A friend recently mused, “Which will come first, Civil War II or World War III.”
I expect both.
The divisiveness in this country now being nurtured by the president, the demagogues surrounding the president, the congress, and the press will increase. This will continue to be fed by social media.
Skirmishes between extreme right activists and those opposing them will expand.
Ultimately, the government in this country following the example of Russia, China, and countries in the Middle East and Africa, will seize control of the internet and suppress protests and access to information.
More people will understand the gulf between rich and poor, the inequalities of wealth and income not only in developed countries but also between developed countries and other countries. This will lead to increased unrest, protests, and riots.
Extreme right movements, aided by individuals and nations who meddle in elections, will take greater roles in European governments.
Law and order—the rule of law—in this country and throughout the world will gradually be replaced by demonstrations, counter-demonstrations, and riots.
Hitler’s rallies at Nuremberg will be eclipsed by those of the American president.
There will be greater global competition for resources, primarily food and energy.
There will be more migration not only between countries but also within countries as people flee crime, riots, and violence in urban areas.
This will further strain resources of developed countries, leading to more conflict and migration.
There will be more severe climate events that will lead to more migration and further strain on resources. Climate change will facilitate the release of new diseases. Old diseases will find new vectors, and disease will be spread worldwide.
There will be millions of deaths from starvation and millions from murder as people and nations try to defend their property and resources.
There will be more radical religious groups fighting guerilla-style wars.
There will be more armed reactions to these wars by developed countries using high-technology weapons,
Developed nations will expand their current “wars-by-surrogate” (e.g., Syria) leading to more incidents and low-level clashes between forces of the developed countries.
Eventually, we (humanity) will be engaged in World War III. It will not consist of alliances of developed nations facing one another across trenches or in cyberspace. It will consist of civil wars in multiple nations, religious wars especially in and among countries with largely religious populations, skirmishes between citizen militias and regular military, multiple proxy wars between and among developed countries, and worldwide breakdown of civilization. It will truly be a world war.
If you've not read, “Holy Fire,” which describes a different dystopia, please check the home page and order a copy. I don’t pretend it’s a modern “On the Beach,” but it has its moments. And, it’s cheap on Kindle.
Solar eclipse glasses are widely available at big-box stores. Civilization eclipse rose-colored glasses are also widely available and apparently widely used.
Robots. Recordings that cannot be interrupted. “Artificial Intelligences” that mimic people. Offers for credit cards, discount vacations, warnings that a vehicle’s warranty is about to expire, offers to fix credit, offers to obliviate student loans.
At least a dozen times each week these frauds and others call.
They pretend to represent the US Government, your credit card company, your bank, a vacation destination you visited, and more. They will try to sell you services not just for immediate profit, but to convince you to release personal information they can then use to destroy your credit and your life.
More than frauds they are thieves. They steal the cellular minutes you pay for. They will steal your identity if you’re not careful.
They are using cheap internet access from India and elsewhere. They have found a way to make your cell phone report to you that the call is coming from a US area code, even a specific US city. The phone numbers displayed in your caller ID may not be a real phone number. Worse, it could be a number they have hijacked. It could be the phone number of an innocent.
If you answer a call, your cellular carrier sends a signal to these thieves which they use to trigger their computers to start a recording, a robot, or, less and less often, a live person.
They call in defiance of the National Do Not Call List… after all, what leverage does the Federal Trade Commission have with India, and what would they do anyway? Any attempt to stop this egregious theft would be branded by the trumpsters as “restrictive regulations unfriendly to business.”
More recently, these thieves have apparently found a way not to be recorded in the “recents” list on my iPhone, making it difficult to report the number to the Federal Trade
Commission. There is no doubt in my mind that this is done in collusion with internet service providers, cell phone carriers, the manufacturers of cell phones, or all three. In my mind, the most likely culprit are cell phone carriers.
After all, they are in business to sell minutes. They don’t care who they sell minutes to, and they’re delighted when someone in India uses the internet to hack into the US cellular system and force you to use minutes to deal with these calls.
Here are some examples of the frauds. How many do you find familiar?
“Press 1 to talk to someone; press 5 to be removed from our call list.” Translation: if you press 5, you have confirmed that your phone number is valid and that there is a person on your end. That will put you on a list to be sold to multiple sources and guarantee you more calls. Don’t press buttons; hang up.
“Sorry, I was having trouble with my headset.” Translation: a recorded voice says that in order to make you think you are talking to a real person. Hang up.
“United States Department of Education Rule 4567.” Translation: someone wants you to think you are being contacted by a US government agency. Hang up.
“This is [someone] from Credit Card Services. There’s nothing wrong with your credit card…” Translation: I want to sell you a new credit card that you think will save you money or allow you to go deeper in debt. Hang up.
“This is [someone] from Vehicle Warranty Department. You didn’t reply to our letter [which they never sent] and your vehicle’s warranty is about to expire.” Translation: I want to sell you an expensive and probably unnecessary extension on your vehicle warranty even though I don’t know what you are driving or what are the terms of the warranty. Hang up.
“You stayed in one of our resorts recently and have earned credits that…” Translation: I want your credit card number so I can charge a reservation that you think you’re getting at a bargain, but it’s not. Hang up.
“Is Jill (or some other name) there?” Translation: I know there’s no one by that name at your number. (If you answer, “Sorry, no one here by that name,” the next thing you will hear is, “Maybe you can help me.”) It’s a scam. Hang up.
How do you protect yourself from this theft (and worse, the frauds they perpetrate)?
Don’t answer calls from numbers you don’t recognize. Your cellular plan almost certainly has a “voice mailbox ” function. So far, robots aren’t leaving voice mail messages. Maybe they find that ineffective. Be sure, however, that if they do start, it will be in collusion with the cellular services.
Whatever you do, don’t press any numbers and don’t accept an “opportunity” to talk to a “real person.” The odds are that the real person is an artificial intelligence, a computerized robot.
Don’t listen past the first few words. Hang up.
Notify the FTC and complain to your cellular carrier.
This link will take you to the “complaint page” at the Federal Trade Commission:
To sign up for the national do not call list, start here:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
This apothegm is credited to US President Abraham Lincoln. An older version appears in Proverbs 17:28. The King James Version reads, “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”
We know, or should know, that Trump is not a “man of the Book.” His façade as a religious person had broken. It lies in the detritus of his past. We should not expect him to know, much less understand, anything from the Bible.
Trump’s arrogance includes noting of the press that he is president and they are not. It sets the example for other politicians. For example, Christy of New Jersey, spotted on a beach closed to the public because of the state’s budget crisis (let us hope he wasn’t wearing a Speedo) suggested that if people wanted to visit a beach, they run for governor.
Trump’s putative hatred of Muslims, refugees, immigrants, and others who are not “white, straight, Christian, and Republican” was well expressed in his campaign speeches. His subsequent “tweets” set the example for others who are insecure in their own heritage and who, therefore, hate those unlike themselves. It encourages hatred and violence.
Trump—the default president of the US because our forefathers had to travel by horse and coach in order to certify votes and therefore created an electoral college—is in simple terms, a fool. He speaks out too often and in ways that create divisiveness in this country and bring shame upon this country throughout the world. He speaks in ways that weaken the position and standing of the US in the world.
Soon, Trump will visit the president of Russia. Putin is a KGB thug, a criminal leading a kleptocracy. Trump likely wants to have that kind of power and it is not unlikely that his vision for the United States is a similar form of government—a government by thieves.
We have lost our way. Trump is destroying the USA. On the other hand, impeaching him is not the best option. Pence, a fundamentalist preacher, would simply be another, different frightening and destructive force.
In the words of the Wiffenpoof Song: “We are poor little lambs who have lost our way.” While those words are familiar, how many of us know the penultimate line: “God have mercy on such as we.” Can we find the right direction when our putative leaders are fools and idiots?
(For the record, I am an atheist and do not need a creator god to explain the universe or life as we know it. On the other hand, I am not averse to quoting those portions of the Jewish Bible that make sense, nor appealing to the noosphere which includes the god of that bible.)
Will Trump’s legacy be a culture of conflict and a nation in ruins?
There are rumblings from the Middle East that the recent isolation of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Yemen, and the Maldives was not, as Tillerson said, merely the result of longstanding differences, but the direct result of Trump’s recent challenge, issued in Saudi Arabia, for the Muslim world to come down hard on terrorism. (This despite Trump’s message of friendship to the Emir of Qatar.) There is speculation that the current crisis was created by Trump.
It is frightening to think that one narcissistic individual can wield this kind of power. It is more frightening than a psychopath having access to the US nuclear launch codes.
A Louisiana representative to the US House is reported to have called for a war against the “Islamic horror” and is quoted as having said, “[the] free world… all of Christendom… is at war” with “radicalized Islamic suspect[s]” and “Kill them all.”
Could Trump’s polemics against Muslims, not just recently but consistently over the past years, have created a culture in which Clay Higgins, that Republican representative, felt not only motivated but comfortable in speaking that way?
It is frightening to think that Trump’s constant appeals to his base, and their base nature, could have created that culture.
Could Trump’s embracing President Duerte of the Philippines, a man responsible for more than 7,000 extrajudicial murders in that country, create an environment in which alt-right vigilantes felt empowered to follow that example and murder not only suspected or accused drug users, but also those who disagree with their (his) views?
It is frightening to think that Trump’s rhetoric and actions point so strongly in that direction.
Could Trump’s failure to contradict his Attorney General’s new “war on drugs” lead to even more Blacks being incarcerated for minor crimes? Already, over 40% of the American prison population is black, yet Blacks make up only about 13% of the population. (Can you not see what’s wrong with that?)
It is frightening to think that Trump’s failure to step in, a “sin of omission,” shows he accepts and endorses this situation.
Could the blatant conflicts of interest between Trump the occupant of the White House and Trump the businessman lead to similar crimes by others? After all, if the Criminal-in-Chief can do it, why shouldn’t I be able to?
It’s frightening to think that Trump is creating a culture that endorses criminality, that divides us by skin color and ethnicity, that further pounds the middle class into oblivion, that throws away the heritage of “liberty and justice for all.”
In “Holy Fire” (see the home page of this web site), I portrayed one way in which the world might end should right-wing radicals gain political power. I’m sorry to say that I was naïve. They are worse than I could have imagined. (Still, it’s a good story. Please check it out.)
Last night, while we slept, four Arab and largely Muslim countries cut diplomatic ties and land, air, and sea routes into Qatar, accusing Qatar of supporting regional terrorist groups including DAESH/ISIS, al-Qaida, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas, among others.
What first struck me was that Qatar is not one of the countries in Trump’s travel ban, which he says was an attempt to restrict terrorists from entering the United States. [The countries the ban effects are Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iram, Yemen, and Somalia. Nope, no Qatar.]
What’s the logic?
First, Qatar is home of the al-Udeid Air Base, the forward headquarters of the US Central Command and staging point for as many as 10,000 US soldiers and support personnel. Hmmm. Can’t do without that, can we? Is this sufficient reason to turn a blind eye to terrorism?
Second, Trump has business ties with Qatar. Qatar Airways has been a tenant at Trump Towers since 2008. Trump has interests in four companies that “appear to be tied in businesses” in Qatar. Ivanka let people know in 2015 that the Trump Hotel Collection was looking for opportunities in Qatar. There’s no way to find out how close these ties are, how much Trump earns from them, or whether there’s been a move to get Qatar to finance a new Trump hotel.
Finally, Trump appears to be a buddy with the Emir of Qatar. During last month’s conference in Saudi Arabia, Trump asked the emir, “We are friends, we’ve been friends now for a long time, haven’t we?” Is this sufficient reason to embrace terrorism?
The conflict of interest is not just apparent, it is real.
http://time.com/4629308/donald-trump-business-deals-world-map/ 10 January 2017
https://apnews.com/8257ce650e224188a1884e34eabb5e90/Arab-nations-cut-ties-with-Qatar,-saying-it-backs-terror 5 June 2017
If you’ve lived in the Southern United States for a while, you’ve probably seen something like this.
For some folks, there’s really no limit to what can be put in the back of a pickup truck, whose carrying capacity may seem infinite.
For some folks, there’s no limit on the stress humans can put on Earth. For some people Earth’s carrying capacity—the size of the population and their waste that Earth can sustain—may seem infinite.
How many people? Science doesn’t have a solid answer. There are too many unknowns. Estimates seldom exceed nine billion. (Since “billion” has different definitions in different countries, that’s 9,000,000,000.) The population today is more than seven billion and the United Nations estimates it will reach nine billion in 2037.
I don’t expect to be around in 2037… I would be 93 years old. But I expect my niece, grand-niece, and nephew, first-cousins-once-removed and their children to be part of that nine billion. And I fear for them, for while Earth might be able to support nine billion people, it will almost certainly not be in the manner we live, today.
Population pressures plus global climate change have already led to war. There is a direct link between climate-change-driven drought, migration into already crowded cities, and the war in Syria and the so-called Arab Spring. There is a direct link between climate-change-driven drought in Africa and the deaths of hundreds of children attempting to flee Libya and other countries across the Mediterranean. There is a direct link from climate-change-driven drought and over-population to famines in Africa that will kill millions. More people, more drought, and more war, famine, disease, and death. Those are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse dreamed of by John of Patmos. They’re also real forces created by human beings.
What can we do? We can tell ourselves that the problem is too big, and simply wring our hands in despair. Or, we can make a small difference. If enough of us make enough small differences, perhaps we can keep the scales from tipping toward disaster.
First, please recycle. No matter what you’ve heard, recycling does save energy most of the time and it reduces the volume of trash in landfills all the time. (Trash such as paper, put in landfills, decays without oxygen… an unnatural process that produces methane, a greenhouse gas.)
United States forces, at about 11:00 AM Eastern Time, Thursday, dropped a GBU-43 bomb on what was said to have been an ISIS cave complex in Afghanistan.
The bomb, officially a “Massive Ordinance Air Blast” (MOAB) weapon, is the most recent in a history of thermobaric, fuel-air weapons whose development by the USA and Russia began in the 1960s. (The Germans tried to create them during WW II, but didn’t get very far.)
As a big, conventional bomb the GBU-43 is a successor to the BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter," which was used in the Vietnam War and in Afghanistan. Both the US and the Russians have thermobaric bombs of similar size to the GBU-43 in their inventories of conventional weapons.
I never did like Hamid Karzai. He always seemed slimy and deceitful. So, his condemnation of this attack rings hollow, especially his accusation that it was a "misuse of [Afghanistan] as [a] testing ground for new and dangerous weapons." That's political speak for "I'm angry but can't create a cogent, logical, or true thought."
Besides, the device was tested in the US since at least 2003.
This particular MOAB was used against just the kind of target it was designed to destroy: an underground tunnel complex. ("Bunker buster" is another nickname for this kind of bomb.)
What concerns me most about the entire incident is that it opens serious questions about Trump's strategy for Afghanistan.
Trump’s press secretary said the target was "ISIS." That's been expanded in the media to say the target was an ISIS cave and tunnel complex in Afghanistan. Trump has said he was going to stop ISIS. Was this a real attack on ISIS or, like his "Muslim-banning Executive Orders," simply a sop (and a rather dramatic one) to his supporters? Is Trump trying to tell the world that a certain appendage of his is bigger than, say, George W. Bush's appendage? [Remember, please, that W started his war in order to prove his appendage was bigger than his daddy's appendage. Also so he could wear a really cool jacket and make a carrier landing—as a passenger. After all, "You can't be a Commander-in-Chief without a war."]
Trump has said he wants to get away from "nation building." That includes rebuilding—on the backs of the US taxpayers—the Afghan army, government, infrastructure, poppy fields, and drug distribution networks destroyed by decades of war. "Nation building" is a convenient fiction, a rationalization promoted for domestic and international consumption, which allows the US to keep troops (and bombs) in Afghanistan and elsewhere. How can Trump continue to fight ISIS in Afghanistan without the excuse of nation building there? How can he keep fighting in Pakistan without bases in Afghanistan, and the cooperation of the Afghan government?
The BBC was quite clear that the MOAB strike had been approved by Afghan officials. I didn't see that on CNN or NPC’s site, but may have missed it. The US Central Command's press release, as posted on Aljazeera, didn't mention that, nor did BBC cite their source. Aljazeera did quote a retired US Army brigadier who said it wasn't at all certain that [Afghan] political authorities were informed before the mission. Even though this guy wasn’t involved in any way, he can say “all but certain” without actually lying. Bottom line: this is a truth we'll never know.
Several sources including CNN and Aljazeera said the White House would not confirm whether or not Trump had [specifically] authorized the use of this [specific kind of] bomb. Another truth we'll never learn. IMHO, the generals, knowing Trump’s narcissism and Trump’s need to prove his appendage is a large one, would have told him... and probably shown him video of past tests.
WABE radio in Atlanta noted on 8 February that Trump’s press secretary, Spicer, had twice defended Trump’s Executive Order on immigration by including Atlanta in a list of cities (e.g., San Bernardino, Miami, Boston) which had seen terrorism by radical Islamists. Either Spicer is lying, or he’s not checking his facts, or he’s deluded. Perhaps all three. Atlanta has never been the subject of an attack by radical (or radicalized) followers of Islam.
Trump has set up a revocable trust to hold many of his businesses in order to appear not to violate ethics laws and the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Problem is, the only social security number associated with that trust is Trump’s own. He’s still going to receive benefits from those properties. The wall he’s built in this case is purely a figment of his imagination. It constitutes a lie.
When Kellyanne Conway was challenged to defend Trump’s criticism that the news media didn’t give enough coverage to terrorist attacks, she tried to compare it with coverage of the death of a rock star. That’s spin. And spin is just another way of lying.
Spicer promised a list of under-reported terrorist attacks. When the list was released, it didn’t prove the point. It included well-reported incidents. It included attacks not known to be associated with Islamic terrorism. The list did not include many attacks by Muslims targeting Muslims who make up the vast majority of victims of Islamist terrorism. It does not include attacks by Boko Haram, which has been covered extensively. It includes only one of the many attacks in Kabul.
Newsweek characterized the list as “…one so embarrassingly rife with misspellings and falsehoods that it reads like a term paper thrown together in the last second by a 10th grader recovering from a nightlong binge of Minecraft,” and noted that they misspelled “attacker” 20 times. In addition to being liars, the White House staff are apparently ignoramuses. [The entire list, with errors included, is at a link near the bottom of this post.]
Perhaps more disturbing, the list as issued seems to lend credibility to perceptions that Trump is targeting Muslims. (Remember, banning Muslims from the United States… all Muslims… was a campaign promise.)
Trump has claimed that the murder rate in the US is the highest it’s been in almost half a century. That’s a lie.
Trump has claimed that the news media doesn’t report terrorist acts because they have an agenda—presumably some sort of animus against Trump. That’s a lie.
Trump has lied about the size of the crowd at his inauguration, and his staff has continued to support that lie.
Trump has lied by saying that God stopped the rain and brought out the sun during Trump’s inaugural address. So far his staff hasn’t repeated that. It’s still a lie.
Conway lied when she claimed that there had been a massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It never happened.
Trump has accused the media of lying while criticizing the media for not reporting on things he’s has said… which were shown to be lies.
Trump’s minnions, Conway and Spicer, ignore what Trump actually says, misdirect (a way of lying), and lie point-blank.
Trump, on the other hand, seems to follow one rule: tell a lie often enough, say it loudly enough, and appear sincere, and people will eventually believe it.
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time,” as the apothegm goes. Trump and his people seem to have perverted the closing phrase, and believe that they can fool all of the people all of the time… or, at least enough of them that the rest don’t matter.
Conway was turned down for an appearance on CNN’s Sunday show because of questions about her credibility.
Spicer? As I said, he appears to be a liar, a fool, or an incompetent. Time will tell.
Trump has compromised, perhaps destroyed the dignity of the Office of President of the United States.
Trump List of Terrorist Attacks:
Read the list with errors included at https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/07/full-list-of-trump-under-reported-terror-attacks-and-how-they-were-reported
Trump issued an Executive Order (XO) banning for some periods of time people from certain countries from entering the US, banning all refugees, and making exceptions for people based on religion. (The latter isn’t exactly what the XO said, but it’s clear from comments by Trump and his coterie that that’s the intent. It’s also clear from comments by Trump and his coterie that the XO is a Muslim ban.)
The order was appealed in courts from Massachusetts to Hawaii. More recently, Judge James Robart, US District Court for the Western District of Washington, suspended key parts of the XO in a ruling that is effective throughout the nation. This was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court, which rejected a government request to overrule Judge Robart.
Enough has been written about the illegality and unconstitutionality of the XO. If you don’t believe it is illegal and unconstitutional, there’s nothing I can say to change your mind. And vice-versa.
Enough has been written about Trump’s ad hominem attacks on Judge Robart and the court system. (Remember: an ad hominem is an attempt to discredit a person's argument by discrediting the person through a personal attack. It's used most often by someone who can’t find a way attack another's argument.)
Not enough has been written about what is likely to happen as Trump and Trump’s Chumps begin to dismantle the separation of powers in their apparent quest to pervert and subvert the Constitution of the United States.
[Yes, "Trump's Chumps" is an ad hominem. I will defend it, later.]
First: Judge Robart’s ruling is likely to be appealed to the US Supreme Court. Neither Trump nor the various states’ Attorneys General are likely to back down. The issue has nationwide implications. Rulings have been issued by courts in multiple districts. It’s a case made for the Supreme Court.
If the case were decided by the current Supreme Court, it would likely to result in a 4-4 tie. This would mean Judge Robart’s ruling would stand and the XO would fall—at least until Trump thought up another way to ban Muslims. (Remember, that was a campaign promise.)
Watch the Republicans push through Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court to make sure they will win when this case reaches there. That is a perversion of the separation of powers and of the authority of the president and the congress.
Second: The 9th Circuit has once again proven its willingness to stand up to unconstitutional laws (in this case, an unconstitutional XO). Republicans have long wanted to break the 9th Circuit up to reduce its power. They now have the power, and there’s little to stop them. In the words of an old apothegm, it would be the camel’s nose under the tent. The entire camel will follow, the tent will fall, and the tenets of the Constitution will follow.
Trump has already begun to undermine the First Amendment by attacking individual reporters and freezing out legitimate news sources.
What will be his next target?
Federal Court System: http://www.fedbar.org/Public-Messaging/About-US-Federal-Courts_1.aspx
Status of the Case (most current source at time of writing): http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/06/politics/9th-circuit-court-of-appeals-trump-travel-ban/
Trump’s ad hominem attacks: His own Twitter account
“Scorched-earth” means destroying everything that might be useful to an adversary. The history of war contains many examples, from William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea during the American Civil War to the Russian Army’s strategy during Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia.
Destroying the food and water supply of the civilian population is specifically prohibited by the Geneva Convention. Although the US has never ratified the protocols of this 1977 document, the US did sign the document indicating a willingness to work toward ratification.
Have Trump and Trump’s Chumps created a scorched-earth campaign against the environment? It appears that they have.
Trump, through executive orders, and the Congress, through resolutions and Congressional Review of regulations, seem bent on destroying not only the climate, but also the air and water of the United States of America.
Both the House and Senate have approved a resolution that eliminates the Stream Protection Rule. That rule was designed to prevent coal-mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. It required coal companies to set aside money to restore the environment after they had extracted coal.
The Stream Protection Rule was critical to protecting fragile ecosystems and to limiting the amount of toxic heavy metals in water supplies.
Coal is the dirtiest of fossil fuels. Trump’s campaign for clean coal is a lie. There is no such thing as clean coal. Yet this action was a victory for the coal companies. It was a huge loss for the American People and a huge loss for the environment.
The House has voted to overturn a rule that was designed to restrict burning off (“flaring”) methane gas (CH4) during drilling operations on public lands. The Senate is scheduled to do so next week.
When this rule is killed, drillers will be allowed to burn off methane from oil drilling and production.
Methane combines with oxygen in the air (O2) creating carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O), both of which are greenhouse gasses.
Flaring also wastes millions of dollars of methane (which is the main component of natural gas) that could be used for fuel.
Using present technology, at least 40% of the methane which is currently flared, could be captured and used. Natural gas is the cleanest of all fossil fuels.
The death of the Methane Gas Emission Rule was a victory for the petroleum industry and the Koch Brothers. It was a huge loss for the American people and a huge loss for the environment.
What will the Congressional Sheep do next? Overturn the truck fuel-economy rule?
When will Trump and his camorra target the Bill of Rights?
[Actually, they already have. More on that in future blogs.]
Geneva Convention: Google the term, start with Wikipedia, follow links there and then check http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/586 and its links.
Resolutions and Actions Taken to Destroy the Environment:
Destruction of Citizen-Owned Natural Resources:
CO2 Produced by Burning Fossil Fuels
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