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    In hindsight saying "it's been hijacked"...

    In hindsight saying "it's been hijacked" should've been more appropriate with "it's being hijacked". The constant videos popping up of police usage of force (often appearing to be grossly...
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    Regardless of what the intent "Defund the police"...

    Regardless of what the intent "Defund the police" is, it's been hijacked by the '"Fuck the police" crowd.
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    There is a fair amount of opportunity out here in...

    There is a fair amount of opportunity out here in Victoria, BC and I'm seeing a lot of Calgarians apply for jobs out here in Victoria. However having talked to a few of my friends in Calgary...
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    Is the cap removable on that? If it is, what...

    Is the cap removable on that? If it is, what does it look like if you take it off (is it threaded for a hose)
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    The main that goes to this tree should have a...

    The main that goes to this tree should have a spout that you can connect the compressor into. You hook it up, turn the compressor on, and then manually turn on each zone by opening the valve on each...
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    I joined AB cars when someone left a flyer on my...

    I joined AB cars when someone left a flyer on my windshield at the UofC arts parkade. I was driving a nissan 240sx with a giant wing and a fart can on it.

    I think I joined beyond after seeing...
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    #3 - DIY? Just don't use the plumber I used. The...

    #3 - DIY? Just don't use the plumber I used. The owner fucked up and piped hot water to my toilet, and then i had to pay out of pocket to fix the drywall so he could get access to fix his fuck up. ...
  8. Poll: yeah I called Westjet to cancel my international...

    yeah I called Westjet to cancel my international flight 2 weeks ago, and they refunded to my credit card directly. They said since the flight was cancelled outright due to the travel restrictions by...
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    It's still posted 104.9 today (over in View Royal...

    It's still posted 104.9 today (over in View Royal and Esquimalt anyway). The Costco is now below $1 though!
  10. If you're desperate for TP, you can always try...

    If you're desperate for TP, you can always try the RV section of Canadian tire or at the RV stores. The RV stores usually sell TP designed for RVs / holding tanks.

    For milk, consider powdered...
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    Presuming you're talking about an office job (and...

    Presuming you're talking about an office job (and im not too late)... about 10 years ago I conducted a few interviews at CPR... they're went something like this:

    They're going to give you a word,...
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    Off the top of my head some things to think about...

    Off the top of my head some things to think about having owned a tent trailer....

    - If there's a 3-way fridge, make sure it works on all 3 settings.
    - Check the rails on the pull out slides to...
  13. We're just buying lots of pasta and dry and...

    We're just buying lots of pasta and dry and canned beans. Basically something that we'd eat anyway. Also, stocking up on essential medication. The idea is it's 2 weeks where I can't go to a...
  14. Poll: I'm a left coast resident now. :rofl: In all...

    I'm a left coast resident now. :rofl:

    In all seriousness, flying out of YYJ is really frustrating if going anywhere other than YVR or YYC. We try to make the most of it... if going through YYC, I...
  15. Poll: Yes but my origin airport is YYJ, which really...

    Yes but my origin airport is YYJ, which really complicates travel plans. I briefly considered flying with harbour air to YVR to catch a better flight to PSP... but it just isn't worth it.
  16. Poll: Booked the whole family for a vacation in the US...

    Booked the whole family for a vacation in the US in early April. We are flying thru YVR to LAX, so they're fairly busy airports with lots of travelers.

    In case things get really bad in the next 40...
  17. The protesters today were very peaceful and nice...

    The protesters today were very peaceful and nice to the staff where I work (in Victoria at one of the crowns). While protesters were at most of the entrances, they were respectful to the staff. They...
  18. Bingo. Is the protest in support of...

    Bingo.

    Is the protest in support of indigenous rights with a pipeline as the focal point, or is it against a pipeline with indigenous rights being weaponized for it?

    I had a good discussion...
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    We can't trust any auditors - they don't know...

    We can't trust any auditors - they don't know anything about how to care for patients, and are only looking at this from dollars and cents because that's what the UCP wanted. If we implement...
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    I used to be a member of Talk of the Hill...

    I used to be a member of Talk of the Hill Toastmasters in Calgary (they're based in the NW and meet weekly at the Toyota Dealer in royal oak). It was a diverse group as far as why people were...
  21. Poll: I was fortunate as my house has nat gas running...

    I was fortunate as my house has nat gas running to it, it was added sometime in the 80s. My house used to have a word burning fireplace but the previous owners installed a gas insert. Several of the...
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    But it said I can tow 11,000 lbs!!

    But it said I can tow 11,000 lbs!!
  23. Poll: 1,427.74 KWH, or 1.4 jiggawatts over the last 30...

    1,427.74 KWH, or 1.4 jiggawatts over the last 30 days (Nov 24 to Dec 23) out here in Victoria. I imagine this is largely going to be the 2 electric HWT, 1 bedroom's electric in floor heat, and the...
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    Poll: Minor stress only because I've dealt with worse....

    Minor stress only because I've dealt with worse. Left oil/gas and Alberta for a better quality of life. So far, it's been good. The people around me are stressed as fuck though and don't understand...
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    Still working on this 11 years later... it took...

    Still working on this 11 years later... it took me a while to get it through my thick skull that being stay at home is a lot of work, with no sick days, vacation days, and it's 24x7. In theory, when...
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    We did the single income household for 11 years...

    We did the single income household for 11 years now. Started with 1 child, and now with 3 (+ 2 in laws... but that is another story). We did it because raising our own kids, not having someone else...
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    Or could take a close look at how to leverage the...

    Or could take a close look at how to leverage the supporting industries that have a home base here to deliver services for other industries elsewhere... I mean there's billions spent on IT projects...
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    Not sure if that's an efficiency just yet, but it...

    Not sure if that's an efficiency just yet, but it reads like re-prioritization of items in the budget, and then deferring maintenance to save FTEs in the current fiscal year. They still have to see...
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    Well look at that - they figured it out. All they...

    Well look at that - they figured it out. All they had to do was communicate. $15M is what was needed to keep those teachers on hand, and what they needed was the minister to allow them to...
  30. Thread: +15 Food

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    Go for egg noodle, or even the udon noodles. If...

    Go for egg noodle, or even the udon noodles. If the lady gives you a dirty look I'm sorry. She used to give me the "fuck off that's extra work" look you get when you try to customize anything at an...
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    Oh I get it, because in a list of general things...

    Oh I get it, because in a list of general things that anyone with a budget does when they are faced with in year budget restrictions (it's not even mid year, it's 1 quarter in), you cherry picked 1...
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    I *never* suggested they are going to close a 32M...

    I *never* suggested they are going to close a 32M hole (~3% of a 1.2B operating budget) from just their capital plan. I gave a list of things that any responsible budget holder does before they cut...
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    You can't. That's the point of planning. ...

    You can't. That's the point of planning.

    What is the current 2-3-4-5 year capital plan? What can you accelerate ? Do you need to cancel a capital project to redirect funds to another one to...
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    Yeah that's basically where i'm at on this topic...

    Yeah that's basically where i'm at on this topic too. It's become an "us vs them" zero sum discussion.

    Ministries operate just like departments in a corporation. If a department get less...
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    I haven't changed mine in years. I actually lost...

    I haven't changed mine in years. I actually lost the original picture so the Santa hat stays on!
  36. Thread: +15 Food

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    I do miss the food choices of the +15. Places...

    I do miss the food choices of the +15.

    Places I used to enjoy:
    - Omi (I used to get the wonton soup with egg noodles in it, + spicy)
    - Olly's (their breakfast - the eggs with hollandaise)
    -...
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    What does pouring antifreeze down the traps do? ...

    What does pouring antifreeze down the traps do? I'm in Victoria and apparently on average there are 5 days a year that the lowest temperature is below -2. I asked a few people who have lived here...
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    Good call - I will pickup one of those!

    Good call - I will pickup one of those!
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    This is my first year owning a trailer that...

    This is my first year owning a trailer that should be be winterized, however I've also moved to a place where the average daily temp never falls below zero (it still does go below zero overnight...
  40. Poll: For companies that are large enough to have...

    For companies that are large enough to have written company values, if the word "respect" doesn't appear on a list of company values, I'd question how the leaders treat employees, as it really comes...
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