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  1. Brad Sallows

    A Hunting Thread- A Swerve from The Global Warming Thread

    Hunting is fun; the kill is depressing. However, the hunter is one up on people who want to raise animals "humanely" - can't get much more "humane" than allowing the animal to live a free life beforehand. Some people hate hunting because they hate guns and hate "rednecks". Just another bullet...
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    2023 UCP Alberta election

    If Smith wants to stand up for provincial sovereignty relative to the federal government, she should do that with a clean bill that just stands up for provincial sovereignty relative to the federal government. But if this characterization is accurate ("Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's signature...
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    2023 UCP Alberta election

    Smith's sovereignty stuff belongs here, not in the gun thread. So. Just noting that if some of the powers the proposed legislation grants to the premier and some other strap-hangers are what I read them to be, the legislation needs to be rejected. No point railing against the problem of the...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    OK. I heard 100, which struck me as ridiculous. (For anyone wondering: that would be the number of Class A days a CO could sign for, without prompting a lot of questions about whether there was really that much work to be done.) That's a lot of extra time to put in for anyone with a full-time...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    As I wrote, I meant specifically the CO: Commanding Officer. When we understood our planning figure to be 37.5 days overall, it was also understood that whatever the greater burdens a CO faced were, up to 60 days was considered reasonable. I heard that number might have been adjusted upward...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    What's the current expected/anticipated amount of Class A days for a Res F CO? When I got out, I understood it was about 60.
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    Yes. I suppose more people should raise the money to tell their own stories.
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    Global Warming/Climate Change Super Thread

    One reason people commute in pickups is because they own only two vehicles and they live in areas where you can own and store a lot of stuff. Typically the wife prefers something other than a pickup, which leaves the husband driving the pickup. Why is one a pickup? Where I live: because a...
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    Global Warming/Climate Change Super Thread

    "Carrot-and-stick" means positive and negative incentives to move in the same direction. I'm writing about policies that tend to cancel each other out, but in addition create market distortions. Better to leave energy companies and their "windfall" profits alone, and stop threatening to make...
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    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    Plenty of people love JT, some just because he makes people angry. People will go out of their way to spite others.
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    Global Warming/Climate Change Super Thread

    It's irrelevant. I prefer older vehicles on which I can save money by doing work myself.
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    I can watch stuff from the past without judging it, which seems to be difficult for a lot of people these days. (Although, I admit Stripes doesn't seem as funny as I remember it when I was a teenager.)
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    Global Warming/Climate Change Super Thread

    If only work was downhill from home and home was downhill from work.
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    Global Warming/Climate Change Super Thread

    Costs are generally passed along to customers. The push to change depends on whether the companies think they can do something that will give them a competitive advantage. But that's offset by the need not to do anything if the commodity is in high demand. Policies that result in high oil...
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    Global Warming/Climate Change Super Thread

    Sure, if I could afford and wanted a Tesla. But I assume that if you're throwing up outliers as evidence, there isn't anything better to be had.
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