Islanders Rally for a Free Tibet


Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on May 3, 2008 - 19:26 Permalink

Are you sure they weren’t celebrating the arrival of canned-pop?

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Steven Garrity on May 3, 2008 - 19:27 Permalink

Heh, I hadn’t even really looked at the photo. If you need any other irony ruined, let me know.

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Peter Rukavina on May 3, 2008 - 20:13 Permalink

I will certainly look to you to be my go-to guy for irony destruction.

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jeff himelman on May 3, 2008 - 22:33 Permalink

Would Irony Destruction Guy be some kind of nemesis to Iron Man?

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oliver on May 3, 2008 - 23:54 Permalink

Rally for a free Tim Bit, perhaps?

Marian's picture
Marian on May 4, 2008 - 00:38 Permalink

Why do Islanders want canned pop?

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Nathan on May 4, 2008 - 06:42 Permalink

Because everyone else has it.

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Leo on May 4, 2008 - 16:52 Permalink

Let us celebrate the working conditions of bauxite miners/workers worldwide and loss of bottling jobs on the Island not to mention the additional costs to the environment so we can have what mainlanders have!

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Kevin on May 5, 2008 - 01:05 Permalink

can the can-ban can

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Andrew MacPherson on May 5, 2008 - 03:22 Permalink

The real celebration should be over the end of the 1.5 litre glass bottle. Anyone who ever had to handle bulk quantities of those things or the breakage of even one of them will be happy. Another tidbit is that aluminum can recycling is the only product that actually pays for itself (it is cheaper to recycle a can than to mine more aluminum). Still you can’t argue with the loss of jobs and the fun that it was poking a (albeit tiny) finger in the eye of the big corporations.

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Save the ducks on May 5, 2008 - 03:27 Permalink

Speaking of protests how about protesting the Jim Carter honorary degree from UPEI. He is a senior manager at Syncrude, the former COO. Why HONOUR someone involved in that insane industry which is killing ducks, trees, people, etc. Tibet is a worthy cause but why not also look at disastrous political decisions a little closer to home…

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Kevin on May 5, 2008 - 12:47 Permalink

Why honor Jim Carter? Check UPEI’s donations over the past few years for a hint. (I haven’t, in this case, but previous “honorees” had been major donors). Not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with that, but it’s rarely spoken of.

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Alan on May 5, 2008 - 13:24 Permalink

I thought it was the “Keep The Island Different Rally” but that could be the next street over as I can’t even recognize the location of the photo given the madness of high-rise office developments (ie more stories than almost fingers on one hand) that appears to be well underway.