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We'Ve Known Way Too Long!

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class warfare, Climate Change, environment, video )

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TomCat S (125)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 1:12 pm
Many of you were surprised to learn that Exxon knew about climate change since 1977 and spent $millions spreading deceitful propaganda to cover up how burning fossil fuels is a primary cause. Would you believe, however, that some actually suspected and broadcast the truth almost sixty years ago? It’s true! We’ve known way too long,not to have taken the steps we needed to take!

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 1:30 pm
The seventies were interesting
loads of excess especially lies

pam w (139)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 1:38 pm
These are terrible times.

Animae C (509)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 1:46 pm
O my goodness that vid was made in '58, as long as i've been here & he's predicted what's happening now!!!

Joanne D (37)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 1:53 pm
Lovely graphic. Of course, the church suggests they might listen to something other than what is between their own ears, and the barn suggests they might actually roll up their sleeves and do some work. Therefore I assume both of those buildings are purely for show.

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 2:08 pm
The REPIGS have been living with their heads in a bubble for sooooolong now, they would not know how to navigate the world if they lost it!

Another answer to the question is that they are simply too focused on short term thinking to consider consequences beyond their short walk to the bank. I read, recently, in something unrelated to politics, that humans evolved with eyes set on short term safety issues, presumably helping our ancestors to get through each day, perhaps every few days. Some of us, like "I ain't evolving," SCROTUS man Thomas, and the REPIGS (the party that nominated him,) do not have the ability to consider any consequences beyond the tips of their noses, sadly.

Walter F (128)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 2:11 pm
Thanks T.C.interesting video.We've known for so long and done so little.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 2:26 pm
Many more will be surprised to hear the BREAKING NEWS: Supreme injustice Antonin SCALIA DIED today!
No tears here, but RIP.

JL A (281)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 2:34 pm
I read where CA's AG, Kamala Harris, who is running for Boxer's Senate seat here, filed charges under CA laws on this one.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 2:35 pm
Here come the battle in Senate over voting for the replacement... 10 months chance for prez to put a dem on the seat.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 3:28 pm
Sorry, but won't wish him peace in his rest...hope he's continually reminded of the We, the People, who he screwed time after time. Thanx TomCat.

Cheryl Aaron (18)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 4:04 pm
In response to GGmaSheila,
May his rest be as peaceful as the people's lives that he screwed Thanks. TomCat....peace.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 4:39 pm
I agree with Cheryl A

Edith B (146)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 9:08 pm

Perhaps the Republicans and a few democrats think they will be living under a dome in a few years. No amount of money from lobbyists will protect them when the whole earth is destroyed. My dad was a coal miner of necessity to make a living. He understood these concepts when I was a child. We were taught to conserve, recycle, and not waste. He switched our home to natural gas as soon as it was available. Of course, no one was talking about the dangers of pollution when I was a child.


Mandi T (367)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 9:34 pm
Tks TC

Dt Nc (0)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 10:46 pm

Lynn S (235)
Saturday February 13, 2016, 11:49 pm
Your graphic reminds me of the movie Logan's Run where a civilisation took itself out of the polluted atmosphere above ground. Stories were told that to go above ground meant death. During the time below ground, without the constant input of humans, the earth was able to heal.

When it comes to Republicans, their heads are so far up their asses that they can't (or don't want) to see what is happening. I wonder how they will survive when their factories etc go under water, literally, and there are far fewer people to do their bidding and contribute to their wealth.

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 2:45 am

Louise D (44)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 4:18 am
The issue of climate change is that climate change deniers can be completely ignorant about the facts as long as they can cause doubt. If anything it is not about facts it is about attacking what is seen as liberal. The upside is now that Justice Scalia has shuffled his mortal coil there may be some sanity in the US Supreme Court ... well a bit less insanity to say the least.

Ben O (128)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 6:33 am
"Everybody knows the boat is leaking, everybody knows the captain lied..."
(Leonard Cohen)

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 7:32 am
I suppose in 1958 people thought of Capra's TV series as a SF show, a lot of predictions of what might be there in the future, without too much credibility. The sad thing is that a lot of Americans still think that about films and TV programs, even though their message is based on here and now scientific evidence and not fiction.

The dome the 1% is expecting to live under, however, is pure fiction (in an otherwise excellent cartoon, TomCat). First of all, because a dome like that probably be far below sea level, and second of all because the 1% isn't united enough to even think of starting a project like that. By the time they're in need of their domes, they're too busy fighting what is left of us and most of all: each other.

Gene J (288)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 7:55 am
We have known way too long. And what is most horrible about that is that the people who knew the most were also the ones who perpetuated the lies that any such thing existed. That long ago, dollars before people was the first and foremost cause of the 1%. I saw a Daily Kos poll the other day about the issues and what the 1% and the rest of us thought about them. It was supposed to be enlightening, but it wasn't. They care nothing about the plight of the average person, nothing, they don't care about education, health care, seniors or anything else that the rest of us care very much about out. They are a species unto themselves, may they go extinct as soon as possible. What a horrid mess this world is in - if religious battles do not kill us all, then our playing fast and loose with the environment will. It does not seem to me there is a peaceful solution to any of the issues currently plaguing the planet.

Extremism in all its ugly forms, cultural and political will get us all and far sooner than anyone thinks. I think maybe we deserve that. We have been irresponsible stewards of this marvelous blue ball in space, our time is near done. There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth indeed and the end of days, not for the world, but for homo sapiens. We have met the enemy and he is us.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 8:18 am
Well said Gene! Don't knnow about "much wailing and gnashing of teeth" but, for the believers, one of those is right now facing another court for his sins, most recently reaffirming support for the power of King Coal to continue committing arson against our Mother Earth and her vulnerable human communities.
As I pointed out earlier above, that's how fast karma can hit, especially on hunting trips.

TomCat S (125)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 8:57 am
Thanks all. Hugs!! Stars!!! Kudos to Gene.

David C (75)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 10:42 am
money justifies many actions,climate destruction is just one of them

Roberto MARINI (88)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 10:43 am
Thank you tomcat

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 11:29 am
Thanks, Tom, all ma peeps said it better than me. Happy Heart Day to all of you!

Vivian B (169)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 11:51 am
Just like Big Tobacco, Big Oil knew long, long ago. But unlike Big Tobacco, Big Oil will take the whole planet down, instead of just the people that are addicted to their product!!!

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 12:11 pm
Lies, lies and more lies. Thanks to all of you for your comments. I doubt there is anything I can add. Thanks TC!

Sheila D (28)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 1:05 pm
I have been reading Gordon Michael Scallion for decades. He didn't always have the science behind him, but he could see the devastation people were creating in our world and tried to tell people. Sadly, no one "in charge" seems to be listening, and probably won't until it's too late. Thanks for the reminder, TomCat.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 1:54 pm
Since 1958? How come we still do not listen? Sheila D. says it all. Thanks.

tonia Deur (12)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 2:12 pm
You are so right. As an atheist and devoted liberal humanist feminist, I know my fate, but I'm astonished that others don't. # vote blue.

Terre P (0)
Sunday February 14, 2016, 9:39 pm
Since 1958 --- most of us have grown up with this in the background. And the ones behind the scenes have made huge fortunes off their lies. But there is no bio-dome that will protect them in the end, no money that can buy their way out of the muck they are making of our planet. It's time to turn things around and heal the earth, not destroy it even more.

TomCat S (125)
Monday February 15, 2016, 12:59 pm
Thanks, hugs and amen to all.

divergent revolution (309)
Thursday February 18, 2016, 10:51 am
those of us born in 1958 know its the year the world invented
some weird things
since I was born in 58 I know a few
the BARBIE DOLL which became a big thing in 1959..i was addicted i should know
also the first fiberglass boats were made in that year..they are still around
I am sure there are many was a flipping weird year
just look at the people born the same week as me..madonna and michael jackson
one is dead,and the other is worth 800 million dollars...
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