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Mind-Boggling': Paid Actors Flooded City Council Meetings to Win Approval of Fossil Fuel Power Plant

Mind-Boggling': Paid Actors Flooded City Council Meetings to Win Approval of Fossil Fuel Power Plant

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

"What do you do when you want to push through a climate change-inducing, obscenely expensive fracked gas power plant in the USA's most climate threatened city?" asked "Gasland" director Josh Fox. "Well... pay actors to testify, of course!"

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Soulless action of entitled elites.

Two can play that game.

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Although “two can play that game” indeed, the fossil/nuclear cartel having exponentially more money to play makes it tough for renewables to make headway in the US’ pay to play culture.

Friends of my in-laws who were seeking a permit to install a wind generator on their Wisconsin farm more than a decade ago experienced paid actors showing up at the public hearing (required to get the permit) and protesting wind generation, with one actor going so far as to tell the hearing examiner that 'I would rather see a nuclear power plant on that farm".

The fossil and nuclear industries have always done whatever it takes to thwart renewable energy.

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The message we get is that “infrastructure” consists of pipelines and canals and oil/gas wells, etc. But the Earth has infrastructure too, consisting of oceanic and atmospheric currents, rivers and wetlands, for example.

Which are more in need of protection?

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It is much much worse than a few paid actors.

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The Cancer of our Species

The Selling of One’s Soul

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Guild – Wonderful message – thank you! (smile)

"The message we get is that “infrastructure” consists of pipelines and canals and oil/gas wells, etc. But the Earth has infrastructure too, consisting of oceanic and atmospheric currents, rivers and wetlands, for example.

Which are more in need of protection?"

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No, OF COURSE we didn’t pay those actors (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).

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$60 bucks to sell out. $200 bucks to give a sell out speech. That’s got to be right up there with giving some john a " local anesthetic " in an alley off Bourbon or Canal St. Nice folks down there in The Big Sleazy. Cheap is cheap, indeed.
I wonder what a summer job pays for having a bit part in A Streetcar Named Desire is worth to these local thespians?
I’ll never put my trust in the kindness of these strangers. Mind boggling is one way of looking at it, I guess.

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Always pays to see if you’re reading truth or fiction, lol

We should always be suspicious since, in 2000, when the election was stolen and we tried to get a recount in FL — all those well-dressed white people pounding on the glass to stop it — turned out to all be paid to do that. So this is nothing new that actors are being paid to do their bidding.

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That was my first thought too.
They were from the local RNC…well of course THEY don’t want a true count.
It worked against Gore, lets do it again

Sad to say, it worked on Bernie as well.

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Follow the money and find out who paid them. This is a criminal offense, is it not? Prosecute!

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"In contrast, for the final meeting on the project in March when the vote took place, the crowd was mainly opponents—no swarm of orange shirts to be found.

The campaign was apparently successful; the city council approved it 6-1 on March 8."

I am confused. If the crowd was mainly opponents, it would appear the campaign was unsuccessful and yet the city council approved it 6-1?

Appears to me the campaign was unnecessary the votes were bought before the city council meeting. I guess having a few shirts and maybe a couple of speeches made, gave the council members a bit of justification.

If no supporters had shown up, it could have been a bit more difficult to pass the unpopular action that they were going to pass no matter who showed or didn’t show.

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I find this hard to believe and I’m not going to go spend hours googling something to prove something I don’t find credible.

Now if you want to link to what you assert, then I’ll check it out.

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Reminds me of idiot Bush campaigning in Tampa before a big crowd in 2000. Two women in the crowd then held up Gore signs and we’re quickly removed from the crowd. Hell no I didn’t go.

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The death of Democracy, even at the local level. This kind of thing is happening all over, I’m afraid, although with a little more subtlety than in this example.

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Wow, I appreciate theater and I had respect for acting as a profession. I get it that acting gigs are sometimes hard to come by, but to stab your Mother in the back, for such a pittance? (yes, the Earth is our common Mother).

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The plutocracy moves on. It is obvious that corporations are no brighter than the low income Republican. They both act in opposition to their best interests. By killing off the human race they are destroying their creator. I didn’t remember this to be a problem for the original Creator.
We musta screwed sumthin up somewhere.

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It’s called “projection,” and it is an integral part of"Conservative Personality Disorder"–accusing your adversary of what you yourself do.

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