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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Will Cost BC Drivers $700 million Every Single Year



 

 

 

Here is the latest weather forecast for Hecate Strait on the Northern West Coast, cut n pasted from Environment Canada.

 

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Marine Forecast

Winds

Issued 10:30 AM PST 03 January 2012
Today Tonight and Wednesday Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to 25 to 35 near noon then increasing to 35 to 45 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 55 to 65 late this evening then diminishing to 35 to 45 before Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to south 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning then veering to southwest 30 to 40 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 January 2012
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early this morning and to 5 to 7 late this morning. Seas building to 7 to 10 after midnight.(That would be 34 foot high waves)

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 January 2012
Thursday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 45.

Weather & Visibility

Issued 10:30 AM PST 03 January 2012
Today Tonight and Wednesday Rain at times heavy.

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The above weather forecast was cut n pasted from Weather Canada



Hurricane force winds again, every month there are hurricane force winds on our northern coast, with 1 to 2 oil tankers per day, they will pile up, big ships 4 times the length of a football field, these vessels under pressure would indeed travel in this weather, they would also wreck on our coast and destroy it for centuries, not if a spill happens but when, Enbridge can`t guarantee anything, their own records prove out that fact!!!!!!....The fact that Enbridge has had 804 major pipeline spills in the last 10 years, they average nearly 100 major pipeline ruptures per year..FACT, FACT, FACT.....
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Spills and violations

Using data from Enbridge's own reports, the Polaris Institute calculated that 804 spills occurred on Enbridge pipelines between 1999 and 2010. These spills released approximately 168,645 barrels (26,812.4 m3) of hydrocarbons into the environment.[8]
On July 4, 2002 an Enbridge pipeline ruptured in a marsh near the town of Cohasset, Minnesota in Itasca County, spilling 6,000 barrels (950 m3) of crude oil. In an attempt to keep the oil from contaminating the Mississippi River, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources set a controlled burn that lasted for 1 day and created a smoke plume about 1-mile (1.6 km) high and 5 miles (8.0 km) long.[9]
In 2006, there were 67 reportable spills totaling 5,663 barrels (900.3 m3) on Enbridge's energy and transportation and distribution system; in 2007, there were 65 reportable spills totaling 13,777 barrels (2,190.4 m3) [10]
On March 18, 2006, approximately 613 barrels (97.5 m3) of crude oil were released when a pump failed at Enbridge's Willmar terminal in Saskatchewan.[11] According to Enbridge, roughly half the oil was recovered, the remainder contributing to 'off-site' impacts.
On January 1, 2007 an Enbridge pipeline that runs from Superior, Wisconsin to near Whitewater, Wisconsin cracked open and spilled ~50,000 US gallons (190 m3) of crude oil onto farmland and into a drainage ditch.[12] The same pipeline was struck by construction crews on February 2, 2007, in Rusk County, Wisconsin, spilling ~126,000 US gallons (480 m3) of crude. Some of the oil filled a hole more than 20 feet (6.1 m) deep and was reported to have contaminated the local water table.[13]
In April 2007, roughly 6,227 barrels (990.0 m3) of crude oil spilled into a field downstream of an Enbridge pumping station near Glenavon, Saskatchewan. Long-term site remediation is being attempted to bring the site to "as close as possible to its original condition".[11]
In 2009, Enbridge Energy Partners, a US affiliate of Enbridge Inc., agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit brought against the company by the state of Wisconsin for 545 environmental violations.[14][15] The violations were incurred while building portions of the company's Southern Access pipeline, a ~$2.1 billion project to transport crude from the oil sands region in Alberta to Chicago. In a news release from Wisconsin's Department of Justice, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said "...the incidents of violation were numerous and widespread, and resulted in impacts to the streams and wetlands throughout the various watersheds."
In January 2009 an Enbridge pipeline leaked about 4,000 barrels (640 m3) of oil southeast of Fort McMurray at the company's Cheecham Terminal tank farm. It was reported in the Edmonton Journal3), sprayed into the air and coated nearby snow and trees.[16] that most of the spilled oil was contained within berms, but that about 1% of the oil, about 40 barrels (6.4 m
April 2010 an Enbridge pipeline ruptured spilling more than 1500 litres of oil in Virden, Manitoba, which leaked into the Boghill Creek which eventually connects to the Assiniboine River.[17]
July 2010, a leaking pipeline spilled an estimated 843,444 US gallons (3,192.78 m3) of crude oil into Talmadge Creek leading to the Kalamazoo River in southwest Michigan on Monday, July 26.[18][19]
On September 9, 2010, a rupture on Enbridge's Line 6A pipeline near Romeoville, Illinois released an estimate 6,100 barrels (970 m3) of oil into the surrounding area.[

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Well guess what, a shocking revelation has come to light,a couple of weeks ago a report from the University of Alberta was released, a report that made a very honest representation of the financial numbers, the University of Alberta report stated,...That the Alberta oil producers would be the big winner with an Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, to the tune of $billions per pear, the report also stated that the Province of British Columbia would receive the least benefit ($131 million dollars in royalties over the life of the project)...Ontario would receive roughly $400 million dollars while Alberta would receive almost all the money, $10`s of billions per year....British Columbia would take ALL of the risk, the pipeline would have to cross 1200 rivers and streams in BC land, plus the inevitable oil tanker wreck on the BC Hurricane force wind-filled northern coast, BC would take all that risk for for $14 million dollars per year, the BP gulf of Mexico spill has cost over $40 billion to partially clean up..




Now perhaps you might be wondering what the "latest shocking revelation" is.....Here`s the deal, Alberta Tar Sand whores want the Northern Enbridge pipeline for one main reason.....That reason is....To get a higher price for their oil!!....That higher price is the Brent Crude price, Brent Crude averages 10% to 15% more the WTI North American price.....Here are the quotes from different sources.
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EDMONTON — Oil producers could lose $72 billion over a nine-year-period if a pipeline to carry Alberta bitumen to the West Coast isn’t built, a new report for the Alberta government says as community hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project are about to begin this month in British Columbia.


In a 44-page report submitted before Christmas to the federal government panel reviewing the pipeline project, consultants for Alberta Energy peg potential losses for oil producers in the project at $8 billion every year between 2017 and 2025.


The forecast, drawn up by Houston-based consultant Harold York for the firm Wood Mackenzie, is largely based on the expectation that Alberta oil sells at a higher price on an international market than it does in North America.

“If we can get it offshore, there are a lot more markets available to us which are willing to pay a higher price,” Alberta Energy spokesman Tim Markle said.

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Enbridge`s "Stanway added that the proposal has a strong economic case to make, starting with an estimated $2.4-billion-per-year increase in revenue to Canada's oil industry through higher prices producers would be able to generate from selling into wider markets.




"The real driving force behind Northern Gateway is the strategic argument for Canada having access to world markets for its most valuable export product," Stanway said.
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So there you have it, we have an Alberta University submitting a report that shows BC receiving a mere $131 million dollars over the life of the project, couple that with increased prices at the pump, we have seen this picture before, the HST, a yearly $2 billion dollar tax shift from corporations on to consumers back, a huge benefit to big corporations, $2 billion dollars out of BC consumers pockets directly into corporate profits, we were promised lower prices and jobs, but what we got was higher prices and thousands of lost jobs, the exact same scenario will happen with the Enbridge northern pipeline, as soon as they start selling Alberta crude on the international market they will be charging the brent crude price, our fuels prices will rise by 10% to  20% almost immediately.....Remember when oil surged to $150 dollars per barrel in 2009, our pump price was $1.50 plus per litre, no breaks for Canadians, we were subject to full pricing, pricing higher than what the Americans paid...

The Northern Enbridge pipeline will see BC drivers paying an additional $600 million dollars plus per year, Canadians as a whole will pay roughly $7 billion dollars more per year....

Think about it, which route would more and more Tar sand oil travel, south for a $100 dollars a barrel or west for $115 dollars a barrel?...Exactly, which oil company would settle for the lower price? Eventually all the Tar Sand bitumen will rise to the Brent crude price....How does $1.70 to $2.00 a litre sound?

Here, let me describe the sound...Kaching, Kaching!

So here`s the deal, the Enbridge Northern pipeline, Enbridge who have had 1000 pipeline spills in the last decade, including a savage spill of 844,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo river last year, Enbridge wants their pipeline to cross 1200 rivers and streams in BC on its way to Kitimat where giant Supertankers 4 times longer than a football field will have to travel the roughest, windiest coastline in the world, a coastline where hurricane force winds blow almost weekly!!!...Including this week!....

And for all of this risk, for tempting fate,  waiting for the inevitable spill, for a cost of $700 million dollars per year to B.C. drivers, just what is our benefit?

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The University of Calgary's School of Public Policy issued an analysis Thursday concluding that with expanded pipeline access to U.S. and Asian markets, Canada's gross domestic product would jump $132 billion in 2010 dollars between 2016 and 2030, generating $27 billion in federal, provincial and municipal taxes and 649,000 person-years of employment.

But the study also shows that the overwhelming economic benefit of pipeline expansion to B.C. goes to Alberta.

The opening of the Asian market would trigger $10.5 billion in gains and 52,000 person-years of employment in Canada, but almost $10 billion of that wealth and 44,000 person-years go to Alberta.

Ontario would get $286 million and 4,000 person-years, while B.C. would enjoy $131 million and 2,000 person-years.


The study also "suggests" that B.C. would gain an additional $85 million in GDP and another 1,000 person-years due to increased exports to California if pipelines are built to the West Coast.
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British Columbia would receive a mere $131 million .....SHOCKING, Enbridge, the ALBERTA Government, the Federal Government wants B.C. to risk everything, our last 89 Orca, our wild salmon, kelp forests, our pristine northern coastline for a staggering $131 million dollars, or if you like, $14.3 million dollars per year, not enough money over 16 years to pay for a quarter of a new BC Place roof!

Alberta Government, Enbridge and Stephen Harper want BC and Canadian drivers to pay $billions of dollars more each and every single year all in the name of funneling more largesse to Big oil Vampires, ..

Do the math people, $700 million per year in higher fuel prices over 15 years comes to...


$10.5 billion dollars in extra costs to BC drivers and.....A staggering $105 Billion dollars more in cost to Canadian drivers as a whole!

 Brent crude,current price over $113 dollars per barrel

 North American/Current Canadian price..$100 dollars per barrel.


A 10% plus difference in price, do the math people, BCers and Canadians are being led to the gas pump slaughterhouse.

Below are the stats Canada figures for fuel consumption by Province, as you will see, British Columbia drivers bought 5 billion litres of fuel in 2010....At an average cost of even $1 dollar per litre, B.C. drivers spent well over $5 billion dollars on fuel, raise the price of crude oil to the international brent crude price and even if Alberta oil rises by 10% ...Even at 10% the cost to BC Drivers per year will be roughly $700 million dollars every single year....

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Sales of fuel used for road motor vehicles, by province and territory
(Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
thousand litres
Canada
Net sales of gasoline 38,653,955 39,635,182 39,148,560 39,708,461 40,558,727
Gross sales of gasoline 39,918,335 40,848,495 40,496,036 41,028,454 41,885,365
Net sales of diesel oil 16,611,819 17,133,467 16,555,321 16,188,394 16,701,960
Alta.
Net sales of gasoline 5,139,600 5,298,000 5,317,300 5,350,400 5,410,900
Gross sales of gasoline 5,368,100 5,536,200 5,608,400 5,569,300 5,618,300
Net sales of diesel oil 3,373,400 3,580,000 3,488,800 3,632,700 3,629,600
B.C.
Net sales of gasoline 4,524,469 4,554,406 4,467,255 4,536,112 4,760,666
Gross sales of gasoline 4,719,356 4,749,604 4,619,653 4,646,008 4,915,626
Net sales of diesel oil 1,721,635 1,796,611 1,714,031 1,647,876 1,838,578
Y.T.
Net sales of gasoline 61,536 60,741 62,797 67,053 70,133
Gross sales of gasoline 63,839 62,816 64,950 69,738 71,502
Net sales of diesel oil 43,137 43,789 46,827 50,197 54,828
N.W.T.
Net sales of gasoline 37,250 38,855 37,312 38,149 42,959
Gross sales of gasoline 46,724 47,898 46,939 47,289 49,706
Net sales of diesel oil 113,045 162,327 112,391 86,013 65,588
Nvt.
Net sales of gasoline 12,016 17,179 17,687 22,992 12,291
Gross sales of gasoline 12,016 17,179 17,687 22,991 12,291
Net sales of diesel oil 5,188 6,360 5,966 5,248 7,541

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It can`t happen again can it? (Updated)

1989 in Prince William sound Alaska the Exxon Valdez ran aground on bligh reef, releasing 37,000(11 million gallons) tons of crude oil into a pristine marine wonderland, it shocked me then and saddens me today.

(Updated January 24/2010...In case you haven`t heard, because of Human error AGAIN, a major oil spill in Houston occured yesterday, 490,000 gallons, a barge ran into a tanker, a tiny spill though it is, the Enbridge pipeline would be bringing hundreds of Super Tankers larger than the Exxon Valdez plying our foggy,cruise ship laden inside waters every year, one accident, one human error ,one act of terrorism, one mentally deranged Captain and our west coast could be gone for hundreds of years, in fact there was a story out recently about the Valdez spill site,20 years later and heavy crude is still thick under all the rocks on shore, death and no recovery for fish,herring,shellfish, so in light of this latest spill I am re-posting this TRUE STORY) (read about the Houston Spill here) http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/23/texas.oil.spill/index.html

Please read this link,look at the great pictures,20 years later, still heavy crude oil everywhere, http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/exxon-valdez-20-years-after-ecological.html


You know friends, sometimes I`m a little ruff with my stories, I`ve taken a lot of personal hits through my life and I really don`t have much left to lose, but I really am a big softy, I rescue cats,take them in,my oldest burmese cat is chasing 24 years of age, heck, had him longer than any relationship, ah but I digress, back in 1989,no internet, no 24 hour news channels for the masses and certainly T.V. coverage is not that of today but the images that came back from what coverage there was on this 35th largest oil spill in the world was gripping, the massive vessel hung up on a reef and this expanding oil slick, and days later the scenes grew and grew and then pictures of thousands of oiled birds,otters stiff dead, floating fish and my god, what have we done,madness, and the heroic but futile efforts of rescue and containment teams, the volunteers on the rocks in around the sound in coves,bays inlets, these futile attempts in steam cleaning individual rocks and sponging up globs of oil an ounce at a time, the wildlife scenes,the dead wildlife scenes grew and lingered and week after week these scenes were on T. V. and to this day the images are burned into memory.
Anyways, as you know by now the freighter Hebei Lion ran aground last week during a storm,winds were recorded between 90 and 120 kilometer per hour winds, the vessel dragged anchor and god damn we were real lucky, this sucker carries tonnes of heavy fuel, according to experts we were extra lucky,it hit Conconi reef in Navy channel near Mayne island and if not for the fact that it was at mid-low tide and rising, 12 hours later it would of been the reverse situation and we would be talking disaster!
And are we naive as people? Was it a fluke,one in a million bit of bad luck, yet I remember 1989, I wish I could forget, writing this story is bound to trigger a scary dream, damn this photographic memory, but I don`t have to go back that far to be alarmed, didn`t we have near hurricane winds that tore up Stanley park,the island, heck,I had 20 trees down on my road alone up here on the sunshine coast, landlocked for a week, what if it dragged anchor and grounded in one of those storms, maybe you figure I`m being paranoid, well being a salty dog for my entire life dad and I have witnessed,survived many flash storms on the coast,straight line winds that come up out of the blue, many times having to hide,run from the weather, tuck inside the lee of an island, on the west coast, Bamfield, jervis inlet, scary stuff but being in smaller boats,smaller compared to tankers,freighters, 30 40 foot nimble boats, the big boys can`t turn around in a hurry or hide, these storms cells aren`t the rareity but the norm in B.C..
Several friends of mine, my commercial fisherman buddies have told me stories of hacate straight, storms out of the blue,30 40 foot waves in an hour from calm, and today the Northern Adventure, part of our bc ferry fleet got stuck in a storm there,they had to turn around,several crew members had minor injuries and cars on the car deck got damaged from sliding around, man, that must of been one scary turn on that ferry, been there done that, Deborah Marshall bc ferry spokeswoman said when asked why the ferry was out in a storm that rough she responded " The forecast was for the storm to arrive much later than it did and the ferry got caught" and tonight my friends the ferry still isn`t running because of another storm but it can`t happen again can it?
Here is the start of the list of the 20 largest oil spills in the world,the Valdez ranked 35th and way way back in the amount of oil spilt.
Rank----ship name-------------------year--------location-----------spill size(tons)
  1. Atlantic Empress-----------1979----off Tobago,west-----------287.000
  2. ABT Summer-----------------1991-700 nautical miles off Angola---260.000
  3. Castillo de Bellver-----1983--off Saldanha bay,south Africa---252.000
  4. Amoca Cadiz----------------1978 off Brittany, France--------223.000
  5. Haven---------------------------1991--------Genoa, Italy------144.000
  6. Odyssy--------1988--700 nautical miles off Nova Scotia---132.000
  7. Torrey Canyon---------------1967-------Scicily isles, UK------119.000
  8. Sea Star-------------------------1972-------Gulf of Oman--------115.000
  9. Irene`s Seranade----1980-Navarino bay,greece--------100.000
  10. Urquiola----------1976-------La Coruna, Spain------------100.000
  11. Hawaiin Patriot----1989--300 nautical miles off Honolulu---95.000
  12. Independence------1979-------Bosphorous, Turkey------------95.000
  13. Jakob Maersk------1975-----Oporto,Portugal-------------------88.000
  14. Braer------1993-----Shetland islands, UK--------------------85.000
  15. Khark 5--1989------120 nautical miles off Atlantic coast of Morrocco 80.000
Vessels longer than football fields and able to carry enough oil to fill several hundred olympic sized pools,now after the Valdez went aground the US court mandated all vessels entering US waters must be double hulled by 2020, were not quite there yet,the Valdez was the most expensive clean-up in the history of oil spills even though it is only the 35th largest spill,tiny in comparison to the list above,the reason, our coast,coves,inlets,bays,wildlife,shellfish,salmon,birds otters,bears,first nations,generational families, the clean up cost estimated at 2.5 billion dollars,including fines and punitive damages it could be as high as 9.5 billion dollars,yet the case is still not settled,the US supreme court in 2007 decided to hear the case,Exxon mobil corp already had the 5 billion dollar awarded in 1994 by an Anchorage jury cut in half and they are still appealing that decision, from what I`ve read Exxon can drag this stuff out forever, it`s called risk management or business management issues,in other words they have so many lawyers on retainer it costs nothing to fight forever and as time goes by the award is shrinking purely with inflation and crude prices, they can fight forever, so if we had a catastrophic spill there is no one to pay for the clean up, I have read up on the practice of insurance on these supertankers, the maximum they are insured for is about 1 billion dollars but most are only insured for 150 million dollars and with the way these vessels are registered we would never find an owner or company to make us whole.
Yet even if they paid in full, exxon when oil was at 150$ per barrel they were making 40 billion$ plus per quarter they still won`t pay punitive damages, and how do you put a price on paradise, the inside passage, areas full of amazing life, history, local eco systems, my back yard, your childrens playground, maybe we should mandate those scenes from the Exxon Valdez spill be played weekly on tv as a reminder, force politicians and the public to view those horrific scenes over and over again, welcome to my world because I still see those visions,damn memory,what a wuuss I am, I`m getting teary eyed writing this and I watched saving private Ryan on KVOS tv last night again ,and I still teared up, where was I, and why am I bringing this up, it can`t happen again,can it? You know,I hope you`re aware that the Campbell gang is pushing that Enbridge pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat and if that happens it means we will have supertankers plying our waters and I watched the estimate debates for the ministry of energy with Blair Leckstrom, and John Horgan, ndp energy critic and new leader of the ndp and John Horgan asked Blair Leckstrom direct questions, he asked if he and the campbell government were lobbying Ottawa to lift the moratorium on oil tankers on the BC coast and Leckstrom answered yes! He said that they were in favour of offshore oil n gas drilling and tanker traffic and he stated that if Ottawa sees fit to lift the moratorium they were prepared to safely operate,hmmm.
It can`t happen again can it, reading documents about tanker traffic it`s quite clear that the equipment is safe, technology,radar, GPS, modern navigating equipment, but the experts,I have the data, 75% of all oil spill accidents are human error, and nothing,no technology can stop that, maybe I`m paranoid,one in a million,the Hebei lion that just ran aground on thursday, the media completely missed the story, never even examined the potential threat, a 30 second sound bite when we were lucky beyond belief that we didn`t have a ecological disaster in the lower gulf islands but,one in a million right, or not, the captain of the Exxon Valdez was apparently drunk and snoozing and left a clueless crew mate in charge,oops, one in a million,it can`t happen again can it, almost forgot about the bc ferry crashing Horseshoe bay, and then there was the queen of the north, human error, I don`t know,they did hit an island,oops, monkey business on the bridge,who knows, they had the best and recently installed safety equipment,so much for technology
  1. 16--Aegean Sea----------------1992-------La Coruna, Spain---------------------------74.000 tons
  2. 17--Sea Empress--------------1996-------Milford Haven, UK------------------------72.000
  3. 18--Katina P--------------------1992------off Maputo, Mozambique----------------72.000
  4. 19--Nova-------------------------1985-----off Kharg island,gulf of Iran-------------70.000
  5. 20--Prestige---------------------2002------off the Spanish coast------------------------63,000
  6. 35th--Exxon Valdez---------1989-------Prince William sound---------------------37.000
Besides storms, human errors, accidents can happen while loading super tankers, one of the biggest risks is a collision between cruise ships and oil tankers,and we have a very busy cruise ship industry,everyday they`re are cruise ships plying the inside passage, yet by far the biggest risk is those one in a million human errors that can`t be stopped, it can`t happen again can it?
There is no fail safe, could you imagine if a big spill happened in our inside waters, not a little spill of 37,000 tons like the Valdez but 300,000 tons or more, our coast would be gone for generations,shellfish,birds, herring,bottom fish and those darn cute sea otters that I can`t get out of my head, what cost can you put on that, it would take decades to receive compensation, for a loss that we would never get back,and thats enough to get me all teary eyed again, can we take that chance,can we possibly risk losing what isn`t ours, can we gamble with future generations right to a green environment, our salmon and bears are already hurting, we could lose our pacific salmon without a spill what chance would the salmon have with the herring spawn dead, these forests,our rain forests depend on the salmon, our rain forests contain salmon nitrogen,there`s salmon in these rain forest giants,if the salmon go the bears go,the eagles go, my god,one in a million, human error, fog, equipment malfunction, hurricane force winds,isolated straight line winds.
We hardly have any fish compared to when I was a youth, yes,I remember yesterday, god damn it that`s why I get so angry because I can remember yesterday.
I dedicate this story to Alexandra Morten, this star has given her life to protect my soul, for without the salmon I am nothing, my mom,my dad are salmon to me, if i can write one story that can make a difference in this world I will die a happy man.
Let the Federal Government know that no pipeline is coming, if they want pitchforks,they`ll get them!.....Email environment minister here Prentice.J@parl.gc.ca Environment Canada here enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca

The Straight Goods
Cheers-Eyes wide Open

Friday, July 27, 2012

Christy Clark, Harvey Oberfeld, British Columbia is Not for Sale at Any Price

Enbridge, a spill per week, here a spill, there a spill everywhere a spill, not here, not British Columbia, not tomorrow, not ever, ...

The enbridge chronicles are there, only those so obtuse, so deliberately stunned or paid by big oil would say different.. No respect given to old tired ex-journalists, I call them the way I see them...Th ose who don/t change and adapt get left behind, the two mentioned below are but passing names, soon to be forgotten, both contributed nothing to society, both self-centered creatures who worked for money, no questions asked, no morals, no intelligence, both a waste of skin..




Enbridge shuts down part of Canada-US pipeline after Friday oil spill in Wisconsin



How many effing oil spills do we need before we say enough is enough..

Christy Clark is truly stunned, an election ploy to garner votes, matters not, what few votes she might gain she will lose as many from her remaining died-in-the-wool staunch corporate whore voters who remain trua to BC Liberal pork fat..

As for Harvey Oberfeld, the man is obtuse, too old and too close to the grave to give advice on oil pipeline, actually Harvey Oberfeld is a bolc-faced racist, he hates French Quebec, he hates everything the NDP stands for, but he has no problem lining up for and demanding ALL those socialist goodies like pensions, healthcare and the like, Harvey Oberfeld hates First Nations because he believes they(First Nations) are taking HIS money...He/s forgotten who owned this land and resources, who owned it for thousands of years..

Harvey Oberfeld is also an Environmental racist, a fat pig oil burning, pipe it, dam it, burn it, ...And as Harvey Oberfeld lashes out at NDP and their belief he wholly embraces China, a communist tyrannical dictatorship, a Government that tortues, abuses and poisons its own people, a country that has shipped its poison in milk, in dog food, cat food, fake medicine, toxic toys...A Communist country that looks the other way...

Yes indeed, Christy Clark may be lacking a brain, for that she is forgiven, but Harvey Oberfeld is a deliberate stain on society, a racist bastard who nary gives a shit about anything but his 7é11 refunds and his cheap vacation, a tired old hack who/s best days expired decades ago..

There is nothing left in Harvey/s soul, an empty pit, a sad old man pretending to be relevant, a hater of bikes, fish, brown blood, an old school racist who deplores the left yet partakes of all the advatages the socialist left gave him..


The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Monday, July 23, 2012

Alberta Redford, Ottawa Harper, Chinese Checkers, Grand Theft Environment

Cal Dallas, Alberta`s minister of inter-provincial relations just told British Columbia to get stuffed, no money for you, that`s fine with me, no amount of moneyt is worth it, all this will do is rile up all British Columbians both pro and con..

This idiot from Alberta makes the hilarious claim that if Alberta shared royalties with BC it could possibly be ..

"Dallas says there may be constitutional issues if Alberta were to pay B.C. for it’s support of the pipeline."

That is so funny, this Alberta redneck also compares apples to oranges..

"EDMONTON — Alberta’s intergovernmental affairs minister says giving British Columbia a bigger chunk of the economic benefits expected from the proposed Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline isn’t an option and doesn’t make sense.
Cal Dallas says each province has its own resources to develop — Saskatchewan doesn’t share it uranium wealth, and Ontario and Quebec don’t cut cheques to other provinces for money they make from mining."

Funny stuff indeed, does Saskatchewan uranium infringe and potentially destroy another province?..Does mining in Quebec and Ontario run the inevitable certainty of fouling rivers and coastlines with life destroying poisons, no it doesn`t...There you have the Alberta mind at work, cowboy mentality and pretzel logic, he must be related to Jack Mintz..

I wrote last year that the Stephen Treason Harper controlled Christy Clark Government, was Christy Clark absolutely stunned to think she could negotiate money after the fact, a federal review panel, a federal only environmental assessment(because BC ceded all environmental assessments on Enbridge and several other contentious projects) and a Stephen Harper veto he granted to himself..Laughable indeed....All this headache with Ottawa, all the BC Liberal ineffectiveness was caused by one thing...
 CB_Christy Clark

British Columbia`s BC Liberal Government because of what Gordon Campbell, Colin Hansen, Kevin Falcon, John Von Dongen and every other lying bitch/bastard Liberal did by selling out BC and went to bed with dirty Harper and accepted the HST, now to get out of it, to have HST bribe repayment schedule over time British Columbia Liberal sellouts gave away all the clout BC had, Christy Clark buckled, Falcon buckled, every effing Liberal buckled under, ..Because the criminal Gordon Campbell tied the Gordian knot around our proverbial throat these Liberal creatures have been begging for crumbs and kissing Harper`s feet

All this pain, all our provincial power sold down the river because of Gordon Campbell, John Von Dongen and every other Liberal stooge fucked us over big time...

Human error causes most oil accidents, that can`t be prevented, there are other risks that can`t be mitigated, that being terrorism, hundreds of miles of unguarded pipe, slow moving super tankers can have bombs placed in them, fast speed boats can place munitions magnetically directly to the side of these monster boats, you can have mechanical breakdown of super tankers, suicidal captains, medical distress caused accidents, none of these issues can be mitigated, not to mention the many times per year hurricane force winds batter our northern coast.....These 5 new demands presented as must-dos before BC accepts Enbridge`s killer pipeline...Oil response teams, where, how many, which river, what ocean site, how do oil response teams contain diluted bitumen(Dilbick) that sinks under the water and sheens oil for years, how do you contain sheen with 100 kilometer winds and 30 foot seas, you don`t, storms blow for days on end on our northern coast...

Employment opportunities for First Nations?..What, you mean the 50 permanent jobs in Kitimat after the construction of the pipeline, a pipeline built by Enbridge staff and Chinese labour, there are no jobs..And then there`s this demand by Christy Clucking Clark...Equity sharing with First Nations..That`s a sick joke, the deadline for equity deals with Enbridge expired 2 months asgo, the only offer to First Nations amounted to $20 dollars per year per First Nations citizen....

Oil was down $3 dollars per barrel today(that`s important, we`ll come back to that later), with China who owns their own state in the oil patch, China which owns an equity stake in Enbridge`s Gateway pipeline, China who today proposed paying double the worth and buying Canada`s largest oil patch company..Well...
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"HONG KONG/CALGARY (Reuters) - State-controlled CNOOC Ltd launched China's richest foreign takeover bid yet on Monday by agreeing to buy Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc for $15.1 billion, forcing Ottawa to decide whether security concerns outweigh its desire for foreign investment in its energy resources.
CNOOC, China's third-largest oil company, hopes to sell the deal to shareholders and the government with a hefty 61 percent premium to Nexen's Friday stock price. It promised to retain all employees and to make Canada home base for its Western Hemisphere operations.
CNOOC is offering $27.50 cash a share for Nexen, which has oil sands operations in the Canadian province of Alberta, shale gas in the province of British Columbia and extensive exploration and production holdings in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and offshore West Africa."



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Here`s the deal, Gateway pipeline is oil for China, China owns its own oil patch companies lock-stock-and barrel...and here`s the really big news, China, yes China once this pipeline is built and up and running, China has full options to buy the entire pipeline to Kitimat, 

Let me repeat that, China has the legal option to buy Enbridge`s Gateway pipeline lock-stock-and barrel, so what you will have is Chinese tankers, Chinese oil patch workers working in a 100% Chinese owned oil patch company shipping oil to Kitimat in a 100% Chinese owned pipeline, the royalties won`t exist for both Canada and Alberta, China has bribed everyone in sight to make this happen..

That`s why Harper and Canada aren`t talking about filling Canada`s 877,000 barrel domestic shortfall of oil we import every single day...That`s why there are no plans for a national energy plan with refineries and fulfilling Canada`s domestic needs, creating thousands of Canadian jobs.....
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"Chinese firms are rushing to snap up Canadian oil sands resources and invest in ongoing projects - to the tune of $15 billion in the past 18 months in Alberta alone. They are motivated by a desire to jump into one of the world's lowest-risk oil investments and to quench the exploding energy demands of Asian markets - even though getting the product from Canada to Asia is just a pipe dream now."

 http://www.chron.com/business/article/China-invests-billions-in-oil-sands-2176114.php


Chinese state oil company CNOOC has agreed to buy Canadian oil sands producer OPTI for $2.1bn (£1.3bn).
The deal - which must be approved by regulators - is the latest move by state-run Chinese firms to buy stakes in North American oil producers.
Canada's Alberta province is believed to have the third-largest reserves of oil in the world.
However it is far more expensive to extract oil from Canada's oil sands than from conventional fields.
CNOOC says it will pay OPTI shareholders $34m, but will also take on the firm's $2bn worth of debt.
The firm's main asset is a 35% stake in the Long Lake oil sands project in Alberta.
OPTI says the deal will allow it to continue to invest further in the project.
"CNOOC is a technically experienced and well capitalised company," said OPTI chief executive Chris Slubicki. 

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14214771
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That investment above has nothing to do with today`s CONOC $15 billion dollar proposal for nexus, do you need more proof that China is running the Gateway pipeline..




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Email-ID 1105205
Date 2011-01-21 15:38:57
From mark.schroeder@stratfor.com
To analysts@stratfor.com
List-Name analysts@stratfor.com
it is Prince Rupert that is the gateway they're talking about. i'll send
here next a PR release I dug up, on plans for Prince Rupert port and
infrastructure.

On 1/21/11 8:33 AM, Peter Zeihan wrote:

yeah - that might be better for PR reasons

they'll need a mega-massive port expansion for that tho -- add in a

couple billion more

On 1/21/2011 8:28 AM, Mark Schroeder wrote:


i think BC is actually building a new port/new infrastructure up in

the northern part of the province, Prince Rupert I believe.

I can try to get a bit of insight on this if I'm lucky.


On 1/21/11 8:25 AM, Peter Zeihan wrote:


while technically possible, going over the Canadian Rockies would be

a technical challenge to say the least

im guessing that the price tag on this would easily go
above $15b
(about triple what the current estimate is)

there's are very good reasons why all the crude goes south on flat

land to the midwest

so not impossible, but china would have to pony up for all of that

itself (its done stranger things for less, so who knows)

Vancouver as an oil supertanker port -- now THAT would do some

interesting things to Canada's view of China

On 1/20/2011 10:19 PM, Chris Farnham wrote:


Will this undermine the supply to the US at all? [chris]


China Invests in Canadian Oil-Export Project


* http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704747904576094513925922294.html?mod=WSJASIA_hps_LEFTTopWhatNews


By EDWARD WELSCH


CALGARY-China is helping to finance the development of a proposed

$5.51 billion dollar oil pipeline to Canada's West Coast that
would open the Asian market to Canadian crude, which is now
chiefly consumed by the U.S.

State-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, is among

a consortium of Canadian oil producers and Asian refiners
investing $100 million in Enbridge Inc.'s proposed Northern
Gateway pipeline, Enbridge Chief Executive Pat Daniel said during
a Web cast investor conference Thursday.

The Northern Gateway pipeline would pipe an average of 525,000

barrels of crude oil a day from Canada's oil-sands region to a
port in British Columbia, from which it would be shipped to Asian
markets. Regulators aren't expected to rule on whether the project
can go forward until next year. If approved, construction is
scheduled to be completed in 2016.

Canada's oil sands hold an estimated 170 billion barrels of oil,

making it the second-largest oil reserve in the world, after Saudi
Arabia's. The U.S. is the only export market for Canadian crude
oil, and Canada is the U.S.'s largest single supplier.

"We think it is hugely in Canada's national best interest to have

a second outlet for our crude oil," Mr. Daniel said, "...so that
we can become a price-maker with regard to crude-oil pricing,
instead of a price-taker."

Sinopec and other investors have put up $100 million to help

Northern Gateway get through the regulatory process, which
includes producing environmental-impact studies and consulting
with native and environmental groups-some of which oppose the
project.

Mr. Daniel said Enbridge itself has already spent $100 million on

the regulatory process. The Calgary-based pipeline company applied
for approval to build Northern Gateway in May, and expects
Canada's federal energy regulator to approve it by the middle of
2012.

Mr. Daniel said confidentiality agreements prohibited him from

naming the other investors, but said he could name Sinopec because
the news had been previously reported by Canadian newspaper the
National Post.

The proposal has met fierce criticism from native groups and

environmental nongovernmental organizations. Some warn of the risk
of spills from the pipeline or from oil tankers, while others are
chiefly opposed to further growth of the oil-sands industry, which
has come under fire for its substantial greenhouse-gas emissions
and fears of water contamination.

Mr. Daniel said he is confident Enbridge could win over

opposition. The company in November proposed giving a 10% equity
stake to native groups in an attempt to win them over, Daniel
said.

"That's been very well received and we're hoping to bring more

First Nations on side as a result of that," he said.

U.S.-listed shares of Enbridge closed down 39 cents at $55.32 on

the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.

Write to Edward Welsch at edward.welsch@dowjones.com


--


Chris Farnham

Senior Watch Officer, STRATFOR
China Mobile: (86) 1581 1579142
Email: chris.farnham@stratfor.com
www.stratfor.com


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We are dealing with Canadian treasonists, Stephen Harper, Alison Redford , all BC Liberals...

China will ship their own oil from their own oil patches, shipped on their own tankers, shipped through their own pipeline, a pipeline built by Chinese workers, Chinese workers laying Chinese manufactured pipeline, what next, simple, China drives down the price and any royalties to Canada and Alberta are tiny, ...

And from that wiki-leak email..Experts talk about how tough a pipeline to build, 2 mountain ranges to cross, earthquake zones, mud slides, avalanches, the best experts use the fugure $15 billion to build a pipeline from Edmonton to Kitimat, how come Enbridge claims $5 billion?..Simple, Chinese labour, Chinese pipes,......


"while technically possible, going over the Canadian Rockies would be
a technical challenge to say the least

im guessing that the price tag on this would easily go
above $15b
(about triple what the current estimate is"

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We will have to fight the Federal Government(3 years and Harper is done)...We will have to fight the BC Liberals(9 months and they are all but history)

And we also have to fight the Chinese, they own their own oil patch lands, and now they own the Gateway pipeline, as soon as the pipeline is built China will pay-off Enbridge and fulfill their legal options and take over Gateway, it will be a total foreign exclusion zone deal...

Canadians will be excluded..

Follow the money friends, look to Harper, all BC Liberals, look at Alison Redford..

The greatest Canadian shell game fraud ever perpetrated....The costs, British Columbia`s pristine rivers and wild west coast, all our marine species..




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Christy Clark, Fuzzy Language or Semantics?

Fuzzy math, language of political spin, messaging, what`s in word, a statement, with BC Liberals the meaning is hidden, speaking in code, what I`m talking about is BC Liberal language of fuzzy meaning and misdirection..

Remember BC Rail, Gordon Campbell in 2001 campaigned on not selling it, that promise was revoked as soon as the 2001 ballots were counted, yet for many years every lying Liberal clung to Gordon Campbell`s spin that it wasn`t a sale, it wasn`t sold, it was but lease, a nine hundred and ninety nine year lease(999)...Ha, the pure audacity to call a thousand year deal/lease not a sale, alright, we know Gordo Campbell and his brother Michael are the lowest form of scum ever to reign in British Columbia, there are many more examples of Fuzzy Liberal Language, and math..

Let`s go back to the 2009 provincial election, Colin Hansen, Kevin Falcon and of course Gordon Campbell claimed our deficit was going to be a mere $495 million dollars, well,  lo and behold the day our elected fuzzsters broke the news about the dreaded HST we were also informed about the true BC deficit, it wasn`t "$495 million dollars maximum" it was $3.8 billion dollars, they weren`t even close, out by a factor of 8, fascinating language indeed, a deliberate lie pre-election that morphed into a Liberal necessity to foist the HST upon us, fuzzy Liberal math before voting day that spawned fuzzy Liberal language just days after our election...."The HST is not on our radar"

Once again the language pre-election was distorted, Gordon Campbell and company again resorted to their stand by position that....They said nothing of the sort about the HST not coming in, the difference is, "not on our radar" is a far cry from denying they were not only contemplating but deliberately conspiring to bring in the HST...As we know, Carole Taylor flatly rejected Gordon Campbell`s 2005 attempt to stab us with more excessive taxation(the HST), for what we didn`t know was this, "not on our radar" actually meant this..

{Not only are we bringing in the HST but were bringing in the tax days after you idiots re-elect us}..And that`s exactly what the BC Liberals did...

I wrote many a story on the HST, in fact I was the only one who wrote about and made known the smoking gun evidence that Campbell was plotting to bring in the HST, unexpected deficits had nothing to do with Gordon Campbell`s decision to HST us..

Remember the BC Progress board?...For those who don`t know what they were or how the BC Progress board came to be...Well, they were a creation of Gordon Muir Campbell, when the treasonous Campbell was elected in 2001, the always playing politics Campbell wanted a measuring stick that he could run, influence, and use to both promote his Government and use to guide his own personal agenda, in other words the now defunct BC Progress board was a monthly periodical magazine that talked business, trade, GDP, Government direction and the like...Gordon Muir Campbell created the BC Progress board and actually appointed members to it, well, isn`t that interesting, Gordo now had his own magazine that he ran, a magazine disguised as an independent body, it wasn`t, it was a rah rah cheerleading political rag, a rag that cheerleaded evey move Campbell made..

In December 2008, five months before the 2009 BC election, the BC Progress board wrote and advised the BC Government that the best thing Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals could do for corporations was to....

"To implement the HST"......And the most shocking thing about that December 2008 story in the BC Progress board report was...

The Progress board made a special note on how unpalatable the HST was to consumers, to voters, it cited examples how when the HST was implemented in other provinces the ruling Government who brought it in was tossed from office!!!!!

So what we had was, Gordon Campbell`s hand-picked advisors writing for the BC Progress board highlighted (5 months before the 2009 election)how great the HST was for corporations but made a speciel notation and warning that implementing the HST would spell political doom, there was no doubt that Gordon Campbell was bringing in the HST, he lied to everyone, he lied pre-election because he knew, he was warned that bringing in the tax would end his political future, the BC Liberals would never have won the 2009 election if they even hinted at the possibility of bringing in the HST..Yes indeed..

Gordon Campbell is a bold faced liar, or if you like, a bald faced liar, take your pick..

Here is the passage from the December 2008 BC Progress board on the HST.

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" Assuming harmonization of British Columbia with the federal GST could be achieved without signiicantly increasing or decreasing provincial revenues, implementation would face a number of challenges. Moving from a tax on business inputs to a tax on consumer goods and services entails a substantial and highly visible shift of the tax burden from businesses to consumers, even IF reduced costs are Eventually passed on to consumers in the form of lower prices. The revenue that would be lost from rebating taxes on business inputs would be replaced by broadening the tax base. Consumers would face higher taxes on a wide range of services and new housing currently exempt from the PST. Assuming a rate of 7% for the provincial portion of the harmonized sales tax, the total federal-plus-provincial sales tax rate would rise from 5 percent(the current GST rate) to 12 percent on items such as restaurant meals, home heating oil, basic cable and telephone, and new condo units. In the short and medium term, lower-income British Columbians could see declines in real income as consumer prices rise. Public opposition to such a shift would be a substantial concern to policymakers. Similar concerns have thwarted sales tax harmonization by all provinces west of Quebec(except Alberta) since the GST was introduced in 1991."

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Here is the link to the BC Progress board report, it`s a PDF file, unfortunately after I initially reported the article the file seems to have been closed. it won` open, but it`s there, fortunately I had the passage before Campbell purged the link.

 http://www.bcprogressboard.com/2008Report/Prod%20Invest/Prod%20Invest_12_12_2008_S.pdf


Liberal fuzzy speak, Liberal fuzzy math..

Let`s jump forward, fuzzy math and Liberal double talk still remain, the Port Mann tolled bridge, they`re spending literally $millions advertising this toll bridge, but actual details on the toll structure are vague, not mentioned, but I do remember, Kevin Falcon, Gordon Campbell, Blair Leckstrom have all stated on the record..

"Tolls will be $3 dollars each way on opening day"


Is this more double talk, why don`t they tell the truth, tolls will be rising above $3 dollars in the first year, and adjusted for inflation yearly, when ridership rat-races to other bridges tolls and revenues fall, tolls for the remaining bridge users will have to rise, similar to BC Ferries, raise rates and ridership falls, ridership falls rates rise to cover shortfalls, tolls will be $5 dollars each-way by the end of 2013....Why such tight language, why highlight "opening day" for toll cost, the reason is simple, it`s cover for more BC Liberal lies..

Now let`s talk LDB privatization scam...First off, BC has the highest booze prices in North America.

http://billtieleman.blogspot.ca/2012/07/why-does-bc-booze-cost-so-much-more.html

British Columbia makes roughly $900 million dollars in PROFIT EACH YEAR ON LIQUOR SALES(mark up/TAXES), that`s the profit, total liquor sales from retailers totals about $2.2 billion dollars per ...Now here`s the important part...The cost of operating LDB warehouses and staff to distribute liquor costs the British Columbia Government $32 million dollars per year.

That means this, the total cost of distribution is a grand total of...1.5% 

In other words, if British Columbia sold off the LDB, and Excel Logistics could distribute liquor for FREE, the most prices could fall is by 1.5%..Virtually NIL...But we know Excel Logistics will be leasing BC warehouses and are stuck with the present labour force for at least 5 years, so there is no way that prices could drop, even if Excel found 50% savings on distribution costs the most prices could drop would be 3/4 of 1%....But how would they make money?....The liquor costs are static, the tax load remains unchanged, there is only one way Excel logistics can make any money is by jacking up distribution costs!!!

Fuzzy BC Liberal math, fuzzy BC Liberal language, you see .....Margaret Mcdiarmid, Rich Coleman have been using specific talking points, and today Christy Clark in a press scrum echoed those same talking points...What talking points might I be talking about..

"If there isn`t a savings for taxpayers there won`t be a deal" Christy Clark (July 15/2012)

Mcdiarmid, Coleman, now Christy Clark are using very specific language, for if they give away the LDB the only savings Government will see is the $32 million dollar distribution costs, but those costs don`t disappear they are merely transferred to Excel Logistics...Yet BC Liberal double speak, Liberal fuzzy language there is a perceived saving??

You see, nowhere has Rich Coleman, Magaret McDiarmid or Christy Clark ever used the phrase...{A savings for consumers}...Time and time again the language is specific,

 "A savings for taxpayers" snip..

So when Excel Logistics raises liquor costs across the board by 10% the cost to BC consumers is roughly $220 million dollars per year while Liberal fuzzy speak...

 all they talk is about the "savings for taxpayers" (432 million per year)

So what is it Christy Clark, are we talking about "semantics"  again?.....That $32 million dollar distribution cost per year isn`t going away it`s merely being transferred into private hands..

Christy Clark, Are you going to play BC Liberal words games, are you sacrificing/transferring $hundreds of $millions in new liquor costs onto consumers, while claiming that is justified by $32 million in distribution costs being moved from Government to Excel Logistics?

That Christy Clark is not semantics, that`s accounting fraud!

The bottom line is this friends, Excel Logistics isn`t in the business of charity, distribution as it stands now is very efficient, there are no savings to be found there by privatizing, a 10 year deal with Excel Logistics, prices will rise 10% to 20%...Over 10 years that`s between a $2.2 billion and $4.4 billion dollar consumer hit..

All that money being gifted to Patrick Kinsella and Excel Logistics, all that money being stolen in a criminal transaction..

Lastly, It doesn`t matter to Christy Clark and the Fuzzy Liberals, the election is over, Liberals will be reduced to maybe 0 seats, Christy Clark`s and her master`s(Patrick Kinsella)agenda is to steal as much as possible before they fall.

And for everything else you need to know on this scam, Bob the Hammer Mackin has the Straight Goods, he has filed countless FOI`s, radio appearances, many a story, the go to man on the LDB theft, the real deal, chasing down ministers, they hear the name Bob Mackin and they run out the back-door....

*****Five stars Bob Mackin, credit due where credit is due..

 http://2010goldrush.blogspot.ca/




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