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    The Supreme Court recently ruled that...

    The Supreme Court recently ruled that non-residents should be able to vote. Details on how for your parents' future consideration:...
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    Voter turnout in 2015 was only 57%. PCs and...

    Voter turnout in 2015 was only 57%. PCs and Wildrose also split the vote in 2012 (44%/34% of popular). I get that a lot of people were fed-up with both parties on the right and cast protest ballots...
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    Pretty sad mentality in this thread. No wonder...

    Pretty sad mentality in this thread. No wonder the NDP was able to win Alberta and Trump was able to win the US elections.

    I think it's a societal obligation to get informed and cast a ballot,...
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    It's hyphenated for a reason. :devil:

    It's hyphenated for a reason. :devil:
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    Nice work and good prices but a but small for...

    Nice work and good prices but a but small for what I'm after - min. 16" x 22".



    Thanks for the offer but since I'm overseas I'm looking for something I can order online.
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    I wouldn't put money on that. They're not very...

    I wouldn't put money on that. They're not very adjusted to Western tourists and I don't expect they'll be able to conduct the necessary training to get hotels and sites up to spec in the short term....
  7. SEAT literally stands for Sociedad Española de...

    SEAT literally stands for Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo and used to be a government national company until it was sold to VW. I'm not sure how the prices in Spain compare to the rest of...
  8. Yea, I looked at the Skoda Octavia. Seems like a...

    Yea, I looked at the Skoda Octavia. Seems like a much cheaper build quality but not that much cheaper in price based on what I've read.

    For example, a 2014 Skoda Octavia with the 1.6 TDI (110hp)...
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    End-Grain Cutting Boards

    I'm in the market to buy a nice handmade end-grain cutting board. I'm looking at European options but I'm curious if anyone knows of Canadian craftsman putting out high quality boards for <$300?
  10. It's the same company but they're not the same...

    It's the same company but they're not the same cars. A Seat Leon, VW Golf, and Audi A3 may all share the same platform and have similar engine choices, but they're certainly not the same cars.
  11. I looked at Renault, SEAT, Peugeot, Opel, etc....

    I looked at Renault, SEAT, Peugeot, Opel, etc. but am not convinced on their build quality / reliability.



    As mentioned in my post "The vehicle will generally only be used on weekends for...
  12. All of the above cars come in Estate/Touring...

    All of the above cars come in Estate/Touring configurations as they call them in the UK/Europe. As I listed, it's the same as a "Wagon" in typical North American nomenclature. The models I listed all...
  13. Choosing a Car to Buy in Europe (Spain) - HELP!

    After a decade of living and traveling around the world without a car, it's finally time to buy one here in Spain. A lot has changed over the last 10 years in the car world since I knew my stuff, and...
  14. You're not missing anything. The example I often...

    You're not missing anything. The example I often use is the War on Drugs. Doesn't do a lot of good to kill a single drug kingpin when a dozen others will quickly take its place.
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    Don't listen to all the fearmongering in here....

    Don't listen to all the fearmongering in here. I'm actually wanting to visit Saudi now that they're granting tourist visas.

    Basic things she'll probably be told by her chaperones. Best to keep her...
  16. Thread: Maldives

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    Just finished our trip to Male, Fulidhoo,...

    Just finished our trip to Male, Fulidhoo, Maafushi, and Gulhi. Still doing the final calculations but I suspect we spent less than US $1500 for 2 people for 12 days and had a great time.

    Decent...
  17. Very interesting. Can you detail the system /...

    Very interesting. Can you detail the system / costs / capacity / etc.?
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    Yea, I read those but they really came across as...

    Yea, I read those but they really came across as paid / sponsored reviews. Perhaps I need to search for some less biased reviews but my understanding is the Apollo is a made in China copycat? Not...
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    Thanks - I had watched that grinder showdown...

    Thanks - I had watched that grinder showdown before which got me thinking about the M47. If I factor in the 40 Euro Red Clix upgrade to the 240 Euro C40 then the M47 is only 50 Euros away. Perhaps...
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    What don't you like about the C40MK3? Or you just...

    What don't you like about the C40MK3? Or you just don't think it's great for espresso grind?

    I suspect at this stage I'll probably just set the grinder for pour-overs or Aeropress, but it would be...
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    Thanks! I am leaning more towards a hand grinder...

    Thanks! I am leaning more towards a hand grinder now. The fact I don't know whether I'll be living in a 110v or 220v country 5-years from now makes it difficult to justify dropping the cash on...
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    If you were going to drop up to $1500 CAD on a...

    If you were going to drop up to $1500 CAD on a grinder / espresso machine, what combo would you get?

    I like the manual / semi-automatics with levers and love my buddy's Profitec Pro 800 but it's...
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    Yep. My point was just that I don't see a reason...

    Yep. My point was just that I don't see a reason to use ITA's rather clunky search over Google Flights' extensive capabilities given they're pulling from the same data.
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    I'm pretty sure this is what Google Flights pulls...

    I'm pretty sure this is what Google Flights pulls all of its data from.
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    I always use Google Flights to search and then...

    I always use Google Flights to search and then follow the link to the airline to book.

    I didn't even know Google was now acting as a booking agent.

    From my experience, direct bookings are...
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    Pretty funny (and sad) watching our Crime...

    Pretty funny (and sad) watching our Crime Minister fumble his way through the G20 this weekend.

    Only thing more embarassing is probably the Brazilian President being caught with 39kg of coke on...
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    Depends on how complex of an interface you're...

    Depends on how complex of an interface you're after.

    Questrade was very basic when I last used it.

    Interactive Brokers can offer a lot more though if you're just starting out it may be a little...
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    Sounds perfect to me.

    Sounds perfect to me.
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    I've heard good things about Maafushi, Guraidhoo,...

    I've heard good things about Maafushi, Guraidhoo, and Fulidhoo so we'll probably just choose a couple of those for most of our time :dunno:

    https://www.neverendingvoyage.com/fulidhoo-maldives/
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    We're headed there for 12 days in August after 6...

    We're headed there for 12 days in August after 6 weeks in Sri Lanka.

    Neither my girl nor I are the relax in a fancy villa type so we'll likely try to stay on the local islands and get a feel for...
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    That leather came from Morocco from a trip I did...

    That leather came from Morocco from a trip I did to Fez in December - it is quite nice and should look better and better with time.

    I'm trying to source some nice veg-tan from a village in Spain...
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    I've used a saddleback bi-fold for the last many...

    I've used a saddleback bi-fold for the last many years but I've since started making my own.

    US sized horizontal bi-fold, Euro sized vertical bi-fold, and a bunch of minimalist card holders I made...
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    Poll: I'd rather have time. Obviously, money is...

    I'd rather have time.

    Obviously, money is needed for a decent living but there comes a point where I value my time just as much as what I can spend.
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    It's crazy.

    If there is valid concern over a serious offence that would justify such a warrant (same extent as to what would be required to toss a person's house for evidence, for instance) then I...
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    Poll: I don't think his point is literally no money -...

    I don't think his point is literally no money - but you don't need $100k/year to enjoy cycling or hiking or camping or fishing or any other number of outdoor activities. A full ski or golf season...
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    Poll: I subscribed to this mindset when living in...

    I subscribed to this mindset when living in Canada and had no desire for children. The way Canadians spend so much time working and earning to raise kids to be successful and independent defeats the...
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    Sticky: I'd be interested in seeing the 2015 picks...

    I'd be interested in seeing the 2015 picks updated with today's market prices...

    Short-term trading is so unpredictable. Who picked companies that are performing well 4 years later?!?
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    I'm 35 now but I did manage to hit the 7 digits...

    I'm 35 now but I did manage to hit the 7 digits by 30 club before :D

    I have no house, car, or "stuff" and it's pretty much all in cash/fixed income as I had to sell my stock when I left Canada...
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    120,000 people who will probably vote for the...

    120,000 people who will probably vote for the speNDP to ensure their paycheques flowing.

    The size of government in Alberta is ridiculous now and the unfortunate thing is that it ends up being a...
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