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 2526 Achaemenid, Sun, 9th Mar '14 9:30:38 AM from the dear green place. Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Ein kleines Blümelein
I suspect that General Winter also serves in Canada's armies.
 2527 Zendervai, Sun, 9th Mar '14 10:37:32 AM from North Toronto Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Eccentric Dreamer
I never really thought about that. However, most of the important cities and locations tend to be in the warmer areas. And it basically never snows in Vancouver. The area is a temperate rainforest. At least, when I lived there.

edited 9th Mar '14 10:40:18 AM by Zendervai

Everyone is a little bit insane. It makes the world so much more interesting!
 2528 Rationalinsanity, Sun, 9th Mar '14 10:47:28 AM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
Yeah, the overwhelming majority of the population is within spitting distance of the US border. And a good portion of the rest is near coastline.

 2529 Blueeyedrat, Mon, 10th Mar '14 9:58:35 AM from nowhere in particular. Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
Aaaaand there's the first attack ad against Justin Trudeau that I've seen. His stance on legalizing marijuana, juxtaposed with images of children playing (with an implicit shot at his lack of experience thrown in at the end). "Just imagine, marijuana sold at corner stores just like cigarettes and alcohol!" The horror.
"I've come to the conclusion that this is a very stupid idea."
 2530 tricksterson, Mon, 10th Mar '14 10:01:40 AM from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Never Trust
If they mean with the same sort of regulation and restrictions that apply to alcohol and cigarettes I say "If only!"
If it's an authority figure and it's breathing it's guilty
 2531 Question Marc, Mon, 10th Mar '14 10:07:26 AM from Down-town Canada Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Screw the King.
I don't want to say that marijuana never cause idyllic comas, but I am implying it strongly.


Have you fellow canucks received some information about how Post Canada will be halting door to door delivery? Sure is getting more attention than you'd think, there's even a "save post Canada door to door delivery!" sign placed on the corner of my yard (not placed by me).

(I use corner loosely, I don't know where the yard ends under that much snow)
ARYA! I'm telling you, I've looked that King right in his eye socket, and I've said- I've said it, I've said... yaaaaarp
 2532 Zendervai, Mon, 10th Mar '14 10:22:43 AM from North Toronto Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Eccentric Dreamer
Oh, I heard about that. It won't affect me much, as I live in a huge apartment building. I think the way it would work is that those big green boxes would be set up and you'd have to go to them. I think you can still pay for door-to-door if you couldn't get over there, and if the houses are too far apart I don't think they could do it.
Everyone is a little bit insane. It makes the world so much more interesting!
 2533 Rationalinsanity, Mon, 10th Mar '14 10:23:48 AM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
Its pretty awful for seniors and anyone with mobility issues though.

 2534 Question Marc, Mon, 10th Mar '14 10:26:03 AM from Down-town Canada Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Screw the King.
[up] Quite what I thought as well. There actually was a petition going around for that on "Change".

No idea how my mail will be handled. I think we have a communal one farther down the street, but I never used it.
ARYA! I'm telling you, I've looked that King right in his eye socket, and I've said- I've said it, I've said... yaaaaarp
 2535 latenight, Mon, 10th Mar '14 11:54:46 AM from moonburnt
Wallpaper here
New housing developments from the last 20 years or so already have community mailboxes so those won't be affected. I'm not sure where they'll place the ones for older neighbourhoods in the city cores, space is tight in those arenas.

If you're wondering this is what they look like

 2536 Rationalinsanity, Fri, 21st Mar '14 11:00:21 AM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/marc-nadon-appointment-rejected-by-supreme-court-1.2581388

The Supreme Court refused Harper's attempt to skirt the rules regarding his choice for the Court. Nice to see that the judicial branch at least is doing its job, between this and striking down Harper's parole changes.

Also, PQ support seems to be slipping in part due to their non commitment on the Separation issue.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-votes-2014/quebec-party-leaders-debate-sets-tone-for-final-weeks-of-campaign-1.2580708

 2537 Deviant Braeburn, Fri, 21st Mar '14 12:44:19 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew
Koch Industries is the biggest leaseholder in Canada’s oil sands, which the Keystone XL pipeline would serve.
Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.
JEBAGEDDON 2016

 2538 Zendervai, Fri, 21st Mar '14 12:52:51 PM from North Toronto Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Eccentric Dreamer
Of course they are.
Everyone is a little bit insane. It makes the world so much more interesting!
 2539 Rationalinsanity, Sat, 22nd Mar '14 12:13:09 AM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
Thankfully the legal limits on campaign contributions prevent them from buying elections like they do in the States,

 2540 Santos L Halper, Sat, 22nd Mar '14 1:27:34 PM from The Canterlot of the North
A Gentlecolt and a Bard
What do you think the chance of Tory being Mayor of Toronto would be?
Belted plaid and mane sae braw,
Bonny Pony, Skyland Pony,
Have yet been at Canterlot,
Bonny Pony, Skyland Pony?
 2541 Rationalinsanity, Sat, 22nd Mar '14 6:10:34 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
You mean a Tory or someone named Tory? Not all of us are from Toronto.tongue

But if you guys re-elect Ford you are never going to hear the end of it.

 2542 latenight, Sat, 22nd Mar '14 11:15:19 PM from moonburnt
Wallpaper here
[up]John Tory ran against David Miller for Mayor of Toronto coming in second place in the 2003 Toronto Mayoral election. After he lost the mayoral race he became the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party and when the Ontario Progressive Conservatives lost the Ontario general election of 2007 he resigned as Leader of OPC.

Toronto will never hear the end of it even if they don't re-elect Ford. People still bring up calling in the army to clear the snow. Ford's antics are too memorable.

[up][up]John Tory's electoral chances are alright. Its a tough fight for him now that Olivia Chow is in the race. In past polls he takes away votes from Ford but with Olivia Chow in the Toronto mayoral race Rob Ford gains some votes back from John Tory.

With John Tory in the race at least conservative voters have an intelligent option. Though the two biggest personalities in the race will be Ford and Chow and that's the reason why the media will be focusing on them.

edited 22nd Mar '14 11:16:41 PM by latenight

 2543 Radical Taoist, Mon, 24th Mar '14 5:57:03 PM from the #GUniverse
 2544 Rationalinsanity, Tue, 25th Mar '14 11:49:58 PM from Nova Scotia, Canada Relationship Status: Not war
Chew Toy
With two weeks to go the Quebec Liberals might be set for a majority government.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-votes-2014/quebec-liberal-party-races-ahead-in-the-polls-1.2585231

 2545 Radical Taoist, Tue, 25th Mar '14 11:56:12 PM from the #GUniverse
 2546 Sandbylur, Wed, 26th Mar '14 1:46:23 AM Relationship Status: Drift compatible
[up] Bloc is federal. This is a provincial election.
"You can't be charged with meaning to do something you didn't mean to do." — Madrugada
 2547 Radical Taoist, Wed, 26th Mar '14 2:41:13 AM from the #GUniverse
 2548 Question Marc, Wed, 26th Mar '14 6:57:05 AM from Down-town Canada Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Screw the King.
Bah, whichever win as long as it's not the PQ. I'm not in a separatist mood.

While I feel like supporting the PLQ in order to not waste my vote on a second hand party, I feel that the CAQ would be overall better right now. Kind of tired of the two old party's antic to be honest.

I thought about voting for QS, but it turns out they have separatist tendency, and don't have a good shot at winning regardless. I'd still vote for them, if only because their leader is very hands-on (he took part in the Maple Spring manifestation, for instance), the party also want the Quebec to go in a green-er direction.

With all thing accounted for, I would want the CAQ to win most, QS second, PLQ third, and the rest last.

edited 26th Mar '14 6:57:16 AM by QuestionMarc

ARYA! I'm telling you, I've looked that King right in his eye socket, and I've said- I've said it, I've said... yaaaaarp
 2549 Sandbylur, Wed, 26th Mar '14 11:12:07 AM Relationship Status: Drift compatible
[up][up] The Bloc and the PQ have strong ties, but they are completely different entities

[up] It's one of the issues with politics in Québec: there are no options for left-wing that don't include independence. Oddly enough, the PQ might be the best bet to avoid a referendumnote  this time around. As an aside, I'm surprised QS is your second choice after the CAQ. The two of these could not have more different policies.

edited 26th Mar '14 11:12:43 AM by Sandbylur

"You can't be charged with meaning to do something you didn't mean to do." — Madrugada
 2550 Question Marc, Wed, 26th Mar '14 11:21:13 AM from Down-town Canada Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Screw the King.
Well, it's about trust first and foremost. The PQ and PLQ are both hip deep in a shitpool, trying to throw as much as possible on the other parties. I have to say I don't feel like trusting any of these currently.

I listened to an interview earlier starring Francois Legault, and he sounded bitterly exasperated by the current statu quo and his team sound able to bring back our economy on track. I like to think that I can trust an annoyed man who goes in politic to fix shits.

The only reason I care about QS is mainly because Amir comes across as a militant person, as opposed to the opposition. I kinda agree on some of their policy as well.

I'll have to remember to listen to tomorrow's debate, tho. While I'm stating my opinion, I have to admit I am not as informed as I should be. College and other worries would do that to me.
ARYA! I'm telling you, I've looked that King right in his eye socket, and I've said- I've said it, I've said... yaaaaarp
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