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Messages - Bullfrog

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My lord, he is so engaging. It's so refreshing to have a GM who's willing to speak candidly, while still not divulging sensitive information.

I really couldn't stand the Lou era. I'm so glad it's done.

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: June 14, 2018, 11:02:02 PM »
Wait, are GMs allowed to show emotion? I get the feeling this is going to somehow cost us a 3rd round pick.

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We found out the sex as soon as we could. There's just no way we could have waited. Nothing to do with decorating (your boy may love pink or your girl may love blue), just so excited to know.

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For the bragging side, has anyone thought about their child "I have no idea where she/he got that talent"?

I was decent in track when I was a kid, but never any serious threat to medal. My boy's in grade 3 and he not only won the 100 m, 200 m, and long jump, but he dominated. Like, the next closest boy was about 5 m back when he crossed the line. He even Usain Bolted and pulled up and looked around. I know he's just young, but I'm a proud papa.

Best thing is, even after knowing how much he won by, his first thought was how good his friends did.  :)

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Congrats, Arn.

It's fairly simple to keep a baby alive; you'll figure it out. Keeping your sanity while on no sleep and raising a good human being.....that's the tough part.  :-X

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:33:30 PM »
So, no Bozak?


 ;)

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:44:28 AM »
Modern and informative sex ed curriculum, increased minimum wage so people don't have to live in poverty, perceived (and possible) improprieties with Ontario Hydro.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Targets
« on: June 09, 2018, 11:18:59 AM »

One more (maybe) pick to play with (much later)!

I'm sure Edm fans are relieved it wasn't the 2019 7th round pick!

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:11:23 AM »
Most people vote with their beliefs rather than brains, and it's clear that most people in Ontario believe in helping themselves more important than helping those in need.

Here's an articulate sample of reasoning from my circle of acquaintances:
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I voted PC because I work hard and hope that I will be rewarded by my hard work. I do not wish to be taxed to the poverty line so that the government can give FREE everything to those who do not believe in working for what you want in life, and that EVERYONE can be EQUAL. I have enough of the Liberals reaching into my pay check liberally. I don't want to be robbed by the NDP for another 4 years. Ford may not be the kind of leader I want, but I feel I need to exercise my right, instead of letting others to decide for me. I hope all of those who feel that our vote would not make a difference would just give it a shot.

I am always saddened by the assumption that those that need help need it because they are unwilling to just work a little bit harder.

The lack of understanding of the privilege that wealthy people have is also astounding to me. I had a conversation with a friend who makes close to $150k (plus his wife's $60k). He couldn't seem to understand why his tax rate had to be higher than the average earner. I have very little knowledge of economics, and even I can understand how much easier it is for a wealthy person to gain more wealth compared to a low earner.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 08, 2018, 08:55:57 AM »
Well, I guess now we hope the Doug is about as effective as premier as his brother was as mayor.

That's the hope for sure. He's going to find out that running a province is, you know, hard. Most of his promises won't be possible to keep.

<Sigh> I guess I'll wait another four years to get my tooth fixed.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:45:25 PM »
Sadly, electoral reform is somewhat like daylight savings time. We witch about it when it happens, the forget about it until next time.

Both Thunder Bay ridings are neck-and-neck between Liberal and NDP. Liberal has the advantage because both of the incumbent MPPs are long-serving liberal ministers. Both only separated by 1-200 votes.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Targets
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:23:43 PM »
Yep. two straight years of being buyers.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2018 Draft Targets
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:54:17 PM »
I agree with that 100%, Nik. Couple that with trading away a 2nd round pick, it was just bizarre. I don't believe for a second that they couldn't have traded one of those guys. It's not like they were unaware of the state of their prospect cupboard.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 04, 2018, 03:52:34 PM »
The CBC poll says 79.3% chance of PC majority? This is the result of another "first past the post" voting system. A dead heat turns into a majority for someone, I hate that. I wish we had a proportional representation voting system. I want every vote to count proportionately. Parties get $'s per vote why not representation in the house?

Liberals are projected to win 20% of the popular vote, but only 4% of the seats!

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 04, 2018, 11:45:15 AM »
I just really can't understand anyone voting Liberal right now. I get being MOR politically but to be so wedded to that as to risk a Doug Ford majority government blows my mind.

When I heard that Wynne was conceding, a part of me really hoped that she would urge voters to vote NDP instead to prevent Ford from winning. I think that could have really changed the tide. The odds of a NDP majority seem slim anyway so I'm not sure the Liberals should have been worried about that.

I think it's the greater fear of losing party status.

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