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May 18, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
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Anyone here from Fort Mac?

http://calgaryherald.com/storyline/rowan-theres-a-reason-residents-kept-their-cool-during-the-mass-exodus-from-fort-mcmurray

Looks like I'm not the only one with this theory.

Ya that must be it.

Who was it that had the signature that went something along the lines of:
"City's are refuges of the weak. The fish that didn't evolve."

That was me. I forget who wrote it on here thought.

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May 14, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
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Democratic reform

Some Canadians want FPTP. Others want PR. Does anyone want an appointed senate? Why don't we leave the lower house as-is and reform the senate into an elected body, chosen by some form of PR?

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May 10, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
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Anyone here from Fort Mac?

This could very well win the award for the hugest, stinkingest, pile of bull shit that I've seen all year!

Go drive your tesla past some who cares and tell them all about how you're god's gift to self riotous assholes. No one here wants to here it.

It's pricks like you that give all of us other engineers a bad name.

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May 10, 2016, 4:32 a.m.
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Idiocracy

Finally, someone is questioned for bringing weapons of math instruction onto a plane?

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May 9, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
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Anyone here from Fort Mac?

Yeah all that online WHMIS and H2S Alive training kept people safe. That's the stupidest thing I've read all week, and that's over and above JCL's original comment.

You're missing the point. Let me use 2 of my last few times underground as an example. I've managed to catch two different crews during their fire drills lately. You've got ~75 people underground at ant time, and maybe 20 vehicles scatter through the mine. Everyone pitches in, picks up anyone they are near. Checks in to make sure no one is left behind. All this while you can't smell anything other than stench (the same compound that is used to put the roten egg smell in natural gas, only concentrated so that it can disperse into all areas of the mine without being so diluted that you might miss it) Easy to see how people who practice this sort of thing regularly would react that way outside of work.

With mine rescue, I've been under oxygen and gone into smoke filled courses to practice for situations where we have to go into the mine, mill, shop, etc when the smoke is so thick you can't see more than a few inches.

We train for the worst so that everyone gets to go home and see their families every night. We look out for each other.

May 9, 2016, 4:32 a.m.
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Anyone here from Fort Mac?

From the time of them seeing the flames on the horizon to barely getting out with their lives was 20 to 25min .

Read an interesting theory on why they were able to evacuate that many people that quickly without any casualties:

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April 22, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
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So I hate buying vehicles but...

I just went through this with my wife's car. we ended up buying a new car in Kelowna instead and got a much better deal and twice as much for our trade in.

Markups are different between Zee Germans and the Americans too.

Find a car you like, figure out how much you are willing to pay for it then get a bank draft in that amount.

Try and buy at the end of the month, end of the quarter if possible. Show them the bank draft and tell them what you want and that you aren't going to pay for the tire-cleaning, the seat fluffing, the freight or any of that shit.

When they say no, give them your number and tell them you're off to the next dealer but the offer still stands.

It works.

These are the key. Walk away, but make sure they have your number. We just finished buying a new car for my girlfriend, and we weren't 100 yards from the lot when they called and offered us the price we asked for on a rig 2 model years newer. He happened to have a bunch of them he bought as a group that had a higher markup than the rig we were looking at.

A lot of people don't think of driving out of town, but if it means saving $3-5k, and it costs you $200 to make a quick 1 night trip to the interior, why the hell not?

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March 12, 2016, 7:38 p.m.
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Guns

Isn't the seller required to verify your a resident of the state you purchased that in?

Honestly couldn't tell you. I've seen a mixed bag at gun shows, from guys who have a registered that they record your name and phone number, others want to take a quick look at your ID, just to see that it is the from the right state, and others just take cash and shake your hand.

Oh, and of course dealers with a FFL, who are required to perform a background check.

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March 12, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
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Guns

Here's my new elk hunting rifle. Browning A-bolt in .338 win mag. Purchased at the gun show this weekend, so there is zero paperwork whatsoever on this. The seller didn't even ask my name.

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March 5, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
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Guns

Silvercore does it , you have to have been in Canada for minimum of 5yrs as well

I could have sworn that when I looked it up, non-resident citizens could get theirs, but maybe that has changed as well. At the time I had spoke with a fellow in Creston about challenging the test, I just never did it. Still, eventually I may re-patriate and at that time, it would be nice to have one piece of paperwork out of the way.

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March 4, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
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Guns

Any recomendations for places that offer the PAL/RPAL over a single weekend.

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March 4, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
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Guns

Bad news for you - when the Cons passed the Common Sense Firearms Bill C-42, part of that Bill included mandatory training and that means no one can challenge the course anymore. You have to sit in a one-day class for your non restricted licence and another 8 hour day for your restricted licence.

Damn.

Guess I'll have to schedule a trip home around when the classes offered.

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Feb. 28, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
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Guns

Does anyone know of somewhere around the Vancouver that will let you challenge the test to get your PAL/RPAL?

I would like to get that taken care of one of these times I'm back home so that I can keep my guns (well, most of them) if I ever repatriate.

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Feb. 20, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
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ethically produced meat...

Ah the glory days! When (white) men were men! Slavery, women in their place (hell, no voting for them!), horrific working conditions for the poor, child labour, First Nations? Screw those guys! Everything's mine! Own! Kill! Destroy! ;)

I would love to feel guilty, but I have a pair of delicious prime grade ribeyes in the fridge, dry - brining in Montreal steak spice that I will be cooking on my pellet grill tonight. I'm thinking roasted asparagus, fried potatoes, and a cup of the lemon chicken noodle soup I made last night should round out the meal nicely.

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Jan. 25, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
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The Revenant (spoilers)

Thought it was mostly filmed in Alberta

The beginning scenes along the river, and when he goes over the waterfall are on the Kootenai, around Troy, MT.

When he gets to the plains, that very well could be Alberta.

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