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(TreeHugger)   Since the good people of Manhattan have no access to television, radio, newspaper, internet, or phones, man takes it upon himself to let residents know about the Keystone XL pipeline by carrying a sign around the city   (treehugger.com) divider line 46
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2480 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Jul 2013 at 10:43 AM (38 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-20 10:44:25 AM
Thank god my house and car run on unicorn farts.
 
2013-07-20 10:47:20 AM
I'll bet this works just dandy. I mean, how many New Yorkers have seen someone walking around, sitting on the subway, etc. with a sign? Not many, I'll bet! ;)
 
2013-07-20 10:47:27 AM
Whenever I see of a lone person with a sign why do I always think of newspaper strip cartoons?

Oh yeah, because a nut with a sign is one of a staple of shopworn cliches.

What's next?

The guy on the psychiatrist's couch?

The guy on one of those impossibly small islands?
 
2013-07-20 10:47:38 AM
what are his views on a pbr pipeline to brooklyn?
 
2013-07-20 10:47:45 AM
To be fair, she does look like a man.
 
2013-07-20 10:50:16 AM
I watched live broadcast tv at a friends house for the first time in months. I was amazed they actually run commercials for the keystone pipeline complete with soothing voice over. How long has this been going on? Between that and drug commercials I was reminded why we stopped watching live tv.
 
2013-07-20 10:50:17 AM
Hydrolic fracturing is a bigger, more immediate concern.
 
2013-07-20 10:50:52 AM
Subby is one of those people who likes to purposely misuse Preferred Gender Pronouns just to be a dick, isn't he?
 
2013-07-20 10:51:11 AM
Was the sign 100% recycled...from the '70s?
 
2013-07-20 10:51:35 AM
A Luddite who thinks electricity magically appears out of flipping a switch in his room and then the magic happens

Stupid Luddite.
 
2013-07-20 10:52:35 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Subby is one of those people who likes to purposely misuse Preferred Gender Pronouns just to be a dick, isn't he?


Um, Subby might prefer "ze", you insensitive prick.
 
2013-07-20 10:53:07 AM
At least she's not rioting.
 
2013-07-20 10:54:17 AM

crab66: Thank god my house and car run on unicorn farts.


Since none of the oil that would run through the pipeline would ever make it to your house or car, you're right.
 
2013-07-20 10:54:34 AM
None will see his sign  because their eyes are glued to smartphones.
 
2013-07-20 10:56:52 AM
There's a more effective way of delivering crude oil that environmentalists, like Warren Buffet,would love to see done.

Astorix: Hydrolic fracturing is a bigger, more immediate concern.


And one day there will be the science to support the anti-fracking movement.
 
2013-07-20 10:58:47 AM
Mrbogey:

Astorix: Hydrolic fracturing is a bigger, more immediate concern.

And one day there will be the science to support the anti-fracking movement.


Which is why it is super important we frack as much as possible before science catches up.
 
2013-07-20 11:00:36 AM
I would estimate that a good 80% of people don't get much past the sports or gossip pages in the newspaper, sitcoms and "reality" shows on television, popular music and prank phone calls on the radio, and pornography or social media on the internet.  We live fully in the information age and folks are woefully uninformed by their own choice.
 
2013-07-20 11:03:06 AM
Hasn't people 'carrying a sign around the city' been a thing for a while now?

gallery.photo.net
 
2013-07-20 11:03:47 AM

Carth: Which is why it is super important we frack as much as possible before science catches up.


There are scientific studies already that indicate it is not harmful. Guys like Josh Fox though are just liars.
 
2013-07-20 11:07:44 AM

Mrbogey: Carth: Which is why it is super important we frack as much as possible before science catches up.

There are scientific studies already that indicate it is not harmful. Guys like Josh Fox though are just liars.


There are scientific studies that indicate climate change is a myth. When companies fund science research the results are about what you'd expect. There is no consensus at this time whether fracking is safe or sustainable.

When the NAS says there isn't enough data to say whether fracking poses serious long term risks to our  water supply I think we should hold back a little and wait until we can be sure we are farking our future water and food supply so people can get cheaper energy and companies and make money. The natural gas isn't going anywhere if we wait 5-10 years to be sure it is safe.
 
2013-07-20 11:47:44 AM

Mrbogey: There's a more effective way of delivering crude oil that environmentalists, like Warren Buffet,would love to see done.

Astorix: Hydrolic fracturing is a bigger, more immediate concern.

And one day there will be the science to support the anti-fracking movement.




Just not yet:

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.
 
2013-07-20 11:49:56 AM

Katolu: crab66: Thank god my house and car run on unicorn farts.

Since none of the oil that would run through the pipeline would ever make it to your house or car, you're right.



I wonder what fungible commodity means.
 
2013-07-20 11:53:17 AM
i.bnet.com

www.classzone.com
ksj.mit.edu
 
2013-07-20 11:56:16 AM

hasty ambush: [ksj.mit.edu image 464x400]


Your last picture is out of date. The section of "proposed pipeline" south from Cushing has already been built.
 
2013-07-20 11:59:54 AM

Ivo Shandor: hasty ambush: [ksj.mit.edu image 464x400]

Your last picture is out of date. The section of "proposed pipeline" south from Cushing has already been built.


Good, now they just have to finish it.
 
2013-07-20 12:28:07 PM
Once that new pipeline is put in, gas will be like $1 a gallon.  I head it on talk radio.
 
2013-07-20 12:40:44 PM
We must save the pristine wilderness in Nebraska
 
2013-07-20 01:11:15 PM

hasty ambush: Ivo Shandor: hasty ambush: [ksj.mit.edu image 464x400]

Your last picture is out of date. The section of "proposed pipeline" south from Cushing has already been built.

Good, now they just have to finish it.


So the oil companies can export the oil out of the country and thereby avoid paying federal taxes on it.

The US gets less oil and less taxes.  The oil companies get increased profitability.  It's a win-win.
 
2013-07-20 01:24:42 PM
I came here to post this...
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pipeline+map+north+america

...but I see hasty ambush has beaten me to it. Good job everyone. Since I am no longer needed here, I must be off, to show other strangers on the internet how brilliant I am.

Phrozen
 
2013-07-20 01:43:30 PM
Sign carrying guy is at least doing something, as opposed to you keyboard slamming monkeys.
 
2013-07-20 01:58:39 PM

Marcus Aurelius: So the oil companies can export the oil out of the country and thereby avoid paying federal taxes on it.

The US gets less oil and less taxes. The oil companies get increased profitability. It's a win-win.


Tru-Fax: Oil that moves through America is done for free and nobody is paid anything for it.

Where'd you get that "fact" from?

Carth: There are scientific studies that indicate climate change is a myth. When companies fund science research the results are about what you'd expect. There is no consensus at this time whether fracking is safe or sustainable.


And this is incorrect. You should let science dictate your beliefs and not the other way around.
 
2013-07-20 02:20:43 PM
It's so hard to get people's attention in New York City, precisely because they are constantly bombarded with information from a thousand kinds of media and large numbers of people.

A sign will still get their attention, provided you whack them in the face with it.
That's the great secret behind the success of sandwich board men. They were mostly filthy bums who were wandering the streets any way, and as the filthiest and most unemployable bums they smelled so bad you could no ignore them unless your nose didn't work and even then, your eyes would water.

Ah, the genius of advertising and marketing. It will always find a way in a crowded marketplace.
 
2013-07-20 02:22:27 PM
Fark Canada.  Make 'em build it through their own country.

/What? Canadians are against that?
 
2013-07-20 02:32:10 PM

KrispyKritter: Sign carrying guy is at least doing something, as opposed to you keyboard slamming monkeys.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-20 02:55:51 PM

Marcus Aurelius: hasty ambush: Ivo Shandor: hasty ambush: [ksj.mit.edu image 464x400]

Your last picture is out of date. The section of "proposed pipeline" south from Cushing has already been built.

Good, now they just have to finish it.

So the oil companies can export the oil out of the country and thereby avoid paying federal taxes on it.

The US gets less oil and less taxes.  The oil companies get increased profitability.  It's a win-win.


Huh?
 
2013-07-20 03:36:00 PM
I think you'll find there is a large industry based on erecting signs with the object of persuading people to buy the product mentioned on the sign. Being in an unusual location is likely to attract additional attention. So, yes, her idea will work.
 
2013-07-20 03:46:25 PM

Mrbogey: Marcus Aurelius: So the oil companies can export the oil out of the country and thereby avoid paying federal taxes on it.

The US gets less oil and less taxes. The oil companies get increased profitability. It's a win-win.

Tru-Fax: Oil that moves through America is done for free and nobody is paid anything for it.

Where'd you get that "fact" from?

Carth: There are scientific studies that indicate climate change is a myth. When companies fund science research the results are about what you'd expect. There is no consensus at this time whether fracking is safe or sustainable.

And this is incorrect. You should let science dictate your beliefs and not the other way around.


What percentage of peer reviewed articles conclude fracking is safe? I'll give you a hint. it is below 50.
 
2013-07-20 03:55:09 PM

Carth: What percentage of peer reviewed articles conclude fracking is safe? I'll give you a hint. it is below 50.


There you go with the FUD.
 
2013-07-20 04:27:19 PM
My other sign is "Who are you gonna believe, Me or Your Own Eyes!"
 
2013-07-20 04:30:41 PM

KrispyKritter: Sign carrying guy is at least doing something, as opposed to you keyboard slamming monkeys.


Well, Ted Bundy and Charles Manson  did something but  doing something doesn't automatically = sensible
 
2013-07-20 05:15:18 PM
So what she's doing is "raising awareness"? I've never heard of this before. Why isn't anyone doing anything to spread the word about it?

Also, holy shiat that video is loaded with NYC narcissism. I only got through about 90 seconds. But I'm not the target audience of elite superhumans in the city.
 
2013-07-20 07:09:39 PM

Mrbogey: Tru-Fax: Oil that moves through America is done for free and nobody is paid anything for it


Canadian oil sands are currently refined and consumed in the midwest, so you can bet your bippy that the Feds are getting their cut of the action.  If it is exported out of certain areas of the gulf, however, the oil can be exported tax-free.

Molavian: Marcus Aurelius: hasty ambush: Ivo Shandor: hasty ambush: [ksj.mit.edu image 464x400]

Your last picture is out of date. The section of "proposed pipeline" south from Cushing has already been built.

Good, now they just have to finish it.

So the oil companies can export the oil out of the country and thereby avoid paying federal taxes on it.

The US gets less oil and less taxes.  The oil companies get increased profitability.  It's a win-win.

Huh?


The sole purpose of the Keystone XL pipeline is to EXPORT OIL OUT OF THE UNITED STATES.  That oil is currently consumed in the midwestern US, as I just pointed out.
 
2013-07-20 09:03:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLm3HMG8IhM">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=qLm3HMG8IhM

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign...
 
2013-07-20 09:11:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzaZkRnrQA8">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=LzaZkRnrQA8

Signs, signs everywhere a sign.  A better Five Man Electrics Band version.  "Long haired freaky people need not apply!"
 
2013-07-20 09:24:39 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The sole purpose of the Keystone XL pipeline is to EXPORT OIL OUT OF THE UNITED STATES. That oil is currently consumed in the midwestern US, as I just pointed out.


You seem to believe that pipelines are used by any oil company for free. That people transport it at no cost.
 
2013-07-21 10:23:11 PM
Not sure if subby or author is bigger douchebag. Clearly not everyone in new york knows about keystone xl, but are those that don't know more likely to read treehugger or fark?
 
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