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Activists to Kerry: Keystone a 'bigger mistake' than Vietnam
The Hill's E2 Wire ^ | March 7, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez

Posted on 03/07/2014 10:14:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto and 13 other young activists, including the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, are calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

After speaking with top State Department officials on Thursday, the activists sent a letter to Kerry, digging deep into the secretary's past when he testified in Congress against the Vietnam War.

"In 1971, when you were roughly our age, you asked ‘How can you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?’ " the letter states. “We stand at such a point today, with respect to an even greater challenge, an even bigger mistake — the imminent threat of catastrophic climate disruption."

"We dare to believe that it’s not just an accident of history that this recommendation falls to you," the letter said.

Among the co-signers was Leto, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar a week ago for his performance in "Dallas Buyer's Club."

Other co-signers included Guster guitarist Adam Gardner and Connor Kennedy, who was arrested a last year with his father at an anti-pipeline protest.

Ben Gosthall, leader of the Bold Nebraska campaign against Keystone XL, also joined in signing the request, which made the rounds before the final day the State Department would accept public comments on the $5.4 billion oil-sands pipeline.

Over 1 million comments are being sent to State on Friday, urging Kerry to say no to the pipeline, which will carry crude from oil sands in Alberta to refineries in the Gulf.

Another million will be sent from Keystone advocates. State's national interest review of the pipeline won't wrap up for another 60 days, at which point Kerry will be left to make his recommendation to President Obama.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: canada; hollywood; kerry; keystonexl
You have to "sear" it in his mind, kids.

And when Mr. Obama was "roughly your age" he was smoking dope and doing blow in the Choom Gang, invisible at several colleges, somehow traveling to POHK-EE-STAHN without a passport and snuggling on the couch with a hairy fella.

1 posted on 03/07/2014 10:14:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how much their being paid by the Saudi’s and Russians to oppose this?


2 posted on 03/07/2014 10:17:33 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Putin puppets. And they’re too stupid to know it.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 10:20:03 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people are completely insane. We have thousands of miles of pipelines in this country. How do these idiots think that they are able to fly all over the World and ride in their armor plated SUV’s?

Morons, we are dealing with morons here!


4 posted on 03/07/2014 10:20:51 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If 0bama approves the pipeline, those same activists will bow their heads and be silent.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 10:21:43 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/surf-air-announces-funding-from-multiple-investors-including-anthem-venture-partners-nea-and-noted-actor-jared-leto-157471425.html

more on Leto


6 posted on 03/07/2014 10:25:30 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Jim from C-Town

I think there is a contest we don’t know about with cash and cool prizes. The entrance requirement is to make the most asinine/outlandish and flatly ludicrous statement that gets picked up and parroted by the MSM/Democrat Party. Extra points if a Repub mirrors the statements when pandering for votes.

Prizes include cabnet seats/advisory positions in future lib admins. Past winners include Bill Ayres, James Carville and Hillary Clinton.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 10:25:31 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Approving a new Pipeline will result in “catastrophic climate disruption”?

Does anyone ever ask these Idiots the obvious one word question, HOW? Of course they wouldn’t be able to come up a sensible answer, but as my Father always says, “it doesn’t hurt to ask”.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 10:25:59 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously if Keystone is cancelled and the oil rerouted to Vancouver, the planet will be safe for all of mankind and for all of eternity. (Well, at least until Obama is out, which just seems like an eternity).


9 posted on 03/07/2014 10:32:07 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Keystone pipeline will add 850 miles to the 2.5 million miles of oil and gas pipelines we already have. If there was going to be a catastrophe from pipelines, wouldn't it already have happened?

10 posted on 03/07/2014 10:38:51 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We stand at such a point today, with respect to an even greater challenge, an even bigger mistake — the imminent threat of catastrophic climate disruption."

*rolls eyes* So wealthy, and SO STOOPID!

11 posted on 03/07/2014 10:39:52 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Norm Lenhart

You have to be correct. The stopping of one pipeline out of literally thousands will do nothing to solve anything even if everything they believe about AGP is 100% correct. It will however make rail car spills and barge spills much less common.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 10:40:06 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Kidding aside, it’s straight out of Propaganda 101.

Create a rallying point to distract from your problems. When you add all the feel good nonsense in the left wing keeping the troops ‘occupied’, where do they have time to even contemplate reality?

They spend the morning choosing which cause ribbon goes with their outfit, the afternoon choosing between tofu late free range mocha and predigested fair trade beans, and the evening contemplating whether to go to the AIDS benefit Tranny review or the No justice/Whirled Peas rally. They top off the eve with a few bong hits at the hooka bar, hook up with a sexually flexible hipster artesian and bang like gongs till the next morning.

Then vote for more of it.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 10:51:33 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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F_U_K...those darn rich kids of Hollywood and politicians, we NEED that pipe line for the future of this Nation..

wake up Hussein, better yet wake up Congress and get this president in line,,stop the travel and vacations, enough already..

VOTE THEM ALL OUT IN NOVEMBER..


14 posted on 03/07/2014 11:01:00 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Norm Lenhart

Well hell, the way you say it makes it sound like a lot of fun!

The live in a make believe World with lots of distractions, drugs and fornication.

Perhaps we are the ones with the problem/S


15 posted on 03/07/2014 11:06:59 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Until you realize the hipster chick is really a dude with his junk tucked, the weed is laced with angel dust and the predigested beans came from the colon of a wombat...

Then it becomes ... not so fun ;)


16 posted on 03/07/2014 11:12:01 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This would be amusing except that these childish whiners really believe this nonsense & that Kerry is profoundly stupid.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 11:12:12 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: Norm Lenhart

You know her too?

That is why I don’t want to go back to the demonstration. Just a little more than ‘my fair share of abuse’!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7leQB_Oe_k


18 posted on 03/07/2014 11:16:48 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Well...I’ve been to the Combat Zone, to Tijuana and lived in Vegas...so... probably. BUT NOT IN THE BIBLICAL SENSE!!! ;)

Their whole being is a fantasy so nothing they think, say or do shocks me anymore. I mean hell, these are people that call urine the “Golden Fluid” and drink/bathe in it as a beautifyer/’fountain’ of youth.

The only thing that DOES is that so many people play along and empower their insanity.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 11:23:06 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jim from C-Town

I would guess there’s millions of miles of pipeline in this country.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 11:48:26 PM PST by DB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s get the damned pipe built do jerry can inaugurate it by throwing his medals in it.


21 posted on 03/08/2014 12:47:40 AM PST by faithhopecharity (")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Building a pipeline to carry oil from Canada to Texas will cause the temperature of the earth to increase. Building a pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the Pacific Ocean, to ship oil to China, will not.

These people are really too stupid to be allowed in public.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 1:47:01 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Hollywood tykes got it wrong again. Kerry was Fullbright’s tool in the 70s just as he’s Putin’s tool now. Kerry is himself the pipeline.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 2:01:53 AM PST by Mach9
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To: Jim from C-Town

Exactly. I can’t figure it out how actors know so much about what is esentually a pipe buried in the ground.

Nearly all homes in the USA have a natural gas pipe buried in the street outside there house.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 2:44:45 AM PST by Zathras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kerry biggest mistake ever!


25 posted on 03/08/2014 3:12:43 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dumb youth, such a waste, but they were brainwashed by the Socialist Public Schools and they think America is bad.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 4:55:14 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Kickass Conservative

It might hurt the one forced to come up with an answer though.

Not that I think that is a problem. ;)


27 posted on 03/08/2014 4:55:32 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How does he “feel” about South Korea ?


28 posted on 03/08/2014 5:11:34 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shipping the oil by tanker, rail and truck in so much safer. /s


29 posted on 03/08/2014 5:12:42 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keystone worse than Vietnam?!

What are they smoking?


30 posted on 03/08/2014 5:36:46 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto and 13 other young activists

Someone needs to bitch slap these idiots a time or two.

31 posted on 03/08/2014 6:25:46 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

I remember hearing President Nixon talk about this Keystone pipeline back in 1968. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


32 posted on 03/08/2014 8:46:23 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am relived we have a new name for the scam. Catastrophic climate disruption is much more menacing than global warming. That will scare the children.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 11:05:27 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
actor Jared Leto and 13 other young activists,

Who apparently don't know that their very lives depend upon petro chemicals.

5.56mm

34 posted on 03/08/2014 11:09:25 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: al_c
Of course, it's nonsense, but saying "Vietnam" may be the only way to get Kerry's attention ...

Plus, the last two generations of Kennedys haven't exactly been the best and the brightest ...

35 posted on 03/08/2014 11:09:57 AM PST by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In 1971, when you were roughly our age

and just as stupid.

36 posted on 03/08/2014 11:17:05 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait! Kerry was in Vietnam?


37 posted on 03/08/2014 3:46:02 PM PST by Gumption
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