The gush

Despite the moaning and wailing of those on this pathetic blog who never want to work again, a lot of people do. Friday’s jobs stats were a total blow-out. This confirms two conclusions: (a) election, and (b) central bank retreat.

Did you see the numbers? Wow. Over 230,000 new hires last month – almost fully reversing the Third Wave lock-‘er-down disaster in April and May. Granted, all the gains were in part-time positions, but this is consistent with where they were created – pubs, cafes, stores, hotels and tourist traps.

So the jobless rate falls below 8% and we have recovered about 2.7 million of the three million positions that were lost when the pandemic crashed into Canada during the spring of ’20. Also interesting: the workforce increased by about 170,000 people, hiking the participation rate to over 65% and erasing months of declines. So, yes, apparently more people are sick of wearing sweats and playing with their doodles and now crave work.

What are the implications?

First, there is no doubt we’re entering a new phase of growth, expansion, recovery and that markets will reflect it. The Roaring Twenties, remember? Look at places like Ontario – 80% of the herd has received one dose and 50% are fully juiced. There is no doubt remaining restrictions will be lifted and that they’re not coming back during this lifetime. Economists expect the GDP will erupt at a rate of over 9% in the third quarter, which is something we might expect out of China, not Canada. For the final three months of the year that should moderate to 6% – which is still explosive (the recent average has been under 2%).

Second, big economic expansion, lots of hiring and the reopening of society will bring a bout of inflation (although long-term trends are going in the opposite direction). Employers will have to pay more, consumer prices will rise and there are going to be w-a-y more cars on the road.

Third, with runaway GDP expansion, the central bank can (and will) pull in its horns. Already weekly bond-buying (to suppress rates and flood the system with money) has been reduced from $5 billion to $3 billion. Next week, the betting is, it will drop to $2 billion, then down to one billion, or even zero, by the end of the year. As mentioned here, despite the catcalls and raspberries from below decks, the first central bank rate hike will come a little while after that. Expect quite a few.

After all, why stimulate something that no longer needs stimulating? The CB would rather end quantitative easing and increase its benchmark rate, lest it be left without tools when the next inevitable downturn comes. This one is over.

What now?

US interest rates have started to back up again, and equity markets have romped on to new highs. There’s little doubt the next year or two will hand over explosive growth, but we’re also in the middle of an AI revolution, while WFH has messed up the labour force. Bricks retailers are dying and the very nature of work is changing. Covid has not gone away but the conditions that spurred a global residential real estate boom won’t last much into 2022.  Governments, like CBs, can’t afford to keep the spending firehose gushing. Taxes won’t stay put, either. Corporate earnings are going straight up. And we just might be engineering our own energy crisis. So much to digest.

Be balanced. And diversified. Don’t blow it now.

The Mounties just Tweeted out this

It’s been more than a week since perps hacked down and made off with my flag. It happened in the hours before the dawn of Canada Day and after I had received demands from Indigenous supporters to remove it from the wee bank because seeing the emblem of our nation wounded their eyes. In fact they even convinced local politicians to ask that it be lowered, as the flag was ‘harmful to members of the community.’

I did not. So they harmed me instead. And while I really, really, really regret that my prized, historic possession was taken, I would have regretted far more falling to my knees and subjugating to the social justice warriors. Nobody was forced to celebrate Canada Day. But, likewise, no one had the right to stop me from doing so.

Statues. Churches. Burning. Vandalism. Theft. If you want to turn goodwill into disgust, this is the path.

About the picture: “Thought I’d send along a photo of our pup for your blog,” says Tom, in Stouffville ON.  “This is Bella – she is our 2 year old Potcake, rescued from the streets of Turks & Caicos at 4 weeks of age and brought to Canada where many of her fellow pups find their forever-homes.  She is a chill girl and loves spending her days snoozing and gnawing on sticks.  Ah the simple things!  Shout out to Potcake Place, a great charity down in T&C whose volunteers help save hundreds of dogs off the streets every year and find them forever-homes in Canada & the US.  Best dogs ever :)”

163 comments ↓

#1 Quintilian on 07.09.21 at 2:14 pm

“This confirms two conclusions: (a) election, and (b) central bank retreat.”

No election, we just want to make it appear as such to get the Cons to spend their ammunition on decoys.

No rate increases, 10 year trending down.“

#2 None on 07.09.21 at 2:16 pm

The pressure is on from my spouse to buy. God damn I feel like I just need to get her to wait one more year for the RE market to start moving in the downward direction.

I really wonder if there will be an accelerant on a correction. Historically it can take years but I can almost see all those Toronto condo owners freaking the hell out.

#3 Prince Polo on 07.09.21 at 2:21 pm

Are SJWs even capable of feeling guilt? I always thought it was smug righteousness, all-day, air’day. They are in dire need of a balanced & diversified outlook on life.

#4 TurnerNation on 07.09.21 at 2:29 pm

It’s our Colour Revolution. All old culture must be erased. :-(

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Dolce…this Brazil study suggesting the China jab is creating the variants.

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.28.21259673v1.full.pdf
Conclusions: Our results indicate that mutations present in the spike protein of the Lambda
variant of interest confer increased infectivity and immune escape from neutralizing antibodies
elicited by CoronaVac

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#111 mike from mtl on 07.08.21 at 8:52 pm
“Most restaurants/bars/chains are essentially GFS and Sysco product despite their claims otherwise.”

I used to say the same thing. The it was pointed out to me that you must buy ingredients from *somewhere*.
Most peoples’ food comes from Loblaws, Sobeys, Safeway. Almost all fruit and veg in the province flows though the Ontario Food Terminal. However I’ve seen small restaurants using small local suppliers, trucks from local farms, fishmongers, produce.

– #121 CalgaryCarGuy on 07.08.21 at 9:51 pm
And that’s how Kanada fell that cold winter week in March 2020. Most are addicted to the fear, total submission to the rules. Anything is a possibility now. Passports, Camps, you name it. To Keep Us Safe.
People no longer miss the Old System. We are under declared Martial Law. But nobody wishes to admit it.


— Control over our Travel/Movement. May be a precursor to Climate Lockdowns, who knows. Why the global marketing campaign was #stayhome, from day one right?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/travel/europeans-us-travel-restrictions.html
Why Can’t Europeans Travel to America?
The European Union has reopened to visitors from the United States, but the traffic has not been two-way. There are few clues as to when that will change.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/travel-rules-covid-19-vaccinated-1.6094133
Travellers must still take COVID-19 tests and may not get full insurance coverage

#5 slava on 07.09.21 at 2:33 pm

Garth,

Please stop bringing up the AI and the revolution. I’m sorry but you are a bit clueless on the subject. The so called AI (ML is more accurate term) does pose a threat to some jobs, but those are really a minority. Nothing where an IQ of 90+ is required can’t be even remotely approached by ML.

As for the true AI – it’s not even on the horizon ATM. 100 years from now, maybe.

#6 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 2:36 pm

I would love to contribute to a reward “For information leading to the Arrest and conviction” of the perps.

Let us know where we blogdogs can send it.
Love to see these PC weiners ratted on by their own friends.
Nothing like “Waking” criminals up to the ramifications of taking the Law into their own hands.
:)

#7 Brian Ripley on 07.09.21 at 2:36 pm

“It’s been more than a week since perps hacked down and made off with my flag.” Garth”

Theft and property destruction is not protest. It’s criminal. Get a grip people.

My 6 biggest city SF detached housing chart is up with June data:
http://www.chpc.biz/6-canadian-metros.html

Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal posted new high prices.

The accompanying chart that plots the average of the summed prices of Vancouver + Calgary + Toronto condos shows that it is 8% higher than a median priced Montreal SF detached. Ex-Calgary the plot was 37% higher. In FEB 2018 the metrics were 73% and 106% higher respectively!

Yes detached houses are in big demand against swollen supply but strata prices are at risk of a major correction despite the growing demand for labour.

In June 2021 Single Family Detached Sellers in:
Vancouver wanted 1.9 T-houses or 2.8 condos in trade
Calgary wanted 1.7 T-houses or 2.3 condos in trade
Toronto wanted 1.6 T-houses or 2.1 condos in trade

The “improvement” that sits on the land is a wasting asset. If serviced land is so valuable, shouldn’t the ratio be 1 house equals at least 3 townhouses or 4 condos? If the numbers don’t make sense you can always rent or move because there have been several studies that point to an ongoing transformation in where labour can to be located and be increasingly productive. I updated my post on the subject:
http://www.chpc.biz/history-readings/wfh-3-5-daysweek

#8 SunShowers on 07.09.21 at 2:36 pm

Hope you get your flag back.

#9 Aftred on 07.09.21 at 2:38 pm

Congratulations on the upcoming electoral success to Justin Trudeau and the antifa who are funded by him. Coming soon to a Canadian flag near you!

You know they burned your flag right Garth?

#10 Elon Fanboy on 07.09.21 at 2:44 pm

Well the Delta variant might put a wrench in the works about not locking down again.

Cases going exponential in many countries. Hospitalised starting to creep back up.

Even with high vax rates exponential cases can still overload hospitals.

#11 ElGatoNerodeYVR on 07.09.21 at 2:48 pm

#2 None on 07.09.21 at 2:16 pm
The pressure is on from my spouse to buy. God damn I feel like I just need to get her to wait one more year for the RE market to start moving in the downward direction.

I really wonder if there will be an accelerant on a correction. Historically it can take years but I can almost see all those Toronto condo owners freaking the hell out.
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In my humble opinion:
While everyone wants to get a deal the reality is trying to time the RE market in Canada is much much worse than trying to time the stock market and if you are not a speculator you should not.
Buy what you can comfortably afford now( 30-35% of net income for total housing costs ,mortgage, insurance ,property taxes) and plan to stay there 10-20 years.price swings have less relevance at that point.
Crystall Ball :
As far as condos go AirBnB will be back next year once the border opens, someone at government level will ensure strata insurance will exist and will be affordable, long tem renters will be kicked out again ,rents will go up again..so short term pain there. I wouldn’t count on a significant correction, we are too far gone.

#12 just a dude on 07.09.21 at 2:51 pm

Garth,

Your superbly written last two paragraphs are powerful, meaningful and inspiring. Thank you Sir.

I sincerely hope your priceless flag is returned to you.

#13 BillyBob on 07.09.21 at 2:53 pm

Good on the RCMP. I’m pretty sure it’ll turn up, the type that steals and vandalizes will hardly be discreet. And a 40-foot flag isn’t exactly common.

This one’s for you, Dolce.

https://ibb.co/MR1C4xG

#14 Davo on 07.09.21 at 2:53 pm

You are to be admired for standing your ground, Garth! Canada has far too few patriots these days!

#15 S.Bby on 07.09.21 at 2:58 pm

Dudley Do-Right is on the case.

#16 S.Bby on 07.09.21 at 3:01 pm

Spendy McSpender is handing out the cash in BC:

https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/07/09/pm-heads-to-surrey-to-make-big-transit-announcement/

#17 TurnerNation on 07.09.21 at 3:02 pm

No more Economic and Social Lockdowns? I would not be so sure.

.Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges (apnews.com)

.Israeli Health Ministry Official Says Heading To Lockdown If No Policy Changes Made (i24news.tv)


— Control over our Breeding? This is the agenda in the Former First World Countries:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9772601/Health-Castration-help-men-live-LONGER-sheep-study-suggests.html
Health: Castration could help men to live longer, sheep study suggests (dailymail.co.uk)

– WE are the product. Harvested by our rulers. Big Investment firms own our DNA by proxy. Why Iceland’s CV testing firm is a Genetic Company. How about all those CV tests who make the TON of money off them? Who keeps the DNA? Will we ever know?

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/health-china-bgi-dna/
DNA data collected from prenatal tests on women outside China has also been stored in China’s government-funded gene database, one of the world’s largest, the company confirmed. BGI, in which the Shenzhen city government and Beijing’s largest state investment vehicle took stakes in 2014, runs that gene bank.


— Why the obsession for the first time in history of keeping people 6-6-6 feet apart, prison-lineup style?
This hippie org has look at the heart and its measurable output.
Every been around someone and liked their vibe, felt good?
Too bad, at 6 feet away you are isolated. The ultimate in punishment. Science for Our Health Comrades!

https://www.heartmath.org/research/science-of-the-heart/energetic-communication/
The heart’s magnetic field, which is the strongest rhythmic field produced by the human body, not only envelops every cell of the body, but also extends out in all directions into the space around us. The heart’s magnetic field can be measured several feet away from the body by sensitive magnetometers. Research conducted at HMI suggests the heart’s field is an important carrier of information.

#18 CEW9 on 07.09.21 at 3:10 pm

Anyone want to go in together on buying Garth a new giant flag? I know he can buy his own, but it will have more meaning for him if we get it for him.
Someone wanna set up a crowdfund or something?

Thank you. But it’s not about money. – Garth

#19 Habitt on 07.09.21 at 3:10 pm

Hope your flag is found but likely burnt. How many more churches will have to burn for the Mounties and feds do something? RCMP toothless because of our people kind pm. What a joke this country has become.

#20 Yuus bin Haad on 07.09.21 at 3:15 pm

Statues. Churches. Burning. Vandalism. Theft.

All being greenlit from the top.

#21 Kevin BC on 07.09.21 at 3:24 pm

Can we create a gofundme to raise money to reward any tips that lead to finding the flag? This is still very upsetting… can’t believe someone would do this.

#22 Cristian on 07.09.21 at 3:27 pm

“Nobody was forced to celebrate Canada Day. But, likewise, no one had the right to stop me from doing so.”

Agreed. But do it in a private, discreet manner, instead of forcing your oversized flag onto people, especially at a moment like this when sensibilities and tempers may fly high, and when so many people are rightfully upset about the horrors discovered in Canada’s history.
The way you chose to proceed shows that, despite being usually witty, your wits deserted you when you needed them most.
National pride is not something to necessarily wear on your forehead so that all can see how proud you are, and how much more of a patriot you are than the rest of us. National pride, or any other kind of pride is meant not for public display, but to be harboured in one’s soul without being forced on those around you.
You are no better than the other camp. (yes, they were wrong too, they should have just lowered your flag, not steal it).

If one cannot fly a Canada flag on Canada Day we have no functioning nation. You are trying to justify the absurd. – Garth

#23 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 3:31 pm

In fact they even convinced local politicians to ask that it be lowered…
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If I were a Mountie, I’d be going straight to said politicians and asking to have a look at their emails and phone records along with some very direct questioning.

#24 Dolce Vita on 07.09.21 at 3:34 pm

On Delta and the UK.

Their ZOE & Doc Campbell on YouTube gave the data below, large enough UK study circa 8000 people, on Delta so far – how many of that study group contracted Delta & ended up in HOSPITAL:

Unvaxed 5.25%
Single dose 3.2%
Double dose 0.99%
Death rate near 0

So, I decided to run some numbers:

First dose: 45,601,445 x 3.20% = 1,459,246,
Second dose: 34,198,779 x 0.99% = 338,568, and
Unvaccinated: 12,019,769 x 5.25% = 631,038
Death rates near 0

About 2.4M infections.

They’ve had 0.5M cases since the start of this 3rd wave mid-May, Delta about 100% of new cases.

1.9M more to come – that’s a lot of sick people.

Their waves run about 90 days so 2.4M over 90 days = 27K/day. Todays new cases in the UK:

35,707

Infection curve exponential. Tell me it’s not so UK.

– Gov UK Vax data July 9
– UK +12 yrs old eligible to vax = 57.6M (2018 ONS data)

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Why today Pfizer announced they are developing a Delta specific vax (Israel & UK report against Delta a 65ish % efficacy – should come as no surprise, it was developed last year before the variants arrived…apparently Moderna to follow suit).

Enjoy the lull Canada, that’s what I’m doing for now in Italia.

Wait and see…eyes on the UK.

#25 SoggyShorts on 07.09.21 at 3:37 pm

#132 Sunshowers on 07.08.21 at 11:14 pm
#112 SoggyShorts on 07.08.21 at 8:56 pm
By the way, you read the chart wrong.
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Proof? Show me where I’m wrong.

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#140 Dr V on 07.09.21 at 12:36 am
112 soggy – good work finding that article

I see the article shows a table but the current wage column shows no info.

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It doesn’t matter because we can see that
“increasing 100%” Makes wages total 253K
and
“increasing 200%” makes wages total 371K

So working backward
253/2 = 126
or
371/3 = 123

Slight discrepancy since $22 isn’t actually 150% of $15

So while they left out current wages we still know that they are 126K through deduction.

#26 Different Ways to celebrate on 07.09.21 at 3:39 pm

We can also be ‘diversified’ in our patriotism too. This wasn’t the year Garth, but it’ll come back again. The flags will fly again.

#27 JSS on 07.09.21 at 3:40 pm

I don’t like SJW, but I do like A&W

#28 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 3:47 pm

#22 Cristian on 07.09.21 at 3:27 pm

National pride, or any other kind of pride is meant not for public display…
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Interesting. So how do you feel about Pride month and rainbow crosswalks?

#29 James on 07.09.21 at 3:50 pm

#6 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 2:36 pm

I would love to contribute to a reward “For information leading to the Arrest and conviction” of the perps.

Let us know where we blogdogs can send it.
Love to see these PC weiners ratted on by their own friends.
Nothing like “Waking” criminals up to the ramifications of taking the Law into their own hands.
:)
___________________________________________

As for arrest and conviction we will probably be amazed to see some sniveling uneducated out of work low life’s who did it to be “a part of the movement against the system.”
Or it will be SJW and angry concerned citizens that never even knew the connections Justin Trudeau’s own father had to killing the native spirit in years of old along with Jean Chrétien. Oh how the truth matters and will we will never hear a word from T2’s mouth about the family secrets.
Selfie boy makes me want to vomit!

#30 SOMETHINGS UP!! on 07.09.21 at 3:51 pm

How many BITCOIN are you willing to pay to get that flag back?

#31 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 3:52 pm

#19 Habitt on 07.09.21 at 3:10 pm
Hope your flag is found but likely burnt. How many more churches will have to burn for the Mounties and feds do something? RCMP toothless because of our people kind pm. What a joke this country has become.
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I’m sure the RCMP won’t be able to dig into this too deep. Same problem the Portland Police have dealing with all their junkies. Police get the handcuffs instead of the criminals.

#32 Woke up this morning... on 07.09.21 at 3:53 pm

Is it wrong for me to ask if you’re vaccinated?

#33 Dolce Vita on 07.09.21 at 3:58 pm

RE: Delta & UK and the “Lull”

Delta already beginning to spread on the Continent, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Greece, Denmark:

https://i.imgur.com/4QVKZSS.png

France today told its people NOT to go to Portugal or Spain.

If in Canada, probably take Delta a few months to kick in. Probably earlier here in the EU by the looks of it.

Then again, maybe not as bad as the UK? Who knows?

Wait and see I say.

#34 Sail Away on 07.09.21 at 3:58 pm

Here’s a good-news policing story from Michigan last year. More of this!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-man-who-kept-the-peace-in-detroit-11625854992

#35 Squire on 07.09.21 at 4:01 pm

If one cannot fly a Canada flag on Canada Day we have no functioning nation. You are trying to justify the absurd. – Garth
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Why can’t people understand someone’s right to celebrate a national holiday. There’s a lot of people completely oblivious about things that have happened in history and how we got here today. It’s unreal watching the nonsense unfold in this country.
ANTIFA hard at work i see never letting a crisis go to waste. Oh wait, is that what the liberals say ?

#36 Millennial 1%er on 07.09.21 at 4:01 pm

Those very same SJWs will be servicing their student debt that they took out for their Social “”Sciences”” “”Degree”” until they’re 85

Maybe they ought to read your blog

#37 Donn on 07.09.21 at 4:04 pm

“First, there is no doubt we’re entering a new phase of growth, expansion, recovery and that markets will reflect it.”
Right you are Garth. I live near the 401 in Windsor and the level of truck traffic is back up to pre-pandemic levels.
Which is a very reliable indicator of economic growth. There has been a marked increase over the last 2 weeks which agrees with your call and is a leading indicator.
I too, am really saddened by the theft of your flag.

#38 Big Bucks on 07.09.21 at 4:10 pm

The part time jobs were expected with restaurants/patios opening up but the loss of 34,000 full time jobs is the disturbing stat.My prediction is the economy will go back into the crapper sooner than later and rates will eventually have to go negative.Heaven help us but Japan could tell us a story or 2(Their markets and Real Estate values are still roughly 1/2 of what they were 32 years ago)

#39 Pylot Project on 07.09.21 at 4:21 pm

Back in 1981 SNL had a skit called The Bizarro World. I truly think we are now living in it. How else does one explain this?

Wendy Mesley, an award winning top journalist, had her career destroyed by SJWs who would walk over the corpses of their family members if it would advance their own careers. Her crime? She read the title of a book that had the N word in it. (are we even still allowed to say “N word”, or must it be referred to as “that” word now?)

Harsha Walia, Exec. Director of the BCCLA tweets “Burn Them All Down” in reference to Church burnings, and nary a peep of blow-back from any politician or her employer. She claims it was taken out of context. Oh really? What other context is there? She gets to keep her job, and carry on.

Bizarro World.

#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

#5 slava on 07.09.21 at 2:33 pm
Garth,

Please stop bringing up the AI and the revolution. I’m sorry but you are a bit clueless on the subject. The so called AI (ML is more accurate term) does pose a threat to some jobs, but those are really a minority. Nothing where an IQ of 90+ is required can’t be even remotely approached by ML.

As for the true AI – it’s not even on the horizon ATM. 100 years from now, maybe.

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As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.

After all, even the Self-checkout terminals in grocery stores still requires customer’s inputs to function.

#41 Summertime on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

If one cannot fly a Canada flag on Canada Day we have no functioning nation. You are trying to justify the absurd. – Garth

If retirees do not get decent pension indexed with real inflation, if we continue the rip-off of the savers with zero rates and high inflation that we are lied about, if we continue to reward irresponsibility at the expense of prudence… we have no functioning nation.

But looking at J2 actions – isn’t that really the goal? A dysfunctional nation?

Smoke and mirrors covering the greatest robbery the world has ever seen, masked as a credit super-expansion?

finis est qui justificat
the end justifies the means

#42 Dr V on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

25 Soggy

“So while they left out current wages we still know that
they are 126K through deduction.”

Hi Soggy. We cannot deduce that, we can only assume that. The article doesn’t actually say everybody in the industry gets paid minimum wage. It could be an honest omission, or a deliberate deception on their part.
If we look at the bottom line, the study apparently tells us that they only need another $27k in revenue to cover the increased cost of raising wages to a $15/hr
average and maintain profitability.

If we assume the $126k for current wages, the current profit would be that much higher.

#43 Part-Time on 07.09.21 at 4:33 pm

Part-Time?

What average part-time salary does one need to buy a house?

Scratch that! Real Estate is not a right!

What average part-time salary does one need to survive?

#44 Sail Away on 07.09.21 at 4:33 pm

#22 Cristian on 07.09.21 at 3:27 pm

…do it in a private, discreet manner, instead of forcing your oversized flag onto people, especially at a moment like this when sensibilities and tempers may fly high, and when so many people are rightfully upset about the horrors discovered in Canada’s history.

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What, pray tell, are these ‘horrors’ you mention? Graves?

You may or may not realize that people die, and when they die they are often buried in a grave? It happens. Hard fact. Some of your relatives have probably died in the past. The horror.

#45 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 4:40 pm

#16 S.Bby on 07.09.21 at 3:01 pm
Spendy McSpender is handing out the cash in BC:

https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/07/09/pm-heads-to-surrey-to-make-big-transit-announcement/
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I call this good spending.
The extension of the Canada Line is long overdue.
The NDP (provincially) and the Liberals (nationally) will rule in Surrey for a long time.

#46 GrumpyPanda on 07.09.21 at 4:41 pm

#22 Cristian. I have to admit that was the most eloquent piece of idiocy I have read in quite some time. Gotta go with Garth on that one.

#47 SoggyShorts on 07.09.21 at 4:41 pm

#22 Cristian on 07.09.21 at 3:27 pm
“Nobody was forced to celebrate Canada Day. But, likewise, no one had the right to stop me from doing so.”

Agreed. But do it in a private, discreet manner
…….
National pride is not something to necessarily wear on your forehead so that all can see how proud you are, and how much more of a patriot you are than the rest of us. National pride, or any other kind of pride is meant not for public display, but to be harboured in one’s soul without being forced on those around you.
You are no better than the other camp.
*************
Wow, screw that. We have freedom of expression, don’t we?

If anyone who is a Christian did something bad in history should we tear the crosses off anyone who dares to wear one today?
I’ve got some bad news for your namesake…

Give your head a shake.

#48 Darren Gregson on 07.09.21 at 4:44 pm

Garth is right 2023 get ready for a 3.65% to 4% fixed rate mortgage and a 2.75% to 3% variable rate mortgage. Oh by the way, you will be paying 20%+ more for gas, water, garbage fees, property taxes, food prices, insurance rates plus a whole lot of higher, new taxes too. Easily this could all cost you an extra $1,000 a month which is really $1,450 a month or $17,400 a year gross income just to keep what you have now.

#49 NOSTRADAMUS on 07.09.21 at 4:49 pm

A SURGIN AND A GURGLIN.
Garth, today we differ on opinion. Your comment, “there is no doubt remaining restrictions will be lifted and they’re not coming back during this lifetime.” You are absolutely correct, if you have a terminal illness with a six month life expectancy. Look across the pond to Europe, the Indian Covid-19 strain has mutated. It is now a surgin and a gurglin in the airline passenger seats arriving daily. I suspect it will be another, lonely, somber Christmas for most Canadians as the lockdowns come back with a vengeance. That’s all I have to say on that, for now.

#50 Ballingsford on 07.09.21 at 4:52 pm

Thank you Garth for taking a stand! Not many do any more. Hope they find the flag stealing criminals.

#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm

#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.
————

You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.

#52 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:05 pm

#178 IHTCD9

I think it’ll be alright somehow. Every time humans have decreased their labour requirement to provide the basics (freeing up time for civilization building) things have got better for most people. Only 200 years ago, it took almost every hour in the day, (and 10 kids) to provide just the bare minimum.
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Well, history shows us that human economic progress is not straight line linear.
The Romans seemed to have had a decent life. 
I read somewhere that the Top Gladiators in Rome were Superstars, making the equivalent what a Superstar in sports would make nowadays.
Then came the dark ages, which set back the Western world about 800 years.
During that period, the Chinese and the Arabs were flourishing.
So, there’s ups and downs.
Since WWII, the West has enjoyed considerable growth, and some are questioning if that can be sustained.
Maybe, it’s China’s time to shine.
But, then again, predictions are hard to make, especially about the future.

#53 Doug in London on 07.09.21 at 5:06 pm

Over the last year we’ve seen inflation in the price of various goods and services. There’s debate over whether it’s temporary, or if it will persist and result in a bigger increase in interest rates than many economists expect. While it’s doubtful we’ll see a repeat of 1981, it will be interesting to see what happens if interest rates do go up a lot more than expected. I’ll just patiently hold on to my CPD and XPF. They have already gone up nicely over the last year, and the best could be yet to come. I’m glad I won’t have to renew a mortgage if such a thing happens.

#54 Lunenburg Flag Thief on 07.09.21 at 5:09 pm

https://gifs.com/embed/bart-simpson-i-didn-t-do-it-yDqwMg

Not me Garth, but when I find the dude who took it, I’ll steal it from him and sell it back to you.

Cool?

#55 Ryan on 07.09.21 at 5:13 pm

So sorry about the flag, Garth. I hope you get it back.
In addition to the police effort: Maybe first a sign on the door asking for its return, no questions asked(?) Surprisingly, that often works.

But if that doesn’t work after a period of time, another sign offering a reward for the successful prosecution of those responsible. Somebody knows something. People talk. All it takes is one loose acquaintance who heard someone congratulating themselves and wouldn’t mind a few dollars.

Best wishes for its return.

#56 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:17 pm

#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm
#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.
————

You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.
————
Gotta agree with Josheph.
Little AI required on an assembly line.
These Roombas are just a pain in the butt.
If you really want them to clean halve decently, you still gotta move all the small objects, and they take forever.
Like lost in space.
And the bags are tiny.
As they say, if you want it done right , you better do it yourself.

#57 vanreal on 07.09.21 at 5:20 pm

Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:05 pm
#178 IHTCD9

I think it’ll be alright somehow. Every time humans have decreased their labour requirement to provide the basics (freeing up time for civilization building) things have got better for most people. Only 200 years ago, it took almost every hour in the day, (and 10 kids) to provide just the bare minimum.
———————–
Well, history shows us that human economic progress is not straight line linear.
The Romans seemed to have had a decent life.
I read somewhere that the Top Gladiators in Rome were Superstars, making the equivalent what a Superstar in sports would make nowadays.
Then came the dark ages, which set back the Western world about 800 years.
During that period, the Chinese and the Arabs were flourishing.
So, there’s ups and downs.
Since WWII, the West has enjoyed considerable growth, and some are questioning if that can be sustained.
Maybe, it’s China’s time to shine.
But, then again, predictions are hard to make, especially about the future.

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That’s how you judge a decent life because sports figures made huge amounts of money? BTW gladiators were slaves.

#58 OK, Doomer? on 07.09.21 at 5:35 pm

No one has the right to go through life unoffended. Learning to deal with it is called being a grown up. If you’re offended by everything, your opinions are a child’s opinion.

#59 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 5:39 pm

@#45 Public Transit Ponzie

“I call this good spending.
The extension of the Canada Line is long overdue.”

+++

They have spent billions on Skytrain, buses and bike paths while ignoring the economy crushing clogged bridges and freeways all over the lower brain land.

And they are bribing us for votes with our own tax dollars.

Pathetic.

I thought you were smarter than that Ponzie.

#60 LG on 07.09.21 at 5:40 pm

It appears to me that youngsters today skipped history studies, and we are seeing the beginnings of history repeating itself.

During 1930’s Hitler used the term Social justice” in his speeches. The term was used to inspire the acceptance of fascism.

Many places in the world are becoming fascist, under the guise of woke and social justice.

Maybe that’s why Bezos, Branson and Musk see the business opportunity of shuttling people off planet.

I hope my portfolio is successful enough to cover the cost of a one-way ticket.

#61 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:48 pm

#58 OK, Doomer? on 07.09.21 at 5:35 pm
No one has the right to go through life unoffended. Learning to deal with it is called being a grown up. If you’re offended by everything, your opinions are a child’s opinion.
—————-
I agree with you, to a point.
When a came to “British” Columbia, I was called a Nazi on some occasions. On account of my German Accent.
And I always snug it of as ignorance, and moved on.
However, picture yourself as a Jew in Nazi Germany.
Where do you draw the line?

#62 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 5:49 pm

#56 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:17 pm
#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm
#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.
————

You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.
————
Gotta agree with Josheph.
Little AI required on an assembly line.
—-

Indeed, but you will find lots of *robots* replacing human labour on an assembly line.

Robots are out in full force right now, today. Adidas has a lights-out plant in Germany. No employees other than loading the front end, and unloading the back end. This plant used to run in China for the cheap labour, but moved to Germany once labour was no longer needed.

Real AI is a ways off yes, but you can start the timer when quantum computers are a reality. It won’t be too long after that IMHO.

#63 Sail Away on 07.09.21 at 5:54 pm

#54 Lunenburg Flag Thief on 07.09.21 at 5:09 pm

Not me Garth, but when I find the dude who took it, I’ll steal it from him and sell it back to you.

Cool?

——–

After flag recovery and re-installation, I’m happy to provide gentle theft deterrence.

In my experience, courteous discussion usually resolves differences of opinion, and the armoured observation post with air-cooled, belt-fed, swivel-mounted, night-scope equipped .50 cal is barely ever needed.

#64 Joseph R. on 07.09.21 at 6:01 pm

#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm
#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.
————

You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.

———————————————————————

I think you are confusing Numerical Control (CNC Maching) and Artificial intelligence (AI)

CNC
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_control

AI can certainly aid human labour in data collection and automatize tasks but can’t replace human thinking.

Amazon, one of the world’s top A.I. researcher and developer is still heavily reliant on unskilled labour for its warehouses and fulfilment centers.

#65 Chalkie on 07.09.21 at 6:05 pm

Garth, let’s show these AO’s that we are true Canadian patriotic’s and take our Flag pride as seriously as our good friends to the South.
Next Canada day, let’s get a bigger flag made up, to cover the entire side of you building, I am a proud Canadian and would gladly throw in the first $20 or $30 dollars to help you look these idiots in the eyes as you smile all through 2022 Canada day.

#66 Another Deckchair on 07.09.21 at 6:09 pm

No showing of pride?

“Pride – a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired”

Betcha those flag-thiefs, cancel-culture-Karens or statue-puller-downers and their groupies glowed with pride.

@22 Cristian – I have a feeling that you have no clue about what you are talking about. I feel sorry for you, and do hope you find a place in society where you fit and can be productive and show pride.

#67 Cliffsails on 07.09.21 at 6:13 pm

The robots are here.
https://www.rt.com/news/527913-scary-boston-dynamics-dance-hyundai/

#68 db on 07.09.21 at 6:18 pm

Hello Dolce,
Hope life in Italia is treating you well.
I think you need to revisit your single dose calculation.
45 million is the number who have received AT LEAST one dose, those fully vaxed are included in this total.
Thus:
(45,601,445-34,198,779) x 3.20% = 364,885 possible infections among single dose group, not 1.5 million

Thus a top end total of 1.3 million not 2.4 million infections. This would decrease as many single vax go double and depending on what happens with no vax group.
All the best

#69 batt519 on 07.09.21 at 6:20 pm

Restrictions and $ilver will be gaining steam again around Thanksgiving.

Apologies for you flag.

#70 NSNG on 07.09.21 at 6:34 pm

and POUF!

Trudeau tosses another 1.6 billion off the back of the turnip truck.

What a crook.

#71 Stone on 07.09.21 at 6:38 pm

#22 Cristian on 07.09.21 at 3:27 pm
“Nobody was forced to celebrate Canada Day. But, likewise, no one had the right to stop me from doing so.”

Agreed. But do it in a private, discreet manner, instead of forcing your oversized flag onto people, especially at a moment like this when sensibilities and tempers may fly high, and when so many people are rightfully upset about the horrors discovered in Canada’s history.
The way you chose to proceed shows that, despite being usually witty, your wits deserted you when you needed them most.
National pride is not something to necessarily wear on your forehead so that all can see how proud you are, and how much more of a patriot you are than the rest of us. National pride, or any other kind of pride is meant not for public display, but to be harboured in one’s soul without being forced on those around you.
You are no better than the other camp. (yes, they were wrong too, they should have just lowered your flag, not steal it).

If one cannot fly a Canada flag on Canada Day we have no functioning nation. You are trying to justify the absurd. – Garth

———

Cristian, let me guess.

You like bending over for ever POS that crosses your path. You have no backbone or spine. You can’t stand behind anything or back anyone up. You have no sense of pride or ethics. You don’t actually understand or get what a privilege it is to live in a country that is democratic and free.

But the most important piece: You’re not actually Canadian both in your heart or your mind.

I hope we never cross paths. I don’t want to see the soil you desecrate by walking on it.

#72 J on 07.09.21 at 6:41 pm

#5 slava on 07.09.21 at 2:33 pm
Garth,

Please stop bringing up the AI and the revolution.
—————————————————-
Slava. I disagree with your opinion. Several years ago I decided to go back to uni and get a higher degree in computer science. I’m in the algorithms group and am very fortunate in that I get to do research with some incredibly bright people. We work on optimization problems and proximity query problems, which are part of the machine learning research field.

In the past five years there has been an acceleration of ideas and studies that will fundamentally change society 10 to 20 years from now. There are papers on recognizing the identity of an individual based solely on their gait, i.e. how they walk and move, papers that describe algorithms which correctly classify cancers that doctors miss (who have IQ’s that far exceed 90), and research on recognizing movement processes that will have large impacts on things like driverless cars and human sign language translation. Plus, we are just at the beginning of exploring algorithms that run on quantum computers.

I think that the general public does not quite yet understand that the change is not linear, but rather closer to exponential, akin to the spread of the current Delta variant with an R0 greater than one. A couple years ago I attended a weeklong summer camp on Optimization algorithms which included a couple world-leading speakers. One half-jokingly said, “don’t worry, your jobs as algorithm designers will be the last ones to be taken over by machine learning”. Job security is going to become a major political issue in the next several decades.

Finally, and this is less important, but I dislike the term AI. There is nothing artificial about it, and the word intelligence is fuzzy and doesn’t define it well. Machine learning comes closer to describing what it does.

#73 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 6:41 pm

#64 Joseph R. on 07.09.21 at 6:01 pm
#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm
#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.
————

You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.

———————————————————————

I think you are confusing Numerical Control (CNC Maching) and Artificial intelligence (AI)

CNC
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_control

AI can certainly aid human labour in data collection and automatize tasks but can’t replace human thinking.

Amazon, one of the world’s top A.I. researcher and developer is still heavily reliant on unskilled labour for its warehouses and fulfilment centers.

—- –

I never said anything about AI, I was responding to your comment:

“We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour”

I walk past CNC machines 5 days per week, so I know what they are. I was talking about actual mechanical robots, which are commonplace in modern manufacturing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtvlIRuamgI

#74 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 6:47 pm

@#61 Pugnacious Ponzerrelli
“I was called a Nazi on some occasions. On account of my German Accent.”

+++
Nah.
Dare I suggest it was your overbearing arrogance with a smattering of disdain for your fellow Canadian?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxpIwQoaMX4

#75 Cottagers STAY THE HELL AWAY! on 07.09.21 at 6:52 pm

The weather is cold and rainy this weekend.

Cottage areas are now becoming Delta variant hot spots.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/grey-bruce-hot-spot-red-cross-saugeen-first-nation-1.6096389

So just stay home, all you slimy little pathogens from Oakville.

2022 will be better, hopefully.

Just.

Stay.

Home.

#76 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 6:52 pm

@#70 NSNG
“Trudeau tosses another 1.6 billion off the back of the turnip truck.

What a crook.”

++++

Yep.
He’ll spend the next 3 months digging us another $100, $200, $400 BILLION deeper into the debt hole our great great grand children won’t pay their way out of.

As the “Woke” idiots line up and vote Liberal….

All while blaming Boomers for “ruining it” for them.

A shame I wont be around to watch the grandkids screaming at their grandparents in 50 years for whats happening to their future now…….

:)

#77 Nonplused on 07.09.21 at 6:53 pm

#56 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:17 pm
#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm
#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.
————

You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.
————
Gotta agree with Josheph.
Little AI required on an assembly line.
These Roombas are just a pain in the butt.
If you really want them to clean halve decently, you still gotta move all the small objects, and they take forever.
Like lost in space.
And the bags are tiny.
As they say, if you want it done right , you better do it yourself.

—————————————

Roomba’s are getting smarter though. Ours is fairly new, so it has the ability to map out the room and once mapped remember where it has been and where it hasn’t. It isn’t just bumping around randomly like the original ones did. Also the charge station contains a vacuum and a bag about the size that would go in a floor vacuum so it cleans itself out when it is full. My wife can look on her app and see how it is making out. Pretty smart for something that only counts wheel rotations and bumps. You can see it slow down when it approaches a previously mapped object.

Still pretty slow though. Overall I would say it is more of a toy than a useful product but the technology is interesting and it is getting better.

But ya, as Musk is proving with his elusive full auto-pilot, certain tasks humans can do quite readily are still beyond AI.

#78 NSNG on 07.09.21 at 6:54 pm

#59 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 5:39 pm

@#45 Public Transit Ponzie

“I call this good spending.
The extension of the Canada Line is long overdue.”

+++

They have spent billions on Skytrain, buses and bike paths while ignoring the economy crushing clogged bridges and freeways all over the lower brain land.

And they are bribing us for votes with our own tax dollars.

Pathetic.

I thought you were smarter than that Ponzie.

If it were such good spending why hasn’t the private sector taken up the torch and built it? It’s because it is not good spending. It is a money loser that needs subsidies from the government just to operate.

I’m not saying it is not needed thanks to all the poor the government has created, but if vacuum-tube Elon Musk hasn’t jumped on the opportunity, then there must be a hole in that bucket.

Bezos will spend the money to get into space but not on transit systems. That says a lot.

#79 Wrk.dover on 07.09.21 at 6:57 pm

#188 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 2:20 pm

As a dozer owner, I sometimes wonder which is cheaper to feed? Last spring I dug out my 80’ drive way 10” deep, and refilled it with two tandem axle loads of crusher run. That’s about 190,000 lbs of stone moved out/in total. I also had to rip it 12” deep before I could shovel it out. Start to finish, it was less than 2 tanks of fuel (25 to fill), for my old 30hp track loader.

How much of this job would have got done via Manpower for say, 40.00 worth of food and drink?
_____________________________

Ripping it up is the hard part yeah but, last night just before dark, my 70yr old wife moved 1/20 of a tandem load of that with shovel and wheelbarrow, in about 15 minutes. Gotta keep it dry to do that.

Two years after the non-bad-diet related triple bypass….

#80 Big English on 07.09.21 at 7:05 pm

Really hope your flag is returned.
Very disappointing to see individuals taking their opinions, not the only opinion, into their own hands.

#81 slava on 07.09.21 at 7:06 pm

@#51 You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.

_———–
And? You will find next to zero of AI there. There is occasional image recognition here and there, yes, but that is not an AI. It carefully and painstakingly engineered process that take a lot of work to implement. It’s not you walk into an empty space and tell ‘build me Tesla’ and AI makes it happen

#82 My Body My Choice on 07.09.21 at 7:07 pm

“There is no doubt remaining restrictions will be lifted and that they’re not coming back during this lifetime.”

I really hope you’re right, Garth, but since we’re living in upside down clown world, the crazy people currently running our governments may have other plans for us.

“Statues. Churches. Burning. Vandalism. Theft. If you want to turn goodwill into disgust, this is the path.”

Any goodwill that I may have had for native folks has gone up in flames … the native “leadership” and media enabled and encouraged the false narrative that mass graves of murdered children have been uncovered and our founding fathers were genociders. There is NO EVIDENCE OF THIS. Nothing more than some radar scans of gravesites have been provided. Saying this is proof of genocide is irresponsible, reckless, monumentally stupid, and has set back any chance for Truth and Reconciliation by decades, if not forever.

Garth, thanks for taking a principled and courageous stand against the raging mob of lunatics who are trying to tear down and burn down this country.

#83 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 7:10 pm

#72 J on 07.09.21 at 6:41 pm

One half-jokingly said, “don’t worry, your jobs as algorithm designers will be the last ones to be taken over by machine learning”. Job security is going to become a major political issue in the next several decades.
——-

Aye, and also information security once quantum computers are common. I can’t see how anything can be made secure online once QC is here, and eventually falls into the wrong hands. They’re having enough trouble as it is.

Both my boys are planning on getting CS degrees . :)

#84 Paul on 07.09.21 at 7:11 pm

This feels just like it did in Yugoslavia before the war. Property destruction nobody prosecuted. Then someone’s family got killed too. Then someone retaliated. Cops looking the other way. Government spewing propaganda.
How foolish of me to think Canadians knew better. And this place had everything going for it, dammit!

#85 Don Guillermo on 07.09.21 at 7:11 pm

When Socks was asked by reporter Drea Humphrey at a recent press conference in BC why the burning of churches aren’t labelled hate crimes she was rudely brushed off by T2 and then physically removed by his RCMP bodyguards. These are not the type of questions he would allow his CBC lapdog reporters ask. More disgusting Trudeau behavior captured on video.

“Trudeau refused to take her questions and walked away from the podium to pose for selfies with the public. Drea politely walked beside him, asking her questions again. She was never threatening or abusive, never blocked his path and never posed any physical danger to Trudeau whatsoever — she was simply asking him questions he didn’t like. Drea, an accomplished journalist and a registered member of the Independent Press Gallery, was invited to attend Trudeau’s campaign press conferences in British Columbia, during his pre-election swing through the province. She asked Trudeau about the wave of arson targeting churches across Canada. Trudeau brushed her off, and a squad of Trudeau’s RCMP bodyguards immediately swooped in, physically grabbed her, and pulled her away from asking her questions.”

#86 Hugh Fitzsimmons on 07.09.21 at 7:15 pm

This year’s Canada has special meeting for me. I sold my condo due to my disability leading to job loss. Also, the high condo fees of $560 a month are ridiculous. I am now debt free and don’t have to deal with that money pit anymore.

So I sold my condo made a decent profit and got my CPP disability, my disability lump sum payout. Now I am 60 and living with my brother-in-law and sister. They live here in rural way out in the country where life is cheaper.

They are both retired and made me a deal that I could not deny. I pay $500 a month+ utilities which gives me $1,400 a month left in my pocket every month and get quite along with them. They were both business owners back in 2018 when they retired and looks like they got out just in time. It is a good thing they were smart, responsible in which they saved, invested their money wisely and are debt free for many years.

#87 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 7:15 pm

#67 Cliffsails on 07.09.21 at 6:13 pm
The robots are here.
https://www.rt.com/news/527913-scary-boston-dynamics-dance-hyundai/
————-
Sorry,
But Woody Allen’s “Sleeper” had real working housemaid robots in 1973, 48 years ago.
I say, once they invent a robot that can mimic an old fashioned butler like Alec Guinness in “Remains of the Day”, then wake me up.

#88 Steve French on 07.09.21 at 7:21 pm

I have really come to loathe the extreme left SJW crowd.

They are a bunch of uneducated, self-righteous, church burning, flag stealing, statue toppling, totalitarian thugs.

Canada must be defended against these losers.

Smoking Man would be rolling in his grave.

#89 Veronica on 07.09.21 at 7:22 pm

Once again Mr. Turner your prediction was right on: https://www.reuters.com/video/2021/07/08/once-beloved-pandemic-pets-now-crowd-dog?videoId=732670574

#90 Sara on 07.09.21 at 7:23 pm

#182 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 1:22 pm
@#176 Smug Sara
“No worries. Your paid dates don’t care that much what you wear. Just make sure you shower and tip well.”
++++

Err.
Why are you being so sexist?.
Never heard of male prostitution?
Get with the times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkrb4h4weW4

I’ll give you the Greaterfool discount….

==================

Yeah, I’ve heard of it. But they are always hot studs. Greaterfool discount is right.

#91 Doug t on 07.09.21 at 7:31 pm

SJW’s are a bore – they get their feels all in a knot and think everyone is suppose to bow to their whining – meh this to shall pass

#92 the Jaguar on 07.09.21 at 7:32 pm

In these smaller communities someone always knows something, or someone saw something. I’m surprised with the prevalence of doorbell cams, street web cams, etc that something hasn’t surfaced. Smaller communities can be tight lipped. That might be respectable when protecting their own from harm, but stealing that flag was criminal, cowardly, and not necessary for the Perps to demonstrate their own feelings by simply standing down from Canada celebrations.
They were social justice warriors who think they have a right to speak and think for all people. The same type who think burning churches to the ground is ‘understandable’. What is shameful is that someone knows what happened and who did it. I hope they’re reading this, because they are the biggest coward of all. Karma. It’s coming for you. It always does.

#93 the Jaguar on 07.09.21 at 7:34 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLy2SaSQAtA

#94 SoggyShorts on 07.09.21 at 7:36 pm

#56 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:17 pm
#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm
#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.
————

You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.
————
Gotta agree with Josheph.
Little AI required on an assembly line.
These Roombas are just a pain in the butt.
If you really want them to clean halve decently, you still gotta move all the small objects, and they take forever.
Like lost in space.
And the bags are tiny.
As they say, if you want it done right , you better do it yourself.

******************
You need to get a newer upgraded one.
Mine works on a schedule every day and most importantly empties his own bag into to the base.
All I have to do is empty the big canister once a month.

#95 Hypocritical Oaf on 07.09.21 at 7:43 pm

#22 Cristian on 07.09.21 at 3:27 pm

“Nobody was forced to celebrate Canada Day. But, likewise, no one had the right to stop me from doing so.”

___________

Agreed. YADA…. YADA… YADA!

________

If one cannot fly a Canada flag on Canada Day we have no functioning nation. You are trying to justify the absurd. – Garth

_______________________

What about theft and trespassing? The very hypocrites that are so concerned about apparent “atrocities” from decades ago think it’s fine if they break the law.

#96 Flop... on 07.09.21 at 7:49 pm

The original is still the best, they say.

Upon reflection, I might have gotten this flag thing all wrong on my first attempt at cheering up a friend.

I suggested that Thor Turner get a projector and drape an image of a Canadian flag all over his bank.

Weak sauce.

All that does is show the cretins one guy cares about this country.

If there’s failure on the flag finding front, a more powerful gesture might be for a few hundred of us to mail in a bunch of smaller flags and we find some old retired fisherman to stitch them all together for Canada Day next year.

This shows the thieving bastards, either that a bunch of people care about this country, or that one guy got carried away and ordered a few hundred flags by accident on Amazon.

This is not just a Canadian thing, the past few years activists have been trying to cancel Australia Day in the name of reconciliation as well.

Might as well send Garth my Australian flag as well…

M47BC

#97 slava on 07.09.21 at 7:57 pm

#72 j.

I appreciate your enthusiasm, but I think it is caused by your relative inexperience. Yes there has been made significant progress in ML but it is primarily fueled by ever growing computing power. That is one of the few areas where there is objectively is significant growth Albright not exponential.

Many of the AI ideas were known 50 or more years ago, but enough memory or CPU cycles were not available to implement anything noon trivial.

As much as ML is amazing at doing a lot of things, fundamentally it is limited in that it is actually quite dumb and mechanical.

#98 joe kahn on 07.09.21 at 8:01 pm

I may be wrong inflation forces are winning now, but after another 4 years time it will deflationary forces we will be dealing with.

#99 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 8:01 pm

#81 slava on 07.09.21 at 7:06 pm

@#51 You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.

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And? You will find next to zero of AI there. There is occasional image recognition here and there, yes, but that is not an AI. It carefully and painstakingly engineered process that take a lot of work to implement. It’s not you walk into an empty space and tell ‘build me Tesla’ and AI makes it happen
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I never said anything about AI in that post. Go back and read it again.

#100 R on 07.09.21 at 8:02 pm

Elon Musk is one of a handful of people that are are on the boundry of understanding the capabilities/threats of AI. He has said General AI has a high probability of posing a risk to humanity. I agree the progress of AI will be exponential,not linear. I would not be so dismissive of this threat. There is no cental world body that can regulate AI use and counter the temptation of militaries to weaponize autonomous swarms. Think of 20,000 drones, each with a shaped charge, camera and object identification all controlled by an AI with a mission to take out a high priority target. This could be the war weapon of 2030s. IMHO

#101 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 8:05 pm

#94 SoggyShorts on 07.09.21 at 7:36 pm
#56 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:17 pm
#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm
#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

As someone who owns a Roomba, I agree. We are nowhere close to getting robots replacing human labour.
————

You need to go visit a modern auto assembly plant.
————
Gotta agree with Josheph.
Little AI required on an assembly line.
These Roombas are just a pain in the butt.
If you really want them to clean halve decently, you still gotta move all the small objects, and they take forever.
Like lost in space.
And the bags are tiny.
As they say, if you want it done right , you better do it yourself.
******************
You need to get a newer upgraded one.
Mine works on a schedule every day and most importantly empties his own bag into to the base.
All I have to do is empty the big canister once a month.
——————
Sure,
Feed the beast.
Build in obsolescence.
Same with the Dyson.
All just toys.
I’ll stick with my quiet Miele.
Do a room in 5 minutes, and I know it’s clean.
No dust and bacteria floating around after it.

#102 NSNG on 07.09.21 at 8:05 pm

Maybe they were confused. Maybe they have heard that ‘bankers own the country’ and Garth’s flag display was all about that.

Here is that scene of Trudeau’s thugs pushing women around. I guess he doesn’t do everything himself. Sometimes he delegates the work. :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w65nS5Midvk

#103 Steve French on 07.09.21 at 8:16 pm

A list of Canadian public figures who have excused church burnings and acts of vandalism targeting historical Canadian symbols:

https://tnc.news/2021/07/07/public-figures-who-excused-the-church-burnings-and-vandalism/

#104 NSNG on 07.09.21 at 8:18 pm

@ #97 slava on 07.09.21 at 7:57 pm

It may be dumb and mechanical (like logic) but it will be able to analyze 5000 years of ideas in a matter of minutes. It will be the speed that makes them effective

https://deepmind.com/research/case-studies/alphago-the-story-so-far

#105 David Greene on 07.09.21 at 8:19 pm

Just curious Sail, can you post 3 citations of all-white schools with burial grounds adjacent? Nah, I didn’t think so.

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#44 Sail Away on 07.09.21 at 4:33 pm

#22 Cristian on 07.09.21 at 3:27 pm

…do it in a private, discreet manner, instead of forcing your oversized flag onto people, especially at a moment like this when sensibilities and tempers may fly high, and when so many people are rightfully upset about the horrors discovered in Canada’s history.

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What, pray tell, are these ‘horrors’ you mention? Graves?

You may or may not realize that people die, and when they die they are often buried in a grave? It happens. Hard fact. Some of your relatives have probably died in the past. The horror.

#106 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 8:24 pm

#88 Steve French on 07.09.21 at 7:21 pm
I have really come to loathe the extreme left SJW crowd.

They are a bunch of uneducated, self-righteous, church burning, flag stealing, statue toppling, totalitarian thugs.

Canada must be defended against these losers.

Smoking Man would be rolling in his grave.
—- –

Yep, but we’ll have to wait for someone other than Trudeau for some law and order to return. Just nothing good is going to happen as long as he’s running the show, as the last 6 years have well demonstrated.

#107 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 8:48 pm

#84 Paul on 07.09.21 at 7:11 pm
This feels just like it did in Yugoslavia before the war. Property destruction nobody prosecuted. Then someone’s family got killed too. Then someone retaliated. Cops looking the other way. Government spewing propaganda.
How foolish of me to think Canadians knew better. And this place had everything going for it, dammit!
———

This used to be a really good country to live in and raise a family. That’s all gone now. 6 years, and one freak goofball PM was all it took. The damage is now irrevocably done, and it’s just a matter of time now.

I’ve started looking into options just in case we keep electing nimrod idiot flakes like T2. I’ll be damned before I’m gonna live in a country where I can’t speak my mind without fearing (consequence-free) reprisals from my ideological opposites.

If Canadians cannot live and let live, and I am to be persecuted for my ideas, then I’ll be getting the hell ‘outta here post-haste. No chance the door will be hitting me on the way out either, it’ll be blown right off it’s ******* hinges.

#108 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 8:57 pm

#79 Wrk.dover on 07.09.21 at 6:57 pm
#188 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 2:20 pm

As a dozer owner, I sometimes wonder which is cheaper to feed? Last spring I dug out my 80’ drive way 10” deep, and refilled it with two tandem axle loads of crusher run. That’s about 190,000 lbs of stone moved out/in total. I also had to rip it 12” deep before I could shovel it out. Start to finish, it was less than 2 tanks of fuel (25 to fill), for my old 30hp track loader.

How much of this job would have got done via Manpower for say, 40.00 worth of food and drink?
_____________________________

Ripping it up is the hard part yeah but, last night just before dark, my 70yr old wife moved 1/20 of a tandem load of that with shovel and wheelbarrow, in about 15 minutes. Gotta keep it dry to do that.
— –

How much does she eat? :)

A 70 y/o Woman might do physical work better than many teenaged males these days. And I’m not even joking a bit here…

#109 Ustabe on 07.09.21 at 9:03 pm

Its going to be real nice and quiet when all of you all who are leaving finally do so.

I’m so grateful that I apparently do not live in the same country as you all do…

#110 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 9:03 pm

@#Sad Sara
“Yeah, I’ve heard of it. But they are always hot studs. Greaterfool discount is right.”

+++

hahaha.
Well as one dissatisfied customer once said to me,
“Who do you expect to please with THAT?”
” Me”, I replied.

#111 Felix on 07.09.21 at 9:08 pm

Happy Feline Friday!

Did you know:

Pure-white cats with blue eyes are often deaf.

Kitty litter was invented in 1947 by Ed Lowe.

Cats have 32 muscles to control their ears, allowing them to turn a full 180-degrees.

Cats can jump up to 5 times their own height.

The cat “righting reflex” doesn’t come from the tail – it comes from the eyes and the inner ears.

Cats are the only known mammal that can’t taste sweet.

#112 Trojan House on 07.09.21 at 9:12 pm

It’s funny that we now have more people arrested for going to church than we have for burning down churches.

#113 Sniffer on 07.09.21 at 9:23 pm

#105 David Greene on 07.09.21 at 8:19 pm
Just curious Sail, can you post 3 citations of all-white schools with burial grounds adjacent? Nah, I didn’t think so.
==========
Well, just about every school adjacent to a church with a graveyard, duh.

#114 espressobob on 07.09.21 at 9:25 pm

Patriotism left the stage a long time ago.

Culture vs culture is the modern theme playing out.

It’s a global issue…

#115 Cici on 07.09.21 at 9:37 pm

#39 Pylot Project

I hear you, and can’t believe Harsha Walia got away with tweeting “Burn it All Down.” in response to news that two more churches had been set fire to.

But even worse, she didn’t even have the decency to say sorry or back down on her statement, oh no… she actually had gall to blame “right-wing pundits” for “taking her quote out of context” (huh, LOL?) and “harassing her.”

Her BS excuse was a pathetic cover-up attempt, but nobody’s actually buying it. Unfortunately, she appears to be protected by her fellow “partisan pundits”… I guess she’s the best candidate the extreme Lefties can find to support their agenda.

Not. Fit. For. The. Job. She should have been fired and charged for inciting violence.

#116 Chimingin on 07.09.21 at 9:45 pm

#26 – Cristian, you are part of the problem. We have the right to be Canadian, there is no hope for reconciliation if symbols of the country are not respected. In fact, I refuse reconciliation if I am to be continually called a ‘settler’ – my ancestors were, I am not. I am Canadian. As is the flag. We have the right to celebrate this country however we like.

#117 ImGonnaBeSick on 07.09.21 at 9:45 pm

#109 Ustabe on 07.09.21 at 9:03 pm
Its going to be real nice and quiet when all of you all who are leaving finally do so.

I’m so grateful that I apparently do not live in the same country as you all do…

—–

Right.. you apparently live in La-La land if you have absolutely no concerns with the direction this country has moved in the last decade…

#118 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 9:48 pm

@#70 Wrk.dvr
“Last night just before dark, my 70yr old wife moved 1/20 of a tandem load of that with shovel and wheelbarrow, in about 15 minutes. Gotta keep it dry to do that.

Two years after the non-bad-diet related triple bypass…”

+++
You’ve trained her well + the Nova Scotia diet.

Nova Scotia:
One of three areas in the world with clusters of Centenarians

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/puzzle-of-the-century-74840507/

Greaterfool with Garth at the helm in 2042…..

#119 Mark on 07.09.21 at 9:57 pm

That’s dead wrong to say no more lockdown in our lifetime.
No one knows if this gets worst again let’s see what December brings a d what hospital look like.

#120 Uncle Charlie on 07.09.21 at 10:04 pm

Some light entertainment. Turner Nation, is this you? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxxfXgeVXe8

#121 PastThePeak on 07.09.21 at 10:07 pm

#22 Cristian on 07.09.21 at 3:27 pm

National pride is not something to necessarily wear on your forehead so that all can see how proud you are, and how much more of a patriot you are than the rest of us. National pride, or any other kind of pride is meant not for public display, but to be harboured in one’s soul without being forced on those around you.
You are no better than the other camp. (yes, they were wrong too, they should have just lowered your flag, not steal it).
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Cristian has just shown how low this country can go. Such pathetic drivel. How this “person” (being generous) can look in the mirror is beyond me.

This country is toast if there are many more Cristians out there…

#122 morrey on 07.09.21 at 10:11 pm

re: #22 Cristian

what a silly comment.

#123 Cici on 07.09.21 at 10:12 pm

#101 Ponzius Pilatus

Yes, you are 100% right on that one.

I too have a Miele; actually, I now have two. First one was bought in 2008 and it’s still going strong. My most highly prized possession.

But I just got a second on sale. I didn’t really need it, but because the other is already 13 years old, figured it would be good to have a backup, just in case the unthinkable were to transpire. The new one is just as amazingly effective, but lighter… and oh, what a thing of beauty! It should win an industrial design award.

#124 Puzza di scoreggia on 07.09.21 at 10:15 pm

I noticed there’s some guy on this blog… I can’t remember his name, Pizzaiolo or something like that. Apparently he lives somewhere in Italy. I can’t figure why someone would be following a Canadian financial blog while living in Italy. Is there really nothing interesting to do there? Did he leave Canada and is now homesick? Was moving to Italy a mistake? Is he just bored? Is he planning to come back one day? Are there no good blogs in Italy he could follow instead?

#125 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 10:34 pm

If we keep electing Trudeau style leadership, I think it’ll be the good old USA for me. Probably New England or NYS. Yes they’re Dem zones, but that’ll be an old school conservative environment from my perspective. Canada is where burning places of worship is a-ok by our current twit leadership? Maybe bombing them will be ok in the future too? You can enjoy it without me. Jews, Muslims, and Hindu’s take note, someday it’ll be your turn…

Yeah, thanks but no thanks.

#126 Slava on 07.09.21 at 10:35 pm

@ #97 slava on 07.09.21 at 7:57 pm

It may be dumb and mechanical (like logic) but it will be able to

sorry I made a couple of posts from a phone and autocorrect butchered my posts.

Please do read up on alphaGo. If you are capable of understanding what goes on there, you’d know how unimpressive it is.

Th training regimen of AlphaGo involved playing a number of games FAR exceeding that human players can play in lifetime. Which is quite inefficient way of learning. Essentially they brute-forced significant chunk of game space. A task, for a game like go, previously unfathomable due to enormous number of positions. In the end it plays well, but there is no reason or strategy. It plays the same way a parrot speaks: repeats memorized sequences.

#127 Slava on 07.09.21 at 10:46 pm

#100 R on 07.09.21 at 8:02 pm

Elon Musk is one of a handful of people that are are on the boundry of understanding the capabilities/threats of AI. He has said General AI has a high probability of posing a risk to

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Oh boy, you had to bring in Musk into the convo :)
Musk is a brilliant engineer, and I respect him tremendously, but he is also a brilliant PR man and he will say anything to keep public attention on his companies. He says a lot of stuff that he knows will never happen.

Yes it is plausable that “General AI has a high probability of posing a risk to humanity” but the risk is negated by low probability of AGI ever happening.

Think about it. We are talking about creating a machine matching an ingenuity of humans, yet we don’t even know how our brain works. Yes we know biochemistry and cell machinery and signalling, but how everything comes together – no clue.

So…

#128 mike from mtl on 07.09.21 at 10:53 pm

#123 Cici on 07.09.21 at 10:12 pm
#101 Ponzius Pilatus

Yes, you are 100% right on that one.

I too have a Miele/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Throwing names around, have an inherited early 2000s Electrolux canister even though is ‘old’ in terms of consumer goods it still works perfect. No good reason to replace it, it does the job and bags are available.

My folks have disposed of at least 4 sucky disposable toys including yes a Dyson.

#129 Sara on 07.09.21 at 10:55 pm

#110 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 9:03 pm
@#Sad Sara
“Yeah, I’ve heard of it. But they are always hot studs. Greaterfool discount is right.”

+++

hahaha.
Well as one dissatisfied customer once said to me,
“Who do you expect to please with THAT?”
” Me”, I replied.

==================

Dissatisfied ‘customer’? Don’t you mean ex-wife?

#130 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 11:00 pm

#115 Cici on 07.09.21 at 9:37 pm
#39 Pylot Project

I hear you, and can’t believe Harsha Walia got away with tweeting “Burn it All Down.” in response to news that two more churches had been set fire to.

But even worse, she didn’t even have the decency to say sorry or back down on her statement, oh no… she actually had gall to blame “right-wing pundits” for “taking her quote out of context” (huh, LOL?) and “harassing her.”

Her BS excuse was a pathetic cover-up attempt, but nobody’s actually buying it. Unfortunately, she appears to be protected by her fellow “partisan pundits”… I guess she’s the best candidate the extreme Lefties can find to support their agenda.

Not. Fit. For. The. Job. She should have been fired and charged for inciting violence.
— – ——

It’s all good in Trudeau’s Canada. If this is what we’ve got in Ottawa come 2038, you can bet I’ll be somewhere else. I got the means to do it thanks to Pre-Trudeau Canada, and in no uncertain terms will I be hanging around to pay the post-Trudeau bill if lawbreaking extremists get to set policy.

#131 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 11:28 pm

124 Puzza di scoreggia on 07.09.21 at 10:15 pm
I noticed there’s some guy on this blog… I can’t remember his name, Pizzaiolo or something like that. Apparently he lives somewhere in Italy. I can’t figure why someone would be following a Canadian financial blog while living in Italy. Is there really nothing interesting to do there? Did he leave Canada and is now homesick? Was moving to Italy a mistake? Is he just bored? Is he planning to come back one day? Are there no good blogs in Italy he could follow instead?
————————
I know.
It’s kinda sad.
Obviously he wants to come home, but something holds him back.

#132 cuke and tomato picker on 07.09.21 at 11:33 pm

Lets hope you get your flag back and the people who took it
pay for what they did. When you get it back fly it higher
forever.

#133 Mean Flag Waving Guy on 07.09.21 at 11:43 pm

What outrage, real or imagined, will the Cristians of the world use to try and cancel Canada day next year?

My money’s on “climate change ” but they might be lazy and just rehash the same one every year.

Because you know that’s the plan right?

#134 Cici on 07.09.21 at 11:48 pm

#128 mike from mtl

Yes, those old Electroluxes really were built to last a lifetime. My Mother-in-law has one too! Steel body, great suction and still going strong.

We as consumers need to demand and only buy or rent lasting solid-state quality for all appliances. We’re too many people on the planet producing too much junk that is unnecessarily piling up in too many landfills.

#135 Summertime on 07.09.21 at 11:50 pm

#103 Steve French on 07.09.21 at 8:16 pm
A list of Canadian public figures who have excused church burnings and acts of vandalism targeting historical Canadian symbols:

https://tnc.news/2021/07/07/public-figures-who-excused-the-church-burnings-and-vandalism/

Hm,

Some of them in public position, with proven record of ‘unethical behavior’ that in other countries will be considered corruption, openly insult the country, while other publicly call for criminals acts without any investigation or prosecution y authorities.

The end of authority: that was J2’s role after all, and you know what? He will win the next elections again.

As for the small regular guy there is tax authorities, cancel culture, rising prices, suppression of rights and a move towards totalitarianism.

In an environment of destroyed economy (despite high house prices) ideology has to step in in order to control the masses.

#136 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 11:53 pm

#116 Chimingin on 07.09.21 at 9:45 pm

…We have the right to celebrate this country however we like.
————-

Not in Trudeau’s Canada you don’t. Patriotism is bad. Flag theft is good. Statue toppling is good. Arson is good. Hatred is good. Criminal acts are a-ok.

Just start making plans to exit ffs. He’s in with a majority 99%, for 4 more ultra-destructive, socially imploding years. Why bother?

If you got the $$, send yourself and your $$ to the USA. Spend it there. If this is what most of current Canadians want, this is what we will *all* get. If T2 gets in again, it ain’t getting better after 2021 – not by a damn sight. No point in hanging around, just to pay the bill you never asked for, nor wanted.

Canada got stupid in 2015, and even dumber in 2019. You think we suddenly grabbed a brain since then? You watch, Trudeau in again, and 3 Trillion in total debt by 2025. Only the ultra-dumbest of Canadians aren’t concerned by now.

I was concerned already in 2015, I was really concerned by 2019, I was horrified in 2020, and in sheer mother******* disbelief in 2021. You know it, and I know it. It’s time to make an exit plan. It’s gone way too far, yet no one in Ottawa is pulling in the reins. They gonna ride till they can’t no ‘mo, and if you have assets, or cash – you in da crosshairs homie!

Best to just harvest truth bro. Canada is toast. If you’re lucky to have the resources to expat yourself – do it. You need to be really, really young to hope for better days in this dump woke festering activist run carrion strewn $hith0le of a country.

#137 Summertime on 07.10.21 at 12:04 am

https://www.wsj.com/articles/supermarkets-are-stockpiling-inventory-as-food-costs-rise-11625572980

And no, there is no ‘inflation’, according to the mentally challenged/incompetents/outright liars/ at statistics and BoC as food and housing as well as energy are not part of it apparently.

#138 mike from mtl on 07.10.21 at 12:20 am

#126 Slava on 07.09.21 at 10:35 pm

Th training regimen of AlphaGo involved playing a number of games FAR exceeding that human players can play in lifetime. Which is quite inefficient way of learning. Essentially they brute-forced significant chunk of game space.
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Exactly, like any good program it was fed very specific, guided by a master player information (plays) to hone the ML ‘logic’. Without prior human intervention deep mind had zero concept of what was even a good or bad play without guidance – that is a huge departure from us meatbags. We can ‘understand’ unknowns for millennia – digital computers no so much. Yeah brute force anything and you can prove repetitive results.

ML is like brute force trial and error algorithmic discovery. Sometimes ML can find patterns even we don’t understand or just patterns that are spurious given the dataset. Sort of like the Fed saying there is no inflation.

Yes our digital computers have a place, are amazing at tabulating and well defined tasks, but given ambiguity they are not always the right tool for the job. Sure 90% of ‘heads down’ jobs could be coded away, that’s more a function of past process than actual intelligence. Our efficient ape brains are not out of the league for ambiguity though. The built-in bias of ‘wait a second’ or ‘that does not sound right’ is truly a powerful tool.

#139 will on 07.10.21 at 2:10 am

I hope you get that flag back.

Maybe the best result would be that the thieves return it of their own accord, understanding what they have done.

I love Canada. I love the Canadian flag.

#140 SoggyShorts on 07.10.21 at 3:26 am

#101 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 8:05 pm
#94 SoggyShorts on 07.09.21 at 7:36 pm
#56 Ponzius Pilatus on 07.09.21 at 5:17 pm
#51 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 4:57 pm
#40 Joseph R on 07.09.21 at 4:31 pm

I’ll stick with my quiet Miele.
Do a room in 5 minutes, and I know it’s clean.
No dust and bacteria floating around after it.

*****************
There’s no denying that the quiet that Miele stuff offers is amazing.
When I first got one of their dishwashers I made a little mess 3x by opening it while it was running because I just didn’t grasp that it could operate without sounding like a jet engine.
For the Roomba though, having it work while I’m gone and having no kids or pets means nothing could be appreciably better.

#141 Don Guillermo on 07.10.21 at 6:14 am

#88 Steve French on 07.09.21 at 7:21 pm
I have really come to loathe the extreme left SJW crowd.

They are a bunch of uneducated, self-righteous, church burning, flag stealing, statue toppling, totalitarian thugs.

Canada must be defended against these losers.

Smoking Man would be rolling in his grave.
***************************************
Canada’s defense is to vote them in. Free stuff wins and CBC says it’s good.

#142 Steven Rowlandson on 07.10.21 at 6:34 am

There will be more lock downs because lock downs give power to governments and the drive to vaccinate will continue because vaccination with the MRNA vaccines cause suffering and death and will ultimately lower the population and cut government expenses and increase revenues by way of taxing or confiscating estates. Plus it gets rid of old anti liberal people who might make trouble.

#143 Wrk.dover on 07.10.21 at 6:41 am

#118 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.09.21 at 9:48 pm
@#70 Wrk.dvr
“Last night just before dark, my 70yr old wife moved 1/20 of a tandem load of that with shovel and wheelbarrow, in about 15 minutes. Gotta keep it dry to do that.

Two years after the non-bad-diet related triple bypass…”

+++
You’ve trained her well + the Nova Scotia diet.

Nova Scotia:
One of three areas in the world with clusters of Centenarians

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/puzzle-of-the-century-74840507/

Greaterfool with Garth at the helm in 2042
_________________________________

I didn’t train her, I’m her project. 40th anniversary tomorrow.

She is one of four survivors of ten, eighth generation NS children in her family. One of the others is on pretty shakey ground, and my wife works physically hard all day with the intent of just staying alive, to be with me.

Too bad our Federal leader doesn’t have her character.

#144 unbalanced on 07.10.21 at 7:08 am

A lot of people complain about Justin running our country and economy. Then who should be running it and what are the correct solutions? Complain,complain,complain. Same old, same old. Causes nothing but useless discussion.

#145 KLNR on 07.10.21 at 7:19 am

@#109 Ustabe on 07.09.21 at 9:03 pm
Its going to be real nice and quiet when all of you all who are leaving finally do so.

I’m so grateful that I apparently do not live in the same country as you all do…

bizarre dystopia they’re creating in their minds eh.

#146 slava on 07.10.21 at 7:25 am

#138

xactly, like any good program it was fed very specific, guided by a master player information
_———-
Actually alphago and alpha zero were not fed anything from the start. They were starting off playing truly randomly.

#147 Dharma Bum on 07.10.21 at 7:31 am

#75 Cottagers S.T.H.A.

The weather is cold and rainy this weekend.

Cottage areas are now becoming Delta variant hot spots.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/grey-bruce-hot-spot-red-cross-saugeen-first-nation-1.6096389
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The vaccination “hold-outs” at this point are compromising the health and welfare of the rest of the population.

Most of the remaining people who are unvaccinated are so due to their own ignorant choice. A choice founded on stupidity. These are the people with whacko cultural beliefs, superstitions, fears, and paranoias about vaccines.

If the government was so bold and empowered as to lock down businesses and individuals to prevent the spread of COVID, they should be equally vigilant in their effort to jab the arms of every last unvaccinated jerk whether they like it or not. Grab ’em and jab ’em.

Get vaxed or get out.

#148 Dharma Bum on 07.10.21 at 7:37 am

Roomba Shmoomba.
Dyson Shmyson.
Miele Shmiele.

How about pick up a broom?

Get some exercise.

#149 Phylis on 07.10.21 at 7:42 am

#137 Summertime on 07.10.21 at 12:04 am

And no, there is no ‘inflation’, according to the mentally challenged/incompetents/outright liars/ at statistics and BoC as food and housing as well as energy are not part of it apparently.
Xxxxxxxxxx
2019 choklt milk 1l on sale $1
2020 choklt milk 1l on sale $1.25
2021 choklt milk 1l on sale $1.25
2021 No inflation magic!

#150 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.10.21 at 10:04 am

@#129 Sacrilegious simmering sara
“Dissatisfied ‘customer’? Don’t you mean ex-wife?”

+++
Hah!
Sullying the sanctity of sacred vows.
No matter.
The greaterfool discount rate still stands.

#151 Sail Away on 07.10.21 at 10:04 am

#148 Dharma Bum on 07.10.21 at 7:37 am
Roomba Shmoomba.
Dyson Shmyson.
Miele Shmiele.

How about pick up a broom?

Get some exercise.

———–

We really like the rechargeable Dyson stick vacs. Like Teslas, their functionality is very well thought out. Simple to clean all the pet hair and no bag festering away. I also keep one in my office at work and often hone my custodial arts skills during slow periods.

As with most rechargeable electrics, they last forever if you learn the steps to rebuild battery packs.

#152 cabletowclub on 07.10.21 at 10:09 am

So happy to see that at least someone has not lost their mind. Thank you for keeping the Canadian flag up, ….to some of us it’s still a beautiful emblem, one that represents the ability to look at the past as well as navigate our future together.

#153 Sail Away on 07.10.21 at 10:14 am

#136 IHCTD9 on 07.09.21 at 11:53 pm

Best to just harvest truth bro. Canada is toast. If you’re lucky to have the resources to expat yourself – do it. You need to be really, really young to hope for better days in this dump woke festering activist run carrion strewn $hith0le of a country.

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I’m a bit more optimistic this morning. Maybe that’s because the parachute is ready to go and we have good tax-free Roth IRAs in the US. Looking forward to resuming long vacations in other countries. Our daughter is now in Australia and we’re really hoping to get there this winter/their summer.

#154 R on 07.10.21 at 10:21 am

Elon Musk said people who don’t think AI could be smarter than them are ‘way dumber than they think they are’
https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-smart-people-doubt-ai-dumber-than-they-think-2020-7

#155 G on 07.10.21 at 10:31 am

Hi #18 CEW9 and All blog dogs, re: flag you can help

It’s not the same but close,
Ask nicely that they send Garth another Flag from peace tower to replace the stolen one before next Canada Day. Worth a trying anyway. see link.
https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/citeparlementaire-parliamentaryprecinct/decouvrez-discover/drapeaux-demander-flags-request-eng.html

#156 malibukawi on 07.10.21 at 11:02 am

Don’t count on the RCMP to find the perps and get your beloved flag back. They have a hard enough time writing speeding tickets. Solving crime? Not so much.

#157 Cici on 07.10.21 at 11:08 am

#143 Wrk. Dover

I didn’t train her, I’m her project. 40th anniversary tomorrow.

She is one of four survivors of ten, eighth generation NS children in her family. One of the others is on pretty shakey ground, and my wife works physically hard all day with the intent of just staying alive, to be with me.

Too bad our Federal leader doesn’t have her character.

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That is so adorable and inspiring. Congratulations to you both and may the two of you continue to live long and strong together.

#158 Sara on 07.10.21 at 11:53 am

#150 crowdedelevatorfartz on 07.10.21 at 10:04 am
@#129 Sacrilegious simmering sara
“Dissatisfied ‘customer’? Don’t you mean ex-wife?”

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Hah!
Sullying the sanctity of sacred vows.
No matter.
The greaterfool discount rate still stands.

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Well, at least something “still stands”.

#159 G on 07.10.21 at 12:47 pm

Hi #102 NSNG,
If PM could he’d have her thrown in jail for that. Just check the laws/Bills he’s trying to have past C-10 And C-36.

You thought Bill-C10 was bad and it is. It got pasted by your elected representatives BTW!
My fingers are crossed the Seniti has more wisdom and it never becomes law?? Hoping.

Just wait until Bill-36 goes through. Speech/type out of line and ‘do not past go’…
(Just a side thought is that 36 or three-sixes, 666 right in your face.)
https://www.rebelnews.com/ezra_levant_show_june_24_2021
Rebenews.com mentions other things the PM has done the ‘powers that be’ don’t want you the voter to hear remember or ask about especially before you vote next.

Once they can silence you they will, might make first make you think other can see what you type but actually no one can, how would you even know.

Once C-36 is law you and your children won’t here or be able to tell anyone else about anything ‘they’ don’t want you to know about anyway. If you even try…

If this or similar Governments get Elected again hold on tight, humanity is in even more trouble than we are already in. An algorithm controlled nightmare dystopia.
Churches burning down, history rewritten, freedoms and rights gone. you will own nothing and be happy(right). except TPTB.

What are you doing to help make the world a better place for you and your neighbours kid anyway? Don’t wait for someone else to take action first you know what you can do legally.
You’ll know you at least tried to help humanity in some small way. It could actually help.

#160 Barb on 07.10.21 at 1:20 pm

Why doesn’t the RCMP issue request for public info much sooner? Days, and sometimes weeks, later can’t be much benefit to an investigation, let alone the memory of a witness.

#161 slava on 07.10.21 at 2:45 pm

Elon Musk said people who don’t think AI could be smarter than them are ‘way dumber than they think they are’

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Yeah, the same can be said about people who quote Elon Musk without any critical thinking for themselves :)

#162 Work and Tumble on 07.11.21 at 8:32 am

Garth,
I also have a love of Nova Scotia, as I have the same feeling of solitude when I’m visiting there. I’ve thought many times of leaving Ontario but realised that even if my parents were Maritimers, I was always aware I was “from away” as they say down home and made to feel like I did not belong at times.
I support Canada day and appreciate the love you show for this land even if we don’t always feel welcomed or supported there are people like myself that support your good works!

Thank you.

#163 Immigrant man on 07.12.21 at 2:43 pm

This is not #CancelCanadaDay this is #CancelCanada. Scary stuff.