Thursday, July 03, 2008

Let me tell you a dirty little secret(s)

Not everyone has jumped on the "anti tar sands" bandwagon. Some people realize you can't put the cart ahead of the horse. Reality is, there is currently NO viable replacement for oil at this time. Someday there will be, but right now it simply does not exist. For those of you who think you are saving the planet by using so called clean electric powered motors, whether they be in your car, lawnmower, or whatever, I ask of you one thing. Where does the electricity come from to power those motors? Chances are pretty good it comes from some dirty coal or gas fired power plant that is increasing its output to accommodate your extra usage. Keep on fooling yourselves...

For those of you who believe hydrogen powered vehicles are the answer, I have more questions. What portion of the upper atmosphere contributes more to so called global warming, CO2 or water vapor? What byproduct does hydrogen power produce? Let me help you out a bit. The answer for both is the same.

If some evil force decided to nuke Canada into oblivion and there by eliminating all of our CO2 contribution to the planet, it would hardly be negligible in the big picture. Yet some people think we should pay a heavy price now, even though we have no alternative to run our vehicles, heat our homes or power our lights. Dion will get your green and you will get the shaft. There is no "shift" here. Dion claims that his policy will be revenue neutral. That may be the case for the government, but it surely won't be for your bank account. His claim that his plan will not effect the price of gasoline is garbage. It puts a price on carbon and gasoline is one of those sources. It may not be directly placed on gas so technically he is not lying but he is seriously trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Wool you will be needing badly come those cold winter months when you are forced to turn down your thermostat even further so you can afford to pay the bills. The price of gas will go up reflecting the added cost of oil production due to Dions green shift plan, don't be fooled.

There is an old adage, "If you got it, it came by truck". I challenge you to name one possession of yours that at some point was not in the back of a truck. Your food, clothing, furniture, appliances, even your dental floss at some point was moved by truck. EVERYTHING is going to cost you more,EVERYTHING. This will be over and above the already steady increases we are seeing now in the market. How much more can we afford? You can only cut back so much before you have to start going without something.

Some people don't want Canada's (read Alberta and Saskatchewans) dirty oil. Good luck with that! Let me know how much more you are paying to have that black gold shipped from the middle east to meet the demand. Meanwhile we will just ship our oil to where it is welcomed. The oil tanker companies will laughing all the way to the bank, while spewing tons of CO2 into the air as they cruise back and forth across our oceans. How ironic!

Lastly, lets see what happens if Alberta actually is forced to play its Wild Card. You think prices are high now? Just you wait and see what will happen if this should come about. I seem to recall someone saying something about some people freezing in the dark way back when. I think that was the "Profit" Ralph was it not? It was a very popular bumper sticker regardless...

Wake up people. Use that brain matter to see that tree in the forest. Let your common sense prevail and don't believe all the crap you are fed on a daily basis by people who simply want to take your money for no other reason than that they think they know how to spend it better than you do. People who have way more money than you I might add...

1 comment:

Thunderstick said...

Gotta love the"revenue neutral" line. Here in BC they tell us that every penny collected is returned in lower income taxes. Yet they fail to disclose the fact that they paid CRA $10 million to send out our $100 dollar checks, and who knows how much wasted on their media propaganda deluge.
Liberals, they're all the same!