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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:09:51 AM

Activist Bill McKibben, who helped turn an obscure oil pipeline project into a high-profile political fight, has a new target for his effort to curb global warming: energy companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)

McKibben’s group, 350.org, is asking colleges, cities and churches to divest their financial holdings from a group of 200 companies that produce coal, oil or natural gas. So far six schools, 16 cities and 11 religious institutions have agreed to divest from those companies, according to his group.

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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 12:42:32 PM

LMAO!!!

"A patriot and a great man"???

The nut is insane me thinks!

Take this quote for example on "Big Oil”:

"…this industry, and this industry alone, holds the power to change the physics and chemistry of our planet , and they’re planning to use it." - Bill McKibben

Change the physics? This guy is truly, certifiably, nuts as are his followers.
polarbear2
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 11:47:51 AM

And solar and wind power are unaffordable.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 8:19:01 AM

Fossil fuel is not sustainable...
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 4:08:48 AM

Bill McKibben is a patriot and a great man.
dylan126
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:02:19 PM

whatever
endymion
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:01:57 PM

Interesting
dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:55:07 PM

some one is always grandstanding
leemun
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:19:31 PM

How can people like McKibben be so stupid? What do they really want to happen? If people like this have their way, what will happen?
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:52:31 PM

Knucklehead.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:29:37 AM

Extremist Eco-terrorism at work.
Red7002011
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:14:30 AM

Really!
Ticobird
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:58:15 AM

These people literally want to put the genie back in the bottle:)

“If we can bottle up this stuff, then we can buy some time,” McKibben said. “If we can block Keystone, then the tar sands is basically a dead letter.”
VB_Richard
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:56:06 AM

Reasonable if you don't agree with company outlook.
EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:51:43 AM

OK
bobzilla11
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:44:56 AM

Schools and cities traditonally float bonds, backed by safe investments, not too highly speculative, as a hedge against inflation, but a lot became caught up in funds including products that cause inflation. Time to re-adjust,if only for that reason.
wayne1066
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:43:59 AM

Tree huggers should be tied to Verde trees. Incidentally like most desert flora they do have thorns (lots of thorns).
Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:42:32 AM

McKibben is either wearing blinders or is seeking publicity for himself. His divestiture campaign ignores ExxonMobile's investment in natural gas and alternate fuels. ExxonMobile has spent over $600 million to acquire biodiesel from algae technology plus additional moneys to advance and commercialize the technology.
techque
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:34:35 AM

"activists" aka ecoterrosits, pay themselves huge salaries so are always looking for the next big sky is falling event to raise money from gullible doners.
Oldzin
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:33:25 AM

Now what will this idiot and his cohorts do when they sit n the dark and stare at blank now useless computer screens?
These are the types who never think something through to its logical conclusion.
us412
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:32:29 AM

Green isn't enough, you have to be "Bill McKibben Green" or he will come after you! See? He is the self proclaimed god of Green Enough!
HoosierDaddyKY
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:32:16 AM

The 'green' movement has been proven to be a colossal scam and the taxpayers (people with a real job) are picking up the tab!
traumer
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:31:06 AM

Put McKibben in jail and throw away the key.
gafgar
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:30:10 AM

politics.
lindact
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:29:59 AM

Ongoing balance of power.
OgriWI
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:27:47 AM

They can divest if they want. I hope exxon's foundation and all of its employees stop contributing to those same institutions that are diveting
F81M
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:27:18 AM

Somebody needs to divest him!
fatboy97
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:27:14 AM

And Millions have it in their 401k.
FusionCa
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:26:54 AM

Sounds Good.
MaxWebster
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:26:25 AM

Something must be done
Tegger
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:26:16 AM

OK
geezrtek
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:25:42 AM

hunh
TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:25:27 AM

I bet he is making money off this global warming hoax.
mycar2
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:25:01 AM

they have our money to do it, and it's an endless supply, loose some just raise the price of gas , always have a influx to loose
SavingInNC
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:24:12 AM

Ubama
Grinch09
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:24:10 AM

The only warming is washingtons pockets $$$$$ & ours are ICE!
waz1951
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:23:19 AM

And the beat goes on!
ttfn5tigger
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:21:28 AM

They are worried about profits, but the environment
dlemma
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:21:06 AM

this is RIDICULOUS. Global warming is a HOAX - actually a "religion" of environmentalists that worship animals more than people. It is a lead up to one world government, which has not been such a hidden agenda anymore of the left. No sovereign US - hmmm, wonder what part Nobama is playing in this?
fedupMN
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:20:52 AM

The oil companies have a lot more money than all the activists put together, beside they own the congress, senate and the WH regardless of which party gets into office.
krobp46
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:19:45 AM

When eternal crybabies like McKibben get their way, everybody pays
studebaker1940
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:19:32 AM

Letting government have anything to do with the running of a company is akin to letting a blind squirrel drive your car with your children in it
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:18:39 AM

Excellent idea! Get the greenies out of profitable (and useful) businesses!
Brakepiston
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:18:35 AM

"Unless these companies can be persuaded to leave 80 percent of the available fossil fuels in the ground, climate change will proceed at a pace that would be catastrophic for the planet, they say."

Yeh, right. It's like that is going to happen. An oil company leave 80% of the oil in the ground? Getting it out of the ground is their business and they aren't going to voluntarily put themselves out of business.
installer
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:18:21 AM

Why is this news?
BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:18:19 AM


Without oil, how will Al Gore fly his private jet to his mansions around the world?
Mr Sixpence
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:17:26 AM

Global warming......a left wing hoax perpetuated by a liberal media.
krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:15:23 AM

Interesting
LJDJ
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:15:08 AM

go for it.
Tutootin
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:12:39 AM

checkitnow, Well put!
wmderrick
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:11:24 AM

These people are nuts!
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:11:12 AM

"Rajah" It may be 'McKibben'
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