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Old Jun 6, 19, 4:14 pm
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Damnit I should've gone with my first guess with Manulife Centre, which is much closer.
Yup, same underground area Saw it earlier and had to take a photo
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Old Jun 6, 19, 4:23 pm
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Also glad to see that doucebag Mark Stevens was banned from NBA games for a full year and banned from all GS-related activities. In addition, fined $500K USD (of course, that's chump change for him).
What an idiotic blowsy blowhard. (How dare I!)
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Old Jun 6, 19, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Also glad to see that doucebag Mark Stevens was banned from NBA games for a full year and banned from all GS-related activities. In addition, fined $500K USD (of course, that's chump change for him).
What an idiotic blowsy blowhard. (How dare I!)
Do we know what he said to Kyle?
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Old Jun 6, 19, 5:29 pm
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Do we know what he said to Kyle?
I'm still reading up all the articles on it... haven't read anything about exact words yet.
All I've read so far is that Kyle said that the words were "vulgar".
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Old Jun 6, 19, 6:22 pm
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I'm still reading up all the articles on it... haven't read anything about exact words yet.
All I've read so far is that Kyle said that the words were "vulgar".
Pushing him is one thing and while inexcusable seems compounded by the verbal abuse. I get that there are some rabid home fans in every venue however it's sad when morons can't extend basic courtesy to the opponent but what do I know as I'm just a polite Canadian.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 7:26 pm
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Pushing him is one thing and while inexcusable seems compounded by the verbal abuse. I get that there are some rabid home fans in every venue however it's sad when morons can't extend basic courtesy to the opponent but what do I know as I'm just a polite Canadian.
Apparently polite Canadians cannot trash talk...
https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2...ronto-raptors/
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Old Jun 6, 19, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
I'm still reading up all the articles on it... haven't read anything about exact words yet.
All I've read so far is that Kyle said that the words were "vulgar".
LOL vulgar. Been to a few EPL games im my misspent youth and the language and chants would make a sailor blush though I have been told that things have somewhat improved. I was in Argentina in Mar and apparently the chants there include a players and opposing supporters sisters, aunts, etc. And some games in multiple soccer leagues require a police escort for visiting players and fans.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 7:30 pm
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You should store enough in an easily accessible (eg checking or savings) account that'll tide you over until you can liquidate anything else the money is in. So with your idea, you'd store enough money to tide you over until the first deposit

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I don't know about tbills, but GICs can be redeemable or not. Worst case, you lose the interest. But is going to take a visit to the bank to access.

For walking around money, there are always CC cash advances, but that is more super emergency than 2 weeks notice emergency.

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Old Jun 6, 19, 7:34 pm
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I don't know about tbills, but GICs can be redeemable or not. Worst case, you lose the interest. But is going to take a visit to the bank to access.

For walking around money, there are always CC cash advances, but that is more super emergency than 2 weeks notice emergency.

And we all know Cow has a standing offer to go to AC IT.
Doubt he would go to AC IT. He would have to shut down his flyertalk account otherwise he will be the resident tech support for all things AC
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Old Jun 6, 19, 7:34 pm
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Apparently polite Canadians cannot trash talk...
https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2...ronto-raptors/
I saw that earlier today... got a good chuckle, especially with the two ladies who could barely say "hell".
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Old Jun 6, 19, 8:13 pm
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I saw that earlier today... got a good chuckle, especially with the two ladies who could barely say "hell".
Ditto, caught it on Kimmel actually then got sent it too.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 8:28 pm
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Old Jun 6, 19, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Also glad to see that doucebag Mark Stevens was banned from NBA games for a full year and banned from all GS-related activities. In addition, fined $500K USD (of course, that's chump change for him).
What an idiotic blowsy blowhard. (How dare I!)
I'll admit I wasn't overly offended by the shove, but as criticism seems to be swift, severe and universal, I digress. Maybe some good old-fashioned chirping wouldn't been a less expensive approach.

Or maybe Lowry should've gone Tie Domi on him
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Old Jun 6, 19, 10:04 pm
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Or maybe Lowry should've gone Tie Domi on him
Tie's fight in the penalty box with the Philly fan? The call of Harry Neale is classic "Kevin Collins, he's broken up fights before but not in the penalty box".
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Old Jun 6, 19, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
You should store enough in an easily accessible (eg checking or savings) account that'll tide you over until you can liquidate anything else the money is in. So with your idea, you'd store enough money to tide you over until the first deposit

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My safety buffer is credit cards with lots of room giving a 30-50 day interest free loan until being paid. By then I can move $ out of less liquid funds to pay them off in full. I guess my secondary backup is any or all of the following: overdraft/ach/wire/checkwriting to an account with margin access.

Barring a ransom situation it would be rare that someone with good credit and paid off credit cards would need 'cash in hours' with a job loss.

Though it wasn't asked, just in case this is a part of a financial review, almost anyone would benefit by reading up on bogleheads.org and these books:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1118921283/

https://www.amazon.com/Bogleheads-Guide-Retirement-Planning/dp/0470919019/

https://www.amazon.com/Bogleheads-Guide-Three-Fund-Portfolio-Outperforms/dp/1119487331/

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