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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthe4th View Post
    I don't understand how this could happen. There must be more safeguards than one button press.

    Can't imagine the feelings people must have had, and it was sent at 8am too. Being woken up by a message basically saying you're about to die, crazy.
    It's certainly a mind=blown moment.

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    Just some fun for people:


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    Here's a lesson for everyone: Sometimes being too nice can be dangerous to your health!

    http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/15/health/sneeze-blows-hole-in-throat/index.html

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    Toronto on the shortlist (along with 19 other cities) for Amazon 2nd HQ
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    I think the Trump presidency has been a smashing success so far, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimcanuck View Post
    Toronto on the shortlist (along with 19 other cities) for Amazon 2nd HQ
    Almost all of the cities were east coast. It's pretty clear they want some separation from their west coast headquarters, which makes sense.


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    TO unlikely with the NAFTA uncertainty, but it would be a great fuck you to Trump from Bezos if it happens.
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    I think the Trump presidency has been a smashing success so far, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimcanuck View Post
    TO unlikely with the NAFTA uncertainty, but it would be a great fuck you to Trump from Bezos if it happens.
    How is that a fuck you to Trump, exactly?

    I mean, the larger issue here is that you think Bezos would undermine his own multi billion dollar business just to mess with Trump. How do these thoughts ever formulate in your brain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    How is that a fuck you to Trump, exactly?

    I mean, the larger issue here is that you think Bezos would undermine his own multi billion dollar business just to mess with Trump. How do these thoughts ever formulate in your brain?
    It's a fuck you to Trump as Trump's been trumpeting about bringing jobs back to the US and creating jobs. Going to Toronto is opposite of that.

    That said, it's not coming to Toronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krylian View Post
    It's a fuck you to Trump as Trump's been trumpeting about bringing jobs back to the US and creating jobs. Going to Toronto is opposite of that.

    That said, it's not coming to Toronto.
    So, in Jim's deranged mind, Amazon intentionally refusing to employ Americans is not a fuck you to the people, but to Trump? "Ha, we refuse to hire Americans even though Canadians are more expensive. Take that, Trump."

    The mind of a lunatic.

    E: also worth bearing in mind that many of those remaining cities are Democrat strongholds...so they would really just be punishing people who didn't even vote for Trump.
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    I could see it likely being in Pittsburgh or a city like Boston on the east coast. Austin as well, though its more Midwest than on the east coast. Atlanta wouldn't be that bad of an option as well.

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    Toronto isn't that crazy.

    With their international business growing rapidly, Toronto could serve the international markets, while HQ1 could serve the US markets, so that the US border isn't a problem, plus, you get the border-free market of Canada.

    Personally, I would have picked Detroit. They could have single-handedly saved that city. And they could have bought up land for the company headquarters, and all their employees houses for next to nothing. Pretty sure an offer of a free house, plus decent salary would lure people to Detroit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    So, in Jim's deranged mind, Amazon intentionally refusing to employ Americans is not a fuck you to the people, but to Trump? "Ha, we refuse to hire Americans even though Canadians are more expensive. Take that, Trump."

    The mind of a lunatic.

    E: also worth bearing in mind that many of those remaining cities are Democrat strongholds...so they would really just be punishing people who didn't even vote for Trump.
    You sure are reading a lot into a single sentence. Slow down, pal lol

    Also, DNC strong urban, GOP strong rural. You're welcome.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    I think the Trump presidency has been a smashing success so far, tbh.

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    The three men who were scapegoated for the Lac-Mégantic disaster have been acquitted. This makes me happy. Our legal system worked well for this case.

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    Wow... that Dr. Larry Nassar is a fucking monster, rot in hell ya fucking cunt, put him in GP in prison, the goof.

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