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Politifact rates true Obama’s statement that new miles of pipeline could stretch around the earth

PolitiFact -- "There are politicians who say that if we just drilled more then gas prices would come down right away. What they don’t say is that we have been drilling more. Under my administration, America is producing more oil than at any time in the last eight years. We’ve opened up new areas for exploration. We've quadrupled the number of operating rigs to a record high. We've added enough new oil and gas pipeline to circle the Earth and then some," Obama said. 2,490,257 oil and gas pipeline miles were in place in 2008, and 2,519,861 were in place in 2010. So that's 29,604 additional miles of pipeline. According to NASA, the equatorial circumference of the Earth is 24,873.6 miles. And given that the latest figures only cover through 2010, the real, current figure is likely higher. We rate it True.

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humblepie
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 9:48:11 AM

another trillion dollar jobs loss program ?
okay the xl and create real jobs taxpayer dollars free
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dr047
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 5:17:35 AM


Too bad they aren't using pipe MADE IN THE U.S.A.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 2:54:46 AM

Enbridge has not cleaned up its tar sands oil spill in almost two years....just what farmers in the midwest would really like spilling into their local rivers and aquifers...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 2:52:47 AM

Truth is Enbridge has shown how big a problem the Keystone would be.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 2:47:47 AM

And the fact that the dems' proposal to legislate that exploded the little brains the GOP have left tells me just how much the oil will stay in America.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 2:45:09 AM

Truth is there are no guarantees that the oil will remain here, once refined....(unless it is spilled).
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 9:48:00 PM

Consider the source.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 8:29:20 PM

Very well said LiberalHypocrite!

Don't forget that the propaganda line of the leftists "all the Keystone XL oil will be exported" is a lie. 25% of the oil the XL will carry is from the USA Bakken fields. Strict US crude export restrictions will assure that oil stays here. Never mind that even the majority of the Canadian oil will also remain here. Just like coal, this admits rations policies do insure that some export will occur, but that is an overall positive.

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LiberalHypocrit
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 7:36:47 PM

Oh yeah, I also want to congratulate all the Democrats who can finally rejoice over the fact that the President was proven to be telling the truth on this issue. Trust me, we on the Right are celebrating it too.
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LiberalHypocrit
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 7:18:29 PM

Notice how Obama says "Under my administration..." Not "Because of my administration", not "Thanks to my administration", not "Due to the policies of my administration", just simply "Under my administration".
Words matter folks, especially when they come from the mouths of lawyers.

If I and 499,999 other people this month start our own businesses, is Obama responsible for creating 500K new jobs or are we responsible for creating those jobs for ourselves? That’s right, we created those jobs. BUT “under the Obama administration” 500K new jobs were created this month. You see how easy it is to make Obama look good "truthfully".

Are we supposed to be grateful or shocked that our President is telling us the truth here? Are we supposed to be impressed that this increase in oil & gas pipeline under Obama is a whopping 1.17% increase over the Bush years. SO WHAT! The fact that this might mean anything positive to the Left is further proof as to the desperation Liberals are feeling from 3+ years of a grossly inept energy policy.

Is the fact lost on all of you, that these new oil & gas lines do nothing but “redistribute” oil & gas that was already produced in this country. The article even says that most of the pipelines are natural gas distribution lines which would also include any natural gas line brought into a new housing development, and to the individual houses within that development. Keystone brings new oil into the country in a cheaper more efficient manner than rail or tanker thus adding to the overall supply and removing uncertainty of future supply disruptions in the Middle East which further curtails speculation.

WHO CARES IF THE END PRODUCT IS THEN SHIPPED OVERSEES!!! At least American workers are given a job to refine the stuff and sell it for a profit. But why increase the tax revenue base with more jobs and more companies when you can just take more money from the rich? It's only fair!

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 7:10:53 PM

Gnusman53, the ignore button is your friend. I put van halen on ignore months ago after reading his stupid first grade rants. What an idiot.
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esq262
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 6:45:09 PM

Just look at the source.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:33:19 PM

By the way, being below 1984 levels just means how poor the Bushies were (grin) than Reagan....

right Van Halen????
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:26:24 PM

As for Van Halen, he keeps ranting and raving and avoiding facts..... he should be a Faux Newz Analyst (grin)...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:21:57 PM

Damn Media Matters..... they show their bias by ACCURATELY quoting EXACTLY what conservatives say.

Right Soda Doc.

To be really unbiased, they would have to lie (grin) like Fox -- at least according to Faux' fizziless friend.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:19:09 PM

Larry Kudlow, you damn CNBC liberal (grin) right Buckeyee????

[Edited by: Gnusman53 at 4/24/2012 5:23:22 PM EST]
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:18:04 PM

Damn biased math..... only question -- is there more than 24,873.6 miles of pipeline.

Only way it is not true is if the clueless here claim that 29,604 miles is less than 24,873.6 miles...

Must be that new fuzzy GOP math... where less is more and more is less --- more or less... (grin).
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:13:59 PM

Fox has news analysts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop the presses.

soda doc must be talking anal cysts.....like Rush!

(grin)Note that the soda doc thinks anyone who doesn't guzzle his fizzilessness and factlessness is biased.

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 2:18:13 PM

apiergallini: @fullcirclelink, Ok, so it he's not being truthful, explain why.

Well apiergallini, my advice to you is that if anyone must grasp to Satan to make their argument about some nonsensical criticism, you will never get an intelligent comment from that person.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 1:55:38 PM

Buckeye, I think the real problem is that a few folks, a minority mind you, confuse Fox News analysts with Fox News and are incapable of discerning the difference. Whereas, NBC and their cable affiliates had and have no problem with using the likes of a Chris Matthews or a Keith Olbermann both as newscasters AND opinion analysts.

Thus their confusion and fear of a balanced media outlet is then encouraged from openly bias outlets like Media Matters and abetted by outfits like Polit'fact. They are so used to one sided views and 'sources' they continue to fall into the own trap of deception.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 1:13:29 PM

Real interesting how many liberal folks have an opinion after listening to CNBC, not that they are bias or want to only heer one side. Obama flip-flops all the time & they ignore it.

[Edited by: Buckeyee at 4/24/2012 2:13:50 PM EST]
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Real interesting how many of these folks who wouldn't have any opinion if Fox didn't tell them what to think dismiss any group that challenges their prejudices. Romney flip-flops more than a freshly landed fish on the dock. He is not the answer.
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apiergallini
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 12:47:44 PM

@fullcirclelink

Ok, so it he's not being truthful, explain why.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 12:42:57 PM

Even satan told the truth to Jesus by quoting a portion of Psalm 91:

“If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’" - Matthew 4:6

Just speaking the truth doesn't qualify you as being truthful!!
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dr047
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 12:36:49 PM


We presently have a glut of oil!

Oil is sold on the world market for the going price.

So much for "drill Baby Drill"
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 12:06:31 PM

Doggod, the only points apparent are a GB poster in love with a bias website, politi'fact'.

I believe this was removed by the mods yesterday and the OP did not like that.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:51:08 AM

Obama needs to go.
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OBAMA YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY OUT..............
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:39:23 AM

The DOT figures were last updated in April 2012 with mileage figures through 2010. So they do not include pipeline that was added last year or this year.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:38:39 AM

The point here being what?

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:35:46 AM

Politilies is not a credible source.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:26:33 AM

with permits issued under g w bush
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:18:03 AM

"The truth according to Obama" is more often than not a "misrepresentation " and "positive spin" of facts for which he wishes to take credit.....
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:05:25 AM

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This article and Obama's statements are complete LIES again from the Liar in Chief. Three of his own Administrations Department facts say he is lying!

FACT: Oil production on public land is below 1984 levels.

FACT: Public Land Oil leases granted over the last two years are at a rate below 1978 levels IE the lowest in over three decades!

FACT: It will take the Gulf 10 to 15 years to get back to production levels of 2006 because of Obama and his Administrations actions!

FACT: If we have added another 29,604 miles of oil pipeline in two years, WHAT THE HELL IS THE PROBLEM WITH ADDING 2700 MORE MILES TO COMPLETE THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE!

Obama is a jerk and the worst Liar since Clinton and Carter in the WH!

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 10:58:40 AM

Good article, I love PolitiFact.
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