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  • Interests Travel, financial markets,... chicks, cars and the 3rd world war.

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  1. Feedback and Bugs

    When attempting a status update, I click in the box and it says "loading" then takes me to my profile. Am I missing something here?
  2. France to Take 30,000 Syrian Refugees

    Canada's fighter jets may not be in the skies bombing Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for too much longer, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he wants more Canadians on the ground helping to train local soldiers to fight the terrorist group. "Obviously we committed throughout the campaign and I've committed repeatedly to my allies that we were going to do more on the training front and that means obviously more than 69 trainers," Trudeau said Tuesday. That's the number of Canadian special forces members the Conservatives sent to Iraq in 2014 to train Kurdish forces and the Iraqi military. Rest of the article is here:
  3. Investing in the stock market - Discussion

    Martin Shkreli (the dbag who raised the price of that drug Diaprim +5000%, only to be foiled when a rival made a generic and charged $1/pill)) had to make his dough back somewhere. So he executed a flawless short squeeze. Take a company with a small amount of shares outstanding (3.8 million), that announces they are running out of cash and are winding down operations. Wait for short sellers to load up for a free ride to zero. Buy up 50% of the company then squeeze the crap out of them.
  4. Who will be the next coach of the Vancouver Canucks

    Has Linden ever coached a single game of hockey?
  5. Shooting & Explosions in France

    Thanks JR, totally missed the bacon part. My bad, carry on.
  6. Shooting & Explosions in France

    Why would this be a problem? Especially if the beef was halal? It's pork Muslims do not eat.
  7. Always lots of doom and gloom in this section (then again there's lots of doom and gloom in Canucks Talk these days). Time for something uplifting. Amazing what humans can do when we're not pre-occupied with killing each other.   Disfigured firefighter undergoes ‘most extensive face transplant ever’Volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison was severely disfigured after entering a burning house to search for a missing woman. Patrick Hardison underwent the 'most extensive face transplant in history’ Photo: AP  By Mark Molloy and AP 4:53PM GMT 16 Nov 2015 A plastic surgeon has given a severely disfigured former volunteer firefighter a ‘new life’ after performing the ‘most extensive face transplant in history’. Patrick Hardison's face was badly burned in 2001 when the roof of a burning building he had entered to search for a 'missing' woman collapsed. The woman they had been looking for had actually been fishing nearby. The donor was 26-year-old New York artist and competitive bicyclist David Rodebaugh, who died of injuries he suffered in a biking accident in Brooklyn. His mother gave permission to use his face, telling hospital staff that Rodebaugh had always wanted to be a firefighter. David P. Rodebaugh's face was used in the transplant Dr Eduardo Rodriguez, who led the surgical team that performed the transplant at a New York hospital, said it is by far the most extensive performed successfully in terms of the amount of tissue transferred. Mr Hardison had to undergo more than 70 surgeries before he finally underwent the full face transplant, which lasted 26 hours, in August. Patrick Hardison with his two daughters The transplant covered his skull and much of his neck but it left no scars on Hardison's new face because the seam of the transplanted tissue runs down the back of his skull. He explained how he struggled to cope with his severe disfigurement and became reliant on painkillers. "I was almost totally blind. I could see just a little bit," he recalled. Patrick Hardison underwent a 26-hour operation He told New York magazine: "Kids ran screaming and crying when they saw me. There are things worse than dying." "I thought for years that I would die the way I was after I got injured. I never thought I would be sitting here today after a face transplant." The surgery has given him a new face, scalp, ears, ear canals, the NYU Langone Medical Center said. He is currently undergoing extensive physical therapy but hopes to be able to return home before the end of the year. Dr Eduardo Rodriguez and Patrick Hardison Eventually, "a casual observer will not notice anything that is odd" in Hardison's new face, which will blend features of his original face and the donor's, says Dr Rodriguez. "I used to get stared at all the time, but now I'm just an average guy," says the face transplant recipient. Dr Rodriguez previously performed surgery on a gun injury victim who faced cruelty from strangers, fought addiction and contemplated suicide before receiving a face transplant. *********************************************************  There's a much more in depth article about this in the which can be found here:
  8. Don't forget we still have 3 on 3 overtime to look forward to.
  9. Charlie Sheen Is HIV Positive

    There was actually a case about this involving a CFL player a few years ago. "Published on Mon Feb 26 2007  REGINA — An apology to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, his children, his wife and his many lovers wasn’t enough to spare an HIV-positive former Canadian Football League linebacker a prison term for aggravated sexual assault. Trevis Smith was sentenced Monday to 5 1/2 years behind bars for knowingly exposing two women to the virus that causes AIDS by having unprotected sex with them and not revealing his condition." The rest of the story can be found here:
  10. Someone I know posted a map of Canada on Facebook that had "F*** Off, We're Full" written across it. How the heck can Canada be full? I am pretty certain that of major countries only Australia has a lower population density. As always it's the ignorant who speak the loudest.
  11. [PGT] VAN 2 TOR 4

    Nice choice of avatar.
  12. Shooting & Explosions in France

    Your fear mongering is tiresome.    
  13. Shooting & Explosions in France

    News outlets reporting around 100 dead just at the Bataclan concert venue where American rock band "Eagles of Death Metal" were performing.
  14. Daily fantasy sports gaming illegal in Canada, trade group saysThe Canadian Gaming Association, a trade group whose stakeholders include casinos, said it has obtained a legal opinion claiming daily fantasy sports games are illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada. TSN has learned the CGA commissioned Don Bourgeois, former general counsel for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, to examine the legal standing of fantasy sports. Bourgeois also worked as a lawyer with the Ontario attorney general for 10 years from 1991-2001. The gaming association plans to share Bourgeois’s report in the coming days with the current provincial attorneys general and also may contact local police about his findings, said Paul Burns, a CGA spokesman. Burns said he would not share Bourgeois’s report, which is about 15 to 20 pages, with the public before it was distributed to government officials. On Tuesday, the daily fantasy sports gaming industry was rocked after the New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from New York residents. In a cease-and-desist order, Schneiderman said daily fantasy games constituted illegal gambling under New York state law. Schneiderman’s order sent shockwaves through professional sports teams and leagues, some of whom have invested in the daily fantasy sports companies. The NHL, for instance, is an investor in DraftKings.  In July, the company announced a new round of funding worth $300 million.  Investors included Fox Sports, the NHL, Major League Soccer and New York sports company Madison Square Garden. Major League Baseball also has an equity stake in DraftKings and offers daily contests on, while the NBA has an exclusive deal with FanDuel. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd., the parent company of the Maple Leafs and Raptors, recently signed a landmark four-year sponsorship with DraftKings that pays Canada’s largest private sports company more than $1 million per year. TSN’s parent company, Bell Media, is a part owner of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. Some 41.5 million players in Canada and the U.S. played daily fantasy gaming in 2014, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association in Chicago. It’s unclear how many Canadians participate. Schneiderman charged fantasy sports is gambling because games involved both skill and luck. That claim also formed the backbone of Bourgeois’s conclusions. “Fantasy gaming companies say they are lawful in Canada because they are games of skill,” Bourgeois said in an interview. “I looked at it. Is it a game of skill? No, not for purposes of the Criminal Code. The Criminal Code of Canada says if a game is a game of mixed skill and chance then it is considered a game of chance. That’s gambling.” It’s unclear whether sports leagues that have invested in daily fantasy sports companies have exposure – civil or criminal – after Schneiderman’s order. “At the very least the leagues are putting their investments at risk,” Bourgeois said. “If you invest $10 million or $20 million in a company or a system that ends up being illegal in Canada or the U.S., do you get your money back? What was the due diligence of the investor’s board of governors?” The NHL has invested in DraftKings at the same time as the league has opposed making single-sport betting legal in Canada. The CGA was among the biggest supporters of Bill C-290, a private member’s bill in Canada that sought to make legal single-sport event gambling. That bill did not pass under the Conservative government, although the New Democratic Party has indicated it plans to revive the bill. In Canada alone, an estimated $10 billion is bet through illegal booking operations by organized crime, according to the CGA, and another $5 billion goes to offshore online sports books. Legal sports lottery wagering is worth about $500 million. The rise of daily fantasy sports gaming has raised numerous issues for pro sports leagues. Several NHL player agents, for instance, say the league and union should agree on a policy for players and league employees participating in fantasy sports games. “When Carey Price gets hurt, the players on that team know full well long before the general public does,” one agent told TSN in an interview. “And NHL employees and players on other teams know as well. If it’s possible for them to use that information and make money at it, then you need to have safeguards and policies in place.” The NFL allows its players to participate in fantasy contests so long as the stakes don’t exceed $250 per year, The New York Times reported. All NFL employees, including players, coaches and team and league staff, are required to certify each year that they have received and read league policies and understand them. It’s unclear whether the NHL and NHLPA are discussing a similar policy.   ************************************************* The popularity of these sites is quite something. Sounds like casinos want to put the genie back in the bottle so they can get a piece of the action.  
  15. Reports Patrick Kane is under police investigation.

    Report: Kane accuser no longer wants to co-operate with investigationThe woman who accused Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of sexual assault no longer wants to co-operate in the investigation, according to the Buffalo News, which cited five sources in a report Tuesday. According to the report, the alleged victim signed a document called an "affidavit declining prosecution" after a lengthy meeting with the Erie County (N.Y.) District Attorney's Office last week. The woman reportedly told authorities that the investigation has caused "tremendous stress for her and her family." District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III still ultimately controls whether the case will go forward or not. Sedita is running unopposed in an election on Tuesday to become a State Supreme Court judge. He declined to comment on the report to the Buffalo News. Tuesday's news follows a weekend report from the Buffalo News in which three sources said that it appears highly unlikely any criminal charges will be filed against Kane in connection with the case. That story said authorities have decided there are too many questions about the woman's allegations for them to proceed with charges. Kane was accused of assaulting a woman in her 20s in August at his off-season home outside Buffalo. He has not been charged with a crime. In a Sept. 25 news conference, Sedita said "the question in my mind is not when this case will go to a grand jury; it's if this case will go to a grand jury." That day, Sedita was clarifying a bizarre twist in the case - a "hoax" as Sedita called it - regarding a report of a misappropriated rape kit evidence bag. Little information had surfaced about the case since then. Through the first month of the season, Kane sits alone in third among the NHL's scoring leaders with 16 points in 12 games. He has faced derisive chants - including "She Said No" and "No Means No" - during different stops on the road this season, including Philadelphia and Brooklyn. Even if the case appears to be winding down, Kane told reporters in Chicago on Sunday that he will not comment until the investigation is officially concluded. "Those are just reports and not really any facts or anything so far," Kane said. "You understand the law and I'm not the only case going on in that district. It's one of those situations where it seems like it's been a long time, but obviously I'll be looking forward to any time of conclusion, whatever it may be. For me to comment on anything sources say or any reports would be going against what we've been saying this whole time. I'll just continue to stick to that plan: not saying much about it, just waiting for a conclusion."