Taking the piss out of Alberta politics. Support public healthcare & education. 2 many typos & RTs. Blocked by fascists. #BoycottUCPdonors #FiretheUCP
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Sep 25 • 14 tweets • 6 min read
Because Alberta diverts almost $300 MILLION per year FROM public education to subsidize elite private schools—to subsidize the rich—there is less funding to support your child. (See linked thread below.)
Albertans have been conditioned to accept this instead of being outraged
Proceeds will be collected by Oilers franchise owner, Daryl Katz, who will then distribute funds to “think tanks” that aim to elect politicians who will rob these very fans of social services, like transit, education, and access to abortions…
With their membership in groups like Alberta Enterprise, the Oilers Entertainment Group is fighting to delay action on mitigating the catastrophic effects climate change, and gain tax advantages for the ultra-rich.
“Alberta Health Services intends to privatize all community labs across Alberta, despite new figures that suggest outsourcing could save far less money than originally estimated.”
“Alberta Health Services and Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) have reached an agreement on terms of a contract for DynaLIFE Medical Labs to deliver community laboratory services across the province.”
Worker who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is now suing #CNRL for wrongful dismissal.
We should be suing the #UCP for not doing enough to protect workers. Instead anti-vaxxers are clogging courts, and @CTVNews is taking the anti-vaxx side.
calgary.ctvnews.ca/vaccine-backla…#CNRL oversaw multiple outbreaks in previous #Covid19 waves. Because of how many of their workers do fly-in-fly-out contracts, they facilitated the spread of covid to other provinces when their workers returned home.
Political fixer says he was hired by Jonathan Denis Q. C., former Conservative MLA & Justice Minister in Alberta, to get the phone records of Alanna Smith, a former Calgary Herald reporter now of The Canadian Press.
Political fixer David Wallace said he has had a 30-year career in political backrooms. He said he was lured to the West by the promise of lucrative contracts from people prominent in Alberta conservative circles.
“A disbelief in human evolution was associated with higher levels of prejudice, racist attitudes and support of discriminatory behaviour. UMass Amherst research findings consistent across countries, cultures, genders & religions.”
I found some stickers in Calgary that seemed suspicious. They claimed that lies are mutating, and that there are tyrants…
I removed the names and .urls, but i wasn’t able to fully remove the stickers.
TIL about “The White Rose,” a short thread. 🧵
“The stickers are the work of an anti-vaxx group calling themselves the White Rose, named after the WWII-era anti-fascist group led by Hans & Sophie Scholl, who were both executed by the Gestapo after being caught distributing anti-Nazi leaflets.”
In Canada, wealthy families can place their children in expensive elite segregated schools to prevent them from getting to know the poor, and to shield them from the knowledge that the rich aren’t actually better than the poor.
One of Betty White’s projects was a show called “The Golden Palace” where Don Cheadle and Cheech Martin join the Golden Girls to run a hotel.
In one episode, Cheadle’s character confronts Blanche about the racism in her past.
Dec 11, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Alt-lite commentators and right-wing media outfits downplaying the severity of identified variants of concern is just more fear uncertainty and doubt from Conservative manipulators.
Climate change is real.
The Earth is round. #COVIDisAirborne.
Kay’s primary outlet for his alt-light opinions is the Post Millennial—the paragraph arm of Jeff Ballingall’s facebook page, “Canada Proud.”
In Canada, liberals study reality to learn about reality so they can respond to reality. Conservatives, instead, attempt to shape reality into a form that they desire.
Understand that this is what the referendum was about: changing what is true into what they want to be true.
Why is Kenney alway lying?
He isn’t. He’s telling the “truth” that he wants to become factual.
In the imagination of Conservatives, the world people like Kenney project is real—or at least what they believe *should* be true, if the lies are repeated enough to be believed.
Oct 22, 2021 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
CW: sexual assault.
This is not my story. It didn’t happen to me.
It was told to me by someone I trust. #IBelieveHer.
This story did not take place in Alberta.
“…and then he started forcing himself on me.
I did not want this.
I tried to push him back.
He didn’t stop.
I did not want this.
He kept pushing.
I didn’t think he was going to stop.
So I decided to change my strategy...