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For +Ryan Desmond :)
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"There’s nothing inevitable about the level of crime at Walmart. It’s the direct, if unintended, result of corporate policy."

Eyup. It's more profitable to pawn problems off on the rest of society. I've been boycotting Walmart for 25 years now, and I'm still happy with that choice.
The retailer’s aggressive cost cutting has unintended consequences.
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I get a panic attack at the mention of Walmart. 
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The police always want things to be easier for them, not realizing (or caring, I suspect) that that's how we end up with a police state rather than a free society.
 
“It's dangerous. It undermines basic democratic rights here in Canada. It’s really extreme. It's difficult to see this government or any federal government in Canada thinking that this is the kind of idea they should be running with.”
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution asking for a law that would oblige people to hand over the passwords to their electronic devices if there was approval from a judge. Currently, police can obtain warrants from judges to allow them to search someone’s home if they have solid grounds to…
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Actually, this was a practice invasion. Soon, we will bring the Republican party to Canada, because misery loves company. ;)
More than a thousand Americans accidentally "invade" international borders after high winds carried their rafts and boats into Canada.
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+Shawn H Corey Wikipedia says: "Current water quality is quite good despite past incidents and a history of chemical bio-accumulation. A number of cities source drinking water from or just downstream of the lake and quality is closely monitored."
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Beautiful shot. That would have taken some patience and great timing. I tip my hat to you! 
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Yo, +Peter Hobson - this is what they meant in your anthropology courses, right? ;)
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We prefer to call them "foragers" now...
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My favorite thing today: "he’s not a dog whistle. He’s a canine choir, OK, of dark impulses." - Mark Shields, speaking about Trump on the PBS Newhour. :)
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File that under "Things You Don't See Everyday". ;)
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Oh, wow. That is quite an imaginative taxidermist. 
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My friend, +Peter Hobson, and his nephew hiked to the summit of Medicine Bow Peak. Here's the view, from 12,000 feet (not quite 3,660 meters for those using the metric system). Go, Pete. :)
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Maybe so, but you made it up there. :)
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Sharing for a certain Guelphite who loves her black stuff in the morning. :)

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I do! I do!
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For a certain Guelphite cephalopod lover. :)

G+ didn't want to open the link. I searched for the article and found this link: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/stubby-squid-googly-eyes-nautilus-ocean-animals-science/
 
Despite its googly-eyed appearance, the tiny bobtail squid is known to be a fearsome deep-sea predator.
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Wow! That is so cool!!!  It doesn't look too fearsome to me, but I will trust the source!
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I hardly ever go into Fry's any more. The only reason to go is if I already know exactly what I want, and it's such a simple item that can't possibly make a mess of selling it. Today's trip is a fine example of why I don't go there. My headset broke, so I thought I'd get a new one at Fry's. First, I had to find them. The idiots put a sale sign over the sign on the end cap that would have told me which aisle had headsets. Fine. I find headsets, sans help from anyone at the store. Then I find one that might suit me, but I can't tell if it has a USB connection. So I find someone (admittedly, a nice, helpful person) and he runs off to find out if the thing does USB. The folks who supposedly know don't know, so they open it. We could have done that in the aisle and saved that ten minutes. In the meantime, I've found another one that has a USB connection and is $10 less. (I''m sensitive to the price of headsets, because previous experience tells me I'll have to return the first two before I get one that works worth a damn, and I may not be able to return it, given the wonderful return policy at Fry's.) So I get to the checkout counter, and the clerk tells me it's twice the price I expect. The sign on the shelf doesn't actually correspond to the product placed directly over the sign. Now I'll buy a headset online, which means that my friends will just have to put up with me not having a headset today. And that was my last trip to Fry's. Misleading pricing, a return policy designed purely to penalize customers, and a general air of "We just want to take your money, not actually help you" is the trifecta that will send me shopping anywhere else.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
At first, I had a very poor experience with a seemingly uncaring and bureaucratic agency. Then some good people who work at Austin Energy stepped up and took care of my issue. So there are good people there, and I'll adjust my rating accordingly.
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I ordered a pizza. The driver took it somewhere else and tried to give me someone else's pizza. Then he went and got my pizza (which had been in the hands of someone else, of course). I refused that, since who knows what may have been done to it. Then I called the store to reverse my credit card transaction. I waited on hold for 10 minutes and 53 seconds, only to have the phone system disconnect me. In the next call, I got someone who was clearly not too versed on the system. Who knows whether the transaction was actually reversed? So now I'll have to watch my credit card account for a couple days. Given that delivering the right pizza to the right address is more than they can do, I can find somewhere else to buy a pizza.
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I called at 10 AM. They said they'd be along between 5 and 7 PM. I called again at 6:30 PM. They said they'd be along between 7:30 and 8 PM. Now it's just about 9 PM, and I haven't seen or heard from them. And now I'm calling someone else. Get service anywhere else.
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