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Gyms.
They suck.
I cancelled my membership at the start of C0VlD. Then my gym went out of business. From bankruptcy they were bought by someone. That new group took the old list and started billing! LOL. I was like "WTF?" - called them, took me like an hour to get through. They canceled and set up refund process.
Then my wife gets billed. I called them again, saying our accounts were linked but both of us are gone. They set up to refund the charge.
Next month I get a refund on my credit card, and then a day later a new charge!!

Seriously? Unreal, right? So I called them again and just lost my shit on the poor lady who picked up the phone...

Can't believe the shit some businesses pull and how hard they make it to be a client. I am now thinking of going back, except for the experience I had...
 

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@Antifragile Wow that sucks.

I just about signed up for Muy Thai again, and then all this government nonsense started. I am glad I never did, because it is such a nightmare to navigate.

I ended up talking to the gym on the phone. Nice lady on the phone, just a regular employee though who said they have lost almost all their memberships and the gym might not survive. This same brand of gym had another one of their male/female locations close (this one is ladies only). Yea it sucks I said, but it is due to government heavy hand and nothing else, don't ever forget that.

As shitty as it is, I hope that every business is in the same situation of almost going under. Lets see the people revolt and the government panic when it all goes sideways due to their meddling. We need an overhaul of the system.

I am in Calgary, and BEFORE all this C0VlD stuff we were in dire straights. Our mayor and city counsel was already barely bailing out the ship, and they raised business property tax in some cases of OVER 100% in a single period, most around 40%. Personal property tax up 10% or so. All to fund their ego's and big-government practices. The Canadian war on oil has also had its toll. BEFORE all of the C0VlD our Downtown core was at 25% Vacancy and there were literally ENTIRE skyscrapers 100% empty. 17th avenue, our prime nighttime destination in the city, was at something like 15% of business had gone under. Have we heard a single lick of how things are now? Nope. It would be impossible for things to be better, and our city was absolutely screwed before the government went nuts with this.

The "Great Reset" that our emperor psychopath JT loves to talk about, I hope that it is a reset of the political system. That is what needs a reset. We need to boot everyone to the curb and start over with about half the sized government that we have now.

Once this all ends and I take a road trip to Van, I am taking you out for a beer! That is if Alberta plates are no longer a sign to have your vehicle keyed and vandalized while in the great province of BC. Nothing like governments riling up the citizens to attack each other.
 

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Gyms.
They suck.
I cancelled my membership at the start of C0VlD. Then my gym went out of business. From bankruptcy they were bought by someone. That new group took the old list and started billing! LOL. I was like "WTF?" - called them, took me like an hour to get through. They canceled and set up refund process.
Then my wife gets billed. I called them again, saying our accounts were linked but both of us are gone. They set up to refund the charge.
Next month I get a refund on my credit card, and then a day later a new charge!!

Seriously? Unreal, right? So I called them again and just lost my shit on the poor lady who picked up the phone...

Can't believe the shit some businesses pull and how hard they make it to be a client. I am now thinking of going back, except for the experience I had...
This happened to me with a property management company for an HOA I was in 2 years ago. I sold the home and started getting bills a year later!

That is the absolute worst.
 

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Im sure a social media diet would cut it out for now - but at what cost later?

That’s a genuine question too.

At what point and in what way is best to fight back against widespread stupidness.

I used to not care about this stuff as much but I just struggle to see how the next generation will be able to enjoy the freedoms we have.
I agree. I know that it stresses me out tuning into what's going on...but if I completely go dark what would the cost be?

If I had completely put on my blinders I might be stuck in Canada with no way out except to submit to an experimental medical treatment.

Maybe the best way to fight back is to draw your own personal line in the sand and when someone tries to cross it, don't submit no matter what. This widespread stupidness comes from good people doing nothing and allowing it to happen.

Do you want a family? I know I do someday, and I'd want them to have the same opportunities and freedoms that I have.
 

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My wife's gym won't let her in anymore because she has not gOtTeN ThE jAb, and they are still charging her membership fees and want her to pay a fee to cancel. WTF? How is that remotely legal? They change the rules of their contract and then expect you to pay for it.

* I sent them an email regarding this and I got a canned reply that said that their response time IS TWO WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Two weeks to answer an email. Two. Weeks. For an email.
See this is where I would send them a bill for my time, which is larger than their bill to quit, then, when they don’t pay it, I’d sue them just for fun.

We have $120 small claims court petitions here. One of my favorite things about government. One day I got sick of being f*cked over so I decided to start using the system instead of being a victim. Now it’s just fun for me.

This reminds me. I need to quit my gym. I put together a home gym. :rofl:
 
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I think once all this BS settles and it turns out that forcing those without C0VlD to quarantine for 2 weeks needlessly, we should all sue the government for those two weeks of lost time.

Sue them and then boot everyone out of office
 

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I think once all this BS settles and it turns out that forcing those without C0VlD to quarantine for 2 weeks needlessly, we should all sue the government for those two weeks of lost time.

Sue them and then boot everyone out of office
Lol suing the government in their own courts. A terrible conflict of interest.

We should make our own court and sue them and charge them with crimes.
 

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There are these companies that make these things that project lead at supersonic speeds that I heard can stop snatchings. Not sure how it works but I hear it’s pretty effective.
 

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This reminds me. I need to quit my gym. I put together a home gym. :rofl:
Haha, good luck with that! :rofl:
Dude I heard about this thing that really helps bike racers… I think it’s called blood doping or something along those lines. Maybe it’s something to look into. :rofl:

I’ll take anything! LOL, hook me up brother! Problem is, even doping might not be enough for me.

@Antifragile Wow that sucks.

Once this all ends and I take a road trip to Van, I am taking you out for a beer!

That would be awesome.

And everything you said about Calgary, I am well aware. We have been tracking Calgary as a market to go into for quite some time. It’s been harsh there. We (at the office) called up a few brokers and asking “other than oil, what’s Plan B for Calgary?” The answer was “What plan B?” - so yes, it’s been brutal before C0VlD, I can’t imagine how much worse it got after. That said, we saw our competitors recently make some big industrial play acquisitions, so we are turning our eye to Calgary again. If I travel there I’ll DM you for that beer ;)


edit: and given everything that’s been happening in Calgary, I’m buying!
 
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This reminds me. I need to quit my gym. I put together a home gym.

A squat rack + some barbells + some plates + some dumbbells + a kickboxing bag is a great start that would probably run you less than $3K (hard to tell with inflation anymore though).
 

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I agree. I know that it stresses me out tuning into what's going on...but if I completely go dark what would the cost be?

If I had completely put on my blinders I might be stuck in Canada with no way out except to submit to an experimental medical treatment.

Maybe the best way to fight back is to draw your own personal line in the sand and when someone tries to cross it, don't submit no matter what. This widespread stupidness comes from good people doing nothing and allowing it to happen.

Do you want a family? I know I do someday, and I'd want them to have the same opportunities and freedoms that I have.
I do have a family, and I focus on trying to bring them up so they can negotiate what life throws at them. I prefer to focus on making a dent in my little corner of the world.

Or another way: I’m responsible for my wards. They have my attention.

Just my 2c and preference.
 

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Is the world burning?

Or I’m just getting older and noticing things more?

Seems like every day the level of “craziness” reaches a new high.

My everyday life is great but increasingly I can’t go anywhere online without feeling things are seriously going in the wrong direction.

Hard to know how much is media manipulation and how much is a real sign of where things are at.

One half wants to fight back while the other half wants to just go live off the grid and not give AF.

Anyone on a similar vibe this year?
I can't even read article comments on an mma site anymore.

Getting rid of facebook and Instagram did me a world of good. I created a dummy facebook account with a slightly similar name and no photos of myself for things like Andys group and a few close friends and fam (like 10 to 15 people).

I still get more than enough info about what's going on but don't get so wound up in that other stuff anymore.
 

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My wife's gym won't let her in anymore because she has not gOtTeN ThE jAb, and they are still charging her membership fees and want her to pay a fee to cancel. WTF? How is that remotely legal? They change the rules of their contract and then expect you to pay for it.

* I sent them an email regarding this and I got a canned reply that said that their response time IS TWO WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Two weeks to answer an email. Two. Weeks. For an email.
I've noticed that no lock in contracts are now becoming more popular and advertised, even with chains (Australia). Those crazy gym employees that used to harrass people and lock them in to 12 month contracts can EAD.
 

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I created a dummy facebook account with a slightly similar name and no photos of myself for things like Andys group and a few close friends and fam (like 10 to 15 people).
Ah, and then I shutdown that Facebook group. Sorry Matt!
 

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Watch William Shatner's first remarks back on Earth

View: https://youtu.be/jstD4tIuRuI


Then Watch Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot

View: https://youtu.be/wupToqz1e2g
Amazing comments from William Shatner there. So that’s what someone looks like when their mind is blown.

It’s a shame the other people didn’t realise there was an interview going on behind them that was going to be seen around the world, for years to come. Next time they should take people aside and get that first reaction close up on camera. Amazing video.
 

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See this is where I would send them a bill for my time, which is larger than their bill to quit, then, when they don’t pay it, I’d sue them just for fun.

We have $120 small claims court petitions here. One of my favorite things about government. One day I got sick of being f*cked over so I decided to start using the system instead of being a victim. Now it’s just fun for me.

This reminds me. I need to quit my gym. I put together a home gym. :rofl:
This aged well.

There’s a court petition on my printer.

:rofl::thumbsdown:
 
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This aged well.

There’s a court petition on my printer.

:rofl::thumbsdown:
My brother is also quitting the same gym. He said he’s going to call them tomorrow and tell them he died. :rofl:
 

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My brother is also quitting the same gym. He said he’s going to call them tomorrow and tell them he died. :rofl:
That won’t help. Half their members are dead. :rofl:
 

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I read the art of seduction a couple of years ago as an aid to try be more charismatic rather than affect relationships. Kinda regret knowing some of the knowledge and being wise to the effect of some actions I naturally take in relationships have though. I just want to be alone but if I tell someone I want to be alone it makes them want my attention and company more. If I ignore them they desire me more than if I give a negative response. Ugh
 

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I read the art of seduction a couple of years ago as an aid to try be more charismatic rather than affect relationships. Kinda regret knowing some of the knowledge and being wise to the effect of some actions I naturally take in relationships have though. I just want to be alone but if I tell someone I want to be alone it makes them want my attention and company more. If I ignore them they desire me more than if I give a negative response. Ugh
What did the book say would lead to them ignoring you? Do that.

I’m guessing that means hounding them and bugging them, lol
 

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