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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: July 25, 2016, 03:25:25 AM »
Trump called "a disaster for innovation" in an open letter by America's top tech leaders and execs:

“We believe in an inclusive country that fosters opportunity, creativity and a level playing field,” the letter reads. “Donald Trump does not.”

His vision stands against the open exchange of ideas, free movement of people, and productive engagement with the outside world that is critical to our economy — and that provide the foundation for innovation and growth. Donald Trump proposes “shutting down” parts of the Internet as a security strategy — demonstrating both poor judgment and ignorance about how technology works. . . . He risks distorting markets, reducing exports, and slowing job creation."



https://techvibes.com/2016/07/14/donald-trump-disaster-innovation

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: July 25, 2016, 03:13:32 AM »
Some of those email leaks from the DNC...yeah, that's not going to help the Democrats win the election.

It doesn't help when the media isn't really covering it the way they should and Twitter is removing hashtags.

It really does seem that the progressive left is bordering on being regressive, they've gone so far to the extreme that they've lost touch with reality.


One extreme can lead to another extreme.  The left tends to intellectualize too mich, while the right tends to be reactive.   

Come November, what will the American electorate have decided?

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: July 24, 2016, 04:16:22 PM »
Where Trump-Pence stand/differ on various issues ranging from gun rights to immigration to etcetera:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/us/politics/mike-pence-issues.html

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: July 24, 2016, 03:52:01 PM »
Where Clinton-Kaine stand/differ on various issues ranging from gun rights to immigration to etcetera:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/politics/tim-kaine-issues.html

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: Euro 2016
« on: July 23, 2016, 03:56:57 AM »
Here are the lyrics (click on the link for the full version):

Will Grigg's on Fire

Will Grigg is always scoring
The Northern Irish beast
From Wigan, to the Euro's
To play in white and green
28 this season
He's on the plane to France
And when he gets the winner
We're gonna sing and dance

He will score goals
Will will score just more and more
He will score goals
He will score them all
He will score goals
Will will score just more and more
He will score goals
He will score them all

Will Grigg's on fire
Your defence is terrified
Said Will Grigg's on fire
Your defence is terrified
Will Grigg's on fire
Your defence is terrified
Will Grigg's on fire
(C'mon)

Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na (x4)


http://lyricstranslate.com/en/dj-kenno-will-griggs-fire-lyrics.html

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Matthews or BUST
« on: July 21, 2016, 04:20:51 PM »
The official "Welcome to Toronto, Auston!"

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: July 20, 2016, 02:43:41 PM »


They're sitting on golden thrones ffs


I actually like that white piano in the background. :)

As for the chairs, they match nicely with the Donald's hair.  :D

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NHL Transactions / Re: sens trade Zibanejad to Rangers for Brassard
« on: July 18, 2016, 07:18:51 PM »
Does Ottawa have a Zuccarello-type for Brasard?  It seems that the Brassard-Zuccarello tandem proved itself very well for the Rangers.

It's'going to be interesting to see how Brassard performs and what numbers he posts with the Sens.  Unless Ottawa thinks he's the second coming of Jason Spezza in his prime.

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« on: July 18, 2016, 07:10:04 PM »
What a sweet thing to do.  And to top it all off in Toronto,  superb!

Phil (the incredible).  A nod to you, Mr. Kessel.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: July 17, 2016, 12:08:02 PM »
Rumours, rumours rumours.....the MLB trade deadline is fast approaching and the question is,  what will the Blue Jays do, if anything?

"Big Papi" David Ortiz, of the Boston Red Sox, has let it be known that the Jays Edwin Encarnacion would be welcome in Boston.
Encarnacion, who remains unsigned, and he let it be known (through his agent during this year's spring training), that he preferred signing a new contract at season's end.  With the way Encarnacion is playing, he'll be up for a big payday (unless Jays management has other plans).

What of the 35 year old Bautista who's having among his worst starts to his season, injuries and all? 


Story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/mlb-rumours-roundup-latest-bautista-encarnacion-blue-jays/

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: July 17, 2016, 11:51:15 AM »
The Blue Jays sported their best w/l record (51-40) at the All-Star break this year, not seen since the 1992 season, the year in which they won their first of two World Series titles.  A potent of great things to come?

Source:   CBC Sports

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Reimer
« on: July 17, 2016, 11:28:53 AM »
We didn't deserve these two:

April Reimer: "Proof that goalies can score"



Congrats to the Reimers.  Am happy for them.  Cute little onesie, two great smiles!

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« on: July 16, 2016, 12:11:35 AM »
This is a perfect example of why I hate people.  TBLeafer, you can go Frig yourself.  I'll happily take a ban to say that to a piece of garbage like you.

Edit: damn auto censor...


You'd be surprised at the words I've heard describing people of different descent and nationality.  Not to imply that every second  person be deemed a racist, but I've heard names that would make one cringe.

The Italians were once referred to as "wops", which is considered 'annoying' by today's generation of Italians.  The older generation didn't pay much attention to it, shrugging it off as one of those things.  No one makes much fuss if it is said, but it is not something pleasing to hear either.

I have never, and will never utter or use an ethnic slur against any person regardless of race, religion, creed.  Respect is where it's at.

Treat others as you would like them to treat you.  Respect given = respect earned. 

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« on: July 15, 2016, 11:39:32 PM »
If the government of this province (Ontario) truly wanted to reduce vehicle, carbon emissions, it woukd need to offer incentives to those who's situation does not make it feasibe to purchase a new vehicle while ditching their older version.

i am not in that category, but, for those who are, there should be some sort of enticement/incentive/etc., to better facilitate the transition. 

Have you paid any attention to this conversation at all?


Very much.  Too much maybe.  ::))

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« on: July 15, 2016, 01:54:31 PM »
My vehicle is from 1991 -- many people think I just bought is recently.  Yes, even the mechanic shop people.  Not kidding.  Why?
Well, first of all I have low mileage on it, and secondly, I've taken judicious care of my car for the longest time.  In the early days, I used to maintain it really well -- washing & keeping it clean/upkeep, etc., as well as keeping it in the garage and not parked on the driveway (my father kept his car outside).  I have also had yearly rust-proofing done.

Car still runs well, but have had to replace parts.  My mechanic tells me he hasn't seen a cleaner car (not overloaded with too much gunk/grease in-between door jambs, under hood, etc), and he tells me it's still got a "great engine" (23 years strong!).   it has also passed the emissions test each and every time. 

I'm planning on buying a new car and if it ever came to the point of choosing between a hybrid or electric, let's just say, I believe the better choice would be hybrid.  If the government of this province (Ontario) truly wanted to reduce vehicle, carbon emissions, it woukd need to offer incentives to those who's situation does not make it feasibe to purchase a new vehicle while ditching their older version.

i am not in that category, but, for those who are, there should be some sort of enticement/incentive/etc., to better facilitate the transition. 

Until people are convinced that an all-electric vehicle can withstand our winter climate and at the same time make long treks (highways, etc.) similar to the cars we drive today, and are easy to maintain, charge, are safe, etcetera, etcetera, only then true changes in tackling our environmental challenge begin.

For now, i myself will stick to tradition when I will soon buy a new car.

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