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Cyrus last won the day on October 10 2011

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  1. Le West-Island, surtout! Et encore si ce sera uniquement sur le territoire de l'ile de Montreal. Il n'y a que 3 arteres nord-sud dans le region, qui date de l'ere seignurial... les montees St-Charles / St Jean / des Sources. Surtout les deux premiers, qui sont tres tres tres surcharges durant les heures de pointe. Aussi, leurs viaducs sont les seuls qui traverse actuellement la 40, qui coupe le secteur en deux. Les viaducs et la 40 sont comme les ponts et la Saint-Laurent pour le Rive-Sud... Aussi il y a des terrains vierges que la Ville de Montreal et leurs proprietaires veut developp
  2. Peut-etre ce serait mieux de penser petit et decentralise et s'inspirer des pays de tiers-monde... avec des matatu matatu! Sont au moins plus artistiques! Au Kyrgyzstan ils ont meme des Mercedes! Les Filipinos ont probablement le dessus:
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    Finally a useful purpose for railways!
  4. I think the problem is typical Quebec identity politics that turns everything to BS. The Caisse hired these two guys who deal 99% with assets of the Caisse outside of Quebec. They speak French but poorly, despite attending "learning" sessions, so when in meetings they often go in English because in Montreal almost any educated person is fluently bilingual. I can't see how this is a problem, unless a number of the other people in the meetings don't speak English, which would be inefficient. The issue at hand is this strange perception that English here is a foreign language. Canada is offi
  5. Plus in Canada and Quebec the sales taxes don't apply on foodstuffs as well as low-income people get the sales taxes refunded.
  6. When I was in Toronto a while ago I shopped once at a store called "Longo's". They had free bags! But everything cost twice as much as Loblaws. Then I went to the Wal-Mart. The bags were free, the checkout fast, and they had a surprisingly large selection of very attractively priced groceries! Even Montreal Smoked Meat at the deli counter! The problem - the deli cutter people seemed to have no grasp of Imperial units of measure. I'd ask for 1/2 pound or 1 pound or 3/4 pound and they'd look at me like I came from outer space. Once I asked for a pound and I got a package measured at 200 gram
  7. I don't know if Norway is the ideal candidate to look to. Norway saves a lot of the oil money, but it taxes people on income and consumption to absurd levels. A $20 000 Volkswagen Golf ends up costing over $50 000 with taxes. What the hell? Where does the money even go? I much prefer Alberta's system where the industry is entirely private, and for various reasons Alberta is a world leader in the industry especially in the production of extra-heavy crudes. The royalties are relatively low, but income taxes, etc keep the balance right, and the government has a savings fund to keep revenues f
  8. C'est un longue histoire, mais j'ai paye +/- 4 000$ dans mon dozer et il a besoin des tracks de 2 000$ pour etre vraiment utile car les chenilles actuels ne tient plus au sprocket, on peut le deplacer mais des qu'on essaye de pousser quelquechose ca commence a fucker... c'est vraiment amusant de jouer avec un tel appareil Je voulais faire des "reamenagements" a le campagne familial comme le reconstruction de notre chemin a terre pour me permettre a conduire plus rapidement dessus Les terrains ne sont pas vraiment chers si tu s'eloignes un peu de la ville. Sur l'autre cote du frontiere ils so
  9. damn, I really need to get new tracks for my Mitsu dozer, then I can have some real fun I always thought those 80's 90's Case backhoes were very stylish, especially being a bit more orange and the spacey cab. Now some of these pepines are really fancy inside, hop in and you've got a heater, air conditioning, radio, cushy seat, etc. When I grew up our Fordson Major backhoe didn't even have a cab and the seat was just a stamped piece of steel. We later upgraded to an International backhoe. It had a cab, but the only effect of the cab was to house nests of angry wasps! I remember seeing the
  10. "agriculture urbaine"... ca s'appele du JARDINAGE esti!
  11. J'oserais meme a dire le meme aux tous les employes du Caisse et le demanteler au complet Pourquoi avons-nous une telle affaire?
  12. That isn't a good word to give to unilingual anglophones The worst is that situation for the Auditor-General in Ottawa. The guy was Auditor in New Brunswick and did a "really good job", so much that the feds went to him directly and asked if he could be the Auditor-General. He says OK but he only speaks English, but he is going to take some French classes and learn the language. As soon as this gets out all the opposition parties go apoplectic because he doesn't speak French. I mean the prime minister needs to be bilingual, but the Auditor only needs to know numbers, if he is a good
  13. Ayoye - l'automobile est humain d'abord! Il n'y a jamais un automobile qui se roule sans passagers! That means that the balance between walking and driving is too heavily slanted towards pedestrians. We need to put "speed stairs" on the sidewalks to slow you guys down
  14. On a eu notre pont Galipeault qui a ete rouge / orange aussi avec des haubans... il n'existe plus par contre. A mon avis les ponts sont d'habitude assez belles.
  15. The LaPresse article on the Maglev suggestion has the promoter of the project saying the max speed will not be 400 km/h, but rather 40 km/h. Better to stay on the Champlain bus! Non seulment etait-ce cher, mais les Chinois ont eu un panopolie de collisions meutrieres sur leur reseau ferroviaire, notamment sur leurs lignes "haute vitesse". Ca ete si terrible que c'est provoque beaucoup de colere aupres le population chinois.
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