Monday, June 20, 2005

Justify This!

okay, we know they're bad.

okay, we know, we know.

okay, we know it'll all be over soon.

okay, we know, we know.

okay, we know we'll set it right.

okay, we know, we know.

okay, we know who we are.

okay, we know, we know.

okay, we know the facts.

okay, we know, we know.



"know" is a funny looking word.

okay, we know, we know.




what if those facts change forever?

what if our collective understanding is gone?

what if spider-man's uncle ben had lived?

what if...

what is...


global warming.

global warning.

global farming.

global harming.


The Bush administration worked behind the scenes to weaken key language in the Group of 8 proposal for joint action on climate change. The Washington Post reported on Friday that administration officials successfully pressed negotiators to drop sections of the report that warned of more frequent droughts and floods and commited a specific dollar amount to promoting carbon sequestration in developing countries.

This follows major revelations published in the New York Times earlier this month that a White House official repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that played down links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. The official -Philip Cooney- was chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality which shapes much of America”s environmental policy. Before coming to the White House in 2001, Cooney was a lobbyist at the American Petroleum Institute.

Just two days after that article was published, Cooney resigned from the council and ExxonMobil announced they were hiring him. A recent investigation by Mother Jones magazine found that ExxonMobil has spent at least eight million dollars funding a network of groups to challenge the existence of global warming.

ExxonMobile defended its hiring of Cooney by stating that they hire from both sides of the aisle. In a written statement to Democracy Now! The company wrote that “ExxonMobil hired Mr. Cooney at about the same time we hired Matt Gobush, who was the Communications Director for Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. We have always hired highly qualified people for their talent--not their politics.”



science is understanding the world.

science is under corporate control.

science is understanding choices.

science is under the radar.

science is understanding.

science is under attack.

science is underground.

science is understood.

science is science...

...for now.


"It's good to be the King."
- Mel Brooks, "History of the World: Part I"


"Who's world is it,
The world is yours,
The world is--
The world is mine, is mine..."

- Nas, "The World is Yours", Illmatic


it's always been...

it always will be...




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