Archive | February, 2013

Gas Crimes Against Humanity

22 Feb

Every time you fill up your gas tank, realize this… You are contributing to the largest pandemic to ever hit our planet.

The entire network, the very structure that has been built around gasoline, is as dirty and corrupt today as its deep, dark, slimy history. It is a history of greed, deceit, and profit put before everything and everyone outside of an elite circle.

The result is a world run on gas, and everyone is a culprit in keeping the disease alive and well.

To understand the influence of big oil, you have to understand how much money is involved. Lots. Tonnes. Tanker-loads. Exxon Mobil posted an almost record net income (profit) of $44,880,000,000 in 2012. Chevron was close behind with $26,200,000,000 in profit. Let me put it in layman’s terms:

1)      Exxon’s $44 billion in profit amounts to over $85,000 in profit every minute. We are not talking sales here. We are talking income after all expenses including marketing, drilling, operating, administration and the exorbitant salaries and bonuses received by the top guns.

2)      This amounts to $1,423 of profit per second.

3)      By the time you finish reading this line, Exxon would have profited by over $7,000.

4)      If the average person makes approximately $40,000 per year, Exxon’s annual profit could have paid for a workforce of 1,122,000 people in 2012.

5)      Exxon Mobil’s 2012 profit is larger than the entire Gross Domestic Product of more than 100 countries including Costa Rica, Kenya, and Lebanon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

In a corporate run world, where having is better than doing, having this much money means having just as much influence.

Political Influence

This past week, grand old Barack Hussein Obama began his latest fear mongering campaign regarding spending cuts before the next debt ceiling carousel comes spinning back around. He talked about longer lines at the airport because TSA staff are going to be cut. He talked about hospitals having longer wait times because fewer wait staff will be employed. He even threatened to furlough about 800,000 Department of Defense staff.

With all these cuts you would think that maybe be would look at big oil to help the cause for the people? After all Exxon paid only 13% tax last year.

Of course not. Not once did he mention the mega profits of big oil. Not a word. Not a peep. Nothing.

It appears as though big oil means much more to Barack than those who depend on wait staff, ambulance drivers and police officers. Remember, Exxon’s profit alone could hire an additional 1.122 million people full-time every year.

Are you kidding me?

Environmental Influence

What ever happened to global warming? At the top of the headlines for years, it is now a segment or two lost in the riffraff.

With CO2 being the largest man-made contributor to the greenhouse effect, and with the largest spiral cloud formations seen in recorded history, you be the judge if we should be worried  http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/globalir.html

Can’t forget those pesky oil spills either which have decimated local food supplies for millions. The Exxon Valdez, the Gulf of Mexico’s Deepwater Horizon, Kuwait… How many spills must occur until we finally change our ways?

Infrastructure Influence

There are many people who claim that electric cars are just as dirty, if not dirtier, than gasoline. This is an impossibility.

The infrastructure to supply electric fuel to the world is already built. It is already here. The electric gas station is your home.

Liquid gas requires drilling, pumping, refining, shipping, and fueling to work. Electricity stops at the refining part.

The problem with not having gas stations presents a big problem however… What are you going to do to fill the employment gap of the employees working at the over 140,000 convenience and gas stations across the US alone? And the truckers? And the food and beverage suppliers who provide them with product?

The big network and structure starting to become clearer now?

The Present

So here we are… Over a century of accumulated wealth on a mission to ensure the future survival of certain money, certain family and certain bloodline. With such a large and integrated network, it seems almost impossible to get away from this monstrosity of waste and determination to ensure things stay the same.

All I can hope for is that you think about where that next fill-up came from and who your hard-earned money is going to. The more light we shine on this purposely dark topic, the more we will open our eyes to the possibility of a clean energy future where compromise is no longer necessary.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/05/03/475693/private-empire-exxonmobil-and-american-power/?mobile=nc

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9/11: Where’s the Motive?

7 Feb

According to US law, a murder can only result in a conviction if, proven beyond a reasonable doubt, a series of events occurs. The killer must have had the mental intent (Mens Rea) to pull off an act (Actus Reus) against a third party and those two events must have happened at the same time (congruence). In layman’s terms, a first degree murder can only be committed if the accused intended on making it happen. Hence why in so many murder mystery movies the first question that most detectives ask is “What’s the motive?”

On September 11, 2001, multiple acts of terror were clearly carried out against various US targets. What is not so clear 12 years later however, is the mental intent of the hijackers. Ask yourself “Why did the terrorists on 9/11 hijack 4 planes to commit multiple suicide missions against various US targets?”

Simple question?

With so much North American media coverage on the “Terrorist Plots” of 9/11, I have always found it odd that no attention has been paid to where these 19 men came from. All I have heard is that we are fighting “The axis of evil” against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interestingly enough, not a single one of those 19 hijackers themselves were, from Iraq or Afghanistan.

So who were these “terrorists”? What could have possibly happened to all 19 of these men to unite them in a suicide attack against a country that supposedly represents democracy and freedom? It is certain that as a grown man, it takes a lot, a mountain, of hate, anger, resentment, to completely “lose it” and decide to take one’s own life. Let alone 19 grown men taking their own lives and the lives of countless innocent civilians from another country around the world… without anyone noticing until it was too late.

But who said no one noticed? Both President George Bush and then National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice were caught blatantly lying about having prior knowledge of the potential for planes to be used as weapons in terrorist attacks. Then came the controversy over the attacks being allowed to happen in the first place. Vice President Dick Cheney had enough time to stop 3/4 of the attacks on that faithful day, but didn’t. He actually ordered the military stand down from blowing up both the second and third planes, although CNN conveniently reported on his response only after the 3rd plane was allowed to crash.

9/11 Second Plane Crash Close-Up

If you are the President, and a plane full of 200 passengers is headed towards a building filled with 3,000 people, you are given two options: 1) Let the plane hit the building and 3,200 die or 2) Blow up the plane. If your options were this clear, and the course of action was to “stand down”, the entire Bush Administration should be on trial for incompetence that lead to the loss of hundreds of lives. More important, we have to ask what was the motive behind allowing the planes to reach their targets?

If the process of national declaration of war against another country utilized the same process and transparency as a murder trial, perhaps then the United States would not be so overextended, or perhaps retaliatory “acts of terror” against the United States would not happen in the first place. It appears as though the United States takes a murder trial much more seriously than committing to go to war against another country or countries putting thousands of lives at risk.

Whether it was a “holy war” against the American way of life, retaliation or an unprovoked attack, we need to understand why 9/11 happened.  We need to understand who those 19 men were and how they came to be that way. And if they were allowed to attack, we need to understand that our own government may have a much stronger motive than a holy war.

If this truly was a terrorist attack, then contrary to the President’s advice, shopping will not stop this type of attack from happening again.

Where’s the motive?