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26 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:06 pm

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umm.. the reason the stadium is delayed is because of wind...wind usually does blow it sideways. and as I found working at Portage and Main in trizec building. Wind often makes it rain upwards in Winnipeg as well.

27 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:16 am

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Deank wrote:a little old russian scientist told me ...
Don't trust Russian scientists. Especially little old ones.

http://anybody-want-a-peanut.blogspot.com/

28 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:23 am

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LOL


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29 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:04 pm

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I really look forward to seeing some big shows there someday. Springsteen, Dave Mathews Band, Madonna, perhaps even Metallica with Slayer and Megedeth, Stones and Paul McCartney.


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30 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:12 pm

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Madonna? Wow Triniman I didn't realize you were a fan. Wink


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31 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:14 pm

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Well, I might go. She has a lot of songs that I used to like, around 20 years ago.


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32 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:39 pm

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Should we start a thread whereby we denigrate every single aspect of the stadium due to its' white elephant status, tax payer cash pit and Asper involvement? Or is it okay that our hard earned taxes are applied to THIS facility?

What is the difference between this white elephant and other Winnipeg white elephants?


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33 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:52 pm

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If the CMHR starts booking world class artists then I may change my mind. LOL


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34 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:10 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:What is the difference between this white elephant and other Winnipeg white elephants?

Okay, since you asked....

It's responsible to lifecycle infrastructure that has proven over time to be valuable to society.

It's careless and just plain wrong to force a massive, completely unnecessary white elephant self-serving vanity project on taxpayers without even bothering to hold a plebiscite. If the 'yea' sides wins the plebiscite, so be it.


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35 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:59 pm

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Meh. I expected a scurrilous rationalization. Handsomely delivered I might add.

BOTH facilities are completely unnecessary. As is a zoo. And a planetarium. And a concert hall. And an art gallery.

Suggesting a "football stadium" as proven "valuable to society" over time and comparing it to something that did not previously exist is utter self-serving tripe.

It's equally careless and just plain wrong to force a massive, completely unnecessary white elephant football stadium on taxpayers, also without even bothering to hold a plebiscite.

I guess as long as you can enjoy some big shows there then $200 million of taxpayers money is a fine use of our taxes.


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36 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:58 am

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How about we fix our sewer system?

How about we fix our water system?

How about we fix our roads?
















How about we feed our hungry as an afterthought?

37 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:59 am

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Any left over.....build a stadium.

...any left over from that....build a monument to me.

38 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:55 am

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grumpy old man wrote:Meh. I expected a scurrilous rationalization. Handsomely delivered I might add.

BOTH facilities are completely unnecessary. As is a zoo. And a planetarium. And a concert hall. And an art gallery.

Suggesting a "football stadium" as proven "valuable to society" over time and comparing it to something that did not previously exist is utter self-serving tripe.

It's equally careless and just plain wrong to force a massive, completely unnecessary white elephant football stadium on taxpayers, also without even bothering to hold a plebiscite.

I guess as long as you can enjoy some big shows there then $200 million of taxpayers money is a fine use of our taxes.

I do see your point, but I don't agree totally. To agree would mean that we should build more unneccessary projects and decide decades later whether or not to lifecycle them or shut them down. I say society can't afford to do that anymore and government isn't moving in that direction. The new stadium? Totally necessary and clearly wanted. My two cents. No monument to JTF!


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39 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:59 am

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A stadium could and SHOULD be built to last over 150 years.


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40 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:01 am

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Bring back the trough!


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41 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:32 pm

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trough or not. Designing and building stadiums to only last until such time as the mortgage is paid off is ridiculous.


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42 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:24 pm

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The new one is supposed to last 250 years. Of course, we won't be around to verify...


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43 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:41 pm

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umm..50 years.. not 250


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44 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:46 pm

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250 football years is 50 regular years...it's like the dog thing. Wink

45 Re: Stadium delayed because of weather??? on Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:09 pm

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What JTF said. Very Happy


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