Heartland’s Corporate Sponsors

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Any corporation that donates money to the anti-planet, anti-humanity hateful organization the Heartland Institute, is on my shite list. There is no excuse to support them.

Along with tobacco giants Altria and Reynolds America, and drug firms GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Eli Lilley, major corporations have given over $1.1m in the past two years to the institute, and are planning to give another $705,000 this year.

Some of the companies included on Heartland’s list of donors were surprising. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft Corporation, has vigorously promoted clean energy in a number of speeches, and his charitable foundation works on helping farmers in the developing world, who will be badly affected by climate change.

But Heartland claims in a fundraising document to have received $59,908 from Microsoft in 2011.

A spokeswoman for GSK said the $50,000 the company donated in the last two years was for a healthcare initiative. She could not comment on whether GSK would be working with Heartland in the future.

General Motors Foundation, which is committed to social responsibility, has also made modest donations to Heartland, contributing $15,000 in 2010 and 2011.

Diageo, the drinks company which owns Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and Baileys, said its funding of Heartland was now under review. It gave $10,000 over the last two years, according to the leaked papers, and was projected to give another $10,000 this year.

(click here to continue reading Climate science attack machine took donations from major corporations | Environment | The Guardian.)

I don’t buy the excuse that some of what the Heartland Institute does is ok, and is worthy of corporate sponsorship. I wouldn’t excuse a crack dealer who happened to purchase neighborhood kids a pair of shoes either – the main business is still selling crack, just like the Heartland Institute’s main business is denying climate change.

Some other corporate sponsors I recognize, and now despise:

  • Amgen
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • AT&T
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Comcast
  • Eli Lilly
  • Farmers’ Insurance (Zurich)
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Nucor Corp.
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Pfizer
  • State Farm
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Verizon
  • and of course, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1 thought on “Heartland’s Corporate Sponsors

  1. John Cutting says:

    Hi, all!

    In response to Heartland’s Corporate Sponsors:

    If one takes into account the strengthening of solar flares in this decade (and that they are climaxing during this time, the year of 2012 – see Dec 21 of 2012), then these corporate giants may not be in total global power forever. Evidently, and keeping in mind that human consciousness CANNOT be conveniently isolated from the reality that brings it forth – any more than the atom can be conveniently isolated from electromagnetic laws, our star (a.k.a. Sol) is completing a 27,000 year revolution around – are you ready for this? …its twin star.

    Hah! Ain’t that a keeper? Suddenly, science is identifying that Sol is a participant in a binary star system, and the Mayan Calendar pinpointed this time in our Earth’s evolution as significant (for some mysterious reason that became lost to we peons as modern humanity historically strayed from the natural world and ventured toward the “capital” world).

    Well, suffice it to say that Sol may be experiencing an all time high in solar flare activity at and about this time of 2012, this is a cyclical event for Earth (even though we as modern humanity are only recently rediscovering such important information), it happens approximately every 27 thousand years or so, and it will alter the paradigm of human consciousness.

    Whew! As if that weren’t a mouthful already, I think this all means that buttheads in charge of coroporate Earth-tocracy (coroprat-ocracy, right?) CANNOT pull their heads out of their asses and realize the harm hidden in their hidden agendas, ….until the consciousness housed in their wealthy human minds can EVOLVE. And that, evidently, is what this time of change (Mayan predictions surrounding 2012, that is) is about …the evolution of human consciousness upon planet Earth (due to hyper-flares from Sol, galavanting through the universe in orbit around its twin star) that will — not alter the powers that be, so much — but perhaps alter their f-d up hearts.

    I mean, wouldn’t it be nice to see the powers that be – suddenly give a shit about their own people and the flying ball of dirt we call home?

    Or, worst case scenario – a soon to happen solar flar will strike Earth’s magnetic fields, and will prove to be so humongous …that our satellite dependent society will (eh-hem) at best have to rethink how to wake up in the morning …and at worst, forget how to shuffle its money around.

    Imagine that, all the rich folks’ billions – just sitting there in the “banks” …and earning zero interest for an indefinite period of time. Gasp!

    Anyway, wouldn’t it be interesting? So, keep an eye on the sky this year. 2012 is upon us, and one way or another …time is speeding up to usher us forth.

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