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  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    I do really like those ones! My absolute favourite has been the cherry ones, with both the blueberry and orange ones as very close runner-ups. Unfortunately, *all* of those have been limited editions, and the blueberry ones are the only ones I’ve seen return on some kind of cyclical basis.
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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  3. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    As he should.

    And isn't that opinionist Robyn Urback just fawning all over him, poor innocent baby!
     
  4. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Yeah, that story made me laugh. I didn't realize fonts could be so important, but it makes a lot of sense in this context.
     
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  6. Owain Taggart

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    So, I've had the Tiramisu donut tonight. It's basically a version of the Boston Cream with coffee-flavoured custard in the middle, with chocolate and coffee drizzled on top, and with a coffee bean in the middle to top it off. It's very sweet. I rarely eat donuts these days, so considered that a splurge.
     
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  7. Garak

    Garak You scratched my anchor Premium Member

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    Big election in Nanaimo, BC today - currently our Provincial government is being held hostage by the bloodsucking Joe Horgan and his shameful socialist NDP gov't - only because they joined up with the Greens after the provincial election a couple of years back

    Fast forward to today where there's a by-election happening because the NDP MLA decided to become the Mayor of Nanaimo, leaving his seat open

    If the Liberals - led by Tony Harris, whom I know personally (true story - he slapped me in the face once, but he's a good guy) - win this election then it triggers the provincial election to happen sooner than originally intended, and given the consistent and monumental fuck ups by the NDP that could mean they'll be turfed out on their parasitic asses well before they get to finish up with their evil plans

    Fingers are crossed!
     
  8. Avro Arrow

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    ^ For anyone looking for closure on this, the NDP won the seat. I guess the evil plans continue for now. ;)

    In other, non-political news...

    Have you ever thought to yourself, "You know, I could really use a coffee, but I wish I didn't have to go through the hassle of *drinking* it"? No? Well too bad, because Tim Hortons is answering the call that no one made, and is introducing double double coffee in bar form!

    Tim Hortons to offer edible double double coffee bar

    They note it's similar to a chocolate bar, but doesn't contain any chocolate. (So, completely unlike a chocolate bar, then?) It is expected to roll out in Fall of this year.

    At the very least, I guess you wouldn't have to worry about accidentally spilling your coffee on yourself...
     
  9. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    "What're those crumbs on your shirt?"
    "Oops, must be my coffee."
     
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  10. wissaboo

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    A double double ice cream bar would be tasty
     
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  11. Marc

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    Given tit's a riding that the NDP have held for decades (49 our of the past 56 years) I'm not surprised they held it.
     
  12. Garak

    Garak You scratched my anchor Premium Member

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    Sigh :(
     
  13. Owain Taggart

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    Looking at the article, and it sounds a lot like their take on the Awake bar. Never personally tried it, but that was something that was pitched on Dragon's Den a few years ago. Personally, I don't really see the appeal.
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Today is the 1 year anniversary of the Humboldt bus crash. :(
     
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  15. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I realize it's a very tragic thing for the families, but I'm honestly tired of reading about that.

    We've got a provincial election going on here in Alberta, with one of Stephen Harper's lapdogs running for premier. There's evidence that he cheated to win his own party's leadership, so the NDP is making sure everyone knows that.
     
  16. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    As people should have heard by now, Stephen Harper's lapdog won. People just ignored the fact that he cheated to win the leadership (RCMP are continuing to investigate but nobody expects anything to come of it even if Kenney were to confess to what he did).

    I had an argument with the building manager over whether or not I'm allowed to put up an election sign on my balcony. He said no, but the Election Act says yes.
     
  17. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Yes, we heard. My sympathies.

    Of course, we've got Doug Ford, so I can certainly commiserate.
     
  18. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Thanks. I've been reading about some of the insane things he's doing, like fining gas stations that don't display his anti-carbon tax stickers, or completely screwing up the education system.

    Kenney wants to mess up our educational system, of course, and out gay/transgender kids to their parents whether or not the kids are ready to come out. And I'm scared to think what he's planning for the health care system, now that I'm much more reliant on it than I used to be.
     
  19. Marc

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    anti-carbon tax stickers that don't mention the money come back to consumers or that Ontario wouldn't be under the carbon tax if dog fart hadn't abolished the province's free market based cap and trade scheme that was put in place by the liberal govt with the help of a conservative think tank.

    ford has also is also putting place legislation so make it harder for the provincial govt to be sued over it's actions and making it retrospective (something the courts tend to take dim view on).

    As ford has torn up cap & trade and looking to tear up a legal agreement controlling the sale of beer in the province - actions that could see the tax payer on the hook for $100s of millions in damages the motivation is pretty obvious.
     
  20. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    We get carbon tax rebates, or at least the lower-income people do. A couple of weeks ago that resulted in $75 being deposited to my bank account, which came in very handy. Kenney has vowed to kill the carbon tax (and of course that means I wouldn't get any more rebates). It's not as much as the GST credit, but every little bit helps.

    I read that the other day on CBC.ca. He's trying to set himself up to be a dictator. His heroes must be Trump, Klein, and Harper (there was a time when Klein won an election, got drunk, then made his acceptance speech: "Welcome to Ralph's world!" - apparently the rest of us just got to live there).

    Some people are looking for Kenney to be Ralph 2.0. Well, when Klein died, I said good riddance, I won't miss him. I will say the same of Kenney, when his time comes.

    Enough time has passed now that many people in Alberta don't remember the ALCB, and the Returning Officer in my riding had never seen an ALCB card (government-issued photo ID stating the person was old enough to enter an ALCB store and purchase alcohol).

    Since I don't drink and never have, the only reason I have one of these cards is because of a trip I took to Spokane in 1987. A friend and I decided to go to Spokane to meet Sylvester McCoy, who was doing a cross-US tour of PBS stations to promote Doctor Who. At that time it was super-easy to cross the border, but I realized that they might ask for ID. I didn't have anything beyond my birth certificate and old college ID (this was Labor Day weekend so I didn't have a current college ID yet), so my dad suggested getting an ALCB card. He took me down, vouched for me (since I had no driver's license; he pointed out to them that if I had one of those, I wouldn't need an ALCB card), I got my picture taken, paid $2, and that's all it took. That card has come in so handy over the years, since it's the only government-issued photo ID I've ever had. Fortunately I still look like the person I was 32 years ago, and was able to use this card at the Returning Office in the election we just had.

    Oh, and about the matter of ID at the Returning Office? There was a news article stating ID doesn't have to be shown, other than the VIC, if you're on the voters' list. I am, but the POS running the Returning Office in my riding hadn't wanted to let me vote anyway (since it was outside of polling day or the advance polls, and he had a problem with special ballots for disabled voters; when I said to him, "If you're not letting anyone vote yet, why do you have two voting stations set up over there?" (pointing to the two set up in a corner). They made me cough up IDs, so I showed my ALCB card, pointed out that it had been issued by the Government of Alberta, and my electricity bill.

    I really had to dig in my heels to vote this time. I have no idea what it is with some Returning Officers and their issues with disabled voters. They don't seem to be able to understand that we are allowed to vote, and if it takes a little more effort on their part with paperwork they don't use very often, that's too damn bad. Pointing out that they have mobile polls at nursing homes is nothing to do with me; I don't live in a nursing home. I just have mobility issues and transportation issues that make it difficult at the best of times to get out and do stuff most people take for granted.

    Anyway, I read last night that Kenney has hired people from Christy Clark's former staff, and people from Stephen Harper's former staff. Groovy. He couldn't make it any plainer that the Reformacons have arrived in Alberta.