Climate change activists block the entrance to a coal company that pays the Senator a $500,000 dividend
If these people aren't also protesting FOR more nuclear, then they aren't serious; they are just stupid, spoiled, bored children.
You won't catch them demanding more lithium mining and processing for batteries for their smart phones or EVs. They're perfectly content to let other countries bear that environmental burden.
I'm so f---ing tired of "climate change activists" who oppose nuclear power. You're not serious people, so shut up.
How dare Manchin take bribes for filthy fossil fuel! He needs to take bribes for "green energy" like every other democrat.
First, note that the company is his own company, which he founded and now owns much, if not all, of the stock. Those who own stock collect dividends, which are earnings. Second, as far as activism in West Virginia goes, good luck. I spent a part of my life just across the river in NE Kentucky and even though there are a lot of Democrats around, it's perhaps the most conservative part of the US, not to mention that coal is the primary source of income for most West Virginians. Not to mention that West Virginia was solidly for Trump. The only reason Manchin was reelected is because he's well-liked. Why he hasn't switched parties is beyond me.
By the way, I doubt that more than a third, if that many, of the "activists" are West Virginians.
You say "pay". I say "bribe."
Some say "earned". I say "unearned."
He is paid a bribe of $500,000 which is unearned [he didn't work for it unless doing what you are bribed to do is defined as 'work'] income. If he did not hold a public office, he'd not be receiving it. So it is, in truth and in fact, income resulting from holding a public office and should go into the public's treasury.
So he's a double thief.
"The end is nigh!" screeched the climate change activists... back in 2010, and 2000, and 1995, and 1980, and 1970, and...
I think it's important to remember, whether you like it or not, that without fossil fuels (including coal) you will starve to death in the freezing darkness.
Our govt is a cesspool of corruption. Of the many things I loved about Trump one of the best is it is hard to buy billionaires. This is a bipartisan issue and desperately needs to be addressed
Robert Kagan says, "Russia may possess a fearful nuclear arsenal, but the risk of Moscow using it is not higher now than it would have been in 2008 or 2014, if the West had intervened then. And it has always been extraordinarily small…"
But CIA's Billy Burns says, "Given the potential desperation of [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin and the Russian leadership, given the setbacks that they’ve faced so far militarily, none of us can take lightly the threat posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons or low-yield nuclear weapons."
So which is it? Minimal or likely?
Honestly this kind of cross messaging just creates nuke hesitancy. Is Burns one of those anti-nukers I've been hearing about? I think this Burns fellow needs to be watched closely by Tweeter & Fakebook. There's really no reason for this kind of misinformation in a corporate dystopian utopia like the USA. Top down messages should be uniform & easy to swallow. Contradictions just create cognitive dissonance and, as everyone knows, cognitive dissonance kills.
Then again this may be another "right wing moral panic" & Burns may just be another Putin stooge in Washington. Even more reason to keep an eye on him. Hell, keep two eyes on the potential traitor.
Hopefully the Biden administration has a nuke mandate in the works. Make these bastards accept a nuke or two or risk cancelling. It may be the only way to ensure that everyone everywhere climbs aboard the nuke train.
Maybe Colbert could dress some staffers up as nukes so they can do a little Cossack dance across the stage.
Keith Olbermann could continuously tweet out how he wishes anti-nukers would just die already.
Jimmy Kimmel could make funny jokes shaming anti-nukers into compliance.
So much work so little time.
I am not one to side with immature lacking reality small minded idiots. But here? I have to side with the climate fools. Manchin is the prototype for the kind of people running our lives these days. Corporate aligned, or celebrity millionaires with a voice, or a seat on some board dictating how the rest of us live. All of them are clueless morons that gained favor by luck, or privilege.
We truly need a house cleaning among our ruling class. All of these front and center issues on the Global political scene are truly only there to divide us and not allow us to see reason or accountability. It's baffling that we are so buried in our phones and whatnot to not look up and realize we are being crushed on purpose.
It's interesting how the "narrative du jour" changes. We've moved on from the trans agenda which came a few after the end of the world climate agenda with the COVID agenda in-between. Now, the end of the world climate change has changed to the I hate Putin agenda. Now the Europeans, especially the German's who switched from clean existing nuclear power to lignite, the worst polluting fossil fuel are gonna forgow relatively clean pipellined Russian gas to amerikan fracked gas which many people say is worse than coal. Of course, it's gonna cost a lot more making German industry industry non competitive.You couldn't make this stuff up especially when just a few years ago, Ukraine and Zelensky were getting the bad press they deserved and still do. Of course, in WVa, one of the poorest states in the USA, most of the poor don't know they're poor and the president couldn't get a job at McDonald's, he's so far gone and the VP; please Lord, NO!
lol i love these emotional irrational sorts of stories. the globe runs on fossil fuel. period. if you are not living in a cave using stone tools, and wearing animal skins you are the demand side of the equation. you will not feed or run a global economy w/o fossil fuels. just ask sweden which dusting off an oil fired power plant to generate electricity. no windmills or solar panels for them. or better yet just ask putin who runs the country that happens to be the second largest exporter of oil in the world. you want to maintain your current lifestyle????? better start building some nukes.
Environmentalism IS the coal industry. Every move toward clean energy causes more usage and profit for coal.
Interesting story. Guess Old Joe is just like most politicians. The "man of the people" has a hidden driving force and it is MONEY. Conflicts of interest are a way of life in the Congress. POTUS is the expert in money driven decisions and hidden agendas.
Usually the GOP is tarred with these types of actions. Given Nancy's investments and the stock trading of elected officials it seems a way of life among the "special folks." Full disclosure of ALL immediate families financial dealings might be necessary to keep the grifters from their behind the scenes conflicts of interest and influence peddling. But you can bet the farm that new and innovative methods of getting rich doing "public service" will emerge like mushrooms after a storm. Honest politician seems to be an oxymoron -- too bad since there are some honest idealistic individuals but their silence marks them as enablers and co-conspirators with those who are in it for the money. The silent witness to a crime has much to answer for.
I appreciate this forum, but I had to escape at about 6:41. These people are so lame. Really. Put a sign on a fence and lay on the road. I sure as hell hope I am not paying off their student loans. Apparently in our America the only way to change anything is to be an "activist" or "community organizer." Not think or do for yourself. We are doomed.
Assume for the sake of argument that Manchin is corrupt. Well which Congress critter isn't? It would be impossible for him to be more corrupt than the Biden crime family. Putting that aside for the moment, Manchin, by putting tar in the gears of the far left's democrat agenda, is doing a wonderful service for the country. Without Manchin to put the brake on the Biden regime's economic agenda, who knows how much further down the slope to outright communism this sinking ship of state would be. What I don't understand is why Manchin hasn't fled from the democrats, most of whom hate him with a passion, into the arms of the republicans who would gleefully welcome him with open arms. If Manchin did so and decided to run again as a republican when his current term is up, he would win by a landslide, as West Virginia has gone from solid democrat to the Reddest state in America.