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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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Historic to Prehistoric in a Quarter Century

February 5, 2014
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Historic to Prehistoric in a Quarter Century

Oliver’s Second Biggest Mistake Public Pays Patton’s Pricey Price In Oliver Divide And Rule Runs Rampant Force Fed Fish Farm Feces Flow Far & Fast Free Financial Facts From Formulated Figures Baton Patton Picks A Predictable Pack Of Planners (APC) Oliver’s Visionary Feasibility Studies, Strategies And Reviews Micro-Managing Mandarins Make Oliver & Area “C”...

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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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Talking the Walk

January 21, 2014
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Talking the Walk

Is pretending that an unknown, unlit & unmarked major highway pedestrian crossing is perpetually safe . . . by walking one way once, during daylight hours with best weather conditions possible and the least to the max traffic time of the year, tantamount to . . .  1) A Walk of Shame or of...

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No Written Inventory = No Stock

January 19, 2014
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No Written Inventory = No Stock

The compulsion to make resolutions during the week either side of the December 31st banality and the results are both predictable because . . . almost always missed throughout the resolution/goal setting process is correctly estimating the amount of time required to make the change(s) sought because . . . most resolvers reject change...

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Riding & Beating A Dead Horse (O.I.B. vs. O.T.C.)

January 7, 2014
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Riding & Beating A Dead Horse (O.I.B. vs. O.T.C.)

Osoyoos Indian Band (O.I.B.) versus Oliver Town Council (O.T.C.) Passed on for generations, the collective ancestral wisdom of the O.I.B. says that  . . . upon discovering you are riding a dead horse the best strategy is . . . dismount and get a new fresh horse. Passed on from Council to Council for...

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Sunshine Café Barista Supports Sensible BC

November 18, 2013
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Sunshine Café Barista Supports Sensible BC

Sensible BC suggests signing a petition in order to trigger a referendum that, if successful, would mark the end of criminalizing marijuana possession and the beginning of marijuana taxation. Sensible Sunshine Café Barista Supports Sensible BC by making available Initiative Petition Sheets for any and all Sensible Boundary-Similkameen Riding Voters. Sensible BC Initiative Petition...

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Oliver Lies In Bed With Telus

October 21, 2013
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Oliver Lies In Bed With Telus

Proving Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows, the Town of Oliver & Telus Corporation, on linked logo letterhead, formally announce their marriage by proclaiming their relationship a partnership. Partnerships exists whenever two or more entities co-own, contribute to a business and share in the profits and losses of said business.  The three types of partnerships in Canada...

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Councillor Candidate’s Candid Concessions & Confessions

September 8, 2013
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Councillor Candidate’s Candid Concessions & Confessions

I concede, that (if elected) my motivation for refusing their paycheque a.k.a your money stems from my insecurities. I confess my insecurities such that I couldn’t handle being labeled as yet another one of them politicians. I concede of knowing no other way of avoiding such labeling. I confess that in a past endeavour...

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Councillor Candidate’s Coffee Klatch

September 2, 2013
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Councillor Candidate’s Coffee Klatch

john micka     OLIVER CHRONICLE EDITOR QUESTIONS    OLIVER IRONICAL EDITOR/CANDIDATE      ANSWERS   1) What prompted you to throw your  hat into municipal politics?     Some say Main Streets can be an economic driver and a reflection of the Town’s Character. Some say it’s just another Street. I say our Main Street could and...

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A Higher and Better Use for Centennial Park

July 22, 2013
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A Higher and Better Use for Centennial Park

Finding another who would also vocalize their being offended by Oliver’s military mayor’s desire to see a “Higher and Better Use” for our Centennial Park is as Odd now as ODCEDS was then. See Letter to the editor   Having disbanded and abandoned any and all their economic development endeavours in lieu of Studies &...

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Is The Status Quo The Way To Go?

July 11, 2013
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Is The Status Quo The Way To Go?

In Oliver, in each election there are (7) seats available (Mayor + 6 Council). Since 1990 there have been (8) Civic elections x (7) seats = 56 possible political positions. Of those (56) possible political positions spanning 23 years, (9) have been held by (9) single term politicians. Of those (56) possible political positions...

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