Political climate change-it’s a hoax, folks!

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The July 2009 issue of The Rolling Stone contained Matt Tabibi’s “The Great American Bubble”-a story of the Goldman Sach’s hand in market manipulation.

That month the news was filled with stories of the huge profits of GS…

On July 21st of this year, in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Hillary was asked about the rumours of Chelsea’s engagement. Denied, as only a Clinton can deny.

This week Chelsea’s engagement to a Goldman Sach’s banker was announced. The fact that Tiger Woods’ balls loomed largest, eclipsing the sun on state dinner crashers and even The Major Policy Speech on Afghanistan, made it a choice time to announce the literal wedding of a Clinton to a Goldman Sachs. President Obama’s loss of virginity to Goldman Sachs, almost immediately after assuming office, had all the grace of a cocktail party with Amy Winehouse.

There are political, economic & media elites and they are all talking to each other. The rest of us watch, outside in the snow, wrapped in rags.

Erik Prince is CIA–nothing compared to how Tiger has racks of platinum.

Our overstretched military, our PTSD laden military, doesn’t even have enough psychiatrists to offer them assistance, so they keep on a very questionable staff member. Record military suicides, and I guess the CIC wants his, too. Or he believes in his own exceptionalism. Tragedy must contain that element of hubris.

Last Friday, my supervisor told me there was some stimulus money that might be applied to what I think is a clumsy policy unworthy of an educational institution. He asked me to think of ways in which we might tap into that money. It is so depressing to think that stimulus money would be used in this context.

Sigh. On the “positive” side, you could own a 3 bedroom home in Detroit or Flint for $500. Which is the next predominantly black city to go down?

Inertia. The New Turpitude.

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10 Responses to “Political climate change-it’s a hoax, folks!”

  1. artemis54 Says:

    The Dead by the Side of the Road

    More than 5,500 wild animals killed by drivers on B.C. highways last year

    Highways maintenance contractors across the province had the thankless job of removing 5,663 carcasses, including 4,454 deer — almost 80 per cent of the total — 350 moose, 223 elk, 157 bears, 126 coyotes, and a variety of smaller animals.

    ~~~~~

    Heading last year’s top-10 list of sites most prone to vehicle-wildlife collisions is Highway 3, about 23 km west of Creston, where 18 animals died — 12 deer, four elk, one bear and one coyote — along just one kilometre of highway.

    ~~~~~

    “At the end of the day, it comes down to slowing down.”

  2. sisdevore Says:

    Robert Scheer says it all for me:

    By Robert Scheer

    “Barack Obama’s faux populism is beginning to grate, and when yet another one of those “we the people” e-mails from the president landed on my screen as I was fishing around for a column subject, I came unglued. It is one thing to rob us blind by rewarding the power elite that created our problems but quite another to sugarcoat it in the rhetoric of a David taking on those Goliaths.

    In each of the three most important areas of policy with which he has dealt, Obama speaks in the voice of the little people’s champion, but his actions cater fully to the demands of the most powerful economic interests. ”

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/dear_barack_spare_me_your_emails_20091208/

    • cometman Says:

      Good article by Scheer. I think I got the same email yesterday although I didn’t bother to read the whole thing. Not sure how I even got on Status Quobama’s list but I hit the link to unsubscribe. When I went to do it I was given the option to tell the Democratic party why I was unsubscribing so I did. Said pretty much the same thing Scheer did about what a bunch of sellouts the Dems were and added a little invective at the end for good measure. Won’t get us health care but I feel a little better.

      • artemis54 Says:

        Same thing at COP. Today the US completely rejected the idea of continuing with Kyoto, wants to detach the whole thing from the UN (“Just trust us to run things”) – nothing binding, no global mechanism for oversight, you name it.

        This just ain’t gonna fly. It is almost as if they are trying to provoke a walkout.

  3. sisdevore Says:

    passing out x-mas gifts:

    http://www.jesusdressup.com/

  4. artemis54 Says:

    London’s Foreign Press Association gives its annual media awards for excellence in journalism in several categories of print, radio, and tv reporting. Among the winners this year:

    Environment Story of the Year

    Martin Hickman: “Palm Oil” The Independent

    The winner was considered by the judges to be a truly important story, the result of hard graft, investigative reporting. It was well researched, highly relevant to the reader and with a real impact that would make people think about its subject.

    Hickman’s story: The guilty secrets of palm oil: Are you unwittingly contributing to the devastation of the rain forests?

    The FPA also named Hickman “Journalist of the Year” – the equivalent of Best in Show.

  5. artemis54 Says:

    56 newspapers, in a plan led by the Guardian, publish one editorial for December 7:

    . . . . We do so because humanity faces a profound emergency.

    Unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, and with it our prosperity and security. The dangers have been becoming apparent for a generation. Now the facts have started to speak: 11 of the past 14 years have been the warmest on record, the Arctic ice-cap is melting and last year’s inflamed oil and food prices provide a foretaste of future havoc. In scientific journals the question is no longer whether humans are to blame, but how little time we have got left to limit the damage. Yet so far the world’s response has been feeble and half-hearted.

    Climate change has been caused over centuries, has consequences that will endure for all time and our prospects of taming it will be determined in the next 14 days. We call on the representatives of the 192 countries gathered in Copenhagen not to hesitate, not to fall into dispute, not to blame each other but to seize opportunity from the greatest modern failure of politics. This should not be a fight between the rich world and the poor world, or between east and west. Climate change affects everyone, and must be solved by everyone.

    The editorial is being printed in Chinese, Arabic, and the major European languages. It appears in eleven papers in Africa, but only the Miami Herald in the US.

    And not at all in Australia.

    The last paragraph:

    The politicians in Copenhagen have the power to shape history’s judgment on this generation: one that saw a challenge and rose to it, or one so stupid that we saw calamity coming but did nothing to avert it. We implore them to make the right choice.

    It is difficult to feel sanguine. Besides the little problem of stupidity alluded to above – which seems to be getting worse by the hour in the anglophone axis of climate denial – Canada, the US, and Australia – the politicians of our age are nothing more than politicians; by their nature do not have it in them to think beyond next week’s poll numbers. The Guardian, the Hindu and all the others might as well ask a dog to lay an egg.

  6. sisdevore Says:

    I’m listening to Cavatina over and over.

  7. artemis54 Says:

    I wonder if Mrs Salahi was allowed in because she was the best dressed person there? Compare to Desiree Rogers, who wore a giant wad of used paper towels with Kleenex applique.

    On the good news front, I am in the middle of facilitating a $1000 scholarship for next semester for my deserving niece. Maybe she can quit one of her two jobs.

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