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    Conflating weather & climate is a classic trick...

    Conflating weather & climate is a classic trick of the anti-science folks.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/05/weather/warmest-october-temperatures-climate-trnd/index.html
  2. Thread: Trump - misc

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    Prepping that "no true scotsman" dodge early I...

    Prepping that "no true scotsman" dodge early I see.
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    I live in Oliver & my new office will still be...

    I live in Oliver & my new office will still be centrally located, but not Downtown. Just outside of it.
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    Not a single person of my ~10 person team is...

    Not a single person of my ~10 person team is bemoaning our move out of the core this February. I've been working at the new site twice a week & it's been heavenly to not have to deal with Downtown;...
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    Non-Downtowners-already-Downtown,...

    Non-Downtowners-already-Downtown, non-Downtowners-not-regularly-Downtown or seldom-to-never-Downtowners? Because it's the growing contingent of the last that should be your real focus.
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    The poppies support The Legion, not vets. I...

    The poppies support The Legion, not vets. I donate time & money every year to veteran-related charities but I'll never buy another poppy.
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    Making things more complicated doesn't reduce...

    Making things more complicated doesn't reduce friction.

    You need to stop focusing on the people currently Downtown & start working on the ~99% of Edmonton that doesn't live Downtown & ~90% of...
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    Downtown needs to work on its appeal before it...

    Downtown needs to work on its appeal before it starts any social engineering projects. Anything increasing the friction of going Downtown is counterproductive at best.
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    Bwahahahahaha.

    Bwahahahahaha.
  10. Thread: Trump - misc

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    https://intelligence.house.gov/defendourdemocracy/...

    https://intelligence.house.gov/defendourdemocracy/

    Lots of great info about Trump's "perfect" call there.
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    Gotta keep that parking revenue coming in, as...

    Gotta keep that parking revenue coming in, as it’s part of the whole Ice District financing scheme.
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    Only life-size, fully-functional models allowed!...

    Only life-size, fully-functional models allowed! No software! No simulation! No hypotheses predicated on observations!
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    I'm sure you're trying to pin this on Trudeau,...

    I'm sure you're trying to pin this on Trudeau, but the "shovels in September" comment came from Trans Mountain's CEO.
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    And to think many of these changes were done...

    And to think many of these changes were done specifically to help pay for what was supposed to bring people Downtown in the first place.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma
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    Why not just make it financially punitive to park...

    Why not just make it financially punitive to park more than two hours? I mean, we have the fancy schmancy Calgary parking setup, why not handle it on the software side & actually increase revenue...
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    If that's the case that's fine. Just makes...

    If that's the case that's fine.

    Just makes the change inconvenient & counterproductive instead of inconvenient, counterproductive AND costly.

    Consider my financial concerns assuaged & my...
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    Increase in scope/deliverables without an...

    Increase in scope/deliverables without an increase in costs? That's not really how contracts work, but if you can back up your claim I'll happily retract my statements.
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    https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/bylaws/par...

    https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/bylaws/parking-enforcement-services.aspx



    Emphasis mine.
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    My bad. Instead of cops they'll just be throwing...

    My bad. Instead of cops they'll just be throwing money at Paladin instead. Amazing that there's room in the budget for increasing the scope of a private contractor in these tough economic times.
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    Waitaminute, from the last slide it seems like...

    Waitaminute, from the last slide it seems like EPS officers are going to be responsible for enforcement?

    So glad that Downtown has enough police resources that they can spend time as glorified...
  22. It's Downtown, but in the wrong CRL (Quarters vs...

    It's Downtown, but in the wrong CRL (Quarters vs Ice District). You don't have to be outside of Downtown to be an afterthought, just outside of the 'right' areas.
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    Nice! I adore my 4-series, other than the...

    Nice!

    I adore my 4-series, other than the issues caused by my short commute it's been pretty much problem free. I'd never buy an American-built (or Mexican) BMW, so if I was to replace mine I'd...
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    Nope. Don't let facts get in the way of...

    Nope.



    Don't let facts get in the way of your partisan axe-grinding....
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    What did you end up ordering?

    What did you end up ordering?
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