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Keystone opponents pledge sit-ins if pipeline approved

  • Foes of the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP) say they will launch an America-wide sit-in should the U.S. State Department recommend Pres. Obama approve the project.
  • Activist groups say they have convinced ~76K volunteers to sign a "pledge to resistance," joining anti-nuclear protesters and others who have used sit-ins and other forms of non-violent protest over the years to bring publicity.
  • Even some pipeline supporters say the network of activists pushing Obama to block Keystone appear to be having an impact.
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  • tomlos
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    Great, so they can get ~76k volunteers who likely don't have jobs, aren't productive members of society to sit around and have 'sit ins'. The 70's are back and I can smell the stench of hippy from IL ... lovely
    23 Oct 2013, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    More proof Obama can't think for himself while he tries to please a group of extremist environmentalists who's job duties include doing nothing.
    23 Oct 2013, 06:09 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    Brings you back doesn't it?Be-ins, The Grateful Dead, Keasey's Bus. I just hope my kids never have that much fun.
    23 Oct 2013, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • rheimerl
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    what does a "sit in" participant get paid?
    23 Oct 2013, 06:47 PM Reply Like
  • The Patriot
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    They are a vocal get in your face voting block - their antics get attention and often get their way. I would love to see groups of
    conservatives being more visible. Boots on the ground make a difference.
    23 Oct 2013, 08:15 PM Reply Like
  • justaminute
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    Whaaaa!
    23 Oct 2013, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    I guess they are not from Lac Megantic, nor the other two places of recent disasters the result of the risky practice of shipping oil by rail.
    23 Oct 2013, 11:56 PM Reply Like
  • sherwintwo@usa.com
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    i was born in chicago..............may the first pipe be laid right up the wazoo of the first protester and then on random drawing
    24 Oct 2013, 02:44 AM Reply Like
  • DonSimon
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    Doubt it has anything to do with the pipeline itself. Those folks naively believe that if they stop the pipeline the oil will not be produced by Canada . Thereby "saving " the earth from additional oil. Canada will produce and sell the oil to who wants it" most probably china. The oil will make the USA less dependent on oil from our "friend" In Venezuela
    Rudy
    24 Oct 2013, 05:48 PM Reply Like
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