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Good for Tulsi Gabbard, but…

Investigation reveals Pence and Bolton lied to promote US regime change in Venezuela. Nothing new there. I wonder why CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc. haven’t shared this information with the American people. Kudos to New York Times

The Times piece is here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/world/americas/venezuela-aid-fire-video.html

It wasn’t just Pence and Bolton. Good for Gabbard for highlighting this, but this blame game included Marco Rubio, State Dept officials Mike Pompeo, Kimberly Breier (https://twitter.com/WHAAsstSecty), the State Dept’s propaganda account https://twitter.com/USAenEspanol and more, including corporate media. This wasn’t just a couple of administration officials talking out of their asses. This was a specifically crafted narrative, which US and allied media was knowingly complicit in.

Glenn Greenwald, writing at The Intercept:

Those last two tweets – using video footage to debunk the lies spread by Marco Rubio, CNN and the U.S. Government – happen to be from a correspondent with RT America. Please tell me: who was acting here as lying propagandists and agents of State TV and who was acting like a journalist trying to understand and report the truth?

So everything the New York Times so proudly reported last night has been known for weeks, and was already reported in great detail, using extensive evidence, by a large number of people.

https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyts-expose-on-the-lies-about-burning-humanitarian-trucks-in-venezuela-shows-how-us-govt-and-media-spread-fake-news/

No one can actually believe this is another “accident”

No one can actually believe this is another “accident”—that Venezuelan oil equipment just keeps “mysteriously” exploding. This is obviously intentional sabotage from the rightwing opposition

The journalists pretending otherwise are spineless stenographers

PDVSA President Manuel Quevedo on Wednesday night tweeted that the company had been victim of “terrorist incursions” by political adversaries of President Nicolas Maduro.

The OPEC member’s oil industry is struggling under the weight of sanctions the United States slapped on PDVSA in a bid to force Maduro from power, and from a blackout that began last week that hit the main Jose oil shipment terminal as well as refineries and upgraders.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-oil/oil-storage-tanks-explode-in-venezuela-while-main-terminal-resumes-shipments-idUSKCN1QU300

Our opportunity to halt global warming was 30+ years ago

Our opportunity to halt global warming was 30+ years ago when Democrats fell all over themselves to tell you how “unrealistic” it was.

How’s that claim looking, now?

Planning on moving to a different planet?

New study: if we stop emissions immediately, Arctic still warms 5C/9F by century’s end. We’re not stopping global warming any more; we’re fighting like hell for a level that civilizations might survive. #ClimateStrike

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/13/arctic-temperature-rises-must-be-urgently-tackled-warns-un

When Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, a US colony, Trump & the Republican Congress let 1000s die & didn’t restore power for 11 MONTHS.

Now the same people are using a blackout to push Venezuelans toward civil war… while strangling them with sanctions! Incredible hypocrisy.

US media have spent two years warning about foreign enemies

US media have spent 2 years warning about how foreign enemies could sabotage our electric grid with cyberattacks. Yet when #Venezuela‘s gov’t, targeted for regime change, claimed its grid was sabotaged, US media immediately dismissed it as a conspiracy theory. See how that works?

After weeks of spreading Trump admin’s lies

After weeks of spreading Trump admin’s lies & propaganda, @nytimes finally says opposition, not Maduro, set trucks w/ “humanitarian aid” aid on fire. @maxbumenthal who was actually in Venezuela,1st reported this 2/24

Manning says she is resisting

Manning says she is resisting because she, like many other politically minded Americans, believes grand juries are an illegal instrument designed to aide prosecutors on fishing expeditions; a tool for stripping witnesses of their constitutional rights that has been historically used against peaceful political activists by men in power who would have them labelled “terrorists” and “enemies of the state.”

“By resisting this grand jury, Chelsea has made the same sacrifice as dozens of activists before her, who have opposed the grand jury system at the expense of their own freedom,” her support committee said in a statement. “Chelsea has already served prison time for standing up against government secrecy and revealing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. We know, and so does the government, that she will not turn tail and allow this shadowy grand jury to eclipse her legacy of speaking truth to power.”

https://gizmodo.com/why-chelsea-manning-decided-to-go-to-jail-in-protest-1833164311

You Probably Read in High School

…you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids. In fact, all but the one that killed the dinosaurs were caused by climate change produced by greenhouse gas. The most notorious was 252 million years ago; it began when carbon warmed the planet by five degrees, accelerated when that warming triggered the release of methane in the Arctic, and ended with 97 percent of all life on Earth dead. We are currently adding carbon to the atmosphere at a considerably faster rate; by most estimates, at least ten times faster.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html