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Been Slow On Here Lately.
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:23:14 PM »
Sure has been slow on here for post's lately hey boys,, I guess everyone is kind of busy and its the time of year when there ain't much going on. The thrill of ice fishing has kind of worn off and we can't get out there on the open water or harpoon any bears so here we sit,, just dreaming of the days to come. For me personally I haven't been able to get out at all just been at the old grinding stone steady. I have had 5 days off since christmas. Still have another 9 days to go at work then a week at Second Line BOP then a week off and back at it with a new company the middle of April. All this and our house is being built,, they are to the boarding stage already so between being a lone man on horizontal wells and dealing with the house builders I have had little time for chatting on here or anything as far as the go's.. Its going to be a busy spring I will be on a 2 week on 2 week off rotation starting mid April and they want to start the foundation for the house the 3rd week of April and have the house on the foundation for the 1st week of May so somehow I will have to juggle work and the new house,, should be fun lol.. No wonder I am going grey..

But hopefully around the middle of July things should start to settle down a bit and we start to get some normality back to our lives.. Hope to start to get out on the lakes steady by then and do some camping and fishing and Lord willing we plan on hitting the west coast out in Tofino in early Aug sometime.. I sure am looking forward to the new company I am starting for, they work the 2 week on 2 week off rotating all summer until late fall then do a 3 on 1 off through the winter. They do all pad work so rain or shine you work steady year round. Sure will be nice do be able to get out and enjoy things on a steady basis.

Well sorry for the long post but just thought I would give a little update on whats up with me and why I have been quiet on here lately. Whats everyone else's plans for the up coming summer,, any big plans ??

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Re: Been Slow On Here Lately.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 01:07:26 PM »
What's the new company? I've been doing all pad work for the last  6yrs on pretty much every inch of the north so may bump into you in the field one day!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 01:30:36 PM »
Sorry guys haven't been on much myself busy with work and trying to sort out my dads estate. I would like to be doing more right now with the board and running some contests/promotions etc but am so pressed for time right now.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 02:26:08 PM »
Sorry guys haven't been on much myself busy with work and trying to sort out my dads estate. I would like to be doing more right now with the board and running some contests/promotions etc but am so pressed for time right now.

Don't sweat it Paul I am amazed you have had the time to be on here at all. I suppose it helps to get your mind off of things once and a while. You take care of your business first and we will look after things as best we can on here until you are ready to jump back in all the way. I hope things are going well for you guys as well as they can be I guess. Really enjoyed the pics of your Dad you put up,, bring back a lot of my own memories.. Good luck and keep care bro..

Darcy,, looks like I am getting on with MEG Energy up at Christina Lake. A fellow I know works with them and says they are  top notch people to work with. A small company so it is really personnel.. If you do know any of the guys keep it under your hat for now they like to keep things on the down low..

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 03:10:57 PM »
I have been busy up to my ears as well, guys.  As some of you know, I work at NAIT and have been involved in the new research end of things with NovaNAIT.  I have a couple of projects on the go now.  One is a gas chromatography column project that I have been working on with one of the Ph.Ds here.  We have a couple of patents on the new technology.  I am looking after the electronic control aspects of this project.  The other is a pH measurement technology study that we are in partnership with Syncrude on with respect to reclaimation of the tailings ponds.  Both these projects are intensely time consuming.  The challenging part is try to fit this all in with my regular responsibilities as well.

I get a kick at some of these people who condemn the oil companies for not caring about environmental impact.  If they could only open their eyes and see the investment in time and money that are being spent on new technologies, they would be shocked.
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Re: Been Slow On Here Lately.
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 10:16:52 PM »
Yep, it's that time of the year everyone is busy or getting busy, including myself. Started a new job (still semi-retired) managing a camp over this way and started a few of my own projects around the acreage.
The weather has been so gull darn nice it puts everyone in the 'lets get'er dun mood'.....It's nice to see Spring setting in early cause our winters are usually to fricken long.

Anyhow, don't work to hard guys, the ice will soon be gone and time to do some serious fishing.

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Re: Been Slow On Here Lately.
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 09:03:59 AM »
Yup, just the time of year.  Spring's sprung but the grass hasn't rizz yet.

Slow here, been working on a hunting trailer we picked up for son between snowstorms.

I figure REDford'll call the election right after they try to buy votes with their, "budget" (and I use the term describing pi$$ing away millions more than they have to spend Very loosely)

In other news, what do you think of this?  It scares the hell outta me:

In a stunning move, on March 16, 2012, Barack Obama signed an Executive Order stating that the President and his specifically designated Secretaries now have the authority to commandeer all domestic U.S. resources including food and water. The EO also states that the President and his Secretaries have the authority to seize all transportation, energy, and infrastructure inside the United States as well as forcibly induct/draft American citizens into the military. The EO also contains a vague reference in regards to harnessing American citizens to fulfill “labor requirements” for the purposes of national defense.

Not only that, but the authority claimed inside the EO does not only apply to National Emergencies and times of war. It also applies in peacetime.

The National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order exploits the “authority” granted to the President in the Defense Production Act of 1950 in order to assert that virtually every means of human survival is now available for confiscation and control by the President via his and his Secretaries’ whim.

The unconstitutionality of the overwhelming majority of Executive Orders is well established, as well as the illegality of denying citizens their basic Constitutional and human rights, even in the event of a legitimate national emergency. Likewise, it should also be pointed out that, like Obama’s recentLibyan adventure and the foregone conclusion of a Syrian intervention, there is no mention of Congress beyond a minor role of keeping the allegedly co-equal branch of government informed on contextually meaningless developments.

As was mentioned above, the scope of the EO is virtually all-encompassing. For instance, in “Section 201 – Priorities and Allocations Authorities,” the EO explains that the authority for the actions described in the opening paragraph rests with the President but is now delegated to the various Secretaries of the U.S. Federal Government. The list of delegations and the responsibility of the Secretaries as provided in this section are as follows:

(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;
(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;
(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;
(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;
(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and
(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.
One need only to read the “Definitions” section of the EO in order to clearly see that terms such as “food resources” is an umbrella that includes literally every form of food and food-related product that could in any way be beneficial to human survival.
That being said, “Section 601 – Secretary of Labor” delegates special responsibilities to the Secretary of Labor as it involves not just materials citizens will need for survival, but the actual citizens themselves.
Obviously, the ability of the U.S. government to induct and draft citizens into the military against their will is, although a clear violation of their rights, not an issue considered shocking by its nature of having been invoked so many times in the past. Logically, this “authority” is provided for in this section.

However, what may be shocking is the fact that Section 601 also provides for the mobilization of “labor” for purposes of the national defense.  Although some subsections read that evaluations are to be made regarding the “effect and demand of labor utilization,” the implication is that “labor” (meaning American workers) will be considered yet one more resource to be seized for the purposes of “national defense.” The EO reads,
Sec. 601. Secretary of Labor. (a) The Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall:
(1) collect and maintain data necessary to make a continuing appraisal of theNation’s workforce needs for purposes of national defense;
(2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services;
(3) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order, consult with that agency with respect to: (i) the effect of contemplated actions on labor demand and utilization; (ii) the relation of labor demand to materials and facilities requirements; and (iii) such other matters as will assist in making theexercise of priority and allocations functions consistent with effective utilization and distribution of labor;
Notice that the language of the EO does not state “in the event of a national emergency.” Instead, we are given the term “purposes of national defense.” This is because the “authorities” assumed by the President have been assumed not just for arbitrary declarations of “national emergency” but for peacetime as well. Indeed, the EO states this much directly when it says,
The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(b)(1) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(b)(1), to take appropriate action to ensure that critical components, critical technology items, essential materials, and industrial resources are available from reliable sources when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization, and national emergency.
Presidential Executive Orders have long been used illegallyby Presidents of every political shade and have often been used destroy the rights of American citizens. Although history has often come to judge these orders as both immoral and unconstitutional, the fact is that the victims of the orders suffered no less because of the retroactive judgment of their progeny. It is for this reason that we must immediately condemn and resist such obvious usurpation as is currently being attempted by the U.S. government.

Nevertheless, some have no doubt begun to wonder why the President has signed such an order. Not only that, but why did he sign the order now? Is it because of the looming war with Iran or the Third World War that will likely result from such a conflict? Is it because of the ticking time bomb called the economy that is only one jittery move or trade deal away from total disintegration? Is it because of a growing sense of hatred of their government amongst the general public? Is there a coming natural disaster of which we are unaware? Are there plans for martial law?
Whatever the reason for the recent announcement of Obama’s new Executive Order, there is one thing we do know for sure – “It wouldn’t happen here” has been the swan song of almost every victim of democide in modern human history.

Here's another article on it:  http://www.naturalnews.com/035301_Obama_executive_orders_food_supply.html

And here's the executive order itself, although reading it may put you on a terrorist watch list or something:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

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Re: Been Slow On Here Lately.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 12:23:37 PM »
well russia and china both swear up and down that if the US has anything to do with the upcoming israeli attacks on Iran that they will not just stand idly by. That the will retaliate. This is scary. People should learn about this and voice up so that it doesnt happen

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 02:26:50 PM »
Its a tough situation over there thats for sure.. What can you do though,, you can't have a sicko bastard in control of a weapon such as those, He will wipe out the place. Then when he is done there He will focus on us..

Look this may be a bad way to look at it but,, sooner or later this is going to have to happen. There has to be a cleaning out of sorts,, for everything. Right from the economies of this world to some of the idiot leaders we have right threw to this idiot pie in the sky society we have in the free world. There has to be an awakening for people. Unfortunately you can't have peace with out war. Because someplace some where there is an ass hole who will try and run you over. You have to stand and fight for what is right. We all know there will be another great war, its not a matter of if but when.. Just feel bad for the young fellows that are going to have to go and fight this one when it happens cause its going to be a nasty one.

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 04:19:31 PM »
I'm sick of American BS sticking their nose in everything.  So what if they make a bomb or 2?  They would be dumb to use them against the U.S as they would only have a couple and if they did use them the U.S could rightfully wipe out the whole country and it probably be best if they did.  All a war is going to do is get other countrries involved and possibly start a 3rd world war.  The U.S will look for a fight just to keep it's economy above water.  They are not afraid to go to war for all the wrong reasons and personally I don't think we are too far off from it.  All I hope is that I can go and hunt Pakistan before it happens!  Just need another 100K to do it.lol

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 08:27:04 PM »
If history has taught us anything its that tyrants have to be stopped and stopped ahead of time if possible. To blame the US for sticking their nose in stuff IMO is just wrong. There has to be a world police force to keep an eye on things. Unfortunately this job has fell on the US. Yes they are in a lot of places but thank God they are. I would hate to see what this world would look like if it wasn't for the US doing their best to maintain some sort of peace in all this kayos..

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 08:47:03 PM »
So you don't mind them sticking it up your rear end then Walleyes?  That is about how they act to Canada.  And I suppose when they move right in here and take over Canada it won't bother you either?  That wouldn't surprise me if they did that in the next 50 years!! :o

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 09:04:13 PM »
Really Nube ?? come on your more of a businessman that that. Why would they come up here and take something they already own ?? Every big project in this country has been built and continues to be built with US investment dollars you know that. Why would they want the headache of running the place when now all they are getting is the profits lol. In reality we are one in the same,, wouldn't bother me in the least to be part of the US. At least in the US if you are an American you are an American not French, First Nations, Palestinian, or what ever else is the flavour of the day.

See this is just the type of thing I am talking about,, we need a good old dust up then people would appreciate what it is we all have here and who we are indebted for it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 09:54:52 AM »
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If history has taught us anything its that tyrants have to be stopped and stopped ahead of time if possible
Nube, not going to get into a pissin match here  but this is so correct.
You can't let countries like Iran, Iraq possess nuclear weapons. Usually past behaviour predicts future behaviour. They hate Isreal and everything it stands for and it's my opinion they would attack them in a heart beat. That would know doubt lead to a 3rd WW and now we have nukes in the mix.

Yes the USA sticks there nose in where it's not needed at times but someone has to police the world. Just think back to where or what we might be if they hadn't. E.G. Sadamn's hate for America and we all know he was trying to build a bomb. If you leave guys like that be we might not be having this discussion right now.

On another note, the world is a crazy place right now and nothing surprizes me. Look at the drastic weather changes we are having ,floods, Tsaunami, earthquakes, tornado's etc. It's only going to get worst and if one thing don't kill us the other will.

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 10:53:07 AM »
I see your points boys.  Your right I may not be be seeing the whole picture here.   I just don't like the arrogant U.S attitude and I don't want any part of it.  The last thing I want is for us to belong to the U.S and you are right Walleyes i see more of it every day and despise it.  I am tired of getting bent over by them. 
You guys are right in that we can't let Iran have nukes but why is it that the U.S is the only ones sticking their nose in it it seems?  What's up with the rest of the world not getting involved then? 

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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 01:58:40 PM »
I think the US is just the most visible of contributors in most instances. Certainly Britain has done its share of policing over the years, as well as Canada does what it can. I think its just that the US is the biggest so they have to be the most active. Most of the other countries are just instigates and trouble makers. Think about it,, why would Russia or China be threatened in any way if Israel and the US go into Iran,, why would they want to stop the US ?? no reason they are just yakking to stir the pot.. I highly doubt either country would get actively involved anyways, they are just yapping so on the surface it looks like they are sticking up for them so they can continue the flow of oil from Iran. I beleive when push comes to shove neither of these countries would risk it and start a fight of great scale. Not yet anyways. Oh it will happen sooner or later just not yet not over this. The big one is going to be for different reasons and when its real bad in the world I mean real bad and a fight is the only way out..

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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 08:08:53 AM »
I view Israel as the dam that holds back the lunatic hordes from turning their eyes to us.  I firmly believe that were they to fall the lunatics would immediately target the west directly;  they have no interest in peace.  They will not rest until there is no good left in the world.

I was actually more concerned about the eo's potential to be used against the US citizens by their own gov't.

Far as Russia and China, I have no clue why they would want to ally with iran.  Russia seems to be trying hard to become a world military power again, and China's intentions are a mystery to me.  I suspect their military would dwarf most others put together, but I also suspect it is manned by people who's only want is a full belly, just once.

Want to be scared?  With what's going on in the world, imagine if the left and that moron iggy were in charge.  By now brown shirts would be confiscating guns and he'd likely have turned over ownership of our resources to the friggin' UN so they could distribute it to more deserving places.
That's what makes me wonder about that exec. order and obama's intentions.  Historically the left doesn't do good things with true power.

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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2012, 02:22:15 AM »
I view Israel as the dam that holds back the lunatic hordes from turning their eyes to us.  I firmly believe that were they to fall the lunatics would immediately target the west directly;  they have no interest in peace.  They will not rest until there is no good left in the world.

I was actually more concerned about the eo's potential to be used against the US citizens by their own gov't.

Far as Russia and China, I have no clue why they would want to ally with iran.  Russia seems to be trying hard to become a world military power again, and China's intentions are a mystery to me.  I suspect their military would dwarf most others put together, but I also suspect it is manned by people who's only want is a full belly, just once.

Want to be scared?  With what's going on in the world, imagine if the left and that moron iggy were in charge.  By now brown shirts would be confiscating guns and he'd likely have turned over ownership of our resources to the friggin' UN so they could distribute it to more deserving places.
That's what makes me wonder about that exec. order and obama's intentions.  Historically the left doesn't do good things with true power.

i think youve got it totally backwards.. not looking for a fight or anything here... but israel is the reason arabic countries are pissed and want war... the country of israel was given to the jews after the big war by the allied nations... the land was stolen from the arabic people... if israel was pounded and gone there would be peace... im not anti semetic nor do i dislike any jew... but i definitely hate what zionism is and does to the rest of the world!!!

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2012, 11:00:21 AM »
If history has taught us anything its that tyrants have to be stopped and stopped ahead of time if possible.

So you don't believe that the US gov't is acting like a bunch of Tyrants?  Look at how many of these tyrants over the years they have either helped or put into power.  Then suddenly 20 years down the road they decide they either don't need them, or they aren't cooperating, so then they go in and take them out.  But they do it in the name of all thats good and holy right?  Save the world from the boogy man ou' jour right?  Thats a big load of crap if you ask me...