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Barack Obama is a weakling, mom jeans wearing apologist for American exceptionalism whose multiple failings and incompetencies caused Americans to needlessly die in Benghazi, continues to cause tens of thousands of deaths in Syria, and so abetted the…
Hell Will Freeze Over Before Chevron Pays for Pollution
When 30,000 Ecuadorian villagers sued Chevron in 1993 for devastating the Amazon with 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater, the US-based oil giant’s reply was simple: “We will fight [the lawsuit] until hell freezes over,” said a representative. “And then fight it out on the ice.”
After investigators documented what they call a “Rainforest Chernobyl”—17 million gallons of spilled crude oil, more than 1,000 open waste pits full of toxic waste polluting the drinking water, and thousands of victims of cancer and birth defects—it seemed justice was served for the villagers. In 2011, an Ecuadorian court ruled against Chevron and demanded the company pay $19 billion in restitution. Ecuador’s Supreme Court later reduced the damages to $9.5 billion but upheld that ruling.
But on Tuesday, a U.S. court effectively overturned the ruling, which means Chevron has won the fight and hell, apparently, has frozen over. They’ve won using what activists say are dirty tactics, including filing a countersuit against the Ecuadorian villagers, claiming they had lied all along about the pollution caused to their properties as part of a shakedown scheme.
Chevron hired a legal team of more than 60 law firms and 2,000 legal professionals to argue that it’s not the villagers who are the victims here—it’s the corporation.
if you didn’t care about anne frank until you found out she had same sex attraction then fuck you
anne frank was killed because she was jewish- that’s it, and if that’s not enough for you, if you can’t leave a holocaust narrative at “she died because she was jewish”…
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Paul Ryan shames kids from low-income families who get free lunches.by suggesting that their families don’t care for them.
And every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch. One in a brown paper bag, just like the other kids.
He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the Left does not understand."
I bet Rick Astley struggles with Lent.
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A new study from Emory University demonstrates that New York is the NFL market most accommodating on Twitter toward gay NFL prospect Michael Sam, while Nashville is the least receptive.
The study analyzed tweets from all 31 NFL markets (both the Jets and Giants are included in the New York market) to determine how various NFL fan bases felt about Sam’s arrival in professional football."