The title is nothing but the logic of greed: you want to be the one to benefit from

the destruction before some else gets the chance. You want to pre-empt somebody

else benefiting from the affair assuming of course that they would.

We are long past the point where we all need to take responsibility

for our individual contributions to Global Warming and the general

depletion of the planet regardless of what others may or may not


In this case, the US needs to take the high ground and reject the

Keystone XL Mass Suicide Pipeline. Let the onus of destroying

the planet fall on the next available alternative for the Canadians.

Let that alternative be responsible for committing or deciding not

to commit an Environmental Crime Against Humanity. Maybe

they’d do it on a smaller scale? Maybe they’d listen to their

citizens and reject it too!? You just don’t quite fully know

what will happen unless the US actually rejects the fucking thing.

Corporate profits come at the expense of the People’s pockets.

And the massive transfer of wealth from the Peoples’ Commons

to private for-profit corporations that the Keystone will be guilty

of is unacceptable. It concentrates wealth away from the People,

and that wealth of the commons is increasing having a very real

dollar value assigned to it.


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telliottmbamsc 5 years 50 weeks ago

It's classic. Wait till late on a Friday to announce a reprehensible decision in hopes of minimizing the uproar in response. But the extreme climate crisis doesn't take weekends off. And neither do we.

A State Department report has just declared that the environmental impact of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would be acceptable. This clears a path for Secretary of State John Kerry to give his approval to the pipeline.

Click here to tell Kerry and President Obama we will not stand for this project moving forward!

Scientists agree with the assessment of James Hansen that exploitation of the tar sands would be a catastrophe for the climate. This is a planetary emergency -- and right now this is a political emergency.

Take action now!

"Significant impacts to most resources are not expected along the proposed Project route assuming the following," reads the State Department report, before listing a series of improbable assumptions.

No wonder they waited for Friday afternoon!

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telliottmbamsc 5 years 50 weeks ago

The Koch Brothers have a large financial stake in Canadian Tar Sands. So, if the Keystone gets approved then Obama is just as big a Koch-sucker as Scott Walker!

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telliottmbamsc 5 years 50 weeks ago

Drought in Western US going critical (desalination station for the People?)

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