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    I'm going to be pigheaded and pretend you're...

    Please be more specific.[/QUOTE]


    I'm going to be pigheaded and pretend you're asking me to be more specific about my blood pressure. It was 70/30 the other day. Guess I need more salt in my...
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    The doctor said that my blood pressure was low...

    The doctor said that my blood pressure was low enough to be a concern. So I hopped into this thread and y'all mouthbreathers cured me. Thanks!
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    Re: Branding LRT stations Well, y'know,...

    Re: Branding LRT stations

    Well, y'know, wayfinding downtown could stand a lot of improvement. Making the LRT entrances more visible (and yes, some of them don't look like much) especially with a...
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    I could be wrong, but I think that it's not so...

    I could be wrong, but I think that it's not so much access to hospitals per se that's important, but rather the UofA in particular.

    From the article in the OP:



    From Paula Simon's piece:
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    That was an impressive catch -- I don't think it...

    That was an impressive catch -- I don't think it was up for two minutes before I tried to edit it and inadvertently deleted the whole thing. :p Had I known anyone had seen it, I would have reposted...
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    I don't disagree. Trust me, I feel the shame. :P...

    Indeed. The fact that other teams are throwing everything they have into every play is actually kinda flattering. It only makes the Oilers stronger -- it goes both ways, since now the opposing teams...
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    I think you're 100% right. The only reason the...

    And Bill 6 did nothing but distance the NDP from rural Alberta.[/QUOTE]

    Bill 6 has had virtually no negative impact on anyone yet it's still talked about like some kind of ongoing atrocity that is...
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    Indeed. The fact that other teams are throwing...

    Indeed. The fact that other teams are throwing everything they have into every play is actually kinda flattering. It only makes the Oilers stronger -- it goes both ways, since now the opposing teams...
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    It is, however, indicative of whether the speaker...

    It is, however, indicative of whether the speaker thinks misogyny is an unfortunate inevitability, or an out-moded attitude that needs to be actively countered.

    My intention here is not to single...
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    Isn't it interesting, though, that the default...

    Obama is black.[/QUOTE]

    Not really. Perhaps that's how he identifies himself, but the reality is that he's as white as he is black.[/QUOTE]

    If X self-identifies as Y and if other people who...
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    Theoretically, yes. The one time I tried to do...

    Theoretically, yes. The one time I tried to do that, however, they seemed to have lost the message.
  12. For anyone interested, this helps put debt in...

    For anyone interested, this helps put debt in perspective: http://globalnews.ca/news/832372/city-of-edmontons-debt-breaking-down-the-numbers/
  13. Yeah, well, my personal debt increased around...

    Yeah, well, my personal debt increased around 7000% when I went to university. That in itself isn't a good reason not to go to school. We can argue over how the money is spent and where the...
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    This, a thousand times, this. I used to just...

    This, a thousand times, this. I used to just think he was a bad choice for mayor, but after this he kinda makes my skin crawl on a personal level.

    Just my opinion, etc.
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    I have a buddy who works for the City on a road...

    I have a buddy who works for the City on a road crew. Honestly, the last thing we should be worrying about are the roads -- according to him, there's a definite plan in place already to get them...
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    This is also helpful:...

    This is also helpful: http://www.the-cma.org/consumers/do-not-contact
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    Ugh, don't even start me on the nightmares I've...

    Ugh, don't even start me on the nightmares I've had with Oops. ("We took your parcel to our depot." "The one across the street from me?" "No, the one on the west end." *drives to west end* "Oh, your...
  18. It's just a nice thing to do, is all. I often buy...

    It's just a nice thing to do, is all. I often buy the person behind me at the Starbucks drive thru their morning coffee. I take the point that there are other priorities out there, but there's...
  19. Chlorine-free "Natural" Swimming Pool Canada's First

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/Edmonton+start+building+Canada+first+natural+swimming/8974749/story.html




    What an awesome idea. If this works out, perhaps other pools could be...
  20. Hear, hear. It's entirely possible that stuff...

    Hear, hear. It's entirely possible that stuff like this happens, but without some sort of evidence -- and I'm not even talking about a standard that would be admissible in a court of law -- it's...
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    The thing is, all he had to do was say, "Well, we...

    The thing is, all he had to do was say, "Well, we had their permission, but they seem to think they were mislead. It was a misunderstanding, so let's all just move on". He didn't need to prostrate...
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    Well, since sperm and eggs are alive before...

    Well, since sperm and eggs are alive before fertilization even takes place, I think I might've just saved the government the bother of looking into the issue.

    :-?

    I realize the real question is...
  23. And yet, the world hasn't ended. Almost seems...

    And yet, the world hasn't ended. Almost seems like women and their doctors are handling the situation rather well without the need for it being legislated.

    Just sayin'. ;)
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    I don't know enough about the differences between...

    I don't know enough about the differences between the programs to point you in one direction or another. However, I'm a U of A alum and I loved my experience there.

    I will say, if you're serious...
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    I might have to disagree with you a bit there,...

    I might have to disagree with you a bit there, Sundance. Universities aren't trade schools -- that was never the plan. Going to university with the intention of walking out with a degree that will...
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