And see, that pisses me off just the same. Well, sorry, worse even since it's a DIRECT threat. Terrorizing the workers in order to try to force the hand of business. Especially a business that, in the end, is about supplying its workers. A vicious cycle. How many of the people who spike these trees live their lives without ever using wood? None. But they think it's okay to injure or kill to be heard.
Bombing's not necessary to address concerns like that. There is SO much power behind the environmental movement right now, that this sort of thing is often the last resort only for conspiracy theorists who are unwilling to believe what's been found.
The rates of leukemia are worst in cities, near gas stations. They haven't been found to be any higher in the vicinity of flare stacks (which are used less and less, and have changed dramatically in their efficiency over the years). The government DOES these studies, and they do release their findings. There just happen to be people who don't bother to put the time into looking for them, and would rather resort to hysterics.
Ultimately, no matter how many times these morons risk their lives and the lives of anyone else, people will keep gassing up vehicles and keep heating their homes. If you think for one second that the worst source of pollution is flare stacks, and not the combined output of all our personal gas burners, you'd be sadly mistaken.
Maybe you need to go around and lecture everyone that has lost a kid to pollution then - set them straight in their crazy thinking.
You can start with a friend of mine that lost his two year old daughter to leukemia.
I'm sure your love for big industry and your little "facts" will warm his heart.
Who needs a child when you can be lectured by a neocon?
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Main Entry:ter·ror·ism Pronunciation: \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\ Function:noun Date:1795 : the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion
— ter·ror·ist \-ər-ist\ adjective or noun
— ter·ror·is·tic \ˌter-ər-ˈis-tik\ adjective
Main Entry:ter·ror Pronunciation: \ˈter-ər, ˈte-rər\ Function:noun Etymology:Middle English, from Anglo-French terrour, from Latin terror, from...
Was your friend living closer to a flare stack or a gas station? Downwind from a gas plant? A refinery? Pesticide plant? Scott there are a plethora of pollutants in the world right now capable of causing leukemia, and not all are petro related, and flare stacks, of the petro side of things, are the least of your worries. So explain how bombing sour gas lines is justified because of a child in a completely different part of the province, not likely even exposed to the same pollutant?
And if you can't do so without getting rude and calling names, don't bother. I'll stick with civil convo instead thanks. But thanks for being off the mark on my party affiliation, it proves a lot for me.
Thank you Scott you have presented a very good case for benevolent terrorism in my opinion.
We can redily understand that terrorism has gotten a bad rap. Does it really deserve it?
taking risks with things like pipelines means putting other people's children in risk to try to protect your own, and in the end it's an unforgivable, hypocritical act.
If you want to argue the parallels, the things you hate the government doing, the acts of war you despise, they are no less forgivable in your world, so why is the 'eye for an eye' okay?
Push, be loud, threaten... I can understand that. But to actually go to these lengths IS too far, too risky, and not something that deserves applause.