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  •  It's basically a deal with the devil (3+ / 0-)

    a few million jobs today, eternal damnation later.

    A lot of people think very short term, so the former (jobs today) tends to hold more weight over the latter (eternal damnation).

    •  Even those jobs aren't real. (0+ / 0-)

      All the job estimates for tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of jobs for Keystone XL proved to be so much hot air.  There were estimates that seemed based on real manufacturing and construction needs that placed the jobs created in the hundreds, not even thousands, and those wouldn't necessarily last longer than the time to build the pipeline.  The next increase in jobs would be for the inevitable cleanups.

      •  They are quite real to the people who (1+ / 0-)
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        ColoTim

        have them.

        And I'm not sure what Keystone XL has to do with that, it hasn't even been built (and actually would probably have the opposite dynamic if it were).

        •  I was thinking of the claims about Keystone XL (2+ / 0-)
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          divineorder, blue in NC

          made by all the groups promoting it.  They claim that it will produced tens or even hundreds of thousands of jobs and they imply that those are long-term jobs.  

          Neither of you mentioned the pipeline.  I apologize for unintentionally threadjacking this off into the Keystone XL weeds and away from the fracking industry that has produced thousands of jobs that you were writing about.

          I will pay more attention next time, and hopefully the times after that.

          •  No problem, the link I gave was way way up (1+ / 0-)
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            ColoTim

            there

            Anyways, if you (or anybody) googles something like "european jobs flock to us for cheap energy" you'll get a sense of what I am referring to.

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