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Game Is Rigged for Kinder Morgan, says Economist, Resigns Hearings

May 25, 2015

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The Trans-Mountain Pipeline hearing is in the hands of a “captured regulator”, charges economist Robyn Allan Well, I have been away for a while, but apparently things over at the National Energy Board are proceeding as before, following a predictable Harper-ite agenda.  And of course another intervenor walks away in disgust, unwilling to lend credence to a […]

Bubble, Bubble, Oil and Trouble

May 19, 2013

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The Inevitable Carbon Bubble We know that climate change is with us and getting worse.  97% of climate scientists say so, as if wasn’t already obvious.  A new study by John Cook of Skeptical Science says that 97% of their published papers say so as well. (See http://www.skepticalscience.com/97-percent-consensus-cook-et-al-2013.html) The body of peer-reviewed scientific literature effectively is science.  […]

Snouting Up to the Government Trough

January 9, 2013

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You’ve heard it.  If you’ve been following a public comment thread on the Idle No More movement, you may have encountered it already today.  If you think of Stephen Harper and his government as a source of accurate information about Aboriginal people, you might even believe it.  That Aboriginal people allegedly receive more government largess […]

Racism Is Not White

December 30, 2012

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Racism is characteristically a function of colonialism.  Thus racism was olive-skinned during the long era of Greek colonialism in the Eastern Mediterranean.  It was the colour of the Japanese during the era of Japanese expansionism into Korea and China.  It was Aryan during the era of Nazi Germany.  It is pale-skinned here and now in […]

The Joy of the Jailer

September 27, 2012

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Is it really such innocent fun? Let’s build more prisons, Stephen Harper says.  Let’s pass more laws to fill those prisons. People like locking other people up.  There are whole television franchises concerned with the issue of whether the felon of the week gets his. There oughta be a law, we say. We’ve been taught […]

9 Reasons to Oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline

August 28, 2012

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These are not even all my reasons, but they’ll do for a start.  Fossil fuels cause climate change.  The heatwaves of Europe, Russia and the United States, droughts in the US, Australia and East Africa, floods in Canada, the US, Australia, Pakistan, China and Colombia, wildfires in Canada, the US and Europe are the result […]

Attawapiskat: Court Counters Harper Propaganda Ploy

August 2, 2012

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Last fall, the community of Attawapiskat declared an emergency.  Five families were living in tents.  17 families were living in shacks.  Winter was coming on.  Their tiny community was situated close to the shores of James Bay, and you didn’t want to do your winters in that part of the country living in a tent […]