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We have got to change the narrative from climate change to the dangers of pollution

It is too easy for these dopes to say climate change is a hoax. That gets them out of a whole lot of responsibility as I see it.

We have to show them the damages that burning fossil fuels causes to their own families and especially children if we are going to get them to see anything differently. Even with that there are some, like Trump, who just don't give a shit about the toxins seeping into their kids. Money motivates them more than anything. But there are others who perhaps just need a clearer understanding of the immediate dangers of these toxins

We need to ask them how they feel about supporting government bills that create an unhealthy environment for their children or grandchildren. They need to know that money cannot protect them from the carcinogens that end up in our air, water and ground.

I would love to see an ad campaign like the ones they have now for smoking. They scare the shit out of you but I bet they are effective.

And I know a lot of people don't want to really look at these because it is freaking scary. But if we want them to see it we have to see it.

This site lists the 10 most dangerous toxins created from burning fossil fuels. I've copied the ones that I recognize and maybe others will recognize too.


I'm listing these by most recognized toxins. They are listed differently on the site


Benzene is a well-established carcinogen with specific links to leukemia as well as breast and urinary tract cancers. Exposure to benzene reduces red and white blood cell production in bone marrow; decreases auto-immune cell function (T-cell and B-cells); and has been linked to sperm-head abnormalities and generalized chromosome aberrations.


Fossil Fuel Source: Natural Gas
Formaldehyde is a carcinogen with known links to leukemia and rare nasopharyngeall cancers, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Formaldehyde is highly toxic regardless of method of intake. It is a potent allergen and genotoxin. Studies have linked spontaneous abortions, congenital malformations, low birth weights, infertility, and endometriosis to formaldehyde exposure. Epidemiological studies link exposure to formaldehyde to DNA alteration. It is also contributes to ground-level ozone.


Fossil Fuel Source: Coal
Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin. It damages the brain and the nervous system either through inhalation, ingestion, or contact with the skin. It is particularly dangerous to pregnant women and children. It is known to disrupt the development of the in-vitro brain. In low doses, mercury may affect a child’s development, delaying walking and talking, shortening attention span, and causing learning disabilities. High dose prenatal and infant exposures to mercury can cause mental retardation, cerebral palsy, deafness and blindness. In adults, mercury poisoning can adversely affect fertility and blood pressure regulation and can cause memory loss, tremors, vision loss, and numbness of the fingers and toes.


Fossil Fuel Use: Natural Gas
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas which causes lung cancer. It is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the US after cigarette smoking. About 20,000 people per year die from lung cancer attributed to radon exposure according to the National Cancer Institute. Further, there is no known threshold below which radon exposures carries no risk.

Silica (Silicon Dust/Fracking Sand)

Fossil Fuel Source: Natural Gas 
Crystalline silica (“frac sand”) is a known human carcinogen; breathing silica dust can lead to silicosis, a form of lung disease with no cure.
Silica is commonly used, in huge amounts, during fracking operations. Each stage of the process requires hundreds of thousands of pounds of silica quartz–containing sand. Millions of pounds may be used for a single well.


This site talks about how children's health will improve if we clean up the air


Among the conclusions: by reducing air pollution we will see fewer babies born at low birth weight, and fewer children suffering from asthma and neurodevelopmental problems such as lower IQ and ADHD. Lowered emissions of CO2 and mitigation of climate change will reduce the number of children dying as a result of floods and drought, and fewer children will suffer from heat stress, malnutrition, infectious disease, respiratory illness, and mental illness from displacement, social, and political instability.
Reducing dependence on fossil fuels is a "moral imperative," according to Perera. "We can advocate and we can act. We can cite the scientific and economic evidence and advocate for harmonized and holistic environmental and climate policies at the community, state and global health--policies that place the wellbeing of children at their center. In our individual lives, we can reduce our carbon footprints by avoiding burning in the home, by buying locally grown foods, driving energy-efficient vehicles and using public transportation where possible. And through our consumer power we can help shape markets toward green products produced sustainably."

Fossil fuel combustion endangers children's health in two significant ways: Scientist reviews the evidence
Children are vulnerable to toxic air pollution and the stressors of climate change
June 21, 2016
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide has been identified as the root cause of much of the ill health of children today. Because of their inherent biological vulnerability, children now bear a disproportionate burden of disease from both pollution and climate change.


Seth Abramson explains what will happen when Manafort, Stone and Page testify and it's good!



New game to play at Breitbart! Go to some page twhere not much is happening and comment about the

connection between them and Russia. Then sit back and watch how within seconds 20 new comments pop up in a matter of seconds!

(Like this article from Raw story about Breitbart andf Infowars being under investigation for ties to Russia
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/breitbart-and-infowars-under-investigation-for-ties-to-russia-report/ )

I have taken a printscreen but then realized it has my psydonym and I don't want to reveal that. If you want to play you might want to create a new fake name!

Plus if you click their names most of them are "Beta testers" with 1 comment!

Right how this article has over 6,000 comments on it in 3 hours! Steve Bannon says American Health care act written by insurance industry.


Putin using propaganda about immigrants to create chaos and unrest in Europe

I stupidly thought it was just alt right racists doing all of this. Now that I read this it is easy to see how these efforts are much more coordinated and the propaganda assaults are much bigger than any one racist group could achieve.

A former Hungarian spy has broken cover to describe how the Russians have played up and exaggerated the European refugee crisis for propaganda.

Farenc Katrein, who served in the country’s counter-intelligence agency for 13 years, said the Kremlin is “aggravating” the effects of migration by spreading “false” stories.

Mr Katrein said Russian officials, including foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, exaggerated the Cologne New Year's Eve sex attacks reports.

“Russia plays a part in aggravating the migration crisis and especially in using it for propaganda and gaining influence,” said the defector, who now lives abroad.


You can see their work all over the place. It is especially easy for them to deceive when people are speaking a different language and they "Interpret" what they are saying. Here is a link to a Youtube videos that show the exact propaganda this article is talking about. And listed right next to it is a bunch of others.

Hillary spelled it out exactly during the debate!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">But you all didn't listen. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MorningJoe?src=hash">#MorningJoe</a> <a href="https://t.co/b4IA0TcMUx">pic.twitter.com/b4IA0TcMUx</a></p>— Sherri Shavon (@sherrishavon) <a href="https://twitter.com/sherrishavon/status/844130852942614528">March 21, 2017</a></blockquote>
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So Monica Crowley who lost her White House job because she of plagiarism practically everything

she ever wrote is now the latest foreign agent associated with the GOR Trumpets.


If not for plagiarism, Donald Trump might have had two foreign agents on his National Security Council. Trump announced in January that he was appointing Fox News pundit Monica Crowley as a deputy to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. But then it was quickly revealed that much of Crowley’s most recent book had been plagiarized, so she wasn’t hired. But days after Flynn registered as a foreign agent, Crowley has now done the same.

Flynn was forced to resign in February after it was revealed that he had been in regular secret communication with the Russian Ambassador before and after the election and lied about it. Last week he registered with the U.S. government as a foreign agent of Turkey, belatedly admitting that he had been indirectly on another nation’s payroll at the time he was working as a Donald Trump campaign adviser. Monica Crowley has now registered as a foreign agent herself today, but her choice of new foreign employer is even more eyebrow raising.

According to her official filing on the U.S. government website, Monica Crowley will now be acting as a foreign agent of Viktor Pinchuk, a businessman in Ukraine. If you take a look at Pinchuk’s recent history you’ll find that he’s been a leading voice in his nation for essentially handing things over to Russia and the Kremlin (source: Wall Street Journal). This is remarkable, considering the controversy now surrounding Donald Trump over his decision to remove a pro-Ukraine plank from the Republican Party platform at the Kremlin’s urging, even as the Kremlin was rigging the election for him – and then he nearly hired Crowley, who now officially works for a pro-Kremlin political figure.

One thing to note here is that while Michael Flynn is retroactively filing as a foreign agent for money he now admits he took during the campaign, Monica Crowley’s filing indicates that her work as a paid foreign agent is just beginning now. There is not yet any evidence that Crowley was on the pro-Kremlin payroll at the time Donald Trump tried to hire her – but if any such evidence is out there, we’ll find it. Contribute to Palmer Report

Don't know if this was posted but for me it is news. Chaffetz is also connected with Russians!


Jason Chaffetz’s largest donor is an illegal pyramid scheme that does business in Russia

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has spent years using his position as the Chair of the House Oversight Committee to investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails in politically motivated and specious fashion. Yet Chaffetz has shown no interest in investigating any of Donald Trump’s numerous scandals, including his illicit ties to Russia. That may be because Chaffetz’s single biggest donor – an illegal pyramid scheme to begin with – does business there.

Not only is Nu Skin a pyramid scheme, it’s an international one. For instance, in addition to being busted the the U.S. government for being a stateside pyramid scheme, it’s also been busted by the U.S. for corrupt business practices in China (source:Reverb Press). But here’s the kicker: Palmer Report has discovered that Nu Skin also runs its pyramid scheme in Russia and Ukraine.

We know this because Nu Skin has a verified Facebook page (note the blue check mark) which is titled “Nu Skin Russia and Ukraine” and is specifically dedicated to expanding into those two nations. If Jason Chaffetz were to use his House Oversight Chair position to dig into Donald Trump’s illicit financial ties to Russia, could it end up exposing Nu Skin’s own attempt at expanding its illegal pyramid scheme into Russia? Is this the reason Chaffetz is refusing to allow any form of Trump-Russia investigation, even as so many of his Republican colleagues in Congress have moved forward with it? After all, Nu Skin essentially owns Chaffetz. Research by Karen Fehlker for Palmer Report

What would motivate someone to do an act of terror today? I'm posting this without comment

Machiavellianism is "the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct".[1] The word comes from the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer Niccolò Machiavelli, born in 1469, who wrote Il Principe (The Prince), among other works.
In modern psychology, Machiavellianism is one of the dark triad personalities, characterized by a duplicitous interpersonal style, a cynical disregard for morality and a focus on self-interest and personal gain.[2]

In the 16th century, immediately following the publication of The Prince, Machiavellianism was seen as a foreign plague infecting northern European politics, originating in Italy, and having first infected France. It was in this context that the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572 in Paris came to be seen as a product of Machiavellianism, a view greatly influenced by the Huguenot Innocent Gentillet, who published his Discours contre Machievel in 1576, which was printed in ten editions in three languages over the next four years.[3] Gentillet held, quite wrongly according to Sydney Anglo, that Machiavelli's "books [were] held most dear and precious by our Italian and Italionized [sic] courtiers" in France (in the words of his first English translation), and so (in Anglo's paraphrase) "at the root of France's present degradation, which has culminated not only in the St Bartholemew massacre but the glee of its perverted admirers".[4] In fact there is little trace of Machiavelli in French writings before the massacre, not that politicians telegraph their intentions in writing, until Gentillet's own book, but this concept was seized upon by many contemporaries, and played a crucial part in setting the long-lasting popular concept of Machiavellianism.[5]

The English playwrights William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe were enthusiastic proponents of this view. Shakespeare's Gloucester, later Richard III, refers to Machiavelli in Henry VI, Part III, for instance:
I can add colours to the chameleon,
Change shapes with Proteus for advantages,
And set the murderous Machiavel to school.

Chris Matthews great clip on why the Dems must not fold over with Gorsuch

I'll tell you what. I will lose all respect for any Democrat who rolls over and votes for this nominee. If you want to be a chump in your own life go ahead but when you represent over 1/2 the country you had better not.

Chris explains it well.


The anti-choice #45 nominee for Supreme Court happens to hate women

(My interpretation but.....it's true)


Former Law Student: Gorsuch Told Class Women 'Manipulate' Maternal Leave

A former law student of Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, alleges that in a course she took from Gorsuch at the University of Colorado Law School last year, the judge told his class that employers, specifically law firms, should ask women seeking jobs about their plans for having children and implied that women manipulate companies starting in the interview stage to extract maternity benefits.


On April 19, 2016, Sisk wrote, Judge Gorsuch used a hypothetical from the prepared material for the class, in which a female law student applies for jobs at law firms because the student has a large debt to pay off. The student also intends to have a family with her husband.

"He interrupted our class discussion to ask students how many of us knew women who used their companies for maternity benefits, who used their companies to — in order to have a baby and then leave right away," Sisk said.

She recalled that few students raised their hands and Gorsuch became animated. "He said, 'Come on, guys. All of your hands should be up. Many women do this,'" Sisk said.


Link to the letter that she wrote to congress about this:

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