ENERGY BUSINESS ALLOWED PUTIN TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHO WOULD BE PICK AND CHOOSE WHO WOULD BE RICH AND WHO WOULD BE POWERFUL RICH AND WHO WOULD BE POWERFUL IN UKRAINE. IN UKRAINE. JOINING ME NOW IN HER FIRST TV JOINING ME NOW IN HER FIRST TV INTERVIEW, NOT EVER BUT IN THIS INTERVIEW, NOT EVER BUT IN THIS BOOK, IS RACHEL MADDOW. BOOK, IS RACHEL MADDOW. THE BOOK IS FANTASTIC. THE BOOK IS FANTASTIC.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>IT’S A GREAT READ.>>IT’S A GREAT READ. YOU ARE A — YOU DON’T NEED TO YOU ARE A — YOU DON’T NEED TO HEAR THIS, BUT YOU’RE AN HEAR THIS, BUT YOU’RE AN INCREDIBLE STORY TELLER. INCREDIBLE STORY TELLER. IT REALLY PULLS YOU THROUGH. IT REALLY PULLS YOU THROUGH. MAYBE LET’S START ON THE MAYBE LET’S START ON THE RUSSIA/UKRAINE STUFF WHICH I RUSSIA/UKRAINE STUFF WHICH I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT. LEARNED A LOT ABOUT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH RESOURCE THE DEGREE TO WHICH RESOURCE FIGHTS AND SORT OF QUESTIONS FIGHTS AND SORT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO WOULD DOMINATE ENERGY ABOUT WHO WOULD DOMINATE ENERGY WERE AT THE KIND OF CORE, THE WERE AT THE KIND OF CORE, THE LIKE PLATFORM OVER WHICH THE LIKE PLATFORM OVER WHICH THE CONFLICT WAS HAVING BETWEEN CONFLICT WAS HAVING BETWEEN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE? RUSSIA AND UKRAINE?>>I WILL SAY AT THE OUTSET.>>I WILL SAY AT THE OUTSET. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU. I’M SUPER NERVOUS ABOUT IT. I’M SUPER NERVOUS ABOUT IT. I REALIZE IT’S A HARD SELL, A I REALIZE IT’S A HARD SELL, A TOUGH TOPIC. TOUGH TOPIC. YOU COVER THE OIL AND GAS YOU COVER THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY WAY MORE THAN I DO. INDUSTRY WAY MORE THAN I DO. YOU’RE MORE WELL-VERSED IN THIS YOU’RE MORE WELL-VERSED IN THIS STUFF. STUFF. I ENDED UP HERE BECAUSE I WAS I ENDED UP HERE BECAUSE I WAS INTERESTED IN RUSSIA. INTERESTED IN RUSSIA. I HAD THIS QUESTION TRYING TO I HAD THIS QUESTION TRYING TO IMAGINE IT FROM PUTIN’S IMAGINE IT FROM PUTIN’S PERSPECTIVE, RUSSIA’S PERSPECTIVE, RUSSIA’S PERSPECTIVE, WHY ARE THEY PERSPECTIVE, WHY ARE THEY PULLING ALL OF THIS BACK. PULLING ALL OF THIS BACK. RUSSIA’S A MALIGNANT FEAR RUSSIA’S A MALIGNANT FEAR FACTOR, WHY? FACTOR, WHY? WHAT I CAME UP WITH IS THE FACT WHAT I CAME UP WITH IS THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE A REALLY SCREWED THAT THEY HAVE A REALLY SCREWED UP ECONOMY AND THAT DOESN’T MAKE UP ECONOMY AND THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE EITHER BECAUSE THEY’D SENSE EITHER BECAUSE THEY’D FLOAT ON A SEA OF OIL AND GAS. FLOAT ON A SEA OF OIL AND GAS. WHY SHUNNED THEY HAVE A GOOD TO WHY SHUNNED THEY HAVE A GOOD TO RUN. RUN. IT VERY OFTEN CO OPS AT GOOD IT VERY OFTEN CO OPS AT GOOD GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. IN THE HANDS OF AN UNSAVORY IN THE HANDS OF AN UNSAVORY DICTATOR, IT CAN ALSO BE USED TO DICTATOR, IT CAN ALSO BE USED TO DELIBERATELY CREATE CORRUPTION DELIBERATELY CREATE CORRUPTION AND TO TURN THE LIGHTS ON AND AND TO TURN THE LIGHTS ON AND OFF IN OTHER COUNTRIES. OFF IN OTHER COUNTRIES. THAT’S HOW PUTIN HAS MANIPULATED THAT’S HOW PUTIN HAS MANIPULATED UKRAINE. UKRAINE. CREATING A RUSSIAN SUPPLY CHAIN CREATING A RUSSIAN SUPPLY CHAIN IN ORDER TO FUND POLITICAL IN ORDER TO FUND POLITICAL PARTIES THAT HE SUPPORTS AND TO PARTIES THAT HE SUPPORTS AND TO CREATE MORASES OF CORRUPTION. CREATE MORASES OF CORRUPTION.>>I WAS IN A CORRUPTION LAB>>I WAS IN A CORRUPTION LAB WITH HIM AND HE TERMED WITH HIM AND HE TERMED CORRUPTION AS AN INDEPENDENT CORRUPTION AS AN INDEPENDENT CORRUPTION. CORRUPTION. I KEEP THINKING OF THAT PHRASE I KEEP THINKING OF THAT PHRASE IN THIS BOOK. IN THIS BOOK. THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF IMPROPER THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF IMPROPER DEPENDENTS. DEPENDENTS. PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE STEWARD’S PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE STEWARD’S OF THE BOUNDY DON’T HAVE A OF THE BOUNDY DON’T HAVE A RESPONSE ON VLADIMIR PUTIN. RESPONSE ON VLADIMIR PUTIN. THEY SHOULD BE LOOKING OUT FOR THEY SHOULD BE LOOKING OUT FOR THE PEOPLE AND SAY THEY HAVE AN THE PEOPLE AND SAY THEY HAVE AN INDEPENDENT MODEL ON INDEPENDENT MODEL ON EXXONMOBILE. EXXONMOBILE. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY IN ALMOST EVERY PLACE IT IN ALMOST EVERY PLACE IT OPERATES. OPERATES.>>RESTRAKTTIVE CURVES AND THEY>>RESTRAKTTIVE CURVES AND THEY HAVE RESOURCES THA CAN BE SOLD HAVE RESOURCES THA CAN BE SOLD INTERNATIONALLY, YOU ARE SUBJECT INTERNATIONALLY, YOU ARE SUBJECT TO THE SORT OF PARADOX. TO THE SORT OF PARADOX. THE REVENUES THAT YOU GET FOR THE REVENUES THAT YOU GET FOR THAT. THAT.>>IT’S MONEY.>>IT’S MONEY. IT’S MONEY. IT’S MONEY. IT’S RAINING MONEY. IT’S RAINING MONEY.>>EXCEPT WHAT IT TENDS TO DO IS>>EXCEPT WHAT IT TENDS TO DO IS CREATE A STREAM OF MONEY THAT IS CREATE A STREAM OF MONEY THAT IS GOING TO ALLOW THEM TO COME IN GOING TO ALLOW THEM TO COME IN AND TAKE THAT OUT. AND TAKE THAT OUT. THE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS HAVE NO THE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS HAVE NO PURPOSE ON EARTH OTHER THAN TO PURPOSE ON EARTH OTHER THAN TO KEEP THEMSELVES IN POWER TO CASH KEEP THEMSELVES IN POWER TO CASH IN ON THAT. IN ON THAT. IT MAKES THE GOVERNMENT DRIVEN IT MAKES THE GOVERNMENT DRIVEN IN THAT DIRECTION. IN THAT DIRECTION. $25 BILLION IN A LITTLE POOR $25 BILLION IN A LITTLE POOR COUNTRY LIKE EQUITORIAL GUINEA. COUNTRY LIKE EQUITORIAL GUINEA. POVERTY AND HEALTH CARE AND POVERTY AND HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION GO DOWN AND THE SON OF EDUCATION GO DOWN AND THE SON OF THE PRESIDENT BUYS ALL THE THE PRESIDENT BUYS ALL THE WORLD’S MICHAEL JACKSON WORLD’S MICHAEL JACKSON MEMORABILIA. MEMORABILIA. THEY BUILD THREE NEW CAPITOL THEY BUILD THREE NEW CAPITOL CITIES. CITIES. HE BECOMES THE LONGEST SITTING HE BECOMES THE LONGEST SITTING PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD. PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD. THAT’S THE SORT OF INFLUENCE THAT’S THE SORT OF INFLUENCE THAT OIL AND GAS COMPANIES CAN THAT OIL AND GAS COMPANIES CAN HAVE IN SMALL COUNTRIES. HAVE IN SMALL COUNTRIES. THEY CAN ALSO DO THAT IN BIG THEY CAN ALSO DO THAT IN BIG CONDITIONS TRIS. CONDITIONS TRIS.>>CARS WERE SOLD FOR $25,000.>>CARS WERE SOLD FOR $25,000.>>THERE’S THE FLEET OF THE ILL>>THERE’S THE FLEET OF THE ILL GOTTEN OIL. GOTTEN OIL.>>AND THERE’S — THE OTHER PART>>AND THERE’S — THE OTHER PART OF THIS IS THE FOSSIL FIELD WILL OF THIS IS THE FOSSIL FIELD WILL OPERATE IN THIS RUTHLESSLY OPERATE IN THIS RUTHLESSLY AMORAL SPACE. AMORAL SPACE.>>YES, THAT’S A PERFECT WAY TO>>YES, THAT’S A PERFECT WAY TO PUT IT. PUT IT.>>THEY’LL DEAL WITH — IF>>THEY’LL DEAL WITH — IF YOU’RE THE GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA, YOU’RE THE GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA, THEY’LL DEAL WITH YOU. THEY’LL DEAL WITH YOU. IF YOU ARE A DESPERATE SON, IF IF YOU ARE A DESPERATE SON, IF YOU’RE VLADIMIR PULT CONTINUE, YOU’RE VLADIMIR PULT CONTINUE, WE’LL GET IT OUT FOF HERE. WE’LL GET IT OUT FOF HERE. THEY WANT CONTRACT SANCTITY. THEY WANT CONTRACT SANCTITY. WHAT THEY NEED IS STABILITY AND WHAT THEY NEED IS STABILITY AND ASSURANCE AND THEY DON’T HAVE TO ASSURANCE AND THEY DON’T HAVE TO DO TOO MUCH MORE FOR ONE-STOP DO TOO MUCH MORE FOR ONE-STOP SHOPPING. SHOPPING. IT’S NOT THAT OIL AND GAS IT’S NOT THAT OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SEEK TO INSTALL COMPANIES SEEK TO INSTALL DICTATORS, IF THERE IS ONE DICTATORS, IF THERE IS ONE THERE, THAT’S GOING TO BE QUITE THERE, THAT’S GOING TO BE QUITE CONVENIENT FOR THEM IN MOST CONVENIENT FOR THEM IN MOST CASES. CASES.>>IT’S SIMPLIFYING.>>IT’S SIMPLIFYING.>>IT’S SIMPLIFYING IN TERMS OF>>IT’S SIMPLIFYING IN TERMS OF WHO DO YOU BLAME, WHAT ARE THEY WHO DO YOU BLAME, WHAT ARE THEY DOING UP FOR YOU? DOING UP FOR YOU? SO IT’S NOT A COULD INNINGS SO IT’S NOT A COULD INNINGS DENSE THAT YOU END UP WITH SORT DENSE THAT YOU END UP WITH SORT OF COERCION OF DEMOCRACY WHERE OF COERCION OF DEMOCRACY WHERE OIL AND GAS COMPANIES HAVE SWAY. OIL AND GAS COMPANIES HAVE SWAY. I THINK WE CAN SEE THAT AT HOME I THINK WE CAN SEE THAT AT HOME BUT IN RUSSIA I THINK IT BUT IN RUSSIA I THINK IT CONTRIBUTED TO THEM HAVING A CONTRIBUTED TO THEM HAVING A REAL WEAK SPOT IN TERMS OF WHAT REAL WEAK SPOT IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY CAN DO TO STAY OUT OF OTHER THEY CAN DO TO STAY OUT OF OTHER COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES. HE ENDED UP USING OIL AND GAS IN HE ENDED UP USING OIL AND GAS IN CORRUPTION. CORRUPTION. ESPECIALLY IN THE UKRAINE. ESPECIALLY IN THE UKRAINE. HE ALSO KNOWS THAT UNLESS HE HE ALSO KNOWS THAT UNLESS HE GETS SOME SANCTIONS LIFTED, GETS SOME SANCTIONS LIFTED, UNLESS HE CAN GET EXXON, SHELL, UNLESS HE CAN GET EXXON, SHELL, BP, ALL THESE WESTERN COUNTRIES BP, ALL THESE WESTERN COUNTRIES IN TO HELP HIM DRILL, RUSSIA’S IN TO HELP HIM DRILL, RUSSIA’S ONE ECONOMIC ASSET IS NOT ONE ECONOMIC ASSET IS NOT SOMETHING HE CAN GET OUT OF THE SOMETHING HE CAN GET OUT OF THE GROUND. GROUND.>>YES.>>YES. HE’S THE THEATER. HE’S THE THEATER.>>WHEN I WAS READING THIS I WAS>>WHEN I WAS READING THIS I WAS THINKING THE TWO SKETCHIEST THINKING THE TWO SKETCHIEST RELATIONSHIPS THE PRESIDENT HAS RELATIONSHIPS THE PRESIDENT HAS IS WITH MOHAMED. IS WITH MOHAMED.>>THEY HAVE DISPOTTIC REGIMES>>THEY HAVE DISPOTTIC REGIMES AND ENGAGING IN LOTS OF SORT OF AND ENGAGING IN LOTS OF SORT OF MALFEASANCE AND MISCHIEF AND BAD MALFEASANCE AND MISCHIEF AND BAD ACTS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE ACTS AROUND THE WORLD AT THE TIME. TIME. I ALSO WONDER HOW MUCH — YOU I ALSO WONDER HOW MUCH — YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT THIS THIS MUCH. DON’T TALK ABOUT THIS THIS MUCH. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP PULLING STUFF OUT OF THE GROUND. PULLING STUFF OUT OF THE GROUND. THEY HAVE BEEN OPERATING IN ALL THEY HAVE BEEN OPERATING IN ALL KINDS OF PLACES. KINDS OF PLACES. THEY’RE CORRUPT IN GOVERNMENT, THEY’RE CORRUPT IN GOVERNMENT, HAD ILLICIT DEALS. HAD ILLICIT DEALS. THEY HAVE ENOUGH TO MELT THE THEY HAVE ENOUGH TO MELT THE ENTIRE WORLD AND THEY’RE GOING ENTIRE WORLD AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO LEAVE A HUGE CHUNK OF TO HAVE TO LEAVE A HUGE CHUNK OF IT IN THE GROUND. IT IN THE GROUND. WHAT HAPPENS? WHAT HAPPENS?>>WHERE I ENDED UP WITH THE>>WHERE I ENDED UP WITH THE BOOK WAS A PLACE I DID NOT BOOK WAS A PLACE I DID NOT EXPECT TO BE, WHICH IS I’M A EXPECT TO BE, WHICH IS I’M A LITTLE BIT HOPEFUL BUT I HAVE TO LITTLE BIT HOPEFUL BUT I HAVE TO PUT A HEADS UP. PUT A HEADS UP. I’M HOPEFUL BECAUSE I THINK THE I’M HOPEFUL BECAUSE I THINK THE SOLUTION IS DEMOCRACY. SOLUTION IS DEMOCRACY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT, FOR EXAMPLE, THE EXAMPLE OF OKLAHOMA AND THE EXAMPLE OF OKLAHOMA AND OKLAHOMA CITY, THAT’S A VERY OKLAHOMA CITY, THAT’S A VERY POSITIVE EXAMPLE. POSITIVE EXAMPLE.>>PEOPLE ARE LIKE, WHAT’S GOING>>PEOPLE ARE LIKE, WHAT’S GOING ON? ON?>>IT’S NOT THAT OKLAHOMA BECAME>>IT’S NOT THAT OKLAHOMA BECAME A BLUE STATE OR ENVIRONMENTAL A BLUE STATE OR ENVIRONMENTAL HAVEN MP AND IN A WAY THAT I HAVEN MP AND IN A WAY THAT I REALLY FEEL LIKE IS A MODEL FOR REALLY FEEL LIKE IS A MODEL FOR THE COUNTRY AND SOME WAYS FOR THE COUNTRY AND SOME WAYS FOR THE WORLD. THE WORLD. OKLAHOMA KIND OF SHOWS THE WAY OKLAHOMA KIND OF SHOWS THE WAY TO DO IT. TO DO IT. SO DEMOCRACY WORKS. SO DEMOCRACY WORKS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHAT DEMOCRACY IS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH DEMOCRACY IS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH SOON IS THE END OF THE OIL AND SOON IS THE END OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY BECAUSE OF CLIMATE GAS INDUSTRY BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. CHANGE. IT MAY NOT BE A DEEP IT MAY NOT BE A DEEP CRESCENDO — CRESCENDO –>>WE SHOULD BE PREPARED.>>WE SHOULD BE PREPARED. THAT’S GOING TO MOVE BORDERS OF THAT’S GOING TO MOVE BORDERS OF COUNTRIES BECAUSE MORE THAN WE COUNTRIES BECAUSE MORE THAN WE APPRECIATE, IT IS WESTERN OIL APPRECIATE, IT IS WESTERN OIL AND GAS THAT ARE PROPPING UP ALL AND GAS THAT ARE PROPPING UP ALL SORTS OF HOLES. SORTS OF HOLES. WHEN THEIR MARKET SHARE WHEN THEIR MARKET SHARE DISAPPEARS AND THEIR INFLUENCE DISAPPEARS AND THEIR INFLUENCE GOES AWAY, THE WORLD IS GOING TO GOES AWAY, THE WORLD IS GOING TO CHANGE. CHANGE. WE CAN ALL IMAGINE WHAT IT’S WE CAN ALL IMAGINE WHAT IT’S GOING TO DO. GOING TO DO. EVERYWHERE THAT OIL IS PRODUCED EVERYWHERE THAT OIL IS PRODUCED BECAUSE THEY HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT BECAUSE THEY HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT ON EVERYTHING. ON EVERYTHING.>>WHEN THEY GO THERE’S SOFT>>WHEN THEY GO THERE’S SOFT LAPPING VERSUS HARD LAPPING. LAPPING VERSUS HARD LAPPING. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MARKETS AND EVERYONE TO REALIZE MARKETS AND EVERYONE TO REALIZE THIS? THIS?>>WE’RE WILEY COYOTE ABOUT>>WE’RE WILEY COYOTE ABOUT THIS. THIS. WE’LL STIFF EXTRACTING IT. WE’LL STIFF EXTRACTING IT. EMISSIONS ARE GOING UP. EMISSIONS ARE GOING UP. REALLY GOING UP IN PLACES LIKE REALLY GOING UP IN PLACES LIKE CHINA AND INDIA. CHINA AND INDIA. I GUESS THE QUESTION IS LIKE ARE I GUESS THE QUESTION IS LIKE ARE YOU CONFIDENT THEY WILL HAVE TO YOU CONFIDENT THEY WILL HAVE TO STOP AND HOW QUICKLY — STOP AND HOW QUICKLY –>>THERE WILL NEVER STOP>>THERE WILL NEVER STOP THEMSELVES. THEMSELVES. THE OIL AND GAS — THE OIL AND GAS –>>THEY’RE NOT GOING TO>>THEY’RE NOT GOING TO VOLUNTEER. VOLUNTEER.>>– ARE MARKETING THEMSELVES>>– ARE MARKETING THEMSELVES AS TECHNOLOGICAL WIZARDS. AS TECHNOLOGICAL WIZARDS.>>45% OF OUR CARBON EMISSIONS>>45% OF OUR CARBON EMISSIONS ARE BURNING OIL. ARE BURNING OIL. 31% OF NATURAL GAS. 31% OF NATURAL GAS. THAT’S NOT A GREAT BRIDGE, THAT’S NOT A GREAT BRIDGE, THAT’S ANOTHER FUTURE. THAT’S ANOTHER FUTURE. THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY WILL THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY WILL NOT HAVE TO STOP THEMSELVES. NOT HAVE TO STOP THEMSELVES. THE QUESTION OF WHEN IT HAPPENS THE QUESTION OF WHEN IT HAPPENS IS GOING TO DEPEND ON SCIENCE, IS GOING TO DEPEND ON SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND DEMOCRATIC POWER. INNOVATION AND DEMOCRATIC POWER. THE REVELATION FOR ME ABOUT THE THE REVELATION FOR ME ABOUT THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS HOW BAD OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS HOW BAD THEY ARE AT THEIR OWN GAME. THEY ARE AT THEIR OWN GAME. HOW MUCH THEY CAN’T DO. HOW MUCH THEY CAN’T DO. THAT’S THE STUFF THAT’S IN THEIR THAT’S THE STUFF THAT’S IN THEIR WHEEM HOUSE. WHEEM HOUSE. PUTIN THINKS HE NEEDS WESTERN PUTIN THINKS HE NEEDS WESTERN OIL COMPANY. OIL COMPANY. THEY CAN’T THINK THEIR WAY OUT THEY CAN’T THINK THEIR WAY OUT OF IT. OF IT. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOOD AT WHAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE THEY DO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO GET US OUT OF THIS GOING TO GET US OUT OF THIS MESS. MESS.>>THEY’RE SUBJECT TO THE BOOK,>>THEY’RE SUBJECT TO THE BOOK, TOO. TOO. IT’S CALLED BLYOUT.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    Russia is a most corrupt country! Putins net worth is approximately 100 billion-$200,000,000,000.00.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:47 am
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    Trump's Lemmings are one dimensional thinkers. He represents their inner core beliefs, bias & identity, so tarnishing Trump in any way, diminishes them and hurts their tiny little feelings. Ignorant Sycophant believing the fake Russian corruption is over, so now it's fake news about The Ukraine, only exhibits their willing & gleeful ignorance. Unable to understand the complexity & web of corruption in this administration. Conceptually only able to add 1 + 1 or connect two close dots, in a clear line of site. No concept of other mathematical principals or common sense conclusions.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:47 am
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    I just wish Rachel wouldn’t shout.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:47 am
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    Sad that Exxon/Oil Search will screw over Alaskans just as they did in Guinea. Glad they're getting back some of their tax dollars.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    We all know moron has to be in bed with big oil, his greed dictates it.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    Why is no one talking about oil industries use and abuse of USA military might and now USA trained mercenaries all tax free. Oil is destroying our nation in order to profit from our military. A simple tax on war profit would stop all of this.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    But whenever I state facts and name these people in power and what patterns are obviously connected, I get called anti Semitic. So are facts now anti Semitic? Answer me..anyone. Or are you all cowards?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    Exactly, but our species real danger is time. Will our threat of extinction wake the world with time enough for the democratic process to come in to play. The majority of our species are either ignorant, fools or both after all.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    Congrats Rechel Maddow!! You are the Nº 1 and the Best !!!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:59 am
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    Putin is the very possibly the richest man in the whole wide world. He & his cronies have stolen & squandered trillions of dollars from the Russian people. His net worth is estimated to be anywhere from $100-200 billion dollars. SpankyPants figures if Putin can rob a 2nd-3rd rate country like Russia of hundreds of billions of dollars then surely he, Spanky can steal trillions & gazillions.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    the #LeagueOfMammon writ large.

    it really underpins everything that's going so very wrong in the world.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    oil & gas… and nuts… everything contains traces of nuts… apparently!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    I could listen to those two talk all night.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    Jared Kushner extorted the Mexican Government with abandoning NAFTA if the Mex do not allowed him to acquire at a very peanut-cheap price a big parcel of oil wells in Mexican territory. As soon as tRump be kicked out, the Mex Government is gonna revoke the concession, wielding the Law against extortion.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:26 am
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    We have that oil and gas problem in Canada, one party in particular is hopelessly obsessed with it, all they talk about is oil, gas, and pipelines. In one Province that political party has begun putting stickers on gas pumps to scare people about federal carbon taxes.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    ANOTHER " NOTHING BURGER " FROM THE DEMONRAT SOCIALIST CRIME FAMILIES !

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    The fossil fuel industry will push another world war before they give up their pipelines, it happened in ww1 and ww2 and it will happen again

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    VOTE OUT EVERY SHARIA LAW PUSHING , U.S CONSTITUTION HATING , JOB KILLING , HEALTHCARE FOR ILLEGAL CRIMINALS
    DEMONRAT SOCIALIST CRIME FAMILIES IN 2020 !

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:48 am
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    Let's tear all of them apart!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    Brilliant analysis..

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:55 am
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    If Don's visit by the Russian ambassador Kislyak, and his foreign minister Lavrov, included him telling them that he forgives and understands their hacking of the election, then that implicitly tells us that he believed the hacking occurred. Forward to Helsinky, where he refutes his three intelligence agencies, and publicly states that he "doesn't see why it would be Russia" hacking the election, and quotes Putin, then we have ourselves a… situation.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    She is my favourite. Rachel for president

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:59 am
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    I’m ready! Electric car and bike commute, no natural gas at home, install solar, buy resale clothing and furniture, grow my own food. jtnaf

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:00 am
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    She's annoying. I tried, but I cannot listen to her voice.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    I've worked a year for the oil industry. Rachel's right, the don't know how to innovate. They don't even know how to work properly. That's why there's always huge disasters like Deepwater Horizon. This industry should be regulated as tightly as the FAA regulates air travel, instead there is nothing. And the only thing that matters to them is keeping NPT down. That's Non-Productive Time, as in "not pulling oil from the ground". If doing things properly will cause NPT, they will do things improperly. When I realized there was no changing that even in my tiny, tiny area of responsibility… I up and left. That's an industry which deserves every bad thing that will happen to it.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Chris was up on his game, huge respect for Rachel! Gotta get the book…

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    theres a reason corruption rhymes with pollution

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    Fossil fuel won the last two world wars.
    That is why fascists are so desperate to control it.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:06 am
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    Corruption in the corporate world ? Corruption aided and abetted by powerful politicians ? Nooooo – tell me it isn't so …..

    If only this was restricted to Russia and its unfortunate neighbors. Corporate greed has no bounds, and money has no conscience.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Thank God for democracy 2016/ 2020

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    80 miles from where I'm sitting, there's an oil boom. Small town, growing like mad, common folk making good money, real estate thru the roof. Also a VERY red area. Think this will sit well? Will I hear things like: Liberal Lesbian pushes Socialist agenda book trashing Capitalism? Yes. Therein lies our problem America.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Not only should everyone vote, everyone should also email your congressman and senator and demand the impeachment of Trump. Especially if they are a Republican. My wife and I have several times.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:29 am
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    They will also run out of oil in the ground, it is not unlimited. It is finite, In 50 Years we won't be running cars on oil, because there will not be enough production to do so. End of story. There is on the other hand a huge ball of fire in the sky that is limited as well, yet it's limits are in the billions of years, not 50.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:53 am
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    Take it from me we know how to drill in the arctic

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:19 am
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    So gossip queen Madcow is now an expert on gas and oil….not rich enough yet, so polute the bookmarket with her nonsense, are there still sane people who buy this?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:20 am
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    Love Chris but he should consider moving down 30mg down to 20mg… it’s a bit much.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:20 am
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    There is a Nobel Prize for journalism?? Well, if so, I know where this has to go to: Rachel Maddow.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    We should be able to go all green, and all electric. And we should be able to have so much more, that we can't afford to buy, or run and maintain, because of oil and our dependence on the industry. This is just a perceived. We don't need this. Oil and gas are killing our atmosphere, and our planet. We have to change.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:35 am
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    Maddow is corrupt.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 9:27 am
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    Should have used the example of how some countries Like Kuwait distribute the oil wealth among the citizens, with free medical Free education and housing allowances

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  • October 1, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    I can't wait to get my hands on Blowout. I will definitely be using this book in my classroom instruction next week.
    Very important lesson for my class as next week is all about mental health. This is going to be a great example for the kids that shows even those with very extreme mental disorders can get ahead in life and become authors if they put their minds to it.
    I tip my hat to Mr Maddow for overcoming his mental illness and becoming a fictional writer and host of a make believe news show.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    I 💖 GLOBAL WARMING

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  • October 1, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    Dear Rachel, could you invite Richard Oppenlander with his book "Comfortably Unaware" about the big damage, that animal agriculture does to worlds climate? Maybe at this piont in time it seems to be not the top issue, but it is worth investigating. You could also check out the "Vegan Justice League". They point out how further subsodies of the The Trump Admistration to this industry are thretening our climate.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    "Blowout" will be a Best Seller by Saturday. Visit GMA too.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    All women should look at this ….https://www.foxnews.com/media/tom-brokaw-linda-vester-rachel-maddow-nbc-news-sexual-harassment-claims

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  • October 1, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    Fantastic interview! So much information and inciteful knowledge between these two lovely people.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    Buy A Tesla!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Story teller…..you hit it on the head….lmao

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  • October 1, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    Madcow should look in to Biden in Ukraine.. now there's a story.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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    Wow, this is news? Where's your proof of collusion that you said you had….what a loser. Whhaaaatttt

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    Rex Tillerson reminds me of "Proud Mary"- "Left a good job, in the city…"🤣😂🤣😂 I was never really an Maddow fan, but her attention to detail and calm, folksy way of reporting got me hooked!!! My 3 copies of "Blow Out" should arrive today!!! I got 3 to avoid my friends constantly asking me, "are you finished with it yet",😂🤣😂 GO MADDOW GO!!!💝

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    We need to free the children from those cages! They are dying as we speak!!!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    Rachel Maddow is one of the most intelligent members of the media. One of The Best.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:17 pm
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    Why does Chris sound like a teenager when he speaks? He's a grown man, with child like features though..

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:29 pm
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    Excellent analysis, in Brazil, and in the state of Rio de Janeiro, oil and corruption also did corrupt democracy and bankrupt economy through corruption… but, worldwide, from Iran to Venezuela, the USA and British companies have played roles in this since early 1900s…

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    CNN STILL SUCKS 👍😆😲😃😄 // IS RACHEL A TRANSGENDER MALE ? LOOKS MASCULINE TOO // IS SHE TOUGHER THAN " FREDO ??

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    I'm sure this is all in Rachel's timely new book, but when Trump appointed Tillerson to be Secretary of State, Trump expected a big oil deal to go down with Russia, and then surprise, surprise, Tillerson acted like Secretary of State for the US instead of an Exxon Mobile shark, or Trump's lackey to please Putin. It was a relief to me, compared with the dismantling of the EPA or Trump being an insane clown, the outcome of his actions being unpredictable and frightening in everything from the environment to the powers of the presidency, to dismantling democracy.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    Honestly, going electric might actually be the best thing to happen to mankind in our generation. I mean, don't get me wrong, my Sunday car is a 60s v8 Coupe De Ville that gets something like 12-13mpg. I am very much a car guy, and hence, love combustion.

    But if the large majority of vehicles, the daily drivers so to say, where to be electric, i wouldn't mind that at all (especially if they could silently drive me to work while i snooze). My reasoning for this is that nearly every war and conflict in the world today is, in some way, grounded in the pursuit of oil or gas. Lessening our dependence on these resources would make it easier for our nations to be energy self sufficient and hence lessen their reliance on oil producing nations, for example in the middle east, leading to a more peaceful world in general.

    That we on top of that get cleaner air is just an extra boon imo.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    Rachel has a wonderful way of making her point and giving us perfect examples of each point.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    The real enemy of the people (all the people of earth) is the fossil fuel industry, whether it be American, Arabic, or Russian.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    All Oil Industry and Oil-Installation in Saudi-Yahudia will be tzotally destroyed in the coming months.
    USA must try to decrease her Oil-Import and close Automobile Factories, sooner better.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    Tulsi Gabbard for President!! Rachel why haven’t you had her on yer show? Waiting…..

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    Trump IS the whistleblower.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    I love Rachel Maddow and I respect her work. But she's only telling half the story about manipulation of the oil and gas industry in Ukraine. Exxon, Chevron, Shell and other Western fossil fuel companies were behind the effort made by the U.S. State Department to overthrow the corrupt but legally-elected pro-Russian government in 2014. The revolt was led by neo-Nazis who now train American Nazi wannabes. Big agriculture and Western banks and IMF were also involved. For more: https://medium.com/@rdebacher/whats-really-up-in-ukraine-db58fec7d162?source=your_stories_page—————————

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    Tell the truth you witch boy

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    BRAVO RACHEL!!!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Because us politicians are angels and can't be corrupted by bribes, lobbyists, corporations, or the power they've been given….right!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Does she get to Nordstream 2 and Schroeder, Sarkozy, etc.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    Special Guest night!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Interesting that there's one thing in this underlying story that I don't think many of you realize or possibly do. Russia is sitting on a vast supply of oil and natural gas while at the same time the rest of the world is trying to steer away from using these resources and make the move alternative energy. So here's the problem for Russia how do you sell oil and natural gas to the rest the world if the rest the world is planning on getting away from this stuff and using alternative energy. Think about that for a moment.

    Here's another thing to think about and I think some of you might find it interesting. We Americans have the ability to do some amazing things as long as we set our mind to it. Heck we put a man on the moon. So if were smart and we play our cards right we could very well become the new supplier of alternative energies throughout the rest the world as well as be the guiding leaders toward the new energies. Plus I'm willing to bet this is why Putin is attacking our country because they know that if we set a reminder to it we could do some amazing things and bring this alternative energy so quickly to light they'll be running scared.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    👏👏👏👏 Yes!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    You will inevitably end up admitting that there is a malign force in the world, that just seeks pain and suffering, and is basically, evil. You will have to go back to JFK's words about an organized force. You WILL HAVE to drop your rosy spectacles of 'debunking conspiracy theories' and just face the unappetizing truth, that conspiracy is a practice, not a theory.
    And then take action.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Ha ha! He got that right!! She's an incredible story teller! 2 1/2 years of knowingly pushing a fake Russian/Trump collusion story, and the big "I've got Donald Trumps tax returns". What a fckn joke she is. No credibility.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Absolute power corrupts absolutely . . .

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    This woman is brilliant. She can explain the most complex things in the simplest terms. She belongs in government. She is smart and compassionate.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    It's apparent to me that Trump took s payoff from the Saudi's to disbelieve the global warming argument and to work against it!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    Rachel with lots of makeup! This is so funny! You don't need that, dear Rachel, we love you also without.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Rachel – your are the BEST professor! I'm ordering your book today. I'm SURE it will be eye-opening.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Rachel Maddow is so brilliant!! I have been saying for at least 20 yrs our biggest Achilles heel is oil & gas….& cars that depend on it, with regard to climate change. All in the name of greed. Even when hybrid cars came along, they were more expensive than other cars. A world wide mind-set has to change. Bravo Rachel Maddow.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    Rachel, you('re a) rock!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    Rachel. On impeachment week . Well by vicinity Ukraine, is Russia — their closest neighbor who bemoans the last three centuries of Europe and the Americas because of the USA. Rapid nuclearization was our last 70yrs and continues to be our real-time military defense boundaries (Monroe doctrine still on the books, or modern ally pacts?) . IMC: taking a small fleet of that military flex and stationing them around the Mediterranean, not completing a determinate objective other than ISIS prisoners( That needs to be settled internationally, and soon). Ukraine with javelins can point towards Russia for their “tank batallions”, but if Ukraine god-forbid became a Russian territory and is effectively militarized pointing towards Europe. Like can we rely on the Dutch and Germans and the parliaments fluxing generally, with Britain as a top concern this week, are in turmoil. Can people be asked in a federal referendum or state referendums while this impeachment occur? Just as a reference, though statistical polls are a continuous metering.
    -trump claims “that 3 million people ILLEGALLY voted for him.” A clear answer deriving from his 2.4 million vote difference. Though that would mean then that his popular win would be within margin of error in most states.

    Pt2.
    People were handed the indictment with the first headline. ¡“Trump releases his 10minute version of a 30 min call”!
    Can we please validate this claim.
    Can we print out in a booklet the Republicans’ claims for treason specifically for Adam Schiff in a booklet with small print, using their house rules defenses etc.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    Check out the corruption in the Hurricane Dorian incident in Abaco where they are building an oil refinery
    Get rid of the people and no objections
    Check it out Rachel

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Why does Chris Hayes keep saying "just blow me" at the end of every MSNBC youtube video? I suggest you just get rid of doing any outro about subscribing and stuff. It's not nice.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    The solution is a shift in values. Fossil fuels are "ecologically illegal." Cannabis is environmentally essential. Hemp is the ONLY crop capable of stopping the oil & gas industry by producing cellulosic hydrogen to generate electricity. Please tell Rachel.

    Cannabis vs. Climate Change
    https://www.amazon.com/Cannabis-vs-Climate-Change-considered-ebook/dp/B00PCSRUF8?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    Is the book about raging diarrhea blowout she must've eaten Taco Bell

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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    Excellent Journalism! It's all about the Oil & Gas ..

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    And here I thought that Maddow was JUST a Tax Return Expert. Her intelligence knows no bounds- LOL

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    FOX just showed a picture of Hunter & Joe Biden playing golf with 2 other Burisma Gas Executives. And Biden wants us to believe that he never discussed Hunters dealings with this gas Co???? What a FK LIAR !!! And why hasn't MSNBC shown this picture of this cuddly foresome?? Because MSNBC are democratic Boot Lickers. As one of Trumps TROLLS (as one MSNBC Mutt puts it), we will NEVER abandon Trump or the TRUTH.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    We need some experts on this…how about Hunter Biden?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Cronie capitalism brought to humanity by lazy welfare "elite " bums expecting obscene UNSUSTAINABLE handouts.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Why the tomb down? Something you do not understand, to complicate for your small brain.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    Rachel and Chris rock! 🌻🌻

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    Go on google earth and look at all the drill sites in North America and you will be amazed at the enormity of drill/ fracking operations and they are causing environmental problems and earthquakes throughout the continent.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    “The corruption of the oil and gas industry”

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Oil…..just like drugs….is only interesting to dealers when its highly priced………thats why iran and saudi arabia are at war with eachother….to make supply doubtful………to produce and process oil and drugs you need big organisations behind it (state or non-state) that are willing to use force to maintain leadership and control over people and lands. The downside is that others (locals and foreign (state) actors) see this wealth and profit or they themselves are consumers of your product and they are more than willing to take over from you by proxy or not.
    the drug wars in mexico between los zetas and the sinaloa cartel and other cartels and before that the wars columbia between the medellin cartel and other columbian cartels are in no way shape or form andy different from the wars in the middle east over oil. The reason russia is in syria is to prevent a gaspipeline to be build from qatar to turkey to europe…….it wants to prevent europe from having easier access to gas from a country that is not russia. Its the same reason mexican cartels are in a struggle of life and death in ciudad juarez and tijuana and mexico as a whole to fight for access to the lucrative american drugs market.
    the fight in oil and gas is the fight to be in control and be the largest supplier in a world with big demand. When the USA starts wars in the middle east it profits from being an oil supplier too.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    Fossil fuels are just that. Try solar panels and electric vehicles

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Four nuclear “accidents” in Russia

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    The thing is that as far as I can tell, since China has made such large investments in solar energy they might not be in as bad of shape as the US; considering how glacial the pace of legislation is in Congress these days. Besides that, with our 4-8 years swinging one way politically, rinse and repeat governance syndrome (makes more sense than “system” in our case right now) it is rare if not impossibly so to get enough consensus to carry out such global changes in infrastructure. We SHOULD have been developing renewables for the past 3 years but instead Trump is killing off emissions legislation from California.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    As we move away from the use of fossil fuels, worldwide, what will happen to these oil gangsters?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    You are naive, Rachel. Simply naive.

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