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Snubbing Law and Climate, Trump Issues New Permit for Keystone XL

Snubbing Law and Climate, Trump Issues New Permit for Keystone XL

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

President Donald Trump issued on Friday a new presidential permit to allow for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.


So far Trump has gotten anything he wants because there is no one to stop him.


Oil in your diet will kill you, and oil in pipelines will kill others.

Maybe you if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Rule by decree? Tyrants do that, go around Congress, go around the Courts. Poor excuse for governance.


But we still eat a lot of oil (which IS killing us).
Most of those artificial and so-called “natural” flavors are made from oil.
(Natural flavors just means that that chemical compound is also found in nature. The “natural” flavor is made in the same factory that makes artificial flavors and all these added flavors are made from the same oil stock. Other countries don’t allow this labeling loophole.)
Fertilizer (which then turns into our “food”) is made from oil.
Pesticides and Herbicides that contaminate our food are made from oil.
Our plastic containers which leach into our foods and water are made from oil.

We eat all of this oil.
Mmmmm good.

The solution: Raise your own food or buy organic foods.


Smart human you are, Bystander.

Thanks for sharing this with all us Dreamers.

Just waiting for him to wrap his lips around the end suck it like it was his own.

One good thing - the excessive agenda of this president isn’t any worse than any other democrat or republican we’ve had, but this one doesn’t understand the principle of blowback and lets his disregard, even his overt hatred for he American people really show. There will be a response to this. Lets hope the voters understand that if they respond by electing status quo democrats, they will get nothing but corporate extremism and betrayal in return. That has been the voting public’s pattern for over 35 years. Longer than AOC has even been alive. The voting public cannot be accused of being politically intelligent, their loyalty to the democratic party has not been returned in the way of supporting their interests in that much time, and yet they stay loyal hoping for the winds to change. Well the winds have changed and not in their favor - they have been unknowingly voting republican that whole time.


What?! You mean we have found an actual member of Homo sapiens?!


You can snub statute law, but you cannot snub the Laws of Nature.


Allow me to add one other point to you’re solution, don’t eat gulf seafood or you will also be eating oil. Government agencies will tell you it’s safe, but all they did after the Deepwater Blowout, was raise the acceptable safe limits of different chemicals that allows the seafood to pass and be sold.


Yeah, it’s Bystander.

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How big is the kick-back our ‘illustrious’ mob-boss-in-power receiving for trying this again? Uh trumptardo-- what’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over hoping for a different result … l’d say this executive [dis]order is just more proof of your insipid INSANITY, but hey, enjoy your weekend on Fantasy Island!

Stopping pipelines is the frontline of anti-extractivism in the USA today – mainly thanks to Indian protectors enduring astonishing official abuse. But it can’t stop there.

Extractivism is the doctrine that expensive minerals will inevitably be extracted. If we don’t rape Mama, somebody else will. There’s no way to stop the predators from continuing to destroy us all.

This doctrine is embedded deep in the heart of what passes for civilization. To oppose it, to articulate how to stop it entirely, we first need to name it.

I can remember as teenager, having just learned to drive, catching a whiff of gasoline and there being a surging sensation of power in my new found ‘freedom’. Today I look back and find a disturbing similarity to caveats about ventilation and inhaling the fumes of cat urine and feces.

Denial of global warming is an act of war. Historically, the ruling class regret murdering the disposably unproductive and wage-slaves alike this way, but they always place bets on who wins the killing game with the death tally of their own people. They are planning World War III as their final solution. What Mr45 meant with his “America first” statement was that the United States will be attacked first, wall or no wall. He is an evil sonofabitch ambitious to become the great executioner.

I hope you are right, but the korporate-controlled DNC is going all in to prevent progressives from running against establishment stooges in the primaries.   Do NOT Donate ANYTHING directly to
the DamnocRatic Party – Not to the DNC, nor the equally corrupt DCCC or DSCC!
  Make all
your donations directly to individual candidates whom you trust, not to the corrupt minions of Multi-NaZional Korporate Greed!


are you one of the Russian trolls looking to divide Democrats? What you said is so false. Even “centrist” Obama did all he could to get power plants to clean up, blocked most off-shore oil drilling, blocked these pipelines, promoted auto efficiency, reuse of energy efficient railroads, promoted energy efficient smart growth policies, energy efficient light bulbs, created National Monuments off-limits to fossil fuels, and much more, ALL being reversed by the Trump regime who got into office in part because too many progressives were duped in wasting their votes due to false equivalences like yours or Russian trolls deliberately interfering. Anyone who cars about ant aspect of the environment (or reproductive freedom, immigrants rights, labor rights, internet neutrality etc.) has to resist the false equivalences you peddle.

I couldn’t have said that any better. Thank you barry.

And Thank you PonyBoy for a shot of Jeff Beck.

When Barack Obama was elected, he had an unprecedented opportunity to shape American history by bringing the country’s new financial oligarchy under control. Elected on a platform of change and renewal by a nation in crisis and with strong majorities in both houses of Congress, his election celebrated throughout the world, Obama could have done great things. Instead, he gave us more of the same. America will be paying for his decision for a very long time.

Obama’spersonnel appointments: Larry Summers, the man behind nearly every disastrous policy that created the subprime mortgage crisis, fresh from making $20 million from hedge funds and investment banks while at Harvard, to become the director of the National Economic Council; Tim Geithner, plucked from the New York Federal Reserve Bank and put in charge at Treasury; as Geithner’s chief of staff, Mark Patterson, a former Goldman Sachs lobbyist; to succeed Geithner at the New York Fed, William C. Dudley, who was chief economist of Goldman Sachs during the housing bubble years; Michael Froman, straight from Citigroup Alternative Investments, which lost billions while its executives became rich, to coordinate economic policy for the National Security Council; Jacob Lew, who was the CFO of Citigroup Alternative Investments, as deputy secretary of state (Obama’s nominee to run the Office of Management and Budget); Gary Gensler, a former Goldman executive who helped ban the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives, to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates derivatives; Mary Shapiro, former head of the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency, the investment banking industry’s self-policing body, to run the Securities and Exchange Commission; reappointing Ben Bernanke. And on and on.

The list goes on longer than the whole website can accommodate, from healthcare, to the eternal war against civilization, to prosecution of whistle blowers, to invasion of privacy and spying on Americans, etc.etc.etc

Would Obama be an improvement over Trump, Who wouldn’t be? Obama and the other right wing democrats, however, are the reason we have Trump today