Ethical Oil shares a mailing address with Tony Clement's old campaign office.
Also, note this statement from their "About Ethical Oil" page:
The median size of our donations to date is $38.
This is quite clever. Lets say you have three donations: $1.00, $38.00, and $100,000. The average size of your donations comes in at a little more $33.000; their median size is...$38.00! I should not that the "average" is by far the more commonly used measure of central tendency. So, a good way to not quite lie about the kind of money you are raking in?
Nice catch. Maths is hard for most people :)
Actually, that was pointed out to me offline.
Mind you, I did understand the SIGNIFICANCE of the mathy bit when it was pointed out.
After watching Kathryn Marshall's performance on Power & Politics over here: http://sistersagesmusings.ca/2012/01/12/httpletfreedomrain-blogspot-com201201why-is-ethical-oil-so-terrified-of-html/
I can claim with certainty two things:
Ethical Oil is an astroturf group, and
Enbridge is a major contributor.
Correct me if I'm wrong here but they aren't a registered charitable organization and don't have to disclose any donation information. It would seem to me that anything they provide is more than you are entitled to.
I don't agree that they're "not quite lying." The intent is to decieve which is just another form of lying.
Who said otherwise, Frunger?
They are registered in Alberta has a nonprofit group I think.
Deep Climate has a new must-read post about them: http://deepclimate.org/2012/01/13/ethical-oil-political-connections-part-1-conservatives-go-newclear/
The funny thing is back in June 2011, Velshi claimed the median donation was $20-25.
Hmmm, I see Holly Stick has already spread the word about my latest revelations about Conservative- Ethical Oil connections.
This is seriously fine work, and your next post too. Chapeau!
Rhetoric strikes again. Good thing people are paying attention.
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