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    They just have to release the liberal report on...

    They just have to release the liberal report on the SNC Lavalin crisis and everything will be sunny days again.
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    That we are not part of nature. Ingrid Newkirk,...

    That we are not part of nature. Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) comment explains.

    “Mankind is a cancer; we’re the biggest blight on the face of...
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    Any advertising campaign has to result in more...

    Any advertising campaign has to result in more revenue than it costs (at least on a net present value approach to cash flows that go out and come in due to any particular campaign). There is no...
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    Way too young to die. Condolences to family and...

    Way too young to die. Condolences to family and friends.
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    A revised plan would have no implications with...

    A revised plan would have no implications with the government. The issue is that preparing a plan is a lot of work and there is little appetite to implement the recommendations if we can't find...
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    No, there is no reason to nationalize the Chateau...

    No, there is no reason to nationalize the Chateau Laurier.
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    Pierre is correct. Most constitutional changes...

    Pierre is correct. Most constitutional changes require a two thirds vote. If there was a good reason for a change, I am sure that a two thirds vote would be possible with the right persuasion. ...
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    Actually we signed a deal and needed to do some...

    Actually we signed a deal and needed to do some work on our side and have some volunteers as moderators and admins. Calls for volunteers came up empty.
  9. Thanks Vadim for posting that. I had just copied...

    Thanks Vadim for posting that. I had just copied and was ready to paste from the email myself when I saw that you had already done so.
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    There was a server deal that we signed and agreed...

    There was a server deal that we signed and agreed to but no uptake and no volunteers. It died with a whimper and not a bang. This happened about 2015.
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    When we had a server deal, despite many people...

    When we had a server deal, despite many people urging us to get involved with a server company, there was zero interest. I am probably the only person who actually signed up and tried it and I am...
  12. I have no knowledge of this thing proceeding so...

    I have no knowledge of this thing proceeding so until I hear otherwise, I think its dead.
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    It does pay to advertise but not in most media...

    It does pay to advertise but not in most media today. I find that most people who are interested in chess find me with an internet search.



    I think low cost events are possible in some...
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    Aside from blitz, Fischer random and maybe...

    Aside from blitz, Fischer random and maybe bughouse, I don't see a big desire for chess variants. There is such a thing as diluting the brand. I took quite a few marketing classes in my undergrad...
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    There are lots of opportunities for local...

    There are lots of opportunities for local communities and their tourism bureaus and city halls to contribute to bringing these tournaments to a community. One of the frustrations of going to the...
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    It depends on how well you control costs and the...

    It depends on how well you control costs and the cost of renting facilities. In general, as long as your rental costs are not ridiculous, you should be able to make money on youth events. In...
  17. Canadian team for the 2019 Vladimir Dvorkovich Cup, to be held on September 22-26 in

    Canadian team for the 2019 Vladimir Dvorkovich Cup, to be held on September 22-26 in Aktobe, Kazakhstan.


    (Female) WFM Svitlana Demchenko, FIDE ID 14149893.

    (Female) Cynthia Cui,...
  18. I think we need to have the financials before we...

    I think we need to have the financials before we can offer any options to deal with those two pressing items. We have the revenues but we also need the expenses to get the complete financial...
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    He looks like Donald Trump's brother. I guess...

    He looks like Donald Trump's brother. I guess Boris won't be spying on Trump like May did.
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    That one is clearly not a done deal. Perhaps...

    That one is clearly not a done deal. Perhaps sanity will prevail.
  21. We have added items to the agenda for the...

    We have added items to the agenda for the incoming meeting including a new proposal from the FQE and an updating of the appeal proceedure and fees.
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    Several cities have expressed interest in the...

    Several cities have expressed interest in the CYCC/CO and NAYCC. No chess organizers yet on board.
  23. (Foreign) World Senior Chess Championship, 11-24 November, Bucharest, Romania

    Dear Chess Friends,



    Please receive a brief information about the 2019 edition of World Senior Chess Championship.



    FIDE, Romanian Chess Federation and Organizing Committee have the...
  24. The paypal issue has been fixed. The website...

    The paypal issue has been fixed. The website problems are ongoing and will likely be resolved by creating a new website hopefully without the large bill like the last time. We have authorized some...
  25. We are open for new agenda items for both the...

    We are open for new agenda items for both the incoming and outgoing voting member meeting
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