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  1. Markets don't open tomorrow right? Closed till Monday?
  2. Can politics be removed from the Recent Posts on the main page?
  3. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ransomware-hack-recipe-unlimited-restaurant-cyberattack-1.4847487 On Monday, Recipe Unlimited — formerly Cara Operations — said it was hit with a "malware outbreak" that's affecting operations at a "limited number" of its restaurants including brands Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, Milestones, Kelseys, Montana's, Bier Markt, and East Side Mario's. Several locations have temporarily closed as a result.
  4. More details on the Arctic Gateway Group deal https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/churchill-rail-repairs-sale-1.4823974
  5. It's big news here in Manitoba. It took a long time to get this deal done. They see some value in this as they kept going after the deal. Hopefully the line gets back into service before freeze up. I'm not sure what the value is at this point but they also got the port.
  6. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/omnitrax-churchill-rail-port-fairfax-1.4405219 Fairfax will be partnering with first nations to purchase the rail line and the port. This is a pretty big deal here in Manitoba. It means that rail access to the Churchill will resume at some point (2018 ? ). The rail line was washed out in some areas in 2017. All goods need to be flown into Churchill now. This will be great for tourism and the communities that rely on the rail line. More details about the port https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Churchill
  7. Most have no clue what this means to them in any practical sense.
  8. I think they just picked up another 5% http://www.deccanherald.com/content/541198/zurich-airport-exit-bangalore-international.html
  9. Just another reason to go to St Hubert for a club sandwich + fries covered in gravy when I'm in Ottawa this summer!
  10. He funded librarys in Winnipeg! http://www.mhs.mb.ca/news/carnegielibrary.shtml Go Jets GO!
  11. From what I have read the locomotive would be pulling a special car right behind it that can hold Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). You can see the CN version from 2012. http://hhpinsight.com/rail/2012/10/cn-progress-on-lng-trains/ This is pretty brilliant for a couple of reasons 1) NG gas trades at about $1.50 less per gallon 2) BNSF has a delivery network in place. I'm sure most lines are close to NG fields. 3) 30% of Natural Gas is often burned(flared) at wells for various reasons. States do not get royalties on flared gas. States like North Dakota want to find an alternative use for flared gas. Pulling up railcars to a well and harnessing flared gas seems like a wonderful thing. I can only hope that this will make diesel cheaper for my Passat TDI.
  12. Upgraded from Bold 9780. I have iPod touches, ipads, samsung galaxy TAB 10.1 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. I gotta say the z10 is a pretty good phone. I'm missing some apps but I can deal with it. I can also run android apps if I really need to. The z10 interface is very swooshy. I like the interface better than android.
  13. bear in mind underwriting for longer running FFH insurance subs are much better than those that have only been acquired recently. If they stop acquiring insurance companies, the underwriting would look a lot better. Also the amalgamation of Northbridge companies should help drive down the combined ratio in the short term (1-3 years). I'm not a fan of Northbridge's amalgamation of it's companies. I think it's a big mistake long term. I think it dilutes the brands and doesn't force the companies to compete. I get the feeling that the might be too many consultants or MBA's on the Northbridge ship. One a side note. I do want to learn more about sister companies that compete against each other. Unfortunately the only examples I have are car companies such as Volkswagen Group (Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley ) and GM of the 1930's. Both of which are/were extremely well managed.
  14. If a firearm isn't on your person or in your hands, isn't sensible that it be locked up? Seems silly that he would not know where his firearms are all the time.
  15. You have a pretty warped view of the US I think. His mother may or may not have committed suicide (not knowing her I have no way of knowing the answer to that), but she most certainly wouldn't have been murdered. Vigilante justice is rare even when someone is to blame for an atrocity (OJ was never murdered), it is unheard of for someone to go after a murderer's mother. Also, many Americans value our freedom above almost all else, but don't walk around in fear. Don't let a rare event skew your perception of the world. Yes there are bad neighborhoods that have been completely destroyed by the welfare state combined with the war on drugs, but in general the US is a pretty safe place to be and getting safer every year. I sure hope people on this board don't let emotions drive their investment decisions the way they drive their politics. http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/cdn0.virgin.com/uploads/images/story/image001-16678.jpg http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/our-thoughts-go-to-every-family-who-lost-a-loved-one
  16. I bet new schools will be designed with bullet proof glass, multiple interior doors that slow the progress of intruders and schoolyard with a 20' brick fence. Looks more like a prison
  17. Whatever solution you choose, you need to take into account what happens when you are dead. Who needs to know what.
  18. Firearms have come a LONG way since the Right to Bear Arms was added to the Constitution. I mean, at the time, they had muskets and flint locks. Did machining even exist as a process then? Did a machine lath even exist?
  19. I really like monochrome laser printers for home. I like printers that support postscript. We stopped buying HP's and started to buy Lexmarks a couple years back at work. We bought 120+ Lexmark e260dn's 6 months ago and they have been really great. Toner's tend to be more expensive than HP but the Photoconduction kits(or maintenance kits) are 1/8th the price of HP's. The e260dn is a network printer. It doesn't support wireless. dn mean duplex+network. If you don't need to wire the printer on the network, then you can also get a e260d which is slightly cheaper. We also buy x364dn's where we need a multifunction device.
  20. +1 on this. I wonder who knew about it. I guess we will never know.
  21. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/canadian-owned-company-donates-1-million-to-mitt-romney-superpac-172872951.html "We had no role; the U.S. company is in fact our largest company, and they had business reasons for doing it, but we played no role at all," Paul Rivett, Fairfax's vice-president of operations, said from Toronto.
  22. http://allthingsd.com/20120907/kevin-rose-interviews-elon-musk/
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