Friday, February 22, 2013

oil

there have been plenty of PROTESTS AGAINST THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE. protesting is part of the human condition and i love a good protest but there is one thing i don't like, celebrity led protests. i always think of steely dan, the show business kids are making movies of themselves and they don't give a fuck about anybody else. so if the protestors manage to delay keystone again will the dirty oil be shut in?

fuck no, the spice must flow and instead of shipping by pipeline the dirty oil will be SHIPPED BY RAIL. yes, the amount of oil being shipped by rail is skyrocketing and i don't want to piss in anyone's cornflakes but shipping by rail is harder on the enviroment than shipping by pipeline. the length of trains being used to ship oil etc is also increasing. trains are now 12,000 FEET LONG! that's over 2 fucking miles long. it takes a lot of diesel to pull these trains and yes, occasionally trains do derail. so the question is, what is more destructive to the enviroment. trains or pipelines? and guess who's about the biggest investor in trains, obumble's new best friend, warren buffet.

if you doubt that shipping by rail is more dangerous than by pipeline, even the association of american railroads concedes that shipping by rail is 2 to 3 time more likely to have an accident than by pipeline, other studies state the likelihood of a rail accident is up to 34 times higher by RAIL THAN BY PIPELINE.

i'm watching all this with more than a passing interest. my best friend, who happens to be a little crazy, shorted several thousand shares of cp rail at $77 last summer. not only has the share price rocketed up to $120, he also has to pay the dividend. i suspect he shorted more shares along the way and yes he has had a lot of margin calls along the way but he's a big boy and he knew the risks. so it goes.

i'm pro enviroment, but anti celebrity. if carl sagan was leading the charge against the pipeline i'd jump on the bandwagon but i'll keep away from the show business kids. too bad carl was so selfish and went and croaked.

i love you sons of bitches.

65 comments:

Jezebel said...

"......i'm pro enviroment, but anti celebrity. if carl sagan was leading the charge against the pipeline i'd jump on the bandwagon......"

Carl Sagan was a celebrity.
You self-negate.
Perhaps you are not, as was he, made of "Star Stuff"?

Jezebel said...

"......my best friend, who happens to be a little crazy, shorted several thousand shares of cp rail at $77 last summer. not only has the share price rocketed up to $120, he also has to pay the dividend. i suspect he shorted more shares along the way and yes he has had a lot of margin calls along the way but he's a big boy and he knew the risks......."

Oh dear!
Big boy indeed.
Suggest to him he might want to 'run' any future investments by the pro - aka The Tutor?

Gorilla Bananas said...

How does an oil pipeline hurt the environment? You just bury it in the ground like a pipeline for water. Or are they against digging up any more oil because it's a fossil fuel?

Your friend does sound crazy - only hedge funds short shares and they're investing other people's money. I'm pretty sure Warren Buffet doesn't.

billy pilgrim said...

jez - yeah but sagan was a scientist and presumably knew what he was talking about. i'm prepared to listen to scientists.

my friend also has some winners, he wouldn't be able to lose money on railroads if he wasn't making it somewhere else. the whole reason he started shorting cp rail was he hates that "fucking american hunter harrison"

gb - the oil will be mined/extracted regardless of whether it makes it to market through keystone, rail or an east/west pipeline.

my buddy has made money shorting other companies and like we say, it's our kids inheritances that are taking the hit and what have they done for us lately?

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

billy pilgrim said,

"......i'm prepared to listen to scientists......."

Even Christian Scientists?


"....the whole reason he started shorting cp rail was he hates that "fucking american hunter harrison"......"

You know your friend is an idiot, right?

thimscool said...

The primary environmental impact is from extraction and consumption, not transport unless there is an accident.

I'd have to agree that the pipeline is a better solution, given that Canada is willing to bear the external costs of strip mining and processing that nasty tar sand.

Perhaps you Canucks are thinking that the benefits of global warming (especially relative to most of the rest of the world) are well worth turning thousands of square miles into toxic bogs of death and misery.

JACKIESUE said...

when the rights of a foreign country over rule the rights of land owners..it's wrong.

billy pilgrim said...

the thing that will stop the oil/tar sands industry is economics. it costs a lot of money to process the shit and the "upgraders" are always breaking down. cost overruns are huge.

if the price of oil falls enough, the tar/oil sands will be mothballed.

actually, the tailing ponds for the tar sands are quite good. it's the energy used to process the goop that is the killer. lots of water too!

your "clean coal" is a bigger enviromental hazard. and of course "fracking" is fucking up a lot more ground water than any pipeline.

billy pilgrim said...

js - i'm assuming that you mean foreign company not country. transcanada is a public corporation and i'm guessing that a large percentage of the company is owned by americans.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

thimscool keened,

"........Perhaps you Canucks are thinking that the benefits of global warming (especially relative to most of the rest of the world) are well worth turning thousands of square miles into toxic bogs of death and misery.........."

Firstly, they are thousands of square kilometers of toxic bogs of death and misery, not square miles. And secondly, the death and misery of which you speak stops at the Manitoba/Ontario border leaving we in the east - Real Canada - pristine and pampered.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

The global warming is good though.
It should be minus 20 degrees C here, right now, but instead it's 0 degrees C.
Who'd argue with that?

billy pilgrim said...

yes, i watched nova's earth from space last night and marveled at all the satellites monitoring our temperatures.

too bad the i'm on the king's shit list, his spirit connections could probably shed some light on all this stuff.

should i offer an apology to the king?

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Herr Professor is looking for suggestions for specific types of Science Fiction reading.

I suggested the Spirits Doings archive.

Apologise to the King of Banal for me too, will ya.

billy pilgrim said...

yeah, it seems a little odd that herr professor is asking the peanut gallery for suggestions.

apologising to the king is like a cialis commercial, i have to wait until the time is right. he's a very sensitive spirit.

thimscool said...

Apologies won't work. Only banning Leslie and all of her sock puppets will bring back the king.

billy pilgrim said...

how about if i declare march to be spirit history month?

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Pipeline is better, but geothermal energy or safe-nuc like they have in Europe is best!

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

thimscool bootlicked,

"......Only banning Leslie and all of her sock puppets will bring back the king......."

If by "sock puppets" you mean, and include, me, all I can say is:

Some puppet!

Some sock!

billy pilgrim said...

galt - excellent point on the geothermal. i wish the others were as informed as you.

aquarian - have you read in the balance or did you see the in the balance category on jeopardy?

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

The Tutor instructs me concerning the content of what I pixellate here.
I am normally blissfully unaware of what I post.
Your lack of capitals was responsible for causing me much consternation, however, as I tried to decode the meaning of your question. It made sense only when I was fortunate enough to capitalise, "In The Balance" and then Bing it.
To answer your question, "No, I have not read it. And I am/was not aware that "Jeopardy" has/had an "In The Balance" category."

billy pilgrim said...

i'm getting tired of being turtledove's ambassador.

fuck it, i resign.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

In an ill-conceived gambit which went totally awry, I once engaged Leslie in a conversation concerning topics within her very under-class interests in a particular version of sportsball thingies.
I'm still paying the price.
Thinking that I actually care, Leslie has taken to filling our conversations with news of all things Football. I grunt appreciatingly and riposte with the occasional "Oh dear". Once I even mumbled something about "the importance of protecting the quarterback in the pocket", a phrase I'd read on a web-site somewhere.
This is the down-side of faking it too well: incessant mind-numbing drivel.
Though I've found strong opinions, however uninformed, can be helpful.
"C'mon! Roger Goodell is the best thing to happen to football in "The City That Care Forgot."

billy pilgrim said...

she's got a real mean streak in her. i wouldn't engage her in a conversation with a ten foot pole.

Leslie said...

Fuck off, ALTF!

You previously told me you've spent many an evening on your knees at Raymond James Stadium.

And football season is over and I haven't mentioned it since you called Drew Brees a twerp!

Pilgrim~ your comment box is filled with lying lunatics.

Leslie said...

Oh wait. I did mention football to the tutor's hot niece with the big rack. If that what's bugging you, jealous old twat?

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

REAL Football season is still on everywhere else in the world.

I was on my knees at Ray Jay, yes, but you, little missy, were on your elbows!

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

I am only 17 days older than you, Leslie.

Leslie said...

Like Americans care about the rest of the world.

Leslie said...

17 days? Really? Then you better change your name to Scorpios Love to Fuck, if it's not already taken.

billy pilgrim said...

yeah, lots of lunatics but not one fucking king thanks to you.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Most Americans are not wholly convinced there is a world outside their borders.

"Scorpios Love to Fuck-up" is more apropos, and I think it's taken. I'm Aquarian, not by birth, but by countenance.

Leslie said...

I think you just renamed him.

Pho King. It looks classier in Vietnamese.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Truth be told, pilgrim. You, and you alone, are the reason the King of Banal has abdicated to marry "the woman I love" and screw off.
I called him a buffoon and stated that "we" only allow him to comment here because he entertains us - a dancing fool as it were. You did not counter my assertion in a following comment. I reckon your silence was read by him to mean you were in agreement with me.
You broke his heart, ya bastard!

Leslie said...

Pilgrim straight up called him a pussy!

That's what did it!

Scorpios Love To Fuck said...

This is the REAL me.
The correct astrological sign me!

Scorpios Love To Fuck said...

The fact my avatar is the same as ALT-F's is purely coincidental.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

No it's not!

Leslie said...

Sock puppet!

billy pilgrim said...

the king also loves to fuck.

i guess the question is who would be giving whom the mercy fuck?

and the second question is did i get my whos and whoms straight?

Leslie said...

Also Pilgrim~ your comment box was done and dusted until the Loves to Fucks and I showed up today.

We are your true friends. Not BBC.

billy pilgrim said...

somewhere in the united states to kids are learning sock puppets 101.

Leslie said...

No he does NOT love to fuck. He likes to share spirit while a fucking bitch looks him in the eye while fondling their cock.

Sheeeeeesh, you people are so lost without me!

billy pilgrim said...

and the old prick turned frump against me.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Sock Puppet?

Some sock!

Some puppet!

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

The "Loves to Fucks"!

I adore that!

Leslie said...

Is Frump in Colorado? P-Frump, I mean...not Doc Teri.

If so, he's taken a liking to my blog. Probably even smoked a bowl or two while perusing.

Leslie said...

Nevermind. I will ask him in Big Hole.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris families are in Colorado.
Perhaps it's them?

billy pilgrim said...

is gender reassignment still the leading guess for frump's big announcement?

Leslie said...

Not really. I think they're deciding whether or not to switch to 2% milk.

He's fucking nuts, that guy.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

I'm with Leslie. Though I think the big decision involves a switch from AstroGlide to KY Jelly for their, he and the Mrs, morning constitutional. Both have the potential to be beneficial - like he said.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Or perhaps whether they get a "Peeing Putto" for the garden or change the colour of their bedroom to an almost imperceptibly lighter shade of teal.

Leslie said...

Oh shiiiiiiiit! Somebody dissed lawn art!

We'll be going now, me and The Socks.

billy pilgrim said...

he lost his place in line at the rosewater foundation.

too bad, i was hoping to cure him of the urge to kill wild animals that meant him no harm.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Leslie said,

".....We'll be going now, me and The Socks......"

It's uncanny how The Satanic One can predict my movements.

Innit?

billy pilgrim errored,

".....wild animals that meant him no harm....."

All wild animals mean us harm! They compete for our precious natural resources.
If we would have continued to club baby seals we would still be enjoying a plentiful and inexpensive supply of cod.
Fortunately our eminently prescient ancestors understood it was necessary to eradicate the Bison herds so that we, today, could enjoy wheat and other grains that Leslie can't eat 'cause she's a fucking mutant Neanderthal!

Leslie said...

Jealous!

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

So Jealz!

billy pilgrim said...

i think frump's sweet on you ladies but considers me to be his intellectual inferior.

i'll have to regroup and lick my wounds. i might need eliot's support to get through this.

Leslie said...

You but not BBC? How is that possible?

Big hunting blog post coming tomorrow! Yay me!

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

BBC is Herr Professor's best and dearest Internet friend.
Is it not obvious pilgrim?

billy pilgrim said...

someone ought to tell frump that bbc wouldn't make a pimple on my arse.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Yins is a right contradictory kinda guy, pilgrim.
You lament the absence of the King of Banal in one breath, and then in the very next, engage in derogatory rhetoric which would get you summarily deleted at Herr Professor's.
A complex man you are!

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

I reckon you might see The King of Banal later today/tonight. It's "Old-Toothless-Sucklers On The Government Teat Day" here in Pembroke, Canada, so I figure the Yankee Gubmint sends out its cheques at the same time.

The Eagles in Monkeyville!

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

BBC will be his old, cranky and drunk self in no time!

billy pilgrim said...

i wonder if your being chummy with the frump will make the king jealous. the frump may suffer the same fate i did.