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  1. Thread: Oil Trains

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    ^some companies own rail terminals in Edmonton...

    ^some companies own rail terminals in Edmonton and pipelines. I just thought the technology is interesting, and pointed out other rail investments are being looked at (to create neatbit), this isn't...
  2. Thread: Oil Trains

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    Its might be neat technology for oil sands...

    Its might be neat technology for oil sands producers who are not connected to pipelines.

    But many are connected to pipelines and send bitumen to Edmonton with diluent. At that point of receipt of...
  3. Thread: Trump - misc

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    ^its why the previous governments focus, with a...

    ^its why the previous governments focus, with a lot of direction from Baird, on getting more gay's who were repressed in Muslim and other countries made a lot of sense. They tended to integrate very...
  4. ^I'd start with the people administering the...

    ^I'd start with the people administering the carbon tax, which Trudeau has generously offered to have Ottawa elites do for us. Then I'd start reducing payments to contractors / GP's / and similar to...
  5. ^^or just shut some government departments / cut...

    ^^or just shut some government departments / cut staff / reduce bonuses to doctors and management / reduce spending to what we can afford, a level per capita, the same as BC. When your credit card is...
  6. ^or, given our government makes the same as an...

    ^or, given our government makes the same as an HST anyway from its oil and gas revenues (often much higher, sometimes slightly less, but over time about the same), we could simply reduce our per...
  7. ^we are going to be just like Australia and...

    ^we are going to be just like Australia and France who scrapped their carbon tax after realizing what a mess it made with respect to local companies being able to compete in the world.
  8. Lol, with 39% of people saying Trudeau is doing a...

    Fixed that for you.[/QUOTE]
    Lol, with 39% of people saying Trudeau is doing a bad job versus 37% good, that "Ottawa / Eastern Elites" (but not in respect of their personal vacations) know best best...
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    wow, people have got tired of Trudeau, a lot...

    wow, people have got tired of Trudeau, a lot faster than they got tired of Harper.


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  10. It might just be you are running a low skill /...

    It might just be you are running a low skill / entry level job for young people to get into the workforce / help them out while at university. All this increase is going to do, is create less of...
  11. ^its unlikely, they will oppose raising it, but...

    ^its unlikely, they will oppose raising it, but they probably won't reduce it (no government generally ever does). What you will see is the provincial carbon tax regime removed.
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    UK government wrong to subsidise diesel, says former minister

    There was a lot of talk about it after the VW scandal. Interestingly VW are now trying to redeem themselves by focusing on electric.
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    ^they have an interesting system in New Zealand...

    ^they have an interesting system in New Zealand (farming economy). Diesel and Gasoline look about the same at the pump, or slightly cheaper for diesel, but you have to pay a tax on a per km basis if...
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    ^its because they tax it less there, because its...

    ^its because they tax it less there, because its supposedly greener (even though its not), and because they want to subsidize farmers and similar.
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    I've heard that the high end stuff is much the...

    I've heard that the high end stuff is much the same, but it treats the second tier (non-corporate) fans better, with more washrooms.
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    ^I think the loss of workers will be a bigger...

    ^I think the loss of workers will be a bigger impact than converting the bunker into vacant space - but ideally, the bunker would move "up" or into another building downtown.
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    Oh - so its just lab workers who don't add to...

    you're not alone in your amusement EveB... other than what's amusing is really quite sad.[/QUOTE]
    Its even more sad to think people working downtown doesn't add to downtown vibrancy - but sure, you...
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    The point is there is plenty of B-office space...

    The point is there is plenty of B-office space that the lab could go in for a fraction of the price of a new warehouse location in South Campus, not that it has to stay exactly where it is.
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    ^yup, nobody who ever vists the lab, or drops...

    ^yup, nobody who ever vists the lab, or drops something off, ever stops and picks up a muffin, or buys a coffee, nobody who works there every buys lunch, or picks up breakfast, or does some shopping...
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    Its even more sad to think people working...

    you're not alone in your amusement EveB... other than what's amusing is really quite sad.[/QUOTE]
    Its even more sad to think people working downtown doesn't add to downtown vibrancy - but sure, you...
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    I actually think it, and Rice University...

    I actually think it, and Rice University district, are nicer than Houston downtown (which is tall, but completely lifeless).
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    But where do those workers buy their lunch? Where...

    But where do those workers buy their lunch? Where do they walk? Sure, it could be prettier, but and empty podium will be even uglier.
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    ^^if it can't be downtown, at least build it...

    ^^if it can't be downtown, at least build it properly then, up not out. Here is the health center in Houston, it rivals Edmonton's downtown:
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    We would all be dead without it, carbon is the...

    We would all be dead without it, carbon is the building block of all life, and carbon dioxide is the fuel of plants / base of the food chain. Something like NOX and particulates though, which diesel...
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    ^I don't agree carbon is a pollutant, but if that...

    ^I don't agree carbon is a pollutant, but if that was a given and our major competitors faced the same disadvantage (they don't today), then sure, have a carbon tax, but it should be revenue neutral...
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