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Old 12-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #181
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Fun Fact: Do you know who told me that the government fell in November 2005? Bono did. I was waiting in the GA line all day, so I was out of the loop as to what was happening in Ottawa. Then, during One, Bono mentioned that the government fell and we would be going to the polls. I was shocked, but not surprised. While my mind was processing that information, Bono said that we had to make sure that whomever is elected promise to help Africa's debt situation. That snapped me back to reality and I thought, "Oh, Bono, please just sing the song. "
U2 concerts can be that way. Bono mentioned during the ZOO TV tour that people looked deflated when they showed video of Bosnia in the middle of the show. U2 has always been political so people shouldn't be surprised. When you go to a U2 concert you get both. I can't imagine a non-political U2 show.

Bono was also pissed off at Paul Martin for looking at taxpayers interests over Bono's. I remember Layton castigating Martin over Bono's comments. I'm thinking "ok Bono has his opinion but really he is a foreigner and there are social demands here in our own country. It's okay to disagree with Bono sometimes Layton."
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #182
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Like question: have any of you lived out here for 10 plus years??? Do you have family in the oil industry?!? I'd love to know!
Well purpleoscar told us that living in a place is apparently irrelevant when making observations about the region.

I have no idea what having family in the oil industry has to do with anything. My profession actually is one of the single largest beneficiaries of the oil industry, so I am familiar enough with its logistics without needing a father to work on a rig.

And as an aside, no, you two are not the only Albertans here, and the rest don't all agree with you either.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:10 PM   #183
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HEY SCREW YOU Red Deer is kinda the bomb for bush parties,life and best buy #1 in the country!

Purpleoscar just let it go, We're the only Albertans on here and it looks like we will never win... Like question: have any of you lived out here for 10 plus years??? Do you have family in the oil industry?!? I'd love to know!
I'm from Saskatchewan, my brother lives in Edmonton, my father used to work on the oil rigs in northern Alberta and my mum has lived in B.C. for the past 20 yrs - I'm quite certain that qualifies me as a Westerner and I still tend to agree with the Easterners here
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #184
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Oh you whacky Canadians, would it be trolling if I mistook you for Americans?
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:32 PM   #185
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I'm from Saskatchewan, my brother lives in Edmonton, my father used to work on the oil rigs in northern Alberta and my mum has lived in B.C. for the past 20 yrs - I'm quite certain that qualifies me as a Westerner and I still tend to agree with the Easterners here
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:34 PM   #186
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You bet!
And even if Sask. got a hockey team I'd still cheer for le Tricolore!
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #187
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Can we take you for New Zealanders?
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:44 PM   #188
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You bet!
And even if Sask. got a hockey team I'd still cheer for le Tricolore!
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That shit ain't funny.
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Stephane Dion is resigning on Wednesday at the caucus meeting (and may be gone as early as tomorrow).

It seems about 98% certain that Michael Ignatieff will become the Liberal leader by Wednesday.

Ignatieff is the son of Russian immigrants. He has a BA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from Harvard. He taught at Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, University of Toronto and Harvard and was the director of Harvard's Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at the JFK School of Government before being elected an MP in one of Toronto's west end ridings. He speaks English, French and Russian and has published extensively.

What an elitist.
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HEY SCREW YOU Red Deer is kinda the bomb for bush parties,life and best buy #1 in the country!

Purpleoscar just let it go, We're the only Albertans on here and it looks like we will never win... Like question: have any of you lived out here for 10 plus years??? Do you have family in the oil industry?!? I'd love to know!
Another (lifelong) Albertan checking in.

But, sorry, I'd pass on Red Deer, too.
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Stephane Dion is resigning on Wednesday at the caucus meeting (and may be gone as early as tomorrow).

It seems about 98% certain that Michael Ignatieff will become the Liberal leader by Wednesday.

Ignatieff is the son of Russian immigrants. He has a BA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from Harvard. He taught at Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, University of Toronto and Harvard and was the director of Harvard's Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at the JFK School of Government before being elected an MP in one of Toronto's west end ridings. He speaks English, French and Russian and has published extensively.

What an elitist.
That would be fantastic
He'd never get elected in the U.S.

Where did you hear that? I've been reading at various sources, namely Globe & Mail, that Bob Rae is trying to change the voting selection so it would benefit him. God no

Anyway, I like Ignatieff - at least he's willing to wait and see what will be in the budget before making any hasty decisions.
(and he's handsome to boot )
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It seems most insiders don't believe Rae's proposal will fly.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:32 PM   #195
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He'd never get elected in the U.S.
Why do you say that?

By the way, I've also met him and came away impressed.
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