[Vision2020] Fw: Huge news on Keystone XL

Andy Boyd moscowrecycling at turbonet.com
Wed Nov 2 12:41:43 PDT 2011

You've done better than me, I have only gotten a busy signal.  Have tried 
about twenty times or so.  It's good to see Democracy in work!!
Andy Boyd
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ted Moffett" <starbliss at gmail.com>
To: "Andy Boyd" <moscowrecycling at turbonet.com>
Cc: "vision 2020" <vision2020 at moscow.com>; "Brett Haverstick" 
<bhaverstick at yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Fw: Huge news on Keystone XL

I called the White House comment line number given in your post,  just
now: President Obama 202-456-1111.

It took about 7 minutes before an operator answered, while an
automated message played over and over.  The recommended script in
your post given for a comment is too long, it seems.  I simply said,
calmly and clearly:  "My name is Ted Moffett, calling from Moscow,
Idaho.  I urge President Obama to block the Keystone XL pipeline

Before I could continue, which I guarantee I could have for hours upon
hours, the operator thanked me for my comment, and indicated it would
be passed on to the presidents office.

I can understand given the volume of calls a need to keep comments as
brief as is reasonable.

I am nearly certain Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline.  Too
many powerful economic and political interests would exploit such a
decision to label Obama as anti-business, blocking US jobs for the
pipeline construction, damaging national security, encouraging
dependence on foreign oil from unfriendly nations, pandering to tree
hugger socialist environmentalists... And anthropogenic climate change
as an issue?  Ha!  It is clear that the pollsters advising the
president have informed him that emphasizing this issue is politically
damaging for his campaign, if you survey Obamas public comments over
the past year... Climate change has mostly dropped off the political

The propaganda to delegitimize the science indicating that
anthropogenic climate change is one of the greatest long term threats
to the US, and humanity, has been successful!
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

On 11/2/11, Andy Boyd <moscowrecycling at turbonet.com> wrote:

> If anyone is interested in our national security (changing from an 
> oil-based
> economy) you may want to call the Prez!
> see below
> Andy Boyd
> Manager/Education Coordinator
> Moscow Recycling
> 208 882 0590
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Elijah Zarlin, CREDO Action
> To: Andy Boyd
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 8:45 AM
> Subject: Huge news on Keystone XL
>             Call President Obama: Stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
>                               The President announced he'll make the
> decision. Let's urge him to say "NO."
>                                 He'll make a decision soon. We need to 
> keep
> the pressure on every day. Click here for an easy script and number to 
> call.
>             Dear Andy,
>             Huge news.
>             Yesterday, after months of passing the buck, President Obama
> announced that he will be making the final decision on Keystone XL.1
>             We always knew that the decision would ultimately come from 
> the
> Oval Office. But President Obama actually owning the decision is a huge
> indication that our pressure is working - and he's definitely feeling it.
>             Every day for more than two weeks, we've sent thousands of 
> calls
> to the White House asking President Obama to reject Keystone XL.
>             In the wake of this major announcement, let's make sure he 
> knows
> we appreciate that he has taken ownership of the Keystone XL decision, and
> strongly urge him to reject it.
>             Call President Obama: Stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Click 
> here
> for an easy script and number to call.
>             This should be an easy "No" for the President. But until now,
> he's been adamant that the decision was with the State Department, as he
> allowed their sham evaluation process to move forward.
>             But steadily, opposition is building and he's starting to get
> the message about the importance of this decision.
>             Now, after 1,262 people being arrested outside his window, 
> 1,000
> people protesting Keystone XL outside his fundraiser last week in San
> Francisco, supporters visiting OFA offices across the country, nearly 
> 5,000
> calls reported to the White House, and fourteen Senators and 
> Representatives
> calling for a formal investigation into potential conflict of interest in
> the State Department's sham evaluation process, President Obama is finally
> showing some leadership.
>             But what he decides is still up in the air. Will he seize this
> opportunity to move America toward a better future, or will he go back on
> his promise to free us from the tyranny of oil?
>             It's up to the President. Let's urge him to make the right
> choice. Click here for an easy script and number to call.
>             Thank you for fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline.
>             Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
>             CREDO Action from Working Assets
>             1. "Obama takes ownership of pipeline decision," Politico,
> November 1, 2011
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