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Don't worry, it's just a "wobble"...

Wait... why are you reassuring me again?

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The economic pain inflicted by plunging oil prices is hurting the country more than expected, but that pain should start to ease in the next few months, the Bank of Canada said in its latest forecast while leaving its key lending rate unchanged.
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So which international bank should I be courting?  =b  It's probably 2-3 years away in Canada.  They'll wait for the election to pass...
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Is it just me or is 48 million people on Food Stamps absolutely crazy?

In comparison, the population of Canada is ~35 million (https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=population+of+canada) and the total population of the USA is ~316 million (https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=population+of+the+united+states) -- so over 15% are on food stamps.

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Real Unemployment Rate in Canada - May 2014. 10.4% (R8)
Labour force survey estimates (LFS), supplementary unemployment rates by sex and age group, unadjusted for seasonality
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So the participation rate == "the people who have jobs or are looking for jobs"?

(1 - participation rate) == "People who have stopped trying to get a job"?
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+Boris Mann, I agree with +Mike Volker "that maybe the government shouldn't be preventing people from investing in anything they want".  The case that was made was that you're far more likely to win investing in startups than in the lottery.  Plus, it's not like n00bs just throw all their money into a single investment (I think).

Interesting thoughts all around.
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If this is true, it's a pretty sad state of affairs overall.

(e.g. Bank of Canada in full control of another entity, the blackout of any media coverage on this -- why?)
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Which goes back to people who are paying taxes ...  so it's not 'lost money'. In fact they'll pay taxes on the interest and on the goods they buy with it.
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Reading time: 611 words, 2 pages 2 to 3 minutes The Baltic Dry Index that measures global shipping prices collapsed in July thus heralding the beginning of the next global economic recession. You c...
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Want to learn HTML?

Woah, weird, date shows up as 21st, but on the page it says 27th.
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I've decided I'm not a big fan of this "simplified" permissions update.

1) Google doesn't want you to know that apps use the internet. Why? (Oh yeah, it wants ads by default. But in the process makes it less obvious that an app could be up to no good. Not that that stopped people from installing things... Just makes it harder to tell for people who actually care.)

2) Google doesn't want to make obvious which permissions have changed. Why? (No obvious good reason I can think of. Aside from lowering the barrier to auto update and just getting the user to blindly update. Might as well get rid of all "permission" information then and be like iOS.)

I dunno, seems like the Google experience has been going backwards for the last year or so... (G+, maps, android...)
Important permissions bundled into a primary group, with common permissions relegated to a secondary screen Google is pushing out a new version of the Google Play Store app. The biggest change in recent versions (we're currently at 4.8.20) as we see it so far is that the permissions you see listed when you install an application have been scaled way back and are almost written in...
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+Tihomir RAdeff it is not my device I am concerned with but access to the data I keep on my device. Certainly a simpler interface is easier, but I should be able to find out what days is accessed by an app and for what purpose before installing. Once installed the data I want/need secured is already compromised.
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Food for thought, other Nerds on the Internet?
Nerdy guys aren’t guaranteed to get laid by the hot chick as long as we work hard. There isn’t a team of writers or a studio audience pulling for us to triumph by getting the girl.
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Hahaha (about the women demanding entry part).  =b

I don't think you have to worry about that too much, unless it becomes a status thing.  Pretty much all "women demanded" entry of male-only institutions so far can be correlated to how desirable it is to be in those institutions (e.g. they were already open to an exclusive bunch) with a few exceptions (like the "right" to go topless in public).
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