Friday, July 25, 2008

For oil times sake

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah so?

The tirade on this blog from the "expert" on Risk Management was comical.

7/25/2008 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about having the capability to run the city hall, Kinder Morgan since then has sued Mayor Corrigan for millions of dollars, despite his heroic rescue. The voters will decide on his performance, no pun intended, soon enough.

7/26/2008 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well again it comes back to the voters deciding.

One wouldn't call Corrigan's "rescue" heroic, far from it, but..

what would Team Burnaby offer as a viable alternative?

Another trial lawyer who was NDP then Indepedent then BVNPA then Team Burnaby?

7/26/2008 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corrigan, the socialist blowhard publicly blamed Kinder Morgan, the big bad American company, before he had all the facts. It speaks volumes for his anti-business, anti-American bias -- but for NDP apologists, I guess that's great leadership!

7/28/2008 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TSB report is still to come out. It will come sometime this summer or fall. It will establish the sequence of events and just how the environmental event occured.

The blame game will really begin again at that time. If I can pose a question here I would ask just what would have happened if Kinder Morgan had not stepped in to take control of the cleanup? Does anyone think the construction firm (Cusano) would have done it? Would Mayor Corrigan, after publicly blaming KM, have put the city's resources to the task of fixing people's homes and paying for the cleanup? Would Shell Oil, whose tank farm was shut down for ten days, have done it?

This one event has shown why Mayor Corrigan should not be Mayor past November 15th.

7/28/2008 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANotehr reason why Team Burnaby suporters should quit being assholes and actually come up with something that the voters can support.

Team Burnaby is fast becoming Burnaby's finest whine.

7/28/2008 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you might be interested in this:

(please post widely - especially to Burnaby residents)


A public forum & discussion...
THE TAR SANDS IN BURNABY'S BACKYARD?
---------------------------------------------------------

Thursday, July 31st @ 6:30 pm
McGill Branch - Burnaby Public Library
4595 Albert St., Burnaby
(1 Block north of Hastings, near Willingdon) Program Room

(This is a free event)


Join us for a presentation and discussion about how existing and
proposed Burnaby infrastructure is supporting current and future
tar-sands production. While many people in British Columbia are
becoming aware of the tar-sands (or "Oil Sands") development in Alberta,
few people are aware of how projects in BC support this environmentally
devastating industrial project. The city of Burnaby is home to several
of these projects, an alarming fact for a city that has had a disastrous
pipeline rupture and a residents' campaign to prevent the expansion of
the Chevron Refinery.

Come find out more about the Tar-sands, the BC infrastructure, policies
and local companies are involved in the Tar-Sands development and what
you can do to stop it.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
For more information please contact the Tar Sands Free BC Campaign:
email - tarsandsfreebc@gmail.com or call - 778 552 2099

7/29/2008 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Team Burnaby syupporter garbage.

Hate to break it to you bud but the oil has been cleared out.

Try again with something more positive. Who knows, you might win a few more votes.

7/29/2008 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The disinformation continues.

The above forum is posted on two prominent activist websites - COPE, the Vancouver civic party, and No One Is Illegal, the wacko anti-war crowd.

But the Tar Sands IS a great topic.
And who wants Alberta to keep all that money?
The questions at the forum might be, how do we:
a) stop them from developing it, or
b) cash in ourselves?

I can already hear the calls for nationalization.

As for Team Burnaby. ...
Did you notice they spelled Sam Rakhra's name wrong on their website?
Sheesh.

7/29/2008 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A waste of time. Alberta does keep a large percentage of the revenue (as does BC with its natural gas reserves).

Alberta isn't going to listen to some Left Coast Wacko types. The only way to cash in is to find tar sands deposits in the Peace River area.

nationalization won't work. It was tried, but eventually killed any idea of the federal Liberals winning seats west of Winnipeg.


The anti-war part was interesting. If this is regards to the American that took off from the Army, the anti-war No one is illegal should know there is no draft in the United States and the guy signed an agreement to serve in the U.S. Army. The sod should have known there would have been a high probablity of him being sent to Iraq. The U.S. Army sends its people where they are needed, not nessesarily where they would like to go.

7/29/2008 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In looking at Team Burnaby's website completely redone from what was done before, it's more of being Team Rankin than Team Burnaby.

What happened to Team Bloy, or have they moved on to 'assist' Richard Stewart to be Mayor of Coquitlam despite the fact that Harry Bloy will conveniently move back to Burnaby and run in a riding that is totally within Burnaby after using Coquitlam voters for his own gain?

7/29/2008 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess Lee Rankin is running for Mayor as one can see from Team Burnaby's website and his politicial posturing for the South Asian vote (his better half is South Asian so that figures).

7/30/2008 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The blame game will really begin again at that time. If I can pose a question here I would ask just what would have happened if Kinder Morgan had not stepped in to take control of the cleanup?

As for the blame game, the TSB report will indicate what errors were made by whom leading to the incident. The findings are based on professional engineers, not at home professional political hacks.

The City and the Province would step in, and then bill Kinder Morgan for the cost.


Does anyone think the construction firm (Cusano) would have done it?

They would have to pay some of the costs if they were found to be directly at fault (putting the hydraulic shovel bucket where it shouldn't have been).



Would Mayor Corrigan, after publicly blaming KM, have put the city's resources to the task of fixing people's homes and paying for the cleanup?

The City would not probably do it. Recovery costs from disasters are paid out by the province not the city.



Would Shell Oil, whose tank farm was shut down for ten days, have done it?

No because Shell does not own property in which the pipeline sits after it leaves the refinery. Shell is just a customer, not an owner of the pipeline.

7/30/2008 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does give something to think about doesnt it? Mayor Corrigan's accomplishment just has not impressed the citizens of Burnaby and before you know it we were presented with 10's of millions of dollars payable no matter if it is for Telus-gate or pipeline-gate. That is certainly unfortunate. Maybe it is time for change.

8/02/2008 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be time for change, but it is now up to Team Burnaby to provide us (the citizens who vote) with a viable alternative that will something more than just what we see now, perpetual whining and
continuing of this silly blame game.

If there is no viable or workable alternative we might as well stay home and let Corrigan run the city for another four years.

Who wants a party that does nothing more than blame Corrigan for everything except for when it is cloudy on a mid July day.

8/02/2008 4:26 PM  

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