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Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne Now Working For US Energy Firm in Europe.

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posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 07:52 AM
This is a prime example of the revolving door of politics and private business. Christ huhne served 62 days of an 8 month prison sentence for perverting the course of justice and is now no longer a minister. But the bad times dont last very long for British politicians - The firm Zilkha Biomass Energy have welcomed him with open arms to their European branch because he was "one of the pioneers in calling for political action to deal with global warming"

Right, sure. Whatever.

This has nothing to do with him being former minister for energy and effectively having political knowledge that your average anti-global warming protester wont have.

This isnt big news but i thought i would post it anyhow just so people know. Here is a link to the BBC news source
edit on 11-8-2013 by SearchLightsInc because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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The invisible feminist?

posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 07:55 AM
I tend to be quieter on the subject but everyone has their own opinion. Good presentation OP. Well done.

posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 08:37 AM
It's only a two day a week role - yet I bet he's on an absolute fortune.

posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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I was really hoping that Chris Huhne would actually serve a full sentence for breaking the law or at least not work any high profile job again, oh well, there are a few choice words that I would like to label this man, none of which would get past the profanity filters, so I shall just quote from the BBC article: "Disgraced".

posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 11:39 PM
So a political elitist is now helping to a run an energy firm. This shouldn't surprising, after all , it's how fascism was designed to deal with business markets. Individuals can own a business, but must run exactly the way the government handbook dictates. Step outside of this dictation and your permit to do business is revoked. So who better to help run a company than a person who is accustomed to the spirit of the regulations.

It's why we need big big business and big government. It's a symbiotic relationship.

Take farming for instance. It's tough to levy and incorporate big government regulation on 50,000 independent farms. But put those 50,000 farms under the strict contract of merely 5 different corporations headed by former political sphere CEOs and the big government regulation is quickly passed down and adhered to.

This is happening in every industry, and is why big governments make sweet heart deals with big corporations and refuse to give the same leniency to small independent companies.

Once your government starts owning companies that compete against private corporations your society moves from a fascist market design to a national socialist market design. Once your government owns all businesses and has no individual competition your society has moved from a national socialist market into a communist market.

In a free market government is not involved in business. All business receive the same treatment. The way the business in this design is run is largely unregulated and it's up to the consumer to decide who they purchase from. If the people are not moral enough to avoid purchasing from corrupt companies, like those who poison the environment, the free market can not last and you need to move into a fascist design.

"America is great because America is good." - Alexis de Tocqueville

What Tocqueville meant here was that because the people were moral and good, the free market could flourish. As the people have become more and more demoralized, and taken more liberty and asserted less responsibility, we've naturally moved from a free market design into a fascist design (1960's-1980's) out of necessity, and are now in the early stages of the national socialist design transformation. Whenever people think National Socialism they always compare it to National Socialist (NAZI) Germany, but I think America's road to national socialism is more accurately paralleled by turn of the century Italy.

This is a great topic, good thread. More people need to learn about these philosophies and contemplate every day decisions with a more specific type of saliency if they are to truly be free men and women.

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