December 17, 2014

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Given council’s decision to raise utility rates by 20 percent by ramming it through over the objections of most citizens and administration, we’re curious to know if you would vote again for the same councillors or not, if an election were held next week. This is a multiple choice question, you can select as many answers as you wish.



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SUBJECT: Phase out of MSI from Utility Capitol Rates

* They’ll lead with "It's good for us.", neglecting to identify who "us" is. Quotes from the rational group will be brief if the Shurf of Nothingham even allows it.

* Anyone want to lay bets how the Gazette will cover the utility increase story? Front page or buried deep inside? With lots of quotes from the mayor and his co-voters rationalizing the increase? Will they bother getting quotes from Hughes or MacKay or Richard Plain?

* Yes council is totally out of touch with the reality of anyone residing in St. Albert. I have been and continue to be disjointed by two of my votes this past election. I was foolish enough to vote for Osborne and Prefontaine and that will not happen again. These two obviously have no experience in working for a living as if they did they would not be seeking a raise for council nor would they deem increasing utilities by 20% satisfactory performance.
An extra $425 is what it will cost me next year in utility and tax increases. I would prefer that council left town instead of me but these increases are getting ridiculous, I may be first.

* City council is on the fringe of insanity...
we have Prefontaine going on about affordable housing, does it make much sense to push affordable housing in a community where utility prices are approaching exclusivity? does it make sense to live in a community where more disposable income (if those of limited means have any) goes to enormous tax burden?
I thought affordable housing was meant for lower income people, younger people, retirees, fixed income people. I guess I'm naive to think affordable housing is about inclusiveness; the contradiction in behaviour is staggering.
So is this really about making SA inclusive or is this a pawn of the superior to pad their CVs?


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The story of Kansas City's Secret Santa. In this clip, behind the scenes with the Elf squad and a special surprise.


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Is Sex Work Or Play?

Is Sex Work Or Play?
A man wonders if having sex on the Sabbath is a sin, because he is not sure if sex is WORK or PLAY. So he goes to a Priest and asks for his opinion on this question.

After consulting the Bible, the Priest says, "My son, after an exhaustive search,I am positive that sex is WORK is therefore not permitted on Sundays."

The man thinks, "What does a Priest know about sex? So he goes to a Minister, who after all is a married man, and experienced in this matter. He queries the Minister and receives the same reply. Sex is WORK, and therefore not for the Sabbath.

Not pleased with this reply, he seeks out the ultimate authority, a man of a thousand years of tradition and knowledge.

In other words, he goes to see a Rabbi.

The Rabbi ponders the question, then states, "My son, sex is definitely PLAY.

Shocked, the man replies, "Rabbi, how can you be so sure it is PLAY when so many others tell me sex is WORK?"

The Rabbi softly speaks, "My Son, If sex were WORK, my Wife would have the Maid do it.


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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Vegetables force emergency landing of jet in Shannon.

* The Unexpected Threat to Super Bowl XLIX.

* Beer truck accident sparks village party.

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Turkey Supper At The St. Albert Legion
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DIY Dad Restores 1920s General Store

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There’s the kind of DIY Dad who likes to spruce up the garden shed. Then there’s the kind of DIY Dad who buys a condemned property and rebuilds it, complete with a fully-restored, fully-stocked general store “museum” from a bygone era.

That’s what this Dad did, making his son very proud– so proud, that luckily for us, he recently decided to share his father’s incredible DIY project with the internet.

Story and lots of pics on Messy Nessy.

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