News Anal. for Mon. 3/13/17

Scott Pruitt Isn’t Paid to Think, He’s Paid to Remove Environmental Restrictions on the Fossil Fuel Industry

The new anti-science, pro fossil fuel head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, went on fellow climate change denier Joe Kernen’s Squawk Box on CNBC and said he didn’t believe CO2 emissions were warming the planet.

Climate Change Denier Joe Kernen, verbatim:

Do you believe that CO2 is primary control knob for climate? Do you believe that?

Scott Pruitt replies:

I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see

Climate Change Denier Joe Kernen, whose nickname is “The Kahuna”, again verbatim:

It’s it’s it’s it’s ey, I agree uddit when I hear the science is settled it’s like I never heard dit science actually gotten, to a point where what’s a that’s the point of science you keep asking questions, you keep asking questions. But I don’t want to be called a denier. So gah, ya know. Scares me. It’s it’s a terrible thing to be called. Anyway Administrive Pruitt I know you don’t want to be called that either. Um.

Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma AG sued the EPA 14 times, was educated at Georgetown, so he’s obviously intelligent enough to understand the science behind climate change. He’s just being paid by the fossil fuel industry to act like the fucking idiot in the above quote.

Fossil fuel companies gave Pruitt “draft letters to send to federal regulators in an attempt to block federal regulations intended to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas wells, ozone air pollution, and chemicals used in fracking.” Pruitt and fossil fuel executives “held secret meetings to discuss more comprehensive ways to combat the Obama administration’s environmental agenda, and the companies and organizations they funded repeatedly praised Mr. Pruitt and his staff for the assistance he provided in their campaign.”

image from Democratic Underground

 

In case you can read and you still don’t believe in manmade climate change, here are some quotes on the subject, all from the same source. Can you guess the source? A liberal Hollywood celebrity giving an Oscar speech? Some libtarded treehugger group like Greenpeace?

“Scientists have high confidence that global temperatures will continue to rise for decades to come, largely due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities.”

“The magnitude of climate change beyond the next few decades depends primarily on the amount of heat-trapping gases emitted globally”

“The Arctic Ocean is expected to become essentially ice free in summer before mid-century”

These quotes aren’t from some fringe hippie environmental group sent from their commune in smoke signals.

These quotes are from fucking NASA.

FUCKING NASA

They look like this:

NASA, a bunch of really smart military people who aren’t hippies at all

Not like this:

Not NASA, didn’t say above quotes

Climate Change is no longer a controversial topic and hasn’t been for quite some time for people who live in a reality not funded by fossil fuel money.

Wikileaks Reveals the CIA Hacks into Phones, Smart TVs, and Computers

From Democracy Now!

The thousands of documents, dubbed “Vault 7,” describe CIA programs and tools that are capable of hacking into both Apple and Android cellphones….. the spy agency can hack into a Samsung smart television and turn it into a surveillance device that records audio conversations, even when it appears to be off. Other documents describe ways to hack into Skype, Wi-Fi networks, PDFs and commercial antivirus programs. The leak also shows the CIA has reportedly looked for ways to hack into cars and trucks, which WikiLeaks said “would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.”

This isn’t really shocking. Anyone whose been following this kind of thing knows its been going on for a long time. The CIA gave a statement telling us how bad Wikileaks is and via AppleInsider “Citing legal prohibitions, the agency also reiterates that it is prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance in the U.S.”

Just a reminder that all these various spying and hacking tools are currently available to Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, the boss of the Director of National Intelligence, who is the boss of the CIA.

Openly Racist Iowa Congressman Steve King (Do I even need to put the “R” here?) is Openly Racist

He tweeted this

I already explained that climate change exists so I’m not going to waste more time explaining to ignorant people why this is racist.

Obviously this prick has to be removed from public office.

Kim Weaver, who hosted Bernie Sanders events in Iowa, wants to kick his ass in 2018. We need to support people like this all over the country to take out every one of these ignorant bigots, anti-science oil whores, and pro-rich looters. Is there someone in your neck of the woods who should be taken out of office? Who would you support? What about YOU running?

We can win, I promise you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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