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I just got a $1.50/hr raise

They were so worried that I was worried I wasn't doing a good job they looked at the numbers and decided to do something.

Pedestrian almost got struck and likely killed right next to me

At 1 AM, I'm Northbound on a one way street, just starting out from an intersection. Partway down the block there's a guy, likely drunk, decides to jaywalk right in front of me so I slow to a crawl to let him pass in front of me, right to left. He's wearing all black so he's damn near invisible.

Just as he's about to pass my bumper another car blasts past me on the left, missing him by millimeters. I'm still a bit shaken up.

How do I find a non-fad-based therapist?

Years ago, everybody had Tourettes even though they didn't tick.

Lately mindfulness is the hammer they hit every nail with.

Me: I'm having issues with obsessions.

Them: You need to learn how to breathe.

Me: I'm a trained singer and have done yoga since the 80's. I know how to breathe. Obsessions?

Them: You need to practice mindfulness. Mantras may help.

Me: I study Jung and have done Trancendental Meditation since the 70's. Try again.

Them: You're not cooperating.

I think Canada should declare war on Russia

Yes, I've read Leonard Wibberly's 'The Mouse that Roared". That's not what I'm talking about.

Canada has troops on the ground in Ukraine. Canada has a centuries long relationship with Ukraine. There are Ukranian restaurants where I live and many work colleagues have Ukranian ancestry.

Russia invading Ukraine puts Canadian troops in harms way.

Canada stands on the Great Circle close to Russia. Granted, Alaska is closer but were hostilities to break out between the US and Russia, missiles would be overflying Canada, violating our airspace. If we were in a state of war, this airspace would be closed, protecting the US.

Canada is a NATO country. Other NATO countries use Canada as a training ground. We''ve got lots of open ground to drop bombs and nobody cares. With Canada already holding international training, such as Red Flag (I've been in one - wow!!) there would be plausible deniability for having troops on the ground near Russia - just have a Northern Exercise.

With Canada at war, this gives the wedge for the rest of NATO to join the fray, with Canada as the jumping off point. Russia would find it more difficult to block infrastructure because it's right here, not on foreign territory such as Germany.

All we need is one shot fired in anger at Canadian troops and the balloon goes up.

Federal government invokes Emergencies Act for first time ever in response to protests

Source: CBC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has invoked the Emergencies Act for the first in time in Canada's history to give the federal government extra powers to handle ongoing blockades and protests against pandemic restrictions.

"It is now clear that there are serious challenges to law enforcement's ability to effectively enforce the law," Trudeau told a news conference Monday afternoon.

Trudeau said the measures will be geographically targeted and "reasonable and proportionate to the threats they are meant to address."

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6350734



I was hoping he wouldn't do that.

I'm a horrible person

Was just listening to a jewelry commercial, something about "give her something that will take her breath away" and I was thinking it'd be less expensive to just give her Covid.



Don't bother alerting, I already did.

This is what convinced me man-made climate change is a thing

I was visiting Glacier National Park in Canada. Thry had a series of pictures showing the glaciers melting over a period of time. They melted faster during WW II because of all the smoke in the air. They progressed slower during the Great Depression.

The melting really picked up speed from the 60's onward.

There already has been for some time

Second Life started in 2003 as a closed system.

An open source version became available that now has dozens of interconnected grids with tens of thousands of users on each grid. Unlike Second Life everything is pretty much free unless you want large regions of land to build on. Optionally, you can do what I did, build your own server and set up your own grid or regions on an existing grid.

You have an avatar, you can change its appearance, get clothes, houses, vehicles, aircraft, boats, ships, or build your own from scratch. There's a sophisticated programming language and tools for landscaping and building simple shapes (prims) that you can combine into larger objects. I have a massive castle with working doors built of over 1000 prims.

To get around you can walk, run, fly or teleport including between grids.

You can see all this for yourself. The two biggest grids at the moment are

Http://www.osgrid.org
Http://www.aviworlds.com

You only need one account to explore all grids in the Metaverse as they are connected together into one Hypergrid.

This is normal here

Couple weeks ago somebody was trying to shoplift at the local grocery store. A clerk had caught him but the guy was giving him guff until he saw me and two other big guys in his face.

He shamefacedly emptied his jacket of about half a shopping basket of stuff and went out the door just as police rolled up.

Wimps

-25 C. Windchill here last night
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