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Re: “Council seeks housing solutions

It strikes me that the collective mentality of the Whistler council is seriously lacking any business know how, or sense, happily trotting along in its own self importance, and perceptions of relevance, making them wholly incapable and demonstratively incompetent to address issues, from a logical, practical, rational perspective, allowing emotions to determine their actions.

This just goes to show that only those who are not successful in life, enter the political arena.

To be candid. The manner of solving the housing issue, for the 2017/18 season (because is par for the course within Canadian political arena's - it is too late now) but it would require a thick skin. An ability to take steps which will be unpopular, and to embrace ideas which have been used in many resort towns around the world - to ensure the quality of staff which apply for jobs, as well as a controlled environment of housing which would comfortably suit all involved.

I'd outline it, but the reality is, none of you would do it, because you really don't care about anyone else, beyond being able to say you're on the Whistler community council. lol

of course... you could sell the house you gave to the refugee's (a million plus i'm sure it would garner) as well as the 50,000$ you're going to give them, and put that toward the housing issues... of course then you couldn't have a parade and capitalize on a nice warm fuzzy media opportunity lol

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Posted by jammen on 09/22/2016 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Syrian refugee family weeks away from landing in Whistler

In 1968. My family had to pay 50,000$ for each member of our family - that's 200,000$ for four people to come to Canada. We were not allowed access to any of the government services. We were expected to educate ourselves, sort our own housing, learn the language(s) (yes we were required to learn BOTH french and english) - my parents university degrees were considered sub-par - having come from Holland (and clearly our education was dramatically better btw) - to force my mother to return to university here to get her degree ratified (I remember her complaining about how remedial the education was as well incidentally).

My father was transferred here by IBM - back when IBM was a useful corporation.

So excuse me if I have an issue with giving a family, from a country, who caused their own issues, and are simply reaping what they've sown (in case you all want to remain ignorant - Syria harboured the exact same terrorists who are currently ripping their country apart - so yes they caused their own steaming pile of poop - only an idiot invites a thief, or a murderer into their home and then acts shocked when the thief steals, or the murderer kills) - a million dollar house. 50,000$, guaranteeing they have a stockpile of "needs" - while simultaneously, there are homeless english speaking folks, already here, who do not have homes, as well as the (albeit negligible) poverty which does seem to also exist here - in Whistler - for those within a culture - who will simply not only show disdain for the help, but also smile at you, play whatever it is as a game to make you think they give a crap about your help - as they go about systematically finding a way to exploit anything and everything available to them because you idiot liberal bleeding hearts, who like to pretend you care, are only interested in looking like you care, because if you did care, you'd take care of the rotting grass on your own lawn, and not run over to the neighbour to tell them that you'll pay to redo their lawn - which is exactly what you're doing - so you can say to all the other neighbours "look at me! I care and am special. give me accolades!"

This is why I do not agree with democracy. It was originally designed for the aristocracy, because the average citizen hasn't the first clue about what is the correct way to care for those within their sphere of influence, and they fixed the issues in their own neighbourhoods, before they went running off to help everyone else - with nothing to indicate as an example to qualify them to help other's being able to cite precedent.

How sad and pathetic it is that the affluence has blinded you to helping your own people before deciding to help strangers, so you can boast. How sad and weak you all really must be.

Pathetic waste of money and resources.

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Posted by jammen on 09/22/2016 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Slangin' spring rolls out the back of a hippie van

Slight correction- I meant you can't get a sit down and be served type food service past 3:00 in Function. My apologies ahead of time to Purebread and Olives....
Michele Bush

Posted by Michele Bush on 09/22/2016 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Pondering the future of pot enforcement


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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 09/22/2016 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Syrian refugee family weeks away from landing in Whistler

This shall be my last comment, hopefully you have all learned something along the way, even you, Ash Can Adam. Clare and Brandon have nothing to offer the readership here, only cut and paste perspectives of the status quo. If you want the truth look within, even if that means you end up living in a dumpster. I for one would rather live in a dumpster full of truth than a world full of lies and sheeple. Good luck everyone. You'll need it come Fall.

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/20/2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Syrian refugee family weeks away from landing in Whistler

Yet again, I was censored by this "newsmagazine" for simply stating that I though the above comment was well thought out and forward thinking.

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/20/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Helping heroes

I think both my grandfathers who fought in World War Two were heroes. Sadly, I feel Brandon is up to his old sophistry again with this piece of slanted patriotic journalism. Maybe we should have an event that shuts down the highway where we get all those negatively impacted by coalition forces to come up for the weekend and celebrate the deaths of their loved ones? I doubt that event would ever get coverage though, unfortunately.

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/20/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Helping heroes

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/20/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Helping heroes

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/20/2016 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Syrian refugee family weeks away from landing in Whistler

That $50,000 will be gone in a month.

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Posted by colin.kennedy.359 on 09/20/2016 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Syrian refugee family weeks away from landing in Whistler

I liked your comment, meh, although I'm sure you will only be able to see how many people dislike it, due to the fact it isn't congruent with the status quo perpetuated by the masses due to their inability to see past what is placed directly in front of their noses and fears of being an outsider or perceived racist. Currently, it has become vogue for G8 countries to import slaves from around the world, to replace hard working local citizens who demand a certain level of equality. They want to pack these refugees (slaves) into housing and have them work low wage jobs. The ones that don't work won't matter, because they will be paid for by OUR tax dollars and the donations of the sheeple who are so desperate subconsciously to make up for the fact that they are the root causal factor of the current inequality in Canada, that they find status causes like an IMPORTED refugee crisis and grab on to it for dear life and make it their purpose, all the while REAL citizens already here suffer all around them. Wake up, people! I could go out right now in Canada and find dying and suffering children and take pictures of them, but the only ones they WANT you to see are in other countries so you will want to import more slaves for their purposes. It's not a conspiracy, it is simply the reality you choose not to see because it isn't the one presented to you on a platter. You have to ACTUALLY think to see through this illusion. Now calm down and dislike me, so you will fuel my kundalini energy even more so I can keep commenting and have the viewership of this "newsmagazine" engaged in lopsided debates upon who's reality is more just and true. It's your boy, BBMT signing off from the crown chakra of the human tragedy which is the BC housing crisis until next commentary. Peace and love. And never forget these wise words by the Master: remove the log from thine own eye first, then thou shalt see better to remove the splinter from thou brother's eye.

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/20/2016 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Syrian refugee family weeks away from landing in Whistler

Am I the only one who sees the irony in this? I sold my condo ( paid cash- no mortgage) because I couldn't earn enough income to pay my bills, despite living a frugal life. During ski season I had to work two jobs to break even. As a chef in summer, I was offered $15/hour , despite 35 years experience and being a former culinary instructor- 15 bucks- dude was actually offended when I split/quit ????. When these folks are "on their own feet" , I hope they like working like slaves to have a place to sleep and get something to eat- make sure they know where the food bank is too.

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Posted by meh on 09/20/2016 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Bugging out

Maybe they lost their housing, became addicted to fentanyl, and died beside an overweight ex-whistlerite who lost his housing, became addicted to fentanyl and died of a broken heart.

Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/19/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Syrian refugee family weeks away from landing in Whistler

I'm starting a fund for my father, George. He is 69 years old and lives in a hotel. He is a floor layer by trade, who was forced to retire due to his knees giving out, especially his right knee, after years of working hard to support me and my mother in Vancouver. After my mother died suddenly, my father developed depression and anxiety. He is missing all of his teeth, uses a walker, and had a heart attack last year while on a walk. He lives in a hotel, and can't afford new teeth or a new scooter. By the end of this year, he is being forced to leave his hotel, at which point he will be homeless for the second time in three years. I believe 50,000 dollars would help secure him for long enough that I don't have to worry about him. Anyone willing to help please leave your name and a way to contact you, and I will have him contact you. Of course, I am only expecting to be disliked for this comment, which in my opinion is a form of online bullying, but I must try, since there are committees formed to help imported refugees out, surely you will help a local economically challenged senior who has suffered through his own tragedies, correct?

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/19/2016 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Syrian refugee family weeks away from landing in Whistler

I am a Gnostic Christian. My people have been set on fire by fundamentalists for thousands of years. Did we run? Nope. I have a message for Syria and all those rich Canadians who want to support refugee initiatives to the detriment of less wealthy Canadians struggling to find housing: we will begrudgingly take your Syrian women and children, but all grown men should be given a weapon and sent back to the dustbin they came from and defend their own country! We will be real nice to your women and children. Then when the war is over, if there even is a REAL war, we will send your women and children back to you in Syria! I want everyone in Canada to know that historically refugees aren't imported. A refugee normally shows up at your border or shore seeking assistance. The UN has turned refugees into an import/export. If Canada has a war tomorrow, is Syria going to take me in and give me a laptop and phone and housing and training and on and on and on...? No! No place in the world is! I am the farthest thing from a racist. It is not racist to want grown men to fight their own fights. Many of these refugees are economic refugees. The PM of Canada is putting us on the WRONG side of history. I feel like I'm in a George Orwell novel of something. Help us! My father lives in a damn hotel and has no teeth and a bum leg man, after working hard for 30 years laying the floors in this province. There isn't enough to go around as it is to even help him out. We got women and kids of our own living out of cars. I seen them with my own two eyes!! I've never seen someone from ISIS. Has ANYONE ever seen someone from ISIS or ISIL? I saw the RCMP convince two white crack addicts with mental health issues that they were in ISIS. Well, if we import enough Syrians, maybe I'll finally get to meet a terrorist.

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/19/2016 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Whistler well positioned to face future challenges, says outgoing Chamber CEO

The last three years have been a complete and total disaster for locals who make under 30,000 a year and don't own property or a buisness whose model is predicated upon increased tourism. So if you fall into that category, be sure to say "hi" to Val when you see him!

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/19/2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Letters of the Editor for the week of September 15th

I have been censored by this "newsmagazine". So much for public debate and an open society and free speech. And if you think it's OK to censore my comments, but not those of AshRoadAdam, then please, dislike me. But if you are against censorship of any kind which does not involve vulgar language or a direct threat, then DISLIKE this "newsmagazine" and complain to the editor. Her name is Clare, I believe.

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/19/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Event road closures cost businesses thousands, owners say

Ash Can Adam and his crypto-liberal trolling at it again, lol. I'd laugh harder, but there is too much ACTUAL harm happening in our part of the world due to people like Ash Can Adam. Sadly, he simply doesn't realize that for the last year I've worked literally 6 and sometimes 7 days a week so I can support my family and donate to organizations like Amnesty International, who routinely speak out about the abuses our Canadian government cover up with shirtless selfies of our PM and museums dedicated to human rights abuses directly across the street from where they are committed.

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/19/2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Housing challenges brought on by more than nightly rentals

Since you have no idea what I do, you have no idea if you work harder than me or not. Additionally, there are members of our society who lack the capacity to work harder. But you wouldn't know about that, because YOU lack empathy. You have plenty of EGO though, which is always what predicates a large fall. Enjoy that when it happens, Ash Can Adam.

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Posted by Big Bear Man T on 09/19/2016 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Event road closures cost businesses thousands, owners say

Oh Boo hooo- BBMT has copied and pasted his whine-rant from the other article. Seriously, if he spent as much time working as he does whining on the internet, he might not have anything left t complain about. Seriously, you're driving me to trolling, but I just can't stand the extreme butthurt that follows every article about sports, economy, or politics in this paper. Puhlease find a hobby!

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Posted by ashroadadam on 09/18/2016 at 11:22 PM

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