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U.S. President Donald Trump will not certify that Iran is complying with the terms of a nuclear deal forged in 2015. 

In a speech from Washington, D.C., Trump outlined a history of a "sponsorship of terrorism," pointing specifically to attacks against the United States. 

Trump said the deal was "one of the worst" and most "one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into" and argued the sanctions lifted by the deal gave the country's leaders a "lifeline" when they were in financial trouble, which was used to fund violence and terrorism. 

He said the deal delivered weak inspections in exchange for no more than a temporary delay in Iran's path to nuclear weapons.  

"Based on the factual record I have put forward, I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification," Trump said.

He said his administration will seek to counter the Iranian regime's destabilizing activities and will impose additional sanctions to block its financing of terrorism. Those sanctions especially target Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

 

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The City of Winnipeg has lost the legal battle against the Manitoba Homebuilder's Association regarding Growth Fees. City now required to refund over $30m in fees to homebuilders in emerging areas col

We're finally moving in that direction too.  https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/nova-scotia-organ-donation-presumed-consent-law-takes-effect-1.5271098?cache=ngyhfzxv%3FcontactForm%3Dtrue%3FclipId%3D1040

6 minutes ago, blue_gold_84 said:

That's unfortunate. I'm not sure I understand the rationale, either. It isn't like the Canada Games will happen here next year.

I took it as either, A) they may have folded it this year but tried to capitalize on the games and the extra people that would have been in the city,  at least towards the end of the festival,  or B. they are unhappy with being situated in 1 spot for X amount of days due to the games taking over. I've never been,  probably wouldn't go in the future. Only name that caught my eye this year was Beck and even though I liked his Mellow Gold album back in the 90's,  wasn't enough to draw me out

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33 minutes ago, The Unknown Poster said:

 

"Gaming for First Nations in Manitoba is a part of our culture, and should be a meaningful tool for our economic development.

Gaming is a part of First Nations culture??

Of course, that has always been the argument.  Why do you think First Nations are allowed to own and operate casinos?    The argument has been that gambling has always been part of their culture before everyone from Europe showed up.

http://www.lazchar.com/2016/04/11/aboriginal_first_nations_gamibling-law_canada/

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Historical evidence confirms that aboriginal gaming, or First Nations Gambling, in Canada is older than Confederation, and dates back to well before the arrival of Europeans to the shores of this country. For Canada’s aboriginal peoples, wagering and gaming has always formed an integral component of their culture, serving as a means of settling disputes and regulating conflict, and as an important means of leisure, enabling members of the community to interact on a social and communal level.

Accordingly, gaming has emerged as one of the most important engines driving the economies of aboriginal communities across the country, from the Maritime provinces on the country’s east coast, through Quebec and Ontario, across the prairies, to British Columbia. From bingo halls, charity gaming events, casinos, to Kahnawake’s world famous server park – Mohawk Internet Technologies – the Canadian aboriginal gaming sector is a genuine success story, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars to aboriginal communities around the country; providing funding for countless community projects and services, from hospitals to schools, and bringing a new spirit of dignity and economic self sufficiency to Canada’s aboriginal peoples.

Now if you want to argue that this history has nothing to do with owning and operating casinos, I don't think I'd argue that.  Don't at all agree with the lawsuit.  But the precedent has been set in Canada and the US that gaming is part of the First Nations culture.

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Along with damages, the suit by the AMC — which represents 63 First Nations communities in Manitoba — is also seeking a number of court orders.

The orders include:

  • an order for Shark Club —  owned by True North Sports and Entertainment — to turn over its revenues to First Nations to be put into a trust
  • an injunction against opening any new non-First Nations casinos in Winnipeg without permission by the First Nations
  • approve the relocation of the Sand Hills Casino (located near Carberry) or some of their electronic gaming devices in the casino to the Winnipeg region

 

Here comes expanded A. Downs casino.

 

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12 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

Along with damages, the suit by the AMC — which represents 63 First Nations communities in Manitoba — is also seeking a number of court orders.

The orders include:

  • an order for Shark Club —  owned by True North Sports and Entertainment — to turn over its revenues to First Nations to be put into a trust
  • an injunction against opening any new non-First Nations casinos in Winnipeg without permission by the First Nations
  • approve the relocation of the Sand Hills Casino (located near Carberry) or some of their electronic gaming devices in the casino to the Winnipeg region

 

Here comes expanded A. Downs casino.

 

That was a pitch made quite some time ago, no?

I have no issue with casinos.  On one hand I can understand the government's desire not to spread the market thin but that shouldn't really be their mandate.  If First Nations casino revenue is for the benefit of all Manitoba Aboriginals, great.  I'd want to know how that is determined and who handles the money.  But Im sure they have it figured out.

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11 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

Along with damages, the suit by the AMC — which represents 63 First Nations communities in Manitoba — is also seeking a number of court orders.

The orders include:

  • an order for Shark Club —  owned by True North Sports and Entertainment — to turn over its revenues to First Nations to be put into a trust
  • an injunction against opening any new non-First Nations casinos in Winnipeg without permission by the First Nations
  • approve the relocation of the Sand Hills Casino (located near Carberry) or some of their electronic gaming devices in the casino to the Winnipeg region

 

Here comes expanded A. Downs casino.

 

so they want almost a billion dollars, the profits from shark club and full control over all casinos in Winnipeg (and Manitoba I would assume) because they were gambling back way back when?  Seems legit.

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1 hour ago, The Unknown Poster said:

Canad Inns Express is closing down by middle of next month.  Property was sold.

I worked at Scandals when I was 19 years old.  Had my 18th birthday party there (as did just about everyone I know). 

ya Ive been to that bars many many different existences.  wonder what's taking it over..

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1 hour ago, SPuDS said:

ya Ive been to that bars many many different existences.  wonder what's taking it over..

I wasnt told but Im going to guess "Condos".  They wouldnt sell to another hotel chain Im sure.  So look for it to be demo'ed.  Reportedly, the nightclub there isnt doing very well either.  The whole South Winnipeg bar scene died off a few years ago which is odd given the amount of students that live so close.

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30 minutes ago, The Unknown Poster said:

I wasnt told but Im going to guess "Condos".  They wouldnt sell to another hotel chain Im sure.  So look for it to be demo'ed.  Reportedly, the nightclub there isnt doing very well either.  The whole South Winnipeg bar scene died off a few years ago which is odd given the amount of students that live so close.

very strange indeed.  that strip used to be super popular.  it is kind of out of the way for the rest of the city tho.

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