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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Your undying allegiance to corporate interests over those of the people is duly noted and rejected. Let the Canadians have the carcinogens from refineries and the risk of oil spills from leaking pipelines. They are making the money they should take the risks.
    Corporate interests and the interests of the people go hand-in-hand. Corporations can't exist without employees and the people can't exist without employment.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Corporate interests and the interests of the people go hand-in-hand. Corporations can't exist without employees and the people can't exist without employment.
    Blind as a bat.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Blind as a bat.
    Why do you think that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why do you think that?
    Corporate interest is sometimes, if not most times diametrically opposed to the interest of the public. You don't see this, thus, blind as a bat.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Corporate interests and the interests of the people go hand-in-hand.
    If by people, you mean the people who have a financial stake in those corporations. If you're talking about people in general... LOL.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Hurrah! Congress finally gets something positive done. Great for Canada, good for the US and a wash for the environment.

    Btw, for the uninformed, the pipeline itself will be carrying nothing different than all the other existing pipelines. The tar sands are still processed where they are already processed and have been for years.
    The biggest non-event since Y2K...

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Corporate interest is sometimes, if not most times diametrically opposed to the interest of the public. You don't see this, thus, blind as a bat.
    It's impossible for corporate interests to be in opposition to public interests most of the time. Sometimes, a rogue corporation may have motives that have a negative impact, but the country exists because of a strong private sector. The private sector can't stay strong without financial independence. We can't have that financial indepence without jobs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    This whole issue seems to be a perfect example of environmentalists (and I consider myself one), letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, or in this case the better than the alternative. Yes, tar sands is dirty oil. Yes, extracting it has terrible environmental costs (its right up there with coal mining). However, unless oil prices take a big dive, they are going to do it anyway. So the question is how that oil will be transported to refineries. So basically we have 2 choices: rail or pipeline. Transporting that oil by rail greatly increases the odds of a spill and it results in higher emissions. So being that they are going to extract that tar sands oil anyway, why would we not want to transport it by pipeline rather than rail being its the lesser of 2 evils?
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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    If by people, you mean the people who have a financial stake in those corporations. If you're talking about people in general... LOL.
    Private companies are the number one job creators in the country. If not for private enterprise, the country would collapse.

    Where do you work?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's impossible for corporate interests to be in opposition to public interests most of the time. Sometimes, a rogue corporation may have motives that have a negative impact, but the country exists because of a strong private sector. The private sector can't stay strong without financial independence. We can't have that financial indepence without jobs.
    Tell the people of Bhopal, India how good American companies are at taking care of the public interest.

    People like you have sold out to the corporate dick. It's been that way so long, you even seem to enjoy it.

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