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u/WillieConway · 7 pointsr/alberta

Your post is deeply flawed, and I'll do my best to explain how as diplomatically as possible.

>Everyone deserves exactly what they bargained for.

Are you saying that if I'm bargaining at a Ford dealership for a new a truck, I automatically deserve it? I'm assuming you mean something else, but I don't know what.

> This "fair share" argument is used commonly and is false right from the get go. Everyone has their own idea on what "fair share" means, and the progressive plan to implement "fair share" usually involves some sort of forced redistribution of wealth which is wrong from the beginning.

So by your own logic, the rich also don't deserve their wealth. I mean, if everybody's idea of fair share is purely subjective, then we simply cannot take anybody's word for it, rich or poor. "Fair share" becomes a non-starter for any discussion. So how can you possibly argue it's "wrong from the beginning" if we have no standard of what "fair share" even means? Why is it wrong?

>It's robin hooding except instead of taking it from the extremely rich, it's taken from everybody.

This claim is a non-sequitur. How did you get from the notion that "fair share" is arbitrary to this idea? It simply doesn't follow.

The reasoning at work in your posts is sloppy and, at points, self-contradictory. Perhaps it would help to take some time to deepen your knowledge of political principles A good primer that covers some arguments from various parts of the political spectrum might be helpful. This. It's edited by Canada's own Will Kymlicka, one of the the most renowned contemporary political philosophers.

u/swordgeek · 1 pointr/alberta

Yeah, you should not be walking into the backcountry randomly - those are the people who get carried out - sometimes alive, sometimes not.

Grab a trail guide (I've used Brian Patton's guide for decades), and plan a modest overnighter. Aim for 10-12km each way, and figure out what you need to take. Expect that you'll get terrible weather, understand that carrying 50lb on your back is going to crush you when climbing hills, and imagine cooking over a tiny burner with half-numb hands. I'd say get a book on hiking as well - The Complete Walker used to be fantastic, but I'm sure there are others out there.

Maybe as a run-up, do a few day trips. Head up to a pass and back down, something under 20km round trip. With a day-pack, you'll get an appreciation for how long that is, at least. And you'll also get to see just how gorgeous the high country is.

u/Laniius · 2 pointsr/alberta

It's 2 years out of date now, and I can't recall at the moment what years his data came from (at the time of writing it was recent) but I highly recommend Follow The Money by Kevin Taft. It doesn't deal with health care specifically, but looks at where the money is going in a province that is rich but with quite often subpar public services.

u/mysticorset · 3 pointsr/alberta

Have several swaddling blankets to use in rotation, and learn how to wrap them properly. Also always have at least 2 burp clothes within arm's reach at all times, preferably already on your shoulder.

If you plan on walking anywhere outside with your baby, make sure to get a good stroller cover, even if it's just a dedicated blanket (make sure it's a decently heavy one to block out the wind and to stay in place).

A light wool hat/toque, and keep it on all the time.

Not necessarily a winter thing, but IMO a portable bassinet is great if you go visiting a lot. Get baby used to sleeping in it at home for alternating naps (even just in the crib), and then when you are out of the house for nap time, it is a small piece of familiarity that will make it so much easier to get them to sleep and set them up for success when they get a little older and you want to drop them off at the grandparents overnight.

u/mcfg · 1 pointr/alberta

For the curious, here is a great book on the history of climbing on Yamnuska, a cliff where many of Canada's greatest alpinists got their start:

u/Sidewinder77 · 4 pointsr/alberta

Flux is a good. If you go into the registry settings you can get your screen down below 1200K.

Best bet is to use blue blocking glasses.

Even better, blue/green blockers.

u/tasteofsteam · 7 pointsr/alberta

Search for pdfs of this title. It's not specific to Alberta but you'll gain a general understanding of the oil and gas industry.

u/Ketchupkitty · 2 pointsr/alberta

As someone that has spend allot of time with our health-care system the last 4 months one of the biggest things I think they could get better at is not wasting supplies.

No one seems to give a shit about wasting supplies, they fuck up and its just "oh well get a new one". If they used the old saying measure twice, cut once it would probably save tens of millions per year.

The other thing that boggled me was being sent home a huge bag of medical supplies when I got home because its that or throwing them out. When they bring supplies into your room they can't be taken out and used on something else even if they are sealed. This might make sense to a point but could probably be solved easily by not bringing more supplies then needed. They sent me home with a whole box of tegaderm because it entered my room.

u/twnth · 3 pointsr/alberta

Make sure you have a good battery and don't worry about it is the simple answer.

If you do decide to install one anyway, they're not expensive and it's not that hard to do. The basic/most common ones replace a frost plug, which is a little tin cup near the bottom of the engine, designed to pop first and relieve pressure if your coolant ever does freeze (which I've never seen happen, because.. antifreeze). So it's just a matter of draining your coolant, popping out the frost plug and tapping in the heater. Getting to the bottom of your engine to do this likely won't be fun.

Example of a simple block heater.

u/THANOS360 · -4 pointsr/alberta

I only linked the the first two paragraphs so I know you didn't read the paper. This paper was cited in a textbook I had in graduate school and I did a case study on it. If you have a library card, I suggest you try to find the full text online because it's an interesting read.

u/HippySol · 4 pointsr/alberta

Methinks there is more to this story because it's unlikely that a landlord would threaten an eviction in a smoking suite for smoking.

I can tell you this - you win more bees with honey. You're not going to get a positive reaction from your landlord by trying to force her to do anything let alone a maintenance item that may easily not be considered 'serious' at least, not in the sense of safety it's not.

If I were you, I would write an email to the landlord saying that the drafty window is bothering you and would it be ok if you covered the window with plastic film to keep it from drafting all winter.

This stuff goes on in about 5 minutes, and it's very effective in sealing off a drafty window. You peel it off in spring. No big deal. Problem solved.

If you're nice, the landlord will probably let you deduct the cost off your rent. If she's still pissed, well, it's only 20 bucks.

u/beatenwords · 1 pointr/alberta

Work in the oil patch, and political cesspool is perfectly accurate. Your comment has been my daily life for the last 4 years of Liberal government. I have social anxiety and never used to speak up in the lunchroom, preferring to just bury my face in a book and tune out the nonsense. But I can't not speak out anymore.

After the US election in 2016, a tinder girl I liked but never met up with recommended a book to me that changed my life and how I view my place in society. "On Tyranny" by Timothy Snyder is the shortest, and most important book that I have read in the last couple of years. I think I've purchased at least 6 copies, giving it away freely to anyone I've thought might be interested in what it has to say.

The world is changing, and certain trends are bringing us closer and closer to a darker and darker version of the adjacent possible. Our politicians are paying close attention to what works on our poor neighbours to the South, and are using those tactics to incite hatred at home and radicalize our friends and family members against their own countrymen, all for their own political gains. They have no intention of bringing this country together. That is left to us, the silent ones keeping our heads down for fear of standing out against the mob. We must speak up, and bridge the divide.

So I've stopped biting my tongue. It's not always pretty. Sometimes people blow-up at you, or insult you directly. Those are usually the ones that can't think outside the box their Facebook memes have them trapped in emotionally. The argument devolves quickly. But I don't lose my patience. I might not get through to the loudest guys in the room, but there are always others who are capable of genuinely listening to what I have to say. They don't even have to agree with me, I just encourage them to listen and think about it, and to educate themselves instead of just parroting memes and talking points. These people are being lied to every day, and they are afraid for their futures. Be understanding and receptive to their complaints, admit when you don't know the answers, and correct them when they are spreading propaganda.

Remember, I'm pulling for ya, we're all in this together.

u/ECoast_Man · -6 pointsr/alberta

Appeal to authority eh?

Little young student thinks he's an expert on the Charter because his profs and shitty research said so. How about this one from institutional professor from Osgoode Hall Law School. I guess in your opinion this was a nothing-burger prof? Yet turns out he is not.

Professor Mandel was basically banned from the US given he initiated actions against "double ya" for his war activities. Yet, he is critical of the Charter and happens to be a much more eminent professor than anyone at "University of Ottawa" which is a second-rate law school.

Yes, "/u/canadient_", your professors are all biased too. And, it's not a coincidence that second-rate professors and government types end up in U of O.

u/Youngerthandumb · 2 pointsr/alberta

Well that's not what the book I read written by leading economists about the Albertan economy said but hey, you probably know more than them.

Edit: Guess what people who call other people or ideas low IQ are. Not the most gifted I tell ya.

Edit 2: Here's the book I'm referring to. It doesn't have many pictures but, if you sound out the words, you might be able to learn something instead of carrying on about stupid shit.