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  •  figures (9+ / 0-)

    that's depressing ...

    thx boatsie, for all the supporting info.

    The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

    by jamess on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 05:43:49 PM PDT

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    •  oh ive been on this for so long now (3+ / 0-)
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      Overseas, jamess, AnnetteK

      glad to help. wanted someplace to just place my research for future. thanks, james. for this great bit of reporting:)

      What did you do when you knew? boatsie

      by boatsie on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 07:20:55 PM PDT

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      •  The Koch Bros are behind CA's Prop. 23 (11+ / 0-)

        This proposition will undue environmental safe guards and laws in CA

        The secretive, many-tentacled Koch Industries has just donated a million dollars to the Yes on 23 campaign.  Tesoro Industries, another Texas oil business, has matched that amount.  Scorecard:

        Total Contributions to date:                    $8,221,096

        Contributions from oil interests:              $7,987,995 (97% of the total)

        Contributions from out of state:              $7,307,995 (89% of the total)

        Valero, Tesoro & Koch Industries:           $6,575,000 (80% of the total)

        http://www.calitics.com/...

        Proposition 23, which would Suspend AB 32, the Global Warming Act of 2006 is on the November 2, 2010 ballot in California as an initiated state statute.[1]

        AB 32 is known as the Global Warming Act of 2006. The act, passed by the California State Legislature and signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is California's landmark clean air legislation. [2] [3] Proposition 23, if enacted by voters, will freeze the provisions of AB 32 until California's unemployment rate drops to 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters. California's unemployment rate, which currently hovers around 12%, has been at 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters just three times since 1980.[4]
        AB 32 requires that greenhouse gas emission levels in the state be cut to 1990 levels by 2020. The process of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the state is slated under AB 32 to begin in 2012.[5]

        http://ballotpedia.org/...

        Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official... ~Theodore Roosevelt

        by Pam from Calif on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 09:34:21 PM PDT

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