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theskeptic

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I've remained curious as to what actually happened that this websight closed down in the middle of the election campaign.  I'm assuming that Crouse's (or somebody elses) lawyers got to the webmaster .... but have never seen any information on this matter.  Does anyone have any information on this????
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Either that or the site owner got nervous about leaving something online and shut it down before any lawyers got involved? The owner details were buried by using an American firm who specialize in keeping details secret to avoid legal action. I tried many times to crack it, but to no avail, although I have a pretty good idea who developed the site. [wink]
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Forum Host:  Whatever the reason, It is a loss.  The person had a great wit and some of his commentaries were rather pithy and to the point
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That site sucked. Good riddance. The people running it were probably Crouses opponents.
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Is that the sight that had the toilet images? If so, I found it sophomoric.

It shut down once during the campaign and various theories were suggested, all blaming Crouse, but it came back in days after a redesign. It finally went dark after its existence became more public via the Gazette and Twitter and many people expressed disgust at its fratboy tone.

I group Stalbertinsight with Election Action Committee and Thinktank as sites preaching to the anti-Crouse choir while offending middle of the road voters and being ultimately counter productive to their cause.
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I group Stalbertinsight with Election Action Committee and Thinktank as sites preaching to the anti-Crouse choir while offending middle of the road voters and being ultimately counter productive to their cause.


I think you've described the situation perfectly. I agree.
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Lol the Stink Tank. Classic
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Hetty:  Of course, your failure to articulate and rational refutation of any of the points of view brought up by the Think Tank and resorting merely to name calling says much.  It  brings to mind a 6 year old standing in the school yard sticking out her tongue at someone.
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You can say what you will about the Think Tank, but if you didn't read about the issues they brought forward during the campaign, without name calling or blame, you are the poorer for your comprehension of just what really goes on in this community. The current power structure who try to control every aspect of your life here, including how much it costs you to live here and what you are allowed to read in both local papers, have a strangle hold on your destiny. 
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I disagree with most of what the Think Tank said. They were wrong about the issues and the people of St. Albert saw that.
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One of their issues was over charging for utility and garbage rates. So then, you feel that another over 6%+ boost in 2014 following boosts of nearly 9% in past years is fine? The rate has jumped over 60% in the past nine years with inflation well below 2% in each of those years. How do you justify that kind of abuse to taxpayers?
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Hetty:  In the absence of some rational argument countering the Think Tank's well reasoned arguments which were accompanied by footnotes citing authority for their propositions, why would anyone care whether you agree or disagree with their position?
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Aunt Hetty:  Re the last few statements re the Think Tank and its opinions If we want to bring back events during this past election, picture this, June25th, 7:30PM. St. Albert Community Hall and inside by the entry to the main room. Shelley Biermanski confronted by an individual who called her two (2) very offensive and disgusting names, this heard by over a dozen people in attendance. Anyone who is a gentleman would never stoop that low.
. Immediately after this encounter the person using the fowl language was followed outside and his licence plate and description of the vehicle taken. The individual involved, none other than CROUSE. I might add 24 hours later he was denying the words as were stated. Seeing as how CROUSE has no use for SATA, the question arises why did he make an appearance at this meeting. You can rest assured that there are in this community many who do not trust or believe what he has to say, pretty sad to say the least    
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Hi Everyone:  Interesting to read in the last issue of the Gazette whereby CROUSE feels the campaign leading up to the municipal election was a low point for him thanks to the sometimes nasty tone. "I really felt that was a poor reflection of our community," CROUSE said. I agree with the statement - BUT please refer to his actions of June 25th - that was the lowest point achieved and by non other than CROUSE himself.
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Boo Hoo, Crouse said a bad word... Get over it people.
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Aunt Hetty:

No, I as well as many others will not forget. As well for your own information, CROUSE having the audacity to deny it the next day.  In my books that would  appear to be a false statement ( a lie in other words) - and this coming from the city's mayor, you would expect a person in that position to set an example............................... 

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Aunt Hetty

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Even if he did say it I don't think its a big deal. So what if he lost his temper.
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Aunt Hetty:  In other words you will accept the fact that he lied (not only to a small number of citizens) but the word gets out and he in fact lied to the citizens of St. Albert. What else has he not been truthful with. Ask around and does the average citizen accept this? I doubt it.
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Politicians often do things they later regret and deny or try to wiggle out of. Trudeau had his fuddle duddle , Klein his treatment of homeless men, Harper his senate scandal, Chretein his stranglehold on a protestor, Rob Anders and Rob Ford, well take your pick, the guy with the hookers in Minnesota...the list is endless. As with the Crouse/Hennigar incident (btw they were both involved with hockey so I am sure such language was not new to them) a person's reaction depends on what you think of that politician. The anti Crouse crowd call for his blood but the average person does not care.

Even casual visitors to this site know of the incident and the vandalism of Shelley's car etc. so raising these incidents over and over again at the slightest opportunity does nothing other than to show a lack of original thought. Get over it. Move on.
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