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    Things are worse than I thought. Statcan has already taken 15 years of people's data from a Canadian credit bureau:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4610259/s...t-bureau-data/
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    Here's the wiki on the recently deceased Stan Lee, who was among other things creator of many comic book superheroes, such as Spiderman:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee
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    The backlash against wealth redistribution (notably, even if not solely due to, carbon taxation) has begun:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_vests_movement
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    Another shocker in Canadian news: police can now demand breath samples in bars and in homes:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4832762/i...reath-samples/
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    Another hot Canadian news topic: Scott Brison's resignation from federal Liberal gov't:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4833757/s...dian-election/
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    A fairly recent link re: researcher finds American interests funding pipeline protesters:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4657720/b...t-environment/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pacey View Post
    A fairly recent link re: researcher finds American interests funding pipeline protesters:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4657720/b...t-environment/

    This is not terribly surprising given the stated goal of the protesters.

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    There's a lot of results that pop up when one searches for 'pet peeves [list]' on the internet. Fwiw, here's a list of 32 of my own:

    1. People not walking single file when someone needs to pass;
    2. People's misuse of cell phones and texting, instead of being sociable;
    3. People talking loudly to someone else, as they pass by e.g. a stranger;
    4. The grinding ratrace, e.g. people rushing to be first, on or off a bus, or crossing the street;
    5. People ignoring leash laws;
    6. People littering, especially if profusely (including their cigarettes, newspapers and animal waste);
    7. Poor cutting of weeds and grass in Ottawa and banning of well-tested pesticides, besides water quality levels;
    8. The use of salt or gravel instead of hot sand to treat icy sidewalks in Ottawa;
    9. Unquestioning faith in unions, socialism or communism;
    10. Poor or corrupt use of resources by politicians;
    11. Unquestioning faith in science or atheism;
    12. Poor or biased journalism or media;
    13. Lack of good & mandatory civics classes in Canada;
    14. Unquestioning faith in the common wisdom;
    15. Poor manmade laws or institutions;
    16. Poor or corrupt justice systems;
    17. People taking the law into their own hands, especially physically;
    18. Reduced sizing of products, sold at the same or higher prices (insults intelligence of the consumer, often who has little better option than to put up with it);
    19. Banks (= fees), Credit Card companies and Insurance companies (I try to minimize contact with all these);
    20. Telemarketers and spammers (plus swindlers and hackers);
    21. Incorrect political correctness;
    22. Under- or over-regulated capitalism;
    23. Grossly underperforming CEOs etc. left in position;
    24. Purely profit-driven corporate philosophy;
    25. Style winning over substance, normally, in politics;
    26. The results of poor parenting and/or spiritual guidance;
    27. Professional protesters and anarchists;
    28. Domestic or foreign impediments to Canada's development;
    29. The mistreatment and denigration of Christianity in modern times;
    30. The downplaying of reverse racism and reverse sexism;
    31. The conflating of the terms bigotry and racism;
    32. Knowing things may never be perfect, but knowing things could be much better (like 1950s) without even relying on clear miracles.

    P.S.: A link re: the decade things really started going downhill:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960s
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    A fairly recent link re: the detention of Canadians by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's favourite communist nation:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4945181/u...ent-canadians/
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    Here's the wiki on Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and a key person in regard to the unfolding of the latest federal Liberal Gov't scandal (re: SNC-Lavalin); she resigned from cabinet today and has retained a lawyer:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody_Wilson-Raybould
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