PRAY FOR CALGARY

Wanye
June 21 2013 11:53AM

 

Terrible times today for our neighbours down the QEII highway as 100,000 people in 26 communities have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding by recent heavy rains.

Much of downtown Calgary and areas near the Bow River is underwater and there are reports that the Saddledome has been flooded too and that the dressing rooms and the jumbotron have been destroyed.

The Canadian Military has been deployed and the EPS has sent 100 officers to help among efforts currently underway.

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Obviously as an Oilers fan we loving giving Calgarians a hard time. But there is no joking around in times like these and anyone looking to help can support the Canadian Red Cross here. Alternatively you can call 1-800-418-1111. Nation HQ has made a donation and we encourage everyone to do the same.

Stay strong Southern Alberta and everyone else affected by this tragedy.

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#51 Chris Fairfield
June 21 2013, 01:39PM
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Being a Flames fan since 1980 and having lived in Calgary for close to 8 years and now living in Victoria, BC, with my father and sister and having my father pass away last month quite suddenly, I have been thinking a lot of good memories about Calgary and growing up there. There are no words to describe the pain that I feel for Calgary and this unbelievable tragedy. I would love to be able to volunteer my time and energy towards this terrible situation. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. (Calgary)

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#52 Hat Pughes
June 21 2013, 01:47PM
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Ok so the southern alberta flooding situation is the Canucks Fault.....

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Vancouver/2013/06/21/20918716.html

Tortorella is the Canucks answer??? Im wondering what really is the question then!!!

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#53 KetchupKid
June 21 2013, 01:49PM
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Warm fuzzy thoughts from BC. I hope you guys and your friends and family are somewhere safe. This will be over soon and we can all get back to stressing about professional sports.

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#54 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
June 21 2013, 02:07PM
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@backburner

Fair enough.backburner.

Just want to be a little less mundane than the other 99.9999% of contributors here. How sincere is it when a 10 second response here on this board is the limit to their contribution in this matter. What's wrong with a different perspective, or going against the current (no pun intended)

Just bored of all the usual insincere input here. Can we just stick to some controlled violence/hockey related conversation here on a hockey forum? Can't stand these bleeding heart interruptions.

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#55 Kenta
June 21 2013, 02:17PM
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@Sanaa Montana

What a couple of morons. Grow up and have some respect for what must be very trying times for thousands of people.

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#56 Saazman
June 21 2013, 02:28PM
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Sanaa Montana wrote:

Destroying the Saddledome is Mother Nature's way of telling Feaster that it is time for a rebuild.

I get it! I laughed! I don't think you wished anyone any misfortune. What is the big deal. Really laughter has helped me get through some pretty tough times.

*I would also like to wish eveyone the best during these trying times. But who wouldn't?

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#57 funkyjaman
June 21 2013, 02:31PM
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Just happen to see Kent post this article on twitter.

Thanks Wayne for the kind thoughts. I happen to be stuck here, in my home, in Canmore. My wife's parents were evacuated last night and are now staying as dry as possible with us. The Bow River here is a few feet from breaching in the middle of town, we live only a block away, and the devastation of homes and businesses is on everyones mind. We have a great community here and everyone is pitching in when possible but there is a lot of work to be done.

Joker guy, sorry if people don't feel like talking hockey or exchanging insensitive jabs with you in this thread.

Hope all you other folks in Southern Alberta are safe.

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#58 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
June 21 2013, 02:39PM
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@Wanye

Tried to help get you to page 3 again Wanye.

Might need DSF to help carry you through the rest of the way.

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#59 Charlie Huddy
June 21 2013, 02:44PM
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We need to assign everyone a compassion score so we can end the debate on who's got the most.

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#60 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
June 21 2013, 02:53PM
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@Baalzamon

Hold that thought Wanye...

Where in any of my entries does it celebrate the fact that a few residents from Calgary are getting brand new basements in the coming months?

Baalzamon, i'f you promise not seek me out and beat me up/leave me on the side of the road for dead, i'll be good. Plant your lips on my buttock, you bully.

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#61 Ryan Pike
June 21 2013, 03:03PM
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Fun fact: it's very difficult/expensive/impossible to get flood insurance on a flood plain.

Best wishes to everyone who has to piece things back together in the coming weeks and months.

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#62 Rambelaya
June 21 2013, 03:08PM
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It's been pretty crazy down here. My place is safe and dry, but Nenshi's warning everyone even in non-evacuated areas that they could lose power/water at any time. No one's getting out of this.

Most people are going to need federal disaster relief, because you can't get personal homeowner flood insurance. I think it's been since the 2005 floods. Some people in condos might be ok (with massive deductibles (I've heard 25K-100K), because the condos can still get commercial flood insurance, but most homeowners will have to rely on the govn't to bail them out.

It's a bad day for everyone here in Southern Alberta. Thanks for the good thoughts (from those who have them). The next few weeks are going to be brutal.

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#63 MKE
June 21 2013, 03:09PM
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Praying for protection for all those down south and for a quick rebuild. Like Wayne said...lets get the cash moving so those in need can be helped.

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#64 etownman
June 21 2013, 03:10PM
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I have lot's of friends & relatives in southern Alberta & truly hope there is some relief soon, this is a disaster to say the least! Just thankful everyone is safe!

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#65 oliveoilers
June 21 2013, 03:15PM
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Wanye wrote:

If it means people are donating to the Red Cross everyone can take out their frustrations on their ol pal Wanye.

Here are a couple facts to get you started:

Once on a ski trip I peed my pants on the hill at the age of 8

Once I played lazer tag at a buddies birthday at WEM and got so scared I started to cry and demanded my mom come and get me early.

GO WILD JUST DONATE CASHOLA

I got thrown out of WEM trying to attach the lazertag guns to the dolphin's head a la Dr evil.

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#66 Rambelaya
June 21 2013, 03:18PM
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For those who haven't seen this graphic yet (there's only 1 person inside the 'Dome) - here's a graphic representing the Saddledome as of a few hours ago.

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss112/jondutkiewicz/domewater_zpsfcaf4195.jpg

(don't know who originally made it or I'd give credit, but it wasn't me)

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#67 Butters
June 21 2013, 03:27PM
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You can't get flood insurance Rambelaya? That is going to hurt a lot of people, lower and mid income range. First order, hopefully people can stay safe.

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#68 Rambelaya
June 21 2013, 03:41PM
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My understanding is that it's the whole province. Maybe just Calgary, not sure. But either way, I'm glad I shouldn't have the need, but it's going to bone a lot of people.

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#69 G Money
June 21 2013, 03:45PM
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Wanye wrote:

If it means people are donating to the Red Cross everyone can take out their frustrations on their ol pal Wanye.

Here are a couple facts to get you started:

Once on a ski trip I peed my pants on the hill at the age of 8

Once I played lazer tag at a buddies birthday at WEM and got so scared I started to cry and demanded my mom come and get me early.

GO WILD JUST DONATE CASHOLA

So the ski trip was when you were eight...

The lazer tag was ... last year?

(Baddump bump*)

*donation sent, thanks for the free shot

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#70 Soft Hands McSteeley - FIST Movement
June 21 2013, 03:52PM
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http://www.canadianbusiness.com/business-news/not-all-flooding-is-covered-by-insurance-and-policies-need-to-be-checked/

Residential home are not covered, and only vehicles with a comprehensive package will be covered. Government will provide assistance, but more than likely a lot of the people affected by this will be screwed.

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#71 madjam
June 21 2013, 03:58PM
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Never a pleasant thing to happen to any community . Best of luck in cleanup and hopefully your water will still be drinkable . Will it be cleaned up enough for Stampede ?

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#72 Where's Your Towel
June 21 2013, 04:04PM
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I can't imagine things will be ready for Stampede.

I was down at the Zoo for a service call just yesterday. The building I was in is now completely filled with water.

Not much risk of my home flooding, but so many people have just had their lives wiped out.

I thought the Feaster joke was funny.

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#73 Rambelaya
June 21 2013, 04:11PM
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Stampede will go ahead, guaranteed, although probably scaled back. Even if it's 2 horses parading on Nenshi's lawn.

It'll be used a rally-cry, sign of "life continues on", economic rebuild, etc, but there's no way they'd let the flood "win" by not doing something.

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#74 Racki
June 21 2013, 04:16PM
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This is terrible stuff. Can't believe how bad it is there. We've had some bad rainfalls here, but nothing like that in my lifetime. I know some people who were evacuated too in various parts of southern Alberta.

All hockey hate aside, people are people, so it is awful to see this happening anywhere.

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#75 MC Hockey
June 21 2013, 05:14PM
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John Chambers wrote:

I have always said that city would have its comeuppance.

That said, hope the flood subsides and that the nine subsequent plagues are mild.

What the heck is that supposed to mean! Get a grip old man!

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#76 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
June 21 2013, 06:18PM
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@John Chambers

Hey John, the "HOT" line from the WHA Jets during the 70's. What's the T stand for?

Hedberg, O'Sulivan.....and ?

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#77 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
June 21 2013, 07:10PM
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Ok...First off, my Thoughts and Prayers go down south to those affected by the awesome power of nature. Now with that out of the way.....

Flooded to Row 14?? The damage costs are going to hit SEVEN FIGURES. All the electrical controls for the Dome are at ice level, the things which control the video boards and such.

Not to mention the damage to the dressing rooms. All the lower bowl seats will need to be replaced. It is late June now, the repairs needed to the Dome, which won't be known until the water recedes,will be extensive. I don't think the repairs will be finished in time for next season.

SASKATOON FLAMES???? Either they play some "home games" in S'Toon or they open for a historic X game roadie to start the season

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#78 David S
June 21 2013, 07:17PM
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Holy man! I spent 7 years in Calgary, all of it living in apartments in the Mission district. Spent alot of time biking along the river and I can tell you some years it got mega high. Always figured something bad would happen if you had an epic rain storm combined with massive spring runoff after a big snow year. Looks like it finally happened.

For all you flappy gums beaking off with snide remarks about Calgary, they just announced the Saskatchewan river is going to rise 3.5 meters in Edmonton in the next day or so. That's TEN FREAKING FEET!

Rossdale might be in trouble and a few other areas in the flood plain belt. Hope none of you live there or have relatives/friends down there. It could get intense here too.

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#79 funkyjaman
June 21 2013, 07:21PM
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Just Saw this:

The city of Edmonton is now under a Flood Watch. The North Saskatchewan River is expected to rise 3.5 metres by Saturday.

THe Weather Network

Be safe

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#80 The Soup Fascist
June 21 2013, 07:27PM
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Next up, is Connor McJesus. wrote:

Hey John, the "HOT" line from the WHA Jets during the 70's. What's the T stand for?

Hedberg, O'Sulivan.....and ?

Not sure if you want John to answer or if I am missing (and am now part of) a joke ..... But the Hot Line was Hull, Nilsson and Hedberg. Nothing to do with initials.

Who TF is O'Sullivan, BTW?

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#81 The Soup Fascist
June 21 2013, 07:30PM
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Thoughts and prayers, friends to the south. The pictures and reports are simply terrible. Good Luck to all.

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#82 michael
June 21 2013, 07:33PM
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The Flames just hit the arena lottery. If your the Redford government how do you say no to the city of Calgary and the Flames when they come asking for arena funding money now with the an arena that clearly is not in any way shape or form capable of serving the needs of its community now and in the future. An upgrade is needed clearly. The current location clearly is not safe longterm. The lon g term costs of maintaining a building that is affected by flood damage every few years is not in the best interests of Alberta taxpayers.Insurance will cover a lot but for how long and at what rate in the future can the Saddledome be insured and made safe?

The affected citizens in Calgary are safe thank goodness. 2-3? dead is unfortunate. Homes and possesions will be rebuilt and replaced. Hopefully it will all turn out right in the next few weeks. Stampede? A rethink on that perhaps. Calgary does not need to do half measures. More important things right now to be worried about.

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#83 David S
June 21 2013, 07:33PM
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funkyjaman wrote:

Just Saw this:

The city of Edmonton is now under a Flood Watch. The North Saskatchewan River is expected to rise 3.5 metres by Saturday.

THe Weather Network

Be safe

I swear to god there's an echo in here sometimes.

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#84 The Soup Fascist
June 21 2013, 07:37PM
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David S wrote:

I swear to god there's an echo in here sometimes.

I read somewhere that 3.5 meters is 10 feet.

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#85 David
June 21 2013, 07:40PM
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People can donate to the red cross at their local Starbucks as well. Thoughts and prayers to those affected.

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#86 Butter
June 21 2013, 08:10PM
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Called my famdamily in Calgary. Apparently the grocery stores are out of water and the lineups are ridiculous.

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#87 Alex
June 21 2013, 08:11PM
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David S wrote:

I swear to god there's an echo in here sometimes.

come on dumbass God doesn't exist.

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#88 Butters
June 21 2013, 08:26PM
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@Alex Praying is for stupid people

We can't all be Rhodes scholars.

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#89 a lg dubl dubl
June 21 2013, 08:31PM
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I don't say this in a bad way but I wonder if the Flames will go to the government with the flood and get their new area paid for.

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#90 DSF
June 21 2013, 08:37PM
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a lg dubl dubl wrote:

I don't say this in a bad way but I wonder if the Flames will go to the government with the flood and get their new area paid for.

They will likely get both federal and provincial disaster assistance funds.

They will have to decide whether they use those funds to repair the Saddledome or put them toward the construction of a new arena.

I would wager they'll do the latter.

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#91 StHenriOilBomb
June 21 2013, 08:40PM
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I doubt there will be much federal relief. A couple of summers ago there was comparable flooding in southern Quebec and Manitoba, and it was up to the provincial governments to bail their people out. Very little came from the feds. I doubt the current government would change its stance now - people would cry favoritism.

With this in mind it is sad to hear the comments of the Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths, "The fact that a person didn't bother to buy insurance doesn't mean the government will pay for it"

"didn't bother"?!?!??!!??

yuk.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/06/21/business-flood-insurance-alberta.html

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#92 StHenriOilBomb
June 21 2013, 08:41PM
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DSF wrote:

They will likely get both federal and provincial disaster assistance funds.

They will have to decide whether they use those funds to repair the Saddledome or put them toward the construction of a new arena.

I would wager they'll do the latter.

Don't know if it matters that much. A new arena won't be built by October, so the Saddle has to be fixed. Maybe they could do a 5 year job instead of a 40 year job, but it won't be the decider for a new arena.

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#93 DSF
June 21 2013, 08:50PM
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StHenriOilBomb wrote:

I doubt there will be much federal relief. A couple of summers ago there was comparable flooding in southern Quebec and Manitoba, and it was up to the provincial governments to bail their people out. Very little came from the feds. I doubt the current government would change its stance now - people would cry favoritism.

With this in mind it is sad to hear the comments of the Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths, "The fact that a person didn't bother to buy insurance doesn't mean the government will pay for it"

"didn't bother"?!?!??!!??

yuk.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/06/21/business-flood-insurance-alberta.html

Steven Harper is from Calgary.

So is Alison Redford.

Danielle Smith is from High River.

Connect the dots.

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#94 Baalzamon
June 21 2013, 09:21PM
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@DSF

Actually, Harper is originally from Toronto.

Also, what do Smith and Redford have to do with the federal government?

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#95 Tommynotsohuge
June 21 2013, 09:22PM
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I am wishing all my fellow flames fans down south to please stay safe. You are all doing us very proud by being complete champs about this. There is no pissing and whining from what I've heard. Stay strong and be careful. Our thoughts are with you.

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#96 DSF
June 21 2013, 09:32PM
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Baalzamon wrote:

Actually, Harper is originally from Toronto.

Also, what do Smith and Redford have to do with the federal government?

Harper was born in Toronto but moved to Calgary in the early 80's and has been a Calgary MP (off and on) since 1993....20 years ago.

Harper is a Calgarian.

Smith and Redford have nothing to do with the federal government but Redford, the Premier of Alberta, is also from Calgary.

Smith is from High River which is a bedroom community of Calgary.

All of these people will be seeking re-election in the future, IN THE CALGARY REGION.

What part of politics don't you understand?

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#97 Baalzamon
June 21 2013, 09:40PM
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@DSF

You don't think the Quebec and Manitoba governments tried to get Federal money to help in their floods?

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#98 yawto
June 21 2013, 09:43PM
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Here in Calgary we are staying strong and being optimistic. I talked to a guy who let me know the Saddledome was half full. I said, my friend, stay positive, it's half empty!!!

In reality, it's great to see the city come together in a disaster. Resilience is paramount and as Albertans we will all rise from this stronger. I think the weirdest thing as a Canadian is that we have everything so safe and secure seeing the large amount of green trucks filled with men in camo is different.

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#99 DSF
June 21 2013, 09:46PM
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Baalzamon wrote:

You don't think the Quebec and Manitoba governments tried to get Federal money to help in their floods?

Were the Prime Minister and Premier of those provinces from the flood devastated areas?

No they weren't.

Watch.

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#100 David S
June 21 2013, 09:50PM
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funkyjaman wrote:

Sorry man didn't mean to rain on your parade. Thought I was sharing some important info. Make sure I keep it to myself next time...dick.

That's Richard, to you sir.

MWAH! *hug*

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