April 1, 2012

Free Ethical Oil!

A federal judge in Alaska has granted a preliminary injunction against Greenpeace USA which will remain in place until October 31st 2012, the end of Shell Oil's 'drilling window' in Alaska. The injunction follows a temporary restraining order which expired on March 28th.

h/t Adrian

Posted by Kate at April 1, 2012 3:25 PM

Dear Greenpeace--

Oh, stop whining. You'll get used to the taste.

Signed, Normal Americans

Posted by: Mike James at April 1, 2012 3:42 PM

Finally, a little preemptive lawfare. Litigate the greentards into the stone age, they'll be more morally comfortable there anyways.

Posted by: syncrodox at April 1, 2012 3:50 PM

I wonder if they are Greenpi&&ed off?

Posted by: felis corpulentis at April 1, 2012 4:06 PM

Greacheace today, the EPA last week . . . The enviro nutters
are just getting trashed in courts.

Posted by: Fred at April 1, 2012 5:01 PM

FYI, there have been lots of them already, just not under the noses of the MSM here in North America.
Seeing as how there haven't been too many slicks drifting over from Russia, and the extremely high environmental standards the Americans and Canadians adhere to already, I'd say it is always much better to be prepared than to point fingers afterwards.

Posted by: Ed Ellison at April 1, 2012 6:08 PM

The great Canadian oilspill happened over millions of years, we call it the oilsands.

Just go swimming in Horse Creek, the Firebag River or the mighty Athabasca.

Point is we dumbass rednecks know how to clean it up Howard.

Posted by: syncrodox at April 1, 2012 6:14 PM

Yeah saw that and about time too.
I might almost start believing in the US courts if it carries on at this rate, but no really I guess its just the odd independent judge left there, I guess they'll get rid of them soon.... Unless ....

Posted by: Adrian at April 1, 2012 6:26 PM

Strange! Alaska is in the US 9TH Circuit...That udge may not last long.the LA mobsters will get thier way, or they may be afraid that Congress
will dust off the Bill that eliminates the existing 9th and confines it to California.

I hope the 2012 elections do 2 things that will jumpstart Jobs/economy

1.The Elimination of the existing US 9th Circuit

2.That Ryan (Republican from WI) & the Democrats get out of SS/HealthCare.It is both parties that steal from the SS funds. Time to stop

Posted by: Slap Shot at April 1, 2012 7:06 PM

Ohoh. The zero and his "Idjit Panthers" are going to have to up that bounty on Zimmerman's head,so that the zero can get closer to his "crisis" excuse to calling off the elections!
And just why do the Greenbags,WWF,etc keep picking on us redneck Albertans for cleaning up the largest ever oil spill in the known solar system? Jealousy?

Posted by: Justthinkin at April 1, 2012 7:23 PM

" Since Greenpeace New Zealand launched this campaign over 300,000 people have written to Shell telling them that Arctic drilling is one of the great mistakes of our age, and the company has resorted to legal bullying because they're scared of public opinion."

There is so much wrong in that sentence.

First,did the 300,000 strong write to Shell or did they click on a petition.

Next,is 300,00 worldwide significant,or is it equivalent to the number of people in urban Detroit who are unemployed ?

And,"one of the greatest mistakes of our age", Really,I would think that Saddam playing games with the UN nuclear inspectors was a bigger mistake,or maybe voting in an unqualified black man as president because he was black would qualify as a greater mistake.I could go on for a while longer in this vein.

Next "the company has resorted to legal bullying because they're scared of public opinion."

HUH,Greenpeace relies on liberal courts to give them credibility based on public opinion rather than legal jurisprudence.

Liberalism is a mental disorder. Greenpeace are the ones who need institutional care.

Posted by: wallyj at April 1, 2012 7:57 PM

Greenpeace Denied Access to Shell's Arctic Ops

by Greenpeace
Press Release
Friday, March 30, 2012

"A federal judge in Alaska has granted a preliminary injunction against Greenpeace USA... The injunction was granted despite clear evidence that a 'direct action' against one of Shell's rigs in New Zealand was carried out by an entirely separate legal entity, Greenpeace New Zealand. Greenpeace USA is now banned from entering a .62 mile (1 kilometer) 'safety zone' around Shell's two main drilling vessels.

Glad the judge refused to honor the fiction that Greenpeace NZ and Greenpeace USA are unrelated.

What, is Greenpeace so special they don't have to honor the property rights of the individuals who have invested their savings in Shell Oil?

Posted by: small c conservative at April 1, 2012 8:31 PM

" Since Greenpeace New Zealand launched this campaign over 300,000 people have written to Shell...

@wallyj why should we believe that the 300,000 number is in any way legit? Petition fraud is a staple of the radical left network. The people may have been told they would be entered in a sweepstakes if they " signed " , for all we know.

Posted by: small c conservative at April 1, 2012 8:36 PM

Off topic, but need some help here.

Was outside working on my roof today and was having a chat with my next door neighbour, y'know, about neighbourly things like lawns and the weather, when out of the blue he starts blathering on about how BC Teachers are hard done by and that they're not getting fair treatment. "after all, they're the 9th lowest paid of teachers across the country and our kids deserve the best teachers. If they're not paid enough, all the best ones will leave and we'll have nutbars teaching our kids." I thought to myself that I thought I was the best teacher for my son and he'll be put in private school anyway, but didn't think he needed to hear that. Then he goes on about how the BC government was wrong to ship raw lumber to China and that we're raping our country. I think something was muttered about gas prices, killing Indians, and Alberta tarsands as well. Anyway, this fella is a member of a union in BC and they've obviously been encouraged to get in they're neighbours' ears.

Anyway, I'm frustrated cuz I didn't have much of a response to all this.

Anyone else have conversations like this? How on earth do you deal with this?

Posted by: Scott at April 1, 2012 8:36 PM

You're on the roof,he's below,throw stuff.

Posted by: wallyj at April 1, 2012 8:41 PM

Actually Scott,there are a few options.

If you want to preserve a neighbourly relationship,you have to either agree and change the topic,or work in a response in a manner that will not offend him greatly.

Throwing stuff is probably the best way to deal with him, though marking your territory from up high is another option.

Posted by: wallyj at April 1, 2012 8:46 PM

@ April 1, 2012 8:36 PM
"How on earth do you deal with this?"
I had a neighbor like that once. When ever He got on my nerves with his lefty babble I would tell him that my opinions were a little different than his and if he was interested in my opinion on the subject we could discuss it. We stayed friendly but he kept his opinions to himself after that.

Posted by: peterj at April 1, 2012 8:59 PM

Thanks guys.

The problem is that I actually get along well with him. If I didn't like him I probably would start throwing things.

That's the thing with lefties eh? If you disagree with them things can get ugly!

Posted by: Scott at April 1, 2012 9:03 PM

And when envirowhackjobs stop taking money from outside interests to stop Canadian projects from going forward, the world will be better take that to Lizzie May and suck on it...

Posted by: frank at April 1, 2012 9:22 PM

" so take that to Lizzie May and suck on it "

Ewww,then again, Lizzie is a very busy woman,always having caucus meetings.

Posted by: wallyj at April 1, 2012 9:41 PM


I get into this a lot be it at work or in public or with neighbors.

Contrary to what people say on here if you use apologetics and facts mixed in with gentle tones and mild challenges to there spoon fed tripe and if your alone one on one you actually can make great head way as well as in most cases at least plant the seed that will make them challenge there own beliefs or at least question there ideas .

With the teachers union I usually point to the one room school house of yester year when the teacher was almost never paid because they volunteered and they were mostly Christian volunteers who were mostly women serving there communities.

Same with hospitals and doctors .

Try to separate the union from the teachers and show them that most teachers don't care for unions some do , but the old attitude still exists most just want to teach children , show how the union is the corrupted busy body do gooder that ends up putting it selfish self and it's members ahead of the needs of the community .

Tar sands simple correct him and say oil sands and say yeah it's tragic the worst natural environmental disaster ever known...the point out that your glad some one is there to.Clean it up and compliment the oil companies for putting the environment on par with profitability , as well praise them for the billions of dollars they put back into the reclamation process as well as reintroducing animals into there natural habitat after there are done cleaning up the oil . Make sure you distinguish between oil and tar let him know that tar is man made oil is not . An also let him know there is not one drop of tar in the oil sands.

Sound good?

If he starts puking out drivel again let him know that if he were interested you could prove your points to him , if he refuses then you know the parasite has burrowed deep into his head and at the point you start throwing everything with in arms reach at his head and scream leave him I demand you to leave this man , leave his soul I am driving you out and back to hell wager you belong. Then stop and say sorry ........and say EH IT WORKED FOR JESUS Thought I would give it a try!!!!!.

Then drive him to the hospital if required.

Posted by: Paul in Calgary at April 1, 2012 9:43 PM

But seriously , point to this blog as well as WUWT , brietbart, atlas shrugged, drudge report, and several others.

I think it is important that we try to win people like your neighbors trust , lead by example , and ever just back down because they will assume victory or that they are right or they are more right than you , and that cannot happen ,never back down , but be humble in your approach to these types of people, very often how you approach wins there trust , it makes them drop there guard , then you go to work by slowly revealing to them the truth point by point fact by fact but be friendly and often it can be one little sentence , or a short little quip that gets the gears turnig or peaks the interest for them to delve further into the truth. I did this with Chiquita bananas to some people at work, I directed them to this blog and the links to the articles , and they actually stopped buying Chiquita products , how ever they switched to dole lol. One in the same but I just let em know that I could not find any dirt on del monte . And now they try to b del monte when they can and one woman actually thanked me for showing her the articles , I offerd to show her others on coke and Pepsi unions in southnamerica ......line said no she just could not give up drinking coke nor would her kids .lol.

So yeah you would be amazed at what a genuine smile and a soft approach can do.

Posted by: Paul in Calgary at April 1, 2012 9:57 PM

People like Greenpeace do not seem to have the slightest shred of self-awareness. They complain bitterly that they are being "bullied"(!) by Shell's lawyers, using the courts.

But what do you call a group of unaccountable, unelected people who barge into someone else's private property, commit vandalism, endanger the safety of others, and try to prevent them from going about their lawful business. Maybe I need a new dictionary, but I think that's the very definition of "bully", isn't it?

Either that, or small-time mafia protection racket enforcement? I can't decide.

I propose we encourage those pesky Somali pirates to go Sir Francis Drake on those trust-fund hippies, and give them a taste of their own medicine. If nothing else, the Somalis will demonstrate what personal initiative looks like and the value of having some ambition.

Somalies get to keep all the weed and iPhones they find.

A win-win situation all around.

Posted by: rg at April 1, 2012 10:09 PM

So Shell lawyers using the courts against Greenpeace trespassing and interferance is bullying. Well then, Greenpeace lawyers using the courts to interfere with Shell's legitimate business would be?????

Posted by: Dirtman at April 1, 2012 11:16 PM

"Anyone else have conversations like this? How on earth do you deal with this?"
I have discussions with my "commie" neighbor all the time about this.

Try quoting some facts to him.

1. Comparing B.C. teacher salaries to other jurustictions is VERY subjective. There are actually 3rd or 4th. The BCTF doesn't compare province to province. They get really specific like comparing salaries to those in Red Deer, or Weyburn Sask, or Brandon Manitoba. Guess why?
Fo me the final argument on this is if salaries are higher somewhere else why don't you move there.That always shuts them up.

The BC govt says no salary increases just like all the other public sector unions. If they give in to the teachers they will have to open all the public sector contracts. Ain't gonna happen. They will look at other issuses like class sizes etc. but the greedy BCTF wants more money. They say raises taxes or steal from other programs but-DAMMIT- we want more MONEY?

You could also bring up the fact that teachers want 5-10 bereivement days (forgot the exact number) if ANYONE they know dies.

Heard a teacher phone in to say he gets paid 86 thou a year, gets 3 months off, has every benefit and perc known to man and thinks the teachers should be satified in this time of restraint.

Oh, and the last contract they signed gave them 16 % and a $3700 dollar singning bonus.


Posted by: Horny Toad at April 1, 2012 11:48 PM

Given that Greenpeace and various other environmental groups rely on outsider funding and shifty science (used in the loosest sense of the word), they really ought not to try taking the higher ground.

These people are the new fundamentalists.

Posted by: Osumashi Kinyobe at April 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Scott wrote: "If you disagree with them things can get ugly!"

Therein lies the rub, Scott. If you fail to disagree, they assume you agree with them and if you do disagree, you're not just wrong - you're evil.

For myself, I've decided I'd rather be respected than liked. So I choose to vocally (but civilly) disagree. The key however is to only argue indisputable fact, offering information they cannot counter without being shown to be in error.

Most of the people I've 'corrected' may not initially like it, but they've learned to respect my opinion because it it always backed up by research to which they are urged to refer, before being offered as counterpoint.

Those on the left side of the spectrum often spout the most inane, emotionally driven and inaccurate accusations - knowing that as Canadians we'd rather not create discomfort in challenging them.

Don't let them control the narrative. Too often, stupidity becomes the common wisdom simply because it is frequently parroted without being challenged.

Civil, sane and informed is the way to win.

Posted by: No Guff at April 2, 2012 12:35 AM

what the waste money to pay
to justice of peace
all of them are stupid
canada need more smarter judge
and not listen to nonsense blindly all the time

justice of peace like Roman in 1000 finch and Macphail in Milton

are time to tell good bye to them

why should pay all money to judge
not do their job
wast tax payers

Posted by: ok at April 2, 2012 12:55 AM


"If you disagree with them things can get ugly!"

Yeah they ARE bullys.....their most powerful argument is to shout.....

When intimidation fails they go ballistic....a tantrum.....then I ask them their mental age.....

Yeah they ain't gonna love ya.....but then they don't/won't anyhoo....

Posted by: sasquatch at April 2, 2012 1:03 AM

Dizzy miss Lizzy May has grown very quiet as she needs to keep her seat for one more time to get on the pension gravy train

Posted by: cal2 at April 2, 2012 10:25 AM


just mark your territory!!!!!!

Posted by: NME666 at April 2, 2012 7:07 PM