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"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

George Orwell

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Canadian born and raised in Alberta here. For our US friends, our former, quite unpopular Premier Jason Kenney, announced he was stepping down earlier this year when he only got 51% of the United Conservative Party's support to stay on. During the pandemic he first said he would never impose a vax mandate, but locked the province down HARD, jailed pastors, and the also imposed a vax mandate, thereby managing to piss everybody off- those who said he did too much and those who said he didn't. So, a few weeks ago, Danielle was elected by the same party membership in 6 rounds of voting, with 53% of the vote. She very much supports the unvaccinated. Another position of hers is that if Trudeau imposes something on Alberta that is not good for Alberta, that we should be able to reject its imposition- she is calling it the Alberta Sovereignty Act. She also wants blanket amnesty for those who broke 'C 19 rules', and to disentangle us from agreements signed with the WEF. Her primary opposition is the NDP party- our version of your 'radical left' arm of the Dems and proud standard bearers of the Branch Covidians. ( NDP leader Rachel Notley, once Premier herself, actually pushed a door to door vaccination campaign and recently said publicly that "there is no evidence the vaccines are unsafe") The NDP is the MSM media darling, of course, so Danielle is being called 'far right', if not fascist, by most media outlets for her views, as you have correctly guessed. Problem is she faces a general election next spring, so she has about 7-8 months to turn the narrative- a HUGE task given we have many many lunatics whose hair is currently on fire about Danielle and her positions. The question now is will she be Kari Lake or will she cave to the pressure? She has already apologized for saying the unvaccinated are the most discriminated group of her lifetime and the country went bananas: " the First Nations, the gays, the muslims " etc etc. I am a staunch supporter of Danielle's, but I don't know if we will be able to outnumber the left in 7 or 8 months.

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Far right extremist, misogynist, racist, antivaxxer, covid denier, fascist, transphobic....did I miss one?

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Finally something good out of Canada. After years of abuse here, I’m cautiously optimistic. Time will tell…

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El Gato wrote “ perhaps if governments would like to win the trust of the people, they should consider this crazy idea called “not lying all the time” and “speaking to the people as though they were not idiots.””

The US federal government along with many states currently believe that they can mandate their way to way to whatever actions they deem necessary, they don’t need our trust. They will never change until we change them.

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'we get in to the political fray of trying to determine if teachers did a good job or not. and i dont think thats fair'

yea its not fair to be called out on the fucking shitty job you did over the last 2+ years

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The Alberta Sovereignty Act is making people very uncomfortable around here, and I cannot wait until the incompetent, human rights trampling, Federal government tries to challenge it! Alberta is about to become the Florida of the North in terms of freedom, and politicians genuinely speaking about the issues facing citizens from woke-Liberal policies!

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To the representative of the ATF: Can you name me any other industry in life where we do not judge whether someone or some entity does a good job or not? Yet for teachers it is not fair 🤪 to judge them? Ooookaaaaay. With that one comment you see the corruption of the teacher's unions on full display.

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I was just thinking about the kind of game being played now. On one side, it's straightforward obscuration and confusion (even in CDC's data), while on the other there's a mix of cranks and clear-thinkers and data.

Is the 32% increase in US working age deaths between 2019 and 2021 just chopped liver? Why isn't anyone (besides me) focusing on that particular statistic?

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When the USA continues its draconian mandates against the unvaxxed entering the USA, and its health agencies FDA and CDC voting unanimously to put covid vaxxes in the childrens immunization schedule, I do wonder who,is running the show in the country? We know Brandon is not smart enough to make any kind of healthcare decision, he simply is not.

It may take a change of leadership around the country, not just in Florida, to witness a honest approach to Americans well being. I am hopeful, as more and more quadruple vaxxed gov’t officials become infected with covid, go onto to take antivirals and then rebound with covid, the truth cannot be far away.

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Can I get out in front of this & say Danielle Smith did not hang herself?

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As a Canadian residing in the province next door to Alberta, it almost made me weep to hear their Premier apologizing to Albertans. It is a start in the right direction, one whose endgame is a renewed Charter that is *GUARANTEED*.

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Our local county executive in Texas was a huge proponent of lockdowns and masks early on. He stated recently that he has "no regrets".

He literally threatened the school board if they tried to go back to school in the fall of 2020 and only had to back off because the attorney general of Texas issued an opinion saying he had no authority over the school districts as independent government entities.

He also tried to deflect responsibility for his local mask mandate (before Abbott panicked and issued one of his own) by issuing a rigged "internet survey" with preordained outcome.

Unfortunately, it looks like he is going to win reelection strictly along partisan lines and I cannot believe all of the immigrants and democrats who are going to vote for him think that what he did was wise or beneficial. Makes me sick.

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I hope she is sincere, but isn't the definition of "politician": can lie the most convincingly?

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Oct 23, 2022·edited Oct 23, 2022

There is strong "breakaway from Canada" movement within Alberta. Not sure if many people outside Canada are aware of that.

I'd love to see States here begin to seriously discuss such measures. I could picture a large swath of the central states unite in a single, breathtaking breakaway campaign. Starting in Florida, tracing along the gulf into Texas and straight north from there. It be epic and beautiful and full of problems and dangers but oh so worth the effort.

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"Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who...."

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