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About YaK

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  1. Northern Gateway Pipeline KILLED

    To put it mildly: Horse-poo "Will cause a spill"? Not from a tanker. I don't know enough about pipelines to comment definitively on that end of things, but from what I've seen Enbridge's record is pretty bad. As a Navigation Officer on a freighter (but fully qualified to hold that position on a super-tanker if I ever desired) I look at the islands from a navigation point of view and say "so what?" Yes... pilotage and escorts are the necessary precautions to be taken in an area like the Douglas Channel... but they are also, in my view, adequate. I find the misinformation and ignorance on both sides infuriating (anyone who has seen me post on these threads knows people acting like they know what is involved in navigating these ships is a pet peeve of mine). This really comes down to a philosophical debate about resource extraction. Do you think we should be increasing our carbon footprint? If not, how much money do you feel that we're entitled to to forget about that? Do you have a price? To me the project isn't worth it on that philosophical level. I also don't feel our coast is threatened. As far as the project itself goes it is a question of risk/reward. The risk has been identified and it is being managed. An oil spill would be catastrophic... but the risk of one happening even with the normal practice of seamen is relatively low. The proposed steps being taken beyond those lower the chances even further to the point where I would agree the likelyhood of any major spill is well below my personal comfort level for risk. As an aside, another pet peeve of mine is the news articles and propaganda showing protesters in front of freighters instead of tankers.... can anything scream ignorance any louder?
  2. Northern Gateway Pipeline KILLED

    Have you ever navigated a supertanker? A lot of people seem to be experts on the matter...
  3. OMG Earthquake?

    Yeah, an earthquake just a week after the lunar eclipse... keep your eyes open for four horsemen.
  4. OMG Earthquake?

    Here in Comox we definitely felt it. Nothing major though, just swaying objects etc.
  5. (Temp GDT)Canucks vs Flames 6pm SNET-P

    I like the whole tone of "Obviously I wasn't at fault for my words but 'Sorrrry.'" Despite the fact that the severity of the hit was immediately apparent.
  6. (Temp GDT)Canucks vs Flames 6pm SNET-P

    That was my understanding... so why would Hughson move back to Sportsnet?
  7. (Temp GDT)Canucks vs Flames 6pm SNET-P

    Am I missing something? I know CBC is no longer competing for sports rights but HNIC is supposed to continue for at least 4(?) more years. Was something else announced?
  8. (Temp GDT)Canucks vs Flames 6pm SNET-P

    Lets just call this game...
  9. (Temp GDT)Canucks vs Flames 6pm SNET-P

    I missed them, can you elaborate? Agreed.
  10. (Temp GDT)Canucks vs Flames 6pm SNET-P

    Yes, barring the lottery changing the draft order.
  11. (Temp GDT)Canucks vs Flames 6pm SNET-P

    Yeah... but if you watched it was clear that he said that because that is something he knows needs to be said. I think he's lookīng longer term.
  12. [Report] President Trevor Linden

    Funny, I ended up with the opposite impression ("I believe in this core" etc. etc.) though I also get the impression nothing has been officially decided.
  13. [Report] President Trevor Linden

    I do hope Naslund joins the new regime in some capacity though I'm also a little wary of simply handing out jobs to retired jerseys...
  14. Perfect* conditions! Gary's on the phone right now trying to get them to move the men's hockey tournament outdoors. * That is, "perfect", if you think having an outdoor game in Los Angeles made any sense whatsoever