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    Not even close.... You've listened to too much propaganda from the "First responders are super heros" from the past 20 years... A police officer needs high school education, and attend a 13 week basic constable course. As to their pay, yes I think they are overpaid, certainly in Ontario....successive governments have signed ridiculous deals with police unions so that they constantly leapfrog each other's salaries and drive policing costs to outlandish levels. ****************************************************************** The 20 occupations with the highest average (traumatic injury) fatality rates, 2011-2015 Fatalities by occupation, excluding long-term illnesses, 2011-2015 Note: Excludes fatalities that were “Not coded” by occupation.
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    Global Warming Update: The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922. As reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post — 88 years ago! https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/warm-welcome/
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    Those in rural ridings could stay home, save gas and save the planet. All you need is New York, California, Florida and presto. And no one in rural districts believes for one second that anything of substance will come out of the pockets of that elusive 1% the left has been talking about for the last 45 years. They know from previous experience who pays for what: https://www.foxnews.com/us/billionaire-carl-icahn-moving-business-from-ny-to-florida-for-lower-taxes-report Cities (large urban centres like all of Florida) will beat the snot out of rural dwellers without mercy until the lights go out and their debit cards, cell phones and smart cars don't work.... Hurricane Dorian was a wakeup call for lots of urban dwellers; Y'all actually need country folk for a few things and most of those things only become apparent during hurricanes and prolonged power failures. Who needs a 6.0 Ltr 4x4 with an 8000W generator on it, we should tax it..... make the rich pay. So, in rural Nova Scotia, what does a hurricane, a tornado and a red neck divorce all have in common? - - - - - Somebody loses a trailer.
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    I was working at the north end in Yow when a Convair 340 (?) taxied in .... it was called the DoobieLiner carrying a certain rock band. .....
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    Another example of why you need to use trusted sources. Deepfakes are getting really good... https://9gag.com/gag/a5R7EjN
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    Canada is back alright........back to the status of a banana republic being governed by a dictator....and yet people still think trudeau is worth voting for after lying about the circumstances, being chastised by the ethics commissioner twice and then refusing to accept responsibility. A head of state can do anything he pleases.... third world alright. And we will never find out about what happened with VA Norman....from stating that charges would be laid before the RCMP was involved with investigation...to denying documents requested by his defence and then dropping the charges and buying him off with a non disclosure agreement. How would a regular citizen fair if he ever found himself in the way of Trudeau’s plans???
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    Conservatives 36 NDP 18 Liberals 3 Green 0 https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/provincial-election-2019/results Repeat of Ontario Election ...Manitoba Liberals lose party status https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2019/09/10/manitoba-liberals-lose-party-status/
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    I would bet at the top of their salary range (police and firefighters) they do not come close to the average senior pilot but they face death daily as part of their normal work. Not saying that senior pilots are overpaid but def. stating that our police and firefighters are not!
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    I got gas today and the sticker was only in French... I dont read french. The next pump was in french as well. I live in the GTA. Who do I sue?
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    BREAKING: Liberal government block RCMP’s SNC-Lavalin investigation The RCMP has had their attempts to look into potential obstruction of justice in the SNC-Lavalin affair blocked by the Trudeau government. According to another explosive report from The Globe and Mail, Ottawa refused to lift cabinet confidentiality for all witnesses, seriously limiting the capacity for the RCMP to actually look into the matter. According to the report, sources were allegedly told to not discuss matters regarding the scandal with police officials. The reason behind the secrecy was cabinet confidentiality. Liberals say that a waiver for confidentiality was not provided by the Clerk of the Privy Council, meaning that people in the know-how did not have the privilege to speak to the RCMP or the Ethics Commissioner. Earlier in the year, Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion faced similar stonewalling during his inquiries which accumulated in the Trudeau II report alleging that the prime minister had broken ethics laws. Sources claim that the RCMP were allegedly investigating the possibility of obstruction of justice in the affair. “If [the RCMP] were serious enough, they would probably get a search warrant, but that would probably be shot down by the courts. The privilege is pretty strong at the cabinet level,” said former commissioner of the RCMP, Bob Paulson. Around the same time that the RCMP allegedly investigated the matter, the Conservative Party was requesting that the national police force look into the affair. https://www.thepostmillennial.com/breaking-liberal-government-blocks-rcmp-on-snc-lavalin-inquiry/ http://ciec-ccie.parl.gc.ca/EN/ReportsAndPublications/Pages/TrudeauIIReport.aspx