Two Silicon Valley leaders quit over support for Keystone XL

From the world where too much is never enough…
It just never seems to end . . . Facebook founder, and grandson of David Rockefeller, Mark Zuckerberg is pushing for the GHG belching, fresh water gobbling expansion of tar sands extraction by advocating for the Keystone XL pipeline monstrosity in the making
and of course, why not add in lobbying for the predictable super duper environmental catastrophe of developing and drilling in the Arctic Nat’l Wildlife Refuge. This is big news. Two of Mark Zuckerberg's co-founders have resigned from the Facebook founder's controversial new political lobby This is a direct result of a campaign by CREDO and our allies to stop Zuckerberg's group from praising conservative politicians for backing the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a dangerously misguided attempt to win support for immigration reform. It's time for other tech industry luminaries to make it clear where they stand. In addition to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, eBay’s John Donahoe, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr are co-founders of the group. Tell co-founders: Repudiate propaganda supporting Keystone XL and drilling in the Arctic Refuge by resigning from the organization. . .
Keystone XL pipeline - The Basics . . . Despite what Big Oil says, Keystone won't be the huge job creator proponents say it will be; in fact the State Department analysis shows that the project will create a grand total of 35 permanent jobs. Meanwhile, the oil spills that are bound to follow it could wipe out the livelihoods of farmers, fishermen, and ranchers along the pipeline route, threatening our food supply. The pipeline is even projected to raise gas prices since it will make it easier to export oil from North America. There’s just one reason to build this pipeline: to line the pockets of Big Oil. Oil giants like Exxon and TransCanada have already sunk billions into tar sands extraction, and the Keystone XL pipeline is key to making the operation profitable. Without it, a lot of Canada’s toxic tar sands might stay in the ground. That will be bad news for oil companies, but a huge victory for the climate. . .
Pipeline Climate Disaster: The Keystone XL Pipeline and Labor [by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith] More than two million American construction workers — nearly one in five — are currently unemployed. Factories that produce building materials are operating at only half their capacity. So when a private company proposes a project that it claims will spur the creation of 118,000 new jobs, it is hardly surprising that unions representing construction, transportation, and related workers pricked up their ears. The project is the Keystone XL Pipeline. It will take oil produced from tar sands in Alberta, Canada 1,959 miles to Nederland, Texas. . . {read on it get's very interesting}
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Yea the strange things to be learned out there - now I feel better about my running from Facebook every time I’ve tried to get serious about doing something with the Fb account I had to set up years ago. Ok so this Greenberg / Zuckerberg thing is getting weirder by the second. A Jacob Greenberg was arrested for possession of Marijuana and this mugshot was taken. It was later revealed that this could indeed be the man the world knows as Mark Zuckerberg. His family members include David Rockefeller, his Grandfather. A little strange because Rothschild owns 8% of Facebook shares. Both Rothschild and Rockefeller are well known names….TAP with One World Government associations. and his other granpa….greenberg…CEO of AIG TAP – Facebook was funded with $500 million from a CIA owned bank, which was a bit suspicious. I wonder if Google has similar disguised progeny.

Well I been trying to track down a little more on this little twist, and am afraid I’m not coming up with much that isn’t tied in to grander conspiracy theory sites.
So this may be a myth or not. . . but I’m done chasing it… and am a little sorry for tossing up that last post,
but what the hey, I’ll leave it up there, see if it snags anything interesting by way of comments or more authoritative perspectives.

Facebook still gives me the willies.

Any time I see an appeal to some kind of dislike of rich families, my bullshit alarm goes off. That’s not relevant in the least little bit to any support of Keystone XL pipelines.

Any time I see an appeal to some kind of dislike of rich families, my bullshit alarm goes off. That's not relevant in the least little bit to any support of Keystone XL pipelines.
true, true... :sick:
Any time I see an appeal to some kind of dislike of rich families, my bullshit alarm goes off. That's not relevant in the least little bit to any support of Keystone XL pipelines.
As is so usual, things are far more complex than we expect. I agree with TA about the "Jump to the conclusion" prejudice, but there's the other side. A number of sociological studies seemed to show that as one becomes more affluent and develops more power, one's empathy and caring for the disadvantaged tends to decrease and one's motivation toward gaining more money and more power seem to increase. Occam