there have been plenty of PROTESTS AGAINST THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE. protesting is part of the human condition and i love a good protest but there is one thing i don't like, celebrity led protests. i always think of steely dan, the show business kids are making movies of themselves and they don't give a fuck about anybody else. so if the protestors manage to delay keystone again will the dirty oil be shut in?
fuck no, the spice must flow and instead of shipping by pipeline the dirty oil will be SHIPPED BY RAIL. yes, the amount of oil being shipped by rail is skyrocketing and i don't want to piss in anyone's cornflakes but shipping by rail is harder on the enviroment than shipping by pipeline. the length of trains being used to ship oil etc is also increasing. trains are now 12,000 FEET LONG! that's over 2 fucking miles long. it takes a lot of diesel to pull these trains and yes, occasionally trains do derail. so the question is, what is more destructive to the enviroment. trains or pipelines? and guess who's about the biggest investor in trains, obumble's new best friend, warren buffet.
if you doubt that shipping by rail is more dangerous than by pipeline, even the association of american railroads concedes that shipping by rail is 2 to 3 time more likely to have an accident than by pipeline, other studies state the likelihood of a rail accident is up to 34 times higher by RAIL THAN BY PIPELINE.
i'm watching all this with more than a passing interest. my best friend, who happens to be a little crazy, shorted several thousand shares of cp rail at $77 last summer. not only has the share price rocketed up to $120, he also has to pay the dividend. i suspect he shorted more shares along the way and yes he has had a lot of margin calls along the way but he's a big boy and he knew the risks. so it goes.
i'm pro enviroment, but anti celebrity. if carl sagan was leading the charge against the pipeline i'd jump on the bandwagon but i'll keep away from the show business kids. too bad carl was so selfish and went and croaked.
i love you sons of bitches.