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Feb. 24, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
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Re: Water line in front yard - need a plumber - NV

As syncro said, you don't need to "replace" the line.  You can pick any route you want, as long as it is within your property lines and doesn't conflict with other underground services.  Trench the new route, lay in the new line, then cut the old line and leave it in place.  My neighbour did exactly that when I was living in Kits about 10 years ago.

And trenchless is costly, but very effective if you have a lot of things that can't be moved, and if you're allergic to hand-bombing your own trench, then could be worth it.

In any case, make sure your routing is well away from any big trees - the root systems will eventually cause problems.

Don't forget to shut off the city supply valve before cutting!!!

Feb. 21, 2020, 2:59 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: KenN

Scalping was a practice imported by the European settlers in the Connecticut and Massachusetts colonies, as a way account for paying bounties for killing natives.

Cartier was shown several scalps by natives in what is now Quebec though, so I am not so sure that it wasn't an existing practice within some of the first nations.

There is apparently some evidence that some warring FN tribes practised it long ago (like 1300s) as a trophy of battle, but a bit more spotty about whether it was carried out much later than that. But there is solid evidence of a separate historical record of paying bounties for scalps within the settler communities.

Feb. 21, 2020, 2:04 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Scalping was a practice imported by the European settlers in the Connecticut and Massachusetts colonies, as a way account for paying bounties for killing natives.

Feb. 20, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

http://activehistory.ca/2020/02/exposing-the-settler-playbook-responses-to-shutdowncanada-in-historical-context/

"Settlers use a number of strategies to maintain the colonial status quo, including distorting or dismissing the past, doublespeak and deceit, divide-and-conquer politics, paternalism, invoking a singular “rule of law,” and, of course, violence and coercion. Our hope is that by exposing some of the discursive tactics in the settler playbook – and putting them in historical context – we can help settlers to see these “moves to innocence” for what they are. As well, we want to show that settlers can choose how to respond in these moments. Instead of treading the familiar paths of colonial hubris that have led to so much pain and damage, we invite settlers to recognize the limits of our knowledge and experience and to listen to Indigenous elders, youth, scholars, and knowledge keepers. In the case of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, their calls are clear: the RCMP must leave their territory and the Coastal GasLink project must pause for nation-to-nation negotiations.

We have heard from the brave people putting their bodies on the line at numerous blockades that they are not there for themselves but for future generations. As Dr. Karla Tait, director of programming for the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre, states, Wet’suwet’en women are taking a stand “to protect the lands for all the future generations that depend on it.” Land defenders are acting out of love and are taking risks to protect land and life for us all. Instead of deploying the same old tactics and strategies to talk down to Indigenous people and to justify violence against them, we want to find generative and life-affirming ways to respond that might help shape a new playbook based on respect, good relations, and reciprocity."

Feb. 20, 2020, 8:33 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Posted by: FLATCH

You can’t compare a project that is economically beneficial to many, including their own, to Putin looking to annex a nation. You’re not down on Commercial are you.

If I rob your house to feed my family, that's also economically beneficial to many.  Does that make it right?

Feb. 19, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2020/02/18/Hiding-Behind-One-Rule-Of-Law-Myth-Wetsuweten/

"Indigenous laws and constitutional orders — such as that of the Wet’suwet’en — predate the arrival of British or French law in Canada by an order of magnitude so vast that it is difficult to grasp.

The British Crown recognized these legal orders in the 18th century. In the 19th century, the Canadian government used the settler rule of law to outlaw Indigenous forms of governance and to impose a system of elected chiefs and councillors under the Indian Act.

Canada did not succeed at displacing Indigenous law. Outlawed, but not eliminated, hereditary chiefs and Indigenous legal systems survived. Since the 1970s, the Supreme Court of Canada has created a body of law which acknowledges that Indigenous law did not evaporate when the British shouted “Mine!”

In the case of unceded lands, such as those of the Wet’suwet’en (and of much of the rest of British Columbia), the Supreme Court has found that the Crown’s own “rule of law” cannot substantiate its claim to sovereignty, and that Aboriginal title survives."

Feb. 19, 2020, 4:35 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Posted by: FLATCH

If it were up to this moderate liberal I would have given them 24 hours notice and brought in the military.

Certainly, if starting a civil war is your goal, then that's the way to do it.

Feb. 19, 2020, 4:34 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Just because a majority "favours" something, doesn't mean they're making a good, well-informed choice.

Feb. 5, 2020, 4:18 p.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: tashi

That wasn't true then, and it isn't true now.

"America, founded on the evils of slavery, genocide and the violent exploitation of the working class, is a country defined by historical amnesia. The popular historical narrative is a celebration of the fictional virtues of white supremacy. The relentless optimism and reveling in supposed national virtues obscure truth. Nuance, complexity and moral ambiguity, along with accepting responsibility for the holocausts and genocides carried out by slaveholders, white settlers and capitalists, have never fit with America’s triumphalism. “The illusions of eternal strength and health, and of the essential goodness of people—they were the illusions of a nation, the lies of generations of frontier mothers,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote."

"The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer".

One quote claims America is a killer, the other that America was a killer, but it is erased in mythology and replaced with "illusions of... the essential goodness of people".  Other than they are both taking a swipe at America, they are not saying the same thing.

The killing was a lot fresher when DHLawrence was around, sunny jim.

AI has long been defrocked as a tool of ruling elites.

You're so cute when you state assumptions and treat them as facts.

Feb. 5, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: FLATCH

I did enjoy when Pelosi ripped up her copy of the speech.

So many murkans are totally butthurt by that.

Feb. 4, 2020, 2:54 p.m.
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Re: Trump.

Iowar ... Butthead first, Sanders in close second place.  Warren and Biden 3rd/4th but well down in the percentages.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2020/feb/03/iowa-caucus-results-winner-live-tracker-county-primary-polls

Feb. 3, 2020, 4:39 p.m.
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Re: do you have daughters?

Jan. 31, 2020, 2:46 p.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

So, what you're implying is that the unrestricted free market forces that brought us to the brink in the first place are not adequate to provide a correction in a timely manner?

How dare you!

Jan. 30, 2020, 10:55 a.m.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Thanks for some solid facts and research, Ddean.

Jan. 27, 2020, 10:37 a.m.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: shoreboy

To put it in perspective, 3500/year die in Canada from the flu 

https://ipac-canada.org/influenza-resources.php

"In some people, especially young children and those over 65 years of age or people with other systemic illnesses (e.g. heart disease, diabetes, cancer, respiratory illnesses) influenza can be very severe, requiring hospitalization. People with these risk factors should receive immunization against influenza each year. The death rate for influenza in Canada is 500 to 1500 cases per year."

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