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This morning Tubularsock arose with this on his mind. It is something so obvious that you’d think at first, “why is it so profound?”

When we came to these shores, and Tubularsock is using “the we” in the pejorative sense here, we came as “an advanced” civilization and looked upon the indigenous peoples as “lessor than”. Something to destroy, control, “educate” and to “save” in God’s name.

And, by jove, with all the destruction our civilization has brought forth onto the indigenous peoples WE still haven’t even learned their basic teaching. WE, the more advanced, the more sophisticated, the more educated missed a fundamental principle to life itself.

How has this transpired?

Well, Tubularsock doesn’t have all day to hash this over really. And you already know. After all, many of you have allowed the education system once again to fill your small children’s minds with that fucking Thanksgiving bullshit AGAIN!

So exactly what about, “WE came and brutally slaughtered “the Indians” and took there shit”, is so difficult to explain to our kids before we gather around with our dysfunctional families in our dysfunctional society and hack up a dead turkey carcass on our dining room table? Seems like a pretty easy thing to do but WE DON’T.

Now the other day Tubularsock happened to see an interview where President Step-en-Fetch-It responded to this young journalist’s questions about WHAT is the “President” doing about the Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protest. And this gutless wonder we call a president says he’s “monitoring the situation”.

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Now exactly what is there to be “monitoring”? And at what point did the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers come up with an oil pipeline that would run through ancient burial grounds of the Sioux and run along and UNDER major water sources?

Which brings us back to where we started. At what point did WE as a civilization FORGET that you don’t foul your water supply?

NO, REALLY. THINK ON IT!

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You have herd of the XLPipeline and how bad it is for living things at all levels.

And you know that Step-And-Fetch-It-Obummer postponed his decision on the Ol’ XL until after he could be sure that all the facts could be studied and all the reports were collected. Oh yeah, and that would come after the election ……..

And those people who know Step-And-Fetch-It because they have counted the number of direct lies the guy throws like litter from a car window are still trying to awaken people and put pressure on him to stop this pipeline extension.

Tubularsock is still reeling from stacking all my extra dollars after Obummer saved the economy to pay too much attention to the XL. But here’s some stuff for the fun of it.

I do commend these protestors for the correct view but none of you really believe that Obummer is not going to pass this deal.

It was signed sealed and delivered a very long time ago and you guys are just wasting your time. You can rest assured that you are correct and time will prove you correct but jobs and diversifying our energy dependence —– between wind, solar, and guinea pig circular runs and OIL, NUCLEAR, and BOMB-BLAST COLLECTION — will “force” him to approve the XL. Really, “It’s good for the ….”

And Tubularsock will tell you right now that the fact that the Alberta Clipper [Enbridge] pipeline is already moving Alberta Tar Sand oil into the U.S. and has had 804 pipeline spills totaling 6.8 million gallons of oil since 1999. This is according to the Polaris Institute.

But that doesn’t matter.

The Alberta Clipper [Enbridge] pipeline was responsible for the spill (July, 2010) that happened in Marshall, a community of 7,400 in southwestern Michigan. At least 1 million gallons of oil blackened more than two miles of Talmadge Creek and almost 36 miles of the Kalamazoo River.

About 150 families have been permanently relocated and most of the tainted stretch of river between Marshall and Kalamazoo remained closed to the public but was reopened 23 months later (June 21,2012). It is still not cleaned up but the EPA says that people can once again swim and boat on the Kalamazoo, but that doesn’t mean the river is oil-free.

Fun side note: County health departments and the Michigan Department of Community Health have said that touching oil in the river might cause temporary skin irritation, but they don’t expect any long-term health effects. Stations with cleaning wipes are set up near kiosks at boat launches so people can remove oil from their skin and boating equipment.(June, 2012) SO BRING YOUR KIDS RIGHT ON DOWN TO THE SHORE LINE AND THEY CAN BE AS BLACK AS THE DEAD WATER FOWL. YA’ HEAR?

Hey, but that doesn’t matter.

The other Alberta Tar Sand oil is pumped through the Pegasus pipeline. That pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas dumping 300,000 barrels all over the town.

And that doesn’t matter.

Fun side note: Tar sands oil is 15 to 20 times more acidic than conventional oil and up to seven times thicker. Tar sands oil is 16 times more likely to breach a pipeline than regular crude oil. Feel better now? Why not put a pipeline full of this shit crossing the entire United States?

But that doesn’t matter.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration has given the Keystone pipeline structural exemptions which allows TransCanada to operate at 80 percent of the minimum yield strength of the pipe rather than the maximum of 72 percent required by federal regulations….

You guessed it…. that doesn’t matter.

The State Department inspector general launched an investigation into improper conflicts of interest between TransCanada and the contractor the State Department hired to write the environmental impact statement.(May, 2013)

But that won’t matter either!

The House approved legislation to green-light the Keystone XL oil pipeline (the fourth optional segment). The legislation, which was authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.), was approved on a 241-175 vote. Despite the numerous pro-Keystone votes, it is unlikely that the legislation will gain traction in the Senate.

And the White House threatened to veto the bill. (May, 2013)

But how many times have we heard that!

So that doesn’t matter.

You see, TransCanada, it is believed, is already storing tar sand oil in Cushing, Oklahoma, the Keystone Pipeline hub, pending the opening of the southern leg.

That matters!

So …….. the deal is going to go down ……… it is just how the flowing words will mask the flow of oil to make us all feel better.

And why, you ask?

Fun side note: The US Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest oil consuming government body in the US and in the world! The DoD uses 360,000 barrels of oil each day. (2009)

In fact ………. our military exploits are conducted to control and acquire secure oil supplies. But it is the military that is using that oil which requires the military to control and secure oil supplies.

Could there be a self-propelling activity here?

Yes, of course Tubularsock has a solution to this entire mess. 

BRING THE BOYS HOME!

Over 50% of DOD’s oil consumption is used in overseas exploits. End the exploits save the oil and apply it to domestic use and gas prices go down.

Don’t thank me now!

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