Which One is POTUS?

Which One Is Our President—

  1. John McCain announces his strategy for Afghanistan,
  2. Al Gore leads a fight to save the planet from ruination.
  3. Bernie Sanders offers details for a single-payer healthcare plan,
  4. Trump golfs and warns war to distract from an investigation.

WHY?!!

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The Quote of the Month Award Goes To…


Though the  month of June has just started

Tis my view ~ a belief wholehearted

Why wait? Award it now

Mike Pence, please take a bow

Then call Uber- the clue train has departed  


 “But for some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world.”

 ~ Mike Pence, Vice President of the U.S. of A.

And the world collectively sighed

Shook off the dismay and surmised

The whole GOP

Is unaware, but happy

Regardless, they’re uniformly despised

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Jack of all Asses 

When one wears orange colored glasses

A skewed view of the world persists

Global warming, or greenhouse gasses

Can’t be seen, so how can they exist?

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With the Climate Accord he bypasses

Inconvenient Truths without conscience are dismissed

Trump wont preserve Earth for the masses

America’s imaginary diplomatist

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Fossil fuel – where money is amassed

By villainous con men, earth’s rapists

A Rosneft Exon/Mobile morass

Is Russia first? No – In Trump we resist

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Donald Trump is a Big Fat 🤥 Liar  

Donald Trump’s stated reasons for exiting the Paris agreement are as transparent as his skin and as absurd as it’s brassy color. The Paris agreement was negotiated to United States specifications. It is not a trade deal, but an attempt to slow the damage humans inflict on the planet. Coal is not mentioned in the agreement. Renewable energy creates jobs; potentially the biggest growth in future job markets will be in renewable energy technologies. California has seen 40% higher economic growth than the rest of the country, due in large part to their efforts to lower the state’s carbon footprint. 

Trump isn’t as powerful as he would like to think. California, New York, and Washington, three states that account for a fifth of the U.S. economy, have come together to form an alliance to tackle the climate crisis, exceeding standards set by the Paris agreement. In fact 30 of our 50 United States have adopted mandates for utilities to increase their use of renewable energy. Trump can not change that by this withdrawal from the Paris accord.

Trump’s goals as president are selfish ones. His desire is not only to transfer the country’s coffers to himself and to create a bigger wealth gap between the rich and the working classes, but his biggest obsession is in undoing the Obama legacy. 

From healthcare, to childhood obesity, to the Paris agreement, Trump’s hatred for President Obama has eclipsed all pretense of “Making America Great Again.” What purpose is served in ending nutritional standards for school lunch programs other than to destroy another positive change the Obamas made during their time in Washington?

Many of us have wondered what it would take for Trump’s supportes to walk away from him, if not his braggadocio regarding sexual assault, or his refusal to denounce increasingly brazen white supremacist groups, or his determination to take healthcare away from the very people who, along with Russia, elected him. This might be the last straw. 

Trump’s break from Paris is where the line is drawn for Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, and Roger Iger, chief executive of Disney, both resigned from Trump’s advisory council after his dear John speech to Paris. Chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, tweeted that Trump’s decision “is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world.”

Breaking from Paris may prove to be one of Trump’s fatal mistakes, the first of which was the firing of former FBI director James Comey. That decision had the opposite effect on the Russia investigation than intended. This Paris mistake has created new enemies for Trump, and enemies are a risky commodity for a person with secrets.

Since Trump’s attempt to sabotage the planet, it appears more leaks have sprung regarding his collusion with Russia. He may have unintentionally and indirectly provided investigators with the last nail they’ll need to seal his political coffin.  

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Good Week for The Man, Bad Week for Planet Earth. 

Environmentally, so much has happened this week… I don’t know where to start. 

We all know by now, Donald Trump has a vested interest in the oil industry. He has his reasons for giving the go ahead to pipeline companies like Trans Canada and Energy Transfer, and despite what he says, the 100 or so full time jobs  these pipelines will create are not in the equation.


With regards to Energy Transfer Partners, the company that owns the Dakota Pipeline, Trump is said to have between $500,000 and $1 million invested, and he has another $500,000 to $1 million holding in Phillips 66, which means he would have a 25 percent stake in that completed pipeline. 

His relationship with former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who he appointed to the position of Secretary of State, is built on a slippery foundation of fossil fuel and an oil deal between Exxon Mobile and Russia’s oil company Rosneft. It’s a tangled web that might be confirmed if Trump released his taxes—don’t hold your breath on that.

Donald Trump’s new budget will cut funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, and as such, the department that enforces regulations that protect the environment will be left without the resources to police corporations like Trans Canada and Energy Transfer Partners…how convenient.

**This week: 

**U.S. District Judge James Boasberg decided any information regarding pipeline spill risks could be kept from the public. Boasberg said in his ruling: “The asserted interest in limiting intentionally inflicted harm outweighs the tribes’ generalized interests in public disclosure and scrutiny.” So, he claims to have made this decision to prevent vandalism by peaceful protesters. Hmm.

Anyone who believes Energy Transfer Partners, or Trans Canada, will responsibly put public and environmental interests ahead of their own financial gain is naïve. 
Pipeline spills in North Dakota alone happen at an average of four spills per year, since 1996, at an average cost of more than $40 million in property damage. Damage to the environment however may not be reparable.

*Also this week:

*Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed a new man to lead the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. You’ll never guess…The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners—of Dakota Access Pipeline fame, Billionaire Kelcy Warren himself is the new man for the job.


Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s stated mission:

Manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and ensure present and future generations have access to hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities. 

He’ll be glad to get right on that I’m sure. A long career in the fossil fuel business is as good experience as any for that job, wouldn’t you say?

~Meanwhile:

~Energy Transfer Partners  — has spilled drilling fluid into two pristine Ohio wetlands this month, according to information reported to the Ohio EPA.

All this damage to the environment is happening, not to increase domestic supply of oil, but to transport oil from Canada to Mexico for the monetary gain of a handful of billionaires who all seem to have recently been put in positions where they can ensure the public has no recourse to their actions. 

~~If all that wasn’t enough damage for one week:

~~Consider Trump’s latest executive order which allows Arctic and Atlantic drilling. Trump proved he can sign his name while speaking, saying: “Our Country is blessed with incredible natural resources, including abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves, but the federal government has kept 94% of these offshore area is closed for exploration and production.” That’s a lot of potential income for Trump and his cronies. 

This has been a good week for The Man, but a bad week for Planet Earth. It makes me wonder what these billionaires will do when they’ve siphoned this planet dry…could there be oil on Mars, and how would that type of pipeline work?

Trump: “I Haven’t Had One Call”

Trump hasn’t heard anything. Thousands of predominately Native American protesters, joined by thousands of veterans, environmental groups, including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity—all vocal in their opposition, but Trump hasn’t had one call.
Nearly 700 people have been arrested since protests first began last year, but Trump doesn’t think this is controversial.

Who owns the Dakota Access Pipeline ? 

Ownership belongs to: Dakota Access, LLC, a fully owned subsidiary of Bakken Holdings Company, LLC which is a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (60%) and Sunoco Logistic Partners LP (40%), owns 75% of the pipeline, while Phillips 66 owns a 25% stake. Trump has stakes in both Phillips 66, and Energy Transfer Partners. Maybe that is why he doesn’t hear the protests.


Who owns the land?

“The Black Hills of Dakota are sacred to the Sioux Indians. In the 1868 treaty, signed at Fort Laramie and other military posts in Sioux country, the United States recognized the Black Hills as part of the Great Sioux Reservation, set aside for exclusive use by the Sioux people. In 1874”

Trump says there will be “Thousands of jobs”…actually it’s only about seventy full time jobs, in exchange for the drinking water of thousands of people.

“The granting of an easement, without any environmental review or tribal consultation, is not the end of this fight — it is the new beginning. Expect mass resistance far beyond what Trump has seen so far,” the Indigenous Environmental Network said in a statement.

Trump hasn’t had one call. Is the ringer off?

The pipeline would desecrate ancestral lands, threaten the water supply, and unfairly burden the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. But what matters to Trump is that he “Make America Great Again”.

Trump’s idea of a “great again” America is an America he can fit in his pocket. 

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February 8, 2017

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