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by jamincan
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump potential campaign funding from Exxon
Replies: 28
Views: 1289

Re: Trump potential campaign funding from Exxon

He says himself he wouldn't do that because it would compromise him and Exxon stated that they had not had a conversation just to make sure the record is straight. I'm not really sure what Trump accomplished with the statement. It seems he knows that Biden is destroying him in the fundraising race a...

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by jamincan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 156
Views: 6453

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

This cartoon is about Brexit, but I think it's equally reflective of Republican's and Democrat's "coming together". This is not one of those situations where all sides should come together and meet in the middle.

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by jamincan
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 113987

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

If not for grandfathering, Boeing would have bitten the financial bullet and raised the gear so that the engines could be installed to mitigate the need for MCAS. As the grandfathering effectively lowered the development cost, they chose that option. Look at the 777X, they bite that bullet and spen...

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by jamincan
Wed May 06, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1539

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

The fact that these deaths are overtly not accidental is deliberate and not due to incompetence. Putin's Russia is an authoritarian regime, and actions like this is how he holds on to power. Other doctors will think twice before criticizing him.

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by jamincan
Wed May 06, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2275

Re: Jacinda Ardern, economy destroyer

The title to this thread is highly inflammatory and heavily editorialized. Mods should really change it.

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by jamincan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 526
Views: 70311

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

I understand and for these flights with medical supplies makes sense to load in main deck also, but going forward, unless there's a big demand for low density packages which arent hazardous on the main deck and regular cargo underfloor, even at $5/kg or whatever the transpac rate is today, it seems...

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by jamincan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus and Darwin award
Replies: 55
Views: 5341

Re: Coronavirus and Darwin award

Trump didn't say to go eat aquarium products, but there's a reason that pretty much every other person in positions of power and influence is very careful about how they communicate and Trump is quite clearly not. Anyone else in the same situation would have said "Speak to your doctor."

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by jamincan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73984

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

If someone else fails to check their blindspot and hits another car when they change lanes, I'm not culpable for the first person hitting that car if I also didn't check my blindspot while changing lanes. I *should* have checked my blindspot, but I'm not culpable for the outcome of someone else fail...

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by jamincan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73984

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

Transport Canada didn't have the authority to ground Ethiopian aircraft and therefore can't be culpable.

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by jamincan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?

If the Air Transat acquisition goes ahead, AC would have:

A310-300
A330-200
A330-300
B767-300ER
B777-200LR
B777-300ER
B787-8
B787-9

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by jamincan
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Mulls New Strategy Outside YTZ
Replies: 68
Views: 13407

RE: Porter Mulls New Strategy Outside YTZ

YOW-YKF might work. It's been tried before, but with Porter's higher profile and better product, it might be more successful.

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by jamincan
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Can I Improve My Bike Riding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

RE: How Can I Improve My Bike Riding?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lancelot07" class="quote" target="_blank">lancelot07</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>For comfort on rough roads i'd recom...

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by jamincan
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Can I Improve My Bike Riding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

RE: How Can I Improve My Bike Riding?

Don't discount older riders; cycling skill and fitness don't really correlate well with age. The fact of the matter is that, while you can upgrade your tools (all things being equal, your bike will be slower on the road than a road bike), without proper fitness and technique, you're not going to go ...

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by jamincan
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Deplaned After Woman Sees Text Saying Dynamite
Replies: 138
Views: 14303

RE: 4 Deplaned After Woman Sees Text Saying Dynamite

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/afcjets" class="quote" target="_blank">afcjets</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Probably for two reasons. First, Muslims a...

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by jamincan
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition To Rename YYC
Replies: 56
Views: 6843

RE: Petition To Rename YYC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Canadi%3En" class="quote" target="_blank">Canadi>n</a> (<a href="#45" class="quote">Reply 45</a>):<br/><i>They don't have to name the whole airp...

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by jamincan
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eating Alone On Business Trips
Replies: 41
Views: 4465

RE: Eating Alone On Business Trips

Keep in mind that lots of people travel alone for business. You're hardly the first person to be eating in a restaurant by yourself. I bring my e-reader and take the opportunity to get some reading done and take a break from work-related stuff.

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by jamincan
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

I'm confused about this talk about the plane entering into service shortly. I flew on an AC 787 to Copenhagen a month ago. FWIW, the economy seating was fine.

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by jamincan
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Le Tour -- Possible Without Doping?
Replies: 59
Views: 2967

RE: Le Tour -- Possible Without Doping?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TheSonntag" class="quote" target="_blank">TheSonntag</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>From a german point of view, it is n...

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by jamincan
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Terminal 3 Pier A/B Opening
Replies: 42
Views: 7733

RE: YYZ Terminal 3 Pier A/B Opening

What sort of work? The area for Pier G and H is clearly set aside in satellite photos, but the GTAA doesn't mention anything about terminal expansion in their most recent annual report for 2014. This paragraph seems to quash any hope of expansion any time soon: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width...

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by jamincan
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner Hotter Than His Ex?
Replies: 205
Views: 6908

RE: Is Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner Hotter Than His Ex?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#133" class="quote">Reply 133</a>):<br/><i>BTW, when a drag queen is in c...

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by jamincan
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Terminal 3 Pier A/B Opening
Replies: 42
Views: 7733

RE: YYZ Terminal 3 Pier A/B Opening

Initially Pier D and E were constructed while T1-Old and <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Cargo">T2</acronym> remained open. The south east side of Pier C in Terminal 3 had no gates at this time. <a href="http://airchive.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/yyz11.jpg" target="_blank"><i...

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by jamincan
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Terminal 3 Pier A/B Opening
Replies: 42
Views: 7733

RE: YYZ Terminal 3 Pier A/B Opening

There are actually a number of non-Star Alliance airlines in Terminal 1 as well.

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by jamincan
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bye Bye Iphone 6plus Hello BB Passport
Replies: 41
Views: 7395

RE: Bye Bye Iphone 6plus Hello BB Passport

I was using a Z10 and am now using a Oneplus One. On the whole, the BB10 <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> is far better than Android (I've used iOS on other people's phones or tablets and wouldn't even consider it, though I love my Macbook Air). The Hub, in particular, is a far superi...

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by jamincan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Encore Now To Serve Halifax
Replies: 15
Views: 3630

RE: WestJet Encore Now To Serve Halifax

Apparently they will also be adding an Encore flight on the <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym>-<acronym title="Halifax - Robert L Stanfield International (YHZ / CYHZ), Canada - Nova Scotia">YHZ</acronym> route, and ...

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by jamincan
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Real Controversy: Road Vs. Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 2314

RE: A Real Controversy: Road Vs. Trail

I don't do trail running, but I do use a pair of trail shoes for running during the winter and find them beneficial. I don't know how closely you've looked at them, but the tread is significantly more aggressive than on a normal pair of running shoes. Mine also have Goretex liners which is great in ...

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by jamincan
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wright Amendment Ends 12:01am Oct 13
Replies: 78
Views: 12267

RE: Wright Amendment Ends 12:01am Oct 13

You might all be right that the 12:01 is used to remove confusion, however, I have seen on the Canadian Flight Supplement that it comes into effect at 0901Z. There is precedent for things coming into effect on the first minute of the hour in the aviation industry, and in the case of the <acronym tit...

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by jamincan
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple CarPlay
Replies: 21
Views: 1839

RE: Apple CarPlay

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ken777" class="quote" target="_blank">Ken777</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Odd that Ford would pick a platform that has...

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by jamincan
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Health Care Better Than Obamacare
Replies: 83
Views: 4157

RE: Canadian Health Care Better Than Obamacare

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>My only issue with the Canadian ...

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by jamincan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Phone Are You Hankering After?
Replies: 51
Views: 2813

RE: What Phone Are You Hankering After?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nws2002" class="quote" target="_blank">nws2002</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Blackberry Z30 - I just want to try it. I l...

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by jamincan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Car You've Ever Driven
Replies: 68
Views: 4549

RE: Best Car You've Ever Driven

I loved my Toyota Yaris when I drove it, if only for the side cup holder for the driver.

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by jamincan
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beer Check
Replies: 51
Views: 3917

RE: Beer Check

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm excited to try Muskoka's Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout. I've heard good things, and the label is epic.

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by jamincan
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Have A Macbook Air?
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

RE: Anyone Have A Macbook Air?

I have one of the new 13" Macbook Airs and like it a lot. The battery life is fantastic. I would recommend one of the larger SSDs though. 128gb is simply not enough.

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by jamincan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Encore New Route Possibilities?
Replies: 29
Views: 7019

RE: WestJet Encore New Route Possibilities?

North Bay has at least two large, global companies headquartered there, both mining engineering and contracting companies - Cementation and Redpath. Boart Longyear, a large, global drilling company also has their research division located in North Bay. That's not to say that that is enough reason fo...

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by jamincan
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Food Network Dropping Paula Deen Over Racial Slurs
Replies: 128
Views: 5723

RE: Food Network Dropping Paula Deen Over Racial Slurs

I think this goes quite a bit beyond someone saying the n-word. As I've read more, the allegations toward Paula Deen and her brother our pretty shocking, particularly against her brother. This is one complaint directed at Paula Deen specifically: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="q...

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by jamincan
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Food Network Dropping Paula Deen Over Racial Slurs
Replies: 128
Views: 5723

RE: Food Network Dropping Paula Deen Over Racial Slurs

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/type-rated" class="quote" target="_blank">type-rated</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Will the person who has never used thi...

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by jamincan
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Worst Restaurant Experience
Replies: 60
Views: 4595

RE: Your Worst Restaurant Experience

I went to East Side Mario's with some work colleagues once. They had a promotion for an appetizer, entree and dessert, which I took. The appetizer came, and was fine, but it went downhill from there. When everyone else's meal came, mine didn't. It finally showed up once everyone else was almost done...

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by jamincan
Wed May 29, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Toronto's Mayor Embroiled In Crack Cocaine Scandal
Replies: 33
Views: 4068

RE: Toronto's Mayor Embroiled In Crack Cocaine Scandal

For those of you who actually think Ford is some sort of financial messiah for the city, Metro breaks down some of the Fords' claims. Like most things coming out of the Fords' mouths, it is almost all horse shit. <a href="http://metronews.ca/voices/ford-for-toronto/688301/doug-ford-says-critics-cant...

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by jamincan
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Web Browser
Replies: 63
Views: 3184

RE: Best Web Browser

Chrome here as well. I have Ghostery installed which does a nice job of eliminating ads.

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by jamincan
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Les Miserables To Sweep Oscars?
Replies: 9
Views: 1793

RE: Les Miserables To Sweep Oscars?

If Life of Pi doesn't get an Oscar, at the very least in a technical award, the Oscars have lost all meaning.

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by jamincan
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Men/women Doing Non-stereotypical Jobs.
Replies: 70
Views: 7520

RE: Gay Men/women Doing Non-stereotypical Jobs.

I work in mineral exploration; it is not exactly a stereotypically gay job. Some fields gay friends of mine work in: software development (a lot), marketing research, printing/publishing, urban planning, banking, insurance, education, bicycle repair... in fact, I may be an anomaly in that I don't th...

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by jamincan
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA "Big Announcement" Statement... Really?
Replies: 298
Views: 6426

RE: NRA "Big Announcement" Statement... Really?

Looking at this from outside the US is strange. It is like some sort of Cold War arms race where the only solution to guns is more guns. Peace and security through mutually assured destruction doesn't seem very peaceful or secure to me.

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by jamincan
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Practicing Manual Driving
Replies: 85
Views: 4525

RE: Practicing Manual Driving

I learned on a '96 Honda Accord and have driven manual exclusively since then except the odd time where I've driven someone else's car. Practiced a few times in a deserted parking lot, but once I actually had to drive around on the street, quickly got the hang of it. Starting on hills is certainly m...

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by jamincan
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help With Excel 2010 Formulae?
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

RE: Help With Excel 2010 Formulae?

Here's a link to a copy of the spreadsheet with my correction added:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgkqDK_yJGQAdE16My1QOFktUkFodnA1MXJ2dU1OU1E

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by jamincan
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help With Excel 2010 Formulae?
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

RE: Help With Excel 2010 Formulae?

Also, I would consider adding if(C2<B2, C2+1, C2) in place of the C2 in the formula in D2 as you had before.

[Edited 2012-11-11 13:35:53]

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by jamincan
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help With Excel 2010 Formulae?
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

RE: Help With Excel 2010 Formulae?

Seems to be correct now, though 25 miles over the course of 3 hours is *very* slow. You might want to try driving a bit faster.  

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by jamincan
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why did Obama Win?
Replies: 243
Views: 2978

Why did Obama Win?

For me, Romney seemed to be someone who would be more interested in how he could help himself and his friends. I found him completely and utterly slimy and loathsome. Not that it means anything as a Canadian.

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by jamincan
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need To Find A Bank In Calgary As A US Expat
Replies: 12
Views: 6502

RE: Need To Find A Bank In Calgary As A US Expat

RBC also has VISA debit, <a href="http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/usbanking/access-usa-details.html" target="_blank">http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/usbanking/access-usa-details.html</a> My impression is that <acronym title="GTI Airlines (Turkey) and Atlantis European Airlines (Armenia)">TD</acronym> has th...

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by jamincan
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need To Find A Bank In Calgary As A US Expat
Replies: 12
Views: 6502

RE: Need To Find A Bank In Calgary As A US Expat

Honestly, you're better off going with a Canadian bank since the access to retail banking services is so much better. Transferring money to your US credit union and accessing your account in the US shouldn't be a problem at all. Talk to a bank manager or two or three and they can explain your options.

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by jamincan
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *rumor* Info - Any Info On SQ And QR To YYZ?
Replies: 139
Views: 13764

RE: *rumor* Info - Any Info On SQ And QR To YYZ?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#100" class="quote">Reply 100</a>):<br/><i>The concept of a flight from Canada to the...

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