December 30, 2015

Why anti-oil activists won't stop driving cars -- PLUS Alberta NDP's war on fossil fuels

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Can you name for me a single anti-oil activist, a single anti-fossil fuel activist, a single global warming activist who does not fly or drive or heat their home or use the less obvious fruits of oil and gas, like plastics, and synthetic fibres?

I’m not just talking about the super-hypocrite celebrities, but ordinary people who follow these eco-shepherds, like clueless sheep — they don’t even stop to think about how nuts it is to drive a car to a rally against cars.

To tweet or Facebook about how much they hate oil — using computer technology that would be impossible without oil or petrochemicals. Show me a computer that’s made out of twigs or berries, please.

Why do these people think the way they do? One reason is what I call "the Disneyfication of the wild." WATCH and see what I mean.

My first guest is our own Sheila Gunn Reid. We look back at the Alberta NDP's war on the province's oil industry, and especially at Rachel Notley's carbon tax.

Then Lorne Gunter, senior columnist at the Edmonton Sun, explains how Alberta's cumulative mistakes and poor choices are leading to the province's serious economic woes.


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READ Ezra Levant's bestselling books debunking environmentalist propaganda against the energy industry:
Groundswell: The Case for Fracking and Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada's Oil Sands

Rachel Notley's Alberta NDP just announced a $3 billion a year carbon tax.
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commented 2016-01-03 06:08:01 -0500
They (most, anyways) are not hypocrites. They are using existing technologies in a way to be involved in promoting the increasing availability and affordability of newer and cleaner technologies.
commented 2016-01-02 15:50:17 -0500
Big fan of oil, heck I bathe in it. What I don’t like about OIL is how they are portrayed as the super heroes of our Alberta economy. There are negatives. Like the ridiculous bloated salaries of oil executives and the oil professionals in general. This is one of the reasons our housing is so ridiculously expensive. And yet they whine about royalties every chance they get. I’m not in the oil industry so I don’t give a rats ass that their bonuses are cancelled. Hey I save 10 bucks on a tank of gas. No one ever came to my house after getting their bonus cheques and offered to buy me a tank of gas. They were down at the BMW dealership picking out their new car. But I get the benefit of the crumbs that trickle down, shouldn’t I be grateful? I’m not saying that those who take the risks involved in oil exploration shouldn’t be rewarded and I’m not saying that competent professionals shouldn’t be fairly compensated. I’m just saying that maybe 1 Lamborghini in the driveway instead of two should be enough. Maybe a 3000 sq ft home is big enough. Its about distribution of wealth and sometimes they are piggies. Hope the housing drops 50%, maybe my kids can get a house at a fair price. Dare to dream.
commented 2016-01-01 04:14:53 -0500
Albertans, don’t be resigned to the Notley NDP catastrophe. If you want to save Alberta, start putting up signs on your own property such as I indicated below. Make it impossible for Notley or her caucus or the MSM to move in Alberta without encountering ubiquitous expressions of popular will that Albertans have had enough of destructive callous socialist war on Alberta workers and farmers, and that Albertans want Notley and the NDP out! Don’t wait for someone else to start, get started on your own, on your own property, now. Start the movement to save Alberta!
commented 2016-01-01 03:55:52 -0500
People wanting to save Alberta need to start putting up signs such as NOTLEY OUT! or NDP OUT! or STOP NDP WAR ON OILSANDS! or STOP NDP WAR ON FAMILY FARMS! so that everywhere Notley or the MSM go in Alberta, they can’t avoid being confronted by the free expression of Albertans’ thoughts on this crap government that is destroying Alberta. Forget the eggs. No violence of any sort. Just an overwhelming expression of Albertans’ disgust at the tyrannical and destructive policies of the Notley NDP government, and Albertans’ disgust at the Notley NDP government’s callousness and comtempt for Albertan workers and farmers, who they are attacking and throwing out of work and their homes, and the desire of hundreds of thousands of Albertans to be rid of them.
commented 2016-01-01 02:32:38 -0500
“The optimum level of carbon dioxide levels is over 1000 parts per million. In our air today carbon dioxide levels are about 400 parts per million. To meet future food requirements for the additional two billion people near optimum levels of carbon dioxide will be needed”

Typically, that’s only true in very strictly controlled conditions such as those greenhouses. In actual farm fields, the limiting factor is almost always something else – water, nutrients, or growing season. Your average field crop is able to absorb adequate carbon even at much lower than ambient levels.

We can easily feed 9 billion people if we can produce a second “green revolution” in crops the first pass missed. High yield GM wheat works great in temperate climates, but not so much in the tropics. GMO rice with the same high-efficiency fixation (C 4 vs C3) as wheat would literally change the world. We could also feed them if we fed people food to people, instead of to animals. Meat is actually something of a luxury to most of the world, and even to North America not all that long ago. There’s lots of food, we just need to use it more efficiently.

In fact, it makes sense to stop burning fossil fuels frivolously, avoid the climate unpredictability (which, although not a certainty, is a high consequence event which means it should always be insured against even if the probability is low), and perhaps conserve them for fertilizer/food production. That being said, birthrates have fallen far faster than anybody ever imagined, and with widespread birth control and education, we may never need to worry about feeding 9 billion.
commented 2015-12-31 21:44:03 -0500
Don’t forget, it was you Albertans that brought the NDP to victory.
commented 2015-12-31 19:54:55 -0500
anybody that dose not agree that we should kick out the NDP or even go into a civil war against them is equally complicit in the destruction of this province as the NDP are. it would be a virtue for the people of this province to grow a pair of fucking balls and don’t take this bullshit lying down.
commented 2015-12-31 18:43:53 -0500
If vegetarians had their way and everybody stopped eating meat … all beef cattle, pigs, chickens and other domestic food animals would be exterminated due to lack of market and agricultural land for replacement produce. This would also increase need for fresh water and would increase CO2 and methane emissions. GONG!
commented 2015-12-31 18:28:10 -0500
i do not carry eggs around so hopefully if i am ever near Snotley i have a good fart brewing and let it rip right next to her then wave it towards her face.
commented 2015-12-31 18:27:03 -0500
I have a lot of bad things to say about the Alberta NDP, but I will not be like Sheila and accuse the NDP of driving people to kill themselves.

And yes, Sheila referenced the shortage of male teachers leading to boys dropping out.
commented 2015-12-31 18:27:03 -0500
Sam Young that is true, we had suicides during NEP , just wait. When people lose everything to an idiot government they can be pretty depressed.
commented 2015-12-31 15:59:47 -0500
Actually, that is a brilliant idea. I so like it. Egg the MSM too. leave the Rebel alone. I’m going out to get some egg ammo right now. Take a sharpie and write “down with control” and “I will not comply”!!
commented 2015-12-31 15:54:47 -0500
Eggs. Yes. Good idea. We should fight for a constitutional ammendment for the right to bear eggs.
commented 2015-12-31 15:43:59 -0500
Farm fresh eggs. Good idea!
commented 2015-12-31 15:15:43 -0500
@ Charles Moulton who said, “This is law and enforceable. Thank You Stephen Harper you are the best.”

Yes, Harper is just that, but if the law was applied to Nutley or Justine, you know the judge would not rule according to the law, but probably ignore it. With our leftwing/socialist judges, any law enacted by the Conservative government is to be ignored. Sad, but true.
commented 2015-12-31 15:01:35 -0500
Notley should be forced to prove, beyond doubt, that climate change is caused by man made Carbon emissions. If she cannot do this, she has no right to introduce a Carbon Tax.

The big Piss Up in Paris was just that, a big Piss Up, attended by a whole bunch of Piss Artists. None of them know what they are talking about and they do not really care.

The highly paid, so called experts, employed by the Marxist UN, are nothing but a bunch of con artists or Graph Twisters, using computer predictions, that they created, to give false readings. It has been proven that they are wrong, so many times, by real experts that it has become tiresome. Just search ‘Climate Change’ on Youtube.

Wynne will be the next one to join the gravy train. Once she has her scam set up and running, other Left Wing Provinces will join the Money Club. How long can it be before a Federal Carbon Tax rears it’s ugly head, Najashi Trudeau, our Muslim Misleader will not want to be left out.

We are all going to be robbed so that the Gangsters that rule us, will have some way to pay out large amounts of Welfare money to new Canadian Muslims. You know, these people that land at Pearson Airport as Immigrants and walk out as New Canadians.

BRAVO ZULU; You should have made that, Rotten Eggs.
commented 2015-12-31 14:55:05 -0500
I brought this straight out of Bill C-51 the Terrorism Act of Canada.

I have found a charge that can be placed on the current leader of Alberta. Because she is actively, interfering with the economic and or financial stability of Canada.

Plus there is another law that is in place. If a refugee kills a Canadian! The Prime Minster can be charged under the same act.

As I said, why to go Prime Minister Harper you are a gift.

This is law and enforceable. Thank You Stephen Harper you are the best.

2. The following definitions apply in this Act.

“activity that undermines the security of Canada”
« activité portant atteinte à la sécurité du Canada »

“activity that undermines the security of Canada” means any activity, including any of the following activities, if it undermines the sovereignty, security or territorial integrity of Canada or the lives or the security of the people of Canada:

(a) interference with the capability of the Government of Canada in relation to intelligence, defense, border operations, public safety, the administration of justice, diplomatic or consular relations, or the economic or financial stability of Canada;

(b) changing or unduly influencing a government in Canada by force or unlawful means;

© espionage, sabotage or covert foreign-influenced activities;

(d) terrorism;

(e) proliferation of nuclear, chemical, radio-logical or biological weapons;

(f) interference with critical infrastructure;

(g) interference with the global information infrastructure, as defined in section 273.61 of the National Defense Act;

(h) an activity that causes serious harm to a person or their property because of that person’s association with Canada; and

(i) an activity that takes place in Canada and undermines the security of another state.

For greater certainty, it does not include lawful advocacy, protest, dissent and artistic expression.
commented 2015-12-31 13:51:54 -0500
Sam Young….lim not sure what this has to do with this article, but I will respond any way. It is not the female teachers……it’s the feminization of education, and it’s real. Boys are not allowed to be boys. As a parent to two girls and a boy, it’s real. I am married to a teacher, and she is in a minority when it comes fighting for the boys, as in letting them be boys.
Educate yourself before you open your yap. I believe the quote goes like this: better to let them think your a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
commented 2015-12-31 11:40:53 -0500
Recall that damned National Destruction Party.
commented 2015-12-31 11:35:01 -0500
The people of Alberta are committing mass self-immolation. The only way to end the destruction is to force an early election by mass demonstrations else continue and carry on to Buffalo Jump.
commented 2015-12-31 11:20:34 -0500
I heard on the radio this morning that there will be an increase of two billion people to feed by the year 2050 and that food scientists are predicting to feed these people the world will have to produce more food in the next 40 years than the last 8000 years.

All are food comes from plants either directly as fruit, vegetables and grains or indirectly as meat from animals who grow by eating plants. Plants cannot grow without carbon dioxide. Greenhouse operators increase plant growth by injecting carbon dioxide directly into their greenhouses. The optimum level of carbon dioxide levels is over 1000 parts per million. In our air today carbon dioxide levels are about 400 parts per million. To meet future food requirements for the additional two billion people near optimum levels of carbon dioxide will be needed, which is totally contrary to the direction advocated by the UN and the climate change movement.

commented 2015-12-31 11:16:02 -0500
Ezra great show!
I don’t think they want us to stop driving etc, just tax us to death!
commented 2015-12-31 09:15:26 -0500
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.”
C.S. Lewis
commented 2015-12-31 08:08:22 -0500
Sam Young, what type of qualifications do you have to diagnose Sheila as clinically insane? It is a rather weak of an argument to just call opposing view points ‘clinically insane’.
commented 2015-12-31 07:53:01 -0500
Unions_________It’s all about the money.
commented 2015-12-31 07:30:44 -0500
If I were a millionaire I would build sub-divisions that have no electricity, no heat, no modern building materials, basically wooden shacks, no TV’s or phones, no nothing that was made post industrial age. They try to shame us, lets shame them.
commented 2015-12-31 03:16:57 -0500
It will be a good start.
commented 2015-12-31 03:02:50 -0500
I will bring some eggs to the next protest if any NDP are there.
commented 2015-12-31 02:43:38 -0500
Ezra, please repost the video of Rachel laughing.

And did you know that Sheila is clinically insane? She thinks that the NDP in Alberta are driving its residents to commit suicide, and that the abundance of female teachers in schools causes boys to drop out? She said so in her videos.

I hope you read this comment out on your next show. Please bring back your viewer comment section.
commented 2015-12-31 01:34:49 -0500
@ Kelvin Grabowsky commented 3 hours ago
“The media and the ndp aren’t remotely scared yet or may never be cause no one will do anything to stand up for themselves”

It may sound juvenile, but it works – and it works every time.

If every ndp were met by eggs and pissed off people at every public meeting – every public meeting – it would make the news – in fact all over the world – simply because it is Canada – a bunch of left wing pussies that cut and run from any fight – and the gay boy pm started it.

I am not kidding – eggs.

They work.

And yes it is juvenile – but it gets you a fine and not a police bullet.

All it takes is one minister or the queen bitch herself to start getting hit with them EVERY time they go into public.

Better – EVERY – ndp becomes a target.

Every one of them.

As we used to teach in certain places – this is what you need to remember and to do.

“Watch and shoot”

They have to shop. They have to buy gas.

They have to check the mail.

Hit them when they least expect it.

Dump a dozen eggs on their heads and watch the news – at first it will be “A few disgruntled hard liners arrested for mischief”" in the headlines.

As it grows and it becomes standard the head lines will change to read – “Citizens show displeasure”

See the difference?

And do not hesitate to give appropriate media a rough ride – a few elbows to make them sit up and take notice – but….

And this is important…..

You need to MAKE a couple of the media King or Queen – and they need to be mainstream. It sells copy and they can be YOUR champions – and they will do that as they are arrogant.

Hide your displeasure and suck up to them big time.

Build their fame for them – they will play along – just pick the right ones.

Once it is over in 36 months you can do to them what a friend did to a Reuters guy he built up with stories. Greet him with a smile and pretend to shake his hand – pull back and give him one in the nuts – so hard he went down – pissed on him and then took his equipment and tossed it in the Tigris River – my buddy told me he felt pretty good about it.

We watched and never lifted a finger. They played us – so we played them. And had a bit of fun at the end.

But I digress.

All it takes is a few to get it started. It will grow.

Eggs my friend.


And suck up to a couple of mainstream media. Pick the right one.

You can do it.

And in closing – why are there no ndp with cow shit dumped in their driveway?

If I was there I would be happy to take one of my old beater tractors and spread some shit on a front lawn for you.

Time for you guys to organize – those that start it will see it grow quickly – I think you can bet on that one.