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Old 10-09-2012, 04:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just an update as of 3:15 PM the poll is relatively the same at 58% Romney, 42% Obama...
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You dont know how true that actually is......
Jeez according to the all knowing wikipedia you're up to 11.7% hispanic now! I actually was joking... well if you feel the need to flee I'm sure you'd fit in in British Columbia.

I wouldn't move their soon though, if Keystone doesn't happen and the hippies and natives try to block the Enbridge BC pipeline... We're just going to bomb BC with napalm. All the weed will burn and they'll be stoned for so long they won't even realize we built a pipeline under their province!

BTW I didn't get this conservative on my own. I studied Environmental Engineering in College, and OHS in University. I spent a good amount of time working on a new highway project through a very environmentally sensitive area in Ontario. I am pro-abortion 100%. Despite my sarcasm to the contrary, I'm probably the least racist redneck you'll ever meet. By all accounts I should be a super liberal!!!

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.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Keep in mind too that in 2012 American conservatism is not what it once was and is nothing like Canadian conservatism (
remember I lived and worked in Canada). Up there, I would more closely fall into your Conservative party on most issues. I still respect Conservatives like the late Sen Barry Goldwater, the father of American Conservatism. Even he said before he died that he was saddened and troubled by how far right and how mean modern Conservatism had become.
Fair enough! I think I'll stop debating American politics now... For what it's worth I initially voted for the Green party in Ontario and federally. Started voting at age 18 when my mom and I would debate the various platforms. She studied sociology so we have had many talks about society over the years! I think it's been what I've seen over the last 10 years in the construction industry that's turned me so conservative (in the Canadian sense of the word)...

Anyway, as the day goes on we're down to 53% for Romney, and 47% for Obama. Guess the liberal hippes finally got out of bed and accessed their computers!
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Perhaps because of his comments about approving the keystone pipeline on day one?
Yeah, there's a shock.

He hasn't promised anything to Quebec so they'll hate him because he's destroying their culture by ignoring it.

Ontario is trying to figure out whether he'll ramp up the "Buy American" rhetoric
or out-source American manufacturing jobs to Ontario.

BC isn't aware that there is an American election going on and what the Maritimes think doesn't matter.
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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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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!
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.....
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