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Ryan Zinke Is Out As Interior Department Secretary

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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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Uh oh. Here we go again.


Like several other members of Trump’s Cabinet, Zinke was the target of numerous ethics probes. He billed taxpayers for his use of private charter planes and government helicopters (instead of taking commercial flights) on at least three occasions ― a controversy Zinke characterized as “a little BS.” The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General concluded in April that he “generally followed relevant law, policy, rules, and regulations,” but that one trip ― a $12,375 chartered flight from Las Vegas to Montana aboard an oil company’s plane ― was approved by ethics officials “without complete information” and could have been avoided.


But those of us who value our country and our planet more than we do money, this is what is really disturbing:


“Ryan Zinke will go down as the most anti-conservation Interior secretary in our nation’s history,” Jennifer Rokala, executive director of the Colorado-based conservation group Center for Western Priorities said in a statement.


No doubt.


Among Zinke’s most controversial actions was leading the largest reduction of protected national monuments in U.S. history. After a months long review that appeared to have been mostly for show, he recommended that Trump gut two protected Utah sites — Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalate national monuments — and shrink or otherwise weaken protections for eight other national monuments. He also came under fire after proposing to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling, only to turn around and almost immediately remove waters off the coast of Florida from the plan — which some saw as a political maneuver to boost the Senate campaign of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).


Zinke supported drilling in Alaska’s pristine and fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, took aim at a collaborative conservation plan for the greater sage grouse, and proposed drastically hiking entrance fees at 17 of America’s most popular national parks ― even as the administration sought to slash the National Park Service’s budget by 13 percent.


People who value money over our very planet really irk me.

source Huffpo, so what? you don't have to read it ya know.

www.huffingtonpost.com...




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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 09:50 AM
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Conservation reduction and wildlife/nature endangerment is my biggest gripe with Republicans.



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 09:51 AM
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Oh, btw, after completely sucking up to wanting to make money over conserving our lands and wildlife, he is facing almost 20 federal investigations.

And another one bites the dust. It begs the question, who's next?



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 09:51 AM
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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: angeldoll

Conservation reduction and wildlife/nature endangerment is my biggest gripe with Republicans.


I have many, but all of them stem from greed.



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 09:53 AM
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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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DRAIN THAT SWAMP! DRAIN THAT SWAMP!

Wait, what?



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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You are kidding yourself if you think R greed is any different than D greed.



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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On the way out, Ryan "Lee Harvey" , was greeted w/rounds of applause....

He is the "Fall Guy" After this TURD rolled back everything 'decent' that Obama did whilst in House. (You now what the (D) got done for Mother Earth all the while the (R)s dragged their feet for 8 years... Isn't 2 Party Politics™ wonderful?)

And once Mother Earth is again coughing and puking the "Climate Taxes" won't be such a "hard $ell"

And because every good post deserves some music.. Neil Young "After The Gold Rush" (listen to the lyrics)

www.youtube.com...

Stay Hydrated...



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
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You are kidding yourself if you think R greed is any different than D greed.


You have a point, but surely you see some are worse than others.



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 10:40 AM
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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 10:57 AM
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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
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You are kidding yourself if you think R greed is any different than D greed.


You have a point, but surely you see some are worse than others.

Yes, not parties, but some on each party are worse than others in each party. As a whole, R and D are both equally greedy.



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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And another one bites the dust. It begs the question, who's next?

Good question.


Fired/Forced Departures:

James Comey, director; Andrew McCabe, deputy director; Jim Rybicki, chief of staff and senior counselor; James Baker, general counsel; Bill Priestap, director of counterintelligence; Peter Strzok, deputy assistant director of counterintelligence; Lisa Page, office of general counsel; Mike Kortan, assistant director for public affairs; Josh Campbell, special assistant to Comey; David Laufman, chief of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control section; John Carlin, assistant attorney general and head of the DOJ’s National Security Division; Sally Yates, deputy attorney general and acting attorney general; Mary McCor, acting assistant attorney general and acting head of the DOJ’s National Security Division; Bruce Ohr, associate deputy attorney general; and Rachel Brand, associate attorney general and No. 3 official behind deputy AG Rosenstein.

Awaiting Removal:

Michael Steinbach, John Glacalone, Randy Coleman, Trisha Anderson, Kevin Clinesmith, Tashina Gauhar, and Sally Moyer.

Your move, Swamp Thing.


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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 11:56 AM
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Sorry to see him go...Rumor is; the Deputy Director who will replace him is even more MAGA...



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 01:11 PM
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If we were smart in this country, we'd do away with not only Zinke, but the ENTIRE Dept. of the Interior!!!!

Most overstepping government agency imaginable. Every single thing they oversee should be overseen by the States.

Case closed.



posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 01:24 PM
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lol. You seem pretty proud of yourself for that post, but unfortunately it's so transparent, the replies would just write themselves. It must be a joke, then?

Think I'll leave it that, but surely even you are laughing at yourself.





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