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Dec. 27, 2016, 2 p.m.
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Hotter than your mom...

of course! there are still costs to cover. who else can pay if not the end user, for anything that is manufactured or produced?

But what happens to costs (long term) if energy were to become limitless and almost free? All the costs in the supply chain drop, cost of living drops, wages could drop, further dropping all other costs.

It could cause a massive deflationary cycle, completely upending the world economy. Might be interesting.

Dec. 9, 2016, 6:21 a.m.
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dutch euthanasia laws - going too far?

I'm 100% for it. Having watched the grandfather of a good friend of mine die of ALS, I won't go through that. He was the kind of guy who would get up and chop 2-3 chord of wood, take a hike around the lake, and then warm up the wood stove for breakfast before the sun even thought about rising. He was reduced to a state of being worse than a vegetable within a few months.

I'll take a .44 caliber lead pill before I ever go through that myself. It's a lot cleaner and safer if you can have a physician assist you though.

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Dec. 8, 2016, 5:18 a.m.
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BC lays out 5 "conditions for approval" of Northern Gateway

Nobody is seriously suggesting that cars and trucks need to be stricken from the road.

Clearly you haven't been listening to Vancouver mayor over the last few years.

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Dec. 6, 2016, 4:40 a.m.
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Government Questionnaire on Electoral reform

I'm a pragmatist. No to online voting (too much opportunity for fraud / hacking). No to proportional representation for all I care. If they want to do anything, ammend the constitution to make the senate elected.

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Nov. 21, 2016, 4:31 a.m.
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Calling International Land Lines Using Skype?

This deal has caused quite the stir over this weekend and believe it will not last long. Check it out, hopefully it could help…..

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/fido-4gb-province-wide-calling-boyd-40-month-ab-bc-only-2055911/

I can't believe Canadian cell phone contracts don't have nationwide calling yet. Been a thing in the US for at least the last 6.5 years I've been here. I get unlimited tf alk and text to anywhere in the US, and they just changed there plans around so calling to Canada is a very cheap add on, so now I don't pay a penny more to call anywhere on North America.

It also means that I didn't have to get a new phone number when I moved from Montana to Nevada.

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Nov. 20, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
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Calling International Land Lines Using Skype?

I've been doing it for the last 6 years. It all depends on the speed of your Internet connection. If you're in a big city it will be no problem. If you're somewhere that Netflix struggles to keep up, you may run into issues.

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Nov. 20, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
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Who says North Vancouver housing is expensive?

Where are you trying to get to/ from by transit? I find transit from Lynn valley to downtown to be very good. I work near lougheed mall though and it is slightly faster to get there by bike.

This was the problem I used to have getting from BCIT to PoCo. It was faster to bike home than take the combo of bus[HTML_REMOVED] skytrain [HTML_REMOVED]bus [HTML_REMOVED]bus [HTML_REMOVED] mile walk home from the bus stop.

It was also faster to drive and park a 10 minute walk away where parking was free.

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Sept. 30, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
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Free Trade with China

Trudeau confirms Canada exploring free trade agreement with China

How on earth can this possibly end up benefiting Canada? Look at what including Mexico in NAFTA has done to manufacturing in Canada and the US. Sure we get cheaper prices, but what good are those when you're out of work because someone in a foreign country can afford to work for a tiny fraction of what you will.

Sept. 19, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

You're naive if you think that not a single African American voted for Obama because he would be the first black president, but I'm sure 5 minutes of searching YouTube would turn up a news report or two from 2008 with people saying just that.

As for your bonus point, being black or a woman are physical traits you're born with. Religion, policy issues, or opinions are personal choices that can change. That's the difference.

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Aug. 27, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
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Save the wolves?

Ya, it is hard to stop them, I wasn't trying to be an ass just thought it was a good PSA. We have an orchard at our family cabin on Anderson Lake and it is tough even with all the people in the cabins to keep the fruit off the ground. It is not that populated (only about 30 cabins) but there are a lot of dummies there so keeping the bears away is important. I walked down and found about 10 people all fawning over and taking pictures of a cub in a tree once and none of them had the wherewithal to keep a path clear for the little guy to escape or for the mother to come.

Electric fence works well. An electrified wrap of chicken wire around the base of the tree (as long as the branches aren't low enough that they can stand on their hind legs and reach) will stop them from climbing.

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Aug. 24, 2016, 3:35 a.m.
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Save the wolves?

Elephant probably wouldn't be the first thing I would go after, but that's neither here nor there.

The North American model has been proven to be the most effective. In Africa, hunters provide enough income, meat, etc to locals that it creates incentive to protect these animals from poachers and harvest them at a sustainable level.

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Aug. 20, 2016, 5:42 a.m.
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Save the wolves?

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That opinion piece has more lies than a hillary Clinton - Gordon Campbell love child.

Large game populations are recovering across Africa because of hunters and the North American model for game conservation.

Game numbers in North America are up from 100 years ago because of the conservation work that is almost entirely funded by hunters. What has that writer ever done for wildlife conservation? Hunters pay hundreds of dollars each year in license fees, self imposed taxes on hunting equipment, and donations to groups like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, ducks unlimited, trout unlimited, etc, which pays to protect and improve wildlife habitat. We fund the scientists at state and provincial fish [HTML_REMOVED] game agencies who study population numbers and determine what a sustainable harvest level is before issuing tags.

What do anti-hunters do?

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Aug. 18, 2016, 9:34 p.m.
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Save the wolves?

What I don't get is that when people talk about hunting with a rifle, one thing you repeatedly hear from anti-hunters is that a gun makes it too easy. Now this guy makes a clean kill with as primitive a weapon as possible, and many comments say hr should have used a gun. Can anyone explain this to me?

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Aug. 5, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
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Dispute with Landlord Questions

I'd fight them. Fuck landlords.

I'm gearing up for a fight with my landlord when I move out over $600 in "non-refundable deposit / pet fee". Nevada doesn't allow any non-refundable fees unless specifically stated as cleaning fees in the lease agreement.

NV State law specifically says, "Except for an agreement which provides for a nonrefundable charge for cleaning, in a reasonable amount, no rental agreement may contain any provision characterizing any security under this section as nonrefundable or any provision waiving or modifying a tenant’s rights under this section. Any such provision is void as contrary to public policy."

Should be an easy fight. We'll see if I have to go to court over it or if the threat is enough. Like the OP said, this is mostly about them being assholes. Her brother lived out back in a 5th wheel the first year while we were here, constantly threatening that rent was going to go up, or if we were ever late on rent (I was typically about a week early) he would evict us that day. By the end I was getting pretty close to threatening him with a restraining order if the BS didn't stop, as his name wasn't anywhere on the lease, he just acted in place of the landlord since she lives in Washington. Fortunately he moved out, but the bad blood is still there.

July 11, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
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Mass shooting in Florida.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHvJnfRjIMH/?taken-by=goodgodabove

"Birth Control?
BAN IT.
Abortion?
BAN IT.
Gay Marriage?
BAN IT.
Guns?
Look, banning things never works. People find ways to get them."

Which is why I am urging everyone I can down here to vote libertarian. Enough victimless crimes. Let people do what they want, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else.

Don't like abortion? Don't get one.

Don't like gun? Don't get one.

Don't like pot? Don't smoke it.

All of these are legal in Canada, thankfully. Nothing to fear except fear itself.

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