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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:28 PM

What the hell were you thinking?

cross-posted from Canada group

http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/02/13/Sam-Harrison-Q-And-A/

Sixteen Questions for Activist Sam Harrison, 16

Pipeline opponent's JRP testimony became a social media sensation. What's next?

The freckled teenager looks directly across the room at the panelists reviewing the Northern Gateway pipeline. "Some day when I have kids and they look me in the eyes and ask, 'What the hell were you thinking? Why didn't you do anything about this?' I know I'll be able to look them back in the eyes with absolute confidence and say, 'I'm sorry. I tried my very hardest.'"

He pauses. "Will you?"

The surreptitiously recorded video of Sam Harrison's oral statement to the Joint Review Panel has been zipping around on social media for the past week, propelled by the likes of Naomi Klein, the David Suzuki Foundation and VSB Chair Patti Bacchus.


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annabanana Feb 2013 OP
Brainstormy Feb 2013 #1
calimary Feb 2013 #2
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #3
annabanana Feb 2013 #4
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blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #5
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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:41 PM

1. I'm sending this to my grandkids

They're not quite as old as this young man but it should inspire them, too, to lead the way and set the example for the rest of us. What kids think does, and should, matter, and can make a difference. I'm ashamed an humbled by this young man's activism and courage.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:31 PM

2. A remarkable young man! Any more at home like him?

If so, our planet might actually be in good hands in the future.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:52 PM

4. Thanks TSS. . . . .n/t

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:47 PM

5. .

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:52 PM

6. Thanks Sam! They won't but I'm glad your out there.

In fact, many of the people who probably will say they stand with you will then turn around and invest in the stock market, thereby funding the efforts of those you stand against. Funny world.
You will be remembered a few days, then vanish into history as another lone, losing voice against capitalism without conscience.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:56 AM

7. Thanks annabanana

It does look like its getting more traction here.

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Response to arikara (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:22 AM

9. Well.. The implications clearly extend

well beyond Canada.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:40 AM

8. ^

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