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Top NASA Scientist James Hansen Arrested at White House Pipeline Protest
YubaNet.com ^ | Aug 29, 2011 - 12:25:29 PM

Posted on 08/30/2011 10:52:47 AM PDT by keat

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 29, 2011 - America's top climate scientist and a large group of religious leaders were arrested at the White House this morning with 140 other Americans to push President Obama to deny the permit for a massive new oil pipeline.

"If Obama chooses the dirty needle it will confirm that the President was just green-washing all along, like the other well-oiled coal-fired politicians, with no real intention of solving the addiction," said NASA's Dr. James Hansen, who was arrested at the White House this morning.

President Obama must decide whether or not to grant a "presidential permit" for a Canadian company, TransCanada, to begin construction of the Keystone XL, a 1,700 mile pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.

Earlier this summer, Dr. Hansen and twenty other leading scientists sent a letter to the White House urging the President to prevent the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, writing: "If the pipeline is to be built, you as president have to declare that it is ‘in the national interest.' As scientists, speaking for ourselves and not for any of our institutions, we can say categorically that it's not only not in the national interest, it's also not in the planet's best interest."

Best-selling evangelical author Jim Wallis, who recently served on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, sent a message of support to the protesters.

"American Christians are demanding a new direction in America's energy future -- one that marks our turn away from oil and fossil fuels and toward cleaner and renewable energy sources," wrote Wallis. "Developing the tar sands in Canada and building the Keystone XL pipeline through six states in the American Midwest is the wrong direction for our country and derails progress of building a responsible energy infrastructure."

"Climate change hurts the poor first," said Rose Berger, a Roman Catholic and editor at Sojourners magazine who led a large delegation of religious leaders participating in the protest and was arrested this morning. "The tar sands development and the permitting the Keystone XL pipeline will worsen climate change and should be stopped."

"We must turn up the heat in a sustained effort against the scourge of climate change, which harms not just our land and water but people here and now, our human future and all earthly creation," said Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist congregation in Bethesda, MD.

The executive directors of Greenpeace and 350.org, as well as the President of CREDO Mobile, also took part in today's sit-in. So far, the ongoing White House protest that began on Saturday, Aug 21st has led to the arrest of over 500 Americans. The protest will continue until September 3rd with large crowds expected each day.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alberta; canada; econuts; green; hansen; keystone; keystonepipeline; keystonexl; nasa; pipeline
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1 posted on 08/30/2011 10:52:53 AM PDT by keat
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To: keat
darryl hannah, too.

Definitely not your "A" list event.

2 posted on 08/30/2011 10:54:29 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: keat
"America's top climate scientist propagandist "

There, fixed it

3 posted on 08/30/2011 10:55:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread....)
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To: keat

Like I have been saying all along these are not “scientists” they are political activists.

I believe the data gathered by someone who had themselves chained to a tree last week, about as much as the green party trusts the data of the scientists hired by Exxon Mobile.


4 posted on 08/30/2011 10:55:22 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: keat
"Climate change hurts the poor first," said Rose Berger
Jeeez, Rose, get the freaking talking points straight, can't you?

Climate change hurts the poor AND MINORITIES first!

5 posted on 08/30/2011 10:55:43 AM PDT by samtheman (Perry for President)
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To: keat

Is it IRONY that the officer in that photo is named GREEN ?


6 posted on 08/30/2011 10:56:10 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: keat

Indiana Jones finds the *Temple of Doom* again.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:03 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: keat

Anyone still want to argue “Global Warming” is anything but a secular humanist’s replacement for organized religion?


8 posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:07 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: samtheman

I must be in the dark ages then as I thought it was “wimmin, and childrun”.


9 posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: keat
All carefully stage managed so “O” will have ONE campaign plank.

The greenie-weenie, college idiots will vote for him again once they hear how he bullies the GOP with his new envirowacko schtick!!

10 posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:32 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: keat

He’s wearing his “Robert Oppenheimer” hat..Coincidence?


11 posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:34 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: keat

Note to Dr. Hansen: The only agenda of real science is the truth.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:41 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: keat

Shouldn’t he be reaching out to Islam rather than engaging in this stuff? I thought those were NASA’s marching orders?


13 posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:46 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: keat

These are particularly stupid people. But, why are protesters being arrested?


14 posted on 08/30/2011 10:58:07 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: keat

The “dude” smokes too much pot and hasn’t thought about the market mechanisms in play. Aside f-ffrom that, perhaps this smart man could tell me how to launch a NASA project with solar panels or alternative energy.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 10:58:14 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: rockinqsranch

That’s a tough one. You want to keep your leftist talking points short, because leftist brains are so itty-bitty, but you do want to get “poor”, “minorities”, “women” and “children” all in there.

What to do? What to do?


16 posted on 08/30/2011 10:59:21 AM PDT by samtheman (Perry for President)
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To: The Cajun

Indiana Jones finds the *Temple of Doom* again.

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Indiana Jones impersonation by a ‘Beta Male’. LOL!!!


17 posted on 08/30/2011 10:59:31 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: keat

If George W and company had owned a political clue, they would long ago have fired this radical agitator masquerading as a scientist.


18 posted on 08/30/2011 10:59:59 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Is it IRONY that the officer in that photo is named GREEN ?

The Green Police

19 posted on 08/30/2011 10:59:59 AM PDT by keat
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To: keat

I have a question - was he officially “on the clock”? Taxpayer funding for his travel and expenses to be there?

Even if not - what the heck???


20 posted on 08/30/2011 11:01:17 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: UCANSEE2

Audi was right. The green police are coming for you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxTNZUhesZk


21 posted on 08/30/2011 11:01:17 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
why are protesters being arrested?

You'll have to find a journalist to find that out.

Good luck.

22 posted on 08/30/2011 11:01:48 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mr. K
Taxpayers are funding this fraud that masquerades as a “scientist”. Why does he have a government job? Why is he still employed after this stunt? The problem for the Republic is most Americans aren’t paying attention or are brainwashed by the MSM.
23 posted on 08/30/2011 11:01:59 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: keat

I love the name tag on the cop. Conflict of interest, perhaps?


24 posted on 08/30/2011 11:02:48 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: keat
Why does Hansen still get a NASA paycheck?

25 posted on 08/30/2011 11:06:04 AM PDT by y6162
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 11:06:12 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: MNJohnnie

27 posted on 08/30/2011 11:06:26 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: keat
"Climate change hurts the poor first," said Rose Berger, a Roman Catholic ...
As if the Catholic Church needs more bad PR.
28 posted on 08/30/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: keat

This really illustrates Hansen and his Globull Warming posse are about politics, not science.


29 posted on 08/30/2011 11:08:10 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Forgotten Amendments
Stupid? Stupid? Here is how stupid they are. They want the pipeline stopped so that the tar sands are not developed and don't contribute to "global warming".

If the Keystone project is stopped, Trans Canada will simply build another pipeline over the mountains to the Canadian west coast. From there tankers will take the oil to another customer, China. Production won't cease. In fact there will be more carbon emissions from the tankers and the Chinese refineries. Not only that, but the enviros will have succeeded in feeding an enemy of the USA.

So, how stupid are they, really? The stupidity quotient is truly off the scale.

30 posted on 08/30/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We .. have a purpose .. no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: keat

I despise Hansen.

The biotch lies about the global climate and every other topic which leads him towards greater political prestige or power.

He is a disgusting individual. I look forward to a republican administration firing that cretin. I hope he ends up forced to live in a place with only oil for heat. I absolutely cannot stand him.


31 posted on 08/30/2011 11:10:49 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: keat

NASA and scientist is the same sentence - weird - kind of insulting to real scientists. NASA’s “liberal elite” - a bastion of groupthink and politics. A long way from what they once were...


32 posted on 08/30/2011 11:10:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: keat

You know, it’s so much easier for the Commies to thrive in the social sciences, where objective standards and even words have no fixed meaning and no belief can ever be truly tested or proven. The natural sciences can really be a bitch that way. Eventually, someone figures out you’re a fraud.


33 posted on 08/30/2011 11:11:18 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: UCANSEE2

That means that arresting Hansen is true actually a “GREEN job”.


34 posted on 08/30/2011 11:12:54 AM PDT by rod1
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To: keat

Shouldn’t he be doing something constructive, like prepping for the next manned American space mission??

Oh, wait...


35 posted on 08/30/2011 11:16:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?I wonder whatl)
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To: keat

“If Obama chooses the dirty needle it will confirm that the President was just green-washing all along, like the other well-oiled coal-fired politicians, with no real intention of solving the addiction,”

Cool, analytical scientific objectivity there. Very persuasive data.


36 posted on 08/30/2011 11:23:36 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Shows his true idealogical colors and why he would lie about the AGW threat along with gore for the past decades. These socialist frauds have no credibility left. After the 2012 elections we must press the new president to clean house of the obama infested communist appointees in all government agencies.


37 posted on 08/30/2011 11:23:42 AM PDT by spawn44 (spawn44)
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To: keat
NASA doesn't need a climatologist. It is nothing more than the political arm of the administration....

Mike

38 posted on 08/30/2011 11:23:45 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: y6162
Why does Hansen still get a NASA paycheck?

Still get?

Heck...he'll probably get a raise.

39 posted on 08/30/2011 11:28:40 AM PDT by moovova
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To: keat
1,700 mile pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico

A much shorter route is across Canada to the Pacific, which is similar to how the Alaska Pipeline works. From there the highest bidder can buy the oil, such as China. Reading the long history behind the Alaska Pipeline I am amazed the oil companies pulled it off. It took acts of Congress to overrule the courts to make it happen.

The envy of these protesters has matured into hate. They will expend great personal resources for no personal gain other than the demonic joy of denying gain to others.

40 posted on 08/30/2011 11:30:18 AM PDT by Reeses (It's a safety net, not a hammock!)
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To: keat
Best-selling evangelical author Jim Wallis, who recently served on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, sent a message of support to the protesters:

"American Christians are demanding a new direction in America's energy future -- one that marks our turn away from oil and fossil fuels and toward cleaner and renewable energy sources"

Say WHAT?

FIXED IT: "American leftists and ecoterrorists are demanding...."

41 posted on 08/30/2011 11:37:33 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: keat

A couple hundred commie eco-nazis are continuing to destroy the Country.

Pray for America


42 posted on 08/30/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT by bray (The Country Club opens with prayers against Palin)
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To: The_Victor

James Hansen is a whacked-out nutjob who went off the deep end long, long ago.


43 posted on 08/30/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: keat

Who loves the IRONY that the arresting officer has a name patch on his uniform that says his name is GREEN ?????


44 posted on 08/30/2011 11:42:59 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: UCANSEE2

I should have read further before I posted.


45 posted on 08/30/2011 11:43:53 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: All
...”Climate change hurts the poor first,” said Rose Berger...


Perhaps the poor might be hurt more when there is less oil and energy prices skyrocket. Rose needs to look at the big picture.

BTW - Has anyone worked out how to collect unicorn farts yet?

46 posted on 08/30/2011 11:55:50 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: bkopto
James Hansen is a real life green grinch with a black heart from years of envy.


47 posted on 08/30/2011 11:59:48 AM PDT by Reeses (It's a safety net, not a hammock!)
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To: keat

The “professional” choice that Hansen had was simply to resign “in protest”. But that would have meant giving up his cushy NASA job and the “official” podium it gives him; which demonstrates, as usual, another Liberal activist that does want to risk his personal life-style to his own activist causes.


48 posted on 08/30/2011 12:15:45 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: keat
There has to be some kind of irony in the fact that the arresting officer (see picture) is named GREEN.


49 posted on 08/30/2011 12:31:18 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
You mean you Canadians are willing to build a pipe line, well hell do it. Oil is a global commodity, where your sell it does nothing to price.
50 posted on 08/30/2011 12:36:57 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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