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Bill Cosby: Natural gas pipeline
disrespects ‘flora and fauna’

Associated Press, by Staff

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BOSTON — Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille are supporting protesters marching across Massachusetts in opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposed natural gas pipeline. The couple, who own hundreds of acres of protected land in Shelburne Falls, about 100 miles west of Boston, have been opposed to the pipeline since the company notified them last winter of plans to survey their land. Through a spokesman, the couple said it was “astounding” that New England’s six governors support the proposal, which they said shows “disrespect for humans, flora and fauna.” Supporters of the $3.75 billion Northeast Pipeline Extension Project say it will provide

Oh good grief. His time would be better spent in focusing on the problems in the black community in rebuilding families and the importance of the family unit.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/12/2014 12:17:03 PM     (No. 9921331)

Cosby has still got it - I don´t care who you are, that´s a pretty good joke.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/12/2014 12:19:43 PM     (No. 9921335)

Cosby is full of GAS. Obozo lover with Dementia is a sad thing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 7/12/2014 12:25:57 PM     (No. 9921340)

Once the pipeline is buried, it will never be disrespectful of the humans, flora, or fauna above the pipeline.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/12/2014 12:31:47 PM     (No. 9921353)

Letting people freeze to death kind of disrespects fauna as well.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/12/2014 12:35:51 PM     (No. 9921361)

I never knew what people saw in him. Some may remember Cosby contributed to Tawana Brawley in her accusations against police officers.

Actor Bill Cosby, among others, pledged support for her (Brawley) and helped raise money for a legal fund...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 7/12/2014 12:50:18 PM     (No. 9921393)

Bill, I love ya, I have since "Wonderfulness"

Saved my birthday money at 11 to buy "WHy is there air?"

Was thilled the two times I worked with you.

But there have been gas pipelines, illuminating gas and natural gas pipelines for over 150 years.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/12/2014 12:51:33 PM     (No. 9921394)

I´m in favor of the pipeline, but I understand why private landowners wouldn´t be happy. Kinder Morgan imposes a 25-foot easement on either side of the pipeline, so you lose a fair amount of ground. You can´t build on the easement, dig on it, or plant trees on it, so in effect you lose your property rights--but you continue to pay the property taxes on the easement. And banks can be difficult with mortgages and loans.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pessimist, 7/12/2014 12:52:35 PM     (No. 9921397)

Mmm . . . Flora and fauna.

How ´bout heating, clothing and feeding human beings? Where´s that on the rich-liberal list of priorities?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 7/12/2014 12:54:05 PM     (No. 9921400)

´..they said shows “disrespect for humans, flora and fauna.”´
i always wondered who started up with that non-word..
and here i always thought it came from some ignoramus in a ghetto..

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MeiDei, 7/12/2014 1:05:32 PM     (No. 9921413)

My guess is that a lot of heating oil distributors are financing the protest. It costs over $100 a week to heat my house @ 68 degrees during a mild winter. Gas is so much less right now, cleaner & more efficient.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/12/2014 1:08:44 PM     (No. 9921417)

Multimillionaires and billionaires don´t give a hoot that pipelines save working families money. They´ll get theirs because they can afford it and who cares about anyone else.

They also don´t actually care about flora as their obstruction of pipelines keeps antiquated processes at the forefront of options. And lines the pockets of Warren Buffet and George Soros.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dman, 7/12/2014 1:16:40 PM     (No. 9921438)

I only wish it were, #1. I still like Cosby as an entertainer. I agree with his remarks regarding restoring black families. However, he has clearly drunk the Hollywood Kool Aid lately. Stick to your day job, Bill.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Namma, 7/12/2014 1:16:40 PM     (No. 9921437)

I think billy should stand up for what he believes and shut off all the utilities coming into his house that come thru an underground pipe. Gas water. Oh and shut off the pipes taking stuff out of his house

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/12/2014 1:40:49 PM     (No. 9921462)

Oh yeah, its much more respectful to burn oil or LPG. Of course you need to refill those tanks with trucks on a regular basis. And those trucks are disrespectful and create a lot of particulate that disrespects nature by creating haze.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/12/2014 2:10:42 PM     (No. 9921493)

Coz is a great lover of humanity.

No more heated homes in the winter! What could possibly be more humanitarian?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/12/2014 3:07:45 PM     (No. 9921529)

I´m sure most societies around the world would be delighted to have access to natural gas. Otherwise they must continue to burn wood, coal, propane, etc... for heating and cooking.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Nimby, 7/12/2014 3:21:06 PM     (No. 9921540)

Tell all those New Englanders to ride horse buggies. No more cars or heating oil for them..

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Reply 18 - Posted by: DaddyO, 7/12/2014 3:41:42 PM     (No. 9921554)

Would you all like some more-a?
Right here on the flora?
An´ how ´bout you, Fauna?
Do you wanna?

Frank Zappa

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Sanchin, 7/12/2014 4:05:20 PM     (No. 9921568)

The article is lacks a great amount of information about the issue. If Cosby owns the land how can a private company come in and place a pipeline on that land? The article also implies the land has been designated a preserve.

I have no problem with natural gas pipelines BUT I have a problem with private companies staking claim or right of access to my property. The issue is not Cosby´s political belief. The issue is who controls what an individual owns. The individual, the greater good, the state, or corporations. I believe the individual controls their own property.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 7/12/2014 4:24:13 PM     (No. 9921586)

Just another rich NIMBY.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: shimmer128, 7/12/2014 4:34:17 PM     (No. 9921591)

How can you disrespect a plant? or a possum?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 7/12/2014 4:39:48 PM     (No. 9921596)

He´s a 1 percent-er and nimby.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: hamrman, 7/12/2014 5:19:43 PM     (No. 9921613)

He really used to be funny...what happened dude?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: toddh, 7/12/2014 9:48:34 PM     (No. 9921855)

#19 - In many (most?) states a pipeline is a common carrier very much like a railroad and can acquire right-of-way through eminent domain.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/13/2014 5:41:39 AM     (No. 9922012)

Another 1% who says not my land.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/13/2014 1:58:04 PM     (No. 9922592)

Bill, old friend.

antibiotics also disrespect ‘flora and fauna’ however, only if they are used in an IV drip system several times a day.

Do you still have a J-O-B? if so, cratulations as many of you and your brothers/sisters do not. Turn on the spigot and let it flow. Sir, you are to be admired at times but with age your vision has become somewhat cloudy.

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