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Canadian Director James Cameron visits Alberta.

The poll conducted by a local television station website showed most voters didn’t care about James Cameron visiting Alberta. Of course you’d have to consider that most probably don’t know Mr. Cameron or what he does.

Media is the method in which we communicate our messages. Word of Mouth, Newspapers, Books, Radio, Television, Movies, and Internet are just a few types of media. Propaganda was spread with media to promote the good and bad of yesterday and today’s world cultures. During the time of global conflicts the media was controlled by governments to limited how the message got distributed. Media is a fascinating industry to work in despite the external controlling parties. We have learned to filter out what we want.  As they say if you don’t like the channel – change it.

On the other end of media is the methods in which to hide issues that would otherwise be openly visible to the world to comment on. For years the Oil & Gas industry has gone about it’s business around the world inflecting environmental disasters and ignoring the long term results for their own profit. Does anybody remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill that devastated the Alaskan coast line ? The problem ran through the court system for 25 years and some concerns are still in legal. A couple of bad judgments can result in a global environmental problem for generations. And these problems can happen so fast. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a perfect example. The media had to force the information out of the companies involved. Media has it’s roll to play. And when big companies do wrong it is important for the media to inform the public.

How many people have flown over the Alberta Tar sands ? Well have a look, it’s not pretty.  Now, we have a Media Mogul who wants to show the world this region. Why not learn from where your Oil & Gas come from. Think about it next time you buy a new car, or turn the furnace on this winter.  Never before have both Government and Oil & Gas Conglomerates moved so fast in promoting how they are improving the region. Who is paying for those people who went on line to vote on  Mr. Cameron’s visit. I think we have an idea.


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