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Alberta's oilsands are "filth" . . . .
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"{>_<} Раиса" <"{>_
2014-05-31 22:52:36 UTC
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I wish the man would just tell it like it is. This equivocating is
hard to comprehend . . . . (=_=)
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Canadian Press | May 31, 2014

Desmond Tutu calls oilsands ‘filth’ created by greed in Fort McMurray speech


FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has called
Alberta’s oilsands “filth” created by greed, and has urged all sides to
work together to protect the environment and aboriginal rights.

“The fact that this filth is being created now, when the link between
carbon emissions and global warming is so obvious, reflects negligence
and greed,” Tutu told more than 200 rapt attendees a conference on
oilsands development and treaty rights in Fort McMurray.

“The oilsands are emblematic of an era of high carbon and high-risk
fuels that must end if we are committed to a safer climate.”

“Oilsands development not only devastates our shared climate, it is also
stripping away the rights of First Nations and affected communities to
protect their children, land and water from being poisoned.”

The archbishop, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the fight
against apartheid, has taken strong stands on climate change and against
projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline. Tutu has signed a petition
against the project. In an opinion column earlier this year in the
British newspaper the Guardian, the 82-year-old called the Keystone
proposal to move oilsands bitumen from Alberta to the U.S. appalling.

He has also called for boycotts of events sponsored by the fossil fuel
industry, for health warnings on oil company ads and for divestment of
oil industry investments held by universities and municipalities,
similar to measures that were brought against South Africa’s old
apartheid regime.

Industry supporters have pointed out that the oilsands’ contribution to
the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide produced globally in minuscule.

But Tutu argued that humanity must act together to end a threat that is
already affecting people around the globe.

“This is why I have stood in solidarity with communities across Canada
and the United States that are opposing the proposed oilsands pipeline,”
he said. “The struggle of citizens against the pipelines puts them on
the front lines of the most important struggles in North America today.”

Despite his uncompromising rhetoric, Tutu urged people from all sides to
work together. He pointed to the experience of his own country
overcoming generations of racial intolerance as an example of how widely
differing positions can be brought together through mutual good will.

“Magnanimity is not a river that flows in one direction only. It is a
bridge built of reasonableness and the acceptance of others that enables
human beings to navigate barriers that keep us apart.”

In a room tangy with the slight smell of sweetgrass, Tutu said humanity
must learn to think of itself as one family.

“You can’t be human all by yourself. You need other human beings to be
human.”

Tutu’s remarks, leavened by his trademark infectious laugh, ended with
the crowd on its feet while he chanted, “we are connected.”

Tutu has been brought to the oilsands capital by the Athabasca Chipewyan
First Nation and a Toronto law firm specializing in aboriginal law.
Canuck57
2014-06-13 21:58:38 UTC
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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has called
Alberta’s oilsands “filth” created by greed, and has urged all sides to
work together to protect the environment and aboriginal rights.
“The fact that this filth is being created now, when the link between
carbon emissions and global warming is so obvious, reflects negligence
and greed,” Tutu told more than 200 rapt attendees a conference on
oilsands development and treaty rights in Fort McMurray.
Funny, another idiot that likes their oil with USA munitions and peoples
blood in it to make Saudi rich.
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Socialist-statism corruption is a great idea so long as the credit is
good and other people pay for it. When the credit runs out and those
that pay for it leave, they can all share having nothing but
unemployment, debt and discontentment.
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2014-06-13 22:07:58 UTC
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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has called
Alberta’s oilsands “filth” created by greed, and has urged all sides
to work together to protect the environment and aboriginal rights.
“The fact that this filth is being created now, when the link between
carbon emissions and global warming is so obvious, reflects
negligence and greed,” Tutu told more than 200 rapt attendees a
conference on oilsands development and treaty rights in Fort
McMurray.
Funny, another idiot that likes their oil with USA munitions and
peoples blood in it to make Saudi rich.
Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's
primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his
brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers,
for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back
into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.
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2014-06-14 20:16:21 UTC
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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has called
Alberta’s oilsands “filth” created by greed, and has urged all sides to
work together to protect the environment and aboriginal rights.
“The fact that this filth is being created now, when the link between
carbon emissions and global warming is so obvious, reflects negligence
and greed,” Tutu told more than 200 rapt attendees a conference on
oilsands development and treaty rights in Fort McMurray.
Funny, another idiot that likes their oil with USA munitions and peoples
blood in it to make Saudi rich.
Russia can take over being major supplier of oil to China. Canada
doesn't need to play lackey to the likes of China and their government.
Alan Baker
2014-06-15 05:38:26 UTC
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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has called
Alberta’s oilsands “filth” created by greed, and has urged all sides to
work together to protect the environment and aboriginal rights.
“The fact that this filth is being created now, when the link between
carbon emissions and global warming is so obvious, reflects negligence
and greed,” Tutu told more than 200 rapt attendees a conference on
oilsands development and treaty rights in Fort McMurray.
Funny, another idiot that likes their oil with USA munitions and peoples
blood in it to make Saudi rich.
Russia can take over being major supplier of oil to China. Canada
doesn't need to play lackey to the likes of China and their government.
How is selling a resource at the market price "being a lackey"?
Canuck57
2014-07-09 22:01:42 UTC
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I wish the man would just tell it like it is. This equivocating is
hard to comprehend . . . . (=_=)
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Canadian Press | May 31, 2014
Desmond Tutu calls oilsands ‘filth’ created by greed in Fort McMurray speech
Maybe Desmond likes his oil with blood and US munitions in it?

Fact is he takes this position as freeloading natives have convinced him
to support them.

Bu the reality we should do equality and stop race based extortion from
these freeloaders.
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Socialist-statism corruption is a great idea so long as the credit is
good and other people pay for it. When the credit runs out and those
that pay for it leave, they can all share having nothing but
unemployment, debt and discontentment.
John Fleming
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$> I wish the man would just tell it like it is. This equivocating is
$> hard to comprehend . . . . (=_=)
$> ____________________________________________
$>
$> Canadian Press | May 31, 2014
$>
$> Desmond Tutu calls oilsands ‘filth’ created by greed in Fort McMurray
$> speech
$
$Maybe Desmond likes his oil with blood and US munitions in it?
I think you might be right.
$Fact is he takes this position as freeloading natives have convinced him
$to support them.
$
$Bu the reality we should do equality and stop race based extortion from
$these freeloaders.
Anyway, the fact is the world wants oil, and the Oil Sands are one of
the largest and safest sources in the world. By and large, Canada is
politically stable and there is minimal threat of foreign invastion.

Anyway, chemically, oil is oil. Maybe there is a cleaner way to
extract it from the Oil Sands. In that case, lets put a bit more
energy into finding that method.
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John Fleming
Edmonton, Canada


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2014-07-14 18:44:33 UTC
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Anyway, the fact is the world wants oil, and the Oil Sands are one of
the largest and safest sources in the world. By and large, Canada is
politically stable and there is minimal threat of foreign invastion.
The ones towing the stuff from our pristine shores to China would be
considered the 'invasion'.
Post by John Fleming
Anyway, chemically, oil is oil. Maybe there is a cleaner way to
extract it from the Oil Sands. In that case, lets put a bit more
energy into finding that method.
It's called capping the wells and going home.
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2014-07-15 06:47:09 UTC
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Post by John Fleming
Anyway, the fact is the world wants oil, and the Oil Sands are one of
the largest and safest sources in the world. By and large,
Canada is
politically stable and there is minimal threat of foreign
invastion.
The ones towing the stuff from our pristine shores to China would
be considered the 'invasion'.
Post by John Fleming
Anyway, chemically, oil is oil. Maybe there is a cleaner way to
extract it from the Oil Sands. In that case, lets put a bit
more
energy into finding that method.
It's called capping the wells and going home.
If ignorance is bliss, you must be a VERY happy person.
John Fleming
2014-10-20 01:42:28 UTC
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[Default] On Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:47:09 -0600, while chained to a desk
$>> Anyway, the fact is the world wants oil, and the Oil Sands are
$>> one of
$>> the largest and safest sources in the world. By and large,
$>> Canada is
$>> politically stable and there is minimal threat of foreign
$>> invastion.
$>
$> The ones towing the stuff from our pristine shores to China would
$> be considered the 'invasion'.
$>
$>> Anyway, chemically, oil is oil. Maybe there is a cleaner way to
$>> extract it from the Oil Sands. In that case, lets put a bit
$>> more
$>> energy into finding that method.
$>
$> It's called capping the wells and going home.
$
$If ignorance is bliss, you must be a VERY happy person.
Amen!!
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John Fleming
Edmonton, Canada


Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a genome E-I-E-I-O
With a SNP SNP here and a SNP SNP there,
Here a SNP, there a SNP, everywhere a SNP SNP
Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O
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