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Sep 2nd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Satnav sends tourists to Wales rather than Wales
Sat navs are sending tourists and lorry drivers trying to find Wales 186 miles off course to a Yorkshire village due to a post code mix-up. Foreign visitors expecting the beautiful... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 1st, 2018 by MHz last post
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Feds register surplus of $3.2 billion over first 2 months of fiscal year
OK, at least we can subtract that from the deficits and interest of the last few years. It only begins to make up for it though. (by White_Unifier)
Sep 1st, 2018 by Danbones last post
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Sadiq Khan balloon takes to the skies over London
A controversial giant balloon of London Mayor Sadiq Khan dressed in a bikini has been flown over Parliament Square. The 29ft blimp is part of a campaign that is trying to get him removed from office. Sadiq... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 31st, 2018 by coldstream last post
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Systemic Abuse in Catholic Organisation-Church
BREAKING NEWS An archbishop claimed that Pope Francis was complicit in covering up abuses by a U.S. prelate, clouding the pontiff's trip to Ireland. ... (by Ocean Breeze)
Aug 31st, 2018 by Danbones last post
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Whoopee-do.......
In Kapuskasing! The buzz at coffee this morning.... A quick survey of everyone in the Coffee shop... Not a single individual was... (by DaSleeper)
Aug 30th, 2018 by Walter last post
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Obama will seek to close Guantanamo swiftly: advisers
Obama will seek to close Guantanamo swiftly: advisers We'll have to see. (by Praxius)
Aug 29th, 2018 by Liberalman last post
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Scheer going to India to 'repair' relationship after 'disastrous' Trudeau trip
Those protein tarrifs being dropped would be nice. OTTAWA -- Six months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's foreign policy prowess was pummelled by a disorganized state visit to India, his chief opponent is heading to New Delhi to try to "repair and... (by petros)
Aug 29th, 2018 by JLM last post
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HEADS UP- Protection from rental scams
According to a discussion I just heard on C.B.C. radio, rental scams are running rampant, especially in areas where rental availability is under 4%. Typically people make a deposit and the property doesn't materialize. I would suggest one should do... (by JLM)
Aug 28th, 2018 by JLM last post
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Oh, oh. Shoot up at Mall in Jacksonville!
Several fatalities! The gun banners will be out in force. This will put an end to guns for sure. :) (by JLM)
Aug 26th, 2018 by Danbones last post
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U.N. agency sees Venezuelan exodus nearing a crisis point
Are we still doing that "open arms" thing? The exodus of migrants from Venezuela is building toward a "crisis moment" comparable to events involving refugees in the Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency said on Friday. Growing numbers... (by petros)
Aug 25th, 2018 by pgs last post
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Pipe line protesting hypocrites POPULAR!
How many of these protestors obstructing the construction of the Pipe line drive cars to the protest site or travel by gas burning vehicles of other descriptions? How many of them heat their homes with oil? How many of them are packing cell phones (also... (by JLM)
Aug 25th, 2018 by spilledthebeer last post
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100 Celebrity Women Rebuke #metoo Movement
Like any well-intentioned movement, it starts out altruistically...but then the pendulum swings way too far... Good on these... (by Hoof Hearted)
Aug 23rd, 2018 by MHz last post
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Trudeau Liberals say 'no' to Canadian oil and gas independence
Hooray for trade deficts killing GDP and mediocrity! With the Kinder Morgan pipeline hanging by a thread, the federal Liberals had a chance on the weekend to express support for Alberta and the national economy. They didn’t. The party’s annual... (by petros)
Aug 23rd, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Man who fled biker gang to become Australia's first known refugee sues Canadian offic
'Stevan Utah believes officials didnt take him seriously because he was a white asylum claimant from a... (by White_Unifier)
Aug 23rd, 2018 by spaminator last post
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FOX News #1 POPULAR!
Still! Fox News Tops All Of Basic Cable In May; CNN Stays Ahead Of Improved MSNBC | Deadline (by EagleSmack)
Aug 22nd, 2018 by Bar Sinister last post
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At least 7 Pennsylvania priests accused of sex abuse were sent to Toronto-area clergy
At least 7 Pennsylvania priests accused of sex abuse were sent to Toronto-area clergy rehab | CBC News I don't profess the Christian Faith but from my reading of the Gospel, the behaviour described in the article seems so un-Christian. (by White_Unifier)
Aug 22nd, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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NAACP wants removal of Confederate generals from Stone Mountain
ICYMI a couple weeks back: The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP officially called for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain. This comes on the heels of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina... (by Locutus)
Aug 22nd, 2018 by MHz last post
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Former Nazi camp guard, 95, deported from U.S. to Germany
Former Nazi camp guard, 95, deported from U.S. to Germany Associated Press Published: August 21, 2018 Updated: August 21, 2018 11:29 PM EDT BERLIN A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades... (by spaminator)
Aug 22nd, 2018 by spaminator last post
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Police seek two men after 15 people injured in Mississauga restaurant explosion
Police seek two men after 15 people injured in Mississauga restaurant explosion An explosion police say was caused by an improvised explosive device injured 15 people inside a Mississauga restaurant Thursday night. Fire crews and paramedics arrived... (by mentalfloss)
Aug 21st, 2018 by Bar Sinister last post
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Trump announces new “Space Force” military branch
www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-gwVFfTCnM So the POTUS who's so worried about the US' balance of trade deficit has decided to spend like a drunken sailor to grow that deficit even more. Oh no, he's raising tariffs to prevent that. OK, so just growing public... (by White_Unifier)
Aug 21st, 2018 by Danbones last post
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Dow Jones
Take a gander at it this morning. Trump is doing something right! :) :) :) (by JLM)
Aug 20th, 2018 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Take the Knee ?
Copy/paste (not politically correct but has to be said) The knee's not the problem . . . Children raised in fatherless homes, especially black children, are far more likely than children raised in two parent homes to engage in criminal behavior... (by Durry)
Aug 19th, 2018 by Walter last post
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Bitcoin storms past $11,000 Signals a lost in confidence in traditional investments POPULAR!
Bitcoin storms past $11,000 amid dire warnings: 'The biggest bubble of our lifetimes' And housing continues it’s unlikely climbing amid pressures to slow it, in Toronto Vancouver and now even Montreal, as condo sells skyrocket in the Quebec city. ... (by Angstrom)
Aug 19th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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One carrot gold: Woman finds lost ring on vegetable
A gold ring that was lost in a vegetable garden 12 years ago has been found on a carrot dug up for dinner. Lin Keitch, 69, from Monkton Heathfield near Taunton, Somerset, noticed it while washing her home-grown vegetables. Somerset lost gold... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 19th, 2018 by MHz last post
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Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as lira falls by 20%
Trump tweeted: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!... (by White_Unifier)
Aug 19th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Record set at 10th annual All England Open Stone Skimming Championships
A new record has been set at a national competition for stone skimmers in the Lake District. The 10th annual All England Open Stone Skimming Championships took place at Fell Foot Park on Lake Windermere. Record set at 10th stone skimming event on... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 18th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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CRTC's unlocked phone rule has sparked a crime spree, Bell and Rogers say
CRTC's unlocked phone rule has sparked a crime spree, Bell and Rogers say | CBC News We should introduce mandatory SIM registration. (by White_Unifier)
Aug 18th, 2018 by petros last post
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The Anthropocene
Why scientists suspect proof of a turning point in Earth's history is sitting in a lake in Milton, Ont. | CBC News As you know I normally eschew these climate related topics but this one is so cool. Trying to pinpoint the beginning of a geologic era.... (by Hoid)
Aug 18th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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HMS Queen Elizabeth to set sail to the US
The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is to set sail to the US where fighter jets will land on its flight deck for the first time. The Royal Navy's 3.1bn future flagship is expected to leave Portsmouth Naval Base at about 18:00 BST.... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 17th, 2018 by White_Unifier last post
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How Jen Gerson Became One of Canada's Most Popular Political Pundits
How Jen Gerson Became One of Canada's Most Popular Political Pundits The backstory to her seemingly overnight success shows how Jen Gerson masterfully positioned herself to be the perfect person in the perfect position to write... (by Colpy)
Aug 17th, 2018 by EagleSmack last post
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Is Trudeau finally starting to mind his own business?
Looks like he may finally be getting the picture- about 2 years too late. I just heard Jenny Kwan on the radio screaming like a banshee. She... (by JLM)
Aug 17th, 2018 by EagleSmack last post
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Dakota Access Pipeline Bringing in More than $6 Million a Month in Tax Revenue POPULAR!
Dakota Access has increased North Dakota tax revenue by more than $6M a month | North Dakota News | bismarcktribune.com *snicker* Keep up the good fight! LOL (by EagleSmack)
Aug 16th, 2018 by Durry last post
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Honour, my a s s
Three family members arrested in Rideau Canal drownings July 22, 2009 Andrew Chung Torstar News Service MONTREAL Three members of the Montreal family in which three sisters and their aunt were found dead in their car that that plunged into... (by Walter)
Aug 15th, 2018 by White_Unifier last post
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Morneau ready to use 'emergency' measure to protect steel sector
Morneau ready to use 'emergency' measure to protect steel sector | CBC News Canada sides with producers against consumers. (by White_Unifier)
Aug 15th, 2018 by DaSleeper last post
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Deadly tick-borne Powassan virus surfaces in New York state
A Saratoga County resident is recovering from a rare but emerging illness carried by deer ticks that transmit Lyme disease, according to a county health official. While extremely rare, Powassan virus is deadlier than other tick-borne illnesses ... (by Locutus)
Aug 15th, 2018 by captain morgan last post
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B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province declares state of emergency
B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province declares state of emergency | CBC News This is costing the taxpayer much money. We should ban smoking tobacco. Besides, e-cigarettes are less unhealthy anyway and, more importantly, pose less of a fire hazard. (by White_Unifier)
Aug 12th, 2018 by Danbones last post
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Real American Revolution!
White supremacists held a rally in Washington on Sunday, but if they were hoping for a convention-size crowd, they ended up with a club meeting. Jason Kessler, one of the organizers of last year’s violent and deadly Unite the Right rally in... (by Tecumsehsbones)
Aug 12th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Hundreds of sea potatoes cover beach
Hundreds of baseball-like sea creatures have washed up on a Cornish beach. The small heart-shaped orbs were sea potatoes, a sea urchin that lives buried in sandy and muddy sea beds all around UK coasts... Hundreds of sea potatoes cover Penzance... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Mystery of the tiny robots left on a beach
Tiny wooden robots have been found on a beach, sparking a social media appeal to track down their creator. The 6in high figures have been left at Portobello Beach, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, over recent weekends... Mystery over tiny robots left... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2018 by JLM last post
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Gerald Stanley Not Guilty POPULAR!
Shouts of 'murderer' in courtroom after Gerald Stanley acquitted in Colten Boushie shooting. Several people in the courtroom yelled "Murderer!" seconds after a Saskatchewan jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of killing Colten Boushie early Friday... (by petros)
Aug 11th, 2018 by bill barilko last post
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Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey Scales High Fence Then Surrenders
We've been expecting you: fugitive tries to hide in French spy HQ Driver fleeing crash scales fence to land in one of the most high-security spots in Paris A... (by bill barilko)
Aug 11th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Tree flowers for the first time in 100 years
A rare Chinese tree in Cardiff has flowered for the first time since it was planted more than 100 years ago. The creamy-white flowers on Roath Park's Emmenopterys henryi are thought to be the result of a cold winter followed by heatwave conditions.... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 11th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Canada adds 54,100 jobs in July
Canada adds 54,100 jobs in July: StatsCan (by Ocean Breeze)
Aug 10th, 2018 by EagleSmack last post
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Tesla shares drop after embarrassing memo leaks Shares dropped almost 5%
Tesla shares drop after embarrassing memo leaks Shares dropped almost 5% after the automaker was reported to have asked US suppliers for refunds, unnerving some investors Edward Helmore in New York Mon 23 Jul 2018 17.03 BST Last modified on Tue 24... (by petros)
Aug 10th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Why Aussies suddenly want a portrait of the Queen
Australians have emailed MPs with dozens of requests for free portraits of the Queen, after the little-known entitlement was publicised this week. Under official rules, citizens may ask for "nationhood" material - things such as Australian... (by Blackleaf)