Were it not for my strange tendency to love pristine, clean and pure nature – land, air, water, life……………….
I, too, might be deliriously feverish and wild with excitement, of the obscene profits the minutely few (<1%) are amassing for themselves (huh?).
Decades of crude production filled the pockets of powerful government officials and generated huge profits for oil majors like Shell, while corruption and spills left the people with nothing but land too polluted for farming or fishing.
(Editor’s notes: a general trend (in the exalted halls of Power) not constricted to oil corporations, including instigation of and support for covert coups installing dictators, “their man” as head of states)
By Florian PLAUCHEUR, Lagos (AFP) Aug 6, 2015
Shell’s efforts to deal with oil pollution in the Niger Delta remain “utterly ineffective” four years after a landmark UN report called for a $1 billion clean-up, rights campaigners said Thursday.
Amnesty International accused the company of failing to match the Nigerian government’s commitment to tackle spills in the Ogoniland area of the delta and urged the company to “dramatically” improve its clean-up operation.
“It is scandalous that Shell — which now wants the world to trust it to drill in the Arctic — has failed to properly implement the UN’s expert advice on oil spill response after so long,” Mark Dummett, a human rights researcher for Amnesty said in a statement.
Environmental devastation in Ogoniland has for many come to symbolise the tragedy of Nigeria’s vast oil wealth……. more
Murder for Profit with ‘Legaleze’
Humanities Consensus and Freedom of Choice so eloquently portrayed.
Yes, BUT …. but profits are up!!!
A solid month of job creation, but wages stagnate (as benefits decline, but costs rise)
Although the U.S. economy continues adding jobs at a respectable clip, workers have yet to see much growth in their pay.
CEO-To-Worker Pay Ratio Ballooned 1,000 Percent Since 1950!
PERHAPS WE SHOULD SAVE MORE!U.S. News & World Report:Jan 16, 2015 – The average interest rate for savings accounts is about 0.17 percent (note the highs are a whopping 1.5%)
MARKET BASED 401kS?
And the Dow is going where? Out of Business?THE ONLY POSSIBLE CAUSE THIS DERANGED (CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER) TENDENCY OF 21ST CENTURY’S ‘ENERGY AND ECONOMIC BACKWARD TREND – is a shortsightedness to our obstructed and stagnant “window to reality”, namely, a 60 year, petrified, definition of energy and E=MC2. Exploring Energy Evolution