Standup comedian and television host Joe Rogan warned Monday that conspiracy theories like “chemtrails” could distract people from verifiable damage that was being done to the planet.
“What we worry about is weird,” he said on his podcast. “If the government was really spraying something, that is something we should worry about, but — stop — what are the effects? I don’t feel anything. If they are really doing this on a regular basis, what is exactly going on?”
“Now, let’s stop and take a look at the sh*t we are not paying attention to. We’re pumping raw sewage into the ocean, people are just sh*tting into the ocean, there’s like boats that are burning diesel fuel, there’s other boats with giant nets that are killing every f*cking fish within you know whatever stretch they’ve got these godd*mn killer nets set up for, just sucking fish out of it, throwing plastic in there, there is a giant patch.”
Rogan’s guest, Abby Martin of RT, said nearly every major body of water was now home to floating garbage patches.
“This guy went down to the bottom of the ocean… and it was covered in plastic bags,” she said. “And this was 20 years ago. Can you imagine how it is now? I mean, this is the sh*t we should be concerned about.”
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Obama’s chief economist warns of ‘a very high chance’ Trump’s trade war could cause 2020 recession
The former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama warned of "a very high chance" of Trump's trade war with China resulting in a recession -- "just in time for 2020."
Austan Goolsbee was interviewed by MSNBC's John Heilemann on Friday after the DJIA closed down over 600 points after the trade war escalated on Friday.
"Just give us, if you would, Austan, your sense of what has unfolded today and how bad it is," Heilemann asked.
"Yes, it’s terrible, I'm phoning from a bunker as we speak," Goolsbee replied.
"There hasn’t been a day like this in a very long time. Yes, the markets sell a lot but the fact we’re going to have an escalating trade war, the president of the United States is publicly declaring the head of the Fed an enemy of the state and, oh, by the way, 40% of the Amazon is on fire and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being treated for pancreatic cancer," he continued. "If this is on a Friday, it makes it bad for Monday."
MSNBC anchor blasts Trump’s ‘lunacy’ after ‘a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling’
The New York Stock Exchange closed down over 600 points on Friday as President Donald Trump's trade war with China escalated.
MSNBC anchor John Heilemann said, "we’re hours away for the president taking off to the G7 summit in Bairritz, France, where allies are bracing for the Trump-fueled mayhem that is now 100% certain to ensue, with Trump like a drunken traveler in the departure lounge about to take a trip that he dreads, already sewing global chaos, days-long public meltdown typically moved from words to actions."
"Donald Trump beginning this day with a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling, closing down more than 600 points today and escalating his trade war with China with these norm-shattering, power-abusing words in this tweet," he said, putting the tweet on-screen.
‘Pretty brutal day on Wall St’: CNN explains impact of Trump’s trade wars and Twitter tirades
On Friday, President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade against China.
....better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019