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Desmond Tutu Calls Oilsands "filth", Urges Cooperation On Environment

Source: The Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has called Alberta's oilsands "filth" created by greed, and has urged all sides to work together to protect the environment and aboriginal rights.
"The fact that this filth is being created now, when the link between carbon emissions and global warming is so obvious, reflects negligence and greed," Tutu told more than 200 rapt attendees at a conference on oilsands development and treaty rights in Fort McMurray on Saturday.
"The oilsands are emblematic of an era of high carbon and high-risk fuels that must end if we are committed to a safer climate."
"Oilsands development not only devastates our shared climate, it is also stripping away the rights of First Nations and affected communities to protect their children, land and water from being poisoned."

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/desmond-tutu-calls-oilsands-filth-urges-cooperation-on-environment-261378781.html



The Athabasca, or Alberta, Tar Oilsands, as they were once known, are a source of immense wealth and immense environmental damage, the opposing forces of wealth are huge, but building a straw to suck up this filth and distribute it throughout the world will make climate disruption inevitable.

Yellow Politicians, Yellow Media and Yellow Cake

If the last few weeks have taught me anything it is that made in Niger for Iraq Yellow cake still exists.

The lying military officials who one day say there is no evidence of a military pullback from Russia and then pause for a week and then say, yes, a pullback is almost complete.....

The yellow politicians who refuse to point out how Republicans are screaming from inside glass houses on the VA problems created by their own yellow cake Iraq war crimes and lies....

The yellow media that comforts and covers for them, the same GOP who have repeatedly blocked Democratic efforts for more funds and facilities for vets....in the Congressional record, just this very same year, entranced they are by headhunting expeditions, little discussion of boring solutions and unwilling to do the research required to consider cause and effect.

America is a country enslaved by misinformation and democratic institutions under attack and the media guardians of democracy are fiddling while the institutions crumble......

America is once again being served up slices of rancid Yellow Cake, and it is gobbling it up again.

Good thing I got me this keyboard.

CNN: U.S. Officials Confirm Lying About Russian Troop Movements and Buildup

Even as CNN today, May 29, reports U.S officials have confirmed that less than 10,000 Russian troops, almost all infantry, remain near the Ukraine border I had to ask myself something because sometimes some things just jump up and smack you in the head with one big HUH?

When Putin announced that he would respect the outcome of the unrepresentative national election for President and WAS pulling back the troops, so he said, the little Bolshevik liar, was it not the same said U.S. officials who said there was no evidence of such a pullback? And who can ever believe a Bolshevik to ever tell the truth, right?

So, right up to today, several days after the election is over, now they say there actually was a pullback? You do not pull back tens of thousands of troops through the vastness of Russia in an eye blink.

And speaking of eyes, America has eyes in the sky over Russian territory that can read the brand of vodka
Putin is drinking today, so they could not have missed 30,000 troops now back at base or on the way.

Only conclusion is that once again we are all being lied to all the time, no doubt at all when it comes to military matters mixed with political matters....the question is, what is the point?

If the military released daily satellite pictures taken at one hour intervals and posted then on the net, what difference would it have made? What horror would have befallen the world worse than a local civil war if people were given the truth instead of fed lies? Is possessing some imagined God like power so enticing that everything has to be a lie so that a few pathological power mongers can get their fix and confirm God chose them to rule this way?

Just asking.

Guns are the mortal enemies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and if that is not

true then this man is a fraud and a charlatan:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/27/1302268/-Shooting-victim-s-father-Why-wasn-t-something-done-It-s-outrageous-VIDEO?showAll=yes

Now that is righteous anger. Be afraid, gun lovers, be very afraid, that anger and that righteousness is coming for you.

Vets Dying While Politicians and the Media Plying For Scapegoat

Every political news show and the Sunday morning shows make me want to vomit.

The ever so sincere and massive effort underway to BLAME someone as fast as possible rather than pass the VA Benefits Expansion Act filibustered by Republicans and Mitch McConnell, in person, on February 26, 2014 because.......Bengazhi!.......correction, Iran!,.....is criminal negligence.

The carefully crafted and widely supported legislation is sitting in every Senators file drawer.

Harry Reid has got to reintroduce the legislation, like yesterday. A political grand slam is at his fingertips.

Double dare to Republicans and candidate McConnell of the heated Kentucky Senate race to block it again.

Flashback: When Mitch McConnell Killed VA Benefit Expansion Bill, S. 1982, on February 26, 2014

(02/26/2014)

WASHINGTON -- Two top veterans groups have come out against a Senate GOP effort to insert an Iran sanctions amendment into an unrelated veterans bill, putting the party at odds with a constituency that leans Republican.

"Iran is a serious issue that Congress needs to address, but it cannot be tied to S. 1982, which is extremely important as our nation prepares to welcome millions of U.S. military servicemen and women home from war," said American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger in a Wednesday statement, referring to the veterans benefits measure introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). "We can deal with Iran -- or any other issue unrelated specifically to veterans -- with separate legislation."

Though officially nonpartisan, the American Legion is known for having more-conservative, older members. NPR reported that legion members hearing from Mitt Romney in 2012 were "not an Obama-friendly crowd."

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America offered a similar sentiment against linking Iran sanctions on Tuesday.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/veterans-iran-sanctions_n_4861468.html


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Bill defeated by 56 For, 41 Against, the Republicans filibustered and refused to open debate, this is the horrible horrible unmentionable truth and it is 100% at the feet of McConnell.

Asshat Mitch pandering to the teapot primary crowd was the one that killed the vets, that is the horrible truth the media will not let you hear.

"However, the same Senate Republicans who are now claiming to be a friend to our veterans, shamefully blocked a bill in February that would have expanded and improved care for vets. The bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders contained provisions that would have restored the COLA for vets, and protected them from losing their benefits in the event of another government shutdown. It also would have authorized the construction of 27 new clinics and medical facilities, and it would have provided tuition assistance to post-9/11 vets. The bill failed by a 56-41 vote as only two Republicans joined with Democrats in supporting it."

"Those 27 new clinics and facilities that Republicans blocked would certainly come in handy now...."



http://www.politicususa.com/2014/05/24/republicans-care-vets-blocked-bill-expanding-veterans-benefits.html


U.S. Senate Republicans block veterans' health bill on budget worry
BY RICHARD COWAN
WASHINGTON Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:50pm EST


(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation on Thursday that would have expanded federal healthcare and education programs for veterans, saying the $24 billion bill would bust the budget.

Even though the legislation cleared a procedural vote on Tuesday by a 99-0 vote, the measure quickly got bogged down in partisan fighting.

Supporters said the measure would have brought the most significant changes in decades to U.S. veterans' programs. For example, it called for 27 new medical facilities to help a healthcare system that is strained by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

With Democrats pressing for passage this week, Senate Republicans, backed by their leader, Mitch McConnell, attempted to attach controversial legislation calling for possible new sanctions on Iran that President Barack Obama opposes.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/us-usa-veterans-congress-idUSBREA1Q26O20140227

RW Hypocrites Attack Obama For NOT Acting Just Like A Dictator

Some right wing shill published this laughable in Karl Rove's online rag arguing for Obama to use an Executive Order to "fix" the problems with the VA waiting list length.....they get away with it because they see the national media are refusing to report on Republicans blocking a medical aid bill just 3 months ago. The hypocrisy is just too damn obvious to say out loud, and it is of course not mentioned in this article either.

There is some mighty, mighty media propaganda going on in freedom loving free speech inspired America these days, the corporations have pulled out all the stops to prevent popular progressive ideas from taking off with the usual dose of half truths, silence and deflection, a trick they perfected in the propaganda run up to the Iraq war.

I see also how these amateurish writers and opinion-ators need to mention the Obamacare website problems as some kind of helpful insight into the current issue.

Dullards and paid charlatans, all of them.
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"President Barack Obama wants to talk about flexing his administrative and executive power to do more. Instead, he got stuck talking about a clear administrative and executive failure that, at least so far, he hasn’t done much about.

And this one’s no contained, bureaucratic flub. The problems at the Veterans Affairs Department have engulfed an entire Cabinet department and may have left hundreds of thousands of veterans waiting for care, and as many as 40 of them dead.

The latest stumbles have been a fresh reminder of the story line the White House has been trying to recover from since the fall, when the Obamacare website flopped, the key poll numbers about the president’s competence collapsed so deeply that they’re still far from recovering, and Democrats went into an apocalyptic panic about the midterms."

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/barack-obama-veterans-affairs-scandal-inaction-107029.html


Ukrainian "Chocolate King" Oligarch Next President? "Gas Princess" distant second.

Ukraine's For The Rich And Corrupt Only Presidential "election".


* PETRO POROSHENKO (48)

Poroshenko, a confectionery tycoon, is the front runner in the race, with some opinion surveys indicating he may even win outright in the first round.

He was the only Ukrainian oligarch to move swiftly to support the popular uprising against Yanukovich which began in central Kiev in late November, devoting his '5th Channel' TV station to coverage of the protests.

A seasoned politician who served as foreign minister and economy minister in previous administrations, he owns a chain of confectionery shops that have put the billionaire on Ukraine's top 10 rich list, earning him the nick-name "Chocolate King".

Poroshenko, whose chocolate manufacturer Roshen is one of the world's top 20 confectionery firms, backs Ukraine's integration with the West and his firm has been targeted by Russia.

* YULIA TYMOSHENKO (53)

Wearing a peasant-style hair braid that became her trademark and with strong organizational powers, Tymoshenko, a fiery public speaker, became a force in Ukrainian politics. But she was dogged by involvement in gas deals in the 1990s from which she made a fortune and which gave her the nickname of "gas princess". Seen by many as divisive and too sharp of tongue, she can inspire loathing as well as loyalty among Ukrainians.

Tymoshenko was convicted and jailed for 2-1/2 years under Yanukovich for abuse of office, walking free only in February when her nemesis fled to Russia. But with the dynamics of the political establishment drastically changed by the Maidan revolution, she has failed to re-kindle her old strong support.

Surveys put her in a distant second place.




http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-ukraine-crisis-election-candidates-idUSBREA4J0BL20140520

Evening Broadcast News Shows Completely Ignored GOP's Blocking Veterans Health Bills

Why am I not surprised? Why only John Stewart had any coverage of this Great Hypocrisy to a large audience?
The incredible deflection of the MSM is shining proof of their complicity with the GOP and with lies, better to deflect than to expose the treason of Tea Party, formerly known as Republican.

"Broadcast Evening News Shows Completely Ignored GOP's Blocking Veterans Health Legislation. Based on a LexisNexis search television transcripts from February 26 to 28, the veterans health bill was not covered by ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, or CBS Evening News. [5/23/14, via LexisNexis]"

"New York Times And Wall Street Journal Did Not Cover Senate Republicans' Successful Attempt To Kill Veterans Bill. Based on a LexisNexis search of news articles from February 26 to 28, neither the New York Times nor the Wall Street Journal reported on Senate Republicans' obstruction of the legislation that would have allowed the VA to open 27 new health facilities. [5/23/14, via LexisNexis]".

http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/05/23/flashback-mainstream-media-largely-ignored-gops/199451

Fox News Demo Ratings Lowest In 13 Years - TV Newser


Fox News averaged 174,000 A25-54 viewers in total day for the week of May 12, the lowest-rated week in the total day demo since the holiday week of December 24, 2012. Before that, the network’s lowest week in the total day demo was the week of September 3, 2001, before Fox News took over as the top-rated cable news network.

MSNBC also struggled last week, tying for its fifth-lowest week ever in the total day demo. In fact, three cable news networks were down double digits for the week compared to their respective year-to-date averages: Fox News is down -14% in total viewers and -19% in the demo, MSNBC is down -15% and -19%, and CNN is down -20% and -21%.

Despite the low, Fox News still led its competitors for the week: in total day, MSNBC was second with 105,000 A25-54 viewers and CNN was third with 97,000 A25-54 viewers. Fox News also led the way in total viewers, as we noted in yesterday’s Cable Network Ranker post, averaging 909,000 viewers to MSNBC’s 372,000 and CNN’s 313,000.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/category/ratings

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The decline of Fox News can be measured by ratings and it seems that maybe the decline of partisan and stupid cable propaganda disguised as news has had its day; all of them need to do a little navel glazing and become journalists and news people again, there is a larger niche market for that, idiots.
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