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The Keystone XL Pipeline:

 201 Aceof Spades, Wed, 7th Aug '13 6:27:15 PM from The Wild Blue Yonder Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Oil companies. becayuse screw everyone who might posibly be affected by oil spills, our money is more important than peons having habitable land
Going Forth!
 203 balmung, Fri, 9th Aug '13 10:55:21 PM from Omaha, Nebraska Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Cosmic Star Troper
Well, shit. I'm not sure what more I can say.
That's a misleading article, failing to mention the fact that all the created jobs are temporary.
 206 Deviant Braeburn, Thu, 17th Oct '13 6:11:40 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew
WRONG THREAD

edited 17th Oct '13 6:13:13 PM by DeviantBraeburn

Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.
JEBAGEDDON 2016

On the Canada side of the pipeline, things are getting violent. The indigenous tribes started nonviolent protests, the cops shot them with rubber bullets and tear gas. Then cop cars started getting firebombed.

This is not going to end well for anyone.
 208 Deviant Braeburn, Mon, 18th Nov '13 3:11:22 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew
George W. Bush Says Keystone XL Pipeline A 'No-Brainer': 'Build The Damn Thing'.
Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.
JEBAGEDDON 2016

Mighty Tatter
Yes, because we should clearly listen to the guy who brought us Mission Accomplished.
Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. - Douglas Adams
 210 Radical Taoist, Tue, 19th Nov '13 2:44:02 AM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
Fuck you Dubya. Fuck you so much.
“I think the goal of the country ought to be ‘how do we grow the private sector?’” Bush told the crowd at Pittsburgh’s DUG East conference. “That ought to be the laser-focus of any administration. And therefore, once that’s the goal, an issue like Keystone pipeline becomes a no-brainer.”

“If private sector growth is the goal and Keystone pipeline creates 20, 000 new private sector jobs, build the damn thing, ” the former president urged, prompting a bust of applause from the crowd of oil and gas executives reportedly numbering in the thousands.
So much.
 211 Trollblade 69, Tue, 19th Nov '13 2:44:58 AM from Bad memories
Trollblade69
"Invest in the rich"

...Wow.
Yes, I am the guy who refused to call Magikarp Power "not worth the effort"
yes, . Growing the private sector should be the entire point of the public sector.

wait, that doesnt even make fucking sense.
Going Forth!
 213 Zendervai, Tue, 19th Nov '13 9:27:46 AM from North Toronto Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Eccentric Dreamer
Also, when the pipeline is complete the jobs will just vanish. I know that happens with infrastructure projects, but if a road fixing project is finished, you can move it to another set of roads. You can't make a new pipeline, because it would be useless and redundant.

edited 19th Nov '13 9:28:28 AM by Zendervai

Everyone is a little bit insane. It makes the world so much more interesting!
 214 Trollblade 69, Tue, 19th Nov '13 9:31:44 AM from Bad memories
Trollblade69
[up]Technically, the job seems way too important to ever be finished, so maybe it WOULD manage to generate jobs.

edited 19th Nov '13 9:32:01 AM by Trollblade69

Yes, I am the guy who refused to call Magikarp Power "not worth the effort"
 215 Deviant Braeburn, Tue, 17th Dec '13 12:32:31 PM from Dysfunctional California
 216 Deviant Braeburn, Fri, 31st Jan '14 4:55:46 PM from Dysfunctional California
 217 Radical Taoist, Thu, 20th Feb '14 8:30:43 PM from the #GUniverse
Mighty Tatter
Max Auffhammer: Why I Think Not Building Keystone XL Leaves a Billion Barrels of Bitumen in the Ground.

An analysis of the effects of the Pipeline and its constructive, at least as processing Tar Sands go. It mostly notes that delaying the pipeline reduces demand for the Tar Sand Oil. However, he notes that not building XL basically only prevents 50 days of oil supplies.

One of his final thoughts did strike me why President Obama's administration keeps blocking its construction is he's trying to buy time for renewables, which he has basically invested in over his entire presidency. (Though this is basically noted to be a non point.)

edited 4th Jun '14 12:45:02 AM by PotatoesRock

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