Yes, but slowing down the spread of mental illness would probably benefit society.
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Actually socialism is defined by one fact, the people own the means of production. Examples include credit unions and co-ops as socialist entities without any government regulation beyond the regulation given to capitalist entities. Another example is the mill down the road from me where when it was going to be closed the workers bought it and kept it running.
It's fine if a woman decides to be a housewife, it's just nice if she has a choice.
Only so many supertankers can fit into Burrard Inlet and the people of Vancouver really don't want a stream of supertankers sailing through the narrows.
Edit, I misread your post.
The Federal government has OKed a pipeline. Perhaps it'll get built depending on whether the Federal government can overwhelm the Supreme Court with unconstitutional laws.
Back in the '50's.
Getting the people of BC to agree to pipelines and oil tankers navigating some of the more treacherous waters of N. America for little benefit to them besides the most expensive gas in N. America
My thinking is that an educated woman (or anyone actually) is more likely to understand the benefits of family planning and how to implement it as well as being more motivated to do more with her life then being a housewife.
Of course it also depends on how enlightened the man is which often also depends on education.
They are building a second pipeline (twinning the existent one) to Vancouver but the port of Vancouver ca only handle a tanker a day plus the people are not happy with the risk and lack of benefits. They are also pushing ahead with the Northern Gateway to Kitimat (just south of Alaska) but no one wants that either and the natives have sovereignty over much of the route and once again even if built it can only handle so many supertankers. They're also planning on reversing the flow of the pipeline to the Atlantic.
The point is that they (the oil companies, the Government of Alberta and the Federal Government) want to move as much product as possible as the Federal Government (ran by a failed economist) knows oil will never drop in price and we should be a one trick pony with oil being the one trick.
You left out educated women who can take advantage of numbers 1 and 2.
The virus that's most likely to cause an epidemic is the flu, mostly due to how often it mutates. Vaccinations don't help much for a new strain of the Spanish Flu.
The real danger is common bacteria. With the overuse of antibiotics and the resulting antibiotic resistance of bacteria we're likely to be back where we were a hundred years ago with simple infections being the leading cause of death.
No, America pays less for Canadian bitumen then the rest of the world. Currently Canada has one major market for its bitumen and that market knows it and pays less. This is why the Northern Gateway, Energy East, the southern BC pipeline twining whose name slips my mind right now and Keystone XL are so important to Alberta, get the heavy oil to world markets and get world prices rather then Texas prices.
They want to do the oppressing themselves then. We have a right wing government in Canada and they're attitude is pretty simple, you can have rights or you can have safety and they're going to push through their anti-terrorist bill no matter what. No time to listen to experts such as the 7 ex-Supreme Court justices or anyone else, they've already invoked closure before the debate has started. Meanwhile as the left wing (real left wing not the Democrats slightly less right wing) opposition points out, we already have laws on the books that are working fine. These are the same arseholes who said that opposing the government spying was actually supporting the child molesters amongst many other anti-freedom shit they've pulled.
A government just big enough to repress the population, not big enough to have oversight is their motto and they're going full stream ahead in declaring any opposition to them as terrorists who should be locked up before they do anything illegal. Remember we can't afford rights in the modern day.
They dilute it. Raw bitumen is similar to asphalt and a pig would not push it.
When it spills, it floats at first and then sinks and is way harder to clean up then crude oil. It's nasty stuff and if our government was smart they'd build a nuke in the north and refine it there but there's more short term profits in shipping it raw to China.
You're talking oil. This is bitumen, more like the asphalt you drive on. It needs a lot of dilution before it'll flow as well as heat.
When it spills it floats for a while then the dilutents evaporate and it sinks. Way worse to clean up then crude oil.
Of course the current Canadian government doesn't care about the environment at all, just the profits of getting that bitumen to China and Indochina as they're all oil men who have very good jobs waiting for them.