7 Solid Reasons Coal Should Never be King Again in Alberta

 

 

Nothing makes these two chicks squawk louder than manipulative, short-sighted men with power selling off stuff that isn’t theirs and telling people that the little bit of money that will find its way to them is worth trading away their air, water, soil and health – and that of the next generation and the one after that (should there be one). Damn, we’re mad.

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In the category of incompetent governments falling back on a 19th century industry in the 21st century, we have Alberta Premier Jason Kenney aligning himself with coal companies, inviting them to set up open-pit coal mines in formerly protected areas across the province. You think we’re kidding? Check this out.

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Training Your Mind

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Been thinking about trains a lot lately …

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It’s hard not to, right? They’re all over the news these days. And then of course there’s the fact that you just took an epic cross-country trip by train.

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Right – and what I’ve been thinking about is how those two things are connected. A week ago, I was touting that trip as a surprisingly entertaining experiment in lessening my carbon footprint, and talking about how government types should take the train once in a while rather than flying, to connect better with Canadians and the places where we live. I mean, you really get a grasp of the country when you spend 60+ hours winding through trees and rocks and prairies. And you really get a grasp of where people come from when you spend 60+ hours with them in coach.

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Just do it

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Special PSA from the Chicks.

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I vote to honour the women – and men – who fought for my right to participate in democracy. Not to do so is a slap in their faces.

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I vote because it’s one of the few times I’m asked for my opinion.

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Whatever your reason …

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… just vote already.

Dimensional Shifts: Possible, or the Stuff of Dreams?

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Status: currently binge watching The Man in the High Castle. It’s based on a Philip K. Dick novel. The premise is that the Nazis and Japan won WWII and partitioned the States.

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But there is a multiverse element to the story, in that certain people (Travellers) can pop between dimensions. So inter-dimensional travel is possible for some.

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Pop?

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More or less. So what do we think of this scenario? Possible?

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