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Cass Morrison
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Longest audit ever. Catching up on TV for the evening.
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We need this at work for pigeon control.
 
Amazing video about a young Mongolian woman who hunts with an eagle. http://bit.ly/2jqlurr
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one of the BIAs in our city has hired a hawker... huge impact on the number of seagulls.
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Do men still think women only do things like tattoos or nail art to get men's attention?

I thought that would be less common. The joys of getting old and invisible - don't even have think about some random guy saying something (free country and all). It's not as if ignoring it takes a lot of my energy but unsolicited comments on appearance are seriously rude.
Niecy Nash clapped back at a critic who asked her why women get nail art even though men don't like it.
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So gorgeous out I had to take the dogs for a longer walk.

But I forgot to take my phone so missed some great pictures. There was a guy practicing hockey on the park lake. The lighting was that steely neutral daylight. It's -5C; Wednesday at -31C without the windchill factor. This kind of temperature swing is not so common up here but I'll take it.
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Surely I am not the only boomer who thinks this is a good thing.

There have been many changes in my adulthood. Who better to guide the country into the future than people who grew up in the current economy and with more diverse social mores? And where better to effect change than government that takes us into the future? In our system it takes quite awhile to effect change, there are usually checks and balances and the pols get the be the change they want to see if they're ethical. Sometimes it will be a challenge - sometimes you'll have to justify holidaying with old friends - and open doesn't come right away.

Don't get me wrong, I struggle with this at work as I transition out of old roles so I kick up outside interests. Good parenting includes giving youth the tools to take responsibility. Good government enables generational transition of government.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been transforming the Liberal Party, making way for a younger, newer generation. However, the move has also left some older members of the party feeling like they have been eclipsed.
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I'm not a boomer, and I think it's a good thing! 
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Big fan of @SamsungCanada because of their service. Can't wait for S8.

I've had Samsung devices since 2010 staring with a Windows Mobile device. Since them a phone most years, tablet many years and wearables. I've had service two or tree time on devices and never had more than a 1 week turnaround. Samsung leads the way on introducing features (commonly referred to as bloat until Android adopts them) making may of the Android OS feature updates less necessary.
 
Newest Samsung AMOLED screen almost has no bezel
Samsung has been striving to improve the user experience in every way they can and I for one haven't been a fan of Samsung for years now. Mostly due to their poor customer. Aside from that, their devices have been getting better. The TouchWiz interface has ...
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Over here we can buy ours unlocked and if it's locked to a carrier all it takes is a call and they send you the unlock code 
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Some people are against any fact based education because people might learn something-le sigh

This is such a common argument against any kind of science based learning. The value of knowing is much higher than the value of hiding your head in the sand and abandoning those who could be helped through preventative information. 
One of the worries surrounding school based teaching on obesity prevention is that doing so will lead exposed students to eating disorders a...
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The "anti's" tried to use the same sort of argument against sex ed.... Against the hpv vaccination.... "it'll encourage the kids to have sex" as if kids need encouragement..... As if adults factor into the kids eventual decision when to first have sex at all.

If ones education is not science based, one is not getting an education. 
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+Cass Morrison Kent State was a turning point, we were all amazed and horrified that our nation would turn on its own children. But that was one incident. Gun violence - by police, directed at unarmed citizens - has become almost routine - it barely prompts a headline on the news anymore.
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I love MOOCs because I get to learn new things.

A lot of mine are from Delft rather than MIT or Harvard because of my area of interest. There is a 30% completion rate which is pretty high for distance learning.
 
New report, based on four years of data from edX, represents one of the largest surveys of massive open online courses to date.
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The biggest difference I found? It takes longer to run into someone you know in a city.

I've grew up outside a big city (Vancouver) and have lived in Calgary and a variety of smaller cities (less than 25k) in Alberta/SK. The biggest adjustment was driving long distances for services and no public transit. If you are friendly with the neighbours, they will be friendly back. In smaller centers I find the difference is whether there's a lot of workers who move in and out of the area. More movement = friendlier people.

What's your experience?


We asked you to tell us what you think city-dwelling Canadians get wrong about rural life, and vice versa.
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Medicine Hat is a great city. It's our second choice as a retirement location after Vancouver because of cold weather.

I think hunting is a big one. I have no problem with hunting if you eat what you kill and don't make me go with you. I really wish Canada had an exchange program where you go live in different communities for 6 months so you can see your common ground. As it is it's cheaper to fly to the EU than it is to the east coast.
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Made my +Kiva loans today.
There’s no way to sugarcoat it: 2016 has been an emotionally exhausting and, at times, devastating year. With violence and conflict…
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Surprised me.

My dad used to refurbish stuff for a retailer a few years ago. Much more stuff is not made to be repaired. I guess I was hesitant to take advantage of this type of deal because I didn't know the source of the product. Time to look again and save money. 
Hundreds of millions of items that Canadians send back to the store every year end up in landfill, not on the store's shelves to be resold. But retailers are realizing there's another way to make money from those items.
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Damn,,, never thought of it all like that before... I bet we have the same problem here in Oz.

Must ask my daughter... she's a store manager at a high end "out doors' company
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Applying science and critical thinking with a heap of empathy to ... life.
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AB/SK border
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Calgary - Ft. Mac. - BC Lower Mainland - Mostly western Canada
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I live with a spouse and 2 dogs in a house with a yard.
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Novice agility title with my Duck Toller, completed a BSc through long distance education at U of Waterloo, primary author on research paper on the effect of temp and pressure on surfactant CMC.
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  • U of Waterloo
    Science, 1992
  • SAIT
    Chemical Technology, 1984 - 1986
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