MSNBC found Hillary’s none position ‘a little disconcerting’

After a couple of days of posting some heavy topics, I thought I would lighten up a bit and give us a clip of MSNBC spinning their little heads off in defense of Hillary Clinton not taking a position on the XL-Pipeline. Give the folks credit. First they found it a little disconcerting, but well, oh shucks.They smiled the whole way through. The last savant that spoke really took it to the top by “really admiring her for not taking a position.” Enjoy!

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Vote Tally Count Keystone Pipeline

Nine Democrats joined a unanimous Republican caucus to support the bill: Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Tom Carper of Delaware, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana and Mark Warner of Virginia.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

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Question: On Passage of the Bill (S.1 As Amended )
Vote Number: 49 Vote Date: January 29, 2015, 03:47 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act )
Measure Title: A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Vote Counts: YEAs 62
NAYs 36
Not Voting 2
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

The White House promptly declared that Mr. Obama would veto the measure — which would force the approval of a proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico — in a stroke of the pen that is expected to be the opening shot in a series of vetoes of Republican measures.

The Senate voted 60 to 36 in favor of building the pipeline. 62-36

Passage of the Senate bill sends the measure back to the House, which passed a largely similar bill earlier this month. House leaders are still deciding whether to simply pass the Senate bill as it is, or to hold a conference merging the House and Senate bills into a new bill, which would then be voted on by each chamber.

More at NY Times

Keystone Pipeline – We have just been Grubbered

Why they are making the pipeline issue about jobs I have no idea.  It should be framed around the best ways to improve safety.  The oil is going to get there one way or the other. The environmental side is once again misguided. The rail vs pipeline impact weighs to using the pipeline. Add to this the impact on the lack of Rail capacity that is impacting farmers, timber and other commodities and once more we are being “Grubered”. Congrats go out to the Rockefellers, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet as well, who stand to make Millions if not more by supporting Rail as opposed to the pipeline.

Why Do These Train Cars Carrying Oil Keep Blowing Up?

Early on the morning of July 6, 2013, a runaway freight train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, setting off a series of massive explosions and inundating the town in flaming oil. The inferno destroyed the downtown area; 47 people died.

The 72-car train had been carrying nearly 2 million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken fields. While the recent surge in domestic oil production has raised concerns about fracking, less attention has been paid to the billions of gallons of petroleum crisscrossing the country in “virtual pipelines” running through neighbor­hoods and alongside waterways.
Chicago tonight

H/T: Mother Jones

The vote has election year resonance in the Louisiana Senate race, but for our purposes the pertinent question is: if the pipeline is built, what effect would it have on rail congestion in the northern Plains and Midwest?

Much of that congestion now is due to railroads shipping Bakken crude to terminals on the West Coast and East Coast.

He said, “Once Keystone is built, that will go in pipeline instead of having to run 14 100-car unit trains a day. So you can see it will help reduce congestion on the rails. … We need it so we can move other goods.”

Another Keystone XL supporter, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said in a Senate speech last week, “We have a rail crisis. We have been battling now for a long time with the limited capacity in rail and much of the oil moving out is going on rail. That makes it harder for us to get our agricultural commodities to the marketplace….”

He said the building of the Keystone XL would allow about 100,000 barrels a day of Bakken crude to move by pipeline “and therefore not on the rail car. That saves about a unit train a day, which is significant.”
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Side note on Canadian National Railroad (CN) – Bill Gates is their biggest investor.

Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department. (Chuckle time)!

“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-basedBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.” From: Bloomberg

The keystone pipeline is actually just one of several oil sands pipelines targeted by the Rockefeller Brother’s Fund. Ezra Levant calls it industrial sabotage and, based on their own Power Point, that certainly seems an apt description. H/T: Heritage  From Rockefeller Fund sabotages Keystone pipeline approval. The Rockefeller Brother’s Fund in a coordinated, 4-year, $28 million dollar campaign was on the march to defeat it.

US billionaire Warren Buffett has appeared singing and playing the ukulele on Chinese state television. The billionaire popped up on CCTV and wished the people of China “a happy new year.” The Lunar New Year of the Dragon begins at midnight on Sunday. “Your country has accomplished amazing things, and the best is yet to come,” Buffett told the broadcaster. The investor is well respected in China for his financial success

Obama mocks us, laughs at us over Pipeline

This one really ticked me off. Maybe it was the morons sitting behind Obama smiling as he spoke, forgetting that their  a**es are getting gored every time they go to the gas pumps to fill up their cars.

Maybe it was his Rasputinesque grin, evil to the core as he lied through a faux smile.

In the end, it was his mocking us, smirking at us, knowing exactly what he was doing and no one gives a darn and he knows it.

And you know who else is laughing at us? Why good old Warren Buffet as he makes his millions off of his Railroads.  Lets all sing along with Warren as he wishes China a great new year working on the Railroads. Throw in the Rockefellers as well.

Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department. (Chuckle time)!

“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.” From: Bloomberg

US billionaire Warren Buffett has appeared singing and playing the ukulele on Chinese state television. The billionaire popped up on CCTV and wished the people of China “a happy new year.” The Lunar New Year of the Dragon begins at midnight on Sunday. “Your country has accomplished amazing things, and the best is yet to come,” Buffett told the broadcaster. The investor is well respected in China for his financial success.

The keystone pipeline is actually just one of several oil sands pipelines targeted by the Rockefeller Brother’s Fund. Ezra Levant calls it industrial sabotage and, based on their own Power Point, that certainly seems an apt description. H/T: Heritage  From Rockefeller Fund sabotages Keystone pipeline approval. The Rockefeller Brother’s Fund in a coordinated, 4-year, $28 million dollar campaign was on the march to defeat it.

The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. And the pipeline would bring oil from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the United States.

But it was just a big pipe dream. Obama rejected the plan. (Bob McCarty)

Today Barack Obama mocked Republicans for pushing Keystone pipeline, a no brainer. Obama says the pipeline would only create 50 jobs. He’s not just offensive, he’s an idiot.

H/TLGateway Pundit

Rockefeller Fund sabotages Keystone Pipeline approval

Verum Serum snagged this piece of work.

Industrial Sabotage: Rockefeller Fund’s $28 Million Campaign Against Keystone Pipeline

The videos are on the long side, so slide over to his place for them. Earlier we posted that Warren Buffett the winner in the Keystone Pipeline debacle, now it looks like he was not the only winner.The  Rockefeller Brother’s Fund in a coordinated, 4-year, $28 million dollar campaign was on the march to defeat it. First, dear Warren:

Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.

With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department. (Chuckle time)!

Now, for the Banksters, be sure and take a look at the full Power Point here. Video’s at Verum Serum

The keystone pipeline is actually just one of several oil sands pipelines targeted by the Rockefeller Brother’s Fund. Ezra Levant calls it industrial sabotage and, based on their own Power Point, that certainly seems an apt description. Heritage

While Rockefeller and other groups are actively working to dismantle Canada’s energy production infrastructure, polling shows that Canadians overwhelmingly support oil pipeline projects. And for good reason: the energy sector employs 230,000 Canadians, and represents nearly 7 percent of the country’s economy.

All to keep the price of energy up.

56 Percent favor Keystone XL Pipeline

I must say I took some perverse pleasure in watching the President turn down the XL-Pipeline. Surely this would turn the tide in finally having the American citizens awake to our radical president. But no, what to my surprise when I discovered the Rasmussen poll numbers. 56 percent “somewhat” favor the pipeline. The good news I guess would be 12 percent strongly oppose. But why not more favorable opinion? Was it the way the question was raised? It is not that this pipeline is anything new. I include the map of existing lines. Meanwhile, Obama’s approval rose  last week, We are indeed losing the war. I leave this for you to ponder why we are in the fix we are. We will surely lose the election if we cannot even sell the pipeline nor people appreciate the importance.

Rasmussen Reports:

Most voters still favor building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas and think it will be good for the economy despite President Obama’s decision last week to delay the project for environmental reasons.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor the pipeline, with 36% who Strongly Favor it. Just 27% are opposed, including 12% who Strongly Oppose the project. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Click to enlarge interactive U.S. Map (not legend) graphic of exisitng and proposed pipelines):

U.S. Pipelines:

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United States oil, gas and products pipelines map - Click on map to enlarge

Vote Tally Count Keystone Pipeline Tax Relief Act

UPDATE: (IF google sent you here: November 14, 2014 -Click below link.

Vote Tally Count Keystone XL Pipeline passes

UPDATE: March 09, 2012 Votes link:

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00034

UPDATE: Vote taken December 20, 2011:

The U.S. House of Representatives voted down a two-month payroll tax cut extension despite a dustup with the Senate that could raise taxes beginning Jan. 1. The vote was 229-193 early Tuesday afternoon

House Vote #946 (Dec 20, 2011)

On Motion to Go to Conference: H R 3630 To provide incentives for the creation of jobs, and for other purposes
Number: House Vote #946 in 2011 [primary source: house.gov]
Date: Dec 20, 2011 12:56PM
Result: Passed
Related Bill: H.R. 3630: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
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H.R. 3630 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011

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Number: House Vote #923 in 2011 [primary source: house.gov]
Date: Dec 13, 2011 6:51PM
Result: Passed
Bill: H.R. 3630: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
Note that Joe Barton R from Texas voted NO.
No TX-6 Barton, Joe [R]

By Associated Press, Published: December 13

WASHINGTON — Defiant Republicans pushed legislation through the House Tuesday night that would keep alive Social Security payroll tax cuts for some 160 million Americans at President Barack Obama’s request — but also would require construction of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that has sparked a White House veto threat.

Passage, on a largely party-line vote of 234-193, sent the measure toward its certain demise in the Democratic-controlled Senate, triggering the final partisan showdown of a remarkably quarrelsome year of divided government. full story at Washington Post

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Totals Democrats Republicans Independents All Votes
Needed To Win
Aye: 234 (54%)
10 224 0
No: 193 (45%) 179 14 0
Present: 0 (0%) 0 0 0
Not Voting: 6 (1%) 3 3 0
Required: Simple Majority of 427 votes (=214 votes)
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