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Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to sue big oil for ‘first degree murder’ over global warming

March 12, 2018

You cannot make this stuff up! Here is more:

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s next mission: taking oil companies to court “for knowingly killing people all over the world.”

The former California governor and global environmental activist announced the move Sunday at a live recording of POLITICO’s Off Message podcast here at the SXSW festival, revealing that he’s in talks with several private law firms and preparing a public push around the effort.

The former governor of California justifies this by comparing big oil to tobacco:

“This is no different from the smoking issue. The tobacco industry knew for years and years and years and decades, that smoking would kill people, would harm people and create cancer, and were hiding that fact from the people and denied it. Then eventually they were taken to court and had to pay hundreds of millions of dollars because of that,” Schwarzenegger said. “The oil companies knew from 1959 on, they did their own study that there would be global warming happening because of fossil fuels, and on top of it that it would be risky for people’s lives, that it would kill.”

“We’re going to go after them, and we’re going to be in there like an Alabama tick. Because to me it’s absolutely irresponsible to know that your product is killing people and not have a warning label on it, like tobacco,” he said. “Every gas station on it, every car should have a warning label on it, every product that has fossil fuels should have a warning label on it.”

  Global warming was not a thing back in 1959, it was not on anybody’s radar and the term was not even made up at that point…but let that go.

  To be fair, there is nothing in the quote above which suggests first degree murder but then there is this:

“I don’t think there’s any difference: If you walk into a room and you know you’re going to kill someone, it’s first degree murder; I think it’s the same thing with the oil companies.”

This is the mentality we are dealing with today…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

12 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    March 12, 2018 9:43 pm

    Joe Kennedy better get the hell out of Venezuela quick!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 13, 2018 1:43 am

    Here is the other climate change case working it way through the courts

    Juliana vs. U.S. – CLIMATE LAWSUIT

    Their complaint asserts that, through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.

    “We’re looking forward to putting the federal government on trial on climate science and its dangerous fossil fuel policies,” said Julia Olson, the lead attorney for the young plaintiffs and chief counsel of Our Children’s Trust.

    The government was dealt a blow when their request for mandamus was rejected.

    “Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” –

    – U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken

    One frivolous lawsuit after another. All aimed at destroying the US. Revoke their citizenship and deport them to China were they will find the air so much cleaner (sarc)

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 13, 2018 5:37 am

      Thanks for that, it looks like this is only the beginning. We can expect more of these types of lawsuits until they find a judge who will rule in their favor.

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 13, 2018 6:13 am

        The Republicans need to impeach a few of these idiot Federal Judges for misconduct – using international law as their guide. The judge in this case is allowing personal bias and not the law be his guide.

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      • March 13, 2018 6:53 pm

        I agree wholeheartedly! International law has no place in determining our laws or interpreting our Constitution!


  3. Brittius permalink
    March 13, 2018 3:36 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:

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  4. March 13, 2018 9:17 am

    Didn’t Arnold start out as a GOPer? Perhaps I am getting too old to remember….

    Liked by 1 person

    • petermac3 permalink
      March 13, 2018 9:39 am

      Yes he did before he worked with that half pint Liberal Danny DeVito on Throw Momma From The Train. Either that or sniffing Shreiber’s “essence” overwhelmed his steroid laced gray matter.

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    • March 13, 2018 6:54 pm

      Technically he did, but he was married to a Kennedy…


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