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Repeating the Truth

7 Aug

An incredible number of people believe stuff that isn’t true simply because it has been repeated over and over again: death panels, no birth certificate, the existence of WMDs.

What if we just repeated something that was true. And repeated it over and over again. It would change people’s minds. Literally. New pathways get built in the brain through repetition. The more repetition, the stronger the pathways.

It is actually possible to create a big change with just a simple message.

If you believe that it is true that “There is No Future in Oil” then repeat that phrase.

Stick it in a Facebook status update, or tweet it.

Create a link to this site. Use this: http://wp.me/pYDvT-R

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Oil Company Day-to-Day Damage

7 Aug

From an article by Raj Patel in The Nation:

Even in the absence of a devastating spill, the reality is that oil companies are damaging simply in their day-to-day operations. Like the tobacco industry, the oil industry makes a product that, when used according to its instructions, causes great harm. The US government just released its annual State of the Climate report, cementing the findings of human-caused climate change, a phenomenon that Big Oil continues to shrug off, and lobby against addressing. The devastation of the BP spill compounds costs that, in reality, are no less part of the toll, and no less hidden from us. One recent study suggests that by 2030 the global costs of dealing with climate change might be as high as $300 billion a year. These costs will ultimately get paid—just not by the oil industry.

Read the rest of the article…

An Acapella Drag Take on Drilling

2 Aug

Yes, you read correctly. The Kinsey Sicks is an drag acapella singing group. They have their own unique take on the general theme “there is no future in oil.”

Kalamazoo Oil Spill

31 Jul

There is no future in oil:

AUGUSTA — Kalamazoo County officials declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon as more than 800,000 gallons of oil released into a creek began making its way downstream in the Kalamazoo River.

“I just came from Fort Custer and you can smell it now,” Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Pali Matyas said. “… It’s all rolling downhill and there are a lot of complications.”

Read the whole story…

Pouring Oil on an Agapanthus

31 Jul

I’m not even sure whether “agapanthus” takes an indefinite article or not. Should it be just “pouring oil on agapanthus”? Let me know.

Anyway, it’s a big fat mess when you pour oil on one of those beautiful blue lilies of the Nile.

Current Stats

26 Jul

These totals are cumulative as of 11/23/12:

Hits on this blog: 1058

Facebook page “likes”: 304

Website hits: 282

YouTube views of “Pouring Oil on a Banana”: 111

YouTube views of “Pouring Oil on an Agapanthus”:  75

YouTube views of “Pouring Oil on Ken in Fishnet Stockings”:  190

The numbers keep creeping up! Little by little, the word is getting out: There is no Future in Oil!

“Fronts” for the Oil Industry

26 Jul

There is no future in oil.

The American Energy Alliance (AEA) was founded in 2008 by Thomas Pyle, who previously lobbied on behalf of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and Koch Industries and who previously worked for Congressman Tom Delay (R-TX), when Delay served as Whip and before Delay, as House Majority Leader, stepped down from the U.S. House of Representatives under an ethical cloud.

AEA states that its aim is to “create a climate that encourages the advancement of free market energy policies” and in particular ensure drilling for oil is allowed in the Artic National Wildlife refuge and in US coastal waters.

On its website it lists the Institute for Energy Research (IER) as a “partner” organization and states that it is the “grassroots arm” of IER. AEA states that, by “communicating IER’s decades of scholarly research to the grassroots, AEA will empower citizens with facts so that people who believe in freedom can reclaim the moral high ground in the national public policy debates in the energy and environmental arena.”

From www.sourcewatch.org.