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Walleyes

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« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2016, 10:59:28 AM »
I clicked on that link and almost gagged when I seen that witches pic. and no I didn't need to read the article.

Ultimatum? Yes but sadly the best person to do that has passed away. :'(

RIP Ralph.

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« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2016, 02:09:31 PM »

Thanks for the post Walleyes.

That picture of the premier should be used for children's stories like "Hansel and Gretel" or "Baba Yagga".

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« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2016, 11:22:04 PM »
To the Eric Church tune " the Hag"...... Oh give me a beat

On a Lonely Hill not far from here, ol Ralph rolled over and gave a sneer.
All he had has come undone , they open the door for more eastern bums !
They tell you all you ought to know , they put Alberta on the slow;
Well don't you ever think about work we're the Govn. You fn jerk!
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  We' ll raise the taxes , we don't know what jack is, ya that's clear!
  This province failing ya we're down grading credit down here!
  With all do respect to the ol Bag , please pledge alliegence to
  THE HAG!!!

  When Monday morning rolls around and my ol truck and I head for town,
 We'll head off to work you see , that ol bitsch won't get to me.
 An when I get home way after seven , ill poor a cold one
 An count my blessin's!
  Ill raise my Glass and say kiss my Ass an have a cold cold beer,
 This province us waining but I'm still staying right damn here.
And I will never pledge alliegence , no more then aggrievence ,
No faith or believence in " THE HAG"!


Yes pledgerism and copy right infringinments excluded:: HHitter.

I'm from the country , and I like it that way!!!

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« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2016, 12:48:40 PM »
So Notley is going to address Albertans tonight on how they are going to "help" everyone weather the storm. I doubt she has any more creative ideas than Trudeau does at the federal level. Extending EI benefits fixes nothing, Albertans don't want EI, they want to work, it's pretty simple. As a businessman and entrepreneur I have watched my peers laying people off and even closing their doors. I too have had to let people go, and I will tell you it's extremely painful to see folks who have helped you build a business out of work, but options are limited, I carried my best people for as long as I could, I have never seen business as bad as I have seen it the past 6 months. I have spoken to government at both provincial and federal levels, I have even had the local NDP MLA Kim Schreiner visit us personally, I might add she is a very nice lady, but she is completely clueless about the needs of Alberta businesses or even what Alberta businesses do. She had committed to returning to see us the week after our meeting and bringing key people to look at the products we are building to diversify out of oil and gas, but she fell off the radar, 6 weeks later, after several unreturned calls to her office, I received an email from her with a link to some government website that outlined programs that do not fit our model. I also spoke the the MP, Earl Dreeshen. Again I heard a lot of rhetoric, but no real plans on a federal level other than try talk to BDC. I have had BDC in here countless times, they are the federal government bank, I have been dealing with them off and on for 4 months. Even though the feds and provincial governments are screaming for diversification, and I have heard this word countless times at both levels, they are acting like any other bank, we have a product that we have developed to diversify out of the oil and gas sector, but they are not willing to provide capital without us putting piles of cash into our company first. So this diversification scheme is a farce, they don't really care, their hands are tied, and if you are expecting BDC to help your business good luck, they will only help you if you're making money. So let me say this. There is no real help from government at any level, don't expect it. They know that eventually the industry will turn around, it always does, until then they are collectively plugging their ears, closing their eyes, and hoping the elephant in the room goes away. Businesses are not able to run massive deficits like government does, we are confined to the limitations set by our banks. Unless of course you are Bombardier, then you can run your company into the ground with no worries of going broke, the government will hand out millions of dollars of taxpayers money to you. Building infrastructure is a short term solution that will only benefit those businesses that are in that line of work, there is nothing my company does that is conducive to that industry, and there are many companies in Alberta at the mercy of the oil and gas industry. Furthermore maintaining of infrastructure costs money, we will all have to pay for it, including our kids and probably our grandkids. Justin Trudeau has his own agenda, and it doesn't include Alberta. Notley has her agenda, and it doesn't include the oil and gas industry. These people are so out of touch with the real needs of Alberta it's disgusting. Anyone supporting this pair is blind, anyone who believes these people are acting in the best interests of the people is an idiot. I do not care if you are offended by this because people matter, my employees matter, and their families matter. One must understand that the billions of wasted dollars being spent by the governments is our money, we have to pay it back at some point. There is not some magic well that contains endless amounts of cash for governments to use. When these idiots got elected I was discouraged, and I heard people saying "give them a chance", I did, they have had their chance, and nothing has been accomplished. The plan is weak and I have zero confidence. As far as the other provinces not willing to work with us, such as our friends in Quebec, it's never been an issue to have your hands out for welfare, it's unfortunate that the goodwill can't be reciprocated

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« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2016, 03:32:23 PM »
I think we all know of businesses going under during these times and it is discouraging to see. Like you say Paul why aren't our governments held to the same debt requirements as any business is, wouldn't that be interesting.

It's going to be a rough expensive experiment this go around,, hold on too your britches everyone.

Paul I hope things start to turn around soon in our industry I think this summer things will start to get better. The fundamentals are starting to turn,, I think we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.
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« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2016, 06:46:19 PM »
I think this summer things will start to get better.

As much as I hope you're correct, I fear it hasn't even really hit yet.  If my guess is correct next fall is when the reality of the situation will begin to come home to roost.

This is going to be much, much worse than the early 80's, and we ain't anywhere close to that yet.

Like I said, hope I'm wrong, but don't think I am.

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« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2016, 07:54:59 PM »
I can only agree with you Paul and give you a shoulder to lean on, but I' m afraid we will get nothing in the way of help, and really a $90,000.00 dollar advertising bill for that BS. As a manager in the oil industry I to have had to lay people off. I am lucky because I get to keep my job... and feel like grap, because I had to let a few guys go with young kids and bills to pay. Yea I'm lucky all right, it hurts on both sides. Like the Hagg (R.I.P.) said, God bless the working man blues. The  witch and shinny pony, can go to HE!!.

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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2016, 10:11:44 AM »
Federal NDP convention in Edmonton this weekend.

OMG...what a bunch of nuts.  Most of the radicals are there spouting their "Leap Manisfesto" and leave fossil fuels in the ground talk.
I watched part of Notley's speech.  Only part because it was making me sick.  She is truly delusional and really is that crazy true socialist in her heart.
The only reason she is speaking in favor of the Canada East pipeline is because she is broke.  Between her smirks and jabs at successful conservative minded people, she always reinforces the socialist line that all the "down and outers" deserve your money.  She always plays nice to the union core of that party, always.  One thing though, Rachel, your support for the pipeline smacks of contradiction to your core beliefs.  It confirms that they are socialist to the core but when they need your money to give to the irresponsible, they have no problem straying from their dogma.  Hypocrites is all they really are in truth (she calls it moderating their principles).

I have confidence that the NDP will find even a bigger nutjob than Mulcair to lead them.
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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2016, 12:06:34 PM »
As much as I hope you're correct, I fear it hasn't even really hit yet.  If my guess is correct next fall is when the reality of the situation will begin to come home to roost.

This is going to be much, much worse than the early 80's, and we ain't anywhere close to that yet.

Like I said, hope I'm wrong, but don't think I am.

Bruce. I believe you are correct that living in Alberta will be much worse than the 80's.  We have yet to see the actual shutdown of the oil and housing industry. Look out.




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« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2016, 06:14:49 PM »
Been a while since I was so seriously tempted to kick in my TV screen lol.

What a hag.

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« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2016, 08:20:39 PM »
Well they woke up and got rid of that moron, but knowing the DP's they will get another Toronto nut case to take the helm, I don't much care as long as they never lead our country.  Wish someone would wake up and toss the witch and the shinny pony off their  top stools. And what a joke, the witch acting like an Albertan, and jumping on the pipeline band wagon, while we all know she an't liking it one bit.

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« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2016, 08:29:59 PM »
They got rid of Mulcair because he was too right wing for them. The farther left they are the less chance they have of getting in. The only reason Mulcair got as close as he did is because he was a moderate. I hope they do go ahead with their Leap Manifesto,, it will be the death of them for quite some time.

This is good news for Canada.
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« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2016, 09:11:08 PM »
Harper showed some class by stepping down right after he lost the election.

This knucklehead just keeps hanging around...not cool in my books.

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« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2016, 06:34:41 PM »
Here is the real NDP.  Here is what they really believe in, the Leap Manifesto.
Rachel, these are your people, like it or not.
This guy for the new leader..... ;D 
These two goofs are emitting too much CO2 out of their pie holes for my liking.  STFU and get out of Alberta goofs.

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« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2016, 06:52:12 PM »
 :'(

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« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2016, 07:01:50 PM »
Is that an airport they are in? Airplanes =fossil fuel. And the only two fossil's hurting the earth are those two.

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« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2016, 09:47:31 PM »
 Well  my play on words couldn't have been more poorly timed.  No disrespect to ol Merle he was a good one.
Rachel is a two faced Hag of a different stripe all together.
I couldn't even watch past the 40 second mark of those to bumbling idiots, I wonder what union dollar they are travelling to Alberta on??  They can LEAP alright right off mount Robson for all I care.
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