January 30, 2016

(UPDATE: Now with +500K views!) Oil industry worker speaks his mind at Kinder Morgan protests!

Rebel Staff

Our Vancouver team caught an oil industry worker at the Kinder Morgan protest. 

You won't want to miss what he has to say to the professional protesters who are keeping him out of a job.


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commented 2016-02-01 12:57:17 -0500
BRETT JESPERSEN posted, “You would be amazed how many oil field workers are educated but could not find work with their degrees. Bernard happens to be one of the more educated ones. I have personally worked with him on a rig and can verify that he works in the field he claims.”
commented 2016-02-01 12:53:26 -0500
So sick of hearing that the big bad oil is the root of all environmental evil from all the hypocrites out there. The sky is falling the glaziers are melting the polor bears are dying all because of climate change and it’s the big bad Canadian oils fault. Climate will continue to change like it has for the last billions of years no matter what humans do or don’t do. lets all go back and live in a cave with no fires because the smoke will pollute the atmosphere. And some people who buy into this bs have degrees. A degree in stupid I would say. Or is because they are to lazy to get a real job and are jumping on the climate change gravy train. Follow the money in the end it’s all about lining there own pockets with easy money.
commented 2016-02-01 12:02:19 -0500
Robert Dick, you may be correct, but the energy sector is full of well educated degree carrying people. Technology in the energy sector is leading edge with new technologies coming out every day.
commented 2016-02-01 12:01:36 -0500
Okay, Robert Dick, let’s entertain your conspiracy and assume that he is a plant. Put that aside for a moment and answer, what response do you have to the CONTENT of what he is saying?
commented 2016-02-01 11:29:34 -0500
Yeah, the more I think about this I’m pretty sure this guy is a plant. Oil industry shill. I hope I’m wrong but it just seems a little too good to be true.
commented 2016-02-01 11:21:38 -0500
Excellent interview. Bernard’s comments reflect the views of millions of Canadians.
commented 2016-02-01 11:18:19 -0500
Robert, Robert, Robert. Oil is an inanimate substance with no mind or will or arms and hands of its own (a lot like firearms but that’s another topic). It cannot screw anybody or anything. Only other people can do that. What did happen is that the governments in Alberta were really socialists in conservative clothing. Ralph Klein was a card carrying Liberal for many years. The oil industry and the province were well managed by the SoCreds because they were true conservatives. Not “social” conservatives of “progressive” conservatives of the Laughed type. The progressives spent the Heritage Trust fund like a bunch of drunk sailors; doing what lefties always do: buying votes and lining their own and their pals pockets with other people’s money.
commented 2016-02-01 10:56:13 -0500
David Penner, you have no idea what your “we don’t need oil” attitude really would cause if you got your wish. Tens or hundreds of millions would die without oil. How are you going to heat your home. How are we as a civilization going to manufacture anything without oil. You cannot.

Without oil you get: No more computers, no Internet, no cars, no bicycles, no transportation at all but by horse and carriage, no manufacturing whatsoever, no heat for your home, no electricity, no more new homes, no food from anywhere but local.

Is that the life you want, David Penner?

David Penner, you really need to think things through more.
commented 2016-02-01 09:41:06 -0500
Bernie, have you ever seen a pipeline? Once construction is complete, the animals don’t know what it is, everything returns to the serene picture it was before the line went through. If you need a clue as to how serene it is, go hunting with someone, as they walk the cutlines to get their game.
commented 2016-02-01 06:39:15 -0500
Bernie, I’m afraid you’re at the wrong antenna , go back to your friends at the CBC, deforestation, big deal, the wood and paper industries are disappearing , don’t you notice? soon you’ll have all the forest you want, just argue on the basic, are those protestors using any hydrocarbon and oil derivatives in their lifes , I gues , yes, so until smart people like you find alternatives , support commonsense and safe way to get your oil, how stupid can a leftist gets.
commented 2016-02-01 06:34:50 -0500
They are net-takers not net-contributors, well represent the leftist professional protests, this guy is articulate , like what he says.
commented 2016-02-01 06:02:15 -0500
“I find it Ironic that people who support social services like eduction..is getting derailed.”
Here’s a thought:
Why don’t you enroll in some courses at UNBC and actually LEARN what is truly going on in the world, you stupid fucking Redneck?
It’s not about “benefits”, it’s about deforestation and harming the communities that RELY on the nature a pipeline would destroy.
Give you’r dumb-ass 1970’s Haircut a shake.
commented 2016-02-01 00:39:15 -0500
You would be amazed how many oil field workers are educated but could not find work with their degrees. Bernard happens to be one of the more educated ones. I have personally worked with him on a rig and can verify that he works in the field he claims.
commented 2016-02-01 00:18:44 -0500
We could survive without oil. would be a tough transition for sure. I feel for all the people who’s lives are affected by this but you are biased. Jobs are great, this planet is better. We don’t need plastic, we don’t need oil. Wah wah wah….the economy needs oil… it will create jobs. Fuck jobs and fuck the economy. Just because we have created a civilization that depends on oil doesn’t mean we need it.
commented 2016-01-31 23:47:11 -0500
Right on, Netterville. I’m so tired of goons attacking the person instead of their argument in some pathetic attempt to circumvent the facts and claim the moral high ground.
commented 2016-01-31 23:30:59 -0500
Its what Harper tried to do for us, get us some decent markets. We have been a one horse show, depending on the U.S. as our sole buyer.
commented 2016-01-31 23:27:37 -0500
That is good information, Paul Young. Even though China has slowed, if we could get our blessed oil to tidewater, India would be a damned good market and be a real boon for us. What we sell to the U.S. goes for peanuts, and as you have pointed out they have a glut of their own. It will be a while before things change to be sure, Iran is coming into a load of cash from the U.S., and won’t have sanctions, and the Saudis have traditionally been pretty anal about keeping the lions share of the market. I hope you are right about the possibility of the Saudis running out of money. Then, something has to happen. Its a pity Obama picked this time to give Iran such free reign, not helpful.

Rig counts, rig counts, not much for us to count that’s for sure. If we can get oil in a pipeline to a coast, without all this obstruction from the enviro’s, native’s and Notely’s we have a breathing chance of selling ‘some’ oil at , at least a better price than what we are giving it away to the U.S. for.
commented 2016-01-31 22:13:29 -0500
commented 2016-01-31 21:32:22 -0500
Robert Neilson, you clearly know nothing about Alberta’s history or the success it has enjoyed because of oil. The last time Alberta was in this fix was when the last Trudeau sent Alberta to hell. Oil was never Alberta’s problem. Greedy politics and now agenda 21 bull crap is what has put Alberta in the hole.
commented 2016-01-31 21:27:28 -0500
Robert Neilsen, do you think increasing taxes, introducing a carbon tax that will have zero effect on climate, delaying the royalty review for so long, all these things actually attract investment? Then I say you and the NDP are nuts for thinking that. The price of oil is one thing, kicking the industry when it is down, and driving away any investment are just plain stupid, the NDP way.
commented 2016-01-31 21:25:48 -0500
Without petroleum products these people would be standing there naked with there scrawny hands cupped over their loins.
commented 2016-01-31 21:15:29 -0500
Robert Neilson said, “The idea that the oil industry is good for our country is a farce, look what happened to Alberta?!”
If you had been tuning into the Rebel months ago you would know the truth. You have been lied to by the MSM. Catch up.
commented 2016-01-31 21:11:17 -0500
Robert Neilsen…are you on drugs dude?
commented 2016-01-31 21:09:12 -0500
Most people would vote for him (except for the loonie left).
commented 2016-01-31 21:09:00 -0500
Way to go Bernard. It would appear this oil worker who’s trained in oil field work knows more about the gas and oil industry than does our gloriuous prime minister with his degree in drama. Oh. I guess that’s self explanatory isn’t it? Uh. Uh…time for a selfie with a Hollywood movie star or maybe a rock star? So while Canadians are heading for the deep end of the pool at 24 Sussex Drive, this Trudeau is out getting stoned!
commented 2016-01-31 21:08:07 -0500
Robert said, “(just like the court determined lies that Ezra Levant spews)” The court made no such ruling. And what makes this person an “impostor”? Is he an impostor because he can speak his mind intelligently? And what if it is rehearsed? Does that make him an impostor?

What about the CONTENT of what he said? Are any of you conspiracy theorist claiming he is an impostor going to comment on that?

What is it that you, Bill Hutton and you, Robert Neilsen, have against the oil industry that an interview like this spurs on the subtle and unspoken but plainly evident attitude “Oh, my gawd! He is eloquent in his speech and knows what he is talking about! So therefore, he must be a plant from the big bad evil oil corporations here to push the big bad evil oil agenda!”

What about the CONTENT of what he said? Can either of you dispute the CONTENT of what he said?
commented 2016-01-31 21:05:23 -0500
Right on Andy
commented 2016-01-31 20:50:15 -0500
I’m sorry but is it possible (just like the court determined lies that Ezra Levant spews) that this guy is an impostor?! I mean it seems everyone on these comments can agree that he seems “well educated” or is he just well rehearsed? I believe that the path to getting off of fossil fuels is to work together with the oil industry to make the inevitable changes that need to be made!!! The oil industry will be a key component to this change by, yes using materials made from oil to create the devices that will power our future. The idea that the oil industry is good for our country is a farce, look what happened to Alberta?! The richest province in Canada with a deficit? This deficit is 100% because the province allowed the oil industry to run wild and didn’t charge the appropriate taxes. Everyone who thinks Alberta should just go back to the way things were before the evil NDP took office are simply ignoring the fact that the province is screwed because of the oil industry (and the Conservatives) and absolutely nothing to do with the NDP!!! But i guess ignorance is bliss i suppose!!!
commented 2016-01-31 19:39:55 -0500
Bill Hutton, it seems you are implying that regular workers in the oil and gas industry are not educated. that is a big misconception in the population at large, and I am sure there are some that do only have their grade 12, but many have a bachelors of some type.
commented 2016-01-31 19:31:46 -0500
Bernard, the fellow interviewed, certain has his head screwed on correctly and is quite articulate.