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10-10-2012 11:54 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Casual View Post
Sunshine sucks exept for Goat's Eys on a snowday. Louise is pretty awesome but I get a little tired of filtering into one busy ass run at the bottom, crazy fun park though.

Alberta drivers piss me off, they all drive slow in the left lane and truckers pass at 111kph past another truck going 110kph... I'm not really sure that BC or Ontaio is really any different, or even the states... Europe is a little more efficient and structured with "road rules" than North America.


/rant
Lol yeah I drive the Edmonton to Calgary corridor at least once a week, but generally I can stay on cruise for 99% of the drive... The slow ass truck passing is a piss off. I think the left lane bandits on HWY 2 are more tourists than actual albertans. Usually I see a BC or a Quebec plate, or rental car stickers on a lot of the left lane loogans.

Yeah the bottom of Lake Louise is a pain (not nearly as bad as Kimberley though!), that's why I usually stay on the top of the world chair if I'm doing fast laps, or the platter or back side lifts if I'm playing in powder.

Same issue at Fernie, you pretty much have to filter onto either the Deer chair or the Timber Bowl Express at the bottom. I usually try to cross over to avoid the Deer chair once I'm up on the mountain. I tend to do laps on the Bear more often than not. I'd stay on the white pass quad but I loath non-detachable chairs.
10-10-2012 11:28 AM
Casual I think the truth is most people that are hashing opinions and tallying these polls online don't actually know that much about American, or even Canadian politics. Most are regurgitating byist opinions and "facts" they heard on the news, or from friends ect and have very little knowledge of the actual topics or how it would all affect them.

Sunshine sucks exept for Goat's Eys on a snowday. Louise is pretty awesome but I get a little tired of filtering into one busy ass run at the bottom, crazy fun park though.

Alberta drivers piss me off, they all drive slow in the left lane and truckers pass at 111kph past another truck going 110kph... I'm not really sure that BC or Ontaio is really any different, or even the states... Europe is a little more efficient and structured with "road rules" than North America.


/rant
10-10-2012 09:58 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
But then money gets involved. In Canada the liberal answer is to spend your way out of any problem. In ontario the provincial conservatives under Mike Harris reduced the deficit to zero and started to reduce the debt. In the media he was portrayed as an asshole but he was voted in for a second term. He did what he said. Now the federal conservatives have also done what they said they would do. These are parties I will continue to vote for unless their stance substantially changes or they stop doing what they say they will do.
I would agree with you on this point. I tend to be a lot farther to the right on fiscal matters than I am on social issues. As Snowolf has intimated though, you're expected to toe the party line on all issues (whether you're left or right) and I'm just not there.

Like a lot of people, I have to hold my nose to vote, because none of the parties is stench-free. I simply have to vote for the party that I think will do the least damage overall. I'm well past the point of believing that any party actually has enough expertise to actually control the economy in any meaningful way. All they can really do is let the juggernaut roll on and try to do the most good for the most people along the way.
10-10-2012 08:18 AM
sabatoa
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
There is a Canada other than B.C??????

Actually, I am more of a Yukon guy. Whitehorse FTW....


Funny! We have travelled opposite paths. I was a far right guy when I was younger. I mean FAR right... Thought Limbaugh and G Gotdon Liddy were the shit. I voted for Reagan twice, Bush senior teice and voted for W in 2000...

As I grew older I found that Conservative ideology just does not work for the majority of Americans and shifted left. W's attitudes really tipped me over the edge.
My friend lives in Whitehorse and loves it. He's formerly from Ottawa/Montreal but had a hankering for the north so away he went. I'd like to go some time. They got a little ski hill there too, Mt Sima. Nothing major but it has more vert than most of the Michigan hills.

I'm kind of in the same boat as you in regards to your politics. I was a conservative, Rush and Hannity fan and all that. I voted for W both times.

Somewhere along the line I couldn't hold on to the party line anymore with the Patriot Act, the massive spending and other intrusions on personal freedom. I started seeing the hypocrisy of the talking heads defending Republican intrusion on our freedom but condemning the other side for theirs.

I realized that I was being fed nothing but talking points and I walked away. For awhile I just kind of hated all political parties but then I realized that the Libertarians really were a match for me. I was all in for Ron Paul, even donated to his campaign.

I'm voting Gary Johnson, I believe that Obama and Romney are equally bad for our country.
10-09-2012 11:04 PM
ARSENALFAN
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That's because Canadians are sick of having the worst leader in the free world with Harper; they need us to elect mittens just to look halfway good.....
I don't know whether to love you or hate you. In this particular instance....your da man!
10-09-2012 10:44 PM
AdamBQ I lived outside of Toronto, in Toronto, and in Ottawa. And yes I agree, there is a huge volume of drivers, but that doesn't make the drivers bad, that makes the DRIVING bad. Different things. Of course you have a shorter commute in Alberta vs living in or around Toronto, and if we are discussing commutes I completely agree, but I thought we were discussing the drivers themselves.

Yes Fernie is way better then all the Ab resorts, but from where I live it is a much much longer drive. I used to think SSV was brutal for flats and designed for skiiers 100% too, but once I learnt that resort, I really do enjoy it, and tend to find that the "flats" comments always comines from people who spent a couple days on mostly green and blue runs. I felt the same too originally.
10-09-2012 10:42 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
Fuck, I'd LOVE to be unaware of the US election. Unfortunately most of our TV is American networks and ye gods what a constant barrage!
+1... Sometimes I think we're more aware about America than the Americans!!!
10-09-2012 10:40 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by AdamBQ View Post
You just dont know where to go then. . .

As for drivers, I am not from Alberta, but I do live here (and LOVE it) however, yes, they drivers are absolutely brutal. I lived in Ontario for 24 years and never heard one radio ad about being a bad driver, but that seems to be the major msg the Albertan Govt spends money on here for their advertising because even the govt knows how bad these the drivers are in ab.

Anyhow, hopefully some of the mellow runs will be skinable in a couple weeks, and before november if the weather cooperates i'll be laying down some lines. Cheers.
Lies all lies!!!!!!!!! lol

I'm sure there are lots of good runs at Sunshine. There's also a lot of flats and boring stuff. Personally I like the terrain at Fernie the best out of everything I've hit.

And you can say what you want about Ontario vs Alberta drivers. Where in Ontario did you live?

I lived in (and commuted from), Brampton, Toronto, Maple, Hamilton, Grimsby, to places in Oakville, Mississauga, Hamilton, etc. etc. etc.

The sheer volume alone makes for a crazy drive and puts everyone on edge.

Here I'm 15 minutes from work. People (in general) allow people to merge on the highway instead of cutting you off, there are less left lane bandits, and less tailgaters.

Every place has it's crazies, but the sheer volume of drivers in the GTA mean there'll be more crazies.
10-09-2012 10:38 PM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by Bones View Post
BC isn't aware that there is an American election going on and what the Maritimes think doesn't matter.
Fuck, I'd LOVE to be unaware of the US election. Unfortunately most of our TV is American networks and ye gods what a constant barrage!
10-09-2012 10:29 PM
AdamBQ Figured I'd jump in quickly here, but not get nearly as political. . .

"Anyway, I'm not that fond of sunshine either. There's a few people on here that rave about it, but it wasn't my cup of tea. Too many flat areas, not nearly enough trees for my liking."

You just dont know where to go then. . .

As for drivers, I am not from Alberta, but I do live here (and LOVE it) however, yes, they drivers are absolutely brutal. I lived in Ontario for 24 years and never heard one radio ad about being a bad driver, but that seems to be the major msg the Albertan Govt spends money on here for their advertising because even the govt knows how bad these the drivers are in ab.

Anyhow, hopefully some of the mellow runs will be skinable in a couple weeks, and before november if the weather cooperates i'll be laying down some lines. Cheers.
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