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Why aren't we shouting this from the rooftops?... "Keystone XL will create 50 permanent jobs!, Keystone XL will create 50 permanent jobs!" [repeat annoyingly as required]

...and it has the potential to really screw up our drinking water too, since there will only be 50 people assigned to take care of it in the U.S.  [See Google under "Freedom Industries"]

Voila! Instant talking points.

This should be our new mantra.  Read more:

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  •  that's about what my local starbucks has (0+ / 0-)

    Yes, DailyKos DOES have puzzles! Visit us here Saturday nights @ 5:00 PDT (easier puzzles) and Sunday nights @ 5:00 PDT (more challenging) for a group solving party. Even if you just pop in and comment while watching the fun, everybody is welcome. 21352

    by pucklady on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:10:07 AM PST

  •  Keystone Xl will ultimately create (5+ / 0-)

    100's and 100's of jobs after it splits, gushes oil, and makes a big-butt mess.

    Sorta like the guys still cleaning up the mess off the Louisiana coast...

    I am a Progressive. I believe in one simple phrase: "... with liberty, and justice for all."

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:28:38 AM PST

  •  Shouldn't the jobs total include the additional (1+ / 0-)
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    jobs at the end of the pipeline in processing the oil and transporting the finished product? Pipelines don't need much labor once they are built. That's the whole idea of why we have millions of miles of pipelines in the US.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:29:56 AM PST

  •  And you know they've inflated the #'s eom (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Calamity Jean

    If we really want to straighten out all this crap we really need to think about shit - Holy Shit.

    by John Crapper on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:32:09 AM PST

  •  Time for action (3+ / 0-)
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    oregonj, JeffW, Calamity Jean

    This is all you have to say.  

    Keystone will create 50 permanent jobs but it will be "game over" for the environment.  No KXL

    Let's send a clarion call! No KXL

    A 30-day public comment period began on February 5, 2014 and will close on March 7, 2014. During this period, members of the public and other interested parties are encouraged to submit comments on the national interest determination to Comments are not private and will be made public.

    Comments may also be mailed directly to:

        U.S. Department of State
        Bureau of Energy Resources, Room 4843
        Attn: Keystone XL Public Comments
        2201 C Street, NW
        Washington, DC 20520

    If we really want to straighten out all this crap we really need to think about shit - Holy Shit.

    by John Crapper on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:42:45 AM PST

    •  The game over comment (0+ / 0-)

      might be an overstatement.

      At 3 million bpd, it will take ~160 years to extract all the oil from the tar sand reserves. I rounded down to include lost production during Hockey Night in Canada.

  •  There will also (0+ / 0-)

    be about 1500-2000 jobs lasting for about two years for the pipeline construction.

    “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by 6412093 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 11:04:21 AM PST

  •  What's particularly galling is that there is (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    no recourse to the vastly inflated claim by supporters of the pipeline that hundreds, if not thousands of jobs will be created if the pipeline goes through.

    When similar inflated claims are made for all sorts of construction projects (including gambling casinos) and the actual number of jobs actually created fall far below the number promised, the promoters of the spurious claims are not held accountable.

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