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xgojim

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:24:10 PM

You’re an environmental activist, and President Obama has finally catapulted global warming into the top tier of national issues after four years of near-silence. What do you do?In Obama’s second inaugural address, perhaps the most prominent speech of his second term, the president promised to “respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” More specifics are certain to come soon in the State of the Union Address. Now, then, is your time to press for big, creative policy that will demonstrate to other nations that America will cut its carbon dioxide emissions, if they will, too. You could also declare war over a near-irrelevant side issue. Yes, certain environmental groups seem determined to waste more time...
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:19:04 AM

Some folks just aren't happy unless they are complaining. Move on, the 21st century is here to stay, plan accordingly and find the lowest cost, lowest impact solutions, which is what the article advocates.
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:13:08 AM

Bye, bye KAR120CSII... The 'Ignore' button please -- leave your whiny ignore button "I'm a tool" complaining at the door please.
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slicerette
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:44:19 PM

This is an opinion piece not a news article.
However, it is interesting to learn how the liberal mind works.
A liberal must learn how to think with the "herd" and this article is critical of that "liberal group think." To prove they are a good liberals, Liberals must march around Washington DC and protest a friendly nation - Canada - working with USA to provide more energy in the most safe and clean way. The liberal mind never thinks that it would be better to work to clean up the "dirtier" tar sand oil being shipped in across Gulf of Mexico from Socialist Hugo Chavez's Venezuela where Chavez fired 20,000 skilled oil workers and replaced them with unskilled political hacks. But since the departing Hugo Chavez is a fellow Socialist, the liberal mind cannot think that he is a much dirtier polluter or money grabbing boss that steals money from maintenance and kills hundreds in oil refineries explosions. No - liberal group think says protest America's friend and mourn Hugo Chavez. Liberal think "Canada Bad" / "Venezuela Good."
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:36:34 PM

Yep, Obama spoke clearly about his intentions to blow more taxpayer money and bury us deeper in debt.

Out of his 2100+ word inaugural speech, he mentioned the word deficit only ONCE, unemployment ZERO, jobs ZERO, and national debt ZERO times. Obviously, these matters are not as important as future Solydras.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:19:40 PM

Bye, bye hmw... The 'Ignore' button please -- leave your politics at the door please.
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:22:14 PM

ONE possibly good thing in favor of the Keystone. If oil prices moderate, China may use oil to fire their electric plants instead of coal.....Why does no one mention that???
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 4:18:39 PM

What a crock of rocks.
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hmw10284
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:47:30 PM

Moving the oil by train or truck will case more air pollution, have a greater risk of spillage and be more expensive to consumers (and yes it will get moved). But what the heck the environmentalists will suck up all that bad air with their heavy breathing. They will also cause a lot of pollution by converging on DC to protest (unless they are planning on walking).

[Edited by: hmw10284 at 1/24/2013 3:49:07 PM EST]
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:44:58 PM

what a total load of dung
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listerone
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:35:52 PM

Washington Post is a communist rag.Who cares what they say?
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:31:47 PM

PLANT the damn thing, already!!!
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xgojim
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:26:47 PM

The environmental groups just don't get it.
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