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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No It's the Supervisor!

By: Rod Garland


As we near Christmas (for most in the Christian world the season of celebration of the birth of Jesus), there is another that we should remember and recognize, and who, on April 18th this year, celebrated his 80th birthday.
His name is Kal-El, son of Jor-El, aka Clark Kent, but to most of us he is simply known as Superman.
He is said to have been born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth by his parents in a space capsule just before the destruction of his planet due to a natural catastrophe. This showed great foresight and planning by his parents that should be a lesson in emergency planning for us all. After crash landing on Earth somewhere near the town of Smallville, USA, he was found and adopted by a farmer and his wife, Jonathan & Martha Kent. They raised him as their own and instilled strict moral training into the young Clark, who vowed to only use his emerging super-human capabilities for the safety of the human race.
So there you have it. Superman was a sa…

The U.N.'s Doomsday Climate Clock

By: The Editorial Board
Published: WSJ

Maybe predicting the apocalypse isn't the best political strategy.

A press conference of the 48th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is held in South Korea’s western port city of Incheon, Oct. 8.PHOTO: WANG JINGQIANG/ZUMA PRESS Have we reached peak alarmism on climate change? The question occurs after the muted reaction last week to the latest forecast from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In case you hadn’t heard we’re all doomed, yet the world mostly yawned. This is less complacency than creeping scientific and political realism. The U.N. panel says the apocalypse is nigh—literally. According to its calculations, global carbon emissions must fall 45% by 2030—twice as much as its earlier forecasts—and the world must wean itself entirely off fossil fuels over three decades to prevent a climate catastrophe that will include underwater coastlines and widespread drought and disease.

Canadian Oilpatch Guardedly Optimistic Amid Strong Competition From Booming U.S. Energy Sector

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By: Maurice Smith
Published: Daily Oil Bulletin


The Permian Basin is delivering transformational growth for Chevron as it applies advanced technologies and builds drilling efficiencies. Image: Chevron

Amid Trump tax cuts and reduced regulations in the U.S., and robust activity in premium basins like the prolificPermian, Canada’s battered energy sector is looking for some relief. As U.S. output soars to all time record levels, driven by technology partly developed north of the border, Canada risks losing its edge, panelists told the Calgary Energy Roundtable. “No question that Precision [Drilling Corporation] is focusing most of our capital, most of our time, on growth in the U.S. We can pivot quickly, and pivot back here quickly, but for the near future, for 2018 and 2019, maybe even into 2020, until LNG really starts affecting oil and gas services, we expect most of our focus will be on the U.S. and international markets,” said Kevin Neveu, Precision president and CEO. Ian Dundas, presid…