Bruce Kay 
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Re: “The cost of climate change

Our provincial and federal governments are not leading us in the wrong direction. They may not be leading fast or radically enough for what the science calls for but in a context of politics, particularly the consistently measured and predictable lack of enthusiasm by the majority electorate for the risk and cost involved in anything more, the speed they are going is the limits of brinksmanship that exists with the alternative which is this:

Another carbon copy of the Harper government, which will be just as obstructive, myopic and backward to the point of making Notley, Trudeau and Horgan / Weaver look like eco extremists. Maybe worse, with a neanderthal cross continent coalition of Doug Ford, Jason Kenny, Scott Moe and Chubby Cheeks Scheer that is clearly at risk. Is that what you want Wood?

You need to be realistic. A significant proportion of your fellow Canadians are not nearly as concerned for their children future as much as squeezing a few more decades worth out of the status quo gravy train - enough to form a majority government if the rest of the idiots predictably split the majority vote like they tend to do.…

Posted by Bruce Kay on 01/16/2019 at 3:14 PM

Re: “After backlash in Whistler, Squamish appears to take a softer tone on climate change letter


Good news that now Squamish Council will also be joining Whistler Council, Tourism Whistler, Vail resorts, Aspen Snowmass, Tom Steyer, Jeremy jones, Canada West Ski Areas Association, Yvon Chouinard, Avalanche Canada, Southside Deli and numerous other leaders and shakers of the wise and noble Snow Sports Community in an organized political action committee to publicly advocate for a continent wide carbon tax, support for the kids suing the USA government in their inaction on climate change, and of course a pledge to never again financially or morally support either the Rump Republican's or the Harper with Chubby Cheeks Conservative Party.

The residents of the Sea to sky corridor humbly appreciate your newly discovered political activism being directed exactly where it deserves to be, rather than needlessly sending nasty letters to the poor dear Albertans who are no less at fault than ourselves.

All I can say is it's about time!

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 01/14/2019 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Tourism Whistler halts marketing in China amid rising tensions

Thats a fairly cynical view you got there Mr. Slippery Noodles.

I'm pretty sure Tourism Whistler acted entirely on noble and courageous intentions, and based on that I fully expect them to join forces with Vail Resorts and Aspen Snowmass to similarly make a bold statement of support for a continent wide carbon tax.

After they and Tom Steyer actively support the successful impeachment of Trump.

Posted by Bruce Kay on 01/13/2019 at 7:52 PM

Re: “The cost of climate change

As we can see by the confident words of Mr Slippery Spindles (aka Glow Bull Wind Passing) the epistemological cancer so widespread south of 49 is spreading north.

Fortunately (or unfortunately perhaps, if your name is Rob Katz) there actually are authentic leaders in the Snow Sport community and not just waterboys, cheerleaders and team mascots either. Aspen corporation has for over a decade done a lot more than change light bulbs. They have actively and publicly used their corporate leverage everywhere from the supreme court to the more recent mid term elections, where they directly outed republican climate do nothing's for all to see.…

Now imagine for a moment if rather than one lonely voice, Vail Resorts chose to join forces with Aspen, along with various mountain resort municipalities ( Whistler for instance) and assorted industry reps ( such as Tourism Whistler ) to form a united political action committee ( you heard that right Rob Katz.... a PAC that does something other than quietly funds Republican's) to print full page adds in the New York Times ( but not call for the death penalty for teenagers unlike that slime ball Trump) in favour of a North American Carbon Tax or perhaps more important, impeach the Gasbag in Chief.

Thats right, it's not like Tom Steyer or Aspen hasn't set the precedent for the more timid and less imaginative. Vail could actually chose to do such a thing. You could even say that it might define them, perhaps a little better than they currently chose to!…

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 01/13/2019 at 3:38 PM

Re: “The cost of climate change

More sulking and silent "dislikes" from the MAGA hat wearing peanut gallery.

Some might wonder why exactly I persist in drawing a direct association of Vail Resorts to the Trump Republicans, an association of moral implications which is so best exemplified by the above video of Congressman Paul Brown.

The following, taken from Paul Broun's Wiki page will give you an idea:

"In response to these remarks, coupled with Broun being on the House Science Committee, libertarian radio talk show host Neil Boortz spearheaded a campaign to run the English naturalist and evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin against Broun, with the intention of drawing attention to these comments from the scientific community and having Broun removed from his post on the House Science Committee.[26]

Broun won re-election on November 6, 2012, receiving 209,917 votes across the district. Charles Darwin received about 4000 write-in ballots in Athens-Clarke County as protest votes against Broun's views on evolution, while Broun received 16,980 votes in that county.[27][28]

You do have to hand it to the Americans. While Canadian's trend to the "heads down nose clean" style of politeness, American's can kick ass, even the limp wristed Libtards at times. While the imaginative campaign to run Broun against Charles Darwin wasn't entirely successful (imagine if it was.... in the most Conservative district in the country!) the next Republican primary saw Broun totally destroyed, largely due to the extreme embarassment of having any association with him.

What does that have to do with me? I sincerely hope that with enough "drawing attention" of the association of Vail Resorts to their funding of the Trump Republican's, enough Whistler / Sea to Sky residents will eventually understand that unless they call bullshit on Vail, they too are guilty by association / heads down nose clean meek acquiescence as well, which eventually their kids will take note of, if they haven't already.

Which may be the case if even only one or two students at Whistler Secondary are reading the Pique beyond the headlines. I wonder if reading it is actually part of their Civic's cirriculum? Assuming they do in fact teach civic engagement at all?

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 01/13/2019 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Local conservationists laud agreement to close fish farms

Remember Brandon ( and Dave) that so long as global temperatures keep going up, no amount of moving fish farms will amount to anything more than re-aranging deck chairs on the Titanic as far as any future of salmon stocks goes. The fate of the Fraser runs and most anything else draining into Georgia Straight are already sealed. Thats no hyperbole. Some Pinks and Chum might survive but nothing else will by 2050.

Best just get used to that idea now and see about saving anything from the Skeena up.

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 01/12/2019 at 7:49 PM

Re: “The cost of climate change

Before we all write off Mr Kewling's rather "alternative" take on the problem, we should remind ourselves that he represents a significant demographic that is welcomed with open arms under the big tent of Canadian Conservatism and even constitutes the majority in the Trump Republican party. In other words, It is entirely possible that the beliefs and sentiments expressed by Mr Kewling will once again determine public policy in Canaduh, as it obviously already does down in the Excited States of America.

If you have the slightest doubt on this point first view what passes for a respected committee member on a Republican controlled House Science Committee :…

Then google the term "Blaphomet" which the esteemed Mr Kewling implores us to protect our delicate Canadian youth from.

After this illuminating bit of direct and unambiguous research, go immediately to your nearest Vail Resorts representative to enquire exactly which political parties Vail is still funding, in consideration of who they materially supported into office in 2016. Then consider the fact that if Vail Resorts is still the Republican party, so too is Whistler BC, unless such an aberrant reality is firmly and loudly repudiated, ideally by those same community leaders who have the humility and moral fibre to admit such a grievous mistake.

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 01/12/2019 at 6:20 AM

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