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Title: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: VinDSL on August 14, 2017, 07:38:08 am
Leave the USA for a few days, and the alt-right takes over.

Fly to Canada, and the forum goes dark.

Where is everyone  :-\
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: VinDSL on August 14, 2017, 07:44:33 am
Bwahahahaha !

Peppermint DJ Bot is still alive (https://www.dubtrack.fm/join/skybounds). Queued 1500+ songs before I left  :D

Guess I'll listen to music ...

Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: perknh on August 14, 2017, 09:00:08 am
Leave the USA for a few days, and the alt-right takes over.

Fly to Canada, and the forum goes dark.

Where is everyone  :-\

We're in despair!  Come back, VinDSL, we need you.

Montreal, how I love that city --especially those beautiful nights there in August!!!

Enjoy yourself in that beautiful city. :)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 14, 2017, 09:36:42 am
My excuse for not being online as much as usual is we have visitors with a 2 year old .. so the house is currently in a state of locked down child armour :)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: spence on August 14, 2017, 10:08:40 am
Leave the USA for a few days, and the alt-right takes over.

Fly to Canada, and the forum goes dark.

Where is everyone  :-\

alt-right = paid Soros protesters...  Antifa = paid Soros Protesters as well

all online went silent as too many people watched the news... fear = control
best to tune all of that out  8)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 14, 2017, 10:20:17 am
Let's not make this all political please :)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: spence on August 14, 2017, 10:56:52 am
Let's not make this all political please :)

my emojis  are there to denote lighthearted playfulness, no need to debate  8) ... it is all too convenient that it happened on Soros' birthday though... Isn't there still a warrant our for his arrest in the UK? As well as Russia?
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: Timo on August 14, 2017, 01:02:26 pm
alt-right = paid Soros protesters...  Antifa = paid Soros Protesters as well
The best opposition is the one you lead ;)
And people need bread and games, left vs right is an effective game which keeps them busy...

but enough politics here, enjoy your trip VinDSL. The world is just going crazy as always, don't worry :D. I thought you knew your the only normal person, so what did you except to happen if your going? :D :D :D
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: VinDSL on August 15, 2017, 11:22:22 am
Interesting observation, or not ...

I never paid any attention to this, on American soil, but every American I see in Montreal is fat.  No, not just fat - big n' fat.

Most of the Canadians are slim n' fit looking; some bordering on skinny, but not sickly looking.  Only thin Americans I know, back home, are meth addicts.

Stay thirsty [and hungry] my friends !   :)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2017, 12:27:10 pm
Only thin Americans I know, back home, are meth addicts

LOL, we Brits are quickly moving in that direction too .. don't remember seeing many fat people in the 70's/80's/90's, totally different story now :(
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: perknh on August 15, 2017, 01:06:14 pm
Interesting observation, or not ...

I never paid any attention to this, on American soil, but every American I see in Montreal is fat.  No, not just fat - big n' fat.

Do you think happiness has anything to do with it?  Montreal is a pretty happy place. :)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2017, 01:08:33 pm
Not eating so many calories has the most to do with it :))

We'll all slim down natuarally when every other building isn't praying on our evolutionary imperative to hoard calories by attempting to sell you half a cow covered in cheese and a bowl of sugar desert for 50p
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: perknh on August 15, 2017, 01:14:36 pm
 Good one!  :))

I'm trying to cut back on eating comfort foods at night.
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2017, 01:23:52 pm
It's really simple .. make high calorie food less available or more expensive .. job done :)

Don't get me wrong I'm not advocating for this, I love my bacon cheese and doughnuts too much .. but it's the simplest (and possibly the only) solution if you see it as a 'problem'.

Quote from:  one cholesterol molecule to another
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: pin on August 15, 2017, 02:02:40 pm
Maybe sugar and crips taxes like in Finland would help [emoji38]??

Or, just run that extra mile...

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Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2017, 03:03:39 pm
Exercise is no answer .. you have to jog for roughly an hour to burn off a single doughnut, you could easily find you have to spend half your waking day jogging .. besides which though I guess jogging would give you less time to eat, you could guarantee someone would start up a cheap food shop that jogged right along with you or delivered to you on the move with drones.
(giving "fast food" a whole new meaning)

[EDIT]

Besides which if everyone spent half their life jogging, you could pretty much guarantee some future group of medical 'experts' would come out with a report saying you'd have been healthier being fat .. such is life ::)

Biology makes us crave fat, social pressure makes us not want to be .. go figure :-\
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: VinDSL on August 15, 2017, 08:27:55 pm
I can do without donuts.  That's how vendors attempt to coerce us, at work, when selling their wares.  I'm quite immune to them.

Men are but stomaches.  When I've had my fill of salesmen, I dispatch them with a belch.

However, I must admit, I just consumed a nice Crème Brûlée for dessert -- I'm such a sucker for those things ...   ::)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: pin on August 16, 2017, 12:38:08 am
You are right PCNetSpec...
The worst thing is that the food the planet is able to produce in one year is finishing earlier every year. Although, it should be enough to feed the world population 1.5x, still are a lot of people without food on a daily basis. Others (we) are overfed and fooled to consume, not only food and drinks (buy two for one stuff or plus-menus), but also everything else.
Borough, consume, repeat...
Sadly, it still seems to be growing in this direction  :'(
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 16, 2017, 02:57:23 am
I hereby decree the modern international spelling is now Doh!-Nutz :)

I also decree.....

I'm now hungry, Oh and Wednesday is now international spelling realignment day .. next week we're tackling coloured/colored doh!-nutz and the possible overuse of food kullering.
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: perknh on August 16, 2017, 04:16:15 am
However, I must admit, I just consumed a nice Crème Brûlée for dessert -- I'm such a sucker for those things ...   ::)

You have to have some good family Mexican restaurants back home in Arizona --meaning you have to have a nearby source for some good flan.  I had to look up Crème Brûlée, but that's really what it is. (Custard with caramel)  Now I'm wondering if you had some Crème Brûlée in Montreal --or any good French Onion Soup?  Labatt Blue? ;D
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: VinDSL on August 16, 2017, 04:28:12 am
Now I'm wondering if you had some Crème Brûlée in Montreal --or any good French Onion Soup?  Labatt Blue? ;D

Oui to Crème Brûlée in Montreal and French Onion Soup.  Haven't tried the Labatt Blue yet - been drinking Molson Canadian, so far.

I'll try that Perk - not leaving until Saturday - wanted to explore Montreal some more - interesting place...  :)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: Timo on August 16, 2017, 05:32:29 am
Others (we) are overfed and fooled to consume, not only food and drinks (buy two for one stuff or plus-menus), but also everything else.

But only mass produced food. The EU is basically terminating regional food supplies. Probably because it's the only way to open this market, regional food is/was often not only better but cheaper as well. Nowadays the local baker isn't allowed to use eggs and instead has to buy the liquid egg from big farms, because eggs from the local farmer are unhygienic. Now we have an egg-scandal. The local mills were shut down because they used unprotected wood as containment for fluor, unhygienic. This got reversed because fluor gets moldy in stainless steel containments with condensation and you need unprotected wood to store fluor for longer periods. The local millers are all already ruined. The farmer can't sell the milk as it's coming out of the cow and so on...
Luckily my grandparents (from both sides) are farmers and this is going to get continued (only for own use, nothing getting sold). So I'm not that affected by the food industry, because it doesn't taste well compared to that.

I'm not hungry, just had some deer with spaetzle in red wine sauce and potato salad with cucumber. And elderflower ice cream as desert. Nothing goes over grannys cooking skills, she's even making the icecream fresh :D :D :D
Holidays at home can be pretty sweet, too :D :D :D
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: perknh on August 16, 2017, 05:36:34 am
I know you can't do everything here, VinDSL, but if you can visit a few places:  Mont Royal is gorgeous, then there's Old Montreal, China Town, and then there are numerous street markets that sell churned honey --which is delicious. ;)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: VinDSL on August 16, 2017, 06:31:26 am
I know you can't do everything here, VinDSL, but if you can visit a few places:  Mont Royal is gorgeous, then there's Old Montreal, China Town, and then there are numerous street markets that sell churned honey --which is delicious. ;)

SHhhhhhhh ... don't tell anyone.  I'm in a board meeting right now.   ;D

I walked to Old Montreal and China Town via the 'Underground City' Saturday & Sunday.  Got 15 more miles to explore underground.

I'll probably go to Mont Royal via Grey Line [tour bus] tomorrow.  2-day unlimited pass is $55 CAD.  Beats taxi prices.

GTG BBL
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: perknh on August 16, 2017, 09:34:44 am
Only thin Americans I know, back home, are meth addicts

LOL, we Brits are quickly moving in that direction too .. don't remember seeing many fat people in the 70's/80's/90's, totally different story now :(

Stumbled upon this (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/tell-overweight-obese/) today.  It seems to fit right in with the two strands of this discussion.
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: Timo on August 16, 2017, 12:36:26 pm
Stumbled upon this (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/tell-overweight-obese/) today.
"... there are around a billion people on Earth above the advisable weight range."

Quote from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger
795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.

So the average weight should be healthy ;)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: perknh on August 16, 2017, 01:21:48 pm
"... there are around a billion people on Earth above the advisable weight range."

Wow!  That's about 1 in 7 of us. :o


Quote from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger
795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.

So the average weight should be healthy ;)

Yes, indeed. ;)
Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: VinDSL on August 23, 2017, 03:32:16 am
Well, I'm back from the trip... with a summer cold.  Could feel it developing, in my throat, on Day Three.  :P

In retrospect, I *think* I picked it up using those damn Worldpay credit card machines (https://goo.gl/cmKDD2). They were filthy and dripping with germs.

These devices were everywhere I went, in Canada - taxi cabs, restaurants, hotel, bars, shopping centers, museums, churches, et cetera.

I'm sure that's where I picked up the cold virus.

You guys ever see/use these credit card machines ?!?!?

Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: 10i on August 23, 2017, 05:23:48 am
Glad you had a great time, hope you get over the cold soon :)

Nice to hear about your adventures.

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Title: Re: Greetz from Montreal
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 23, 2017, 05:41:18 am
You guys ever see/use these credit card machines ?!?!?

Yeah there are similar things over here.