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Old 04-01-2019, 12:29   #31
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I have long thought that we should just close the border crossing at the North West Angle except for Mon.- Fri. 9 to 5. Would certainly simplify things. As it stands the Canadian Border security is certainly compromised. Same thing at Point Roberts.
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I have long thought that we should just close the border crossing at the North West Angle except for Mon.- Fri. 9 to 5. Would certainly simplify things. As it stands the Canadian Border security is certainly compromised. Same thing at Point Roberts.
Personally I think you need to build a wall. MCGA.
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Security?
Canada has a sign.
US has a phone booth.

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Wall?
We have a fence post (Marker 919 at Northwest Angle crossing).


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Wall?
We have a fence post (Marker 919 at Northwest Angle crossing).


I'm pretty sure that is just as effective as "the wall".
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Three urns containing human ashes from Germany were found over the past five days on Katwijk and Noordwijk beaches north of the Hague.
Dutch shipping company, Trip Scheepvaart (based in the Hague), admitted fault. The company said the three urns were part of a mass marine funeral that had gone wrong, as the box holding the three urns had slipped out of an employees hands and into the sea.
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I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well.

About 27 tonnes of caramelised brown goat cheese - a delicacy known as Brunost - caught light as it was being driven through the Brattli Tunnel at Tysfjord, northern Norway, last week (2013).
The fire raged for five days and smouldering toxic gases were slowing the recovery operation, officials said.
The tunnel - which is said to be badly damaged - is likely to remain closed for several weeks, they added...
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When I wuz a lad in Denmark, it was common knowledge that brunost is subject to spontaneous combustion. MySaintedMother would not permit it in the house :-).

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I didn't know that brown cheese burns so well.

About 27 tonnes of caramelised brown goat cheese - a delicacy known as Brunost - caught light as it was being driven through the Brattli Tunnel at Tysfjord, northern Norway, last week (2013).
The fire raged for five days and smouldering toxic gases were slowing the recovery operation, officials said.
The tunnel - which is said to be badly damaged - is likely to remain closed for several weeks, they added...
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Also making firefighting difficult were the hordes of people crowding around with bits of bread and fruit on long forks.
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A man who attempted to catch a flight to Israel instead caught the attention of airport security workers when they noticed something in his pants that did not belong there (a boa constrictor).
https://www.upi.com/Man-tried-to-sne...7621547575530/
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In the year 2514, some future scientist will arrive at the University of Edinburgh (assuming the university still exists), open a wooden box (assuming the box has not been lost), and break apart a set of glass vials in order to grow the 500-year-old dried bacteria inside. This all assumes the entire experiment has not been forgotten, the instructions have not been garbled, and science—or some version of it—still exists in 2514.

"The 500-Year-Long Science Experiment"https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...riment/581155/

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“Experimental studies addressing the longevity of Bacillus subtilis spores – The first data from a 500-year experiment” ~ Nikea Ulrich, et al
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/ar...l.pone.0208425


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Now Your Groceries See You, Too
Walgreens is piloting a new line of “smart coolers”—fridges equipped with cameras that scan shoppers’ faces and make inferences on their age and gender. On January 14, the company announced its first trial at a store in Chicago in January, and plans to equip stores in New York and San Francisco with the tech...
... The smart cooler is just one of dozens of tracking technologies emerging in retail. At Amazon Go stores, for example—which do not have cashiers or self-checkout stations—sensors make note of shoppers’ purchases and charge them to their Amazon account; the resulting data are part of the feedback loop the company uses to target ads at customers, making it more money.

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A Canadian woman was rather perplexed when pepper spray and a stun gun, which are prohibited in Canada, arrived at her door, instead of the cat dish she ordered from Amazon.
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Oak Ridge National Lab's “Summit” supercomputer became the world's most powerful in 2018, reclaiming that title from China for the first time in five years.
As part of a climate research project, the giant computer booted up a machine-learning experiment that ran faster than any before.
“Summit”, which occupies an area equivalent to two tennis courts, used more than 27,000 powerful graphics processors in the project.
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This really surprised me! Perhaps you, and many others, too.

Canada's forests actually emit more carbon than they absorb
Our managed forest land hasn't been a net carbon sink since 2001
Trees don't just absorb carbon when they grow, they emit it when they die and decompose, or burn.
When you add up both the absorption and emission, Canada's forests haven't been a net carbon sink since 2001. Due largely to forest fires and insect infestations, the trees have actually added to our country's greenhouse gas emissions for each of the past 15 years on record.

More ☞ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...urce-1.5011490

In 2016, total net emissions of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) from Canada’s managed forests (forest lands managed for timber production) were about 78 million tonnes (Mt), meaning that they were a net source of emissions.
Human activities in Canada’s managed forests accounted for removals of about 20 Mt CO2e in 2016, while large-scale natural disturbances accounted for emissions of about 98 Mt CO2e, resulting in net emissions of 78 Mt CO2e.

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