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In honour of what will soon become the highest grossing and likely, the most viewed movie of all time, my theme for this issue of the Source will be Star Wars. Hopefully, given the state of the Alberta economy, this will not be the final issue, but just an episode in a continuing saga in this space.

$Tar Wars 
Episode 1: The Dark Lord and ‘The City of Light’ 
In a Galaxy, not too far far away, the war between the evil forces of the antioilsand’s supporters led by the Dark Lord, Darth O.B.1ama, continue their attempts to manipulate the planet’s climate in a villainous ploy to extort payment from a confused and economically challenged human population.

The Republic’s dark plan is to force citizens to use much more expensive alternative energy sources, over which, the Dark Lord has total control. He is supported by his 2 key henchmen Warren the Buff and Bill the Gatekeeper and an army of formidable storm-troopers.
The Dark Lord and his Gorey cronies gather in the ‘City of Light’ to strategize on ways to further brainwash the population into believing that their human existence depends entirely on the use of the evil Republic’s ultimate weapon of climate control.
Meanwhile, a small brave, band of Fossil Knights, led by Yoga and Chewtobacca, bravely try to build a pipeline to deliver much needed supplies of oil to a freezing community on the edge of the forsaken zone.
The Dark Lord’s Republican army closes in, determined to thwart Yoga’s and Chewtobacca’s efforts to bring relief to the population.
Yoga, though small, very old and wrinkly, is a very active, flexible, green man, who understands the environment and the forces of Mother Nature. “To be at one with nature. Use the force we must”, says Yoga.
Chewtobacca, a hairy, Saskwookie, hermit, who has remained hidden for many years from the planet’s humanoid lifeforms, gurgles his agreement at Yoga’s sage words.
“Convince the people, we must”, says Yoga. “To win; the fossils and the force we must use. Beat the Dark Lord, we will”.

$Tar Wars 
Episode 2: The Evil Apprentice 
The ailing Dark Lord seeking a successor from a band of evil candidates calls for an election from his most trusted accomplices.
Princess Hilleia emerges as the most evil, and with help from her even more 26 the source
evil consort, Slick Willy, moves quickly to consolidate her power over her rival Bernie Sandwalker and the planet’s submissive population.
Yoga and Chewtobacca are forced into an unholy alliance with a group of the defeated candidates led by the Trumpenator, in the hope of defeating the Republican army of storm-troopers, who use every naturally occurring storm as evidence that they need to be in control of the planet’s climate. And so the struggle between good and evil continues.
May the Force be with you and may the Source be with you also.
Challenged we are, at this time of uncertainty. Companies involved in the business of Energy, including producers; service companies; suppliers; and just about every company based in Alberta directly or indirectly dependent on the Oil & Gas industry are circling the wagons to survive.
Financial support for Associations has been greatly eroded. Membership fees; sponsorships; signups for events and conferences and, not the least, advertising in ‘The Source’ are all suffering in consequence.
The CAGC has had to severely cut discretionary spending to the bone but will continue to serve its membership for as long as possible, even if this means reducing activities and services for members. Please try to support the CAGC as best you can and thank you to all of the volunteers and companies that allow their employees to continue to be involved on industry committees.

From Wikipedia: Paris is often referred to as “The City of Light” (La Ville Lumière), both because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment, and more literally because Paris was one of 
the first European cities to adopt gas street lighting.

$Tar Wars cast 
The Dark Lord  ............... Barrack Obama 
Princess Hilleia ............... Hillary Clinton 
Slick Willy  ............................. Bill Clinton 
Warren the Buff  ................Warren Buffett 
Bill the Gatekeeper  ................. Bill Gates
Bernie Sandwalker  ......... Bernie Sanders 
Stormtooper 1 ............................. Al Gore 
Stormtooper 2 ..................... David Suzuki 
Stormtooper 3 .......... Leonardo DiCaprio 
Stormtooper 4 ..................... Ed Begley Jr 
Stormtooper 5 ................. Robert Redford 
Stormtooper 6 .................. Harrison Ford 
The Trumpenator  ............. Donald Trump 
Fossil Knights  ................................. Yoga 
Fossil Knight  ..................... Chewtobacca 
Sinister Music by  .... Willie Nelson & Neil Young

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