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Re: tar sands
« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2010, 10:35:19 AM »
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2010, 10:14:04 AM »
It's kind of funny, Kevin Libin appears to be a rightwingish reporter and is reporting on James Cameron at the tar/oilsands:
 
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Cameron seems fascinated with the technical briefings on oilsands & future sulfur pipelines, but keeps asking abot CO2 impacts

http://twitter.com/kevinlibin/status/25787661661
 
Does that mean he's not just accepting the corporate message?  I hope Cameron did his homework before the visit.
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2010, 10:30:01 AM »
Kevin Libin appears to be a rightwingish reporter
Currently with the National Post. Once upon a time with the Western Standard.

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Re: tar sands
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2010, 04:58:03 PM »
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2010, 06:00:28 PM »
Twitter war!!!  :p

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Re: tar sands
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2010, 06:19:15 PM »
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2010, 09:47:39 PM »
Fish. Barrel. Boom.
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2010, 10:28:11 PM »
Fish. Barrel. Boom.
Deformed fish. Tar barrel.  :fish
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2010, 02:07:25 PM »
A dishonest, shallow view of James Cameron's expedition around the tarsands:
 
http://www.financialpost.com/opinion/columnists/sands+convert/3606669/story.html
 
 
A more intelligent, detailed and hopeful view:
 
http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2010/09/30/JamesCameronTarSands/
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2010, 09:49:30 PM »
I posted some information about Ezra Levant over at Deep Climate just for the information of non-Canadians who might soon be hearing about "ethical oil" or "non-conflict oil" and one J. Bowers, a good guy I've seen on various science blogs, thanked me because he had seen Levant in a discussion at the Guardian.  So I looked and found this blog post about Levant's book:
 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/28/tar-sands-ethical-oil-conservative
 
and sure enough Ezra showed up there.  Some of the comments are funny, and one person there came up with a great link:
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toxic-Sludge-Good-John-Stauber/dp/1841199540
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2010, 10:32:49 PM »
Oooh I have that book somewhere. Never read it because I was heavily into media then and not oil and stuff. Gonna dig it up. Stauber wrote some good books on the Iraq war and the media too.
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2010, 10:36:32 PM »

 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/28/tar-sands-ethical-oil-conservative
 
  Some of the comments are funny...

Indeed. I love this one: Ezra Levant is Canada's male counterpart to America's Ann Coulter.  :))

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Re: tar sands
« Reply #58 on: October 13, 2010, 12:40:52 PM »
A review about Levant's book: wrong I think about the cancer findings, but has some other good points:
 
http://reviewcanada.ca/reviews/2010/10/01/a-slippery-debate/
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Re: tar sands
« Reply #59 on: October 13, 2010, 01:03:52 PM »
A review about Levant's book: wrong I think about the cancer findings, but has some other good points:
 
http://reviewcanada.ca/reviews/2010/10/01/a-slippery-debate/

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....highlighted the dramatic, but erroneous, claims of Dr. John O’Connor   that a rare liver cancer was sweeping the northern ­community.

Eh? I am not aware of that - the last I heard was Dr. John was vindicated in his conclusions and findings.

Anyone have a link?
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