Nothing peaceful about interfering with legal activities

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dennism3
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Nothing peaceful about interfering with legal activities

Post by dennism3 »

What's with "risking" arrest by interfering with a completely legal pipeline project. People have rights to do their legal jobs and earn a living so that they can raise a family. When did we allow some rights that were considered illegal just a short while ago and allow for the interference of legal commerce in this country? Everyone has rights including the right to earn a legal living and no one should have the right to interfere with that. Someone has to work in this country or we will lose our freedoms. If one does not understand that then there is no hope for us.
Mtownsend
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Re: Nothing peaceful about interfering with legal activities

Post by Mtownsend »

Some could argue the pipeline project is illegal. Since it takes place on unceded indigenous territory. Also building a pipeline doesnt create jobs, it steals jobs away from the working class. If the government wanted to create job opportinities for middle class families then we would build high quality refineries where we could make bitumen pucks. Which are very safe to transport, and effective in keeping the dangers of pollution away from our fresh water resources. This divisive situation is dumb from both sides. We spent billions buying a failed project and we're going to waste billions more building it when we could be building something better.
Mrmarvingardens
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Re: Nothing peaceful about interfering with legal activities

Post by Mrmarvingardens »

History is ripe with protests.Some legal, some not.
Many that were legal over the right to protest wages, working conditions were simply stopped, many violently by legal authorities, responding to requests of corporations.
With reference to Fairy Creek logging protests, 900 have been arrested.
Unfortunately police forces have been taken from other responsibilities in order to enforce court orders.
Septuagenarian
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Mrmarvingardens
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Post by Mrmarvingardens »

While we are feeling sorry for Alberta, maybe consider the northern B.C. Alberta farmer who protested the oil companies flaring was causing cancer and killing his livestock.He was arrested and sentenced to jail.
The protesting natives of the Amazon rainforest whose homes are being bulldozed, their land polluted and deaths from hired security guards and the military.
Yes, they were protesting.....against oil companies wanting to gain access to oil on their land.
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Mrmarvingardens
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Post by Mrmarvingardens »

If you read the last sentence, the military (part of government) supported the rape and pillage of native land in order
to gain oil. The government is most always complicit in putting down protests.
Your education, admirable as it is, is irrelevant to the original post.

"The most interesting information comes from children.
The tell all they know and then stop"

Mark Twain.
Septuagenarian
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Re: Nothing peaceful about interfering with legal activities

Post by Septuagenarian »

Mrmarvingardens wrote: Sep 12th, 2021, 11:18 am If you read the last sentence, the military (part of government) supported the rape and pillage of native land in order
to gain oil. The government is most always complicit in putting down protests.
Your education, admirable as it is, is irrelevant to the original post.

"The most interesting information comes from children.
The tell all they know and then stop"

Mark Twain.
Okeydokey, but thanks for the complement.

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