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Forum Post: We Are All Connected

Posted 2 months ago on April 30, 2014, 7:31 p.m. EST by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT
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WTF Dept. Part III

We Are All Connected

In the fall of 2007 I wrote a poem titled Reflections. In it I make the claim: we are all connected - I do not pretend that this is some radically new idea. What I do insist is that this evenings news is a fine demonstration of that ethereal principle of connectivity.

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  1. Pensacola FLA: 24 inches of rain in 24 hours

    • this once in a 500 year event is hard on the heels of the all time record which occurred within the past few decades
    • and this wasn't a hurricane
  2. Harsh winter slows economic growth

    • The American economy barely grew in the first quarter as the harsh winter weather appears to have knocked business investment and other activity even harder than previously thought.
  3. The White House proposes throwing the U.S. interstate system to the Koch Whores

    • A transportation proposal sent to Congress by the Obama administration on Tuesday would remove a prohibition on tolls for existing Interstate highways, clearing the way for states to raise revenue on roads that drivers currently use at no cost. Congress banned tolls on Interstates in 1956 when it created the national highway system under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  4. Another Oil Train Explodes

    • This is the second oil-train accident this year for CSX.
    • IF this is how we will lobby for the KeyStone XL pipeline, then the lobbyists responsible must be lined up and shot.

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The ethereal relationship illustrated above may not be readily obvious until it is pointed out - themes of weather, economy and transportation predominate. But beneath all that lie the aspirations of traitorous libertarian bastards so intent on the furtherance of their own ambitions they will sacrifice not only the very best that this nation has to offer, but all of civilization itself - and even this will prove to be insufficient to assuage their inflamed and swollen egos . . .



Lac-Megantic

A train derailment in Lac-Megantic Saturday, July 6, 2013 kills 47

CFX has second train derailment in 24 hours - May 1, 2014 .



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[-] 1 points by shooz (17842) 2 months ago

Don't forget the Koch's actively bribing judges, so that they deal with public pensions the way the Koch's want them to.

Quite surreal, in the face of the news above.

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/25/14662/koch-brothers-major-corporations-sponsor-pension-reform-seminar-judges

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

they won't be happy till they've broken it all and even then it is not at all clear that the consequences will actually penetrate their thick skulls and thus induce some measure of discomfort, let alone actual dismay, which the rest of us are most certainly going to share.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17842) 2 months ago

FLAKESnews, remember NEVER dis FLAKESnews, because........MSM.

CNN is probably a comedy of errors, but it's nowhere near as deliberate as FLAKESnews.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/30/scientific-american-editor-fox-censored-my-discussion-of-climate-change-as-future-trend/

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

I haven't watched the segment, but I would think science would declare a general moratorium on contributing to the show.

fukem

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

Which one of these stupid fukers was defending fux snuz on the basis of its popularity alone? I can't recall for sure but I think it was flip.

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[-] -2 points by shooz (17842) 2 months ago

Who knows, but most of them think it makes no difference.

It does.

[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

stupid bastards

if ever there was an argument for the fairness doctrine fux snuz is it.

[-] -1 points by shooz (17842) 2 months ago

When that was in place, things like this would have been left buried in a cave someplace.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/04/30/glenn-beck-says-hillary-clinton-would-have-lesbian-sex-on-the-white-house-desk-video/

Glenn, would still be hiding in barrels, being pummeled by steer.

[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

glenn beck . . . glenn beck . . . fuk glenn beck

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[-] -1 points by shooz (17842) 2 months ago

In all the news about all these storms over the last several years, how many times have you heard the same quote?

'I've never seen anything like it in all my life!'

I heard it just today about the tornado's across the south and about the flood in Florida.

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[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

Like the extreme weather, that verbal exclamation is certain to become quite commonplace.

[-] -1 points by shooz (17842) 2 months ago

BTW, I could have posted the rail car fire in the poisoned river thread.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/30/3432820/train-derailment-lynchburg/

Who needs unpolluted tap water, when Nestle's will sell you some by the bottle.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

oh fuck that's priceless.

  1. A recent increase in crude oil tanker traffic has concerned local environmentalists that just this sort of disaster would be more likely to happen.

    • I'm guessing much of the increase comes from an increase in tar sands shipments coming out of Canada
  2. CSX was scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C. regarding the rail company’s proposed expansion of the Virginia Avenue tunnel in downtown D.C. This expansion has been criticized by local residents worried that the same crude oil that spilled in Lynchburg would threaten their neighborhoods near the Capitol building.

What a fuking merry go round. Pipeline people probably pushed for contracts with CSX that required an expansion by CSX into DC - just a guess. CSX had no idea they would get spanked this hard. The timing is unmistakable.

And the pipeline people are all smiles. They got their lobbying for the KXL front and center.

fukin scumbags.

That's all just speculation on my part. Well, not the scumbag part - KXL proponents who stand poised to profit are scumbags - that should be self evident.

[-] -1 points by shooz (17842) 2 months ago

Is there ANY potable ground water left in Virginia?

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/28/3431427/coal-pollution-west-virginia/

Oh, and speaking on pipelines, it's apparently a great time to cut staff for a little defacto deregulation!!

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/28/3431592/pipeline-regulator-cutting-staff/

Gosh, I wonder who lobbied for that?

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

and the understatement award of the year goes to . . .

  • It seems like a lot of people … [and] an inopportune time

    • Carl Weimer, executive director of the Pipeline Safety Trust and a member of a PHMSA committee
[-] -1 points by shooz (17842) 2 months ago

Guess who they'll try and blame for the next major leak?

Poor innocent oil barons. taken advantage of by those incompetent regulators.

Gosh, why would they need more than a few, what with market forces keeping folks like the Kochs in line.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

So just because this thread seems to be getting a bit of action, I thought I would just let folks in on what I've been up to this am.

I've been spreading this little bit of verse far and wide . . .

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It is not difficult to understand that the ceos and the cfos and all those who have made it their lives work to promote the fossil fuel industry as the fundamental component of the global energy equation - they will not let go of all they have built.

They will not. They will not relinquish their status or their position - much less the wealth that their position generates.

They will die first.

The very same thing may be said of all of those who have with tremendous patience hijacked our economy and subverted our political and our judicial systems of government. They will not let go of all they have worked so hard for so long with such patience to create. They will not.

They will die first.

This is a fact with which we must absolutely come to grips.

Those who have slaved for so long and so hard and sacrificed so much will not see all that they have built taken away. Not now. Not ever. Not for any reason.

They will die first.

We must come to understand this very simple and self evident fact.

We must come to understand this very simple and self evident fact, and then we must decide how we will act.

We must come to understand this very simple and self evident fact, and then we must decide

that we must act.

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© D. Winter April 30, 2014

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[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

WTF alright

WTF

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  vote  UKIPified  squinty  eyed  little  squirrel  fuker ~ VOTE
[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

Fourty-seven people died at Lac-Megantic - you people get that, right? the town was almost completely destroyed.

  • in the name of Tar Sands.

  • this is how they lobby for a pipeline.

You stupid fukers get that, right?

Talk about your dangerous intersection

this entire method of lobbying is a dangerous intersection.

It is inevitable that those behind it will simply maintain their pressure on the politcal establishment until such time as the public opposition begins to wane from fatigue.

You stupid fukers get that, right?

And how will they maintain that pressure? In part it is as simple as rich people voicing their support. That will translate into favorable media op ed spots.

Then there are the trains. Increased production results in more shipments. More shipments means an increased probability of more accidents. More people dead.

Hypothetically speaking, the right kind of hacktivism in such a case could actually save lives and quite possibly undercut the utility of this kind of messaging on behalf of the pipeline people. Just one instance of sabotage in the middle of no where and every single accident after that has the potential to cut in favor of either side in this debate.

  think about that you squinty eyed libertarian scumbags

  that's right I said it and you heard it here first and if you don't like it

  then just fuking shoot me you squinty eyed fuker
[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13494) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

The Galted Repelican!!

I just love hearing it. One may think of it as no more than a seed . . . and in that vein . . .

  • Where's Johnny

heheeehee

BWA hahahahaaaa