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  1. Grifter

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    -47 this morning... Not nice.
     
  2. Boots

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    At least it's a dry cold :rofl:
     
  3. Duggan

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    I believe it, I live in Halifax now. But with more heat alternatives being electric, that would make sense. I can tell you that -40 is fucking painful.
     
  4. HairyAss

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    I was talking to relatives in Dawson City and they were relishing in -40 - said it felt like Spring after -50.
     
  5. Boots

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    You need to update your location! I forgot you moved home :o
     
  6. Grifter

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    I miss the cold from home. Saw -54 last year.... Stepped outside the truck and my eye froze shut when I blinked. Fuhhhhh
     
  7. Boots

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    lol

    I imagine when you get below -40 you really gotta think about your safety when venturing outside.
     
  8. Grifter

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    It definitely is. I don't think I'll ever get used to it.
     
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    A big part of our business is selling items that stop working when it’s very cold outside, so I’ll take a week of -30 honestly
     
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  10. Boots

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    Lithium too expensive for your application?
     
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    Transport Canada is very cranky about how they’re shipped. I deal with them but only on a case by case basis. A 9” cubed lithium is like $8k :rofl:
     
  12. Boots

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    daaaamn lol

    Only reason I know lithium is better in the cold is my weather station required em for winter operation
     
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    We broke a record here on Wednesday morning at -44.4 it was damn cold it's -22 today and by monday it is going to be above freezing :nuts:
     
  14. Cheddar

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    I stop working waaay before -30
     
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    Better have my money
     
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    It was -29 the other day and I took the garbage out in a tshirt.
     
  17. Boots

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    What's the coldest temp you've experienced up there?
     
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    I hope you get locked out of the house and eaten by a polar bear
     
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  19. Grifter

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    So just Peter Mackay is running so far. His speach was legitimateley enjoyable and look forward to hearing what else he has to say.

    Rumours are also rumbling that everyone else stepped down because we may have a Harper return. Not sure how I feel about that. Don't really believe that it would happen, but we all know I would welcome it. That being said, I'm intrigued by the prospective Mackay conservative leadership.

    What do the folks of RC think?
     
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    I don't like that everyone else has pulled back after Peter steps forward it reeks of backroom dealings to give Peter his chance since he lost to Harper the last time he ran. There is still something I don't like about the guy, I don't know what it is but there is something....:levi:
     
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    i need to see MacKays platform, but I absolutely will not vote for Harper.
     
  22. Boots

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    Yeah Harper blew it. Happy to never see him again. Can't believe I helped get him elected on his last term :mad:

    Need to see MacKay's platform as well. Hopefully it's a future forward platform. Short term 'get me elected' goals are fun and all but we need to be looking towards the future. I don't want my kids country to be a mess because we were too stupid to to the future and plan for it. If we are going to amass debt, at least let there be a better environment and economy to show for it down the road.
     
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  23. tribeachpunk

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    I'm okay with Mackay :hmpf:
     
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    How can you be ok without seeing a platform? Unless you’re playing partisan politics which does nothing but add to the hyper divisive climate we seems to have ramping up since the last election
     
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  26. HairyAss

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    McKay is known already. It’s not like he is some n00b off the street.
     
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  27. Boots

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    Yeah but you know these politicians flip flop all the time pandering for votes
     
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    I said I was okay with him, not enthusiastic about him. If being "okay" with a candidate is playing up partisan politics contributing to a divisive climate, you got me! :france:

    But I do think he's generally electable whereas the guy he's replacing, assuming Mackay wins the leadership, was not.
     
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    yes but that was years ago and i think the results of this last election means the conservative party needs some updating.
     
  30. HairyAss

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    At this point, saying “I’m Ok with MacKay” is not playing divisive partisan politics. It’s saying, “from what I know about MacKay, I would get behind him leading the Conservative Party”.

    He hasn’t won’t yet. From what I know of both him and the 2 previous leaders, it is a step up. He’s not a far right nut. He’s well spoken.

    I’m saying this as someone who voted for Trudeau in the last two elections. Perhaps it is because I’m a bit older than you are but I can remember a fair bit about MacKay and his politics. Again, we’ll have to wait and see where he’s at now but it seems like a step in a positive direction.
     
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    I agree. And his past time in politics was before I really followed it as much as I do now. I’ve voted for JT the last 2 times as well but I’d really like to throw my vote somewhere better, and a PM from NS would be nice.
     
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    We have that now, the kids future will be so indebted, and who knows what the tax rate will be like. I like some of the libs plans for the environment but we need some more nationalism when it comes to the transition. Stop importing commodities that we have in our country, use the surplus dollars to fund green energy. Canada has the most stringent environmental acts, and we are constantly shit on by other country's lobbyists.

    I want to see Petey Mac's platform, if he doesn't look as if he is pandering completely to the UN, sees Western Canada as an ally, doesn't feel the need to apologize to everyone who was ever done dirty in history, than I think we are on to something. Being back in NS, I would love to see a Maritimer be our PM. I don't think he would have the Martimes first mentality like JT does with PQ, but at least we would get some consideration from time to time.
     
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  33. Scott

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    Did he lose to Harper, or just step aside to unit the parties?
     
  34. boing

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    Honestly I am a little foggy on this but there was always and still is bad blood between the old school PC and Reformers in the party.
    I have renewed my membership so I can put my vote in even though I am still very undecided. All I know is the party needs a leader that can unite the Canada coast to coast to coast and fix the damn economy
     
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    Well there's a campaign slogan if I ever heard one --> "I'm Ok with MacKay"

     

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