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  1. This experiment was done previously in Manitoba in the 1970's: Results were as some have mentioned, seen more in non-labour/workforce metrics: decreased hospitalizations, decreased emergency room visits, fewer mental health issues, and higher rates of teens graduating from school. Did not seem to create a glut of people who did not work due to the minimum income (although one argument against this was that the residents knew the minimum income was temporary). Interesting nonetheless!
  2. BC Lions

    BC Lions President guarantees a victory this weekend - and if not, free tickets to a future Lions game for all those in attendance:
  3. Tax refund higher than expected

    It used to happen to me a lot when I was an undergrad student; I always forgot to add in my deductions for being a student, and the CRA added them in for me and updated my return. My guess is it is something like this, or as a poster above noted, a typo that the OP made while using TurboTax
  4. PDSF: (2) San Jose Sharks vs (3) Los Angeles Kings

    Ouch. That's gotta be it for Todd Mclellan.
  5. Letter from Mike Gillis to Canucks STH

    Yep, just got this. It's the usual garbage. What I wanted to see was something along the lines of: "We recognize we have been gouging you in terms of ticket prices for the last few years, steadily increasing prices. We will reduce prices starting next year, in light of the fact that this team will be in re-build mode for the next while" Yep, I live in dreamland most of the time, but one can always hope....?
  6. Ah, good to know. I borrowed someones set of 5 books, didn't really look into whether there would be more.
  7. I just started book 5, thinking that was going to be it - and right on the foreword, Martin states that there will be a 6th book. I don't know whether to be happy or upset at this!!!
  8. ***The UFC/MMA THREAD***

    Exactly - EVERYONE cuts weight. Sorry, but singling out GSP for cutting weight and using that as a reason to not consider him one of the best pound for pound fighters is ridiculous. Everyone cuts weight, with the exception of heavyweights, because there is no upper limit. So of course, Fedor doesn't cut weight, he doesn't need to. But everyone else in the lower divisions do. I'm not sure how much time is usually given between weigh in and fight night, but if you can honestly drop 30lbs for a weigh in, and gain it back WITHOUT getting out of shape, well then all the power to you. That's a lot harder than you might think. Look, I never competed in MMA, but I did wrestle all throughout highschool and University. And even in wrestling, the ONLY time you maintained your weight to within the actual weight class limits, was for tournaments where they had a 2nd weigh-in AFTER the tournament - and even then, you were usually given 1-3kg of allowance (now, wouldn't THAT be an interesting rule to institute in MMA?).