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Aug. 2, 2021, 10:34 a.m.
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Re: How much do you know about the history of Indigenous people under Canadian rule?

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but this is a good read, the footnotes alone are worth it.  

Paul, Cecil: Stories from the magic canoe of Wa'xaid, as told to Briony Pen. Rocky Mountain Books 2020.

July 11, 2021, 1:02 p.m.
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Re: Gravel Bike Thread

Bought a Ragley Trig at the beginning of last year after my commuter decided to bite the dust. I really like the geo and it doubles as my roadbike although I would love to have bigger gears. 

Apart from that, am pretty happy about it, still run the stock parts, only switched to Continental Contact Speed tires since I mostly ride tarmack and bike paths, the whole gravel and fireroad thing is still somewhat alien to me. 

Added a rack for pannier bags since I am really tired of a backpack for my commutes. 

I would always prefer a proper mtb for such long rides through forests.

July 10, 2021, 12:24 p.m.
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Re: stuff that makes you happy

Just fiished a two-day big ride, yesterday 160, today 180km. Rode home from the North Sea in the south of the Netherlands. 

Next week alittle bitofparkand in two weeks a solid 6 days in Austria with my kid...keeping my fingers crossed, Delta and all that considered.

June 30, 2021, 1:45 a.m.
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Re: UAPs - X-Files stuff or weather balloon?

Posted by: tungsten

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/pentagon-ufo-report-what-we-know.html

Why should the US gov't talk ooenly about possible secret weapons programs? Would be not that much of a secret then, would it? 

Ridiculous.

June 30, 2021, 1:42 a.m.
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Re: How much do you know about the history of Indigenous people under Canadian rule?

I honestly think the residential school system was enforced and put to practise because of colonialism, ideas of white superiority and blatant racism, and, ultimately, control of the country, sort of like the white settlers acted in the US. 

By the way, there are quite a few reading lists on FN (non fiction and fiction) floating around the web for those who do not know where to start.

June 30, 2021, 1:33 a.m.
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Re: 1Up Racks

I only know about the 1UP crew.

June 30, 2021, 1:31 a.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

The heat wave in BC made it into our local newsfeed....stay safe. 🤙

And yes, Adam West, it might be the norm in a few years, I agree.....and we are back at the question, what can we as individuals do. Is it only up to the people in power, the big players and multinationals?

June 29, 2021, 1:50 a.m.
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Re: How much do you know about the history of Indigenous people under Canadian rule?

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: bux-bux

Man have to say.. Did no one give a shit when this was going on? Or was it another crimes against children show starring the catholic church?

It seems like the further back in time you go, the less anyone gave a shit, but the churches (not all of them were run by Catholics) did have the ultimate responsibility of making sure they were cared for and I would assume that the families of the kids were informed as to there well being.  Their attitude was so callous though I wouldn't doubt that they didn't even keep track of who the parents were.

I saw on IG a Catholic priest publicly stating in mass that "we should not forget the good things" that residential schools brought to these children. 

I literally had to watch it a few times to make sure that I did not misunderstand him. 

And I think even today quite a few do not understand, do not want to do so, play the history of the residential schools down or are openly racist towards FN. 

Ultimately it all comes down to perspective, and if a person acts out of a position of (perceived) superiority and privilege, well, there is not much anyone can do except being in educating them again and again for a long time.

June 29, 2021, 1:44 a.m.
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Re: stuff that makes you happy

Summer break approaching......6 weeks off. 🥳

June 7, 2021, 5:16 a.m.
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Re: first world problems

Posted by: XXX_er

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

Where do you get a nice IPA in Germany?

Last time I was there, that style of beer was not on the radar afaik (granted - that was a 5ish years ago)

Quite a few breweries have caught up if in Berlin or in Hamburg or my area (near cologne). Difficult to get in Bavaria, but they got some nice stuff in some places apart from their wheat beer. 

I never understood pilsner to be honest, there are times I have a czech Budweiser for memory's sake but other than that I try and be as open as possible, and find gems. 

Belgian beer is really good, too. La Chouffe is all time.

well there is a lot of beer out there, this guy is hardly a beer aficionado so if he wants to go all we are cherman and we will rule ze beer world ... go back to baveria

I honestly have no idea what you are getting at.

June 6, 2021, 12:54 a.m.
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Re: COVID-19

Posted by: XXX_er

Look at the lineup of actors, any one of them could carry a movie on their own but they were all together on the Big Lebowski, it  is a cult classic and you can not watch it just once because every time you watch it  you pick up another in-joke you missed the other times, I have probably seen it 6 or 8 times all Cohen bros movies are fully scripted so great lines with no ad-libs 

and who hasnt lived it in some way,

who hasn't scattered their mothers ashes off a boat at light house park  and been covered in mom ?

Ballad of Buster Scruggs worth it?

June 6, 2021, 12:53 a.m.
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Re: first world problems

Posted by: XXX_er

Isn't there like 1 stlye of beer cuz al zee rest of all zee beers are poo? German bro was complaining about the beer at the craft brew ( pretty good beer) like he always does so i suggested he could always go back to bavaria

Yes, a lot of people drink shitty pilsner, kind of like the US Budweiser or Coors or any other mass market produced beer that does not please the taste buds.

June 6, 2021, 12:51 a.m.
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Re: first world problems

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

Where do you get a nice IPA in Germany?

Last time I was there, that style of beer was not on the radar afaik (granted - that was a 5ish years ago)

Quite a few breweries have caught up if in Berlin or in Hamburg or my area (near cologne). Difficult to get in Bavaria, but they got some nice stuff in some places apart from their wheat beer. 

I never understood pilsner to be honest, there are times I have a czech Budweiser for memory's sake but other than that I try and be as open as possible, and find gems. 

Belgian beer is really good, too. La Chouffe is all time.

June 5, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

I watched the Big L once I have to admit....but really enjoyed Beetlejuice quite a few times. 

Syncro, did you follow tashi's assignment?

June 5, 2021, 12:43 p.m.
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Re: first world problems

20 days into a protein sparing fast with one solid meal a day which shall not be more than 500 to 600 cal. 8 days to go. No booze. No grainy carbs and no beans. And 3 to 4 protein shakes with water daily. 

Lost lots of weight, but .... I really miss a burger and a nice IPA. 

I do not miss chocolate or pizza though which feels weird.

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