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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 1:55 pm
 


Alberta's descent into a non-stop rollercoaster and/or Onion headline continues at breakneck speed. Area man who thoroughly wore out his welcome with practically everyone is going to hang out for up to another six months - Kenney staying in premier's office until new leader is chosen on a "yet to be determined" future date:

https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/colum ... ther-tizzy

This oughta be lots of fun. Oi. :|


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2022 9:35 am
 


Thanos Thanos:
We'll be in for the same old Alberta version of the Trump years no matter who wins. The next boss will also have about a hundred "communications advisors" on the public payroll in his/hers office and they'll also live on Twitter as much as they possibly can because fuck you that's why. And the same dumbed-down and thoroughly insincere aw-schucks language will continue for the alleged benefit of the so-called "real" Albertans who apparently can't deal with details (or facts) in their lives anymore, and who only see governing as a vehicle to impose ideology & not to actually, you know, govern the place efficiently & effectively to keep it from crashing over a cliff again.

Plus ca change plus c'est la meme chose. It'll be the same old same old with the new leader because IMO almost all of them on the conservative side are interested far more in being the center of celebrity-style attention than they are in governing. It's nothing but game-show hosts & crooked realtors in charge of our provincial fate from the Kenney years on down.


Sadly, you aren't wrong on this.

Klein was our first Trump clone, and he won't be our last. For all his talk about the little guy, he sure made himself and a lot of his friends really wealthy. Stelmach was decent enough, but the Calgary oil crowd had it in for him after he beat Dinning, and the second he announced the royalty review, they knifed him in the back and gave birth to the Wildrose, Alberta's version of the Tea Party.

Redford was another entitled politician who believed her own press and thought she was bulletproof. Prentice could have been a good leader, but he had the annoying habit of telling the truth, instead of blaming Ottawa and the Liberals for all of Alberta's problems, so he got the boot.

Kenney was a Trump wannabe and will likely be replaced by one of those Lake of Fire idiots, and the fall of Alberta will continue unabated, but don't worry, just like the oligarchs raped Soviet assets, they will ensure their cronies and backers get rich off the last oil boom and then abandon us to clean up their messes.


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...for 8 days.

We can't have insulin pumps. We can't have ambulances.

But 'War rooms' are fine.


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2022 11:20 am
 


Insulin pump town hall only a first step in consultation, health minister says

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"They were promoting the Alberta Blue Cross non-group coverage, telling us what the rates were and not actually listening to the people asking the questions," Thompson said.

Alberta Health claimed ending the insulin pump program would allow Albertans to access more technologically advanced devices.



Typical UCP, go through the motions but don't respond to the actual questions.


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2022 7:10 am
 


Justice Minister Tyler Shandro orders Edmonton mayor to boost policing downtown and on transit

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The NDP Opposition said Thursday the province is responsible for the problems because it closed a supervised consumption site in Chinatown, has cut funding for police, and has not spent enough to fight homelessness.

"In this instance the minister is just passing the buck instead of working collaboratively with municipalities across this province," said MLA Irfan Sabir, the NDP justice critic.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2022 8:53 am
 


Egypt set for world's sixth largest high-speed rail system with backing from Germany's Siemens

So, an impoverished country roughly the size of Alberta is planning 60 high speed rail stations, and Alberta is planning . . . none. Well, maybe 2. We are studying it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2022 10:30 am
 


DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Egypt set for world's sixth largest high-speed rail system with backing from Germany's Siemens

So, an impoverished country roughly the size of Alberta is planning 60 high speed rail stations, and Alberta is planning . . . none. Well, maybe 2. We are studying it.


In fairness, Egypt has almost 25 times the population Alberta has (102 million vs 4.5 million) in an area not even twice as large as Alberta. With that kind of density, any rail project makes a lot of sense. But in Alberta, with not even 3 million people total in our two largest cities, the density isn't there to make a project economically viable, unless the government is willing to pay for it and operate it, which is $8 to 10 billion for construction, and a couple hundred million annually to operate it.

Even then, unless the price is very cheap, many will still opt to drive, because the transit and LRT networks in Edmonton and Calgary aren't good enough to allow tourists to get around in a timely fashion.

HSR will also probably kill off Red Arrow and the handful of remaining bus companies in the province, which means even fewer non-car options for getting around.

While I'd like a HSR network similar to those I've ridden in Japan and western Europe, I don't see it as feasible yet, and building normal rail lines wouldn't work as the speed is necessary to convince people to get out of there vehicles. It's the same with LRT here in Edmonton - I can pay $7 both ways for me and my kids to take transit, or I can pay $10 for parking and $10 for gas and get there twice as fast as transit would.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:04 am
 


Classification: Public Draft K-6 Curriculum - Public Feedback Survey Detailed Report

Harsh! Even after omitting select comments, over 60% negative feedback.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:35 am
 


Dwindling photo radar funds could prompt tax hike to cover traffic safety and police shortfall

But it's not a tax grab, right?

One of the few things I agreed with the UCP on, was reigning in photo radar and making the vehicles bright green.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:34 am
 


UCP Candidate is a Director of an Alberta School That Banned Witchcraft, Sorcery and Gay Sex

'Yoga' is apparently a demonic activity too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:45 am
 


DrCaleb DrCaleb:


I thought Toews was sort of moderate, and since elected, he's been able to keep his foot out of his mouth, unlike most fellow Cabinet Ministers.

But he's another Lake of Fire candidate. Yikes! 8O


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