Naomi Klein Says Don’t be Shy About Exploiting Hurricane Harvey to Push GLOBAL WARMING (boo) Agenda

UPDATE: Audio cuts out at 27:30 mark or thereabouts. Don’t know why. I keep checking mute button while making videos so it’s something else. But I left it up because it’s still a good video… just a little shorter than I planned.

Naomi Klein forgets to mention the real threat of Disaster Capitalism sprouting up in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. But she does say folks shouldn’t be shy about exploiting the tragedy to push her pet project, the globalists’ Global Warming (boo) scam.

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Exaggerating Harvey: Why Disaster Capitalists Say It’s a “500 Year Storm”

UPDATE: To my point… the author of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein, has gone on Democracy NOW! to talk about hurricane Harvey. You think she talked about all the disaster capitalism that was practiced in the wake of Katrina and Haiti and all the rest trying to warn folks we have to be concerned about that? No. She says it’s WRONG to NOT POLITICIZE tragedies like Harvey and why all the media SHOULD be USING THE MOMENT to talk about… GLOBAL WARMING (boo). Yep. She says no one is saying GLOBAL WARMING (boo) CAUSED Harvey, but she is talking a bunch of gobbly gook about how it is the “accelerant” that made it worse. She says the oil industry is an “accelerant”, poverty is an “accelerant”, racism is an “accelerant”.

But she uttered not a word on the technocrats who are moving in as we speak looking to profit from the chaos and ironically, she herself was literally saying folks should USE this moment to advance their cause of GLOBAL WARMING (BOO)… heck, kind of like she herself is a neoliberal technocrat (did you guys know just how financially invested Goldman Sachs is in GLOBAL WARMING (BOO)?)

In no way is this intended to diminish the suffering of the people effected by hurricane Harvey but I have to remind folks and warn them of the vultures who look to profit from every crisis in the wake of such events and the larger the crisis, the greater the profit.

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Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy: FEMA Stages Sandy PR Show For Gov Christie

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE 2: from status quo mouthpiece Huffington Post: Ed Gillespie, Romney Adviser, Admits Obama’s FEMA Doing A Good Job Responding To Sandy could they make it any more obvious that they are taking a dive?

UPDATE:I found this video from Higgins. He takes a camcorder around the outside of his home (doesn’t show damage inside the home for some reason) viewing all the damaged possessions he’s laid outside like his neighbors but I couldn’t see much if any damage to his home itself. Turns out, he owns a home on some kind of waterway and it looks like all the damage to his possessions are from the rising water. And though that is bad and a terrible loss for him, it seems like he still has a home which is good I suppose.

UPDATE 2: This Higgins guy sits in his car filming while “Hurricane” Sandy is a blowin. He claims the “roof is blown off a NAPA store” but what actually happened is the roll on roof section of rubberized roofing blew off the top of the store, not the ROOF itself. Here he has a video of a piece of siding blowing off a house and a downed tree. I guess this guy has never seen a real hurricane before.


Take a look at this. Here is a guy, Alexander Higgins I think, who has lost his home due to Sandy. He needs help, that’s for sure. But what does FEMA do? They stand around, with the press, using him and others from his neighborhood as props lined up behind where Gov. Christie is going to make a PR speech about how FEMA is overworked trying to help the victims of Sandy. Notice how small the crowd actually is. If they wanted to actually help these people, they would have already done so. But they don’t. They WANT them to remain in a limbo status because they can USE that to garner more sympathy and a bigger check from the Federal government to be given to various crony companies linked to Christie and others. They are exploiting these legitimate victims for political and economic gains. Surprised? Ever heard of Katrina?

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Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy: Online Social Marketers Comparing Sandy to Katrina

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: See comparison videos of Sandy and Katrina at the end of this article

UPDATE 2: You think I’m making this up? Huffington Post: Hurricane Sandy vs. Katrina Infographic Examines Destruction From Both Storms notice how they inaccurately report that Sandy made landfall as a Cat 1 hurricane. That is untrue.


Dear Social marketers and influence peddlers:

Just stop it. We aren’t that stupid. It’s a “Wag the Dog” natural disaster and it’s obvious and we are sick of it. We aren’t that stupid and you aren’t that smart so just stop it.

We understand that neo0liberal Christie and Bloomberg (Bloomberg Business Week “It’s Global Warming Stupid“) want to get as much money as they possibly can to hand over to various cronies of theirs to grow their personal fortunes once they leave office. We get that. But stop pretending this exaggerated crap tropical depression is worse than Katrina, it isn’t. Not even close.

And what you are doing is insulting: it’s insulting our collective intelligence and it’s insulting to the people who suffered through Katrina to have you belittle their losses and their grief for nothing more than a larger slice of the Disaster Capitalism pie. So go get your precious money, cash the damned checks an…

… just stop it.

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Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy: Chris Mathews Drools Over Clinton; Calls Deniers “Luddites” and “Pigs”

by Scott Creighton

Chris Mathews proves his sycophancy and his ignorance once again.

It’s all about man-made global warming … I mean climate change … I mean global warming. Can’t question those scientists because we have to get Barack Obama ready to force the failed UK carbon credits market on the U.S. just as soon as the fraud election is over (read as “Romney takes a dive like McCain, Kerry, and Gore before him”)

Chris Mathews went on Hardball yesterday and breathlessly drooled over Bill Clinton saying that Sandy proves man-made global warming is real. He also called deniers of this new religion “pigs” and “Luddites” (for the “Luddites” quote see this)

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Waves of anger: Japan tsunami victim aid spent on whalers, officials and fighter pilots

(This is what disaster capitalism does. This is the Japanese story I made reference to earlier. Imagine giving Chris Christie a hundred billion dollars in relief money for Jersey. Christie. This guy is a fat thug mobbed up sycophant neoliberal. What do you think he’s going to do with it? I heard someone on NPR saying this storm was the worst to hit the east coast in “many many decades”. As I have proven, that is completely false. But they have to keep pushing that line of disinfo because people like Christie want to get their hands on that money. During the NPR interview some reporter was in Atlantic City where he said there wasn’t much damage at all. BUT he said, the “poorer section of town to the north” was devastated. Christie will get money for all that damage. People will see those photos and opine over the horror of it all and the Fed will hand over billions to Christie who will then hand the money to some friend of his to build a sweat shop in Jersey City.)

from RT

A quarter of Japan’s tsunami relief fund has been spent on unrelated projects, including renovating a government office and subsiding whaling. The revelations have ignited outcry as more than 320,000 tsunami victims remain displaced.

The expenditure was identified after the publication of an independent government-backed audit into the allocation of the $150 billion relief fund, created after the earthquake and tsunami of March last year.

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Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy – Alternative Media Spins with Establishment

by Scott Creighton

Several “alternative” news sites are out there cheer-leading for the disaster capitalists in one way or the other whereas I have shown that though the storm was a bad one, it hardly lived up to the “Frankenstorm of the Century” billing it received and is now being over-hyped by people who look to use this storm to pocket billions in cash for themselves and their crony capitalist friends, to push their “global warming’ agendas and to possibly even effect the upcoming election (jobs numbers probably won’t be out before the election next week)

No, it is not a popular position to take, but it’s the truth. Several readers here have left comments about how relatively normal things in New York city are right now and of course the NYC marathon is still on track for this weekend. For those with damaged homes or stuck in areas hard hit by the storm, our sympathies are with you. But your suffering is not justification to let disaster capitalist ambulance chasers turn this post tropical cyclone into a 100 billion dollar corporate handout.

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