Replies: 42 - Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 12:09 PM Last Post By: Eric84
Sep 21, 2012 8:02 PM
30U of C and Mount Royal...I lived in the sands for a year helping geotech on the tailings walls.
By you calling them tar sands would venture me to say you are looking from the outside, as its not tar...its oily sand....there is a difference.
I always laugh on my morning commute to Albian....seeing naturally occurring oil seep from the ditches....and seeing plumes in the Athabasca not man made
It rains in BC and??
Sep 21, 2012 8:24 PM
31"I always laugh on my morning commute to Albian....seeing naturally occurring oil seep from the ditches....and seeing plumes in the Athabasca not man made"
I know I always laughed as well, when I saw the oil plume . I mean just because it became obvious downstream from the Suncor tar sands plant doesn't mean it was connected. When the reality sunk in after talking to the people at Ft. McKay that the plume was of a magnitude of order larger than historical, well I figured that it was at least possible that there was a connection between the massive tar sand mining operations and their concerns. Silly probably.
On another note, why does the term "tar sands": cause you so much concern. The Encyclopedia Britannica seems ok with the it. A little sensitive are we?
Sep 21, 2012 8:28 PM
32Oh, and I've PM'd you with my contact info, I'm sure you want to connect again with your alumni from U of C and Mount Royal. We can have a piss-up in Calgary.
Sep 21, 2012 8:47 PM
33Coincidentally I just got a call from Gary __, I've IM'd you He graduated from U of C in 2006 with his P Eng. in environmental design. You guys may know each other.
I'm not quite sure about your tenses in #33, you did live in the tar sands for a year, but you now commute through the same sands. So you've moved. Must be my reading skills.
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Sep 24, 2012 10:00 AM
I give credit where it is due: to the Sask population.
They have the most popular premier in the country, and his middle name is not Tommy Douglas.
I understand how you don't want to speak of the eternal dependence of Manitoba, a place blessed with its own natural resources. Perhaps you could speak of your own personal dependence on govt handouts while you explain the govt dependence.
Sep 24, 2012 12:09 PM
42I give credit where it is due: to the Sask population.
You credit the people of SK for raising the prices of potash and oil?? You really are dumber than a bag of partisan hammers. That you view other Canadians through the lens of who's in power provincially speaks volumes about who you are.
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