Friday, November 14, 2014

Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment - 4

Massey Fossil Fuel CEO Indicted
In this series we finger Oil-Qaeda as a camouflaged terrorist group that does more damage to the world than any other terrorist group.

They are a pathogenic viral infection of industrial civilization.

They get by with it by infiltrating the blood-stream of host victims and fooling the immune system of civilization.

They are like most pathogens in certain respects, yet on the edges they are not too big to jail, so some of civilization's antigens within its immune system are still active, and will strike at the smaller, less-well-connected pathogens:
Count One

(Conspiracy to Wilfully Violate Mandatory Mine Safety and Health Standards)

86. The Grand Jury re-alleges Paragraphs I through 85 as if fully incorporated herein.

87. Throughout the Indictment Period, BLANKENSHIP, together with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together with each other for BLANKENSHIP and Massey, as operators of UBB, to willfully violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards at UBB, in violation of Title 30, United States Code, Section 820(d), and Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. The conspiracy alleged in Count One of this Indictment is referred to herein as the "Mine Act Conspiracy."
Count Two

(Conspiracy to Defraud the United States)

98. The Grand Jury re-alleges Paragraphs 1 through 97 as if fully incorporated herein.

99. Throughout the Indictment Period, at or near Montcoal, West Virginia, within the Southern District of West Virginia, and elsewhere within and without the Southern District of West Virginia, BLANKENSHIP, together with others known and unknown, unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together with each other to defraud the United States and an agency thereof, to wit, to hamper, hinder, impair, impede, and obstruct, by trickery, deceit, and dishonest means, the lawful and legitimate functions of DOL and its agency, MSHA, in the administration and enforcement of mine safety and health laws at UBB ... In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.
Count Three

105. The Grand Jury re-alleges Paragraphs 1 through 104 as if fully incorporated herein.

106. On or around April 8, 2010, in the Southern District of West Virginia, BLANKENSHIP, aided and abetted by others known and unknown, knowingly and willfully made and caused to be made materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations; and knowingly and willfully made and used, and caused to be made and used, a false writing and document knowing the same to contain materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and entries, in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the Government of the United States, to wit, by filing and causing to be filed with the SEC a document containing statements, entries, and representations including the following: "[w]e [Massey] do not condone any violation of MSHA regulations" and [w]e [Massey] strive to be in compliance with all regulations at all times," which statements BLANKENSHIP then and there well knew were false, fictitious and fraudulent. In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section l00l(aX2) and (3), and Section 2.
Count Four

107. The Grand Jury re-alleges Paragraphs 1 through 106 as if fully incorporated herein.

108. From on or around April 7,2070, through on or around April 9,2010, BLANKENSHIP, aided and abetted by others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, did directly and indirectly, by means and instrumentalities of interstate commerce, and by means of the mails and of the facilities of national securities exchanges, did make and cause to be made untrue statements of material fact, and did omit to state, and cause to be omitted to state, material facts necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, did engage in acts and practices and courses of business which operated and would operate as frauds and deceits upon persons, all in connection with the sale and purchase of securities, to wit, Massey Class A Common Stock, in that BLANKENSHIP, aided and abetted by others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, did directly and indirectly, make and cause to be made the statements, "[w]e [Massey] do not condone any violation of MSHA regulations," and "[w]e [Massey] do not condone any violation of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations," and "[w]e [Massey] strive to be in compliance with all regulations at all times," in a filing made with the SEC by means of interstate wire transmission, and in a press release distributed by means of interstate wire transmissions and companies engaged in the business of distributing press releases by means of interstate wire transmissions. In violation of Title 15, United States Code, Section 78ff; Title 17, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 240.10b-5; and Title 18 United States Code, Section 2.
(UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON GRAND JURY 2014 NOVEMBER 12, 2014 SESSION, PDF). When this series began, the characteristics and the deceitful ways of these social pathogens were pointed out:
Just like those running asbestos, lead paint, and tobacco companies who knowingly continued to do harm for profit ... energy executives ... are the business equivalents of terrorists.

In fact, for years they’ve funded a massive campaign to deny the reality
Toxic bridge to everywhere
of climate change ... we should think of them as oil-Qaeda
More than 100 million people will die ... by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.
It calculated that five million deaths occur each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a result of climate change and carbon-intensive economies, and that toll would likely rise to six million a year by 2030 if current patterns of fossil fuel use continue.
"A combined climate-carbon crisis is estimated to claim 100 million lives between now and the end of the next decade," the report said.
(Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment). The pathogen being prosecuted is not the most virulent of the strain, but one has to begin somewhere.

These same charges can be brought against those conspiring to cover up and hide the truth of global warming induced climate change and other fossil fuel pollution that is murdering millions annually.

However, those prosecutions will be much more difficult because of the psychopathology and virulence of those pathogens:
Other untaxed corporations funded by Oil-Qaeda appear to be non-political --as they divide the country with hostile anti-Americanism (ALEC Lies To Cover Up Lies).

Even The Supreme Politicians come out of the closet without fear of oversight or reprisals (Supreme Court neoCons Are Robed Politicians).

As disaster approaches (IPCC Latest Report) a suicidal cry rings out from the dark halls of congress for more of the same (Congress On Keystone XL Pipeline).
(A Decline Of The American Republic - 4). At his time, it does not look good for civilization because the infection has metastasised throughout the system.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

The pathogens are embedded ...


  1. Great post Dredd. I agree - the real terrorists are the corporations, banks, energy companies, and Wall Street, and by extension all their minions or supporting cast - like the complicit media, the government that operates on their behalf and the entire "security" establishment (right down to the local police now) that's there to protect and keep the status quo of a rampaging civilization going as long as possible.

    So of course there's little we citizens can individually and separately do to stop the juggernaut when we all have our little roles to play and our phony "jobs."


  2. Hey Dredd, off topic - I stumbled upon this claim that all the planets of our solar system are heating up, not just us. Is there any truth to that? Here's the link, but it's iffy: [As usual, i'm getting some saying it's the real deal and others saying it's been debunked - I never heard of it!]

    Hey Randy - feel free to chime in if you have any info on this. [Where was I when this came out?]


  3. Depends on the time frame. As the Sun expands into a Red Giant the inner planets out to perhaps Mars will be vaporized (Life According To Science). Others will warm up in yet unknown ways.

    The Sun is stable now, so the only way planets can heat up is if they trap solar energy they receive with "green house" gases, solids, or liquids.

    Mars has cooled, warmed, cooled, due to orbit, axial precession, and loss of atmosphere.

    Venus has heated up over time.

    Mercury has oscillated with the Sun.

    The outer planets and their satellites are a case by case basis, depending on their core and they types of layers around the core.

    Some with heating due to orbital related gravitational energies, some cooling, and some just stability with no long term changes.

    The Sun's photon influence diminishes with distance (d/2) as do gravitational influences.

    There is no uniform increase nor decrease based solely upon the Sun.

    If there was a human industrial civilization with the same habits as ours, then every planet which that culture was on would be having environmental problems caused by the civilization, not the Sun or the planet.

    As it is now, planets have conditions based upon their location and composition, especially atmosphere and distance from the Sun ... which is anything but uniform ... neither warming nor cooling is a uniform group characteristic of all planets.

    They don't all rotate in the same direction (Venus is retrograde) and they don't all have an even orbital distance from the Sun, nor are their seasons uniform (e.g. winters on Saturn last 7 Earth years)

    The assertion that there is a uniform warming taking place is false IMO (see e.g. NASA Seasons on Planets, LiveScience).

  4. What Dredd said ... plus this from Skeptical Science ... link

  5. Right, Randy - thanks, I saw that 'debunking' but am still seeing an argument for a large brown-dwarf type system passing by and affecting all the planets and just haven't seen anything on that (either way). Well, except the whole Nibiru thing, which i'm not up to speed on.

    Whatever. Thanks for weighing in Dredd and Randy. Any other information you can find on it would be helpful in clearing the air of disinformation. i'll keep looking and if i find anything i'll post it here, one way or the other, so we can hash it out.


    1. Tom,

      "large brown-dwarf type system passing by and affecting all the planets"

      It would be outside the Kuiper Belt which would render it (d/2) outside any relevant sphere of influence.

      And if it approached closer we would see a massive disturbance in the Kuiper Belt, which has not happened.

      Oil-Qaeda operatives put inane propaganda out all the time so as to keep the frog from noticing that the Earth in greenhouse mode is the one cooking us.

      The scary things are on Earth and they try to remain hidden in plain sight.

    2. On Nibiru ... ("The idea that a planet-sized object will collide with or pass by Earth in the near future is not supported by any scientific evidence and has been rejected as pseudoscience by astronomers and planetary scientists.

      The idea was first put forward in 1995 by Nancy Lieder, founder of the website ZetaTalk. Lieder describes herself as a contactee with the ability to receive messages from extraterrestrials from the Zeta Reticuli star system through an implant in her brain.

      (Wikipedia, Nibiru).

      More diversion from the real catyclysm generator right here on Earth: Oil-Qaeda.

  6. Well, like this one isn't trying to distract from the calamity we're undergoing wrt climate change, it just poses and alternate "excuse" -

    [at the end of the short article is this]

    "Comment: As well as these "increasingly stormy" conditions on Uranus, this year we have seen increased volcanic activity on Jupiters moon Io, scientists have been puzzled by the wobble of Saturn's moon Mimas and a major increase in asteroid activity has seen MIT astronomers upgrade the solar system from stable to dynamic

    Could it be part of an overall 'grounding' of our solar system, caused perhaps by the close approach of the system's Twin Sun?"

    Is this disinformation or is something really going on?


    1. "What is causing these recent Solar system wide climate changes?"

      Pseudo-scientific imagination driven by their own cultural amygdala --which "does not compute" when considering the reality of their own faux superiority-complex rife within their culture.

      Especially when confronted with the spectre of actually being a significant part of a suicidal culture:

      "The "foreigner" is, moreover, outside the principal immediate system of law and order; hence aggression toward him does not carry the same opprobrium or immediate danger of reprisal that it does toward one's "fellow-citizen." Hostility to the foreigner has thus furnished a means of transcending the principal, immediately threatening group conflicts, of achieving "unity" —but at the expense of a less immediate but in fact more dangerous threat to security, since national states now command such destructive weapons that war between them is approaching suicidal significance.

      Thus the immense reservoir of aggression in Western society is sharply inhibited from direct expression within the smaller groups in which it is primarily generated. The structure of the society in which it produced contains a strong predisposition for it to be channeled into group antagonisms. The significance of the nation-state is, however, such that there is a strong pressure to internal unity within each such unit and therefore a tendency to focus aggression on the potential conflicts between nation-state units. In addition to the existence of a plurality of such units, each a potential target of the focused aggression from all the others, the situation is particularly unstable because of the endemic tendency to define their relations in the manner least calculated to build an effectively solidary international order. Each state is, namely, highly ambivalent about the superiority-inferiority question. Each tends to have a deep-seated presumption of its own superiority and a corresponding resentment against any other's corresponding presumption. Each at the same time tends to feel that it has been unfairly treated in the past and is ready on the slightest provocation to assume that the others are ready to plot new outrages in the immediate future. Each tends to be easily convinced of the righteousness of its own policy while at the same time it is overready to suspect the motives of all others. In short, the "jungle philosophy"-which corresponds to a larger element in the real sentiments of all of us than can readily be admitted, even to ourselves-tends to be projected onto the relations of nation-states at precisely the point where, under the technological and organizational situation of the modern world, it can do the most harm.

      (Comparing a Group-Mind Trance to a Cultural Amygdala). Western culture is wired to project its own wrongs onto other nations, planets, or even stars.

    2. The northern hemisphere of the Earth has its winter when Earth is closest to the Sun during its annual orbit.

      The Sun is not a source of weather-related warming for the outer planets.

      Consider the inverse-square law for determining the number of photons from the Sun impacting them (Wikipedia).

      "For example, the intensity of radiation from the Sun is 9126 watts per square meter at the distance of Mercury (0.387 AU); but only 1367 watts per square meter at the distance of Earth (1 AU)—an approximate threefold increase in distance results in an approximate ninefold decrease in intensity of radiation." (ibid)

      Uranus is more than 19 times farther from the Sun than the Earth is.

      Oil-Qaeda propaganda is even further from the truth.

    3. Uranus is ~19 AU from the Sun, so:
      Uranus wats per sq. meter (uwm^2) = 1367 watts / ((19 / 3) * 9)
      uwm^2 = 1367 watts / 57
      uwm^2 = ~24 watts
      Uranus receives ~24 watts per sq. m.

      That equates to a weak light bulb shining on a 200 deg. C below zero (-328 deg. F) surface per square meter.

      Good luck with generating weather or global warming there with that itsy bitsy flash light denialists.

  7. great - thanks Dredd!


  8. Outer planets get hit with comets and asteroids which generate "cloud" formations that can look like storms.

    So, care must be taken when analysing albedo changes on outer planets so as not to confuse them with climate and weather.

    Remember the example of that when Jupiter was impacted right before our eyes by a comet: link