRECISION NOW, PERIOD. And our GOONS have a LOVE affair with the fascists there going. They get MONEY from us to DESTABILIZE the country to keep Russia on the defensive. That's the overall SCORE. Anybody claiming otherwise is FULL OF ****. Russia is no saint but they aren't deliberately fomenting a revolution in MEXICO to install a government HOSTILE to the USA. And **** anybody that claims the analogy doesn't hold. It does.

3) When a deliberate confrontation such as the Ukraine is executed, mistakes are made, of course. But the overall plan is run through thousands of computer simulations with variables inputted along the way. The results that give the right plausible deniability and further our predatory "destroy Russia because they don't want to kiss our ass" policy are "gamed". ALL THIS HAPPENS BEFORE the top dogs HERE even START to generate a "colored" revolution in the Ukraine. Get it? YEARS ago this was gamed. The airliner was PART of that "simulation". It's an excellent flash point to get people to LOOK in the "right" direction for the goal here. The computer said all the destabilizing stuff would work. Now people blogging here can hem an haw about what the agenda is (**** BRIC or not, **** Putin or not, CNN credibility or not, fog of war or not, SAVE fossil fueldom or not by wasting people form a nation leading in renewable energy or not, Pay Back or not for the FOUNDER of Malayasian Airlines having participated on the war crimes tribunal that found the USA and Israeli TOP LEADERS guilty or a combination of the above) but the downing of the airliner WAS NOT A MISTAKE.

4) WHY? Because of the CONTEXT. This destabilization was planned, as was the Syrian destabilization. The Syrian destabilization was stymied. WHY? They asked the computer. BECAUSE, the elements that WERE present in operations like 9/11 were ABSENT in Syria (destroyed airliner - works every time - claims the computer...). Plausible deniability can be engendered by emulating the Korean Airlines operation (except our goons have to shoot it down this time rather than suckering Russia into downing it - they won't fall for it because their radar is far too accurate to mistake an airliner for a bomber or combat aircraft, PERIOD).

5) SO, they watched as the Ukrainian operation started to peter out. They asked for a GO on  operation down a big bird to keep the operation from being stymied like Syria. They provided a list of airlines that flew the route and the top ones on the **** list (Malaysian for BRIC support and War Crimes Tribunal - A TWO-FER bit of payback!).

6) The top dogs made a list ditch effort to stop the new currency effort with a few veiled threats made privately to Putin. Putin gave them the finger. The operation was approved. The rest is history.

7) Putin knows the score. He does not want WWIII. WE are the crazy uncle here, not Russia. WE  WANT WWIII, no matter the COST! Don't believe me? Reagan said, after watching the movie "The Day After" that the military assured him we could win the war with only 150 million American casualties. He wrote in his diary that "Those people are CRAZY". GUESS WHO "those people " WERE/ARE? Yep, their representatives are STILL THERE.

8) Now I don't care if you think our country is rational and reasonable. You are just plain wrong. So, how could these "crazies" be so calculating, analytical and careful to do this "flawless" demonizing of Russia for allegedly downing a Malaysia Airliner? Doesn't a crazy psycho make mistakes in the "fog" of war? Actually, they don't. WHY? because they PLAN this ****. (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/reading.gif)

9) It will get worse after a brief pause to see how many more cowards they have gotten to tow the fossil fuel/bank oligarchy running the USA and SOME of Europe. The target is RUSSIA BECAUSE they are HURTING the DOLLAR. That is not going to change any time soon. That is the correct context. Several years into the future, thousands of scenarios are IN THE CAN, including nuclear winter. Our goons WILL NOT accept the defeat that comes with a multi-polar, renewable energy, more democratic world with no mad dog USA ****ting wherever and whenever we like. That ends my rant on context. Now for the Down a Big Bird Operation hypothesis (I hope this isn't a "Three Days of the Condor" thing because this may be my last post if I got it exactly right...).

(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250714014501.png)

10) CAS is Collision Avoidance Radar. All airliners have it.  Also all air traffic control systems have a program called Conflict Alert. It blinks the data blocks of two targets that will have less than minimum separation standards with AMPLE TIME (a few minutes or so) for the air traffic controller to warn at least one of the aircraft. On board the aircraft CAS goes off and collision avoidance instructions are shouted at the crew. BUT, an airliner cannot escape a missile. The aircraft has just nose radar BUT it has a data link to atc radar and CAN receive conflict alert data to activate CAS (aircraft overtaking or in conflict  due to projected crossing trajectories by heading or altitude).
(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-240714233121.png)

11) Missile targeting: There are several ways to do this. When a missile is released, it mostly does its own thing BECAUSE it flies so fast that the delay in reaction from an RC signal could cause a flight path error resulting in a miss.

12) The heat seeking capability (a no brainer for a HUGE IR signal like Airliner engines) is NOT exclusive in flight path targeting. An on board computer also has trajectory computation of the target. The target is LOCKED or it isn't. If it's NOT LOCKED, the missile does not explode. Yes, they have proximity destruction mechanisms that explode the missile before it hits. The reason for that is that missiles are delicate devices and they might NOT explode if the hit the target before they explode.

The downing of the airliner was NO MISTAKE.

The air traffic controllers SAW IT HAPPEN with conflict alert going off a minute or so before it happened. The new vector given to the flight could have been a "vector for traffic: 12:00 o'clock altitude unknown" (a LIE). ATC is COMPLICIT here JUST AS IT WAS on 9/11. The pilot would turn to the new heading - he has no choice unless he claims the new heading will send him into bad weather and asks for another heading.

UPDATE: I checked the flight path on MH17 and he MUST have been vectored for some other reason tha "traffic" because it's a LARGE deviation and a constant one. If they told him it was for weather and he didn't see it on his radar, they would have difficulties getting him to obey. The pilot  knew damned good and well where the war is going on and would question it. SO, the best way to get him to "deviate" is to calim CAT (clear air turbulence reports) on is planned rout. You can't see that on radar and it CAN tear an airplaner apart so the pilot WOULD comply. Those atc tapes make the atc person look like he was just doing his job, rather than setting up the bird for a plausible deniability kill operation.

The Crew had a warning, (NOT when the fighter was beneath them as long as the trajectory of the fighter was not angled at the big bird - but the instant the fighter locked on to the big bird, the CAS went off) and MIGHT have said something BUT they had only seconds to react because from lock on to missile launch to impact at a few kilometers is a few seconds.

All this is OBVIOUS **** that the press WIL NOT GO INTO and talks about ridiculous idiodic stuff like the paint job of Putin's plane versus Malaysia Airlines. GOOD GRIEF! Eyesight doesn't have **** to do with downing an airliner at 33,000 feet!
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13) The Flight Data Recording on the aircraft is NOT the important one. It will have a CAS or a conflict alert warning but may not have the id or trajectory of the object in conflict. The ATC facility tape of the PVD (plan view display with digitized data blocks of all the aircraft) which is saved for two weeks NORMALLY is where the true evidence is.

Consequently, the Ukranianis have a nice adulterated copy. BUT, the goons that ran this operation could not keep several other nations (like Russia, China and Malaysiai) that routinely monitor the ATC digitized feed from having the whole enchilada. Why doesn't Putin put it all out there? LOL! That's not how this "game" is played. Most people here KNOW that. Our news media KNOWS that. That's why they ask that dumb ****ing, innocent sounding question! Patience is, as you can see, not my strong forte. There is a lot of very clever duplicity being propagated on the downing of this Big Bird. ANYBODY that claims there isn't is INSTANTLY suspect of pushing propaganda, in my view.

You have just heard an EXPERT opinion by a former Intelligence Operations Specialist and Air Traffic Controller. You are free to believe it or not. Still, most people won't believe it unless it's written in the New York Times or they watch it on CNN. Only puny secrets need protection; big secrets are protected by public incredulity. I know how this works. God help us.
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 01, 2018, 11:27:18 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This is a repost form the summer of 2014.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdqIDYnSNq8
"Russia" posts satellite video of moment the Ukrainian BUK-M1 is launched

The above is NOT from the Russian Government. It is disinformation. The IR signature of the fields and the rocket launch are from some other place with no relation to MH17. I've studied it. My AFSC (Air force Specialty Code) was a DUAL AFSC (Intelligence Operations Specialist/Photo interpreter). I was even told I could get a job with (GASP!) an Oil company checking pipeline photos for ruptures.  I'm glad I didn't get to work with MKing!  (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/tuzki-bunnys/tuzki-bunny-emoticon-052.gif)

 I can read terrain expertly although this video was not that hard to check against the last 12 miles of MH17. It does not Match! But this disinfo video is QUITE CLEVER. Notice how they show a missle launch going WEST to EAST with absolutely NO reference to ACTUAL true north. The idea is for you to ASS-U-ME that true north is the top of the video. It's BS but pretty nifty BS. LOL! The aircraft WAS flying (Heading 118) east- southeast when it was downed but the video, absent orientation, date and Lat Long, would have been of some value IF the terrain and building pattern matched somewhere along the last 12 miles or so of MH17's flight. No dice.

Nevertheless, I'm thankful to Surly for posting that video because the comments section has some very valuable (and truthful because it can be corroborated) information.

So here is what the last 12 miles of MH17 look like and the debris field of the crash with LAT LONG information and a close up. No, you still can't make out aircraft parts specifically but this is where all those pictures of parts and bpdies are coming from so I accept it as accurate.
 
(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250714221708.png)

Palloy,
You asked why won't Putin just "put it all out there". As you said before, Putin has the trump cards. Yes, I realize this is a VERY deadly game but if you have the best cards, you want to play them at the right moment. The accurate information will be used to KEEP countries from being intimidated by the brutal destruction of MH17 privately. You know that no matter what Russia puts out there publicly, if THEY say it, our f**king media will claim night is day and day is night until the cows come home.

I learned from Knarf that in 1983 we came a hair's breath from all out nuclear war. Only a smart missile launch control officer from Russia refused to launch with the launch signal blaring, not once, but Twice! There's a video on it out there that shows how crazy things get when someone is (US) deliberately escalating tensions in the service of the almighty US dollar. Over 200 million PEOPLE were going to DIE and it's taken DECADES for people like me to find out about it. And I'm SURE most people STILL don't know about it. Those successful cover-ups of close calls is precisely what gave the bastards that ran 9/11 the confidence to pull that bit of murdering crap off!

But don't worry, the truth is NOT going to be buried like it was on 9/11.

POSSIBLE 2016 NUCLEAR WAR TO SAVE THE DOLLAR, DIRTY ENERGY, STOP GLOBAL WARMING and KILL OFF THE "EXCESS" POPULATION TOO! (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/acigar.gif) (http://www.coh2.org/images/Smileys/huhsign.gif)
 



The barbaric BS that is probably IN THE CAN (if the corporate bastards don't get what they want) planned for a possible 2016 nuclear attack and a "brief" nuclear winter to end global warming, ANY resistance to dirty energy or US global hegemony as well as the elimination of millions of "useless eaters" in the industrialized world population (minus the one percent, OF COURSE (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png)) will not take place as long as we all keep blasting it out there that the crazies must be IGNORED for the survival of mankind.

Yeah, the crazies have to be imprisoned too. But for now, the job is to undermine the mendacity of our media that kowtows to corporate, conscience free, 'kill anybody in the way of the modern feudalists' GOONS disguised as "capitalists".


They will lose. However, if they unleash nuclear war thinking stupidly that they can limit it, the term NBL (Nature Bats Last) will take a back seat to the ultimate insanity of NbcBL (NUCLEAR BAT s h i t CRAZIES BATTED LAST). God help us.
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 01, 2018, 11:30:05 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This is a repost form the summer of 2014.

Cartoon: Animal Nuz #209 - Visible From Space Edition

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/26/1316849/-Cartoon-Animal-Nuz-209-Visible-From-Space-Edition
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 01, 2018, 11:33:59 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This is a repost form the summer of 2014.

Here's a VERY INTERESTING bit of MH370 information that gives MORE CONTEXT to MH17.  ;)


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Seems there are more 'Plans' for All of We The People of Planet Earth.
 I give you Flight 370.
 Flight 370 'vanished' with 227 passengers and 12 crew.
 Of the passengers, 20 intel people from throughout the world who were the foremost electronic
 warfare experts, were on board.

 Flight 370 received a 'highly suspicious cargo, traced to the Indian Ocean, from the US Flagged
 container ship, MV Maersk.

 The US Seals whom were assigned to protect it, Mark Kennedy and Jeff Reynolds, were found
 to be dead. They were employed by the Virginia Beach secret security firm, Trident Group.
 The cargo aboard Flight 370 was Atomic or Biological materials, diverted by the US Navy to the
 secret air base, Diego Garcia.

 Flight 370 diversion occurred during the time that 'all' of the Spratly Island communications operated by China Mobile were 'automatically' jammed.

 The US Navy was able to divert Flight 370 to its Diego Garcia Base because ER is equipped with a
 'fly by wire' FBD system that replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with 'electronic interface', allowing it to be 'controlled' like any Drone style aircraft.

 Most think of this as 'remote control'.

 American mainstream media has yet to report or question, let alone, Demand 'disclosure'.

Consider THIS:
Malaysia Airlines ALSO lost contact with MH17. IF you can usurp the fly by wire computer circuitry of an airliner so it flies like a drone (WE KNOW THAT CAN BE DONE!), you can also disable AICARS (the data link with the company from the flight) by remote control.

NOW, if you ARE NOT HIJACKING A PLANE, how do you keep the crew from KNOWING they are off course and taking measures to OVERRIDE the remote control (yes, that certainly CAN be done!)?

By FAKING the map display (FEEDING IT ALTERED LAT LONGS) on the aircraft! That is child's play if you have fly by wire control and AICARS jamming.  But there's more. An airliner has MORE than one radio transmitter as well as the capability of transmitting an ELT (emergency locator transmitter) signal. The crew did not do that.

The terrain below the normal route and the altered route is not that different to human eyesight so the goons might have been able to fool the pilots that only malfunction was AICARS and everything else was hunky jake. After all, the crew reasoned, we ARE talking with ATC so we are in GOOD HANDS, aren't WE?   (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-object-015.gif)

But there is an upside to this. There is NO WAY IN HELL that an airline crew will get fooled anymore. They will have to KILL the crew during the flight to get a repeat of this sneaky scenario.

Yeah, the horses have left the barn, so to speak. Now the airlines have HAD IT with governments and ATC. The TRUST is GONE. For the next generation (if we last that long) the byword will be PORTABLE redundant communication AND even a backup navigation laptop computer capable of overriding on board computer systems the pilots CARRY with them so no matter what kind of computer sabotage is done to the aircraft, the saboteur will NOT be able to make the plane go where they want to go QUIETLY.

IOW, the upside is that the GOONS won't be downing airliners for DECADES unless they are doing it in an all out war where plausible deniability is unnecessary. Of course the old "RC explosives on board" will remain as an option "on the table". Have a nice day.
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 05:25:41 pm
Conversation with a Buddhist.

Ka said
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I think it likely that the remaining hegemons will say -- time to withdraw to the Western Hemisphere (except maybe keep the sea lanes open to Nigerian and Angolan oil). If so, then I think the West has better long-term prospects than the East.

I hope you are right. But the MO of the goons (with a CONSISTENT historical track record) in charge that you are totally ignoring makes your wish look more like a prayer than a serious possibility.

THE MO of the neocon has a LONG history. As a scholar, you probably know it better than I do but you JUST DO NOT WANT TO GO THERE. It's time you did.

Let me refresh your memory on how this works:

Richard Nixon was the first (in our country - as far as I know) to espouse the policy of acting super belligerent and crazy as a foreign policy tactic. The purpose is to intimidate the other nation into acting "reasonable" and acceding to our predatory corporate demands RATHER THAN BEING DESTROYED. You need to convince the other nation that you will gladly go beyond the brink even if your economy will be hampered by it! This BULLY policy has gotten more polished but it's still the same basic MO.  Look up some quotes from the Republican speaker of the house (Gingrich). He said NEVER back down. When an opponent attempts to negotiate a settlement agreeable to both, DOUBLE DOWN on the threats. Never admit fault. Never go on the defensive. Always remain on the offensive. THAT is the MO that you want to pretend does not DOMINATE US foreign policy.

The problem with that type of MO is that it leads to WAR if the other party does not back down. It has worked BECAUSE it has been used on WEAK countries for the past few decades. If you think Russia is going to back down here, you just do not understand the situation.

Russia, by the way, STILL has complete underground cities and an extensive plan to survive (as well as possible under the circumstances - they KNOW how to grow food in sealed areas - they did a multiyear study to simulate a closed food system on mars) a full scale nuclear attack. Have you forgotten that?

The people doing this in our country have LOST IT. They aren't PRETENDING to be crazy. They have GONE CRAZY! It's called megalomania born of too many monstrous "successes" like Iraq and 9/11. 

It happened in Germany before WWII. We are there. Only some smart people that can counter them INSIDE our government will avoid WWIII. The neocons BELIEVE, like the crazies Reagan spoke about in the 1980s (you've got to be pretty crazy to be to the right of Reagan!) that "we" can win a nuclear war. They will NOT EVER accept a multi-polar world. That's the reality. We are all in danger as long as they are commanding our government sponsored terrorism.

All that said, I envy your ability to pretend all this is an illusion. That means your stress hormones are probably lower than mine and you will never have heart disease from stress. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714194256.bmp)

I wish it was an illusion. I don't think so. I remember how you claimed Fossil fuels had NOT gamed the playing field against renewable energy in the 1980s as if dirty energy actually WON the cost competition in those days. I gave you all sorts of circumstantial evidence but since it wasn't in the New York Times, I guess you remained unconvinced.

Watch this two minute tape. Accept EVERYTHING on it as true. If you don't, then watch the entire video the clip comes from and you WILL see the evidence for yourself. You were wrong to think fossil fueldom did not screw us back then and continues to screw us now. These people are not stupid; they are evil. But I agree that if this is all an illusion, it does not really matter...

Fossil Fuel Government 2 minute Video Clip FULL VIDEO, "The Age of Stupid": 

https://youtu.be/va_MVxpboqg

corruptio optimi pessima

THIS is not an illusion:
http://viewrz.com/video/impact-on-the-environment (http://viewrz.com/video/impact-on-the-environment)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zyizEz9XUs&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 05:56:30 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEbiSRFYTZY&feature=player_embedded
The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said. 
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:01:46 pm
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The neocon bastards that have used our government to do this HORROR have no humanity whatsoever. Prison is too good for these Wall/War Street GOONS! (http://images.zaazu.com/img/Incredible-Hulk-animated-animation-male-smiley-emoticon-000342-large.gif)
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:08:55 pm
This is from a Malaysian airlines A380, not a B777-200ER, but it is a fitting memorial to those on that MH17 ill fated flight. Like all of us on this planet hurtling though uncharted space to who knows what end, we go on until we can't.   :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcmnkEFKVeU&feature=player_embedded

Fellow humans of MH17, R.I.P.

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I wonder, do the murderers of innocents like those in the aircraft above ever have second thoughts about killing for power and profit? It seems they don't.    (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201604.png)             
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:18:43 pm
Donald Trump is a graduate of West Point and a true patriot.

The voters chose wisely.


If they are anything like you, clearly not very well informed voters.   As Eddie has demonstrated, Trumpovetsky never went to West Point.

RE

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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:19:42 pm
Judge a man by his actions then his words. Trump does not act or behave with the temperament of one that has gone to a prestigious school. To that requires intelligence, perseverance and general self-control. Trump lacks all of those things. He is not dumb but neither is he intelligent. He is a good manipulator but he has an ego that is bigger than even RE (if such a thing is possible). And since he has been rich or in power most of his life... Well the results speak for itself or in today's case twitter!

Also Trump is not a man of integrity so I do not think it is fitting to call him a patriot.


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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:21:33 pm
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In Virginia, Black Clergy 🕊 Lead Charge Against Fossil Fuel 🦖 Lobby

Black communities in Virginia, led in large part by faith leaders, are galvanizing against fossil fuel lobby messaging specifically targeted to them, according to a new report from Grist.

A Koch-funded gospel concert to surreptitiously promote oil and gas held in Richmond in 2016 generated significant backlash in the community, activists say--and encouraged many community members and faith leaders to reconsider how the fossil fuel industry targets and exploits black Americans. "God didn’t put me on this earth to pimp death ☠️ for profit," Rev. Paul Wilson (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817134648.gif)  (http://www.clker.com/cliparts/c/8/f/8/11949865511933397169thumbs_up_nathan_eady_01.svg.hi.png), who took up arms against environmental racism after the concert and was recently arrested protesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, told Grist. "That’s what the
Kochs 🦕 and these energy folks 😈 are doing to my people now.

It’s up to us in the church to stop it."
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The Koch Brothers 🦀 Vs. God (https://grist.org/article/koch-brothers-preached-the-fossil-fuel-gospel-in-virginia-then-black-churches-fought-back/)
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:27:08 pm
Agelbert NOTE: The following article is excellent. It provides evidence of the stubborn, as well as stupid, internal combustion engine worshipping position of most, if not ALL, US gas guzzler manufacturers. The article exposes the breathtaking hypocrisy of lobbying the Trump Tool of the fossil fuel industry for lower fuel efficiency standards while claiming to "plan" to manufacture and market millions of EVs abroad.

The fossil fuelers 🦖 have always used greenwashing PR  to hide their continued support of the polluting profit over people and planet status quo. [/b][/color]

Another example of ongoing greenwashing by these serial liars who profit from fossil fuels, not mentioned in this article, is the announcement by Statoil (the Norwegian Oil & Gas Giant) to change their name to Equinor (https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/15/oil-gas-giant-statoil-proposes-changing-name-to-equinor/) using the rather threadbare justification of recent (but in comparison to oil & gas, token) investments in wind power.

I included the recent comments on the US polluting car manufacturers' hypocrisy article because they are even better than the article.  ;D

Automakers Tout Overseas EV Investments 😇, While Lobbying For Lower Fuel Standards In US 😈

March 17th, 2018 by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Nexus Media.

By Owen Agnew

SNIPPET:

In 2009, President Obama, flanked by auto executives in the White House Rose Garden, announced new fuel efficiency standards for automobiles. The new standards, which came on the heels of the auto industry bailout, had the support of carmakers. Dave McCurdy, then-president of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, an industry trade group, said in a statement that “what’s significant about the announcement is it launches a new beginning, an era of cooperation.”

Now, the Auto Alliance 😈 is lobbying the Trump 🦀 administration  (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/d2.gif) 🦖 to reevaluate  ;) the standards and delay the timeline for reaching future targets — even as automakers develop new electric cars to be sold overseas.

Full article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/17/automakers-tout-overseas-ev-investments-lobbying-lower-fuel-standards-us/

EXCELLENT COMMENTS!  (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/19.gif)

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Steve_S • 6 hours ago
"push for regulations that would bring the United States in line with Europe and China“

LMAO seriously, under Trump it will NEVER HAPPEN ! His belligerent disdain for everyone aside from the US is palpable just like how he believes that anyone making less than 1 million a year is a "Deplorable" and they are but chattel to me manipulated.

You can be certain that the Big-3 will again need bailouts and will have their hands out and fingers dipping into the public wallet because they sat on the sidelines in their own Home Market. I hope that their attempts in Europe & China actually fail and ultimately shoves them out to the fringes. Not because I want to hurt "people" working for these fossilized companies but because this is what these companies deserve for their ongoing part in gassing the world. Their duplicity should be the cause of their demise.


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Harry Johnson • 5 hours ago
Automakers need to prepare for their cigarette moment. Selling products harmful to people's health and the environment can no longer be morally justified. The LA area has seen harmful ozone levels rise over the last two years with 145 alert days. Burning bans are routinely enacted around the country on smoggy days, why should that exclude burning gas and diesel?


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BigWu Harry Johnson • 2 hours ago
Excellent post and interesting idea re extending burn bans to fuels!

If owners were banned from burning fuel nearly 1/3 of the time in car-loving LA, surely that would induce VERY rapid electrification of the fleet.

Furthermore, such a burn ban makes more sense IMO than year-round bans being proposed by some cities. It keeps it directly tied to health, thus avoiding silly flat earther and magical thinking counterarguments.


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exdent11 • 5 hours ago
U.S. car manufacturer executives have short memories. They got caught with excess inventory of gas guzzlers in 2008 and it is going to happen again. Some tech companies are going to produce affordable,low maintenance SUV and light truck electric platforms with superior performance and the American companies will be left behind.


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Fred exdent11 • 4 hours ago
Electric technology innovation will either be their savior or their killer. At this moment, it appears that FCA is a goner, and Ford and GM will end up being about 1/3 the size of today. The Asian and European makers have the same day of reckoning coming too, regardless of today's stance on fuel economy.


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Martin  exdent11 • 4 hours ago
Yes, just look what happened in Germany. The German post office wanted EV's, was told they could not be provided, so they build them themselves and are selling them as well. :)


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Steve_S  Martin • 4 hours ago
Maybe German Post could start it's own EV Company with partnerships with parts makers... Could be a great income source for the Post Office & Government too ! The German PO is still a Government operation right ?


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George Danchev Steve_S • 30 minutes ago
A small portion is owned by the government.


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Fred • 5 hours ago
Who cares if they relax fuel economy standards? The whole system is a mess anyway, especially in the US but even in Europe too, because various commercial vehicles get exempted or various sliding scales. Electric technology is preparing sweep the market due to the raw economics and raw performance, rendering all of these rules irrelevant anyway. Technology innovation and the free-market economics have proven to be a far more powerful a force than quotas etc in the fields of solar and wind generation; the economics of coal are killing coal, not quotas and restrictions for example. I'm optimistic that technology will quickly wipe out the combustion engine for ground transport, so none of this really matters.

Do we want to do something that will work and make a difference? Then apply fuel economy metrics and standards that will have a huge impact, then buildings should all be measured and get a performance rating for "mpg", like some European countries have begun to do. Every building, whether residential or commercial, should have a required energy performance evaluation at the time of construction, resale, or rental, with a roadmap to cover the entire inventory over several years. This area remains completely opaque to society and consumes vast amounts of hydrocarbons to heat and cool.


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Tony Reyes Fred • 41 minutes ago
Exactly my thoughts.


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Matt • 3 hours ago
So I guess Tom Stricker point is we need a massive raise in the fuel tax. Say increase $0.10/month for next 3 years. The would shape the demand better MPG vehicles so people will want to buy them. And we would not need to raise corp milage standards. Money raised can go to bridge repair, we are short at least $100B for that right now. Oh and the Highway Trust Fund is currently insolvent. We get a bite into the back long can move to improve mass transit. Once above $1/gal half the monthly raise can go to the state road fund. They can use it for their road costs, or mass transit, or EV infrastructure, or reduced their gas tax if they are hard headed.

PS: Yes a better plan would be $0.50 now and $0.05/month, but congress has refused for years to even talk about an increase. They just keep decreasing number of repairs and inspections.

PPS: Don't want to hear s h i t about it would hurt he poor. The poor are hurt much more but other regressive taxes. And since they don't own several large SUVs they are less impacted. We do some many mean and hurt things in this country and then say we can't fix it because it might hurt the poor. Instead let get off our collect asses and address the income inequality in the country. And saying we don't have to because Jesus said there would "aways be poor" is ....


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Fred Matt • 3 hours ago
This has certainly been the obvious technical and economic answer since the 1970s. Even a revenue-neutral gas tax would have helped greatly. I'm good at engineering and economics. Terrible at governing humans and politics, however and I don't see how this could ever fly.

Meanwhile, over in the fields of technical innovation, electric powertrains are going to decimate combustion ground transport due to superior economics and performance.


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steveb944 • an hour ago
And that's why the only American car I'll consider is Tesla, well the only car in general.


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Bugz • 44 minutes ago
End the 20 billion a year tax incentives for Oil and coal serving essentially as subsidies to the industry and let's see if it even holds up to what people would be required to pay at that point. Then I'd be all for removing any standards, but this will never occur because the forces of the global petrol dollar are shaking in their boots at the thought of losing their established and entrenched stranglehold on the global economies.


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sjc_1 Bugz • 18 minutes ago
If oil companies had to pay the real costs of oil and not get depletion allowances, they would operate more ethically. It is a co dependence that has gone on for more than 100 years.


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sjc_1 • 20 minutes ago
Sell a few thousand EVs in China while they 😈 sell a few million trucks and SUVs in the U.S.


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Ken Cova • 19 minutes ago
“Automakers Tout Overseas EV Investments, While Lobbying For Lower Fuel Standards In US”

Good reporting. It’s this sort of crap that gives Capitalism a bad name.

This is just one more example of why — as a people — we Americans need to be setting the boundaries and guardrails for the corporations, and not the other way around. The companies and their lobbyists need to be shoved back into their own lane, so they can concentrate on doing their businessy things, and so the rest of us can get on with running the place as we’re supposed to be doing.

The irony is that if the business community would just focus on actually doing business instead of trying to run our entire society they’d still manage to make oodles of cash. Having sensible guardrails to limit the damage that companies can do to people and places does nothing to inhibit their opportunity to make a buck.


 https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/17/automakers-tout-overseas-ev-investments-lobbying-lower-fuel-standards-us/
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:28:06 pm
Black Ministers In Virginia Tell Koch Brothers 👹 😈To Shove Their Petrodollars (http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_6869.gif)

March 17th, 2018 by Steve Hanley

SNIPPET:

I got slapped around a bit last week for a story condemning the Koch brothers that used a word in the title some found offensive. If anyone wonders why my Irish ire gets inflamed by these two charlatans, perhaps this story will explain why they may be the most dangerous individuals in America today and why, in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, they deserve to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

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A Deliberate Attack (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/pirates5B15D_th.gif) On The Poor

No two people on the planet have done more to seize control of the levers of power than Charles 🦕 and David Koch 🦖  . They, not Donald Trump, have plunged America into a dystopian era where poor people are treated as trash to be wiped from the face of the Earth while the wealthy — who are predominantly white males — are given extravagant tax breaks for no other reason than they have the “correct” skin color.

Make no mistake — racism is at the root of much of what the Koch brothers do. They are behind the drive to gerrymander state voting districts so the political power of blacks and Latinos is diminished. They are the primary architects of the movement to deny poor people access to polling places. And, recently, one of their despicable front organizations by the name of Fueling US Forward was heavily involved in trying to get black churches in Virginia to support the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which will transmit natural gas from West Virginia to eastern Virginia and the rest of the Atlantic seaboard.

Full truth filled article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/17/black-ministers-virginia-tell-koch-brothers-shove-petrodollars/ (https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/17/black-ministers-virginia-tell-koch-brothers-shove-petrodollars/)

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!    (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/176.gif)
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:28:52 pm
Union of Concerned Scientists

March 23, 2018

Uncovered 🕵️: proof of automakers' climate denial


Automakers 😈 are Manufacturing Climate Denial

While touting their environmentally friendly image to consumers, automakers are letting their lobbyists go way off script and use cherry-picked and disreputable studies to question the impacts of climate change and air pollution.

Auto companies want their consumers to think they've cleaned up their act. Toyota commercials show ice figure skaters crying about climate change, and Ford publicly supports the Paris Climate Agreement.

So why are the automakers letting their trade association spread blatant mistruths?

The Auto Alliance, which represents most major global auto companies, recently sent a letter to government regulators that attempts to cast doubt on climate science, the impacts of global warming, and the negative health effects of air pollution. Their goal is to weaken the federal vehicle efficiency standards that UCS supporters like you helped pass.

In the letter, they reference a jumble of cherry-picked and discredited studies in their attempt to sideline science. This tactic of spreading misinformation is nothing new, automakers used the same methods in their past campaigns against seat belts and airbags. But this is the first time in 20 years that they've taken such a public anti-science stance.

Tell Ford and Toyota that they can't let their trade association spread blatantly fake science while their car commercials tout their green cred (https://secure.ucsusa.org/onlineactions/Wm73fmfsjUauIIgz5BxTSQ2).
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:29:34 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Must view video for those who wish to understand how corporations in general, and the Fossil Fuel Industry Fascists  (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/acigar.gif) in particular, used the Citizens United Travesty of a Supreme Fascist Court Decison to LEGALLY BRIBE the Republicans to Deny Climate Change. The devastating effect of Citizens United on Climate Policy has, without a doubt, accelerated the timetable of Catastraphic Climate Change damage 🔥 💧🌊 🌪that will increasingly make life difficult to impossible on this planet.  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817134648.gif)

https://youtu.be/SNr0XcoJHsc

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, "Captured: The Corporate Infiltration 💣 Of American Democracy"

Politics and Prose

Published on Mar 9, 2017

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In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money.

Americans know something is wrong in their government. Senator Whitehouse combines history, legal scholarship, and personal experiences to provide the first hands-on, comprehensive explanation of what's gone wrong, exposing multiple avenues through which our government has been infiltrated and disabled by corporate powers.

Captured reveals an original oversight by the Founders, and shows how and why corporate power has exploited that vulnerability: to strike fear in elected representatives who don't "get right" by threatening million-dollar "dark money" election attacks (a threat more effective and less expensive than the actual attack); to stack the judiciary--even the Supreme Court--in "business-friendly" ways; to "capture" the administrative agencies meant to regulate corporate behavior; to undermine the civil jury, the Constitution's last bastion for ordinary citizens; and to create a corporate "alternate reality" on public health and safety issues like climate change.

Captured shows that in this centuries-long struggle between corporate power and individual liberty, we can and must take our American government back into our own hands. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:30:34 pm
Judge Rejects Exxon's Attempt to Shut Down Climate Fraud Investigations  (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/za4.gif)

The federal judge called Exxon's claim that its free speech rights were being violated by the state investigations 'a wild stretch of logic.' (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png)  :D

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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:31:24 pm
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Pruitt’s Not-So-Prudent Pad 💵 🎩 Poses Problems

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017143841.jpeg) We’ll be frank: Scott Pruitt 😈 has tired us out this week. From his pricey tastes in travel to his (suspiciously) budget preferences for DC housing, we’ve been treated to some invaluable insights into how Pruitt is taking advantage of his time and position in Washington. Let’s recap what we’ve learned since just last week (!) on Pruitt’s curious choices for crash pads.

First, ABC News reported last week that Pruitt stayed in a Capitol Hill condo co-owned by the wife of a top energy lobbyist for his first six months in DC. After initially refusing to disclose how much Pruitt was paying for the pad, the EPA reported that Pruitt paid $50 per night, but only on nights he stayed at the condo.

It then emerged in a second ABC story that Pruitt’s daughter also stayed at the condo, despite statements from the EPA that Pruitt paid for a single bedroom. Vicki Hart, wife of energy lobbyist J. Steven Hart and co-owner of the condo, was also apparently unaware of the situation. “The rental agreement was with Scott Pruitt,” she told ABC. “If other people were using the bedroom or the living quarters, I was never told, and I never gave him permission to do that.”

In our favorite turn events, ABC released a third story over the weekend. Apparently Pruitt’s security detail broke down the condo’s front door after they weren’t able to reach him by phone. Turns out, Pruitt....was napping (super relatable). The EPA then refunded the condo owners for the cost of the false rescue attempt--which, by the way, was still less expensive than Ryan Zinke’s door.

A key takeaway from this scandal (that we’d love to try applying to our next round of apartment-hunting): apparently, if your landlord is an energy lobbyist, you can get a great deal on your rent. According to an analysis from the Center for American Progress, Pruitt’s $50 per night fee is less than one-fourth of the going rate for similar digs, and other apartments in the building have gone for as much as $5000 per month.

And it’s not like he was living in a boring neighborhood--Pruitt’s address is the hip place to be if you’re a GOP booster. The Daily Beast reported Monday that the downstairs of Pruitt’s townhouse served as a popular hotspot for lawmakers, hosting fundraisers for at least three members of Congress while Pruitt was crashing upstairs. While the EPA says Pruitt did not attend any of these events in an official capacity, and ethics laws don’t prohibit him from attending fundraisers in his spare time, we can only imagine the chummy cocktail chatter we may have had with the parties downstairs.

An ethics official at the EPA issued a memo a day after the initial ABC report clearing Pruitt of any wrongdoing with regards to federal ethics rules. Unfortunately for the agency, they may want to take another edit at this memo after the New York Times reported yesterday that in March, the EPA signed off on a pipeline project lobbied for by the husband of Pruitt’s landlord. (Also on J. Steven Hart’s company’s docket: lobbying on behalf of Oklahoma Gas to repeal the Clean Power Plan.)

Environmental groups were quick to call foul on Pruitt’s living situation last week, and they weren’t the only ones. More than 15 members of Congress (Grijalva, Lee, Sarbanes, Lieu, Brown, Quigley, Adams, Blumenauer, Price, Coleman, Schakowsky, Kennedy, Rush, Castor, Lowenthal and Beyer, in case you were wondering) have called for Pruitt to resign via Twitter. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also weighed in during ABC’s This Week, saying “I don’t know how you survive this one.” Christie, who probably qualifies as an expert on scandal at this point, added that Pruitt “never should’ve been there in the first place,” referring to his post as EPA administrator. 

An administration official reportedly told POLITICO last week that the White House “stands behind” Pruitt, but recent history has shown how quickly their tune can change--especially if the boss is upset. If these ethical concerns continue, the administration may have no choice but to show Pruitt the (rebuilt) door. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:32:23 pm


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In case your permanent state of infuriation was starting to wane (https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a19705583/kevin-williamson-the-atlantic-free-press/), here’s some more evidence that the oil companies knew about the dangers of climate change long before the rest of us did, and that they financed climate denialism despite what they knew long before the rest of us. From Inside Climate News:

They show that as the company pondered its responsibility to act, Shell's scientists urged it to heed the early warnings, even if, as they said, it might take until the 2000s for the mounting evidence to prove greenhouse gases in the atmosphere were causing unnatural climate change. "With the very long time scales involved, it would be tempting for society to wait until then before doing anything," company researchers wrote in a 1988 report based on studies completed in 1986. "The potential implications for the world are, however, so large that policy options need to be considered much earlier. And the energy industry needs to consider how it should play its part." Otherwise, a team of Shell experts said, "it could be too late to take effective countermeasures to reduce the effects or even to stabilize the situation.

The parallels to the way the tobacco industry used to operate are becoming very hard to ignore.


The scientists told the truth. The profit over people and planet Shell corporate board of directors did what they have always done about "externalized" costs.  (http://realsociology.edublogs.org/files/2010/08/460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_shell_skull_colour.jpg)

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The parallels to the way the tobacco industry used to operate are becoming very hard to ignore.

Yep. VERY, VERY IMPOSSIBLY HARD TO IGNORE.
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The challenges of an observant person in a brainwashed society.
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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:34:47 pm
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#ShellKnew: Green Group Sues Oil Giant Over Climate 🔥
 Impact

Internal documents show the oil giant has known for decades that fossil fuel activities would lead to catastrophic climate change, and that it deliberately mislead the public. Friends of the Earth Netherlands says it will take Shell to court if it doesn't do more to cut its climate impact. We speak to campaign leader Freek Bersch


https://youtu.be/WneSJCeiO0U

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=21557

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:37:41 pm
EcoWatch

Record Number of Lawmakers Sign Resolution Calling for Pruitt's 🦖 Resignation

By  Lorraine Chow

Apr. 19, 2018 08:11AM EST

A group of 39 senators and 131 representatives signed a resolution calling for the "immediate resignation" of Scott Pruitt, the scandal-plagued U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator.

The document represents a record number of senators to formally demand a cabinet official to step down.

The resolution comes in the wake of Pruitt's growing list of controversies: his request for a $43,000 sound-proof phone booth violated federal law; his $50-a-night stay at a Capitol Hill condo owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist; his questionable use of taxpayer money for first-class and charter flights, as well as a 'round-the-clock security detail; and reports that he gave large pay raises to his closest aides.

That's not to mention Pruitt's continued efforts to dismantle the legacy of the very agency he heads.

Per the resolution, "The Agency is hemorrhaging staff and experts needed to protect the health, safety, and livelihood of millions of people of the United States, with more than 700 employees of the Agency having left or been forced out of the Agency during his tenure as Administrator."

"By delaying the effective date of regulations, easing enforcement of existing regulations, and delaying implementation of new regulations, Administrator Pruitt is helping polluters at the expense of the health, safety, and livelihood of millions of people of the United States," it adds.

No Republicans added their name to the document, even though Republican Reps. Elise Stefanik (NY), Carlos Curbelo (FL) and Illeana Ros-Lehtinen (FL.) have previously called for Pruitt's resignation or firing.

The effort was led by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL).

"During his time in office, Pruitt has waged all-out war on the bedrock protections that keep our air and water clean, prevent toxic chemicals from contaminating our communities, and safeguard the health of our kids and families," Udall said. "He has done lasting damage to public health and safety—gutting the EPA's core mission—all to benefit his campaign donors and grease the wheels for his big polluter friends."

It's not just politicians who are calling for Pruitt's ouster. More than 30 environmental and civil rights organizations, including the NAACP, the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth, took out full-page newspaper ads on Wednesday in The New York Times, the New York Post and Pruitt's home-state paper, The Oklahoman, The Hill reported.


Meanwhile, President Donald Trump
🦀 has praised Pruitt—who has carried out the administration's deregulatory agenda—for "doing a great job." 😈

Trump is reportedly fond of his EPA chief, even though John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has urged the president to let Pruitt go.

"No one other than the president has the authority to hire and fire," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said earlier this month. "The president feels that the administrator has done a good job at EPA."

She said the White House is conducting an internal investigation into Pruitt's conduct.

https://www.ecowatch.com/scott-pruitt-resignation-congress-2561438310.html


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Ray Mathis · University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Who do people think he's talking to in his soundproof booth? What do they think he's talking about? Why does it need to keep what he says so secret from everyone else in the EPA? Isn't it possible that he's engaging in RICO violations? I think the Justice Department should be investigating possible violations. And if the predicted 100K extra unnecessary deaths due to increases in pollution come to pass. he should definitely be prosecuted.



Arnie McGill

Pruitt's a crook, pure and simple.
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:40:39 pm
Truthout

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(http://www.funny-emoticons.com/files/funny-animals/blue-bird-emoticons/801-listen-up!.png) Scott Pruitt 🦀 Is Killing Us    🤬
Thursday, April 26, 2018

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

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http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/44286-scott-pruitt-is-killing-us
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:42:23 pm
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April 26, 2018

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Who’s 😈 🦕 🦖 Behind The Institute for Pension Fund Integrity?

Yesterday, Oil Change International’s Andy Rowell wrote about a mysterious new group advocating against pension divestment (h/t DeSmog). Rowell sorts through the few clues available on the group to connect the dots about who’s behind the campaign--and, unsurprisingly, his findings display a pattern all too familiar to those familiar with fossil-fueled front groups.

Rowell’s search was instigated by a piece in the trade publication Institutional Investor last week (headline: “New Pensions Group Says Forget About Climate Change”), which reported on a new report by the Institute for Pension Fund Integrity (IPFI). The purpose of this group, Institutional Investor explains, is to counter the divestment campaign that’s been fairly successfully calling on pensions to take their money out of fossil fuel companies, and instead have them focus only on returns.

The IPFI report’s author is Christopher Burnham, a former UN undersecretary and Connecticut state treasurer. Compared to the obvious oil shills that usually run these sorts of programs, Burnham’s resume looks almost credible. Of course, he also served as the chairman of a PR company, Cambridge Global Advisors and asan “energy investment banker,” according to Rowell--but neither of these positions offer an obvious red flag.

More concerning than Burnham’s background is that contact information listed on the group’s website changed earlier this month, from pointing to Burnham to directing users to contact Fred Wollenberg of the advertising company Bergman Group. Bergman doesn’t seem to be too tightly linked to the oil industry (though the group does produce daily illustrations for the American Enterprise Institute’s 🦖 magazines).

Wollenberg himself, however, has worked with Exxon as well as DCI group, an organization whose astroturfing Bloomberg has exposed. While Rowell stresses that these links could just be a coincidence, it’s worth remembering DCI is also the group that ran the fake news blog TechCentral Station back before fake news was cool, and funded an amateur-looking Al Gore climate attack ad.

Rowell points to a recent Bloomberg story about how DCI registered the website for a different anti-divestment campaign, Protect our Pensions. Perhaps that’s just a coincidence, too.  ;)

So is Wollenberg the man in the middle, working on behalf of DCI and its funders to set up this other group seeking to protect pensions from divestment? Someone should certainly try and shine a light on the situation.

There’s little reason to insist on investing in fossil fuels, even if you believe an investor’s only concern should be returns. Because for years now, it is increasingly true that divested portfolios will out-perform their dirty competitors, in part because good environmental and social governance practices prove profitable.

So if divesting isn’t going to reduce returns, what excuse could IPFI possibly have for defending fossil fuels? If it’s just that they’re funded by the industry, well then that’s no different than a pencil-maker advocating for pen-shuns.


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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:43:37 pm
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April 25, 2018

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's 'Days Are Numbered' for Ethics Violations   (http://cliparts.co/cliparts/Big/Egq/BigEgqBMT.png)

The ethics violations of Scott Pruitt keep mounting and now he has become too toxic for even the White House, says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand Earth

https://youtu.be/wlqJqGD8Z0U

Todd Paglia is the Executive Director of[color=teal] Stand.earth[/color], an environmental advocacy organization that focuses on protecting forests.

Before joining Stand.earth, Todd was an attorney for Ralph Nader, focusing on consumer protection issues such as environmental purchasing by governmental agencies to spur alternative markets, enforcement of antitrust laws, corporate welfare issues and corporate accountability.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University, SUNY, his J.D. from the New England School of Law, and his LL.M. from George Washington University, National Law Center, in Environmental Law and Policy.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=21657%27%20style=%27color:#000;
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Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:47:09 pm
National Parks Conservation Association

BLOG POST Mark Wenzler  Jan 5, 2018

Willfully Ignoring Climate Change Is a Disaster for  National Parks

Trump administration 😈 repeals climate-smart management policies for national parks.

SNIPPET:

It’s no secret that the Trump administration is pursuing an aggressively pro-fossil fuels energy policy. Dating to the election campaign, he talked about rolling back federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which Trump blamed for killing coal and oil jobs, and he has loudly followed through on that promise ever since.

What’s not as well-known is that the administration is not only refusing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is willfully preventing federal land managers from taking steps to protect our national parks and other public lands from the disastrous effects of climate change.


Full article:
https://www.npca.org/articles/1724-willfully-ignoring-climate-change-is-a-disaster-for-national-parks

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National Parks Conservation Association

BLOG POST Mark Wenzler  Apr 10, 2018

We Cannot Stand By While the National Park Service Attacks Climate Science (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

Altering a climate report sets an unacceptable precedent for national park decision-making.

SNIPPET:

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Sunset over the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park, one of many sites around the country that could be severely affected by sea level rise due to climate change.    Photo © Justin A Lyden/Dreamstime.

Last week, The Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that it had obtained copies of an 87-page draft report by a University of Colorado scientist on how sea level rise is affecting 118 coastal national parks. In this unreleased report, which has been delayed for publication by at least 10 months, a National Park Service official had edited the copy to remove all references to the human role in altering the climate.

In contrast, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
🐉 had assured members of Congress at a hearing last month that he did not know of any document that had been willfully changed to alter facts. “I read them all,” he was reported as saying. “I don’t change a comma on them.” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-030815183114.gif)

But last week’s report contradicts that claim and casts additional doubt on his department’s integrity.

If true, this is the first known example of a Park Service report that has been edited to alter scientific information. This terrible precedent — the alteration of current, known scientific evidence — may have serious implications for how our national parks are managed.

Our coastal parks are literally on the front lines of climate change. Last year’s devastating hurricane season showed how much damage severe weather and flooding can do to treasured places like Virgin Islands, Everglades and Biscayne National Parks and the communities that surround and depend on them. Park managers need the best science available to understand how to protect these parks from sea-level rise. They cannot build ecological resilience and prevent future damage if the data they are using is manipulated and inaccurate or lacks evidence that may support future solutions.


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https://www.npca.org/articles/1805-we-cannot-stand-by-while-the-national-park-service-attacks-climate-science


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!   
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:55:52 pm
May 5, 2018

Industry 🦖 Trumps Communities in WV  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183337.bmp)

Local efforts to regulate waste from natural gas in West Virginia have been blocked by industry and state government, according to a new report, and illustrate how the natural gas industry is winning local fights across the country.

The latest investigation from ProPublica's Local Reporting Network in partnership with the Charleston Gazette-Mail shows how Fayette County, which is still dealing with lingering pollution left by the coal industry, sought to prevent further damage from the gas industry by passing a local ordinance prohibiting disposal of drilling waste.

An industry giant 🦖 quickly sued, and a district judge 🐒 threw out the county's ban on waste disposal--mirroring similar efforts in other states, which have "almost uniformly been thrown out by the courts." 🤬

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/wv_troubled_transition/fayette-county-learned-how-hard-it-is-to-fight-the/article_67c2f789-136c-5605-a91f-fdb39558fea0.html

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:56:56 pm
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May 6th, 2018 by Zachary Shahan

EXCELLENT article!  🌟 

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/06/147392/

Agelbert COMMENT: The fact that a lot of fossil fuel money is funding those short sellers should be repeated with a megaphone 📢 on a regular basis.

The Fossil Fuel Industry desperately needs to kill EV sales in general and Tesla EVs in particular.

WHY⁉️

It is no secret that refineries will be lose their profit margin if the fuel portion of the refined crude coming out of their cracking towers is not marketable. That portion, by the way, represents an added cost for the oil refineries as hazardous waste to be disposed of. Rockefeller used to flush it down the rivers in Pennsylvania back in the late 19th century, killing horses and cows down the river from his refinery. The farmers there were up in arms about Rockefeller's "business practices". 

Externalizing pollution costs 😈 is an old habit the Fossil Fuel Industry 🐉🦕🦖 depended on from the start to make a profit  💵  🎩 (over people and planet, of course),

For those who think the refineries can just adjust the product percentages from crude to increase the lubricant, plastics/pharmaceuticals/esticide/fertilizers/textiles feed stock and reduce the fuel portion to keep the profits going, let me say that is not an option for them.

That is another factor that is of utmost concern to the fossil fuel industry, though they go out of their way to avoid discussing it in public. That is the FACT that crude oil refining is inelastic in regard to product percentages. IOW you will always get about (it can vary somewhat, but very slightly) the same percentage of heavy lubricants, lighter lubricants, fuels from diesel on up to gasoline and then the gases like propane and methane, along with all the poisonous VOCS that get flared that the EPA 😈 is trying desperately to ignore.

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Pollutants aside for a moment, the crude oil feed stock for plastics, medicines, fertilizers, paints, etc. represents less than 6% worldwide of all crude oil products. THAT is a drop in the bucket and never was, regardless of the lies and propaganda from the fossil fuel industry, a big part of the profit equation. It has ALWAYS been about getting us to BURN FUEL.

Consequently, a vanished market for gasoline and diesel means bankruptcy for the fossil fuel industry. 

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Those polluting fuels and gases will always be produced when crude oil is refined. They can't just flush them into rivers like Rockefeller did in Pennsylvania in the 19th century before he created a market for his pollutants by saving Ford from bankruptcy in return for having the Ford carburetors run on gasoline INSTEAD of ethanol (which was the original plan by Ford).

Gasoline is what made Rockefeller rich. Without a market for gasoline or gases, the huge profit from selling them is converted into a massive unavoidable cost of handling over 40% per barrel of refined crude as hazardous waste. ⁉️

The fossil fuel industry CANNOT survive unless it keeps talking us into buring fossil fuels, period. They know that, but they do not want anybody else to know that. 🕵️

The inelastic oil refinery product percentage (i.e. what comes out of those cracking towers after a de-oxygenated barrel of crude (de-oxygenating crude is a massively energy intensive process that they have deliberately left out of ALL the calculations for energy return on energy invested for crude oil) is the elephant 🐘 in the fossil fuel business model room.

The Fossil Fuel Industry "business model", when all the energy and pollution costs are considered, was always unjustified. They got away with it through massive welfare queen subsidy hand-outs from government while using the air, water and land as pollution dumping areas for over a century.

Tesla is a HUGE threat to the Fossil Fuel Industry. Don't believe for a second that the polluters are not resorting to absolutely every low down Wall Street trick they can underhandedly fund to stop Tesla from destroying them.

Musk's Tesla is destroying the Fossil Fuel Propaganda Lies we have been subjected to for over a century  by bringing sanity into our Energy use, whether at home or on the road. (http://cliparts.co/cliparts/Big/Egq/BigEgqBMT.png)

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GlennM

To me the core innovative technology of TSLA is battery abilities, the cars depend on good and cheap batteries, the next big thing RE storage depends on it, Electric semi's, grid and home storage, electric aircraft etc all depend on the ability to mass produce high quality (good energy density and cycle life ) batteries.

Everything depends on that

The key take away for me from the conference call is that they have the ability to make M3 battery packs in 17 minutes now and expect to quadruple battery deliveries this year. Once the Cars are satisfied the battery factory can print money by making powerwalls. They are years ahead of everyone else. You can argue that the big four can make car bodies quicker and are more experienced, but you cannot argue that anyone can make better batteries cheaper or now faster.

Cars, trucks,Powerwalls, even solar roof tiles, are all just a way to package and sell batteries.

For this alone TSLA is worth the valuation and will probably go far higher.

I agree with the commentary that the Shorts are destroyers they are the maggots that feed and thrive on decay and need failures to make money. The sooner Elon can leave them behind the better as he will never change their minds or their "business" practices.

I believe that this will happen this year, we will see a $400 valuation by EOY and higher next. The future will get the last laugh.
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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:57:57 pm
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May 5th, 2018 by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

ANOTHER EXCELLENT article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/05/musk-has-had-it-with-wall-street-the-financial-markets/

Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 06:58:47 pm
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"IT'S A SCAM!!!" Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's BRILLIANT Takedown of the Koch Brothers🦕🦖 & Donald Trump 🦀

https://youtu.be/YYH3xrAt-lo

Dose of Dissonance

Published on Apr 24, 2018

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse delivers a fiery speech on the corrupting influence of "creepy billionaires!" BUY TRUMP TOILET PAPER! http://amzn.to/2Fe08tb (Affiliate Link)

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 07:00:18 pm
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"IT'S A SCAM!!!" Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's BRILLIANT Takedown of the Koch Brothers🦕🦖 & Donald Trump 🦀

https://youtu.be/YYH3xrAt-lo

Dose of Dissonance

Published on Apr 24, 2018

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Wow. An ethical congressman? Must have come here through the wormhole from a parallel universe.

I expect a fatal traffic accident momentarily. Perhaps an airplane crash. Train derailment. Something.


That option is certainly open to the bastards that run this profit over planet Capitalist Paradise, but they do not resort to bopping anyone as long as they can buy or brainwash greed loving assholes to keep supporting those destroying the planet in power.

Therefore, Senator Whitehouse won't be bopped any time soon. Too many Americans are blinded by greed to do the biosphere math and actually pay attention to the truth filled presentations of Senator Whitehouse.

Stupid, Insane, Immoral and Totally Unjustified Capitalist Greed won. We are toast. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-041115022304.png)
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 07:01:05 pm
GreenCarReports

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Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png)

By Eric C. Evarts

Jun 18, 2018

VW's diesel scandal is far from over.

In the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday morning according to a Reuters report. German authorities cited concerns that Stadler could obstruct their ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal. A German judge ordered Stadler held in custody to prevent him from obstructing or hindering the diesel investigation, the report said.

Audi and VW confirmed the arrest to Reuters and noted that under German law Stadler is presumed innocent unless proved otherwise.

Audi admitted two months after VW did that it had also installed cheat device software on its cars to fool emissions testing equipment to deliver clean readings on tests even though its cars actually emitted as much as 35 times more pollution than allowed on the road.

Although most of the attention to VW's emissions scandal has been focused on the U.S., where eight company officials have been charged, investigations are also ongoing in Germany, where the cars also failed to meet on-road emissions standards.

CHECK OUT: Audi e-Tron Electric Car To Offer 150-kW Quick Charging Sites (https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1100969_audi-e-tron-electric-car-to-offer-150-kw-quick-charging-sites)

Stadler, the former chief of staff to VW's powerful former chairman Ferdinand Piech, had been handed the post as head of Audi in an effort to promote the automaker's transition to electric-car production. His arrest is likely to throw those restructuring efforts at VW into turmoil.

Audi announced in 2015 that it would develop a new all-electric SUV, the e-tron, and work to build a network of fast chargers around the United States to support the car. As part of a consent decree approved by the court, VW agreed to form a new division, Electrify America, to build a $2 billion network of fast chargers around the United States, and the Audi plan was rolled into that effort. Electrify America has now opened its first locations in the U.S. and laid out its plans for further

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117271_audi-ceo-arrested-in-germany-over-diesel-scandal
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 07:01:57 pm
Trump's 🦀 tariffs may kill the e-bike revolution 😈 🦖

Lloyd Alter

June 22, 2018

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Chinese bikes at Toronto show CC BY 2.0 Lloyd Alter

Just when the market for e-bikes was exploding, it gets blown up.  >:(

The President of the United States is unhappy with the nation's balance of trade with other countries. Fortunately, he has an easy solution.

When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018


In his trade war on China, the US is going after specific items, and e-bikes are likely to be subject to a 25 percent tariff. This, of course, at a time when e-bikes are just becoming popular and affordable, partly due to Chinese imports. And it's not like there is much of an industry in the USA to protect; according to Bicycle Retailer, most big American companies are importing their bikes.

Some bike brands say a 25 percent tariff on import cost would be multiplied roughly three times, in dollars, at retail price. So an e-bike valued at $1,000 at Customs would be slapped with a $250 tariff, resulting in a $750 increase on the sales floor...Not all e-bikes come from China, of course. But Trek, Giant, Accell, Pedego and some smaller brands all manufacture at least some e-bikes there.

This makes life very difficult for those in the industry. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183404.bmp)

The whole situation is "frustrating and distracting," said Matt Moore, who chairs the legislative committee for the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and is general counsel for Quality Bicycle Products. "The frustration is that we all deal with a long horizon on product planning and sourcing and it's not easy to just up and change your manufacturer or assembler at the drop of a hat. It just doesn’t work that way," Moore said. "You've been planning for a product that's not going to be available for nine months or a year, and now you don't know if it's going to have a price that's competitive."

So why is the government going after e-bikes, when there isn't that much of an industry in the USA to protect? Perhaps it is because we are not alone in suggesting that e-bikes will eat cars, and that fewer e-bikes mean more cars being made, more fossil fuels being consumed, which is Trump's heaven.😈 🦖

German e-bike Lloyd Alter/ German e-bike with Bosch drive/CC BY 2.0 (at article link)

To be fair and balanced, it should be noted that the European Union, which has a lot of e-bike manufacturers, is considering a whopping 189 percent tariff on Chinese bikes. They now have a big chunk of the market and a few locals have declared bankruptcy. From the Financial Times:

“Unless we stop China dumping e-bikes they will soon control the majority of the EU market, destroying our investments, innovation and competitiveness, as well as substantial employment and the protection of the environment,” said Moreno Fioravanti, secretary-general of the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association.

But in North America, e-bikes are just getting started, and this tariff might just strangle the industry at birth. Which is probably the whole point. 😈 🦖

https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/trumps-tariffs-may-kill-e-bike-revolution.html

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 02, 2018, 07:02:42 pm
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Emails Continue to Reveal Conservative 🦖 Attacks on Science at EPA

Just because the White House didn’t let Pruitt run amok with  doesn’t mean he’s given up on appeasing his conservative denier base when it comes to attacking climate science. The batch of emails FOIA’d by the Sierra Club that’s been generating stories all month led to two more revelations this week about how the EPA tries to accommodate conservative deniers, even if it doesn’t always give them exactly what they want.

On Tuesday, Politico reported that emails between EPA staff and Pruitt’s conservative allies showed how deniers sought to have a career staffer fired as a way to stall or stop the release of the National Climate Assessment. Lisa Matthews, who played key management role in the multi-agency process, was the target of this campaign. According to the emails, David Schnare and E&E Legal (a group known for weaponizing FOIA against climate scientists--which, by the way, recently imploded due to some very juicy intrapersonal drama) talked with representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) about it, and they brought the plan to the EPA. Fortunately, the scheme failed and the NCA was published without significant or obvious denial interference. (Some might tip their hat in thanks to the NYT’s coverage of the NCA draft for making it so that any political tampering would be easily noticed.)

But of course, plans to spike the NCA wasn’t the only effort to subvert science. Yesterday Scott Waldman at E&E reported that the CEO of an Oklahoma oil company, Randy Foutch of Laredo Petroleum, spent a year going back and forth with the EPA about a potential study on the accuracy of climate models with a focus on uncertainty 😈, suggesting a clear motive of casting doubt on the science.

Foutch’s idea, which was ultimately scrapped, was to have the EPA partner with the University of Texas’s Energy Institute for the study. As the emails show, UT’s involvement was specifically to provide cover for the study’s bias. “If industry hosted such a gathering, then environmental groups might be suspicious; if government hosts the meeting then industry might be suspicious; and so forth,” the head of the institute wrote in an email. “But the idea was that if UT brought people together, we could play the role of a fair arbiter or mediator."

But there’s a difference between playing the role of a mediator, and actually being a fair arbiter. Though it might’ve appeared as unbiased, odds are slim it would have been: Foutch chairs the Energy Institute’s Board of Advisors. And as Waldman notes in his report, the Institute came under fire in 2012 for a fracking-friendly study conducted by a professor who also happens to be a paid member of an energy company’s board.

Fortunately, the study didn’t happen. But Pruitt does still need it, or something like it, because of the lawsuit requesting the records of what science he was referring to when he said last year that humans aren’t the “primary contributor” to climate change. E&E reported yesterday (https://www.eenews.net/greenwire/stories/1060086625?t=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eenews.net%2Fstories%2F1060086625) that the EPA is yet again requesting more time to produce those records.

Apparently it takes a while to produce evidence that doesn’t exist.

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 03, 2018, 01:37:36 pm
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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 03, 2018, 07:02:49 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Isn't it just AMAZING how now it is "mankind" in general, and not the Fossil Fuel 🦕🦖 Crooks and Liars IN PARTICULAR, that created one of the biggest environmental disasters in history?  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-051113192052.png) Sure, Yeah, we are "all guilty".

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Read about the horrendous habitat destroying effects that continue to degrade the ocean environment in the Gulf of Mexico PLUS harm the flora and fauna in the USA and Mexican land areas. That oil dispersant Corexit ☠️ POISON that Halliburton (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) was paid for, which FURTHER polluted the Gulf on the U.S. taxpayer dime, added MORE grievous harm to numerous species.

The Hydrocarbon Hustlers are destroying this planet's biosphere for short term profit. We stop burning hydrocarbons or we are all dead, PERIOD.

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was 8 years ago. The ocean is still struggling to recover

LAST UPDATED ON JULY 3RD, 2018 AT 3:36 PM BY MIHAI ANDREI 

Eight years ago, mankind created one of the biggest environmental disasters in history. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill led to the discharge of 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000 m3) of oil, and nature still hasn’t recovered, a new study has found.

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaching the coast of Mobile, Alabama, on May 6, 2010. (at article link)

The spill area hosts 8,332 species, all of which are threatened by the hydrocarbon leaks. A 2014 study of the effects of the oil spill on bluefin tuna found that toxins from oil spills can cause irregular heartbeats leading to cardiac arrest. A further study also found that the toxins could severely damage the internal organs of predators and even humans in the area — directly contradicting BP, the oil company responsible for the spill.

To make matters even worse, the oil dispersant Corexit, previously only used as a surface application, was released underwater in unprecedented amounts. The goal was to make oil more easily biodegradable, but the plan backfired as the oil and dispersant mixture permeated the food chain through zooplankton — from which it proceeded to spread across the entire ecosystem. Chemicals from the spill were found in migratory birds as far away as Minnesota, with a devastating effect on marine wildlife. A 2016 study reported that 88% of 360 baby or stillborn dolphins within the spill area “had abnormal or underdeveloped lungs”, compared to 15% in other areas.

Birds were also severely affected, both directly and indirectly. Here, an oiled brown pelican near Grand Isle, Louisiana. Image credits: Governor Bobby Jindal. (at article link)

No matter where and how you look, the scale of the disaster is shocking. Alas, it gets even worse: new study found that the basic building blocks of life in the ocean have been altered, indicating that the ocean still hasn’t recovered from the oil spill.

“At the sites closest to the spill, biodiversity was flattened,” study lead author and University of Southern Mississippi microbial ecologist Leila Hamdan told The Guardian. “There were fewer types of microbes. This is a cold, dark environment and anything you put down there will be longer lasting than oil on a beach in Florida. It’s premature to imagine that all the effects of the spill are over and remediated,” she said.

Researchers took sediment samples from shipwrecks scattered up to 150 km (93 miles) from the spill site to study how and if micro-biodiversity has recovered. Shipwrecks are biodiversity hotspots, so it’s a good place to see how life recovered. Researchers wrote:

“More than 2,000 historic shipwrecks spanning 500 years of history, rest on the Gulf of Mexico seafloor. Shipwrecks serve as artificial reefs and hotspots of biodiversity by providing hard substrate, something rare in deep ocean regions. The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) spill discharged crude oil into the deep Gulf. Because of physical, biological, and chemical interactions, DWH oil was deposited on the seafloor, where historic shipwrecks are present. This study examined sediment microbiomes at seven historic shipwrecks.”

Results weren’t encouraging. Microbes are still struggling to recover, and since they are affected, the entire food chain that’s built upon them is also affected. There’s a good chance we have still yet to see all the far-reaching consequences of this event.

“We rely heavily on the ocean and we could be looking at potential effects to the food supply down the road,” she said. “Deep sea microbes regulate carbon in the atmosphere and recycle nutrients. I’m concerned there will be larger consequences from this sort of event.”

The timing of the study is also very fitting — it comes just as a new measure by the Trump 🦀 administration opens up 90% of U.S. coasts to offshore oil drilling, dismantling ocean conservation measures put in place by former president Barack Obama in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon calamity. This means that this type of disaster will become much more likely in the future, much to the chagrin of scientists and conservationists.

Journal Reference: Leila J. Hamdan, Jennifer L. Salerno, Allen Reed, Samantha B. Joye & Melanie Damour. “The impact of the Deepwater Horizon blowout on historic shipwreck-associated sediment microbiomes in the northern Gulf of Mexico,” Scientific Reports.

https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/deepwater-oil-spill-disaster-01072018/
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 09, 2018, 01:13:35 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This old article is more applicable than ever today. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

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Waste Based Society: Solutions and Alternatives

Published June 12, 2012

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Are there viable solutions and alternatives to the Energy intensive Waste Based Society we currently live in, which do not entail a return to Paleolithic levels of technology?  Diner and TAE Commentariat member A. G. Gelbert outlines a myriad of technologies which might be employed to maintain a higher technological base for society.

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Solutions and Alternatives to the Waste Based Society

by A. G. Gelbert

We are cursed with a rather effective propaganda machine that defends the status quo and works mightily to provide allegedly iron clad arguments exposing our desperate dependence on fossil fuels and the enormous debt we owe to them for our ‘wonderful civilization’. The media has cleverly weaved fact and fiction to present plausible arguments against the practicality of going cold turkey on fossil fuels and 100% on renewables.

Not one word about the fact that fossil fuels are easy to meter and conveniently provide a constant revenue stream for the rich along with governmental control of a populace that simply cannot move or function without daily use of fossil fuels ever seems to be mentioned. Not one word about how renewables cannot be metered or taxed easily and how that feature gives everyone a large degree of independence aand flexibility in disaster situations to help themselves or a less fortunate neighbor is mentioned.

On the other hand, the continuous and vociferous denial of the link between fossil fuels and environmental problems, regardless of scientific concensus on this very real link, never seems to go away either. The actual history of the industrial revolution involving some very brutal measures to coerce humans to abandon horses, as only one of many coercive measures, for tranportation and farming are always ignored and replaced with a stream of pejorative comments about horse dung in big cities. People did not want to get rid of their horses!

I am not simply talking about city ordinances and fines targeting horses. Right around 1865 a big push began to sell farm machinery. Amazingly, a huge horse plague hit the U.S. that year that killed a massive amount of horses. No explanation beyond “Civil War stress” blarney was ever given. These horses were not just city horses in population centers but out in the country as well.

The move to horseless carriages began on the farm with steam power and hydrocarbon lubricants. The automobile came later along with the bone cancer. Bone cancer from the original automoblie fuel, benzene, is seldom mentioned by the media and apparently is considered no big deal in comparison to horseshit odor. Moving on to the early 20th century, Rockefeller has a waste product in his refinery cracking towers (after separating all those great heavy and light lubricants) called gasolene and he talks Henry Ford into modifying the carburators to run on it.

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Of course the ‘minor’ problem with benzene fuel may have helped make the switch. There were electric cars on the road at the time. Cleveland had wind generators creating electricity at that time! You’ll never guess what happened to them and the electric trolleys all over many towns in the USA. So, enough of that. Everyone here knows how predatory capitalism attempts to game the system to achieve price control and a monopoly. Once much more efficient and sustainable technologies are shoved aside by hook or by crook, the distorted and mendacious meme that our current technology is the result of friendly capitalist competition in the ‘free market’ is pushed.

Predation occurs followed by propaganda versions of history. That is the real history of the industrial revolution in regard to our choices of energy production. Renewables got squeezed out, not because they couldn’t compete favorably, but because the pollution and health costs of fossil fuels got ‘externalized’. Along the way, the independence of the mostly agrarian American in energy production and use was crushed.

A love afffair with the car was fostered to the point that in the late 1920’s more Americans had cars than flush toilets. Of course they were better off, ecologically speaking, without flush toilets, but the point is the job of selling Americans on fossil fuels was a done deal by that time.

So please remember that nobody was doing us any favors, like the media wants to claim; they were selling us something in order to concentrate wealth and power in a few hands. They were using us as a cash cow to the point of introducing planned obsolecence, rampant consumerism to keep the factories going and simultaneously thwarting moves to sustainability like Henry Ford’s plan to make cars out of hemp plastic in the early1940s.

We like new stuff and are always looking for the latest model year of the car or whatever because we have been manipulated by experts to do so. It has absolutely nothing to do with our health, well being or happiness. Bernays really messed us up. Fast forward to the present where the witches brew of ecological harm brought about by industrialization has caught up with us. And NOW, all of a sudden, we just can’t live without all this ‘wonderful’ energy packed fossil fuel economy.

Methinks somebody wants to slap a guilt trip on the chumps so they agree to clean up the mess even though the media keeps claiming there isn’t really that much of a mess. We, the masses, are accused of being wasteful pigs that bred like rats thanks to fossil fuels.

Where to begin? How about the fact that family size has been decreasing, not increasing, througout the industrial revolution? That’s right. The numbers were baked in by 1800 and the wars slowed them down a bit. Louis Pasteur and Lister did a hell of a lot more to create our present population ‘problem’ than fossil fuels. Most of the key scientific advancements in medicine were not exactly high tech and fossil fuel dependent. A human makes it past 5 years of age and he has a huge chance of living out his 3 score and ten. It was the enormous reduction in infant mortality brought about by antiseptic procedures that caused the population explosion, not fossil fuels. It’s a stretch to say that fossil fuels alowed people to obtain clean water to wash their hands before delivering a baby, but I’m sure the media verbal contortionists would toss it out there to further muddy the waters of historical truth.

The much touted plumbing advancements that require machinery and factories powered by fossil fuels, while they did reduce disease in population centers and prolonged life, were setting us up for more fossil fuel use through improper humanure handling. I maintain that the main cause of our population explosion is knowledge of disease microbes, their propagation methods and our changes in hygiene as a result.

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What about all this waste we now produce that we have been folded, spindled and mentally mutilated through Freud’s nephew Wall Street amygdala reptilian brain control propaganda? They set us up and now WE are the bad guys? They want us to shop till we drop and WE are the problem? And how much ‘waste’ do WE actually produce on a carbon footprint basis compared to the global 1%?

Well, Senator Bernie Sanders stated recently that less than 1% of the U.S. owns about 40% of the assets (I’m not talking about income increases although they have gotten the lion’s share over the last ten years as well). Yes, I know he talks about banks too but he mentions those 400 or so elite families every now and then. Now figure the carbon footprint of those people and compare it with the rest of us. All those endless films about diapers, milk gallons and so on used in our middle class lifetimes with the obligatory landfill mountains thrown in are nothing compared with the horrendous and gigantic amount of crap these families generate. Isn’t it amazing that when it comes to pollution and wasteful habits, we are ‘all in this together’? No attempt is made to segregate out the worst offenders. On the contrary, the poor and middle class are constantly demonized as being irresponsible useless eaters. It’s all quite Orwellian on the part of the media.

But yeah, we do waste, and we have a waste problem that is real, so let’s talk about it.

Waste can certainly destroy a society, species or most of the ecosphere if, as many point out, we continue with the ridiculous paradigm that we can industrially do multi-generational damage to the life support systems humans depend on and not define this as suicide. It’s almost like our nuclear nuts and oil fetish fucks have morphed us into a mass version of the heaven’s gate cult. Those people thought they could hitch a ride on a comet by commiting suicide. Every single step in industrializaton has, for anyone willing to do the TOTAL math, NOT been ecospherically cost effective. The fact that a small group of humans has temporarily benefited at the expense of the overwhelming majority of humans and all other earthlings right now, not to mention the obvious acceleration in environmental degradation promising a super bleak future, seems to go right over the heads of way to many otherwise intelligent people.

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Heaven's Gate Cult Leader that convinced many to commit suicide

Just like the heaven’s gate cult, people are addicted to a dream that never was, PERIOD. All talk about this and that from our youth and how much fun we all had and how nostalgic we are for those nicer times is the exact same phenomenum of a drug addict longing for his first high. LISTEN UP! We are a function of the ecosphere. We DO NOT, despite all the best propaganda efforts of our scientific community, understand the mechanism of the ecosphere sufficently to tinker with it, let alone wantonly pollute it with “externalisms”. EXTERNALISMS!? That’s just some economist bullshit! There are NO externalisms inside the life bubble called the ecosphere; it just takes a while to catch up with you when you mine, bomb and toxify with chemicals NIMBY areas for a few centuries. We are there and yet our scientific community and our financial community and our political wheeler and dealer con-artists with their new techno death toys and ‘miracle’ GMO crops and drug after drug to replace patent expirations, new ripoff scams, more war profiteering and emotional button pushing divide and conquer racist crap just DO NOT GET IT (or maybe they do get it and are insanely trying to make hay out of it).

The people in charge of our dysfunctional clusterfuck are akin to that psycho Whiteapple that led the heaven’s gate cult. They will not change to a sustainable paradigm because THAT requires subordination to the reality that we are a product of the ecosphere and the humble acceptance that we do not understand it yet so, until we do, we must henceforth emulate natural processes of cradle to grave recycling in all industrial technology and outlaw destructive activities like war or perish. No, they prefer to insanely reduce the world population by environmental collapse in the ridiculous la-la land elite hope that then the ecosphere will cure itself and they can continue their merry resource extraction paradigm as if nothing happened. It won’t work because these reductionist morons in power with their scientific priesthood of techno nut balls are so full of pride from all their tremendous ‘contributions’ over the last two centuries that they cannot see the monstrous downside of the technology explosion and that, yes, technology can be developed and used in an environmentally friendly manner. They don’t want to do the work. They are supremely irresponsible and supremely greedy and incredibly stupid.

Instead of doing a rethink, they are just flooring the accelerator and increasing their propaganda blitz.

I am not against technology. Since about 1970 we have had the knowledge to use technology to produce an environmentally friendly and sustainable society free of poisons in food and industry in the scientific literature. It has been deliberately supressed time and time again. Imagine what it cost to cover the country with roads and power lines. Well, decentralized power, food and transportation would cost a hell of a lot less. It’s total bullshit that we can’t do this or that we are ‘hooked’ on oil or nuclear or natural gas. We could have switched away decades ago. In the 70s NASA used solar panels to bring electricity to a Navajo community which was not served by the local electric utilities in a southwestern state. It worked great and the utilities went ballistic. They wrote to NASA requesting the solar panel project be stopped because, even though those areas targeted by NASA were not adequately served by the utilities, the fossil fuel free energy would ‘force’ the utilities to lower their rates. NASA stopped the project.

The planet earth DOES NOT have an energy crisis. For you engineering types out there, just do the math on the energy required daily to lift trillions of tons of water vapor out of the rivers, lakes and oceans and deposit this at higher elevations in the form of rain and then try to tell me about how much it COSTS (ZERO!) and how we are running out of energy. What the planet earth has, is a HUMAN GREED AND STUPIDITY crisis among the 1%. But suppose we could dispense with all the agenda laced perjorative propaganda about renewables, agree to clean up the planet and eliminate fossil fuel, nuclear and any other kind of poisonous technology because we have no other choice?

Can it be done? Yes. Will it be done? Probably not. I just heard today (June 11, 2012) on the Thom Hartmann show that phytoplankton replacement in a bay in Maine has dropped 500% over a period of a decade or so. The phenomenum has now been confirmed as occurring globally. Phytoplankton produce approximately 50% of the oxygen on this planet through photosynthesis. They are not regenerating adequately because increased ppm of CO2 (now 400 ppm) is acidifying the oceans and killing them. Can the elite be so insane that they plan to meter our oxygen? I hope not. At any rate, we must accept that the fossil fuel economy is not an exercise in fun conveniences or a requirement to maintain ‘civilization’; it’s killing our oxygen supply now as well. We must switch to renewables.

In regard to available energy to maintain some level of ‘civilization’ with renewables, when I mentioned the world evaporation energy example,  I wasn’t alluding to energy collection through hydroelectric power (although dams certainly help as long as salmon runs aren’t thwarted), but using this vast amount of energy available free to shed light on the scientifically bankrupt view of quantifying energy by using bomb calorimeters like we did in college and energy mass per mole in rapid oxidation. Nature has never done it that way. Everything in our culture always wants to scale up a process or else judge it as wanting. That is assbackwards from a sustainable biological process point of view. In our bodies, the reason we have enzymes lowering the energy of activation in myriad chemical reactions occurring per second is to keep us from overheating and/or rapid ph changes that would kill us but the fact is that the enzymes accomplish a task with less energy than a straight forward math computation of the chemical reaction energy requires.

Capillary processes in us are unconcerned with “stream head'” like scientists or engineers are when they want to build a dam yet they work just fine manipulating Bernoulli forces to use the absolute minimum energy needed to move that blood so the heart pump doesn’t have to work as hard against vessel friction and pressure changes. In our techno-love affair, everything we do is geared to centralized and maximum power. For example we really do not need a lot of stream head to power a house because we can gradually pump water up to a reservoir in our house to give us electricity on demand. But the techno math says you need X amount of head for Y amount of kilowatts. That’s only true if you need all of that all the time. Sure, not everyone lives by a river or a stream but that is simply a small example. A giant Sequoia pumps over one hundred gallons of water hundreds of feet up every day through transpiration. The tracheal elements can stretch water molecules 27 atmospheres as long as the vacuum holds. The technology to make artificial tree water pumps has been around for decades but our society is STUCK on the energy density per mole fixation like a teenager that wants a hot car to ride to school instead of a small electric rechargable scooter.

Have you heard about the roaring forties?

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That’s an area of latitude in the oceans of the southern hemisphere that is always turbulent. They alone could power the world’s energy demands after a ten year installation of wave and undersea current power collection systems that are already being deployed off of England and Scotland. In regard to corrosion issues with sea water and maintenance of deep water (massive pressures to deal with), I only ask that you consider technology equivalence hurdles that have long since been surmounted in nuclear power plants (the ultimate in corrosion challenges including hydrogen embrittlement that is not present with sea water) and oil undersea pipelines (pump sea water to a land reservoir and start the power cables from there as a cost effective low maintenance option).

At present, ocean oil rigs (which are mostly metal) have sacrificial anodes placed on them so electrolysis in most areas is thwarted. The anodes are replaced as they are used up.  And remember all we have learned through space exploration about metallurgy, high temperature insulation during re-entry and don’t forget microwave power transmission technology. We can do all this stuff. It’s really not as hard as putting a robot vehicle on Mars or building a space station in orbit.

It’s telling that Einstein described the photoelectric effect at the very beginning of the 20th century but the US government has had to be dragged kicking and screaming to develop solar panels (we only did it when we needed them in space) but it spent a fortune on the development of the bomb in the 30s while a large part of our populace was going hungry.

Have you ever wondered why the oil lobby never attacks nuclear power but spares no expense to demonize renewables with disingenuous propaganda and mendacity? Think about that a while. If you come to the conclusion that the nuclear power plants were put out there to make bomb material and get you to pay for it and were never, ever considered a viable alternative to fossil fuels for the production of electricity or a serious source of oil lobby competition, you win the prize.

There is also no excuse whatsoever for not using solar and electric power to run every single ship in the ocean. It would be child’s play to switch all automobiles and trucks to full electric as long we had geothermal, wind, tide and ocean current derived power 24/7, not to mention solar panels.

Do you know what oil tankers do after they offload the oil? They fill huge portions of the holds with sea water (for ballast) and then dump it when they get back to reload with oil. This massive pollution goes on day in and day out. We have a guaranteed continuous oil spill as long as we have a fossil fuel ocean tanker economy.

As for fertilizers and food production machinery requiring a massive amount of fossil fuels to feed 7 billlion humans, the fact is that using decentralized permaculture with humanure (after appropriate and low tech local processing to avoid disease pathogens) along with greenhouse technology for nordic climates can replace the fossil fuel required to run tractors, make fertilizer and insecticides and herbicides.

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I mention farm machinery because there is increasing evidence that plowing needs to be replaced by non-plowing with perennial crops in order to stop the massive top soil loss and lowered nutrition of crop yield (they look the same but don’t have the same nutritional content). Other posters here are up on humanure and they are right. I recommend anyone repulsed by this to think again. Feces are an inseparable part of being human and it’s high time we stopped with this Victorian idiocy of seeing it as bad stuff; it’s part of our salvation as a species. An added plus with humanure through the avoidance of chemical fertilizers is no more ocean dead zones and massive top soil degradation. Also the energy and water savings in not pumping human waste to be treated with chemicals (made with fossil fuels) in a sewage treatment plant would save billons of dollars.

Examples of how renewables can switch us off of fossil fuels  quickly: www.euronews.com/2012/05/27/germany-breaks-solar-energy-record
www.euronews.com/2012/06/06/solar-plane-completes-maiden-intercontinental-flight www.euronews.com/2012/03/05/sea-solution-to-future-energy-needs www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/renewableenergy/3535012/Ocean-currents-can-power-the-world-say-scientists.html

Pelamis wave power device that looks like a giant snake: www.weirdlyodd.com/10-renewable-energy-sources/

Zero energy balance hotel: www.euronews.com/2012/05/16/go-green-get-growing

I think this can be done in TEN years, not forty: www.euronews.com/2012/05/18/in-40-years-every-home-every-building-will-be-a-power-plant-says-jeremy-rifki

Growing food and the fossil fuel ‘requirement’ is a dependency created by the fossil fuel industry but we CAN shake that dependency without mass starvation and depopulation: www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/85/1/Fuel-and-food.html

“The strategic goal of biofuel is to supplement or even replace fossil fuels, the amount of which is constantly and rapidly diminishing.” haitireconstruction.ning.com/page/biofuel-1

I’ve already mentioned my views on the population explosion and its causes but I wish to point out how the oil lobby has tried to make fossil fuel brownie points out of it.

Remember the green revolution of the 60s, 70s and 80s that supposedly caused the population explosion? The numbers are in. The yields are not statistically different with all the fossil fuel fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides than without them. The green revolution is a lie fostered by, you guessed it, the fossil fuel lobby.

Their only valid claim is the fuel for machinery which now turns out to lower crop nutrition from top soil plowing degradation. This degradation is caused by a combination of chemical fertilizers and plowing (bare soil tends to blow away when dry or erode when wet) which leaches the soil of trace minerals needed to produce nutritious and tasty as opposed to bland crops. The way things stand right now, agricultural guidelines in the U.S. state that it’s okay to lose 4 tons of top soil per acre per year from ‘modern’ farming techniques. The government claims it is the price we pay for high ‘yields’. Are you comfortable with that? I’m not. Considering top soil regeneration takes over 100 years, I cannot believe we are doing anything but losing massive amounts every year.

And last but not least, the militaries of the world are the most voracious users of fossil fuel. We sure as hell do not need them to keep 7 billion fed and clothed. The U.S. Navy, in particular, has the top spot as fossil fuel user AND polluter.

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We need gradual, decentralized trickle charge or slow pumping energy storage systems for sustainable humanity. Anything else is not viable for the planet. If we want to zip around at high speed and be able to have instant this and that, yes we have an energy crisis. If we want to emulate biological processes and eschew the love affair with higher energy density per mole of fossil and or nuclear poisons killing the planet, we don’t have an energy crisis.

Nature paces everything; so should we.

All that said, there is the 1% with their hubris and arrogance and there is the rest of humanity. The agenda of the 1% is a tad different from the rest of us. I agree the knockdown is coming. The people controlling the levers of innovation and adaptation in our governments and the elite parasites that own them want this knockdown so it will come. I maintain that the false notion of a causal relationship between a large population and a polluted, unsustainable, fossil fuel dependent human society is the driving force behind this elite desire for a knockdown. The elites are the only truly unsustainable population on this earth because of their mega-carbon footprints.

So, in true Wall Street Orwellian fashion, they blame the bulk of the 7 billion humans for THEIR piggery and slavish dependency on fossil fuels. The 1% that owns our governments loves the predatory resource extraction paradigm despite the fact that some of them probably suspect that it will cause a population knockdown, not from lack of fossil fuels, but from environmental collapse. Billions of humans dying is considered a good thing by the 1%. They think it will solve the world’s environmental problems and provide a more manageable population of slaves. The 1% probably grumble about minimum gene pool diversity species population required in order to perpetuate homo sapiens. The 1% think robots will take care of all the ‘important’ work while medical technology available to the 1% will provide them with 150 year plus lifetimes. They are wrong and they are the cancer that is destroying humanity.

There’s a way to clean up this world and live sustainably. Killing off several billion is a straw man. It’s typical elite bullshit adding two an two and getting whatever answer keeps them in the catbird seat. The media will continue to block the truth from the people 24/7.

I apologize if I tried to cover too much ground here but this situation we are in has matured for well over a century and we need to see how we got here to understand, if we survive, how to prevent a new set of snakes from selling us snake oil in the future.

Feel free to pass all or any part of this rant with or without attribution.

Everything I wrote can be researched free on the internet if you want to post links about horse plagues, NASA correspondence with utilities, Henry Ford and hemp plastic, Rockefeller chicanery, U.S. solar panel development reasons, Americans starving while the bomb was being developed, Bernays propaganda tools, etc.

A.G. Gelbert

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 12, 2018, 11:42:22 pm
JUL 11, 2018TD ORIGINALS

Scott Pruitt 🦖Got Off Easy: Ecocide Is No Small Matter

By Paul Street

SNIPPET:

Billionaire climate-denying and planet-cooking savages like Donald Trump 🦀, the Kochs 🦖 and Harold Hamm 🦕 and their servants like Scott Pruitt 🐒 hardly invented our “ecological rift,” which is rooted in what John Bellamy Foster rightly calls “capitalism’s [longstanding] war on Earth.” With the U.S. in the oil-coal-and-gas-addicted, commons-plundering and poisoning lead, humanity has been steering madly toward the cliff of environmental self-extermination for decades. But with his determination to “deregulate energy”—to go full bore with the greenhouse gassing to death of life on earth (a crime destined to the make the Nazis look like small-time criminals)—Trump represents what Chomsky has called “almost a death knell for the species.” The Trump presidency’s extreme commitment to fossil fuels is no small part of why the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock ahead by 30 seconds to two minutes to midnight.

A young mother with her baby in her arms confronted Pruitt at a Washington restaurant just days before his resignation. “Hi” she said, “I just wanted to urge you to resign because of what you’re doing to the environment and our country. This is my son. He loves animals. He loves clean air. He loves clean water. Meanwhile, you’re slashing strong fuel standards for cars and trucks, for the benefit of big corporations.”

Pruitt took his two bodyguards and left in shame before the mother and her child could return to their seats.

He got off easy. The loss of a government job and public humiliation is a small price to pay for playing a leading role in the eco-exterminist destruction of livable ecology.

People like Pruitt should feel lucky to be able to walk freely and breathe fresh air, or what’s left of it on a planet he’s been trying to destroy.

Four terrible things are darkly noteworthy about Pruitt’s forced resignation last week. First, it was absurdly belated. The fact that he lasted as long as he did atop the EPA makes one wonder just how far one of Trump’s favorite petro-plutocratic swamp creatures has to sink before he can lose his job in Washington. Pruitt’s departure came after months of seemingly endless controversy surrounding his personal corruption. The Pruitt scandal timeline includes the following:

● April 12, 2017: The Washington Post revealed Pruitt requested and received an around-the-clock security detail at huge cost to taxpayers (nearly $3.5 million during his first year in office).

Full article:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/scott-pruitt-got-off-easy-ecocide-is-no-small-matter/
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 20, 2018, 09:41:59 pm
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July 19, 2018

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Mining Magnate  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) Revealed as Main Funder  (http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1375371542_tumblr_m7jevgcaFm1qzqdem.gif) of Australia’s Climate Denial Org  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png)

India Pale Ales, or IPAs, can be a divisive drink among beer enthusiasts. Many, particularly of the hipster persuasion, swear by the hoppy and sometimes floral flavors of IPAs, eschewing more normal lagers and pilsners as boring swill. Normal people, on the other hand, often consider IPAs far too bitter to enjoy in any significant quantity.

We’d recommend settling in with a brew of your choice to deal with the overload of denial from down under to come: today we’re talking about an entirely different IPA, Australia’s Institute for Public Affairs.

IPA is basically Australia’s Heartland or Heritage. They’re ostensibly a nonprofit think tank, but in practice they act a whole lot like an arm of the conservative political movement and fossil fuel industry. Now, thanks to court filings reported on by Graham Readfearn this week in DeSmog (https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/07/17/billionaire-mining-magnate-gina-rinehart-revealed-key-donor-australian-climate-science-denial-promoter-institute), we know that IPA is also funded by a major mining interest: Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png)

Rinehart’s company, Hancock Prospecting Proprietary Ltd (HPPL), gave nearly $5 million to IPA in 2016 and 2017, according to documents produced as part of a lawsuit brought by Gina’s daughter Bianca accusing her mother of mismanaging company funds.

This is particularly problematic for IPA, Readfearn notes, because it directly contradicts the organization’s own tax reporting. In 2017, IPA reported that 86 percent of its $6.1 million income for the year came from individuals, and only 1 percent from businesses. But that’s hard to square with the fact that it got $2.2 million from HPPL that year--a full third of its income. Similar story for 2016: IPA claimed that 90 percent of its income was from individuals, despite getting nearly half of its income from an HPPL donation. (For the record, Bianca’s argument, as described in the court proceedings, is that IPA’s reporting implies that the HPPL donations are actually from her mother Gina as an individual, not HPPL as a business.)

Astonishing, though, that a group that promotes climate denial would be so loose with the truth about its industry backers! Something like that could never happen here in the US, right? Especially with the IRS relaxing reporting requirements, making it even easier for dark money groups to hide their funding?

Surely not! And we’re sure that had Scott Pruitt known that the IPA was so heavily reliant on polluter funding, he never would have spent $45,000 sending aides to Australia ahead of a trip he planned to take there to, at least in part, meet with the IPA. A trip that was being planned in part by consultant Matthew Freedman, who once worked for Paul Manafort helping Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos. (The Wiki page for Marcos has a whole section on his human rights abuses, ranging from abductions to torture to massacres. Marcos also lootied billions from the country’s coffers, in part to feed his wife’s extensive shoe collection.)   

Had Pruitt known the IPA was industry-backed, certainly he would’ve canceled the trip (which he did anyway because of last year’s hurricanes).

Just kidding! He would’ve gone regardless, but probably would have scrubbed the calendar record of the meetings.

Good thing Pruitt’s out and Andrew Wheeler is in. After all, it’s not like a major coal magnate just indicated at a public event that Wheeler has worked for him for 20 years, implying that Wheeler (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) was doing coal’s bidding while a government employee.

Oh wait, that’s exactly what’s happened (https://twitter.com/foe_us/status/1019622865035919360).(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif)

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!   
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 21, 2018, 06:01:06 pm
Agelbert NOTE: The following three quotes explain the incredibly CROOKED Decision of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge John F. Keenan 🐩 described in the included Ecowatch article:

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"There is a nice legal concept called estoppel. If you argue that you didn't kill the Major in the library with the Ming vase because you were in bed with his wife, you are estopped from pleading self-defence. In the same way, polluters are estopped from arguing that they were only complying with public policy as laid down in the law, because they (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) spent tens of millions shaping those policies and laws to their advantage." James Wimberley

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"When we are swiftly shuttling ourselves down the path of irreversible climate cataclysm, the only unreasonable option is to double down on the status quo."

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Totalitarianism  " A society living by and for continuous warfare in which the ruling caste have ceased to have any real function but succeed in clinging to power through force and fraud" - George Orwell


EcoWatch

By Olivia Rosane

Jul. 20, 2018 11:46AM EST

The Big Apple Loses to Big Oil 🦕🦖 (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png) as Judge 🐵 💵 🎩 Dismisses Climate Liability Suit

A federal judge ruled on Thursday in favor of a motion by five big oil companies to dismiss a lawsuit brought against them by New York City, which demanded they pay the costs of adapting the city's infrastructure to climate change, The New York Times reported.

The ruling comes nearly a month after a federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a similar case brought by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco.

In his decision Thursday, Judge John F. Keenan of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York echoed the reasoning of Federal Judge William Alsup when he dismissed the San Francisco and Oakland case.

While both judges acknowledged the reality of climate change, they thought that crafting policy around it was too large an issue for the courts to settle.

"Global warming and solutions thereto must be addressed by the two other branches of government," Keenan wrote in his decision.
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But environmentalists pointed out that fossil fuel companies like the defendants had done everything in their power to stop the other branches of government from acting.

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"There is a grave irony here. The fossil fuel company defendants claimed in court—and the judge 🐒 apparently agreed—that it is entirely up to Congress and the President to address climate change. But these same defendants 🦖😈 and their trade 💵 🎩 groups have fought successfully against even modest laws and regulations to cut the carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels that causes global warming," Union of Concerned Scientists President Ken Kimmel said in a statement reported by Climate Liability News.

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Like San Francisco, New York City spokesperson Seth Stein said the city would appeal the decision. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif)

"The mayor believes big polluters must be held accountable for their contributions to climate change and the damage it will cause New York City. We intend to appeal this decision and to keep fighting for New Yorkers who will bear the brunt of climate change," he told The New York Times.

The city had argued that the defendants―Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, BP and Royal Dutch Shell―had known about the risks posed by burning fossil fuels since the 1950s and had "engaged in an overt public relations campaign intended to cast doubt on climate science," an argument Keenan acknowledged in his decision.

The cases brought by New York, San Francisco, Oakland and other municipalities attempt to sue oil companies using state public nuisance law that allows courts to find defendants liable for interfering with the use of property, according to The New York Times.

Attempts to sue oil companies over climate change under federal nuisance law led to a Supreme Court decision in 2011 ruling that the Clean Air Act displaced nuisance law on the federal level and put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in charge of dealing with the issue.

The new batch of lawsuits argues state nuisance law still applies, but Keenan rejected the idea that state law would apply to the city's lawsuit, saying climate change was an area of "federal concern," The New York Times reported.

However, environmental law experts said judges trying similar cases in state courts might rule differently.

"The cases that are either filed in federal court or—as with the San Francisco and Oakland cases—removed to federal court are decided under federal law," University of California Los Angeles environmental law professor Ann Carlson told Climate Liability News. "Federal nuisance law is much less favorable for the cities and counties than state law is. The state courts are where we are likely to see interesting and perhaps surprising rulings." (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

There are currently similar cases pending in courts in California, Washington, Colorado and Rhode Island, Climate Liability News reported.

https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-liability-lawsuit-new-york-2588447153.html

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!