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Tripp-Lite $1.6bn Conservative Donation

by Oui Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 07:56:07 AM EST

Tighten your seat belts ... it's gonna be a rough ride for the coming decades in fascist America

A deep sigh 😔..

Donation from sale of Tripp-Lite ... no taxes paid. Thanking the highest political Republican court under de acronym SCOTUS. Corporate bodies are people too.

Scrapping #RoevWade #Soros #Left #SocialDemocracy #Socialism #Europe #Russia #China #HumanRughts

Boosting fossil fuel lobby and America's foremost Climate Change deniers.

Messaging can't get much worse. Bottom half of global population serves no function or purpose in scheme of pure capitalism.

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SCOTUS Scrubs Obama Era Clean Power Plan

Supreme Court Rejects EPA Over-Regulation: ND Leaders Celebrate Victory for States Rights | June 2022 |

Decision Will Require Congress to Approve CO2 Regs

In a long-awaited decision with far-reaching consequences, a US Supreme Court ruling this week blocked an attempt by the Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency to impose expansive regulations on the electric sector that would have effectively banned coal-fired power generation.

The court's decision dates back to the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan issued in 2015, the implementation of which was quickly halted when the Supreme Court issued a stay, the first time the court had ever done so prior to review by a federal appeals court.

The stay was issued in response to a lawsuit against the Clean Power Plan filed by a group of states and industry groups that included North Dakota. They argued the EPA plan exceeded its authority under the Clean Air Act and violated states’ rights to regulate electrical power.

The final version of the regulation would have mandated that North Dakota reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its electric generation facilities by 45 percent, which would have effectively required the shutdown of several coal-fired power plants.

State and industry leaders applauded the court's ruling. Gov. Doug Burgum said the decision affirms the state’s role as an equal partner to the federal government in regulating emissions.

Key words | Theodore Roosevelt | Painted Canyon | drilling | fracking | Trump EPA |

By the stroke of a pen in the Oval Office, a president can do and undo environmental damage, some irreversible like Trump.

C-Span: Udall (D-NM) Speaks on Senate Floor Against Scott Pruitt for EPA | Feb. 17, 2017 |

U.S. Senator Tom Udall spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Interior to Review National Park Drilling Rule | March 28, 2017 |

Executive order could roll back protections from oil, gas drilling within parks.

In a direct attack on national parks, Trump’s executive order on climate and energy requires the Department of the Interior to review rules for oil and gas drilling inside national park units.

Known as the National Park Service 9B Rules, these commonsense guidelines establish safety and enforcement standards for oil and gas drilling in more than 40 national parks, including Everglades, Cuyahoga Valley and Mesa Verde.

Joe Biden proceeds where the previous administration left policy … 🇺🇸 America is Great and is the largest producer of fossil fuel on planet Earth … we have capacity for export to friendly nations … STOP Russian interference on the Oil & Gas market ‼️

US Monetary policy to keep America Great …

Olaf Scholz Germany Will only buy fossil fuel from countries with our values, are democracies and respect human rights (and don’t invade a European state). One if the conditions is oké for us.

Key words | #Qatar | #Kuwait | #Libya | #SaudiArabia | #Azerbaijan | #Kazachstan |

Revealed: All wastewater companies miss targets for tackling pollution or sewage spills

Often foreign ownership, these companies don’t miss their profit targets for an annual massive bonus for stockholders and management.

Post Brexit EU regulations set aside … enjoy your swim in open sea!

Already early in January 2014, two appointees of the Obama/Biden administration were overheard exclaiming “Fuck the EU”.

As President traveling across Western Europe to Biden’s favorite allies Poland and the Baktic States to battle Russia, this Blitzkrieg had the same meaning.

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    Was intention in 2014 to benefit from land use in Ukraine in pursuit of massive shale deposits across the country. Hunter Biden and Burisma Energy investment.

    Here are 3 reasons why Big Oil can't just drill more to ease the pain at the gas pump | NPR - March 19, 2022 |

    President Biden, who has a complicated history with the oil industry, seems on board.

    Although his administration is looking to countries such as Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 to pump more oil, as well as potentially easing sanctions on Iran 🇮🇷 and Venezuela 🇻🇪 , he still believes 🇺🇸  U.S. oil producers are well equipped to boost production.

    After all, the U.S. is the world's top oil producer, and gas prices hit a record high this month, above $4 a gallon (though that's not adjusted for inflation).

    "The oil and gas industry has millions of acres leased. They have 9,000 permits to drill now. They could be drilling right now, yesterday, last week, last year," Biden said this month while announcing a ban on Russian oil imports.

    The  U.S. imports oil from Russia and OPEC because their oil is cheaper and more competitive than oil supplied by North Dakota, Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, Oklahoma, and California.

    Now, with the oil market in turmoil, and oil prices as much as double the price last year, U.S. political leaders are going back to their playbooks of bygone eras.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 01:19:44 PM EST
    Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip | DeSmog - Apr. 23, 2014 |

    During his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama's "U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine". [To secure IMF loan program worth $14-$18 billion]

    A key part of the package involves promoting the deployment of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in Ukraine. Dean Neu, professor of accounting at York University in Toronto, describes this phenomenon in his book "Doing Missionary Work." And in this case, it involves the U.S. acting as a modern-day missionary to spread the gospel of fracking to further its own interests.

    With the ongoing Russian occupation of Crimea serving as the backdrop for the trip, Biden made Vladimir Putin's Russia and its dominance of the global gas market one of the centerpieces of a key speech he gave while in Kiev.

    "And as you attempt to pursue energy security, there's no reason why you cannot be energy secure. I mean there isn't. It will take time. It takes some difficult decisions, but it's collectively within your power and the power of Europe and the United States," Joe Biden said.

    "And we stand ready to assist you in reaching that. Imagine where you'd be today if you were able to tell Russia: Keep your gas. It would be a very different world you'd be facing today."

    The U.S. oil and gas industry has long lobbied to "weaponize" its fracking prowess to fend off Russian global gas market dominance.

    In this sense, the crisis in Ukraine -- as Naomi Klein pointed out in a recent article -- has merely served as a "shock doctrine" excuse to push through plans that were already long in the making. In other words, it's "old wine in a new bottle."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 01:21:21 PM EST
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    Why ExxonMobil's Partnerships With Russia's Rosneft Challenge the Narrative of U.S. Exports As Energy Weapon | DeSmog - March 17, 2014 |

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson sung praises about his company's relationship with Rosneft during a June 2012 meeting with Vladimir Putin. [Author Steve Horn]

    By shutting down all Russian Oil & Gas imports to Europe and banning major western corporations to stay invested in Russia, president Biden foresaw a great increase in profitability through scarcity and turmoil. The fossil fuel industry would be kept satisfied. No to #WindfallTax 😳 the undoing of the European Union.

    Germany May Consider Lifting Its Ban On Fracking Amid Energy Crisis

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 01:22:20 PM EST
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    Biden administration offers oil execs olive branch -- and criticism | Axios - March 10, 2022 |

    "We are on a war footing. We are in an emergency. And we have to responsibly increase short-term supply where we can right now to stabilize the market and to minimize harm to American families," Granholm said.

    🫒 🍃 🇺🇸 MAGA .. "It is the economy stupid"

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 02:03:05 PM EST
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    America Is the World's Largest Oil Producer. So Why Is Losing Russia's Oil Such a Big Deal? | The Atlantic - March 8, 2022 |

    The U.S. might be "energy independent," but it still can't control production.

    In December, in a ballet of global logistics, more than 30 tankers ferrying liquid natural gas from the United States to various destinations around the globe--Japan, Brazil, South Africa--canceled their trips and set a new course for the European Union. On the days they pulled into port, the U.S. supplied more natural gas to Europe than Russia did.

    This represented more than a minor milestone in global energy history. As recently as the mid-2000s, energy companies fretted that the U.S. would soon run out of natural gas. Now, thanks to the U.S.-invented technology of hydrofracturing, or fracking, the country produces more gas than it can consume. "As in World War II and other crises, America has Europe's back," Mike Sommers, the chief executive of the American Petroleum Institute, wrote last week. (The institute, despite its scholastic name, is Washington's leading lobbyist for the oil-and-gas industry.)

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 03:35:46 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 03:36:45 PM EST
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    We'll get the socialist windmill and solar dreamers who figured End of Oil was near ...

    Dear (?) Mr. President,

    [Intro with the NATO war narrative, always gets your attention - 🥹]

    As the world witnesses, the atrocities of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, American leadership has been critical in forming a unified response with our international allies. The U.S. oil and gas industry supports your administration's actions in addressing Russia's actions and is committed in assisting your efforts in maintaining global stability, security and peace.

    This combinations of factors and events leaves us in the situation we face today. Namely, the most consequential energy crisis sinds the 1970s. As Americans face soaring energy costs and the works braces for the potential for future energy shortages, this crisis again calls for American leadership. Fortunately, [surprise, surprise] the United States benefits from an abundance [God's grace] of oil and natural gas resources and has developed cutting-edge technologies to be the world's energy leader.

    It is vital for the United States to take action to preserve our leadership position, ...

    (and so on, and on ...)

    API Unveils Ten-Point Policy Plan to Restore US Energy Leadership, Fuel Economic Recovery | Pipeline & Gas Journal |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 03:38:19 PM EST
    Planet of the Humans (2019) NGO "green-washing" + population bomb (destruction of 'our way life')
    by Cat on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 09:55:36 PM EST
    Just a win in a political debate is not enough. Leadership by the gun.

    Professor: Paladino's 'facetious' comment that Merrick Garland 'probably should be executed' is dangerous

    "..people like Garland who should be not only impeached, he probably should be executed. The guy is just lost. He's a lost soul," Paladino said.

    He went on to criticize Garland for the FBI search earlier this month of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, but did walk back the rhetoric when pressed for an explanation by host Matthew Boyle.

    This is no longer the fringe but has become mainstream opinion and debate. Freedom. Live by the gun, die ...

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 02:32:48 PM EST
    Excellent commentary on BBC Timeline suggesting the win in primaries of Trump backed outliers may be a chance for Democrats to win Republican dominated seats in House and Senate in midterms.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 27th, 2022 at 08:03:08 PM EST
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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 11:09:17 PM EST

    What about secrecy EU trade deals CETA and under negotiation TTIP with the US.

    How TTIP could cripple local government

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 11:10:08 PM EST
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    Socially Responsible Business  The Truth About Ben and Jerry's

    Corporate law has been fingered as the culprit in Ben & Jerry's sale, which has become the poster child, proof text, and Exhibit A for the proposition that the traditional business corporation is fundamentally inhospitable, if not outright hostile, to social enterprise. Consider this passage from the summer 2009 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review:: "[A]mong social entrepreneurs, Unilever's purchase of Ben & Jerry's serves as a cautionary tale of how easily corporate fiat can undermine social responsibility. `The board was legally required to sell to the highest bidder,' says [an attorney with expertise in social enterprise]. Neither Ben Cohen nor Jerry Greenfield wanted to sell the company, but because it was public they had no choice."

    If the corporate form is bad for social enterprise, social entrepreneurs should use more suitable alternatives. Proponents of new legal forms--such as L3Cs, benefit corporations, and flexible purpose corporations--invariably cite the sale of Ben & Jerry's to show why such forms are necessary or attractive. (See "New Organizational Forms for Hybrids," below.) For example, a legislative report on SB 201, California's Flexible Purpose Corporation act, states that "The story of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream is an example of why a new entity form is sought." It then repeats the now familiar story: "Even though Ben and Jerry did not want to sell out, they had little choice."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 28th, 2022 at 06:11:52 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 28th, 2022 at 06:13:00 PM EST
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    Unilever reaches new business arrangement for Ben & Jerry's in Israel | June 29, 2022 |

    The company has sold its Ben & Jerry's business interests in Israel to Avi Zinger, the owner of American Quality Products Ltd (AQP), the current Israel-based licensee. The new arrangement means Ben & Jerry's will be sold under its Hebrew and Arabic names throughout Israel and the West Bank under the full ownership of its current licensee.

    Under the terms of Unilever's acquisition agreement of Ben & Jerry's in 2000, Ben & Jerry's and its independent Board were granted rights to take decisions about its social mission, but Unilever reserved primary responsibility for financial and operational decisions and therefore has the right to enter this arrangement.

    The new business arrangement follows a Unilever review of Ben & Jerry's in Israel after the brand and its independent Board announced last year its decision to discontinue sales of its ice cream in the West Bank.

    Ben & Jerry's says Unilever Plc froze compensation for the ice-cream brand's independent board in retaliation after it sued its corporate parent in a dispute over sales in the Israeli-occupied West Bank | Bloomberg Law - Aug. 3, 2022 |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 28th, 2022 at 06:17:32 PM EST
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    Ben & Jerry's lose bid to block sale of ice-cream in Israeli West Bank settlements | The Guardian |

    US district court judge Andrew Carter Jr in Manhattan said the idea the company's messaging could be marred or customers could become confused about its core values was "too speculative".

    [Carter was recommended for an Article III judgeship, lifetime appointment in the Southern District, by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York.]

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 28th, 2022 at 06:18:56 PM EST
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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 at 08:58:17 AM EST
    To earn an income, loses out to a Democratic challenger from a native Alaskan 😂 Palin got endorsement from the former president now residing in Mar-a-Lago

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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 1st, 2022 at 11:41:24 AM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 1st, 2022 at 11:42:08 AM EST
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    Far from representing a retreat from large-scale military conflict and an end to "forever wars," the withdrawal from #Afghanistan marked a shift in imperialist strategy to confront much greater foes | WSWS |

    The Afghan withdrawal represented a debacle for US imperialism, which based its policy throughout thirty years of uninterrupted wars, beginning with the first Gulf War in 1990-91, on the conviction that military force could overcome Washington's precipitous economic decline. The establishment of puppet governments in "regime change" operations throughout Central Asia and the Middle East was seen as essential in the consolidation of American imperialist hegemony over the Eurasian landmass, which had been opened up for ruthless capitalist exploitation through the Stalinist dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the restoration of capitalism in China. These aims of imperialist geostrategy were concealed from the public with bogus propaganda claiming that the US and its allies were waging a struggle for "democracy" and the "rights of women" in Afghanistan.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 1st, 2022 at 11:45:05 AM EST
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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 1st, 2022 at 11:46:19 AM EST
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