I'm no rocket surgeon, or brain scientist...but I'm looking at a map of the proposed "Keystone-Pipeline". Stretching from Canada to the gulf of Mexico and hearing all of the hot air about how this pipeline will create jobs, and make the United States more energy independent.... blah, blah, blah... I uderstand how the creation of infrastructure creates construction jobs in the shoirt term, and the benefits to such a project in the labor market. HOwever.... I scratch my head when I try and sort out how pumping oil from Canada, to the gulf of Mexico helps with ANYTHING aside from exporting Canadian oil? Why build a pipeline for exporting domestic oil, if we as a nation keep hearing how we are dependant on foreign oil, and we need to drill baby drill etc. If the oil was drilled here, and we have a crisis HERE... why are we piping CANADIAN oil to a port to be shipped out? Why wouldn't Canada simply pipe the oil to Vancouver, and ship it from there? this makes ZERO sense.