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  1. Nick Danger

    Twitter Users Rip Jordan Peterson a New One

    Twitter users rallied around plus sized model and recording artist Yumi Nu after Jordan Peterson posted an unsolicited opinion on her appearance as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover model that she was "not beautiful". A storm of responses tore him apart prompting him to say he was...
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    Alberta Politics

    One to keep an eye on is the upcoming by-election in the Ft. McMurray - Lac La Biche riding in northeren Alberta taking place this Tuesday. The seat has been empty since UCP MLA Laila Goodridge resigned to successfully run as a CPC Candidate in the last federal election. Ms. Goodridge held the...
  3. Nick Danger

    The Financialization of Housing

    Big Property Company Tells Investors Its Business Strategy Focuses on ‘Essential Workers’ in Provinces Where There’s ‘No Rent Controls’ "One of Western Canada’s biggest rental companies says it is building up a tenant base of “essential workers” in Alberta and Saskatchewan specifically because...
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    Erin O'Toole Under Fire

    The Conservative Party is at odds with itself. Can O’Toole pull it together? I had some high expectations from Mr. O'Toole early on, he spoke of issues that in any other context would have branded him as a "leftie", racial and economic inequality, and environmental responsibility. But his...
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    Air B&Bs and the housing shortage.

    I live in a tourist hotspot and the short term rental business is so lucrative you can buy a house specifically for use as a short term rental and make a tidy profit even while the place sits empty for at least half the year. This area is also in the grips of a severe housing shortage for both...
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    Air Canada Bailout

    There's a lot of stuff on the table for this topic. Air Canada received the largest amount of government pandemic aid of all publicly traded companies in Canada, but continues to cut flights and lay off employees, and showing no progress on dealing with refunds for flights cancelled due to the...
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    Phasers on stunned...

    It's life Jim, but not as we know it... Star Trek inspired licence plate deemed offensive in Manitoba | CTV News
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    Bugs the heck out of me...

    Of the six infinity stones the Soul Gem is the only one we haven't seen yet, and there aren't even any hints as to when it will show up. Bugs the heck out of me. Walter, you must have a theory on this...
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    Environmental Activism Stagnating Our Economy

    http://http://business.financialpost.com/features/arrested-development A very interesting read on how indiscriminate blanket opposition for expansion in the Oil & Gas industry is hindering Canada's economic recovery. I think it's as plain as the noses on our faces that the days of burning...
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    "Journalistic Integrity", the dumbing down of modern media

    "Oxford Dictionaries has chosen "post truth" as its international word of the year. It defines the word as an adjective "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief"" -from an...
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    Fort McMurray under seige...

    http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/fires-threatening-fort-mcmurray Fort McMurray neighbourhood given evacuation order as wildfire nears.
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    National Energy Board gives conditional approval to Enbridge Line 3 expansion

    National Energy Board gives conditional approval to Line 3 replacement pipeline | Financial Post This is going to be interesting. The next step in this process is to gain approval from the Liberal government. Now I believe that the Libs understand the economic benefits of increasing our oil...
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    NDP call for action against income inequality

    I just got a postcard in the mail today inviting a reply on whether or not I support the "NDP's call for action to reduce income inequality". Not a peep on what the nature of that action would be, so I'm not going to commit to support the call without that import bit of info. But that's not my...
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    Vancouver School Board reminds students that 4/20 is not a day off.

    Now this made me laugh. Such is life on the left coast... http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-school-board-420-sheets-1.3541365
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    Ezra Cuts a Deal...

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2552163/ezra-levant-hoping-to-quit-alberta-law-society-after-hearing/ Quits the bar to avoid getting disbarred? Weasel.
  16. Nick Danger

    2016 Academy Awards

    Tonight's Oscars are being heralded as one the more competitive years in recent history, with a number of neck-and-neck races going on. Three front runners for Best Picture are "The Big Short", "Spotlight" and "The Revenant". I've seen the first two and agree that they are both excellent...
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    Bernard the Roughneck

    Bernard The Roughneck - The Rebel This guy is a breath of fresh air, not the usual partisan rhetoric you'd expect from The Rebel. Down-to-earth, articulate and straight to the point. well worth watching.
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    BC's Site C Dam Project

    David Suzuki, Chief Stewart Phillip and First Nations draw line in the snow against Site C | Vancouver Observer Send in the clowns...
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    Bluetooth Speakers

    I have a lengthy road trip in my near future, moving a car from Fort McMurray to Phoenix. The car is nice enough, but technologically dated in that it's equipped with a radio that doesn't work and a cassette deck. Figuring that music is a must-have for a trip of this length I headed off to...