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Joe Dunlavy
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Improve your Skills

I've seen some folk in this community ask about work as an economist. Learning some programming languages like R and Python can improve your chances. Pick up some basics on this website with free intro courses.

Whether your just starting out, or your an old hat like myself trying to keep up with these 'millennials' who keep entering my workplace with programming skills already in their pocket, this site works pretty well.
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Hi Joe! Just did two hours of R training: thanks!

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There's been a lot of hateful graffiti sprayed around. Some lessons from history are also going around that might do us all some benefit.

"I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandfather’s story this past week, and in it I find three simple commandments I can’t bring myself to dismiss."
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I have faith in the Constitution. Trump will learn that getting Cabinet members on board requires Senate approval. Senate approval also requires getting past the 60 vote filibuster. The founding fathers were brilliant in the Constitution's design as it tempers large shifts from political winds. 
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Golf on Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton has some of the finest golf courses in North America. I'm not a golfer but have played the Highland Links and it is beautiful!

Check it out below

#capebreton
#canada
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Beautiful Cape Breton Home for Sale

Beautiful home for sale on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia #Canada.

Just thought I'd let everyone know.

#capebreton #canada

Click the link to learn more. 
Want to live in the country & still be only 25 min. from town…come have a look at this beautiful property. From the tree lined, paved drive along a cleared level front meadow to the abundance of healthy apple trees in the wide open back yard, this 3 bedrm home on 4.26 acres will impress you. First feature to note is the full length covered veranda along the front with entrance to a side screened veranda that runs the width of the house. Main ...
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+Marc Wilson congrats on the house!
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Squirrel Eating Coffee Grounds

Watch out for this little guy!!
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Youth Voter Turnout Way Up in 2015 Federal Election

The federal parliament changed dramatically in the last election, and significant youth voter turnout undoubtably played a role. Hopefully, this trend will continue.

Happy Canada Day!

#Canada #Canadaday
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Low Income individuals make good use of government funds

When pregnant, low income women receive funds ($81) a month for the government. Healthier babies were the result.

Does this micro example set a good precedent for basic income? 
When pregnant women were trusted with $81 a month in prenatal benefits, no strings attached, their babies’ physical health did better, say Manitoba researchers. They would like similar income supplements to be offered across Canada.
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+Frankie MacDonald says "Be Prepared" and now I have some merchandise to remind me of this great advise.

Hope to see some sunshine in weather reports soon!!
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Happy belated birthday!
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Marvel Unlimited puts up first 9 issues of Darkhawk this week.

I know I've seen some fellow fans of Darkhawk in the community who I thought would like to know. 
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Holy...I remember buying that. Will have to check that out.
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Ghostbusers 2016

Just saw the new Ghostbusters and loved it. Some good comedy mixed in with some creepy moments and some good action scenes.

I recommend checking it out.

There IS an end credits scene you may want to stay for. I did not, sadly. If anyone knows where I can view, it let me know.

(I got the photo right off their website)
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Hello

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Library and Archives Canada Showcases Comics

You can read some vintage WW2 Canadian comics on this link (who can resist reading about the Thrilling adventures of Rex Baxter),

And if you are in the nations capital, Ottawa, between May 12, and September 16 of this year, you can visit their Exhibition Alter Ego, showcasing some Canadian contributions to comics.


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Ben Affleck now Executive Producer for Justice League

I think this is great news, myself. He has shown himself as someone who respects source material in other movies (loved Argo) and may be a good influence on Snidely Zacklash.

So instead of just being 'Batfleck', he's also now 'Bossfleck'.
Warner Bros. is making a behind-the-scenes change on the Batman v Superman follow-up Justice League, elevating Ben Affleck to an executive producer role.
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  • St. Francis Xavier University
    1996 - 2000
  • Dalhousie University
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Economist who loves good data. It can tell us many things if we choose to listen.
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I've worked as an economist for over a decade now and enjoy it a lot.  Looking at datasets to get a better understanding of what society has done and what it continues to do is a remartkable thing.  It's remarkable because a good data set has no rhetoric influencing it, there is no ulterior motive to good data, just fact.  Every dataset i've looked at has left me with more questions than answers, but the answers and questions are always fun.

I've seen bad data, too.  Data produced WITH ulterior motives in mind.  That has and will always be my first question when presented with new data.  What was the motive in producing it?  Who produced it and why?  Statistics are not 'damn lies', but when they are used to lie, it is a damnable offense.  People can trust an innocent number and it is very time consuming to prove as a lie, all the while the 'evil doer' can perpetuate the lie contained therein.  

The first clue is the openess of the data.  IF those who produce it give no back up information, then you should immediately have mistrust and be wary...
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Recently stayed at the Montague on the Gardens while visiting London for the first time (Summer, 2014). Thoroughly enjoyed the stay! Located in a great part of the city next to the British Museum (which contains the Rosetta Stone). Picadelly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and the Thames are all within walking distance, or if you prefer, there is an Underground station very near by. The rooms are air conditioned and very comfortable and clean. There is a restaurant and Bar on site. The staff were very friendly and helpful taking our bags to our room and helping us t get a cab when one was needed. A friend recommended we stay there during our visit and it was a recommendation well made.
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Friendly spot to get your hair cut. Service was fast in a classic barbershop atmosphere. I'll be returning for my next haircut.
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We hired Liz to shoot our engagement photos. Liz made us feel at ease and took some lovely shots of us. Liz has experience in working with pets, so we were able to include our dog and got some great photos and memories. Liz offers a diverse set of packages to choose from, each for a different price. We are very happy with the package we chose. Joe and Cynthia
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Love the store and love that it feels like being at home. The selection of tea is well laid out and samples are readily available to potential customers. If you love tea, or are a newbie, I recommend checking it out.
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