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Lock him up!

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Not having a government job or a trust find, I would never consider spending $40 for a dozen donuts, much less 7 boxes.  I don't buy $500 bottles of wine either.

There are different price points for the rich and entitled.

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Is the crisis bad enough for BC amd Alberta to secede to the States?

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21 minutes ago, warbird said:

Is the crisis bad enough for BC amd Alberta to secede to the States?

No, but if we left Canada we'd probably invite Washington and Oregon to join us.

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1 minute ago, Nice! said:

No, but if we left Canada we'd probably invite Washington and Oregon to join us.

Only if California is included.

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1 hour ago, Tax Man said:

Not having a government job or a trust find, I would never consider spending $40 for a dozen donuts, much less 7 boxes.  I don't buy $500 bottles of wine either.

There are different price points for the rich and entitled.

Hmmm.

 

"We are locally owned;employ 30+ staff who enjoy breaks and have the option of joining a benefit plan;we use local butter, eggs and flour;our doughnuts are made fresh daily;we do our best to pay a living wage & never pay minimum wage," the company said.

"Our pricing reflects our respect for our employees, the environment and our commitment to quality, local goods. We are a small biz that really appreciated the sale on a cold Jan Mon."

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51 minutes ago, Nice! said:

No, but if we left Canada we'd probably invite Washington and Oregon to join us.

No Californicators allowed? Why not grab the whole coast and be Pacifica or something? Might even get Baja in on it ;)

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4 minutes ago, Grrr... said:

Hmmm.

 

"We are locally owned;employ 30+ staff who enjoy breaks and have the option of joining a benefit plan;we use local butter, eggs and flour;our doughnuts are made fresh daily;we do our best to pay a living wage & never pay minimum wage," the company said.

"Our pricing reflects our respect for our employees, the environment and our commitment to quality, local goods. We are a small biz that really appreciated the sale on a cold Jan Mon."

We have a produce shop/bakery with that approach to business around here.  It is quite near a Walmart.  Close enough that the polarization in the present society is made clear.

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3 minutes ago, kent_island_sailor said:

No Californicators allowed? Why not grab the whole coast and be Pacifica or something? Might even get Baja in on it ;)

I believe the idea was to let Los Angeles and San Diego form its own country.

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Just now, Laker said:

We have a produce shop/bakery with that approach to business around here.  It is quite near a Walmart.  Close enough that the polarization in the present society is made clear.

We have several around here too.  And while I'm no where near 'rich' on my high falutin' single income 5 person family, we'd rather forgo cheap donuts and buy from the expensive and much better place every once in a while.  We also care for neighbor's chickens and other animals, go to livestock shows and work at the county fair.  So I don't anyone would put us in the 'rich' category lol.

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13 minutes ago, kent_island_sailor said:

No Californicators allowed? Why not grab the whole coast and be Pacifica or something? Might even get Baja in on it ;)

Sure. We'd invite parts of California but cut it off somewhere South of the Bay Area.

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1 minute ago, Grrr... said:

We have several around here too.  And while I'm no where near 'rich' on my high falutin' single income 5 person family, we'd rather forgo cheap donuts and buy from the expensive and much better place every once in a while.  We also care for neighbor's chickens and other animals, go to livestock shows and work at the county fair.  So I don't anyone would put us in the 'rich' category lol.

I am not sure the polarization of the country is on economic lines.  Mr. Trump's latest rally had the faithful flaunting their wealth in face the the elite, I believe.  Using their money to show the people holding them down that the Trump followers were as just as good as them.  This sounds a lot like the Trump followers viewing themselves as somehow less than.  Not good Transactional Analysis.  You're OK.  I'm not OK.

John Cleese/ Robin Skinner did a good chapter in one of their books on how a whole group or a country could be seen as an individual person and treated as such.

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1 hour ago, Grrr... said:

We have several around here too.  And while I'm no where near 'rich' on my high falutin' single income 5 person family, we'd rather forgo cheap donuts and buy from the expensive and much better place every once in a while.  We also care for neighbor's chickens and other animals, go to livestock shows and work at the county fair.  So I don't anyone would put us in the 'rich' category lol.

Sure, a treat once in a while.  Do you take 7 boxes to work to share?

 

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4 minutes ago, Tax Man said:

Sure, a treat once in a while.  Do you take 7 boxes to work to share?

 

I have, yes. but it's a good size workplace.  Engineers live on sugar and caffeine. 

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6 minutes ago, Tax Man said:

Sure, a treat once in a while.  Do you take 7 boxes to work to share?

 

On packzi day, yep =).

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19 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

I have, yes. but it's a good size workplace.  Engineers live on sugar and caffeine. 

How else do you get them to attend boring meetings?  Donuts ang bagels were a given for the monthly safety meeting to get "busy" engineers to show up.

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2 hours ago, Grrr... said:

We have several around here too.  And while I'm no where near 'rich' on my high falutin' single income 5 person family, we'd rather forgo cheap donuts and buy from the expensive and much better place every once in a while.  We also care for neighbor's chickens and other animals, go to livestock shows and work at the county fair.  So I don't anyone would put us in the 'rich' category lol.

a public campaign for quality over quantity? 

Just think of the health and environmental benefits

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38 minutes ago, Tax Man said:

Sure, a treat once in a while.  Do you take 7 boxes to work to share?

 

some people do, why not? Is it inconceivable to you that one would buy their workmates a treat?

And a quality treat to boot.

Hats off to Trudeau for not being a cheap bastard. 

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34 minutes ago, bridhb said:

How else do you get them to attend boring meetings?  Donuts ang bagels were a given for the monthly safety meeting to get "busy" engineers to show up.

Just yesterday was a new release Demo day. Donuts were just a little piece of it. the scones were better.

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3 hours ago, Nice! said:

No, but if we left Canada we'd probably invite Washington and Oregon to join us.

Please!

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2 hours ago, Nice! said:

Sure. We'd invite parts of California but cut it off somewhere South of the Bay Area.

Big Sur.  The road south of there is washed out anyway.

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41 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

Big Sur.  The road south of there is washed out anyway.

I'd vote to include Santa Maria, Solvang, Santa Barbara and the Ojai, but that is about it.

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6 hours ago, kent_island_sailor said:

No Californicators allowed? Why not grab the whole coast and be Pacifica or something? Might even get Baja in on it ;)

Cascadia!

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4 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

some people do, why not? Is it inconceivable to you that one would buy their workmates a treat?

And a quality treat to boot.

Hats off to Trudeau for not being a cheap bastard. 

I think the PM gets a pretty healthy expense account.

This political crisis sure demonstrates the failings of pinko/commie/socialism when compared to all the success that unbridled capitalism is currently bestowing on the USA.

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Our office has a policy of "bring treats for the office on your birthday". One popular choice is locally famous Lee's donuts on Granville Island. This was fine in the old days when our office was a dozen people.

Now its ~75 staff and a dozen runs about $25. 5 boxes are needed to feed the crowd. So now the boss decreed it's a reimbursed business expense when you buy office treats. Smart guy.

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We certainly have boring political issues ... and that is a good thing.  One of the minor candidates running for the Conservative leadership made some comments about gay being a choice and was jumped on ... by the other Conservative candidates.

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Who was that? Sounds good enough to be a Republican.

How stupid would you have to be to think that?

"Yeah, I made the choice to be treated as a deviant, harassed just for existing, denied jobs with phony excuses being given, ostracized by family, denied rights by the courts etc. etc. because I thought it looked like a lot of fun"

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7 hours ago, Laker said:

I believe the idea was to let Los Angeles and San Diego form its own country.

Too much to hope for.

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Good doughnuts...... Man it's been a long, long time since I had one of them..... Maybe the last one I had was on Tobago in 2002..... There was this pastry shop in upper Scarborough that made fresh doughnuts, and other tasty treats until a little after noon..... If you got there at 8AM you could get a cloud soft doughnut with powdered sugar and cinnamon that would set you back to your childhood..... For about $.50.... Man....................... I doubt that place exists anymore.

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Lee's honey dip are made with crack cocaine. Or at least similarly addictive when warm.

Bloody Seth Rogen did a Netflix show with them in it and now you have to take a number it got so popular.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/seth-rogen-david-chang-eat-through-vancouver-in-new-netflix-series

Back to stupid Conservative candidates:  Saying being gay is "a choice" in Canada is the political equivalent to biting the heads off kittens on live TV.  Ain't no way he will get nominated now as leader. Not that it was likely. Conservatives mostly understand the electorate has gradually drifted leftward in past decade. Past leader Andrew Scheer wouldn't march in Pride parades and that cost him votes overall, though it probably appealed to the Christian prairie voters.

 

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This “scandal” has made me think there’s something redeeming about Winnipeg, and made me curious to investigate.

 

oh, and skimping fucks? Staff knows when you save the good stuff for you and management and leave them with the dross, it’s worse than buying nothing

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12 hours ago, Tax Man said:

Not having a government job or a trust find, I would never consider spending $40 for a dozen donuts, much less 7 boxes.  I don't buy $500 bottles of wine either.

There are different price points for the rich and entitled.

Not really. Those of us with less just get smarter. I never buy cheap. I buy from select Op Shops, Antique Auctions, Expensive deli's and buy the specials or smaller quantities, I travel a lot, use youth hostels. And probably enjoy it all a lot more than Paris Hilton :D

No one makes people eat crap. that's one thing in which I'm probably in agreement with some closer to the right. We just have to make more effort to get the good stuff, but it's not unobtainable.

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15 hours ago, Grrr... said:

On packzi day, yep =).

One of the things I love about living in Poland.  I mean how many countries do you know that have a holiday celebration that revolves around doughnuts?

Tłusty czwartek (fat Thursday) is  the last Thursday prior to Ash Wednesday, and everybody eats jelly filled doughnuts (traditionally filled with rose hip jam) for good luck.  There is also St. Marcin's (Martin's) day on 11 November when tradition demands that you have rogaliki which are croissant shaped pastry filled with nut paste.  The shops are full of them for a few days before and after, and you rarely see them any other time of the year.

Tłusty czwartek

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The person was someone named Guy Lecarie (can you say the guy was someone named Guy ...). Anyway his campaign stated that no clarification or apology was necessary. I bet the Liberals hope he wins, but he won't.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/tory-leadership-frontrunners-denounce-claim-by-social-conservative-candidate-that-being-gay-is-a-choice

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6 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

Not really. Those of us with less just get smarter. I never buy cheap. I buy from select Op Shops, Antique Auctions, Expensive deli's and buy the specials or smaller quantities, I travel a lot, use youth hostels. And probably enjoy it all a lot more than Paris Hilton :D

No one makes people eat crap. that's one thing in which I'm probably in agreement with some closer to the right. We just have to make more effort to get the good stuff, but it's not unobtainable.

I am getting too old to stay in a hostel.  I've done it occasionally when we travel with my wife's choir, Polish people often don't have a lot of money, so we fly on cheap airlines and stay in cheap hostels or hotels, with the 30 or so choir folks.

Otherwise I like to stay in moderately priced, locally owned establishments, I avoid the chain hotels, which are pretty much all the same cookie cutter shit.

Occasionally we splurge a little. This place in Krakow was an amazing steal at about $225 a night.  It is above and run by the restaurant on the ground floor.  There is no sign on the building indicating that there is a hotel upstairs.  There are only 3 suites, one on each floor.  Big living room, big bedroom, big bathroom, fully stocked bar, and other amenities.  When we checked in the manager gave us his card and said to call anytime day or night if we had any concerns or needs.  Breakfast included, you could go downstairs or have it in your room.  It's right across the street from the famous Wawel Castle in the center of the city, which was the home of the Polish Kings and Queens back in the day.  The restaurant also first class, with a sub basement which houses a collection of house made brandies, which we sampled for free prior to having dinner there.  I could get used to doing this every time I travel.

Pod Nosem means 'Under the Nose'

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5 hours ago, Bristol-Cruiser said:

The person was someone named Guy Lecarie (can you say the guy was someone named Guy ...). Anyway his campaign stated that no clarification or apology was necessary. I bet the Liberals hope he wins, but he won't.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/tory-leadership-frontrunners-denounce-claim-by-social-conservative-candidate-that-being-gay-is-a-choice

He looks to me like he's deep in the closet.

They're usually the loudest about how they "hate queers".

I love it when they get busted in bus station toilet stalls.

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11 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

He looks to me like he's deep in the closet.

They're usually the loudest about how they "hate queers".

I love it when they get busted in bus station toilet stalls.

They only get busted for having a wide stance, at least that's the rule at airports.

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The USA had Watergate, Canada has Doughnuthole

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11 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

The USA had Watergate, Canada has Doughnuthole

I absolutely love that this is the biggest problem we have.

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Trudeau might be able to ride out doughnut-gate  . . 

but he better not mess with the poutine. 

Image result for poutine

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15 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

The USA had Watergate, Canada has Doughnuthole

Y'all call Trudeau Doughnuthole? 

That's so typically polite of you, we call our leader asshole.

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3 hours ago, AJ Oliver said:

Trudeau might be able to ride out doughnut-gate  . . 

but he better not mess with the poutine. 

Image result for poutine

Isn't it supposed to have grated cheese sprinkled on top? With butter?

Dammit, now I'm getting hungry...

- DSK

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1 hour ago, Ed Lada said:

Y'all call Trudeau Doughnuthole?

Nope - we call him Joe Trudeau.

Doughnuthole is the name of the political crisis.

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5 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

Isn't it supposed to have grated cheese sprinkled on top? With butter?

Dammit, now I'm getting hungry...

- DSK

Actually cheese curds are de rigueur (we are bilingual after all).

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11 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Nope - we call him Joe Trudeau.

Doughnuthole is the name of the political crisis.

I know that but I had to set up my little joke.

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