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Old 05-02-06, 09:05 AM   #4776
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like the specials said, "enjoy yourself, it's later than you think."

hey op, go work in a different country. take any job. wow. trafficjammer, where the heck were you in my grade 9 guidance class?!?!? cam had some nice points too. who says old men are worthless??

on a side note, is anyone else getting massacred by their allergies.
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that video was cool the first part of the circle up ramp looked like the one that use to be at Vicpark and Eglington , I did the garage and took the picture to tease somnambulant , I did use the old Campi QR and hit the lake trails out to the core then did the garage and Gerrard street back east home and the chain is still super tight hardly any play in it so it worked just fine
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[QUOTE=operator]Honestly, there wasn't really anything good to choose from graduating hs (absolutely no idea what I wanted to do). I had a really good teacher for com sci in h.s and thought that Uni classes would be similarily enjoyable (mistake #1) so I applied for that.QUOTE]

Yup, that's how i ended up with an english degree. and now after 5 years of university and five years of full time office work, i'm headed back to college.

my real gripe with the education system (at least when i was in highschool) is that there in little to no emphasis on students learning useful trades. at least where i came from the trades were looked at as something you followed if you didn't have the grades to get into university. if you ask me, every student should learn a skilled trade (tailoring, masonry, mechanics, whatever) in high school. i spend five years in secondary education and left essentially unskilled. i don't regret it but i can't saythat it prepared me for any sort of useful employment. most liberal arts degrees are only useful if they are paired with practical training, or if you enter the world of academia (which only breeds more of the same).
yes things are getting better with combined university/college degrees from ryerson, seneca, etc. but yes TJ, you're right about getting education later in life. work as a dishwasher or whatever when your out of high school, screw around and figure out what you like then spend the money on higher education.
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on a side note, is anyone else getting massacred by their allergies.
holy **ck yes. every spring like clockwork.
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on a side note, is anyone else getting massacred by their allergies.
Yuppers almost time to blow those giant GREEN globs out my nose I can feel it P.S was out side smoking and a big red tailed hawk nailed a squirril out of the tree
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I'm just gonna say a big "damn fscking right" to both of Traffic Jammer's previous posts.

Also: don't forget about the show opening Friday night at Jet Fuel, kids. I'm definitely gonna go.
I'm there. That's when i'm done exams. You bet i'll be there.
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I'm there. That's when i'm done exams. You bet i'll be there.
Sweet. And if anyone knows the UTW folks there, I want to grill them on custom bag questions since they won't answer my email.
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sam houston is the man you need to talk to
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Sweet. And if anyone knows the UTW folks there, I want to grill them on custom bag questions since they won't answer my email.
keep bugging them; they were mighty helpful when i had questions about some of their products.

yes, Shiz is right, Sam is the man from UTW. i believe i've seen him post to this thread before, no?
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was out side smoking and a big red tailed hawk nailed a squirril out of the tree
cool.. any pics!?!?!? was it feasting on it's entrails?? the hawk on the squirrel i mean.

steeker, if you're blowing green gobs from your nose, i don't think it's allergy-related. you might wanna get dat checked out.

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cool.. any pics!?!?!? was it feasting on it's entrails?? the hawk on the squirrel i mean.
oh man, i'm trying to eat my peanut butter sandwich here!
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they are nesting in the area and it happens so fast when they nail a squirrel they swoop up from below and take the squirrel from the top of the branch ( pretty amazing to watch) and my camera can't zoom in at that distance
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When my gf was at George Brown there was a smoking area out on a 2nd floor patio. It was about the same height as the electrical poles running down the street. One day a squirrel managed to die up on one of them and everyone spent the next few months watching it decay slowly whenever they were outside. Mmm.
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actually squirels make a good stew
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The same thing happened to a squirrel when I was in residence on Charles Street. They even did a special edition of the victoria college newsletter in memory of the squirrel hanging from the power line.
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yum.
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How's the new job, btw?
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yum.
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Remember when the shop kids were looked down on? I've taken wood, stamp making, metal work all in Jr. High. In my high school we had an amazing auto area, teachers were constantly getting their cars done there. Apprenticing, trades-work, only from a carpenter can an artisan grow. All outdated ideas it seems, working for someone and learning from them. To turn our backs on the trades is to set your society up for a vacuum, say in construction where, oh , a newly elected conservative gov't can deport an entire industry we can't do ourselves.

I'm up for getting a degree or a layman's understanding in Electrical engineering.
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Remember when the shop kids were looked down on? I've taken wood, stamp making, metal work all in Jr. High. In my high school we had an amazing auto area, teachers were constantly getting their cars done there. Apprenticing, trades-work, only from a carpenter can an artisan grow. All outdated ideas it seems, working for someone and learning from them. To turn our backs on the trades is to set your society up for a vacuum, say in construction where, oh , a newly elected conservative gov't can deport an entire industry we can't do ourselves.

I'm up for getting a degree or a layman's understanding in Electrical engineering.
agreed. as for the deportations, well, it stinks. i wish they would have immigrated legally, then we wouldn't have a problem but people always take the path of least resistance and it was proably easier for them to just show up and work. if the government can fast track strippers through the immigration process, there's no reason why they can't do the same thing for skilled tradesmen. i've got to say that the one thing McGuinty (sp) has done right has made an effort to sustain training in skilled trades. my wife teaches grade 7 and they recently took a field trip to a trades fair where students can meet carpenters, welders, etc and find out more about the jobs. hopefully they will take advantage of the education initiatives that are now in place. if we create sustainable workforce private companies will just outsource these jobs to other countries (ie. call centres now routes through india). and yes, i remember taking shop in grade 9, but not as well as i remember taking home ec, which is why i ended up training as a chef. rant mode off.
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tis true if we don't train or generate interest in the skills we set ourselves up for this kind of debacle we've just witnessed. For me it was either computers or chef school.
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who among you guys wears "casual" (for lack of a better term) spd-compatible shoes? i'm tired of clip-clopping around in my sidis and frankly clips and straps scare me so i'm looking for something that doesn't have and disco colours, no velcro/ratcheting buckles, simple design etc. so i'm looking for suggestions. what's out there that won't make me look like i'm an off duty bike cop or someone who just stepped ot of spin class?
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who among you guys wears "casual" (for lack of a better term) spd-compatible shoes? i'm tired of clip-clopping around in my sidis and frankly clips and straps scare me so i'm looking for something that doesn't have and disco colours, no velcro/ratcheting buckles, simple design etc. so i'm looking for suggestions. what's out there that won't make me look like i'm an off duty bike cop or someone who just stepped ot of spin class?
I've been wearing Shimano MP66DX shoes for the past two years that I picked up at Urbane Cyclist. Good year-round shoe, but not waterproof.


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those look like about right. what did you pay for em' if you don't mind my asking....
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