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  •  There's a point (1+ / 0-)
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    at which there's nothing left to be said.  Albertans have, overwhelmingly and for decades, chosen just this as their desired outcome.  We don't get to think for them.  It would be nice if they did some thinking for themselves.

    "You may very well think so, I could not possibly comment." ~ Francis Urquhart, pragmatic political philosopher

    by ActivistGuy on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 10:02:20 AM PDT

    •  The government claims it's all about jobs (5+ / 0-)

      and while many Albertans are working in the Tar Sands, the Feds are fast tracking temporary guest worker immigration to supply workers for the Tar Sands. The work schedule is 24/7 so the need for workers is enormous.

      Recently I read that the Irish unable to find work at hime are coming over as guest workers in Alberta. They don't know yet about the toxic floods that are going on in Fort McMurray where they will be expected to live while they work.

      The need for so many temporary guest workers indicates that there are not enough Albertans or Canadians willing to work there. The salaries can run $100K for a young person just out of high school. The locals know by now that the Tar Sands project is hell-on-earth.

      To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 10:26:05 AM PDT

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