Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    With all the crap we have put up with in the middle east I say we give OPEC the gate and do all we can to ramp up our own production. We only get 10% of our energy from them, time to pull the plug. Nebraska rerouted their leg of the Keystone pipeline away from any sensitive areas. Now it’s up to Obama to sign off on it. Hopefully he will decide for jobs and energy security over the hypothetical “climate issues.”

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Climate change is real. So’s our need for oil and gas. I vote we put facts on the table and come up with a decision that minimizes the former and maximizes the latter?

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So this corporation wants to spend OUR tax money to pipe Canadian oil to the Gulf, where it can then be sold to China.
    And the PROFIT goes to whom? The American taxpayer?
    Yeah, right.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    “spend OUR tax money”


    Calm down Neb. The project is being built with private money (Trans Canada Pipeline ltd), they are just waiting for permits from Obama.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline

  5. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, over 1 year ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    Reality check; TC hasn’t gotten a penny in tax money, unlike some I might mention, they’re getting stonewalled by your boy Obama.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Re-read your sentence. Do you really want to maximize your need for oil and gas? Minimize the need and maximize local production more likely, right? But oil is a finite resource and needed for a lot more than running cars. The “Hubbard Peak” is already upon us and no oil-sands will change that (they have only become a viable option because the normal oil is running out).

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    We need to find new sources of energy, worldwide. Recent legislation passed in Germany (where I’m from) freed investors in wind-energy (offshore) from the risk of delays etc. by putting the burden on the tax- and rate-payers. We weren’t thrilled but if it gets us ahead in our projects, well, so be it. By 2020 our nuclear power stations will go off the grid. No time to waste…

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    If a President talks about plumbers I get nervous (Watergate)…

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Texas is aggressively pushing for the pipeline. Harvard educated elite Republican commissioner Barry Smitherman (appointed by Rick Perry) refuses to take calls from PRIVATE landowners over whose land the pipeline would go.
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    Why do you people keep getting so easily fooled?

  9. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Thechubbard peak is a theory fom the 50’s that doesn’t take into the reality of new technology. The truth is….. Global climate alteration due to the burning of fossil fuels is also an unproven theory based on biased consensus and leftist propoganda.
    We are in the middle of the oil age, no one knows how much exists.
    Leftists base their ideals on theories that give the elites more power over the masses.

  10. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    I suspect Big Oil’s strategy is the Middle East’s oil to be used up first. That makes North American oil worth more. They all know it’s going to run out some day. Better to be sitting on the last of it.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    Shoot, I’m all for alternative energy. I put a 4K solar system on top of my house. I use NG to heat water and cook with and dry laundry when the sun isn’t cooperating.

    But you guys need ot get your head out of your back end.

    Right now we still need oil and coal to fire industry (not that Obama gives a damn about industry). When you have rolling brownouts all over the country there will be no reason to wonder why. You allowed Obama and his green policy and EPA strategy to shut down coal for power. The replacement is NOT up to the task. When the cost of energy “necessarily skyrockets” (as it is doing) who do you think that is going to have the most effect on? First it will eliminate jobs. Yeah, jobs for the middle class. Then it will force the most vulnerable to choose. Medicine for gramps or lights to read by and heat. Yes, the elderly on fixed incomes and the single parent families on subsistence aid from the government. Food for baby Erwin or A/C in this Chicago 110 degree summer in the city heat.

    Not the rich, not government, not politicians. Nope, none of the people that make the idiot rules have to abide by them. Not with Obama care, not with Gun bans and certainly not with energy consumption. The biggest supporters of cap and trade and carbon credits have the largest carbon footprints on the planet. Or have they started using some other form of fuel in Airforce one? Has Kerry moved out of his 9 million dollar mansion that uses a small city’s worth of energy each month, or has Big Al stopped jetting all over the world to push his agenda?

    Nope, you need to open your eyes and see who it is you are so in love with.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    I’m betting he’ll approve it.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Yeah me tto ’cat. But not for the right reason, remember Union jobs were lost.

  14. firefighter_raven

    firefighter_raven said, over 1 year ago

    Funny they only mention the hypothetical jobs that might be created by the pipeline but not how many current jobs would be affected by changing how the oil is transported.

    How many trucking jobs and their support industries(many in smaller towns) will see a serious decline if not outright elimination?

  15. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    Hey, Mickey, You do realize that oil and oil products are our greatest export? If we stopped shipping our oil out, we would have enough for our consumption. Th price would be lower which would cut into oil company profits. The purpose of the Keystone pipeline is to provide cheaper transport to ports in the Gulf for exporting Canadian and Dakota oil.

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