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oldwomanyellsatclods
8:14 PM
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Most of my dogs have hated boots, so Kia has been a pleasant surprise. And she doesn’t pull if she sees prey animals.

6:18 PM
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I keep meaning to get some ice grips. At least I’m lucky with this dog; she doesn’t mind wearing boots to protect her feet from the salt.

4:22 PM
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I had some very bad next door neighbours who never walked their dogs, only put them in the backyard (13' x 30 ‘; not big) to relieve themselves. AND THEY NEVER PICKED UP AFTER THEM. EVER. Rats will eat dog feces, so this cornucopia resulted in a huge infestation, and rats are now living under part of my house. So I Read more

2:41 PM
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It’s much warmer this afternoon here too. It’s supposed to get a few degrees above freezing by the weekend, so the huge dump of snow should largely be gone by this time next week. A good thing, since I won’t have to dig out the rat bait stations for my regularly scheduled exterminator visit! I have a much lamented rat Read more

1:03 PM
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Well, I have a very specific point of view; not only a central/eastern Canadian (there is a west/east divide, maybe excluding Vancouver), not only an urban Canadian (there is an urban rural divide, like the U.S.), but I have a Torontonian point of view and the rest of Canada HATES Toronto! Read more

12:22 PM
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Yeah; Western Canada has been watching too much American right-wing tv. They are also taking a page from the Quebec separatist movements’s playbook. Quebec had a separation referendum about 20 years ago, and ultimately decided to stay in Canada, so it’s happened before here.

12:17 PM
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It’s currently 21 but feels like 12 because of the windchill(that’s in fahrenheit, for you non-metric types). In real degrees it’s -6 and feels like -11.

11:28 AM
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Dear Media,
Up your game tomorrow. This is not a game or reality show for ratings. This is the future of our Democracy at stake. Cover it like Edward R. Murrow or Walter Cronkite would, not Entertainment Tonight. Cover it like really serious news (Suzanne Rolfe) Read more

10:22 AM
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Since this is an astronomy post (and damn! I wasn’t able to load any G/O Media pages until this morning, so I am late to this), I’d like to bring your attention to a youtube channel: “What da math”, Anton Petrov’s channel. The name is a misnomer; it’s alllll about astronomy. Petrov is a (I assume Russian born) Read more

11/12/19
4:34 PM
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Hot compresses on the sinuses help. And an NSAID won’t hurt either, as it will help take swelling and inflammation down.

11/12/19
3:23 PM
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I did read something funny the other day about the heat in Texas (I don’t know if you’re in Texas), to the effect that “It’s so hot here that a couple of hobbits just threw a ring into my yard”. I did larf.

11/12/19
12:42 PM
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I really wonder if there is a serial killer or killers on that route; a trucker or truckers, maybe. That doesn’t address the root issues of poverty and marginalization though.