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  1. Trudeau has reneged on his promise to overhaul our voting system. The NDP and Greens are outraged( and I can see why as if they got PR as they were pushing for it would give them more influence on policy matters). The Liberals no doubt wanted a PB and with that not an option will stay with FPtP. I doubt the issue is that big with a majority of voters but it could be for a lot of the NDP votes that went to the Liberals last election.
  2. It probably was much more moderate. This has been building for some time in Canada. Just look at some of the reactions to us taking in Syrian refugees. It was utterly disgusting. Breaks my heart and I fear that this will not be the last time such a thing happens.
  3. The rhetoric among a couple of conservative leadership candidates is eerily familiar to that of Trump and his victory has emboldened bigots and racists. But I'm thinking that this was probably coming eventually. We have a lot of white people up here and immigrants, especially Muslims, are distrusted and feared.
  4. I've got to say I am in total shock. They have two suspects in custody apparently. I don't like to jump to conclusions but I'm thinking it is an attack by anti-immigrant people.
  5. Seems like PM JT is in some hot water over an ill advised foray across the house floor. The opposition parties are milking this for all it's worth but the rhetoric is so over the top that it may well ruin any sympathy they might have garnered over this. If nothing else it has made question period interesting for a little while. lol #elbowgate. Story.
  6. Got friends and family working in Fort Mac. Everyone is safe but will not know the damage until the fire is subdued. Hard times ahead.
  7. My riding is most likely to go Liberal and I like that because that's how I'm voting.  I'm hoping for  a Liberal majority but would be satisfied with a Liberal minority government.    What worries me most is that Harper might get back in.  I have to have faith that Canadians will not let that happen again.
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    Official Testing Thread

    what is this
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    Official Testing Thread

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    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Well, I've read quite a few of Kay's books but the only book I couldn't finish was Tigana. It was the only book in any genre that I could not finish after going so far. I think I had 100 pages or less to go when I quit and it took me near 6 weeks to make it that far. On a sore of 1 to 10 I'd give it a 1 and that's being generous. Truly awful book. With the exception of the FT the rest of Kay's novels have been fairly good reads with Lions and the SM being very good.
  11. Certainly interesting(and delicious) that Theon has had it so bad. I am a little disappointed that we never got better descriptions of his suffering but it's good to know that he is suffering. And if he is as bad as he seems I really cannot see any purpose for Theon to live past this book unless control of the North is still up in the air or the Others have failed to show up(again).
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    References and Homages

    Don't know if this was a reference but Tommen and Thomas of Eyes of the Dragon are similar, IMO. Both are short, round and not very intelligent. Both surplant brothers who were more attractive and regal looking. Both were ruled by an evil counsellor. I know they're not the same but the similarities are there.
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    Official Testing Thread

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    Official Testing Thread