Opposing Municipal Budget Cuts

I wrote to Vancouver City Council today, and you can too, asking them to vote against the $20.3 million in cuts to libraries, community centres, fire and rescue, parks and other vital front-line services that Council conditionally approved on Dec. 1.
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A Proposal For Modest Fare Increases

The Regional Transportation Commissioner, part of Translink’s labyrinthine governance structure, is seeking feedback on the proposed AddFare to the Airport and FareSaver price increases. I submitted comments as follows, and I hope everybody writes in with their own comments! (To the Commissioner, I mean; you are welcome to comment on this blog as well, but I don’t think the Commissioner reads it.)

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A Toast to the Groom

This month is the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing. There has been a lot of television coverage of the moon landing these past few weeks, and it’s gotten me thinking about some of the similarities between the moon landing and Sara and Alex’s engagement:
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Notes from the Berkshire Meeting

The highlight of the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting is the five-hour question-and-answer session with Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger. What follows are various notes I scribbled in my lab book throughout the weekend. I have been disappointed with most newspaper summaries of the meeting, but the Wall Street Journal did a decent job. I apologize in advance for the fact that this is more of a brain-dump than a polished piece of reporting.
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Advice for Attending the Berkshire Meeting

I recently attended the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Although it was a fun trip overall, I made a lot of mistakes in the planning and execution. Here are some of the lessons I learned; hopefully they will help anybody hoping to attend the meeting in the future.
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First Post!

This blog is a continuation of my previous blog on blog.ca.  If I can figure out how to import earlier entries from over there, I may eventually do so.

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