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  • Tony Rockel
    July 22, 2013 - 20:46

    Wild Rose is a hoax (we can only hope). But I suppose there people out there who really are that dumb.

  • Daniel Corbett
    July 21, 2013 - 01:51

    Wow Russell! The Confederation Building sure has changed since I saw it last. You mentioned an artistic rendering of the muzzling effect of Bill 29 but apart from symbolism, have you considered the possibility of some sort of weird psychosomatic disorder? The physical manifestation appears in the face of the building while the emotional issues reside in the hearts and minds of the luminaries within. There is an aversion to any form of light or transparency. Literally and figuratively they are deflecting the light of day and rejecting any form of disclosure even southern exposure. Only God knows what they get up to inside those walls!

  • Winston Adams
    July 20, 2013 - 10:44

    And what is also remarkable, to me, is that knowledgeable people know that our species are causing an escalation of this type of destruction by global warming, from fossil fuel burning. But most people can afford, and want to, and do travel more than ever, and so helps to worsen the problem. While watching the flooding in Calgary, they plan their airplane trip to Myrtle Beach. It is like it is always someone else that should show restraint, let me live for the moment, and hope it doesn't strike in our back yard. Some years ago there was concern about our individual carbon footprint. The footprint gets bigger, as the concern gets smaller. There is still the joy of more oil discovery, personal trucks instead of smaller cars, and lots of CO2 which ends up in the atmosphere. We have no movement here for better conservation and efficiency. We close our eyes to the plight of some small island nations that are being swallowed by the rising sea, or our north, where homes are sinking in the melting permafrost. The damage you describe here is from relatively low level storms. How long will our luck last before we get our one in a 500 year storm. These seems to come every 50 years now . What goes around , comes around. But we disassociate our thoughts from cause and effect. Just notice how few will comment on line on your piece. Someone usually says " global warming is a left wing conspiracy". And that comment to many will counteract everything you say, because it gives them comfort to disregard their carbon footprint. Every month or so you write on this subject, but it gets little attention. In Calgary they disregarded a study in 2005 for measures that would have cost 300 million, and now see 5 billion or more in damage. Alberta, being oil country, I guess they will blame China for spewing too much CO2. As we too are now oil country, we can blame Alberta, and China, but it's not us, right?

    • Wild Rose
      July 21, 2013 - 05:51

      Global warming is a hoax.