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On 2019-06-04 at 7:12 AM, Wideleft said:

A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’

 

 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/06/04/wealthy-televangelist-explains-his-fleet-private-jets-its-biblical-thing/?utm_term=.b4342b7ed2a7

What a reptile, he doesn't even have the intelligence to defend his deceit.  Is it any wonder these creeps surround themselves with body guards.

Edited by Throw Long Bannatyne

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11 hours ago, Throw Long Bannatyne said:

What a reptile, he doesn't even have the intelligence to defend his deceit.

I can't paste the link  but  a few years back on Last Week Tonight they had an episode dedicated to all of the scams from religions and how so many of them have obscene amounts of money to spend on Jets and luxuries.   It showed how much money they bleed from naïve people and how aggressive they are on getting them to pay.  It's disgusting.

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18 minutes ago, Brandon said:

I can't paste the link  but  a few years back on Last Week Tonight they had an episode dedicated to all of the scams from religions and how so many of them have obscene amounts of money to spend on Jets and luxuries.   It showed how much money they bleed from naïve people and how aggressive they are on getting them to pay.  It's disgusting.

this one?

 

 

Edited by wanna-b-fanboy

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Another man-made problem that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later, at some point intelligence and self-preservation has to trump convenience and the pursuit of the almighty dollar.

Study sheds light on human consumption of microplastics

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/study-sheds-light-on-human-consumption-of-microplastics-1.5162753

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This may cause some inconvenience but hopefully spurs innovation, we definitely have a plastic problem that needs to be addressed now.

The everyday objects likely to be hit by federal ban on single-use plastics

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/the-everyday-objects-likely-to-be-hit-by-federal-ban-on-single-use-plastics

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On 2019-06-11 at 8:31 AM, Throw Long Bannatyne said:

This may cause some inconvenience but hopefully spurs innovation, we definitely have a plastic problem that needs to be addressed now.

The everyday objects likely to be hit by federal ban on single-use plastics

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/the-everyday-objects-likely-to-be-hit-by-federal-ban-on-single-use-plastics

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Well I guess there is a counterpoint to any initiative, no matter how pointless it is.

 

Some people simply can not see beyond the end of their noses.

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41 minutes ago, Throw Long Bannatyne said:

This may cause some inconvenience but hopefully spurs innovation, we definitely have a plastic problem that needs to be addressed now.

 

At this point, at least in Winnipeg, I don't recycle plastic anymore. Nobody knows where it goes, and chances are pretty good is it just ends up in the landfill, or worse, in the ocean.

I just put it in the garbage bin that goes to the landfill. where it's buried for however long. Better than into the ocean.

not to make light of this, but remember this if you are old enough.....

 

 

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2 hours ago, Mark F said:

At this point, at least in Winnipeg, I don't recycle plastic anymore. Nobody knows where it goes, and chances are pretty good is it just ends up in the landfill, or worse, in the ocean.

I just put it in the garbage bin that goes to the landfill. where it's buried for however long. Better than into the ocean.

Sad.

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Colorado has now generated more than $1 billion in total state revenue from the legal marijuana industry, another milestone for the state that legalized cannabis in 2014.

Colorado already has posted some big numbers: More than $6 billion in total sales of cannabis since the birth of the new industry — over $6.5 billion at the end of May, according to just-released monthly data from the state. And the state’s revenue from adult-use marijuana sales has accelerated.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/12/colorado-passes-1-billion-in-marijuana-state-revenue.html

somebody should track burger sales in Colorado, since legalization.

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10 hours ago, Jpan85 said:

Noticed the other day 7-11 had bio degradable  slurped straws.

They are decent,   unlike the crap straws that A & W has now which melt and turn to goo after only a few minutes...

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1 hour ago, Brandon said:

They are decent,   unlike the crap straws that A & W has now which melt and turn to goo after only a few minutes...

That's how innovation should work, the makers of the A&W straws will adapt the technology of the 7-11 straws or get out of the straw making business.

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The Institute for Economics and Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding positive peace.The research is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the United Nations. The Institute was recently ranked in the top 15 most impactful think tanks in the world on the Global Go To Think Tank Index.

2019 summary (quick download)

http://economicsandpeace.org/reports/

Canada is near the top of this list as a good place to live. 

Too find USA..... keep scrollin.

 

 

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1 minute ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

True North adding another 19 story building SW corner of Carlton and Graham. Wawanesa to move in.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/wawanesa-headquarters-true-north-square-1.5173584

Wawanesa Insurance to move North American HQ into True North Square, internal memo suggests

Move to new digs expected in first half of 2023, Canadian firm announces to staff

An email to staff of Wawanesa Insurance indicates the business is consolidating offices and moving its North American headquarters under one roof at True North Square in downtown Winnipeg.

Employees scattered across six other offices downtown will make the switch "to create a more connected work community for our people," says the internal email obtained by CBC News.

Wawanesa plans to move into a tower at 228 Carlton St. Construction is expected to start at the beginning of 2020 and wrap up in the first six months of 2023, the email says.

"As we continue growing as a diversified North American insurer, we're proud to write the next chapter of our commitment to Winnipeg by investing in the city's evolving downtown," the email reads.

True North Square public plaza, between two towers towers south of Graham Avenue between Hargrave and Carlton streets, opened in September 2018. 

The square will be home to four towers in total that will contain retail shops, residential and office space and a hotel. The first tenant to move into the first tower on Hargrave in summer 2018 was law firm Thompson Dorfman Sweatman.

Construction on the third and fourth, the Sutton Place Hotel and Residences at the corner of Carlton and St. Mary Avenue, is projected to finish in 2021.

Wawanesa's move will focus on sustainability and work toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, the email states.

Wawanesa is the largest mutual insurer in the country. It's been around since the end of the 19th century and got its start in Wawanesa, Man., about 185 kilometres west of Winnipeg, where its official head office remains, the company email said.

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