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Put your pipe where?

Somebody made the mistake of asking me what I thought about pipelines and oil the other day.   My answer? “People just like something to bitch about, more then half of those opposed to building pipelines to move oil have no idea what they are bitching about.”

Kinder-Morgan_photo-by-Mark-KlotzHow can you possibly come to the conclusion that pipelines are bad for the environment when the alternative is moving it by truck, train, and barge?  All of those other options burn diesel is mass quantities by the way.  Is that better for the environment?

Yes, the crew is going to come in and dig a trench, they are going to connect chunks of pipe, and then they are going to refill the trench.  Soon after, a reclamation team is going to come and ensure clean up is complete and plant some grass.  Then there will be no more pipeline to look at.

The new age of technology brings computer monitoring to the pipe as well, meaning if there is a break or failure, the sensors will close valves and try and mitigate the situation.  I will admit that similar systems have failed in the past, but every failure brings refined systems and policies. How many tanker trucks have hit the ditch spilling their load?

Today.  Right Now. This entire planet relies on oil, gas, coal, etc.  That is not going to GettyImages-930208830-810x445-1520890773change tomorrow, or possibly in your lifetime.  I do believe that the world needs to shift its focus to renewable energy.  I believe that is necessary to give our great grand kids a planetary fighting chance.  But not today, we are not ready yet and we have not made the right plans to achieve that any time soon.   The world leaders really should start making those long term plans…

Building the Keystone XL and Trans Mountain pipelines is essential to cleaning up the world and making this country a greener and cleaner place.   Simply put, as I said above, the pipeline will eliminate the need to truck it or run it by rail.

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I don’t recall much bitching about the pipes that bring water or natural gas to the protesters houses, nor the pipe that removes sewage from it… weird… 

Fury on Ice

I got a sample of Fire and Fury delivered to my kindle the other day. Proudly, i had held out for some time despite a curiosity that many people shared.

I got to the end of the prologue and realized I don’t want to read this fucking book!

Before The last few years I’ll admit I had always found politics somewhat interesting. But then the people in North America went nuts.

In Canada 🇨🇦, we somehow felt we needed dramatic change. Eastern provinces overruled the west and elected a spoiled casual drama teacher to lead the country into greatness bankruptcy. Canadians for the next one hundred years will feel the burden of Justin Trudeau’s careless and reckless spending.

In the United States 🇺🇸 nobody predicted (I did) that Donald Trump would emerge victorious. This election cast the entire world into chaos. Forget the Canadian lavish spending, the American President is telling every country one-by-one to go fuck themselves. (Except Russia) there has got to be something there?!!?

This book only adds to the ego of Trump, and lately the last thing I’m interested in is fuel for a egomaniacal dementia patient. Don’t get me wrong, he has a lot of decent ideas to better the American dream. He’s just not focused enough to lead anybody to it.

I will wait until after the impeachment and read the book that comes out after the farewell speech.

I won’t read a book about Trudeau either in case you’re wondering.