PRAY FOR CALGARY

Wanye
June 21 2013 11:53AM

 

Terrible times today for our neighbours down the QEII highway as 100,000 people in 26 communities have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding by recent heavy rains.

Much of downtown Calgary and areas near the Bow River is underwater and there are reports that the Saddledome has been flooded too and that the dressing rooms and the jumbotron have been destroyed.

The Canadian Military has been deployed and the EPS has sent 100 officers to help among efforts currently underway.

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Obviously as an Oilers fan we loving giving Calgarians a hard time. But there is no joking around in times like these and anyone looking to help can support the Canadian Red Cross here. Alternatively you can call 1-800-418-1111. Nation HQ has made a donation and we encourage everyone to do the same.

Stay strong Southern Alberta and everyone else affected by this tragedy.

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#151 Rambelaya
June 24 2013, 12:08PM
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And for those wondering about federal dollars going to repair the Saddledome - I have no doubt it'll be fixed before some homes are, but it won't be with federal money. They have commercial insurance (including flood) and some poor company will be paying through the nose to take care of it, not the feds.

PS - I heard this morning they're already pumped 300,000,000 gallons out of the Dome. Yowsers.

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#152 Captain Ron
June 24 2013, 01:17PM
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TigerUnderGlass wrote:

....aaaaand here is the problem.

You have information that sounds reasonable and is half right but not entirely correct and people think "oh that sounds right, I'll just assume that it is."

And the problem with that philosophy is that people will interpret information they way they want to. It doesn't matter if it is 100% correct or not.

In this case I look at what Kevin R had to say and think to myself that it is plausible. I am not assuming that he is 100% correct in his assessment.

The internet in general is full of inaccurate information and neither you or I can control how people interpret what they read whether the information is correct or not. Even if you were to post information that you know to be 100% correct there are many that would still question you and tell you how wrong you are and how right they are regardless of the facts.

If you are looking for altruism and perfection the internet is not a good place to find it.

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#153 TigerUnderGlass
June 24 2013, 06:53PM
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@Captain Ron

This isn't like telling people about a new way to get stains out of their jeans. It certainly isn't a matter of our interpretation because these issues have been interpreted in some detail by the courts already and it's their interpretation that counts. What these guys are saying comes very close to legal advice, and I don't think it's out of line to ask them to stop given the context in which they are making these comments. It certainly doesn't equate to any type of search for perfection.

Broad statements like the ones they are making are useless at best, and dangerous at worst. Why make them? Plausibility is irrelevant.

Believe me, this is the last time I will ever ask someone to try and be decent online, or likely even try to have a serious conversation about anything, because apparently nobody cares about having the right information, just about being right at all cost.

It's funny because when it comes to things that don't really matter, like sports or music, I love to argue and will do so all day. When it comes to more serious matters, unless it is purely a matter of opinion, I would rather have correct information.

Whatever. Listen to what the plausible guy said if you like. I'm not going to run around telling people what I do for a living in a desperate grasp at validation. It makes no difference to me.

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