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January 22, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry said last week that the United States won’t be forced into making a quick decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project....

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Jan-22-14 12:50 AM

typical political nonsense. they can't make up their mind how it'll affect the election so they kick the can down the road.

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Jan-22-14 6:09 AM

If they were smart, and if they were concerned about the interests of the people of the United States, they would kill this project.

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Jan-22-14 6:45 AM

Hurry up -- before there's another train derailment.

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Jan-22-14 8:09 AM

Concerned about the interest of the United states??? Like Jobs???

Or should everyone join the military and draw a pension even tho they hate the war.. like RR did, and does!!!!

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Jan-22-14 8:30 AM

Sorry slide that you voted for a loser the last two elections while I voted for a winner.Goinpeace

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Jan-22-14 8:41 AM

Rename the Keystone XL to the Keystoned XL and Obama will approve it in a heartbeat.

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Jan-22-14 9:00 AM

If we could just shut down shipments of crude by both rail and pipeline, then, and only then, we could go in peas...and Come Together to move our country forword. I don't know how...but I feel we would be moving forword...

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Jan-22-14 10:00 AM

what is the big hurry MDN? Need to get this horrible project, that will create only a couple thousand jobs during construction, approved before people realize how horrible it is? The tar sands should be left alone. Barring that, they should be shipped across Canada. But, don't forget British Columbia denied permission to Trans Canada because of environmental concerns. Smart folks them.

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Jan-22-14 10:32 AM

So transport by train is safer than by pipeline? Sez who?

ANY energy source has its drawbacks, in its production, storage, transport and usage.

Our country needs to decide if we want reliable energy sources or "something else."

Let the free market decide which energy source is most financially feasible, without the gov't mandates and subsidies.

That's a "fond Republican utopian dream," I know, but it sounded good to me.


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Jan-22-14 11:23 AM

well i like to drive and i like a warm house, i have pipelines on my land ad have never had a problem and some are 20 years old, so i doent see the big scary bear that people speak of. and in this day if there is a spill the clean up is some of the best i have ever seen.

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Jan-22-14 11:28 AM

Can Canada not build refineries themselves? Refine the junk themselves. Though Koch industries would need to follow much tougher environmental regulation concerning refineries. It makes much better business sense to blow up the mountain, stuff the tar in a pipe and be done with it.

The right is so hungry for any jobs that they will jump at this questionable pipeline project, while hundreds of thousands of jobs could be created with infrastructure maintenance. Unfortunately those jobs involve taxpayer funds, and we all acknowledge that gov't creates no jobs, only debt.(not) Here's a solution sell bonds, rebuild the US, pay-off the bonds, carry-on. Everybody's richer, including the bond holders(what else are they doing with their money) and the taxpayer because they have a better country for it.

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Jan-22-14 11:47 AM

The total mileage nationwide of refined products pipelines is approximately 95,000 miles..then add in the smaller trunk lines..there are between 30,000 to 40,000 miles of these small gathering lines..

And the headlines are filled EVERY DAY with all the ;leaks..

Problem is these libs think if jobs become available they will have to go to work..

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Jan-22-14 12:10 PM

Kerry and Obama can't make a "quick" decision? It seems they aren't capable of many any kind of decision in front of the Americans. It's always made in the middle of the night, behind closed doors. It's the Chicago way.

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Jan-22-14 12:21 PM

North Dakota recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.

Colorado on average had one leak per day, everyday for a year.

Corporations only tell the truth when it is useful to them. Otherwise they lie as easily as most people breathe.

“Corporations are people, my friend,”

Mitt Romney

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Jan-22-14 12:46 PM

So, again, we request just a few small items from the far right and we still don't get them. First, what is the benefit to the US? According to the pipeline companies the jobs created would be about 5000 or so for three years and then about 300 or less after that. The tradeoff would be a pipeline carrying foreign oil, for a foreign country, for a foreign company which will deliver a finished product to other foreign entities. The US would receive NO product, no tariffs, no sales taxes, no NOTHING. We would get the results of the refining process including pipeline spills, sludge from refining, and air pollution. None of the refined product will be used in the US. So, what benefit are you really talking about???? The righties just regurgitate the talking points but cannot answer these simple questions. So sad.

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Jan-22-14 12:49 PM

hey its my girl missy ummm just how much money do you have girl, the more you have the sexier i think you are ya know.

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Jan-22-14 12:49 PM

Read the reports on the southern part of the just completed pipeline. CBS did a report that republicans bury but they found almost 2/3 of the welds on the new pipeline to be substandard and most of the welders to be non-certified. Great start to the oil spill industry.

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Jan-22-14 1:18 PM

i think they are both to stoned to make a decision, its like what man a pipe ummm what umm dude we have a pipe right here man just chill man ummm wow what a pipe ummm wow man slow down man.

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Jan-22-14 1:32 PM

come....on....leftfield.....these 'undocumented' workers need jobs, too.

And, I feel, if my union brethren feel that the Keystone is a good thing, who am I to argue against it. Well, maybe.....if we can get shipment by rail also that IS moving forword....

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Jan-22-14 1:41 PM

You never could justify the pipeline so you revert to the top of the ladder in your personal intellectual responses. Typical for You, Aah.

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Jan-22-14 1:55 PM

Here's the Chicago chain of command: President: Barack Hussein Obama Senator: Dick Durbin House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. Governor: Pat Quinn House leader: Mike Madigan Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) Mayor: Rahm Emanuel The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! Let us get ALL the facts out while we are at it: Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

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Jan-22-14 1:56 PM

Then we have some figures Dusty has spoke of..

Some interesting data on the 'state' of Illinois ... There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working. Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what? Be sure to read till the end. I've never heard it explained better. Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago? Body count: In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago. 221 killed in Iraq; AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

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Jan-22-14 1:57 PM

Vertias Why don't you head over to Chicago the night... see what goes on and report back to us..

Remember this is OBAMAS HOME TOWN!!!!!

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Jan-22-14 1:59 PM

and the reason it is not public knowledg is that you have no need to know i bet if it was your business they would call you and let you know,but some people doent have enough to do so they make it there business to get in the way of sombody and there goals. now if you had a business and responsabilites you would understand

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Jan-22-14 2:25 PM

So, how really, really wide is that Yellow streak running up your back, rushslide. No answers for the XL pipeline question so you post three illogical and irrelevant to the topic comments because you lose on XL. Typical of a paid winger poster thoroughly approved by the MDN.

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