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Local preachers ran him and his Eye Opener newspapers out of Wetaskiwin and, in turn, Strathcona and High River for "expressing contrary opinions, drinking and hootin' and yellin'and generally disturbing' the Gospel". He arrived in Calgary and the paper became The Calgary Eye Opener in 1904 Wednesday, June 06, 2012 ---
Why can an American buy Mexicans but cannot buy Canadians?

Local preachers ran him and his Eye Opener newspapers out of Wetaskiwin and, in turn, Strathcona and High River for "expressing contrary opinions, drinking and hootin' and yellin'and generally disturbing' the Gospel". He arrived in Calgary and the paper became The Calgary Eye Opener in 1904 Wednesday, June 06, 2012 ---
Provincial Exports circa 2012

I drove the last spike on the CPR railroad in 1885. A fellow I fired wrote a book about me, full of vicious lies and insinuations and exaggerations ... trouble is though, it's mainly true Thursday, March 01, 2012 ---
Geologist calls for a debate on science of global warming

Back in 1877, Crowfoot was the leader of the Blackfoot --- the most feared native tribe in western North America. Wednesday, February 22, 2012 ---

From the Banks of the South Saskatchewan Sunday, February 19, 2012 ---
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Local preachers ran him and his Eye Opener newspapers out of Wetaskiwin and, in turn, Strathcona and High River for "expressing contrary opinions, drinking and hootin' and yellin'and generally disturbing' the Gospel". He arrived in Calgary and the paper became The Calgary Eye Opener in 1904 Friday, December 16, 2011 ---
Is global warming caused by human-made CO2?

Back in 1877, Crowfoot was the leader of the Blackfoot --- the most feared native tribe in western North America. Tuesday, December 06, 2011 ---
Is Global Warming caused by Humans? Let's debate the facts!!!.

Back in 1877, Crowfoot was the leader of the Blackfoot --- the most feared native tribe in western North America. Tuesday, November 01, 2011 ---

The Old Contrarian from Pincher Creek --- U.S. President Barak Obama has branded him a corporate welfare bum --- town gossips claim he is a trillionaire --- the Old Timer lives in subsidized housing and spends his days dumpster diving


You got a realize that that there time machine ain't finely calerbrated so I could only land at one year intervals. Well, year NOW+1 were just the same as it is today --- so my spirits were up but +2 was a different picture. I landed at Pincher Creek about midnight in a big wind storm ---- all the lights was on but there weren't a soul around. The windmills were turning plenty. Mind you the potholes were sprouting green and there were big cracks in the pavement all over town with green stuff growin' out a them. I saw lots of deer and they were bein' chased by a pack of dogs --- the leader was a Border Collie --- there were lots of pit bulls but lots of golden retrievers too. But suddenly they're ambushed by a pack of real genuine wolves but led by a black Standard Poodle and there was one helluv a fight. But that was broken up by some cougars who jumped on the whole lot of them from the walls of the Super 8 Motel that didn't have no ruff left on it. Then the wind started to go down and the lights got dim and finally they went out. It were nasty and brutish so I hopped in the vehacle and headed up to civilization at Calgary but there weren't a light to be seen all along the way. I didn't land but I went in close to the ground and what da' ya' know but there's three polar bears gobbling up a giraffe and holding off a big lion who was tryin' to get in on the feast. I didn't see one human. When I got back from my trip I bought a video called Life After People (History Channel) by David de Vries.De Vries was specualtin' and askin' scientists to have their say about what would happen to the world if humans suddenly disappeared but no other animals did. He claimed that, within hours, all the oil, gas and coal fired plants would run out of fuel --- so no more electricity ---- and no more light in Calgary. Pincher Creek'd still get light but only when the wind was blowin'. And with no humans --- there wouldn't be a lot of electricity used --- so nuclear power plants would automatically shut down after 48 hours. Where there's hydro, that would go on till the pipes got plugged up with sea weed and algae. Calgary doesn't get hydro. He said the lions and tigers and bears would soon escape from the zoo --- so would the giraffes --- but they were sittin' ducks --- no pun intended.

I jumped back in and punched in 25 years. Pincher Creek was just loaded with wild animals --- some was eatin' others --- but that's the way it goes with the brutes. Trees were growin' all over the place --- it looked like a forest --- and roads were like old highways are when they've built a new one to replace it . I flew down to Waterton Park to see what the Prince of Wales Hotel looked like --- sure enough not only the roof was blown away -- the west side was caved in. I flew up to Calgary --- there was mountains of glass in downtown next to the high rises --- why I nearly got hit by a big piece of broken glass which flew out of a top story in Banker's Hall. De Vries said that, with no homo saps to tend 'em, the freezin' and thawing and decay gets to the windows. I flew over to London, England --- it was covered in water. De Vries told us all that pumps keep the sea water out of London and the sea would creep up and flood the city once the pumps shut down. On the way back to Canada --- a satellite just missed me --- they have to be callibratered regallarily --- otherwise they fall back to Mammy Earth.

I punched in 100 years. I flew down to San Fran -- all that was left a the Golden Gate Bridge was the towers and a few stringy cables --- and I flew over to the Brooklyn Bridge - same thing --- de Vries said the support cables were woven steel --- which is made from iron --- and iron corrodes plenty. And Manhattan Island is just a sea of green --- you can't tell where Central Park starts up and finishes off. DeVries says it would revert to the way it was before the Dutch stole it from the natives.

How about 500 years, I thinks to myself. Calgary is just a bunch of mounds. I decided to fly over to Rome --- over huge herds of buffalo. I coulda' walked across the Atlantic it was so full of fish. Later I found out that during World War II, when fishermen couldn't go out in the Atlantic because of submarines, fish stocks exploded. What da ya know --- after 500 years, the Colosseum is still standing --- De Vries says concrete collapses eventually but the reinforced variety has corrosive steel in it and collapses a lot sooner ---- the ancient Romans didn't use iron or steel in their concrete so their structures last much longer.

At 1,000 years I thought I'd check out the Hoover Dam. It was still standing ---- de Vries said it was built so strong it would last 1000 years even though all it's pipes would be mucked up with seaweed.

But at 10,000 the Hoover was gone --- so was the Colosseum --- so was all the cities for that matter --- it didn't look like an alien would find anything. But I figured --- I'll take another look --- I flew over to Egypt to where the Pyramids used to be and guess what, I nearly didn't spot it --- one pyramid top sticking up ten feet above the sand. And then I flew back to what used to be called North America --- and I spotted somethin' kind of familiar up what used to be the Dakotas and what da' ya' know --- Mount Rushmore's still there. DeVries said that's because it's made of solid granite.

Well when I got back --- I got to thinkin' --- maybe I'd been hallucernatin' cause it don't make no sense --- how could all them warm blooded animals be wanderin' around and no humans --- if the humans got wiped out --- say by an atom war --- why --- wouldn't the deers too ---well funnily enough there's tons of deer and farrel dogs running around Chernobyl --- but on top of that, what about a disease like small pox that can only attack humans --- it sure did an awful job on the natives. So yeh, in my unlearned opinion ---- it could happen ---- and I guess --- if time machines are worth anything it will happen.

So I decided to get a second opinion as the docs say - well I found a book called The World Without Us by Alan Weisman and I looked up pandemics in Wikipedia and they pretty well confirmed what I've said.

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