Republican efforts to stifle any federal inquiry involving climate change should be considered "Exhibit A among the reasons why the Department of Justice should take a full and honest look at possible fraud in the fossil fuel industry's climate denial operation," leading progressive senators said Thursday in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
And where is the "leadership" on this critical issue (and others) from the "presumed" Dem nominee, Hillary Clinton? A politician joined at the hip to the big oil & gas conglomerate will not rein-in that sector, neither would she reform banker/wall St usury and parasitism!
"Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Super PAC supporting her have received more than $6.9 million from the fossil fuel industry."
Where is Hillary on critical issues? Nowhere, as is her usual MO to evade actually taking a stand on any issue without the usual obfuscations, weaseling, evasions, or deflections to another subject......THAT kind of "leadership" is not what America or the world needs now!
For Real-Deal leadership, Bernie Sanders for Prez!
What was fraud in 1986 is no longer fraud in 2016.
The reason no banksters were jailed for crashing the economy in 2008 was 30 years of decriminalization (media calls it deregulation) of fraud.
More than 1000 bankers were jailed for their roles in the 1980s Savings and Loan scandal that negatively impacted less than 1% of the people impacted by the 2008 meltdown. Decriminalization in the interim paid off big time.
This corporation they are defending is not just a corporation behaving badly, it is a crime against humanity. They have hidden and are hiding the fact that their business is killing our planet. It's more than fraud.
The actions of these great progressives is so appreciated. There is still humanity in the hearts of these people and they are the one's we should have shaping our future. Changing our laws and preparing for the devastation that will surly come from climate change.
"...they refuse to acknowledge the settled law that fraud is not protected by the First Amendment."
And the Tower of Babel rises higher...
I suppose these Republicans would have protected the speech of the manufacturers of Zyklon B. Except now it is worse, here on Planet Auschwitz.
The first amendment rights of the corporate entity really need to be destroyed, particularly the oil company Ecocide Global.
The republican party is an existential threat to all humanity and should be dealt with accordingly. Let's pack them all into B52's and drop them on Iran. Or, serve them to the poor on Thanksgiving. It is amazing what one can do with a cheap piece of meat. And, the irony alone would be particularly delicious.
You and I are way too little to be of any consequence, and we are thus subject to the full weight of the "law". Steal a loaf of bread -- we head to Joe Arpaio. Steal billions from you and I and the rest of the world's citizenry, face no consequences except to be paid billions taken from the taxes paid by the very people you stole from. How nice it must be to be of such consequence that those who are entrusted with enforcing the law see the application of the law to you as unconscionably harmful.
I just heard that the Sanders-Trump debate has been agreed to, just need to work out a final place and date. The one who is hosting the debate asked Hillary to join. She said no.
Edit..... Trump now says he won't debate sanders.
They can spend years trying to figure out who to blame for Benghazi, which only killed a handful, yet are too bought to go after Exxon, whose 'possible' coverup of the climate effects of fossil fuels are going to result in the deaths of millions over the long term. Can't spend a minute trying to determine why the Justice Department of an administration they despise didn't prosecute dozens of banksters responsible for the financial ruin and loss of homes for millions of Americans? Throw the bums out, if your Congressperson isn't jumping up and down mad to get justice for you, please choose an alternative on your ballot this fall.
Like the policing of America's citizens it's not just a few bad apples in the political barrel; we now understand, it is the whole barrel. Running the country seems to be a Herculean task. Ending subsidies to all corporations would be something we could consider a good start. All politicians would, in theory at least, agree to that premise. They're all capitalist in orientation and free market praising ideological zealots, right? Especially the best paid ones.