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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Liberal Sierra Club NO-ENERGY Policies........in action.........
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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy said drilling was suspended at its Leiv Eiriksson rig off the coast of Greenland after 18 Greenpeace protesters breached a restricted area. The activists launched from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in five inflatable speedboats from outside a 500m exclusion zone set up by Danish authorities.
    Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling | World news | guardian.co.uk

    They were forced to stop for safety reasons.
    In a statement, the company said: "Cairn confirms that members of Greenpeace have boarded the semi-submersible drilling vessel, the Leiv Eiriksson, owned by Ocean Rig. The protesters have breached the safety exclusion zone and entered a restricted area on the rig. In accordance with the strict health and safety practices employed in this drilling programme and in order to ensure safe operating conditions, drilling has been suspended.

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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    If the workers at the rig struck would you say the same thing?
    Red herring.
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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Liberal Sierra Club NO-ENERGY Policies........in action.........
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    The entire population of China could look like chimney sweeps, and you wouldn't see a single Sierra Club protest over there.
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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    I wonder how much fuel those greenpeace vessels use...

    I believe that for safety and security sake anytime one of those groups gets within 100 yards in international waters their vessel should be sunk.

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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I wonder how much fuel those greenpeace vessels use...

    I believe that for safety and security sake anytime one of those groups gets within 100 yards in international waters their vessel should be sunk.
    I thought they were using sails or oars.
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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I thought they were using sails or oars.
    And all the enviro nutjobs live in trees and dont use fuel or electricity.

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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling | World news | guardian.co.uk

    They were forced to stop for safety reasons.
    At the time of my comment there was no link posted.
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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    If the workers at the rig struck would you say the same thing?
    Possibly but where are you going with this? Im not arguing that the oil should keep coming at any cost. However those best placed to decide whether the potential economic benefits outweigh the economic risk are the Greenlanders themselves and they have made their decision.

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    Re: Greenpeace activists force Arctic oil rig to stop drilling

    Possibly but where are you going with this?
    It's an absurd argument for a socialist to make. It's right out of the neoclassical handbook (i.e. "[insert whatever pro-worker stuff here] increases costs/lowers productivity and if we implement it then x catastrophic thing will happen!"). You as a socialist should know that high food prices are not caused by something like this. Also, it's absolutely ridiculous for a so-called socialist to be even worrying about national income (unless of course you're a "national socialist") or painting something as vague as a "country" as a victim.

    However those best placed to decide whether the potential economic benefits outweigh the economic risk are the Greenlanders themselves and they have made their decision.
    What does "the Greenlanders themselves" mean? Are you a Maoist now or something? Because for a socialist, there is no such thing as "the Greenlanders themselves". Do you mean the poor and exploited Greenlanders? The politicians that represent the general interests of capital? The Greenlander businessmen at the Greenland offices of Cairn Energy? It's a completely meaningless nationalistic term.
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