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  •  This is the wrong time for new oil projects (14+ / 0-)

    The Keystone pipeline is the worst of these, but it verges on insanity to begin any new expansion of oil production at a time when alternatives to oil use are being developed and efficiencies are being increased.

    We can't afford to be adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and the proponents of this pipeline want to add them at an increasing rate.

    Nothing about this proposed project makes sense beyond making money for a very few people who are already excessively rich.

    "Trust only those who doubt" Lu Xun

    by LookingUp on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 09:48:42 AM PDT

    •  The wrong Millennium for new fossil projects -nt (1+ / 0-)
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      There's no such thing as a free market!

      by Albanius on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 08:39:06 PM PDT

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      •  Dear Albanius - (0+ / 0-)

        Not only do you violate DK guidelines for HRing, but you also indicate you intellectual rigidity and inability to entertain views other than your own.

        I hasten to remind you that more than 50% of Democrats - let along Republicans and Independents - support Keystone. So the net result of your attitude is to further alienate those who might hold moderate views.


        So, please, how did the horses get from Nebraska to Washington, DC? How much gasoline was used to create a visual image? Was it necessary?

        •  FWIW MB called the post I HRd 'defamatory' (0+ / 0-)

          I will rely on Meteor Blades as a judge of community guidelines.

          The post I HR'd said "Environmentalists mostly then and now consider humans and human use to be against their aims."
          I HRd that for calling most environmentalists anti-human.

          See the responses, including my invitation to dialogue on a more benign alternative reading, which was declined.

          BTW, far more than 50% of Dems initially opposed same sex marriage, and supported the Iraq War.  I considered those views too, and rejected them on the merits.  I take their arguments into account when addressing persuadables.

          Developing the Tar Sands is extreme, not moderate, when 97% of climate scientists say we need to ramp down fossil fuel dependence ASAP.

          The issue of horse transportation was answered upstream.

          There's no such thing as a free market!

          by Albanius on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 11:55:01 PM PDT

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          •  Sorry, if HR on yr horse transport post was mine (0+ / 0-)

            it was accidental, I apologize.
            I might have clicked it out of annoyance at what seemed to be a cheap shot, on the assumption that the HR was reversible. But my computer is congested, I have lost some functionality, can't seem to undo the HR.  I'll try rebooting.

            I thought you were responding to my last intentional HR a couple of days ago on another thread.

            There's no such thing as a free market!

            by Albanius on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 12:07:59 AM PDT

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