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"I been listening to CBC, and think where have I heared this before.  Some promises t…"

Bristow replied Apr 6, 2011 to Federal Budget: Do you want an election? Do you think anything will change with an election?

9 Apr 6, 2011
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"What ever you vote, you are still getting the same policys, lies and state control o…"

Bristow replied Mar 25, 2011 to Federal Budget: Do you want an election? Do you think anything will change with an election?

9 Apr 6, 2011
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"Take the subsidies, take the penaties. Boards and governments are now corporations a…"

Bristow replied Feb 28, 2011 to CQM program Dairy

1 Feb 28, 2011
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"Check out using algue on youtube."

Bristow replied Feb 24, 2011 to What do you think of the new 2% Biodiesel Fuel Content Mandate?

10 Nov 6, 2013
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"Britain's promise to more than double its use of biofuels by 2020 is "significantl…"

Bristow replied Feb 24, 2011 to What do you think of the new 2% Biodiesel Fuel Content Mandate?

10 Nov 6, 2013
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Bristow replied Feb 7, 2011 to Canadian's New farmer exchange program with Africa.

1 Feb 7, 2011
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"It would be the same as solar return, back in the grid, but you get more for your se…"

Bristow replied Jan 31, 2011 to Biogas is more than energy

11 Apr 5, 2011
Reply by Kevin Stewart

"Or you can pay me your $400 less HST, look up all the information on Youtube. Or you…"

Bristow replied Jan 24, 2011 to Biogas is more than energy

11 Apr 5, 2011
Reply by Kevin Stewart

" I had two cousins in Australia sued 8 years ago by Mono santo lost everything. two…"

Bristow replied Jan 18, 2011 to Environmentally Responsible Farming: What does it mean to you?

10 Jan 18, 2011
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"Monsanto sue people that have any trace of their genes in corn. So if your neigbour…"

Bristow replied Jan 18, 2011 to Environmentally Responsible Farming: What does it mean to you?

10 Jan 18, 2011
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Saskatchewan Crop Conditions Up from a Year Ago

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