June 2, 2013

Wanker of the Day

From here:

At Wednesday’s meeting for ExxonMobil shareholders in Dallas, CEO Rex Tillerson told those assembled that an economy that runs on oil is here to stay, and cutting carbon emissions would do no good.

He asked, “What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?”

Oh, I don't know. I suppose the people affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy thought that was just a walk in the park. We'll put up with stuff like that, don't you know, as long as our precious oil-based economy keeps rolling along, and we can rebuild in the same places where those pesky EF-5 tornadoes keep coming through.

Now that I think about it, that last sentence must have been misquoted. Surely it reads like this:

"What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers if our profits suffer?" 

Bernie Sanders, God bless him, talks about breaking up the big banks. This is a laudable goal, but it's not the most important.

Right now, the biggest threat to humanity, and to Earth itself, is the oil companies.

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