Thursday, June 11, 2020

Undercover Investigation - Minneapolis Riot Was Preplanned

We have sources imbedded within these groups to get to the bottom of where all this leftist radicalization is coming from. We got their plans, manuals, intercepted internal communications, and have recordings of their zoom chats.

What you are about to see is part of a two year undercover investigation into the leftist radicalization imbedded within the climate justice movement that contributed to the riots in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this first video, we are going to show how the Sunrise Movement played a preemptive role in carrying out the mayhem, taking advantage of George Floyd's death and using it as a trigger point, to further push their Green New Deal agenda and promoting the abolition of the police.

We didn’t expect to find organizers radicalizing middle school and high school children teaching them military tactics and preparation for high risk actions. Some of these tactics include escalation provocation techniques, blocking freeway traffic, and how to get arrested bogging-down law enforcement in the name of destroying capitalism to make way for the Green New Deal.

What some parents may have though were innocent youth organizations genuinely fostered and ran by children are actually top-down monolithic structures with private intelligence, military contractors, and foreign interests influencing children to carry out their subversive objectives.

The events that erupted in Minneapolis, Minnesota were not a spontaneous reaction to the murder of George Floyd. These were well planned events anticipating some perfect trigger point to bring about the “new normal” - a world without police, without borders, without industry, without wealth, without private property, without an economy - a world based on communist ideals imbedded within the Green New Deal.

The Green New Deal is not about climate change, it is about climate justice - a radical new ideology hellbent on destroying western civilization under the false pretense that white supremacy is the leading cause of climate change, social injustice and all problems globally.

The organizers of these Youth Non-government Organizations, or Youngos, embellish white supremacy as a systemic problem, hyper-focusing on statistically rare instances of racial inequality and injustice, while ignoring great strides of progress the United States has made over the past century towards equal opportunity and criminal justice reform. However, in order to normalize radical policies put forth by the Green New Deal, crises have to be capitalized on to further their agenda while destroying the great accomplishments of civil rights movements of the past.


A Plastic-Cup Toast to Oil and Gas

As states begin to reopen and bundles of sun-pale, previously isolated Americans pour out of their homes seeking to lap up an abundance of Covid-killing UV rays at parks, pool parties and protests across the country, it’s time to give a nod to the oil and gas industry for delivering to us the many spittle-protecting plexi-glass partitions, painted warning/closure signs in our parks, PPE of every kind, and medical equipment that are providing us the necessary protection through the ‘duck and cover’, ‘phase 2’ period of the re-opening of the U.S. economy. Regardless of one’s opinion about the various re-opening strategies (and there are many opinions), there is no question that without the diligent and on-going work of the men and women of the industry from extraction to transportation to refining of our nation’s oil and gas resources, our lives have been made better during this grueling lock-down period.

As I returned to the west coast from one of the most prolific shale plays in the US (in my gasoline-fueled car with rubber tires), I was struck by the juxtaposition of the deep disdain many in this part of the country have for the oil and gas industry, on one hand, while simultaneously surrounding and covering themselves with every kind of petroleum-based product, to avoid the statistically unlikely event of contracting or transmitting ‘the corona’, on the other hand.

On both coasts, the impact of the products derived from the oil and gas industry on our lives has never been so visibly ubiquitous to the public, nor so plainly positive. Without these products, America and the world would be hesitant to get back to normal economic and social activity. While many love to hate the industry, it’s impossible to ignore its positive impact throughout our lives. Whether it’s the computer screens through which many now participate in Zoom meetings to our virtual happy hours with friends on Facebook, or our Netflix binge-watching, life is made better because of oil and gas. Whether it’s the face shields and gloves our ER docs and nursing staff are wearing in emergency rooms, or the PPE our dentists are wearing while finally cleaning our teeth, life is made better because of oil and gas. As countless diners pick up their delicious carry-out meals packed in all sorts of oil and gas industry-derived packaging, cutlery, straws and libation-filled cups, it is clear life is made better because of oil and gas.

So while we anxiously await the return of our collective pre-Covid lives…and they will return …let us take a moment to acknowledge in big and small ways that our lives are decisively better because of the men and women of the oil and gas industry. A simple thank you would be brilliant, and I’ll bet even appreciated.


Reining In The Green Bureaucracy

It took about 13 months and 15 days to construct the Empire State Building in New York City, which opened in 1931 on 34th street in midtown Manhattan.

At 1,250 feet and 102 stories, it was the tallest building in the world until 1970, when the Twin Towers in downtown eclipsed it.

It took 11 years to construct the Freedom Tower, which opened 2014 adjacent to where the Twin Towers once stood. At 1,300 feet, this skyscraper took nearly ten times longer to construct.

This comparison and countless other examples are the key reason that President Trump last week signed an executive order for federal agencies to shorten environmental reviews for construction of highways, mines, pipelines, and other projects on federal lands as the nation continues to suffer economically during the Covid-19 emergency.

Modern-day construction of infrastructure takes too long and becomes too expensive due, at least in part, to mandated, multi-layered bureaucratic reviews.

Laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act require agencies to conduct multi-step, detailed reviews of the potential impact of construction projects on the environment.

The executive order is a continuation of efforts by the president going back three years to streamline these regulatory reviews in order to speed up projects, lower their costs, and strengthen the economy.

NEPA has been on the books since 1970. Such laws are necessary and warranted, yet many anti-development and Green groups have historically used them not to ensure adequate reviews and safeguards, but to stop human progress and modernization.

Litigation also reaps a financial bonanza for trial lawyers, who also are politically influential.

The Interstate Highway System, built in the 1950s, is one of the greatest public work achievements in history, a crown jewel of President Eisenhower’s administration.

It is fully embraced by millions of Americans who drive on it, and integral to the economy. Imagine trying to build that system today? It is unimaginable, with a multitude of agencies and laws involved.

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) in 2009, which passed to help the nation recover from the Great Recession, provides a salient modern contrast.

This $787 billion undertaking (which was big money at the time) was sold as an infrastructure bill that would bring “shovel-ready projects” to completion and create jobs.

It did little, absent a small portion that was used for highway and bridge repair.  President Obama later acknowledged that “‘shovel-ready’ was not as shovel-ready as we expected.”

President Trump’s latest executive order does not repeal NEPA or any other statute.  It cannot. Rather, it is about administering such laws in a more balanced and efficient manner, which is a discussion worth having, especially now.

The Trump administration has been pushing the debate over the costs and benefits of environmental laws and processes affecting construction and job creation, especially now as the nation grapples with economic collapse from the pandemic with millions of Americans out of work.

Sadly, millions of unemployed Americans will have no sympathy from extremist Green groups and politicians who, right on key, assume the worst from streamlining environmental regulations.

A comment by Christy Goldfuss of the Center for American Progress was a revealing example.

Goldfuss headed President Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality, and said the Trump administration is “trying to divert attention away (sic) from the crisis of racial injustice happening around the country by giving agency leads the excuse to ram through polluting projects that will prop up the dying fossil fuel industry while destroying the very same communities that are dying at higher rates from Covid-19 and police violence as well.”

Ms. Goldfuss’s attempt to connect streamlining of environmental reviews to racial politics is a vile non-sequitur designed to exacerbate division. It’s also an example of the impossibility of having an honest debate about anything in this country.

Notice further her mention of “prop[ing] up the dying fossil fuel industry.” There’s the real rub for green activists.

Killing fossil fuels is the key ingredient in transforming America in ways that will make us poorer and more dependent on the government for sustenance, which ultimately empowers people influencing and running the government.

The Trump administration’s efforts to streamline bureaucratic oversight and litigation to construct and repair infrastructure is not zero-sum anti-environment, despite the hysteria from the usual suspects.

We need not return to the days when a skyscraper or major bridge crossing could be built in a year; but when it takes up to a decade and longer, then the environmental process needs fixing to ensure a sensible, cost-effective balance.


Mass. Attorney General Admits Intention To Ban Fossil Fuels

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called on the state’s Department of Public Utilities to investigate “the future of the natural gas industry” in Massachusetts this week, alleging that the use of the fuel didn’t align with the state’s 2050 climate goals.

While such a claim is confusing, considering the role of natural gas in mitigating carbon emissions and the state’s significant reliance on the fuel, it was made all the more shocking by Attorney General Healey’s reasoning:

    “In order to combat the climate crisis and meet our clean energy goals, we must transition away from fossil fuels and change the way gas utilities do business in our state,” Attorney General Healey said. “We want the DPU to take a close look at the future of the natural gas industry in Massachusetts and make the policy and structural changes we need to ensure a clean energy future that is safe, reliable, and fair.” (emphasis added)

With that statement, the attorney general just said the quiet part out loud.

Admittedly, Healey has made statements in support of a “clean energy transition” before, but this serves as the starkest example of her true intention: banning fossil fuels by using whatever tools are available to her.

This intention is most notable in how it relates to Healey’s lawsuit against ExxonMobil.

Filing suit against the company in October 2019, the attorney general claimed that her office brought the lawsuit on the basis of the company’s alleged “deceptive marketing” and “campaign to mislead both consumers and investors.”

Attorney General Healey’s most recent comment, however, underscores that the lawsuit is, in reality, an attempt to stop the company from producing oil and natural gas.

In fact, the Massachusetts complaint even hints at her true motivation, with Healey stating:

    “The gravity of ExxonMobil’s historic and continuing unlawful actions cannot be overstated; the world lost forty critical years to develop and deploy new technologies that would allow an orderly transition away from fossil fuels,” (emphasis added)

This is further bolstered by other efforts undertaken by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office.

For example, in a December 2017 hearing on Attorney General Healey’s investigation into ExxonMobil, the counsel from the attorney general’s office stated that the company should include climate warnings on all of its advertising – including on gas pumps.

Massachusetts Relies on Natural Gas

In addition to exposing her true intentions, Healey’s call for an investigation into Massachusetts natural gas utilities and lawsuits against companies like ExxonMobil could have devastating effects for the state, which heavily relies on the fuel.

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), Massachusetts generates 67 percent of its electricity from natural gas.

EIA also states that “more than half of the households in the state rely on natural gas as their primary energy source for home heating” – a crucial resource in a state that experiences very cold winters.

Yet there is fierce opposition to natural gas pipelines and other infrastructure from politicians like Healey and environmental activists, which has resulted in the stalling of new pipeline development in the region.

This opposition comes at a price. When temperatures dropped in 2018 and faced with limited supply due to pipeline constrictions, the state was forced to import natural gas from Russia – an action Healey said she prefers when compared to using domestically produced natural gas transported via pipeline.

In short, Attorney General Healey’s recent comment shows her true intention is to ban oil and natural gas use in the state, even if that means bringing unfounded allegations against producers or relying on foreign adversaries like Russia to keep the lights on.



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