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Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati
09:15 PM on 11/16/2012
...and if you don't like that, then you're free to go live in another country. New Zealand has no oilsands, perhaps you'll be happier there. Bon voyage!
my imagination hasn't created any gods
11:48 PM on 11/16/2012
But we are already free to not blindly accept things the way they are, where we live. We are free to promote energy diversity that will make our economy stronger. We are free to use the fuel of the present while trying to move toward the future. Maybe we should be using all that cheap natural gas for fuel instead of using it to process bitumen. See, there are options other than either accepting the status quo or leaving. One other option is pursuing progress and energy diversity. Lots of opportunities present themselves when you keep an open mind.
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Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati
01:22 AM on 11/17/2012
You are free to elect people who will promote your views.
These are questions for wise men with skinny arms
07:56 PM on 11/16/2012
An American corporation is arguing for a a climate of antagonism when their clients are dependent on Canadians complicity in order to extract our resources at rock bottom taxes and royalties. Surprise, surprise.
Stop the Alberta Taliban
07:54 PM on 11/16/2012
I question the timeline. Baby Boomers will no longer be in charge, my generation-X will. (between Boomers and their kiddies)

Which means all the blockades in media about real news, political suppression, and other corporate barriers will be over or severely diminished. Jail time for hate crimes will increase. At least a partial transition to non fossil fuel energy systems will exist and be in common use.

Life's a Bitumen
10:00 PM on 11/16/2012
Maybe Generation X will have paid off their credit cards by then too!
magnus gigas caput
07:33 PM on 11/16/2012
Interesting because industry indications are a drawback from growth.
Water issues are coming very very soon.
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Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati
09:16 PM on 11/16/2012
The water used for oilsands is brackish non-potable well water and it's more than 90% recycled. Don't let facts revise your preconceived notions.
09:13 AM on 11/17/2012
That is simply not true.
shit happens life goes on
05:30 AM on 11/17/2012
we already have water issue's, people are not really savey to the fact that bottled water producers are working double time to drain lake michigan
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
07:09 PM on 11/16/2012
We've made a deal with the devil and short term gain may lead to long term pain. One day the devil will want to collect his due but there isn't much we can do about it since we have so much of our economy tied up in the oil sands.
Voices in the Wilderness
07:07 PM on 11/16/2012
If the tar sands "will drive the country's economy for the next 25 to 30 years," then that must where all the growth will be. What happens in the rest of the economy? Is this not just another way of saying Canada is getting Dutch Disease?
10:53 AM on 11/17/2012
I'll bet my wooden shoes on it.
Mad Hatter 1
06:21 PM on 11/16/2012
Nothing like living in a world where the Oil Cartel is king and Capitalism is our new Democracy.
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05:22 PM on 11/16/2012
there tearing up the tar
neath the Athabasca stars
so we can drive our cars
and then ignore the scars
you can see from the far side of mars

what a hell of a way to treat our world
what a hell of a gift to our boys and girls
04:48 AM on 11/17/2012
Nice poem (sincerely)
your computer is made of plastic.
shit happens life goes on
05:13 AM on 11/17/2012
so because he or she has a computer they have to be pro-oil ? besides the tar sands are not the only energy producers in canada. Don't get me wrong here ,I don't have an issue with resource extraction ,I have an issue with enviromental destruction to facilatate profits ,leaving future generations of canadians with nothing but a poisoned enviroment to live in.
shit happens life goes on
05:37 AM on 11/17/2012
google palstics2oil,
having an opinion that does not promote oil ,does not mean that because you own a computer you can't have an opinion contrary to big oil .
Rob Vann
Ed Snowden is a WAKEUP CALL
12:18 PM on 11/17/2012
Nice to see a few appropriate lines of poetry showing up in these posts..

Thanks F/F
livin, lovin, laffin, learnin...
05:18 PM on 11/16/2012
What we really need are alternatives to oil by the end of this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills; because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.
Adolf munk
07:40 PM on 11/16/2012
And besides posting here, what exactly are you doing to accomplish this?

I don't mean taking the bus, I don't mean turning down the thermostat. Are you doing fundemental research into energy efficiency or altertnative sources. Are you building wind farms, solar complexes or perpetual motion machines? Have you accepted the challenge?
09:47 PM on 11/16/2012
not much---but enough about me-----

how IS your wind farm coming along?, --by the way--were your solar complex panels expensive?-- and hey, I'll bet you bust your b'tt keeping your perpetual motion machine going- it must be a real concern if it stops 'perpetuating'

gotta run now, don't want to miss my bus---almost did 'cause I had to run back to the house to turn down my thermostat--see ya later