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  • Trump, he'll sign off on Keystone XL.. .for a piece of the action

    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-env...stone-approval


    Trump says he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project as president as long as the United States receives a large chunk of oil revenue in exchange.

    Trump said Thursday at a press conference before an energy speech in North Dakota that he would “absolutely approve [Keystone] 100 percent, but I want a better deal."

    The presumptive GOP presidential nominee said that the U.S. would be doing more for the oil pipeline project, a proposal from Canadian energy firm TransCanada, than just approving it.
    Because it would run along American land, Trump said, the U.S. deserves “a piece of the profits, because we’re making it happen.
    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”
    ― Lewis Carroll

  • #2
    Sounds like a good idea.

    It is nice to see a politician who wants money coming into the USA.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
      Sounds like a good idea.

      It is nice to see a politician who wants money coming into the USA.
      Welcome to the dark side Comrade....
      “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
      “To talk of many things:
      Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
      Of cabbages—and kings—
      And why the sea is boiling hot—
      And whether pigs have wings.”
      ― Lewis Carroll

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      • #4
        Trump, he'll sign off on Keystone XL.. .

        I hope so!
        Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
          Welcome to the dark side Comrade....
          The GOP has always been about the betterment of the USA. Its Libertarians who hate and plot against it, and democrats who seek to destroy it.
          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
            The GOP has always been about the betterment of the USA. Its Libertarians who hate and plot against it, and democrats who seek to destroy it.
            Hillary has been for it.....as long as they donate money to her

            Next are the fossil fuel lobbyists, many of whom have also bundled contributions. These donations also flow to Clinton’s campaign committee. Greenpeace has tracked $2,650,580 in bundled and direct donations from lobbyists currently registered as lobbying for the fossil fuel industry.

            http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campai...-gas-industry/
            "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
              The GOP has always been about the betterment of the USA. Its Libertarians who hate and plot against it, and democrats who seek to destroy it.
              Please explain just what the US taxpayer did to earn this"significant" cut that Trump thinks he can get?

              No his idea is not a GOP type idea, sorry if think that you just fooling yourself.
              “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
              “To talk of many things:
              Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
              Of cabbages—and kings—
              And why the sea is boiling hot—
              And whether pigs have wings.”
              ― Lewis Carroll

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              • #8
                With his corporation covering many different areas how is he going to avoid conflict of interest IF elected?
                "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                  Please explain just what the US taxpayer did to earn this"significant" cut that Trump thinks he can get?

                  No his idea is not a GOP type idea, sorry if think that you just fooling yourself.
                  Oddly, those of us who do not hate the USA like to see the USA benefit regardless of whether it 'deserves' it or not.

                  As to your sort...who can guess the darkness that drives a man to such hatred.
                  Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                    Oddly, those of us who do not hate the USA like to see the USA benefit regardless of whether it 'deserves' it or not.

                    As to your sort...who can guess the darkness that drives a man to such hatred.
                    Still can post to me without made up personal remarks. Telling.
                    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                    “To talk of many things:
                    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                    Of cabbages—and kings—
                    And why the sea is boiling hot—
                    And whether pigs have wings.”
                    ― Lewis Carroll

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                    • #11
                      Make 'em pay, Donald!

                      I believe that Trump has a good idea, there. Canadian oil interests, by using the Keystone XL pipeline, would benefit tremendously C$$$-wise. Why shouldn't the US benefit as well? Just look at the potential environmental hazards that the US would risk. The citizens of the USA should be compensated and rewarded for taking that risk.
                      This idea of compensation for US risk should be taken further. How about the government of South Korea compensating the people of the USA for the risk and cost taken by our (close to) 30,000 military troops stationed there along the DMZ?
                      How about the countries of NATO and Europe compensating the USA for the huge number of troops, weapons and support personnel that have been there for generations protecting their freedom and way of life?
                      Could be it's time to take another look at the Monroe Doctrine and perhaps see how it could fit into our modern world so that the taxpayers of the United States are not burdened with the expense of taking care of the rest of the world.
                      ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                        Still can post to me without made up personal remarks. Telling.
                        Its not a personal remark, but simply an observation. Why would anyone not like the idea of the USA and its citizens getting something good? Extra funds are always welcome.

                        You routinely hate on everything lately: Trump, the GOP, Congress, Christianity, moral values, the USA...you're making MM look happy by comparison.
                        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
                          I believe that Trump has a good idea, there. Canadian oil interests, by using the Keystone XL pipeline, would benefit tremendously C$$$-wise. Why shouldn't the US benefit as well? Just look at the potential environmental hazards that the US would risk. The citizens of the USA should be compensated and rewarded for taking that risk.
                          This idea of compensation for US risk should be taken further. How about the government of South Korea compensating the people of the USA for the risk and cost taken by our (close to) 30,000 military troops stationed there along the DMZ?
                          How about the countries of NATO and Europe compensating the USA for the huge number of troops, weapons and support personnel that have been there for generations protecting their freedom and way of life?
                          Could be it's time to take another look at the Monroe Doctrine and perhaps see how it could fit into our modern world so that the taxpayers of the United States are not burdened with the expense of taking care of the rest of the world.
                          Exactly.
                          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                          • #14
                            I guess this ignores the fact that the US would benefit enormously from the construction jobs associated with building the pipeline, the manufacturing jobs from supplying the pipeline materials and the refinery jobs from refining the oil.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                              Its not a personal remark, but simply an observation. Why would anyone not like the idea of the USA and its citizens getting something good? Extra funds are always welcome.

                              You routinely hate on everything lately: Trump, the GOP, Congress, Christianity, moral values, the USA...you're making MM look happy by comparison.
                              First of all, start with my saying it was NOT a good think, baby steps.

                              Nope, don't hate on it at all. I 'hate' on the silly non-fact based post we routinely see on those subjects.

                              That said, the company behind Keystone XL says, thanks but no.

                              http://thehill.com/policy/energy-env...s-trumps-terms

                              The company hoping to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline is rejecting Donald Trump’s proposed deal to approve its construction.

                              Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, said Thursday that as president, he would approve the pipeline if the U.S. government got “a piece of the profits, because we’re making it happen.”

                              But TransCanada Corp. on Friday said that’s not the way these projects are usually structured, and the company would expect any United States leader to abide by that.
                              “The role of the U.S. government in such transactions is that of a regulator — ensuring various laws and regulations are followed — and granting appropriate permits,” TransCanada spokesman James Millar said.
                              “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                              “To talk of many things:
                              Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                              Of cabbages—and kings—
                              And why the sea is boiling hot—
                              And whether pigs have wings.”
                              ― Lewis Carroll

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