What kind of Tea are they Drinking Anyway?

Thu, 2010-10-21 07:06Ross Gelbspan
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What kind of Tea are they Drinking Anyway?

Skepticism and outright denial of global warming are among the articles of faith of the Tea Party movement, here in Indiana and across the country. For some, it is a matter of religious conviction; for others, it is driven by distrust of those they call the elites. And for others still, efforts to address climate change are seen as a conspiracy to impose world government and a sweeping redistribution of wealth. But all are wary of the Obama administration’s plans to regulate carbon dioxide, a ubiquitous gas, which will require the expansion of government authority into nearly every corner of the economy.

 

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If anyone has any doubts about the kind of guerilla activism promoted by the Tea-Party movement see this section of the film (Astro)Turf Wars. Filmed in secret on a camera phone, it depicts a training session given at a Koch Industries sponsored event.

I am a regular user of Youtube and have seen some pretty nasty bullying. Now I know where it is coming from.

If the link doesn’t work the URL is www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGB8Uuffi4M

What’s free, tastes oily and has strings attached? It’s Koch-aid!

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At 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, Greeley, Colorado was struck by a 3.4 magnitude earthquake. Earthquakes are highly unusual in eastern Colorado, raising speculation that it was a “frackquake” — a man-made earthquake stimulated by the disposal of contaminated drilling water in deep injection wells. This disposal technique forces wastewater generated from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) deep into underground rock formations, lubricating layers of rock that would not ordinarily be subject to movement.

Earthquakes are so rare in eastern Colorado that the U.S....

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