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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 02:16    Post subject: I'm planning on volunteering...
at the Vancouver Aquarium: http://www.vanaqua.org/home/
Not as impressive as the one in Atlanta but still good...Just attended the orientation session. Training sessions begin next week and will continue for 4 weeks or so into February. I'll be teaching/instructing high school kids (who come in on field trips) some intertidal marine biology (focusing on invertebrates) in the Wet Lab...lots of hands on stuff...volunteering once a week starting in February.
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 03:07    Post subject:
sweet move dude. i like the "Sleep Over" prigrams, i suggested it to the Ga. Aquarium as well. i personally would love to sleep in the tunnel and be surrounded by the large fish wake up and see the siloheuttes passing over. AAaahhhhhhhhh
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 03:14    Post subject:
ok, volunteer, your first job is to tell me WTF a GST is. is it a tax, a ticket? WHAAAAAAATTTT THEEEEEEEEEEE F is it?
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 15:33    Post subject:
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ok, volunteer, your first job is to tell me WTF a GST is. is it a tax, a ticket? WHAAAAAAATTTT THEEEEEEEEEEE F is it?


GST = goverment sales tax.
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ok, volunteer, your first job is to tell me WTF a GST is. is it a tax, a ticket? WHAAAAAAATTTT THEEEEEEEEEEE F is it?


GST = goverment sales tax.
OK, it just really bugged me no knowing what the actual letters meant. surprised it's not in French too i guess
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 15:46    Post subject:
HYPERASHEL wrote:
blue wrote:
HYPERASHEL wrote:
ok, volunteer, your first job is to tell me WTF a GST is. is it a tax, a ticket? WHAAAAAAATTTT THEEEEEEEEEEE F is it?


GST = goverment sales tax.
OK, it just really bugged me no knowing what the actual letters meant. surprised it's not in French too i guess



i forget what it is called in french... PQT is the provincial quebec one... otherwise... not sure.
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 15:47    Post subject:
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HYPERASHEL wrote:
ok, volunteer, your first job is to tell me WTF a GST is. is it a tax, a ticket? WHAAAAAAATTTT THEEEEEEEEEEE F is it?


GST = goverment sales tax.


all this time, I thought it was goods and services tax


also is there a non goverment sales tax?
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 15:47    Post subject:
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HYPERASHEL wrote:
blue wrote:
HYPERASHEL wrote:
ok, volunteer, your first job is to tell me WTF a GST is. is it a tax, a ticket? WHAAAAAAATTTT THEEEEEEEEEEE F is it?


GST = goverment sales tax.
OK, it just really bugged me no knowing what the actual letters meant. surprised it's not in French too i guess



i forget what it is called in french... PQT is the provincial quebec one... otherwise... not sure.
ok, thanx BTW i was rude and forgtot to say it in the last post.
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blue wrote:
HYPERASHEL wrote:
ok, volunteer, your first job is to tell me WTF a GST is. is it a tax, a ticket? WHAAAAAAATTTT THEEEEEEEEEEE F is it?


GST = goverment sales tax.


all this time, I thought it was goods and services tax


also is there a non goverment sales tax?



provincial sales tax...

goods and services tax... government sales tax... hmm yeah i think it's goods and services. (you don't really think about it after 22 years of payin' it)
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 16:08    Post subject:
blue wrote:
Running Brewer wrote:
blue wrote:
HYPERASHEL wrote:
ok, volunteer, your first job is to tell me WTF a GST is. is it a tax, a ticket? WHAAAAAAATTTT THEEEEEEEEEEE F is it?


GST = goverment sales tax.


all this time, I thought it was goods and services tax


also is there a non goverment sales tax?



provincial sales tax...

goods and services tax... government sales tax... hmm yeah i think it's goods and services. (you don't really think about it after 22 years of payin' it)

And don't forget that the 7% GST was TEMPORARY.....yeah right. Then the provinces figure they need their share as well. In Ontario, the PST is 8%.

That's a whopping 15% extra to fill the champagne glasses for the governments. I hate it. See something for $50, but it costs $57.50. burning mad
And don't even ask what the GST was when I bought my house.....
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 16:11    Post subject:
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And don't forget that the 7% GST was TEMPORARY.....yeah right. Then the provinces figure they need their share as well. In Ontario, the PST is 8%.

That's a whopping 15% extra to fill the champagne glasses for the governments. I hate it. See something for $50, but it costs $57.50. burning mad
And don't even ask what the GST was when I bought my house.....


we used to spend our weekends camping near London, ONT when I was younger and every trip we came loaded with goodies for our Canadian neigbhors.
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 16:34    Post subject:
Running Brewer wrote:
cdnhollywood wrote:

And don't forget that the 7% GST was TEMPORARY.....yeah right. Then the provinces figure they need their share as well. In Ontario, the PST is 8%.

That's a whopping 15% extra to fill the champagne glasses for the governments. I hate it. See something for $50, but it costs $57.50. burning mad
And don't even ask what the GST was when I bought my house.....


we used to spend our weekends camping near London, ONT when I was younger and every trip we came loaded with goodies for our Canadian neigbhors.

On the flip side, I've worked with guys from our London UK office. They LOVE to shop over here! They'd have to buy luggage just to get all their purchases home.

Mind you, 1 pound is about $2.20CDN.
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 16:49    Post subject:
HYPERASHEL wrote:
sweet move dude. i like the "Sleep Over" prigrams, i suggested it to the Ga. Aquarium as well. i personally would love to sleep in the tunnel and be surrounded by the large fish wake up and see the siloheuttes passing over. AAaahhhhhhhhh
From what I heard you only get about 4 hours of sleep...there's so much going on...it would be fun to wake up only to stare at a beluga in the face.
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 16:49    Post subject:
Btw how did this transform into a government tax thread? Confused
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PostPosted: 01/05/06 - 16:53    Post subject:
Good for you, TimRuns! That sounds like a great program and kudos for volunteering. I'm a high school teacher, and I think it's a total blast teaching kids at that age. Hope you enjoy it as much also.

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