Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28

Thread: So Justin helps...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Varies now
    Posts
    2,043

    So Justin helps...

    ...with his sons fill sand bags for 15 minutes and has to live with the frustrations of security every day. Some of the people working the flood lines are putting in more than 15 hours a day.

    Get the fuck out of the way!

    https://globalnews.ca/video/5211322/...lling-sandbags
    Even though there are days I wish I could change some things that happened in the past, there’s a reason the rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so big, where you’re headed is much more important than what you’ve left behind.

  2. #2
    And yet still, he takes the moment to really enjoy debating someone to make sure he gets his votes.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by jgg View Post
    ...with his sons fill sand bags for 15 minutes and has to live with the frustrations of security every day. Some of the people working the flood lines are putting in more than 15 hours a day.

    Get the fuck out of the way!

    https://globalnews.ca/video/5211322/...lling-sandbags
    It's sad really; that during a natural disaster type situation you want to be partisan. Not going to assume the motivation of the guy in the video; I'll give him some slack as I would assume he lives in the area and perhaps has been affected by flooding and thus a certain level of frustration is understandable. Perhaps these links would be a better way to help out rather than taking shots at politicians.

    https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/singl...ada-flood-2019

    https://www.canadahelps.org/en/chari...c-floods-2019/

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Varies now
    Posts
    2,043
    I'm not being partisan at all.

    Politicians of all stripes have a long tradition of getting in the way. I live and work in Southern Manitoba. Flood events here last for weeks, even into months. I've been flooded, evacuated, displaced and at the least, inconvenienced by floods. I have raced to help neighbors protect their property after giving up on mine. I have patrolled dikes though the night in rain and snow, watching for leaks and weak spots. I've watched as dikes have been purposely cut and farm homes and land flooded to save the population downstream. Floods have affected my life and livelihood. If you aren't helping, you are in the way.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/harper-visits...loods-1.642813

    https://www.cbc.ca/archives/red-rive...away-1.5072019

    https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/mu...121787559.html
    Even though there are days I wish I could change some things that happened in the past, there’s a reason the rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so big, where you’re headed is much more important than what you’ve left behind.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Westwood
    Posts
    5,997
    Damned if he does and damned if doesn't.
    If he doesn't show up people will be bitching about him not being there.
    If he does show up people will want him to do something.
    If he does something people bitch about him getting in the way.
    Not sure what exactly he should do, he can't control the waters like Canute.

    I love the North Shore and sympathise with people who have lived there for decades. It has never been so bad as the last few years. Houses built fifty or more years ago are suddenly getting wrecked.
    The provincial government in Quebec is probably right in buying out at-risk properties.
    Manitoba has a serious problem with big McMansions being built next to flood prone rivers. Unfortunately for us commoners the rich folk have the ear of the premier and will get compensated despite knowingly building in a bad place. Happened last big flood.
    Two hands helping do more good than a thousand hands clasped in prayer

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by jgg View Post
    Perhaps all these politicians, in their own mind, believe they are helping. Of course they are also doing a photo opp: any high profile politician that has any public interaction is potentially a photo opp. That said; cynicism is almost always not helpful. And more importantly; any individual should do what they think is helpful if they are so inclined, rather than preaching about the potential helpfulness (or lack thereof) of others.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by jgg View Post
    ...with his sons fill sand bags for 15 minutes and has to live with the frustrations of security every day. Some of the people working the flood lines are putting in more than 15 hours a day.

    Get the fuck out of the way!

    https://globalnews.ca/video/5211322/...lling-sandbags
    While Trudeau was meeting with victims of climate change in flooded Ontario...

    ...Andrew Scheer was secretly meeting and colluding with multi-millionaire oil execs living in Calgary mansions.

    One of those guys is a huge asshole, but I won't hold my breath waiting for you to decide which.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Crookedmember View Post
    While Trudeau was meeting with victims of climate change in flooded Ontario...

    ...Andrew Scheer was secretly meeting and colluding with multi-millionaire oil execs living in Calgary mansions.

    One of those guys is a huge asshole, but I won't hold my breath waiting for you to decide which.
    Heaven forbid if a politician meets with people! What is the world coming to?!?!?!? lol!

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    989
    Part of the problem is climate change, but the other half is the society/establishment. There is one dam in Quebec that is over flowing, causing flooding downriver. The dam is supposed to withstand an 1000 year flood (so its not supposed to overflow in 1000 years). Companies and government buy into that system, so when it actually floods its a disaster.

    I'd like to know who designed that system, they sure are wrong about those 1000 year floods and others. I've been to places in Australia where the houses are built on stilts, so living quarters are 10 feet off the ground, in case of flash floods etc.

    So if an area has been flooded, rebuild using stilt houses. You can enclose the bottom, but no services would be allow in the down stairs part. Things stored down there would have to be in water proof containers...

    Or build house boats, when it floods in the spring you can travel the water ways until it floods next year; and you can make it back to your property...

    I can forsee a new industry for Ontario, Quebec and NB, the replacing of houses with houseboats.... So when it floods, people will be going to the cooler to get a beer.....

    Personally I would get one of those large pontoon boats; put 2 150 HP outboards on it......

    The other side of the story is that people are stupid, they did not think to check to see if they lived in a flood plain, ask any realator, their ready answer is/would be " its a 500/1000 year flood...." The person buying accepts this answear, thinking I'm safe.....

    Or maybe they did not build enough dams further up the river system....

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    1,982
    Blog Entries
    8
    The man has a point. It's a crisis, and someone is smiling and hamming it up in front of the camera. I'd be lying if my frustrations didn't take over. I'd probably do the same if I was pissed off and tired too.

  11. #11
    Buying/building a house in a 'flood plane' and then complaining when it floods... What part of 'flood' don't folk understand? Not a lot of sympathy from me I'm afraid.

  12. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Kamloops B.C.
    Posts
    2,918
    Here in BC....the term flood plane is overused in my opinion.
    I live at 3000 feet, and my homestead is classed as flood plane .... When you compare it to Sumas Flats between Abbotsford and Chilliwack that is in places 2 or 3 feet below sea level, it's a little ridiculous.
    Municipalities will use the term near any body of water to cover their asses.
    Geologically ,my place once had a lake covering some of my land, but that was 12,000 years ago.
    When you build ten feet from the Fraser , Thompson, or Chilliwack river, and cry when your flooded out, I have to think what where you expecting?
    As far as the man being frustrated, I get that when a half hour is wasted doing media presentations to inform the public of what's going on, and Government windbags ceremoniously sinking shovels into sand.
    Both where just trying to do their jobs....one a volunteer....another getting paid to be there.
    What struck me was.....if it had been any other politician, would he have done the same thing?
    There is an underlying disrespectful attitude towards the man, that is running very deep in our country...nobody seems to take him , or his security staff seriously anymore....everyone likes to get in his face, and tell him what a little shithead he is.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by sybian View Post
    ...everyone likes to get in his face, and tell him what a little shithead he is.
    In 2015, people were way too enthusiastic about him. Now the over-reaction has set in.

    I was unenthusiastic about Trudeau in 2015, but voted Liberal anyway, for a number of reasons. I don't regret it, but I'm struggling to settle on a party to vote for in 2019. During my life I've voted all over the political map, but damn, this year i seem to have reached the edge of the map without a compass.
    “I must ask anyone entering the house never to contradict me in any way, as it interferes with the functioning of the gastric juices and prevents my sleeping at night.” - Sir George Sitwell

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Kamloops B.C.
    Posts
    2,918
    Quote Originally Posted by MissingOne View Post
    In 2015, people were way too enthusiastic about him. Now the over-reaction has set in.

    I was unenthusiastic about Trudeau in 2015, but voted Liberal anyway, for a number of reasons. I don't regret it, but I'm struggling to settle on a party to vote for in 2019. During my life I've voted all over the political map, but damn, this year i seem to have reached the edge of the map without a compass.
    The thing about finding yourself without a compass, and your in the mountains.....the best thing to do is build a fire, and wait for the sunrise to identify East with the rising sun.
    There may be no answers for a way out....but you now know where you stand.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by jgg View Post
    Get the fuck out of the way!
    we trade him for the garbage in the Philippines

    win-win

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •