Monday, February 22, 2016

What if equalization payments were paid in Alberta crude oil?

Quebec will always be like the contrary wife who makes you want to scream but makes good soup so all is forgiven at the end of the day.  Not really sure why anyone cares what a mayor says as in terms of power a mayor has none in Canada's political system.  There is too many questions when it comes to pipelines.  Too many agendas.  Too many things I don't understand.

can you say pipelines are safer than trains?

are trains not good enough?

is there more greenhouse gases using a pipeline or a train?

does it have nothing to do with pipelines and is really about the way oil is mined and then the energy is extracted to power everything?

why can't pipelines be made safe?  this is the one I understand the least because it seems like a resounding yes.  If I was an oil company I would make video after video showing how they would respond to any spill or break in the pipe.  How they would know instantly and be able to have a response team on site within 8 hours.  Have remote options to reducing oil leaks like a fire alarm that sets off the sprinkler system.  Show how DCS and SCADA systems work or whatever way they have to monitor such things.  Hire the best engineers, technicians, environmentalists to make sure things are done in a way that respects nature.

It isn't Alberta's oil.  I don't see it like those who call in to 630 ched because I am a Canadian first.  Being a Canadian guarantees all of us a base quality of life.   It is Canada's oil as in some way it benefits all of us, even the Mayor of Montreal when we make money from mining and selling our oil resources on the world market.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oilers need to play goon hockey when it comes to McDavid.

Ottawa Senators, a few minutes left, game well in hand and the dman gives McDavid an extra shot after the dman tripped McDavid.  I waited for gloves to fly and players to go nuts which is the only acceptable reaction to someone take even the tiniest of liberties with your best player.   Goons existed to create space for the best players on the ice.  Kassian is a goon at heart who can skate and play a little hockey.  I would like to think Kassian or Nurse would of lost their collective marbles.  Game is 6-2 and you don't drop the gloves.  Are you kidding me?  You all know nothing about intimidation.  Getting suspending, taking an instigator penalty, putting an ice pack on your fits because it hurts your knuckles breaking the fools nose.  There is an element of crazy that is needed, an unpredictability, a fear that needs to creep through the league that if you breath on mcdavid with foul breath someone on the Oilers is going to lose their minds on your best players.  No forgiveness, no star spared, from dman to goalies to forwards touch McJesus and you will spend the night with ice on your face.

I get how Yakupov much feel not getting a chance to play with McDavid.  The thing I don't get is how often he does not engage the other team physically an element of his game which helped his forcheck.  He looks afraid to get hurt.  Draisailt could crush people with his speed in weight.  When he gets man strength he will put people in hospitals.