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Old 12-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #5501
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I think it's more at Futureshop cuz the employees are commission based. Best buy they just get straight hourly wages.

I also have good experiences going into futureshop and negotiating like half an hour before closing. They throw in a bunch of goodies if you just nudge a little, they will try to get you to pay for it but just tell them its all or nothing. lol. worked for me more than a few times.
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What the hell is the GO Daddy TV ad about? Dude playing bongo's, Maracas, and pan flute while doing the splits and hanging upside down. Black dude is not sure what's happening........ other dude is just plain creepy.

I'd much rather see whatshertits, the cop who pulls Danika over................

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #5504
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What the hell is the GO Daddy TV ad about? Dude playing bongo's, Maracas, and pan flute while doing the splits and hanging upside down. Black dude is not sure what's happening........ other dude is just plain creepy.

I'd much rather see whatshertits, the cop who pulls Danika over................

Van Damme has to make money somehow I guess.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:35 PM   #5506
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Lobster thread, LOL. Gotta have that in there. Does it come with turbo thread....... what was it again?
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Vancouver Public Library Named Number One Library in the World | Vancity Buzz | Vancouver Events, News, Food, Lifestyle and More

The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) has been ranked the number one public library in the world. The VPL shares the top spot with Montreal’s Bibliothèques.

The survey was conducted by scholars from Germany’s Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf. They surveyed libraries in 31 cities around the world and our fair city came out on top.

“Vancouver is a world-class city and we’re extremely pleased and humbled to be recognized as a top world-class library,” said Sandra Singh, VPL’s chief librarian.

Libraries were judged on services, physical space, and online resources. They were also judged on how well they supported their respective cities.

Chicago, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Toronto were also in the top five. At the bottom of the list were the public libraries in Frankfurt, London, and Dubai.
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Mikhail Kalashnikov, Creator of AK-47, Dies at 94
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Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, the arms designer credited by the Soviet Union with creating the AK-47, the first in a series of rifles and machine guns that would indelibly associate his name with modern war and become the most abundant firearms ever made, died on Monday in Izhevsk, the capital of the Udmurtia republic, where he lived. He was 94.
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Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47, holding a prototype of his famous assault rifle in 2007.


Born a peasant on the southern Siberian steppe, General Kalashnikov had little formal education and claimed to be a self-taught tinkerer who combined innate mechanical skills with the study of weapons to conceive of a rifle that achieved battlefield ubiquity.

His role in the rifle’s creation, and the attention showered on him by the Kremlin’s propaganda machine, carried him from conscription in the Red Army to senior positions in the Soviet arms-manufacturing bureaucracy and ultimately to six terms on the Supreme Soviet.

Tens of millions of Kalashnikov rifles have been manufactured. Their short barrels, steep front-sight posts and curved magazines made them a marker of conflict that has endured for decades. The weapons also became both Soviet and revolutionary symbols and widespread instruments of terrorism, child-soldiering and crime.

The general, who sometimes lamented the weapons’ unchecked distribution but took pride in having invented them and in their reputation for reliability, weathered the collapse of the Soviet Union to assume a public role as a folk hero and unequivocal Russian patriot.

A Soviet nostalgist, he also served as the unofficial arms ambassador of the revived Russian state. He used public appearances to try to cast the AK-47’s checkered legacy in a positive way and to complain that knockoffs were being manufactured illegally by former Soviet allies and cutting into Russian sales.

The weapon, he said, was designed to protect his motherland, not to be used by terrorists or thugs. “This is a weapon of defense,” he said. “It is not a weapon for offense.”

General Kalashnikov’s public life resulted from a secret competition to develop the Soviet infantry rifle for the Cold War. The result was the AK-47 — an abbreviation for “the automatic by Kalashnikov” followed by the year the competition ended.

General Kalashnikov, a senior sergeant at the time who had been injured in battle against German tanks, was credited with leading the design bureau that produced the AK-47 prototype. The Soviet Union began issuing a mass-produced version to soldiers in 1949.

The true AK-47 was short-lived. It was followed in the 1950s by a modernized version, the A.K.M., which retained its predecessor’s underlying design while reducing its weight and manufacturing time.

Shorter than traditional infantry rifles and firing a cartridge midway between the power of a pistol and the standard rifle cartridges of the day, the Kalashnikov line was initially dismissed by American ordnance experts as a weapon of small consequence. It was not particularly accurate or well made, they said, and it lacked range and stopping power.

It cemented its place in martial history in the 1960s in Vietnam, where a new American rifle, the M-16, experienced problems with corrosion and jamming in the jungles, while Kalashnikovs, carried by Vietcong guerrillas and North Vietnamese soldiers, worked almost flawlessly.

By this time, in an effort to standardize infantry weapons among potential allies, the Soviet Union had exported the rifle’s specifications and its manufacturing technology to China, Egypt, North Korea and Warsaw Pact nations. Communist engineers would eventually share the manufacturing technology with other countries, including Iraq.

The weapon’s design was also incorporated into arms manufactured in Finland, Israel, South Africa and other nations. The result was a long line of derivatives and copies. Almost all are referred to as AK-47s by colloquial, if inaccurate, shorthand
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In ST.petersburg there was an amazing artillery museum where they had probably Mmm..20,000 sq feet of an exhibit dedicated to Kalashnikov with about 600 Ak's in various configurations
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Not sure if it's their 'official' account, but the Kingsgate Mall twitter is pretty funny: http://www.twitter.com/kingsgatemall

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^^ I go to that exact spot to play Keno. It's quite charming, actually. I wait for wife to shop and hang with the seniors. Share old war stories. Beats hanging out in parking lots doing basically nothing anyway........... LOLOLOLOLOLOL.
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The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) has been ranked the number one public library in the world.
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I've been shopping for about an hour in the mall and I've heard the "I saw mommy sucking.........errr.......kissing Santa Claus" a grand total of 15 times already. I love Christmas songs, but it's everywhere. Enough to turn me off Christmas. Oh, BTW, RS, Merry Christmas.


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Yeah, more food than anything else. Fresh turkey is getting harder to find, LOL. Costco, I guess. Butter...... Is there a world shortage on butter? LOLOLOL

Counting on Costco.
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I liked it back when Coquitlam Centre had carolers in period costumes walking through the mall, nowadays they don't even have decorations up anywhere except for that paltry santa chair
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So, babies cry at around 1 kHz and it annoys the hell out of people. It's nature's way of getting parents' attention. I'm wAndering what frequency a woman's bitching is..........

I'm so done with Xmas shopping.
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I heard Santa has to take all moms no matter of race, age or body shape.. so he has it pretty rough to try to pack everything in in a few days.

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Probably old news by now, but Heinz is closing down its Canadian plant. I really hope we are not going to get Ketchup made with that high fructose corn syrup shit the Americans get. Sauce, you say? Too lazy to look it up............besides ketchup is a condiment.

The good news is, I saw Ketchup at Winco that was all natural and didn't use that corn syrup nonsense. I believe it was Hunts brand. We have Hunts and PC brands here, so maybe there's some hope.
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That hunts ketchup tastes weird as fuck

I got no brand loyalty to anything but heinz > all ketchup
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