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Big oil is killing people, animals and the planet.
Chuck on WHLO said in different words that to the outrageous cost of a gallon of gas should be added the cost of the over 100 trillion dollars spent in illegal wars and CIA coups in the last 60 years, with their human cost in deaths of invaded country soldiers and civilians. Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire,
British Petroleum,formerly Anglo Iranian Oil, has divided Iraq, creating the phony country of
Kuwait, has installed illegitimate leaders on fabricated thrones making
petroplutocracies, has been a causative factor and profiteer in the socalled Desert Storm.
II OTHER COSTS
The cost of gas to individual families is driving millions into poverty.
Shell Oil prevailed on the Nigerian government to hang nonviolent environmental
activists Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 of his peers.
IV VIOLENCE TO MOTHER EARTH
Oil spills which kill marine mammals, birds, and fishes, which destroy beaches
and the response to which fills sea waters with neurotoxic Corexit cause more
damage. Drilling for oil has poisoned watersheds and decapitated mountains,
destroyed animal habitats.
V ILLEGAL PRICEFIXING BY OIL CARTELS
in violation of the laws of many countries are bankrupting the US.
The US Postal Service can no longer afford the cost of gas. Petroplutocrats make
Americans hungry as they multiply the cost of food transportation, housing
Some of those who have explained methods such as making fuel from water.. have
been done away with.
Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John D Rockefeller I conspired in the first
part of the 20th Century to destroy mass transit trains and trolleys in the US
in order to further the market for petroleum. Even today, Governors Scott Walker
of Wisconsin, Richard Scott of Florida and John Kasich of Ohio, all pawns of big
oil, have each sent hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for mass transit
back to the federal government. That has meant, for instance, that the train
system from Cleveland through Columbus to Cincinnati Ohio, destroyed a century
ago, has once again been delayed.
The pollution cost of cars involves lung diseases.
IX TRAFFIC DEATHS
Around the world millions of people die or are horribly maimed annually in car
Petroplutocrat money turns democracies into oligarchies.
Besides being killed in oil spills and in drilling operations, trillions of
animals have died as victims of cars and are objetified into 'roadkill'.
XII DROUGHT, GLOBAL HEATING AND FAMINE
Car emissions are along with the destruction of zillions of trees for cattle
ranches, the construction industry, newspapers etc. a factor in global heating.
2012 was the hottest year in recorded history. The consequent death of trees and
crops from lack of water, the stranding of boats on sand bars in rivers, the
further burdening of the ecosystem by air conditioning are only a fraction of
Gas in socialist preinvasion Iraq was a nickel a gallon. It is under a dollar a gallon in Venezuela. Advocates of loanshark capitalism have demonized these people-oriented governments. Petrowhores put out the notion that socialism is the opposite of democracy, when in reality capitalism, socialism and fascism are economic systems while democracy, monarchy and oligarchy are political systems. Condoleezza Rice was an operative of Chevron Oil which also has Afghanistan’s puppet leader Karzai on its payroll. The Koch Brothers who have defined the people’s oil and gas as their own… have through vote fraud, bribery, and a thousand other dirty tricks suborned democracy in establishing Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee.
XIV ENERGY WASTE
The attempt by oil profiteers to destroy mass transit has wasted the time of billions of people who could be riding 300 mph bullet trains. In many other ways, big oil wastes energy.
XV SERIAL KILLERS
Some serial killers go to jail but the serially killing sociopathic CEO's of big
oil are eulogized by their fawning pawns in the press.