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NOTSOGRN

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:51:55 AM

Police near Rexton, N.B. say Highway 134 reopened to traffic around 9 a.m. on Saturday.

The road had been closed since Sept. 30 due to a protest camp trying to block the exploration for shale gas.

The transportation department set up pylons for a single lane of traffic while police conduct traffic control at the site.

There are still dozens of protesters at the site who seem divided that the road has reopened. Some say it’s good that motorists are able to see how peacefully the protesters are conducting themselves. Other protesters say they feel that opening the road has cost them leverage over the shale gas company, SWN Resources Canada.

The trees blocking the provincial road were removed Friday with the assistance of equipment from the Department of Transportation.


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captcarl5
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:47:43 PM

hope they all went to jail eh?
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:44:35 PM

Canadian Protesters = Republican house hostage takers and members in the US.
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Shotobee
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:09:23 PM

Good.
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turbodog
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:53:43 PM

Good deal
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tclbbs
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:48:58 PM

I have nothing to say about PEACEFUL protesters, but these ones do NOT sound very peaceful to me.
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BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:25:32 AM


Environmentalists cut down a tree???
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2005Retired
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:05:38 AM

protesters always show up when progress extracting oil is made.
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:57:13 AM

Protest safely without blocking traffic.
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:53:56 AM

falcons wrote - "Why are all you Americans commenting on what Canadians are doing? Do they try to tell us how to run the Bakken?"

Do you have something against Canadians?
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falcons
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:43:52 AM

Why are all you Americans commenting on what Canadians are doing? Do they try to tell us how to run the Bakken?
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calwdstk
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:42:53 AM

Just proves, not all nut jobs are in the States only.
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savannahoaks
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:37:34 AM

A few good snowfalls will move the protesters to a warmer climate.
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Goatroper47
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:36:22 AM

Ok
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97PearlCat
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:36:09 AM

A big truck with a snow plough blade will take care of that.
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lonewolfhead
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:35:43 AM

Oh Ok
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Gville
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:32:22 AM

Even Canadians don't like what their companies are doing. Sound familiar?
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dieselhog95819
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:31:04 AM

I HOPE THEY USED A DOZER.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:30:11 AM

Bulldozers should clear their protest with ease.
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riverrd
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:28:58 AM

Whatever.
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gmcgas
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:56:00 AM

i wouldn't have that kind of luck. if i protest something, i would be put in jail, fined, and maybe hung.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:53:43 AM

protest all you want just not on public roads. all have equal access to public assets
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bjdorval
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:53:32 AM

If they want leverage over the company, buy the shares and go to a stockholder meeting.
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BeaconLite
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:49:49 AM

Nothing better to do I guess.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:48:35 AM

Useful idiots.
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TC5504
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:29:33 AM

Send them all to jail.
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jojosir
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:27:18 AM

kill trees to stop oil ok !
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jackn33431
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:14:10 AM

Did the protesters travel to the protest by donkey?
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willp99
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:13:19 AM

Stupid protestors just stop normal folks
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:11:55 AM

My thoughts exactly Holly123. Shale gas is a boon to the economy and I've seen no evidence of harm to the environment in this area.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:11:52 AM

idiots
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:09:46 AM

How stupid. Sometimes protesters are annoying.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:09:45 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:08:38 AM

Cupboy - Most of the protesters that I've seen over the years here in Washington, DC wouldn't be worth the time........
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:08:32 AM

jail em.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:08:10 AM

I agree with EdWoods. In the least, the protesters should be paying every dollar for the police details.
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EdWoods
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:06:03 AM

The Trees AND the protesters should have been removed immediately when they started this stupidity. A "protest" that blocks a Roadway is illegal. Period. It should be removed quickly and with whatever force is necessary.
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swkcpi
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:05:49 AM

Use the same equipment you used to move the trees to move the protesters. Who is paying these protesters? Where are they getting their food? How can they just set up camp for such an extended period of time? Wait until the temperature gets down to zero and see how many of them are left.
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cupboy
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:05:21 AM

I like these nude protests. Any opportunity to take pictures.
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bumpygas
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:05:11 AM

Make the protesters anpay for everyones gas for one month and they might change their mind (if they have one).
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:03:37 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:03:02 AM

Too bad.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:01:14 AM

Odd, how all the people who live in the U.S. are outraged by what Canadians are doing.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:00:36 AM

Curious on how the person was burned at the campfire. We've had campfires, bonfires, huge bonfires for the last 25 years and nobody ever was burned....at least not enough to even consider needing attention.
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dwbuddy
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:00:35 AM

people have a right, but not on a public road...do your protesting somewhere else or go to jail. Surely the organizers know this
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:59:05 AM

Totally rediculous
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bigLtowing
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:58:48 AM

whos paying for the police and clean-up crew
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:58:41 AM

really
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:57:23 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:57:00 AM

Run me over.
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2khawk
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:56:56 AM

Go home and cut your own trees down. Arrest all of them for blocking a public road.
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racerdj
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:56:48 AM

Arrest them and reopen the whole road.
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