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Old 06-11-2015, 07:36 PM   #26
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everyone's so worked up for a full bridge closure for 4am to 11am on a SUNDAY...while the same people takes it up the ass that there's 1 bike lane (soon to be 2) which takes up 16.66% (soon to be 33.33%) of the bridge EVERYDAY.

this is more justified than spending 600k on for public art at skytrain stations, although i do think the event organizers should pick up the tab
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There is a lot of arrogance in the Premier and you can tell in how she communicates and what she says.

I'm not a fan of hers. In my opinion, she lacks leadership qualities and doesn't exude intelligence. That said, the NDP should be taking their time to recruit young, intelligent people and should change their policy positions but they won't so they are fucked. The Alberta NDP have a likeable leader and people were fed up with status quo. I don't see the same thing happening here.
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So I here U Lemon paid $10000 for there sponsorship. That seems like a steal. RS should sponsor it. I would put in some in. Om on the Bridge sponsored by Revscene.net .
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So I here U Lemon paid $10000 for there sponsorship. That seems like a steal. RS should sponsor it. I would put in some in. Om on the Bridge sponsored by Revscene.net .
I'll kick in ten bucks for that!
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Sure, it's Sunday morning when the traffic is light. Yes $150k for a government is peanuts. But it's the principal.

$150k might hire a couple new nurses for a year. Oh no wait there's no money for that.

$150k would be miraculous for a government funded residential health care home (like where my mother works) who gets their budget cut every year. Oh no wait there's no money for that.

$150k might add a new lawyer for legal aid for a year. Oh no wait there's no money for that.

I'm oversimplifying how government budgets work. But 99% of the time the government says it has no money for things people need. And every year user fees and taxes go up. If that's the case, don't spend what you have on dumb things you don't need.

It's like if you setup a go fund me page because you tell people have no money, and then buy a dash cam.
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Well looks like it just got interesting:

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/06/a...onal-day-yoga/


Aboriginal protests planned for International Day of Yoga on Burrard Bridge
By Lauren Sundstrom

Premier Christy Clark received a lot of flack for her plan to close the Burrard Street Bridge on International Yoga Day on June 21, and now a group is planning to protest the event.

International Yoga Day, an event created by the U.N., happens to fall on the same day as National Aboriginal Day. Some people feel the Premier is ignoring Aboriginal people by holding a large $150,000 yoga event while having no scheduled events for Aboriginal Day on the same scale.

A Facebook page titled “Decolonize Burrard Bridge on National Aboriginal Day,” which has 2,000 likes at the time of publication, plans to disrupt the “Om The Bridge” event.

“When we heard about the embarrassing, expensive, and deeply out of touch yogathon ‘Om the Bridge’ that was set to take place on National Aboriginal Day, we created ‘Decolonize Burrard Bridge on National Aboriginal Day’,” the creators of the event told to Vancity Buzz in a statement.

“We encourage the people of Vancouver go to the Burrard Street Bridge on June 21 and use all the event infrastructure paid for with tax money for what it should have been earmarked for in the first place: National Aboriginal Day.”
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Sure, it's Sunday morning when the traffic is light. Yes $150k for a government is peanuts. But it's the principal.

$150k might hire a couple new nurses for a year. Oh no wait there's no money for that.

$150k would be miraculous for a government funded residential health care home (like where my mother works) who gets their budget cut every year. Oh no wait there's no money for that.

$150k might add a new lawyer for legal aid for a year. Oh no wait there's no money for that.
I'm not for or against this whole thing. But none of your ideas spur any type of economic activity. By that I mean, the event can perhaps cause people to buy more yoga gears, enroll in classes etc. All these can generate taxes and create job opportunities. Not saying your idea is bad. But once that money gets spent, it's gone.
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yeah but you could have a big yoga event in a park, like brockton oval and it wouldn't cost $150k. or at least get private sponsors to foot the bill if you're going to close the bridge. the whole thing is going to be an amazing advertisement for lululemon at the end of the day, for only a $10k sponsorship. talk about a good deal.
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This is the type of publicity we need to keep telling people we're a world class city.
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may be someone can explain how the operating cost of an old bridge on a sunday morning can amass to $150K? Does that mean the city just loses millions every time they host a marathon downtown? Yeah they have bigger sponsors but that can't be cheap if closing one bridge for a few hours only is 150k
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may be someone can explain how the operating cost of an old bridge on a sunday morning can amass to $150K? Does that mean the city just loses millions every time they host a marathon downtown? Yeah they have bigger sponsors but that can't be cheap if closing one bridge for a few hours only is 150k
Security, advertising, rerouting traffic, sound system, coordinators, it all adds up. Just imagine how many police are going to be there.

Why not give 15 cities 10 K each to so they can host there own Yoga events. That would have been a way better option.
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may be someone can explain how the operating cost of an old bridge on a sunday morning can amass to $150K? Does that mean the city just loses millions every time they host a marathon downtown? Yeah they have bigger sponsors but that can't be cheap if closing one bridge for a few hours only is 150k
Most marathons are solely paid by the sponsor and organisers that's why entry fees are so expensive for them.
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a bridge full of yuppy girls in yoga tights you say?
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Premier said she won't go. And lululemon cancelled.

Lululemon pulling out of #OmTheBridge event on International Day of Yoga | Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly
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Only in Vancouver can a public yoga event turn into a giant hate fest complete with threats from other groups who can't even clean up the trash at Hastings and Main, yet will mobilize to protest a positive outdoor event

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There isn't even an aboriginal event scheduled in Vancouver that day. Why all the aboriginal fuss?

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I should've been a spin doctor. could've shifted all blame completely.

"Teaming up with Car Free Day in Vancouver, we are honouring Int'l Yoga Day by hosting a giant bridge party with you and 5000 of your closest friends!'
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It's social media. People will always make a fuss about anything even if it doesn't concern them. It's too bad these spineless suits don't get it and backs down to these "communities" though.
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'Om the Bridge' cancelled as sponsors and Christy Clark pull out - British Columbia - CBC News
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rofl.

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meanwhile, all sponsors got free publicity, and liberals cheer for Clark's attempt.
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meanwhile, all sponsors got free publicity, and liberals cheer for Clark's attempt.
You think Liberals supported this?
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Not like anyone would have known it was aboriginal day otherwise.
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Listened to clips of the Grand Chief making a fool out of himself... beaking on about how THIS event being booked on THIS day, SPECIFICALLY disrespects aboriginals... Not a single fuck given for other planned yoga events, nor for Car Free Day.

Dear natives: THIS is exactly why white people are tired of your shit.
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