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$1Million/foot with 7ft thrown in free

The agricultural minister of Equitorial Guinea, son of the president-for-life, Teodorin Obiang, has ordered the second most expensive yacht to date. Eclipsed only be the very over-the-top yacht of Russian mobster Roman Abramovich.The money comes from Exxon-Mobil, is anybody surprised? Rush Limbaugh harps much about how much the Corporate Oil Über-Politik spend on “helping” the poor half-nekkid half-starved little Africans. Sure they do.

Equatorial Guinea has the highest “per capita” income in Africa, according to the CIA and his dad, Teodoro, (he’s what in Spanish is “hidalgo” hijo de algo, somebody’s son, a “Junior”….sounds “familiar”, Bush Dynasty fans?) But they still get foreign aid… Military Aid to protect against those bad ol’ anti Oil Corporation “terrorists” who fight against their countries being handed over to a few multi-billionaires who spend more money on Military and Secret Police annually than they do on Health Care for a decade. Sound Much Familiar, U.S. Corporate Welfare Elitists?

The 387-foot yacht will cost $380 Million USD. 3 times as much as the annual health care for the nation.

Guy has an official salary of a hundred grand a year but has a house in Malibu, a private jet, a fleet of cars and other yachts. While 80 percent of “his” citizens live in extreme poverty.Remember “his” citizens, the ones that the Corporate Elite Propagandists like Limbaugh and his Far Right Lunatic Fringe Comrades harp about how much their corporate masters “help” them? Yeah. THOSE citizens. O, and his name, and that of his father? “Theodore”? It means “Gift of God”.

The boat will look like THIS. The perfect symbol of the corporate Elitists “Screw you, we’re Filthy Rich and got that way eating your babies” attitude that has taken over the governments of the world…

Including ours. The Bush Dynasty, who got all their money with lots of help from Military Intervention, from the U.S. and British Navies protecting their Slave Ships, to the U.S. and British Navies protecting and actually obtaining their current oil wealth,

And along the way, selling arms to all sides in BOTH World Wars. Hell no I ain’t ranting about only Third World Dictators. They only get their wealth and power the same way AMERICAN Dictators do, by being well paid Servants of the Multi-Trillion Dollar Corporate State.

TeaParty “libertarians” don’t like me saying that? Suck it, punks. I can’t help that you’re  willing slaves to monstrous Babykillers like that. And I can’t help it that you’re too cildish to accept being told that or too cowardly to do anything about me saying it on a one-to-one level. Yo Mommas raised you with those kind of “Conservative” values as willing conformity and cowardice. And I can’t help that Yo Mommas were too busy smoking crack to supervise your education, and you never learned math.

If (at a “conservative” Estimate) 80 percent of the wealth is controlled by 5 percent of the population, there will be a vast sea of people who get a tiny fraction of the “average” income. Learn basic algebra, dumshits. Or simply go to the barrios and ghetos and Reservations and the shotgun shacks of Farm Worker families, go door to door and tell every one of us “lazy” poor people how wealthy you are.

Bring your God-damn guns, we’ll take those too…

Your money won’t buy your way out of HELL.

Extreme Wealth is created by extreme poverty, and extreme poverty is created by Extreme wealth.You can say it all averages out, yeah? Tell it to somebody who is dying of one preventable disease, YOUR WEALTH.

To his face, in his face… hey, here’s a good one… do it while he’s burying one or more of his children, dead from diarrhea from the contaminated water.

Conservatives who conserve NOTHING.

Surprise! GenMod “oil-munching” Bacteria mutating

And killing other sea life. Can someone say “Andromeda Strain”? Omega Man. Dr Frankestein. Anybody? Bueller? Anybody?
Some of it is happening, apparently, because of the amounts of Corexant applied. But of course a powerful solvent which will make oil and water mix couldn’t possibly make mutations in something that has a reproductive cycle of say, an hour or two. Nor would any mutations from already laboratory mutated specimens of these microbes (actually single-celled plants) even remotely possibly be pumping out the non-laboratory-controlled mutations doubling every hour or so…
And the dead crabs, worms, starfish etc… being found in the affected area just have no relevance whatsoever. Couldn’t be, nope. Dr Mandy Joye
Of course, too, she’s just an “intellectual” who has studied Marine Biology for like 27 years of college and post graduate and doctorate. And of course the fact that she, unlike Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Reilly or Sarah Palin or any of the board of directors at BP, actually HAS hands-on (robot hands, it’s a very deep subject…) experience up close and as personal s you can be in an ALVIN submarine… that still wouldn’t mean she’s not some Ivory Tower Prima-Donna unlike the assholes at Fox who get paid to sit at a microphone lying for the Big Oil Companies all day every day…

No, she’s a PhD, like Jeremy Phud from the Yellow Submarine movie, an “intellectual” therefore absolutely incapable of ever knowing anything worthwhile, like the batting averages of big league players, the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys and who makes the most money on the NASCAR circuit. Bet she can’t even name all the top wrestlers.

Bet all those Louisiana and Florida Fishermen who spend their days and months and lifetimes out on the water and have been pulling up oil-filled crabs and shrimp were just “elitist intellectuals” too.
Now, crustaceans and mollusks, they’re not THE bottom level of the food web. Bacteria are. Fungi, algae..

Then there’s all the OTHER crap that industrial polluters, like the closely related (oil and coal corporations, if looked at as though were actually Humans .. “corporate persons”? would be considered incestuous in their relationship) mineral extractions industries pumping all kinds of SHIT into the water, factory farms with Concentrated Animal wastes, refineries along all the rivers that empty into the Gulf, and even whatever mine waste is killing Has Killed off the fungi, moss, algae, bacteria, crustaceans, insect larvae, amphibians, fish… in our own beloved local Fountain Creek,

Whatever it is in runoff from the Strip Mine coal operations that are causing male smallmouth bass into female smallmouth bass…
Nope, not a bit of that could also be involved. We know this because them good folks at BP and Massey and Exxon-Mobil and DumFox Noose have told us so.
And Sarah Palin, she might not know what The Bush Doctrine is even though she said she supported it, or that the constitutional duties of the job she applied for (Vice President of the United States) aren’t sitting in on congressional hearings and helping the Senate make laws…

But by golly-gosh she’s absolutely certain that all that shit being thrown into the water will just majickal like go away, you betcha! And we can absolutely trust her and the other paid spokespersons for Big Oil when they say that “intellectual elitists” can’t possibly be right.
Notice how the condescending British spokesman for Big Oil who put down all the “small people” got replaced fairly quickly, by a condescending American Mouthpiece who made the same putdown but with an American accent so it’s better? They wouldn’t be intellectual elitists even though they make a point of telling us how much smarter than us they require us to believe they are. Regularly. And often.

BP strikes again.

Oil and Dispersant filled crabs showing up on the Gulf seafood market.
BP is playing the jobs card here the same as they do on the Gulf. They’re wanting to re-open “extraction” of the oil shale beds near Guffey and Florissant CO.. Park County… near the non-fiction town of Southpark. To do it they’ll be basically mining the oil, taking rocks, crushing them and boiling the oil out. Using the really scarce water resources, every drop of which is claimed by people as far east as the Mississippi and all the way to the West Coast, Brownsville, and Mexico. The watersheds from here flow to everyplace lower than here, which means, everyplace in the Western two thirds of the United States. Which was why the Shale Oil enterprises were shut down before they could even get started back in 1974. We’ve got at least 8 candidates on the ballot who say that cost Colorado jobs.

They neglect to mention the jobs which will be destroyed when the ecosystem is destroyed, when more water than is actually available is used for cooking the shale, and the runoff from it is going to be Toxic. BP and Exxon-Mobil are the biggest contractors wanting to do this. The ones who say their little Ooopsie Moments aren’t destroying every non-Oil job in the gulf either, the ones Sarah Palin “Stood up to” in Alaska, the ones who the Government of Alaska “negotiated a tough settlement” with over Exxon Valdez, real tough, about a penny on the dollar worth of tough.
Spill, baby, Spill.
The same kind of “Tough Negotiations” that Tancredo, or Maes, perhaps, would do. Maybe have a bankrupt and imprisoned for life ex-Exxon employee held responsible for the rest of the money. Real tough… tough on the Non-Oil Corporation workers who will be displaced by such a disaster. Speculative? Until late this spring the Oil Spill in the gulf from Deepwater drilling was “speculation”. Nothing to see, citizens, keep moving, nothing to see…

Oh, and they’ve got Halliburton involved. Not surprising, Halliburton is the largest Oil Facility construction company in the world. Halliburton which cut loose its subsidiary Industrial Labor Services just before they broke my feet up. Neat little idea, subsidiaries. The CEO of ILS was taking out Social Security employee payments, the FICA tax, but not paying it to Social Security, nor of course the Employer Contribution. And got busted. So rather than the whole corporate umbrella, who were also beneficiaries of the scam, walked away from it unscathed. A very few financial officers of ILS actually did “hard time” — three years at Club Fed, for their theft. Compare that to comment 15 about a person getting a Life Sentence for a different money fraud, a $750 hot check also perpetrated in Texas. Rich folks get all the breaks because they own the courts and the cops.

Just like they own the Colorado judges, prosecutors and cops who will be responsible for deciding their liability when they do an Oopsie-moment in our water supply.

Just like the gold mine Toxic Waste Dump Gold Hill Mesa that local Real Estate Tycoons are selling as residential properties, starting at the $160K all the way to a half million apiece to own a home on top of Toxic Waste.

Just like Massey Energy is skating after the 29 deaths of Mine WORKERS and Massey CEO and TeaBag “hero” Don Blankenship not losing a penny on the settlement or a moments sleep over his guilt for their Murder.
11 workers died on the oil rig too. But they were only workers so BP and their mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin don’t give a measurable fraction of a dead rats ass about them or their families either. Far less the Alaskan fishermen from the Exxon-Valdez spill, or the people on the even larger and far less contained Spill, baby, Spill!! off the coast of Louisiana. The Oil Corporations don’t give a shit about their own employees, why would they care about the workers who Aren’t their employees?

Oil Company and Military “job creation” in the Springs..

Are going to go to… people who already work for the oil companies and the Military Industrial Complex. The (God this is a stupid term) Surge in employment is of the trickle down variety. Like the ghost of Reagan pissing on us in death the way he did in life.
Let’s dissect the Oil Jobs, yes? They’ve got a bunch of unemployed oil people. Fewer and fewer wells, more and more people who have experience and tenure, no need for Halliburton or BP to train people locally. We’ll get jobs like More McDonalds, or Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues, oh, and the oil and Military Industrial folks will bring their families so a portion of the New Jobs will be eaten up by them.
Then there’s what they’ll be DOING. In the early 70s they tried this same shit, there were about a third as many people in the area, and still a water crisis. Since the Springs area feeds the watersheds that provide water to every where west of the Mississippi, that’s a huge responsibility. Every drop of rain that falls here is already claimed a year or more in advance.
The Shale Oil extraction process takes up a lot of fresh water. huge amounts. More than is actually available even without the water demands of the local population. Which is a lot more people now. So they’re going to bring in more people, add fewer jobs than they take up, and less water.
The ones pushing this political boondoggle, this government giveaway, yet another one…
Halliburton and BP.

Oh, I know, their political faces are the likes of Dan Maes and Tom Tancredo, and a slew of others who are going to defeat the “Liberal Hippie Anti-Oil Giant U.N. Sponsored Conspiracy”.
But it’s the giant oil corporations running the show. The ones who slough off paying taxes, and collect unspeakable abominations of Government Giveaways like the Continual War, a giant funnel leading from the U.S. Treasury directly into their greedy pockets. Their predatory mouths stuffed with the blood of Mine and Oil workers whose lives they casually dismiss.

And the unspeakable devastation they do to the economy and ecology both, that’s just icing on their bloodstained cake. I bet their CEOs and CFOs look at the videos of their disasters, “Oh, look, that one, falling off the rig and burning… he’s still alive! Damn, that’s HAWT! I’m gonna have to change pants it’s so good!” “Awwwww, lookit at the widows and orphans of the miners, crying because daddy ain’t coming home… isn’t that just the greatest thing you ever saw? A real Kodak moment! I haven’t laughed this hard since we actually convinced the stupid bastards that Trickle Down was going to work for THEM instead of just us!”
They get money, on the Halliburton side, not only from the fat contracts with no taxation in Iraq and Afghanistan, taking Public Welfare to the tune of Trillions and never putting any back. but also contracting the people who watch the reservoirs to keep al Qa’eda operatives from dropping a few pounds of ricin into the water, and then get MORE money, publicly subsidized money, to pump Hundreds and Thousands of TONS of toxins into our drinking water, our air, our soil, the oceans from whence we draw so much of our food. Saddam Hussein was accused of having a mere 500 tons, a million tons, of toxic chemical weapons. These assholes put that much into the gulf every week trying to clean up the Spill, baby, Spill! mess.

They get paid to prevent terrorism, and to create new and highly motivated enemies for anybody and anything remotely connected to the word “America”.
They get paid to prevent pollution, on a small scale, and to promote it on a HUGE scale.
They get paid to “create” jobs and then to take those jobs.
To bring MORE people into an already overpopulated region, and paid to destroy the ecological foundation, the water, that is crucial to maintaining the population.
Beyond double or triple or quintuple or octuple dipping, it’s like a Stellated Icosahedron of dipping. They’d steal the stink off their own mommas’ rotted corpses.

These guys are freakin’ Criminal Geniuses.
They’re also a swarm of scumsucking Parasitic Slugs in search of a bag of salt.

Go to the rallies of any of their Corporate Whore politicians, anybody who’s promising he’ll Bring Oil Money into Colorado, and throw rocks at the bastards. Don’t just mock them, rock them.
They’re liars and worse, they believe we’re all stupid enough to allow them rip us off.

The worst part, they might turn out to be right about the majority.

Following Right Wing political theology

Faith based politics where you have to believe fervently the dogma handed down by the High Priests of Capital… But according to their gospels of greed, there has never actually been any revolution where wealth has been redistributed to the poor from the wealthy. In other words, the wealth has been transferred from one group of heavily armed rich thieves to another. Lateral instead of Vertical economic mobility. Thus, no real Socialist state or more importantly, Socialist Economy has ever existed, at least according to the Ayn Rand Theology. Yet somehow, it’s the Communists and Socialists, the ones who never had their hands on the missing bread in the first place, who crashed the economy repeatedly over the past 500 years of straight-on Capitalism. For instance the Mortgage Crisis that immediately preceded the crash of the War-expense Bloated Debt Economy.

Not the approximately ten trillion dollar difference in Budget surplus projected v the budget deficit Actual. Part of that went to Enron in a pyramid scheme. To end all pyramid schemes? Nay verily. Kenny Lay died, basically in jail, ready to make the trip to Club Fed where Rich Thieves spend a few months of “hard” time. Without the money and, importantly, without ever telling anybody who exactly was holding the cash. Bush and Cheney, Suspects Prime and Secondary, generously brushed aside any suspicion of their guilt in the matter and since they controlled the Justice department, so did the DoJ. But that’s not the straw that broke the camels back. Nor was the massive War Budget, unfunded save for credit, issued against Future Taxes. By putting Future in front of the word Taxes GW and his merry band of thieves managed to say that they hadn’t raised Taxes. The correct and true way to put it would be that they hadn’t raised CURRENT taxes. Making War Profits basically untaxable granted the richest pigs in America virtually tax free existence. Massive tax cuts to the people who make all their money on the spending of Tax Generated money. A double gift of Corporate Welfare and Corporate Warfare.

But it’s the Socialists who never had their hands on the bread who are to blame.

With the Mortgage Crisis, one of many investment scams that went wrong all at once, people who control less than a percent of the income in America are alleged to have brought the entire house of cards down.

People, I’m capable of a LITTLE bit of math, m’kay? Which would you think, logically speaking, mathematically speaking, to be more likely, that people with full control of 95% of the wealth crashing the economy or the less than a percent “controllers”?

According to the Right Wing Theology, it’s obviously the < 1%. Up is black, east is sideways and Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia.

Oh, and the Weathermen who are alleged to have killed 4 people, including 3 weathermen.. Are the supremely violent ones, not the Big Pigs who kick open the gates of Hell and start scooping in thousands at a time. Wonderful how placing the decimal a few digits to the Right can skew the equation so elegantly.

And carpet bombing nations who don’t do as our Freedom Loving Dictators tell them is somehow less murderous and violent than a few very ineffective bombs in America. How many hundreds of thousands of USAF, Navy and Army bombs were dropped on South VietNam, (more than on North VietNam and neither one of which were at war with America), how many Millions dropped on North Korea? Yet the Weathermen are the Terrorists.

What, are the Chinese trying to mimic ALL our energy-sector screwups?

So they matched our Corporate Mining Accidents-waiting-to-happen-and-guess-what-they-do with similar ones by similar causes and similar results, and using Imported American industry analysts who also work for BP, Exxon Mobil, Massey Energy, The Peabody, etc…
Now, they’ve got a BP-esque Oil Spill in the Yellow Sea. Is it caused by their “socialist” supposedly publicly owned Nationalized Oil industry, now brought to its dying knees by the New Economy Capitalist Oil industry? Either one, of course, run under the supervision of the American and British Oil well, refinery and shipping Industry Experts who also work for BP, Exxon-Mobil, Massey Energy…
The Rule of Three seems to have been pretty damned consistent in all of these lately, too, so maybe we can expect the Fully Capitalized Russian Oil Slick on the (deepwater) horizon?

But not only are the Oil and Mineral extraction scams “safe as safe can be” they’re also supposed to be vital for the survival of our economy.

I always considered the massive food shortages that would be caused by the destruction of the ecology either directly through toxic pollution or “indirectly” through Carbon Dioxide, and artificially manipulated Ecologies using chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides… I always thought that was kind of sort of like, you know, similar to NON Survival. I would muse and wonder who writes the Energy Company propaganda but then, it’s an in-house thing. They might farm out the spewing of such propaganda to Fox and AP and CNN etc… but the in-house writers produce the scripts the “independent” media are paid to mouth for them.

“What would taxing the predatory oil, gas and coal companies mean to YOU?”

If they had asked the question honestly…. But they didn’t and don’t. By the way, that means the aforementioned Predatory Oil, Gas and Coal companies are still fighting, with the full blessings of Washington Insiders, any regulation on their practices or repayment of the debts they owe.
 
In a laughable smear against anybody who stands in the way of their Rape of the ecology and economy of the entire world, they have one Highly Trained Goof-Ball barking like a good little slave-doggy about the “Washington insiders” who are allegedly not deep in Oil Company pockets. I guess, you know, that buying the air time for these commercials over the past 5 years or so of this particularly sleazy campaign, was less expensive than actually reforming their industries. It paid off big for Exxon, which didn’t pay a dime of income tax last year on BILLIONS of dollars of mostly Taxpayer Subsidized profits.

Oh, who am I kidding, they owe ALL their profits to government intervention and deliberate stifling, at the Government level, of any kind of Sane, Reasonable and technologically sound alternatives to their slash-and-burn economic model.

Not giving the Rich Pigs even MORE welfare and special advantages would be “Socialism” and “Marxist-Leninist Bolshevik Redistribution of Wealth”

Meanwhile, the Working Class, hammered by bills on the wars that benefit only the Rich, hammered by an economy so broken by the economic model of Predatory Capitalism that they can’t afford to keep their homes, lose any job security they thought they had, including the all-important Health Care benefits, Hammered by anti-Union Anti-Worker use of Government Force, paid by those Americans who actually PAY taxes, unlike, say, Halliburton KBR or Exxon Mobil, literally being forced to work at Slave Wages which don’t even cover the cost for us to Produce Our Labor…

And then hounded by the new class of Vagrancy Laws that make debt by individuals a Crime, make homelessness a Crime, make joblessness a Crime…

The TeaBags and other Loyal Lap-dog types aren’t going to bark one squeak of protest over such an arrangement. They sure do scream like they’re being eviscerated, slowly, with a broken pair of nail clippers, if any restrictions on Corporate Predation or any payment demanded by the People from the Corporate Predators of the monstrous debt THEY owe is even quietly proposed.

“Get Government off our (Corporate Masters’) backs!” they whine.

Even though their Corporate Masters are on OUR backs, literally supported by OUR labor…

But you’ll never hear a TeaBag saying something like “Get the Corporate Welfare Government and Heavily Bribed Police, Judicial, and Legislative Government Enforcers off the backs of the Workers!”