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Old Oct 26th, 2015, 12:07 AM   #501
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Yes, I'm well aware that you have many festivals and expressions of the arts (most of them supported by big oil sponsorships).

Clearly some Albertans were not afraid to gamble their economy and livelihoods on this experiment. The 60% of Albertans who did not support Notley know the outcome of the experiment already.

The old ways work just fine--it was Prentice who was deviating into "progressive" territory and failing.

I have always had plenty of respect for Albertans and have consistently defended them when others have attacked them. Having voted in an NDP government has tied my hands--I can't defend Albertans unequivocally as I once did.

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Says you. Just as Screature berates me for knowing nothing about Eastern Canada, I must say that having lived for 50 years in Alberta, I have a better-informed view of Alberta than you do as well as an appreciation for the views of the population that resides here. Albertans are not all rednecks, and we have many fine liberal arts and multicultural events in and around the capital city. Though Albertans tend to be more conservative in their views, for better or worse, they are obviously not afraid to try something different if the old ways don't work anymore. A 44 year experiment is long enough.
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Old Oct 26th, 2015, 02:08 AM   #502
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Yes, I'm well aware that you have many festivals and expressions of the arts (most of them supported by big oil sponsorships).



Clearly some Albertans were not afraid to gamble their economy and livelihoods on this experiment. The 60% of Albertans who did not support Notley know the outcome of the experiment already.



The old ways work just fine--it was Prentice who was deviating into "progressive" territory and failing.



I have always had plenty of respect for Albertans and have consistently defended them when others have attacked them. Having voted in an NDP government has tied my hands--I can't defend Albertans unequivocally as I once did.

Well that was actually a very pleasant post, all things considered. To be honest, Alberta's gov't was starting to feel like we were in purgatory, so any change is welcome. Given that the oil and gas industry has pretty much bottomed out, we may have nowhere to go but up. Fingers crossed.


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Old Oct 26th, 2015, 11:32 AM   #503
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And yet, despite all this "hardship", the public sector is still far better compensated than the private sector.

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Makes up for the public service not being spared for the last three budgets when times were getting good for everyone in the private sector.
As do all of us.

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You only see what you want to see.
That's a call to authority, a logical fallacy. Argument fail.

Besides, you give me no more quarter than you do MF, despite the fact that I've lived here longer than you.

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Do you even live in Alberta? Or do you just like to stick your nose in?
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Old Oct 26th, 2015, 03:12 PM   #504
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And yet, despite all this "hardship", the public sector is still far better compensated than the private sector.







As do all of us.







That's a call to authority, a logical fallacy. Argument fail.



Besides, you give me no more quarter than you do MF, despite the fact that I've lived here longer than you.

And where do you live, little boy?


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Old Oct 26th, 2015, 05:54 PM   #505
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Why? You coming down to buy me a beer?

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Why? You coming down to buy me a beer?

Depends what you're drinking.


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I'm an unapologetic beer snob, loves me my craft brews.

While I'm always looking for a new brew I haven't tried, I prefer the second half of the taster tray. I like big, hop-forward Pacific Northwest style IPA's. I love casked beers, especially imperial stouts & barleywines. I'm finding that I like American style sours, although they are difficult to find. Not too many brewing them, I've only had a dozen or so different ones. Really enjoy Imperial Red Ales & Red IPA's, too. Always on the hunt for a nice hop forward American pale ale, as well.

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I'm an unapologetic beer snob, loves me my craft brews.



While I'm always looking for a new brew I haven't tried, I prefer the second half of the taster tray. I like big, hop-forward Pacific Northwest style IPA's. I love casked beers, especially imperial stouts & barleywines. I'm finding that I like American style sours, although they are difficult to find. Not too many brewing them, I've only had a dozen or so different ones. Really enjoy Imperial Red Ales & Red IPA's, too. Always on the hunt for a nice hop forward American pale ale, as well.

Wish I could say I was more of a beer connoisseur, but I took a hankering to Rickard's Red some time ago and haven't looked back sense. Only problem is, the damn stuff is hard to find, and Keith's doesn't quite do it for me.


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Was talking to some around Traverse City, Michigan who said the peninsula now has the highest number of craft breweries per capita on the continent. Said local farmers are turning to growing hops just to supply them all:

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Old Oct 27th, 2015, 06:08 PM   #510
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As far as mainstream efforts at drinkable beer are concerned, Rickard's Red is eminently drinkable. I almost always have a few bottles in the beer fridge. I also don't mind the Rickard's White for a lawnmower beer, something to drink in the heat of the summer that has a lighter body & lower alcohol content.

I agree on Keith's Red. It's nowhere near as drinkable.

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