Join the ‘Psychotic’s Movement’?

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    1. Until today, I believed that the environmental movement was simply an activity to give the simple-minded a sense of belonging, and a way to keep them from hanging out on the street corners. Then, I saw the latest entry in the ‘join the movement’ recruiting vid.


    2. Check it out:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXV6FW9Vg0I]Exxon Hates Your Children - YouTube[/ame]


    a. From the vid: “Here at Exxon…we all know that the climate crisis will rip their world apart.” Actually, neither do ‘we all know’ i.e., agree that it’s real, nor is it about to rip anything apart.

    b. ‘…we don’t care, because it’s making us rich.” Really? Terrible how they make those obscene profits on poor folks! It seems that being liberal means never having to provide context. First, let’s compare the profit margin of Big Oil to that of Microsoft, Apple, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Nike, etc. The average profit margin for companies in the S & P 500 index was 13 cents. And “The [Oil] industry’s net profit per dollar of revenue was just under 9 cents, compared to… the S&P 500, meaning the “markup” for the oil and gas industry is below average.”
    AAPL Key Statistics | Apple Inc. Stock - Yahoo! Finance, available for each company.
    So, where are the complaints about ‘Big Sneaker,’ or ‘Big Shampoo’?


    c. “…Congress gives the Oil Industry over $10 billion in subsidies…”
    And, of course, the antibusiness crowd loves stories about how much Big Oil is stealing from the American people! On the contrary, in 2006, the oil industry paid $81 billion in income tax, and while Exxon’s earnings increased 89% from 2003 to 2007, their income taxes increased 170%. Businessweek - Business News, Stock market & Financial Advice


    d. If Exxon’s 2008 tax bill of $116.2 billion were split equally among all tax filers who pay income tax, each filer’s share would be $1,259/year. Still hate Exxon? Number of Americans Paying Zero Federal Income Tax Grows to 43.4 Million | Tax Foundation



    3. But it’s not just lies from self-righteous idiots….it’s psychotics who actually fantasize about exploding children who aren’t convinced of the bogus ‘movement.”
    Check this one out”

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfnddMpzPsM]EPIC GREEN FAIL!!!! - YouTube[/ame]


    Now…all psychotics, feel free to join up…..

    …no pressure.
     
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    Well, PC, for sure you are familiar with psychotic.
     
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    That's what I think about most conservative movements.
     
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    How do you know Exxon didn't make the video? It's the oldest trick in the books to blame others for your crime.

    The government subsidies to Big Oil are a hell of a lot more than $10 billion per year. There's a clue!
     
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    Name one of those subsidies.
     
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    Why do you think giving away public property of resources on public land isn't a subsidy?

    How much money does our government get from oil companies each year? Do you think they're a charity?

    We give away our resources for a small percentage of what they are worth. They are the ones in business and we aren't, so let them pay market prices for our country's resources.
     
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    Public property of resources is not "given away". It is sold by the government for millions upon millions of dollars. Afterwards, if resources are produced, many more millions of dollars are paid to the government in terms of royalties.

    Our government realizes billions of dollars annually. Yes, government is the charity, not oil companies.

    And no, resources aren't "given away" for a small percentage. It's a big fucking percentage.

    I ask you again, name ONE subsidy to the oil and natural gas industries.
     
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    While you're at it, exfoliate the palms of your feet.

    Just because.

    Bitch.
     
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    Neither I, nor my side has created, endorsed such horrifying images.

    And you say?
     
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    That's because, actually, you don't 'think.'
     
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