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Piglet
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I understand that we're due for a foot or so of sn*w in the next few days - a foot or so more than we actually need or want.

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Whiner! We had 18" last week. Went XC skiing with the dog a couple of times. Supposed to melt later in the week. [Waterworks]

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Whiner! We had 18" last week. Went XC skiing with the dog a couple of times.

I didn't know you could get XC skis for dogs.

I'll get me coat.

Moo

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Its been a month.

Its Spring and the sound of Wacky Tabacky wafts across the pundit discussions.

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And tomorrow is 4/20! Spark up that doob!

This is probably more purgatorial of me, but I confess some disappointment in the government extending no amnesty. Considering that decriminalisation (at least) was part of the platform, amnesty should be extended at least back to 19 October 2015. (Personally, I'd favour back to 1972 - submission of the report of the Le Dain Commission.) This refusal of amnesty puts the police in a difficult position: do you charge someone under the current law, knowing that in 14 months (assuming the timetable holds) it will no longer be an offence? This introduces a high degree of personal discretion on the part of the officer, leading to a patchy, inconsistent application of the law, which never a good thing, as it leads to injustices and brings the law into further disrespect.

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I think I must have missed something here. Not being Canadian, I do not know what amnesty you speak of.

Could you enlighten non Canadians please or am I just having a bad morning?

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Pangolin Guerre
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The federal government has moved to decriminalise marijuana - not quite fully legalise, but mostly, in that the government will market it as a monopoly much as they do alcohol. They are are, however, adopting a pose of enforcement of controls - and at this stage of the process, it is more pose than substance. Among the poses being struck is a law-and-order attitude toward those who have been convicted of offences that in short order will not be offences at all. To cloak themselves yet further in righteousness, the applicable taxes will not be treated as a revenue stream (as, I believe they are in Oregon), but to fund public awareness of the dangers of marijuana and to fund harm reduction programmes, hence the two words used here to defend a tax: "revenue neutral". I suspect that once the bill exits committee, it will have been greatly massaged.
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Pangolin Guerre
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Jeez, sorry Lothlorien, I wrote that explanation, and then ignored your question.

Regarding the amnesty, there had been some question as to whether there would be pardoning of those who had been convicted of offences that would then no longer be offences after the passage of the bill (target date 1 July 2018), and, if so, how far back in time the amnesty would reach. As it turns out, no dice.

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Thanks for explanation.

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Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:
And tomorrow is 4/20! Spark up that doob!

This is probably more purgatorial of me, but I confess some disappointment in the government extending no amnesty. Considering that decriminalisation (at least) was part of the platform, amnesty should be extended at least back to 19 October 2015. (Personally, I'd favour back to 1972 - submission of the report of the Le Dain Commission.) This refusal of amnesty puts the police in a difficult position: do you charge someone under the current law, knowing that in 14 months (assuming the timetable holds) it will no longer be an offence? This introduces a high degree of personal discretion on the part of the officer, leading to a patchy, inconsistent application of the law, which never a good thing, as it leads to injustices and brings the law into further disrespect.

In most places (not all!), Crowns have quietly let chiefs of police know that they are not inclined to prosecute for simple (viz., individual user) possession, and the news is communicated to the constabulary- a friend of mine, one of Ottawa's finest, was so briefed a few years ago. She informs me that they only think of such charges as add-ons to other offences, and the Crowns then use that for their own bargaining purposes.
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Airplanes never leave Toronto's Pearson Airport on time. Never ever.

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Originally posted by no prophet's flag is set so...:
Airplanes never leave Toronto's Pearson Airport on time. Never ever.

I've flown out of Pearson several times with no delays, but it is my least favorite airport in the world. Signs are practically non-existent, there's hardly anyone to ask for directions, and they treat you as if you're stupid if you actually do find someone. It takes a minimum of two hours to get through the four lines you need to navigate before you get to your gate.
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Toronto Pearson is notable for having an area dedicated for passengers trying to sleep. I have used it on two occasions and found it satisfactory. The airport also has two chapels run by the Aviation Interfaith Ministry, which appears to be operated by RC and Evangelical Baptist clergy, should shipmates be inclined to while away their waiting time in devotional activities.
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It is frankly better to travel west before flying east than to go through Toronto. Six of us flew on different flights through Toronto in the Easter season. The least tardy was 30 minutes. The most was 3.5 hours. 30 minutes means the plane pushed back on time, but was in the wrong place in the queue to fly away.

We can, to a degree blame airlines, which do their best to increase revenue and to be really quite polite and kind as able, but I think it is infrastructure and catering to the YTO economy.

We do avoid it going to Europe. It is so far south, one can fly west to Calgary even from Winnipeg and arrive in the UK or on the continent 1-2 hours earlier. But stuck routed through it for many Canadian points in the east (notwithstanding the central Canada is geographically Manitobs, east-west)

There are less pleasant airports in the world for certain. My waiting for a long time last night, lacking the sleep-in ability causes my whine.

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quote:
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...it is my least favorite airport in the world. ...

I take Toronto over Montreal every time I can. Being in Ottawa, I usually have to transfer in one or the other. I fly through Toronto a lot, and rarely have bad experiences. Plus, there is lots of opportunity for exercise walking from gate to gate, especially on transfers from/to USA or International.

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quote:
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Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
...it is my least favorite airport in the world. ...

I take Toronto over Montreal every time I can. Being in Ottawa, I usually have to transfer in one or the other. I fly through Toronto a lot, and rarely have bad experiences. Plus, there is lots of opportunity for exercise walking from gate to gate, especially on transfers from/to USA or International.
Of course, the reader must understand that I am referring to YYZ, not YTZ, which must be avoided at all costs.

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I'm sure Pearson isn't all that bad for those accustomed to it, but as someone who's only used a couple of times I've found it overwhelming. I much prefer to fly out of Hamilton when I go back west.
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I'm sure Pearson isn't all that bad for those accustomed to it, but as someone who's only used a couple of times I've found it overwhelming.

For those of us who only fly in and out of it once a year, it's like navigating the circles of Hell. Unfortunately, it's the only airport in the Toronto area with direct flights to/from Arizona. But now Air Canada has changed the one daily direct flight from Phoenix, so it now lands in Toronto just after midnight rather than around 8:00 p.m. as it used to.

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quote:
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But now Air Canada has changed the one daily direct flight from Phoenix, so it now lands in Toronto just after midnight rather than around 8:00 p.m. as it used to.

[Mad]

AC1836 still shows 13:00-20:10. It is, however, Rouge. [Mad]

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The last time I went home to the UK (and the first time I'd been coming back to Fredericton) I flew back from Edinburgh to Toronto, and had a heck of a long wait for the connection to Fredericton.

I didn't mind the scheduled part of the long wait - I don't know Pearson all that well, and was happy enough to have plenty of time to find the right gate and so on - but the unscheduled bit (the flight to Fredericton was at least a couple of hours late leaving) was a total pain in the arse.

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
But now Air Canada has changed the one daily direct flight from Phoenix, so it now lands in Toronto just after midnight rather than around 8:00 p.m. as it used to.

[Mad]

AC1836 still shows 13:00-20:10. It is, however, Rouge. [Mad]
That's odd -- maybe the schedule is changing before August. For August 21, it shows:
17:10 PHX - Arrival at Toronto at 00:16 +1 YYZ.

(I always though "rouge" meant "red," but it's apparently French for "sardine can.")

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Looked at the AC schedule, and it appears to vary considerably depending on the day of the week and the season.

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Thanks, sharkshooter.

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Snow across the west over night. 6 inches here. They will be de-icing the planes. Thankfully not flying anywhere.

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According to reports, businessman Kevin O’Leary is pulling out of the Conservative leadership race.

O’Leary is expected to make an official announcement at 4:30 pm ET.

Ottawa Citizen

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After 36 years of employment, including 32 in the public service, I am out of the workforce, having told the office that I would rather draw my pension than a salary. Yesterday, I handed in my laptop and my ID. It felt a bit weird, but very nice.

I have suggested to the powers that be that the reason is that pensioners always get a better raise than employees, due to the indexing of the pension. This year, for example, pensioners got 1.3%, and our best offer so far, after over two years of negotiating, is 0.5%. Of course that is not really the reason, but it makes a good story.

The next few weeks will see me doing some travelling (my wife currently lives and works in Washington, DC), golfing, and general stuff around the house.

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Lothlorien
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Enjoy it.

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sharkshooter:
Both of your posts: good things. To the retirement news, more good wishes than to the withdrawal of that Boston (has)Bean.

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Best wishes, sharkshooter!
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Retirement is wonderful - highly recommended.

Enjoy!

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Health to enjoy your retirement, Sharkshooter (and the same to Mrs. Sharkshooter when her turn comes).

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Pangolin Guerre
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Unfortunately, the Via Media board seems dead but unmarked. (Blowing dust, tumble weeds...) I apologise for highjacking this board for a sectarian purpose, but I seem to have no option.

I may be spending some time in Kingston ON. Could people give some thumbnail sketches of the different Anglican churches in Kingston? My preference is for Merbecke, a Protestant eucharistic theology, high-ish style without being Anglo-Catholic. I've been only to two: St George's and Trinity on Wolfe Island.

Thoughts? Thanks much in advance.

[ 03. May 2017, 03:54: Message edited by: Pangolin Guerre ]

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I have often seen such requests posted in Ecclesiastes, Pangolin Guerre. You may get more response there than in AS. Worth a try as well as here. Hope you find something to suit.

Just a friendly hostly suggestion.

Lothlorien AS Host.

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Quiet on this thread. The BC election results and the Conservative leadership race notwithstanding as potential bumps, are we collectively switching gears into summer mode? Getting propane for the barbecue, prepping to go to the cottage to set up over the long weekend?
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quote:
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Quiet on this thread. The BC election results and the Conservative leadership race notwithstanding as potential bumps, are we collectively switching gears into summer mode? Getting propane for the barbecue, prepping to go to the cottage to set up over the long weekend?

Nah, I'm too busy having fantods every time I open the news. BC election and the CON leadership are just little bubbles in the universe. The Tories will spend the next 4 years continually trying to pull their feet from their collective mouths, the Libruls (ha!) will slither on, and the Dippers will be, as usual, pretending to be socialist, until just before Election Day when they find Libruls have stolen all their cosmetics.

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Yup, at least the loony Trumpite didn't win, but they stuck with the Harperite path, rather than a progressive path. I don't think there was anybody running on the progressive path. Some skirted it, though.

Basically it was a blue rinse crowd, some of their adult children, and lots of little kids.

Kevin O'Leary quit the race late, but he still got over 1% of the first few ballots. (It was preferential)

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I think that it's a bit unfair to have expected any of the leadership candidates to be progressive , at least in a way that anyone who cares about being progressive would find satisfying, but Michael Chong comes pretty close to it (mutatis mutandis).

Given the chimera that is the current incarnation of the Conservative Party, Chong was very long shot. The social conservatives, somewhat to my surprise, kept mostly mum (I guess having learned from Leitch's experience), and then edged a social conservative in. Unusually canny. We shall have to be on our toes.

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Scheer is a young person who has almost no life experience aside from politics. Reminds me of Brad Wall, another whose life experience is all politics (the premier of Sask who is in decline after doing what conservatives always do: rack up huge deficits). I was amazed that Brad Trost, the hard, hard right social policy MP did as well as he did. This tells us that the intolerant fringe isn't merely a fringe with the Cons. (Both Scheer and Trost are from Saskatchewan, Regina and Saskatoon, respectively, and yes, I dislike both, and B Wall)
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I've said it before, and it's an observation that others here and elsewhere have noted, but it bears repeating: how the hell is it the conservatives everywhere carry a reputation for fiscal responsibility when they demonstrably do not deserve it? Is it merely because they are aligned with capitalism that they are assumed to know how to run a government? (A very different enterprise from a profit machine.) Prejudice vs verifiable observation by itself does not seem an adequately powerful explanation. I'll go pour myself scotch...
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Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:
... how the hell is it the conservatives everywhere carry a reputation for fiscal responsibility when they demonstrably do not deserve it? ...

Perhaps because even when they determine they need to run a deficit, it is short term, and they return to balanced budgets. Unlike the (federal) Liberals who have us set on a path of deficits until the mid 2050s. As to the Ontario Liberals, well, let's not go there.

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Pangolin Guerre
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quote:
Originally posted by sharkshooter:
quote:
Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:
... how the hell is it the conservatives everywhere carry a reputation for fiscal responsibility when they demonstrably do not deserve it? ...

Perhaps because even when they determine they need to run a deficit, it is short term, and they return to balanced budgets. Unlike the (federal) Liberals who have us set on a path of deficits until the mid 2050s. As to the Ontario Liberals, well, let's not go there.
Or Mulroney leaving office with a deficit bloated from when he debuted? Not short term. If fiscal tight-fistedness is your sole criterion, Paul Martin's your man. (Though, I grant, his accomplishment was achieved through a goodly application of accounting legerdemain.)

At the provincial level, the most egregious example of fiscal mismanagement in recent history has to be the Devine government. Ooops.... Conservative. For comment on Brad Wall, I pass to No Prophet... as he has first hand experience.

As to the Liberals in Queen's Park, I hold no brief for them.

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sharkshooter

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Golf Monday cancelled for the second week in a row. Why can't it rain on Tuesdays instead? [Disappointed]

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Sober Preacher's Kid

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I see Ms. Clark of British Columbia has chosen the way of theatre, and seeks to present a Speech from the Throne. [Snigger]

The political geek in me is in a tizzy over this public display of naked parliamentary procedure. [Yipee]

Ah well, may it be in Queen's Park as it is in Edmonton and Victoria!

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sharkshooter

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Please don't use the word "naked" and the name of any politician in the same post. It is just too disturbing.

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Pangolin Guerre
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But I have a strong interest in gross anatomy.

Coat? Hat?

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sharkshooter

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Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:

Coat? Hat?

Door.

[Smile]

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. [Psalm 19:14]

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Stercus Tauri
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The Grand River, that runs a few yards behind our house, is forecast to be at its highest level in over forty years tonight, due to unusually heavy rainfall and high reservoir levels. Some flooding and evacuations happening already upstream. The car is on higher ground loaded with essentials, and and valuable stuff is being moved away from floor level. This is unnecessarily exciting. Didn't anyone tell them that this doesn't happen in June?

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Uncle Pete

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Bonne fête nationale, mes ami(e)s

Happy National Day, my friends

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Even more so than I was before

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sharkshooter

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Get ready to Roll!!

Canada 150 Version of Roll Up the Rim to Win!

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Piglet
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I should imagine I'll keep up my usual practice of gagnezing bugger-all ... [Paranoid]

In other news have any of you ever done Plan Canada - the child-sponsoring charity thing?

We had a visit this afternoon from a lovely young lady who, in the nicest possible way, persuaded us to pledge a monthly donation to sponsor a girl in Mozambique. It's something that D. has always thought would be a Good Thing To Do, but never before got round to it.

I'll be watching with interest to see how it all works out - I understand they keep you informed about how your sponsored child is getting on.

[ 29. June 2017, 01:11: Message edited by: Piglet ]

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