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Naomi Klein tells Big Green to come clean on fossil fuels:

The movement demanding that public interest institutions divest their holdings from fossil fuels is on a serious roll. At last count, there were active divestment campaigns on 305 campuses and in more than 100 US cities and states. The demand has spread to Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Britain. And though officially launched just six months ago, the movement can already claim some provisional victories: four US colleges have announced their intention to divest their endowments from fossil fuel stocks and bonds, and in late April ten US cities made similar commitments, including San Francisco (Seattle came on board months ago).
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Naomi Klein

There are still all kinds of details to work out to toughen up these pledges, but the speed with which this idea has spread makes it clear that there was some serious pent-up demand. To quote the mission statement of the Fossil Free movement: “If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. We believe that educational and religious institutions, city and state governments, and other institutions that serve the public good should divest from fossil fuels.” I am proud to have been part of the group at 350.org that worked with students and other partners to develop the Fossil Free campaign. But I now realize that an important target is missing from the list: the environmental organizations themselves. […]

One would assume that green groups would want to make absolutely sure that the money they have raised in the name of saving the planet is not being invested in the companies whose business model requires cooking said planet, and which have been sabotaging all attempts at serious climate action for more than two decades.

But in some cases at least, that was a false assumption. Maybe that shouldn’t come as a complete surprise, since some of the most powerful and wealthiest environmental organizations have long behaved as if they had a stake in the oil and gas industry. They led the climate movement down various dead ends: carbon trading, carbon offsets, natural gas as a “bridge fuel”—what these policies all held in common is that they created the illusion of progress while allowing the fossil fuel companies to keep mining, drilling and fracking with abandon. We always knew that the groups pushing hardest for these false solutions took donations from, and formed corporate partnerships with, the big emitters. But this was explained away as an attempt at constructive engagement—using the power of the market to fix market failures.

Now it turns out that some green groups are literally part owners of the industry causing the crisis they are purportedly trying to solve. And the money the green groups have to play with is serious. The Nature Conservancy, for instance, has $1.4 billion in publicly traded securities, and boasts that its piggybank is “among the 100 largest endowments in the country.” The Wildlife Conservation Society has a $377 million endowment, while the endowment of the World Wildlife Fund-US (WWF-US) is worth $195 million.

Let me be absolutely clear: plenty of green groups have managed to avoid this mess. Greenpeace, 350.org, Friends of the Earth, Rainforest Action Network, and a host of smaller organizations like Oil Change International and the Climate Reality Project don’t have endowments and don’t invest in the stock market. They also either don’t take corporate donations or place such onerous restrictions on them that extractive industries are easily ruled out. Some of these groups own a few fossil fuel stocks, but only so that they can make trouble at shareholder meetings.


Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2011HR 3 is GOP's ultimate betrayal of 'Tea Party values':

In order to make their "no taxpayer funding for abortion" scheme work, Republicans use H.R. 3 to disallow tax deductions for your health care expenses if your private insurance plan covers abortion. Not if you actually get an abortion. And not if a member of your family does. All it takes for you to see your taxes hiked is if the private insurance plan you selected and paid forwith your own money permits coverage of abortion at all. For anyone. Even if you never get one and never plan to. If you bought a plan that agrees to cover abortion if someone else totally unrelated to you needs one, then you lose eligibility for any tax deductions for the cost of your insurance, and your tax bill shoots up. Republicans take your cash, because you agreed to buy a plan that might someday pay for someone else's abortion.

Tweet of the Day:

#inners To repeat: NRAers who stay members even though they hate NRA policy are like klansmen who hate racism but love the KKK dental plan
@Mr_Electrico via web



On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin shows more polling boosts for Senators who voted for the gun bill, and hits for those against. Surprise! The new NRA President is a nutter. Surprise! Hear Chris Hayes call "gun culture" into question last night? You heard it first from Greg! Also: a conservative commentator says the Enlightenment = Hitler. James Wolcott rolls up gun issues. NYT on a marked increase in suicides, and possible ties to economic conditions & outlook. Felix Salmon's "The systemic plight of labor," followed by a quick second look at the Pennsylvania privatized prison nightmare, and how it relates to everything else in the show today. Which is to say: ALEC.


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  •  Republicans who continue to vote Republican (13+ / 0-)

    Even though it's against their best interest to do so remind me of the Tweet of the Day.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:34:32 PM PDT

  •  I Don't Think Anyone Could've Anticipated Astro- (9+ / 0-)

    turf progressive organizations.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:36:02 PM PDT

  •  can Big Green invest in Renewables? (5+ / 0-)

    instead of holding exxon stock, they own wind farms,
    or finance Solar PV ?

    If they can use tha tmoney to undermine the revenues of Big Oil, that's far more effective.

  •  :( the Klan probably has better dental than me n/t (13+ / 0-)

    "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

    by gravlax on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:41:28 PM PDT

  •  Naomi is Goddess (2+ / 0-)
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    For Christ's sake at least she isn't this week's evangelical Jesus AK-47.

    American Pop
    if your name is really is "Tony" is a mind-trip. So fun. Grok on "Crackle" if you neglected to pay your cabal bill.

    Jest sayin'..

    Great soundtrack and free.

    Probably helps that I watched in a theater in the '70s. Evolution of 'mercun music on mushrooms sans the cowboy-hats.

    Purple Haze with animation. Really good. And New Yawk. and Janis.

    I found art and shared tonight. Dip or don't

    Suspend disbelief. It's gonna get confusing as hell soon enough.

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:44:33 PM PDT

  •  Who chooses the leadership of the NRA? (8+ / 0-)

    As far as I can determine, it isn't the membership at large. If they can't, it certainly limits the term, "association." Would the members join a country like that? I mean, they are sinking money into it annually. Shouldn't they have a say?
    If they can vote, what's the problem?

    The Great Awakening Is Afire! Think outside the box or remain mundane.

    by franklyn on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:54:41 PM PDT

  •  800,131 registered users on dKos now. (11+ / 0-)

    Here are the 10 newest registered users on dKos.  Hope to see their comments and diaries here soon!  (If they're not spammers.)

    visionspear5
    orangemouth40
    tenorlamp6
    stew02hose
    chard2faucet
    color71belief
    burmabeet2
    debtorsoup90
    poison1toad
    client2pink


    And since our society is obsessed with numbers that end in a lot of zeros as milestones, here's a special shoutout to users:
    #798,500: instagma411
    #798,600: dragon2kitten
    #798,700: throne5page
    #798,800: tank65jail
    #798,900: fallnapkin70
    #799,000: rayonbranch84
    #799,100: Zamienny (spammer)
    #799,200: cellobeast5
    #799,300: gearlock5
    #799,400: shield76cast
    #799,500: doorlamb48
    #799,600: hot49marble (spammer)
    #799,700: bridgenose30
    #799,800: flat9wound
    #799,900: foot29ramie
    #800,000: fibernancy5
    #800,100: buffer1botany

    We've added a whopping 1,691 more users in the last 24 hours.  This is a continuation going back to May where we've been absolutely flooded with new users.  I'm pretty sure almost all of these new users are spammers or bots.  While the rate had been getting faster, it seems they suddenly started slowing down right when Hurricane Sandy hit.  It slowed down to under 1,000 new users in a 24-hour period, and we were back down to somewhat over 100 new users every 24 hours or so, until about January 30th, when it exploded again.  What are they planning?


    And for your Diary Rescue music pleasure, here's Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart" featuring Ludacris.

  •  Have a great weekend everyone! (10+ / 0-)

    ------"Load up on guns, bring your friends. It's fun to lose and to pretend."------- Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:01:37 PM PDT

  •  oxymoron: eco-responsible capitalism /nt (6+ / 0-)

    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:14:21 PM PDT

    •  still messy, however (6+ / 0-)
      Let me be absolutely clear: plenty of green groups have managed to avoid this mess. Greenpeace, 350.org, Friends of the Earth, Rainforest Action Network, and a host of smaller organizations like Oil Change International and the Climate Reality Project don’t have endowments and don’t invest in the stock market. They also either don’t take corporate donations or place such onerous restrictions on them that extractive industries are easily ruled out. Some of these groups own a few fossil fuel stocks, but only so that they can make trouble at shareholder meetings.

      Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

      by annieli on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:27:01 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I used to believe in global warming. (1+ / 0-)
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    Rich in PA

    I got so concerned about it that I basically stopped being able to enjoy life. It just seemed so awful, and probably unavoidable at this stage, and yet people are not taking it seriously. All the animals that are going to die, and the suffering that humans will endure, just a generation or two from now, is very depressing. The only solution I found after years of this was to stop believing in climate change. It took a while to convince myself of it, but eventually I was able to simply stop believing in Al Gore and all those fraudulent scientists and start enjoying life again.

  •  Rachel Maddow: with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson.. (12+ / 0-)

    ..former Chief of Staff to SoS Colin Powell speaks out on GWB/Cheney lead up to Iraq war and how what we’re hearing from the GOP taday is like a replay

    AT 6:00 minutes into the video Rachel asks Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson whether republicans  recent Syria/Iran war-talk and GWB Library Iraq whitewashing  ( see below) has any effect on today’s debates about Syria and how it compares to the selling of the Iraq war:
     

    “I see us walking down the same road with the same characters singing in the choir, the same people off the same sheet of music with a few changes, trying to get us into a war with Iran.
    The new momentum with respect to Syria is not just because of a brutal civil war there, it’s also because people like Lindsey Graham and John McCain from my party and Bob Menedez from the Democratic party would like to use Syria as a back door to get us into Iran.
    This is another catastrophe brewing and if people don’t wake up and start saying something about it, they’re going to find themselves in another trillion dollar ten year war that’s going to produce the results not unlike those in Iraq today..and let me just say Iraq is a mess today..”
    Colonel Wilkerson then reminds us of Iraq today
    (short commercial – sorry)

    Transcript @ link: http://www.nbcnews.com/...

    Also interactive whitewashing at the new GWB library–  this clip showing an interactive game justifying Iraq war.  Rachel’s crew filmed while playing the "decider" game at the GWB library

    So GWB has an interactive game that admonishes you if you choosee not to invade or as Bush puts it "lead" us into war - It's hysterical.

    Transcript @ link: :  http://www.nbcnews.com/...

  •  2 more examples of why comment threads (1+ / 0-)
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    shesaid

    on the interwebs are not for the faint of heart:

    1) on WaPo article about homophobia in sports, a commenter used the term GRID instead of AIDS while claiming that homosexuality is, paraphrasing here, "a disease rampant lifestyle"

    2) on NPR piece about Natalie Maynes, formerly of the Dixie Chicks, there is a brief "battle" about disrespecting a sitting president and some sort of It's Okay If You Are A Liberal thing I didn't really understand

    le sigh :(

    "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

    by gravlax on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:54:04 PM PDT

  •  I'm sick about the WWF and Nature Conservancy. (3+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead, Eric Nelson, Agathena

    I had no idea :(

    Is Greenpeace still tagged as a "terrorist organization"?

    When they interfered with rare timber being shipped (from the Amazon, maybe?) they were labeled as one.  Seems it was under BushCo, but I'm not sure of that.  Anyway - at one time they were.

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:05:23 PM PDT

  •  The Klein quote does not correspond to the headlin (0+ / 0-)

    The quoted passage simply does not justify the headline. Klein provides no examples or major eco groups with investments in fossil fuels.  She notes major eco groups with investments.  She does not describe any investments in fossil fuel related program activities.  None at all.

    I think the headline should be updated.  Rather than "some big eco groups" you should list the big eco groups in question.  If it happens to be that all big eco groups have investments in fossil fuels then it would be OK to write that, but it some do and some don't then you have to tell us which do and which don't.  

    You don't do that and neither does Klein.  She insinuates that they invest in fossil fuels somehow, but presents absolutely no evidence in support of that claim.  None.  Zero.

    She also asserts "They led the climate movement down various dead ends: carbon trading ... ".  She does not describe any specific action which was part of such leading.  Nor does she explain why "carbon trading" is a dead end.  Maybe I shouldn't consider an extensive quotation with no criticism an endorsment, but I do.  I read this post as your denouncing cap and trade as a dead end.  Do you believe this ?

    Also Klein does not describe any green policies which she supports and the big eco-groups oppose.  Here the logic can only be that the good is the enemy of the best, so supporting it is a distraction and therefore a betrayal.

    In any case, the bottom line is that your post presents no evidence at all that "Some major eco-groups have big investments in fossil fuels" so I think you should change the headline.

    •  Noami Kline says it clearly here: (5+ / 0-)

      with the list in bold

      Well, no. Some of the biggest environmental organisations in the world invest in fossil fuel companies. By a remarkable coincidence, the same environmental organisations are amongst the biggest promoters of REDD as a carbon trading mechanism. The Nature Conservancy. Conservation International. WWF. Environmental Defense Fund. Wildlife Conservation Society. Meanwhile think tanks such as the World Resources Institute, the Woods Hole Research Center and the Union of Concerned Scientists also invest in fossil fuel companies.
      http://www.redd-monitor.org/...
      And it is very clear in the diary above:
      Now it turns out that some green groups are literally part owners of the industry causing the crisis they are purportedly trying to solve.

      The title from the original article in The Nation
      Time for Big Green to Go Fossil Free

      To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:52:05 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Christ almighty! I need some positive thoughts (9+ / 0-)

    tonight. dh's mom called yesterday, yo! I wasn't feeling good and I called my neighbor and she came over and took one look at me and called 911. So they took one look and put four stents in! But it's ok, I'll be home tomorrow!

    If that wasn't mind blowing enough. She lives in Oceanside, we live near Sacramento This afternoon about 4:30 we got a call from the 85 yr old neighbor - did you know your mom had two heart attacks today? Didn't your sister call you? She was on the phone with mom when the first one happened.

    Her durable power of attorney/medical power of attorney who is her "best friend" is in  the hospital because she is bi-polar and occasionally her meds get "unbalanced". So between the "best friend" who is incapicated and the sister - who does not think her sibling needs to know what is going on we are now faced with DH driving to Oceanside tomorrow or the next day. To deal with all this shit. Thankfully, the DH's RWNJ BFF''s wife is a nurse. She says it will be at least 24 and more likely 48 hrs before mom is released. Thank goodness, we have 24 hrs to get sheeite in shape here. There are things I just cannot handle. He will be leaving early Sunday morning unless shit goes to hell overnight. Right now, she is resting comfortably. Pray it stays that way.

    if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

    by mrsgoo on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:08:24 PM PDT

    •  hugs! mrsgoo, and more hugs! (4+ / 0-)

      please be very gentle with yourself! my very best thoughts to you and your mom.

      is'nt it grand when family doesnt tell you stuff?

      more hugs.

      Conservatism is killing this country. Jayden

      by swampyankee on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:30:21 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  And hugs to you! It is just a f'n hot mess. (3+ / 0-)

        I told the DH tonight that I feel like the Mr. Magoo cartoons when we were kids - the guy that pushes the broom at the end. That is us - sweeping up the mess. It is what we have always done. grrrr.... The last to know and the ones to fix the problems. I am so sick of it. And his sister is so much a sociopath - that shit has been going on with her since '96. There is a certain word to describe women that I find disgusting - it is the word to describe her. And I will not apologize for it.

        if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

        by mrsgoo on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:58:23 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  'brain dead harridan!' works nicely for me-except (3+ / 0-)
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          for sara palin.I have used that word and varients there of
          for her.Probably makes me a hypocrite-
               Please though,be very,very gentle with yourself.

          Conservatism is killing this country. Jayden

          by swampyankee on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:17:17 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  LOL!! The DH on the phone - If you did not live (2+ / 0-)
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            50 miles away - I would drive over and wring your neck. He is so f'n pissed. And I cannot blame him. No f'n excuse for not calling him. NONE! My problem is that he just does not understand she is a sociopath. He keeps thinking that each time - she'll act differently! Nope! It is the same behaviour every single time. Maybe there is hope - I heard him tell her - my wife is convinced your are a sociopath - you have done nothing to prove her wrong! She thinks I hate her. No. I am beyond hate - the only way to deal with a sociopath is to NOT let them in your life. Unfortunately, mom is the connection.

            if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

            by mrsgoo on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:34:56 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

  •  Remember these names when they come calling (5+ / 0-)

    for your donations:

    The Nature Conservancy
    Wildlife Conservation Society
    World Wildlife Fund-US

    all are invested in fossil fuels.

    To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:34:12 PM PDT

    •  Here is an article from MMN defending enviromental (5+ / 0-)

      ..groups that work with the petroleum industry and that in doing so they are not "greenwashing" Mother Nature Network on The Nature conservancy

      Is the Nature Conservancy sleeping with the enemy?

      Critics claim the group's work with extractive industries is 'greenwashing.' One of their lead scientists explains why these relationships are a smart conservation measure.
      We can choose to oppose development in a confrontational manner, or to face this challenge proactively. Why does the Conservancy choose the latter approach? By working with regulatory agencies and energy and mining companies, we can better conserve biodiversity by creating plans to mitigate for environmental damage before it happens. Confrontational approaches are rarely effective at achieving positive long term outcomes and often only serve to further entrench opponents and maintain the divide between them.
       How does one "mitigate the damges of fracking, or oil spills?

      That sounds exactly like greenwashing to me.

      and this:

      The conservation community needs to recognize that not everyone wants to set aside the world into a series of protected areas or parks for the sole purpose of wildlife conservation. The importance of economic development for improving human well-being means that society will likely choose to value development over conservation if we continue to present it as an either/or option.

      We can take the easy path and maintain the divide between conservationists and industry — or create a new paradigm and choose to work proactively with industry to balance development needs with environmental conservation. The latter isn’t greenwashing; it’s good conservation.  - emphasis added

      Yeah the easy path - lol - tell that to Bill McKibben et al this is like "third way" bullshit - and it's greenwashing to the letter
      •  Forgot a period & my sentence wa incomplete.. (1+ / 0-)
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        ..hit enter accidentally.

        Should read:

        Yeah the easy path - lol - tell that to Bill McKibben et al. if anything has been an "easy" road.

        This article is like "third way" bullshit - and it's greenwashing to the letter

  •  & our universities endorse global warming denial! (4+ / 0-)

    by keeping RW radio alive.

    it's all screwed up.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:50:36 PM PDT

  •  I figured out that WWF was just not that (3+ / 0-)
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    interested in doing much for the animals when I got on their mailing list.  Kept getting all these catalogs to buy gifts and chatchkies  -- everything from stuffed animals, to figurines, to exotic looking clothing and books and toys for the kids and jewelry.   I couldn't understand why they had this whole mail order business for hummingbird figurines and bath towels printed with wolves and what not.  Most of the items were made in China and elsewhere, probably not fairtrademarked.   Were they in the business of saving animals, or cluttering up people's homes?  
        The few books they offered weren't really related to saving animals, either.    
         I kind of figured out that it was the Animals version of the American Red Cross -- a ladies who lunch hobby corporation that exists for the edification of a certain class of people that don't want to do real work, but want the titles and salaries that go with important jobs.  
          The only votes that count are your dollars -- be careful how you spend them, and watch how your charities spend theirs.  

  •  Unfortunately... (2+ / 0-)
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    catilinus, Lady Libertine

    Disaster Capitalism seems to remain alive and well in Corporate - Environmental - Progressive America!

    Ouch.  Did I just say that?  Do I believe it's true?

    Bradley Manning and Julian Assange are being persecuted for telling the truth. Paul Craig Roberts

    by dharmasyd on Sat May 04, 2013 at 12:39:22 AM PDT

  •  Give me attention! (My wife says that a lot.) (1+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson

    I just posted a diary:

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    My diary has a lot about oil in it.

    But I point out
    that a shortage of oil
    will mean a shortage of food.

    A shortage of food
    is famine.

    Famine kills humans.

    We need voluntary contraception,
    and rationing and big changes
    in the use of fossil fuels,
    until we do enough voluntary contraception...

    Come read about it,
    and give me a little
    rec
    tip
    comment...

    Give me attention!

    Bringing a child into the world at this point in history is a crime, the crime of child endangerment.

    by bigjacbigjacbigjac on Sat May 04, 2013 at 01:15:04 AM PDT

  •  Naomi Klein's piece reminds me of the Simpsons... (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    ...episode where Linda McCartney tells Lisa that the McCartneys started their own vegetarian food company because "We weren't satisfied with the other vegetarian meals on the market.  You'd be surprised how often you find a big hunk of pork in them."

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Sat May 04, 2013 at 03:39:14 AM PDT

  •  many environmentalists have huge carbon footprints (4+ / 0-)
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    hypocrisy thy name is legion

    Macca's Meatless Monday

    by VL Baker on Sat May 04, 2013 at 03:59:19 AM PDT

  •  I could care less what rich org had stocks in what (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    rich oil company, or which carbon guzzling radical enviro group doesn't. I've yet to see one, not one that walks the walk.

    And what those big groups do to indigenous peoples by partnering with onerous governments sickens me a lot more than them investing in the market.

    So easy to have an enemy, much harder to stop burning.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Sat May 04, 2013 at 05:22:38 AM PDT

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