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CHARBONNEAU – Empty pipelines make good monuments and spill no oil

THE KINDER MORGAN pipeline should be built for the same reason as the pyramids – as a national monument.

The pyramids employed workers but served no practical purpose other than a grand burial site for the pharaohs. The humble graves of the workers would have served the pharaohs just as well.

Construction of the People’s pipeline will employ well-paid union workers. It’s supposed to carry crude oil to Asia but that market doesn’t exist. Therefore, it will serve as a wonderful monument to the “National Interest.”

The pipeline should be built because it serves political interests. Premier Notley’s hopes to be re-elected depend on completion of the pipeline.

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David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.

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1 Comment on CHARBONNEAU – Empty pipelines make good monuments and spill no oil

  1. Ian MacKenzie // June 8, 2018 at 9:36 AM // Reply

    Should Trudeau’s pipeline ever be completed as suggested, as a monument to financial stupidity it should remind us that there was a pharaoh called Akhenaten who also pushed an ill-considered decision and ended up having his memory obliterated from all monuments. And they were graven in stone, not just a hollow and empty pipe

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