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toomuchbaloney

toomuchbaloney

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29 minutes ago, heron said:

 No … my notion of how to shift away from fossil fuels is, among other things, to ban private automobiles.   Nevah happen, but a girl can dream …

My heart isn’t bleeding … the fact is, the longer you wait, the harder and more expensive it’s gonna be.

 

Do you know what the GOP plan or ideas for moving away from Fossil fuels include? 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/05/climate/republican-treasurers-climate-change.html

 

subee, MSN, CRNA

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2 hours ago, heron said:

And your point?

I don't need a tax credit to buy a car that requires no gas.

subee, MSN, CRNA

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31 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Do you know what the GOP plan or ideas for moving away from Fossil fuels include? 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/05/climate/republican-treasurers-climate-change.html

 

Ha-ha.  West Virginia's state treasurer really believes that Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and other huge investment companies will miss West Virginia more than West Virginia will miss the money from those banks?  No one from any of these large banks will ever have to land in West Virginia again which probably makes them very happy.

toomuchbaloney

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51 minutes ago, heron said:

I’ve “reached the limit” on reading articles without a subscription. I can just imagine, though.

Here's a portion...

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Nearly two dozen Republican state treasurers around the country are working to thwart climate action on state and federal levels, fighting regulations that would make clear the economic risks posed by a warming world, lobbying against climate-minded nominees to key federal posts and using the tax dollars they control to punish companies that want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Over the past year, treasurers in nearly half the United States have been coordinating tactics and talking points, meeting in private and cheering each other in public as part of a well-funded campaign to protect the fossil fuel companies that bolster their local economies.

Last week, Riley Moore, the treasurer of West Virginia, announced that several major banks — including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo — would be barred from government contracts with his state because they are reducing their investments in coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel.

Mr. Moore and the treasurers of Louisiana and Arkansas have pulled more than $700 million out of BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, over objections that the firm is too focused on environmental issues. At the same time, the treasurers of Utah and Idaho are pressuring the private sector to drop climate action and other causes they label as “woke.”

 

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2 hours ago, subee said:

... No one from any of these large banks will ever have to land in West Virginia again which probably makes them very happy.

What exactly are you trying to say?

toomuchbaloney

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That was pretty straightforward. 

subee, MSN, CRNA

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2 hours ago, chare said:

What exactly are you trying to say?

That rich bankers from NY do not want to have to come to what they consider the end of the earth (more than 15 minutes from Manhattan:).  Thus, this ridiculous decision by West Virginia is only shooting itself in the foot.  

toomuchbaloney

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As Right-Wing Rhetoric Escalates, So Do Threats and Violence https://nyti.ms/3SRxMHh

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While this welter of events may feel disparate, occurring at different times and places and to different types of people, scholars who study political violence point to a common thread: the heightened use of bellicose, dehumanizing and apocalyptic language, particularly by prominent figures in right-wing politics and media.

Several right-wing or Republican figures reacted to the search of Mar-a-Lago not only with demands to dismantle the F.B.I., but also with warnings that the action had triggered “war.”

“This just shows everyone what many of us have been saying for a very long time,” Joe Kent, a Trump-endorsed House candidate in Washington State, said on a podcast run by Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s former chief political strategist. “We’re at war.”

IMV, this is the language of radicalization. Do we think that it was an accident that the names of the FBI agents on the warrant that Breitbart published weren't redacted?

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If political aggression is set in the context of a war, she suggested, ordinary people with no prior history of violence are more likely to accept it. Political violence can also be made more palatable by couching it as defensive action against a belligerent enemy. That is particularly true if an adversary is persistently described as irredeemably evil or less than human.

“The right, at this point, is doing all three of these things at once,” Ms. Kleinfeld said.

These are perilous times. 

toomuchbaloney

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Trump Hires #BillionDollarLawyer https://nyti.ms/3SGEVtX

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The lawyer, Drew Findling, has represented an array of rap stars including Cardi B, Gucci Mane and Migos, and is known by the hashtag #BillionDollarLawyer. But he is also well regarded for a range of criminal defense work that he has done in Georgia, and his hiring underscores the seriousness of the investigation — as well as the potential legal jeopardy for Mr. Trump.

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Mr. Findling brings decades of trial experience ranging from high-profile murder cases to local political corruption scandals. But in the past, he has been openly — indeed, scathingly — critical of the former president.

In one 2018 post on Twitter, after Mr. Trump criticized LeBron James, Mr. Findling referred to Mr. Trump as “the racist architect of fraudulent Trump University.” In 2017, after Mr. Trump fired the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, Mr. Findling said on Twitter that the firing was “a sign of FEAR that he would aggressively investigate the stench hovering over this POTUS.”

He has also called Mr. Trump’s history of harsh comments about the five Black and Latino men who as teenagers were wrongly convicted of the brutal rape of a jogger in Central Park “racist, cruel, sick, unforgivable, and un-American!”

In a phone interview on Thursday, Mr. Findling explained his decision to take on Mr. Trump by referring to John Adams, who took the unpopular position of representing British troops after the Boston Massacre.

“I do not believe that we choose our client or clients based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, political belief or the substantive issues involved in the crime,” he said. “We have our personal lives and we have our personal politics, and I don’t apologize for my personal politics,” he added.

That's gotta be quite a professional relationship.