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Aug 18th, 2017 by DaSleeper last post
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Bad timing for Bell
I actually saw these posters when I was downtown TO last week and I wondered what they meant by ALT TV......... Bell Canada is standing by a decision to name its new mobile TV service "Alt TV," despite criticism from some on social media that the... (by tay)
Aug 12th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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What gold or silver coins would your business promote?
Firstly, I'm making a distinction between collectors' coins and trading coins. Collectors' coins tend to be worth much more than the spot value of the metal itself and fluctuate in price independently of the spot price of the metal whereas trading coins... (by White_Unifier)
Aug 11th, 2017 by White_Unifier last post
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Would a free-trade agreement quell the refugee flow?
Why not have free trade between Canada and Haiti? This would allow Haitians to trade with Canada and so create more jobs in Haiti. Consequently, it would at least reduce the flow of refugees. ... (by White_Unifier)
Aug 11th, 2017 by tay last post
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U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea
screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing... (by tay)
Jul 29th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Tim Hortons' Operators Fret It's Losing Its Canadian Culture
Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts are about as closely linked with the Canadian identity as hockey and universal health care, but the institution is under attack. Thats the view of many of the chains franchisees, who are chafing under the corporate... (by tay)
Jul 25th, 2017 by petros last post
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Used Cranes for Sale & Price in Dubai, UAE | Cranes Buy Dubai | Japanese cranes buy
Auto Link International one of the top Used cranes for Sale in Dubai & heavy machinery companies in UAE, we import / export, Japanese Crane Buy, Used Cranes for sale in Dubai. (by autolink)
Jul 17th, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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We need an "Right to the Highest Available Income" law.
What this would mean is that if I offer to work for an income that is higher than what the government can offer in social assistance and an employer accepts my offer, I would have a legal right to turn my back on the socia assistance in favour of the... (by White_Unifier)
Jul 17th, 2017 by White_Unifier last post
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Trump administration reveals goals for NAFTA talks
Trump administration reveals goals for NAFTA talks - Politics - CBC News Even a fool can get some things right sometimes. "The section on agricultural goods does not explicitly target Canada's supply management system for dairy, poultry and eggs,... (by White_Unifier)
Jul 13th, 2017 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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MasterCard is at war with cash in Canada
For some reason MasterCard wants to be able to track your movements........ "Bills and coins leave no ineluctable trace as they change hands" (by tay)
Jul 6th, 2017 by White_Unifier last post
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We're all for free markets...
Councillor wields new power to put 'bunkhouse' developers on the spot - Ottawa - CBC News Until it could irritate the middle to upper classes. Then we're all for regulation. Interesting how the world works. NIMBYism is alive and well it would... (by White_Unifier)
Jul 4th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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Has government borrowing and spending overstimulated the economy?
Bank of Canada may hike interest rate for 1st time in 7 years next week - Business - CBC News With all of that borrowing and spending, it looks like rates will now need to go up. If Canada were smart, we'd profit from the economic growth south of... (by White_Unifier)
Jun 29th, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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Should First Nations be free to establish privately-funded hospitals?
Present Canadian laws push private health care abroad, a loss of valuable source of potential consumer spending and tax revenue in the Canadian economy. Meanwhile, we scratch our heads wondering where we'll get the money to help First Nations... (by White_Unifier)
Jun 24th, 2017 by petros last post
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Kiev Announces US Combat Troops Will Deploy in Donbass
Jun 24 09:50 Military Escalation on Russias Doorstep: Kiev Announces US Combat Troops Will Deploy in Donbass Kiev, Ukraine. In remarkable events, that now look strangely related, the Ukrainian speaker of Parliament,... (by darkbeaver)
Jun 3rd, 2017 by tay last post
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Caterpillar Whistleblower Could Collect $600 Million
In the the spring of 2008, finance executives from Caterpillar Inc. gathered for a few days of meetings in the Peoria Civic Center, a few blocks from company headquarters. Early in the proceedings, Eugene Fife, chairman of the audit committee, reminded... (by tay)
Jun 3rd, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Walmart Is Accused of Punishing Workers for Sick Days
A report released Thursday by a workers advocacy group says Walmart, the nations largest private employer, routinely refuses to accept doctors notes, penalizes workers who need to take care of a sick family member and otherwise punishes employees for... (by tay)
May 27th, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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To all you not retired working stiffs - Hope you have your stuff paid for
Strong Indicator Of An Imminent Potential Financial Crisis The soaring consumer and corporate debt levels are presenting signs of potential financial crisis. By 2020, business debt likely will climb to $75 trillion from its current $51 trillion level,... (by Danbones)
May 19th, 2017 by Musky last post
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New McDonaldís In Phoenix Run Entirely By Robots
Phoenix, AZ After seeing a decline in earnings for the first time in nine years, McDonalds plans to do something no other restaurant of its kind has ever done before; open a store run entirely by robots. The store is set to open July 4th in Phoenix,... (by Danbones)
May 14th, 2017 by Murphy last post
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Nation Expected to Lose 30% of Jobs to Automation in 15 Years
Nation Expected to Lose 30% of Jobs to Automation in 15 Years rJLsSS7Vauc THE ROBOT REVOLUTION Whether we like it or not, robots are making an impact in the job market. Experts predict that almost a million jobs will be replaced by robots in... (by B00Mer)
May 13th, 2017 by tay last post
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25 Reasons To Absolutely Despise Bankers And Their Minions
25 Reasons To Absolutely Despise Bankers And Their Minions Posted on July 24, 2011by horse237 1) Bankers, according to the London Times, launder about 400 billion dollars a year or more in... (by darkbeaver)
May 7th, 2017 by bill barilko last post
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China's First Passenger Plane Takes Flight
This what the search for cheap labour has reaped this. A friend of mine who was a design engineer at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) at the time told me one day that the Company was sending the blueprints the engineers were doing to China. He couldn't... (by tay)
May 1st, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Time to open Canada to international telecoms.
I was reading about Kajeet online and it seems to be a well thought out telecom with no remote equivalent in Canada from the standpoint of parent-controlled data plans. Maybe it's time to open Canada at least to parent-friendly telecoms to fill the... (by White_Unifier)
Apr 27th, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Blockbuster to close all remaining stores by January
Blockbuster to close all remaining stores by January Liana B. Baker, Reuters First posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 03:11 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Apr 22nd, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Mercedes branches out for new customers at NYC Auto Show
What kind of message are they trying to send here? (by tay)
Apr 15th, 2017 by lone wolf last post
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Pharma giant plotted to destroy cancer drugs, push prices up 4000%
Leaked internal emails appear to show employees at one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies calling for celebration over price hikes of cancer drugs, an investigation has revealed. Staff at Aspen Pharmacare reportedly plotted to destroy... (by tay)
Apr 5th, 2017 by petros last post
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Nivea pulls 'white is purity' ad after backlash
The German skincare maker's ad for a deodorant included a picture of a woman and the slogan 'white is purity' The post sparked a backlash, with social media users accusing Nivea of being racist and insensitive. "Come on Nivea. This is so racist... (by tay)
Mar 29th, 2017 by Hoof Hearted last post
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CHCH TV Hamilton's Bogus Bankruptcy
CH management cut dozens of employees in order to form a new company "free of old Union employees and their demands," according to an email from an accounts manager leaked to media Tuesday. "We just needed to disband the previous company and form a new... (by tay)
Mar 18th, 2017 by White_Unifier last post
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The gold dinar and the silver dirham.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNtIsSWVJBI Damn those Muslims are smart! Why do we allow central banks to erode our savings by diluting our money when we could just create our own gold and silver currencies to... (by White_Unifier)
Mar 8th, 2017 by Locutus last post
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Ivanka Trump clothing line reports record sales
Ivanka Trumps eponymous womens fashion line is reporting record sales figures despite calls for a boycott and controversies surrounding President Trump. Since the beginning of February, they were... (by Locutus)
Mar 8th, 2017 by White_Unifier last post
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Milton Friedman on taxing the rich to help the poor
www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-40tgrF8Jo Brilliant! (by White_Unifier)
Feb 26th, 2017 by petros last post
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Canadian marijuana stocks jump as Liberal win
Canada‚s budding marijuana industry could blossom into a $5-billion market if Liberals make recreational pot legal | Financial Post (by tay)
Feb 16th, 2017 by lone wolf last post
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force majeure has been my fav term since I
first heard back in university. I, and others, always thought we should use it in legal situations as opposed to 'An act of God'. But before I get carried away, here's a nifty way to screw a bank. I actually think it's brilliant and a well deserved... (by tay)
Jan 31st, 2017 by tay last post
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Corporate Crime Reporter
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Jan 24th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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Keystone Pipeline Project - The Bitumen Super Highway.
1.1 Million BBL CDN OIL Per Day Keystone Pipeline Project The U.S. $12 billion Keystone pipeline system will play an important role in linking a secure and growing supply of Canadian crude oil with the largest refining markets in the United... (by petros)
Jan 24th, 2017 by tay last post
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Canada slaps 276% Tariff on Foreign Drywall
Fort McMurray rebuild threatened after feds impose drywall tariff | Globalnews.ca (by tay)
Jan 22nd, 2017 by tay last post
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Canada sees 2,000% price hike for infant seizure drug
The drug prescribed to infants in Canada with a rare and potentially dangerous form of epilepsy has jumped by 2,000 per cent practically overnight, upsetting specialists and parents. Infantile spasms, also called West syndrome, is a catastrophic and... (by tay)
Jan 21st, 2017 by Danbones last post
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I'm starting to appreciate Brexit a little more now that Trump is in power.
I was a little harsh against Brexiteers, thinking how ridiculous it was of them to turn their backs on their main trading partners. But at the same time, what happens when those same partners force the UK to take sides? In some respects, Trump will do... (by Machjo)
Jan 20th, 2017 by Machjo last post
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Low internal taxes, high tariffs?
"This strategy starts by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and making certain that any new trade deals are in the interests of American workers.... (by Machjo)
Jan 9th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Sunwing; No Compensation For Drunk Pilot Delay
Did anyone expect noble gesture from a company that justifies TFW pilots.......? Sunwing passengers on flight where pilot charged with alcohol impairment surprised and upset | Globalnews.ca (by tay)
Jan 7th, 2017 by tay last post
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Gawkers horrible year
Via Drudge, we learn that Hulk Hogan is going for the suplex on Gawker. That's just the latest in their ongoing ordeals. First GamerGate's letter campaign cost them 'seven figures' which is nothing to sneer at. But they're also being sued by... (by Locutus)
Dec 29th, 2016 by MHz last post
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U.S. refiners face severe labor shortage for maintenance
U.S. refiners face severe labor shortage for deferred maintenance | Reuters (by tay)
Dec 27th, 2016 by Murphy last post
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Carrier AC Moving To Mexico
Two subsidiaries of Farmington-based United Technologies Corp. are shutting heating and ventilating parts manufacturing plants in Indiana, eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as operations move to Mexico. Carrier, a manufacturer of heating, ventilating,... (by tay)
Dec 16th, 2016 by TenPenny last post
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Fined 2.5 million for ignoring safety regulations
An Alabama automotive parts supplier for Hyundai and Kia and two staffing agencies are facing a collective $2.5 million in fines after the horrifying death of a young woman. The U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday announced that Ajin USA, Alliance Total... (by tay)
Dec 14th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Should burial plots be given a renewable 70-year lease?
What happens when cemetery space runs out? - Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio Your thoughts? (by Machjo)
Dec 10th, 2016 by tay last post
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Hostess To Reopen For Business
Minus Union Workers Who Drove Company Into Bankruptcy Via ABC News:The bankrupt assets of Hostess Brands, Inc., the company responsible for Twinkies, Ho Hos, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs, are being put back to work by a buyout firm. Whats not... (by Locutus)
Nov 18th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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Google, an Obama ally, may face policy setbacks under Trump
elections have consequences WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that... (by Locutus)