A flock of geese take flight at Lost Lake on the San Joaquin River in Fresno, Calif. on October 2, 2015. (Los Angeles Times)
By Jacques Leslie Feb 14, 2018 | 4:05 AM
On the eve of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, the Trump administration delivered a churlish anniversary present: It gutted the law.
Three days before Christmas, the U.S. Interior Department quietly issued a reinterpretation of the law, effective immediately. It freed private interests — most notably, energy companies — from criminal prosecutions and fines for the deaths of migratory birds killed by industrial practices.
The opinion is such an outlier that 17 former high-ranking government conservation officials, representing both parties, sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke denouncing it as a “new, contrived legal standard that creates a huge loophole in the MBTA, allowing companies to engage in activities that routinely kill migratory birds.” Signers of the letter included five of the six living former U.S. Fish and Wildlife directors and seven of the eight former migratory bird management chiefs who served under Presidents Nixon through Obama.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act has provided the foundation of federal protection for birds in the United States since it was enacted in 1918.
The Jimmy Dore Show
Published on May 13, 2016
Bernie Sanders told Alan Greenspan in 2003 that he is “way out of touch with the needs of the middle class and working families of our country.” Mr. Greenspan responded with characteristic smugness. Five years later, Alan Greenspan admitted he found a “flaw” in his economic model. Part 2 (Alan Greenspan’s Wife Goes After Bernie) ▶ https://youtu.be/Eol7sz8ioW4 Part 3 ▶ https://youtu.be/vKaRwQeJuIU Jimmy Dore breaks it down.
Published on Dec 1, 2017
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Published on Feb 15, 2015
Published on Feb 13, 2018
China is on its way to becoming a socialist world power. After a time of revolution and reform, the country is entering a new era.
As President Xi Jinping forges the path forward, a question remains: will the Chinese people continue to support him? At the Chinese Communist Party’s convention in fall of 2017, President Xi Jinping sent a clear message to the world: China is entering a new era. Many believe President Xi Jinping has brought the party back on track and has secured the support of the Chinese people. Speaking to delegates in October, Xi said it was time for the nation to be a global leader that could set an example on economic, political and environmental matters. Part of his plan for economic growth is Made in China 2025, an initiative that draws from Germany’s Industry 4.0 plan and aims to make advancements across many industries, including automotive, aircraft, pharmaceutical, and artificial intelligence.
Oliver Stone interview on “Heaven and Earth” (1993)
Published on May 30, 2016
Oliver Stone reflects on his latest film, “Heaven and Earth,” a true story about a Vietnamese peasant’s survival during and after WWII. »»﴿
Oliver Stone interview on “Natural Born Killers” (1994)
Published on Jun 6, 2016
Director Oliver Stone discusses his latest film, “Natural Born Killers,” which satirically portrays society’s obsession with crime and violence.
Oliver Stone interview (1996)
Published on Jul 17, 2016
Director Oliver Stone describes the psychology of Richard Nixon, the talent of Anthony Hopkins, and his difficult relationship with his father. »»﴿─
Oliver Stone interview (1997)
Published on Jul 21, 2016
Oliver Stone talks about his relationship with his mother, going to Vietnam, being a filmmaker and a father, and his latest film “U Turn.” »»﴿───► See more on the Directors Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Check out the Patreon rewards! https://www.patreon.com/Manufacturing…
Published on Nov 6, 2013
Oliver Stone speaks about JFK and the untold history of America in this uncensored interview with Buzzsaw. Stone debunks the white lies and mythology of American history, and goes into the roots of the cold war and war on terror, and how they have been used to keep people oppressed from the former Soviet Union to the current American collapse. Obama and the willingness of presidents to play ball with warhawks is laid out cold in this talk with hosts Tyrel Ventura, and Stone’s own son, Sean. GUEST BIO: Oliver Stone is an Oscar award making filmmaker. His 1991 film JFK focused on the John F. Kennedy murder conspiracy, and he has recently released an extensive series, The Untold History of the United States.