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1 hour ago, st27 said:

In addition to the layoffs at AC, TS, WJ and Sunwing.....now dehavilland (500 employees)...

 

the retai sector just took another hit:

https://globalnews.ca/news/7647801/canadian-tire-national-sports-store-closures/

“says it’s closing all its National Sports retail stores to reduce overlap in the company’s sporting goods assortment and gain efficiencies.”

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The Canadian Press

Gregory Craig, the retailer’s chief financial officer, told investors that all 18 stores will be closing.

He says it was a difficult decision for the company because of its impact on people.

I had never heard of Canadian Tire Sports Stores, now I see why since they all appear to be in Ontario.  But the reason for the closures is a puzzler when you take into account the following "

Meanwhile, the decision came as Hicks told investors that the company's fourth-quarter results were "nothing short of phenomenal" and that its full-year results were strong despite the challenges of operating during a pandemic.

The retailer said its net income attributable to shareholders totalled $488.8 million or $7.97 per diluted share for the quarter ended Jan. 2."

 

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The margin for greater absurdity and hypocrisy is shrinking. They are reaching saturation here, with each passing day it gets harder for them to out crazy their colleagues.

 

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50 minutes ago, Wolfhunter said:

The margin for greater absurdity and hypocrisy is shrinking. They are reaching saturation here, with each passing day it gets harder for them to out crazy their colleagues.

 

Ocasio-Cortez Mocks Conservative Christians, Botches Scripture

 

AOC goes vegetarian for Lent

 

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People should take a moment and consider how all of this will look 50 years from now. It's like a new religion (cult maybe) but perversely, it's largely supported by people who openly ridicule religion, we've seen the memes right here. The acolytes subscribe to a twisted version of the very affliction they ridicule others for.

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6233884972001#sp=show-clips

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O M G !

Semi-detached Kitchener home sells for $300K over asking price

KITCHENER -- A semi-detached home in Kitchener just sold for $300,000 over the asking price, highlighting the surging local real estate market.

The home is located in Kitchener's Laurentian West neighbourhood. It was listed at $500,000. After 53 offers, it sold for $801,000.

Statistics Canada said Waterloo Region had the fastest growing population in Canada in 2020 as more people looked to move out of big, urban areas.

 

https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/semi-detached-kitchener-home-sells-for-300k-over-asking-price-1.5316650?cid=sm%3Atrueanthem%3Actvkitchener%3Apost&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2SrQlUevXOFvQbfZn9OkF12PoAwmZ8SLnmBj4vwSKSIgEp-RUHp7JBZ9I

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“ What about feeling sorry for those…who pay the taxes? Those are the people NO ONE ever feels sorry for. They are asked to give and give until they have no more to give. And when they say ‘Enough!’ they are called selfish.”

 

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It's going to get interesting.  Even the trump appointees on the court voted against him.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-taxes-idUSKBN2AM1MN

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The justices without comment rebuffed Trump’s request to put on hold an Oct. 7 lower court ruling directing the Republican businessman-turned-politician’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, to comply with a subpoena to turn over the materials to a grand jury convened by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat.

“The work continues,” Vance said in a statement issued after the court’s action.

Vance had previously said in a letter to Trump’s lawyers that his office would be free to immediately enforce the subpoena if the justices rejected Trump’s request.

 

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On 2/18/2021 at 11:45 AM, st27 said:

In addition to the layoffs at AC, TS, WJ and Sunwing.....now dehavilland (500 employees)...

 

the retai sector just took another hit:

https://globalnews.ca/news/7647801/canadian-tire-national-sports-store-closures/

“says it’s closing all its National Sports retail stores to reduce overlap in the company’s sporting goods assortment and gain efficiencies.”

Gregory Craig, the retailer’s chief financial officer, told investors that all 18 stores will be closing.

He says it was a difficult decision for the company because of its impact on people.

 

Canadian Tire Corporation Limited is a Canadian retail company which operates in the automotive, hardware, sports, leisure and housewares sectors. Its Canadian operations include: Canadian Tire (including Canadian Tire Petroleum gas stations and financial services subsidiary Canadian Tire Bank), Mark's, FGL Sports (including Sport Chek and Sports Experts), PartSource, and the Canadian operations of Party City. Canadian Tire acquired the Norwegian clothing and textile company Helly Hansen from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in 2015.

This was going to happen anyway pandemic or not.  It has been in the works for a long time

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You have to wonder what the long term unintended consequences of all this are. Is it acceptable to remove someone from a position based solely on skin colour and should it apply across the racial/gender board? Would I be accused of racism if I suggested people of colour be prohibited from playing the great highland bagpipe because of cultural appropriation. They must only play the type of pipe that originated in the country of their birth or that's applicable to their own culture.  How about white kids who take karate lessons?

Can a women do a mans voice now? What about a black man doing a white characters voice over? 

I'm starting to loose sympathy for women sports now. Suck it up and live in the world of stupid you insisted that you wanted.....   

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Federal government approves Senate amendment to allow mentally ill to access assisted dying – but not for two years

Extreme Slippery slope....how many years before governments like Trudeau’s says...You are too sick, costs too much to keep you alive...you are gonzo!!

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1 hour ago, Jaydee said:

Extreme Slippery slope....how many years before governments like Trudeau’s says...You are too sick, costs too much to keep you alive...you are gonzo!!

Perhaps but on the other hand I like the ability to made the decision based on an inevitable deterioration in mental capacity ..... I hope I never have to face that but if I do, I would like the choice to end it, rather than leave my children / grandchildren / wife with the memory a demented old fool who no longer knew them. 

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50 minutes ago, Kargokings said:

Perhaps but on the other hand I like the ability to made the decision based on an inevitable deterioration in mental capacity ..... I hope I never have to face that but if I do, I would like the choice to end it, rather than leave my children / grandchildren / wife with the memory a demented old fool who no longer knew them. 

I wholeheartedly agree....and I will probably do the same....as long as it’s MY decision to make....but IMO, I don’t think it’s a wise move to put so much trust in governments of Socialist countries.

 You obviously have more faith in governments than I do.

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22 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

I wholeheartedly agree....and I will probably do the same....as long as it’s MY decision to make....but IMO, I don’t think it’s a wise move to put so much trust in governments of Socialist countries.

 You obviously have more faith in governments than I do.

In actual fact I have faith in the various wills that my lawyer drafted up for me including  a living POA , a living will etc. etc  etc.  These documents along with a prepaid Funeral Plan are well worth doing to remove any burden from those who I precede. Noting having them is simply refusing to accept the inevitable as well as placing an unecessary burden on those who I leave behind.👍

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