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JoshuaBudden

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Great news!

Check out this video describing the horrors of Alberta tars sands mining. http://yubanet.com/enviro/Shocking-photos-of-the-Alberta-Tar-Sands-mining-project.php#.T1l_GnliaSo. Shame on Canada for promoting this destruction of the Earth.

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I would like to thank the democrats for killing 150K high paying jobs directly and 250K high paying jobs indirectly, as well as the increasing gas prices which in turn drives up all costs, especially food…….good job boys, your destruction of the USA continues.

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Mr Obama said when he takes Office that Gas , Food and Eneg. would Sky Rocket and it has m But yet he blames others , My God he thinks we are Fools

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Thanks alot democrats and Barrack Hussin Obama for the $5. a gallon. Why don't we drill off California, in the Gulf or in Alaska? Gas prices will come down when we do. When Barrack Hussin Obama took control in 2009, gas was $189. Now going to $5. Why? Barrack Hussin Obama and the democrats obstructist policies. No jobs for the American people and higher infliation for us all.

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Google US oil pilelines map There are already a number of crude oil pipelines but eco-idiots act like Keystone would be the first. Hold democrats feet to fire this November, VOTE THEM OUT! They do NOT want us to have jobs or cheap energy - they hate our country!

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The story is not about a CONGRESS that won't get anything done but rather a President (Barak) and a Senate leader (Dirty Harry) that won't get anything done. Bill after bill have been passed by the House and Dirty Harry gets his maching orders from Barak and he sits on them. For God's sake he has not passed a budget in over three years. The American people MUST purge the Senate of every Democrat that is up for re-election and we certainly must get rid of the radical Barak....if this country has any chance of recovering. WAKE UP AMERICA.






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It is not only the  Dems, the Repubs are not lily white. Both parties are in kahootz with destroying the country, and the pro Israeli regime . Many Jews hate this country and want to destroy it..










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FYI, Many Christian, Muslims and Atheists hate this country and want to destroy it.

"Many" is a neat word.

Lets stay on topic.  Keystone. And lets not be racist.  
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Most people are probably against Keystone.


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I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
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I think one point of the Keystone issue is that you don't have to hate America to be involved with destroying it, our lifestyles, our business practices, bascially our way of life (which has become popular throughout the world) is leading to the destruction of our country as well as many other countries by heating up our planet. The Earth is gaining the equivalent energy of 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day. That's a lot of energy and it is manifested as increasing temperatures of the lower atmosphere, oceans, and ground. As I think the ex-president of the Maldives put it, by burning fossil fuels we are committing suicide. Mining the Alberta tar sands for more oil to pump into SUVs, trucks, cars, etc. is probably the most environmentally destructive single project humans have even undertaken (the link in my post above seems to indicate that). To obtain the oil they are cutting down part of a forest which is the most important carbon sink in the world. The tar sands itself is the second largest source of carbon next to the oil fields of Saudi Arabia. The Canadians need the Keystone pipeline so they they can increase production of oil from the tar sands by five-fold. Even if we can stop the Keystone pipeline from being built we may not be able to prevent the Canadians from finding a way to get their oil to markets but we have to try. The activism against the tar sands oil in Canada is very strong. There still appears to be a good chance that the mining of the Alberta tar sands can be severely limited.
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Thanks for the map!

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When it comes to oil drilling, Obama sounded like a "drill baby drill" Republican cheerleader in his energy policy speech given at a Keystone XL site on March 22nd in Cushing, Oklahoma. Here is an excerpt:

“Now, under my administration, America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years…Over the last three years, I’ve directed my administration to open up millions of acres for gas and oil exploration across 23 different states. We’re opening up more than 75 percent of our potential oil resources offshore. We’ve quadrupled the number of operating rigs to a record high. We’ve added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth and then some…So we are drilling all over the place -- right now…So, yes, we’re going to keep on drilling. Yes, we’re going to keep on emphasizing production. Yes, we’re going to make sure that we can get oil to where it’s needed.”

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Yep. Obama once again proving why GOP donors also like to give to him.  Fast tracking the southern end of Keystone.  Expanding drilling. Endorsing the GOP Jobs Act.  How can progressives worry about us playing spoiler when the most progressive thing Obama has done is nationalize RomneyCare? 
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I'd rather not give President Obama credit for increased oil production.  Like so many other things going on, it's an accident of him being in office and not going after projects with a hatchet that certain industries have flourished.  Oil companies can drill for oil at the cost of about $2 a barrel and then sell it for over $100 a barrel, so obviously they're going to go for it wherever they can find it and they just happened to find a lot of new reserves state-side.  It's a no-brainer that domestic oil production is up.

The way I see it, President Obama's policies have been mostly to be a Bystander-in-Chief.  Bush did plenty to rig our government to heavily favor private interests, and Obama just makes a show of fixing things, when the root causes of all this country's ills still haven't been fixed.  He thinks he can skate to re-election, in spite of his broken promises, based on doing the best he can with the level of Republican obstructionism he faced.
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Fast-tracking the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline is yet another example of how Obama has dropped the ball on climate change. Climate blogger Joe Romm pointed out that Obama has one last chance to redeem himself, which is by supporting a carbon tax to help reduce the national debt. This idea is now floating around Congress but so far Obama has not said anything about it in public. If he does support it he probably will not say so until after the election. It seems like a good idea to me.
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Yikes!!! Where are you Bill McKibben?

 
While Alberta worries about the huge gap between Canadian and U.S. oil prices caused by pipeline bottlenecks, "Enbridge is working on a series of projects that aim to move more than one million barrels per day to markets.

The combination of line expansions and new construction represents more capacity than TransCanada’s 830,000 bpd Keystone XL pipeline that has dominated the news for over a year as it faced opposition and delays in the U.S.

Lines such as Enbridge’s Flanagan, Seaway and Sandpiper in the U.S. and the Eastern Access project in Canada have avoided the limelight, but are just as important in the effort to move oil from Alberta, Montana and North Dakota to markets on the U.S. Gulf Coast and the eastern seaboard."

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Enbridge+pipeline+network+aims+move+million+barrels+market/7901687/story.html

 

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