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Plains Midstream Canada, which operates the pipeline that was built in 1966, shut a 10-kilometre section of its Rangeland South line. While the company is still investigating the cause and precise location of the spill, it estimated that 1,000 to 3,000 barrels of crude, or 160,000 to 480,000 litres, has leaked. About 90 workers were erecting booms in Lake Gleniffer, some 40 kilometres downstream, in an bid to prevent an oil slick from reaching Red Deer, Alberta’s third-largest city, which draws its water from the river.
Originally posted by daskakik
reply to post by FlySolo
Of course your friend made a good point. I think that he was trying to say is that acting mad about it doesn't change the fact that you are part of the problem. And, that part is much larger then that spill.
Originally posted by charles1952
They are ignorant.
Your friend is an idiot.
I don't think I like you anymore.
Is it possible to say. "I don't quite see it that way because .... Let's talk about it." Are we so quick to discard an entire person because they have an opinion we disagree with? Sure, he may be wrong on this, do you want to be tossed aside when you're wrong about something?
Use a soft word and keep him as a friend. Respect him enough to listen and, after everybody's sobered up, do a little research, talk it out, maybe agree to disagree, and go on with your friend.
Originally posted by Domo1
In the grand scheme of things, sure it's a very small event. Then again so is a murder. When one happens near to you, I don't know why I can't think of a better way to say this, it hits closer to home.
In some ways he's right, but it is a rather callous right.
OP I thought this was going to be one of those 'I'm better, smarterer than some idiot I know' threads authored in some vain attempt to receive accolades from a bunch of like minded people. You surprised me.
Originally posted by FlySolo
Canada selling out.