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Oct. 15, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
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Re: Guns in America

Posted by: XXX_er

<span style="line-height: 1.15;">Having said that I think there is no way they wouldn't ban automatic weapons if they were banning handguns</span>

which is all hypothetical cuz they aren't going to ban anything

Automatic weapons were banned decades ago.

Oct. 14, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
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Re: Guns in America

I've been to several dozen gun shows across 3 states. Not once have I seen the conversion kit to turn a semi auto rifle into full auto.I'm not saying they don't exist, but they aren't as common as you appear to think. 

On top of that, whoever did make that conversion would be committing a felony.

Oct. 13, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
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Guns in America

I was back in Vancouver for thanksgiving, and the topic of guns and their availability in the US came up.

<span style="line-height: 1.15;">Without turning this into a political debate, I'm curious to hear what a little bigger sample size of Canadians think.</span>

<span style="line-height: 1.15;">1) How easy is it to buy an automatic rifle in the US?</span>

<span style="line-height: 1.15;">2) Do you have to go through a background check to buy a new gun in the US.</span>

<span style="line-height: 1.15;">3) Is the bill of rights still relevant, or is the constitution just a piece of paper?</span>

Sept. 12, 2017, 4:16 a.m.
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Re: Pitt Meadows Coach Goulet Fired

Posted by: switch

Well, at least we know that the players that complain will definitely not be joining the military.

No real military branch, but it sounds like they perfect for the air force.

Sept. 12, 2017, 4:15 a.m.
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Re: Pitt Meadows Coach Goulet Fired

Posted by: yellowdogxyz

I've been reading this thread with some interest as I didn't know this coach but know people who did know him. 

From what I've observed watching my son play for a few different coaches in school and club basketball is there is definitely two thoughts on coaching styles. The old school loud yelling hard ass and the more sedate level coaches. Even within the in your face group there are a range of styles. 

My son has played for loud in your face agresive styled coaches and loved their enthusiasm and has played for coaches who throw their clipboards after the first possession and hated playing for them. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is you can be a "hard ass" and still have the respect of your players or you can be a "hard ass" and destroy your teams morale. I've seen more than one kid quit sports because of shit coaching. 

Isn't the point of school sport to build kids up not rip them down?

You have to rip them down first so you can build them up properly.

Sept. 10, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
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Re: Pitt Meadows Coach Goulet Fired

Posted by: xxx-er

In H-school the foot ball coach kept trying to recruit my kid a smart kid good at any sport, good mtn biker good ww kayaker and so I asked why not give it a try and he said " when coach starts yelling and doing the thing, I just wouldn't be able to stop from laughing in his face "

After the coach put his ass on the line and ran him until he puked he wouldn't find it quite as funny.

Sept. 8, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
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Re: Pitt Meadows Coach Goulet Fired

One of the greatest coaches in BC high school history was fired based on the anecdotes of a few of his players. Facts and data didn't matter enough to save his job. 

Sounds like a bunch of coaches are planning to boycott Pitt because of this.

Sept. 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
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Re: Pitt Meadows Coach Goulet Fired

Posted by: XXX_er

Ya so driving drunk, smoking in bars/restaurants,  misogynist behavior in the work place and/or socialy, telling all kinds of jokes about blacks/chinese/gay LGBTQ (newfies  are still OK) 

there are a whole bunch of things you just can't do anymore including his coaching style and I'm pretty sure he knew it

I'm also pretty sure the 3 NBA players had some good genes

So you aren't OK about Chinese jokes, but you believe in Eugenics?

Sept. 8, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
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Re: Pitt Meadows Coach Goulet Fired

Posted by: fun-house

I'd be pissed off too if when I was 15 years old I was forced to wear a tie to school.

I wore a shirt & tie to school on game days from grade 8 on. In high school, many of us stepped up to suits. Not only does it feel good to look professional, but now that I'm out of school and into the real world, I'm prefectly comfortable on the (very rare) occasion I need to wear a suit. I can remember several occasions where colleagues or friends on mine have needed to dress up and couldn't even tie their own tie. I actually had to teach them or tie it for them, and these are grown adults in their mid 20's. 

Another life skill these coaches instilled upon us.

Sept. 8, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
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Re: Pitt Meadows Coach Goulet Fired

Posted by: T-mack

So kid decided to play competitive basketball under a coach whom has a reputation of being tough. Tough coach yells at kid for not trying and laughing at a loss. Kid goes crying to mom and dad. Coach then gets fired. 

Why did kid play basketball if he didn't want to try? If he was a terrible coach and 'times are changing' then why did Pitt accept his volunteering knowing full well the kind of coach he is?Using the physical abuse card is a little extreme in this situation, especially since students in those days were forced into going to school. Basketball is completely elective.

If they didn't like it, they could have gone to Ridge instead. Doc didn't yell anywhere near the way Goulet does. (Is he still Coaching?)

For those that question his results, just look at a few of the other schools in the area. I don't believe there is any inherent difference between the student athletes at Pitt Meadows, Terry Fox, or Riverside when they are 12 years old. Yet Goulet & Chambers consistently produced better results than whoever the hell is coaching at Riverside. Goulet & Chambers have a relatively similar "old school" coaching style. They scream. They yell. They tell you that you're playing like a fucking pussy at 120 dB in a crowded gym in the middle of a tournament. They throw chairs at your head, smash clipboards on your knee during time outs. They make you run until you puke at 7AM Saturday morning after an embarrassing Friday night loss. As a result of these coaching styles, they consistently produced some of the toughest teams in the province for the last several decades.

As for "managers that scream and yell aren't accepted anymore either" - fuck that. The most effective GM I've worked for would yell and chew your ass so hard that you couldn't sit down for a week. I was once asked in front of every manager in the company, "Why the fuck do we even employ an engineer?", and at the time I didn't have an answer. That mine ran smoother, at lower costs, and with less major screw ups than any other operation I've been at since. Have worked at two mines and under 3 GM's since, I feel pretty confident in saying that he was the reason things worked so well back in MT. 

Leaders who expect excellence and accept nothing else get those results. There are times where you have to pat people on the ass and tell them they're doing a good job (the first part isn't meant literally), but there are also times that people need to be told that they're fucking up. Those conversations shouldn't be pleasant. You should walk away feeling worse than when you walked in. Otherwise, you won't remember the lesson you're supposed to learn. 

One day, after that same GM chewed out about half the room in a planning meeting, he came to my office shortly afterwards and asked me why you lunge a horse. I didn't have a damn clue, but after they way that meeting had just gone I guessed it was to punish them for screwing up. "No. You lunge them when they make small mistakes so that they learn from them and never make major mistakes"

Sept. 1, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
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Pitt Meadows Coach Goulet Fired

http://www.mapleridgenews.com/sports/hall-of-fame-pitt-meadows-basketball-coach-fired/

Snowflakes couldn't handle the heat so they cried to mom and got one of the provinces greatest coaches fired.

Anyone who played for / against Pitt in the last few decades should remember Coach Goulet and his style. It isn't gentle, but it works and his athletes were better for it.

March 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
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Re: Guns

Posted by: Testy

Yep checkin the serial #, if its a hit I might just forgo the recall and get an adjustable installed :)

My boss was telling me about those recalls. The story he heard was that the engineer who designed the trigger when the original Model 700 was built found the flaw after they had already gone into production. It was only 1 in XX number of triggers that would have the flaw, and Remington refused to recall the ones they had sent out or admit fault by changing the design. That engineer personally checked every firearm that was built for however many decades he worked for them, ensuring a faulty trigger never left the factory. He retires, and now rifles with the flawed trigger design are making it to market.

March 5, 2017, 5:54 a.m.
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Re: New Forum

Posted by: straw

10 years since the last update?  Time goes.  I remember people complaining at the time that it looked like two strips of duct tape on each side.

Any chance we'll get our old forum post counts back?  And the date of joining?  I was 2002 I think, which seems such a long time ago!  We'd post about re-building dirt jumps around UVic after they got ploughed under, the Outdoor Show was the beginning of the season and we cared about it, and Wade was still competing in Crankworx slopestyle.

Speaking of time going by, I couldn't remember what e-mail address I signed up with - turns out it was an old shaw.ca address. I didn't even remember I ever had that one. Been at least a decade since I logged into it.

That era was about the same for us, except it was dirt jumps at station 2!

Feb. 5, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
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Liberals abandon electoral reform

I've said this several times. Why not leave the house as is, and reform the senate to be elected my some different system?

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Jan. 11, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
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2016 BC Property Assessment

but if you sold it at today's "value" you'd definitely hit a windfall and have way more cash than before.

Up until you try buy something else in Vancouver.

I've been trying to talk by folks into cashing out, retiring 8 years early, and buying waterfront in the Kootenays.

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