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  1. At what point do the law-abiding citizens decide not to call the police but go vigilante? Certainly we can't be far from it now. From the linked article (formatted for effect): As of Tuesday, many misdemeanor cases will be declined or dismissed prior to arraignment unless "factors for considerations" exist. The list of offenses includes: trespassing, disturbing the peace, a minor in possession of alcohol, driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, making criminal threats, drug and paraphernalia possession, being
  2. Simply providing advertising space. Where's the risk? If you click on an ad placed by Google and are unsatisfied with the product does Google have any liability? You're over-thinking it. I know lots of people with a side-business and/or a family member who might want to drum up some leads (at very reasonable rates). This is a benefit to the advertiser, the members and the forum. Just because an ad appears on the forum does not in any way suggest that I am accepting liability for it - the same as a newspaper does not accept liability for the ads it sells.
  3. Let's face it - nobody likes advertising but it's a fact of life and is used to keep the lights on. With an eye towards removing the random and non-specific Google ads and replacing them with something more suited to our community I have decided to make very economic advertising available to members, family, friends and associates for their business and commercial ventures. I will also be posting affiliate links from time to time. Ads and links will be posted in a dedicated thread for those who are interested to view and easy to avoid for those who don't. Real-estate, home renos or you
  4. This is not necessarily true. I once lived in a place where the MP was NDP - never going to be the ruling party but the nicest and hardest working person you'd care to meet. He provided excellent value to his constituents (and was thus re-elected several times) by assisting them through various government roadblocks and with his red-tape wrangling skills. Moving legislation forward is not the only thing MPs do.
  5. ...and so were the pilots (from what I've heard).
  6. No danger of me voting for the Dems since I couldn't if I wanted to. Regarding Canada - I have a long memory. I voted for Cretien twice (or was it three times) and voted for Martin too so I am not hard against the Liberal party. I also voted for Harper a couple of times - basically I vote for (what I perceive to be) competence and good management. Consequently the current Liberal party does not earn my vote. As a rule one should always choose the least worst choice, right?
  7. It makes me glad that I'm not an American citizen because I would lose it. Pelosi refuses a deal that would greatly benefit the American people for solely political reasons - to damage Trump - and then accepts less because "we have a new President". This sort of thing is literally and forever a deal-breaker. I would never, never vote for a political party that allows this sort of thing.
  8. I find it hard to believe this article is still available on the web - surely an oversight by someone as it should be down the memory-hole by now. Article on NBC news from May 2020. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/fact-check-coronavirus-vaccine-could-come-year-trump-says-experts-n1207411 I wouldn't normally cut-and-paste the whole thing but I want my own copy before it "goes away". Fact check: Coronavirus vaccine could come this year, Trump says. Experts say he needs a 'miracle' to be right. “There’s a lot of things that could go wrong,” one expert saidere’
  9. I love user fees - those who use a resource pay for it. Landing fee for the airport - just fine with me. Now, on to the next topic; how much do we charge each person for using public parks? Two dollars/visit sounds fair. What about the public library - let's charge $1 per kid per visit and a surcharge of .25 for every item you borrow. What's that? You don't feel there should be a charge for using the park or the library? Why not? Just a little user fee for those who use the resource.
  10. Excellent video. Reminded me of this one:
  11. That's not the issue I see. I see an issue of not being able to accurately measure how much is ingested, how to test accurately for impairment and how to calculate metabolization times. The dosing, testing and metabolization of alcohol is well established - not so for cannabis. I could have a beer on a Saturday night and not worry about impairment or testing the next day, certainly not on Monday. This is not true for cannabis as it is stored in the body's fat cells and can be detected up to 30 days later. I think the factors go a little beyond old people's ignorance or bias.
  12. Sure, pot makes people mellow, alcohol makes people aggressive. The problem is that society is lagging the issue. How many job interviews would end immediately upon disclosure of using pot? It's legal, and by most accounts is less destructive overall than alcohol but there are serious implications in using it that aren't discussed - crossing borders, employment are just two of them. When I can tell my father-in-law, priest, doctor or employer that I smoked a joint and get the same reaction as if I told them I drank a beer I'll know it's become acceptable to partake.
  13. It must be my old age or maybe my conservative upbringing but this article angers me. "Why not sip into something different?" Why not indeed - maybe because if you ever want to cross the border into the USA you will be either forced to lie (which if discovered would make inadmissible for the rest of your life) or tell the truth (which may make you inadmissible, depending on the mood of the officer). It doesn't matter what your personal feelings might be - there are serious implications to choosing to use cannabis products that are never highlighted.
  14. Remember the new norm - you must take everything the President says at face-value and cannot claim it's a figure-of-speech, slip-of-the-tongue or humour. What he says is the actual, literal truth. The best part is the look on Kamala's face when he says it.
  15. Good one! No doubt the best bet to make. In this, however, I think I'm clean. As per the explanation above; ) I made use of an expert, paid for premium service, doubled checked and confirmed that everything was good, made no changes and regularly monitored for any indication of problem. Even in my novice state I can't think of anything I did that I shouldn't have or anything I should have done that I didn't.
  16. Further info; When I called the hosting company support line today buddy tried telling me that one of the name servers (name servers are needed to direct your browser request to the hosting company) wasn't set correctly and therefore the site wasn't working correctly. It wasn't set correctly and therefore the site hadn't been set up correctly from the start and it was my fault so, too bad. Hmmm, OK, let's explore this; 1). the migration was handled by the previous owner who is experienced and certainly capable to handle it. 2). when the site first came back up after the mi
  17. Further info; When I called the hosting company support line today buddy tried telling me that one of the name servers (name servers are needed to direct your browser request to the hosting company) wasn't set correctly and therefore the site wasn't working correctly. It wasn't set correctly and therefore the site hadn't been set up correctly from the start and it was my fault so, too bad. Hmmm, OK, let's explore this; 1). the migration was handled by the previous owner who is experienced and certainly capable to handle it. 2). when the site first came back up after the mi
  18. Did anyone experience an outage on the forum today (Wednesday)? I tried to get on the site and it was down. Contacted the hosting company and they tried telling me it was because one of the name servers wasn't set correctly and that it was my fault. Which, normally, I would accept since I'm a relative novice at this but I hadn't made any changes and the forum had been running perfectly since the switchover - seems to be a contradiction. Anyway, if anyone experienced an outage please let me know when and for how long. I guess if you signed on and had no outage, that is useful info
  19. Did anyone experience an outage on the forum today? I tried to get on the site this morning and it was down. Contacted the hosting company and they tried telling me it was because one of the name servers wasn't set correctly and that it was my fault. Which, normally, I would accept since I'm a relative novice at this but I hadn't made any changes and the forum had been running perfectly since the switchover - seems to be a contradiction. Anyway, if anyone experienced an outage please let me know when and for how long. I guess if you signed on and had no outage, that is useful info
  20. I think the blame has to go one step further. It's the consumers that are driving companies offshore. If you want a local supply you have to buy from a local producer. Farmer's markets are a perfect example - small local farmers are thriving (at least that's my impression) because people are choosing to support them. Same holds true for toasters, facemasks and vaccines.
  21. Good on you Malcolm. A proper diet will serve you well but there are a few essential nutrients that are worth considering as supplements. Vitamins K2, D3 and E (tocotrienol) are some that can be deficient even in people who have a "good" diet. If you are aware and make specific diet and lifestyle choices you can meet these requirements but you need to be aware and track your intake. Note that the Vitamin E requirement is for the tocotrienol version not the tocopherol version and the vitamin K2 is not a supplement but will need to come from diet. I'm no doctor but this is my research a
  22. Nope. Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D. https://www.webmd.com/diet/foods-high-in-vitamin-k2# https://www.webmd.com/diet/foods-high-in-vitamin-k2#2-3
  23. Odd. When I posted it it worked but now doesn't. Yes, same article. I fixed the link.
  24. Eddy; Congratulations. Your initial post in thread is incredibly powerful. Thank you for posting it. Not for the specific circumstance it describes (Covid/vaccines) but rather for highlighting the power of narrative. I agree, narrative is the most powerful weapon and this thread and topic deserves many more responses. I'll further the discussion with this link because the author says it so much better than I ever could: Society is made of narrative So much of what we see in the world (and on this board) are people pushing their narrative (myself included) without ever taki
  25. Solzhenitsyn is being a little disengenuous. The police/military conducted their mass arrests relatively easily because there was no uprising. If there had been an uprising of the masses the police and military would have conducted their mass arrests using rifles and machine guns. If the uprising continued they'd use tanks and mortars. The idea that the masses could rise up and overwhelm the military using hammers and pokers is delusional.