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Comment Re: I call BS (Score 1) 198

Even if your electric car "runs on coal" in your area, that's still a substance we don't have to buy from people who hate us.

Canadians? We don't hate you. We're shocked that you chose a reality star for president, and maybe a bit saddened by it. But it's not hatred.

In 2015, four out of every 10 barrels of oil imported by the United States were from Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/canadian-crude-exports-to-us-hit-record-level/article29613525/

Comment Re:Cult of personality (Score 1) 135

By now, anyone still falling for such cheap PR stunts and gimmicks?

Yep. Pretty much everyone is. It's like the Cons haven't figured out that their chicken-little politics isn't working anymore. Keep it cooky cons, and get comfy in opposition. :)

Liberals hold on to honeymoon gains in national polls
Justin Trudeau's Liberals continue to enjoy more support today than they did in the 2015 federal election and have yet to see their poll numbers take a negative turn.
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The Conservatives are down almost uniformly in most parts of Canada since the election. They have slipped 3.1 points in Alberta, 3.5 points in both Ontario and Quebec, 3.6 points in B.C. and 4.4 points in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Comment Re:Lovely...with no pressing issues... (Score 3, Insightful) 135

Word of warning to non-Canadians who don't recognise the hyperbole: Alberta is a strange land that desperately wants to be Texas. Its politics produce strange ideas like this. It's clearly something in the water that does this, you see people move there from elsewhere in Canada, and it takes them months sometimes years to become normal again when they come back home. What your experiencing here is someone who has been brainwashed and is suffering a level of butthurt as a result of having a Liberal mayor in Calgary, Socialist government at the provincial level, and a Liberal federal government. Its spectacular to watch.

Carry on Mashiki. Tell us more about how the last decade of Conservative incompetence didn't create this housing bubble and the current economic instability.

Comment Re: Can't even match Cygwin (Score 1) 163

Cygwin, VNC, VLC, and Chrome are the first things I install with Windows. This wsfl thing seems more like the experience of running Windows in Parallels on OSX than cygwin. I'm sure there are people who want a linux distro installed in their windows partition, but I'll pass. Cygwin works well, I get an ssh server & client, X server, bash, and more that just works and makes using Windows bearable.

Comment Re:Not Selling stolen stuff (Score 1) 72

What other choice was there? Not take the deal and possibly end up with a life sentence along with the thousands of other non-violent offenders you folks have incarcerated? The U.S. justice system is completely broken. The lack of a victim in these "crimes" should rule out incarceration.

How a first-time drug charge became a life sentence for this mother of two

Update: President Obama granted Brant a clemency on Dec. 18, 2015, along with 94 other federal inmates. She was released from prison on Feb. 2, 2016
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"I'm like, 'I didn't kill anybody,'" Brant told me. "They say, 'So what did you do?' 'Well, I was in a relationship with a guy who dealt drugs.' And they're like, 'That's it?' "
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She's spent the last 21 years of her life behind bars on a first-time, nonviolent drug conspiracy charge.

Nobody in the history of Canada has ever been imprisoned for selling cannabis seeds. Strangely enough, when a U.S. citizen is caught selling illegal firearms across the border, your government refuses to extradite because it's not a crime in the U.S..

Strange?

Comment Re:Not Selling stolen stuff (Score 2) 72

Were his crimes violent and criminal in nature, which would warrant extradition, or is this essentially a civil case?

I don't think that will make the slightest bit of difference. Marc Emery was extradited to the US for selling seeds. Something that thousands of people are selling in a large number of states with no repercussions. Not a single person existed to say they were even harmed by him let alone suffered violence. The American government abducted a Canadian who had never set foot in the USA let alone committed any crimes there and held him for 5 years alongside murderers and rapists.

Comment Re:Much as I'd like to support Israeli companies (Score 1) 76

I bought their "Hummingboard" when it came out. It had horrible stability issues, many features didn't work and still don't. The support pages are full of dead links now. Total garbage, once bitten twice shy.

And I received a bunch of Israeli propaganda in my inbox after purchasing that was not expected or wanted.

Comment Re:Huh... (Score 1) 157

It's pretty much exactly the same thing as using Google Hangouts on Android, which can also be installed on OSX, iOS, in a browser, etc..

My personal phone is Android, work phone is iOS, personal laptop is a Macbook, work laptop is a PC. Hangouts works everywhere, and so I actively encourage friends and coworkers to use something that isn't vendor locked.

That's why it is a failing of iMessage. It's a pain in the ass having contacts who still use it.

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