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    Random acts of music

    And we've just learned that another rock icon from that period is gone. Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of The Cars, passed away tonight per a report from NYC police. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/15/us/ric-ocasek-the-cars-lead-singer-death/index.html
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    Jesus in the temple

    Which is exactly what a proper BI system should fix. Below the threshold, instead of paying income tax, you get topped up to the threshold. It is really social assistance delivered in a more efficient way. Lose your job? BI will pay you the threshold amount until you are back working? Unable to...
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    Reporting a Post

    Good, that's the best way to handle it. Moderation should be reserved for the obvious, extreme, clear violations of our rules. Edge cases are trickier to call which is why we want to know your rationale, with reference to the code, for reporting them. It is still the mods' call, though. They are...
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    Election Wonderpoll 2019

    There's a fundamental problem with wind and solar: You need lots and lots of wind turbines or panels to produce the same amount of energy as a steam turbine using any power source. That's why Ontario has 60% of its power coming from nukes, which are zero emission as far as CO2 is concerned...
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    Reporting a Post

    Look, we don't choose our mods based on what they know about the Internet. At this point, we take whoever is willing and we value that contribution. Frankly, the most qualified person on here is probably me and, trust me, you don't want me moderating. I learned on some of the strictest boards on...
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    Jesus in the temple

    How so? If it is done right (say, with a negative income tax) only those below the income threshold get topped up. The wealthy would get nothing out of it and might even pay more in taxes. And a higher threshold could be set for those with disabilities, which would be easier to claim and...
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    Reporting a Post

    This is the relevant section of the code: Violence and Hate Speech: Racist, sexist, homophobic and otherwise discriminatory, defamatory or offensive language will not be tolerated. Essentially, you are arguing that posting a video by/of someone associated with such speech or ideology should...
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    Jesus in the temple

    I would hope no one is pushing the narrative that it is. It would replace multiple income support programs like EI and Welfare with a single program but that's about it (though that would make a huge difference both for those receiving it and for the cost of administering it). Medicare...
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    Reporting a Post

    Further to the original post, please remember we are running with volunteer mods who have limited time available for modding and only two are active right now so the more detail you provide on your reports, the more likely it is that a decision and (if deemed necessary) action can be taken...
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    Software updates

    Update is completed.
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    Room For All

    Yep. Western Fair is on (or maybe ending, I forget), the airshow is this weekend, and the annual pow-wow at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology is on. I can hear the last from open windows since the museum is just across Medway Creek from me. BTW, it's an interesting museum for those who aren't...
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    Random acts of music

    Rocker Eddie Money had a long career, starting to perform in the late 60s and hitting his peak in the eighties. Songs like "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Baby Hold On" became part of the soundtrack of the late 70s and 80s. Eddie passed away last week at 70, felled by esophageal cancer. RIP. Some...
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    Election Wonderpoll 2019

    Sound like Elgin-Middlesex-London here. Covers a small part of the South end of London and the city of St. Thomas but also all the rural areas of Middlesex County south and east of London as well as Elgin County right down to the Lake Erie shoreline. Basically you've got a city and part of...
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    The other F word

    I think the deadline to register as a candidate has not passed but I am not sure, without checking, what it is.
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    Election Wonderpoll 2019

    So, I looked at the candidates in my riding. Basically, it's the four main English-Canadian parties and the People's Party. No other fringe parties at this point and that is fairly normal for this riding. Not sure why, but we don't seem to attract candidates from outside the mainstream that...
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