Leonardo DiCaprio, tar sands opponents call on Canada’s Prime Minister, Shell CEO in


B00Mer
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Leonardo DiCaprio, tar sands opponents call on Canada’s Prime Minister, Shell CEO in Ice Bucket Challenge

Leonardo DiCaprio ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube



Actor Leonardo Di Caprio and other leaders of opposition against tar sands production in Alberta, Canada challenged some high-profile corporate and government players to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social-media-driven fundraiser for ALS research.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, DiCaprio said he and “friends” were at Fort Chipewyan First Nations at Lake Athabasca in Alberta “learning more about the Canadian tar sands, its impact on our climate, and the way they affect the lands, water, and health of the indigenous communities that live here.”

DiCaprio said he was accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge, and that he would donate money to the ALS Association for research of amyothrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a nerve cell disease in the brain and spinal cord.

Joining the actor to take the challenge was Chief Adam, of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, who challenged Dave Collyer, president of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers; Chief Courtoreille, of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, who challenged Mark Little of Suncor Canada; and Michael Brune, president of The Sierra Club, who challenged Shell CEO Ben van Beurden.

DiCaprio challenged Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Harper, Collyer, Little, and van Buerden are proponents of tar sands development in Alberta, which would feed the likes of the Keystone XL pipeline into the United States.



Opposition to the Keystone XL centers around the increased greenhouse gas emissions connected with crude tar sands development. This requires a more energy-intensive process than the production of plain crude oil, since a substance known as bitumen must be extracted from the Alberta tar sands through means such as surface mining or injecting steam into the ground.

Thus, Keystone XL opponents have several concerns regarding the pipeline – including the carbon-intensive impact from tar sands extraction, which they believe will worsen the effects of climate change. They are also concerned that the pipeline will put nearby communities at risk of oil spills into water supplies.

Critics have also pointed out that most of the oil that will travel through Keystone XL will go to growing economies overseas - like China - that have an increasing demand for more fossil fuels. The pipeline, detractors say, is unlikely to lower the price of gasoline in the US.

Proponents echo pipeline developer TransCanada and the Canadian government, saying the project will create tens of thousands of jobs for the communities near the pipeline in the US. The State Department has made a far more modest prediction, estimating that the pipeline will create an immediate 5,000 to 6,000 jobs. Others, however, have said that long-term job creation is nowhere near either estimate. President Obama said as much last March.

"The most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline, which might take a year or two, and then after that we're talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 jobs in an economy of 150 million working people,” he said.



In late April, Washington DC witnessed a massive protest against the Keystone XL pipeline, when thousands participated in a six-day event “Reject and Protect," urging President Obama to ditch the project.

The Obama administration announced on April 18 it was delaying a decision on the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, in order to give federal agencies more time to assess the proposed project. The future of Keystone XL remains uncertain until after November’s mid-term elections, though construction is ongoing.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has swept across the United States and elsewhere in recent weeks. Participants dump ice water on themselves, promising to also donate to research of ALS. Participants then challenge others to do the same. Much of the “challenging” has been done via social media outlets like Facebook.

ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, named for the legendary New York Yankees first baseman who died prematurely after contracting the neurodegenerative disorder.

With more comedic flair, much-maligned Toronto Mayor Rob Ford also recently challenged Prime Minister Harper in the ALS fundraiser.

source: rt.com/usa/182936-ice-bucket-...ampaign=chrome (external - login to view)

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That's it!!! You don't like OIL, fine, take off your shoes, clothes, don't use a PC, Laptop or your iPhone, plastics are all oil based..

You automobile you drive is 40% plastic.. buses, trained.. guess you can go back to horse and buggy.
 
Colpy
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Carbon dioxide a poison? | Ezra Levant (external - login to view)

All that needs to be said............

But here is some more....

fellowshipoftheminds.com/2014...tal-hypocrite/ (external - login to view)

Don't you love it when artsy brain dead elites come down from the Upper Class to mend our rotten ways???
Last edited by Colpy; Aug 26th, 2014 at 02:04 PM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Best damn thing Mr. Harper and the oilmen could do is take the challenge, sincerely thank Mr. DiCaprio and the FN leaders for helping fund ALS research, and write a check and take the bucket. It'll make them look like good sports, and subtly chastise them for politicising a terrible disease. At least to anybody with brains enough to pound sand.

Patrick Stewart's Ice Bucket Challenge response is still FTW.
 
gore0bsessed
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harper should do it , but with oil, and drinking it, instead of pouring it over his head.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by gore0bsessedView Post

harper should do it , but with oil, and drinking it, instead of pouring it over his head.

Now that's gangsta.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Best damn thing Mr. Harper and the oilmen could do is take the challenge, sincerely thank Mr. DiCaprio and the FN leaders for helping fund ALS research, and write a check and take the bucket. It'll make them look like good sports, and subtly chastise them for politicising a terrible disease. At least to anybody with brains enough to pound sand.

Patrick Stewart's Ice Bucket Challenge response is still FTW.

Absolutely.
 
petros
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My MP the Speaker of the House did the ice bucket lunacy. WTG Andy!
 
mentalfloss
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Hate Dicrapio and this stupid ALS thing (even though it is for a good cause).

But I am always on board for shaming Harper so let's do this.
 
petros
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When are you going to do it?
 
mentalfloss
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Never.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Hate Dicrapio and this stupid ALS thing (even though it is for a good cause).

I think we should outlaw ALS research funding, just to accommodate your hatred.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Never.

Why not? If you won't why expect others to satiate your fetishes?
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

I think we should outlaw ALS research funding, just to accommodate your hatred.

I don't hate the funding, just the weird social phenomenon that has been attached to it.


Except this one time.
 
petros
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You'll drop some goo in your shorts if he does?
 
Grievous
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Carbon dioxide a poison? | Ezra Levant (external - login to view)

All that needs to be said............

But here is some more....

Leonardo DiCaprio, Environmental Hypocrite | Fellowship of the Minds (external - login to view)

Don't you love it when artsy brain dead elites come down from the Upper Class to mend our rotten ways???



Get in a room with just carbon and see what happens.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

You'll drop some goo in your shorts if he does?

And you'll be filming it.
 
Grievous
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Hate Dicrapio and this stupid ALS thing (even though it is for a good cause).

But I am always on board for shaming Harper so let's do this.



Stupid ALS thing?


Ever seen someone die of it?


I have, it's horrible.


Maybe you should go Fu*k yourself.


Film that.
 
gore0bsessed
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I imagine you to be incredibly strong to learn you have ALS and be determined to live through it.... i'd drink bleach as soon as i started feeling numbness.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by GrievousView Post

Get in a room with just carbon and see what happens.

True....but it is like the move to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide.....

Penn And Teller Get Hippies To Sign Water Banning Petition - YouTube



Put yourself in a room full of Dihydrogen Monoxide.......
 
Grievous
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Quote: Originally Posted by gore0bsessedView Post

I imagine you to be incredibly strong to learn you have ALS and be determined to live through it.... i'd drink bleach as soon as i started feeling numbness.



It's not just numbness......trip a lot?


That's what happened to my friend.


You can't drink bleach....the Lord wants you to suffer.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by gore0bsessedView Post

I imagine you to be incredibly strong to learn you have ALS and be determined to live through it.... i'd drink bleach as soon as i started feeling numbness.

The numbness in your brain is a good warning sign.

My Life With ALS - YouTube

 
mentalfloss
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I just saw the video.

How long do people usually have to respond to this thing?
 
taxslave
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How do the idle rich plan on getting to protests without oil?
 
petros
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Bison fat.
 
gore0bsessed
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I just saw the video.

How long do people usually have to respond to this thing?


I have something you can watch....

www.youtube.com/user/AllAcesMedia (external - login to view)


a man and his wife document his progression through ALS...

here's a trailer..

wwwyoutubecomwatchv4-FpROeybeI

 
mentalfloss
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I wonder how much Harper has donated so far.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

How do the idle rich plan on getting to protests without oil?

That's what the 99% are FOR, darling.
 

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