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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    yeah real conservative eh, talk about an oxymoron
    Would've eliminated the oxymoron if she ran for a Progressive Conservative party.
    Master of mediocrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    Was just thinking Greta's timing could not have been better planned to really fuck...I mean influence the outcome of our next 4 years. I'm worried that enough people in our country can't see through her (and other's) BS and have been swayed.

    (I'm not a climate denier, but convinced the current steam roller of climate change will continue to stifle our progress as a nation against the rest of the world)
    https://youtu.be/oZCCXZz5Esw

    This video is aboot as far I'll go pollyass on that subject but worth watching.

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    The candidate I worked for got in and Scheer lost ... works for me
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    The candidate I worked for got in and Scheer lost ... works for me
    Our con incumbent got re-elected for the 3rd time, but that was not a shocker.
    Most of the CBC pundits called it a separatist victory. So more of the same until the minority libs lose a confidence vote.

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    This Week in Canada...

    A giant full beaver moon set to dazzle Metro Vancouver skies

    https://www.burnabynow.com/a-giant-f...ies-1.23984917

    While it is getting darker earlier in Metro Vancouver, this month’s full beaver moon promises to illuminate the night sky.
    The November full moon is thought to have derived its funny name because it occurred during the optimal time to trap the furry creatures. In fact, both colonial Americans as well as the Algonquin tribes referred to it as such.

    “Why this name? Back then, this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs,” reports Farmer’s Almanac.
    While it is commonly known as the beaver moon, it was also called the Full Frost Moon by other North American Tribes.
    According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the moon will be fullest during the day on Tuesday, Nov. 12. However, Vancouver stargazers will still be able to see the nearly-full moon in all her celestial glory the night before (Nov. 11) as well as later that night (Nov. 12).
    What’s more, this full moon casts long, hauntingly beautiful shadows in the Northern Hemisphere. They are similar to those cast by the midday summer sun, as the moon is extremely high in the sky during this time.
    Stargazers should opt to travel as far away from city lights as possible in order to avoid light pollution that will obscure the clarity of heavenly bodies. While this works best the in more remote places, anywhere that has a higher elevation will also provide more ideal viewing conditions.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Um, there are basically no shadows at midday in summer. Certainly not "long, hauntingly beautiful" ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Um, there are basically no shadows at midday in summer. Certainly not "long, hauntingly beautiful" ones.
    ...if you live on the equator.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    the sun's overhead at noon in summer. Not directly over head if you're not at the equator but as overhead as it gets. Hence minimal shadows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    the sun's overhead at noon in summer. Not directly over head if you're not at the equator but as overhead as it gets. Hence minimal shadows.
    You must not spend a lot of time north of 49.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    I dunno man I think you're tripping. Maybe it's me. Shadows are longest at dawn and dusk, when the sun's on the horizon. They're shortest at midday. Midday in the summer the sun is as high in the sky as it gets, so the shadows are the shortest they get.

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    I would submit that the moon has to rise to at least 60 or more degrees above the horizon for one to even discern individual shadows. Less than 50 or so, and and they all too long and just blend together.

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    Noon summer shadows get longer the further north you go. None at the equator. Article said the moon shadows are "similar to those cast by the midday summer sun" in the Great White North. Not the longest shadows of the day.

    So it's you. Or me.
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Noon summer shadows get longer the further north you go. None at the equator. Article said the moon shadows are "similar to those cast by the midday summer sun" in the Great White North. Not the longest shadows of the day.

    So it's you. Or me.
    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    nah. "long shadows" and "midday" just don't go together, and it says "northern hemisphere", which is a pretty big place. Half the earth in fact. but it's not like I give a fuck about it . Moving on.

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    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    Thank you.
    Bet he never had fries with vinegar with a Molson's, eh?
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    You must not spend a lot of time north of 49.
    You must not spend a lot of time north of 59.

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    My home town in the bible belt maratimes went green. Cycling club is building tons of trails and theres micro brew pubs spread all over the city linked by trails. Theyve really shaped a nice little city . Im kind of surprised. Proud moment with tge green vote considering where theyve come from

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    You must not spend a lot of time north of 59.
    I spend plenty of time far beyond that.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    You must not spend a lot of time north of 59.
    Heh. Most of us have spent 5 or 6 seasons in Lynx River at least!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    My home town in the bible belt maratimes went green. Cycling club is building tons of trails and theres micro brew pubs spread all over the city linked by trails. Theyve really shaped a nice little city . Im kind of surprised. Proud moment with tge green vote considering where theyve come from

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    My daughter goes to school at UNB Fredericton. I like how Picaroon's is conveniently placed accross the "walking bridge". DSN is a nice brew, sucks they had to rename it.

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    Some interesting tech innovations that could lead to safer transport of bitumen to our coastal shipping terminals. Great to see that the human capacity for brainstorming solutions to pressing existential threats is still alive and well.

    Solid bitumen pucks:

    https://business.financialpost.com/c...23qwYHNhULdqj0


    Semi solid bitumen in special shipping containers:

    https://www.jwnenergy.com/article/20...its-way-china/
    Master of mediocrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Pretty cool, but too bad they're not actually shaped like pucks considering the source, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Pretty cool, but too bad they're not actually shaped like pucks considering the source, eh?
    I'm sure once they get Don Cherry on board for the marketing/advertising blitz...there will be bitumen hockey pucks. Wouldn't surprise me if they did a one off Edmonton/Calgary game using the BitPuxx.
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    https://www.politico.com/news/2019/1...a-wexit-060634

    "Trudeau victory prompts ‘Wexit’ talk in Canada’s West"

    "Citizens in the western provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan agitated for political change in Ottawa over the past year as attempts to build a coastal pipeline expansion continued to falter and as farmers got trounced by trade tiffs with China.
    They got what they wanted in their region — Conservatives swept all but one parliamentary seat in the elections, leaving Trudeau’s Liberals with virtually no presence in Canada’s oil country. But it didn’t translate to new federal leadership, as Trudeau’s party dominated in eastern Canadian cities, including Toronto and Montreal, and still commands a strong plurality of seats in Parliament.
    The result: Talk of a break with the rest of Canada — dubbed Wexit on social media — is accelerating as some in the western part of the country say enough is enough."

    >>alright !

    I was wondering where i'd go after 50 years of unchecked immigration finally turned the usa into a permanent democratic/socialist/communist state in 2024 or 2028 at the latest.

    seems western Canada is all set to take knuckle dragging climate deniers !

    I know some of you hate giving up some good skiing there but you all get rid of the likes of people like me and you get the "democratic socialist" country you wanted sooner as we all leave and make the last red states blue; good trade off for us both.
    Eat em up Houston Cougars !

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