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Oilsands rant is getting old (Neil Young, again)
Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 13/14 | Editorial

Posted on 01/14/2014 9:42:46 AM PST by Dartman

Old man, we look at your life, and you’re not a lot like we are.

And if there’s one thing that average folks don’t like, it’s rich celebrities telling them what’s best.

Which is why we’re rolling our eyes at the free world rockin’ Neil Young.

Young gave a press conference opposing oilsands development at Massey Hall in Toronto Sunday , prior to starting one of his Honour The Treaties concerts.

He said "Canada is trading integrity for money," and that he’s embarrassed as a Canadian.

He’s raising money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation to wage legal battles against the oilsands and the government.

It’s actually part of a larger Honor the Treaties American activist group.

Neil Young isn’t the only celeb on board. Daryl Hannah is also on the team. Yes, the same Daryl Hannah who’s been arrested protesting Keystone XL in front of the White House.

So needless to say, this movement isn’t about rational discourse.

That likely explains why Young says some of his more extreme statements, like this doozy he delivered last year: “Fort McMurray looks like Hiroshima.”

Really? More than 70,000 people died in the Aug. 6, 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. That’s not including the long-term health impacts or the bombing of Nagasaki.

Young recently drove around in an electric car taking pictures of the oilsands. Cute. An electric car plugged into a grid powered by a variety of sources, including coal.

Low-income earners in rural Canada or on aboriginal reserves don’t need electric cars right now. Not when they're so expensive.

What they need is opportunities. A recent Fraser Institute report showed that of the more than 600 prospective resource projects planned for Canada, each will impact at least one First Nations reserve.

Let’s work together so everyone can win during these prosperous times.

That version of winning includes knowing the environment is being considered as we develop the economy.

Strict regulations are important. But guess what? They already exist.

The Joint Review Panel that approved the Northern Gateway pipeline did so with 209 conditions. That’s not exactly a carte blanche approval. That’s a high regulatory threshold.

Keep on rocking, Mr. Young. We dig your tunes so much, we’d recommend you not quit your day job!


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: canada; darrylhannah; darylhannah; energy; keystonexl; neilyoung; oilsands; opec; rant
PM's office responds

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/12/feds-respond-to-neil-young-anti-oilsands-tour

Good opinion piece

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/13/hypocrite-neil

Young in his own words

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/13/oilsands-dont-affect-me-i-drive-an-electric-car-neil-young

1 posted on 01/14/2014 9:42:46 AM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman

One too many tokes over the line in my opinion


2 posted on 01/14/2014 9:44:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Dartman

A Canadian man don’t need him around anyhow.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 9:44:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All

If we gave you Neil Young and Jim Carrey, would you give us Tom Selleck?


4 posted on 01/14/2014 9:45:26 AM PST by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: Squawk 8888

ping


5 posted on 01/14/2014 9:46:21 AM PST by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: Dartman; All

An Oil Man don’t need him around, anyhow

Wonder how much the Saudi Royals are paying washed up entertainers to attack the Tar Sands? Islamic Terrorists support Neil Young


6 posted on 01/14/2014 9:47:29 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Dartman

When Neil Young and his ilk completely separate themselves from the benefits of fossil fuels and go live in a cave and eat tree bark, I might (but probably won’t) consider paying attention to what they have to say.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 9:48:00 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Dartman

Hey, the old fool has made his living being bitter and angry at one thing or another. He’s just continuing on with more of the same.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 9:52:27 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Dartman

Let’s just make the native peoples of the oilsands region live in the Stone Age. Would that make Neil Young happy?


9 posted on 01/14/2014 10:01:21 AM PST by yawningotter
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To: Dartman
If we gave you Neil Young and Jim Carrey, would you give us Tom Selleck?

No,but send us Dan Ackroyd,Shania Twain (from 20 years ago) and Celine Dion (ditto) and you've got a deal.Add Stephen Harper and we'll throw in the entire Kennedy,Kerry,Clinton and Obama families and as a special bonus we'll include George Soros.

10 posted on 01/14/2014 10:03:38 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Dartman

Hello cowgirl in the oilsand
Is this place
at your command
Can I stay here
for a while

It’s the moron in me
that makes me want
to play this game.


11 posted on 01/14/2014 10:05:22 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Dartman

Hey, hey, bye bye, Neil.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 10:06:39 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Dartman

Neil is one of those guys that always looks like he needs a good shower. Yuck!! There is probably a decent supply of oil in his hair.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 10:07:27 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Dartman
If we gave you Neil Young and Jim Carrey, would you give us Tom Selleck?

No.......

14 posted on 01/14/2014 10:10:41 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You’re ok if we just send them into the artic to work in labour camps?


15 posted on 01/14/2014 10:12:50 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Dartman

I have never in my life figured out why Neil Young made “star” status. Seriously, how can anyone sit through his concerts, hearing a “singing voice” that sounds like two rusted chunks of metal grinding together?

Granted, he’s penned some decent songs, but he should’ve given them over to a real vocalist to sing.


16 posted on 01/14/2014 10:46:47 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Now that I think about it, you're right. He has made a living being bitter and angry. What a sad way to go through life.
17 posted on 01/14/2014 10:48:21 AM PST by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: Dartman
Now that I think about it, you're right. He has made a living being bitter and angry.

Very true. He does always seem to be pissed off about something...


18 posted on 01/14/2014 10:52:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

19 posted on 01/14/2014 11:08:12 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Dartman

Hannah was successful in her protests, no pipeline will be laid in front of the White House.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 11:10:24 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Dartman

I heard him on some NPR show yesterday. He is a genuinely miserable person. He goes out of his way to find ways to be miserable and thrives from misery. Worse still he works to make others to be as miserable as him.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 12:23:14 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

Unfortunately, I have a daughter-in-law like that, so I can relate.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 3:00:06 PM PST by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: Dartman
Liberals like dirty oil soaked sand and do not like nice clean white sand....


23 posted on 01/14/2014 5:39:45 PM PST by kanawa
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To: Dartman

http://www.energy.alberta.ca/OilSands/791.asp

the oil sands development employs 1500 first nations people


24 posted on 01/16/2014 1:15:59 AM PST by albertabound
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