Posted by: shannynmoore | March 23, 2011

THE FIX IS IN!

THE FIX IS IN!

Governor Parnell’s bill to bailout the most profitable multinational corporations in the history of civilization with zero guarantees of new exploration should give every Alaskan pause.

The House Finance Committee held an invitation-only hearing at the LIO in Anchorage on Tuesday. Sure, it was open to the public, so long as you kept your mouth shut. The invitations were extended to the so-called business leaders of Alaska; from the heads of Native Corporations to bank presidents to owners of oil services companies, they were all lined up in a flight pattern eager to plea the sky had fallen and the only way for restoration and salvation was to pony up $2+ BILLION a year like a sacrificial virgin to some unseen gods.

Parnell’s own data contradicts his current flip-flopped meme. Everything thing you read, see or hear from the multimillion multimedia propaganda campaign is a lie.

Testify Thursday, March 24, from 5pm-8pm and Friday, March 25 from 3pm-7pm at your LIO.

NO on HB110! JUST SAY NO TO BIG OIL BAILOUTS!


Responses

  1. Saw you on Free Speech TV you compared Princess McQuitty favorably to Captain Zero. In terms of taxation policy you’re right, of course, but as far as everything else, they’re in a tie for last.

    Thom Hartman pronounced Carl Gatto’s name “Carlo,” and you used the name correctly rather than correcting him. But you talked about Parnell’s nutcase nomination for the state judicial panel as if his opinion regarding criminalizing unmarried sex had been introduced as a law. If it has, I missed that one.

    Also, I would have pointed out that Carl comes from the Theocracy of Wasilla, something a national audience will probably understand by now.

  2. Our Alaskan judicial system is a mess, becoming less traditionally Alaskan in preserving our privacy, freedoms, and civil rights every passing year. I wish you’d tackle that subject more often and in-depth, because at the rate we’re going, living in Alaska is becoming as scary as living in Texas, Florida, or Arizona when it comes to unhindered justice system employees and judges running roughshod over the constitutional rights of citizens, and our legislators just keeping helping them right along, all of them! Even the so-called progressives, and what’s with that?

  3. And you’re absolutely correct about Alaska being colonized by the oil industry, its lies, and our governor selling us out.

  4. Haven’t we seen all this from the Oil industry before about the need for “incentive” for continued oil exploration?

    Back in 1980’s when Alaska’s North Slope oil producers were caught in price fixing deals with Commodity trader Marc Rich!

    In the early 1980’s the Oil Industry was under a “two layer or tier” system of taxation and pricing for domestic crude OIL not unlike what is now proposed by Governor Parnell’s bailout Bill, HR 110.

    In the early 1980’s with Alaska North Slope Oil coming on line, Oil companies complained and lobbied that they shouldn’t have to pay as high of taxes, with oil stripper well producers in Texas and Oklahoma.

    The North Slope Producers said they would need an “incentive” for continued oil exploration for “NEW OIL” in areas like Alaska and the Texas producers wanted lower taxes to keep up production on “OLD OIL” for their old depleted “stripper” wells.

    “Federal rules finally allowed higher prices [thru lower taxes] for newly discovered oil, [like Alaska’s North Slope] to provide an incentive for continued oil exploration.”

    When the Federal Government finally got around to auditing the major Oil companies, in Alaska, they found that the North Slope oil producers where illegally switching the paperwork through “daisy train” of phony oil trading through Marc Rich’s oil trading company to make it falsely appear they were legally selling their oil and this allowed the Alaskan oil companies to claim a higher price for their Alaskan Crude OIL, than was legally allowed under the law.

    It was Marc Rich’s trading company that in 1984 was found guilty of oil trading fraud and was fined $150 million.

    Recently we have learned that there hasn’t been an audit by the Alaska Department of Revenue of Alaskan Oil production since 2006 !!!

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    Gresham’s dynamic, is that when companies stop complying with regulation this becomes a “new normal” and the companies that are complying are at a disadvantage and go out of business.”

    From:

    The Marc Rich Indictment

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/pardon-me-marc-rich-indictment

    Alaska North Slope OIL Trading Scam
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/pardon-me-marc-rich-indictment?page=13

    ARCO false deduction (bottom page 17)
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/pardon-me-marc-rich-indictment?page=16

    List of Tankers from Valdez Terminal
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/pardon-me-marc-rich-indictment?page=18

    Sinclair Texas, Prudhoe Bay, ARCO Heritage
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/pardon-me-marc-rich-indictment?page=24

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    Exxon ended up paying $2.1 Billion and Arco $315 Million, to settle charges against them “with no admission of wrongdoing”.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-01-28/business/fi-961_1_energy-agency

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    Energy Penalties Will Cost Exxon $2.1 Billion and Arco $315 Million

    January 28, 1986|PAUL RICHTER | Times Staff Writer

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-01-28/business/fi-961_1_energy-agency

    In 1983, then U.S. Attorney for New York, Rudy Giuliani, prosecuted Marc Rich and his partner Pincus Green under the Trading with the Enemy Act. (Iran), Tax evasion, and racketeering activity.

    Marc Rich and Pincus Green fled to Switzerland when they learned about the pending prosecution and were on the Department of Justice’s most wanted lists for many years.

    President Clinton pardoned Marc Rich in January of 2001 just before leaving office.

    An investigation led by House Government Reform Committee chairman Dan Burton concluded in a 2003 report covering 177 Clinton pardons that Holder had played a significant role in facilitating the Rich pardon, first by recommending the well-connected Jack Quinn to Rich’s legal representatives, by failing to fully inform prosecutors of the pending pardon, and by eventually delivering a “neutral leaning favorable” opinion to Clinton from a position of authority.[18]

    Holder has expressed some regret over his handling of the Rich pardon, stating “I wish I had done some things differently with regard to the Marc Rich matter. Specifically, I wish that I had ensured that the Department of Justice was more fully informed and involved in this pardon process”, and called his own actions a “mistake”.

    The Current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder played a significant role in facilitating the Rich pardon at the behest of Marc Rich’s attorney, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who then became Chief of Staff for Vice President Dick Cheney.

    Mr. “Scooter” Libby himself was later disbarred and convicted of a felony, but would later receive clemency, but not a full pardon from President George W. Bush after his conviction for his role in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

    In 2004, Eric Holder helped negotiate an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department for Chiquita Brands International in a case that involved Chiquita’s payment of “protection money” to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, a group on the U.S. government’s list of terrorist organizations. In the agreement, Chiquita’s officials pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $25 million. Holder represented Chiquita in the civil action that grew out of this criminal case.

    The Clinton pardons that Holder had played a significant role in facilitating the Rich pardon, first by recommending the well-connected Jack Quinn to Rich’s legal representatives, by failing to fully inform prosecutors of the pending pardon, and by eventually delivering a “neutral leaning favorable” opinion to Clinton from a position of authority.

    Holder has expressed some regret over his handling of the Rich pardon, stating “I wish I had done some things differently with regard to the Marc Rich matter.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/22/opinion/22lardner.html

    It was U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, was the one who dropped all the criminal charges against former Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.

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    “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.

    They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand.

    They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are.

    They are different.”

    –F. Scott Fitzgerald


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