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Gord Wait
Works at Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
Attended BCIT
Lives in Delta B.C. Canada
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And Moon!
Tonight Venus and Mars will be even closer..
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Wow! Nice photos!
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Can't disagree with any of his points...

Especially on terrorism.

I used to think Western governments played right into the hands of terrorists, now I'm wondering if it's the other way around.
"Look! Terrorists! Quick, give up your freedoms and we'll spend billions on war machinery for you!!"

What I want to know is where and how ISIS is getting their weapons. They aren't capable of manufacturing their own.. Stop the international arms trade and extremists will have nothing to fight with... 
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some I agree with, some I don't. good article though. 
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Jan and I were at the "Ignite a Dream" fundraiser at Semiahmoo Mall last night. Her "Grand Marnier Prawns" were a hit!
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Sounds great!
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Fuck-You,  Phillip Morris 

This is what Corporatocracy looks like. 
 *<* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporatocracy >

This is what "Corporate Sovereignty"  looks like .

#jeffwecan        #marlboro       #PoliticalReform  

The insanity John Oliver is describing,  will be magnified 10, 000 fold if the "Trans Pacific Partnership" < TPP: http://www.citizen.org/TPP  *>* and Trans-Atlantic Trade Deals ( Tafta )   goes through.

"The TPP would even elevate individual foreign firms to equal status with sovereign nations, empowering them to privately enforce new rights and privileges, provided by the pact, by dragging governments to foreign tribunals to challenge public interest policies that they claim frustrate their expectations. The tribunals would be authorized to order taxpayer compensation to the foreign corporations for the "expected future profits" they surmise would be inhibited by the challenged policies."

Just like this Phillip Morris Bullshit.

*More: http://www.citizen.org/tafta

These trade deals are bogus,  and are actually antiFree trade deals aimed at establishing increasing Corporate Sovereignty.


#StopTheTrap  

According to Public Citizen: 

_The TPP not only replicates, but expands NAFTA's special protections for firms that offshore U.S. jobs. And U.S. TPP negotiators literally used the 2011 Korea FTA – under which exports have fallen and trade deficits have surged – as the template for the TPP.

In one fell swoop, this secretive deal could:

offshore American jobs and increase income inequality,
jack up the cost of medicines,
sneak in SOPA-like threats to Internet freedom,
and empower corporations to attack our environmental and health safeguards.
expose the U.S. to unsafe food and products,
roll back Wall Street reforms,
ban Buy American policies needed to create green jobs,


and #TAFTA is no better:

*Factsheets: TAFTA's Threats 
to Consumers and the Environment* 

The corporations advising TAFTA negotiators have bluntly named the consumer and environmental safeguards that the deal should dismantle:

TAFTA's Top Ten Threats to U.S. Consumers

~Wall Street: Roll Back Financial Reforms

~Agribusiness: Weaken Food Safety Standards

~Oil and Gas Corporations: Halt Green Energy Policies

~Monsanto, et al: Remove GMO Labels and Limits

~Chemical Corporations: Allow Exposure to Untested Chemicals

~Transnational Corporations: Empower Investor Attacks on Safeguards

~Chronic Job Offshorers: Ban Buy American, Buy Local and Buy Green Policies
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Hardly. I stopped huffing gasoline when they added ethanol.
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Come on George.. ( or your merry band of social media critters)...
 
I hearby dedicate this short story to George Takei. 
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Drinks on the beach.. #Bucerias
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#vscocam this town is dangerous..
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( we're just north of Puerto Vallarta on vacation..)
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Cuteness overdose..
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Cheered me right up though. 
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Not only does Jeff restore these beauties but he also takes great photos of his work...
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A beautiful cover of John Gomm's beautiful song.
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Didn't know that the Eagles got their start hanging out with the CSNY crowd..
Joni Mitchell, Cameron Crowe, and Stephen Stills remember the legendary California Music Scene.
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You'd enjoy this, Gord.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SjGAPWgHUc
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A great story, with beautiful animation work. No wonder it's winning awards!
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Musician, Technology, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur(!), Internet geek, Travel..
Introduction
Musician, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur, Internet Geek, Travel.
Bragging rights
Co Owner of a great little seaside restaurant in White Rock called Jan's on the Beach! www.jansonthebeach.ca
Education
  • BCIT
  • Steveston Senior Secondary
  • Palmer Junior Secondary
  • Blundell Elementary
  • Hard Knocks
  • Steveston Secondary School
    1978 - 1979
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Work
Occupation
Electronics and FPGA Design, Restaurateur
Employment
  • Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
    Hardware Engineer, 2013 - present
    Contractor
  • S.E.L.
    Lead Hardware Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Lighthaus Logic Inc
    Electronics and FPGA Design, 2006 - 2011
  • Q Imaging
  • Spectrum Signal Processing
  • SMOS Systems (Seiko Epson)
  • Cubicomp
  • Gemini Technology
  • Vertigo Imaging
    Electronics Engineering
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Delta B.C. Canada
Previously
Mostly Richmond B.C. Canada - Delta B.C. - Vancouver Area - Edmonton - Saskatoon - Ottawa - Lethbridge
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Very tasty! If you're looking to treat yourself give them a try. A great wine list as well.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Shopping while hungry - so many tasty things here!
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Knowledgeable and friendly staff, and the beer came out great!
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A great lunch! The butter chicken is excellent!
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Since when is a neighborhood pub supposed to be a rave party? Can't hear yourself think in this place. At least the 18 year olds are having fun..
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