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Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada Drives A Dagger Through The Heart of Canadian Democracy

Written By Robin Mathews



 The betrayal of Canada by four judges of the Supreme Court of Canada trumpets the collapse of one of the primary protectors of Canadians – Canada’s highest court. The decision of the four judges to deny the challenge presented by Boris Wrzesnewskyj concerning the 2011 election in Etobicoke-Centre is irrational, irresponsible … and it may be much more. Canadians must see that the protectors of their freedoms, of their democracy, are falling like ten pins before their eyes.

 The Supreme Court of Canada is just one of the protectors now gone. Wake Up. Canadians, Wake Up! Let us be crystal clear on that matter. Let us remember two points. The first is that the case before the Supreme Court of Canada was taken on a SAMPLE count of voting. If all the polling stations could have been examined, hundreds more ‘bad votes’ would have been counted. The judges ignored that fact. The judges ignored the cost to an ordinary citizen that a full count would have involved. Shame on them! The judges could have ordered Elections Canada to count the ‘bad votes’ in every polling station in the constituency. They didn’t. In addition, the judges permitted Borys Wrzesnewskyj to pay more than $300,000.00 to undertake a court challenge fundamental to Canadian democracy. Shame on the judges of the Supreme Court of Canada! Shame on them all! The second point is that the judges could have taken a crystal clear High Road and ruled - that for the protection of Canadian Democracy in these special circumstances – a by-election must be held.

 The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada should have stated over and over and over and over in their decision that “free elections” must be without taint, without taint of any kind. That decision would have forced a clean-up of election practices in Canada. Fast! Instead, the decision handed down has given the Stephen Harper forces license to continue practicing election fraud. Talk about the 1%!! The four judges were so far away from the needs of the people, from what is called ‘natural justice’, from the fundamental and basic meaning and intention of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, from all that the Common Law has meant in democracies for centuries, and from what Canada essentially means to Canadians that one has to ponder just who or what the four believe they are serving. Already the Harper Conservatives have been convicted of Election Fraud! The Harper Conservatives ADMITTED GUILT in the 2006 election, admitted to using 68 CONSTITUENCIES to funnel funds illegitimately through the system.

 The Harper Conservatives fought Elections Canada in court for five years before admitting guilt and to having practiced ELECTION FRAUD IN 2006. And now they are accused of major Election Fraud (the Robocall Scandal) in the 2011 election. More on that farther on. Fools and charlatans are saying – “The Supreme Court ruling has come down on the Etobicoke-Centre election challenge. Accept it and move on.” I say the ruling has come down - Do Not Accept It! It is a tragedy for the nation. It is a betrayal of Canadian Democracy. I am saying do not accept the ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada. I am saying hire planes and fly gigantic banners across the country carrying the names of the four judges who betrayed Canada and Canadians. Marie Deschamp. And Rosalie Abella. And Marshall Rothstein. And Michael Moldaver. Write on the banner: “They hate us”. Memorize their names. Tell your children that if they are bad, they will grow up to be like those people who betrayed Canadian democracy. Write the judges letters. Smother them with letters of protest. The Stephen Harper forces rule by deception, deceit, betrayal, secret pacts, election fraud, suborning of public officers, and every other betrayal of democratic trust they can finesse. Still, in the face of those facts, Canadians believe that we have antiquated and rarely-used protections of our democracy – which are there in times of need. Canadians must awaken and realize the protections are falling like ten pins – and that Canada is closer than it has ever been to open civil violence in the struggle to protect democracy in the country.


 (1) One of the most important, most rarely used, “antiquated” protections of the democratic freedoms of Canadians rests in the powers of the Governor General to refuse prorogation of parliament (the dissolving of parliament on the request of the prime minister) and to refuse the passage of bills passed in the house by ‘majority’. Those powers have been violated, stolen, kidnapped, raped by Stephen Harper. On December 4, 2009, Harper dragooned Governor General Michaelle Jean into a prorogation in order to avoid a coalition that would have run him out of power. She may have been an ignoramus about Constitutional matters in Canada, but her failure was gigantic, nation-destroying, and unforgiveable.

Then on December 30, 2009 she permitted another prorogation to Harper so that he could avoid facing the charges that he cooperated in torture and abuse in Afghanistan. Michaelle Jean’s failures are almost beyond belief. “But,” you say, “she didn’t understand”. That cannot be said of the present Governor General who was a Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. David Lloyd Johnson “understands” all too well. He was – by a very strange coincidence - a Harper Conservative, and by another strange coincidence was appointed by Stephen Harper to shape the terms under which Justice Oliphant would investigate the relation of Karlheinz Schreiber and Brian Mulroney. Key question was the huge amount of bribe money floated in the Airbus Affair (purchase of 34 planes by Air Canada).


 In 2007 Schreiber alleged “secret commissions” were paid to Brian Mulroney – and Stephen Harper had to act fast (to cut off all chance of revelation). By a strange coincidence he appointed David Lloyd Johnson to shape the terms – and terms were crafted that prevented the Inquiry (2009) from examining the key and central Airbus facts or from recommending criminal investigation and trial!! All went well for Stephen Harper. Mr. Justice Oliphant came as close to calling Brian Mulroney a serial liar as he could do. But he didn’t go near the Airbus bribery facts. And very shortly after David Lloyd Johnson was, by strange coincidence, named Governor General of Canada. But that is not all.


 (2) In December of 2011 the Federal Court of Canada ruled the Harper legislation to gut the Canadian Wheat Board was illegitimate because the government had ignored a requirement to have a vote of Wheat Board members. Nonetheless, David Lloyd Johnson, legal expert and Governor General, signed the illegitimate bill into law, and, since, has said and done nothing to challenge that illegitimately passed law. The Governor Generalship in Canada, many Canadians will insist, is now a farce and a fraud.


 (3) The Supreme Court of Canada, they will declare, is now a farce and a fraud. Elections Canada …? (4)



 Elections Canada is failing massively on the investigations into Robocall fraud in the 2011 election and into the accusations against Harper MP Dean Del Maestro who, according to court documents, filled out a false return with Elections Canada and made an illegal contribution to his own campaign. The chief and hard-working enforcer of Elections Canada rules, William Corbett, recently resigned before the end of his term. Why? Why? His replacement is an ex-ombudsman for National Defence, Yves Cote. On his leaving the post with National Defence, the Armed Forces magazine Esprit de Corps damned him with faint praise. Clearly the conclusion might be he was NOT an effective ombudsman there.


 Marc Mayrand, Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, has expressed confidence in Cote – which the rest of Canadians need not have. Look at Elections Canada. When the Robocall Scandal broke – and widespread investigations were absolutely necessary – Marc Mayrand should have taken public platform and asked for an immediate $10 million from the Harper government to conduct full and complete investigation. He should have refused to take no for an answer. He should have told Stephen Harper publicly that after the Conservative Party admission of Election Fraud in the 2006 election the $10 million must be forthcoming. He should have been willing to fight tooth and nail for the funds to investigate. He wasn’t. Elections Canada is taking too long on the Robocall investigation. It is taking too long on the investigation of Dean Del Maestro. What is going on at Elections Canada? Is it, too, collapsing before the neo-fascist Harper onslaught?


 (5) Readers cannot say that - despite those things - all is well because we have Parliament, the House of Commons with a dynamic Party System at work. We do not have those things. The only person fighting Harper corruption with any credibility is Elizabeth May, the only Green Party MP. Thomas Mulcair and Bob Rae are empty, nearly useless ciphers, pretending the Canadian parliament is fine – and is not facing its greatest threat in history. Thomas Mulcair and Bob Rae should be undertaking every blocage ruse they can invent in Parliament. They should be before audiences all over Canada. They should be organizing, wherever possible, applications for injunctions against Harper actions. They should be visiting the Governor General to force his hand about signing legislation illegitimately passed. They should be openly preventing House of Commons business from proceeding. They should be loudly and publicly visiting every provincial premier and Opposition leader in Canada. They should be using every tactic they can discover, invent, or imagine to force Canadians to see the crisis their democracy is facing, to force the Mainstream Press and Media to inform Canadians.

 We do not have defense of Canadian democracy in the provincial legislatures. As Stephen Harper rapes the Canadian parliament, as he pushes through a secretly designed, oppressive destroyer of provincial powers – the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement – no provincial premier will get a court order demanding ratification be cancelled until full information has been given, full debate has been conducted, and amendments put forward by interested Canadian governments included. The decision has been made to destroy the democratic challenge made by Borys Wrzesnewskyj concerning an (almost certainly improper) election in Etobicoke-Centre.


The four Supreme Court of Canada judges responsible, Marie Deschamps, Rosalie Abella, Marshall Rothstein, and Michael Modaver cannot be condemned strongly enough, and those judges cannot be openly criticized often enough, publicly, frequently, tirelessly. The decision has been made, we are told. Now we must ‘accept it and move on’. That advice comes from … you can guess who gives that advice. Don’t heed it. Don’t accept it. Don’t move on. Fight the decision in every way you can fight it. If the Supreme Court of Canada is willing to destroy democracy in Canada, Canadians must be willing to destroy the Supreme Court of Canada.




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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Breaking news, 7.7 earthquake near Prince Rupert


Dear Grant
Emergency Info BC has just issued a Tsunami warning for the North Coast, Haida Gwaii & Central Coast, as an earthquake hit off the BC coast South of Sandspit. There is no warning currently for North Vancouver Island.

If you're in the affected region, here is what Emergency Info BC is saying:

"A Tsunami Warning means that a tsunami is expected and imminent in low-lying coastal areas. People in these areas must move inland or to higher ground IMMEDIATELY. Do not return until directed to do so by local emergency officials. A tsunami is a series of waves and the first wave is not usually the largest and could last several hours.

Stay tuned to local radio stations and listen for instructions from emergency officials."

http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca

https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC

You may want to call or txt friends in the area who might not have heard.

Our thoughts are with any friends or family you have in the area.


Depth of earthquake..12 miles.....52.9 north--131.9 west..25 miles from sandspit..

Deep water sensors have measured a tsunami....Avoid low coastal areas, take to higher ground

2 after shocks have been reported, a 5.8 and 4.8

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Environment Canada's Official Weather Warnings

Warnings

Zone A - the North Coast and Haida Gwaii
8:57 PM PDT Saturday 27 October 2012
Tsunami warning for

Zone A - the North Coast and Haida Gwaii continued

A tsunami warning has been issued. If you are in a low lying coastal area you are at risk and must move to higher ground or inland now. Do not return until directed to do so. Closely monitor local radio stations for additional information from local authorities.

...A tsunami warning is now in effect which includes the Coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north Tip of Vancouver Island British Columbia to cape decision Alaska/located 85 miles se of sitka/.

Origin time - 0304Z 28 oct 2012 coordinates - 52.9 north 131.9 west depth - 10 km location - Queen Charlotte Islands region magnitude - 7.7 Estimated times of initial wave arrival for selected Sites in the warning are provided below.

Langara 2116 PDT oct 27 Northern tip Vancouver Island 2117 PDT oct 27 Please minimize phone use in affected areas. For further information contact the Provincial Emergency Program at WWW.PEP.BC.CA (english only).

Issued by Environment Canada on behalf of the British Columbia Provincial Emergency Program. 
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Breaking news, a 7.7 earthquake was just reported near Prince Rupert(8:09 pm), that my friends is a tsunami zone, I have a boat that could be troubled in the Alberni Canal.

It`s also another death knell for the Enbridge pipeline, buildings as far away as Vancouver reported shaking..

Exact location 190 miles south south west of Prince Rupert....Tsunami warming in effect...


Hang on to your hat..

These big boys can trigger after shocks and or another as big or bigger seismic crackerjack..

Remember 1964

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Haida Gwaii earthquake sparks West Coast Tsumani

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Haida Gwaii at 8:07 p.m., Earthquake Canada reports.
The quake was located 139 kilometres south of Masset, according to the US Geological Survey website.
The West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a tsunami warning for coasts located near the earthquake including the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

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Tsunami of 1964

It was Good Friday of 1964 that the largest earthquake of our century rocked Alaska, heaving up the ocean floor 15 meters and sending a series of seismic waves along the West Coast of Vancouver Island and down through Oregon and California. The first wave hit Port Alberni late at night as most people slept. Due to the heroism and quick thinking of many of our Valley’s citizens most people were alerted and evacuated before the onset of the much larger second wave, preventing any cassualties. To find out more about the Tsunami visit the museum to access our research files and large photograph collection. A permanent exhibit has been installed in the Hutcheson Gallery of the Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Centre - the centre is open seasonaly June to August.
“The Great Alberni Valley Tsunami” is the title of the first Museum Note, a small publication detailing the Tsunami and is full of photos and facts. This booklet is available for purchase from the Alberni Valley Museum.

Tsunami Facts:

  • The word Tsunami is Japanese. In Japanese - tsu = harbour and nami = wave.
  • The Alberni Valley was hit particularly hard because a tsunami is amplified if it is funnelled up an inlet then if it hits a single shoreline
  • Waves created by seismic activity are very long and low. Surprisingly, tsunamis can pass undetected under ships at sea.
  • The first wave to hit the Albernis caused mostly flooding. The second larger wave caused most of the damage that occurred.
  • Our Tsunami warning system was installed in 1993, it is the only one of its kind in BC, and was installed due to the high risk of another tsunami hitting Port Alberni.
General Information e-mail: citypa@portalberni.ca | Webmaster e-mail: webadmin@portalberni.ca

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More to come..

Hang on

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Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Magic power

Death to Enbridge, people power will prevail, this fight is for the future..


Socialist hordes be damned, we are at the gate with loaded pitchforks and thirsty ballots.


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Teach the Children Well

Metamorphosis, the coming of age, the birth of a beautiful monarch butterfly..


The Arab spring, the Tunisian uprising, the opening of young Egyptian eyes.. 

I also recall in recent news a grandmother who was a bus monitor, through social media shocking displays of what little bastards and bastardesses do when their parents aren`t watching, the final result was reprimands of the demon spawn and a near $million dollar nest egg, retirement fund for the verbally abused monitor, classic social media justice..

We have seen racism through electronic media from those who pose as lily white puritans, now exposed we witness the squirming, the excuse making, the alibi, we, the not so-weak-minded are offended by the true beliefs of our brethran, inner racism and the human animal on naked display..

Musical stars are born on youtube, big bright smiles are brought to life, actors, producers and others with athletic prowess are vaulted into stardom through access, through electronic social-media, average Joes and unknown Janes who reside in money poor suburbia, without these communication devices there they would remain to toil in anonymity..

Life is cruel, hurtful and not fair, advantage and advantages has always been skewed towards those of privilege, of silver spoon pedigree, of private schools funded with private offshore money, it`s far easier for those spoon-fed elitists to reach for the stars when failure would merely result in falling backwards into a bathtub full of gold plated baubles.

Our Stanley cup riots shone a light on mankind`s inner animal, through Iphone cameras wholesale slaughter of innocents around the world have come to light, scenes of  rivers running blood red in town squares make failed state Government denials tragically comedic...

Mothers who dream of daughters as cheerleaders and babies like Honey Boo Boo child to prance and dance and succeed where they themselves failed, tryouts have many who are sent home in tears, braces, pimples and noses too long, the list of shortcomings for most is standard fare and expected..

And no, it`s not exclusive to feminine chromosomes the pendulum of life swings the dream ending guillotine across both sexes, boys that can`t run, tubby Toms gasping for air and more often than said privileged parents leaning on coaches to accept the lesser for favour..

Life has never been fair and equity has always been dealt from the bottom of the deck, social media, like the metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly is transforming before our eyes...

The "taking" of Amanda Todd was tragic..

Networking, social media, Iphones and data transfer have brought prying light and physical print to once hidden slaughters, lit a lantern in dark dank corners, exposed tyrants, liars and sadistic human beasts..

Bully pulpits, bombastic bluster and teenage sexual curiosity are here to stay, and so is the loudest denials from the most prolific abusers..
 






Teach the children well ....



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Cheers Eyes Wide Open


Friday, October 26, 2012

(Updated)BC Liberals Public Affairs Bureau


 CKNW`s question of the day.....

Do you think the BC Liberals can renew themselves before the spring election?


At 8:10 am this morning the numbers were...


No-74.8%

Yes-25.2%

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I guarantee you that by the time 4:00 pm rolls around those numbers will turn around 180 degrees..

I voted before the BC Liberal PAB..Public affairs bureau have had their scotch and corn flakes..

Interesting numbers though, at 8:10 am this morning the BC Liberals are polling almost exactly what Angus Reid has pegged their support at..

I`ll update the results about 5:00 pm....

They had a couple of polls of note in the last month..

"Do you support the Enbridge pipeline"....That one went 78% for the pipeline..

And they had another last month..

"Who will you vote for in the next BC provincial election"

That one at 8:00am had the NDP at 55%...By the time PAB woke up and spiked the results..By 5:00 pm the results were...BC Liberals 68%..

Today`s poll is here----- http://www.cknw.com/index.aspx


UPDATED HERE...Well well well..... As of 2:37 pm.....Shocking(insert sarcasm here)



Do you think the BC Liberals can renew themselves before the spring election?


no-24.7%

yes-75.3%

As of 2:40 pm

No -23%

Yes-77%

As of 2:59 pm

No-20.9%

Yes-79.1%

Hello PAB........I believe in Santa Claus too





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Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Monday, October 22, 2012

Christy Clark, British Columbia`s National Embarrassment

I have no words that can truly describe Christy the smirk Clark, however there are a few words that come to mind..

Fake, a phony, all over the map...

 It`s no wonder Adrian Dix has a 35% percentage point lead among female voters, but among men....5% percentage point lead... My only question is....

Hello men, none of you are ever going to bed Christy Clark but believe me, it ain`t worth it, a blow up doll has more brain cells than Christy Clark, are you serious?...

Sheesh..

The below link brings you to a stunningly shocking video from tonight`s CBC National featuring Christy Clark..

Watch at your own peril, don`t say I didn`t warn you!





http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/The+National/ID/2295353898/


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Enbridge Hearings to the NEB Panel Must Be Canceled

The question is relevant, for if you, I or any entity was say, applying to be a ferry operator, if all our vessels we operated in the past were lying on the bottom of the ocean, burnt to a crisp and or taking on water would we not be laughed out of the bidding process?

According to Wikipedia, and not denied by Enbridge, in the last 10 years Enbridge has had nearly 1000 major oil spills...

Using data from Enbridge's own reports, the Polaris Institute calculated that 804 spills occurred on Enbridge pipelines between 1999 and 2010. These spills released approximately 168,645 barrels (26,812.4 m3) of crude oil into the environment.[12]
On July 4, 2002 an Enbridge pipeline ruptured in a marsh near the town of Cohasset, Minnesota in Itasca County, spilling 6,000 barrels (950 m3) of crude oil. In an attempt to keep the oil from contaminating the Mississippi River, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources set a controlled burn that lasted for 1 day and created a smoke plume about 1-mile (1.6 km) high and 5 miles (8.0 km) long.[13]
In 2006, there were 67 reportable spills totaling 5,663 barrels (900.3 m3) on Enbridge's energy and transportation and distribution system; in 2007, there were 65 reportable spills totaling 13,777 barrels (2,190.4 m3) [14]
On March 18, 2006, approximately 613 barrels (97.5 m3) of crude oil were released when a pump failed at Enbridge's Willmar terminal in Saskatchewan.[15] According to Enbridge, roughly half the oil was recovered.
On January 1, 2007 an Enbridge pipeline that runs from Superior, Wisconsin to near Whitewater, Wisconsin cracked open and spilled ~50,000 US gallons (190 m3) of crude oil onto farmland and into a drainage ditch.[16] The same pipeline was struck by construction crews on February 2, 2007, in Rusk County, Wisconsin, spilling ~201,000 US gallons (760 m3) of crude, of which only about 87,000 gallons were recovered. Some of the oil filled a hole more than 20 feet (6.1 m) deep and contaminated the local water table.[17][18]
In April 2007, roughly 6,227 barrels (990.0 m3) of crude oil spilled into a field downstream of an Enbridge pumping station near Glenavon, Saskatchewan.[15]
In 2009, Enbridge Energy Partners, a US affiliate of Enbridge Inc., agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit brought against the company by the state of Wisconsin for 545 environmental violations.[19] In a news release from Wisconsin's Department of Justice, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said "...the incidents of violation were numerous and widespread, and resulted in impacts to the streams and wetlands throughout the various watersheds."[20] The violations were incurred while building portions of the company's Southern Access pipeline, a project to transport crude from the oil sands region in Alberta to Chicago.
In January 2009 an Enbridge pipeline leaked about 4,000 barrels (640 m3) of oil southeast of Fort McMurray at the company's Cheecham Terminal tank farm. Most of the spilled oil was contained within berms but about 1% of the oil, about 40 barrels (6.4 m3), sprayed into the air and coated nearby snow and trees.[21]
On January 2, 2010, Enbridge's Line 2 ruptured near Neche, North Dakota, releasing about 3,784 barrels of crude oil, of which only 2,237 barrels of were recovered.[22][18]
April 2010 an Enbridge pipeline ruptured spilling more than 9.5 barrels (1.51 m3) of oil in Virden, Manitoba, which leaked into the Boghill Creek which eventually connects to the Assiniboine River.

Then in July 2010...


July 2010, a leaking pipeline spilled an estimated 843,444 US gallons (3,192.78 m3) of crude oil into Talmadge Creek leading to the Kalamazoo River in southwest Michigan on Monday, July 26 near Marshall, Michigan.[24][25] A United States Environmental Protection Agency update of the Kalamazoo River spill concluded the pipeline rupture "caused the largest inland oil spill in Midwest history" and reported the cost of the cleanup at $36.7 million (US) as of November 14, 2011.[24] The cleanup is unfinished as of July 2012.[26] PHMSA raised concerns in a Corrective Action Order (CAO) about numerous anomalies that had been detected on this pipeline by internal line inspection tools, yet Enbridge had failed to check a number of those anomalies in the field.[27] The Michigan spill affected more than 50 kilometres of waterways and wetlands and about 320 people reported symptoms from crude oil exposure.[28] The NTSB said at US$800 million it was the costliest onshore spill cleanup in U.S. history.[29] The NTSB found Enbridge knew of a defect in the pipeline five years before it burst.

The NTSB found that Enbridge in the Kalamazoo spill acted like "Keystone cops"

This track record of past spills and reckless disregard to human health, environment and procedure alone should have disqualified Enbridge from this proposed project, right from the very beginning, the very first day of the Enbridge review by the NEB, Enbridge had a leaking pipe in the gulf of Mexico..

" Canadian pipeline builder Enbridge reported a leak from one of its pipelines on the day public hearings began into the company’s planned Northern Gateway pipeline.

U.S. pipeline regulators told Enbridge about the possible leak. A subsequent helicopter over-flight discovered a metre-wide patch of bubbles over the company’s Stingray pipeline, which can carry 560-million cubic feet a day of natural gas from offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico. The bubbles were found about 100 kilometres from the Louisiana coast."

 http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/enbridge-reports-leak-from-us-pipeline-as-northern-gateway-hearings-begin/article2298173/?service=mobile

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Funny no?, Enbridge didn`t even know they had a leak, a helicopter reported seeing bubbles, shouldn`t this too have been enough to halt the process?

Stephen Harper could care less about the environment, a bought man, big oil makes the rules, Alberta, big oil  and China, as for human health along with a thriving environment rank dead last in Stephen Harper`s world, for what I say must be true or this review would`ve been halted last year, a tragic comedy being produced by corporate profits and directed by a corrupt Federal Conservative party..

And still the review continues, then when 400,000 litres were spilled into Alberta`s Red Deer river,..Enbridge again

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"ELK POINT, Alta. - There's been another oil spill in Alberta, this time northeast of Edmonton.
The Energy Resources Conservation Board says the leak of heavy crude oil happened Monday at a pumping station on Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) Athabasca pipeline about 24 kilometres southeast of Elk Point.
Enbridge estimates about 230,000 litres has leaked, but the ERCB's Darin Barter said Tuesday that amount hasn't been confirmed.
"It's a significant size spill," said Barter. "Any amount of crude oil out of a pipeline is significant to us. Obviously we've had a number of pipeline incidents in the past short while and we're monitoring cleanup on them and we have a number of investigations underway."

 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/06/19/enbridge-elk-point-spill-_n_1610613.html

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1 week later another 25,000 barrels of bitumen puked into Alberta muskeg, technology didn`t even know the oil was leaking, again it was a third party that reported the spill..

"An oil spill that went undetected for days has released 22,000 barrels of oil into northeastern Alberta’s muskeg, news sources report.

The
spill, an emulsion composed of oil and water, came from a waste disposal line owned by Pace Oil and Gas, and was evidently only discovered when an aircraft from another oil company made a routine flyover in the area on May 19, the Calgary Herald reports.
The spill is “among the largest in North America in recent years,” reports the Globe and Mail
"

 http://democracyastray.blogspot.ca/2012/05/rainbow-lake-oil-spill-2012-22000.html

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Why is this NEB review of Enbridge still going on, it has been proven not by testimony, not by statistics, it`s been proven by facts on the ground, Enbridge can`t guarantee anything, their words and promises are garbage, no court no panel of intellectuals, no unbiased fact finding panel could ever green light Enbridge, the proven facts outweigh the deliberate Enbridge lies by a magnitude so large,  there has been no reason for the NEB to even remotely consider any decision but this..... "NO WAY ENBRIDGE"...

There is no justification for these hearings to continue, if you, or if any company with "that record" with ongoing scandals, lies and comedy relief, the hearings are already a mockery, a continuation of the facade only serves to prove that Canada, at least on the Federal level are wholly corporate owned and operated..

Some of you might say the word LIE is too strong, wrong, Enbridge have lied and bullied, and most worrisome for me, Enbridge has faked clean ups, or should I say, attempted clean ups of spilled oil...


In this video Enbridge has covered spilled oil with sand, that`s correct, in a watershed, Enbridge hired people to cover up spilled oil in a waterway with mounds of sand



 In this next video, Enbridge covered vast grassland areas, where oil was spilled Enbridge placed a special canvas over the grass, covered the canvass with dirt and planted special grass to hide thousands of litres of spilled oil..


Is this too not enough to have the NEB reject the Enbridge pipeline proposal to Kitimat, a pipeline carrying raw bitumen which sinks in water, a substance that can`t be cleaned up once puked into waterways, a pipeline that must cross over 800 rivers and streams, a pipeline that must traverse a rugged snow-filled remote landslide prone mountain range, let me repeat, 800 plus rivers and streams, almost the entirety of British Columbia`s salmon rearing rivers put in danger with the inevitable spills....

Why has the Enbridge review not been canceled, the anti-pipeline opponents have given more than enough direct evidence to convict Enbridge of crimes, and planned future crimes..

And what of the lying, Enbridge executives have lied about support among First Nations..

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Haida Nation blasts Enbridge about “deliberately misleading” info in Northern Gateway filing




Posted by:
Scott Simpson
Haida Nation President Guujaaw is making some serious allegations about “deliberately misleading and false information” 

 in Enbridge Northern Gateway 
documents provided to the federal Joint Review Panel which will soon commence hearings on the controversial oils sands pipeline project.


Specifically, Guujaaw rejects Enbridge’s claim that the Haida are in the process of “relationship building” with the Calgary-based company which is seeking to build an oil transmission pipeline from Alberta to the BC coast at Kitimat.


Haida have an interest in the project because oil tankers will carry oil sands crude past Haida Gwaii, 

which includes a national park and designated UNESCO world heritage site.


It hasn’t been a good week for Enbridge. Earlier, a majority of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs renounced a much-trumpted profit-sharing deal with Enbridge.


Here’s an email to the Panel, which was cc’d to me on Friday by Guujaaw.
From: guujaaw [mailto:guujaaw@haidanation.net]
Sent:
 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:46 PM
Subject:
 Enbridge
December 20, 2011
Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
Joint Review Panel
444 7th Avenue S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8
Attention: Secretary to the Joint Review Panel
Re: statement contained in Volume 5A: Aboriginal Engagement, Appendix D: National and Regional Aboriginal Organizations.
To whom it may concern;


Enbridge has provided deliberately misleading and false information contained in their Section 52 Application claiming that the applicant has built relationships with the Haida Fisheries Program, Haida Development Corporation (sic, presumably Haida Enterprise Corporation)  and Haida Child and Family Services.


Haida Gwaii Community Futures is not an ‘Aboriginal Organization’ and has no idea how they got on the list.

Representatives of the above organizations are in no way engaged with nor have they given any reason to believe they are “relationship building” with Enbridge. 

We would like to have all of these names stricken from Enbridge’s filed documents as it is libellous bringing these organizations into disrepute, not only with their own constituents, but also the many First Nations, organizations and people who are committed to the health of this planet.
Respectfully,

Guujaaw
President of the Haida Nation


 http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2011/12/merry-christmas-enbridge-effing.html

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Need more, Enbridge lied about the Gitxsan support, in an organized attempt to hoodwink British Columbians, with the Vancouver Sun, The Province, The Globe,, at the request of Enbridge executives the mainstream media ran stories on the front pages across Canada claiming Enbridge has First Nation support, when in fact Enbridge bribed two people of First Nation pedigree, two people who had no authority to sign anything, the two people have now been stripped of all standing, it was a ploy right out of Goebel`s playbook, circa 1940s

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Gitxsan-Enbridge Deal is Null and Void(Breaking News)UPDATED

Breaking News, the majority of Hereditary Chiefs have voted and the Gitxsan-Enbridge equity deal is null and void...

And there is more, the Gitxsan treat Society members who inked this deal in secrecy and against the wishes of almost 100% of the Gitxsan Nation have been fired..

Here is the official release...
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Gitxsan Unity Movement Press Release

Gitinmaax, B.C.

December 19, 2011


Majority of Gitxsan Chiefs confirm the shut sown of the Gitxsan Treaty society(GTS)

The majority of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs have put into writing their decision to shut down the Gitxsan Treat society(GTS). The Chiefs are supported by their houses and clans, and made this decision only after holding clan meetings. The decision to shut down the GTS and fire senior staff was made because the GTS was making decisions without consultation and against the will of Gitxsan houses and Clans.


The society was shut down on December 5th after Chiefs consulted with their clan members, Presently, 42 hereditary Chiefs (Two thirds of hereditary Chiefs) have signed a declaration stating the following.



  • The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Agreement is null and void;


  • The GTS no longer exists so it must cease operations and shut down;


  • The former executive director, and former Chief negotiator and negotiator are terminated;


  • That all other staff be given notice of indeterminate lay-off; 



  • And, all Pdeek representatives(GTS board members) are recalled.


The Gitxsan Chiefs are conducting on online poll to determine support levels in Gitxsan membership for the deal with Enbridge, preliminary results show that over



90% of Gitxsan people are against the proposed pipeline. Almost 100% are against the Gitxsan-Enbridge deal that was signed on December 2nd.


A petition is underway too, Volunteers collecting petitions against Enbridge have collected over 1000 signatures(600 Gitxsan, 400 supporters) and phone numbers since December 6th.


Gitxsan hereditary Chiefs note that the fired staff of the GTS continues to speak publicly and act against the wishes of the Gitxsan Chiefs and members. These staff members are the Executive Director, Negotiator, and Chief Negotiator. The Gitxsan Chiefs emphasize that the Gitxsan Treaty Society and these former staff members do not represent the Gitxsan people.


Former staff who continue to spend money from GTS accounts, will cease their activity and respect the will of the Chiefs and members. Their actions paying high-priced lawyers from GTS funds to sue their own Chiefs and members. This is further evidence of the complete lack of respect this office has towards Hereditary Chiefs who they claim to represent. The Gitxsan seek to settle this matter through their own law, the Gitxsan Ayookw, and wish to point out that remedies exist in Gitxsan law for those that bring harm upon the Nation. Therefore, in this matter, The Gitxsan hereditary Chiefs have exercised the Gitxsan Ayookw, the foundation of Gitxsan society and culture for millennia .


The Gitxsan Unity Movement began as Gitxsan against Enbridge in early December. The goal of the movement is to bring harmony between the Gitxsan Government and values, law, and will of the Gitxsan. The Chiefs shut down the GTS on December 5th because they were acting contrary to Gitxsan laws and value. The Gitxsan Unity Movement is 100% volunteer driven, with Gitxsan hereditary Chiefs and members in the best interest of our land, culture, and people.


If you would like more information or schedule an interview please contact the following individuals; Dawumuxw(Larry Patsey), Giskaat, Gitanmaax, home phone 250-843-0399, mobile, 250-842-3040; Guuhadakw(Norman Stephens), Lax Glibuu, Hagwilget, moblie, 250-842-8197, Trevor Morrison, Mobile, 778-202-1457

Read more here



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As for those Vancouver Sun Headlines, they too are Null and Void.


Gitxsan supports Enbridge pipeline

First nation to generate $7 million as equity partner


Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/Gitxsan+supports+Enbridge+pipeline/5807283/story.html#ixzz1h7rCu7jC



UPDATED HERE
We Got someone`s attention, better late then never

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 Enbridge has been caught super inflating the economic numbers and underestimating the environmental costs too..
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"Enbridge's Northern Gateway benefits questioned at hearing"

 

 "That's different than what Enbridge is telling its own investors and shareholders, said Boye. The company's own estimate is 4.4 per cent growth — a difference of 500,000 barrels a day by 2020 that leads to a corresponding drop in revenues earned by producers.

"Have you given a different supply forecast to your shareholders than that provided to the panel?" Boye asked Enbridge's Gateway manager John Carruthers on Tuesday.
Carruthers acknowledged that different figures have been used at different times. Estimates can vary depending on assumptions of what the mix of varying crudes would be, he said.
"There would be times when we would see differences."
But the variances aren't big enough to change the project's economics, Carruthers said.
"The minor changes over time don't change the project need."
Boye added that the project could discourage the upgrading of oilsands bitumen in Alberta and that its cost to the environment hasn't been fully evaluated.
She pressed Enbridge over the use of diluent — lightweight solvents mixed with bitumen or other heavy crudes to make them flow through a pipe. Although the mix varies, roughly one-third of what would flow through the Gateway line would be diluent. The Gateway project includes a second pipeline that would import diluent from the B.C. coast back to Alberta.
Boye suggested the cost of that diluent has not been factored into calculations of producer benefit.
Ignoring the cost of diluent exaggerates the case for shipping raw bitumen outside Alberta for upgrading or refining, said Robyn Allan, an analyst for the Alberta Federation of Labour, who is advising the Haisla.
"There is no economic analysis ... that's been supplied to the hearings (of the impact) to the Canadian economy when we import condensate instead of upgrading in Alberta," she said outside the hearing" 

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/09/18/enbridge-hearing.html

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Enbridge lies in their animated ads promoting the project, they omitted narrow channels, removed islands, an animated depiction, pastel colours and soothing music, in hindsight I say the ads were ironically perfect, they were as cartoon like as the proposal itself, and that`s exactly the way Enbridge has acted, like cartoon characters, like the wiley Coyote using his box of ACME roadrunner catching devices...

Why haven`t the NEB hearings been canceled, the panel must reject the project on past history alone...

Let me recap, Enbridge has had over 1000 major oil spills in the last decade, they have been caught over and over again hiding oil, hiding oil they spilled with sand, with canvass, with special grasses, they have been caught hiding oil they can`t clean up, ..Enbridge has been described as acting like "Keystone cops" by the NTSB, ..

Enbridge has been caught lying about the Haisla First Nation support, Enbridge have been caught bribing Gitxsan members to sign equity deals when said members had no authority, Enbridge has persuaded the mainstream media to ink articles, place them on the front pages of Canada`s major newspapers, stories made up out of whole cloth, to this day Enbridge refuses to name which First Nations have signed equity deals, from what I heard only a couple have signed whose territory is over 1000 miles away from the Gateway pipeline..

Enbridge has been caught submitting an exaggerated set of economic numbers to the NEB panel yet at the same time Enbridge gave a completely different(smaller, less exaggerated) set of numbers to their own shareholders, as you know, it`s a crime to lie to shareholders, Enbridge doesn`t hold that much respect for the NEB panel reviewing this project..

Enbridge offered a cheap pipeline for $5 billion dollars, after recent spills Enbridge claims they will "now"spend an "extra" $500 million on the pipeline to make it safer,  yet industry experts put the price of a safe(r) pipeline through this remote, rugged mountain range at $16 to $20 billion dollars..The fact Enbridge used the cheaper pipeline from the git-go should disqualify them too..

Enbridge has spent 10`s of $millions throughout British Columbia`s mainstream media on cartoon ads devoid of facts, ...How come any adverting at all is even allowed while the review is taking place, are jurors allowed to watch advertisements placed by gangsters that are currently on trial?...Ads should be prohibited, the three person NEB panel should be removed from the hearings if they have seen the ads...

Cartoon ads devoid of facts, big old whopper tales(lies) over the amount of long-term jobs, complete incompetence demonstrated by Enbridge over and over again, hiding oil, intimidating affected residents of Michigan over the Kalamazoo spill, caught hiding oil, caught bribing First Nations, lying about First Nation support, lying about the environmental risks, lying about the ability to clean up bitumen spilled in water,

 Lies, bribery, incompetence, intimidation, with a track record of oil spills, destroyed environments, faulty pipes, even after pipe inspectors warned of inevitable spills Enbridge refused to replace old pipes, for it`s cheaper for Enbridge to bribe, hide oil with grass, with sand, to cover up and buy out the locals then to actually do due diligence..

So I have one burning question to Stephen treason Harper and the NEB panel.



Why haven`t the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline hearings been canceled?..




The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open








Sunday, October 21, 2012

Christy Clark, BC Liberals, Fiscally Challenged

In her heart, in her heart she is praying the media beat up the NDP and promote her idiocy..

Below is the North America Henry Hub for natural gas....Those are indeed long-term price contracts
MonthChartsLastChangePrior
Settle
OpenHighLowVolumeHi /
Lo Limit
Updated
Nov 2012

3.597 a-0.0203.617---05.117
2.117
4:02:41 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2012

--3.947---05.447
2.447
4:05:08 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2013

--4.069---05.569
2.569
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Feb 2013

--4.073---05.573
2.573
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Mar 2013

--4.026---05.526
2.526
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Apr 2013

--3.966---05.466
2.466
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
May 2013

--3.983---05.483
2.483
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jun 2013

--4.015---05.515
2.515
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jul 2013

--4.052---05.552
2.552
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Aug 2013

--4.069---05.569
2.569
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Sep 2013

--4.071---05.571
2.571
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Oct 2013

--4.107---05.607
2.607
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Nov 2013

--4.199---05.699
2.699
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2013

--4.383---05.883
2.883
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2014

--4.487---05.987
2.987
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Feb 2014

--4.457---05.957
2.957
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Mar 2014

--4.362---05.862
2.862
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Apr 2014

--4.155---05.655
2.655
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
May 2014

--4.160---05.660
2.660
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jun 2014

--4.179---05.679
2.679
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jul 2014

--4.207---05.707
2.707
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Aug 2014

--4.225---05.725
2.725
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Sep 2014

--4.227---05.727
2.727
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Oct 2014

--4.265---05.765
2.765
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Nov 2014

--4.340---05.840
2.840
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2014

--4.529---06.029
3.029
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2015

--4.635---06.135
3.135
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Feb 2015

--4.600---06.100
3.100
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Mar 2015

--4.508---06.008
3.008
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Apr 2015

--4.283---05.783
2.783
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
May 2015

--4.297---05.797
2.797
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jun 2015

--4.318---05.818
2.818
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jul 2015

--4.355---05.855
2.855
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Aug 2015

--4.374---05.874
2.874
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Sep 2015

--4.377---05.877
2.877
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Oct 2015

--4.413---05.913
2.913
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Nov 2015

--4.496---05.996
2.996
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2015

--4.681---06.181
3.181
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2016

--4.783---06.283
3.283
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Feb 2016

--4.752---06.252
3.252
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Mar 2016

--4.671---06.171
3.171
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Apr 2016

--4.456---05.956
2.956
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
May 2016

--4.473---05.973
2.973
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jun 2016

--4.497---05.997
2.997
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jul 2016

--4.536---06.036
3.036
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Aug 2016

--4.556---06.056
3.056
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Sep 2016

--4.559---06.059
3.059
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Oct 2016

--4.596---06.096
3.096
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Nov 2016

--4.683---06.183
3.183
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2016

--4.872---06.372
3.372
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2017

--4.974---06.474
3.474
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Feb 2017

--4.943---06.443
3.443
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Mar 2017

--4.862---06.362
3.362
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Apr 2017

--4.647---06.147
3.147
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
May 2017

--4.665---06.165
3.165
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jun 2017

--4.691---06.191
3.191
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jul 2017

--4.731---06.231
3.231
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Aug 2017

--4.751---06.251
3.251
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Sep 2017

--4.755---06.255
3.255
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Oct 2017

--4.792---06.292
3.292
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Nov 2017

--4.890---06.390
3.390
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2017

--5.077---06.577
3.577
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2018

--5.180---06.680
3.680
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Feb 2018

--5.149---06.649
3.649
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Mar 2018

--5.068---06.568
3.568
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Apr 2018

--4.856---06.356
3.356
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
May 2018

--4.874---06.374
3.374
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jun 2018

--4.902---06.402
3.402
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jul 2018

--4.943---06.443
3.443
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Aug 2018

--4.963---06.463
3.463
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Sep 2018

--4.968---06.468
3.468
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Oct 2018

--5.006---06.506
3.506
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Nov 2018

--5.112---06.612
3.612
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2018

--5.320---06.820
3.820
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2019

--5.428---06.928
3.928
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Feb 2019

--5.397---06.897
3.897
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Mar 2019

--5.316---06.816
3.816
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Apr 2019

--5.104---06.604
3.604
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
May 2019

--5.124---06.624
3.624
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jun 2019

--5.152---06.652
3.652
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jul 2019

--5.195---06.695
3.695
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Aug 2019

--5.216---06.716
3.716
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Sep 2019

--5.222---06.722
3.722
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Oct 2019

--5.262---06.762
3.762
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Nov 2019

--5.371---06.871
3.871
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2019

--5.591---07.091
4.091
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2020

--5.702---07.202
4.202
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Feb 2020

--5.671---07.171
4.171
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Mar 2020

--5.590---07.090
4.090
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Apr 2020

--5.378---06.878
3.878
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
May 2020

--5.400---06.900
3.900
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jun 2020

--5.430---06.930
3.930
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jul 2020

--5.475---06.975
3.975
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Aug 2020

--5.497---06.997
3.997
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Sep 2020

--5.503---07.003
4.003
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Oct 2020

--5.543---07.043
4.043
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Nov 2020

--5.655---07.155
4.155
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Dec 2020

--5.880---07.380
4.380
4:00:00 PM CT
10/21/2012        
Jan 2021

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Feb 2021

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Mar 2021

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Apr 2021

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May 2021

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Jun 2021

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Jul 2021

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Aug 2021

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Dec 2021

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Jan 2022

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Feb 2022

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Mar 2022

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Apr 2022

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May 2022

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Jun 2022

--2.429---0No Limit4:15:00 PM CT
6/1/2012          
Jul 2022

--2.774---0No Limit4:15:00 PM CT
6/29/2012         
Aug 2022

--3.010---0No Limit4:21:54 PM CT
7/27/2012         
Sep 2022

--2.634---0No Limit4:15:00 PM CT
8/31/2012         
Oct 2022

--3.023---0No Limit4:15:00 PM CT
9/28/2012         

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Well well well........What we have here is the North American Henry Hub prices for natural gas futures, have a good look....

As you know,. Christy Clark has been talking about the $trillions we will make on exporting LNG to Asia..They do pay more for LNG in Asia, for now, but because of a glut of gas...

Christy Clark talks about a price $18 to $20 dollars per million BTU`s, these are the numbers the BC Liberals are bandying around....Oh indeed, how foolish..

There is a glut, as reported in The Straight Goods article..

Chinese tigers playing with Canadian sheep, only the very naive would expect those numbers to be realistic, considering China has the world`s largest domestic supply in the world, China won`t be held hostage, ...But the realistic truth has never stopped the BC Liberals from spinning lies, in fact in their current crop of ads on TV, the BC Government actually states this in their ads...

"$1 trillion dollars for British Columbia"

That number is flashed on the TV screen on the top left hand corner of their ad, no context of how, what, when or why they came to that number, they just throw that number out there for domestic consumption, it borders on false advertising, and after the latest current events in the LNG export game, it`s definitely false advertising...

Everybody is racing for Chinese long term LNG buying contracts, well guess what, the North American benchmark has been set..Cheniere energy has set the benchmark and it`s tied to the Henry Hub..




BG Group, one of the world's biggest LNG players, has access to import markets across the globe: last year it exported LNG to 19 different countries, its website said. Anywhere from Japan to China to Chile could soon be importing U.S. gas.
Cheniere will sell the LNG to BG for 115 percent of U.S. benchmark Henry Hub prices, plus a $2.25 premium.

"The 15 percent will be used for fuel and sourcing the gas, so we will make $2.25 (per million British thermal units)," Souki said.

"We haven't decided where we will source the gas from. It will either be from the market or through a supply deal," he said.
Sabine Pass will have an initial capacity to export 9 million tonnes per year. Cheniere expects to announce another supply deal soon, Souki said.
Five projects across the United States and two in western Canada have applied for construction and export licenses, seeking long term deals predominantly with buyers in Asia where prices are four times higher than those in the United States.
"The United States is probably going to end up being a major exporter of natural gas in the coming years," said Phil Flynn, analyst with PFGBest Research in Chicago.
Cheniere is the only project in the United States with a license to ship LNG across the globe. It is now waiting for approval to start construction at Sabine Pass, which will source gas from prolific shale fields in the southern United States for thirsty Asian markets.


 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/26/us-lng-cheniere-idUSTRE79P3DO20111026
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Pay special attention to those above numbers, pay even more attention to the Henry Hub long term LNG prices..

Cheniere energy has priced export to Asia LNG at....115% of the Henry Hub price...

So let`s use a $4.00 price, ....115% of that price is...$4.60....Plus a $2.25 premium, that brings the price to.....

$6.85 per million British thermal units(BTUs)...

At that price LNG plants in British Columbia won`t be built, it barely justifies the build cost, for one must calculate the cost of power to turn Natural gas into liquid LNG for export...

Can a company make money at that price?..Perhaps, but only with subsidized electrical power, in other words you the domestic customer of BC Hydro will have to pay the electric bill for these proposed LNG exporters..

Ironic don`t you think...Gordon Campbell and one-time finance minister Colin Hansen blamed tanking natural gas prices for their after-the-last-election-surprise-$4 billion dollar deficit and more recently Mike De Jong blamed low natural gas prices for another budget deficit, this one being $1.4 billion dollars and now the Christy Clark led version of the BC Liberal Government is running advertising to BCers in which the number...

$1 trillion dollars for British Columbia is being tossed around like a football, 5 LNG plants will be up and running by 2020, that too is being tossed around...Yet the big players are already waffling at building the first one and...

And the fiscal incompetent BC Liberals have signed nearly $60 billion dollars of long-term energy from run of river IPPs, we are paying well over $100 per mega-watt hour, we are giving it away and or selling it at a loss, all on the backs of you, the domestic hydro-electric user...Now we will have even more power to lose money on..

Dalton Mcguinty screwed Ontario with lucrative long-term energy buying contracts, and here in BC our BC Liberals screwed us too...

The cart before the horse, counting chickens before they hatched, or in British Columbia`s case, the dumb and dumber!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open