Sunday, February 17, 2013

Alberta's looming water crisis

Every time I sit down to review the news before a post I always end up logging on at the exact moment that Alberta's bullshit is exposed. As a result I must put off my post about global trends and instead focus on Canada's "economic engine", as most trends for Alberta have subsequent effects for Canada as a whole.

Today we find more "memos" informing our government officials what is actually happening so that they can turn around and lie to us while calling those concerned "terrorists".

Now, let me ask you: What do you call an economy which is heavily reliant upon fresh, clean, water sources to run an industry which pollutes those very water sources? I'd call it "doomed to implode", and once you factor in the incredible "investment" made on behalf of Albertans by the Albertan and Federal governments under fabricated pretence there is really nothing else to call it other than "utter and complete stupidity".

Here's some photos I took of "surfactant" leaking from oilsands developments in Fork Lake in 2010. At the time I took these I emailed them to the Alberta legislature, every single MLA. I only got a reply from the Liberals who described what was in my pictures as 'surfactant'. Fork Lake is one of the fresh water lakes being diverted to feed oilsands developments (the local wildlife really enjoyed playing in this toxic shit):

(The writing in the sand says 'Dirty Alberta')

Alberta: Freedom to exploit, spirit to deceive, and enough stupidity to fuck everything up for generations to come. It's all lies, all the time, because otherwise they'd have to admit they have no plan for the future and that their current actions are destroying our future. The gravy train only runs between a quarter to bullshit and half-assed o'clock.

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Richard Fantin is a self-taught software developer who has mostly throughout his career focused on financial applications and high frequency trading. He currently works for CenturyLink

Nazayh Zanidean is a Project Coordinator for a mid-sized construction contractor in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing as a hobby on topics that include foreign policy, international human rights, security and systemic media bias.

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