Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A LOT of Good this will do me....


Go have a glimpse at the link and info below, then think about this,  
A LOT of Good this is going to do me when there are no salmon to eat because they are all polluted.

Quick Facts:
B.C.’s five conditions were established in 2012 to outline requirements that must be met for the Province to support the construction and operation of heavy-oil pipelines in B.C. The Province’s position has not wavered since then. The 5 conditions are:
  1. Successful completion of the environmental review process.
  2. World-leading marine oil spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.’s coastline and ocean to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy-oil pipelines and shipments.
  3. World-leading practices for land oil spill prevention, response and recovery systems to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy-oil pipelines.
  4. Legal requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights are addressed, and First Nations are provided with the opportunities, information and resources necessary to participate in and benefit from a heavy-oil project.
  5. British Columbia receives a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of a proposed heavy-oil project that reflect the level, degree and nature of the risk borne by the province, the environment and taxpayers.

A LOT of good this will do me when I can't breathe from the forest fires caused by the climate change from the mining, drilling, destruction of mother earth to steal her life's blood.

A LOT of good this will do any of us and I know this is a scary thought but it is one we MUST CONSIDER.

An earthquake.

"Vancouver is at a high-risk of having an earthquake. Be prepared, and learn what you can do, and what we are doing to keep us safe during and after an earthquake."

IMAGINE... 17 OR more tankers, cargo, and what ever types I see sitting in Burrard Inlet on a given day.  When an earthquake hits, and for what ever reason there are fires everywhere and KABOOOOM,  KABOOOOM, KABOOOOM, one tanker blows and then another and another and there is oil leaking all over the place.

You know what.  Sort of like the end of the dinosaurs. At least the end of us. All of Kitsilano, Point Grey, False Creek.  So then what.

Canada just says ah well, silly people, SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER and they move to Victoria or up the coast and start a new port.


This isn't rocket science people. The rules and regulations are all nicey nice but you just stop for a minute and think about FLINT MICHIGAN and how all those beautiful children have been poisoned.

And everyone is asking WHY? HOW? I thought we had rules and regulations to protect us.

But the truth is when it comes to the people...let's face it the poor people or middle income, no one cares. Because rich people don't have time for poor people. People who are not rich are looked down upon by most of  the 1% and haven't a clue to the life you are living. They think they can just move away...and they can. But we can't. And maybe we don't want to.

Update: I just remembered that not only did my grandparents build a home in Vancouver, my dad did too, and then sold it when we moved to Surrey and then Hope. I will try to find out if it still exists. I know my grandma's house is gone.

My grandparents owned a home in Vancouver, my mom was born in Vancouver, my  great great grandmother was from Songhees- a Coastal Salish people.

 The Songhees' traditional foods included salmon, shellfish, whale, deer, duck, berries, camas root, and herbs. The Coast Salish traditionally lived in bighouses, which were large rectangular communal houses of cedar planks, adorned with carved and jointed totem posts.[1]

(Just updating here)
My great great grandpa was one of the early Portugese Pioneers and he settled in Nanoose bay and Enos Lake was named after him.

I truly am entitled to live here. I have lived my whole life in BC and I have lived the last 20 years in Vancouver.

 IT IS MY HUMAN RIGHT to have clean air, food and shelter and no government or corporation has the right to create actions that will destroy it.

 If our home, food and water are destroyed....what then.

And the corporations have it made so you will never get justice, because like I said in my other post, once you are on life support, all the money in the world is not going to help you enjoy your life to the fullest before the life support. 

So think about this.  This has been going on for the last 20 years that I have followed it and long before that and WHAT makes you think it would be any different hear in BC, in our beautiful Vancouver.  #WeDisagree

Please check this page for more links.

Did you ever watch that movie the Big Miracle?

It's a nice show, but the show is much different than the book and there's a 'KEY ' element that people aren't looking at. LOOK LOOK deeply into my eyes when I tell you, there's big money in cleaning up an oil spill.  YES! as gross as that sounds watch the Exxon Valdez video below.

So something else I want you to consider.

There 3 things I want you to consider carefully. Here are some links to explain it better. I getting tired.

1) The movie is very different than the book 
 (Inspired by does not mean true)

Big Miracle is a 2012 British-American family drama film starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. The film, directed by Ken Kwapis, is based on the 1989 book Freeing the Whales by Tom Rose, which covers Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska.

 Big Miracle tells the true story of three gray whales trapped beneath Arctic ice in the fall of 1988, and of Operation Breakthrough, the collaborative efforts to free them by oil company executives, activists, Inupiat people, the U.S. military, and Soviet ice-breakers 
2) The Press/Media made a Event from a non- Event

The movie shows how all of the participants in the rescue used or tried to use the media for their own purposes, including Greenpeace, which had to bring in more people to answer *phones as calls came in from all over the world and the oil man portrayed in the film by Ted Danson.

* see they didn't have the internet YET!!!

**Remember my other post- about grassroots, power of the media is the new didn't exist when this whale rescue happened. We can use it to OUR advantage. So keep that in mind. Because TOGETHER we WILL change the world!

"The film focuses on the challenges of the arctic conditions and the bigger challenges of finding a way for the humans to set aside their differences for a common goal.  It also touches on some ot the darker themes Rose addresses more extensively in his book, as indicated by its original title:

Freeing The Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event 
 "Rose points out that the Soviet ice-cutting ship portrayed in the media of the time and the movie of today as the whale-saver was actually in Alaska as a part of the USSR’s whale-slaughter industry, the largest in the world at the time of the rescue and for many years after. "
"Rose’s book explores the role of the media in what a cynical character in the movie calls “cat up a tree” stories.  The rescue of the three whales had enormous public appeal, but all around it were stories the media overlooked that were more important by any measure.  Rose calculated that the cost of the rescue and media coverage was more than $5.7 million."
3)- (I need to find the link) but the guy that cleaned up the Exxon Valdez oil spill, he got really rich cleaning it because he got chosen for being nice OIL guy in the movie.


"The $500,000 ARCO spent on Operation Breakout was one of the best investments it ever made. A $20 million public relations campaign** couldn’t have bought a tenth the goodwill ARCO earned helping free the three trapped whales. It seemed to be perfect timing.

ARCO cashed in at a critical juncture in the history of the slumping Alaskan oil industry. No oil company in Alaska ever received more favorable press coverage than ARCO did during its two week investment in Operation Breakout.

Usually the rich whipping boy of the environmentalists, ARCO now worked side by side with Cindy Lowry and Greenpeace.

In the game of P.R. Pac-Man, ARCO swallowed any hint of criticism by pouring tremendous resources into a rescue destined to save three animals endangered by nature, not man’s insatiable carving for fossil fuels.

Of course, ARCO’s work on behalf of the three whales stranded in Barrow did nothing to clean up its share of the more than 11,000 acres of North Slope Arctic tundra the Environmental Protection Agency said were ruined by oil drilling."

Here's another article if you link to read.

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Paradise Lost


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PLEASE #SaveMyCoast

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