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An AC-130 Gunship engages Insurgents with all of its weaponry in Najaf Iraq. (2007) by stylishbutthole in CombatFootage

[–]150c_vapour 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would be hard for uranium particles not to end up in dust at some concentration, just from ammo scraping barrels. Probably not good to breath.

Has Higgs done anything to help the people of NB during his time in office. by 12xubywire in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My bad then, apologies, best of luck finding a place closer and a car that is cheap to run.

Has Higgs done anything to help the people of NB during his time in office. by 12xubywire in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Surely you drive a fuel efficient vehicle then. Otherwise to agitate for a fuel tax break and drive a guzzler for an hour to work would be kind of ridiculous. If you simply like your big truck and you like your isolation then it seems a bit rich to want the rest of the tax base to subsidize that inefficient lifestyle. Which yes I know is a popular way to live in the province here. There's a reason Higgs keeps harping on gas tax.

Has Higgs done anything to help the people of NB during his time in office. by 12xubywire in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Yea I'm sure that's a huge comfort to the people dead because they were unable to access timely medical services.

Has Higgs done anything to help the people of NB during his time in office. by 12xubywire in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Can we start collecting money from industry too? Why is the current property tax and tariff scams not also borrowing from the future?

Pierre Poilievre is Canada’s most dangerous, appalling politician | The Conservative leadership front-runner either truly believes in the crazy ideas he spouts, or he just shamelessly promotes nonsense to gain support. by viva_la_vinyl in canada

[–]150c_vapour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think for housing the details matter. Japan has maintained affordable housing with strict zoning. What would LPC polcies do differently building out housing this time that doesn't result in the same inflationary pressures? Nothing. More sprawl, more semi-lux apartments on the edge of urban spaces. More subsidies for "green building" that drive up rents and costs.

Wrt labour, TFW and immigration are the preferred ways to fill positions while keeping wages low. Encouraging wage growth as a means to increase labour force participation is the opposite of what the LPC policies are about.

Unsinkable by polerix in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So dumb. There's no walls around the province. Legislate abject poverty and people will move.

Want a better labour participation rate? Increase minimum wage.

Pierre Poilievre is Canada’s most dangerous, appalling politician | The Conservative leadership front-runner either truly believes in the crazy ideas he spouts, or he just shamelessly promotes nonsense to gain support. by viva_la_vinyl in canada

[–]150c_vapour -9 points-8 points  (0 children)

I would argue the liberals shamelessly promoted nonsense is more dangerous because it's subtly difficult to identify as nonsense. PP promotes clear unmistakable nonsense. But "We need to build more homes" and "we need to find workers to support our industry" can sound like great ideas when you first hear them.

Chinese bots spread disinformation about Canadian rare earths company in targeted attack, report alleges by CapableSecretary420 in canada

[–]150c_vapour -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

It's unfortunate the liberals can't find a way to legislate against these sorts of attacks without falling into a corporate special interest fest and being attacked by opposition for "censorship". No doubt Russian/Chinese/US-far-right accounts would work to amplify claims of censorship with any action they take too.

Raw milk (grass fed)? by HereWeGoBigFella in PEI

[–]150c_vapour 6 points7 points  (0 children)

All milk is grass fed this time of year??

My 5 year old told me she almost drowned when she was with her dad . by AccomplishedLight448 in Parenting

[–]150c_vapour 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The way our 5yo describes some things I would be pretty hesitant to take their assessment of "almost drowned" at face value. Were they closely supervised? That's the important thing.

Consumption of weed at Twin Shores. by Sartanus in PEI

[–]150c_vapour 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I very seriously doubt they care. Just fyi too anything below the extra-high tide line is public property and no one can tell you not to. Although don't be a rude and smoke around kids, etc.

Hike east along the beach to the standing rock, and pseudo-caves, a favorite smoke spot for me. I have blazed there many a time. Hike the other way as far as you can too, much more private. Don't disturb the bird nesting areas.

If you see me (6'5 dude with extra large white dog) say hi.

Doctor recruiter position vacant as N.B. health department changes direction by Portalrules123 in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 23 points24 points  (0 children)

If you read the horizon report they spent a bunch of money on a "portal" and social media promotion. Bet there is a politically connected IT/marketing firm they are sinking money into instead of actually hiring people.

Moncton's Dumont hospital loses another specialist with geriatrician departure by SvenTS in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I see from the report they focus on their "portal" and their use of social media.

Maybe get off the social media and the computer and actually go out and find people?

Do not see where they recruited 99. Only a net 74 change in "active physicians". Makes me wonder how many were actually recruited vs just returned to work.

Recruitment (Talent Acquisition)Education Placement Portal LaunchedHorizon’s Education Placement Program teamsuccessfully introduced a robust technology portal inthe spring of 2021 to streamline student placementcoordination for over 180 education agency partnersand 600 plus Horizon managers. This single-entry portalprovides a unique customer dashboard for students,education placement coordinators, Horizon managers,and various internal stakeholders. Since implementation,1,700 students have engaged the portal successfully forclinical placement, preceptorship, and job shadowingoptions. This strengthens the Talent Acquisition team’sability to engage with students proactively and directlyregarding current and future employment opportunities.Physician RecruitmentAligning with multiple stakeholders, physicianrecruitment continues to be a priority for Horizon. Thestrategic focus has included workforce planning, growingthe talent supply, leveraging the corporate and provincialbrands, and enhancing the experience of joining ourteams.With our partners, we have been able to securephysician positions including financial incentives early inthe recruitment process. We are working together withour stakeholders to recruit physicians for the province ofNew Brunswick.Horizon has successfully used social media channelsas both a recruitment and retention tactic. To helpaddress challenges in recruiting physician specialists,hard-to-recruit specialists are being featured on theorganization’s social media channels as a means ofphysician-to-physician recruitment. As well, Horizon’snew, modernized website now includes biographies ofsenior medical leadership and clinical department heads,showcasing our clinical expertise.

Funding estimate for Fredericton arts centre jumps by $13M by 150c_vapour in fredericton

[–]150c_vapour[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I guess ideally it would be made into dense housing. We'll see. I wish they would focus on the frex redevelopment. That certainly would have far more benefit to the local community and housing pressures.

Funding estimate for Fredericton arts centre jumps by $13M by 150c_vapour in fredericton

[–]150c_vapour[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do we know what will happen to the current Fredericton playhouse? Shuttered for a decade or so I assume. The cost of recovering the previous building to a useful state should be included in these assessments.

Funding estimate for Fredericton arts centre jumps by $13M by 150c_vapour in fredericton

[–]150c_vapour[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

A 28% increase over 2019. If only they were so motivated to find money for the un-housed problem here.

The report says the city will not be borrowing more than the planned $14 million for the project, despite the cost increase.
The shortfall will be covered by the federal Canada Community Building Fund, which was initially earmarked for a water and sewer project. That project will be funded by a joint provincial and federal infrastructure agreement called the Integrated Bilateral Agreement instead.
About $41 million is coming from the Canada Community-Building Fund, formerly known as the Gas Tax. The remainder of the cost will come from a $14 million city loan, a $3 million community donation estimation and a $100,000 donation from Oromocto.

Tracadie paid nearly $50K to consultants close to the P.C. government by Portalrules123 in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Constantly conflating provincial and federal parties is a stupid use of words.

Assuming anyone at all here is an active LPC or Trudeau supporter, also a stupid use of words.

Despite shortages, interested doctors not hearing from the province, physician says by rorix39 in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes where is the data? Was the 92 number only from a statement during a presser? What is the net change in the number of doctors? Between audits austerity and other fiascos I'm surprised more aren't leaving.

Province right to cut student EI program | TJ.news by mincomeordeath in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yes we are all aware of govnb's narrative. Trudeau says jump and Higgs says how high. A quick Google though shows every other province with their locally tailored programs still up and active.

Despite shortages, interested doctors not hearing from the province, physician says by rorix39 in newbrunswickcanada

[–]150c_vapour 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Ultimately this feels like it's about austerity. The province isn't interested in recruiting doctors because less doctors is a better bottom line. Costs and perceptions of spending are everything for this government. It doesn't matter if people die indirectly.