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Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities
Billboard ^ | 1/13/2014 | Etan Vlessing

Posted on 01/13/2014 12:50:06 PM PST by Dr. Thorne

It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe.

That rock legend is Neil Young, who on Sunday said Canada's leaders are ridding Alberta of its First Nation communities with its giant oil sands development.

"We are killing these people. The blood of these people are on modern Canada's hands. And it will be the result not of a slow thing, but a fast, horrific thing if this continues," Young said at a press conference, citing alarming environmental destruction.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: energy; friedbrain; hippie; neilyoung; oil; smellyhippie; takeabathhippie; toothlesshippie
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I used to play coffeehouses back in the 70s and included a section in the show called "You Can Write a Neil Young Song!".

I asked the audience for three letters between A and G. Then, I asked them for a few random words.

Employing a typical Neil Young flat-picking style with lots of hammer-ons, I would play those three chords and make up a meaningless song using the random words and singing in a weird falsetto.

It always got big laughs because Neil Young is a joke.

1 posted on 01/13/2014 12:50:06 PM PST by Dr. Thorne
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To: Dr. Thorne
Well...

Hey, hey, my, my...

2 posted on 01/13/2014 12:51:22 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Who knew Southern Man applied to Bas-Canada?


3 posted on 01/13/2014 12:51:26 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Neil Young? I thought he was dead.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 12:51:44 PM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: areukiddingme1

I hope Neil Young can remember
a Canadian man don’t need him around anyhow.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 12:52:20 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dr. Thorne

When I need advice on science, I always look to rock musicians first.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 12:52:44 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: areukiddingme1; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
In after I thought he was dead!
7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:53:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I hope Neil Young will remember Canadian man don’t need him around anyhow.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:53:52 PM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: MrB

Beat me to it.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:53:58 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Neil Who?


10 posted on 01/13/2014 12:54:26 PM PST by gr8eman (How ya doin Bob?...Bitchen!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I have worked in some “First Nation” villages ... the denizens thereof are doing a good job of killing themselves with weed, meth, vodka and stupidity.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 12:54:26 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: areukiddingme1
Neil Young? I thought he was dead.

Only brain dead.

12 posted on 01/13/2014 12:55:23 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Dr. Thorne

“I hope Neil Young will remember an intelligent man don’t need him around anyhow”


13 posted on 01/13/2014 12:55:42 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Dr. Thorne; a fool in paradise

Neil had better get back in the studio and record another progressive art double album of amplifier feedback! We are holding our breathing!


14 posted on 01/13/2014 12:56:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I’ve seen the LincVolt and the damage done...


15 posted on 01/13/2014 12:56:30 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: AppyPappy
This is kinda cool:

Neil Young has a 1959 Lincoln Continental hybrid.

He's spent about a million dollars on it.

16 posted on 01/13/2014 12:56:52 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Well I hope Neil Young will remember, a Canadian man don’t need him around, anyhow.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 12:58:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: NorthMountain
"I have worked in some “First Nation” villages ..."

Drill baby drill.

All the more gas to huff.

18 posted on 01/13/2014 12:58:18 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Very creative. I recall Second City TV used to have satirical tributes to their Canadian heroes like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. I think the band Rush is also Canadian. All these people are talented, but, yes, they leaned heavily on formulaic song structures when they first became famous. Might have been afraid to change anything. I always liked the song Neil wrote for Nicolette Larson about 1977,’It’s Gonna Take A Lotta Love”. This was back when Blondie was briefly the biggest girl act in the states, before Madonna and her publicists stole the crown away.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 12:59:40 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Dr. Thorne

As irascible and irrelevant as ever, I see.................


20 posted on 01/13/2014 12:59:59 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: areukiddingme1
Neil Young? I thought he was dead.

Nah, but his electric car is.

21 posted on 01/13/2014 1:00:50 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Bingo! Harvest Moon and Powderfinger were the only things he did that I could listen to or include in my sets.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 1:01:03 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: MrB

beat me to it. I was gonna say Northern man though...which means Neil has no place left where he’s wanted.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 1:01:21 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: billorites

He had one, that is. He kept it stored in a warehouse with all of his original recording tapes, memorabilia and his collection of guitars. The “battery” on his hybrid sparked a fire that burned the whole thing to a charred mass of carbon.

http://nottoomad.blogspot.com/2010/11/prequel-torturing-you-silly.html


24 posted on 01/13/2014 1:01:46 PM PST by februus
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To: lee martell

Uncle Floyd had a “Neil Yuk” character along with “Dr. Who Cares.”


25 posted on 01/13/2014 1:02:00 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Every Neil Young song you’ve ever heard (Dana Carvey)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHk7c5aUXVs#t=197


26 posted on 01/13/2014 1:02:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dr. Thorne

I’ve often wondered where do these people get all their wisdom. He sings songs, actors portray someone they are not.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 1:02:29 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: billorites

Gotta wonder what was the environmental impact while generating the million dollars that car cost. If he could have gone without that extra million and driven a hyundai, imagine all that could have been saved in record production, heating/cooling of studios, paper for album covers, gas for tour busses, and the list goes on.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 1:04:44 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Revolting cat!

Mr. Young’s guitar stings come from OIL.

The discovery of Oil, saved the whales.

Oil, and it’s by-products save and extend life.

As an old Neil Young fan, I hate that he is so F***ing clueless.

It certainly leaves me Wonderin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq7C59BrFNo


29 posted on 01/13/2014 1:06:34 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: AppyPappy
When I need advice on science, I always look to rock musicians first.

He he. Right after listening to a Hollywood celebrity with fake boobs and a face lift. That includes the women, too...

30 posted on 01/13/2014 1:06:48 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: billorites
I was trying to remember what year he based the LincVolt on, and was thinking to myself I'd hunt him down and choke him if he had based it on a Mark II.

Of course, even if you're a brain-dead liberal, you know better than to base such a beast on a car as rare and valuable as that.


31 posted on 01/13/2014 1:06:52 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

And of course, the whole “carbon footprint” of all that food and “other stuff” for the road crew.


32 posted on 01/13/2014 1:07:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: billorites

White “moon” discs.
Cool!


33 posted on 01/13/2014 1:08:39 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
"...The ACFN does not oppose Alberta's oil sands development outright, and operates companies that service the province's energy sector centered in Fort McMurray. But the First Nation community wants oil sands development that protects treaty rights and traditional land uses.

In other words the tribe wants all the money for themselves.

If Neil wants to get revenge on Shell he should visit them in one of his electric cars and park it in the executive lot. Then when it catches on fire it'll take the whole parking lot full of cars with it.

34 posted on 01/13/2014 1:08:41 PM PST by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Dr. Thorne
I hate Neil Young!


35 posted on 01/13/2014 1:08:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

He has invested a huge chunk in Tesla, in case anybody is wondering.


36 posted on 01/13/2014 1:08:55 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: prisoner6

When we were strangers; I watched you from afar....when we were lovers; I loved you with all my heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2MtEsrcTTs

Andrea Shea King played this a few weeks ago at the end of her show, so I looked it up on youtube. Mrs. ShirleyP came in while it was playing and started crying.


37 posted on 01/13/2014 1:10:30 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Zeneta

Mr. Young’s wealth came from selling millions of LPs, 45’s, tapes and their cartridges made from OIL....................


38 posted on 01/13/2014 1:11:26 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: zipper

Exactly. They just aren’t getting a big enough cut. They aren’t worried about it otherwise.


39 posted on 01/13/2014 1:11:33 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Dr. Thorne

Evidently poor Neil doesn’t know and didn’t learn most towns and cities in Canada and America began as rowdy places, but as families moved in, banks were built, churches put in place, homes with gardens civilized the rowdies. Now we’re seeing the same boom towns, some grown, and some areas just beginning, as time goes by and people settle in, they too will become civilized. It just takes time. HURRAY for the oil and shale, loud trucks, business in the oil fields.


40 posted on 01/13/2014 1:12:47 PM PST by tillacum
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To: Olog-hai

Seriously. Imagine how much of mother earth could have been saved if Neal, his band, his crew, Stills, Nash, and Crosby all decided to forgoe the music and money and just subsistance farmed their whole lives.


41 posted on 01/13/2014 1:14:32 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Red Badger
More from touring and its massive carbon footprint. Those tour buses and big rigs sure weren’t hybrids; some might have even had two-stroke diesel engines (gasp).
42 posted on 01/13/2014 1:14:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Red Badger

This is where the disconnect occurs.

forget the money.

Oil is energy.

energy converted equals life.

In addition, EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING we want and need comes from and has ALWAYS come from the ground.

Everything !!!


43 posted on 01/13/2014 1:18:43 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Heh. “Big ag” would never let them do it, even though left-wing dogma (the Manifesto) insists on “combin(ing) agriculture with manufacturing industries” and as good lefties they’re supposed to agree.


44 posted on 01/13/2014 1:19:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Dr. Thorne

Niel Young. Never heard of her.


45 posted on 01/13/2014 1:19:42 PM PST by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: Dr. Thorne
... Neil Young is a joke.

If he's still performing, does he make jokes about being an old man when he does the song?

I never got the attraction of Young 40+ years ago. I doubt that I'm going to start to listen to his "moral pronouncements" now.

46 posted on 01/13/2014 1:20:03 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Dr. Thorne

I remember a stand up comic on one of those late night shows in the 70s making fun of the solo on Down By the River.


47 posted on 01/13/2014 1:21:43 PM PST by wisenheimers_kid
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To: Dr. Thorne

Sure Mr. Young, let’s keep them First Nation forever. Nope, we don’t want them out of poverty or to have opportunity—what will all the Hollywood do-gooders look at and pretend to protect and care about then?


48 posted on 01/13/2014 1:23:26 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Zeneta; Revolting cat!
Mr. Young’s guitar stings come from OIL.

Neil Young plays a steel string guitar. What am I missing?

49 posted on 01/13/2014 1:25:26 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Scoutmaster

Oil tempered heat treat? Just guessing...


50 posted on 01/13/2014 1:26:03 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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