It seems possible Grandpa contributed significantly to Ozone Al’s DiOCarb Spectrum Disorder (DOCSD), suggesting DOCSD is actually a manifestation of mass sociogenic illness (MSI). The alternative is that DOCSD is the world’s first demonstrated communicable delusion but no physical evidence for this exists.
Obama Administration Backs Oil Sands Imports From Canada
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 08:20 John M Broder and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times
The State Department gave a crucial green light on Friday to a proposed 1,711-mile pipeline that would carry heavy oilfrom oil sands in Canada across the Great Plains to terminals in Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast.
The project, which would be the longest oil pipeline outside of Russia and China, has become a potent symbol in a growing fight that pits energy security against environmental risk, a struggle highlighted by last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
By concluding that the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline would have minimal effect on the environment, President Obama would risk alienating environmental activists, who gave him important support in the 2008 election and were already upset by his recent decisions to expand domestic oil drilling and delay clean air rules. Pipeline opponents have protested in front of the White House for a week, resulting in nearly 400 arrests.
At the same time, rising concerns about the weak economy and high gas prices have made it difficult for the administration to oppose a project that would greatly expand the nation’s access to oil from a friendly neighbor and create tens of thousands of jobs. (GWPF)
Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) — James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was arrested outside the White House as he joined protesters in urging President Barack Obama to reject TransCanada Corp.’s $7 billion pipeline.
Before he was taken into custody today, Hansen took a megaphone and implored Obama to act “for the sake of your children and grandchildren.” (SF Chronicle)