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      So everyone wants to sue oil companies because we are polluting the world. But why are we polluting the world? From the perspective of the oil industry, we are supplying the energy needs of the world. So if you want to stop us from supplying that need with fossil fuels, you need to stop using products that are derivatives of fossil fuels. Then, we will stop producing fossil fuels.

      What am I missing here? Because when you examine how energy is used, you find that 63% of electricity generated in the USA comes from fossil fuels, and 92% of transportation energy comes from fossil fuels. So if all oil companies stopped producing fossil fuels TOMORROW, how would Americans replace the that source of energy?


      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange-lawsuit/ninth-u-s-city-sues-big-oil-firms-over-climate-change-idUSKBN1FC2RR

      NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A California city has filed a lawsuit against 29 oil companies seeking damages to pay for the costs of rising sea levels it blames on climate change, the ninth U.S. community to take the fossil fuel industry to court.

      The San Francisco suburb of Richmond filed a civil case in a California court on Monday against the energy giant Chevron, its biggest employer, and other oil companies for planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions dating back to 1965.

      “Defendants have known for nearly 50 years that greenhouse gas pollution from their fossil fuel products has a significant impact on the Earth’s climate and sea levels,” the complaint said.

      “Defendants concealed the dangers, sought to undermine public support for greenhouse gas regulation, and engaged in massive campaigns to promote the ever-increasing use of their products at ever greater volumes.”

      New York City announced earlier this month that it filed a multibillion dollar lawsuit against five top oil companies, citing their “contributions to global warming,” following similar lawsuits filed last year by California cities.

      A Chevron spokesman questioned the benefits that could come from Richmond’s lawsuit, filed on Monday.

      “Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a global issue that requires global engagement,” said Braden Reddall in emailed comments.

      Chevron employs nearly 3,500 people at its Richmond refinery, municipal data shows.

      Richmond is “uniquely vulnerable” because it is surrounded by water on three sides, with 32 miles (52 km) of shoreline and is one of the poorest communities in the Bay area, the mayor’s office said in a statement.

      “Taxpayers of this low-income city should not have to pay for the damages that these companies are causing,” Alex Knox, Richmond mayor’s chief of staff, said in emailed comments.

      U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to pull out of the global Paris climate change accord and roll back environmental regulations means campaigners are increasingly resorting to litigation.

      Legal scrutiny of oil companies is growing in the United States, said Michael Gerrard, an environmental expert at Columbia Law School.”Each new lawsuit is incrementally more pressure on the oil companies,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.


      What is U.S. electricity generation by energy source?

      In 2017, about 4,015 billion kilowatthours (kWh) (or 4.01 trillion kWh) of electricity were generated at utility-scale facilities in the United States. 1 About 63% of this electricity generation was from fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, petroleum, and other gases). About 20% was from nuclear energy, and about 17% was from renewable energy sources. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that an additional 24 billion kWh of electricity generation was from small-scale solar photovoltaic systems in 2017. 2

      https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3


      Petroleum is the main source of energy for transportation

      In 2016, petroleum products provided about 92% of the total energy the U.S. transportation sector used. Biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, contributed about 5% of the total energy the transportation sector used, and natural gas contributed about 3%. Electricity provided less than 1% of the total energy used.

      https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/?page=us_energ...


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      Maybe the die has been cast, and the American Republic has passed into a militarized surveillance state, where the advertising defines the reality.

      You could have flown 10 planes into those buildings on 9/11 and and their deformed metal frames would have remained. Kerosene doesn't burn hot enough to melt steel. Those buildings were demolished with nanothermite. There was ample evidence of this fact in the rubble .

      The powers that be didn't scramble the jets, let those planes roam for an hour each, and the anthrax was US government grade. So what?

      The Patriot Act, renewed because, suspended habeas corpus here in the good old USA. King John, remember him, The Magna Carta, habeas corpus. You don't have liberty without habeas corpus.

      The NSA collects information on everybody, no suspicion required, everybody. There's no real dissent questioning the official story in the political sphere. These actualities are taboo, and the narrative drones on about terrorists and 9/11. Why do you believe that some guy in a cave in Afghanistan is going to pull off that elaborate conspiracy? Because you're told to and you do in spite of clear evidence to the contrary, the Laws of Physics, so again thank an Englishman, Newton.

      Now the government acts with impunity? The Generals and the war mongers rule? We are seeing this narrative develop daily, wars on foreign shores, a constant detail of this narrative, enemies. Here we are, where people believe the advertising.

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      Fox News And Trump's Parallels On Russia Probe

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          CNN's Brian Stelter takes a look at Fox News' coverage of the Russia probe and similarities in Trump's speech on the investigation.
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              It's official, Hannity feasts off the carcasses of the victims of trickle down economics and Bush + 45*'s tax cuts. How typical of GOP hypocrisy that one of the loudest voices against entitlements has enriched himself with an entitlement program.

              More than 870 homes in seven different states have been purchased over the past decade, ranging from large mansions to rentals for low-income families, according to the newspaper.

              For some of the mortgages, Hannity reportedly obtained funding from HUD under the National Housing Act loan program, which was first guaranteed under President Obama’s administration.

              Secretary Ben Carson’s department recently increased Hannity’s original $17.9 million mortgage for purchases in Georgia by an additional $5 million, records obtained by the Guardian show.

              It's time to actively organize a boycott campaign against Hannity's sponsors. Maybe we can enlist David Hogg to help us out.

              It's just getting to hard to determine who is the most despicable of 45*'s minions. Without a doubt, Hannity is the most despicable sewer mouth on any medium.

              http://thehill.com/homenews/media/384366-hannity-h...

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