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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 07:49 AM

FYI - "Hillary Dodges Questions on Climate, Keystone and Fracking in Facebook Q&A"

There's a reason she won't SAY NO to fossil fuel company campaign donations...

“What will your administration do differently [than] those prior? We are already past the tipping point and most of us here would agree we now need to make plans and discontinue the bicker and inaction in Congress over climate change.”


“Are you for or against fracking?”


“What about the Keystone [XL] pipeline?”


(IGNORE, IGNORE, IGNORE)

Hillary Dodges Questions on Climate, Keystone and Fracking in Facebook Q&A
7/21/15

....Thousands of potential voters took part in the chat, during which Clinton pledged to reduce the debt load for students, prosecute bad actors on Wall Street, expressed solidarity with Black Lives Matter and joked that she “never met a pantsuit [she] didn’t love.”

Clinton, however, did not respond to the environmental questions Facebook users raised and her campaign website offers little information on her environmental positions, with the exception of proclaiming that “America must lead the world in developing and deploying new clean energy sources that will power our economy, protect the health of our families and address the global threat of climate change.”

Yet, environmentalists are raising concerns over Clinton’s opaque environmental stance. While serving as Secretary of State in 2010, Clinton stated she was “inclined” to support the Keystone XL pipeline and in June her campaign hired former TransCanada lobbyist, Jeff Berman as a consultant.

Karthik Ganapathy, a spokesperson for 350.org, told Business Insider last week that Clinton’s lack of a clear stance on the Keystone XL was indefensible. “It’s even more indefensible when [Republican presidential candidates] Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have taken a position on it when you, as the Democratic front-runner, have not,” he said....

http://ecowatch.com/2015/07/21/hillary-facebook-q-and-a/


This really shouldn't be a surprise given the following fact~

Hillary Clinton's Biggest Campaign Bundlers Are Fossil Fuel Lobbyists
Clinton's top campaign financiers are linked to Big Oil, natural gas and the Keystone pipeline.
7/17/15

WASHINGTON -- Nearly all of the lobbyists bundling contributions for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign have at one time or another worked for the fossil fuel industry. A list of 40 registered lobbyists that the Clinton camp disclosed to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday revealed a number of Democratic Party lobbyists who have worked against regulations to curb climate change, advocated for offshore drilling, or sought government approval for natural gas exports.

Clinton, the former secretary of state, has called climate change the most “consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world” and says it would be a major focus of her administration if she wins the White House. But having so many supporters who have sold their services to fossil fuel companies may complicate her emphasis on pro-environment policies.

Scott Parven and Brian Pomper, lobbyists at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, have been registered to lobby for the Southern California-based oil giant Chevron since 2006, with contracts totaling more than $3 million. The two bundled Clinton contributions of $24,700 and $29,700, respectively. They have helped Chevron over the years resist efforts to eliminate oil and gas tax breaks and to impose regulations to reduce carbon emissions.

The two Clinton bundlers also were part of a much-criticized campaign by Chevron to manipulate Congress into inserting language into the Andean Trade Preferences Act that would require Ecuador to dismiss a longstanding lawsuit against the company for polluting the Amazon jungle. Democratic lawmakers pushed back against the campaign and the lawsuit is continuing....

Read much, MUCH more here~
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-bundlers-fossil-fuel_55a8335ee4b04740a3df86c5



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Reply FYI - "Hillary Dodges Questions on Climate, Keystone and Fracking in Facebook Q&A" (Original post)
RiverLover Jul 2015 OP
Man from Pickens Jul 2015 #1
nc4bo Jul 2015 #2
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2015 #18
Autumn Jul 2015 #3
RiverLover Jul 2015 #11
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2015 #19
Thinkingabout Jul 2015 #4
A Simple Game Jul 2015 #7
Thinkingabout Jul 2015 #14
A Simple Game Jul 2015 #24
Thinkingabout Jul 2015 #44
London Lover Man Jul 2015 #53
A Simple Game Jul 2015 #55
LondonReign2 Jul 2015 #43
Thinkingabout Jul 2015 #45
LondonReign2 Jul 2015 #47
Thinkingabout Jul 2015 #49
London Lover Man Jul 2015 #56
bobbobbins01 Jul 2015 #12
Thinkingabout Jul 2015 #15
JackInGreen Jul 2015 #17
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2015 #20
Orrex Jul 2015 #21
HappyPlace Jul 2015 #31
Orrex Jul 2015 #34
bobbobbins01 Jul 2015 #37
Fred Sanders Jul 2015 #25
jalan48 Jul 2015 #30
beam me up scottie Jul 2015 #54
gollygee Jul 2015 #5
RiverLover Jul 2015 #9
London Lover Man Jul 2015 #57
GoneFishin Jul 2015 #6
A Simple Game Jul 2015 #8
Android3.14 Jul 2015 #28
JaneyVee Jul 2015 #35
Android3.14 Jul 2015 #40
JaneyVee Jul 2015 #41
Android3.14 Jul 2015 #42
JaneyVee Jul 2015 #48
beam me up scottie Jul 2015 #52
RiverLover Jul 2015 #58
HoosierCowboy Jul 2015 #10
Fast Walker 52 Jul 2015 #13
marble falls Jul 2015 #16
AzDar Jul 2015 #22
Fred Sanders Jul 2015 #23
frylock Jul 2015 #33
jalan48 Jul 2015 #26
frylock Jul 2015 #32
jalan48 Jul 2015 #36
Android3.14 Jul 2015 #27
raouldukelives Jul 2015 #29
mopinko Jul 2015 #38
RiverLover Jul 2015 #39
sonofspy777 Jul 2015 #46
sabrina 1 Jul 2015 #50
WDIM Jul 2015 #51

Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 07:54 AM

1. That's new

 

usually when she dodges questions they're about what the pro quo she got all that quid for, or the location of her husband, or the thinking behind giving away billions in cash and weapons to Middle Eastern groups of dubious provenance and objectives...

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:24 AM

2. There should be absolutely no surprises & that's all I have to say. nt

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:19 AM

18. ikr...what else is new?

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:28 AM

3. Did any of the participants call her on her ignores? That is so

disconcerting .

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:54 AM

11. At least she's not lying.

That's refreshing. And the silence speaks volumes for her.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:20 AM

19. Well it is better to keep silent than to lie. You hafta give Hillary that.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:29 AM

4. Is Hillary the only candidate dodging answering questions?

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:43 AM

7. No, but she appears to be the only Democrat doing so. n/t

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:59 AM

14. She may be the only Democrat but not the only candidate dodging the questions.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:38 AM

24. Now, did I really have to write Democratic candidate for you to understand it? n/t

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 04:17 PM

44. Replying to your post of the only Democrat candidate, since Bernie is an Independent who skirts

Questions I thought I would clarify.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #44)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 05:53 PM

53. Then you aren't a real Democrat.

 

A real and true Democrat recognizes Bernie Sanders as a true and real Democrat, even if he isn't one - he still espouses Democratic values. Your refusal to believe that shows me that you aren't a real or true Democrat.

Only RW trolls would call Bernie independent to show that he's "fringe" - guess what? He's about as mainstream as you get - it's the Establishment that is on the fringe.

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Response to London Lover Man (Reply #53)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 06:41 PM

55. Good answer you did better than I could have, thanks. n/t

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 04:13 PM

43. So you're saying she is just as good as the Republicans?

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #43)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 04:18 PM

45. I don't need my post re-written to something I did not say.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #45)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 04:22 PM

47. You said "she may be the only Democrat" [dodging questions] "but not the only candidate".

So you are defending her dodging questions by pointing out that Republicans do it too.

OK

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #47)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 05:07 PM

49. See post #44

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #49)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 06:46 PM

56. Look at the response. n/t

 

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:54 AM

12. At least you're admitting that she's dodging them.

Thats a start.

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Response to bobbobbins01 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:00 AM

15. Are you going to admit Bernie is dodging the questions? If so, this would be a good start.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:12 AM

17. I'd love to see it happen

Got a link?

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:22 AM

20. I honestly have never heard Bernie dodge a question. And maybe there's an example you can cite. But, even you hafta admit, Hillary is an expert at it.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:32 AM

21. Recently he clumsily dodged questions in a softball NPR interview.

Naturally, his supporters here on DU insisted that he'd answered it (which he absolutely hadn't) or that it was an unfair "gotcha" interview (which it absolutely was not).

Sanders is not at all averse to dodging questions. It's just that he dodges them in a way that appeals to his supporters and makes it look like he's "taking no bullshit" and/or reframing the debate.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:33 AM

31. I don't really care if my candidate doesn't want to talk about softball.

 

Sheesh, not everyone is a sports fan.

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Response to HappyPlace (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:54 AM

34. You're a bad person.

You'll fit in just fine around here!

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 11:33 AM

37. Please provide one example and I'll be happy to.

Don't get defensive, I'm on your side in this difficult time.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:51 AM

25. "Dodging" is a word coined before Facebook existed, if I am not mistaken. It has no meaning as used.

I agree with your sentiment.

How ludicrous to suggest because on one ocassion at one place on the
Internet because some questions were not answered - then obviously they were??

"Logic" is also a word coined before FB and always has meaning.

The whole OP is a field of Strawmen...everyone, come please take a punch, that is what they are constructed for.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:31 AM

30. She's definitely a dodgy lady. Looks more like she's 'negotiating' to become the next President.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 05:59 PM

54. On this issue, yes.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:32 AM

5. Oh God, is she a fan of Fracking?

OK, that solidifies my vote even more.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:49 AM

9. Not only is she a fan...

How Hillary Clinton's State Department Sold Fracking to the World
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/hillary-clinton-fracking-shale-state-department-chevron

This is how she tries to make it less republicanish~

And here’s what she wrote in her new book, “Hard Choices”, on the topic:

“Methane leaks in the production and transportation of natural gas are particularly worrisome. So it’s crucial that we put in place smart regulations and enforce them, including not drilling when the risks are too high. If we approach this challenge responsibly…we can build a bridge to a clean energy future.”
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/three-times-clinton-has-repeated-herself-fracking


Riiiight.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 06:48 PM

57. And someone questioned to me earlier

 

Why I thought Clinton abused her position.

I thought about that OP when I defined it - she was not for the people, but for the corporations.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:40 AM

6. How much more specific do you want her to be? We can just slap this language into a bill and pass

it :

“America must lead the world in developing and deploying new clean energy sources that will power our economy, protect the health of our families and address the global threat of climate change.”


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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:45 AM

8. If only Jimmy Carter had gotten a second term. What would the world look like today? n/t

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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:06 AM

28. That's your typical BS non-answer, up there with "Good jobs at good wages"

 

As a reporter, I would on occasion joke with our local political veterans. I'd sidle up grinning to one I knew pretty well and and say, "So, you still support family values, plan to work for a stronger economy, and love America?"

And he would grin at me, knowing that I was in on the joke that those platitudes were just that.

Then then he would respond, "You can count on it."

Clinton is not so foolish as to acknowledge the zero sum that her words actually mean, but she knows.

She sold herself years ago.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 02:58 PM

40. Not like Hillary Dodge-'em Clinton

 

Sorry JaneyVee, but you lack credibility (reddit? really?), and you have bullied people too much with your robotic responses.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #40)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 03:13 PM

41. "Bully people"?! BWAHAHA!

 

1-Haven't had a post hidden. 2-"bully people" = provide facts. 3-If anyone gets bullied its Hillary supporters. That's why this place is a Bernie echo chamber, the rest left. 4-please provide links to my "bullying" or delete your bs comment. Talk about credibility.

Thanks in advance.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 04:11 PM

42. Yes, bully is what I said and bully is what I meant

 

We all saw that threatening little repetitive phrase with which you kept haranguing people, ominously reminding them to support Hillary after the primaries.

Oh yes. I know exactly what you were doing.

That sort of behavior does more to harm your candidate than help.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #42)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 04:58 PM

48. LOL. Wrong again...

 

I said "just make sure you vote for the Dem nominee in 2016". Nothing about Hillary.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 05:42 PM

52. What the frack does that have to do with protecting the environment?

Care to defend your candidate on the issues in the op or are you just here to fling feces?

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #52)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 09:28 AM

58. +1

Priorities are really messed up sometimes.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:51 AM

10. Hillary Dodge Clinton

That does it for me, I'm backing Bernie!

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:55 AM

13. very disturbing

 

sadly not surprising. But this is freaking unacceptable given our current situation.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:09 AM

16. Seems like Hillary is going Beltway and mainstream political hack.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:36 AM

22. Ugh. Can't believe any Liberal would support her.

 

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:37 AM

23. Too much media interaction and information from Clinton, or too little, please make up your minds.

The every day, every-issue outrage about the First Lady(D) and Secretary of State(D) is ridiculous, repetitive and of no assistance to Bernie.

If this entire excercise of negative advertising is intended to move Clinton to the left, more power to you, but there are other ways.

If this entire excercise is intended to boost Sanders primary fortunes, it is not - and your candidate has not joined in the excercise, and there has been no counter-excercise - so try another way?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:54 AM

33. hunh?

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:57 AM

26. LOL @ "Bad actors" on Wall St.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:53 AM

32. Leo DeCaprio?

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Response to frylock (Reply #32)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 11:00 AM

36. Just a few bad apples. No systemic problem at all. She didn't see the 2008 collapse coming either.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:59 AM

27. Hillary Dodge-'em Clinton

 

Bought and paid for.

Why do those five people on DU continue to support her?

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:17 AM

29. It has to be tough. Some liberals genuinely care about climate change.

I assume her polling has noticed that. Some of us are convinced that it is the singular most important & frightening issue we as a species have ever had to stare into they eyes of. It is no wonder that some shrink from its gaze. Some are afraid, some are paid and far too many, are both.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 11:39 AM

38. you do realize

 

that she got a brazillion questions, right? many of them spiked w venom?
no way she was answering all of them, even just for logistical reasons.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #38)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 11:50 AM

39. Well, at least she answered the Qs about pantsuits & karaoke!

Good to know. Really helps me get an idea of what she'd do if elected.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 04:19 PM

46. I'm shocked, simply shocked!

 

No I'm not!

She's totally in bed with Fossil Fuel Corpocracy

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 05:12 PM

50. That is why we need debates. People should not be brushed off like that

nor should they tolerate it when they are being asked to make such an important decision.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 05:25 PM

51. Transcanada lobbyist is one of her advisors.

Wow Yes to Hillary is yes to transcanada. Indefensible.

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