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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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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.

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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

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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!   
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 24, 2018, 06:12:53 pm
July 24, 2018

The Private Sector & Climate Change: Holding Corporations Accountable

by  The Sanders Institute


https://youtu.be/dJyDOUZUEWw

There are a number of actions that our country could be taking to reduce our carbon footprint and lessen the progress of climate change, however, there are significant barriers in place that hinder these efforts.

Many of these barriers stem from corporate action. Companies that benefit from the continued use of energy sources that contribute to climate change have a vested interest in hindering the progress of solutions that will move us away from the status quo. Below are a few examples of how corporations have done this:

In the six years prior to 2017, rooftop solar panel installations grew by as much as 900% in the United States. Each year, more and more Americans were taking steps to install solar panels on their roofs, lessen their carbon footprint, and contribute excess energy back into the grid to further diminish the carbon footprint of others who could not afford solar panels. The New York Times reports that in 2017, growth in solar panel installations came “to a shuttering stop.” This was largely because of “a concerted and well-funded lobbying campaign by traditional utilities, which have been working in state capitals across the country to reverse incentives for homeowners to install solar panels.”

In addition, Instead of cutting residents a break for helping solve the climate crisis, the utility companies —led by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Edison Electric Institute (whose lobbying efforts ratepayers actually underwrite)—are lobbying for the end of “net-metering” laws that let customers sell excess power they generate back to the grid.

Moreover, lobbying is frequently combined with political contributions to, and coordination with politicians.  Arizona, whose capital lies in the “Valley of the Sun,” has incredible potential for solar power. However, according to Tuscon.com, last year in May, "A federal grand jury has indicted a former state utility regulator and his wife for taking bribes.” The former regulator took those bribes for approving a rate hike for the areas utility company. Despite this indictment, coordination between politicians and utilities in Arizona has not stopped. For instance, environmental groups in Arizona have proposed a constitutional amendment to the Arizona ballot that would require that 50% of Arizona’s energy needs be met with renewable energy sources by 2030.Inside Climate News reports that “a senate committee passed a separate bill—which an APS spokeswoman said the utility had proposed—that would add a second ballot initiative with a nearly identical title” The most recent bill has similar language to the one proposed by environmentalists but includes a “safety valve” that would not allow full implementation of the bill. This approach is designed to confuse and halt progress toward renewable energy.

Arizona is not the only state that has experienced corporate lobbying against climate change solutions, nor is net metering the only issue where corporations have succeeded in moving forward with policies and activities that demonstratively harm the environment. For instance, fracking continues despite numerous studies that show significant damage to  the environment and public health.

There are a number of ways that we can hold corporations accountable and stop actions that negatively affect the environment.

Get Money Out of Politics

Too frequently, our politicians are able to be swayed by campaign contributions that lead to decisions that harm the American people, and put the future of our planet in jeopardy.  It is all too easy to find the enormous contributions made by companies that contribute to our carbon footprint:

According to Open Secrets: Oil and gas companies have so far contributed over $14 million to all candidates in the 2018 election cycle, electric utilities have contributed over $11 million, natural gas pipeline companies have contributed almost $2 million, and coal mining companies have contributed over $800 thousand. 

If we get money out of politics legislators might be more likely to vote for policies and ideas that benefit their constituents, the environment, and the world.


Taxes That Reflect The True Cost of Pollution

A “Carbon Tax” is traditionally considered an “economist’s solution” to fighting climate change. In short, the Carbon Tax Center describes that “A carbon tax is a fee imposed on the burning of carbon-based fuels.” There are two strong arguments for why a carbon tax is both necessary and would work.

It holds carbon producers and consumers accountable for the damage that their actions have on the environment. To put that damage in perspective, National Geographic reports that “Extreme weather, made worse by climate change, along with the health impacts of burning fossil fuels, has cost the U.S. economy at least $240 billion a year over the past ten years.”Economics Help describes that “The idea of a tax is to make consumers and producers pay the full social cost of producing pollution.” Money raised by the government from this tax could be used to finance initiatives that will further reduce carbon emissions (e.g. subsidizing renewable energy or carbon capture.)

It creates incentives to for both consumers and producers to act in ways that will reduce their carbon footprint. Producers may invest in ideas that will reduce their carbon emissions to avoid paying as much in taxes. Price increases on items or utilities that include this carbon tax may result in consumers looking to alternative energy sources, or consuming less.

Economics Help describes that “the social marginal cost (SMC) of producing the good is greater than the private marginal cost (PMC) The difference is the external cost of the pollution. The tax shifts the supply curve to S2 and therefore, consumers are forced to pay the full social marginal cost. This reduces the quantity consumed to Q2, which is the socially efficient outcome (because the SMC=SMB)”  Therefore, the tax adjusts the price of good to take into account the harm that it is doing.


The impact of a carbon tax can be seen in the graph below:

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True Cost of Pollution Source: EconomicsHelp

Carbon Taxes are also proven to have worked elsewhere in the world. British Columbia imposed a carbon tax of 10 Canadian dollars per ton of carbon dioxide in 2008 and then raised that tax to 30 Canadian dollars per ton by 2012. The New York Times reports that the tax “reduced emissions by 5 to 15 percent with ‘negligible effects on aggregate economic performance… It encouraged people to drive somewhat less and be more careful about heating and cooling their homes. Businesses invested in energy efficiency measures and switched to less polluting fuels.”

Get the Incentives Right

Each year, the U.S. government subsidizes a range of economic activities. It is important that those subsidies encourage economic activity that will help reduce our carbon footprint and climate change.

Unfortunately, many subsidies support industries that are contributing to climate change. Researchers at Oil Change International recently found that “Government giveaways in the form of permanent tax breaks to the fossil fuel industry – one of which is over a century old – are seven times larger than those to the renewable energy sector.” These fossil fuel subsidies, including both federal subsidies and state subsidies, total to $20 billion annually.

That said, the renewable energy industry has also received a number of subsidies through the years (varying though different administrations and not to the level of those for the fossil fuel industry). These subsidies have contributed to substantial growth in the renewable energy sector. Eighteen percent of the United States energy needs are now provided by renewable energy. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute states that the U.S. has reduced its emissions “by about 760 million metric tons since 2005.” The increase in renewable energy usage has contributed significantly to that reduction.

These subsidies for renewable energy There are also other benefits to renewable energy subsidies. Quartz Media reported that “the fossil fuels not burnt because of wind and solar energy helped avoid between 3,000 and 12,700 premature deaths in the US between 2007 and 2015” and that “the US saved between $35 billion and $220 billion in that period because of avoided deaths, fewer sick days, and climate-change mitigation.”

Incentives need to reflect economic activities that will help the environment, Americans, and the world, not harm them.


Get the Penalties Right

While incentives are important for companies that are working to help the environment, it is equally important to include penalties for companies that are harming the environment.

Most Americans are familiar with the largest oil spills in the United States like the BP oil spill, also called the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in 2010. However, large spills that get covered in the news are only a portion of the problem. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, excluding the BP oil spill, 287,416 barrels of oil (or 12 million gallons of oil) were spilled in the U.S. between 1964 and 2015. That equals over two hundred thousand gallons of oil a year. The BP oil spill added another 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled, totaling over two hundred million gallons of oil. (There are 42 gallons of oil in a barrel.)

A number of news organizations reported in 2015 that BP would pay more than $20 billion in settlement claims as punishment for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Justice Department called the settlement historic and quoted Attorney General Loretta Lynch in saying “Building on prior actions against BP and its subsidiaries by the Department of Justice, this historic resolution is a strong and fitting response to the worst environmental disaster in American history...BP is receiving the punishment it deserves, while also providing critical compensation for the injuries it caused to the environment and the economy of the Gulf region.”

However, when you dig deeper into that settlement, that “historic” amount of money isn’t so large when you take into account U.S. tax laws that allow corporations to write off natural resource damage payments, restoration, and reimbursement of government costs. Forbes reports that ultimately “BP should be able to deduct the vast majority, a whopping $15.3 billion, on its U.S. tax return. That means American taxpayers are contributing quite a lot to this settlement, whether they know it or not.”

In other cases, companies are given penalties that can be considered negligible when their annual earnings are taken into account. The Real News reports that “In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents... including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay A fine of three hundred thousand dollars for another spill last year.” In reference to this three hundred thousand dollar fine, Sierra Club’s Jodi Perras pointed out that Marathon is “a 13.8 billion dollar company.... they will expect to have a 330 million dollar profit this year. And so they are paying $335,000 for that spill in 2016. That's pennies to a company like that.” Ultimately, Marathon Petroleum Corporation is being fined 0.001% of their annual profits.

Penalties should be large enough to encourage constructive steps towards reducing future accidents and harm to the environment, and when they are large enough, the burden to pay them should be placed on the company, not taxpayers.

Tags: Carbon Tax,  Climate Change,  Incentives,  Penalties,  Private Sector,  Subsidies

https://www.sandersinstitute.com/blog/the-private-sector-and-climate-change-holding-corporations-accountable

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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 25, 2018, 06:43:31 pm
Agnotology: Part six of six parts

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Agnotology: Part one of six parts  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/who-can-you-trust/resisting-brainwashing-propaganda/msg10449/#msg10449)

Agnotology: Part two of six parts  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/who-can-you-trust/resisting-brainwashing-propaganda/msg10453/#msg10453)

Agnotology: Part three of six parts  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/who-can-you-trust/resisting-brainwashing-propaganda/msg10458/#msg10458)

Agnotology: Part four of six parts (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/who-can-you-trust/resisting-brainwashing-propaganda/msg10465/#msg10465)

Agnotology: Part five of six parts (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/who-can-you-trust/resisting-brainwashing-propaganda/msg10480/#msg10480)

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Fox 😈🦕🦖 news Climate change coverage

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 27, 2018, 05:44:00 pm
Oil Change International  Exposing the true costs of fossil fuels

Dozens of Advocacy Groups Refute Energy Department 🦕🦖  (http://grist.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/american-flag-oil-rig-lower_463x297.jpg) Report Touting LNG Export Demand and Feasibility

Collin Rees, July 27, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2018

CONTACT: Seth Gladstone, seth [at] fwwatch.org
Lorne Stockman, lorne [at] priceofoil.org

Dozens of Advocacy Groups Refute Energy Department Report Touting LNG Export Demand and Feasibility

In Submitted Public Comments, Fundamental Flaws and Biases of Study Are Listed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In comments submitted to the Energy Department today, dozens of national and international advocacy groups highlighted fundamental flaws in a draft federal study that is intended to assess the macroeconomic impacts of expanded liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. The comments were submitted by groups including Food & Water Watch, Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth-US, 350.org, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for International Environmental Law, and dozens of local community groups fighting gas infrastructure in their areas.

The joint submission criticizes the study for: a failure to consider expanding state-based restrictions on fossil fuel extraction; a failure to consider expanding economic costs of fossil fuel-driven climate chaos; a failure to consider the increasing production and decreasing cost of clean energy sources; and a dismissal of growing international pressure to solve the climate crisis and rein in fossil fuels that will increasingly impact overseas demand for LNG.

The comments focus primarily on a blatant statement of bias made in the study that undermines its credibility. The study authors dismiss the potential impact on LNG demand of the Paris Agreement on climate change, something almost every nation other than the United States is working to implement, with what would appear to be their personal opinion that “future progress will (not) be very much greater than the past”. With this they assign a very low probability (5%) to the possibility of tepid future demand for LNG.

The draft study is deeply flawed, as the authors (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg) chose to ignore both climate science and climate action in favor of what appears to be a political imperative over any objective analysis. In my experience, this would not stand up to peer review in any academic institution,” said Lorne Stockman, Senior Research Analyst with Oil Change International and lead author of the comments. “The authors need to start again using robust methods for assessing the impact of climate policy on future global LNG demand. Anything less is doing a disservice to the taxpayers that paid for the study.”

While a number of states and most countries are smartly turning away from filthy, antiquated fossil fuels, the Trump administration is senselessly pushing ahead with climate-killing LNG exports. The world will increasingly reject our gas exports in favor of truly clean, renewable power, and as a result the costs of this policy to Americans will skyrocket. Trump makes up his own science, and our country and the world suffers,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, the group that co-authored the joint comment.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to promote and expand LNG exports on all fronts. This week it finalized a rule expediting the approval of “small-scale” LNG exports. The rule applies to LNG shipments destined for countries without free-trade agreements with the United States, which have generally been subject to a higher degree of agency scrutiny.

Read the full joint comment: http://priceofoil.org/content/uploads/2018/07/Comments-on-Draft-of-Macroeconomic-Outcomes-of-Market-Determined-Levels-of-US-LNG-Exports-Final.pdf

http://priceofoil.org/2018/07/27/advocacy-groups-refute-doe-lng-export-study/


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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 28, 2018, 07:22:13 pm
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Trump 🦀 Expected to Roll Back California’s Clean Air Plan

July 25, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California’s exception to the Clean Air Act that had allowed it to set higher clean air standards than the rest of the nation. This means auto manufacturers will be allowed to follow lower fuel efficiency standards and do not need to sell as many electric vehicles. We talk to Paul Cort of EarthJustice about the legal and environmental ramifications

https://youtu.be/tJC4vFS1WM4

Story Transcript

SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore.

The Trump administration has not only withdrawn from the Paris climate accord, but it is now expected to present a new plan this week to revoke California’s ability to set state vehicle emissions standards and to mandate electric vehicle sales. If implemented, and all signs are that it will be, this represents a major blow to California’s leadership role in setting emissions standards for the country. In addition, the new rules will roll back federal rules to boost fuel efficiency that are currently in place into the next decade.

Now joining me to discuss the consequences of this latest assault on carbon emissions and the standards is Paul Cort. Paul is a staff attorney with the organization Earthjustice in California, and at its regional office in San Francisco. Paul, I thank you so much for joining us today.

PAUL CORT: Thank you for having me.

SHARMINI PERIES: All right, Paul, let’s begin with these latest regulatory rollbacks with regard to fuel emissions standards. What are they, and what will it do?

PAUL CORT: Well, this is all still in the rumor stage, but it sounds like there are two pieces. The first piece would be to roll back the federal fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas emissions standards. So EPA in 2013 under Obama entered into an agreement with California and the auto manufacturers to establish fuel economy standards that would ratchet down over the next 10-plus years, through 2025. Trump administration, not surprisingly, wants to roll those back. It does not want the standards to continue to tighten through 2025, and has said that their preference would be to freeze those standards at 2020 levels and keep fuel economy at that level.

The second part is that they realize that what they’re proposing would be to split the standards. So they would loosen the federal standards, but California still has the ability to adopt more stringent emission standards. And so the Trump administration, recognizing that they don’t want to create two sets of standards, is not only going to roll back the federal standards, but go after California’s ability to set its own standards.

SHARMINI PERIES: All right. Paul, what does this mean in terms of emission controls?

PAUL CORT: Well, what the Trump administration is proposing to do by freezing that fuel economy standard is going to mean that greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise. And the proposal would be the equivalent of adding 43 coal-fired power plants in the United States. It’s that level of greenhouse gas emissions that we would have avoided with the Obama standards.

SHARMINI PERIES: And not only, as I said off the top, since California is known for setting regulatory standards that other states then follow, this means an increase in emissions across the country, and not meeting the standards we had hoped for under the Obama plan.

PAUL CORT: Right. Well, the California standards are both about greenhouse gases but also about just basic air pollutants. The emissions that create smog and soot pollution in California, and in 13 other states across the country. So they want to go after the ability of those states not just to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but just to protect air quality in those polluted regions.

SHARMINI PERIES: And California had set those standards a while ago, because I remember when it was almost impossible to go to L.A. because the smog was so bad.

PAUL CORT: Yeah, so California’s had this special provision carved out in law in the Clean Air Act since it was adopted in 1970, because as far back as the 1950s and ’60s, California had recognized the need to clean up cars. California was responsible for the development of the catalytic converter. It was California standards, really, that have driven the advancement of automotive technology for going on 50 years now.

SHARMINI PERIES: Paul, it’s it’s rather ironic that a conservative president, President Trump, is insisting on regulating what a state can and cannot do. Because traditionally, the conservatives, or Republicans, have always stood up for the rights of states to regulate itself. What do you make of this political shift?

PAUL CORT: I mean, it’s clearly not principled or consistent with traditional conservative values about state leadership. And it’s not based in reality, either. Because again, the states, especially in this field, have been the innovators, have driven the technology. And, you know, all the ways that state leadership matters, here’s proof that having that state authority can lead to superior results.

SHARMINI PERIES: All right. Now, as far as justice is concerned, is this a done deal? Or are you going to plan to fight back?

PAUL CORT: I mean, all the rumors point to this proposal coming out. But we’re still puzzled whose interest this serves, really. The auto manufacturers don’t want this fight. They don’t want to have multiple standards out there. They don’t want the uncertainty that’s bound to come as a result of litigation. You know, maybe this is about the oil industry. But you know, I haven’t heard anyone, other than folks within the administration, pushing for these changes.

California has reached out and has offered to, you know, make slight changes to the program to account for some of the complaints that they’re hearing. But I’m not hearing anybody actually support this proposal. So at that level, I guess we’re holding out hope that someone will come to their senses and, and pivot before they finalize this. But this is the way it’s-.

SHARMINI PERIES: Paul, is there any chance that the car manufacturers themselves will proceed with the standards that they were expecting to deliver, regardless of what the federal government regulates?

PAUL CORT: I think, well, it’s hard to say. I mean, I think- you know, California and the United States will probably end up getting dirtier cars. But I think the, the ironic part about all this is that there are countries around the world, China, many countries in Europe, who are moving away from fossil fuels. And so for our industries to compete in those markets they’re going to have to develop these cleaner cars. And the result may be that those countries get the cleaner cars while we get stuck with the dirty ones.

SHARMINI PERIES: And what’s the deal with electric car vehicle sales? What is it that the federal government wants to do in that regard?

PAUL CORT: Well, they want to take away, again, California’s ability to require that auto manufacturers sell a certain percentage of zero emission vehicles. California adopted a mandate for zero emission vehicles even before they were talking about greenhouse gases. Because California realized again to meet just the smog standards in places like L.A. and the Central Valley that we need to move away from combustion in cars. And so it’s always been tied to meeting basic air quality standards. But EPA, again, according to the rumors, is going to argue that that’s about greenhouse gases, and that’s outside of California’s authority.

SHARMINI PERIES: All right. Paul, I thank you so much for joining us. I’ve been speaking with Paul Cort with Earthjustice. I thank you.

PAUL CORT: Thank you.

SHARMINI PERIES: And thank you for joining us here on The Real News Network.

https://therealnews.com/stories/trump-expected-to-roll-back-californias-clean-air-plan

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on July 31, 2018, 02:19:17 pm
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July 31, 2018

Pence's Family Business Cost Taxpayers Over $20 Million In Environmental Cleanup. Make Them Pay Us Back!

by: OD Action

recipient: Vice President Mike Pence and his brother, Greg Pence


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The family business of Vice President Mike Pence, Kiel Bros. Oil Co, went under in 2004, making millions for the Pences but leaving a trail of environmental wreckage and dangerous chemicals behind. Almost a decade and a half later, the cleanup cost has exceeded $22 million and counting.

And guess who's paying the majority of the Pences' tab — taxpayers. We refuse to stand for it and demand Mike Pence and his family fully reimburse the public for the fallout from their reckless business practices.

Pence and his Republican Party claim to loathe government spending and love "personal responsibility," using that ideology to deny millions of Americans lifesaving healthcare, food assistance, and housing — among other things.

But that is clearly a lie. When it comes to cleaning up the mistakes of businessmen born to privilege, Pence and his ilk are more than happy to let us pay their debts.

We think it's time for the Vice President to take a little personal responsibility of his own. Add your name to demand the Pence family pay back the tens of millions that taxpayers have paid to clean up their toxic mess! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/514/802/478/
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 01, 2018, 07:56:02 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Feast your eyes on this latest bit of Trump Mindfork. Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg), a 24/7 TOOL of the Koch Brothers, is going full Orwell and claiming he ain't got nuttin' to do wid dem'.   (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9HT4xZyDmh4/TOHhxzA0wLI/AAAAAAAAEUk/oeHDS2cfxWQ/s200/Smiley_Angel_Wings_Halo.jpg)

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The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more. I made…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018

….them richer. Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn. They want to protect their companies outside the U.S. from being taxed, I’m for America First & the American Worker – a puppet for no one. Two nice guys with bad ideas. Make America Great Again!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 02, 2018, 01:39:47 pm
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August 2, 2018

The Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg) Administration’s 🐉🦕🦖 Hazy Plans to Weaken Car Pollution Standards Won’t Work. Here’s Why.

Earthjustice attorney Paul Cort explains why Trump’s EPA chief is careening way outside his lane in trying to undo a key provision of the 1970 landmark Clean Air Act.

Full article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

https://earthjustice.org/features/pruitt-car-pollution-law
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 02, 2018, 01:47:26 pm
August 2, 2018

LIVE Q&A: Who's Committing Treason?

TheRealNews

Started streaming 7 minutes ago

Aaron Mate hosts a live interactive discussion with Senior Editor Paul Jay, taking on issues from Russiagate to climate change to answer the question: Is Trump betraying the American people?

https://youtu.be/0G7UXLfANfA

Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 02, 2018, 02:48:22 pm
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July 24, 2018

Revelator: 207 Environmental Activists 🕊 Murdered Last Year  (http://images.zaazu.com/img/Incredible-Hulk-animated-animation-male-smiley-emoticon-000342-large.gif)

Globally more than 200 conservation activists were killed in 2017 for trying to defend their communities from environmental destruction, writes John Platt in The Revelator — an all-time high. And those numbers, reported by the group Global Witness, probably understate the crisis.

The murders were linked to agribusiness most often, then mining, then poaching and wildlife trafficking. More than half took place in Brazil and the Philippines — with Colombia, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of the Congo next in line. Hundreds more people were intimidated and hurt, including two indigenous activists in Brazil who had their hands cut off with machetes by ranchers who claimed their land.

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https://therevelator.org/murder-intimidation-environmental-activists/

Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 04, 2018, 08:37:06 pm
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August 1, 2018

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Clickbait Goes to Print: NYTimes Magazine Issue a Climate Whodunit That Aquits the Guilty  >:(

The entire August 5th issue of the New York Times magazine is dedicated to a single story by Nathaniel Rich: how we could have saved the world from climate change, but failed.

The promotional materials say it reads like a historical whodunit, traversing the world before building to a moment when a global agreement was very nearly, but not quite reached: the 1989 Noordwijk Ministerial Conference in the Netherlands. The prologue says that neither the “common boogeyman” of the fossil fuel industry nor the Republican party are to blame.

Who or what, then, in Rich’s account, was responsible for torpedoing that conference and dooming us to climate inaction?

After 30+ pages of deeply reported storytelling on the science and policy of climate change in the ‘80s, relying on numerous interviews with some of the players involved, the last chapter addresses that pivotal 1989 conference where we almost saved the world. When asked what was happening as the Noordwijk conference negotiations went into the midnight hour, a Swedish minister reportedly said the US “government is f u c k i n g this thing up!”

That failure is how the piece ends. The failure at the hands of the Republican, fossil-fuel friendly Bush administration serves as the anticlimactic conclusion.

How can that be? According to the prologue and epilogue, it’s not the Republicans or fossil fuel industry that’s to blame, because some in the GOP weren’t deniers, and because the industry’s denial propaganda hadn’t ramped up yet. (A quick correction: the Reagan administration negatively politicized the environment, particularly DoI Secretary James Watts and EPA Admin Anne Gorsuch. Also, the early 80s saw the emergence of climate denial with API’s "Two Energy Futures: A National Choice for the '80s" and Sherwood Idso’s “Carbon Dioxide, Friend or Foe” in 1982.)

But we don’t need to trace the organized denial machine that far back to see the acquittal of these groups is unwarranted. Rich already did the work to prove their guilt.

If this were a game of Clue, it’d go like this. The key suspect is Bush’s Chief of Staff John Sununu, who was so amenable to fossil fuels that when he resigned, ECO magazine headlined the news by quipping that “Sununu resigns… Coal lobby in mourning.” Sununu was skeptical of climate science, to say the least, as Rich’s penultimate chapters deal with how he tried to censor James Hansen’s climate testimony.

The scene of the crime, where the failure happened, is of course that Noordwijk conference. And the candlestick/murder weapon was negotiator Allan Bromley. Rich wrote that “Bromley, at the urging of John Sununu and with the acquiescence of Britain, Japan and the Soviet Union, had forced the conference to abandon the commitment to freeze emissions.”

It was Sununu, in Noordwijk, with Bromley, who scuttled the deal that would’ve saved the world. Game over.

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 07, 2018, 04:27:50 pm
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By Dana Nuccitelli

Mon 6 Aug 2018 06.00 EDT


SNIPPET 1:

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SNIPPET2:

In the key 1983 press briefing, Nierenberg (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) basically lied about the climate report’s findings, claiming it found no urgent need for action. Nierenberg’s false summary made headlines around the world and stymied climate policy efforts for years to come. Only after 1985 when the discovery of ozone depletion captured worldwide attention was climate change able to ride its coattails back into serious policy discussions.

SNIPPET 3:

Culprit #2: the fossil fuel industry 🐉🦕🦖(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif)

In his unfortunate Prologue, Rich also describes the fossil fuel industry as “a common boogeyman.” He argues that the fossil fuel industry didn’t mobilize to kill the 1989 Noordwijk negotiation. That’s true, because it didn’t have to; had the treaty even succeeded, it would have just been the very first step in global efforts to cut carbon pollution.

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Immediately after the Noordwijk shot came across its bow, the fossil fuel industry launched a decades-long, many-million-dollar campaign to undermine public trust of climate science and support for climate policy. For example, the Global Climate Coalition (GCC) fossil fuel industry group formed in 1989. By the time the 1992 Rio Earth Summit rolled around, these polluter industry organizations began heavily investing in disinformation campaigns to undermine international and domestic climate policies. Speaking about the Rio summit, Bush 🦀 sounded like Donald Trump 🦀, saying:

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Bill Clinton proposed an energy tax to try and meet the treaty goals anyway, but the GCC invested $1.8m in a disinformation campaign, and Congress voted it down. The GCC then spent $13m to weaken support for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, and the Senate voted 95-0 to pre-emptively declare its opposition to the treaty. Since then, Exxon (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) alone has given $31m to climate-denying organizations.

📢 It’s been three decades since 1989 😠


The fossil fuel industry is one exceptionally wealthy, influential, and powerful ‘boogeyman.’ As Rich notes in his Epilogue, it’s also been quite successful:

More carbon has been released into the atmosphere since the final day of the Noordwijk conference, Nov. 7, 1989, than in the entire history of civilization preceding it

Apparently at a private dinner the night before his piece was published, Rich described the fossil fuel industry as being “guilty of crimes against humanity.” It’s a shame that his story took on such a different tone. As Benjamin Franta, PhD student in the history of science at Stanford summarized it:

One common mistake in this NYT magazine piece is the idea that companies like Exxon somehow changed from “good” (doing research in the 1970s and ‘80s) to “bad” (promoting denial in the ‘90s and 2000s). Exxon’s own memos show that the purpose of its research program was to influence regulation, not to solve the climate problem per se. The industry-organized disinformation campaign that emerged at the end of the 1980s was in response to binding policies that were just then being proposed. If such policies were proposed earlier, it stands to reason that the industry response would have occurred earlier as well. To say that industry disinformation isn’t the whole story is to knock down a straw man: the fact remains that it is a major--and perhaps the most important--part of the story.

In the alternative universe where the Bush administration didn’t sabotage the Noordwijk climate treaty, the fossil fuel industry would still have crippled global climate policies through its misinformation campaign and by purchasing the Republican Party’s climate denial complicity. 1989 was a missed opportunity, but the fossil fuel industry and GOP can’t escape responsibility for the ensuing three decades of climate failures.


Full article:

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/aug/06/the-gop-and-big-oil-cant-escape-blame-for-climate-change-dana-nuccitelli

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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 August 08, 2018, 07:34:37 pm
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Plan To Take Tesla Private  ;D

August 7th, 2018 by Kyle Field

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https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/07/tesla-ceo-elon-musks-plan-to-tesla-private/

Agelbert COMMENT to Zachary Shahan of Cleantechnica:

Zach, nobody here seems to want to mention it (except Kyle in the article), but the Saudi move is evidence that the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn fossil fuelers smell the bankruptcy coffee from losing their market for the (former refinery waste) products called gasoline and diesel.

I have done the math over and over. The "business model" of the Fossil Fuel Industry is a dead man walking without a welfare queen subsidized market for liquid pllanet polluting fuels.

That is the REAL bottom line for those crooks. They are, therefore, going all out to destroy the competition. This is not new to the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn. This is a part of their "buy em' or bop em'" fascist "business model".

Elon has anticipated those dastardly fossi lfuelers at every turn and beat them with high tech products and publlic good will.

But now, the threat to Tesla is an order of magnitude greater. Now, you can be 100% certain that Trump is backing the Saudi move with all the skullduggery he can muster.

Therefore, the e-mail announcing the possible move to go private is exactly the right move. Every shareholder will now realize what the Saudis (and the Koch/Exxon/Chevron,etc. et al tools, including Trump) are up to.

As a group the shareholders will individually put pressure on brokers to NOT sell without specific permission. All the hedge funds and pension funds that hold Tesla stock will be hearing , LOUD AND CLEAR, from people of good will that they will NOT agree to a hostile takeover from polluters.

So, with just a single e-mail, Elon has forced the cretins from the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn to abandon any hope of destroying the company with shorts (the "bop em'" mafia tactic they have used often to destroy the competition).

Simultaneously, the e-mail also exposes the "buy em'" option as an attempt to destroy the competition against liquid hydrocarbon fuels, effectivel destroying the underhanded, but clever, fossil fueller plan to fool the public into believing the stock buy is a "Saudi move o Renewable Energy".

The Hydrocarbon Hellspawn are against the wall. They fight VERY dirty when they are threatened.

Elon Musk needs every single person that understands the good that he is trying to accomplish to get active and call out the happy talk lies about polluting cars over and over and over again.

For those of us who cannot afford an EV, drive your gas guzzler as little as possible. BANKRUPT the fossil fuelers. They CANNOT survive without selling us a LOT of polluting fuel.

If we do not win this fight against the polluters, we are all dead. This is the fight of our lives, people.

Zach, if you could publish a breakdown of how depoendent on selling polluting fuels the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn are, it would help to explain why the fossil fuel industry is trying so hard to destroy the EV business model.

Everyone needs to understand that behind ALL fossil fuel industry moves like what the Saudis are doing (and what Trump is doing to force California to not adopt more environmentally friendly stringent fuel economy standards) is THIS (see below):

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Climate Denial Is Now US Policy (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/climate-change/global-warming-is-with-us/msg6843/#msg6843)

Zachary Shahan Community Manager > agelbert
Thanks. This was an idea for my next or 2nd next article. I'm a bit torn on motives here, but want to put both out there for many to consider.

agelbert  > Zachary Shahan
Excellent! Thank you.


Wallace on Tesla Stock Shorters:

With $17 (?) billion at risk it seems like a group of them would simply stake out the Fremont factory for a day or two and count the new cars coming out. Hell, they could hire a private investigator.

Either the numbers are coming out or they aren't. The only thing left is somehow Elon is cooking the books and hiding huge amounts of spending.

A few million dollars, I can see that being the Anti-Tesla Cult money, but this is billions. Serious money that someone must be taking seriously.

agelbert > Wallace:

See my comment to Zach. You may not agree with it but, if what I said is correct (and I stand by my claim that it is correct), then it explains why all the serious money from the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn is being spent to crush Tesla.

Tesla is the vanguard of a threat (multiplied many times by the current Chinese EV production rate) to over 60% of the products the fossil fuel industry welfare queens get subsidized to pollute us with.

The liquid hydrocarbon fuels that now provide gigantic profits are slowly changing to a toxic waste product needing hazardous waste handling equipment and technology. There is no way the fossil fuel industry can be "profitable", even with all their welfare queen subsidies, if their marketable products exclude fuels. You can get lubricants from the cracking tower and use the rest for feed stock to make textiles, medicines, fertilizers and plastics (etc.), but the fossil fuelers know that is not a profitable business model.

Here's the pie chart that shows how vital to the fossil fuel industry the polluting liquid fuels are:

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This is the obligatory (with very little leeway to modify product percentages, per barrel of crude, in the cracking towers) number of gallons of products from a U.S. (42 gallons) barrel of crude:

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Here's some detail:

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 To say that Fossil Fuel Industry 🦕🦖 😈 disinformation isn’t the whole story is to knock down a straw man: the fact remains that it is a major--and perhaps the most important--part of the story. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/hydrocarbon-industry-skullduggery/hydrocarbon-crooks-evil-actions/msg10560/#msg10560)

Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 08, 2018, 07:58:48 pm
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Saving Private Tesla: 7 Questions

August 8th, 2018 by Michael Barnard  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png)


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Michael Barnard Mike works with startups, existing businesses and investors to identify opportunities for significant bottom line growth in the transforming low-carbon economy. He regularly publishes analyses of low-carbon technology and policy in sites including Newsweek, Slate, Forbes, Huffington Post, Quartz, CleanTechnica and RenewEconomy, with some of his work included in textbooks. Third-party articles on his analyses and interviews have been published in dozens of news sites globally and have reached #1 on Reddit Science. Much of his work originates on Quora.com, where Mike has been a Top Writer annually since 2012. He's available for consultation, speaking engagements and Board positions.

On August 7, 2018, Elon Musk tweeted a game changer. He indicated that he was working toward taking Tesla private and had secured the funding to do so. It’s fairly easy to guess from this five-day view of Tesla’s stock price when the tweet dropped.

TSLA trading was halted briefly with the significant rise in market capitalization and volume.

Which leads to a set of questions. Is Elon Musk serious? Is it a good idea? Is announcing it on Twitter legal? Who wins and who loses? How will individuals invest in Tesla after this? What could stop it? What’s next? Let’s take these one by one.


Is Elon Musk serious?

Yes, he is. At around the same time as he tweeted, an email was sent to all employees and then later posted to the corporate blog. It outlined the status, the reasons, and for IPO- and Silicon Valley-savvy employees, provided a great deal of reassurance that this was focused on moving the company forward.


Is it a good idea?

Yes, I think it is. Before seeing the email/blog post, I pointed out the four advantages I saw to going private.

First, it’s good for current investors. If they own shares now, they can cash out at 20% above start of Aug 7, 2018 value. Furthermore, TSLA was already close to its historic maximum after the quarterly analyst call and Tesla’s achievement of the key 5,000 cars per week target. Investors, whether they were recent or long-term holders of TSLA shares, will do very well by this. If they had bigger dreams, they can retain their shares in Tesla after it goes private.

Second, it eliminates the Tesla shorter nonsense. There will no longer be that subset of market-driven venality creating a churn of negative PR for Tesla. There will no longer be any short selling opportunity for shorters, so they will turn their sights to other targets and stop paying attention to Tesla. The negative press won’t stop, as shorters were well-aligned with organizations and individuals seeking to impede electrification of transportation and the inevitable shift to an electric economy. The Koch Brothers, the oil majors, and the Libertarian “think” tank content providers will continue to fund and churn out various pieces of nonsense. But they won’t be aided and abetted by the shorters and the shorter-oriented press.

The third is that this would make Tesla a $70 billion private company, which is well under the largest. Both Cargill and Koch — there’s that name again — are well over $100 billion, and Koch is increasingly stuck with stranded assets, hence its ongoing, overlapping campaigns against global warming, renewables, and electric vehicles. Private funding that Koch has lined up is looking for exits in many cases, and shifting to a privately owned Tesla would make sense. That’s part of the story of the $2 billion+ position the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund has in Tesla. The size of the private company, in other words, wouldn’t be a hindrance to raising capital or funding debt. It will increase the cost of acquiring capital and debt according to some analysts.

The fourth is that Musk has significant experience running a successful private corporation — SpaceX. Private is arguably much simpler than public, and if you don’t have to deal with public stock offering compliance, then a subset of your overhead diminishes. One report references a 10% saving there. Instead of quarterly analyst calls, a smaller number of institutional discussions and governance suffice.

These are reasonably well aligned with Musk’s reasoning in the email/blog post. They are obvious in retrospect, bold in strategic execution.


Is announcing it on Twitter legal?

The consensus seems to be that it is. The question comes down to intent and accepted medium. If the intent was solely to pump and dump the stock, then it’s illegal. If the intent was to clearly tell the markets and investors about the intent to take Tesla private, then it is legal assuming the medium is appropriate.

And while many aged former SEC officials are looking somewhat aghast at the choice of Twitter as a medium, the consensus appears to be that as Musk regularly imparts corporate strategy via Twitter, as his following is 22.9 million and as the press watches his Twitter feed like a hawk, this is an appropriate medium. The medium would have to be one that is provably intended to hide the information, not ensure its broad and rapid dissemination. No one can claim that they weren’t given the opportunity as investors to know about this plan.

And given the other preparations that have been made, Tesla’s legal team probably signed off on Twitter as the vehicle for this.


Who wins and who loses?

As stated, investors win. [Editor’s note: However, some investors who wanted to hold the company for much longer but also wanted the high liquidity public stock ownership offers can lose, especially if they feel forced to sell at a lower price than they could have if they held onto the public stock. Shareholders of private Tesla will reportedly have the opportunity to sell shares once every six months or so, but details regarding this and how the company will be valued have not been disclosed.]

Employees of Tesla win as well, I think. The drumbeat of negative “news” goes down while they continue to be equity holders in the company. Their personal wealth goes up just as much as any other investor’s.

People who are focussed, as I am, on the transformation of our economy from technologies causing pollution and global warming to much more benign technologies are winners as well. Musk’s blog lays out the reasons why this is good for the management and future of Tesla, and Tesla is leading the electrification of transportation disruption, which is sweeping the automotive industry. It’s part of his master plan, and this assists with that master plan.

Shorters lose. Bigly. They have already lost billions on Tesla, but shorting has wins and losses and it’s a matter of timing. The biggest shorters with the longest positions have lost the worst, and the shorters who bet on the most recent quarterly analysts call lost large as well. But Tesla is a volatile stock, and there were undoubtedly many counter-investors who did just fine taking short positions at the right time for the right duration. And as has been shown, many of them have excellent communications channels with the Tesla-focussed press to gain the knowledge of when to make their bets. That’s all gone now.

The subsets of the media which received a ton of eyeballs from a steady stream of anti-Tesla news and posts — Seeking Alpha and Business Insider are the most obvious examples — will lose as well. With shorters and day traders no longer obsessing second by second over TSLA, eyeballs for those sites will diminish. (Editor’s note: That could also mean that eyeballs on CleanTechnica will drop. We are not stressed about that, since our core aim is to help society help itself, however that may be as it relates to cleantech news, analysis, and commentary. We only cover Tesla because of its important role in the cleantech transition. You can also support us via a monthly subscription if you are concerned about our revenue dropping. 😉 😀 )

Arguably, stock market analysts, especially the ones on the quarterly calls, lose. Tesla is a halo stock. Being on their calls is a status symbol. Tesla is sexy. If those calls go away, it’s back to a mind-numbing round of discussions of various less interesting company details. But that’s their job. Small loss for them really.

How will individuals invest in Tesla after this?
It will still be possible via a private investment vehicle that Tesla will set up. They need to do this for their employees. Musk asserts that retail investors will have a choice to be bought out or stay in the private investment vehicle. There are various mechanisms for this, but the specific one used is a matter of speculation at this point.


What could stop it?

Revlon.

Okay, that requires some explanation. In 1985, Revlon was sold with the aid of a junk bond king and saddled with $2.9 billion in debt. This caused Revlon grief for years, but what is relevant is that it is a case which has established fiduciary duty for Boards of Directors which require competitive auctions in situations like Tesla’s.

In other words, the Tesla Board of Directors has a legal obligation to ensure that taking Tesla private with the funding Musk has lined up is in the best interests of the shareholders. That’s not Tesla’s best interest. That’s not Elon Musk’s best interest. That’s the shareholders’ best interest.

Now, tweets like Musk’s don’t appear magically without a lot of planning and preparation. He’s on the wrong coast of the USA for that. This has undoubtedly been a subject of strategic discussion with the Board for months and possibly years. Equally possibly, the Board could have already discharged its fiduciary duty prior to the tweet coming out.

If not, then they will be required to basically auction the company off to the highest bidder, regardless of any structures and funding Musk has established today. Watch this space.


What’s next?

This isn’t approved. This has to go to stakeholders for their approval. That will take a bit of time to set up, as voting for shareholders isn’t electronic and formal mechanisms for this are specified under SEC regulations.

And if the Board hasn’t already performed its fiduciary duty and ensured that competitive funding alternatives lead to something in the best interest of the shareholders, that will take a while as well.

In the meantime, the shorters will undoubtedly be attempting to find ways to spin this and short Tesla stock until it disappears entirely.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/08/saving-private-tesla-7-questions/



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The problem with the Revlon case is that the courts likely view what is best for stockholders as the highest bid now. The option that Elon offers, to stay on as stockholders in a private company will likely not be valued.

Another question is, what is the value of Tesla without Musk?
I doubt there can be a competing bid without Musk underwriting it.

And no (group of) business adversaries is going to spend that much money just to liquidate Tesla.

OK, Revlon is scary, it will delay the process, but it is unlikely to alter the outcome.


Martin Lacey > Maarten Vinkhuyzen

If big oil is intent on killing the EV they have more money than anyone and can buy Tesla and moth ball their technology. Highly unlikely, I know.

Amazon and Apple might well be interested in buying Tesla, incorporating it into their companies and will offer Musk a lead designer/engineer role and a big buy out. Both Amazon and Apple can make their own autonomous vehicles and use whichever autonomous suite is ready first.

agelbert >  Martin Lacey

I am certain big oil wants to kill Tesla by hook or by crook. That said, I think they will bankrupt themselves trying. Yes, they have a lot of money and almost unlimited government backing in the U.S. Petro-State under Trump, but I am convinced the EV train has already left the station.

It's just too late to stop the Renewable Revolution in general and EVs in particular. The Chinese alone are making a lot more EVs than Tesla ever will, so no matter how much skullduggery is aimed at Tesla, even Tesla will come out like Rocky in the movie series. Tesla will get punched around but will come out of this smelling like a rose.  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

Betting against EVs is a losing bet that big oil has decided to push to the limit. It will help sink them faster. WHY? Because their happy talk propaganda has always been based on being our "loyal servant".

That is what got them so much public support. Now big oil is being exposed as the greedy, government bribing, welfare queen subsidized bullies they have always been.

Those crooks will not be able to counter the truth. The public will turn its back on big oil permanently.

Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 09, 2018, 10:16:53 pm
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Trump 🦀Admits Gas Mileage Reversal Will Kill 60k Jobs

As the barrage of dumb Trump stuff marches on (Yay crimes! Boo water!), analysis of Trump’s stupid policy moves often fails to grab the public’s attention (yay asbestos!)

One of the administration’s most stupid policies of late is its decision to reverse Obama-era gas mileage standards. Don’t let the official language about the supposed lifesaving benefits fool you: rolling back these standards, in essence, lets car companies off the hook for producing better cars, and keeps customers buying, and burning, more gas.  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif)

E&E News, thankfully, has put some smart reporters on the “stupid policy” beat, and produced a number of interesting stories lately about the auto mileage standard rollback. Last Thursday, the outlet ran an intriguing story about how the car rule came together. Though officially the policy was a joint effort between the EPA and Department of Transportation, E&E reported that retired EPA officials told them the DOT “cooked the books,” and that “EPA staff had basically nothing to do with” the final policy document.

If DOT did take the steering wheel for this particular policy, it’s not because of ample staff time: the division of the DOT that worked on the rule, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has far fewer experts at its disposal than the EPA. One former EPA staffer told E&E that her “understanding is that NHTSA in-house has only two engineers that are responsible for the fuel economy standards, whereas at EPA, we have hundreds of engineers.”

Perhaps that dearth of experience is a reason why, per a second E&E story last week, the auto rollback policy proposal cites research from scientists who told E&E that they think the rollback is “nuts” and “just not consistent with the evidence." One researcher also pointed out the irony that the data used in the study and cited by the administration is private, and therefore wouldn’t be permitted under the EPA’s proposed (and opposed) pro-tobacco science rule.

That the policy proposal justifies the burning of more oil with research about the dangers of doing just that is hardly the only oddity. Two stories E&E ran yesterday provide more details on the nearly thousand-page auto rule proposal.

For example, despite Trump’s claim last year that “the assault on the American auto industry is over,” and the right wing’s well-worn canard about regulations costing jobs, Trump’s proposed rule change, per E&E, actually says the opposite: the weakened standards could result in as many as 60,000 fewer jobs in the industry. As it turns out, innovation and competition are good for business and employment, and letting those things stagnate isn’t. What a shocker!

Equally shocking is that the proposal points to higher oil consumption as a result of the suggested changes, estimating that an additional 500,000 barrels will be burned per day after the policy is implemented. As a result, E&E reports, the rule suggests that CO2 concentrations by 2100 will reach an unthinkable 789.76 ppm 😡, nearly doubling the concentrations. 😱 🤬

Although the administration has downplayed just how much additional carbon pollution the rollback will emit, Rhodium’s Trevor Houser pointed out on Twitter that “by 2035 the impact could be larger than total national emissions of 82% of countries today.”

More pollution, fewer jobs, more time and money spent at gas stations. Surely not a good rule for anyone.

Except, of course, the oil industry 🐉🦕🦖, which lobbied for the move. (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-03/big-oil-cheers-quietly-as-trump-moves-to-ease-auto-standards) That Trump 🦀 would appease them (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif), and not any other Americans, is pretty much the only thing that makes sense about the reversal.a

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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 August 14, 2018, 06:22:50 pm
Agelbert  RANT (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-1422241.gif):

The mens rea (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/fossil-fuel-folly/fossil-fuels-degraded-democracy-and-profit-over-planet-pollution/msg3875/#msg3875) of the fossil fuel industry and almost half of the world’s 100 largest companies, including Procter & G a m b l e and Duke Energy, has been recently exposed. They all funded lobbyists and propagandists in order to obstruct climate change legislation.

I use the Latin legal expression, "mens rea", because the above obstructionists of climate change legislation were knowledgeable over 40 years ago of the damage that burning fossil fuels causes to the biosphere in general and humans in particular.

As Theresa  Morris made quite clear in her essay, these corporations made the wrong choice. And they made that choice because they refused to think things through.

Ethical considerations aside for a moment, the people in these powerful corporations are not stupid. They love their own children.

So, if they knew, because over 40 years ago ExxonMobil scientists laid out the facts to oil executives (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/fossil-fuel-folly/fossil-fuels-degraded-democracy-and-profit-over-planet-pollution/msg3873/#msg3873), who then secretly joined with several other corporations to fund denial of climate change and obstruct climate change legislation, why did they, with malice and aforethought, engage in disguising the fact that they were, and are, getting an F in viable biosphere math?

Some will say that it's a no brainer that they did it for profit. While that is partially true, it ignores the fact that big oil corporations DO believe their own scientists. It also ignores the fact that fossil fuel corporations DO NOT believe the happy talk propaganda that they fund.

They plan ahead. They plan to take advantage of the 'Fragmentation of Agency' mentioned by  Stephen Gardiner. The corporations did not get limited liability laws passed because they wanted to be socially responsible. I believe they will use the 'Fragmentation of Agency', in regard to biosphere damage claims, to unjustly limit their liability in a typically unethical "damage control" exercise.

One of the themes about human history that I have tried to communicate to readers over and over is that predatory capitalist corporations, while deliberately profiting from knowingly doing something that causes pollution damage to the populace, always plan AHEAD to socialize the costs of that damage when they can no longer deny SOME liability for it. Their conscience free lackey lawyers will always work the system (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/fossil-fuel-folly/fossil-fuels-degraded-democracy-and-profit-over-planet-pollution/msg2122/#msg2122) to limit even PROVEN 100% liability.

When 100% liability is blatantly obvious, as in the Exxon Valdez oil spill, they will shamelessly use legalese to limit the liability. ExxonMobil pulled a fast one on the plaintiffs by getting "punitive", rather than "compensatory" damages. See what the learned counselor said, "The purpose of punitive awards is to punish, not to destroy, according to the law". Ethics free Exxon and its ethics free lawyers KNOW how the Court System "works". JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW [Vol. 18:151] The purpose of this comment is to describe the history of the Exxon Valdez litigation and analyze whether the courts and corresponding laws are equipped to effectively handle mass environmental litigation. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/fossil-fuel-folly/fossil-fuels-degraded-democracy-and-profit-over-planet-pollution/msg2123/#msg2123).

While the profits are rolling in, they will claim they are "just loyal public servants, selflessly providing a service that the public is demanding", while they laugh all the way to the bank. When the damage is exposed, they will claim we are "all equally to blame" (i.e. DISTORTED Fragmentation of Agency).

This is clearly false because polluting corporations, in virtually all cases, AREN'T non-profit organizations. If they were NOT PROFITING, THEN, and only then, could they make the claim that "we all benefited equally so we all are equally responsible to pay equally for the cost."

Those who presently benefit economically from the burning of fossil fuels, despite the scientific certainty that this is ushering in a Permian level mass extinction, will probably be quick to grab on to a severely distorted and duplicitous version of the 'Fragmentation of Agency' meme, in regard to assigning the proportionate blame for the existential threat our species is visiting on future generations.

Privatizing the profits and socializing the costs is what they have done for over a century in the USA. They have always gotten away with it. That is why, despite having prior knowledge that their children would be negatively impacted by their decisions, they decided to dispense with ethical considerations.

They assumed that, with all the profits they would accumulate over the last 40 years (or as long as the populace can be blinded to the truth of the existential threat), they could protect their offspring when things got "difficult".

They know that millions to billions of people, in all probability, will die. But they think their wealth can enable them to survive and thrive.   

As for the rest of us, who obtained a pittance in benefits in comparison to the giant profits the polluters raked (and still continue to rake) in, we can expect an army of corporate lawyers descending on our government(s) demanding that all humans, in equal portions, foot the bill for ameliorating climate change.

The lawyer speak will probably take the form of crocodile tears about the "injustice of punitive measures" or, some double talk legalese limiting "punitive damage claims" based on Environmental LAW fun and games (see: "punitive" versus "compensatory" damage claims).

This grossly unjust application of the 'Fragmentation of Agency' is happening as we speak. The poorest humans are paying the most with their health for the damage done by the richest. The richest have avoided most, or all, of the deleterious effects of climate change.

When the governments of the world finally get serious about the funding needed to try to clean this mess up (present incremental measures ARE NOT sufficient), the rich plan to continue literally getting away with ecocide, and making sure they don't pay their share of the damages for it. 

As Kevin Anderson (after showing the alarming rate of increase in CO2 emissions) put it in the graphic below, the 1% bear about 50% of the blame.

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Since, according to the U.N., the richest 20% of the world's population uses 80% of the resources, the 'Fragmentation of Agency' pie chart for the damage done to the biosphere should look like this:
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The way the fossil fuel industry, and almost half of the world’s 100 largest companies, will want that 'Fragmentation of Agency' pie chart to look like is as follows:

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The world of business has made many Empathy Deficit Disordered, unethical choices. We are all paying for their rejection of  their responsibility to use dianoia in their decision making process.

But they are relatively few in number. Their chicanery would cease from a huge public outcry if they did not have so many people aiding and abetting their unethical biosphere destroying modus operandi.

Those are the comfortable millions who have swallowed the corporate happy talk propaganda.

Those are the people that continue to delay progress on the implementation of the drastic government action we must demand, which is desperately needed to stem, or eliminate, the length and breadth of the climate change damage existential threat.

The people who think that this climate change horror can be addressed by incremental measures are, as Aristotle said, deliberately becoming irrational.

Dianoia is sine qua non to a viable biosphere.

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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 August 18, 2018, 06:47:32 pm
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Is Climate Change Killing More People Than George W Bush Ever Could?

https://youtu.be/zQ6GjVpbI1o

Thom Hartmann Program   
 
Published on Jul 31, 2018

Short answer yes, it already has, and partly because of his wars he started we still have to do something and the question is what?


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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 19, 2018, 06:48:35 pm
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US   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-020818201645-1486464.jpeg) 🐉🦕🦖 says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif)

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER

SNIPPET:

August 19, 2018y

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.🤬

The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration’s proposal to relax fuel mileage standards. The government released the memo online this month without fanfare.

Growth of natural gas and other alternatives to petroleum has reduced the need for imported oil, which “in turn affects the need of the nation to conserve energy,” the Energy Department said. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121829.png)

It also cites the now decade-old fracking revolution that has unlocked U.S. shale oil reserves, giving “the United States more flexibility than in the past to use our oil resources with less concern.” 

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With the memo, the administration is formally challenging old justifications for conservation — even congressionally prescribed ones, as with the mileage standards. The memo made no mention of climate change. Transportation is the single largest source of climate-changing emissions.

President Donald Trump 🦀 has questioned the existence of climate change, embraced the notion of “energy dominance” as a national goal, and called for easing what he calls burdensome regulation of oil, gas and coal, including repealing the Obama Clean Power Plan.

Despite the increased oil supplies, the administration continues to believe in the need to “use energy wisely,” the Energy Department said, without elaboration. Department spokesmen did not respond Friday to questions about that statement.

Reaction was quick.

Full article:

https://www.apnews.com/18583e5da59d4329bc6a409e233aad7f/US-says-conserving-oil-is-no-longer-an-economic-imperative


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Post by: AGelbert on August 19, 2018, 08:54:25 pm
So, How’s That Major-Party Election Madness Working for Us?

August 12, 2018

By Paul Street —  The Republicans and Democrats are two faces of the same failure. And there will be no real hope of rescue by third parties until the American system of electoral politics is rebuilt from the ground up.

SNIPPET:

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A smart and liberally inclined family doctor I know recently expressed concern over her high-income husband’s support for the malignant narcissist and pathological liar currently occupying the White House. “I can understand him being a Republican,” the doctor says, “but I just don’t get him backing Donald Trump.”

The problem here—what the doctor doesn’t get—is that Trump’s malicious persona and politics are darkly consistent with the white-supremacist and arch-reactionary heart and dog-whistling racism of the Republican Party going back five decades. It was just a matter of time until something like Trump happened: a Republican candidate who really meant the racism. Along the way, the Republican Party has become what Noam Chomsky credibly calls “the most dangerous organization in human history” because of its total disregard for livable ecology and its dedication to destruction and dismantlement of any institutions in place to address global warming.
The Greenhouse Gassing to Death of Life on Earth (http://dl2.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1087/1087832pmq26zqtt4.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-240618220633.png)is a crime that promises to make even the Nazi Party look like a small-time crime syndicate. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-150715183719.png)

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https://www.truthdig.com/articles/so-hows-that-major-party-election-madness-working-for-us/

 
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 August 21, 2018, 03:21:32 pm
The New Republic

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The Modern Automobile Must Die (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

(http://www.funny-emoticons.com/files/funny-animals/blue-bird-emoticons/801-listen-up!.png) If we want to solve climate change, there's no other option.

By EMILY ATKIN

August 20, 2018

SNIPPET:

Germany was supposed to be a model for solving global warming. In 2007, the country’s government announced that it would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by the year 2020. This was the kind of bold, aggressive climate goal scientists said was needed in all developed countries. If Germany could do it, it would prove the target possible.

So far, Germany has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 27.7 percent—an astonishing achievement for a developed country with a highly developed manufacturing sector. But with a little over a year left to go, despite dedicating $580 billion toward a low-carbon energy system, the country “is likely to fall short of its goals for reducing harmful carbon-dioxide emissions,” Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. And the reason for that may come down not to any elaborate solar industry plans, but something much simpler: cars.

“At the time they set their goals, they were very ambitious,” Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations’ top climate change official, told Bloomberg. “What happened was that the industry🦕🦖—particularly the car industry 😈🐉🦕🦖didn’t come along.”  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png)

Changing the way we power our homes and businesses is certainly important. But as Germany’s shortfall shows, the only way to achieve these necessary, aggressive emissions reductions to combat global warming is to overhaul the gas-powered automobile and the culture that surrounds it. The only question left is how to do it.

In 2010, a NASA study declared that automobiles were officially the largest net contributor of climate change pollution in the world. “Cars, buses, and trucks release pollutants and greenhouse gases that promote warming, while emitting few aerosols that counteract it,” the study read. “In contrast, the industrial and power sectors release many of the same gases—with a larger contribution to [warming]—but they also emit sulfates and other aerosols that cause cooling by reflecting light and altering clouds.”

In other words, the power generation sector may have emitted the most greenhouse gases in total. But it also released so many sulfates and cooling aerosols that the net impact was less than the automobile industry, according to NASA.

Since then, developed countries have cut back on those cooling aerosols for the purpose of countering regular air pollution, which has likely increased the net climate pollution of the power generation industry. But according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “collectively, cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all U.S. emissions,” while “in total, the U.S. transportation sector—which includes cars, trucks, planes, trains, ships, and freight—produces nearly thirty percent of all US global warming emissions ... .”

In fact, transportation is now the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States—and it has been for two years, according to an analysis from the Rhodium Group.

Full article:

https://newrepublic.com/article/150689/modern-automobile-must-die
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Post by: AGelbert on August 23, 2018, 08:40:16 pm
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Trump’s 🦀 Dirty Energy Appointees Dismantle Clean Energy Controls  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163126-16781285.gif)

August 22, 2018

Trump’s EPA announced a plan to end Obama’s Clean Power Plan, using coal companies’ proposals, which lowers federal regulations on emissions and allows states to set their own emissions reduction goals. We discuss the proposal with Mustafa Ali

https://youtu.be/Prto64Xw8to

https://therealnews.com/stories/trumps-dirty-energy-appointees-dismantle-clean-energy-controls


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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 26, 2018, 02:29:37 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Back in 1979 Americans were rather tired of paying through the nose for energy and all things related to energy (food, housing, transportation, breathing, etc. you get the idea). The Hydrocarbon Hellspawn were happy as pigs in poop, blaming OPEC for all those bad nasty oil high prices (that was making the Big Oil in the USA mind bogglingly rich from PRICE GOUGING Americans at the pump and everywhere else).

The blame was put on OPEC while the crooks and liars passing the cost to American public did everything they could to keep their gravy train going. President Carter put his finger on the cause without naming the industries that pushed rampant comsumerist materialism (as far back as Bernays in the 1930's - see: Century of Self) from planned obsolescence to "new" car models each year to feed our status seeking greed. When Carter gave the following speech, it threatened Big Oil (and the Republican Party already owned by Big Oil).

WHY? Because their entire profit over people and planet business model has always been based on making us addicted to pigging out on energy use, no matter the pollution cost, so Big Oil can buy or bop any politician that wants to stop their direct and indirect subsidy welfare queen gravy train.

 
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So, their man George H. Bush made SURE Carter lost in 1980 by engaging in a treasonous conspiracy to not release the US State Department hostages  taken in Iran until AFTER the election, so Reagan could use it as a propaganda attack on Carter during the campaign. It worked. >:(

Then Reagan did his part for Big Oil by telling everyone to consume (i.e". "Moring in America" = "make America great again" (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif)). Big Oil drops the price of oil to ZIP to boost their people in the US Petrostate, even while they wail and moan about low oil prices.

Yes, the history books just don't want to talk about how Big Oil managed to drop prices so fast, IMMEDIATELY after Reagan was elected, despite OPEC still wanting more money for their oil. As soon as Reagan got in, Big Oil in the USA was able to control OPEC crude oil prices just fine, even though they just couldn't seem to "control" OPEC prices while Carter was in power...  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-051113192052.png) (http://pm1.narvii.com/5869/6a64193d6770c3afd17406c78686c0eda32ded1c_hq.jpg)

Big Oil disngenuously claims it was the "genius" of the "petro-dollar" scheme cooked up by another tool of Big Oil, Kissinger that lowered prices. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718211017.gif) That is 100% bullshit. WHY? Besides the fact that Kissinger started petro-dollar ball rolling BEFORE Carter became President (Kissinger was part of the Nixon Adminsitration), said duplicitous claim TOTALLY ignores the decision (irrefutably evidenced - SEE: The Tryranny of Oil by Antonia Juhasz) by Big Oil to help the US economy under Reagan in the opposite way that they (NOT OPEC!) HURT the US economy during the Carter Administration (the Bush+Iran Treason was icing on the 'make Carter lose' cake (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif)).

I was there. I  :-[ was a Republican. The anti-Carter propaganda was so thick you could cut it with a knife. I :-[ fell for it. I voted for Reagan (just in 1980). (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183404.bmp)


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It's far worse now, but the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn game plan 🐉🦕🦖 😈 👹 💵 🎩 🍌 🏴‍ ☠️🚩 is identical.  🕵️

We kill Big Oil or Big Oil kills us, along with all the greedy, empathy deficit disordered, abysmally stupid Wall Street Capitalist bastards that support their "business model".

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The “Malaise” Speech: When Jimmy Carter Humbly Told the Truth to Americans

July 16, 2018 | By The Conversation

Guest post by David Swartz of Asbury University/The Conversation

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Employees at a gas station in Los Angeles watch President Jimmy Carter giving his energy speech over national television on July 15, 1979 (AP file photo)

Nearly 40 years ago, on July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter went on national television to share with millions of Americans his diagnosis of a nation in crisis. “All the legislation in the world,” he proclaimed, “can’t fix what’s wrong with America.” He went on to call upon American citizens to reflect on the meaning and purpose of their lives together.

Carter made several specific policy prescriptions. But in a presidency animated by spirituality perhaps more than any other in American history, this speech called more generally for national self-sacrifice and humility.

At a time when political strongmen, hypernationalism, and xenophobia have risen in the U.S. and the world, Carter’s speech offers a powerful counterexample to these trends.

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In 1979, Jimmy Carter was three years into his presidency. The burdens were many. Leading a divided Democratic Party, he faced a staunch and growing Republican opposition. The nation suffered from stagflation, a combination of economic stagnation and 12 percent inflation.

In 1973 the OPEC cartel, comprised mostly of Middle Eastern countries, had cut oil production and imposed an embargo against nations that supported Israel. In the late 1970s production declined again. Coupled with high global demand, this generated an energy crisis that increased gasoline prices by 55 percent in the first half of 1979.

In protest, truckers set bonfires in Pennsylvania, and Carter’s approval rating sank to 30 percent. An anxious Carter cut short his overseas trip to Vienna where he was holding nuclear-arms talks with the Soviet Union’s Leonid Brezhnev.

After a brief stop in Washington, the President retreated to Camp David for ten days. As he considered the severe and interlocking problems facing his administration, Carter read the Bible, historian Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, and economist E.F. Schumacher’s Small Is Beautiful, a meditation on the value of local community and the problems of excessive consumption.

He also invited representatives from many sectors of American life – business and labor leaders, teachers and preachers, and politicians and intellectuals – to consult with him. By the end of his retreat, Carter had concluded that the country faced more than a series of isolated problems. Collectively they comprised a fundamental cultural crisis.

The malaise speech

https://youtu.be/v7ysc1P1sH4

Having cloistered himself for an unprecedented length of time, the President emerged from Camp David with great drama on July 15, 1979. In a nationally televised speech that was watched by 65 million Americans, Carter intoned an evangelical-sounding lament about “a crisis of the American spirit.”

He said,

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“In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities and our faith in God, too many of us now worship self-indulgence and consumption.”

Indeed, the President’s sermon expounded at length about excess. “Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but by what one owns,” he preached. But “owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning.”

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It was a penetrating cultural critique that reflected Carter’s spiritual values. Like the writers of the New Testament, he called out sin. Like the prophets of the Old Testament, he confessed to personal and national pride.

In the mode of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, he noted the limits of human power and righteousness. In this moment of national chastening, he committed himself and the nation to rebirth and renewal.

As a scholar of American religious history, this so-called “malaise speech” (though Carter never actually used the word “malaise”) was, in my opinion, the most theologically profound speech by an American president since Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.

A squandered opportunity

This articulation of economic and political humility sounded the perfect pitch for a nation whose confidence in civil institutions had been shaken. The Watergate scandal had revealed corruption in the nation’s highest political offices. The Vietnam War had ended with a Communist victory.

The “malaise speech” was a continuation of a long-running theme for Carter. In his 1977 inaugural address, he intoned, “We have learned that ‘more’ is not necessarily ‘better,’ that even our great nation has its recognized limits, and that we can neither answer all questions nor solve all problems … we must simply do our best.”

Popular memory suggests that the nation reacted negatively to his speech. In The Age of Reagan, historian Sean Wilentz writes that Carter appeared to be blaming the American citizens for their problems. Others panned Carter’s idealistic approach to the energy crisis as naïve.

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Soon after the speech, Carter got a bump in his approval ratings. AP Photo/Harry Cabluck

But that was not how most Americans received the speech. In fact, Carter enjoyed an immediate 11 percent bump in his job approval rating in the days that followed. Clearly many agreed with Carter’s line that the nation was mired in a “moral and spiritual crisis.”

The President, however, failed to capitalize on the resonance with his meditation. Just two days after his speech, Carter fired his entire cabinet, which seemed to suggest that his government was in disarray.

The President’s poll numbers immediately melted. As Time magazine described it, “The President basked in the applause for a day and then set in motion his astounding purge, undoing much of the good he had done himself.” Ronald Reagan soon capitalized on the disillusionment. “I find no national malaise,” said Carter’s successor, who campaigned on a platform of America as “a shining city on a hill.

About to win the Cold War, America was ready for some exuberant nationalism, not a plain-style president who insisted on carrying his own garment bag aboard Air Force One.

New resonance

Forty years later, national jingoism pervades both political parties. Republicans and Democrats alike speak of the United States as a “city on a hill,” and Donald Trump’s “America first” rhetoric has lifted hubris to new heights and alienated allies around the world.

The Conversation Jimmy Carter’s sermon of humility speaks more than ever to crises of our times. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

David Swartz is Associate Professor of History, Asbury University. This article was originally published on The Conversation.

https://www.who2.com/president-carter-national-malaise-speech-sermon-1979/

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“The world says: "You have needs -- satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more." This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.” ― Fyodor Dostoyyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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Tomorrow is Yesterday...
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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on August 29, 2018, 12:13:59 pm
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The Atlantic

The Global Rightward 🐉🦕🦖😈 👹 🏴‍ ☠️ 🚩 Shift on Climate Change

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By ROBINSON MEYER

AUG 28, 2018

SNIPPET 1:

At a basic level, this pattern holds up, well, everywhere. Every country except the United States supports the Paris Agreement on climate change. But no major developed country is on track to meet its Paris climate goals, according to the Climate Action Tracker, an independent analysis produced by three European research organizations. Even Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom—where right-wing governments have made combatting climate change a national priority—seem likely to miss their goals.

Simply put: This kind of failure, writ large, would devastate Earth in the century to come. The world would blow its stated goal of limiting atmospheric temperature rise. Heatwaves 🌡️ might regularly last for six punishing weeks(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif), sea levels could soar by feet in a few short decades, and certain fragile ecosystems—like the delicate Arctic permafrost or the kaleidoscopic plenty of coral reefs—would disappear from the planet entirely.

SNIPPET 2:

So Australia’s energy policy is now again adrift. Its new prime minister, Scott Morrison, is perceived in the country as being on the center-right, and he’s said he won’t abandon the Paris Agreement. But Australian carbon emissions have been rising for six years and it’s totally unclear whether it will meet its greenhouse-gas targets. The new prime minister has also already appointed a far-right opponent of renewable energy to lead Australia’s ministry of energy and environment.

What else drove this coup? Look to a July speech made by Tony Abbot 🦀, a former Australian prime minister and by far its most conservative leader this decade. He exhorted Australia to follow President Trump’s 🦀 lead (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg) and leave the Paris Agreement—which is notable, since Abbot himself signed the agreement. But the situation had changed: “Absent America, my government would not have signed up to the Paris treaty, certainly not with the current target,” he said.

Full article:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/a-global-rightward-shift-on-climate-change/568684/

Agelbert NOTE: Excellent article. The Hydrocarbon Hellspawn 🐉🦕🦖😈👹 never stop corrupting governments all over the world.

One day somebody will ask (while they take one of these Big Oil Cretins to prison for life), "What part of the FACT that CO2 is a pollutant that can wreak havoc on the biosphere in mere Parts Per Million do you NOT understand?".

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Earth with and without GHG:
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The last time CO2 was this high:
   
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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 August 31, 2018, 06:01:47 pm
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Tesla “Big Battery” Responds To “Power System Emergency” In Australia  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-020818221610-1607296.jpeg)

August 29th, 2018 by Steve Hanley

Last Saturday afternoon, lighting strikes in Australia temporarily interrupted transmission lines that interconnect the electrical grids in the eastern part of the country. For a time, the grids in Queensland and South Australia were turned into energy islands, cut off from the national grid infrastructure. The Australian Energy Market Operator termed the incident a “power system emergency.”

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Tesla big battery in South Australia

Customers in New South Wales and Victoria experienced widespread power outages while those in in Queensland and South Australia noticed little more than a momentary flicker of their lights. In Queensland, that happy circumstance was due to an abundance of renewable energy available to meet that state’s energy needs. Some of the excess was being shared with NSW before the transmission line between the two was put out of commission.

South Australia was largely unaffected, thanks to the Hornsdale Power Reserve, known affectionately in SA as the “Tesla Big Battery.” It kicked in immediately to add 84 MW of power to the state’s electrical grid and stabilize the frequency of the local grid, which was disturbed when the link to neighboring Victoria was disrupted.

The success of the “Big Battery” was a silent rebuke to new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a Donald Trump wannabe who channeled US senator James Inhofe when he brought a lump of coal onto the floor of parliament earlier this year to demonstrate his love of coal. In July, Morrison uttered these sage words to demonstrate his vast storehouse of knowledge about energy policies:

“I mean, honestly, by all means have the world’s biggest battery, have the world’s biggest banana, have the world’s biggest prawn like we have on the roadside around the country, but that is not solving the problem.” The Big Banana is an amusement park located in Coffs Harbor in northern NSW.


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Big Banana NSW

Last year, Morrison went out of his way to mock the Tesla battery installation in South Australia. “I don’t care if it’s wind, coal, the world’s biggest battery, but you’ve got to measure it on its contribution, and it doesn’t measure up to a big solution. 30,000 SA households could not get through watching one episode of Australia’s Ninja Warrior with this big battery. So let’s not pretend it is a solution.”

As RenewEconomy so cogently points out, “The Tesla big battery, also known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve, was able to play a key role in helping keep the grid stable and the lights on in South Australia on Saturday, in its biggest threat since the 2016 blackout. It did solve a problem. Morrison’s Big Banana, on the other hand, wasn’t able to lift a finger to help customers in NSW. Such a shame they didn’t have a battery to help them.” It also noted that people in SA were able to watch their tellies uninterrupted by the crisis.

The outage occurred on the first day of Morrison’s term in office after ousting Malcolm Turnbull last week. Compounding the ignorance of his administration, Matt Canavan, the country’s new resources minister, told The Australian after the event, “The system has heightened vulnerability because of the reliance on interstate and unreliable power. More investment in coal, gas or hydro would firm up the system, create more supply and bring down prices.”

That’s a lie. When the interstate transmission lines went down, NSW was forced to shed 724 MW of load and Victoria 280 MW. In South Australia, no load was shed. None. As in, not any. AEMO said after the event the outages had nothing to do with any loss of generation. In fact, no generator — whether coal, gas, wind or solar — tripped off as a result of the transmission failure. So, sorry, Matt Canavan — no amount of extra generating capability would have helped the situation.

Morrison has appointed Angus Taylor, a fierce critic of renewable energy policies, as his new energy minister, leading the Australian Clean Energy Council to declare that is is now up to the individual states to move the renewable energy revolution forward with no expectation of assistance from the federal government, according to a report by Energy Matters.

If you think it is merely a coincidence that Australia and the US are both now hostages to fossil fuel advocates 🐉🦕🦖 , you are simply not paying attention.
Despite some recent efforts to greenwash themselves, the fossil fuel interests are busy committing crimes against humanity in the background while they continue to stuff their pockets with oil-soaked cash and coal-polished coins, and then use some of that money to buy influence at the highest levels.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/29/tesla-big-battery-responds-to-power-system-emergency-in-australia/

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on September 01, 2018, 10:53:51 am
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Agelbert NOTICE: To the clever Hydrocarbon Hellspawn trying to stop people from posting on this forum by locking all my board topics:

You have finally gotten my attention. Let the REAL (i.e. SPIRITUAL WARFARE) games begin. I work for God. I know you don't. Therefore, I am confident that your personal life (or lives, if you operate as a team of empathy deficit disordered hackers) will soon be a living hell. Your despicable actions will NOW begin to cause you sporadic, unpredictable, but frequent, multiple difficulties in your daily lives.

By attacking this forum, you have earned your place as an enemy of the Being I work for, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Repent of your evil stupidity while you have the time. Have a nice day.

 

Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on September 13, 2018, 04:27:54 pm
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Trump 🦖 Lights the Fuse on a Deadly Methane Bomb💣

BY William Rivers Pitt Truthout
PUBLISHED September 13, 2018

SNIPPET:

The reasons why climate scientists don’t sleep well at night can be condensed into one word: methane. The current methane situation within ongoing planet-wide climate change is already dire. In his ruinous quest to erase the legacy of his predecessor, Donald Trump intends to make matters even worse.

Full article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

https://truthout.org/articles/trump-lights-the-fuse-on-a-deadly-methane-bomb/


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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 September 16, 2018, 06:50:46 pm
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This piece is really about removing our support, removing the social validation of these companies, removing what we call their social license. We want politicians and others to think of the fossil fuel industries like they think of the tobacco industry. Like a politician doesn’t want to see their picture in the newspaper shaking hands with the tobacco industry, because we all know they are pariahs. The tobacco industry was willing to lie and undermine public health for their profits.

It’s the exact same thing with the fossil fuel 🐉🦕🦖 industry. Their fundamental business model is threatening humanity. It is killing people right now. Yet we name our stadiums after them, we let them sponsor jazz festivals. We act like they’re a functional member of society when they are literally killing people.
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Video and transcript:

https://therealnews.com/stories/annie-leonard-governor-jerry-brown-doesnt-care-about-climate-justice
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on September 19, 2018, 02:40:29 pm
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September 18, 2018

Shell 🦕 and Exxon's 🦖  secret 1980s climate change warnings


SNIPPET 1:

America’s amoral military planning during the Cold War echoes the hubris exhibited by another cast of characters gambling with the fate of humanity. Recently, secret documents have been unearthed detailing what the energy industry knew about the links between their products and global warming. But, unlike the government’s nuclear plans, what the industry detailed was put into action.


SNIPPET 2:

The documents make for frightening reading. And the effect is all the more chilling in view of the oil giants’ refusal to warn the public about the damage that their own researchers predicted. Shell’s report, marked “confidential,” was first disclosed by a Dutch news organization earlier this year. Exxon’s study was not intended for external distribution, either; it was leaked in 2015.

Nor did the companies ever take responsibility for their products. In Shell’s study, the firm  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-241013183046.jpeg) argued that the “main burden” of addressing climate change rests not with the energy industry  (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9HT4xZyDmh4/TOHhxzA0wLI/AAAAAAAAEUk/oeHDS2cfxWQ/s200/Smiley_Angel_Wings_Halo.jpg), but with governments and consumers. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121829.png)

That argument might have made sense if oil executives (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif), including those from Exxon and Shell, had not later lied about climate change and actively prevented governments from enacting clean-energy policies.

Full IRREFUTABLE article:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/sep/19/shell-and-exxons-secret-1980s-climate-change-warnings

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The Fossil Fuelers 🦖 DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or   PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2018, 05:08:46 pm
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September 27, 2018

Win for the West

A federal judge has blocked a Trump "energy dominance" policy slashing public and environmental review of oil and gas leasing on public lands. The injunction bans the Bureau of Land Management from using the policy on more than 67 million acres in 11 western states.

Lease sales slated for December — spanning hundreds of thousands of acres of sage-grouse habitat — must now face full public and environmental review.

"This is good news for public lands and the millions of people who love them," said the Center's Taylor McKinnon. Read more (https://click.everyaction.com/k/2362572/13055526/1281525375?nvep=ew0KICAiVGVuYW50VXJpIjogIm5ncHZhbjovL3Zhbi9DQkQvQ0JELzEvNjE0MjkiLA0KICAiRGlzdHJpYnV0aW9uVW5pcXVlSWQiOiAiOTdkZTE1ZjAtOGZjMi1lODExLWFmMTEtMjgxODc4NDdjODllIiwNCiAgIkVtYWlsQWRkcmVzcyI6ICJhbnRob255ZzE1NEBnbWFpbC5jb20iDQp9&hmac=M1VwlKUL1MQ3afK0rv9fxjyNwBsOBoJc3SaN3xKPHpI=).
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2018, 05:09:30 pm
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September 27, 2018

Scientists Oppose Trump Attack on Endangered Species Act

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The Trump 🦀 administration 🐉🦕🦖 has proposed brutal 👹 changes to the Endangered Species Act. But hundreds of scientists (https://click.everyaction.com/k/2362552/13055504/-1690585609?nvep=ew0KICAiVGVuYW50VXJpIjogIm5ncHZhbjovL3Zhbi9DQkQvQ0JELzEvNjE0MjkiLA0KICAiRGlzdHJpYnV0aW9uVW5pcXVlSWQiOiAiOTdkZTE1ZjAtOGZjMi1lODExLWFmMTEtMjgxODc4NDdjODllIiwNCiAgIkVtYWlsQWRkcmVzcyI6ICJhbnRob255ZzE1NEBnbWFpbC5jb20iDQp9&hmac=M1VwlKUL1MQ3afK0rv9fxjyNwBsOBoJc3SaN3xKPHpI=&utm_source=eeo&utm_medium=email) and organizations (https://click.everyaction.com/k/2362553/13055505/-1690589981?nvep=ew0KICAiVGVuYW50VXJpIjogIm5ncHZhbjovL3Zhbi9DQkQvQ0JELzEvNjE0MjkiLA0KICAiRGlzdHJpYnV0aW9uVW5pcXVlSWQiOiAiOTdkZTE1ZjAtOGZjMi1lODExLWFmMTEtMjgxODc4NDdjODllIiwNCiAgIkVtYWlsQWRkcmVzcyI6ICJhbnRob255ZzE1NEBnbWFpbC5jb20iDQp9&hmac=M1VwlKUL1MQ3afK0rv9fxjyNwBsOBoJc3SaN3xKPHpI=&utm_source=eeo&utm_medium=email), including the Center, are fighting back. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) We've called on the administration to withdraw the proposed rules, which ignore science, would strip protection from many species, and would speed up habitat destruction.

And you've spoken up too: On Monday we delivered more than 56,000 comments from Center supporters, defending the Act, to Interior Secretary Zinke. Thank you. We'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 04, 2018, 05:40:13 pm
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Our government should be working for us, not Exxon and the Koch Brothers.



Tell  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201302.png) Politicians🐒 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201722.png)
to Stop Taking Fossil Fuel 🐉🦕😈🦖 Money (http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1375371542_tumblr_m7jevgcaFm1qzqdem.gif)

https://youtu.be/UKrqsV79MRI

Greenpeace USA

Published on Sep 20, 2018

Congressmen are taking millions of dollars from fossil fuel companies to deny climate change. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183404.bmp) Tell your politicians to sign the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge (https://act.climatetruth.org/call/pledge-tool/?partner=greenpeace).

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Over 1,200 candidates across the nation have signed the pledge -- including (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-270718140534.png)-endorsed candidates like Beto O’Rourke (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185037-16412296.gif) and Jana Lynne Sanchez (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-16442135.gif) in Texas. See which candidates near you are still taking their dirty money and then send a message urging them to take the pledge here. (https://act.climatetruth.org/call/pledge-tool/?partner=climatehawks&source=em20181004)
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 06, 2018, 02:24:03 pm
EcoWatch

Kavanaugh Also Lied About His Environmental Record

By Olivia Rosane

Oct. 05, 2018 09:12AM EST

The upper chamber of the Senate is set to vote at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time Friday on whether to end debate on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If the motion passes, the Senate could vote whether to confirm him Saturday, CNN reported.

Much of the outcome will depend on whether key swing voters believe Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school, or if they accept Kavanaugh's denials. But anyone paying attention to how he represented his environmental record would have reason to doubt his credibility, The Intercept reported Thursday,

In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh presented himself as pro-environment overall.
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he said.

But an analysis from Earthjustice found that of 26 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cases he had written opinions for, he had ruled for rolling back clean air and water protections 89 percent of the time. The Natural Resources Defense Council came out against a Supreme Court nomination for the second time in 25 years to oppose his advance to the nation's highest court. And an analysis by William Snape, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, found that in 18 decisions he had made on wildlife cases, including split ones, he had ruled against protecting animals in 96 percent of them.

"He lied. He abjectly lied," Snape told The Intercept of Kavanaugh's testimony. "And if he's going to lie about his record on environmental cases, what's he not going to lie about?"  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-120716190938.png)

In one moment in particular during his testimony on Sept. 5, Kavanaugh said he had upheld environmental regulations in several cases, including what he described as "the Natural Resources Defense Council case versus EPA, a ruling for environmentalist groups."

When senior NRDC attorney John Walke (National Resources Defense Council), who argued the case in question before Kavanaugh, heard his testimony, he was stunned.

"My immediate reaction was, I thought I had misheard him," Walke told The Intercept. "But as he kept talking, I realized he 😈 was talking about my clean air case before him. And then, I honestly could not believe that a federal judge and Supreme Court nominee was misrepresenting my case to U.S. senators in order to bolster his environmental credentials."

Walke wrote a Twitter thread explaining how Kavanaugh had misrepresented his own ruling. Walke pointed out that Kavanaugh had ruled against the NRDC and the Sierra Club, who had also participated in the case, on three out of four counts. He 🦖 upheld lax pollution limits for soot, lead, arsenic and other metal emissions from cement plants and let the EPA grant polluters  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) a two-year extension to meet the weakened limits. 😠  🤬 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163126-16781285.gif) He only ruled in favor of the environmental groups on a procedural question.

"[T]he claim is revealing because my case was one of his own leading examples of pro-environmental rulings: that it is a very poor example ends up reinforcing the relative paucity of his 'rulings in favor of environmentalists' interests," Walke tweeted.

https://www.ecowatch.com/kavanaughs-environmental-record-2610220986.html

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 10, 2018, 05:56:08 pm
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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 10, 2018, 07:04:02 pm
October 9, 2018

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A Former  ;) Oil 🦖 Lobbyist Quietly Wields Power Behind the Scenes at the Interior Department

By Ilana Novick —  Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt is “the ultimate D.C. swamp creature,” according to watchdog organizations.

Read more:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/a-former-oil-lobbyist-quietly-wields-power-behind-the-scenes-at-the-interior-department/

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 14, 2018, 04:25:57 pm
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Trump's 🦀 Aggressive Plans to Stifle Democracy


BY David Halperin Republic Report

PUBLISHED October 14, 2018

From Secretary of Education Betsy Devos's fight against protections for students to the National Park Service's rules that would bar demonstrations in front of the White House, Trump and his underlings are aggressively pushing measures to stifle public protest and citizen participation in our democracy.

Read the Article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-aggressive-plans-to-stifle-democracy/



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An Introduction to the Koch 🐉🦕🦀🦖 Digital Media Network

BY Will Lennon Center for Responsive Politics

PUBLISHED October 14, 2018

The Kochs' total spending may hit $400 million this midterm cycle, but exactly how much of that will go to digital advertising is impossible to determine at this point. However, by using the tools Google, Facebook and Twitter introduced to increase digital ad transparency in the wake of 2016 election controversies, we can get a glimpse at which races and issues the network is currently interested in.

Read the Article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

https://truthout.org/articles/an-introduction-to-the-koch-digital-media-network/

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 15, 2018, 01:16:20 pm
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October 15, 2018

DOE (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg) Hasn't Released Inconvenient Report (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718210509.gif) (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-280515145049.png) (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-051113192052.png)

A report commissioned by the Trump administration whose findings ran contrary  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-16601910.gif) to the administration's 🦖 claims (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png) that propping up coal and nuclear is necessary for national security has yet to be made public, the report's author said last week.

Michael Webber of the University of Texas’s Webber Energy Group tweeted Friday that a report finding that onsite coal storage is not a "critical factor" for grid resilience was delivered to the DOE six months ago, but has yet to see the "light of day." "The three points the report makes are useful and counter to the [administration's] narrative--and squashed," Webber told Bloomberg.

Read more: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418195803.png)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-12/study-that-fails-to-back-trump-coal-rescue-plan-kept-under-wraps


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DC  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-020818201645-1486464.jpeg) Rolls Out Dirty Welcome Mat For Oily 🦕 DOJ Appointee (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg)

It’s been 632 days since Trump took office and the halls of the White House are filled with the dirty footprints of the countless fossil fuel insiders. How could industry possibly assume more power in this administration?

Well, move over, coal-dusted smog lovers, and take a seat, gassy pipeline boosters, because last week the Senate officially confirmed one of the oiliest swamp creatures of all, Jeffrey Bossert Clark 🦖 (https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11102018/oil-spill-lawyer-jeffrey-bossert-clark-confirmed-top-environment-attorney-climate-change-policy-chamber-commerce), to the top environmental position in the Justice Department.

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Who is Clark, you may ask? Why, none other than the lawyer who successfully defended BP against state lawsuits in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. He’s also involved in lawsuits against the Clean Power Plan, has voraciously challenged the government's ability to regulate carbon emissions, and has called climate science “contestable.” Clark’s also got full-throated support from CEI’s Marlow Lewis Jr., (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) one of the fossil fuel industry’s favorite frontmen.

Clark’s nomination was officially announced last summer, so his confirmation isn’t exactly a surprise. But because we needed more depressing confirmation votes on our schedule this month, the Senate just got around to clearing Clark last week. In the 52 to 45 vote, Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Claire McCaskill (MO) crossed the aisle to join Republicans in clearing Clark for the gig. (We’re not exactly shocked about Manchin...and white women haven’t been great firewalls for democracy recently, either.)

Per the Hill, Clark’s  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) job at the DOJ “will include being the top law enforcement official in pursuing claims against polluters and companies that violate environmental laws” and “defending Trump’s aggressive deregulatory agenda against an onslaught of lawsuits.” Since he’s questioned the legality of tying the EPA's endangerment finding to IPCC science multiple times, we’re not too confident he’ll hew to the IPCC when making his decisions. 

Want to protest Clark’s appointment? Better do it soon. The Trump administration(https://c1cleantechnicacom-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/files/2017/05/Trump-Germany-1.jpg) has a proposal in the works that would block protests outside the White House and on parts of the National Mall.

They claim protests are costing too much money, but we have a sense it’s maybe something else going on... (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/22/us/politics/womens-march-trump-crowd-estimates.html) (If you want to preserve your ability to trample all over Trump’s lawn, the public comment period is open until the end of the day today.)

So congrats to the oil and gas industry’s latest shill to join the rest of the swamp creatures in Washington. There’s a chance that we may soon lose the ability to show them how we really feel on their home turf. But maybe it would be good to stay away: if Clark’s plans for the DOJ look anything like what he defended in the Gulf, DC will be a very messy place indeed.

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 17, 2018, 01:44:54 pm
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Trump 🐵 Trying To Turn Military Bases Into Gas Stations


Beware the military-industrial complex, a real president once warned America. Unfortunately for us Trump, with all his complexes of a different sort, is looking to turn the military into an arm of industry, just like he has the rest of the federal government.

That’s the latest development in Trump’s attempts to bail out the dying coal industry, reports Ben Storrow at E&E. Initially, Storrow reports, the bailout was going to be the Department of Energy’s job. Last year Rick Perry put on his smartest looking glasses and did his best to cook up a report justifying the use of presidential war powers to require military bases to buy coal and nuclear power. But it turns out Perry might need more than just a new pair of black plastic rims: Bloomberg recently reported that the grid study didn’t turn out the way the administration wanted, which is likely why it’s yet to see the light of day.

DOE denied that portrayal this week, but Politico reported on Monday that Perry’s 🐒 plan is dead in the water (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163126-16771578.gif), and Hannah Northey at E&E got a quote from a Trump admin official calling Perry’s proposal “poorly articulated.” (This must be a particularly painful dig for Perry, given that the criticism is coming from an administration led by a man who not only speaks like a child, but probably doesn’t even know the meaning of “articulate.” )

With an increasing recognition that Perry’s plan won’t work, Trump et al. are looking elsewhere to help the dying, dirty industry.

Not to be outclassed by the leg-flexin’ Texan, Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told the AP on Monday that the administration is considering using military installations as fossil fuel export terminals. Communities along the west coast have voted to prevent the construction of new export terminals, which has left the fossil fuel industry is hunting for ways to get its products to overseas markets.

Obviously the Trump 🦀 administration (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) isn’t going to let a little thing like democracy stand in the way of doing whatever industry wants  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif), but to be fair this isn’t exactly all the Trump crew’s doing. In fact, a certain Representative from Wyoming by the name of Liz Cheney (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png)  told the AP (https://apnews.com/573a19c3d43643e5b2d961b46cd99c67) she had spoken with Zinke and Perry about using military bases “to get around some of the unreasonable obstacles that have been thrown up” to the export terminals.

A Cheney  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) considering democracy an “unreasonable obstacle” to fossil fuel profits? Seems Trump’s 2018 isn’t so unique after all… (Let’s just hope she doesn’t take too much after her father (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) and “accidentally”  shoot anyone in the face over this, and then make the victim apologize. (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/dick-cheney-shooting_n_4774219.html))

Fans of respecting the people who voted against polluting facilities on their coasts and in their communities were quick to criticize the plan. Washington Governor Jay Inslee told Politico that “it’s really impressive how this administration churns out harebrained schemes for their Department of c o c k-Eyed Ideas,while former undersecretary of the Navy Tom Hicks said it “doesn’t sound logical or fully baked,” and instead “sounds a little half-cocked.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16872027.gif) 

While turning military bases into what amounts to gas stations may sound far-fetched and insane, Trump’s already more or less done so (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg) with the rest of the federal government, so why not use military bases to serve the fossil fuel industry?  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-120716190938.png)

Besides, of course, the obvious fact that doing so would worsen climate change, a problem the military recognizes and is already confronting (https://earther.gizmodo.com/trump-s-defense-department-is-actually-preparing-for-cl-1828330884).
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 18, 2018, 02:54:22 pm
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Jens Stubbe

Nicholas you need to read this article.

 Europe's love affair with diesel cars has been a disaster (https://www.vox.com/2015/10/15/9541789/volkswagen-europe-diesel-pollution)

The original impetus to launch Diesel big time for cars was that after the first oil crisis B&W launched motor technology for the shipping industry that could run on the cheaper and filthier bunker oil. This made Diesel an excess fraction.

Big oil rounded the car industry and EU up and they all agreed to launch Diesel for cars as a way to support big oil.

All European countries kept Diesel taxation down and Diesel for touted as more efficient and thus environmentally benign than gasoline.

Also to further press Diesel car technology down the throat of the ordinary car buyers the new car taxation began to be tied to CO2 emissions, which as everybody now knows are never really attainable in real life.

Along the way EU also imposed a demand for catalyzers. They do not function at all for most trips and they rarely last for mere than 100.000 km, so most driving are done with no effect from the catalyzers say for the benign effect for big oil that the catalyzer increase consumption by 10%.

EU has systematically rigged the scene for big oil and the car industry have been happy with the going of things in lieu with the fact that there never where any serious EU investigation going on regarding emissions so they could meet the emission standards with phony software and get permission for not meeting standards below certain ambient temperature (17 degrees Celsius).

Now the car industry is upset that they are to blame while all the time everybody else have been in on the plot.

agelbert  > Jens Stubbe
EXCELLENT comment!

Thank you 💐 Jense Stubbe.

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Read more:

October 18th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart

SNIPPET:

The Groupe PSA, which includes Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, and Vauxhall, has had its hands full after acquiring Opel and Vauxhall. The transition hasn’t been as smooth as expected and now the company is facing legacy emission problems after a fiery French newspaper revelation.

Full Article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/18/groupe-psa-braves-emissions-hell-with-pure-electric-citroen/



Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on October 21, 2018, 02:59:10 pm
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Lies, Lies, & More Lies: Lawrence Solomon(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14231561.gif)🦕 Is Scared & So Is The Fossil Fuel Industry

October 21st, 2018 by Joshua S Hill

It should come as no surprise that the fossil fuel industry has many defenders 🐵 🐒 🦍 willing to step up to the plate and bat for them — it is, after all, a multi-billion-dollar industry with long-standing relationships and a desire not to collapse into infamy and oblivion.

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The simple reality is that, for a large part of the planet, the fossil fuel industry is on its last legs. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121424.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png) Developed nations are wholesale turning to renewable energy — either by federal impetus or through the work of sub-national players such as local governments and corporations — and developing nations are looking to renewable energy as a means to jump over the fossil fuel step altogether, avoiding the need to build up costly nationwide infrastructure and preventing further emissions increases.

Fear & Ignorance

This new reality, however, is apparently difficult for some people to comprehend. Most recently, BP CEO Bob Dudley, speaking as the “Petroleum Executive of the Year” at the Oil & Money conference in London, raised his fears of the global divestment and disclosure movements that are impacting the fossil fuel industry, suggesting that they “could lead to bad outcomes.” His rationale, however, was based on faulty assumptions and blind ignorance of the realities.

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BP 🦕 CEO Bob Dudley 😈

However, Dudley can at least be given credit for admitting the need for change, and presenting a path forward which he claimed was “not a call for business as usual” and one that “requires significant and rapid disruption to our industry.”

The same credit cannot be given to Lawrence Solomon, however, a columnist for Canada’s National Post section (which bears the name Financial Post after the business newspaper of the same name) and the Executive Director of Energy Probe, the consumer and energy research team of Canada’s Energy Probe Research Foundation.

Writing an op-ed recently for the Financial Post, Solomon set aside any dignity or professional integrity he may once have grasped to and penned what can only be described as a hit-piece on the renewable energy industry with all the internal consistency of a wet tissue. Solomon’s article — entitled “Trudeau stands alone as Canada — and the world — abandons green energy” — ran with the witty lede, “Wind and solar have become the fossils of the energy industry; oil, gas and coal remain the fuels of the future.” An entire fact-check article could be written about the opening paragraph on its own — not bad, considering it boasts only 109 words in four sentences.

Solomon’s article was brought to our attention here at CleanTechnica by a frustrated reader who asked that we investigate the claims Solomon made in his piece — described by the reader as “so untruthful and so far from reality that I think it deserves to be called out.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

More than simply “calling out” Lawrence Solomon, however, I think it’s worth being completely upfront and honest about Solomon and his opinions — and opinions they are, make no mistake about it, in the true spirit of the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of the word — “A view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge” — for, it would appear that Solomon’s opinions have never even heard of the concept of “facts” and “knowledge.”


Lies, Lies, & More Lies

To be fair, the issue is not so much with Lawrence Solomon in and of himself, rather, he is simply representative of a number of such pundits who occupy their own little space of real estate in magazines, newspapers, and on television the world over.

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Solomon is in no way particularly special for the absurdity of his views, but he serves as a convenient example of the types of lies that are spread, and the way in which people opposed to renewable energy and in denial about global warming make their arguments.

In his opinion article, Lawrence Solomon attempts to make the argument that renewable energy is not only on the back foot around the world, but that it is in full retreat. To support this argument, Solomon refers to several pieces of so-called evidence which he has pulled kicking and screaming out of context. I’ll handle them one at a time.




China

Solomon claims that China has “begun to throw in the towel by cutting subsidies to renewables, an augur of the demise of investment in its renewables sector.” Solomon also points to recent reporting from green campaigners CoalSwarm which claimed that 259 gigawatts (GW) of new coal capacity are currently under construction.

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Satellite visualization from Carbon Tracker

While Solomon accurately reported the findings from CoalSwarm’s new satellite imagery report — which showed construction ongoing at coal plants across the country, the result of a permitting surge between late-2014 and early-2016 — he incorrectly blames the reason for China’s decision to cut subsidies to renewables.

It’s important to remember the context of China’s current reliance on coal. The new capacity currently under construction is the result of local authorities approving new projects, and actually flies in the face of China’s Central Government’s decisions to halt construction of new coal-fired power plants. Toward the end of 2016 and over the first few months of 2017, China announced the cancellation of 30 large coal-fired power plants amounting to 17 gigawatts (GW), followed soon after by the cancellation of 104 more under-construction and planned coal projects amounting to 120 GW. In March of this year, a report showed that the development of new coal plants in 2017 had declined in China, thanks in part to the Central Government’s decision to suspend construction across hundreds of projects.

Unfortunately, CoalSwarm’s recent report might suggest that China’s Central Government no longer has the control it once had to make these sweeping cuts, but a report published earlier this month by Carbon Tracker shows that 40% of China’s coal plants are already losing money and that the country could save nearly $390 billion by closing plants instead of keeping them operational.

Further, it’s important to look at the whole of what is happening in China. In September, China’s National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) wrote a draft policy that paved the way to increase the country’s renewable energy target from 20% to 35% by 2030.

Later that same month, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) issued draft guidelines that would look to phase out power generation subsidies — just as Solomon highlighted, except, the intention of the decision was to provide the country’s renewable energy sector with further technological and policy support so that those technologies can compete against other technologies on their own. Specifically, the draft guidelines seek to incentivize renewable energy technologies in regions where they can operate without help from government subsidies.

“The reason China’s cutting subsidy is mainly because of the huge deficit in the national renewable subsidy fund,” explained Yali Jiang, a solar analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, who spoke to me via email. “By the end of 2017, the deficit amounted around $19 billion including those for wind and solar projects. As a result, the government expects to, for instance, restrict new solar installations that require national subsidy immediately.”

“China’s solar installation contracted in 3Q due to the policy change,” Jiang added. “The grid-connected PV capacity halved in July and August compared with last year. But the country remains to be the largest investor in clean energy in 3Q ($26.7 billion), a fraction above the same period of 2017.”

Far from being “an augur of the demise of investment in its renewables sector,” as Solomon so dramatically put it, China’s decision to cut subsidies is actually based in a desire to minimize the financial strain caused by subsidizing new power generation, while at the same time providing technological and political support that will help renewable energy compete on its own — much as it does in other parts of the world, such as throughout Europe and North America.


Europe

Lawrence Solomon, far from being happy with one example, decided to add another to the mix, explaining that, “With the cutting of subsidies to renewables in the [European Union], investment last year dropped to less than half of its peak six years earlier.”

Again, Solomon correctly looked at the chart, sourced from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and highlighted by the World Economic Forum in May of 2018 — an article, mind you, which highlights the success of the investment in China’s renewable energy sector, and betrays Solomon’s contention that China has suffered a decline in investment in its renewables sector (made literally the sentence beforehand).

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While it is true that investment in Europe’s renewable energy industry has fallen off in recent times, it’s doubly important to look at the region’s capacity installations over the same time. Between 2011 and 2017 — the six-year period Solomon highlighted — generation from renewable electricity across the 28 Member States of the European Union skyrocketed.


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Gross electricity generation from renewable sources, EU-28, 1990-2016 Image Credit: Eurostat

The share of renewable energy sources in the final consumption of energy has also steadily increased over the past decade, as can be seen in the table below.

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Share of electricity from renewable sources in gross electricity consumption, 2004-2016 Image Credit: Eurostat

Complete renewable energy capacity additions for Europe are difficult to come by — unsurprising, given the nature of a supranational governing body — but we can mitigate that somewhat by looking specifically at the two dominant renewable energy technologies, wind, and solar.


Annual wind energy installations across Europe have steadily ticked up each year, declining only once since 2011, in 2013. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132421-16902.gif)

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It’s worth noting, though, that new capacity additions for 2018 are on a worrying downward trend, as seen by half-year figures published by WindEurope in July.

Europe’s solar industry has similarly suffered from recent investment figures, as can be seen in the graph below, published by SolarPower Europe in June (as part of a global outlook).


Evolution of Global Annual Solar PV Installed Capacity 2000-2017
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So while from a certain point of view, Lawrence Solomon can claim that Europe’s clean energy investment has fallen, resulting in lower solar capacity additions and moderate wind additions, it’s worth seeing this in light of the whole. Solar has begun growing again across Europe — with a total of 9.2 GW worth of new capacity added in 2017, a 30% increase on the year before — and offshore wind continues to increase its share. Europe was also one of the first regions to double-down on solar, and accounts for 28% of the global total, with a total of 114 GW worth of installed capacity.

Additionally, even though investments have decreased, this does not necessarily speak to a larger fall-off for the renewable energy industry. Rather, as technologies such as solar PV and onshore wind mature, their costs have decreased, which means that less money is needed to build even more capacity.

Lawrence Solomon may have struck closer to the mark with this particular example, but it does not serve to bolster his argument any, considering the impact of Brexit and the UK’s shift away from solar towards wind, the declining cost of mature technologies, and natural market dynamics and political malfeasance from politicians who share Solomon’s point of view.

Japan


Investment in Japan’s clean energy industry has indeed slowed since 2016 — essentially falling off a financial cliff at the end of 2015. Much like China, however, Japan’s situation is not as clear-cut as a graph might show.

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“After years of record-breaking investment driven by some of the world’s most generous feed-in tariffs, China and Japan are cutting back on building new large-scale projects and shifting towards digesting the capacity they have already put in place,” said Justin Wu, head of Asia for BNEF, said in January of 2017.

“China is facing slowing power demand and growing wind and solar curtailment. The government is now focused on investing in grids and reforming the power market so that the renewables in place can generate to their full potential. In Japan, future growth will come not from utility-scale projects but from rooftop solar systems installed by consumers attracted by the increasingly favorable economics of self-consumption.”

It’s ironic, however, that Solomon decided to use Japan as throwaway proof of “a worldwide trend rejecting renewables.” If he had made the argument even a year ago, it might have held more weight, but given recent moves by Japan’s government, and corporations and utilities within Japan, it loses all importance.

In July, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, better known as TEPCO, announced that it intends to pursue the development of between 6 and 7 GW worth of renewable energy capacity worth tens of billions of dollars in an intentional move away from nuclear power. Speaking to Nikkei, TEPCO’s president Tomoaki Kobayakawa announced his company will look to develop 6 to 7 GW of renewable energy across Japan and overseas in a move expected to yield 100 billion yen ($8.98 billion) in profit. “We must gain a competitive advantage in renewable energy,” he said.

Meanwhile, in September, Japan’s Electric Power Development Co., better known as J-Power, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French multinational electric utility ENGIE to collaborate on power projects, specifically offshore wind and floating offshore wind projects — a further sign of Japan’s turn away from nuclear, and specifically towards contending with Taiwan as an offshore wind hub. And only last week, the Fitch Group published a forecast which expected Japan to add 17 GW worth of new solar capacity by the end of 2020, before the sector begins to slow.

For Lawrence Solomon, Japan also does not prove his belief that renewable energy is on the back foot.


The UK, et al


I could go on. Solomon points to Germany, the UK, and Australia as further proof that the world is turning away from renewable energy. While both Germany and Australia serve as good examples of this, they are about the only two countries that do — and only from a national point of view, with sub-state actors serving to pick up where the nation’s governments left off (or, in Australia’s case, never picked up to begin with).

Solomon’s citing the UK as an example of a flagging renewable energy industry, however, truly beggars belief. Not only is the UK home to one of the world’s most persistent and dominant renewable energy countries, Scotland, but the UK is also the world’s offshore wind energy leader, boasting a portfolio of projects in operation, under construction, or in development, of 35.2 GW.

Agreed, the UK’s investment is likely to fall, a point made by the Green Alliance in January of 2017, analyzing the UK Government’s own numbers. The government has proven lackluster at best when it comes to preparing for a post-Brexit world, and it has thoroughly mishandled commitments to various technologies (onshore wind and solar, in particular). However, it’s important to look at the long-term — the Green Alliance’s analysis only looks to 2020, and a July announcement from the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy could mitigate some of these short-term losses, by setting a timeline for new offshore wind auctions starting from 2021.

“The renewables sector in the UK has seen pretty dire policy from government: solar and onshore wind projects have been effectively blocked, despite the fact that they’re now the cheapest form of new power,” explained Dustin Benton, Policy Director at Green Alliance. “By contrast, dirty power stations, supported by the UK’s flawed capacity market, have seen several hundred million pounds of government contracts over the past few years.”


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Image Credit: MHI Vestas

“The exception to this generally gloomy picture is in offshore wind: despite irregular auctions, the sector has reduced prices by two-thirds over the past two years, and the government has committed to procuring around 16 GW of new offshore wind during the 2020s, putting the country on track for 30 GW by 2030 – a level consistent with meeting the UK’s carbon targets.”

It’s also worth remembering that Great Britain currently boasts its lowest ever share of fossil fuels in its energy mix, accounting for only 41% of total generation, down from 71% only 7 years ago.


How Do You Solve A Problem Like Lawrence? Lie! (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png)

An argument against renewable energy and climate change is not complete, however, without mentioning the biggest elephant in the room — the United States. Solomon reserves an entire paragraph for the US but barely manages to come close to the truth.

Solomon sets the scene — the Democrats are out of power and Donald Trump is in, and quickly moves to exit from the Paris Agreement. What did the country manage to do with this new paradigm shift?

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Right out of the gate, Solomon … well, he pretty much rushes headlong into the gate. Solomon starts out by claiming that the US has revived its coal industry. One wonders exactly where to start on this. In January, Reuters obtained preliminary US government data which showed that the coal industry continues to shed jobs. In February, figures published by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) revealed that not only had there been no new coal capacity added during 2017 (and only 3 units in 2016) but that coal’s total share of generating capacity has declined by 17.83% over the past five years. In fact, according to figures published in June by the US Energy Information Administration, coal has dropped to providing only 27% of total electricity generation.

The cause for coal’s steep decline? According to researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado Boulder writing in May, the responsible party is not renewable energy but is in fact the decline in natural gas prices. And only this week, the White House — the very center of Donald Trump’s power — has reportedly shelved a plan to bail out the coal (and nuclear) sectors.  ;D

The final point to make is, possibly, the most absurd. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png) Written and positioned as if it was the final nail in Solomon’s argument, he writes that “The once-powerful United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, formerly a fixture in the news, is defanged and forgotten, having lost its US funding and its relevance.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817122018.gif)

Solomon’s article was published on September 28, only 11 days before the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report warning that limiting global warming to 1.5°C will “require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” Putting aside the fact that the IPCC works in long-term cycles and is not beholden to publish material regularly (nor has it ever), Solomon must have regretted that particular sentence.


Abandoning Truth

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It takes something special to be able to so blatantly and casually lie in public as Lawrence Solomon manages. To so clearly and repeatedly mishandle the facts and misconstrue the evidence requires either an almost champion level of ignorance, or a complete disregard for the truth. Solomon (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) squeezes at least a dozen lies and half-truths into only 750 words — that’s at least one every 62 words.

Is the global renewable energy industry (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203111.png) on the back foot? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718211017.gif)(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TzWpwHzCvCI/T_sBEnhCCpI/AAAAAAAAME8/IsLpuU8HYxc/s1600/nooo-way-smiley.gif) No — in fact, in many parts of the world, it is progressing faster than ever before, and well above any other energy technology. The industry is maturing, however, and with that naturally comes some bumpy patches — stagnation, political intervention and misappropriation, and economic fluctuations; to think otherwise is naive.

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But to think that these bumps in the road represent some global shift away from renewable energy is to ignore all common sense and historical evidence. Renewable energy (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301014181553.gif) isn’t going away, nor is it declining in popularity. It is the future — not just because we need it to be, but because it is economically better.  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)


https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/21/lies-lies-more-lies-lawrence-solomon-is-scared-so-is-the-fossil-fuel-industry/


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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on November 04, 2018, 03:39:02 pm
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November 4, 2018

The brazen attack by Republicans on Debbie Mucarsel-Powell took away my breath. The National Republican Congressional Committee(https://images.dailykos.com/images/604450/story_image/NO45-1024x1024.jpg?1540657700) 🐉🦕 🦖😈👹 released an ad late last week claiming that climate hawk Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s “campaign is flooded with dirty coal money, the very polluters that threaten our way of life in the Keys.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817122018.gif)

Yep, you read that right.

I can hardly wait for the NRCC’s similar attack ads against EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN 😈👹🦕🦖 EVER.

See, when we endorsed Debbie, we pointed out that climate peacock Carlos Curbelo has taken tens of thousands from Big Oil. Debbie’s been using his fossil fuel money ties on the campaign trail. And right now, we’re running digital ads in the district pointing out the tens of thousands he’s proudly taken from Exxon Mobil and others. That means the attacks are working -- but now the evil empire is striking back.

Can you contribute to keep our ads going? (http://act.climatehawksvote.com/r)

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Climate Hawks Vote ad in FL-26

Oh, and the "dirty coal money" that’s supposedly flooding Debbie’s campaign? It’s $2700 from climate hawk Tom Steyer. And his business used to invest in fossil fuel-powered utilities, a long time ago, before he became a climate hawk. And… well, sorry. I. Can’t. Even. #eyeroll #facepalm

Here’s the real target of the NRCC: the disillusioned, occasional voters who say “both sides are the same” and then stay home on Tuesday. But you and I know that both sides aren’t the same. One in Congress voted to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The other won’t. That’s why it’s so important that climate hawks stand with Debbie.

With polls showing a one-point race in Florida’s 26th District, I’m going to ask you to help us fight back.

Can you chip in to help our ads reach more voters? (http://act.climatehawksvote.com/r)

Your fellow climate hawk,

RL Miller

Reference

“The GOP is attacking a Democrat for being weak on climate change. Wait, what?!,” Mother Jones

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/11/carlos-curbelo-debbie-mucarsel-powell-the-gop-is-attacking-a-democrat-for-being-weak-on-climate-change-wait-what/

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Agelbert NOTE: Fascist enablers everywhere hate Tom Steyer because he wants to get the Trump FASCIST impeached.

https://youtu.be/myvUP-KmlXk

Fascist enabler Republicans are serial LIARS who do not care how much this country is trashed by Profit Over Planet Fascism. A vote for a REPUBLICAN IS A VOTE FOR THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC, PERIOD. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif) 
Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on November 08, 2018, 06:14:52 pm
BY Norman Solomon (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-16442135.gif), Truthout

PUBLISHED November 8, 2018


SNIPPET:

... sharp contrasts between advocacy for economic justice ✨ and flackery 😈 for de facto oligarchy 👹.



Surveys show that voters are hungry for genuinely progressive policies that have drawn little interest from mainstream media outlets. For instance, polling of the US public shows:

֍ 76 percent support higher taxes on the wealthy.

֍ 70 percent support Medicare for All.

֍ 59 percent support a $15 minimum wage.

֍ 60 percent support expanded tuition-free college.

֍ 69 percent oppose overturning Roe v. Wade.

֍ 65 percent support progressive criminal justice reform.

֍ 59 percent support stricter environmental regulation.

Read more: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

A Challenge to the New Blue Congress: Govern as Progressives (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) (https://truthout.org/articles/a-challenge-to-the-new-blue-congress-govern-as-progressives/)

Agelbert NOTE: I have ZERO confidence in Pelosi doing what she MUST DO (i.e go 100% Progressive, ESPECIALLY in regard to Renewable Energy) to keep the Hydrocrabon Hellspawn Oligarchy 🐉🦕🦖 STILL RUNNING (and still ruining through massive 24/7 government welfare queen subsidized pollution) the USA from accelerating down the path to the extinction of most mammalian vertebrate species, including humans. Never mind stopping them. They want to EXPAND the hydrocarbon Profit over people and planet 'business model' (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/thumb_3-070115205550.bmp).

Stupid is as STUPID Suicidal Insanity DOES. 🤬

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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 November 10, 2018, 01:26:46 pm
Agelbert NOTE: YES, this belongs here. EVERY bit of  the U.S. Military Industrial Complex Sponsored Murder and Mayhem (including declared wars and undeclared wars) since 1980 has been planned BY the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn 🦕 AND executed by their bought and paid for TOOLS 🦍🦀 in Government. The Fossil Fuel Fascists 🦖, above and beyond the horrendous planetary death toll from carbon pollution hurting thousands of species (inculding humans ☠️), have the blood of millions of innocent people on their hands. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163124-16672489.gif)

The War on Terror’s Toll, From Atrocities Abroad ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️ to Mass Shootings ☠️ at Home

November 10, 2018

A new Brown University study says the US-led so-called “War on Terror” has killed around 500,000 people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan — an “undercount,” it stresses. And as Ian David Long — an-ex U.S. Marine who served in the Afghan war — kills 12 people in Thousand Oaks, California, might we also count victims of mass shootings carried out by U.S. veterans? We speak to Vijay Prashad of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research.

https://youtu.be/ZQS1LMduiho

https://therealnews.com/stories/the-war-on-terrors-toll-from-atrocities-abroad-to-mass-shootings-at-home

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Title: Re: Hydrocarbon Crooks Evil Actions
Post by: AGelbert on November 10, 2018, 05:26:10 pm
The US (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-020818201645-1486464.jpeg) 🦍 Must Take Responsibility for Asylum Seekers and the History That Drives Them

BY David L. Wilson 🕊, Truthout

PUBLISHED November 10, 2018

Many Americans feel genuine sympathy for Central American asylum seekers, but confronted with the US's own failing systems, fall for the right-wing line that "it's not our problem." However, anyone who has followed the history of US policies and involvement in Central America knows that the current crises in the region and these migrants absolutely are our responsibility.

Full article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

https://truthout.org/articles/us-must-take-responsibility-for-asylum-seekers-and-their-history/