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    what are you reading?

    I have been reading Obama’s first book ( picked up at a second hand store), “Dreams from my father”. Interesting read, especially how he struggled with his place in society as a black teenager. I am not through yet. Would love to read his last book, but $30+ is a bit too expensive for me. Maybe...
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    “Are we done fighting?- Peace skill workshop

    I could very much agree to making up your own memories. Glad to hear that isn’t just a memory problem. Reading the book for the second time with the addition of the webinar, it supports the insight one is having from reading it alone. It also explains a lot of what is happening here on WC. I can...
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    Room For All

    I think that happy ending stories provide more encouragement than horror movies...
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    “Are we done fighting?- Peace skill workshop
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    Basic Income ... Good? Bad? Ugly?

    Immigration. Lots of people looking for a better life. Give them a chance and at least their kids will do it. Would need more than just money thrown at them. Would need a whole lot more supports.
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    Basic Income ... Good? Bad? Ugly?

    Quote: “In 2019, the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) released a paper showing how a Guaranteed Livable Income could be designed and financed.4 Chapter 4 of the paper identified $202.6 Billion in revenue that could be raised from both federal and provincial sources to finance two of the BICN’s...
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    Prince Philip

    Actually, they said on the radio they met the first time when she was 13. So it was 80 some years they knew each other.
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    Basic Income ... Good? Bad? Ugly?

    “Rather than have a rules-based, bureaucratically driven application process (during which applications must prove they are "really poor" before being approved), all Canadian citizens are ensured an automatic top-up when their income collapses for whatever reason. The incomes would be...
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    Gardening Thread

    We have a person with a great perennial garden who brought her daughter through university by selling plants on her driveway. Neighbours would drop off pots for free.
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    Gardening Thread

    I was lucky to be told by my former neighbour when the new owners of my old house wanted to get rid of all the 10 year old bushes I had planted. I offered to dig them out and move them to my place. A 14 feet high beautybush, took 1 hour to dig out and two to dig in ( my place is on a former...
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    2015/10/02: Day 12 -The radiation process

    This reminded me that after one year of Covid, everybody would have no issue with standing on lines or on dots to wait. ( but who knows, some people still can‘t keep a mask on their nose). I am in awe reading about how pleasant that cancer centre looks inside and how well organized they are. I...
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    Novel Coronavirus

    Yes, not counting them makes things look better. Never mind that these people are still taking up beds and therefore reducing overall capacity. It’s been clear for a long time, that the average time in ICU is significant higher for Covid patients than for others, which is the whole argument for...
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    My neighbours/ neighbourhood

    My neighbourhood is a one street subdivision with Triplexes and Quadruplexes. After the first several units were sold 10 years ago, he sold the rest of the units to a landlord in Halifax who was only interested in making money with renting the places. The first couple of years, it was people who...
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    The Church Vs. The State Civil Disobedience

    What took them so long? When NS had set limits on number of people partying and the fine was $1000 for that, people started to put their money together to make up the $1000. So NS switched to $1000 per person. That worked. They could have done something months ago.
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    Novel Coronavirus

    NS os opening up to Atlantic provinces again, keeping a watchful eye on NB hotspots. Not the other way around yet, though. Not sure if that isn’t a bit early, considering how quickly the variants can spread. Would have waited until at least 60% of Nova Scotians are vaccinated.