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AlienLullaby

Joseph Willis
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Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
  • May 25
  • United States
  • Deviant for 10 years
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Favourite Visual Artist
Yoshitaka AMANO, KATSUSHIKA Hokusai
Favourite Movies
Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso
Favourite TV Shows
Vision of Escaflowne, Mushi-shi
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Sound Horizon, Yuki Kajiura, Loreena McKennitt
Favourite Books
The Hobbit, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Favourite Games
anything by Vanillaware, NES Zelda & Breath of the Wild
Other Interests
fairy tales, yōkai (Japanese ghosts and monsters)

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Happy Birthday! :party:
Thank you! As you may tell, I've let this page run dormant for a while – something I intend to remedy before the end of the year.
Oh could I use more people like You coming around! Except for that part about Heartland and Koch, you come across pretty well. Can you provide links to prove your contentions? Seriously, I would like to see them.
The Koch Brothers’ political spending is well-known:
www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summa…
www.cjr.org/united_states_proj…
www.washingtonpost.com/politic…

Their deep investment in the fossil-fuel industry:
www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summa…
www.polluterwatch.com/koch-ind…

…and lobbying against standards meant to protect environmental quality:
www.thedailybeast.com/articles…
For instance, one of their beneficiaries is the American Energy Alliance, which sounds like it promotes US domestic energy production, but actually attacks domestic wind energy while advocating the Keystone XL Pipeline (a Canadian oil corporation’s expansion efforts):
americanenergyalliance.org

The ironic thing is the AEA criticizes Obama on their site for blocking the pipeline while other organizations have criticized Obama for allowing the XL Pipeline to start construction:
www.nrdc.org/energy/keystone-p…

Heartland Institute is not a scientific entity, but manned by businessmen and politicians who have also questioned the health detriments of second-hand tobacco smoke:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hear…
heartland.org/issues/environme…

Frankly, I’m suspicious of anyone who “promotes pro-environment policies” but also “ earned… the enmity of many … public health and environmental groups”.

As I understand it, most environmentalist groups would probably be called liberal because they advocate direct government intervention. Many methods of industry that have developed up until the present produce harmful by-products, and the processes can be changed, but it costs money. Good ideas don’t always pay monetarily, and not all companies look at any other bottom line. Appealing to government over private initiatives is, in such cases, more efficient and effective. Whatever label it is is besides the point. I'm skeptical of parties I support as well as parties I don't; it's only healthy not to be selective about the kinds of things one questions. Socratically questioning myself can surprise and frustrate me regarding what little I know, but I think it's a healthy practice.
Thank you for the watch!