We will reduce our oil consumption! And Harper knows when how soon!

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Brian White
We will reduce our oil consumption! And Harper knows when how soon!

Lucky for us, we have been lied to for many years.  The real figures show that reducing consumption of fosil fuels is inevitable very soon. Harper and other oil industry spokesmen are just trying to have this reduction coinciding with the end of production (regardless of  the CO2 content of the atmosphere.) 


This is why he wants us to have targets for 30 to 50 years from now. By then, the USA will have exausted our fuels and moved on to other places. 


Yup, I agree [if that matters]. They will do and say anything to get that last $150Trillion in fossil fuels sold.

Sure, it is a lot of money, but the real cost to the earth and humanity
is much greater than the fleeting value of money [as we are seeing with
the economic collapse occuring now].


NAFTA:  What's our's is their's but rarely vice versa.

Welcome to the Northern Puerto Rico

 [url=http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/587628]It's time to renegotiate NAFTA, critics tell Harper[/url]


A coalition of major Canadian organizations yesterday urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to signal Canada's willingness to renegotiate NAFTA in talks next week with President Barack Obama.

In a letter sent in the run-up to next Thursday's first visit to Ottawa by the new president, the coalition stresses revisiting NAFTA doesn't mean scrapping it, but rather committing to a "transparent and comprehensive renegotiation."

While claiming the deal damages working people in all three signatory nations (Canada, the U.S. and Mexico), it specifically calls for the elimination of the energy clause requiring Canada to continue to export non-renewable resources to the U.S., even in times of crisis.

Signatories to yesterday's letter to Harper include unions and religious, environmental, student and social justice organizations.

The letter also calls for an end to the ultrasecret Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, known privately among trade activists as "NAFTA on steroids."

The SPP is a powerful network that exists within the three governments, reports only to business and is conducted largely in secret. Essentially, it is a shadow NAFTA deal, responsible for recommendations on policies that can be carried out largely through regulatory changes.

The SPP "flies below the radar," Rick Arnold, co-ordinator of the rights group Common Frontiers, said yesterday in an interview.

"It regulates matters to the lowest common denominator, such as reducing Canada's higher standards on pesticides to the U.S. level, and it's all being done very quietly," he said.

The letter notes the Canadian public supports the need to change aspects of the trade deal, citing the 61 per cent of respondents who took that position in an Environics poll last September.

"We were all promised a golden future under NAFTA, but the reality for the three signatory countries is that the gap between rich and poor has grown exponentially, and the government's ability to set public policy has been curtailed in favour of giving carte blanche to foreign investors," said Arnold, whose group signed the letter.