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    on Dec 9, 2015
    Through this blog I'm invited to review books from time to time, and on the vast majority of occasions I let them pass.  But sometimes I'm hit with a title that peaks my interest, such was the case with Howard Beckman's book, "Tempting the...
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    on Nov 21, 2014 in General Opinion
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    on Mar 30, 2014 in Quebec politics
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    on Jan 24, 2014 in Quebec politics
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    on Jan 11, 2014 in Economy
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  • Can this advert make people drive slower?
    on Jan 10, 2014 in General Opinion
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