Monthly Archive: October 2019

Oct 31

The Downsized “Exxon Knew” trial proves that the “Merchants of Doubt” theory was always science fiction

by Roger I. Roots Remember that book, and later movie, entitled “Merchants of Doubt”? It told how the world’s oil, gas and coal giants were secretly funding a “climate denial” movement in order to confuse and mislead the world into questioning the settled, unequivocal, unchallengeable science of catastrophic manmade climate change. It turns out that …

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Oct 31

Update: mainstream media cracks; begins to report Chilean protests were ignited by carbon taxes

After weeks of anti-government rioting in Chile and the embarrassing cancellation of the upcoming UN climate conference in Chile, some mainstream (i.e., government supported and supporting) news outlets are reluctantly reporting a connection to recent carbon taxes imposed by the Chilean government. The Washington Post, conceding that capitalistic reforms have catapulted Chile to prosperity since …

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Oct 27

Mainstream media conceals the primary cause of the deadly Chilean riots: carbon taxes

This week saw major stories in many newspapers about the growth of protests and riots throughout the world. The Guardian published a detailed expose’ of protests in Hong Kong, Paris, Chile, Iraq, Ecuador and elsewhere which suggested the root cause of all these protests was young populations angry about “income inequality.” Reuters published a detailed …

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Oct 26

What really caused the 2014 riots in Ferguson, Missouri? A new study suggests they were fueled by “taxation by citation”

Reason’s Brian Doherty is out with an article on city governments that use “taxation by citation” as major components of their income. Doherty cites a study from the Institute for Justice, “The Price of Taxation by Citation.” The study looked at 3 Georgia cities which derive 14 to 25 percent of their revenue from petty …

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Oct 26

Younger Brits are refusing to watch government BBC TV

Alarm bells are going off in the offices of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) as younger viewers have abandoned the mainstream, government controlled network in droves. An internal report finds that the BBC is facing the threat of extinction unless it can win back young viewers. The growth of alternative news and entertainment choices is …

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Oct 26

Californians are buying small generators by the thousands

THE MARKET ALWAYS WINS Governments everywhere seek subjects that are impoverished, weak, ill, fearful and dependent on government “services.” But the current and future blackouts caused by California’s government-licensed power monopoly appear to have one major positive impact: thousands of Californians are seeking self help by purchasing small gas generators. Bloomberg reported on October 5 …

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Oct 25

Why did ExxonMobil choose a bench trial rather than a jury trial?

New York. October 25. New York Supreme Court. Antigovernment News Bureau. The downsized “Exxon knew” trial currently occurring in New York Supreme Court in lower Manhattan provides a look into several larger-scale litigation choices by ExxonMobil attorneys. Exxon is being sued by the State of New York for accounting discrepancies in the company’s reports and …

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Oct 23

Day 2 of downsized “Exxon knew” trial: prosecution strikes out with early early witnesses

by Roger Roots, Antigovernment News and Justice Travelers Lower Manhattan, New York, Oct. 23. Day 2 of the downsized “Exxon Knew” trial in lower Manhattan was much ado about meetings, phone calls, glossy reports and discussions among Exxon and some of its institutional investors. ExxonMobil has long been a king of the New York Stock …

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Oct 22

Opening statements in the whittled-down “Exxon Knew” trial

By Roger Roots For Lysander Spooner University, Antigovernment News, and Justice Travelers Lower Manhattan, New York, New York. Oct. 22. It was supposed to be the trial of the century. But a New York Daily News article published on October 21 was entitled “The incredible collapsing ‘#ExxonKnew’ climate change lie” The “Exxon Knew” case began …

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Oct 21

“I can’t think properly,” mumbles Julian Assange as he fights extradition to U.S.

The great Julian Assange, who has struggled for years to bring government crimes to light through his Wikileaks website, is currently held in England’s Belmarsh prison awaiting extradition to the U.S. to face “conspiracy” to disclose classified information charges. (His alleged “coconspirator,” Chelsea Manning, is also being held–without sentence or charge–in U.S. jails for “contempt …

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