December 18, 2014

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SAP READER POLL RESULT:

Given council’s decision to raise utility rates by 20 percent by ramming it through over the objections of most citizens and administration, we were curious to know if you would vote again for the same councillors or not, if an election were held next week. Here is what our readers said.

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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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You don’t have to read German to understand the message these employees at an Edeka supermarket had for surprised customers.


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The Predicament

The Predicament
My wife, Julie, had been after me for several weeks to varnish the wooden seat on our toilet. Finally, I got around to doing it while Julie was out. After finishing, I left to take care of another matter before she returned.

She came in and undressed to take a shower. Before getting in the shower, she sat on the toilet. As she tried to stand up, she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the toilet seat.

About that time, I got home and realized her predicament. We both pushed and pulled without any success whatsoever. Finally, in desperation, I undid the toilet seat bolts.

Julie wrapped a sheet around herself and I drove her to the hospital emergency room.

The ER Doctor got her into a position where he could study how to free her (Try to get a mental picture of this.) Julie tried to lighten the embarrassment of it all by saying, "Well, Doctor, I'll bet you've never seen anything like this before."

The Doctor replied, "Actually, I've seen lots of them … I just never saw one mounted and framed."

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Too many selfies on Facebook can damage relationships: study.

* Panic as clown terror spreads to southern France.

* Cereal killers? More than half of rice products including Rice Krispies and Heinz baby rice exceed new EU limits for ARSENIC

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Automobile Trivia

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Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM's 100 millionth car built in the U.S.?

A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out of Lansing, Michigan with that honour.


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People Who Are Kicking Age

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Winnipeg Makes Most Of World's Scratch Cards

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Walk into almost any corner store in the world for an instant win lottery ticket, and there’s a good chance your scratch card was printed by Winnipeg company Pollard Banknote.

Founded in 1907, Pollard now has facilities throughout North America, however a significant amount of its lottery scratch cards are still made in Canada.

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