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  •  All right I am convinced... (4.00)
    now what can I do about it?

    As a Canadian I think we have a chance at moving our society in this direction before a crash comes.  I think this for a couple reasons:

    1.  We have the cash to do it.  The federal liberals are running huge budget surpluses.  Our resource extraction economy is going full bore atm.  This will continue for the foreseeable future.

    2.  An increasing understanding that those resources aren't really ours.  We don't have the means to protect our domestic supply.  We rely entirely on the kindness of strangers. Kindness is the first thing to go in a lifeboat.  We hold onto our resources on the proviso that we sell it cheaply and exclusively.

    As far as political will goes there lies the rub.  Canadians are a pretty compliant lot though and might be willing if somebody could put up a good argument.  What we need is another Trudeau with hs "Great Society" except wrt energy policy.

    That's what I'm on about. Did you see him repressing me?

    by sommervr on Thu Sep 15, 2005 at 07:12:37 AM PDT

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