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  1. Science is behind global warming .... does anthropologic co2 add to it , the science says yes . Will man made co2 turn into climate catastrophe ??? The science is not so clear on this . Is there any way todays climate science can be discussed rationally ??
  2. Just lurking but I just read an article from the Financial Post stating the planet has not warmed for the last 17 years, the ice caps are expanding and co2 emissions and levels have increased.... I'm just a layman on this subject but to me it seems the evidence against co2 as the driving force behind climate change is starting to wane.... the popular claim that " the science is settled " is starting to be challenged .... I would like to hear peoples opinions on the claims made in this article... here is the link... http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/12/19/lawrence-solomon-for-global-warming-believers-2013-was-the-year-from-hell/
  3. We ship this stuff by train to china all the time.... don't think of those big piles of yellow dust as waste or environmentally toxic, because they are neither , they are just really big piles of money that smell like rotten eggs ...... its used to make medicine and matches, I think you can actually use the stuff to help grow food... its quite the remarkable substance.....
  4. I stumbled across an incident last tuesday morning in Red Rock Canyon just west of Las Vegas, I pulled over into the sight seeing overlook just outside of town and there was a little red cavalier or simular with a sheriff's truck park behind it back about 30 yards of this car, I could clearly see both vehicles on the approach from the highway(they being the only two vehicles there), the sheriff was standing beside his drivers side door, I initailly thought nothing of it until I pulled even with the truck on the opposite side of the overlook loop and shaw the sheriff shielding himself behind his open door with his shot gun aimed squarely at the back of this little red car , he looked over at me and waived me back , there is only one way in and out of the loop so I backed up and left, the little red car had privicy windows and it was cracked down a few inches, the driver stuck his fingers out, I got back on the highway and continued south, I passed at least another 3 police cars speeding towards the loop... it was a little unsettling but kinda excilurating at the same time....
  5. Living next door to the rocky mountains in Calgary would be my vote, I'm lucky because my work takes me through the mountains about three times a week... over the years I've seen some amazing natural wilderness scenes... countless bears black and grizzly, wolves of all colours, cougers , bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule and white tail deer, a wolverine, elk... the emerald coloured CLEAN water of the Bow... as a native Calgarian I use to take it for granted but the older I get the more I appreciate it... living in a big city and being that close to nature is something that is rare in this country I think... last year on my way to work I saw a bobcat staring down a cat in the middle of my street, it was awesome... I live between the Glenmore Resevoir and Fish Creek park and it is not uncommon to have bears wondering in during the spring... seeing the Rocky Mountains draping the horizon is awesome... I've been to other places in Canada and ofcourse I'm bias, but other than Vancouver nothing else compares ....
  6. From what I have been told we are not getting world price for our oil, we only sell to the United States... if we open up our market to Asia we will get a better price is the way I understand it... maybe someone else could expand on the pricing structure of our oil....
  7. Playing the legal constitutional card ? You mean the laws that are suppose to govern our country ? Understanding BC ? Pushing BC around ? An NDP(or any other) government in BC is somehow above the canadian constitution ? The last time I checked BC was part of Canada and subject to our constitution... it looks to me like BC is trying to play by their own rules and push around Alberta .....
  8. Getting a higher price for our oil is a benefit..... the federal government increases its take in revenues.... the entire country benefits by the simple fact that our government becomes richer thus enabling it to better provide services for its people... maybe refining it here and then selling it might be an arguement but the market will dictate whether that is the best option will it not? BC trying to extort money from Alberta by denying it access to its market is the real issue here... we live in a country that exports our resources for a living and Alberta is being denied that right here IMO.... if Alberta is in fact denied access to our west coast by northern gateway they will find another way.... I don't see Alberta giving into blackmail and extortion.... the long term ramifications for this country is anyones guess if this all falls through, I don't imagine it will be very positive though....
  9. I played soccer at school when I was in grade school, if there wasn't any other sport available I imagine I would have developed a passion for it...the truth is playing hockey and baseball was more enjoyable for me... as a spectator sport soccer lacks intensity for me... if soccer was played with the verve of a Vinnie Jones it would probably be a lot more popular in North America IMO.... maybe bring Vinnie over here as a consultant and adopt and adapt his style of play to the north american soccer game, loosen up the rules a bit over here to a more agressive style...
  10. Are you saying that if we all lowered our standard of living, thus lowering what we expect from our government in services like health care, building and maintaining roads, education... there would be no need to develope the oilsands?
  11. I'm just a lurker, and I probably lean more to the skeptical side of this debate, but lets say that man made global warming is a reality..... why couldn't we come up with something as simple as a 3 cent per litre alternate fuel research tax ? I don't think something as small as that would have the negative impact on our economy that a flat carbon tax would that would be funneled to other countries without any real benefit to Canada.... we could tackle the problem ourselves and reap the benefits here... we have a lot of smart people in this country so why can't we as a country come up with our own system and quit arguing over the science and just move forward....
  12. Just a lurker, but as a native Calgarian and one who has always voted PC I think it's time we had a change of direction in this province.... I have an underlying feeling here that the PC party has lost direction and run its course... I voted for the Wild Rose in a recent by-election as really just a protest vote against the current government, but I'm starting to think they might be the right party to take over the helm of this province and get it back on course.... The NDP and Liberals will never be a real viable alterative here so that narrows it down to the PC's and Wild Rose... all we really want here is a competant and forward moving government that gets the hell out of our way and one that will stick up for and protect our province against the federal government... the Wild Rose is the only party out there that fits that bill....
  13. It's just the first step, but a positive one none the less.... http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/08/26/keystone-pipeline-us.html
  14. i'm just a lurker but I am just curious... where are you from, did you grow up in a ghetto? Are you from Canada or is there really pockets of humans in this country that live in a setting where you could actually know 20 people whom have died from drug abuse?
  15. Thanks, the first one (Expo 67)was like going back into a time warp, I was in kindergarden that year and I must have learned the words to that song there...wow...that song is great...they should revive it for 2017.... thanks again....
  16. That's great to see, having lived here all my life though it really hasn't been that big of a deal, maybe with it being that close to the Stampede Canada day gets overshadowed..... and during long weekends in the summer a lot of people head out of town.... it's nice to see some events happening though.... Happy Canada Day Canada !!
  17. As a native Calgarian, Canada Day has never really been that big of a deal here, I don't know why... as a kid growing up I can honestly say I do not remember even one event of any kind of magnitude that was associated with this holiday... I remember listening to a radio call-in talk show here about ten years ago and a lady, who must have been a recent transplant, phoned in to complain about the lack of Canada Day celebrations in our city.... I was just wondering if this is a common theme across this country or if it is really just a minor to non-event in Calgary and we are the exception rather than the rule.... just curious...
  18. I have always wondered what horse meat would taste like.... maybe we could have an onsight butcher ready to carve-up each and every animal that dies at the Stampede, we could sell or raffle off the meat and donate the proceeds to whichever animal rights group pays the Stampede the right to be honored that particular year.... we could even grade the meat by how they actually die, if a horse dies in competition then it's meat gets the highest grade(DDD), if we have to shoot it because of an injury sustained in competition then the meat would be graded a DD, if it just drops dead from natural causes in the barn or pen we'd give it a single D grade..... all this attention we are getting over the deaths of these animals might be a blessing in disguise....
  19. Just lurker but would like to add my opinion..... with the west having our massive oil deposits maybe it is time to go our own way for the whole country's sake... when oil does recover will it not raise our currency with it?.... and with the east being so dependant on manufacturing it will futher hurt that region trying to compete with China and other low currency regions..... I myself would not want to see this country break-up but really, the French slash English thing that goes back centuries in this country is something that I nor most people in Calgary or the west I know of really indentify with nor care about, it is only a factor in our federal politics and to be quite frank a very annoying one.... to try and find a middle ground might be possible but with the west growing and becoming more powerful that middle ground, in the longrun I think, will be very difficult to retain on too many levels..... the west and east have conflicting interests and to satisfy both maybe a split from each other would be the best for everyone concerned.....
  20. A carbon tax is not about controlling climate change, it is about who controls our western (as in world) economy(Oil) ..... Fossil fuel CO2 emissions are the smoke screen these forces are using to acheive their agenda..... I say go blow your carbon dioxide is changing our climate and killing this planet BS up someone elses butt......
  21. Here's an interesting read on co2..... http://brneurosci.org/co2.html
  22. Maybe these people were drunk and did'nt realize what they were doing, if it was deliberate then I would hope they're dealt with as harshly as the law would allow...... now if it was the Trudeau statue they were relieving themsleves upon that is something I would call in good taste and appropriate........
  23. I was just wondering what the significance of Canada Day was..... did we beat someone in a war or something..... what is the significance of July first..... just curious.....
  24. Look, the bottom line is we'd all probably be better served to treat what Klein said today as just what it is..."Canadian Politics 101: Using the threat of separatism to get what you want when you really have no intention of separating at all". This is a common anti-Centralist ploy that works all the time because we were lazy and didn't go through the trouble of a bloody civil war to put an exclamation point at the end of the word, "central authority". Instead we would be better served concentrating on the details of the agreement itself rather than provicial pride...because far be it from me to suggest Ottawa wouldn't screw us. . Fair enough.....
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