October 01, 2015

Notley fails to renew contract of Alberta's most effective envoy to U.S.

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Do you know who Rob Merrifield is? Well many people don’t but he has been working hard for us in Alberta for the past half year. 

Rob Merrifield was appointed by Jim Prentice to be Alberta’s highest envoy to the United States. Merrifield’s appointment was one of the rare things that Prentice did that was a great idea.

Merrifield is an experienced legislator. He had been chair of the standing committee on International trade during his time in Stephen Harper's government. Better yet, he is a farmer from Mayerthorpe. He is starkly different from so many of Notley’s important appointments. Her appointments all tend to be urban activists imported here from out of province.

But here’s the problem: Rob Merrifield was good at his job. In fact, probably too good. He got within 4 votes of having veto proof support in the United States Senate for Keystone XL. Notely just can’t have that. She opposes Keystone XL along with her federal friend, Thomas Mulcair. And now, Merrifield’s contract hasn’t been renewed. That’s too convenient.

 

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commented 2015-10-04 08:38:14 -0400
Given what is happening in Germany, this is a clear warning to any democratic country. Germans are being booted out of their homes, and those in their army, had to build their own tents, and give up their barracks for faux refugees. One million unscreened refugees by year end, and it is causing chaos. The media is suppressing any negative news, regarding this destruction of Germany. Apparently German employers will be giving them work, and I suspect at the cost of those positions that are already held by Germans. The goal is not the environment, the goal is to destroy capitalism. Notley will demonstrate this on the world stage, at the coming climate show. That’s why she is trashing Albertans and the economic engine of our capitalist system.
commented 2015-10-03 15:24:44 -0400
Rachel Notley seems determined to destroy the Alberta economy for ideological reasons, because she has been conned into believing the oilsands are causing climate change. This delusion will be Canada’s destruction as surely as it is now Alberta’s destruction and Ontario’s destruction, if it isn’t overcome soon. China is laughing as our dumbest politicians destroy our own nation over some science fiction fantasy they have been conned into believing. Good on China.
commented 2015-10-02 21:43:12 -0400
Karin Bougie – that is because Rob has integrity and class, and Rachel doesn’t have either!
commented 2015-10-02 21:39:36 -0400
Peter Babich – even after submission, there will be no peace. Peace is not man’s to give!
commented 2015-10-02 14:34:06 -0400
Rob Merrifield is from the town I live in. I know his family and I know how hard he has worked in politics for years. He cared about Alberta and Canada and deserved a little nicer departure. I don’t blame him one bit for being pissed.
commented 2015-10-02 13:14:40 -0400
MANCAVE WING said Has Brinkman gotten over the fact that Shelia Gunn Reid is reporting for The Rebel and not him?
Actually no Mr. Wing (with a smile) I think The Rebel could have done better with me…
commented 2015-10-02 12:43:23 -0400
P.S. I have never linked to a Brinkman site. Charlie Hebdo has balls
commented 2015-10-02 12:39:51 -0400
Off subject. “Islam” means “to submit”. The so called “peace” comes after you have given in to THEIR will. (Did you see how I spelled THEIR)? Maybe take note troll
commented 2015-10-02 12:34:22 -0400
And if we could refine the oil into finished products, how the hell could you set the price?
commented 2015-10-02 12:33:07 -0400
Poor Motley has no clue about oil sands. Bitumen in its raw form cannot be shipped via pipeline because it is a solid form. You can’t push sand through a pipeline. It must be refined into crude oil first which is what we do. Then the crude is sold on international markets just like every other oil producing nation. I don’t see Saudi or Venezuela producing finished products because they know how to capitalize on unprocessed products. Too bad NDPigs don’t bother to take courses on basic economics.
commented 2015-10-02 12:26:10 -0400
Brinkman said Rob Merrifield should get over his termination. Has Brinkman gotten over the fact that Shelia Gunn Reid is reporting for The Rebel and not him?
commented 2015-10-02 12:22:41 -0400
Marty, by the way, I paid my dues for engaging with the troll by making a donation to The Rebel.
commented 2015-10-02 12:20:45 -0400
Everyday we get closer to taking the NDP trash out in AB!
commented 2015-10-02 12:20:07 -0400
MARTY SMITH, “Finally why are we discussing Islam?” Sorry, I was the one who brought this up to remind people of the thinking of some of the trolls, which should make one less inclined to engage with or give any credence to anything they have to say. By, the way, the troll was taking the conversation off topic as well, but in a more subtle way by trying to make it into a discussion about whining about someone losing his job.
commented 2015-10-02 12:04:10 -0400
LOL…Brinkman saying" the sad sack Rob Merrifield", Brinkman you are one of top 3 sad sacks that always post on here!
commented 2015-10-02 12:01:18 -0400
Brinkmann . . . with the NDP Alberta Has NO Future !
We are watching the “Religion of Peace” in the ME today . . . Europe Tomorrow . . . and soon North America . . .
Living in the outback Doug tends to make one ill-informed !
commented 2015-10-02 11:18:19 -0400
MARTY SMITH starting with your final question and I apologize for talking about Islam rather than about the sad sack Rob Merrifield but RON VOSS has been dogging me for days asking me to answer why I believe that Islam is a religion of peace.

On your second point made about 10 of the 12 Chiefs of Staff to Rachel’s Government – I too was put off somewhat as an NDP supporter about the influx out of province people brought into the Notley Government – Alberta is RICH with highly capable individuals with an NDP vision and social values to have filled those jobs.

Can’t answer you first question because I’ve already commented that Rob Merrifield was not the right man for Rachel Notley’s Government having the WRONG VISIONS for Rachel’s mandate – I appreciate Rob Merrifield’s service to Alberta but he is not the right man to have for the future of our Province…
commented 2015-10-02 10:28:27 -0400
Doug, you are missing some key points. Firstly is the fact the NDP broke contract. That is poor leadership. The professional snubbing also points to that, but I bet the NDP have their side as well…

Secondly, it is no secret the Alberta NDP is staffed with federal NDP members from Ontario as stoolies. This is a conflict of interest and illegal. This is what she was getting at when she stated ‘predictable’.

Finally why are we discussing Islam? Is Alberta suddenly in Syria? I thought this was a domestic matter.
commented 2015-10-02 10:14:19 -0400
I’m sorry we have wandered off the topic of Rob Merrifield’s bitterness towards Rachel Notley’s termination – he really should try to get over it and move on… Perhaps get some counseling as I suggested in an earlier post.

I would like to respond to Mr VOSS on Islam being a relgion of peace this last time…
There certainly seems to be a connection between certain factions of Muslims and Marxist Leninist and I have seen this in Edmonton through both Omar Khadr’s support network and anti C51 rallies – I would also include the NDP MP Linda Duncan being involved in this circle that goes out of thier way to stifle free speech and freedom of the press…

That’s all I’m going to say on that …
commented 2015-10-02 09:36:16 -0400
Although some will feign to not understand the nature of the religion of Islam, this video, “Islam – The Religion of Peace”, produced by an atheist, quite forcefully (CAUTION: foul language) reveals the true nature of Islam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FtWAVVE0Ys&channel=AtheismTV
For Lenin’s so-called “useful idiots”, the answer as to why they incomprehensively deny the reality and truth about Islam is simply as follows: For them, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
commented 2015-10-02 06:34:45 -0400
Put away your fears RON VOSS and seek out the truth face to face with your Muslim Neighbours…
I met Al-Atar and lost my fear of Muslims. Listen to what the Doctor al Atar said during a NO2ISIS rally on the Alberta Legislature steps and it will help you get over your fear of Islam. YouTube: https://youtu.be/3CPMw8MmRto

Also In this YouTube Conservative and Liberal MLAs joined Muslims in prayers condemning radicalization and terrorism right in front of the Alberta Legislature https://youtu.be/cGTesA8CoNs
commented 2015-10-02 06:16:52 -0400
RON VOSS – I too have made donations to The Rebel on causes that I felt worthy (but only 1 so far)
YES – Indeed I continue to stand by my comments that Islam is a religion of peace as a Non Muslim and if you took off your dark conservative glasses of fear fear be afraid Mr Voss and reached out to your Muslim neighbours face to face you would see soon agree that I’m right.

You need to be BRAVE Mr Voss taking the first step to freedom, over coming your fears of Islam and finding truth about those who practice Islam is you must ask your Canadian Muslim Neighbour “Why do you hate us non Muslims so much?” Once you get your first answer make a list of everything the media party has claimed about Muslims and ask your Canadian Muslim Neighbour for answer those questions too… That is when I say you Mr Ross that you will be enlightened with respect to*Everything* that says Islam is a religion of peace.
commented 2015-10-02 04:17:33 -0400
RICHARD, or is it DOUG, BRINKMAN, still waiting for your enlightening us with respect to "*Everything* that I’ve looked into tells me that Islam is a religion of peace…”. Oops, I just broke my rule of not directly engaging with the ‘progressive’ trolls. A donation to The Rebel is on its way.
commented 2015-10-02 04:06:28 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE, as per my comment below posted elswhere with respect to the Prager video defining a conservative, our leftist trolls do get the point, but then, as per their objective, proceed to disrupt the conversation by taking people down meaningless, wasteful rabbit holes:
“Our leftist ‘progressive’ trolls are probably well-versed in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and engaging in agitprop (abbreviated from Russian agitatsiya propaganda). Thus, they are here primarily to disrupt, engage in foul name-calling, ad hominem attacks, and, most importantly, taking people off on useless, wasteful, unproductive rabbit trails – nothing constructive, but destructive. One thing the trolls hate is hearing the truth. I value the humour, common sense, insights and general equipping provided by many others on this site, which includes the provision of new information through articles and videos that are brought forward. The trolls, however, as is their purpose, disrupt this and their ultimate success would be to cause so much disruption that most people would get fed up and just leave the site because of all the useless clutter. One of the trolls…as much as openly revealed that to be one of his primary objectives!: “The less batshit crazy conservatives that I have to deal with – the better”.
They may not go away if ignored, but they will soon tire of being ignored and find themselves talking to one another or nobody in particular.
Nothing of value is gained from engaging the trolls. A few weeks ago, I posted a tip for those desperately trying to reason with unreasonable people. I found this article “How To Reason With Unreasonable People”:
”http://bewellplace.com/how-to-reason-with-unreasonable-people/“>http://bewellplace.com/how-to-reason-with-unreasonable-people/
I expected a fairly extensive answer, because, seriously, trying to reason with an unreasonable person is a waste of time and very frustrating. The answer provided was relatively simple and logical: You don’t! You will find yourselves dragged into the gutter of the left-wing moonbat’s shit. (According to the Urban dictionary, “Moonbat (n) = Irrational and mentally unstable persons of a decidedly liberal political affiliation.” As seen on a poster, “I reject your reality and substitute my moonbat mantra.”)
Consider what Maurice has to say on this matter ‘Here we go again. Come on, guys and gals, don’t get suckered into this… please! You’re better than that…There’s no need to degrade one’s self by catering to the lowest common denominator, just skip over the post and move on to the next one. That way the comment section won’t get so cluttered.’
I once before suggested that anyone taking the troll bait and thereby waste their time engaging with the trolls would commit to making a monetary contribution ($10?, $50?) to The Rebel each time they engaged with a troll. That person would afterwards post a comment that a contribution was made to support The Rebel. That would really grate the trolls that their posted nonsense would have such an outcome to benefit The Rebel, which they hate. General comments specifically about the trolls, for example explaining their modus operandi, could be excluded, as long as there is no direct engagement. They would soon get tired wasting their time talking to themselves and having no effect.”
commented 2015-10-02 02:19:35 -0400
After the NDP wrecking crew headed by Rachel Notley is finished with Alberta in four years, there won’t be enough left of it to scrape up off the sidewalk. Albertans, don’t make the terrible mistake federally that you made provincially.
commented 2015-10-02 01:37:51 -0400
Motleys crew is a complete fiasco. Unions will be the demise of our society.
commented 2015-10-01 22:41:24 -0400
Everyday when Nutley opens her mouth or does something, she fucks up more Albertans.
commented 2015-10-01 21:52:51 -0400
PETER I’m certain I got Sheila’s point that she pouted and cried about very clearly on her YouTube

After 42 years working as a newspaper graphic arts craftsman right up until 2013 I didn’t sit around and pout and bitch like Rob Merrifield – I decided to choose a new path instead – Now collecting a company pension I’m now working full time putting in more hours as a small business owner Peter… The money is less but I love my job!

As social entrepreneur I also put out free time of myself and share a portion of my product freely to help others.
commented 2015-10-01 21:34:38 -0400
Doug, it is amazing how you missed the entire point of what Sheila was saying. Ron Voss hit the nail on the head and you responded to Ron, but still missed the whole point of the issue behind why Rob Merrifield. Doug, if this is how dense you are, then it is no wonder why you lost your job in 2013.

Doug, read and reread Ron Voss’ comment over and over until you finally understand it.
commented 2015-10-01 21:19:21 -0400
If Rachel thinks Tom stands a chance of winning federally now, she is sadly mistaken. The whole world is watching her attempt, to dismantle our modern society in AB, and eventually the world. As she and Tom try to implement the UN’s Agenda 21 Plan, for one world government. She continues to trash Albertans and our province, who had the misfortune of electing a bunch of immature, communists, who haven’t a clue about the real world, they are so warped by their ideology. History will not be kind to you Rachel, and I hope Albertans dog you until you resign in disgrace!