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  1. The generational gap is evident here. To me, older movies are from the 1930's,1940's,1950's, 1960's and 1970's. But then I am over 60. Its funny, people born right now will consider movies from the 2000's and 2010's as "older movies" If you have cable, TCM show movies from the 1930's to 1980's. For 1990's, the REWIND channel show movies from that decade. Streaming is rather limited for older movies. Like the other person say, try MGM. For older TV shows, try CBS All Access. They have classics like I love Lucy, Hawaii 5-0, and newer shows like CIS. NCIS, Survivor. Steve Colbert. As for Sea Hunt, you can find it on YouTube.
  2. But only one of two political parties can gain power in our first past the post parliamentary system. A vote for any other party is wasted unless we have a minority government situation. We basically have a two party system like the US. The outcome is either one or the other. We should have a proportional voting system to have our vote count.
  3. BTW, the BC Green Party selected a new leader on Monday, Sonia Furstenau. I think the Greens will be wiped out.
  4. The NDP must have looked at the New Brunswick election held a few days ago and saw the Tories get a majority after in a minority situation similar to them. The opposition New Brunswick Liberals ran a campaign based on the idea the Tories were opportunists running an election in a midst of a pandemic. That strategy certainly did not work. The BC Liberals better think of something else besides opportunism.
  5. Some think a BC election is possible in the coming weeks. The BC NDP is riding high in the polls and they want a majority. If there is a snap election, will you vote for the NDP?
  6. Almost all TVs sold now are 4K. It is very hard to find one that is not 4K. Basically the price of 4K TVs has fallen to the price of HD TVs that were sold 10 years ago. If you pay $1000 for a HD TV ten years ago, the same $1000 will get you a a 4K TV. Of course you get a range in 4K TV prices. You could get a $600 4K 65 " TV like a RCA or a $2000 Sony 4K 65". The better quality 4K TVs like Sony or Samsung have a much better processor so you get what you pay for. There is already a lot of 4K content through streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. If you wait until 4K is standard for network broadcasting you may have to wait a long time as the big networks don't want to spend the money needed for upgrading their systems.
  7. DonLever

    NFL thread

    Pretty poor time management by Denver coach in last minute of 2nd MNF game. With Titans looking for going ahead score trailing 14-13, Broncos let the clock run down without stopping it. Of course the Titans got the winning FG, 16-14, leaving Broncos with only 17 seconds when they got the ball back.
  8. What a bunch of idiots running this company. A simple solution is to hire a full time on site security guard instead of the "State of the Art Surveillance System". It is like a home alarm system, by the time cops come the crooks are long gone. They spend millions to repair the cable last time and can't afford to hire a full time security guard who are usually paid low wages?
  9. The cable of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola near Squamish, B.C., has been deliberately cut in the middle of the night for the second year in a row, leaving the tourist attraction in shambles and its staff completely bewildered. The thick, downhill cable of the gondola was severed overnight, sending dozens of cars crashing into the mountain around 4 a.m. PT. General manager Kirby Brown said his phone started ringing off the hook with the news before dawn. "This event mirrors last year's event in a very eerie fashion ... We're all stunned and shocked," he said. "To me, this is somebody sabotaging our business." Depending on where the line snapped, the metal cabins could have fallen up to 300 metres before slamming into the mountainside. Brown said crews haven't been able to fully assess the damage because smoke from U.S. wildfires means helicopters cannot fly. Only six of the 39 cars were safely in the stations at either end of the gondola overnight, so Brown expects the rest will be lost. The same thing happened on Aug. 10, 2019 — so recently, Brown said, the insurance claim hasn't been fully processed yet. Almost 30 gondola cars were ruined then, causing between $5 million and $10 million in damage. The company beefed up its surveillance systems after the 2019 incident, Brown said, adding more cameras along the line and an automatic motion-detection security system that is monitored 24/7 by a third party. He said the person who cut the cable Sunday triggered the automatic alarm system at around 4 a.m. PT. The RCMP were instantly called. "I've seen with my own eyes this morning exactly what happened," said Brown, who has access to the security footage.
  10. Race should never be a factor when it comes to health related issues. It does not matter whether you are black, white, brown, or purple since the virus does not distinguish between races. Any human is fine for the covid virus. However, politics does play a part here. Although it shouldn't because Dr. Bonnie Henry is independent of the government since she is the chief BC Health Officer. Here is this quote: Now what this mean? Are the NDP beholder to the South Asian community because they voted for them on mass last election? So if we don't get what we want we won't vote for you? That is not how how governments function. Governments work for the good of all, not just certain groups.
  11. BC Banquet Hall owners claim discrimination: The president of the B.C. Banquet Hall Association is lashing out at the B.C. government, following a public health order on Tuesday that shut down standalone banquet facilities. Sukh Mann, the president of the association which represents about 20 banquet halls in Surrey, Richmond and Vancouver, said on Thursday that his industry has followed all the rules but is being unfairly targeted by the B.C. government in what he claims amounts to discrimination. Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, announced the banquet halls closure, along with rules closing nightclubs and restricting hours when liquor can be served. But Mann questioned the decision to include banquet halls, suggesting it was not only discriminatory toward the industry, but the South Asian community, where the halls are popular for weddings. "I believe it is a total case of discrimination against our industry, against our people, because, yes ... where are all these banquet halls that you've shut down? They're only in Surrey. There's a few in Richmond, a couple in Vancouver," he said. Rachna Singh, the B.C. NDP MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, said she doesn't agree with the accusation of discrimination, saying it has nothing to do with racism. On Thursday, Henry told reporters that the banquet hall industry is one that has posed challenges for transmission of the virus, as well as contact tracing. "We've started to see that parties were being held, sometimes multigenerational parties for great celebrations and they were sources of transmission of this virus in many different situations," she said, adding that the Lower Mainland facilities were a big part of the issue, but that it includes the whole province. "We've worked with [the nightclub and banquet hall] industries to try to put in place the safety protocols, but we've had increasing and continuing exposure events that have led to more transmission, as well as second generation events," said Henry, referring to cases where infected people have transmitted the virus to others. Mann suggested that this public health order is part of a pattern of decisions by the government that have unfairly targeted the South Asian community, including allowing Uber, which he says targeted the taxi industry and restricting the size of homes on farmland.
  12. DonLever

    NFL thread

    A rather lackluster season opener. Boring as heck. Changed channels after the score became lopsided. Are the KS Chiefs that go or the Texans that bad. And why are there even fans in the stands given covid. In BC, you could not even have groupings of more than 50. And yet they had about 16,000 -17,000 fans in the stands. No wonder deaths in the US so high.
  13. Diana Rigg, a British actress who became a 1960s style icon as secret agent Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers, has died. She was 82. Rigg's agent, Simon Beresford, said she died Thursday morning at home with her family. Her daughter, Rachael Stirling, said she died of cancer that was diagnosed in March. Rigg "spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words," Stirling said. Rigg starred in The Avengers alongside Patrick Macnee, who played bowler-hatted John Steed. They were an impeccably dressed duo who fought villains and traded quips in a show that provided an enduringly influential mix of adventure and humour. Rigg's performance earned her the first two of what would be nine Emmy Award nominations, including a supporting actress win in 1997 for the television miniseries Rebecca. In later life, she played Olenna Tyrell in 18 appearances on Game of Thrones, the Duchess of Buccleuch in Victoria, and starred alongside her daughter in a 2013 Doctor Who episode as well as the British sitcom Detectorists. On the big screen, Rigg starred in spy thriller On Her Majesty's Secret Service as the only woman ever to marry James Bond, as well as The Great Muppet Caper, Parting Shots and The Painted Veil. "Our love and thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time," said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the Bond franchise. George Lazenby, who made his only appearance as Bond in the film, said on Instagram that he was "so sad to hear of the death of Diana Rigg. She undoubtedly raised my acting game when we made On Her Majesty's Secret Service together in 1968-9."
  14. Conservative results delayed because of envelope opening problem. Pretty bad omen for the Conservatives. How can they run the country if they can't even count their own votes properly. OTTAWA -- The naming of the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada has been delayed by at least an hour and a half, with the party saying that the envelope-opening machines being used are "slicing through" some of the ballots. The additional scrutiny required on what turned out to be a record number of mail-in ballots, coupled with the COVID-19 restrictions are being cited as the cause of the hold-up. Tallying of the 174,849 ballots submitted by mail by party members began in the early morning hours, with the first round of results was set to be revealed during an event slated to start at 6:00 p.m. ET, however, the event is now expected to start around 7:30 p.m. ET.
  15. Joe Biden is vowing to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt. Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and more dynamic rivals. The past hurdles fell away as Biden addressed his fellow Democrats and millions of Americans at home who he hopes will send him to the White House to replace Donald Trump. Biden declared, “Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst.” He said, “I’ll be an ally of the light, not our darkness.” The night’s keynote address was the speech of a lifetime for Biden, who at 77 would be the oldest president ever elected if he defeats President Donald Trump in November.