Saturday, August 03, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Road to Armageddon
Well there he was today in his crumbling bastion of Quebec City, in the province of the fiery nightmare, looking as shaken, or just plain weird, as I have ever seen him.
Trying to reply to Obama's humiliating slap in the face.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper responded Friday to U.S. President Barack Obama's dim view about whether the Keystone XL pipeline would spur significant job growth, holding firm to his belief that the project will boost employment "on both sides of the border" and bolster the continent's long-term security.
But never daring to challenge his figures.
Obama has downplayed the impact the pipeline would have on job creation, describing it as a potential "blip" for the overall economy. He said this week that he expected Keystone would create 2,000 construction jobs, and as few as 50 permanent jobs once the pipeline is completed.
While simultaneously flogging TransCanada's almost new/nouveau West-East pipeline as the solution to Canada's problems.
During the press conference, the prime minister told reporters projects such as a proposed pipeline to carry Alberta oil east to New Brunswick help enhance Canada's energy security.
"It's important that Canadians all across the country benefit and important that we enhance our own energy security," he said.
Even though it would carry the same risks, only enrich Big Oil, and would create as few or fewer jobs than the Keystone project.
But we are still expected to clap and cheer, or just feel grateful.
Because now it's not just a project for the enrichment and greater glory of Alberta...
Now it's PAN-CANADIAN eh?
And all of this a day after this report was released.
Not long after the North Pole was turned into a small lake...
And while we wait to see whether this ecological time bomb explodes.
The rapidly melting Arctic is an “economic time bomb” that will cost $60 trillion or more over the next 10 years, say a group of European economic and science researchers. That staggering number approaches the $70 trillion value of the entire world economy in 2012, the scientists say in a comment in the journal Nature.
Along with so many others, whose lights are now flashing red.
And all that talk about "energy security" rings hollow. When all Stephen Harper's pipe dreams are doing are rushing us blindly down the road to Armageddon.
But then why should anyone be surprised eh? When he was always a climate change denier, a shabby oil pimp, or just a kook.
It would take more than one letter to explain what’s wrong with Kyoto, but here are a few facts about this so-called “Accord”:
— It’s based on tentative and contradictory scientific evidence about climate trends. — It focuses on carbon dioxide, which is essential to life, rather than upon pollutants.
And he's still so deranged, still so desperate to be known as the father of the New and Even Greater Alberta, still so unwilling to see the writing on the wall, that he is prepared to wreck the economy in the rest of the country, and torch the planet in the name of Big Oil.
And the good news? He's running out of time. Climate change is advancing so fast it's undermining all his arguments, making him look even more crazy and DANGEROUS.
And there's never been a better reason to defeat him, and drive him and his planet burning oil pimps from power.
Now not just for Canada's sake, but for the sake of the planet, all the babies born today, and all the generations who will follow them.
Before his deranged pipe dreams.
Become our oily ARMAGEDDON...
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