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Playboy: Sen.[Bernie] Sanders: Global warming ‘far more serious problem than Al Qaeda’
The Hill ^ | October 18, 2013 | Ben Geman

Posted on 10/18/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says global warming poses "a far more serious problem than al Qaeda" and accuses energy companies of being willing to "destroy the planet" for profits.

In an interview with Playboy magazine, Sanders targets coal and oil companies who he says have outsized influence over lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

“Big business is willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits,” Sanders said.

“And because of their power over the political process, you hear a deafening silence in the U.S. Congress and in other bodies around the world about the severity of the problem. Global warming is a far more serious problem than Al Qaeda,” he said.

The comment arrives in a broader economic critique of what Sanders, the Senate's most left-leaning member, calls a “hypercapitalist” society plagued by huge inequalities in wealth and political power.

Sanders alleges the Republican Party has become “extremist” but also criticizes Democrats. A tidbit from the interview:

Let me tell you a story outside of school. I go to the Democratic caucuses every week, and every week there is a report about fund-raising—Republicans have raised thus and thus; this is what we have done. In the six years I’ve been going to those meetings, I have never heard five minutes of discussion about organizing. It’s about raising money. Not five minutes to say, “Look, West Virginia, we have rallies, we’re doing this, we’re doing that, we’re knocking on doors.” In six years, I have heard no discussion about that at all.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; berniesanders; carbontax; climatechange; climatechangefraud; energy; globalwarming; globamwarninghoax; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; libertarians; loon; medicalmarijuana; opec; playboy; proabortion; terrorism; vermont
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Better to just put them all in the hands of the One True God who is full of wrath at this point.


51 posted on 10/18/2013 9:39:29 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, when I think of how many markets and schools Global Warming has bombed and how many decapitations and assassinations it has performed, al Qaeda looks like a bunch of choirboys. Thanks for the input, Bernie.


52 posted on 10/18/2013 9:49:23 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: JimRed

You nailed it, that’s Communism.


53 posted on 10/18/2013 10:00:18 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow
I used to hear Bernie on talk radio in Vermont now and then...you could almost hear the tears as he praised some socialist program of one kind or another...communist, no question.

Sanders trivia: he was elected Mayor of Burlington by TEN VOTES at the beginning of his political career...if only eleven pubbies had gone to the polls that day; his political career might have been aborted or taken a different turn. Oh, well...

54 posted on 10/18/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Damn these lunatics.


55 posted on 10/18/2013 10:20:43 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Maelstorm

They can’t even keep their own refrigerators clean - must be due to the time consuming, heavy work load they have imposing rules and laws and squeezing the economy to a standstill.

http://www.chron.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-EPA-Found-A-16-Year-Old-Can-Of-Soup-In-Its-4904306.php?cmpid=hpts


56 posted on 10/18/2013 10:23:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Would that it were true for it would mean that Al Qaeda was a far less than negligible problem.
But what's the use of being a big government socialist if you can't lie, cheat, and steal, eh, Bernie?
57 posted on 10/18/2013 10:33:15 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: JimRed

bingo

u nailed it why the democrats/socialists created the fake global warming hoax


58 posted on 10/18/2013 10:44:52 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I go to the Democratic caucuses every week, and every week there is a report about fund-raising—Republicans have raised thus and thus; this is what we have done. In the six years I’ve been going to those meetings ... It’s about raising money.

And yet, somehow, it's only BIG BUSINESS that's only interested in "profits".

59 posted on 10/18/2013 11:39:27 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Out of the mouths of Shelia Jackon-Lee, Maxine Waters, Joycelyn Elders and Bernie Sanders.


60 posted on 10/18/2013 11:53:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Reeses

Good point. People stay freedom-loving when they have wide-open spaces and minimal intrusion.


61 posted on 10/18/2013 12:25:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"It's all gonna burn, I tell ya! BURN!! BURN!! BURN!!!!!!!!!!


62 posted on 10/18/2013 12:30:46 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As if AHA won’t destroy the economy, let’s tax the last cent out of the American Public to “save the Third World Tirants”! WTF! Coso diavolo?! CW, help me!


63 posted on 10/18/2013 1:10:51 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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64 posted on 10/18/2013 6:16:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All

Did anyone catch Kook to Kook AM yesterday?
They had a guest Climatologist who gave a very good explanation of sea ice and sea levels. It would have left any
AGW kook with their head spinning.


65 posted on 10/18/2013 6:30:19 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Dang. Bet those guys were eating their tinfoil!


66 posted on 10/18/2013 6:50:18 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
...and accuses energy companies of being willing to "destroy the planet" for profits... targets coal and oil companies who he says have outsized influence over lawmakers... "Big business is willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits... you hear a deafening silence in the U.S. Congress and in other bodies around the world about the severity of the problem. Global warming is a far more serious problem than Al Qaeda," ...in a broader economic critique of... a "hypercapitalist" society plagued by huge inequalities in wealth and political power.

67 posted on 10/18/2013 7:08:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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>> Global warming ‘far more serious problem than Al Qaeda’

Bernie Sanders far more serious than global warming. No joke, he is.

Arrest the stupid #.


68 posted on 10/19/2013 2:04:54 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
...global warming poses "a far more serious problem than al Qaeda"

And unicorns too - he mustn't forget the unicorn problem...

69 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:04 AM PDT by GOPJ (Self-respect is the root of discipline...dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself-Heschel)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You know, I actually kind of like Bernie Sanders. He’s a moron, but he’s an honest moron. He comes right out and says what he believes, unlike most of the socialists who try to slip it in under the radar.


70 posted on 10/19/2013 8:24:00 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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