Jill Stein Has Investments In Fossil Fuel Companies

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A PIECE OUT IN THE DAILY BEAST ABOUT JILL STEIN, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR THE GREEN PARTY — I HAVE A LOT OF MIXED FORTH ABOUT THIS, WE WILL GO THROUGH IT TOGETHER, THEN I WILL EXPLAIN. FIRST OF ALL, IT IS CLEARLY INTENDED TO ATTACK HER, THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT. AND IT IS DONE ON THE EVE OF THE ELECTION TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE DON'T VOTE FOR HER, THAT THEY WILL VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON INSTEAD. I WOULD BET ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT THE WRITER OF THIS PIECE WILL VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON, I THINK THAT IS EXCEEDINGLY CLEAR FROM THE PIECE. THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT TRUE. SAME THING WITH THE WIKILEAKS EMAILS — SOME PEOPLE SAY THERE IS CREDIBLE EVIDENCE IT WAS THE RUSSIANS WHO LEAKED IT. OKAY, FAIR ENOUGH, WE SHOULD INVESTIGATE THAT. I UNDERSTAND THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE TO THAT EFFECT.

IT DOESN'T MEAN THE EMAILS AREN'T TRUE. THOSE THINGS CAN BE TRUE AT THE SAME TIME. MAYBE THE RUSSIANS DID IT, BUT THEY ARE STILL TRUE EMAILS. THIS MIGHT BE A HATCHET JOB BUT IT MIGHT BE TRUE. FIRST OF ALL YOU GET A SENSE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE ARTICLE — >>WHEN YOU BEGIN WITH HOLIER THAN THOU, THAT GIVES A SENSE OF WHAT DIRECTION YOU ARE GOING. THEY POINT OUT JILL STEIN'S INVESTMENTS THAT SHE HAS OVERALL — >>SHE WAS A HARVARD TRAINED PHYSICIAN, HER HUSBAND AND HER HAVE THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY. THIS IS KIND OF LIKE A REPUBLICAN ATTACK AGAINST JILL STEIN, THIS IS WHAT THEY DO TO PEOPLE LIKE AL GORE — YOU SAY YOU ARE FOR HELPING THE POOR PEOPLE, BUT YOU HAVE MONEY. YEAH, I HAVE MONEY AND I WANT TO HELP POOR PEOPLE. THAT IS NOT A BAD THING, THAT IS A GOOD THING. IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE SNIDE, THROUGHOUT I WOULD SAY OKAY, THAT'S THE INVESTMENT AMOUNT, LET'S LOOK AT IT.

BUT YOU CAN TELL THAT THEY ARE LIKE, SHE'S A LIBERAL BUT STILL HAS MONEY. I'M GLAD TO SEE THAT PEOPLE HILLARY CLINTON'S SIDE ARE REAL LIBERALS WHEN THEY USE THIS KIND OF CONSERVATIVE ATTACK AGAINST OTHER LIBERALS. THEN YOU GET A SENSE OF THE ATTITUDE OF THE WRITER — >>THAT SEEMS A BIT MUCH. IT WOULD BE FAIR TO POINT OUT, AND I AGREE, THAT STEIN HAS BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG, YOU CAN'T VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS. WHEN YOU GO IN WITH AN ATTITUDE LIKE THAT, YOU HAVE TO COME CORRECT ON YOUR OWN POSITIONS BECAUSE YOU ARE PUTTING IT OUT THAT I'M THE PERSON YOU CAN VOTE FOR IN GOOD CONSCIENCE, AND I GET IT, SHE'S RUNNING AGAINST THOSE TWO AND THAT'S A FINE LINE OF POLITICAL ATTACK. I WOULDN'T GO AS FAR AS THIS WRITER, WHO SAYS THAT SHE SAYS SHE'S MORALLY AND ETHICALLY SUPERIOR TO EVERYONE. SHE DIDN'T SAY THAT, YOU ARE OVERSTRETCHING IT. BUT IT IS TRUE THAT JUSTIN HAS SAID THINGS LIKE THIS — >>NOW, THEY WILL GO ON AND EXPLAIN THE MUTUAL FUNDS SHE PUTS HER MONEY INTO, IT GOES INTO SOME OF THOSE INDUSTRIES SHE CRITICIZES. BUT I WANT TO BE CLEAR HERE — THOSE INDUSTRIES, EVEN IF JILL STEIN INVESTS IN THEM, IT DOESN'T MAKE THEM RIGHT. YOU CAN CRITICIZE HER FOR INVESTING IN THOSE INDUSTRIES, I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT IF YOU GO FARTHER — THERE SEEMS TO BE AN INTIMATION THAT, YOU SEE THAT? IT'S TOTALLY FINE TO BE WITH WAR PROFITEERS AND THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY.

WE GOT YOU. NO, CALM DOWN, WITH LOOK AT IT TOGETHER, FIGURE OUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE — >>SO UNDERSTAND THIS IS PART OF A MUTUAL FUND. NOW, I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU MORE EXAMPLES. ME, I HAD A PENSION LEFT OVER FROM WHEN I WAS AT CURRENT TV. DO I HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT'S IN THAT? I HAVE TO BE HONEST, I DON'T. SO THIS IS THE KIND OF ATTACK YOU COULD DO ON ALMOST ANYONE. BUT IF YOU ARE PART OF THE GREEN PARTY AND YOU ARE SAYING THESE ARE TERRIBLE INDUSTRIES AND YOU HAVE MONEY INVESTED IN THEM, I THINK IT'S A FAIR CRITICISM. LET'S KEEP GOING, OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND HERE — >>I WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS, THE LATTER COMPANIES, SHE IS IN A FUND, THE FUND INVESTS IN THEM, TO WHAT DEGREE SHE KNOWS ABOUT THAT, I DON'T KNOW. MERCK, SHE INVESTED IN THAT HERSELF.

THEY ALSO TALK ABOUT A TOBACCO COMPANY THAT SHE HAS SOME INVESTMENT IN. FINALLY — >>LOOK, IF EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE PERFECT, THEY WOULD NOT DO THOSE INVESTMENTS, THEN THEY WOULD GO AND DO OTHER INVESTMENTS THAT PAY — YOU CAN JUST DO TREASURY BONDS. WHICH GETS YOU ALMOST NO RETURN AT ALL. IT TURNS OUT JILL STEIN IS HUMAN, CONGRATULATIONS, YOU GOT HER. ON THE OTHER HAND IF YOU ARE IN THE GREEN PARTY, YOU MIGHT THINK THAT'S A SHAME, I WISH SHE DIDN'T DO THAT. LET ME GIVE YOU HER STATEMENT SO WE GIVE HER PERSPECTIVE. SHE SAYS — >>THAT IS TRUE, AND IF I HAD THE KIND OF MONEY SHE HAS, I'M NOT POSITIVE WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WAS IN HER SITUATION. I'M NOT A GUY WHO IS ABOVE ANYTHING, MEANING THAT I'M NOT PUTTING MYSELF AS, LIKE, I'VE GOT THIS THING ON LOCKDOWN, I AM THE MOST MORAL GUY, I'M THIS OR THAT. I'M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS IN MY PENSION FUND.

I HOPE IT'S NOT IN REALLY BAD INDUSTRIES, I'VE GOT TO LOOK INTO IT, BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE MONEY ON TREASURY BONDS. IF I HAD HER KIND OF MONEY — AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT DEGREE, SHE IS RETIRED OBVIOUSLY AND PART OF THE GREEN PARTY NOW, NOT THE PHYSICIAN ANYMORE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT DEGREE IT IS HER HUSBAND'S SALARY AND HOW MUCH IT IS IN INTEREST, I WOULD WANT INTEREST ON IT, IT'S HARD TO FIND OTHER FUNDS. THERE ARE SOME CLEAN ENERGY FUNDS, APPARENTLY, BUT THE DAILY BEAST EXPLAINS — >>LOOK, IF YOU ARE RUNNING A CAMPAIGN ON DON'T VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS, AND WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING AND HAVE THE PRINCIPLED POSITIONS, THEN YOU SAY I DIDN'T LIKE THE CLEAN ENERGY FUNDS AND I CAN'T MAKE MONEY FROM THE TREASURY SO I JUST KEPT MY MONEY ON FUNDS THAT APPARENTLY SHE ACKNOWLEDGES GOES TO THE WRONG INDUSTRIES, YEAH, THAT'S GOING TO BE A PROBLEM.

YOU HAVE TO BE HONEST ABOUT THAT. AT THE SAME TIME, I NEVER THOUGHT JILL STEIN WAS NONHUMAN. I NEVER THOUGHT SHE WAS HOLIER THAN THOU, OR THIS MOTHER TERESA KIND OF FIGURED. I THOUGHT SHE WAS A POLITICIAN. BUT HONESTLY, GUYS, THAT'S WHY I NEVER BELIEVE IN THIS WHOLE NEVER VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS BECAUSE IT'S STILL EVIL. THE REALITY IS NOBODY IS PERFECT. YOU COULD MAKE THAT ARGUMENT IN ANY RACE. FINE, WE ARE VOTING FOR THE LESSER OF FOUR OR FIVE EVILS. BUT THERE IS A FALSE EQUIVALENCY. BECAUSE JILL STEIN HAS A MUTUAL FUND DOES NOT MAKE HER THE SAME AS BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON WHO HAVE TAKEN IN MORE THAN $3 BILLION IN PAID SPEECHES, CAMPAIGN DONATIONS, INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES AND SUPER PAC MONEY AND THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, $3 BILLION GIVEN TO YOU BY MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES AND MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS, THAT'S NOT THE SAME THING. ANYONE PRETENDING THAT THE SAME, THE DAILY BEAST GIVES A FEELING OF, WE GOT HER, SAME THING. EVERYBODY DOES IT, SAME THING. IT'S NOT THE SAME THING.

AT THE SAME TIME, OKAY, BREAKING NEWS, YES IT TURNS OUT JILL STEIN, AS A LOT OF US EXPECTED, IS NOT PERFECT. IT'S YOUR CALL TO MAKE ON WHICH DIRECTION YOU WANT TO GO, DON'T IGNORE THE FACTS, THAT'S NOT A LIBERAL POSITION. AT THE SAME TIME, DON'T GIVE INTO FALSE EQUIVALENCIES EITHER. SO, NOW YOU KNOW. AND THAT IS OUR JOB, TO DELIVER THE NEWS FOR YOU..

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