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Excellent choice! Congratulations Lorne Sossin! Canada needs a lot more appointments like this, to balance the many sleazy ones by Klan Herr Harper

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of Ontario News Release by Department of Justice Canada, Nov 26, 2020 The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today … Continue reading

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California: Suspected methane leak destroys home in explosion, injures two people inside, seriously damages house next door; Gas levels too high to safely investigate, source unknown: “The methane could be from abandoned oil wells under the home or nearby oil fields”

Investigators suspect methane leak in Signal Hill house explosion, fire official says by Valerie Osier, November 20, 2020, Long Beach Post News Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the explosion that destroyed an Ohio Avenue home in … Continue reading

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Josh Shapiro wins re-election as PA Attorney General; One of his most important accomplishments so far? “Exposing the corruption in the Roman Catholic Church. That led to hundreds of predator priests abusing thousands of children in a conspiracy and cover-up that went from the Pennsylvania diocese all the way to the Vatican.”

How many hundreds of lawyers helped enable and cover-up the catholic church’s crimes (and those by other churches enabling rape/pedophilia) over the decades and for how much money? How many of theses lawyers were/are pedophiles/rapists? Have any been disbarred? And … Continue reading

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Law-violating, aquifer-frac’er bully Ovintiv/Encana/(Cenovus spawned after Ernst lawsuit filed): “New York-based investor considers Ovintiv…to be the poster child for all that ails the North American exploration and production sector…. The sector as a whole is rife with excessive compensation and a lack of accountability”

Ovintiv Criticized by Activist Over ‘Excessive’ Pay by Scott Deveau, November 17, 2020, Bloomberg Activist investor Kimmeridge Energy Management Co. has built new positions in Ovintiv Inc., PDC Energy Inc., and Cimarex Energy Co. and plans to push for changes … Continue reading

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Thank you Anthony Ingraffea and Robert Howarth!

Two Professors Faced Years of Harassment for Defying the Fossil Fuel Industry. Now, They Are Reframing the Discussion Around Fracking by Anil Oza, Cornell Sun, Nov 16, 2020 “I do rule out banning fracking, because the answer we need, we … Continue reading

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The New York Times: Living near drilling (and frac’ing) is deadly (in Canada too), especially with captured courts. “Law” makers take blood money to let companies poison us.

Click on link, have sound on, sit back, watch the phenomenal visuals, listen, feel your anger boil (if you have a heart and soul): Living Near Drilling Is Deadly. Why Don’t California Lawmakers Care? 4:19 Min. by Josiah Edwards, November … Continue reading

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Sock lawsuit

Tweet by Barney Panofsky’s Best Intentions@mynamesnotgordy Over the course of the past four years I have lost eight socks in the laundry. I believe the Republicans have stolen these socks. I have no evidence to support this claim, but until … Continue reading

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Best presentation I’ve seen: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on “dark money” influencing USA Supreme Court appointments

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks during hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett 28:40 Min. Oct 13, 2020, PBS News Hour Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., did not pose any questions to Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Using poster board displays, Whitehouse … Continue reading

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New report by BC Tap Water Alliance: BC’s Surface Rights Board’s File Collection by Petroleum Company

Many landowners in Alberta call the Farmers’ Advocate Office the Oil & Gas Friendly Farmers’ Advocate and the Surface Rights Board the Oil & Gas Friendly Surface Rights Board. Canada’s regulators and courts are oil & gas friendly too, as … Continue reading

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“Sheer Delight:” After 13 year legal battle, Irish High Court quashes all Shannon LNG permissions; Opens window for ban on imported frac’d gas

Shannon LNG has all permissions to build its fracked gas import terminal quashed in the Irish High Court after 13-year battle – Conclusion of legal process opens window for an Irish ban on the importation of fracked gas as agreed in … Continue reading

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CNN’s Van Jones reacts to Joe Biden’s election as USA’s 46th president, Fights back tears: “Character matters”

“… Telling the truth matters … Being a good person matters … It’s vindication for a lot of people who really suffered … You know ‘I can’t breath’ – that’s not just George Floyd … And you spend so much … Continue reading

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November 7, 2020: “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!”

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November 3, 2020

Thank you, Michael de Adder, brilliant as ever.

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Kids tried to sue Canada over climate inaction. They lost, Not for the courts to decide, Harper Gov’t appointed judge says. Kids plan to appeal. Bravo kids! I am grateful and in awe of you, but don’t expect “justice” to be served by our oil-soaked Supreme Court of Canada, or your Charter rights respected.

“Rule of Law” or “Rich White Man Law?” US Senate (controls Supreme Court nominees) created to represent the rich: “…to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” John A. MacDonald, 1st thug PM on why Canada needed an … Continue reading

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Nov 5, 2020: Supreme Court of Canada to release ruling if corporations are protected against “cruel and unusual treatment/punishment” under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms like people are. The ruling took a long time (9 months, in a pandemic), but not as long as the court’s Charter-damaging ruling in Ernst vs AER (12 months, not in a pandemic).

The supreme court of Canada took 12 months to rule in Ernst vs AER on merely a preliminary motion, while taking 9 months in this much more complicated case. The entire top court process, from filing leave to appeal to … Continue reading

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Harvard researchers suggest not living within 12 miles of frac’ing – that puts much of rural Alberta and NEBC out of bounds for living (and parts of SK, MB and Ont)

A little frac history: 2004: Ernst asks EUB (later became ERCB, then AER) and Alberta Environment to enforce the law and regulate out-of-control frac’ing by Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv in her community, only to be bullied, harassed and lied to. 2005: EUB violated … Continue reading

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Legal scholar, Joshua Sealy-Harrington nails Canada’s unjust judicial industry: “The ‘fetishisation’ of procedure and a disregard for outcomes has routinely created injustice in Canadian society … Procedure can be weaponized to foster substantive inequality”

Imagine suing an oil and gas giant and the law-violating regulators enabling crimes by that giant. Then imagine your lawyers (in my case, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless) stabbing you in the back half way through, 11 years and hundreds … Continue reading

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US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette, farts out Big Lie pimping for Trump and health harming, polluting frac’ers: “What we are seeing here in the technology in rigs like this one and in companies like Range Resources is that the water that is being extracted from the process at the end of the process is actually cleaner than it was when it went in. That’s the innovation.”

Even Canada’s corrupt NEB (now CER, led by Peter Watson who helped cover-up Encana illegally frac’ing and contaminating a community’s drinking water aquifers), reported in 2009 that frac waste water is harmful. Watch Mr. Brouillette lie at link: US secretary … Continue reading

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Looking to the lying Supreme Court of Canada *is* an impossible choice in our oil-patch-raped-and-polluted country, but there is no other choice. Thank you Beaver Lake Cree Nation, for making it.

‘An impossible choice’: Beaver Lake Cree Nation looks to Supreme Court in advanced legal cost case, Alberta Court of Appeal overturned decision to compel governments to cover cost of legal fees for Beaver Lake by Jordan Omstead, CBC News, Sep … Continue reading

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Canadian & Alberta gov’ts & Australian coal billionaire Gina Reinhart! Listen up: “Water is more important than coal and mountains hold more value than mines.”

Water not Coal 3:55 Min. by Albertans for a Coal Free SW, Oct 25, 2020 Andrew Nikiforuk, Investigative Journalist: Water is more important than coal and mountains hold more value than mines. Refer also to: 2020 10 06, Andrew Nikiforuk: … Continue reading

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“A shallow shock.” New study on “extremely shallow” frac quake in China in 2019 that killed 2, injured 12, caused $2 Million U.S. in damages, including to numerous homes.

A Shallow Shock: The 25 February 2019 ML 4.9 Earthquake in the Weiyuan Shale Gas Field in Sichuan, China by Hongfeng Yang; Pengcheng Zhou; Nan Fang; Gaohua Zhu; Wenbin Xu; Jinrong Su; Fanbao Meng; Risheng Chu, Seismological Research Letters (2020). DOI: 10.1785/0220200202 The complete paper. Abstract Earthquakes rarely occur at extremely … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy plan to let Cenovus/Husky “legally” escape clean-up, aided by taxpayer-funded courts? Cenovus (Encana spawn), buys Husky for $23.6 Billion, “including debt” (financed by Canada Pension Plan and AIMCo?); Will kill jobs Kenney promised would increase when he gave industry $Billions in tax breaks, mega corporate welfare, tax super holiday and citizen-financed propaganda (war room and Steve Allen’s witch hunt).

Any money to repair Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, illegally frac’d and contaminated by Encana in 2004 – years before devilishly hatching out Cenovus? How many billions of dollars in liabilities including not yet cleaned up spills and leaking wells is … Continue reading

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Online Nov 13, 2020: World Premier of “Home is a Sacrifice Zone” by Johnny Goran, Bandit Films at 65th Cork International Film Festival: How an Irish border community took on Calgary’s Tamboran & the Irish govt to force a change in oil & gas law

Trailer: Home is a Sacrifice Zone, How an Irish border community took on an energy company – and its own government – to force a change in the law on oil and gas… 1:49 Min. by Johnny Gorgan, Bandit Films. … Continue reading

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Frac’ing Beautiful British Columbia: No regard for community, family, farms, wildlife; No Environmental or Cumulative Impact Assessments; No care for water or the lives of others, just spin, lies & broken promises; Premier John Horgan, his Dancing NDPipers and OGC heed demands of multinational corporate polluting abusers while ignoring the environment and harmed.

Comment by a citizen in New York State: It’s all one continent, it’s all one world, I know many of us in the US stand with you.  Frac’ers are never satisfied; they always demand more wells, more facilities, more deregulation, … Continue reading

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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) & Crestone Frac’ing Hanky Panky. More than 1,000 formal complaints made to state regulator against Crestone operations in Colorado (sneakily via Encana/Ovintiv)

Some huge-money-losing background: 2014: Fracking in the Red & Junk Bonds Backing Fracking Facing $11.6 Billion Loss Down down down the frac’ers go, taking our pensions, drinking water, environment, communities, health and more with them, all to make a few … Continue reading

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Judicial Hanky Panky Supreme: “these robed sages are in fact mere grubby politicians….” Amy Coney Barrett’s dad was lawyer at Shell (for decades) that has massive climate case before US supreme court. “And just like Republican politicians, the conservative judges are dedicated to preserving the right’s minority rule.”

Added Oct 21, 2020: Ooopsie Daisy! What ever will Mike Pence, Amy Coney Barrettt and her “secretive faith group” People of Praise et al, the Klan in the Trump House, US Supreme Court and Senate, KKKenney’s UCP and O’Toole’s Con … Continue reading

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New Study: Airborne radioactivity increases downwind of frac’ing; Particles released could damage health of residents nearby. Marco Kaltofen: “This investigation backs up its big conclusions with big data.” Petros Koutrakis, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, led the study: “If you asked me to go and live downwind [of fracking sites], I would not go.”

Dangerous radiation levels from fracking; Dr David Lowry on the risk of the radioactive gas radon being pumped into homes Oct 15, 2020, Letters, The Guardianemail hidden; JavaScript is required I was very interested to read your report (13 October) on … Continue reading

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Tonight! Oct 15, 2020 7PM: Final EHP Webinar in Shale Gas Development and Cancer Series: Radioactivity in frac fluid and natural gas by David O. Carpenter, MD

Final Webinar in the Shale Gas Development and Cancer Series by EHP, Oct 15, 2020 David O. Carpenter is a public health physician whose current position is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at … Continue reading

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The fly

Internet Reacts to Fly on Mike Pence’s Head | NowThis Oct 7, 2020 Refer also to: J. Carpenter: “No man will ever fill her shoes.” 

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UCP appoints another “dickhead” to direct AIMCo: Nova Scotian Bob Kelly, past CFO of Wachovia (laundered $billions for drug cartels) and fallen from grace exCEO of Bank of New York Mellon.

A few tweets: Progress Alberta@ProgressAlbertaLost in the shuffle today was the announcement of a new AIMCo director, the former CFO of Wachovia from 2000 to 2006. You may remember Wachovia from: The billions of dollars it laundered for murderous Mexican … Continue reading

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Cleanup of abandoned oil & gas wells onshore could cost Americans $278 billion, Texans $117 billion, Albertans $260 billion: “The industry is incentivized to delay, pray and walk away. This is a system that’s designed to fail.” In Canada too.

BNN Interviews Alberta Oil Patch Consultant Brent Nimeck on Lexin and AER’s Orphan Wells: “This problem is 30 years in the making. … I would call it a Ponzi Scheme…. This is an orchestrated fraud from multiple angles: Industry, CAPP … Continue reading

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Seth Cardinal DodgingHorse: “Today is not a good day.” Heart ripping – like having your home & aquifer frac’d by Encana/Ovintiv with white privileged regulators, RCMP and politicians enabling the law violations, harms and abuses

Tom Ross@Tommy_Slick I’ve been watching the ceremony opening a portion of the Ring Road in Calgary, and an Indigenous man just wrapped up a speech about how this is a bad day, and the road was built on his family’s … Continue reading

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Nov 17 & 18, 2020, Noon to 4:30pm on ZOOM: 8th Annual Shale Frac’ing & Public Health Conference

Eighth Annual Shale & Public Health Conference: Tuesday November 17, 2020 & Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from Noon to 4:30 p.m. EST The conference is presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and hosted by the University of … Continue reading

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J. Carpenter: “No man will ever fill her shoes.”

Michael de Adder@deAdder Cartoon for September 18, 2020

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Webinar Recording Now Available for Part 2: Dr. Shaina Stacy on Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Childhood Cancers. Part 3 on Oct 15 by David O. Carpenter, MD: Radioactivity in Frac’ing Fluid and Natural Gas, Potential Health Effects.

Part two of our three-part webinar series about shale gas development and cancer. Shale Gas Development and Cancer – Part 2: Dr. Shaina Stacy by Environmental Health Project, Sept 15, 2020 For part two, we are joined by Shaina Stacy, … Continue reading

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Delicious justice! 13 Canadians will hold piece of history in limited edition collectible postage stamps with John A. MacDonald’s decapitated head.

Canada Post Printed Stamps With Former Prime Minister’s Decapitated Head, The man who had them made, through Canada Post’s Picture Postage program, promised to send them to people for free if they or their ancestors were “fucked over” by John A. … Continue reading

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Typical evil of the Kenney-Harper Klan! Gregory Pohl: “It takes a special kind of vindictive short-sightedness to destroy a source of drinking water.”

Shutting out Albertans Letter to the Editor by Gregory Pohl, Sept 10, 2020, Edmonton Journal For decades, a water well at the Bleriot Ferry Provincial Recreation Area has topped up water jugs; slaked the thirst of weary paddlers; cooled kids … Continue reading

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Big Bravo! Cambie Surgery Centre (owner Brian Day) loses at BC Supreme Court; ordinary Canadians win big! Are American rape-the-people’s-health-care-for-profit corporations and Kenney-Shandro-Harper-et-al-wanna-destroy-public-health twisting in fury?

The ruling: Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2020 BCSC 1310 Did the mega rich fail to buy BC’s Supreme Court? Or did they buy Canada’s Supreme Court instead because Day said there’ll be an appeal? I do … Continue reading

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“To a riot cop, three is a crowd. How much money are we paying right now / So you’ll beat us down?”

AWKWORD and Jesse Jett – TEN DEMANDS Sept 8, 2020, Ten Demands The Abolition Anthem. For Ten Demands for Justice. For the abolition of police and prisons. For justice and equality. For everyone we’ve lost. Vocals: AWKWORD, Jesse Jett (hook)Production: … Continue reading

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British frac’er, Ascent, sues Slovenia for protecting drinking water, just like Gastem did to Ristigouche Sud-Est in Quebec, and many other frac’ers have done elsewhere.

Fracking company sues Slovenia over ‘unreasonable’ environmental protections, A British oil and gas company is using a controversial energy treaty to sue Slovenia, after being required to carry out an environmental impact assessment by Joe Lo, Sept 9, 2020, climate home … Continue reading

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European Court of Justice rules against regulator for approving USA New Fortress Energy’s frac’d gas import terminal in Ireland; All permits and permissions for Shannon LNG to be quashed. Bravo to Friends of Irish Environment and its unstoppable legal team of James Devlin, John Kenny and Fred Logue (unlike Ernst’s quitting lying lawyers, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless, and Canada’s lying top court pissing on the constitution to enable law-violating AER).

Shannon LNG set to lose planning permission for US fracked gas import terminal in Ireland following European Court of Justice ruling. Question to arise now is will the Irish Planning Authority have to refund the  €30,000 application fee paid to … Continue reading

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“Kenney the job killer.” Lyin’ thugs Steve Harper, Jason Kenney & Ralph Klein, etc. etc. etc., decimatin’ jobs, pensions, regulations, health & education to give $Billions to $Billion-profiting oil & gas companies (mostly foreign-owned), while hangin’ Canadians with pollution, infrastructure devastation, clean-up & health harms.

Pre-pandemic! CUPE-Alberta Region, Sept 2, 2020 ….Jason Kenney promised 50,000 new jobs, no cuts to front line services like education and health care, and a lower debt and deficit. On all three, he’s delivered the exact opposite. Comments on FB: Fred … Continue reading

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Shale Gas Frac’ing & Cancer: Conversations with the Experts (Part 1) webinar recording now available. Part 2 of 3 on Sept 15.

Webinar Recording Now Available for Shale Gas Development and Cancer: Conversations with the Experts (Part 1) Shale Gas Extraction and Cancer: The Current EvidenceDr. Marsha Haley, August 11, 2020 Dr. Marsha Haley received her medical degree from the University of … Continue reading

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Frac’er WPX made it rain toxic water upon New Mexico, sickens family, kills livestock, birds fell dead from the poisoned sky. As everywhere, the “regulator” did nothing but protect the company, issued no penalty. WPX does not have to disclose details on the toxic chemicals that rained on the family for proprietary reasons. Penny Aucoin: “This has ruined our lives in so many different ways. Our health, family relations, financial problems, literally all aspects of our lives. It has become a living nightmare.”

Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, September 2, 2020 Penny Aucoin, her husband Carl Dee George, their son Gideon and their daughter Skyler have had their lives devastated by the … Continue reading

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Brad Regehr of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Saskatchewan becomes first Indigenous person to lead Canada’s 124-year-old Bar Association.

Brad Regehr is the new CBA President by ahnationtalk, September 2, 2020, nationtalk.ca OTTAWA – Brad Regehr of Winnipeg begins his year-long tenure as CBA President today, taking the helm of the 124-year-old Association in an unprecedented time for the … Continue reading

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Finally! A fair Calgary judge & ruling. Music teacher who sexually abused four-year-old piano student (without touching her) sent to prison for 4.5 years.

Music teacher who sexually abused four-year-old piano student sent to prison, Among the aggravating factors was the presumed psychological harm Hogue caused his young victim and the girl’s parents by Kevin Martin, Sept 04, 2020, Calgary Herald A Calgary music … Continue reading

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‘Liar in Chief’ visits Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania, Sept 3, 2020. “Trump Plans to Frack-Up Your America”

TRUMP PLANS TO FRACK-UP YOUR AMERICA by bobscaping, Sept 3, 2020 Tonight, President Trump is holding a pep rally in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Since his inauguration, he and his administration have worked to destroy nearly 100 sensible environmental laws … Continue reading

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Wonderful wise words! Jesse William’s acceptance speech for Humanitarian Award at 2016 BET awards: “We know the police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people every day. … The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander. … If you have no interest in equal rights for Black people, then do not make suggestions for those who do, sit down.”

The BET Awards is an American award show that was established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. … Continue reading

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UCP’s witch hunt smells like a Jason Kenney-Vivian Krause flop: “If [Kenney] was serious about uncovering harm to Alberta he would set his sights on CAPP and the rest of the oil cabal.”

“Starving polar bear eating an oil executive” Art by Stephanie McMillan. UCP’s ‘anti-Alberta’ inquiry may be little help to energy industry by Rob Breakenridge, Aug 18, 2020, Calgary Herald Albertans might be forgiven for altogether forgetting about the public inquiry … Continue reading

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G20 Class Action Settles. Another lawsuit Murray Klippenstein took on years after he took on Ernst vs Encana and did not abruptly quit like he did on Ernst. Comment by a rural Albertan: “Murray sawed off a deal that protects the status quo. Justice Rosalie Abella should be proud of her boy.”

None of this settlement will come out of the pockets of the politicians leading Canada when the rights violations happened, or any of their soldiers of abuse and aggression – the police. Only the people will pay. A few of … Continue reading

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Frac’ing = “Bottomless” Moneypit – built on lies, cons, law violations, corrupt officials (and courts), divided communities, endless harms to water, land, air, fish, livestock, pets, humans. “If you’re not a crook yourself, it’s very hard to figure out how somebody would lie like that.”

“As a shale producer, you’re constantly fighting this enormous decline rate.” Fracing was never a revolution, it’s always been a con. Frac’ers and their enablers planned on making taxpayers and the harmed pay for clean up. And now it’s a … Continue reading

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Why no criminal charges against the long list of law violating oil and gas companies in Alberta? Allenco Energy hit with criminal charges for failing to properly abandon wells in LA, “knowing that we still have to fight for the basic right to breathe clean air is really upsetting”

Oil company Allenco and its leaders face criminal charges over deteriorating wells by Emily Alpert Reyes, Aug 4, 2020, LA Times Allenco Energy, which has operated a South Los Angeles drill site that spurred an outcry over nosebleeds and headaches … Continue reading

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Aug 13, 2020, 7pm ET: Virtual Frac Tour & Youth Panel, Growing up in Shale Fields

To register: http://www.vote4ourfuture.org/fracking.html Featuring: PA State Rep. Sara Innamorato​PA State Sen. Katie MuthJonah Gottlieb, National Children’s CampaignLeandra Mira, National Children’s CampaignLois Bower-Bjornson, Clean Air CouncilDr. Matt Mehalik, Breathe ProjectDr. Ned Ketyer, SWPA Environmental Health ProjectLeann Leiter, EarthworksMelissa Troutman, Earthworks

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Too funny! Alberta’s UCP witch hunt changing rules midplay, again. Why? Can’t find any witches or their brooms?

Alberta inquiry into funding of foreign environmental groups alters course again by Lisa Johnson, Aug 07, 2020, Calgary Herald Alberta’s publicly-funded inquiry into the alleged foreign financing of environmental groups has been tweaked again, suggesting it could target even more … Continue reading

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‘Water is sacred’ but you’d never know it in Canada where authorities enable corporate rape of it and judges lie in rulings

‘Water is sacred’: 10 visual artists reflect on the human right to water, The UN declared access to water and sanitation a human right a decade ago, but 785 million people worldwide still have no water close to home by … Continue reading

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“Rule of Law” or “Rich White Man Law?” US Senate (controls Supreme Court nominees) created to represent the rich: “…to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” John A. MacDonald, 1st thug PM on why Canada needed an appointed Senate: “We must protect the rights of the minority, and the rich are always in fewer number than the poor.”

Here’s an excellent example of how Rich White Man Law works: Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man’s life sentence for trying to steal hedge clippers more than 20 years ago Compare to Edmonton’s white – rich – convicted serial rapist, … Continue reading

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New study: NE BC, Dawson-Septimus area in Peace region (where Vicky Simlik lives frac’d by Encana/Ovintiv et al) hit with about 1,500 frac quakes annually

Vicky Simlik’s (who started keeping notes on the ground movement, jolts, bangs, seismic events, quakes and damages in 2014) response to the often repeated phrase …”no damage reported and not felt at the surface” by frac quake enabling authorities: High‐Resolution … Continue reading

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Frac Webinar August 11, 2020 7 PM ET with Dr. Marsha Haley: “Shale Gas Extraction and Cancer: The Current Evidence.”

Shale Gas Development and Cancer: Conversations with the Experts (Part 1 of 3) by Environmental Health Project, August 4, 2020 Join us for part one of a three-part webinar series about shale gas development and cancer. For part one of … Continue reading

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New study concludes UK gov’t ignored public health concerns while heeding frac and chemical industries. In Canada, authorities withhold official reports warning of frac harms; help frac’ers cover-up crimes and enable them to further harm families after they get sick. Most vile, AER’s (no health mandate) Dr. Monique Dube (not a health professional) wrote lying “health” reports about frac’d familiesand unlawfully made them public online, via Synergy, etc.

Public health concerns about fracking were marginalised or ignored in England – new research by Ruth Hayhurst, July 2, 2020, Drillordrop The UK Government and its advisers “marginalised, downplayed or ignored” public health concerns about shale gas exploration and fracking … Continue reading

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As expected, the rapist’s future and “good family” privilege strikes again (systemic?): Judicial industry gives convicted serial rapist Matthew McKnight everything his defence asked for. Disgusting. Horrifying. He’ll likely be out in 2 years or less, free to rape again and again and again. “I’m saddened for the victims of McKnight who also became victims of Justice Sulyma.”

A tiny taste of vile judicial industry history: 2020 08 07: Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man’s life sentence for trying to steal hedge clippers more than 20 years ago 2014: Du Pont heir, white, convicted of raping daughter spared … Continue reading

Posted in Other Lawsuits | Comments Off on As expected, the rapist’s future and “good family” privilege strikes again (systemic?): Judicial industry gives convicted serial rapist Matthew McKnight everything his defence asked for. Disgusting. Horrifying. He’ll likely be out in 2 years or less, free to rape again and again and again. “I’m saddened for the victims of McKnight who also became victims of Justice Sulyma.”