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Dean Reimer
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About to watch Tom Cochrane and Red Rider at the #PNE. The rain seems to have stopped, so it should be a great evening. 
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He's a great musician and an awesome dude in general.
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I can't even.
 
Two members of a local TV station's news team were fatally shot Wednesday during a live TV broadcast near Roanoke, Va.
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WTF is wrong with people! beyond words...
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Just finished an epic 100 mile ride to Mt. Baker. A bunch of real tired guys right now. 
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One disadvantage to living on an island...
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This guy is a fantastic spokesman for the Harper Conservatives. He eloquently represents the party base.
 
Vote for Harper, you lying sh*ts #elxn42 #cdnpoli 
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Isn't he a terrorist?
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Too good not to share. I just can't fathom the outrage over this. Actually, I can. It's because religious conservatives realize they are losing the culture war, and are making their suicidal last stand.
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Yeh, I'm with you, Dean. What appears to be a new Theocracy in the states is actually just highly vocal death throes 
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This is insane. WTF, America?
Harris County sheriff's spokesman claims cops "did everything as they should."
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Rape legalized.
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It's also damn near impossible to win an argument with an intransigent idealogue.

via +Daniel Young 
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This octopus was particularly active at the Vancouver Aquarium on the weekend, crawling all over the glass and giving us some great views of its tentacles.

#cephalopod
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Look at the suction cups on that sucker😋
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In the hierarchy of vulnerable road users, blind pedestrians are pretty much at the top. As cyclists we naturally focus on our own risks, but we need to be aware of the impact of cycling-specific infrastructure on other users. And it is especially important that designers and planners consult with all users of a street.
 
Floating bus stops
New segregated cycle lanes endanger blind and partially sighted pedestrians

This first paragraph speaks volumes:

This week one of the 3,500 blind and partially sighted people who live around Whitechapel High Street in London will step outside and attempt to reach their bus stop. To get there, they’ll find that they have to cross a lane of fast moving cyclists, over whom they have no formal priority and whose silent approach they are unable to detect. According to Transport for London’s (TfL) own research, only 15 per cent of cyclists will stop for them.

Apparently, no one thought to take into account or actively engage all of the diverse types of street users before coming up with this ridiculousness. 

The floating bus stop is a natural consequence of an approach that seeks to optimise a street for one kind of vehicular user at the expense of others.


#designfail   #London   #cyclists   #blind  
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These are the kind of lanes they are supposedly planning to install with the Bus rapid Transit system they are working to implement now here in Chicago. If you ride in downtown you should already be used to watching out for random pedestrians stepping out... Because a lot just don't look before they do. 
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What does it say about me that I burst out laughing at this?
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Put a cross above it and it looks like missionary style. Right in the dark-red flesh.
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Great piece on Harper's tenure as PM in the Times.

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MUST read for ALL Canadians.

"Whether or not he loses, he will leave Canada more ignorant than he found it. The real question for the coming election is a simple but grand one: Do Canadians like their country like that?"
Stephen Harper, during his time as prime minister, has promoted secrecy and ignorance. He doesn’t even want scientists to discuss their research.
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So this is terrifying.
Rope walker Spencer Seabrooke walked across 210 feet of slackline, which was suspended between two cliffs in Squamish, B.C., to beat the world record on Aug.2.
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I live in Coquitlam, BC, just a little outside of Vancouver.  

I am a civil libertarian and many of my posts will reflect that view. I am a strong proponent of civil liberties (free speech, freedom to assemble, etc.) but I am not a capital-L Libertarian. I believe that there is a role for government in regulating markets.

I am also interested in the science and politics of global resources and resource depletion. I am a proponent of alternative energy sources including solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal. 

I enjoy reading (fiction and non-) and my interests tend towards science, especially astronomy, cosmology and physics. I find sociology and the study of modern culture fascinating as well. 

I play guitar (I have a Seagull Acoustic, a Gibson Les Paul and a Mesa Boogie amp), play recreational volleyball and squash, and I ride a Kawasaki Versys motorcycle and a Giant Defy bicycle.


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I have to give the guys at Burnaby Kawasaki a shout out for excellent service today. Earlier in the week I low-sided my brand new Versys and needed a new footpeg bracket, footpeg, and bent my rear brake cylinder rod. I brought the bike in this morning and they fixed me up right away with parts they borrowed from a bike in stock. Further, Manny threw in a pair of new swingarm spools because mine was rashed up, even though I didn't ask. Awesome!
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reviewed 2 years ago
I took the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (both non-restricted and restricted) with Silvercore last summer, after a recommendation from a colleague. The course was well presented and the instructor, Sonet Sato, was knowledgeable, well-prepared and fun to learn from. The only negative was that it was a little busy around the practice firearms. (This is not a problem unique to Silvercore, though. It is a testament to how busy all these courses are these days!) Even so, we had ample time to practice with the different types of action. The training made it easy to ace the tests, and I felt very comfortable handling firearms afterward. I would not hesitate to recommend Silvercore.
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I was in Vancouver on Saturday and I stopped in to All-Court Stringing at their 1217 Nanaimo St location. I was hoping to get my squash racquet restrung, but because I live in Coquitlam I didn't want to have to come all the way back to pick it up later. Brandon and his team went out of their way to accommodate me, and put my job next in the queue. A run out for a cup of coffee, a short wait and my racquet was ready to go. The service was excellent and friendly. I would not hesitate in recommending All-Court. They also carry a good selection of racquets and accessories.
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I've been to lunch at Legends Pub several times with work colleagues. The atmosphere and decor are garden-variety pub, and the service meets the expectations one has for a casual lunch. I've eaten several items on the menu and have always been pleased with the food. The menu is not adventurous, but it does go beyond simple burgers and sandwiches. They occasionally offer a seared ahi tuna salad which is excellent, and their thin crust pizzas are very good and a good value as well.
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Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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I can't properly review the Billy Miner Pub because they wouldn't allow us in. But I'm forced to fill in all the ratings, so I'm going to assume the food is good. Here is the story: A group of eleven of us had decided to go for food and beers at the Billy Miner. The pub was suggested by one of the group who lives in Maple Ridge. He offered us his extra beds and couches so that we could taxi to and from, and have no worries about drinking and driving. When we arrived at about 7:30pm (on a Friday) the place was packed. We were turned away, as the manager explained that they were already at capacity. Fair enough. We were disappointed, but that's what happens when you don't make reservations. Who knew the place was so popular? We asked him if the place would be quieter a little later on. He said that by 9:30 there were usually some seats to be had. Cool, we thought. We'll head up the street to the Haney Pub and get some food and a couple beers and we'll come back later. Which is what we did. One of the guys in the group called the pub at 9:30 and was told that there was still no room for our group. He tried again at 10:30 but nobody answered the phone. Since we were tired of the crappy beer selection at the Haney Pub and wanted to get some craft beer on, we decided just to walk down. Which is where we reach the crux of the story. Upon arrival at the pub we were told that we weren't welcome, since we had been drinking somewhere else. This despite the ample tables available, and the fact that none of us were inebriated. I can appreciate that businesses have the right to choose whom they will serve. But the Billy Miner has just alienated eleven beer lovers who will never return.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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Fantastic squash facility, with five singles courts and one doubles court. Courts are in great condition with hardwood floors and a glass back wall, open at the top. Although you can lose the occasional ball out the open back it really helps to keep the noise down and air circulation up, making it a pleasant playing environment. The locker room is well equipped with lots of lockers. Showers are split into stalls with curtains, so you don't feel like you're in a prison shower! The weight/cardio equipment area is wide open and warehouse-like. I haven't used the gym facilities so I can't comment on them. There is a licensed restaurant attached to the gym, so if you feel like a beer after your squash league night you will be well taken care of.
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