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Pipeline decision will weaken Obama (crassest pandering to a tiny minority of Americans)
Ottawa Citizen ^ | November 19, 2011 | Brian Lee Crowley

Posted on 11/19/2011 8:23:32 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

H.L. Mencken, I think it was, who uttered the immortal phrase "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

No one is a greater admirer of the dynamic and generous society that is America, and when I consider all the nations we could have had living next door I often think we won the neighbourhood lotto.

But for some reason Mencken's phrase kept echoing in my head when I heard the news about Washington's plan to delay their decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Folly is too kind a word for this decision. It is the crassest pandering to a tiny minority of Americans whose demands run demonstrably contrary to U.S. interests. And even that electoral calculation is misconceived, for it will weaken, not strengthen, Barack Obama.

The background: the Alberta oilsands must have outlets to markets, chiefly in the U.S. The most efficient way is a new pipeline running through the American heartland to the Gulf of Mexico.

There on the Gulf Coast is a concentration of refineries with the capacity to refine oilsands bitumen, something few refineries are able to do.

Everyone wins. New oilsands extraction and upgrading capacity can continue, fuelling one of the greatest industrial projects Canada has ever seen. Scores of billions of dollars will be invested in this massive resource if market access can be ensured.

There is no prospect of reducing Americans' consumption of oil in the short to medium term without a painful and unnecessary decline in their standard of living. Most of the alleged alternatives to oil are simply no real substitute for its unique properties, especially as a transport fuel.

Alternative sources of oil exist, but they tend to come from far less desirable places than Canada - think Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Those places have lower environmental, human rights, labour and rule of law standards than we do. Less oil from Canada doesn't mean less consumption, just nasty sources of oil.

Moreover building the pipeline would unleash a torrent of American economic activity, chiefly in the depressed construction industry. Trade unions, one of the constituencies most assiduously courted by President Obama, were vociferous in their support.

And yet all this was not enough to secure what is normally a pro forma approval from Washington. The United States is covered in pipelines, which historically are a lowcost means of transporting oil, gas and many hazardous chemicals in an extremely safe manner. Bringing a needed commodity to American consumers in an environmentally sound manner while reducing the country's dependence on oil from despicable regimes and creating thousands of jobs at a time of high unemployment. That sounds like a lot of ticks in the right boxes.

But the decision to punt the Keystone decision until after the 2012 election was not based on the merits of the proposal, nor on a reasoned assessment of America's interests. Instead the administration kowtowed to a coalition of NIMBYists and green activists whose arguments were embarrassingly thin.

Take the concern of some Nebraskans that the pipeline would cross the Ogallala aquifer, one of the chief sources of water in a number of the heartland states. Clearly the health of the aquifer is a matter of vital interest for many Americans, and they are perfectly entitled to question the project proponents closely about the danger of leaks.

But the answers should have been more than satisfactory for a state whose entire supply of oil and gas arrives essentially by pipeline. Anyone looking at a map showing the number of pipelines already transecting the territory covering the aquifer would have to conclude that something terrible had happened to make people feel that pipelines had suddenly become untrustworthy.

But other than a couple of entirely minor spills in recent years that represent an infinitesimal fraction of the oil transported safely by pipeline in the U.S., no such incident has occurred. And in any case the pipeline's proponent has promised unheard of levels of safeguards and construction standards to allay fears of risks that are vanishingly small.

To no avail. The pipeline has suffered the worst fate possible: it became a symbol. To those convinced of an apocalyptic vision of a society hurtling toward environmental Armageddon, XL came to represent the sum of all their fears. Combine that with an environmental movement moving strategically to throttle the oilsands by closing off its access to markets, and you had a political force that made up in passionate intensity what it lacked in either logic or votes. President Barack Obama thinks he has thrown them a bone. Instead what he has done is to give comfort to a Luddite movement that thinks you can make modernity go away by holding your breath until your face turns blue.

The problem is that they may get their wish.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: canada; economy; election2012; energy; environmentalists; jobs; kenyanbornmuzzie; nebraska; opec; saudiarabia; venezuela
Gov. Rick Perry: ...........“I’m going to support the Republican nominee. That isn’t even a question,” said Perry. “Our country is on the precipice of a huge economic disaster and foreign policy wise none of our allies know where America is going to be on any given day. We’ve got huge issues facing this country today and [Obama’s] in Burma talking about relations with a country that — I’ll be real honest with you — I don’t know what America’s interest is there.”

He also criticized the president for delaying a decision on the 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta to Texas until after the 2012 election so a study can be carried out with respect to its impact on an environmentally sensitive area of Nebraska.

“That Canadian oil is going to go one of two ways,” said Perry. “It’s either going to go west to China or it’s going to go south to the United States. That’s not even a question about where that ought to be going. Our national security is in jeopardy with this president.”.......... Perry Pledges to Take Only Half Salary

1 posted on 11/19/2011 8:23:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield; altura
Nov. 11, 2011 VIDEO: Rick Perry interview today in Columbia 25 minute video – starting around 4:00 – 12:00 Perry speaks at length about Iran, allies and national defense.

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2 posted on 11/19/2011 8:24:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Hannity’s 3rd Freedom Concert - Perry on America heroes! 7 minute video
3 posted on 11/19/2011 8:25:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All
Texas Debt Clock

Uproot and Overhaul Washington

The Perry Plan: Energizing American Jobs and Security

The Perry Economic Plan: Cut, Balance and Grow

Texas, Austin exception to gloomy retail picture [along with other good links]

4 posted on 11/19/2011 8:25:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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5 posted on 11/19/2011 8:26:37 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: All
Rick Perry on Congressional Insider Trading [:24]

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Nov. 13, 2011: “Pelosi fires back at ‘60 Minutes’ report on ‘soft corruption’”

“Pelosi and her husband participated in an initial public offering of Visa in 2008, according to CBS. They bought 5,000 shares at the initial price of $44; two days later, shares were trading at $64, CBS said.”.......... Source

6 posted on 11/19/2011 8:26:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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WWW.RICKPERRY.ORG

November 16, 2011

Dear Leader Pelosi,

After reading about House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s outburst over my “Overhauling Washington” plan, I wonder if his obstructionism reflects your own opposition and that of the Democratic Caucus to urgent reforms the American people so vehemently demand.

After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years, no one can believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created.

A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make $38,000 a year more than the average American family. Do you truly oppose lawmakers spending more time in their districts? Is it so important for the Washington power brokers to build their fiefdoms of influence, including providing bailouts to Wall Street while businesses on Main Street are being boarded up every day?

Here is the fundamental question: do you believe Washington is broken? Before answering that question, consider these facts:

1) the Washington Metro area is now the most affluent metropolitan area in the country because lobbyists, contractors, elected officials and bureaucrats have been insulated from the economic ruin prevalent in the private sector;
2) Congressional office budgets have doubled since 2000 while employers all across America are laying off workers;
3) Our nation’s total debt is nearing the size of our nation’s economy, increasing our dependence on competitors like China;
4) The number of Americans out of work has increased by more than two million since January 2009, despite the massive stimulus package Democratic leaders promised would revive the economy, and;
5) on top of the job-killing spending policies of the previous Congress, employers are faced with a staggering $1.1 trillion in costs related to federal regulatory compliance.

Do you truly believe the answer to massive debt, over-regulation and bloated big-government policies is to continue to protect the status quo, which enriches and empowers Washington insiders at the expense of the American People?

My plan would overhaul Washington, eliminating certain agencies and reducing the size and scope of others. It will force Congress to make the tough decisions to balance the budget or require a further reduction in their pay. It would end lifetime appointments to future appointees to the federal bench. I don’t want to tinker around the edges when the American People demand a complete overhaul of Washington.

Let me conclude with an invitation: I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo. I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of these differences. Let the people decide. If Monday doesn’t work, perhaps we could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America’s heartland.

Should you choose not to respond or engage in such a healthy discussion, I will take it to mean you will continue your obstructionist ways in the face of much needed Washington reform.

Sincerely,

Rick Perry
Governor of Texas


7 posted on 11/19/2011 8:27:07 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The fact is that Obama’s decision to vote present on the pipeline is going to do nothing but hurt the American public. It’s not going to hurt the oil industry and it is not going to stop the shale oil drilling.

The oil companies have already announced the decision to reverse a pipeline from OK to Texas. There is already a glut of oil in the midwest from the Dakotas and so, the oil companies are reversing a pipeline and bringing that oil into Texas to refine and ship out. The Canadians will simply build their pipeline to the west coast and sell the oil to China.

Obama hurts America by making sure that we remain dependent on M.E. oil and helps the Chinese.


8 posted on 11/19/2011 8:34:21 AM PST by Eva
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think the political calculation was pretty simple here for dems: It’s easier to buy off the union goon leaders than the greenies. The High Holy Religion of Environmentalism is the only thing the left holds sacred. As for the best interests of the country, that doesn’t enter into the equation.


9 posted on 11/19/2011 8:34:22 AM PST by vekzen
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To: Eva

200,000 + jobs flushed.


10 posted on 11/19/2011 8:35:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This posting contains wisdom and ideas that are completely relevant to the current American dilemma. It deserves great discussion and ideas. To use it to promote an American political candidate and criticize Congressional idiot, are much less than it deserves.


11 posted on 11/19/2011 8:37:55 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: vekzen

It’s a twofer for the Left, weaken the U.S., strengthen our enemies.


12 posted on 11/19/2011 8:38:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve heard as many as 400,000 jobs.

Part of Obama’s plan for America is to move the center of trade away from the Mississippi river to the west coast. That’s what all the push for new trains is all about. Obama wants to kill off the economy of the fly over red states and move everything to the coasts, mostly the west coast, over the multi-modal traffic corridors, through the roadless wilderness areas to the urban Gateway ports on the west coast.

He has even promised farmers in western states that he would re-open land to farming, as long as the farmers agreed to ship the grain and soy beans to China through ILWU controlled ports.

That’s the reason that the Obama administration reduced the dredging on the Mississippi last year, by two feet, making the flooding much worse than it would have been.


13 posted on 11/19/2011 8:46:32 AM PST by Eva
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To: righttackle44
Perry is talking about this LOUD. I will promote that.

Perry wants to CUT regulations and stop the litigation and over taxation. Not let environmentalists and "Occupy" anarchists rule.

The Vetoes of Rick Perry - As Texas governor, he broke records and earned conservative support.....In Texas, they called it the “Father’s Day Massacre.”.....

Betting on Rick Perry - a winner in a GOP year, with no need in the world to win liberal approval ………..”IT WILL BE THE JOBS ISSUE—and Texas’s record in creating them—that will define Rick Perry’s presidential run. Since he became governor in 2001, the U.S. as a whole has had a net loss of private-sector jobs, while Texas—which has only 8 percent of the nation’s population—has had a net gain of 825,000 jobs.

Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Board, told me that if you look at the number of jobs created since the recession technically ended in June 2009, Texas has accounted for 48 percent of net new jobs created in the U.S.

Fisher also disparages claims that the jobs are all low-paying jobs at McDonald’s or Walmart, paying the minimum wage, or that they were primarily caused by the oil and natural gas boom. According to Tom Pauken of the Texas Work Force Commission, the annual median wage in Texas in 2010 for all occupations was $31,500 a year, only 7 percent below the national average. That difference is easily explained by the fact that Texas has a younger workforce than most states and a higher percentage of workers in lower-pay agriculture jobs near the border with Mexico. [ CW: Cost of living in Texas is lower than many other states; Texas has no state income tax; Texas is a right to work state.]

As for where the job growth has been, three sectors of the economy have grown faster than the energy sector, which alone added 40,500 net new jobs in 2010. Last year, Texas added 57,900 new jobs in trade, transportation, and utilities; a total of 53,400 jobs in professional and business services; and 44,900 net new jobs in the hospitality industry.

For each of the past seven years, CEOs polled by “Chief Executive” magazine have rated Texas first in the nation for economic development climate and job growth. What is the secret of Texas’s success? Rick Perry isn’t shy about his answer. “It’s all about four points,” he told me. “First, don’t spend all the money. Keep the taxes low and under control. Have regulations that are fair and predictable so business owners know what to expect from one quarter to the next. And reform the legal system so that frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze employers who are trying to create real wealth.”

If there is on issue which Perry has made a personal crusade, it is lawsuit reform. Working with the legislature, he has helped pass curbs on frivolous lawsuits, implemented a first-in-the-nation system under which loser pays all court costs in many lawsuits, and reformed medical malpractice law.

Dick Weekley, the co-founder of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, says Perry showed genuine political courage in resisting calls for watered-down reforms that wouldn’t have addressed the core problem. He recalls that in 2002 Perry vetoed a bill strongly supported by doctors that would have required them to prompt payment from health maintenance organizations. In the eyes of the tort reform advocates, the bill was a Trojan Horse compromise negotiated between doctors and trial lawyers. “There was a huge response from physicians [against the veto],” Kim Ross, the former top lobbyist for the Texas Medical Association, said. TMA went so far as to endorse Tony Sanchez, Perry’s millionaire Democratic opponent in the 2002 election. “Perry sent a signal that he wanted real reform and would stand his ground,” Weekley told me. “Soon the medical lobbyists playing footsie with the trial lawyers were gone and the obstacles to real reform started falling.”………………..

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AND now the TMA is endorsing Gov. Rick Perry. They understand now what he was doing would HELP them.

...."The Texas Medical Association’s political action committee recently endorsed him for president, and its members are helping him raise money and make connections with medical groups in other states.".... source

14 posted on 11/19/2011 8:48:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Eva
"The fact is that Obama’s decision to vote present on the pipeline is going to do nothing but hurt the American public. It’s not going to hurt the oil industry and it is not going to stop the shale oil drilling.

The oil companies have already announced the decision to reverse a pipeline from OK to Texas. There is already a glut of oil in the midwest from the Dakotas and so, the oil companies are reversing a pipeline and bringing that oil into Texas to refine and ship out. The Canadians will simply build their pipeline to the west coast and sell the oil to China.

Obama hurts America by making sure that we remain dependent on Middle East oil and helps the Chinese."

President Obama and his Sec. of the Interior, Ken Salazar should be IMPEACHED and removed from office and charged with TREASON by permitting the US to become more dependent upon Middle East Oil and providing more Oil to the Chinese.

15 posted on 11/19/2011 8:49:38 AM PST by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba ("Hope is not a strategy. We've got to earn what you want." Retiring Intel CEO Dr. Craig Barrett)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mean while, China is drilling off the Florida coast. We aren’t allowed to drill..........why????????


16 posted on 11/19/2011 8:50:40 AM PST by RC2
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To: Eva

That’s a lot of good information. Pings my memory about rail lines being drawn through sections of California that didn’t make sense but now perhaps does.


17 posted on 11/19/2011 8:50:56 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RC2
Mean while, China is drilling off the Florida coast. We aren’t allowed to drill..........why????????

The U.S. has been told they'll get permission to CLEAN UP any spills that other countries cause in those waters off the U.S.!!!

18 posted on 11/19/2011 8:52:38 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Comrade Brother Abu Bubba
Q: What are the three most important foreign policy issues facing the U.S. today?

Rick Perry: “Having a strong economy so that we have the economic ability to have an impactful foreign policy.

We must be able to keep up with our research and -development capabilities in the military.

And our very important foreign policy position must be that our friends know we’ll be there for them, whether it’s Israel in the Middle East or Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, or India in the sphere of influence where China is located.”

Perry Doctrine: "We Stand with our Allies"

19 posted on 11/19/2011 9:00:21 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's refreshing to hear from a Canadian who appreciates how fortunate they are to have the US as their neighbor--too many of them just prefer to sneer at the US for not meeting their own lofty standards.

Charles Krauthammer was devastating in his criticism of Obama for this decision--along with other bad decisions made purely out of political calculations.

20 posted on 11/19/2011 9:02:13 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hurray! After years of living behind the liberal lines I get the feeling that I'm finally going to get to see my little red county (Jefferson...lower right) turn blue!

This pipeline decision will come back to bite Mr. Dunham right square in the backside in this neck of the woods.

I'm simultaneously loving it, because it'll hurt him in the election, and hating it, because of the loss of jobs if it isn't allowed to be built.

Aside...
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20111030/NEWS/110300312/Pipeline-plan-meets-growing-resistance
A pump station is seen along the Keystone I route near Freeman.
Something many people simply don't know is that there will be lost jobs all along this pipeline, from cushy, comfortable "old man/my family & friends first" push the pig pumping station jobs to inspectors who ride the line looking for problems, and even work crews who keep the lines clear of grass, bushes/etc..
But, hey, if he wants to shoot himself in the foot then I say let him.

21 posted on 11/19/2011 9:02:24 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I read Krauthammer's piece. Good stuff.

Perry environmental stance would transform EPA ....>>>>>Perry "approaches the issues from a very libertarian bent," said Jim DiPeso , policy director of Republicans for Environmental Protection. "The EPA would be in for some significant budget reduction. There would be no new intiatives, no regulatory programs that would be initated. There'd be litigation from environmental groups that believe he's not enforcing the Clean Air Act and Water Act as robustly as the law provides."

"Any regulatory programs would be really throttled back," he said. "He has shown no interest in climate policy at all. He doesn't accept the science."

With the governor's blessing, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is challenging at least six EPA greenhouse gas-related regulations. The state's underlying argument: The fundamental finding that greenhouse gases are a public health threat is scientifically flawed.

The federal government is pushing "hastily enacted, cascading regulations" on states and businesses, Abbott argued in a June brief filed on behalf of nine states in federal court.

Perry's approach to energy, DiPeso said, "would be to produce more," rather than discourage the development of energy projects, such as coal plants, that emit greenhouse gases associated with global warming.

"In terms of energy, (Perry) would pursue what many Republicans call the 'all of the above' strategy, with more energy development offshore and onshore," DiPeso said. <<<<<

22 posted on 11/19/2011 9:07:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And the major news outlets are purposely spiking a story about an Obama decision that kills more good paying, American jobs. I have not seen this story anywhere except for the Washington Examiner and republished by FoxNews

Obama Delays Shale Drilling, Up to 200k Jobs'

23 posted on 11/19/2011 9:12:10 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Eva

... its about starving the American economy for energy. America is still the hub. The Anti American president knows if you bring down America,....

He is the worst American experiment ever!


24 posted on 11/19/2011 9:14:17 AM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

An added little interesting fact is that Obama ties to the ILWU. First Patty Murray’s husband is a life long member of the ILWU and employee of SSA (stevedoring services of America). That’s how the dumbest member of the Senate got elected.

But Obama has other ties to the openly communist longshoremen’s union through Hawaii. Back in the fifties, the ILWU was heavily involved in a movement to separate Hawaii from the US. To further this move, the ILWU bought a newspaper in Hawaii for propaganda purposes. They then hired Frank Marshall Davis to write the communist propaganda for the paper. Davis was, of course, Obama’s special Black mentor.


25 posted on 11/19/2011 9:14:40 AM PST by Eva
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To: philman_36
You're so right. This will create jobs supporting this work.

Oct 14, 2011 CSM: Rick Perry jobs plan: Make rest of America more like Texas -- Working ........."Not all economists would put domestic energy production among their top five priorities for job growth. But many do see significant potential in this field, as the Perry campaign does.

For example, economist Peter Morici at the University of Maryland, in a recent analysis of the nation's employment crisis, wrote that "shutting down US oil and gas development is costing the US economy millions of jobs."

His view: An emphasis on domestic production could create jobs by dramatically reducing America's trade deficit, thus recycling more consumer dollars in the domestic economy. Promotion of energy production would also spill over into job creation in other industries, Mr. Morici says, as a need for refineries and pipelines boosts demand for construction workers, steel, and heavy machinery.".......

26 posted on 11/19/2011 9:17:41 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It is the crassest pandering to a tiny minority of Americans ...

Pandering to environmentalists has nothing to do with the decision. The pipeline decision was made so that oil from Canada and the Bakken Fields will have to be shipped by BASF trains -- and guess who just bought BASF: Obama's buddy Warren Buffett.

27 posted on 11/19/2011 9:17:51 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: Eva

“Barack Obama and the Enemies Within”

http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Enemies-Within-Trevor-Loudon/dp/0615490743


28 posted on 11/19/2011 9:21:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Another anti-American move to add to the long list accomplished by 0bama in the past 3 years
29 posted on 11/19/2011 9:23:15 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

He’s not even trying to put up a facade anymore.


30 posted on 11/19/2011 9:28:07 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
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31 posted on 11/19/2011 9:33:41 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Folly is too kind a word for this decision. It is the crassest pandering to a tiny minority of Americans whose demands run demonstrably contrary to U.S. interests. And even that electoral calculation is misconceived, for it will weaken, not strengthen, Barack Obama.

D**** Straight!!!!


32 posted on 11/19/2011 10:20:36 AM PST by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for that link, I was reading the first chapter of the book, free on the internet and realized when they started with New Zealand that they were talking about the ILWU.

Here's an excerpt fo the ILWU Story - the International

Under the leadership of Bridges and Louis Goldblatt, the ILWU early on also recognized that the Union's welfare was closely tied to the labor movements of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific region. Trade union solidarity throughout this area was important to the ILWU in North America, and to IWLU members in Hawaii. After years of effort, the ILWU in 1959 helped initiate the first All Pacific and Asian Dockworkers Conference (with Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the Soviet Union). These alliances soon produced concrete results when ILWU longshoremen in Hawaii and along the Pacific Coast, including Alaska and British Columbia, stopped work on 10 Japanese ships for 24 hours in solidarity with striking Japanese longshoremen in 1960.

Here's a link to the rest of the story of the involvement of the ILWU in organizing union activities in the rest of the world, as how the ILWU joined with the US anti-war movement, as far back as WWII.

http://www.ilwu19.com/history/the_ilwu_story/international_solidarity.htm

33 posted on 11/19/2011 10:30:37 AM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

Thank you for that additional source for information.

These connections and the perilous state of affairs makes the hair on my neck and arms stand up.


34 posted on 11/19/2011 10:33:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Eva
Democrats Unveil the Weapon of the Future
35 posted on 11/19/2011 10:36:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“[Obama is] pandering to a tiny minority of Americans.”

Disagree.

The pipeline veto reflects Obama’s passionate belief in Hard Left, Extreme Green, European Socialism.

36 posted on 11/19/2011 10:44:26 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Houston grew 79,500 New jobs this past year.

I think we may have a rivalry brewing over which major city can create the most jobs. :-)


37 posted on 11/19/2011 10:45:14 AM PST by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You wouldn’t believe it, but the Chairwoman of my county GOP and some of the local GOP politicians are willingly playing pat-a-cake with the ILWU on a big Democrat crony capitalist project in WA state, a coal terminal to ship coal to China.

The terminal will be operated by SSA/ILWU and funded by the federal government through a bill that Patty Murray wrote and submitted to the Senate. The bill makes up most of the infrastructure and transportation portion of Obama’s new jobs bill.


38 posted on 11/19/2011 10:52:40 AM PST by Eva
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Note that the article about the ILWU activities comes from their own web site. They were bragging, not complaining.


39 posted on 11/19/2011 11:01:27 AM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

Patty Murray -— on the Super Committee with John Kerry.....

Oh boy.


40 posted on 11/19/2011 11:06:43 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shield.


41 posted on 11/19/2011 2:22:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Pipeline decision will weaken Obama (crassest pandering to a tiny minority of Americans)

It is a questionable decision and one that Obama should have a hard time explaining away if the Republicans make a point of raising it during the election. Especially if gas prices are north of $3.75 or so.

42 posted on 11/19/2011 2:26:20 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Could it not be safely said that Obummer voted “Present” on the Keystone XL pipeline deal?


43 posted on 11/19/2011 3:13:03 PM PST by DNME ("The Eastern World, it is exploding ... Violence flaring, bullets loading ...")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I repeat: Tot use the post simply as an occasion to promote a candidate is sleazy to say the least. I am now out of the discussion because I’m disgusted.


44 posted on 11/19/2011 10:13:04 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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