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Koch Industries, Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline...BP on the Prairie?

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As CPAC has become recent history, various stories ranging from Ann Coulter's shrill demand that ...more journalists should be sent to jail-- to Andrew Breitbart denouncing Code Pink activists as ..."long on the tooth,"growling his usual acerbic sexism; to Donald Trump trying to speak sensibly to the politically rabid tea party aristocracy--one fact was never far from the surface--namely that of the ruling Kings of the Tea Party movement--David and Charles Koch were the 'puppet-masters' guiding the events.   


Aside from bankrolling the think tanks like FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity--the Koch brothers are the virtual sugar daddies for this erstwhile movement based on scapegoating any group or individual daring to disapprove of the marriage between   unbridled corporatism to religious fundamentalism.

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  Everything from disbanding the federal reserve and resurrecting the gold standard--to repealing the 14th amendment had been featured in the mainstream media--except for one small item--the proposed TransCanada  'tar sands' Pipeline.   Hidden from public sight like an illegitimate pregnancy on the Brady Bunch-- the tar sands pipeline is in the process of gaining regulatory approval from the US government.                                           


TransCanada, the Keystone XL Pipeline and Koch Industries"


Project developer TransCanada seeks approval from US government agencies to build   the new 'tar sands' pipeline from Alberta, Canada through the mid-west United States to Texas as part of a proposed fossil fuel super-highway.   (Source: )

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  Koch Industries would be a big winner if this pipeline is approved.    Presently, Koch imports to the U.S. close to 25% of all oil sands crude.   Koch Industries includes a facility in Calgary, Alberta called the Flint Hills Resources Canada LP, which supplies roughly 250,000 barrels of tar sands crude daily to the "heavy oil' refinery Koch owns in Minnesota.   Additionally, Flint Hills operates a "crude oil terminal' situated right at the Keystone XL Pipeline starting point in Hardisty, Alberta.  


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