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Protesters call for 'oil free' president

Original post made on Jul 11, 2008

About 30 members of gathered on a crowded Mountain View intersection Wednesday to call for better federal energy policies, and said Sen. John McCain was the wrong candidate for the job.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 11, 2008, 5:19 PM

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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 11, 2008 at 7:08 pm

And these geniuses have all the solutions for alternative energy... . So what are they?

3 people like this
Posted by Jesus Loves You.
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 12, 2008 at 7:26 pm

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Posted by First amused, then disgusted
a resident of another community
on Jul 12, 2008 at 7:41 pm

I think Town Square forums, like other blogs, attract the troglodytes (like Jesus Loves You) more than than they elevate the discussion. I don't see that they are making the world or our city a better place, so I'm done with them, as of today.

I actually just wanted to post this regarding the following quote from the first paragraph:

"But all eyes were on one activist in particular, dressed only in a skirt and brazier and covered in Christmas tree lights."

According to Wikipedia, "A brazier is a container for fire, generally taking the form of an upright standing or hanging metal bowl or box." That MUST have been something to see!!!

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Posted by Jesus Christ for President
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 12, 2008 at 11:25 pm

HUMANS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DIE, at least 2/3 of the total population in order for the Climate Change People to have their plan of restoring earth to it's natural habitat. The Government is Criminal.
This Planet is run by a scientific dictatorship that has the top mad killer scientists from Nazi Germany.

PLANTS BREATH CARBON DIOXIDE. SUN CYCLES are the reason for increased temperatures. Weather War technology and Nuclear testing has also [word removed] with the climate.

GAS IS HIGH because the fed reserve is printing money out thin air, funding trillions of dollars worth or war and that That [word removed] Greenspan is telling countries to drop the dollar as their reserve currency.


to: First amused, then disgusted
Like Jordan Maxwell says, do your homework
Google Federal Reserve
Google the Green Barbarians Movie
Google Operation Engame and the ENDGAME Movie
Google Henry Kissinger, the Trilateral Commision, the Bilderberg Group, The CFR, The Vatican. Google The Zionist Jews NWO
Those fake Jews funded the Nazis and they are planning on Blowing Isreal of the Map and Starting a War Between the USA and China

God Bless Google.

Search Youtube for the 9-11 Chronicles Truth Rising

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Posted by neighbor to the north
a resident of another community
on Jul 13, 2008 at 10:35 am

What strange comments from the "Jesus" commenters. Please be civil.

I am glad to see that these local MoveOn members are calling attention to McCain who is NOT the same as Obama on energy.

1. McCain has a 0% ranking from the League of Conservation Voters this year. He missed every vote. Obama has a lifetime ranking of 86%.

2. McCain supports offshore drilling. Obama doesn't.

3. Obama wants a windfall profits tax on oil company profits and would refund some of it to families to help with their energy costs. McCain's tax plan would give oil companies tax breaks of $3.8 billion a year, including $1.2 billion for ExxonMobil.

4. Obama would require auctioning off pollution credits and raise up to $30 billion a year under cap and trade. These funds would be available for clean jobs and clean energy. McCain would give away these credits to polluters, not make them pay.

5. And in case you still think these candidates are interchangeable, McCain has taken $1 Million from oil and gas interests, and has 33 oil company lobbyists and staffers (see July 7 Public Campaign Action Fund report at Web Link )

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Posted by God Bless AllYall
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 13, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Is Turning America into a [word removed] of the world government, where 3/4 of our incomes are taxed and we are given carbon cards civil?
No, it is not, It will create a black market for carbon cards. Carbon Dioxide is good for the plants and tree.

The World Gov cuts down rain forests instead of legalizing hemp, which saved the world in WW II. Coal Companies owned by Gore a and others, pollute the most. The suppression of alien energy technology to solve energy issues. The World Government wants to cut the population down to their 168 families and their minions. They are crossed breading animals and humans, harvesting spider and goat and caow and pig humans. They allow abortion which is the worst mass murder. They are planning on staging a UFO earth war.

Global Warming was a engineered for the world to have a common enemy and blame the people. The Top Nazi Scientists are in on this global warming scam. They've only been taking weather records since 1869, in the 1500s there was a mini ice age, Things were a lot hotter 1somethin years ago. in this town, right here lets all get prepared and be like the mormons, stock up on heat and food and water and energy and an armagedon ready vehicle. Country Folks will surive.

3 people like this
Posted by Mountain View Resident
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Pretty stupid people. The single most effective way to reduce CO2 from cars is to raise the price of gas. Gas expensive, less pollution. Gas cheap, more pollution. It's not much harder than that.

I think these people are a little bit on the left side of the bell curve. And why do they come from other communities to Mountain View to be loudmouths? Can't they pick a gas station in their own town?

I hate being preached to, but I hate even more being preached to by out-of-towners.

3 people like this
Posted by eric
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2008 at 11:48 pm

MV Resident, I know several of the people at that rally were MV or Los Altos residents. Cant speak for all of them, but your "point" is baseless.

If George Bush gave a speech in MV, I guess you wouldnt listen? Darn out-of-towner.

I'm a free market guy, too. I assume that you also support removing all government subsidies and favorable treatment for oil companies. Oh, and, um, wars.

3 people like this
Posted by the future of energy
a resident of another community
on Jul 25, 2008 at 12:53 pm

As a happy, free market advocate, I was pleased to hear from the Mountain View resident. This local fear of out of towners must be a surprise to Caltrain passengers. After all, how many people live in Mountain View? Enough folks to support all the businesses on Castro Street?

You'll be happy to know, I wasn't even preaching; I was entertaining. And exercising my rights. How chic of you to reject the constitution! It's all the rage these days...

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