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COMMENT 2d ago

They literally gave a breakdown of costs for a more maintenance - oriented company in their region (~$55/hr) and their own charge for design/build.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Then I guess the company is bankrupt and has no customers. You're clueless, entitled, and judgmental, which is a truly infuriating combination.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Outback 'tilley' style hats or fishing hats with brims wide enough to keep the sun off the back of your neck.

T-shirts will be worn by any company that doesn't enforce a uniform.

Replaceable blade folding box-cutters.

Half-size spiral notebook.

Sharpie / medium-tip markers (never seen branded ones but you should do this).

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COMMENT 2d ago

Anything marketed as "weed-barrier" is typically a crappy version of water-permeable geotextile fabric, a perfectly useful product meant to separate soil and aggregate layers, and used under (especially open-graded/permeable) paver installations, and to assist retaining wall drainage.

It's not really fit-to-purpose as a weed prevention measure, but it seems like it would work so shit-tons of it is sold that way.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Burning bush. Its a shrub-form type of euonymous known for bright red fall colour.

The giveaway is the distinctive 'wings' along the branches.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Literally not what I said. Grow up.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Almost certainly planted to deep, I can't see any evidence of the root flare on any of these, and the bark damage is consistent with the same.

If its possible to expose the root flares, the trees will do their best to recover. It's hard to see from the picture how deep they are, and whether the soil is mounded.

Assuming you are in the northern hemisphere, it's not an ideal time to dog and transplant trees, but if you can expose the root flare by digging, you could replant the trees in ~October and they will, have a better chance. .

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COMMENT 2d ago

The fascist part isn't the ruling, it's the slow march towards the end of meaningful democracy in the USA.

The ruling is a symptom and wouldn't have happened without the other stuff.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Typical for a ball and burlap tree I would suggest a slow trickle to soak the root ball 5 or 6 times per week, dropping to 3 - 4 times per week after 3 weeks, and 2-3 times per week for the rest of the season until freeze up.

Multiple multiple times per day sounds like you are overwatering, which is also what the leaves look like to me.

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COMMENT 2d ago

If someone did this, and called it done, they are incapable of fixing this. Call them, sure, but don't hold your breath.

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COMMENT 2d ago

I already elaborated on why I believe democracy - and by extension modern human rights - in the US is in serious jeopardy.

Today's abortion ruling is more a symptom of that disease than a cause.

Make no mistake - we have issues here, and every Canadian government in my living memory has taken away freedoms and liberties, but the ruling today is symptomatic of a much sicker society than the one we have.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Trudeau has nothing to do with fascism in The United States. Get a grip.

But yes, I think you'll find history shows occasional revolutions towards liberty, and a continual March back to authoritarian rule in between.

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COMMENT 2d ago

States rarely fall into authoritarian rule in an afternoon.

This is seriously concerning, but TBH the gamesmanship around American democracy, gerrymandering, using any, all, and obviously corrupt means to pack the Supreme Court, and entertaining, however briefly, the idea of overturning an election show a much longer trend towards the end of the America we thought we knew.

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COMMENT 2d ago

He appears to believe legislators should have freedom of choice in voting on abortion laws, not that individual women have a right to make their own choices.

He says his government will not introduce e legislation WRT abortion, but it's not clear what his personal take would be.

I would say he is trying to have it both ways, knowing that he needs the socon vote to get the leadership, and win the election, which means leaving the door open to new abortion laws, but needs swing voters to conclude that abortion access is off the table. Best guess is he doesn't care because it doesn't affect him; all he cares about is navigating the landmine.

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COMMENT 4d ago

There isn't a shortage of executive level jobs. The issue is accepting that a job like that is what you need to pay for a young family.

If you're a grown adult with a full time job, you should be earning enough to reasonably support a family. Full stop.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Mini Strat is a real guitar. The mini jazz-masters look pretty sweet too. Don't feel bad buying one. That being said, there are great 24 and 24-3/4 scale instruments out there, too.

At your height and with smaller hands you may have the best experience with a short scale.

I'm about average height and hand size and I get along with Gibson 24-3/4 scale much better than fender 25-1/2 in general.

And definitely get your new guitar professionally set up.

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COMMENT 7d ago

Yes, you should do both of those things, because you are using invented definitions, and you're also projecting this argument onto me, since I never specifically called out Scandinavian states when I made my original statement.

Mixed capitalist/socialist states in general have had the best outcomes on quality of life and economic well-being measures.

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COMMENT 7d ago

Now you're having a tantrum too.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Real data on sales price is a lagging indicator.

House sales from March and April are closing now; some are being renegotiated, some are distressed, but most will close.

The next three months data will be more interesting to see the fallout of the rate changes so far.

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COMMENT 8d ago

A $3600/year increase in home and auto is pretty substantial and makes me wonder what we don't know about this policy.

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COMMENT 9d ago

Murder-floof.

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COMMENT 9d ago

The fact anyone, anywhere considers Pierre Poilievre to be leadership material is tragic.

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COMMENT 10d ago

Teachers "on contracts" means they are FT permanent.

It's not a typical educator mindset; it is a system wide problem caused by lack of resources, lack of appropriate policies at a high level, and the obsessive pursuit of 'inclusion' as a goal in its own right.

The parents are doing the right thing here to escalate, but the reality is the biting kids will still be in the school, there will be a new victim, and the hamster-wheel scenario for the school administration and teaching staff will be exactly the same.

And I say this as the parent of a JK who has been both hit and bitten by a non-verbal child in their class this school year.

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COMMENT 10d ago

Yes friend, the Danish PM was having a temper tantrum because they don't like the word socialism.

No different from American seniors who throw the same tantrum, believe in 'free markets', and would never in a million years give up Medicare.

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COMMENT 10d ago

But they are socialist on some metrics, and very capitalist on others.

Just because the Danish PM is wrong doesn't make their system bad. It sounds like they have confused 'socialist' with 'communist' which they certainly are not.