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American Politics / Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Last post by JMT on October 21, 2020, 08:23:05 pm »
Hopey Changey is out campaigning for Biden.  Voters were so thrilled with his 8 years they voted for Trump!  Lol.

Does it hurt to be that stupid?
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Canadian Politics / Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Last post by wilber on October 21, 2020, 07:48:27 pm »
Bummer, looks like JT is going to have a tough time blaming an early election on someone else.
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Canadian Politics / Re: No llores por mí Alberta
« Last post by wilber on October 21, 2020, 07:46:41 pm »
Some people made more money. Some people didn't. I've made far more money since the pandemic started than ever before. I guess that means everyone did.

We made money off of oil at the time. In the long run, it cost us jobs and hollowed out other sectors due to an overinflated dollar. Those are also facts that can't be argued with.

As for the cleanup costs - they've been estimated at anywhere from $50 to $260B, and could take up to 2800 years (yes, you read that right).  Alberta is responsible for a (far) larger total share, never mind per capita, of Canada's greenhgouse gases than the next highest Ontario.

So if we make a lot of money off some other commodity or industry that inflates our dollar and hollows out other sectors that will be OK, or is it only just oil.
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American Politics / Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Last post by MH on October 21, 2020, 07:41:52 pm »
Hopey Changey is out campaigning for Biden.  Voters were so thrilled with his 8 years they voted for Trump!  Lol.

He's on TV now.  So clear-headed and obvious... it will be a comfort when I don't have to hear orange man's shitty stand-up anymore.  Although I kin d of think he's going to keep going on with it as a revenue source...
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Provincial and Local Politics / Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
« Last post by MH on October 21, 2020, 07:39:36 pm »
I read it again, this is a grab bag of weird suggestions. 
 
I didn't see who these people were - anybody know ?

"They also say first graders should learn Bible verses about creation as poetry and fourth graders should learn that most non-white Albertans are Christians."

If you want Biblical poetry there are better picks than Genesis.
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American Politics / Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Last post by waldo on October 21, 2020, 07:38:36 pm »
hey now Bubber! More real life... member Shady, this is your guy, right - ColludyRudy, right?

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Canadian Politics / Re: No llores por mí Alberta
« Last post by JMT on October 21, 2020, 07:05:53 pm »
I'm not saying everyone made more, i'm saying the Canadian economy did.

And I'm saying that the net benefit over time just isn't that clear.
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Canadian Politics / Re: No llores por mí Alberta
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on October 21, 2020, 07:04:47 pm »
Some people made more money. Some people didn't. I've made far more money since the pandemic started than ever before. I guess that means everyone did.

I'm not saying everyone made more, i'm saying the Canadian economy did. 
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Canadian Politics / Re: No llores por mí Alberta
« Last post by JMT on October 21, 2020, 06:59:54 pm »
Good for GDP, good for the TSX, good for RRSP's, good for the dollar, good for importers, good for tax revenue, good for equalization payments.  Every Canadian has been invested in oil because it helped government revenues.  If you don't like oil that's fine, but saying it hasn't been good for our economy is just delusional nonsense.

Saying our economy and oil exports were so good and it make the dollar go up so it hurt some sectors like manufacturing & other exporters is fine, but the fact is it helped our economy overall.  The dollar goes up because our economy is seen as more desirable to invest than the US economy.  The price of oil made our dollar go up because we make a lot of money off oil exports while the US economy was in the tank.  Spin it anyway you want, those are the cold hard facts.  But they don't agree with your ideology, so keep spinning away.

https://hillnotes.ca/2018/09/26/the-canadian-dollar-what-determines-the-exchange-rate/

Some people made more money. Some people didn't. I've made far more money since the pandemic started than ever before. I guess that means everyone did.

We made money off of oil at the time. In the long run, it cost us jobs and hollowed out other sectors due to an overinflated dollar. Those are also facts that can't be argued with.

As for the cleanup costs - they've been estimated at anywhere from $50 to $260B, and could take up to 2800 years (yes, you read that right).  Alberta is responsible for a (far) larger total share, never mind per capita, of Canada's greenhgouse gases than the next highest Ontario.
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Canadian Politics / Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Last post by waldo on October 21, 2020, 06:43:19 pm »
ok, ok... calm down everyone! The vote wasn't even close: MPs voted 180-146 to defeat the CPC/O'Tool motion, with the NDP, Greens and Independent MPs voting with the Liberals.

carry on!
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