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CANNABLISS CONNOISSEURS’ CONCENTRATE

June 22, 2017
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CONNEISSEURS purportedly possess a great deal of knowledge about Fine Arts, Cuisines/Drinks and or are self proclaimed pontificating Judges in matters of their personal predilection. The word CONNOISSEUR carries an air of pretentiousness and pomposity . . . unless it is used in the OLIVER IRONICAL / MACHIAVELLIAN sense of the word. OLIVER IRONICAL...

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“OLIVER’S DOWNTOWN SUCKS”

June 1, 2017
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“OLIVER’S DOWNTOWN SUCKS”

“Oliver’s Downtown Sucks! Let’s Face It!” says Oliver’s 25 year (1991-2016) Town Manager and still “consulting” Manager. “SUCKS” is slang used to express resentment, dislike or feelings of disgust about something or a situation. Not all, but enough Oliver & Rural Area residents at the Public meeting remember the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, when...

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Is Beauty In The Eyes Of The Beholders?

January 25, 2016
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Is Beauty In The Eyes Of The Beholders?

Oliver Mayor & Councilors (sent Jan 25 2016) In support of our Prime Minister, his Cabinet and all those legions of Canadians who voted Liberal based largely on Mr. Justin Trudeau’s commitment to legalize Marijuana, we intent to commission a local and acknowledged artist to replicate two 8×8 foot exact images of a marijuana...

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Downtown Economic Revitalization Regurgitation

October 21, 2015
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Downtown Economic Revitalization Regurgitation

Since Oliver has been a “Town” (1990) multiple special economic development / downtown revival committees, societies, boards and groups have come and gone without leaving a worthwhile mark. Proving the idiom – everything old is new again – Mayor & Council are soliciting feedback from the public by inviting them to sit on a...

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Oliver Chronicle Editorial “Editors” Blinder than Bats

April 30, 2015
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Oliver Chronicle Editorial “Editors” Blinder than Bats

The Oliver Chronicle Editorial (04.22.15) Headline reads . . . MLA Larson is blind on the National Park issue and goes on to say . . . “it’s time for Larson to remove her blinders.” Oliver Ironical readers ask, “shouldn’t Oliver Chronicle Editorial “editors” remove their collective blinders first?” Seemingly those collective blinders prevent...

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Oliver Chronicle Mouths Ironical

February 17, 2015
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Oliver Chronicle Mouths Ironical

Is the Oliver Chronicle aping the Oliver Ironical when it implores Oliver Town Council to “Strike an economic development committee and make it work.”?       Could the Oliver Chronicle’s mouthing the Oliver Ironical be an example of the sincerest form of flattery? When the Oliver Chronicle goes on to say, “For some reason economic...

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Yes Means No – No Means Yes

November 25, 2014
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Yes Means No – No Means Yes

Is politics based on the indifference of the majority? Are pleasant politicians as rare as benign burglars? Do politicians pose as servants so as to become masters? On television, did you ever see a candidate talking to a rich person? Is politics a conflict of interests masquerading as contests of principles? Is it dangerous...

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B.C. Prison Populations vs. the Locales’ Locals

April 16, 2014
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B.C. Prison Populations vs. the Locales’ Locals

Currently, nine (9) B.C. prisons/penitentiaries are located in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island (Victoria & Nanaimo) and the Interior of the Province (Prince George & Kamloops). The prisons’ populations and guards at these locales, as a percentage of the at large local population, within a 15 km radius, is less than 1%. The prison’s population and...

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Macro Micro Same Same

March 2, 2014
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Macro Micro Same Same

Big Pharma are titanic uncooperative corporations that lure the doctors and their agents to prescribe medicines, the effects of which, they understand little . . . to cure diseases of which they know less . . . for people who they see only as cash cows. Small Towns are tiny uncooperative corporations that lure...

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Oliver is Going . . . Going . . . Gone to the Dogs

January 29, 2014
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Oliver is Going . . . Going . . . Gone to the Dogs

Oliver’s paper-tiger news later paper ISSUE 4, VOL 79, Front & Editorial & Sixth Pages report & purport Oliver is Going . . . Going . . . Gone to the Dogs! Oliver’s alpha dog has trained many mayors & councils like puppy packs to doggedly bay the moon. Were one to pay attention...

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