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12-29-2012, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
You've read into this whole situation so heavily, judging by your tirade of hyperbole, that I can't even be sure that you're speaking of the same person here. Nothing you've said here has any merit and you lose credibility with this kind of stuff.

On one hand you're calling him a criminal akin to a mafia mobster, and then in the same breath claim you aren't "anti-Katz". You can't have your cake and eat it too. And FWIW, nothing Katz has done has ever been "despicable", besides offering a world-class arena district at little to no cost to the taxpayers of Edmonton. Real criminal of him.

I'm quite interested in hearing what you think Katz has done that is so deplorable. Asking the city to split a $12M funding shortfall per year? Using the CRL to leverage the additional $6M for the city, while taking his portion out of pocket? Going 50/50 on any infrastructure costs with the city, including LRT expansion and pedway construction? Contributing $100M, with $30M of that paid up front, to the construction of the arena?

Or are you talking about the trip to Seattle? To scope out a potential buyer for the Oilers should the city remain hostile?
No sense even debating this with you. And as for credibility, nice glass house you live in Mr. Pot. Taking Katz at face value and calling it the facts doesn't make you right, it makes you gullible.

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