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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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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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Just learned that Samurai Jack will be returning to Adult Swim with Genndy Tartakovsky at the helm. Very excited.

The comic run at IDW was great and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes the series (or anyone else for that matter).
Toonami is Saturday 12:00 AM – 3:30 AM on Adult Swim
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Trying to post with new G+. Will hopefully go well.

University in Canada becoming entirely energy self sufficient generating money for the university in the process.

Blow winds blow!!
Wind turbines are popping up near Cape Breton University off the highway between Sydney and Glace Bay, part of the school's efforts to generate power and make some money doing it.
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Really cool. May the winds be with you!
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Running to Play Eyewire

Who is this little guy?  He's part of a neuron running play the Eyewire game, a game to map neurons for science!  Anyone can do it.

#science  
#sciencesunday  
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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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Free Market Fundamentals

When I first Started learning economics, these four fundamental Free market pillars were presented. Designed to allow for competition, straying from any one too far and you get monopoly/monopsony power, market control, and 'too big to fail' issues (sound familiar)?

I put this up for discussion. Some questions I have include:

I see a lot of blame placed on capitalism for current problems, but do we even have capitalism anymore?

Market entry into many fields requires expertise in technology. It is costly, but necessary, so are these pillars relevant today?

Are efficiencies gained from transnational corporations worth the loss in competition?

What does Free Market Capitalism mean to you?

Why the heck doesn't our food labels contain the 'recommended daily intake of sugar' along with every other basic ingredient like iron, fat, and vitamin C?

Why are people so loyal to their mobile operating system on their telephone that they judge others who use something else?

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Organized capitalism would describe today's economic system
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Voting on October 19th

Add your own watermark at:
www.votenation.ca

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Vote for Randy Bobandy!
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Not Donald Trump

Also not a cat

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Poor Sheldon!
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    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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