Canada's oil imports from Saudi Arabia on the rise


Tecumsehsbones
#121
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Read the above posts about Quebec and the East getting what it deserves, yadda, yadda.
Alberta is hostile to everyone to the East and West of it.
Boycott Alberta petroleum products. Both coasts can get them from elsewhere.

Texass North.
 
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captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+3
#122
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Alberta is NOT a hostile source.

You are embarrassing yourself. Please stop.


He knows nothing else


Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

So why do you keep evading my question all the while running around the forum making grandiose statements ? Was there quid pro quo when Vice President Joe Biden withheld aid to Ukraine ?


... Because he has no answer.


The MO is to obfuscate, redirect and follow up with asinine statements... You see this frequently with folks that want to believe that they are informed on a topic that they really know nothing about... Easier to attack rather than make an argument


Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Read the above posts about Quebec and the East getting what it deserves, yadda, yadda.

Alberta is hostile to everyone to the East and West of it.

Boycott Alberta petroleum products. Both coasts can get them from elsewhere.


Que has taken the steps that are resulting in the current situation today... If there is any 'blame' to go around, it falls squarely on the shoulders of the Que politicians.


..... But don't let that little reality get in the way of your sad little pity-party
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+1
#123
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Texass North.


Or North Sea West
 
Hoid
+1 / -1
#124
still not sure why - if Alberta is selling oil far below market value - why we are not buying it from them.

not economist here but if Alberta is selling oil for $30 a bbl and everyone else is charging $50 wouldn't it be cheaper for us to buy it from Alberta?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+3
#125
You are, and increased your purchases by 20+% in the last 5 years, too bad you won't allow more pipelines you might be able to purchase more cheap Western Oil.
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+3
#126
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

not economist here but if Alberta is selling oil for $30 a bbl and everyone else is charging $50 wouldn't it be cheaper for us to buy it from Alberta?


No sh*t you're not an economist.


That said, you'll have your answer when BC is buying on the open market from the US, Russia, Saudi, etc... You think prices are high today, just wait until you get exactly what you want
 
Hoid
#127
I agree oil is a dead end
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+2
#128
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

Here's an eye-opener for you. I'm going to assume here so bear with me, but I'm going to assume that both Serryah & Colpy are both to the East of you as well as me. Politically I'm more aligned with Colpy than Serryah but so what? We debated each other as respectful adults regardless of our geographical locations. Do you see where I'm going here? Cliffy & I are political opposites and we debate each other with respect...& to Cliffy I'm an Easterner.
Recently in debate with Serryah we are opposites politically but I've probably given her as many "Thumbs Up's" in debate regardless of the position as anyone else due to her ability in debate. She makes some good arguments...and she is about as East as you can get while keeping your feet out of the Atlantic.

Cliffy only freeloads in BC. He come from Quebec.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+3
#129
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Why wouldn't they buy that cheap Alberta oil?

They fear western independence. NOt necessarily in the separation sense but financial clout.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+3
#130
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You are creating your own bad vibes by trying to blackmail the majority of Canadians.

The bad vibes all come out of OntarieOWE and Quebec.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+3
#131
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You want to get us hooked on your products so that your minority can leverage power over the majority.
Western Europe has the same problem with their reliance on Russian oil. A hostile source will turn on you at anytime.
We need to buy our oil from friendlier places that won't hold us hostage.
By the way, the moratorium on offshore drilling includes all drilling and exploration in the huge Gulf of St. Lawrence and indications are that there is a shit pile of oil down there. Quebec could be an oil giant if they cared to suspend it.
But you wouldn't hear about that part because you're all sad, pathetic VICTIMS of Quebec.

It isn't Alberta refusing to build pipelines east. It is mostly Quebec but also your kind in Ontario that are refusing to have pipelines from western Canada because you would rather buy blood oil from third world countries.
 
Hoid
#132
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

They fear western independence. NOt necessarily in the separation sense but financial clout.

Obviously that makes no sense.

In the same way that alberta exports dirt cheap oil but BC pays $1.70 for gas makes no sense.

Oil is not suitable for running an economy.
 
Girth
+2
#133
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Read the above posts about Quebec and the East getting what it deserves, yadda, yadda.
Alberta is hostile to everyone to the East and West of it.
Boycott Alberta petroleum products. Both coasts can get them from elsewhere.

I think I speak for the majority of members when I tell you to:

SHUT THE HELL UP!
 
Tecumsehsbones
#134
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

I think I speak for the majority of members when I tell you to:
SHUT THE HELL UP!

In all seriousness, do you think your demand will have any effect on Curious, or are you just expressing frustration with him?
 
spilledthebeer
#135
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Guess where Quebec gets its oil



Guess what Premier is getting kick backs from the Middle East to block Alberta Pipelines.






OHHHHHHH Boomer........................


THAT IS a very interesting little chart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And it DOES SEEM LOGICAL that Algeria would be giving up kick backs to Quebect to ensure they KEEP such reliable and HYPOCRITE customers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



But I THINK WE NEED TO ASK WHERE the other FIFTY PERCENT of the Quebec oil supply comes from?????????????????


After all IT IS VERY LIKELY that ALL of that fifty percent comes from Venezuela and Mexico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And WE KNOW HOW FOND Our idiot Boy Justin is...................................


of people who are NON WHITE............................................


who are hostile to Yankees.................................


and are STRONGLY SOCIALIST ORIENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



BOTH Quebec and OTTAWA are just as likely to be getting kick backs from Caracas and Mexico City!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



As they are from Algeria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In any case- Alberta specifically and Canada generally are CURRENTLY GETTING SCREWED..................................


by Soviet Socialist LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spilledthebeer
#136
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Hey look!!

Just like Alberta turning off the gas and oil!

http://www.cnn.com/2019/11/25/asia/p...hnk/index.html

The Republic of Albertachewam's first big ally!






AND THAT ARTICLE EXPLAINS precisely WHY Stephen Harper BLOCKED RED CHINA from buying into the Alberta oil patch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


While LIE-berals SQUEALED ABOUT LOST JOB OPPORTUNITIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But that was then and this is NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And Our idiot Boy and his LOSER LIE-berals are now KILLING THE ALBERTA OIL PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Can you IMAGINE the clash of egos and politics if Harper HAD ALLOWED RED China to buy in?????????????????


And then Our idiot Boy decided to kill the oil patch?????????????????????????


Over Red Chinese PROTESTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


Our idiot Boy is UNFIT TO LEAD................................


and the Beijing Butchers ARE UNFIT TO BE TRUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just LOOK at the fantastic RISKS being run in Hong Kong as people there struggle to regain some basic civil rights...........................


while trying to AVOID another Tiananmen Square MASSACRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


In other news.....................................


Consider the MESS MADE BY Red China in Ecuador by building a dam in one of the the ever biggest screw ups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The story of how the dam got built brings together two natural allies, both eager to change the course of the hemisphere and displace the United States as the unrivaled power in the region.

China made its plans clear a decade ago, when it swept into Latin America during the global financial crisis, tossing governments an economic lifeline and promising to “treat each other as equals,” a clear swipe at American dominance.

(It is understandable that South Americans might not love Yankees! But to exchange rather soft Yankee Imperialism for Soviet domination sounds like a BAD DEAL!! And there is NO REASON for Cdns to want such a deal- unless you are an aspiring Trudeau LIE-beral style DICTATOR!)

It worked. China, now South America’s top trading partner, has seeded the region with infrastructure and a staggering trail of loans. It has reaped political benefits, too, getting Latin American nations to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

(This too is standard Soviet preparation for revolution- sowing discord and distrust between people who SHOULD BE ALLIES! ALL of South America has struggled with Soviet style revolutionaries! Chile and Brazil can point to the defeat of Soviet rebels as the starting point of their economic resurgence and the establishment of relatively honest democracy!)

Still, as the giant dam in Ecuador shows, the two sides were hardly equal partners.

Both nations were willing to overlook deep design flaws, questionable economics and independent warnings that the technical studies for the dam were decades out of date.

(China is seeking to create its own version of the old Japanese “Greater Co-prosperity Sphere” that had its start in “Manchuquo” the Japapanese name for occupied Manchuria”! Such “cooperation” is deliberately mis-named COLONIALISM that will ONLY benefit the master country- China!)

But using an approach it has applied to billions of dollars in loans across the developing world, China never faced much of a financial risk.

The gamble was all Ecuador’s, and now the country is looking for new loans to plug its many gaps, including more money from China.

(In other words- Chinese “foreign aid” is really a sort of pyramid scheme run by govt sponsored loan sharks!)

Just this month, Mr. Moreno flew to China to renegotiate some of his country’s debt — and borrow another $900 million.

“The Chinese put the hook in,” said Steve Hanke, a Johns Hopkins economist. “At the end of the day, what do these countries have? A pig in a poke.”

‘We knew this relationship wouldn’t be an easy one’

When Fernando Santos, an energy minister in the 1980s, found out that the Coca Codo Sinclair dam was actually being built, he could hardly believe it.

During his time in government, officials had rejected a much smaller version of the project. The whole idea was doomed, he said, because of the volcano nearby. A major earthquake had decimated oil infrastructure in the area in 1987.

(So a former govt official with HARD EVIDENCE was IGNORED! And the larger version of the dam was built anyway? How BIG A CHEAT do you have to be to go ahead with a dam in an earthquake and volcano zone? And WHY should we ever trust China for ANYTHING at this point?????????)

“The volcano has been erupting since the time the Spanish came to Ecuador in the 16th century,” Mr. Santos said, adding that investing so much money “in such a risky location was nonsense.”

There were other alarm bells.

An independent review of the project in 2010, prepared by a Mexican government agency and obtained by The New York Times, warned that the amount of water in the region to power the dam had not been studied for nearly 30 years.

Since that time, Ecuador had suffered punishing droughts, and there were concerns that its glaciers were melting because of climate change.

Despite the advice, Luciano Cepeda, the dam’s former general manager, said top Ecuadorean officials pressed ahead anyway because “a new study would have taken several years” and they didn’t want to slow down.

(One really has to wonder who put a gun to the heads of these officials and persuaded them to proceed with this CRAP PLAN????)

Even a Chinese diplomat in Ecuador, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said he had his doubts about the project.

“We didn’t give sufficient attention to the environmental reporting,” the diplomat said.

(In other words- the Chinese official- who normally would not tie his shoes in the morning unless Beijing authorized it- is suddenly brave enough to “speak off the cuff” and telling us that lame old socialist excuse- that sometimes “accidents happen”!!! The great cause of Socialism NEVER makes mistakes- it is always the fault of some individual who gets made the SCAPE GOAT for DELIBERATE Socialist Policy! In this case all the Goats are Ecuadorian!)

China’s record offered both encouragement and cause for concern. Its massive Three Gorges Dam, which cuts the Yangtze River and rises 600 feet high, was the largest hydroelectric project in the world, designed to produce 20 times the power of the Hoover Dam.

But inadequate safety measures led to the deaths of 100 workers, the dam displaced more than one million people, and the environmental damage was considerable, including the destruction of forests.

(China has a BILLION PEOPLE to feed and house and ride herd over- and a world to conquer! The loss of some trees and the inconvenience of a few people is very small potatoes in the Chinese world view!!)

Warnings aside, there were bigger geopolitical forces at play. Ecuador’s president at the time, Rafael Correa, was a left-wing populist who had vowed to modernize his country and free it from the orbit of the United States.

(Oh! Correa is a Cdn style LIE-beral just like Our idiot Boy Justin!!!!!)

Elected in 2006 under a surge that brought leftists to power across Latin America, Mr. Correa took aim at the United States with fiery, anti-imperialist speeches. In 2008, he refused to renew a lease that allowed American anti-narcotics surveillance flights to operate from an Ecuadorean air force base.

Soon, Western financial institutions fell in Mr. Correa’s cross hairs. He denounced the International Monetary Fund, saying it put restrictions on his spending. Then in 2008, he defaulted on $3.2 billion of his country’s foreign debt and invited China to fill in the breach.

(Oh NICE! Correa spends wildly and then blames the banks for not lending him what he needs!! Is this not a remarkable REPLAY of Ontari-owe NDP premier Bob RAE- who DOUBLED our provincial debt in 4 short years! Rae made such a mess that after the banks cut off his credit- he was forced to send home Ontari-owe civil servants for unpaid days off- the infamous Rae Days!)

(The Bob Rae/NDP economic plan for Ontari-owe was to borrow enough money to “kick start” the economy! The NDP chose to try to make us rich with BORROWED MONEY! And now we have Our idiot Boy and his LIE-beral losers engaged in a BIGGER and more costly and more destructive version of the old Rae plan!)

“Correa wanted to get away from Western banks and institutions,” said Diego Borja, Mr. Correa’s former minister of economic coordination. “We knew this relationship wouldn’t be an easy one with China.”

(Limiting use of credit cards is hard for either people or countries- but selling yourself to a loan shark like China is CLEARLY NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!)

Mr. Borja and other officials were staggered by the terms on Chinese loans. Most came from a large state-owned lender, the Chinese Export-Import Bank, which had high interest rates and required Ecuador to use Chinese companies in construction, effectively eliminating competition.

(Oh yes- this is proof that China has studied Mafia operations! One only has to read how Mafia gets its claws into a business- and then takes over its line of credit and orders all sorts of stuff- food, tvs, liquor and etc- that comes legitimately in the front door of the business and then disappears out the back door in the hands of Mob THIEVES- leaving the business on the hook for the bills!)

China seemed particularly interested in oil from Ecuador, one of OPEC’s smallest members. In one deal in 2009, China lent Ecuador $1 billion, to be repaid in oil shipments to the state oil company PetroChina.

“But we didn’t have other options,” Mr. Borja recalled. “The doors were closed to the West.”

(Yes- as Cdn LIE-berals can attest- living within your mean is A BORE!!!!!!!!!!)

Mr. Correa suddenly had access to money, but a new crisis emerged: The country was running out of power. A drought was depleting the nation’s reservoirs, paralyzing its dams. Rather than look for another source, Mr. Correa doubled down on hydro power.

Officials say it was Mr. Correa’s electricity minister, Aleksey Mosquera, who first mentioned Coca Codo Sinclair: a megaproject that was supposed to provide a third of the country’s electricity and represent the single largest investment in Ecuador’s history.

It ended up being built right under the Reventador volcano — and nearly twice the size of the proposed dam that had been rejected decades before.

When it finally opened in late 2016, China’s president, Xi Jinping, flew to Ecuador to celebrate.

Yet only two days before the visit, the dam was in chaos.

Engineers had tried to generate the project’s full 1500 megawatts, but neither the facility nor Ecuador’s electrical grid could handle it. The equipment shuddered dangerously, and blackouts spread across the country, officials said.

Ecuadoreans were never told about the failure, and a full power test has not been attempted since.

Today, the dam typically runs at half capacity. Experts say that given its design — and the cycle of wet and dry seasons in Ecuador — it would be able to generate the full amount of electricity for only a few hours a day, six months out of the year.

That is, if everything worked perfectly.

Ecuador still has to pay back the debt, though. The $1.7 billion loan from China’s Export-Import Bank is lucrative for China: 7 percent interest over 15 years. In interest alone, Ecuador owes $125 million a year.

Now, many Ecuadoreans say the burden falls on them.

Under the constant hum of the dam’s transmission towers, residents in the town of Cuyuja worry that the towers will topple in the constant mudslides. Geologists say the tower foundations weren’t built into bedrock by the Chinese.

Another complaint is the bill. Maria Esther Tello paid $60 last month to keep the lights on in her home, a shock given the government’s promises electricity prices would go down.

“Where have my old mother’s taxes gone?” asked her daughter, Isbela Nole, as she helped harvest and peel fava beans to pay the government.

(Uh huh- but we can bet that govt civil service union Hogs still get MORE GRAVY than other people! In the usual LIE-beral socialist vote buying style!)

Evidence of possible bribery

At an entrance to the dam is an inscription, in marble.

“Jorge Glas Espinel, vice president of the republic,” it says. “For having forged and envisioned this monumental project.”

Mr. Glas now sits in a cell in Ecuador, sentenced to six years in prison.

He was convicted of taking bribes from China’s main competitor for infrastructure projects in much of Latin America: Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant. American prosecutors say Odebrecht paid $33.5 million in bribes in Ecuador as part of a worldwide scheme to win business.

Now Ecuadorean officials are investigating whether the Chinese also made payments to Mr. Glas and others around him.

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all the same people managed all these projects,” said Mr. Pérez, the energy minister.

(Yeah- the smell of bribery is STRONG HERE! And maybe there were even threats of political assassination sent out- warning key players to accept fate quietly or suffer the consequences???)

The officials include Mr. Mosquera, the former electricity minister, who is serving a five-year sentence for taking $1 million from Odebrecht; and Carlos Pólit, the former anti-corruption official, who was charged with receiving millions in bribes from the company. Ricardo Rivera, another close associate of Mr. Glas, was also convicted of receiving payments from the Brazilians.

But evidence has emerged suggesting that officials took bribes from China as well.

Ecuadorean law enforcement officials say they have confirmed a secret tape recorded by an Odebrecht executive, given to Brazilian prosecutors and leaked to the Brazilian news media. In the recording, made at the house of Mr. Pólit, the anti-corruption official, the two men discuss a bribe.

The executive can be heard saying that Mr. Glas, Ecuador’s vice president, was “asking for a lot of money.”

The executive then explained that he was told “it was an obligation because the Chinese had already paid.”

The recording has set off an investigation, particularly around Mr. Rivera, who presented himself as the vice president’s representative during multiple visits to China, according to Ecuadorean law enforcement officials.

They say they are examining 13 bank transfers worth $17.4 million authorized by Mr. Rivera to an HSBC account in Hong Kong. Law enforcement officials say they consider the bank transfers authentic — and want to know how Mr. Rivera deposited so much money in China.

Until recently, Attorney General Paúl Pérez was leading an investigation into corruption by the Chinese, and traveled to China in November to ask for help.

But Mr. Pérez abruptly resigned on Nov. 13, shortly after returning. He did not respond to interview requests.

A lawyer for Mr. Glas denied that his client had been involved in corruption with Coca Coda Sinclair, calling Mr. Glas “an honorable, honest man” and describing the dam’s problems as “small imperfections.”

Mr. Correa, the former president, is in exile in Belgium, wanted for organizing the kidnapping of a rival. Many of his lieutenants have been sentenced for corruption or are on the run as well.

Mr. Pólit and a lawyer for Mr. Rivera did not respond to requests for comment; nor did Sinohydro, the Chinese state-owned construction giant that built the dam.

7,648 cracks in the dam’s machinery

When you approach Coca Codo Sinclair along the Quijos River, it’s hard to tell you’re nearing a dam at all.

Much of the reservoir containing the project’s water supply has filled up with small trees and bushes. Boats sometimes get grounded because the sediment is so thick.

Workers at the dam say the silting, a consequence of design flaws, is only the latest problem.

As early as 2014, technicians noticed cracks in the Chinese-made stainless steel equipment. That December, 13 workers were killed when a tunnel flooded and collapsed.

A senior engineer sent records to Mr. Correa, the president, asking to brief him on the problems, according to documents viewed by The Times. The engineer was fired days later, according to former officials.

Mr. Pólit, the anti-corruption official, performed audits. But they resulted in only mild criticism like work delays, with minor fines against the Chinese.

Ecuadorean law enforcement officials say they are investigating whether Mr. Pólit and other officials were paid by the Chinese to overlook the problems. It was part of Mr. Pérez’s inquiry before his resignation, they say.

Now, 7,648 cracks have developed in the dam’s machinery, according to the government, because of substandard steel and inadequate welding by Sinohydro. Sand and silt are also big concerns because they can damage vital equipment.

On a recent visit, an engineer looked on nervously as readouts showed sand flowing into the dam. But workers say they’re sometimes confused because of shoddy translations.

One sign in Chinese reads correctly: “Direct-Current (DC) Pumping Group.”

The Spanish does not: “Pressure Group from Washington, D.C.”

The communication problems extend downriver.

The heavy sedimentation means engineers sporadically release large amounts of water to clear out the system, causing flash floods where Carlos Usamá, a sugar cane farmer, lives. No one warns him, he says.

In December, he said, his brother and a friend were fishing near another Chinese-built dam when a similar flood washed them away.

The bodies were found two days later, he said.

‘Addicted to loans’

The piles of debt have led the country’s new leaders to rail against China much as they did against the United States.

“We are not going to pay,” Mr. Pérez, the energy minister, said of the possible billion-dollar price tag to fix Coca Codo Sinclair.

But escaping China’s orbit will be difficult, said Risa Grais-Targow, an analyst at Eurasia Group, a consulting company.

“They know they don’t have too many financing sources, so they are going back to knocking on China’s door,” she said.

China has already made some concessions to Ecuador, like paying 92 cents more per barrel of oil. The share of Ecuador’s oil going to the Chinese has also dropped — to 80 percent, from 90 percent.

But the government still needs $11.7 billion to finance its debt, and it is billions short, analysts say.

Beyond China, the new government is going back to the institutions Mr. Correa demonized: the World Bank and the I.M.F. Some worry that Ecuador is simply seeking another set of financial masters.

“We are addicted to loans,” said Mr. Santos, the former energy minister.

Leopoldo Gómez, who works at a water treatment facility built under Mr. Correa, agrees.

“Now we realize,” he said, “there’s things we didn’t need — like the dam.”
 
Johnnny
No Party Affiliation
+3
#137
I'd rather pay more money for Alberta Oil than the cheaper **** Human rights Saudi Oil.

Make it a Human Rights tax so to show the Saudis that they are ****ing goofs...

Alberta isn't bombing Yemen, the Saudis are so **** the Saudis.

No matter how clean Saudi Oil is, **** them.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#138
We use to try to buy Canadian to try and support Canadian manufacturing even when it cost 30% more than US goods, not anymore phuck Eastern Manufacturing, let it die.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
-1
#139
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

I'd rather pay more money fot Alberta Oil than the cheaper **** Human rights Saudi Oil.
Make it a Human Rights tax so to show the Saudis that they are ****ing goofs...
Alberta isn't bombing Yemen, the Saudis are so **** the Saudis

We have to choose between two evils .... buying our petroleum from Britain/Norway/Nigeria/Mexico/Venezuela/USA/North Africa/the rest of Arabia and the Saudis ... or from an Alberta that hates Canada.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#140
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

I think I speak for the majority of members when I tell you to:
SHUT THE HELL UP!

Your a Dick.

Have a nice day.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
+3
#141
"You're"
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#142
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

We have to choose between two evils .... buying our petroleum from Britain/Norway/Nigeria/Mexico/Venezuela/USA/North Africa/the rest of Arabia and the Saudis ... or from an Alberta that hates Canada.

Nope we love Canada, we hate Southern Ontario and Quebec that are too selfish to think of anyone but themselves. I wonder how a referendum would look if the rest of Canada voted those regions out of the Dominion?
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+1
#143
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Basing energy policy (or any other policy for that matter) on feelings of anger is foolish. Are you trying to become a Trumpite?

He cannuck sink so high.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
#144
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Nope we love Canada, we hate Southern Ontario and Quebec that are too selfish to think of anyone but themselves. I wonder how a referendum would look if the rest of Canada voted those regions out of the Dominion?


If you want to leave Canada, then no, you do not love Canada.


Stop trying to sound like you care anymore. You don't.


Just stop lying to yourself, and others.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
+1
#145
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Nope we love Canada, we hate Southern Ontario and Quebec that are too selfish to think of anyone but themselves. I wonder how a referendum would look if the rest of Canada voted those regions out of the Dominion?

Southern Ontario and Quebec are two/thirds of Canada.

You hate Canada.
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
+2
#146
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

We have to choose between two evils .... buying our petroleum from Britain/Norway/Nigeria/Mexico/Venezuela/USA/North Africa/the rest of Arabia and the Saudis ... or from an Alberta that hates Canada.


Why do you think the above? What makes you think that Alberta hates Canada? You do your damn best to flog that horse at every chance regardless of how ludicrously tenuous your position. Except to be a blatant troll, and your family wanting you to freeze in the dark or whatever, what's your motivation?
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#147
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

Why do you think the above? What makes you think that Alberta hates Canada? You do your damn best to flog that horse at every chance regardless of how ludicrously tenuous your position. Except to be a blatant troll, and your family wanting you to freeze in the dark or whatever, what's your motivation?

Until we see the last of the indignation towards Eastern Canada that the West feels because the price of oil tanked world wide and because the East isn't wing-nut social conservative and therefore not up to snuff, it's a fair assumption that Albertans hate the rest of us.
 
petros
+1
#148
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Texass North.

Montana?
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#149
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

the indignation towards Eastern Canada that the West feels....

You’re wrong. Period!
 
petros
+2
#150
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Until we see the last of the indignation towards Eastern Canada that the West feels because the price of oil tanked world wide and because the East isn't wing-nut social conservative and therefore not up to snuff, it's a fair assumption that Albertans hate the rest of us.

If you paid attention instead of freaking out like a teen girl getting threatened of having her phone taken away you'd know it's not about oil.