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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:47 AM

29. I went through this shit with my idiot brother a while back.

It was on Facebook. He was cheering on some idiotic idea someone had about transporting the tar sands oil on railroad tankers if the pipeline didn't go through. I pointed out how utterly stupid that was, given the consequences should that train derail, especially in his backyard. He made the usual excuses, to which I just asked him two questions:

1. Why do you think that pipeline ends at the Gulf of Mexico, and not at some the US refineries? Do you actually think it's going to stay here in the US?

2. If that oil is so great and useful and non-toxic, why aren't the Canadians refining it in their own country? They DO have oil refineries. Why are they running it through the US, and not over to one of their coastlines?

I don't know if I completely convinced my brother of how utterly wrong he is. But, he did do what he always does when somebody (usually me or my sister) points out that whatever he just posted is wrong and stupid--he deleted the whole thing.

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