Sunday, May 13, 2012

He, he, he, he, he, he

They are talking about this over here. I guess James Hansen struck a cord with the already converted. What a sorry, self-recriminating bunch! I'll bet you they had their knickers all in a knot when we sent American "war resisters" packing not long ago. Sorry folks. This is not the old Canada of your fairy tales and dreams of the past. We've moved on. Time for you to do the same. One good thing about these folks, tho, is that some of them have chosen not to reproduce.

Oh, and do read the first link. It's hilarious. "Eco groups" are going to "black out" their websites for one day. Everything will come crashing down. Life as we know it, will cease to exist. Stock up now. Head for the hills.

Oh, and this is just for you doom and gloom folks posting at that website:

Need, justification for Keystone grows
"Establishment of the pipeline would reduce U.S. dependence on oil from the Middle East and South America. It represents private investment and will create jobs, especially during construction. The pipeline will help move crude oil from western North Dakota to southern refineries in a way that’s safer than by truck or rail -- safer for the environment and people on the road in this state’s oil patch."
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"Approval of the pipeline has now moved to the negotiating table between U.S. House and Senate as conference committee members began work on a multi-year transportation bill. The possibility of the pipeline surviving the conference committee continues to improve.

Obama administration friend, billionaire Warren Buffett, has lined up behind Keystone, along with major players from business and industry. “There are an awful lot of pipelines running in the United States and net, they’re certainly been a huge plus for the country,” Buffett said. He makes practical case for the pipeline."
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"In North Dakota the intensity of oil exploration and development continues to grow. The risk of having an accident on the state’s western highways has greatly increased. Safety for the motoring public has been put at risk by the high volume of truck traffic, which could be reduced by more pipeline capacity. Increased safety on North Dakota roadways makes a good case for the Keystone pipeline.

Moving oil by pipeline also is safer for the environment than shipping it by truck or rail."
Not that you'll read it.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

You left out the millions of dead caribou and the tens of thousands of square miles of forever-ruined permafrost tundra land in Alaska from the original Alaska Pipeline. In the 1970's Alaskan Pipeline War, the eco-warriors had their "experts" testify to this effect in the Congressional battles over that pipeline. It was a scientific certainty.

Today, multiple, independent, real experts have verified that the migratory caribou herds are larger than ever. They apparently know how to walk under the raised sections of pipeline, jump over the non-raised sections and haven't forgotten how to mate! Amazing! Ditto for the permafrost tundra, which remains as it has been for millenia.

Who'da thought?!

Of course, that doesn't mean we shouldn't now totally believe The Goracle and the other "experts" in "Global Warming", now "Climate Change" predicting zillions of drowned polar bears and the species' resulting extinction. Anyone wicked or stupid enough to not believe them is a criminal "denialist"!

(There is a teensy weensy problem for the Global Warming, aka "Climate Change" global con-men and their brainwashed minions.

Some of us codgers, like me, actually have memories back to the 1970's, when these same SOBs were confidently predicting an imminent new Ice Age. We don't even need to Google to refresh our memories, although a good Google can quickly bring up volumes of evidence of their perfidy, then and now.

By now, Louise, your house was supposed to be under 10 feet of ice, almost all of Canada and the northern tier of American states barely inhabitable, with northern Siberian weather conditions.

So, I'll quote an old Western saying to these "ladies" and "gentlemen", "Don't p*ss down my leg and tell me it's raining!" My "B*llsh*t Detector is reading in the Danger Zone!

May 13, 2012 8:06 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Thank you for the bullshit detector. I can use that. Maybe right up beside the evilness indicator.

May 13, 2012 10:04 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

You know, this global warming thing really makes me laugh. Or at least the true believer-watermelon types do.

I have no trouble believing in global warming. After all, as you said, 20,000 years ago, I would have had a wee bit of ice over my head. Not 10 feet, though. More like 2 1/2 or 3 miles of it (that's 13,000+ feet not 10) of ice over my head. All of that ice went somewhere. Wasn't global cooling that caused it to disappear.

I grew up in a valley that is said to have been carved out by the receding glaciers, presumably by rushing water. It's at least a mile wide and a half mile deep. There's still lakes and a river flowing down the middle of it.

Then there's Lake Agassiz which returns every so often just to show us and those pesky North Dakotans who's boss and to cause cross border disputes.

Mom Nature (and Mr. Sole) are pretty powerful agents.

May 13, 2012 10:58 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Oh, and to think that humankind can do something to stop this is hubris in the extreme.

Mom Nature has this thing about her own children. She kills them off if they damage her, but she'll survive.

May 13, 2012 11:14 pm  
Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Well, you just encouraged me to learn something. I just read the Wiki article on Lake Agassiz. A lake or an inland sea?!

May 14, 2012 1:30 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

I believe it was fresh water, so it would have been a lake, but a mighty big one. The Red River and its tributaries as well as Lake Winnipeg are all that are left of it.

May 14, 2012 3:18 pm  

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