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Old 05-08-2022, 09:16 AM   #9101
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Someone is about to have a great Mothers Day...saw a a dunk tank being dropped off up the street...
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:31 AM   #9102
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Back to the topic of kids, what age is good to take training wheels off their bike? Daughter is 5 and my wife wants me to take them off and start teaching her how to ride, but I don't think she has the balance yet
Training wheels donít teach balance at all. I would say they actually hinder learning to ride a bike because all of the counter balancing going on as you pedal is taken by the training wheels so all you are teaching them is how to pedal.

5 is a good age but it will take a while for her to develop balance. The best thing are the push bikes that donít have pedals but Iím not sure they make them big enough for 5 year olds.
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:04 PM   #9103
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I did the strider at 3 for my son and when he turned 4 I got him a bike with training wheels to get him peddling for a couple days and then took them off. It only took a couple hours without the training wheels to get the hang of it, and a few falls.
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Man, I swear to god hearing the sounds of pure, unbridled joy of my child is some sort of magic. Just beyond words how much I love that.
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:57 PM   #9105
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Are the dudes driving around with the "F--k Trudeau" flags on their trucks expressing anger or lust?
There is a truck out there with one of those decals, but also some inane addition that said something along the lines of, "Trudeau likes laying pipe on your mom and we pay the taxes for him to do that."
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Old 05-09-2022, 06:41 AM   #9106
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Its funny, I saw a Truck for sale that had that sticker on the Driver's side rear window right next to the 'For Sale' sign.

Regardless of your feelings concerning Trudeau, maybe putting your phone number on a vehicle with that sign on it isnt wise?

Maybe limiting your potential customers?
I know a guy who posts links to conspiratorial anti-Trudeau articles in his LinkedIn feed. Completely unhinged stuff, including antivaxx rants. At least weekly. And heís a financial advisor.

Some people are so disoriented by their echo-chambers that theyíve lost any sense of public norms or perspective.
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I know a guy who posts links to conspiratorial anti-Trudeau articles in his LinkedIn feed. Completely unhinged stuff, including antivaxx rants. At least weekly. And heís a financial advisor.

Some people are so disoriented by their echo-chambers that theyíve lost any sense of public norms or perspective.
I can't tell if that is meant to be another point for him being insane or a surprise that someone in that profession would post that kind of thing!
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Old 05-09-2022, 08:43 AM   #9108
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I can't tell if that is meant to be another point for him being insane or a surprise that someone in that profession would post that kind of thing!
Youíd think financial advisors would want to cultivate a reputation for being sober and moderate, rather than ranting about elites and the msm. Iím shocked people in any profession would think itís smart to post political stuff on LinkedIn, to be honest. But then Iím increasingly seeing co-workers making highly charged and partisan political commentary on Teams and Slack, so maybe the distinction between professional and personal is collapsing entirely.
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Old 05-12-2022, 10:07 AM   #9109
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Every time I open Firefox or Chrome, I'm hit with a barrage of left to super-left leaning articles and there is never any way to comment or rate the articles. It's so biased, dictative and detached from reality that it feels like the propaganda arm of silicon valley. I just read an article explaining that "intermittent fasting" only has a positive reputation because powerful men do it, if women did it, it would be considered a pathological eating disorder and extremely damaging. There was no mention of any of the underlying scientific concepts at play (the efficacy of intermittent fasting is very debatable, but it's certainly not harmful). Just blatantly trying to ram any concept into supporting and spreading their ideology.
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Old 05-12-2022, 10:25 AM   #9110
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Every time I open Firefox or Chrome, I'm hit with a barrage of left to super-left leaning articles and there is never any way to comment or rate the articles. It's so biased, dictative and detached from reality that it feels like the propaganda arm of silicon valley. I just read an article explaining that "intermittent fasting" only has a positive reputation because powerful men do it, if women did it, it would be considered a pathological eating disorder and extremely damaging. There was no mention of any of the underlying scientific concepts at play (the efficacy of intermittent fasting is very debatable, but it's certainly not harmful). Just blatantly trying to ram any concept into supporting and spreading their ideology.
Curious what your home page is...
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Old 05-12-2022, 01:02 PM   #9112
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Youíd think financial advisors would want to cultivate a reputation for being sober and moderate, rather than ranting about elites and the msm. Iím shocked people in any profession would think itís smart to post political stuff on LinkedIn, to be honest. But then Iím increasingly seeing co-workers making highly charged and partisan political commentary on Teams and Slack, so maybe the distinction between professional and personal is collapsing entirely.
I mean, I'm not a financial advisor and I still basically don't post anything with my real name attached.

But I don't actually agree with this from a business point of view. If you're in a personal services business, it's way better to be the #1 choice of 5-10% of the people your message reaches than the #4 choice of 50% of people, all of whom end up picking their parents guy or someone a colleague recommends or just the guy at their bank.

If you could signal that you were very trustworthy and share their concerns to the crazy anti-vax/qanon crowd that might be a logical business strategy. Obviously I don't agree with the crazies, but for someone who does I can see how it might make sense to focus on serving them.
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Old 05-12-2022, 01:05 PM   #9113
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Every time I open Firefox or Chrome, I'm hit with a barrage of left to super-left leaning articles and there is never any way to comment or rate the articles. It's so biased, dictative and detached from reality that it feels like the propaganda arm of silicon valley. I just read an article explaining that "intermittent fasting" only has a positive reputation because powerful men do it, if women did it, it would be considered a pathological eating disorder and extremely damaging. There was no mention of any of the underlying scientific concepts at play (the efficacy of intermittent fasting is very debatable, but it's certainly not harmful). Just blatantly trying to ram any concept into supporting and spreading their ideology.
Do you click the articles? When I open chrome I get articles with minimal political slant, mostly about investing, the Flames, and travel, which are the things I'm interested in. When you click articles it serves you more like them. IE - I'm still getting Disney World related stuff since I read a bunch of it before our trip in January. If you only click what you want to see the algorithm will adjust.

The fact you read the intermittent fasting article (even if you disagree) means the algorithm thinks thats what interests you.
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Old 05-12-2022, 02:32 PM   #9114
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I mean, I'm not a financial advisor and I still basically don't post anything with my real name attached.

But I don't actually agree with this from a business point of view. If you're in a personal services business, it's way better to be the #1 choice of 5-10% of the people your message reaches than the #4 choice of 50% of people, all of whom end up picking their parents guy or someone a colleague recommends or just the guy at their bank.

If you could signal that you were very trustworthy and share their concerns to the crazy anti-vax/qanon crowd that might be a logical business strategy. Obviously I don't agree with the crazies, but for someone who does I can see how it might make sense to focus on serving them.
I was a FP for 25 years and always felt itíd be perfect to have no clients but be the second choice of 100% of investors.
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I was a FP for 25 years and always felt itíd be perfect to have no clients but be the second choice of 100% of investors.
I don't get this - am I missing a joke here or just slow? It seems to me that would result in zero income, plus lots of time spent giving unpaid second opinions...
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When a company wants you gone, they unceremoniously notify you and promptly escort you out of the building, with zero regard for what’s going on in your life. If you’re lucky you might get to return to your cubicle and pack your things.

But when you want to leave a company, the gov of Alberta officially recommends preparing a work plan including work status and instructions for your replacement, offering to assist in training replacement, ‘making yourself available’ and not using your vacation days, and cleaning up and labelling files.

Seems a little bit one sided to me.
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Every time I open Firefox or Chrome, I'm hit with a barrage of left to super-left leaning articles and there is never any way to comment or rate the articles. It's so biased, dictative and detached from reality that it feels like the propaganda arm of silicon valley. I just read an article explaining that "intermittent fasting" only has a positive reputation because powerful men do it, if women did it, it would be considered a pathological eating disorder and extremely damaging. There was no mention of any of the underlying scientific concepts at play (the efficacy of intermittent fasting is very debatable, but it's certainly not harmful). Just blatantly trying to ram any concept into supporting and spreading their ideology.
This is definitely the first time i've ever heard someone categorize intermittent fasting as super-left leaning.
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This is definitely the first time i've ever heard someone categorize intermittent fasting as super-left leaning.
Characterizing cultural acceptance of intermittent fasting as part of a patriarchy isn't exactly a Fox News take though.
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When a company wants you gone, they unceremoniously notify you and promptly escort you out of the building, with zero regard for whatís going on in your life. If youíre lucky you might get to return to your cubicle and pack your things.

But when you want to leave a company, the gov of Alberta officially recommends preparing a work plan including work status and instructions for your replacement, offering to assist in training replacement, Ďmaking yourself availableí and not using your vacation days, and cleaning up and labelling files.

Seems a little bit one sided to me.
Counterpoint: I can give 2 weeks notice that I'm leaving and subsequently owe that company nothing. It's recommended and considerate to help the employer transition, but your obligation to the employer is really minimal regardless of how long they've relied on you.

On the other hand, unless your employer has an ironclad reason for dismissing you for cause, they're typically on the hook for severance that can be a significant cost.
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The Bomber Command Museum in Nanton is going to pull the Lancaster Bomber out of it's hanger and fire up all 4 Merlin Engines on Saturday May 14. Start up times for the engines are 11Am and 3PM. Plus you'll be able to climb and look inside the bomber

It's worth the drive to see them start up if you havent.

https://www.highriveronline.com/arti...ambusters-ride
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