Monday, May 30, 2011

What do the Cons and the Saudis Have in Common?

They both hate high gas prices.

For all the wrong reasons.

Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said Sunday that he wants oil prices to drop so that the United States and Europe don't accelerate efforts to wean themselves off his country's supply.

"We don't want the West to go and find alternatives, because, clearly, the higher the price of oil goes, the more they have incentives to go and find alternatives," said Talal, who is listed by Forbes as the 26th richest man in the world.

Golly. At least he's honest.

Which is more than we can say for the Cons.

The federal government has acknowledged that it deliberately excluded data indicating a 20 per cent increase in pollution from Canada's oilsands industry in 2009 from a recent 567-page report on climate change that it was required to submit to the United Nations.

Overall, the report revealed a six per cent drop in annual emissions for the entire economy from 2008 to 2009, but does not directly show the extent of pollution from the oilsands production, which is now greater than the greenhouse gas emissions of all the cars driven on Canadian roads.

Great eh? They're allowing Big Oil to torch the planet, and kill our manufacturing industry.  They have done nothing to prepare us for a greener future. Now they are trying to diddle the facts, deceive the United Nations, and hide the truth from Canadians.

Like this Big Oil executive tried to hide the ghastly truth from the media. 

Because for these Con oil pimps the truth is inconvenient.

And their ideal world is one where EVERYTHING runs on gas...

Electric cars and modern rail service are a threat. The truth must be hidden.

So we the dummies of Canada can keep rolling into the past.


On good old Via Rail...

I mean POOR old Via Rail. Because instead of modernizing it, the Cons are planning to KILL it.

Yup it's true. When we gave those oil pimps a majority we didn't just hurt ourselves.

We hurt the whole PLANET...

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Oemissions said...

if i recall correctly,the train murders began with Brian Mulroney
Here on SSI we have an electric conversion group
we have a sweet barn converted to a shop where we are showing existing conversions
and intend to bulk purchase conversion kits and ask the gov'ts for rebates or some kind of reward for converting
this is a form of recycling
very sensible but power is not the key
like,who needs to drive a hundred miles an hour anyways?
or be able to accelerate to a high speed within a few seconds?

Simon said...

hi Oemissions...train travel is by far my favourite way to travel. I'm thinking of setting up a savings account so I can travel on the Trans Canada and the Orient Express one day. ;)
And I would love to be able to travel between Montreal and Toronto in just 90 minutes. However like you I don't believe speed is everything. What I would like to see is more dedicated track, and a general upgrade of the stock. It frustrates me to see Bombardier making all kinds of beautiful trains for everyone but us.
And needless to say I don't trust the Cons when it comes to the future of Via...

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