But as was put to the mayor by our own @RyanPriceCFAX, all the money in the world would not house every single person in the park because some are notoriously hard to house and even if they did, new campers could choose to arrive at any time.
She admits this number exists.
The mayor argues that this number is small, which does not address the main issue — the campers are legally in the park because the daytime camping ban was suspended by a decision *the city made.*
I think she’s trying to aim public anger at the federal government wrongly. #yyj
Pro tip: politicians are defined and loved based on who their enemies are. It’s beneficial to ponder from time to time whether what one does makes the other side exceedingly happy because they’ll win, and whether one should continue. Or not. Losing always works too. Every time.
The trick is making one’s adversary believe one is choosing to fall directly into traps over and over and over and over again.
The hardest part is trying not to laugh while they hurl themselves into the grinder yet again...
You can only laugh once they’ve committed. So much.
(Moderates on the one side secretly want to high five extreme views opposite because they know if those views — even if they look tired, beaten, & oh so weary — live through at least one more cycle so they can sabotage them one more time. They goad them, trying to keep them awake
I have no idea how to solve this. The legitimacy of the courts has already been ruthlessly undermined (attempting enforcement of the interim court order in 2019 is what *started* all of this), that I’m not sure another ruling would be recognized at all. What then?
The supremacy of the courts is the mortar that holds together the social contract. Too many have spent too long playing with fire. What happens when the counter protesters start disobeying too?
Some of us saw this coming a mile away. Others charged ahead & caused it. Now what?
We live in an age where the courts can say “this is the law,” and anybody with a website can post a piece saying “no it’s not” and that piece gets 100,000 views, and the general public says 🤷🏻♂️.
People realize that it’s all arguable. That’s when it falls apart. We’re in trouble.
So on the LNG pipeline story we’ve gone from a scenario where the army was secretly being deployed in tandem with cell phone jamming tech while special forces evicted indigenous nations who were never consulted to... something very, very different. In only two days.
It turned out there was no cell phone jammer, the army was never deployed, every indigenous council along the route was not only consulted but also *consented* by signing agreements, and the protesters are a small number of hereditary chiefs of the same nations who signed.
There’s a valuable lesson to be learned here in terms of narratives. Things seldom fit together as perfectly in real life as they do when various non-profits are sending out fundraising emails. I suspect many people are wishing they’d held back before jumping in with both feet.
Because this is the misunderstanding that just won’t die, yes the 2007 Kinder Morgan spill WAS bitumen. A dilsynbit specifically called Albian Heavy Synthetic. It is NOT fully upgraded. At API = 19.2, it is among of heaviest dilbits in existence. If anything sinks, it will.
I’m just going to pin this and leave it here until further noticr. Use/copy/cite at your leisure. No credit to me needed. I’m more interested in the public being properly informed.
I can see why there is confusion. Albian Heavy Synthetic is not a synthetic in the proper term (synthetic usually denotes fully upgraded bitumen). It is a dilbit / syth blend that is *partially* (not fully) upgraded. It’s less acidic and has lower sulfur, but it is heavy as hell.