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Tilting At Windmills

Saeul Re:NIMBYs a front for the OIl Industry (651 comments)

There was a document leaked a while back showing the fund raising strategy of the professional fund raising company from new york who was hired by this Alliance - and the strategy biols down to "Don't bother with the poor or middle class - raise money from the ultra-rich" -- the rich who don't have to suffer from energy crisis that we are going through, or some who even get richer because of it.

This statement causes me to ask "so what?" Fund raising strategies should be selected to...umm...successfully raise funds. It isn't surprising that environmental causes would target "the rich" since "the rich" tend to have more disposable income/savings than "the poor."

In addition, you act as if you aren't part of the energy crisis. Who, precisely, owes you oil for a convenient price? Or gasoline? Or electricity for that matter? No resource is a right. You negotiate with a seller to have it. Your view on access to cheap energy is no different than the Alliance's view on spoiling THEIR cheap resource--beautiful scenery.

Go bust the artery. Maybe this kind of discussion will get us all thinking about how nowthing is OWED us in life. We make it into what we want it to be through commerce of thought, action, and trade. TANSTAAFL.

more than 8 years ago

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