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April 14, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
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Re: roll call

I still love you guys. I miss my green dots, I earned the shit out of those during a rough break up. Just got my login back so I can brag about buying a sweet house, KenN style. My house is sweet. That's all.

Dec. 7, 2016, 6:31 a.m.
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Government Questionnaire on Electoral reform

Eligibility to vote should be simple in my books…

18 or older
Canadian citizen
Not currently incarcerated in the federal prison system

I have Japanese friends who made the choice to fully integrate and become Canadian citizens, and Japanese friends who view Canada as part of their life's journey, but wish to remain Japanese. I don't want the latter voting in our elections, period. They're good people, but you have to be a citizen to vote IMHO.

I came in like so…

Challengers
My democracy is responsive and transparent

Challengers typically believe that, above all, democracy should be responsive to citizens. They tend to be more skeptical of government and thus open to ideas that could enhance accountability of governments and give voters more control. They generally prefer governments that are decisive and are less likely to prioritize compromise with other parties. They usually expect parties to take responsibility for their decisions and for voters to have more ways to influence politics.

Dec. 7, 2016, 6:14 a.m.
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Non Boring Transportation Appliance?

Upgrade to the Tundra Platinum like a boss and learn to park like a man.

Dec. 7, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
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BC lays out 5 "conditions for approval" of Northern Gateway

So 250,000 liters of oil 70,000 of which ended up in burrard inlet, 11 houses got sprayed, 250 residents evacuated but it doesn't count as an incident because it was only human error by a sewer contracter?

Or does that highlight the concept that no matter who's fault accidents do happen

Sure it does - but it doesn't count as an incident that should be brought to light in opposition to something.

Nobody is seriously suggesting that cars and trucks need to be stricken from the road, even though there are human error incidents daily that kill millions annually involving them. They can take learnings from this, and work to prevent future incidents. Whatever though, as typically happens I'm already sick of the arguments laid forth by the good people of vancouver…

Dec. 6, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
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BC lays out 5 "conditions for approval" of Northern Gateway

Apparently we have differing understandings of the meaning of "without incident".

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/3-companies-plead-guilty-to-burnaby-oil-spill-1.1005862


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6xXAlsLFhs

Apparently you still can't read the articles you've posted as back ups to your sarcastic bullshit… This was the sole fault of the excavator operator not following procedure from how I read that, all pipelines need to be day lighted by hand for a locate then excavated after… not their fault that some schlup on a hoe rushed his job or some guy in an office assumed based on a 1957 drawing where a line was. Always physically locate the line before digging. Period.

Dec. 2, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
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BC lays out 5 "conditions for approval" of Northern Gateway

whatever….i know this is a spectator sport for many people but i know where i was and what i saw, so draw your own conclusions. There has been tonnes of site prep and initial build for that and other projects up here that are out of sight out of mind…look beyond the coffee shop and ye shall find.

funny how youve never quizzed me about this in person.

The rules were changing about laying pipe in national parks a few years back to KM built the twin through Jasper and some on either side of it to get around it. Pipe's already in the ground in the most environmentally sensitive areas, it created a ton of wealth when they did it and brought life back to a couple small mining towns in the region.The other half has been running without incident for close to 70 years…

May 5, 2016, 10:49 p.m.
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Another truck thread

mind if i ask the price? i gather these can be had for a decent deal relative to Tundra's or other options you would rather have?

It's 13000. And still in limbo, dealer is replacing seals and doing an internal inspection on the front diff for me.

May 1, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
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Another truck thread

190 km? My 1972 f150 had similar mileage on it's second crate engine.

Albertastan kinda fucked my perspective though, you're right.

May 1, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
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Another truck thread

Was looking at that particular generation of gm trucks not too long ago. From what I've read, the drivetrain is near bulletproof (well, the engine is very good at least, the trans should be the beefier 4L80e). The fit and finish may leave a bit to be desired, but it seems neither the equivalent dodge (electrics crap nout) nor ford (engines crap out) have as good average reliability.

If you're ever thinking about it, doesn't take much at all to wake these engines up, lots of potential. Slightly bigger camshaft and a tune would be an excellent starting point

Ya, that's where I was at too. We already own one Nissan, parts are fucking hard to get and expensive (1000 for a power steering pump). Every ford I looked at had a drive train issue of some kind, mostly the tick of death. Every Dodge was alright, but then you never know when the wiring lets go. Tundra is a beautiful truck, and awesome, but I'm not spending 25000-35000 on a 200 000 km truck no matter the brand. The next near new truck I buy will be a Tundra for sure, if their reliability keeps up.

I think I'm pulling the trigger. Exciting day tomorrow… and sad day. By by bimmer.

May 1, 2016, 5:40 a.m.
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Another truck thread

I'm buying a shitty old truck. I've looked dozens of times at pulling the trigger. I just held one at the dealership on month end day, got a good deal, I'm free and clear of all debt since I baked my leased 2013 bmw into it (I have 2.5 years of tax write offs that made this OK on the pocket book), and I'm jacked about that.

The truck is a 2010 GMC Sierra, Crew Cab, SL line, with the 5.3 L v8, 190 km.

I've owned one before and had to replace the throttle body on occasion at high mileage. $400.00, my past experience says you can expect about 110 km per unit. Our vehicle manager at work warns the transfer case can go past 200k. Parts stores all over have these at about $700.00.

Very few belts, lots of chains in the engine, and it and the tranny supposedly last to 300 + km with little internal work.

I'm being an early adopter of what should be this provinces new mantra, we don't all need loans to drive with leather.

Any of you have other issues with these trucks? I close the deal on Monday.

April 15, 2016, 5:22 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Hey Vancouverites! Are there any publicly traded corporations with massive undiversified exposure to your real estate market that are running along at tip top speed? I want to bet against them with my options account, I'm happy to wager a couple hundred bucks that your bubble is bursting.

Jan. 19, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
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How Americans view wealth and inequality

After all the bitching about this over the last two years, I've decided that I'm going to just be one of the uber rich and fuck everybody else. I bought a book to help me figure it out, has anybody else read the secret? Did you know Socrates and Einstein both knew it as well? Only 5.95 at Walmart. Will update with my success in 6 months. For my first step, I'm going to picture owning a Lambo.

As an update, this worked for me. Now driving a Lambo. Thanks Walmart.

Nov. 30, 2015, 9:45 a.m.
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Victoria

Just stop at the bike shop for a map in Cumberland. I'm particularly fond of Snowden in Courtney, and forbidden plateau

Nov. 30, 2015, 5:20 a.m.
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Victoria

I maintain that Nanaimo has the best location for MTB in BC. Tons of trails that are easily accessed for great rides, prevost just around the corner, Cumberland a short drive the other way and Courtney not much further.

Time for a family vacation methinks…

Nov. 29, 2015, 1:24 p.m.
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Nissan Titans... A used truck thread

I should teach my wife to drive stick. It's just thicker steel. Pretty sure it improves mileage.

I might go for a lower end, older, higher mileage model too. Saw some stuff about brake and header problems thou pre-2008 - you guys know if there's much to those claims?

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