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  1. Which also happen to be the least productive...

    Which also happen to be the least productive members of society.

    No wonder Canada always ranks so low on productivity measures. Our government bows to the whims of the uneducated and unemployed.
  2. If there was a T-Shirt to sum up my feelings on...

    If there was a T-Shirt to sum up my feelings on the current state of Canadian politics....

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  3. Not that I was a big supporter of the whole...

    Not that I was a big supporter of the whole "United We Roll" protest, but it's interesting how differently the police and RCMP treated them despite them protesting with all the necessary permits and...
  4. I am not sure why CBC hasn't done more...

    I am not sure why CBC hasn't done more documentaries about traditions and historical ways of living/survival with First Nations. If the money is going to be pissed away on broadcasting, it may as...
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    Sticky: Along with Ben Felix's channel and the Rational...

    Along with Ben Felix's channel and the Rational Reminder podcast, I'd highly recommend these CiovaccoCapital vids.

    They're long, but full of excellent charts and logical reminders. I've watched...
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    Poll: Honestly, the "big sites" are often better in 4k....

    Honestly, the "big sites" are often better in 4k. These days they're often full of garbage, idiots, and touts. That said, there are still a lot of undiscovered places that make for amazing...
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    Poll: Even after travelling to ~115 countries I'm...

    Even after travelling to ~115 countries I'm becoming a bit like this as well. I hate how travel has changed over the last decade due to social media and the convenience of travel (online booking,...
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    Poll: I put $6-$10k but it's probably often over $10k...

    I put $6-$10k but it's probably often over $10k (especially if that's including my girl).

    We travel on a budget but usually for 3+ months/year. The biggest variable year to year is probably how...
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    Supermarkets often carry legs for 50-300 but...

    Supermarkets often carry legs for 50-300 but quality isn't always that great. I think it's better to just buy a few hundred grams of the good stuff freshly cut. Chorizo, salchichon are also good. For...
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    For Jamon Iberico, there are 4 grades. Barcelona...

    For Jamon Iberico, there are 4 grades. Barcelona is so touristy I'm sure you'll find a shop to explain and let you sample and then overcharge you for something (you can just buy a few hundred grams -...
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    Not today Coronavirus, not today... 89375

    Not today Coronavirus, not today...

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    I rocked a massive beard for several years. It...

    I rocked a massive beard for several years. It started going seriously grey even though I'm only 35 so I stick to the 3-day growth now.

    I tried numerous oils from different shops - never noticed a...
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    The whistleblower appears to have been Epstein'd....

    The whistleblower appears to have been Epstein'd.

    Perhaps the government wanted this contagion to spread... Is this China's new 1-child policy in reverse?
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  14. Thread: St Kitts

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    They use the Easter Caribbean Dollar as far as I...

    They use the Easter Caribbean Dollar as far as I recall but that's pegged to the USD and normally people accept USD too.

    I think I did a "Big Banana" tour there with a hilarious big black guy who...
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    The pentagon contracting out so many of its...

    The pentagon contracting out so many of its defence contracts is a pretty good example of that. You still have government shills approving the invoices - and a lot of the time they're going to take a...
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    Relationships.

    Relationships.
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    Whisky cured my coronavirus, says Wuhan-based...

    Whisky cured my coronavirus, says Wuhan-based Brit who contracted deadly flu.
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    Unless it's a bat I don't think anything has...

    Unless it's a bat I don't think anything has changed. Probably more interested in checking for Fentanyl...
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    She also worked at a homeless shelter and was the...

    She also worked at a homeless shelter and was the Minister of Status of Women (wtf is that?) so I'm sure she's fully equipped to deal with this decade's scariest medical outbreak.

    I mean, a...
  20. Thread: Maldives

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    ^100%. Not to mention supporting the local...

    ^100%.

    Not to mention supporting the local Maldivians with guesthouses and restaurants and supermarkets rather than just the multi-millionaires running private resorts.
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    Fishing trip was through a guesthouse on Gulhi...

    Fishing trip was through a guesthouse on Gulhi (across the street from Hudhuveli Inn where we stayed).

    Transport was local ferry.

    We stayed at budget accommodation. 10x nicer than the...
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    A buddy of mine who has been working in Hong Kong...

    A buddy of mine who has been working in Hong Kong for several years and is well connected internationally for commodity trading is hearing the actual number of deaths is in the thousands and...
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    Poll: I didn't attend a private school but I hung out...

    I didn't attend a private school but I hung out with a lot of kids from Strathcona Tweedsmuir so I use that as the basis of my comparison and rationale for preferring the public system.

    Those who...
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    Waldorf Schools

    We have a couple of friends who, since having kids, have become fully-committed to the Waldorf / Rudolf Steiner philosophy.

    Anyone have experience with Waldorf? Is it a crazy anthroposophical...
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    ftfy.

    ftfy.
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    Once I make a dent in the 10 I'll consider...

    Once I make a dent in the 10 I'll consider placing an order.... https://www.laphroaig.com/en/10-yo-cask-strength-batch-011
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    Hot damn. Finished a big work project yesterday...

    Hot damn. Finished a big work project yesterday and decided to treat myself to a bottle of Laphroaig 10 off Amazon Spain for 34 Euros. I'm not a Prime member or anything but it was here in 24 hours....
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    I was just reading this article and thought of...

    I was just reading this article and thought of this thread:...
  29. The thing is, with a lot that I see/hear about,...

    The thing is, with a lot that I see/hear about, it's the $5/hour guy fing-up $XXX,XXX in equipment or causing $X,XXX,XXX in loss of production/consequential damages or whatever and that's where I...
  30. Definitely. It's a race to the bottom as far as...

    Definitely. It's a race to the bottom as far as costs go in many ways and the consumerist 'throw-away' / 'upgrade cycle' culture has destroyed the need for quality goods or services. I think the "old...
  31. So true. I plan to jump ship all-together or...

    So true. I plan to jump ship all-together or perhaps try my hand at a different industry soon. Not as much upward mobility as I'd hoped (though I realized that 5-years ago) and the international...
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    Nice lineup! What are the 2 Balvenies? I've...

    Nice lineup!

    What are the 2 Balvenies? I've heard the Doublewood is good but haven't seen it around here yet.
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    Coffee Beans :D Legit though, I think if you...

    Coffee Beans :D

    Legit though, I think if you constantly run beans through a grinder you won't have problems with anything going rancid.

    Might take a few runs to completely remove any remnants...
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    Does anyone have recommendations for good books...

    Does anyone have recommendations for good books on Whisky(ey)?

    Not looking for comprehensive review type books as all of that is easily accessible online but rather something with interesting...
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    I usually use 18g coffee / 240ml water per cup...

    I usually use 18g coffee / 240ml water per cup with my aeropress. 2 cups a day = 36g x 7 days/week = 252g. That's just for me. My girlfriend has at least a cup a day as well so we typically go...
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    Wow, that's one helluva collection. Kind of a...

    Wow, that's one helluva collection. Kind of a cool idea to keep the pouches as well.

    The Kinu is great. Quick and the adjustment is easy. Still experimenting with dialling in my steep time / grind...
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    My set-up is finally complete. Completely manual...

    My set-up is finally complete. Completely manual and portable (other than the kettle) meaning I can take it anywhere. The grinder is heavy for travel but for car camping it will be perfect.

    Sorted...
  38. Damn. Oman was like the Switzerland of the Middle...

    Damn. Oman was like the Switzerland of the Middle East. They quietly helped resolve a lot of conflicts.
  39. If you grew up or had family in Iran you'd be...

    If you grew up or had family in Iran you'd be used to decades of political BS. Besides, you'd expect getting out of the country would be the sensible thing to do...
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    Real Estate has provided irrationally high...

    Real Estate has provided irrationally high returns for the last few decades, even with the great recession. Given that people are most comfortable taking on debt for a house and governments/central...
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