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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 09:17 AM

Seals and Cost

A federal appeals court ruled Monday in favor of a last-minute appeal filed by lawyers on behalf of the condemned Pacific bearded seal, who has been sentenced to die in the greenhouse gas chamber.

Indigenous Alaskans who hunt the seal had sued--along with big-oil companies and their wholly owned subsidiary, the state of Alaska--to overturn environmental protections for the seal. At issue was whether an animal could be declared endangered by climate change just because climate change hasn't killed it yet.

Big oil argued that the seal shouldn't be declared endangered just because scientists fucking know the poor bearded bastard's gonna die.

However, the court found that scientific fact is more than enough basis for declaring a species endangered. An earlier case established the precedent that government can act to save an entire species--in that case, Homo christianum--even when the threat--in that case, bogus WMDs--was prima facie horseshit. That case, Exxon, Cheney, et al, v. Oil-Rich Muslim Nations, is expected to be tied up in the courts until the final judgment.


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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 09:48 AM

1. one of my favorite groups from the '70s!



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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 10:35 AM

2. LOL, very nice!

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