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    This is just a really poor take. The exchange...

    This is just a really poor take. The exchange rate is the only reason for the price difference...not sure if you understand that or not. The market value of the vehicle is what someone is willing to...
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    This is actually horrible for the local economy...

    This is actually horrible for the local economy and Canadian consumers. The government should be charging a massive fee/tax on any exported vehicles as a disincentive to stop this BS. A massive...
  3. QFT. I can confirm that a decade plus after...

    QFT.

    I can confirm that a decade plus after high school that kids who took IB do not appear to have any added personal success compared to non-IB. The IB kids at my high school were also alienated...
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    Unfortunately the airline industry in Canada is...

    Unfortunately the airline industry in Canada is not a true free market and the nature of the services result in 95% of customers choosing the lowest fares regardless of the logo on the plane. This is...
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    So above you just mentioned it isnít hard to...

    So above you just mentioned it isnít hard to evaluate the market. This being said, can you summarize what value a realtor adds on both the buy side and the sell side? Like the real tangible value as...
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    I get that bullying is bad...but isnt this kind...

    I get that bullying is bad...but isnt this kind of just a human nature type thing? Is there a realistic way to actually get humans to stop bullying each other?

    I see adults ďbullyingĒ each other...
  7. Poll: Sorry to hear, but this is way better for...

    Sorry to hear, but this is way better for Consumers. More supply = lowered prices. Every vehicle that gets exported helps to reduce supply and increase the prices of vehicles in Alberta.
  8. How so? Left to itself, any industry will act in...

    How so? Left to itself, any industry will act in its own self-interest for gain. A set of rules is required to protect all stakeholders (shareholders, public, tax-payers, etc.). When your rules suck...
  9. Color me shocked that a Chinese owned company...

    Color me shocked that a Chinese owned company buying dogshit assets would ever do something like this. A large portion of Chinese money (excluding the major NOCís) that has been put in Alberta O&G...
  10. I likely have a terrible taste for wine as I...

    I likely have a terrible taste for wine as I mainly drink bourbon/whiskey and beer, however, the 2 buck chuck from Trader Joeís ($2/bottle) usually tastes better then most $20-$30 bottles me and the...
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    “Inner” city real estate in Calgary is ridiculous...

    “Inner” city real estate in Calgary is ridiculous still. $500-$600k for a barely livable teardown north of 16th ave NE is ridiculous. I think COVID actually helped to insulate the Calgary real estate...
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    This isnít true at all...much more complex then...

    This isnít true at all...much more complex then that.
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    Too lazy to use search. Iím in the ďthickĒ of...

    Too lazy to use search.

    Iím in the ďthickĒ of it down south and have been basically anti-US shale, from an investment/economic standpoint, for 3 years after being in the belly of the beast. The...
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    Youíve come to the dark side! I remember beating...

    Youíve come to the dark side! I remember beating this drum in a past conversation where someone (maybe you) was all high-Ho on the fictitious DUC numbers haha. US declines are going to be big next...
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    Random November update since I’m reading beyond....

    Random November update since I’m reading beyond.

    Wish I would have taken my thoughts and took more short positions then I did! A few random thoughts:
    - Things are ugly out there and still not...
  16. The government is actually doing exactly what...

    The government is actually doing exactly what they should be - looking out for the greater good of society (city/province/country). Pandering to the interests of a small group (that has no case to...
  17. When you say no hail damage my mind jumps to...

    When you say no hail damage my mind jumps to there was never hail damage or why else would you say it? I wouldnít say you are technically lying but I would say itís a bit shady the way you are...
  18. If you arenít using it often sell it. No point...

    If you arenít using it often sell it. No point leaving a car sitting for years on end...lose a ton on depreciation and cars are meant to be driven so if you leave it sitting another few years youíll...
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    Logged in to say: :rofl::rofl::rofl: Never...

    Logged in to say:

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Never let it die!
  20. Poll: Sink to what low? If a company is going through...

    Sink to what low? If a company is going through layoffs an employee being on Mat/Pat leave does not artificially protect them from a lay-off. Why should someone on mat/pat leave be protected over...
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    Whiting was unique in how absolutely [email protected] itís...

    Whiting was unique in how absolutely [email protected] itís assets are coupled with a historically poor executive group. They were in deep shit at $50/bbl and Iíve been shorting them since 2019. There are a few...
  22. The note on expiries is not true at all. In...

    The note on expiries is not true at all. In heavily developed areas like the Bakken this may be true, but a lot of companies in Texas/OK are going to struggle with acreage retention. There are 2...
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    I used it in Hawaii on multiple islands for...

    I used it in Hawaii on multiple islands for hundreds of miles and it was awesome. Had a 2014 Honda Accord for $13/day and a 2016 Chevy Spark for $12/day. Over 2 weeks I easily saved $600-$800 and the...
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    Again, you are being disingenuous. The buying...

    Again, you are being disingenuous. The buying power a $1 CDN in Calgary is likely greater then the buying power of $1 USD in many larger American cities. Why not compare what teachers make in Alberta...
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    You canít do currency conversion and tax...

    You canít do currency conversion and tax conversions to compare locations...this is just a laughably stupid exercise. The people in the US pay for all their goods and services in USD so converting to...
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    This is just a false narrative being spread by...

    This is just a false narrative being spread by union types. You can do a quick fact check and prove your statement false.

    Salary range for teachers in Los Angeles $40-$80; New York $50-$80;...
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    Fair enough. Looking at the wages vs. education...

    Fair enough. Looking at the wages vs. education vs. time off vs. abundant supply of qualified teachers it seems to me that teachers are fairly compensated.

    3 of my buddies wives are teachers in...
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    Good to know - it looks like people are spreading...

    Good to know - it looks like people are spreading BS on cost of living increases still applicable.

    So there will still be tenure based increases allowed? Do you know how often teachers get bumped...
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    I read somewhere today that nurses and teachers...

    I read somewhere today that nurses and teachers will both continue to get yearly cost of living increases, this just means no raises on top of that. This seems very odd to me that the media would...
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    I don’t disagree, CNR/Suncor/Cenovus will be good...

    I don’t disagree, CNR/Suncor/Cenovus will be good buys at some point next year.

    What are you seeing on your end from your US work? Projected decreases?
  31. Poll: Don’t mean to paint a bad picture for all...

    Don’t mean to paint a bad picture for all engineers, it’s obviously just a few bad apples, but loyalty to certain service providers for personal benefits, even if it was just getting drunk at flames...
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    The US is down to ~671 last I checked which is...

    The US is down to ~671 last I checked which is ~23% down in 2019. I personally see things getting worse in 2020 so another 20% drop gets you down to 530-550 range which is realistic in my mind....
  33. Poll: Have engineers in industry generally stopped...

    Have engineers in industry generally stopped taking kickbacks (hunting/fishing trips, sporting events, goods, cash) from service providers in exchange for business? 2012-2014 was getting out of hand...
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    The DUC argument in the US is really a laughable...

    The DUC argument in the US is really a laughable one. Companies arenít drilling wells and leaving them uncompleted for any more then a month or two. DUCs that have been sitting for any longer were...
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    I was stupidly baited into this discussion with...

    I was stupidly baited into this discussion with an extremely left-leaning friend (think kertjud levels) and it is laughable how stupid some people really are when it comes to a basic understanding of...
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    If any O&G professionals are looking to make the...

    If any O&G professionals are looking to make the US transfer itís going to be much more difficult then the last few years. The US industry is seeing major issues at current WTI pricing and most...
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    If there is some BS clause about a deposit in the...

    If there is some BS clause about a deposit in the agreement you should threaten to make sure nobody you know ever uses him or his company if he tries to keep the $2500 and blast him for it online -...
  38. So if this officer is found to have ďhad a bad...

    So if this officer is found to have ďhad a bad memoryĒ (which come on Phil, there are lots of bad apple officers that lie all the time and you know it), could every one of his past tickets where he...
  39. Why donít you get the news involved now? Iím sure...

    Why donít you get the news involved now? Iím sure thereís multiple reporters that would pick this up and run with it and it will likely avoid you having to actually pay any legal fees. Nothing better...
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    Based on the complaining in the DUI thread - next...

    Based on the complaining in the DUI thread - next time heís drunk playing music call the cops saying you say him drive home and he looked super drunk and now heís inside blaring music. Repeat until...
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