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Pipeline Backed by Pruitt's Oil Lobbyist Landlord Approved While EPA Chief Was Receiving Sweetheart Rent

Pipeline Backed by Pruitt's Oil Lobbyist Landlord Approved While EPA Chief Was Receiving Sweetheart Rent

Jake Johnson, staff writer

As EPA chief and reigning number one seed in the "worst Trump cabinet member" bracket Scott Pruitt attempts to beat back accusations that he violated ethics rules by renting a room from the wife of powerful energy lobbyist J.

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We might have marginal success with voting and protests, but the only way we will get our govt. back is by force (I know nobody on this site wants to hear that). The system rigging is to deep for non-violence to work, and they know it IMHO.

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The words “Environmental Protection” don’t exist in Scott Pruitt’s agency.

Sketchy Scotty is a walking conflict of interest - the epitome of corruption. This is his SOP.

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I’m kinda glad Gandhi walked the path of non-violence, and it worked against the most powerful military in the world. The principles of non-violence allow for self defense. This nation, though, was born out of violent revolution; the precedent has been set. Hell, the Declaration could have been written yesterday (with a few tweaks), a clear call for revolt. Non-violent revolution has had remarkable success here too. The abolitionists, populists, women, civil rights, and Labor organizers used non-violence, and although some died at the hands of the state and their mercenaries, tens of thousands did not,which surely would have happened had they chosen violent revolution.

You may be right, but it is far easier to resort to violence if non-violence fails, than vice-versa. That said, I’m more afraid of Nazis brandishing guns than I am of the state brandishing guns.

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Very good observations lobo. Violent protests will play right into their hands. That is what they are trying to provoke, as it would give them the perfect cover for harsh repression, with at least
half of the general public’s support. We must not fall for this!

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Don’t know where/how they (ZH) arrived at that approval number Dan, but there is this…I will not - do not - cannot believe the 50% support claim! The rotten fish-head scum and his regime are opposed by an increasing majority!

''You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all, all of the time"!

There is a difference? Show me.
;-})

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“ethics experts argued that the pipeline approval at the very least gives off the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

  • the pipeline approval along with everything else pruitt has done @ the EPA is a vile stench with few equals…except most all the other trump regime’s nominees and appointees and what they are doing to destroy our republic!..With the ring-leader figurehead the vilest destroyer and mental-case of all…

It is amazing how quickly corruption is becoming normalized by this administration, it’s just in your face now.

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With all due respect to Honest Abe, it’s now possible—in fact, it’s commonplace—to fool enough of the people enough of the time. “Liberal media” my bleeding buttocks.

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I know this is not the place but is anyone else wondering about the new Chinese sponsored Shanghai Energy Exchange and why the mainstream media and even CD et all are not seriously covering this and its potential to cause hyperinflation in the US?
With Trump being so irrationally unstable I have read in international media that the new exchange is looking good to the rest of the world.

I have to say I agree with you that the only way out of this is by force. The level of corruption is so immense and the 1% is so powerful I don’t see any other way… I wish I did.

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Yes, but too bad this is not an anomaly instead of the norm.

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Another super wealthy individual who is cheap. Surprise surprise.

Likely has millions in the bank but what moves him? Cheap rent.

Like billionaires who lobby to pay less in taxes. Sociopaths all of them.

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Ever notice how those with the most assets fight to part with a nickel of it if they can?

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I see 40 percent via your link, which is bad enough.

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Exactly! That is the reason they have used agents provocateurs to disrupt non-violent protests so many times in the past! And false flags because they have no answer for non-violence except violence.And if nothing else, the 50 year anniversary tomorrow, of the assassination of MLK is proof of my statement.

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It’s been there most of my life, “corruption”, both parties of the Duopoly responsible for creating and supporting it, only the Republicans seem proud of it and the Democrats are content to “lie” and say they’re against it.

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Why do you suppose we saw no “Agents Provocateur” at the March For Our Lives protest?

Thanks Dan, I believe the MSM diverts attention from the larger issues and doesn’t tell the whole story, but the lie is in their not telling the whole story - mostly. I have also thought the MSM usually soft-peddles its mild, even timid, criticisms of trump & co - I wouldn’t think there is any “plot to bring down the prez” by the MSM, quite the contrary - even tho he should be - and they should damn quick!. The “liberal media” is fantasy BS IMO. Media has largely been bought-up, co-opted, emasculated and craven - become propaganda outlets for the 1%.

I might also argue against a “very large segment not liking (the MSM) bringing him down” as well. The vast majority I believe are waking-up to trump’s mental instability, destruction/sabotage of regulatory agencies, cronyism, corruption, serving the 1% uber-wealthy, warmongering and racism…among other atrocities

I think we need to enlarge that “war between elites” to very rightly include (at least) the 99% that are not on trumps “good list”. Keep the faith…

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