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    Unfortunately those doctors don't live in Alberta...

    Unfortunately those doctors don't live in Alberta where a woman was turned away from the ER twice.

    She died a day after she was finally admitted
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    I love my TDI wagon on the highway. The low end...

    I love my TDI wagon on the highway. The low end torque means you can just roll on the throttle to pass. And above 70 it never downshifts for hills.
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    That's a good account. I've taken to...

    That's a good account.

    I've taken to referring to Doug as "Fat Fuck Ford" or "Dolt Ford" depending on the audience.

    As an example of his incompetence, the moron has temporarily banned over...
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    This is a good account of how Ontario and Alberta...

    This is a good account of how Ontario and Alberta got to where we are.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/variants-rise-provinces-1.6007362
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    It's definitely the variants. The same thing...

    It's definitely the variants. The same thing happened in Ontario.
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    "Man, was I ever too cautious during that deadly...

    "Man, was I ever too cautious during that deadly global pandemic" - Nobody Ever

    People have their own risk tolerances. Some people love throwing themselves down a mountain bolted to wooden...
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    Isn't that the biggest reason to go racing?

    Isn't that the biggest reason to go racing?
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    Apparently it was a huge pain in ass for the...

    Apparently it was a huge pain in ass for the designers because they kept having to fly to Michigan to talk with the engineers instead of just walking down the hall.
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    The head of Cadillac that was just fired did so...

    The head of Cadillac that was just fired did so much damage to the brand.

    From moving the head office to NYC to changing up all the names. I have clue what he was thinking.
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    GM really nailed the suspension tuning on those,...

    GM really nailed the suspension tuning on those, by all accounts.
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    Had the opposite experience. My shop mounted the...

    Had the opposite experience. My shop mounted the P7's on a set of used wheels I picked up. They said there was a light bend in one and it took some extra weights to balance.

    Last year I ran that...
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    Could it be related to the variants? In...

    Could it be related to the variants?

    In Ontario the variants are now found in essentially 100% of the positive cases when previously we had been doing reasonably well.
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    I was worried for a minute, but then realized I...

    I was worried for a minute, but then realized I got the Pfizer vaccine. So I should be fine.
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    Giant head over here. Smith Mission XL fits...

    Giant head over here.

    Smith Mission XL fits great. The MIPS version did not.
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    When they made the Acura ZDX. ...

    When they made the Acura ZDX.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210420/f5fe4539250d77b2859f6539a235d20d.jpg
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    Canada never actually got the TSX wagon, it was...

    Canada never actually got the TSX wagon, it was US only. Which is absurd, I'd likely have bought one.
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    A local butcher has been selling flat iron steak...

    A local butcher has been selling flat iron steak and I've been buying a ton of it. It's so versatile, from stir fry's to tacos, to straight up grilling. It's priced very reasonable as well.
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    I have an induction stove, and I agree with ^^^^

    I have an induction stove, and I agree with ^^^^
  19. In Canada, if you're not buying from Canadian...

    In Canada, if you're not buying from Canadian Tire on sale (70%), you're doing it wrong.
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    One thing about COVID-19 that doesn't seem to...

    One thing about COVID-19 that doesn't seem to mutate is its sense of irony.
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    I have a pair of these in a 177 with different...

    I have a pair of these in a 177 with different graphics. Man I just love them.

    They can do any turn shape and are so smooth with grip for days. I remember reading on Epic that their replacement...
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    It's like he didn't see what happened to Tiger.

    It's like he didn't see what happened to Tiger.
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    He still has one of my favorite swings in the...

    He still has one of my favorite swings in the game.
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    I've been wondering if those that react to the...

    I've been wondering if those that react to the vaccine would be more likely to get a severe case of COVID. Or is it still luck of the draw?
  25. Well, you can add an AC to it.

    Well, you can add an AC to it.
  26. Le Massif was winter at the top and spring at the...

    Le Massif was winter at the top and spring at the bottom. Coverage got pretty sporty at times.

    Chased this guy...
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    Holy fuck yes

    Holy fuck yes
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    Got it. Thanks for the clarification.

    Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Is the higher readmission rates higher because...

    Is the higher readmission rates higher because the mortality rate for those above 70 is also higher?
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    I see the cute utes being more of a lifted...

    I see the cute utes being more of a lifted hatchback. A wagon equivalent would have more space because of 'dat ass.

    I finally got the roofbox on ours for an Easter trip to Le Massif. '15 TDI. ...
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    That was one of the first things that came to...

    That was one of the first things that came to mind. God damn that's an incredible episode.
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    The recent media about the party in the...

    The recent media about the party in the restaurant at Big White also had to be a factor.
  33. Turo?

    Turo?
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    Oh hi.

    Oh hi.
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    This makes me want to listen to more of them. ...

    This makes me want to listen to more of them.

    I bought the CD In the Court of the Crimson King on a recommendation from a record store clerk. He said "if you see a trippy album cover from the...
  36. Nice work. I did a Merc 25 last spring and it...

    Nice work. I did a Merc 25 last spring and it turned out.....ok. It's really hard to get it right. And you only get one chance.

    Fortunately I had to trade it in because of a bent prop shaft and a...
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    Manual? That doesn't seem right. Cool of it's...

    Manual? That doesn't seem right. Cool of it's true though.
  38. Agreed that photo makes Adanac look huge. Only...

    Agreed that photo makes Adanac look huge. Only skied there once and I remember we had to climb up from the top of the lift to get to the race course.
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    I have Eureka director's chair that I really...

    I have Eureka director's chair that I really like. Folds up nicely and can carry some weight.

    https://eurekacamping.johnsonoutdoors.com/furniture/chairs/director-chair-side-table
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    Who knows how long after getting the second dose...

    Who knows how long after getting the second dose they are exposed. Doesn't it take a few weeks to maximize immunity?
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    The window rate is actually $229. You save $11...

    The window rate is actually $229. You save $11 by booking in advance.
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    Damn that sucks, it's always a concern with the...

    Damn that sucks, it's always a concern with the kids in the racing program.

    Wishing for a full recovery and return to form.
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    Yeah, sorry. That's on me. In all fairness,...

    Yeah, sorry. That's on me.

    In all fairness, he's only 9 months old so we're all still getting to know each other. I do enjoy having him around and the rest of the family fucking loves him to...
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    Ha, we just went through the exact same scenario....

    Ha, we just went through the exact same scenario. Everyone else wanted a dog, I didn't for the usual variety of valid reasons. So we got a dog. He's been a great dog and we love him. But, I do...
  45. This is a good point. If you're putting on...

    This is a good point.

    If you're putting on 20+k miles per year look at a Toyota or equivalent.

    If significantly less the X3 might make sense.
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    But they wouldn't be nearly as nice to drive.

    But they wouldn't be nearly as nice to drive.
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    The high output was impressive in the X3, it must...

    The high output was impressive in the X3, it must have really hauled ass in the 3 series.
  48. I grew up skiing out of North Bay and we'd race...

    I grew up skiing out of North Bay and we'd race at Searchmont. Fun hill.

    In Ottawa now, Calabogie is indeed a pretty fun hill. There's some decent glades in a good snow year.
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    Haven't had to navigate that but I have two boys...

    Haven't had to navigate that but I have two boys who will be driving in few years.

    Would making them pay the additional insurance costs because of their fuck ups be reasonable?
  50. Fantastic photos. Almost makes me want to get out...

    Fantastic photos. Almost makes me want to get out of bed early.
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