Monday, August 1, 2016

Even Cash Corner

Sean Kilby sits on the tailgate of his pickup truck thumbing through his cellphone as he waits for work on a downtown Calgary street corner. Behind him, nail guns, compressors and other tools are piled on top of each other in the bed of his truck.
For much of the past eight years, Kilby has paid the bills installing siding as a subcontractor, but construction work has dried up in a sluggish economy. The slowdown has forced him onto cash corner, a stretch of curb on Centre Street South, where day labourers pick up casual work in exchange for cash.

A day earlier, he and a few other guys made $100 each helping somebody move, which was enough to buy milk for his one-year-old son and put gas in his truck. He’ll need more jobs like it to keep his baby in daycare and stay on top of his bills.
But just as things are elsewhere in Calgary’s recession-riddled job market, business on cash corner is slow.

Men who lined the sidewalk one recent morning said there was a time when they could earn a decent living from the odd jobs they landed while standing on the concrete slabs. Now, workers find their options dwindling in a sagging economy as Alberta copes with the highest unemployment rate west of Atlantic Canada: 7.9 per cent in June, well above the national rate of 6.8 per cent.
http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/work-dries-up-at-calgarys-cash-corner

I was called many unnecessary names and accused of much for simply saying this would happen. Now it has.

Its going to get a whole lot worse.
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A big thank you to the 112 readers that logged in yesterday. I'm still extremely busy at NWR as the current project caps out. Next post after  http://www.ereb.com/REALTORSAssociationOfEdmonton.html adjusts for what ever reason Julys stats.
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

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At the beginning of the year, Spencer Bownes and his wife each had a steady job as they cared for their two children, aged seven and four, at their Evergreen home in southwest Calgary.

Just seven months later, the family home is on the edge of foreclosure and their banks have called in their debts. Even after handing out countless resumes, Bownes hasn’t found work after he was laid off from Husky Energy in February.

“We’re going to be renting a house in the interim,” said Bownes, a human resources professional who didn’t get any severance because his position was considered temporary. 

“It could be 10 years before we fix our credit. We’re just taking it one day at a time. We’re trying to rebuild in this new world.” http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/recession-drags-rising-number-of-alberta-into-financial-ruin

The realtors claimed that there was no bubble in Alberta, they lied. Imagine that!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lefties, Always Playing The Victim

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Below a comment left on TheRebel

 Lefties have always tried to portray themselves as perpetual victims, the little guys (and girls), oppressed and treated unfairly….. and now their narrative is turned on its head, and being used against them. As each fact and sensibility comes to light, millions of lefty brain cells are extinguished with a little orange puff of cognitive dissonance induced smoke.
http://www.therebel.media/notley_blinked_and_then_cancelled 

So true and so sad.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NDP Ban Political Right From Legislature

 
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Remember some are more equal then others. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/rachel-notley-s-ndp-bans-the-rebel-from-alberta-government-news-conferences-1.3450577

People on the left side of political arena can be extreme in their views, they feel above reproach and if your against their ideas you obviously have a personal vendetta against them. The NDP know what we want, even if we say we don't.   

And when they lose the fight, they will call you a hater.

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In my opinion the NDP approach to the Rebel was extreme and wrong. Freedom of speech is a right.

As a result of NDP extremism (fascism is the correct word), Rebel media has gained Canada wide recognition, if not world wide, hopefully some late night US TV talk shows will pick up on this, there's no doubt Rick Mercer will.

This wide spread media coverage would have cost Rebel Media Millions of dollars.

By the way, today was the 1 year anniversary of Rebel media.
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

A Real Alberta Man -The King

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A true Alberta Hero.
 
Sticks and stones can break my bones
But names will never hurt me.
 
 
Notleys government will ensure low income earners pay more, in fact, we will all pay more.
 The NDP help no one.
 
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

This Is Embarrasing - The NDP Beg

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Alberta is going through an “incredibly rough patch” with oil hitting a seven-year low Wednesday, but Finance Minister Joe Ceci remains hopeful the economy will turn around later this year.

It wont Ceci.

With Alberta’s heavy oil dropping below US $20 a barrel Wednesday, Ceci sympathized with the thousands of people being thrown out of work and expressed hope Ottawa and other provinces will come to Alberta’s aid by helping  get its oilsands bitumen to new markets.

We dont want others to help, weve been here before.

http://calgaryherald.com/business/energy/alberta-going-through-a-rough-patch-says-ceci-as-oil-prices-plummets

Get a grip Ceci, get your spending inline and quit begging, its embarrasing.

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We're below shut-in levels - Canada's crude hits 20 year low at $19 a barrel

 
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http://calgaryherald.com/business/energy/were-below-shut-in-levels-canadas-cheapest-crude-hits-record-low-at-19-a-barrel

Done. And. Done.

Lied to by those that used you. Your Dreams destroyed.

Within 9 months, CHMC will likely hold 20,000 plus Calgary homes.

albertabubbleblog1@gmail.com.com

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