And, Black Gold Fever
House Speaker John Boehner called for President Obama to agree to build
the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring about 700,000 barrels of
oil per day from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
been deliberately left out of the Keystone argument is; The tar sands
oil, (if the ill advised Keystone pipeline is ever constructed), has
already been purchased by China. That’s right folks, China is the
majority investor in that venture, and as such, will determine who gets
the product, and profits.
The United States
is currently, (2/25/12), exporting 900,000 barrels a day to other
nations, because our refineries can get more easy money this way, rather
than saving the oil for Americas future. You might have noticed, if you
looked at the number of barrels a day, that we are exporting more
refined oil than the Keystone pipeline will produce.
spouting the false stories about the pipeline, are counting on you to
limit your intake of information to that which is administered by the
right wing owned and operated, network news. (Even those stations we
used to trust like CBS, ABC, and NBC, are running the same stuff as Fox
News and ‘talk’ radio).
as well as others in this world, have the responsibility to protect
this planet that contains all the necessary ingredients which have spawned and
supported life as we know it. The wanton destruction of habitat, just to
obtain profitable resources is the most egregious criminal act of all.
It has to stop, or everybody, and everything that makes life on earth
possible now, will have no future.
to nationalize and sensibly regulate our energy industries to protect
our country from those who cannot see the downside of their lust for
We certainly cannot continue to elect, so called, ultra-conservatives who have become nothing more than snake oil peddlers.
Except for the pictures of MT Lassen and the Daffodil, the flowers you see here were all appearing in Dorothy’s garden.
I ventured off the beaten path, onto a less beaten trail to the MT
Shasta mine. There were so many wonderful sights and sounds that were
captured, I am still sorting through them to present the essence of an
uplifting experience on this blog.
Here is one example;
Hidden falls along the trail.
Today’s Somewhat Appropriate Video;
Be Good - Be Happy