(oh fiddlesticks, I forgot to paste it before cobbling together the other links above; oh well, here's what I wrote to the best of my memory)
Subject: The Fraser Institute and the Oil SandsThe news is about informing the public, not just of events and facts but of the meanings and the possible motivations behind those facts and events and I felt that mentioning the Fraser Institute's concerns without mentioning their backdoor connection to the situation did not complete what the news should be about.
It does not serve the public interest to quote, as from an acknowledged authority a warning about how a government policy (in this case Alberta's proposed Carbon Tax) will adversely affect the "Oil Sands" that comes from the Fraser Institute without mentioning (a) how frequently the Fraser Institute has received grants of how much from Koch-funded foundations and (b) to what extent Koch family members have invested in the "Tar Sands" (a far more accurate description of Alberta's northern source of petroleum than "oil sands").
It would suffice add "Koch-funded" as an adjective to "Fraser Institute"; and to add "backed by Koch Industries" in mentioning the "Tar Sands".
It was in my stocking this morning (we still do stockings): a can of Volvo Life Paint. My wife mentioned it to me in the summer but didn't share this video, and the idea of spray-on reflective paint like this was so out there that it clearly didn't stick. And then this morning there was this can in my stocking. So I looked it up and saw this video (I'm on my phone, so I can't do a proper link: https://youtu.be/CfWzeGlaFvI) and said a big, "Oh!"
I'll post a reply to this when I've had a go with it (the rain may wash it away) but it was just too impressive not to share right now given the potential to spare someone else a serious injury.
Merry (and Safe!) Christmas!