READER COMMENTS ON
"Exxon's Arkansas Tar Sands Spill a Bargain"
(14 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 4/8/2013 @ 11:05 pm PT...
...and Alberta is stepping up its efforts to promote the Keystone XL pipeline project, hiring two U.S. advocacy firms with ties to Secretary of State John Kerry.
"Alberta has hired a Washington lobbying firm, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., and the Boston-based public relations firm of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications Inc."
Well at least if you get it-but sorry about the mess- we won't have to fear the US just "taking" it one day, along with our water.
The plan to build a pipeline from Alberta to the east coast here. Ha, let's see them go through Quebec! That will be interesting to watch.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/9/2013 @ 9:34 am PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 4/9/2013 @ 10:30 am PT...
Got no problem with the gist of the argument Rachel lays out.
It is true.
The point I want to add to it is that Exxon CEO dudes brag "I am not an American Company" and we need to learn that they have no national identity.
Then we can understand them more readily.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 4/9/2013 @ 12:48 pm PT...
You are so kind, not mentioning Canada's connection to this disaster. Here in Canada, there was a massive campaign to present tars sands projects as environmentally friendly. Not mentioning Canada's connection to the crude spills is a kind gesture. The other massive spill was British, wasn't it. Americans are so friendly to foreigners spilling oil in the USA, hardly even making them pay.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 4/9/2013 @ 1:40 pm PT...
Welcome to corporate America. They have the supreme court in their pocket along with most of congress. Sad to say that a lot of people think they will do no harm.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 4/9/2013 @ 2:18 pm PT...
That's okay, Adam @ #4, you aren't familiar with our extensive previous coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline and the mind-blowing destruction of the Alberta tar sands development, so you wouldn't know that we are not and have never been "friendly" to Canada's tar sands.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 4/10/2013 @ 8:03 am PT...
WHICH PARTY HAS BEST DOMESTIC RECORD?
1.From Harding In 1921 to Bush in 2003
2.Democrats held White House for 40 years and Republicans for 42.5 years.
3.Democrats created 75,820,000 net new jobs --- Republicans 36,440,000.
4.Per Year Average—Democrats 1,825,000--Republicans 856,000. WOW
5.Republicans had 9 presidents during the period and 6 had depression or recession.
6.Republicans had a recession/depression in 177 months and Democrats in 32 months. WOW.
------------------Each “significant” one was under a R president-------------------------
7.DOW—1928 to 2003—Stock market gained 11% average per year under D presidents versus 2% under R presidents. Small Cap stocks gained 18% as yearly average under D and minus 3% under R
8.GDP—grew by 43% more under Democrats. WOW
9.Income Growth—1948-2005--each increased (percentage wise)under D presidents over R presidents by these numbers-- Quintiles--(Top-10%)--(2nd-71%)-(third-127%)-(fourth-212%)-(fifth-550%) WO
Add in Bush II numbers makes it much worse for Republicans
source--TimothyNoah-- Nov. 2010 in Slate magazine
Question—Why would a working person vote for a Republican for President?
Shhh do not awaken democratic leadership!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
Ernest A. Canning
said on 4/10/2013 @ 10:36 am PT...
The problem, Adam @4, is that the oil cartel is global. Whether the source of the disasters includes Brits, Canadians, Americans, Dutch in the case of Shell Oil, etc. is secondary to the true source which is the international investor class, aka the one percent, and the extent to which they control the decisions of their respective governments.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 4/10/2013 @ 10:52 am PT...
... Desi Doyen said
we are not and have never been "friendly" to Canada's tar sands.
Good! That kind of hostility is welcome. Such negativity is very positive for the future. We need more of that to switch to better solutions.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 4/10/2013 @ 11:06 am PT...
... Ernest A. Canning said on 4/10/2013 @ 10:36 am PT...
The problem, Adam @4, is that the oil cartel is global.
I'm with you on that. The international currency of trade, US dollars, is actually pegged to the oil standard, the value of oil. The "world government" is a reality --- the government of the 1% looter class.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2013 @ 5:00 pm PT...
Exxon curiously can just swarm Mayflower, AK and they literally are the law. Any reporter outraged at literally being tossed out of the official tour for state officials, or being banned from covering a public meeting with Exxon officials, or banned from covering wildlife rescue taken over by Exxon, or banned from covering nauseous local residents seeking medical care, or banned from investigating those air quality tests so trumpeted is SOL if expect the Sherriff or city government to follow the law.
This in a state led by Democrats sort of.
ExxonMobil can literally push most states around with the Arkansas Attorney General sputtering - you have to turn over some records or else, an empty threat.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 4/13/2013 @ 6:22 am PT...
I do not comprehend Gay Marriage.
I am 88 and have met only on Gay person.
Fowl and Fish do not have Gays.
They mate Female/Male.
I cannot comprehend me kissing another male no matter my love for him.
I just do not understand 53% approving Gay Marriage.
How can church pastors promote it?
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 4/13/2013 @ 7:26 am PT...
The “Grand Bargain” is about hurting regular people (“shared sacrifice”) who have been sacrificing since Reagan. The rich have gotten tax cut after tax cut. Their corporations get breaks and subsidies. Wages have been stagnant since Reagan broke the unions, but prices have gone up. People used up their savings, then went into debt. Meanwhile government services for We the People have been cut, cut, cut. Our infrastructure is crumbling. Our transportation and electrical and other systems are just a mess. The safety net has collapsed. College has become unaffordable. Poverty is soaring and the middle class is disappearing.
So now regular people have to “sacrifice” to pay off the money the government borrowed to give the rich their tax cuts and subsidies. That’s the “Grand Bargain” in a nutshell.
The top 10% now own 73% Net Wealth—83% Financial Wealth—Get 43% Individual Income and pay 15% or less Tax Rate. We rank 4th on Inequality in OECD nations—We rank #1 in percent of workers earning a low wage---44 million earn minimum wage—46 million need Food Stamps..
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 4/14/2013 @ 5:56 am PT...
Just wait until the PC Police at Raw Story find comment #12. Be prepared for some nasty insults.
You know of course that God handed down to Man the holy scripture The 2nd Amendment, and then 200 years later the holy code to create Google Search.
Google "(homosexual, bisexual) fish" for interesting reading.