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The Calgary Eye Opener Monday, October 26, 2020
 
!%@From the Long Bar at the Alberta Hotel@%!
Lusting after Olympic Gold?
by Nathaniel Winkle, the Calgary Eye Opener's sportsman in residence
... Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man,
the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time
handed out military command, high civil office, legions - everything, now
restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things:
bread and circuses

Juvenal, Satire 10.77–81
24-Aug-08 -

CANADA ---I SING THY PRAISES --- CANADA!!!! CANADA!!!! OVER ALL -- OVER ALL IN THE WORLD --- WE WON 18 MEDALS AT THE BIEJING OLYMPICS - THREE GOLD

  I HATE TO expletive deleted ON YOUR PARADE McGONIGLE BUT TODAY THE VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST REPORTED THAT CANADA WAS THE THIRD WORST COUNTRY OF THE 21 RICHEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD FOR THE QUALITY OF IT'S YOUNGSTERS' LIVES HOW DOES THAT FIGURE?
 
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Big Nat Winkle
IN CANADA, WITH NO SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES, THE BUREAUCRACY RUNS THINGS. SO I SORTED THROUGH ALL THE BAFFLE-expletive-also-deleted THAT THE CANADIAN BUREAUCRACY PUTS OUT ON ITS SPORTS CANADA WEBSITE AND I BELIEVE I FOUND THAT CANADIAN BUREAUCRATS SPEND UNDER $112,000,000 ON FITNESS AND AMATEUR SPORT BUT MUCH MORE, OVER $165-million ON WINNING OLYMPIC MEDALS --- . MEANTIME 26% OF OUR CHILDREN ARE FAR TOO FAT - OFFICIALLY OBESE -- FROM SITTING AROUND EATING JUNK FOOD AND WATCHING TELEVISION OR PLAYING VIDEO GAMES --- MANY DON'T GET A DECENT BREAKFAST --- THEIR PARENTS ARE TOO BUSY WORKING AT TWO OR THREE JOBS EARNING ENOUGH MONEY TO BE USEFUL MEMBERS OF THE CONSUMER SOCIETY. SO THAT OUT-OF-SHAPE KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS CAN GO SIT ON THEIR FAT BEHINDS TO WATCH PRO FOOTBALL GAMES, VICTORIA'S WESTSHORE RECREATION AUTHORITY IS RIPPING UP A SOCCER FIELD AND VELEDROME. HERE'S WHAT BRUCE GITELMAN WROTE INTO THE EDITOR OF THE GLOBE AND MAIL LAST WEDNESDAY: "Your sports writers are up in arms over the lack of funding for Olympic athletes. I am comfortable in my armchair knowing that Canada ranks fourth in the world on the United Nation's human development index based on education, longevity and standard of living. The United States is 12th and China is 81st in human development. I take comfort in knowing that Canada puts human development ahead of developing athletes and warriors." ---- YOU CAN SEE THE FOREST FROM THE TREES WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT THAT WAY --- MIND YOU THE TIMES COLONIST AND MR. GITELMAN ARE AT ODDS ON STATISTICS.
YOU PEOPLE ARE HOPELESS IDEALISTS -- LIKE KING CANUTE, YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS --- IN THIS CASE THE NATURE OF THE HUMAN BEASTIE. THE FACTS ARE THESE: FIRST: PEOPLE LOVE CIRCUSES AND THE OLYMPICS IS A SUPER CIRCUS AND, TO STAY IN POWER, THE BUREAUCRATS WHO RUN CANADA THINK THAT THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUSES. AND,SECOND: DON'T FORGET, HUMAN BEINGS ARE TRIBAL CREATURES --- IMPRINTED IN THEIR TINY BRAINS IS THE "THEM-AGAINST-US" MENTALITY --- THE BUREAUCRATS WHO RUN CANADA WANT TO BE ON THE SIDE OF THE "US" NOT THE SIDE OF THE "THEM". AND IT WLL EVER BE THAT WAY. GET A LIFE FOLKS.
Lord Strathcona
     

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Sports Canada Contributions Report 2007-08 -- $111,388,971.00

The National Post's story that the government of Canada will pour $166-million into high-performance athletics in 2008

All-time Olympic Games Medal Table

CTV's story that 26% of Canadian Children are too fat

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