Tuesday, May 06, 2014

So the Keystone Pipeline is gonna bring us jobs? Really… go on, tell us the numbers. Throw out your spin, stress your reasonings, try to explain away all scientific information as heresy and fiction. I'm waiting… oh, here it comes again, its a gold rush, a new era will begin, its gonna end unemployment as we know it! I mean, if you're gonna exaggerate, excuse me sell your scheme, why not go to the extreme. Come on, you can do it, how many jobs… tell us the numbers?
Really… how many… now how many of those are long time or short time positions. 
I know, what about WMDs… just somehow throw those initials into the mix, then you'll get what you want! Screw the truth, as long as a few people can earn millions, whats the problem if the few literary screw over a nation. 
I mean, why am I worried, some of the great thinkers pushing for this genius idea were behind, a few recently historically major, political mishaps. Like a couple of Wars we are still trying to get out of…
The sad truth behind this job creator, is that this deal, isn't really even for Americans! This whole deal is for TransCanada, a Canadian based company! So basically this foreign company, wants to use our nation as their private oil freeway. Screw what happens to our land, and our citizens. The proposed pipeline stretches 875 miles from Canada to Nebraska, where it would then connect with existing pipelines. So how does this really help the US in the long run?
What about the ecology? What if there's an accident? According to reports (showcased in the link below), over 800,000 barrels of oil will be flowing thru the pipeline per day. What if there's a hiccup, a little crack and a gush of biblical proportions occur, how will they handle the mishap. The Reactor in Japan is still seeping radiation. The clean ups on all the most recent accidents have proven to be a joke at best. You got a few hours to learn some facts, check google!
What can you say to dispel my doubts that you actually know what the hell you are talking about. Are any of you real experts or simply talking heads… go. 
Still waiting… I understand the likelihood of that happening is minuscule. And now, amazingly, these so-called leaders, are trying to side step the waiting process. They claim that we've waited long enough… that The Hover Dam was built in less time then it's taken for them to investigate this situation… blah blah blah. 
Sorry you're gonna have to find another excuse then it's taken too long for approval. It took over a decade to end a war that shouldn't have occurred in the first place! They are still building The Freedom Tower more then a decade after 9-11. Maybe we should wait as long before we possibly make an even bigger ecological mistake as a pipeline filled with flammable material which dissects our country literally in half!
What are you gonna use as an excuse, if a God forbid you are wrong? You are human after all, and humans do make bad decisions all the time. Thinking or hoping, or even knowing in your heart and your head, that they are doing the right thing doesn't in the end help, if they are wrong! Like stopping millions of Americans from receiving healthcare for their own political reasons! Listen as we know now from watching every channel on television, people in this great nation still believe that some races are superior then others... a certain NBA owner thinks so. Should we listen to his opinion on race. Again: question, how much do you really know? Are you an expert on the oil business? Have you even taken a class? 
So as an excellent article I read today showcases, the jackpot that is The Keystone Pipeline, doesn't exactly do what these zealots promises…
"Every time we have a show, somebody says something ... about Keystone, and somehow Keystone is going to create all these jobs," Jones said in the Feb. 3 episode of Crossfire. "Then it turns out, look at the actual numbers. It turns out the actual numbers are 3,900 temporary jobs in the construction sector and 35 permanent jobs."
Simply amazing! For something so major as a pipe that runs straight thru our nation me thinks you and your brethren can wait a few more months or years to confirm the safety of this concept. Considering that the job gain is potentially so small, and the ecological dangers to our environment and our health so scary. I think in this case, for once we should side on the side of safety. As Janet Jacket once sang… "Lets wait a while… "
So sorry, Pipeline lovers…better safe then sorry sounds good to me. You wanna help the economy, how about raising the minimum wage, or actually come up with a real jobs plan you great big job creators you. You want jobs, you want to build something… I've got a couple of bridges that look like they need fixing… its called infrastructure.
Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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