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Old 03-06-2013, 09:21 AM   #941 (permalink)
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Headlines for March 6th...

Toronto’s population overtakes Chicago

‘We are angry’: Quebec students return to streets for nighttime protest against tuition increases, 50 arrested

When Ian Fleming picked my grandfather to steal Nazi secrets

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:17 AM   #942 (permalink)
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Headlines for March 7th...

Stompin’ Tom Connors dies at 77: A look back at a Canadian country icon

Furious over sanctions, North Korea threatens to launch nuclear strike against U.S. ‘aggressors’

The Allergy Buster

The man who demolished Shakespeare's house
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #943 (permalink)
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The Canadians, in all their damnable fairness, are too decent to crow.

So if you look at, oh, the Canadian Business magazine website Wednesday, it will reluctantly point out, that yes, Toronto is now North America’s fourth largest city, nudging ahead of Chicago, its 2,791,140 residents to our 2,707,120. Yet it also cautions, in the very first paragraph: “But hold off on the confetti for one moment. Because while that’s true, it’s only half the story.”
Neil Steinberg: Whoa, Canada ? Toronto quietly crows over Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #944 (permalink)
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Wow, that article took a real turn for the worse

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I’ve spent some time there, so don’t want to give the impression that people who live there are anonymous ciphers grinding through joyless lives devoid of charm or significance. They have ... ah ... Tim Horton’s doughnuts shops, which I’ve eaten at, and offer perfectly adequate doughnuts -- not the excellent, artisanal doughnuts you’ll find on every block nowadays in Chicago. But they will do, in a pinch, if you’re hungry.

So I won’t start waxing on the generic, anodyne nature of life in Toronto. Its nondescript skyline whose only noteworthy element is a TV antenna. Its generic monuments; the Monument to Multiculturalism in front of the Fairmont Hotel comes to mind. The city also has a memorial to people killed in industrial accidents -- I kid you not. I’m not doing that, because, thanks to the Internet, it would only jab at some nice people who, as it is, already sit crouched in slush with their hands locked around their knees, gazing poutingly over the border to the south, paralyzed with envy, disdain and longing — they just wish we cared about them enough so they could have the chance to scorn us.

But we don’t and never will.

Toronto is slightly larger than Chicago in population, though they can hardly admit it.

“For now, any way you slice it, Toronto is roughly the same size as Chicago,” the Canadian Business article ends. “But if both cities stay on their present paths, ours will eventually become noticeably bigger.”

Well said, my brother journalist in the frosty North. Toronto will eventually become noticeably bigger. I think that sums up the situation. I prefer words I once told a friend considering leaving Chicago to take a job in Toronto — “Why? I’d rather be the 500th most important person in Chicago than the King of Canada.”

There are things that can’t be measured in numbers, and judging a city by its population might seem significant, but that’s like judging a book by its weight, or a song by the number of musical notes.

So congratulations, Toronto, on the extra people. Let us know when you can make a decent pizza, or build a building that bears a second glance. Or when somebody writes a song about Toronto. Or shoots a movie in Toronto that actually takes place in Toronto. We’ll be here, waiting, humming “Chicago.”
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:08 AM   #945 (permalink)
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wow i never thought someone would sound so bitter when a city becomes bigger in population than the latter.

Obviously Bias written all over it. I think the city was to BIG for him to search for a decent pizza
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:53 AM   #946 (permalink)
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wow i never thought someone would sound so bitter when a city becomes bigger in population than the latter.

Obviously Bias written all over it. I think the city was to BIG for him to search for a decent pizza
what makes toronto toronto is not its donuts or pizza, but it's muliculturalism. this fact is definitely more visible when you expand into the suburbs. it is the closest thing to a true mosaic in the world that's not named new york. while we can compare to new york due to what the city entails and how it's built, chicago can well, er, as they say, claim to be the windy city, with pizza. and nothing more.

i'd rather be canadian than american any day. fook they get on my nerves, self riteous assholes
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:55 PM   #947 (permalink)
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i'd respond to that article, but i'm afraid of being shot.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #948 (permalink)
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TGIF ...March break for me next week so i might not be too consistent ...got a shitload of stuff to do in my condo
Headlines for March 8th...

3 women killed each day in South Africa, world’s worst gender violence

Canadians share cellphone horror stories in attempt to change wireless code

Underground oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa could be ‘a wonderful place for life,’ says new NASA research

CERN scientists now almost certain they found Higgs boson last year

Zinat Karzai, Afghanistan's 'invisible' first lady

Pope Wanted. Must Possess Magnetic Charm. And Grit.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #949 (permalink)
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Applebee?s waitress asks patron for ID, gets own stolen driver?s license in return | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #950 (permalink)
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i'd respond to that article, but i'm afraid of being shot.
SHOTS FIRED!!!

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #951 (permalink)
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Headlines for March 11th...

Donnie Snook investigation: Hunt for unknown sexual predator took Toronto police 22 months

Top contenders for papacy prepare for voting

As North Korea Blusters, South Flirts With Talk of Nuclear Arms

David Bowie: Appreciating the eclecticism of an enduring star
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lmfao oh that is way too funny
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What an asshole.

Think I may email him.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #954 (permalink)
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What an asshole.

Think I may email him.
What a douchebag.


Frosty north? As if Chicago is much warmer. lmao


Oh and this one is ridiculous....

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What a douchebag.


Frosty north? As if Chicago is much warmer. lmao


Oh and this one is ridiculous....
Ya, I emailed him, he did not like it one bit.
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Ya, I emailed him, he did not like it one bit.
mind posting the email? lol
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I always find it kind of funny how americans talk about a canadian city and usually end up calling it canada.

It reminds of when singers perform in Toronto or another canadian city and then say "Hello Canada"......as if they don't realize that Toronto is a city in the country of Canada.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #958 (permalink)
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a little late this morning
Headlines For March 12th...

2 Afghan Sisters, Swept Up in a Suicide Wave

Kenyan Reaction to Disputed Election Is Far Calmer Than Last Time

Cyrus Cylinder: How a Persian monarch inspired Jefferson

Japan extracts gas from methane hydrate in world first
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:18 AM   #959 (permalink)
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Headlines For March 12th...


Cyrus Cylinder: How a Persian monarch inspired Jefferson
that article makes me happy and sad at the same time. so much to look back on, so much disappointment to look at and look forward to.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #960 (permalink)
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Ya, I emailed him, he did not like it one bit.
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