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  1. OK guys thanks for your help. I just called...

    OK guys thanks for your help.

    I just called Telus - can confirm that threatening to cancel gets you directly to a loyalty rep. They gave me $15 off my bill (which was $8 too high), so now I...
  2. Telus folks - is there some sort of trick or...

    Telus folks - is there some sort of trick or method to actually get a retention/loyalty person on the phone?

    I have a 2-yr plan with Telus, and this month they randomly overcharged me by $8. So I...
  3. Dating / hooking-up seems so complicated now.... ...

    Dating / hooking-up seems so complicated now.... Almost like you need to get your date to sign a waiver or something before you can make any sort of advance.
  4. Poll: I believe parents should be allowed to raise...

    I believe parents should be allowed to raise their children as they see fit (even if I may not agree with every parenting decision they make), as long as there is no explicit harm to the child. To...
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    Fact 1: Oil will continue to be an in-demand...

    Fact 1: Oil will continue to be an in-demand product for the next 30 years (and probably much longer)
    Fact 2: Alberta has one of the largest oil reserves in the world

    Based on these two facts,...
  6. Poll: I voted yes - it should be allowed. While it's...

    I voted yes - it should be allowed. While it's not an event that I personally would attend (with or without my kids), I'm a big proponent of individuals being allowed to make their own choices and...
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    Poll: Yup. So glad my wife doesn't care about petty...

    Yup. So glad my wife doesn't care about petty stuff like spending thousands of dollars on a piece of jewelry.

    Before we got engaged, so I would know what style to buy her, I asked her to go...
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    BUMP I'm looking for a new dentist. Wondering...

    BUMP

    I'm looking for a new dentist. Wondering if anyone has any recommendations? Requirements:

    - Must be downtown (ideally close to Bow Valley/Suncor area)
    - Reasonable priced (per this...
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    To quit my whining, and actually add some value...

    To quit my whining, and actually add some value to the thread, I'll mention that this is what I'm wearing for mitts.
    ...
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    Obviously after a couple weeks (and a chinook...

    Obviously after a couple weeks (and a chinook rolls through) the conditions will improve. I just don't recall (in my 3+ yrs of winter commuting) the snow removal effort from the city being so poor. ...
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    Commute from the SW was rough the past 2 days. ...

    Commute from the SW was rough the past 2 days. Reservoir/Elbow pathway not plowed. Secondary roads disastrous. Rode a bit on Elbow drive, but the shoulder isn't plowed, therefore had to ride in...
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    Thanks for all the excellent advice guys. Went...

    Thanks for all the excellent advice guys.

    Went to SportChek on the weekend and picked up a CCM RBZ Speedburner, Crosby curve, 75 flex. It's a couple years old, sticker price was $299 but I got it...
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    Hockey Stick Advice

    Looking to hockey playing beyonders for some advice on a new stick. I'm an intermediate level player, not playing organized hockey, just weekly pick-up with some guys from work, however my current...
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    I've been attending Toastmasters for 3 years. ...

    I've been attending Toastmasters for 3 years. When I originally joined I didn't even know what it was; I was new at my job and got invited by some co-workers and blindly said yes just because I...
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    Hakka R (no studs) on my WRX, Hakka 8 (studded)...

    Hakka R (no studs) on my WRX, Hakka 8 (studded) on the wife's Honda Fit. Bring on the snow!
  16. Poll: 32 km round trip commute, SW to downtown. Ride my...

    32 km round trip commute, SW to downtown. Ride my bike pretty much all year round (studded bike tires). If weather is really bad I'll drive to the ctrain station (<5km). My car gets used pretty...
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    Street flooded here in the SW. Car got hit...

    Street flooded here in the SW. Car got hit pretty bad.

    This was the worst of it.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/scottc420/Mobile%20Uploads/mms_20160628_224457_zpshgo1xxgy.jpg

    Water...
  18. Why not both? My basement is perfect, half...

    Why not both? My basement is perfect, half finished (rec room w/ ping-pong, darts, couch etc) and the other half unfinished (floor to ceiling storage shelves).

    Works great for me, got pretty...
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    Wife and I took our honeymoon in December to...

    Wife and I took our honeymoon in December to Maui.

    Regarding Maui, I agree 100% with every point Feruk made. It was a fantastic trip. We rented a condo in Kihei (via VRBO) that was also only...
  20. Great pick-up! Manual transmission? Picked up...

    Great pick-up! Manual transmission?

    Picked up an '08 Fit for my wife a couple years ago, and to be honest I almost enjoy driving it more than my wrx, at least in the city. The best part is the...
  21. BUMP We live in the SW, been to the bottle...

    BUMP

    We live in the SW, been to the bottle depot on Horton Rd SW, however they make you sort all your own bottles yourself. Not a problem for me with half a garbage bag, but a bit too much for my...
  22. Poll: This 100%

    This 100%
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    Some of the comments in the article are classic...

    Some of the comments in the article are classic Calgarian. CHANGE IS BAD! Seriously, if you have zero experience in traffic planning / engineering, then stfu. Let the engineers do the job they've...
  24. Camping - there's only 1 proper campsite in...

    Camping - there's only 1 proper campsite in fernie, that's at mt fernie provincial park. You can hit some biking trails right from there (dem bones, brokeback etc), but most of them will be blue or...
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    Food - Definitely get a Chicago style hot-dog, I...

    Food - Definitely get a Chicago style hot-dog, I went to Portillo's. The dog looked very underwhelming when I got it, but soooo good. I had to go and buy 2 more.

    Architectural Tour - I did a...
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    5% is assumed return AFTER inflation. You don't...

    5% is assumed return AFTER inflation. You don't think that's possible? Evidence?

    If historicals can be considered something to go by, you might like this. It's a tool that calculates the...
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    A million bucks + house paid off. Assume 5%...

    A million bucks + house paid off. Assume 5% annual return this would generate $50,000 passive income (without touching the principal) which would be more than enough for us to live on with no...
  28. Pinkbike conditions thread is here, best place to...

    Pinkbike conditions thread is here, best place to look: http://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=246&pagenum=1
  29. I've got a free unused RCR rockies card if anyone...

    I've got a free unused RCR rockies card if anyone is interested:

    http://forums.beyond.ca/st/390490/free-rcr-rockies-card-unused-and-unactivated/
  30. SOLD: RCR Rockies Card - Unused and Unactivated

    SOLD

    I have a 2014/2015 RCR Rockies Card. This card has NOT BEEN USED and has NOT BEEN ACTIVATED. I bought this card in December but blew out my knee shortly after and have not been able to use...
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    Thanks to SASC and all the instructors for...

    Thanks to SASC and all the instructors for putting this on. My fiance was out there today and before she went she was a bit nervous, but I think she really enjoyed it. She hasn't stopped talking...
  32. Just to be clear, your argument is that cyclists...

    Just to be clear, your argument is that cyclists are:
    1) striking and injuring pedestrians, and
    2) leaving the scene without identifying themselves,
    with such frequency that:
    3) all cyclists...
  33. Do you have any knowledge of how tax dollars are...

    Do you have any knowledge of how tax dollars are actually collected and spent? From the sounds of your post, you are advocating a user pay system. On the same token one might ask:

    Why should I...
  34. Who said all 222 collisions per year were a...

    Who said all 222 collisions per year were a result of cyclists running red lights?
  35. Not going to happen. Simple economics. This...

    Not going to happen. Simple economics. This would only be feasible if: total cost incurred as a result of uninsured cyclists >> total cost of setting up and administering bicycle registration and...
  36. I can't speak to driving an automobile, but I've...

    I can't speak to driving an automobile, but I've done enough mountain biking under the effects of Marijuana vs Alcohol vs sober and my findings match this study 100%. My times while sober vs high...
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    Just curious, are you saying this as a...

    Just curious, are you saying this as a recreational cyclist, or a commuter?

    I'm sure Calgary is fine for recreational cyclists, however for commuting Calgary isn't very good. Commuters don't...
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    Weather has been great this winter so can't...

    Weather has been great this winter so can't complain about that. I have to agree, getting to work downtown from the suburbs sucks. Transit is unreliable and bicycle route network is pathetic. ...
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    Really cool, looking forward to seeing this...

    Really cool, looking forward to seeing this technology on some road-going cars.
  40. http://culinarycampus.ca/classes-future-1.php

    http://culinarycampus.ca/classes-future-1.php
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