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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Maxed Out

Re: “The costs of greed

Another Leftist who doesn't understand the environmental good the pipelines would do. Nat gas burns cleaner than coal. China is light up coal constantly when could be using all our nat gas....reducing one of the top producers of greenhouse emissions. meanwhile, you are concerned about the pin hole prick in the side of this sinking ship instead of plugging the elephant size one behind you. But hey Screw Alberta right? You can just get Oil from the socially conscious and environmentally friendly countries like Libia, Saudi, Iraq, Nigeria. They have an excellent record of treating the LGBTQ community with dignity and respect right? and I bet their environmental laws and constraints would put Canada to shame...... Dumbass

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Posted by Brayden Foote on 12/09/2018 at 9:10 PM

Re: “The costs of greed

Wow you managed to fit Trump in this opinion too...a real genius-level spectrum of
opinion you have, Maxy!

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Posted by ExtremeFakeNews on 12/08/2018 at 8:20 PM

Re: “The costs of greed

I'm at a loss for words. You talk about supply and demand yet completely bypass the actual reason Canadian oil sells at such a discounted rate. Lack of tidewater ports. It is land locked with the only buyer being the US. We are and will always be at their mercy without tidewater oil ports. They are making a fortune daily due to being the only customer we have . They merely flip our oil for a huge profit. The biggest point that blows my mind. All you Eco warrior wannabes that decry Canadian oil and the environmental effects , are supporting foreign oil. Oil from countries that DO NOT give a damn about the environment, let alone human rights. We import oil from some of the most vile countries in the world. We could be self reliant and profitable, see Energy East and Transmountain pipelines. But no , the snowflake Eco warriors protest our responsible oil and shut down our infrastructure . Leaving us at the mercy of the US as our only buyer and importing dirty foreign oil. But hey , you all get to sit in front of your laptops at night blogging about what good people you are and how your changing the world . If only you were doing something where it actually made a difference . Not just crippling our country.

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Posted by Kip Sinclair on 12/08/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Time to vote for change

Thank you for this article, which is clearly in favour of ProRep, even though not overly optimistic that it will actually passe.

Thank you also for your sense of humour coming through in expressions such as "setting the stage for a countrywide redesign of stop signs" and "Their hair-on-fire visions of doom and gloom if we vote against FPTP is enough for me to know it's probably a good idea."

Posted by newman on 11/09/2018 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Time to vote for change

My apology, Jim. You are correct. I confused the 2005 referendum, the first prorep referendum, where 57.7% voted in favour of STV. Must have been time travelling when I wrote that last paragraph. I do not concur with your conclusion this time around is a sham. I do believe it was hijacked by AG Eby's overly-academic report that resulted in this Rubik's cube of choices. Details TBA. But it doesn't change my support for prorep.

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Posted by Maxedout on 11/09/2018 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Time to vote for change

Incorrect statement Max? Last Time we got to choose was 2009, and only 39% voted yes.

Unlike this sham process, it had full details of riding size etc. so people knew what they were voting for. Current government won't tell us, so I can't trust them . I voted for FPTP as there were no details.

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Posted by Jim Watts on 11/08/2018 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Step away from private-developer, employee-housing proposals

Totally agree with this, from my situation(that of a near necessary service employee) it will soon be time to leave if I do not have a chance at purchasing a wha unit sometime soon.

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Posted by Simba Roars on 10/02/2018 at 5:06 PM

Re: “The price of dithering?

Keep that shit south of Whistler, forget Rainbow lol

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Posted by Christophe Gallant on 09/23/2018 at 7:47 PM

Re: “The price of dithering?

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the one project that Max is recommending please check out our website @:

You can find all the relevant information about the project there. We are hoping for your support in the ongoing process to get this project approved so we can start building more resident housing in Whistler.

Posted by Rybc on 09/20/2018 at 5:52 PM

Re: “The price of dithering?

The politicians are only part of the problem. It's the leadership at the RMOW led by a man with zero business experience.

With Jack at the helm for the next four years, and a council that will displace this current one, nothing will happen.

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Posted by Scott Simpson on 09/20/2018 at 11:30 AM

Re: “The price of dithering?

The quaint little mountain town that passion built and greed destroyed.

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Posted by Jimmy Bee on 09/20/2018 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

really good point

Posted by Jorge Alvarez on 09/17/2018 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

There is a town called Squamish, its not very far away, I have 13 properties for sale that are assembled and could house up to 180,000 feet of housing, that's 300 600 square foot units. maybe its time to do what other resorts do, house the worker bees where it is less expensive. 604 837 9568. feel free to call me

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Posted by James Arthur Smith on 09/10/2018 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

In response to Nicholas John Field, I tend to agree in a context of the short term. If you don't like the trends, you have only yourself to blame for ignoring decades of what was always written on the wall, which is that there is no holding back the relentless tide of wealth and humanity that Whistler was always intended to attract. Get out while the getting is still good. If that isn't possible, brace yourself and look to Europe for guidance in how to best manage growth. Particularly take guidance from those darned socialists that tax the hell out of wealth to ensure that all that deplorable but necessary underclass has a place to live while they cater your "never ending party" as Max hilariously puts it.

Thats the short term. In context of the long term I would point out that NJF's assertion of:

"Growth and progress are the goal. If you are not growing you are dying."

is the corporate motto of any tumour.

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 09/10/2018 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

As you expand you have new sets of problems.

Growth and progress are the goal. If you are not growing you are dying. This is a resort town, I do not feel bad for the people it outgrows. Find a small town to be small in. We are big and if were going to be the best, you cant slow us down.

You are in or in the way.

Problem, housing. Solution, we are working on it.

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Posted by Nicholas John Field on 09/09/2018 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

One of the best things Max has ever written. I agree it is essential that the root problem, the size and the continued growth of the resort, is the problem that must be fixed. All other issues are symptoms that of course must be treated but treating symptoms alone as Max says "will kill you". I hope this spurs lots of good questions for candidates running to lead this community through what may be a pivotal next 4 years.

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Posted by Wood on 09/08/2018 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Three pillars are more stable than four

Reminds me more of Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder. Following that logic, GD Maxwell would be a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude and I would be Tom Cruise.

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Posted by High IQ Individual on 08/30/2018 at 10:25 AM

Re: “The war is over, but the body count climbs

Jumping right to Godwin's Law, eh, VFN. Nothing more evangelic than a reformed leftist, drug user and criminal. Just how many Very Fake Names do you have to hide behind.

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Posted by G.D. Maxwell on 08/25/2018 at 8:24 AM

Re: “The war is over, but the body count climbs

In your in(finite) intelligence, Maxy, how do you suppose we should teach our children that there are consequences to their choices in this world if we award everyone who uses DANGEROUS drugs with the prestigious title of Victim? People who use hard drugs do not only harm themselves, but they harm OTHERS in the form of CRIME! Sometimes I feel I have to spell things out to the radical leftists, which is an odd position for me to be in as a former leftist, drug user and convicted criminal who has reformed. Of course we should treat people in Canada with basic human compassion, but the radicals have weaponized the term compassion; like many other terms like racist and so on and so forth. You are the Joseph Goebbels of the leftist voice in Whistler, Maxy. And your views on drugs are about as morally and ethically sound as Josef Mengele's were.

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Posted by Very Fake News on 08/24/2018 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Quelling reefer madness

With all the new regulation, my fear especially when people are more open about puffing, is that the do-gooders will be more bold and report 'infractions' when they smell skunky doobage, resulting in fines. Who wants to run the risk a fine every time we imbibe? On the other hand, a group of people passing around joints outside my window when I don't want to smell it might warrant a call to the fuzz.

Posted by Anchovies29 on 08/18/2018 at 5:26 AM

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