Skip to comments.‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’
Posted on 02/13/2018 8:19:57 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. As the driver, Sam Jessup, and a documentary filmmaker, Deia Schlosberg, recorded events from the back seat.
For months, hed imagined his next actions: He would snip the padlock that secured the gate and approach the blunt length of vertical pipe in the center of the enclosure the stem of a shut-off valve for the 2,700-mile-long Keystone Pipeline.
What neither the sheriffs department nor TransCanada knew, however, was that while Foster was closing off the Keystone Pipeline, four other cross-border pipelines in Washington, Montana and Minnesota were being shut down, too. Together, the pipelines carry nearly 70 percent of the crude oil imported to the United States from Canada.
Foster, who is 53, was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. At his bond hearing in Cavalier, N.D., he learned that he faced a maximum sentence of more than 26 years. When prosecutors requested that his bail be set at $100,000, Foster asked for a chance to speak. Your Honor, he said, one of the main reasons for this action is to appear here and see justice done for our children, and to protect the air and land and water that they will require to survive. So its very important for me to be here in this courtroom, and I wouldnt miss it for the world. Im its terrifying but I am not going to miss it.
Judge Laurie Fontaine set his bail at $75,000.
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The actions of Foster and his co-conspirators are indistinguishabale from agents of oil rich countries like Russia or Saudi Arabia sending in agents disrupt a competitor.
You just can’t fix stupid.
Just because you’re crazy doesn’t mean you’re right.
Why not try to shut off the power at Al Gore’s massive mansion?
Or sabotage Robert Redford’s private jet airplane?
Or stop Bitcoin which consumes more power than homes?
Someone really did a number on this guy in the education system. Home School!
I'm guessing he's never been in prison before...
Hoping he goes to prison where he won’t have to worry about rising temperatures, but about his fellow inmates’ taking advantage of his naiveness and showing him a thing or two about how life in prison is actually lived.
A thoroughly propagandized progressive, able to parrot all the slogans correctly. Let him enjoy his stay at government cost, for twenty years or so...
...........well, I guess I admire a guy willing to go to prison for 26 years for turning a valve to stop oil flow but I sure question his sanity?
Obviously, he was also afraid of math and physics.
The proof, of course, is that he demonstrates almost Dorkbama level lack of understanding of both.
So, I guess this guy has been afraid since his birth, as the climate is constantly changing.
Im Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison
I’m guessing he’s never been in prison before...
If he had his asss would be quite large and front teeth missing.....WTF
I think he's afraid that "Climate Change" will give him a venereal disease, or worse, get him pregnant.
Or legislate it.
A stint with the prison population of inner city Chicago, Baltimore, or Detroit would be good for this guy.
Well his climate will certainly change in prison. So a twofer.
You just cant fix stupid.
But you can sentence it to a couple of decades behind bars.
‘As the driver, Sam Jessup, and a documentary filmmaker, Deia Schlosberg, recorded events from the back seat.’
uh Michelle, that’s not a complete sentence...back to third grade for you...
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