Charles Varni 
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Re: “Green unicorns

"The underlying assumptions of the climate crisis are based not upon real-world observations..."

OMG Al. What world are you living in?

The objective scientific facts, empirically measured and documented in the REAL WORLD: global temperatures rising, polar caps and glaciers melting, sea levels rising, ocean warming, ocean becoming more acid, 20% world's coral reefs dead, etc, etc.

The lack of response to your la la land promotion of more fossil fuels indicates the marginality of your views in the minds of the rational and reasonable. Why do I bother? Let me contemplate that.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 02/16/2019 at 11:20 AM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

In order to meet the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change goals of 45% reduction of GHG's by 2030 and 100% reduction by 2050, we cannot develop any more oil resources and need to begin phasing out existing ones. Keep it in the ground.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 01/31/2019 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Enough is enough!

OMG, now it's "environmentalists" who are responsible for wildfires in the National Forests??? Not global warming fueled by Big Fossil? Not profit crazy PG&E transmission lines snapping in the breeze and igniting fossil baked brush and timber? Not stupid local zoning laws that allow development in the middle of dangerous wildfire zones? Not Federal policies that have suppressed controlled burns nor the firefighting lobby that makes millions contracting its services?

Ex-probation officer Harmon sounds like she needs a bit more environmental education to get the objective facts. So much easier to scapegoat those enviro socialists.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 11/15/2018 at 9:18 AM

Re: “I love my kids and opposed Measure G

Jim--Point me to the specific language in measure g where it makes existing oil extraction impossible to continue. Be specific please

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Posted by Charles Varni on 11/10/2018 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Tricky politics

My math is correct, based on the source you gave, and your big defense is little more than a projection of your own duplicity onto others intentions. I caught you red-handed in your deceptions and thou doth protest too much.

Time for the voters to speak and lets discover how many see through your lies, manipulations, and deceit--the most shameful, money bloated, arrogance filled, and disrespectful campaign in SLO County history, brought to us by Chevron, Exxon, Shell, and others. Stooping to every dirty trick in the book. Plastering us with your omnipresent yard signs. Cramming the air waves with your $8 million in toxic ads.

The compassion of Measure G extends to our water, air, earth, economic well being, and all citizens of the County. The 80 oil industry jobs are not threatened. Measure G allows all existing oil extraction to continue and all maintenance to be performed.

Compassion is about protecting our well being, our atmosphere, our water, our planet. That's why the majority of SLO county will be voting YES ON MEASURE G.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 11/04/2018 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Tricky politics

You are a smart fellow VOC and if you were not so narrowly focused on maximizing profits for the fossil fuel giants and more concerned with the basic well-being of local citizens and the atmosphere and the earth then maybe you would be more open and compassionate.

After visiting the PADD5 data you refer to I find that, again, you have been clearly deceptive--using a common tactic of yours which is to cherry pick your data or information. The PADD data shows that, so far, in 2018 California has exported 2,283,000 barrels of oil and you chose one month, July, when there were no crude oil exports, and used it as evidence California does not export oil. You knew you were doing that. Making an untrue statement in order to deceive or manipulate, which by definition is a LIE.

You also left out that in 2018 California has exported 10,288,000 barrels of FINISHED petroleum products--gasoline, jet fuel, distillates, lubricants. It has also exported 10,000,000 barrels of natural gas and 12,000,000 barrels of liquified petroleum gas.

Your argument about the AGOF production keeping us energy independent is a joke. So far this year Big Oil has exported more than 35,000,000 million barrels of California oil products.

To quote you,"I'm not being deceptive" and "I am not a part of the No on G campaign."

On the face of it, you are both.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 11/02/2018 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Tricky politics

The USA is now the biggest fossil fuel exporter in the world--making big profits for big oil. If big oil was concerned about energy independence it would: (1) not be exporting American fossil fuel and (2) be developing renewable energy sources.

VOR does not deal in facts. Tell us about your deceptive fake Democratic slate mailers; your daily lies about Measure G; your paid littering patrol illegally covering private and public property in our County with thousands of your campaign signs; the telephone calls from your campaign center telling citizens that if they dont want fracking to vote no on G.

It always takes more money to lie than tell the truth--ergo, you spend $8,000,000; we spend $230,000.


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Posted by Charles Varni on 11/02/2018 at 11:08 AM

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