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State Department Finds Keystone XL Pipeline Won't Accelerate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Elizabeth420 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:38 PM
Smitty: I am absolutely infuriated by every detail re this incident!! Do the school officials involved believe that it would have been better to just let the incident play itself out, w/o any 'interference' or 'intervention' on the part of those teens who wrestled the gun away from the teen who was issuing threats? WTH is this world coming to when 2 Good Samaritans are punished, ostensibly for preventing a tragedy? What kind of message do the kids get from the whole thing? I think this FL town needs to vote to fire every single school official involved!
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:50 PM
Smitty: Sadly, I know this to be true. Back in 1998 I played "Good Samaritan" myself,
by helping to subdue an aggressive shoplifter who was intent on severely battering
the store security guard who was attempting to detain him. Although the bad guy
ultimately went to prison for 8 1/2 years (he got an early release for 'good behavior')
I am still paying the penalty for my 'act of lunacy'--3 surgeries later, I now have a
prosthetic left ankle, chronic nerve damage & may never be able to professionally
drive again--while the former employer still is allowed to not fully comply with the
court orders issued by the Ohio Industrial Commission. If I had to do it all over
again, I would just turn around & walk away . . .
Smitty41inPB Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:43 PM
it's easier to have a hands off policy and deflect blame and then get on soap box to remove freedom. If for some reason their intervention had caused harm or death they might be help culpable and that can't happen so easier to just say do nothing.
like they always preached if you get held up by a robber just do as they say give them what they want it's only money after all, I say shoot them in the forehead works just as well.

Well it looks like now not only do the Republicans have what’s best for the economy and people in mind, but they also care about the environment?! Imagine Democrats with confused looks on their faces! The journey to clearing the path for the Keystone Pipeline has been a bitter fought battle, but it looks like now the White House and its administration can’t fight any more.

In a new report done by the State Department it has been confirmed, “the project would not accelerate global greenhouse gas emissions or significantly harm the natural habitats along its route”.