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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:04 PM

 

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson named secretary of state: reports

Source: McClatchy

WASHINGTON
Diplomacy in the world of Donald Drumpf is going to be directed by the CEO of Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest oil companies.

The President-elect tapped Rex Tillerson, a private sector Texan with no formal diplomatic experience, to be Secretary of State on Saturday according to NBC news.

Despite a dining with 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and courting former Gen. David Petraeus for the nation’s top diplomatic post, Drumpf went with Tillerson, who has served as Exxon CEO since 2006 and worked for the oil giant for over four decades.

Tillerson will face confirmation hearings in the Senate.

The CEO, who made $27.3 million in salary last year, has some policy differences with the President-elect.

Tillerson believes in man-made climate change and supports the Paris climate agreement, but Drumpf has indicated he will pull out of the agreement when he assumes the presidency.

Exxon has been criticized for denying climate change in public while privately preparing its oil infrastructure for rising sea levels during the 1980s and 1990s, although the company called for a carbon tax starting in 2009.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article120141513.html#storylink=cpy

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article120141513.html



Awful fucking choice!!!!!!!

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Reply Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson named secretary of state: reports (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Dec 2016 OP
Satch59 Dec 2016 #1
riversedge Dec 2016 #41
MBS Dec 2016 #55
Orangepeel Dec 2016 #2
mitty14u2 Dec 2016 #7
MBS Dec 2016 #54
GreenEyedLefty Dec 2016 #27
Ellipsis Dec 2016 #3
sarcasmo Dec 2016 #4
Cooley Hurd Dec 2016 #8
sarcasmo Dec 2016 #10
Cooley Hurd Dec 2016 #13
Sunlei Dec 2016 #5
Blue Idaho Dec 2016 #6
Thrill Dec 2016 #18
Blue Idaho Dec 2016 #21
6000eliot Dec 2016 #37
narnian60 Dec 2016 #52
Yavin4 Dec 2016 #61
3catwoman3 Dec 2016 #49
Initech Dec 2016 #30
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #9
elmac Dec 2016 #11
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #12
mitty14u2 Dec 2016 #14
They_Live Dec 2016 #31
moondust Dec 2016 #15
They_Live Dec 2016 #28
democrank Dec 2016 #16
Cooley Hurd Dec 2016 #19
jpak Dec 2016 #17
n2doc Dec 2016 #20
bucolic_frolic Dec 2016 #22
dawg Dec 2016 #23
Cooley Hurd Dec 2016 #25
3catwoman3 Dec 2016 #50
KewlKat Dec 2016 #24
AngryAmish Dec 2016 #26
SunSeeker Dec 2016 #57
AngryAmish Dec 2016 #58
LeftishBrit Dec 2016 #29
Cooley Hurd Dec 2016 #32
ucrdem Dec 2016 #33
agalisgv Dec 2016 #34
NeoConsSuck Dec 2016 #35
ucrdem Dec 2016 #36
TeamPooka Dec 2016 #38
SomethingNew Dec 2016 #43
roamer65 Dec 2016 #39
ananda Dec 2016 #40
KittyWampus Dec 2016 #45
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2016 #42
KittyWampus Dec 2016 #44
roamer65 Dec 2016 #60
SunSeeker Dec 2016 #46
DemoTex Dec 2016 #47
Cooley Hurd Dec 2016 #48
BeyondGeography Dec 2016 #51
mitty14u2 Dec 2016 #53
rurallib Dec 2016 #56
turbinetree Dec 2016 #59
Puha Ekapi_2 Dec 2016 #62

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:06 PM

1. The plot thickens...

And Bolton as deputy SOS... These confirmations will not go well...

The Russian connection is so blatant...

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Response to Satch59 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:54 PM

41. 'Tillerson will be paired with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as his deputy secretary of state'

OMG--BOLTON!!


Casey Michel ‏@cjcmichel 47m47 minutes ago

'Tillerson will be paired with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as his deputy secretary of state':


http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/rex-tillerson-exxon-mobil-expected-be-named-trump-s-secretary-n694371

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Response to Satch59 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 04:25 PM

55. Truly a nightmare duo. n/t

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:07 PM

2. How do you say, "are you fucking kidding me?" In Russian?

Seems like it will be increasingly useful in the future.

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:14 PM

7. ты чертовски шутишь "are you fucking kidding me?"

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Response to mitty14u2 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 04:25 PM

54. Spasibo


I'll file this away for future use.

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:59 PM

27. This is exactly what I said, auf Englisch.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:10 PM

3. His relationship with Russia goes back to the late 90's

Per Wiki

In 2011, on behalf of ExxonMobil, Tillerson signed an agreement with Russia for drilling in the Arctic that could be valued up to $300 billion.[12] The agreement has not able to be carried out due to sanctions enacted against Russia.

In 2013, Tillerson was awarded the Order of Friendship by Vladimir Putin.[10]

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:11 PM

4. Rex Tillerson, will help you in your search.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:15 PM

8. Obviously, that's what I've been searching...

 

I'm a student of Khephra. A dude I still miss...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:20 PM

10. Your original post says Tillerman, just saying.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:23 PM

13. My bad!

 

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:12 PM

5. CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation. hahaha, 100- barrels of oil for every tourist visa

trump should break down and hire Kerry or Clinton for a real SOS, with experience before IS starts roasting-alive our diplomats on youtube.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:14 PM

6. Let's see... Big Oil, Big Banks, and the Military.

Not so much a cabinet as the makings of a coup.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:35 PM

18. What happened to #DrainingtheSwamp ?

Dumbasses fell for his bullshit

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Response to Thrill (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:43 PM

21. The sad part is...

These dumb shits are low information voters. They still don't understand what has happened to them. They are still out there celebrating Trumps victory - attacking blacks, Jews, Muslims, latinos, and liberals - spraypainting swastikas on church walls and attacking anyone and everyone who's not white.

It will be some time before they realize they have been the unwitting dupes who allowed a millionaire Russian operative to destroy America's infrastructure and turn all the wealth over to 1% of the population. The oligarchs will be saluting Putin while lighting their cigars and toasting President for Life Donald Trump.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:32 PM

37. Because attacking non-whites is all they EVER cared about.

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Response to 6000eliot (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 04:08 PM

52. Yes.

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Response to 6000eliot (Reply #37)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:07 AM

61. And always will care about.

Which is why reaching out to them is a huge waste of fucking time.

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Response to Thrill (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:48 PM

49. He drained it so he could...

...see what was at the very bottom in the very slimiest ooze.

This gets worse every goddamned day!

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:02 PM

30. This is the Business Plot from the 20s, only for real.

And there's no Smedley Butler to stop the coup this time.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:20 PM

9. tweet here from an NBC producer

 

https://twitter.com/IlyasKirmani/status/807648220079919104

BREAKING: Sources tell @mitchellreports Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson will be Secretary of State. @NBCNightlyNews

Holy mother of god.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:20 PM

11. Making Putin richer again

 

this news should be good for another 10,000 points on the DOW!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:21 PM

12. I've long thought Tillerman was one of the most evil men on the planet.

 

So, quite fitting that Trump would pick him.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:26 PM

14. Report: Trump Has Chosen His Secretary of State



The contest for the most talked about role in Donald Trump's administration has reportedly ended. The president-elect Donald Trump has chosen Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, according to CNN's Andrea Mitchell.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/12/10/report-trump-has-chosen-his-secretary-of-state-n2258141

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Response to mitty14u2 (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:03 PM

31. This guy will keep our embassies safe!

Fuck.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:34 PM

15. Pooty gets what Pooty wants.

Must have some juicy secrets about somebody that must never be revealed.

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Response to moondust (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:00 PM

28. a certain grumpy old pussy grabber

is very in debt to Pooty-Poot.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:34 PM

16. I don't drink, but

I'm going to get me some vodka.

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Response to democrank (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:38 PM

19. Smoke some weed first...

 

...to put things into perspective.

Then... get bombed to deal with it.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:35 PM

17. Time to buy shares in Exxon!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:39 PM

20. Rachel discussed the reasons for this. 1/2 a trillion dollars worth of reasons

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:46 PM

22. Beyond insanity

This is not going to work well

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:48 PM

23. He's not putting together a Cabinet. He's assembling the Legion of Doom.

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Response to dawg (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:52 PM

25. I can't think of a better analogy!

 

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Response to dawg (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:50 PM

50. No shit!

Doomed is how I am feeling.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:48 PM

24. so he goes with mr russia, medal winner of pootin

This is horrible. Canadian passport ready. There are not enough of us who care about our country to fight.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:57 PM

26. Always nice to see Romney humiliated.

 

That poor dog!

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 05:14 PM

57. Yep, that was a Putin level humiliation, but worse than if he poisoned him.

Romney utterly lost his dignity and became a laughing stock.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #57)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 05:55 PM

58. Only thing worse is if Trump would have had an "overnight" at Romney's house

 

With Mitch and his wife. Then make Mitch go to 7/11 for an hour after dinner.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:00 PM

29. Isn't Exxon the one that had the terrible oil spill off Alaska?

I know that was before this man came on the scene - but for quite a few reasons I don't really like the idea of Big Oil running foreign policy. There's been too much of that already!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:05 PM

33. And now we see the real face of the Trump admin.

Step aside jugglers, plumbers, performers, and clowns, it's time to get our next war on!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:09 PM

34. I thought this was a joke at first. nt

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:10 PM

35. Wonder if this is going to the end of cheap oil & gas?

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:12 PM

36. LOL. Remember peak oil?

Hundred-dollar-a-barrel five-bucks-plus-per gallon gas?

Welp, they're back.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:32 PM

38. better fill up today because the gouging will start right away

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:04 PM

43. No, OPEC is already on that.

Cheap oil was not here to stay. It was only a matter of time before OPEC countries ran out of money and agreed to a cut. I don't think it will go back to $100/bbl any time soon but it is going up. That rise will have nothing to do with Tillerson though.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:44 PM

39. Another Putin whore.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:49 PM

40. Another Russian puppet-crony.

I hardly know what to say to all this any more.

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Response to ananda (Reply #40)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:08 PM

45. Yup, this just makes Trump look even MORE like a Russian asset.

 

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:03 PM

42. Tillerson's acknowledgement of climate change looks recent, convenient and tactical

While the company makes a clear statement acknowledging climate science and the risks of climate change on its website, CEO Rex Tillerson has repeatedly misrepresented basic climate science in public statements by casting doubt on the accuracy and competency of climate models.

At the company’s 2015 annual meeting, Tillerson argued that the world should wait to improve its understanding of climate science before taking action. At its 2016 annual meeting, Tillerson repeated his assertion that climate models are not accurate. Tillerson’s argument—that uncertainties over specific model projections should serve as a rationale for inaction in reducing emissions—belies ExxonMobil’s claim that it accepts the scientific evidence on climate change. Tillerson is next up to deliver a keynote address tomorrow at the Oil and Money conference in London, where climate change is barely on the agenda and oil executives are set to focus on maintaining business as usual.

http://blog.ucsusa.org/kathy-mulvey/how-does-exxonmobil-attack-climate-science-let-me-count-the-ways

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:08 PM

44. His ties to Russia and Putin go far and deep. It helps color Trump as a Russian asset.

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #44)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 12:42 AM

60. Dump is a Russian asset.

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:13 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:09 PM

46. K & R for exposure Of Putin puppet.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:22 PM

47. In the words of Dorothy Parker ..

"What fresh hell is THIS?

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #47)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:24 PM

48. Mac, couldn't have framed it better.

 

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:59 PM

51. He once went NIMBY on fracking

then he dropped out of a lawsuit after he took crap about it for two months:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/ohio-energy-inc/2014/04/exxon-ceo-drops-out-of-fracking-water-tower.html

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 04:18 PM

53. Rex Tillerson named secretary of state:"Not 100% yet"

Trump has not said Rex Tillerson named secretary of state, Andrea Mitchel has been the person saying this and he has to be confirmed, knowing Trump as being a Habitual Liar anything could happen, even on his tweet about this he lied saying "'The election ended a long time ago in one of the (biggest Electoral College victories in history) This is False and a LIE!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 04:33 PM

56. do we start a pool on the date that the war with Iran starts?

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 09:57 AM

62. Tovarish

Tillerson.... Jeezus H. Effing Christ. It keeps going from really fucking bad to catastrophic.

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