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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:10 PM

What the hell were you thinking?

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.

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

Video here:

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arikara Feb 2013 OP
zbdent Feb 2013 #1
annabanana Feb 2013 #2
annabanana Feb 2013 #3
arikara Feb 2013 #5
vrp Feb 2013 #4

Response to arikara (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:13 PM

1. The response (although not actually admitted out loud)

was likely "My kids and grandkids will be able to afford bottled water and air conditioning, while your grandkids willl earn the best minimum wage ever ... one penny per week."

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:29 PM

2. We need a YouTube version of this. People have to SEE it.

Is there someway to shift formats?

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Response to annabanana (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:30 PM

3. Can you cross-post this to GD?

really deserves eyes....

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Response to annabanana (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:27 PM

5. Thanks... just checked back

and it seems to be doing ok. Feel free to cross post it though if you want.

I love that kid, I hope he gets into politics and becomes PM some day.

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:21 PM

4. Bravo:

This young man is light years ahead of where I was when I was his age. Gives me hope for our children's future.

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