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CRACKS OF DON: Siding with ‘Smarty Marty’ on goalie contracts

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“There’s going to be a lot of pressure that’s going to come with number one, the trade to bring him in, the contract, and this is a rebuilding team. I am skeptical that it’s going to all work out.”

Biron has similar feelings about the six-year, $36-million deal Markstrom signed with the Flames.

“I think that is going to be one that, in two or three years down the road, the Flames may regret,” said Biron. “If you look at Markstrom over the last few years, has he elevated himself to be in the same discussion as (Andrei) Vasilevskiy, as Pekka Rinne, Tuukka Rask, as the top goaltenders in the NHL? I don’t think so. For me, it’s still a little too much to give a goaltender as a free agent. I wouldn’t have gone past $5 million. Maybe sweeten the deal to $5.5. But $6 million was a little bit too much.”

They don’t call him Smarty Marty for nothing … they probably don’t call him that at all …. but in what he thinks about the money spent on Murray and Markstrom, I agree with Biron.

Those are two contracts Ottawa and Calgary will regret.

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There’s a lot to be impressed about with Patrick Marleau, who on Tuesday signed another deal with the San Jose Sharks and is now poised to break Gordie Howe’s record of 1,767 career games played. Marleau needs nine more to move past Ron Francis for fourth, 11 more to pass Jaromir Jagr for third, 34 more to supplant Mark Messier for second, and 45 more to take over possession of first on the list from Mr. Hockey. Not counting the messed up 2019-20 schedule, the 41-year old product of Swift Current has played the last 10 seasons

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Supreme Court allows census count to end October 31, siding with Trump administration

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the U.S. Census Bureau can conclude its 2020 count on October 31 and that will give it enough time to finish with enough time to process the data before year end. The decision, which the Trump administration favored, came with a candid dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  

“Meeting the deadline at the expense of the accuracy of the census is not a cost worth paying,” Sotomayor wrote in her dissent. “Especially when the Government has failed to show why it could not bear the lesser cost of expending more resources to meet the deadline or continuing its prior efforts to seek an extension from Congress. This Court normally does not grant extraordinary relief on such a painfully disproportionate balance of harms.”

The U.S. Census Bureau, which is overseen by Trump appointee Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, announced in an August 3 press release that it would be ending its count by September 30 — a month before it originally planned. The Trump administration argued it needed to end then to crunch the data before the congressionally-mandated deadline of December 31, 2020. 

In-person data collection, a hallmark of the Census, was forced to pause in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary suspension prompted the Census Bureau to initially request an extension for the count. “To ensure the completeness and accuracy of the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is seeking statutory relief from Congress of 120 additional calendar days to deliver final apportionment counts,” read an April press release from the Bureau.

The administration later changed course, announcing on August 3 that it would instead be speeding up the count to meet its statutory deadline of December 31, 2020. However, this so-called “replan” came just weeks after President Trump announced plans to exclude undocumented immigrants

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Judge Barrett’s Record: Siding With Businesses Over Workers

With the opening statements and the grandstanding now over, today the nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court begin in earnest, as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee launch into their questioning. Supreme Court confirmation hearings have become a high-level version of dodgeball, where nominees work tirelessly to evince no opinion on any legal matter whatsoever, using the excuse that the topic might come up before the Court in the future, and the nominee wouldn’t want to prejudge any decision.

In this case, both Barrett’s record and the entire process can be prejudged. Though she only has three years on the federal bench, Barrett has nearly two decades’ worth of law review writing from her time as a professor at Notre Dame. Everyone knows she has been installed to deliver victories on long-sought, ideologically conservative priorities, from eliminating the right to choose an abortion to the overturning of a century of labor law jurisprudence. And everyone knows conservative senators will vote in lockstep to get Barrett on the Court to commence this work. The only drama lies in whether enough of them are actually available to complete the task before the general election.

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Still, I subscribe to the school of thought that what a judicial nominee believes actually matters when confirming them to the highest court in the land. And even Barrett’s short stint as a judge has yielded a number of revealing opinions that all point to a general bias. As the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law puts it in a report released today on the Barrett record, “she is predisposed to side with law enforcement at the expense of defendants’ constitutional rights, and with employers and business interests in disputes with

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GS Exterior Experts Offers Specialized Siding and Roofing to Denver Surrounding Areas

GS Exterior Experts Offers Specialized Siding and Roofing to Denver Surrounding Areas

Full service exterior home improvement company GS Exterior Experts explains 8 crucial differences between fiber cement siding and wood siding

Deciding the best siding is one of the most important factors to a home’s look. Whether remodeling or building, it can be overwhelming with all the different options for siding. GS Exterior Experts is an exterior home improvement company specializing in siding, roofing and more for the Denver surrounding areas. Today they explain the differences between two common siding types they offer: fiber cement siding vs wood siding.

For fiber cement siding, GS Exterior Experts offers James Hardie Siding and is known as the #1 James Hardie siding specialist in Colorado. Fiber cement siding is a man-made material built with cement, sand, and cellulose fibers.

Compared to wood, James Hardie Siding is more weather resistant due to being formulated to resist rot, swelling, mold, warping and cracking. It is non-combustible and complies with ASTM E136, recognized by fire departments nationwide.

In addition, GS Exterior Experts explains how James Hardie siding is more durable than wood siding. It resists hail, windblown debris and is designed to be both heat and cold resistant. James Hardie siding uses ColorPlus Technology that resists damaging UV rays, so it is resistant to sun exposure as well.

For wood siding, GS Exterior Experts offers Woodtone RusticSeries siding. Compared to fiber cement siding, Woodtone siding allows the homeowner to enjoy the natural beauty of real wood. It can be painted or stained, yet the grain can still be seen and appreciated, allowing for rustic looks.

GS Exterior Experts’s Woodtone siding also comes in over 20 colors, which allows for the homeowner to customize their siding to suit their individual style. Their RusticSeries has the option of two-tone composite wood grain siding, allowing for more variety compared to

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GS Exterior Experts Offers Specialized Siding and Roofing to Denver Surrounding Areas – Press Release

GS Exterior Experts Offers Specialized Siding and Roofing to Denver Surrounding Areas

Full service exterior home improvement company GS Exterior Experts explains 8 crucial differences between fiber cement siding and wood siding

Deciding the best siding is one of the most important factors to a home’s look. Whether remodeling or building, it can be overwhelming with all the different options for siding. GS Exterior Experts is an exterior home improvement company specializing in siding, roofing and more for the Denver surrounding areas. Today they explain the differences between two common siding types they offer: fiber cement siding vs wood siding.

For fiber cement siding, GS Exterior Experts offers James Hardie Siding and is known as the #1 James Hardie siding specialist in Colorado. Fiber cement siding is a man-made material built with cement, sand, and cellulose fibers.

Compared to wood, James Hardie Siding is more weather resistant due to being formulated to resist rot, swelling, mold, warping and cracking. It is non-combustible and complies with ASTM E136, recognized by fire departments nationwide.

In addition, GS Exterior Experts explains how James Hardie siding is more durable than wood siding. It resists hail, windblown debris and is designed to be both heat and cold resistant. James Hardie siding uses ColorPlus Technology that resists damaging UV rays, so it is resistant to sun exposure as well.

For wood siding, GS Exterior Experts offers Woodtone RusticSeries siding. Compared to fiber cement siding, Woodtone siding allows the homeowner to enjoy the natural beauty of real wood. It can be painted or stained, yet the grain can still be seen and appreciated, allowing for rustic looks.

GS Exterior Experts’s Woodtone siding also comes in over 20 colors, which allows for the homeowner to customize their siding to suit their individual style. Their RusticSeries has the option of two-tone composite wood grain siding, allowing for more variety compared to

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