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Old 12-29-2012, 07:43 AM   #3276
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:58 AM   #3277
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Sad news........... Wayne Cox is retiring (sort of).

No more coveted pens or tacky Hawaiian shirts. Just watched a short bio of his career on Global.

Global BC | A tribute to Wayne Cox
PVR'd his last broadcast, although with that link, I won't need to watch it, so thanks!

I'll miss him doing the weather, because I'm sure this just means that greasy haired Wesla Wong will be on camera more. God she's just terrible at doing the weather.
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Nothing against Wesla... but

Arran Henn > Wesla Wong

or even Kristi Gordon would be better
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Does anybody that work in a auto shop know what this program database is called?

Also where would I find a 1998 Mazda MPV alternator cheap?

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #3280
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BBC News - New York police arrest woman for subway train killing

Generally I dont think there are crazies who would do something like that here and its Very unlikely but I always feel iffy about those people who stand right next to the track staring at thier smart phones.

I naturally stand somewhat further away or by the walls... am i being paranoid or is that like looking both ways before crossing the road?
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #3281
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I'll miss him doing the weather, because I'm sure this just means that greasy haired Wesla Wong will be on camera more. God she's just terrible at doing the weather.
NOOOooooooooooooo...........Wesla Wong has the power to make a straight guy go gay.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #3282
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A long read, but goddamned good. And an excellent article that I've sent to my parents defending how I can have mildly libertarian principles despite believing strongly in leftism. Damn me for being a Red Tory. Or a Blue NDPer. Depending on how you look at it.

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Intellectual Honesty compels us to ask a question
Intellectual honesty means a lot to me.

Several opinions that I hold now (anti-anti-trust, anti-death-penalty, anti-abortion) were once anathema to me and I had a list of reasons to justify each…but none-the-less, in support of the virtue of open-mindedness, I decided to confront the best arguments of the other side and see if my opinions could hold up to the facts.

Of course, not every opinion I've held has been changed – sometimes I stumbled into the correct (or, rather, "not yet disproven") opinion early and stuck with it.

For a decade or more I've had a lot of respect for science fiction writer Ken MacLeod and – more recently – for Kevin Carson.

Both strike me as very fair-minded, seem to evidence respect for individual rights in the radical way that I usually only see from libertarians and anarcho-capitalists, and are kind in their interactions with those that they don't agree with.

If smart and decent people could adopt a philosophy it behooved me to at the very least investigate it. In short: I decided to read a bit about left-libertarianism.

My first experience was frustrating – what I could read didn't make a whole lot of sense, and I couldn't find anyone who had the time to explain it to me in terms that I could grok.

So I read some more…and it still didn't make sense.

Now, a note: there are two kinds of things that don't make sense:
  1. Pure crap.
  2. Things that make sense but use a framework that's a bit more nuanced than the one you're used to.
The problem, of course, is that if you spend too much time thinking about something that turns out to be crap, you just waste some of your precious hours here on the planet.

The other side of the coin is that if you spend too little time thinking about something that might be useful, you never learn that thing, and – worse – you run the risk of pontificating that actually-useful-thing-X is stupid.

Worst of all, there's no way ahead of time to know if you're going to ever reach a decision.

The good news with my attempting to grok left-libertarianism is that I think I finally got an intellectual toe-hold in the idea.
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I think I've identified four ways that left-libertarians differ from right-libertarians, and that Left-wing market anarchism differs from right-wing anarchocapitalism:
  • Moral Basis: an emphasis on care/harm
  • Social basis: sympathy with "the workers"
  • Economic basis: Greater emphasis on how large swaths of the "free market" are really crony capitalism
  • self-fulfillment basis: an acknowledgement of how individual autonomy is necessary for dignity and achievement of "the good"
I find that a lot of the cultural baggage of the left is still deeply distasteful to me: if I met a white kid in dreadlocks named "Starfinder" who wanted to know if I had any weed he could borrow while he told about how "The Man" is responsible for the fact that his ska band still hasn't recorded their first album, I'd be have a greater desire to borrow a cop's truncheon to beat him with than I would have to invite him over to my house for coffee.

…but on policy prescriptions, criticism of crony capitalism, and thoughts on self-fulfillment, I find that there's not a lot of light in between my views and what I take to be those of left-wing market anarchists.
Really really good article from one of my favourite blogs and a commentator who isn't usually a heavy contributor there.
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Does anybody that work in a auto shop know what this program database is called?

Also where would I find a 1998 Mazda MPV alternator cheap?

Thanks!
It's All Data. You need the disks in order to use it I think, maybe you could find it online somewhere.
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Nothing against Wesla... but

Arran Henn > Wesla Wong

or even Kristi Gordon would be better
Arran Henn actually looks pretty good now. Lost some weight. Better dressed/makeup. I remember when she first started she wasn't much to look at.

Kristi Gordon...no.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #3285
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Went to Cirque last night downtown "AmaLuna" it was awsome!!

Had never been to a cirque performance but it blew away all my expectations
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #3286
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Ya I went to a Cirque show in Vegas and it was awesome. Didn't know if I would enjoy it going in but left fully impressed with the performance.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #3287
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what are you guys doing for new year's eve?
couple of public events but countdown is at 7pm and 9pm, huh???

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Woman finds note supposedly written by Chinese worker in Hallowe'en decoration from Kmart


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A clever Chinese worker smuggled the note above into a Halloween decoration which was later bought at a K-Mart store in Oregon, and the woman who discovered the note felt compelled to share it with the world.

Whether this note is a fake or not is still being debated, but Sophie Richardson from the Human Rights Watch claims:

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I think it is fair to say the conditions described in the letter certainly conform to what we know about conditions in…labor camps….

If this thing is the real deal, that’s somebody saying, “Please help me, please know about me, please react.” That’s our job.
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Was a contract worker for SkyTrain

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English grammar seems very good to be coming from a factory worker in China.

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:37 PM   #3291
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if found guilty someone should get a hefty repair bill.
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To the fucking asshole mainlander driving a standard 2013 mustang. FUCK YOU, you complain to my mom saying we over charged you, which we broke it down and showed you we didn't. Then, you decided to fucking skip out on the bill? It's $50, I know you can pay, you were just talking about how you have money to another customer. So a great big fuck you.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #3294
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To the fucking asshole mainlander driving a standard 2013 mustang. FUCK YOU, you complain to my mom saying we over charged you, which we broke it down and showed you we didn't. Then, you decided to fucking skip out on the bill? It's $50, I know you can pay, you were just talking about how you have money to another customer. So a great big fuck you.
don't you have all his information? track him down and make him pay. or at least post up his details so that people in the industry know who to look out for.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:47 PM   #3295
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #3296
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