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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:21 PM
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Koch Bros will be big winners if Keystone sludge-oil pipeline is approved
Well, there's a surprise. Obama's worst enemy, and the climate's as well, the ever-famous Koch Brothers and Koch Industries, are positioned to be big winners if (when) the Keystone Tar Sands pipeline is approved.

Think about it this way that pipeline isn't carrying toxic sludge through two provinces and 12 states to Texas. It's carrying money into the dirty pockets of two of the most power-mad, driven billionaires on the planet. (Did I mention that their daddy was a John Birch Society founder?)

Thanks to an alert reader, we find this via email. It's from February, and so far, way off the radar. Time to make this connection a feature of the Keystone story call it the KeystoneKoch Bros Pipeline.

David Sassoon writing at Solve Climate News (my emphasis):
The Keystone XL pipeline, awaiting a thumbs up or down on a presidential permit, would increase the import of heavy oil from Canada's oil sands to the U.S. by as much as 510,000 barrels a day, if it gets built. ... Opponents say it would magnify an environmental nightmare at great cost and provide only the illusion of national benefit.

What's been left out of the ferocious debate over the pipeline, however, is the prospect that if president Obama allows a permit for the Keystone XL to be granted, he would be handing a big victory and great financial opportunity to Charles and David Koch, his bitterest political enemies and among the most powerful opponents of his clean economy agenda.
http://www.americablog.com/2011/09/koch-bros-will-be-bi...


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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:23 PM
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1. Obama plays that they're his worst enemy
behind the scenes, I imagine it's something altogether more cordial and efficacious.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:45 PM
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2. This whole thing is just beyond.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:38 PM
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3. That is a good reason not to approve the pipeline
Bankrupting the Koch Brother$ is a patriotic enterprise.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:58 PM
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4. Yes indeed!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:03 PM
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5. We must stop the Crook brothers at all costs!!
:argh:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:52 PM
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6. .
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 11:01 PM by Bluebear
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:00 PM
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7. There are no words ...
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:02 PM
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8. Surely this will make the Koch brothers love him at long last! n/t
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:43 AM
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9. If so it will all be worth it
:bounce:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 05:35 AM
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10. .
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:38 AM
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11. That's reason enough to shit-can it.
Why put money in your enemy's hands?
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:26 AM
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12. I don't think he considers the far right his enemies.
And that's bad for all of us.
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:55 PM
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13. You are correct, he wants to be "everybodys" President
whether they want him to be or not. He needs at some point, before it is too late, that a lot of people really wish him (and us) ill.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:54 PM
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14. Tom Coburn is a good man!!! n/t
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