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I finished my guide to the creatures, myths and stories that inspired Kanto Pokémon!: FARCETCH'D FLECTARUZZ ION-BEARING DUCKS The Pekedex highlights the functions of Farfetchid's stalks as nest buikding marerials thas can be eaten during mergencies. The stalk can even be used es a "wward" with an ablity to "cur all sorts of things The samurai-inspired apects of Farfetchd's markings and head crest may indicate ies skill as a swandsman. Although the stalk held by Farfetchid resembles a leek, it is actually based on anocher species found in the same genus allal lli ftuloum, the Welsh onicn. The Welsh onion is native to China and gets its name from an carlier aie dvelsh, mcaning forcign. The Japancse variety of the Welsh onion is called a negi and is a vial ingredicnt of many Japanese duck soup recipes THUNDER ONI WELSH ONION SAMURAI HAIR ANTENПАE TIGER STRIPES In Japanese folldlore, the word oni is used to refer to demon-like yolal There is a common Japanese lk soory that oni create thunder and lightning. Therefore it is opre chat Electaburz's deiro has oni-inspired features, including is wo-clawed feet, borns, fangs, Farfench'd is inspired by the Japanese proverb 'a duck comes bearing negi . This saying is used when an event is unexpected (or far-fetched) but beneficial. A duck bearing negi comnveniendy provides the ingredients for dinner (explaining its waier-like stance), The proverb also has a darker meaning, It refers to someone hat is casy to take advantage of. As a duck bearing green onions Farfetch'd is naively seting up its own misformane, with 'duck' even being used as slang foe acker' in Japan! MAVEL HAUVEN Raijin also has a companion, the mythical creature Raiju, which is a mammal-like creatuare that lives amongt lightning It is custom for upanese parenes so sell children to cover their belly buttons during a soorm as Raiju, unsercled by LIGHTNING BOLT DNI FEATURES U-SHAPED MARKING ac, the der and ligheing Raijin, is considered to be an oni and human- wih lighening ПОМЕ DRIGT Engld fe Raijin is depicted as a poe-bellied but muscular demon with a SITTT DUCKS! Peaple have been clamouring for a Farfetchid cvoluion for decades. Perhaps an evoluticn hasn't been implemented because each Farfesch'd is caten before it can evolve. After all its central concepr revolves around its naive nature and ir is one of the few Pekémon known to be caten by humans The Palédex even states that its numbers ae thought to be declining and that it s bred to try and prevent its extinction. Farfenchd teaches us an important lesson about being too greedy or being too naive- don't make a mcal of yourself Japune E Kam Ke serriying expression. He sometimes is depicted with horns, ocher times wich wind swepe hair. Raijin and ei in general are often depicted with red skin, but other colours ach as yellow, blue and groen are o common. Raijin resembles his beocher, the wind god Fujin, but Fujin carries a bag of wind whercas Raijin carries drums that he beats to create thunder. Raijin was partricularly revered in agricultural communicies because lightning was thoughe to be responsible for ferilising rice plants EARNT STRIPES Raijin, like most oni, is ofen depicted wearing a tiger-skin loincloth. The oni's diger-skin loincloths have inspired Electaburz's back and yellow striped skin. In fact. Electabuz's design builds on this inacnce and incorporates even more tiger-inspired features sch as its tail and broad feline-like face. These tiger and oni influences combined create a fearsome beast that "loves to foed on strong clectricity" WAITER STANCE WILD DUCK DRIGT #89 #125 ARTTCUND SOAPPING SHELLS Cams, scallops and similar bivalves are famously hasd-shelled and tough to open. Fictional bivalves are often nted as dangerous due to their ability to quickly snap shur. In video games, giant clam enemies often feature in derwater levels, opening and closing their shells periodically so force the player to correctly time their movements They contain useful items in their 'mouth', a reference to the valuable pearls found inside some bivalves CLOYSTER Shelder is described in the Pokédex to produce pearls from sand trapped inside is shell. This is based on the miconception that bivalves form pearls from sand, when pearls are actually a defence mechanism against parasites dehe iians. When an irritant gets inside their shell, bivalves suround it in a iridescene substance called nacre. Lyers of nacre build to prodace a glistening pearl. Cloyster's dark spherical body sesembles a black pearl, a rare and Large variery harvested from the black-lipped pearl oyser around the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. However, 'searliest speites show ies features peering out of a shadowed shelser suggesting that, lke Gasdly, it wasn't originally intended to have a defined form. After all, the Pokédex docs seane that "ies inaards have never been seen TRIDENT CREST BLUNT BEAK e IMae jer and is seied SPHERICAL FACE MILITARY THEME MILITARY MOLLUSCS s design exaggerates this bivalve's toughness by including military themes. The Pokédex states that its shell can witherand a bomb" and "even a missile" cannot becak its spikes. Cloyster's spines ane inspired by the prteve spines of the bivalve genus Spondylus, the spiny oysers. However, unlke real life bivalves, Cloyster is said to use waser peessure to fire spines at its foes. Its top-most spines are even seylised to resemble missiles themselves. This attribute could have been inspired by the fact that, in English, combat projectiles and Cloyster's armour can both be referred ICEBIRDS The theoe legendary bieds, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, all take inspiration from real life mythical birds that are ociated with their respective element. 1 fecebinds, however the story of an 'icebird is less common. This explains why Articuno's real life inspiration, Simurgh has a weak connection with its clement, espocially compared to the other birds' lkgendary inspiracions WHITE CHEST There are many disparate cultures with myths about thunderbinds and Aricuno is based on Simurgh, a mythical bird t al eature is its loag, peacock-like tail, as found on Articuno. A plumage (although often with pink and orange flight feathers). Simurgh's head and body show many fecarures inspired by chickens, which is mirroed in Articunos chicken-like legs and beak. Its connection to ice is that Simurgh is said to have built her nest on the top of a snow-capped mountain whose tip Rached the stars. Simurgh is a benevolent creatune that is ofen depicted rescuing heroes, explaining why che Pokédex states that Articuno helps those lost in the mountains distinctive Simurgh is often depicted with beilliane bla SERVED ON ICE When Shellder evolves into Cloyster it gains the Ice-typing, Many fans consider this addition nonsensical, another example of the ce-type being needlessly (urf dlam) explains this strange typing d a popular sushi ingredient in Japan. The northern surf dam which has a darker shell than the cream-coloured southern surf dam, is fahed in the cold northern seas. Additionally, unlike che souchern surf clam, the northern LARGE SPINES ПАМЕ EDRIDT NAME ORIGIN inn found on y asigned in Generation 1. Perhaps akagi . Surf dlam is 6n BLUE BIRDS! seems that Articuno's design also takes inspiration from a neal bind species that is more closely aociated with ice than Simurgh. Its light chest and blue head crest are neminiscent of the xjay, a North American passerine. The blue jay was adopted as the team s eof the Canadian baseball tcam, the Toronto Blue Jays. This Toronso connection. nd the fact that wildlife photographers love showing les blue bright coat against snowy kdops, have cemented this species' association with ice. CHICKEN LEGS As raw shelhsh qualiey, weet tasting, and is ofhen so said o be high PLOWING TAILS A long peaceck-ke tail is a northern surf clam are often presented on sop of a layer of ice. Ba it would not be as easy to dine on this shellfish Pokémon, its aplesive spine-missiles mean that its revenge is never served cold symbol and I finished my guide to the creatures, myths and stories that inspired Kanto Pokémon!

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Shoutout to the guy who came into my store today, attempted to steal a tumbler, got talked out of it by my shift and accidentally forgot his Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the process. It currently hangs on our back wall.: Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law: CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS Guarantee of Rights and Freedoms 11. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Frecdoms guarannees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic socicty AND FREEDOMS Fundamental Freedoms Enforcement 12. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms a frcedom of a b ndo conscience and religion: ( freedom of thought, belief. opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly: and (d freedom of association od de Democratic Rights General Theg Cin 3. 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our beautiful restock cabinet 😍 how’s everyone doing on the new CS cycle? thoughts?: Vanill Vantlla STAPBUCKD ALLA PLAVORD SY Carame STAR CKS SYRUP Classic RMATIGE A LA V STARUCKY SYRUP STARUCK YRUP STARD CCKSSYRUP Nazelnut Carame Classic Toffee Nut URURED SUP UTER (338 FL ROM ALAVLE ONM A M OUC UTER (33 8 FL OZ CLASSIC SYRUP ARLA HATELNUT FLAVOURED SR PALRA 4 SPOP AROATISE A LA NSETE AUE S CLASSIC SYRUP BALLYFLAVD SROP T SIROP CLASSIQUE RO TUMNT LITER 38F SIROP CLASSIQUE AR ATURELEMENT 1 UTER (33 F 1 LITER (33.8 FL 0Z) 1 LITER (33.8 FL OZ wed 1 LITER (33.8 FL OZ) ILITE38 FL 02 Tetie PARI 7 PAR oragon Fruit CONTA STARBUC Pitaya Lyophilisé mpkinS Oured SKU# 011087540 Natura atis uilie E r INGREDIENTS RED DRAGON FRUIT INGREDIENTS PITAYA ROUGE Manufactured for/Produrt pour s Coffee Co Stad Ave Souh CONTAINS MILK CONTIENT DU LAIT STARBUCKS Pumpkin Spice Flavoured Sauce with ocher ntural Sauce Naturellement Aromatisee A La Citrouille Epicee contiend dautres ardbes nature STARBUCKS NOT FOR RETAIL SALE POUR VENTE AUDETAL Frafpuccino NET WEICHT/POIDS NET: 15 9265 Oz SYRUP/SIROP CREME FLAVOURED SYRUP NATURALLY&ARTIFICIALLY FLAVOURED SYRUP SIROP AROMATISE A LA CREME AROME ARTIFICIEL V NOT FOR RETYAL SALE PAS POUR VENTE AU DETAI LDENTS e Suar Sat an A 1 P Pt NTSa S SAe A NET CONTENTS/CONTENU NET 1.86 L (63 US FL OZ) 196 QT/PTE 1.86 L/63 US FL OZ/ 1.96 QT Freeze Dried Dragon Fruit Frappuccino Crème Base SKU PAR: 2 Mango Juice Strawberry Acai un c PAR: 2 SKU Freeze Dried Strawberry 10 units/C Pumpkin Flex PAR 5 SKU Frappuccino Coffee Base SKU PAR 5 2 SKU PAR: 1 SKU PAR: Flex Paper Product 160z/260z Flat Lid e 200z Hot Cup 160z Hot Cup eeves/C 3 PAR SKU PAR 260z Cold Cup v/CS SKU 3 PAR SKU 160z Cold Cup 3 PAR: SKU 16oz Nitro Lid 3 PAR SKU PAR SKU PAR SKU our beautiful restock cabinet 😍 how’s everyone doing on the new CS cycle? thoughts?

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Talk about importing votes: l INDEPENDENT America should allow other countries to vote in the 2020 election This is a country which calls itself 'leader of the Free World and has huge global influence in terms of foreign policy and economics. Now that Trump won't acknowledge basic things like climate change, it's time other countries had a say Cemence Michalew New YorkI Cemence Me 72K shares 3 days ago ECONOMIC I was nine years old when I first seriously pondered the result of a US bet on who would win the 2000 vote- George W Bush or Al Gore It was 2000 and my In the kitchen of ou apartment in the Paris saburbs, I bet a piece of gum that it would be Gore. Two months later, the Supreme Court decided otherwise, and I didn't realise until many years later how elose I had cone to being righ. study inds Perhaps that's when it onigisated: the idea that maybe other countries shoukdo just be left wringing their hands every four years and wailing to see who US citizens had chosen to appoint as (to speak like a White House staffer on Scamdal the leader of the Free Workd And perhaps that seed of an idea conlinued to gestate in 2004, wben we wailed to fied out whether John Kerry would deprive George W Bush of a second term; then in 200s, when T-shirts bearing Barack Ohama's red and blue "Hope" poster started cropping up on the streets of the French capital: and again in 2012 when we leamed the names of his Republican challengers -me,o n ey&es. cnplie Then, of course, came November 2016, by which time 1 had moved from my native France to the US. I came home from work at approximately four the moming afler the election and spent an hour oe two on the phone with my mother itwas mid-morning in Paris) talking about Donald Truimp's ascent to power and what it meant for Atherica as well as for the world One election after the next, we have seen how much the results of the US presidential vote impact not just the 50 states, but the rest of the planet too. And if the future of foecign countries is shaped to a signaficant extent by what goes on on US Election Day, shouldn't they get a say in who gets to lead the most powertul nation in the world for the next four yers? In other woeds: shouldn't foreign coutries ave a riglht to vote ins the US election I know, I know. The idea sounds so absurd, so outrageous that it's hard to know where to begin your rebuttal I have floated it wound, timidly, in bars and various dinner parties over the years, and let me tell you-it's hard to get people to agree with me. And I get it: it's never been done. I will peobably never be dome But last week, a temorist killed 50 people in two mosgors in Chriskhurch New Zealand. The alleged gunman, who had refermed to himself as a whie nationalist, viewed Donald Trump as "a symbol of renewed while identity" So yes, I think it's high time to acknowledge the fact that what happens in the US has immenss,langible consequemees on the rest of the world, and 1am tired of crossing my fingers hoping that Americn voters will do the right thing. MPs clash with John Bercow as he SRN 0 67 I remember the Ina wae debate, and how Gicorge W Bush expressed his disappointment at my country and others for deciding not to align with US forces while insisting that he was "not mad" we had decided to ope out of the invason I remember our collective bewilderment at the term "freedom fries",and I at of being 1 I years old at the time. Bt the feeling that the US, more than any other nation, shapes our collective future has only grown clearer and stronger since Perhaps it helps to imagine America as the pot in which somoenow's ideas we brewod, for better or worse. Perhaps it helps, too, to look at the more tangible signs of ho US polities contribute to shaping all of our lives. The most convincing esample may be global warming, and Donald Trump's overt skepticism when it comes to climate change. In Janoary this year, the president of the world's most powerful nation infamousy twected:"In the beautiful Midwest windchill t In coming days, expected lo get even colder. People can't last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going w lasl, we need you!" It goes without saying that whatever the US does or does not do to limit the effects of gkobal warming impacts every single being, human or otherwise, on on with Global Waming [sic? Please come back Then comes the economy: in June last year, we were wamed that tenions between the US and its main trading partners coald precipitate global trade tunmoil similae in scale to the 2008 financial crisis Whoever gets to sit in the Oval Office, then, plays a major roke in shaping the state of our wallets as well as the state of the planet. Is it really that utrageous that people arand the workd might want to have a say on who runs the show I am, of course, aware that the US is extremely unlikely to go along with my idea. This is't a coustry tha's particularly knows for avidly secking esternal input. And of course, there's the idea that the right to vote is intrinsically tied to residence, and that thooe who don't live in a given country aren't qualified to make a call on what poes in said country Except things are more complicated, and more nuanced than that. Take, for example, the idea that living in a country is a coadition to having the right to votae there. Permnent residents such as myself, also known as green card holders (also known as people who ren'1 US citizes but live and work in the US full-time pay the same income tax as US citizens, but don't get to vote. Naturally, US citizeas (like citizens of many ocher countries) still get to vote for their peesident even if they permanenily move to a different country, All this to say: there is an established disequilibrium betwreen who gets to vote in the US presidential election and who arguably has the most skin in the game who could be running against Trump in 2020? How would it work, then? If the US were to entertain the possibility of letting foreigners participate in the presidental voler and again. Im not holing my breath), how would we make it happen? Does each foreign country get the same weight as each of the 50 states? Surely, that would be giving too mach weight to the outside workd. Do we restrict the vote to member states of NATO andor historical allies? This seems slightly more realistie- realistic as it gets in this purely bopothetical scenario-but also somewhat unfair to those whose voices ett out I have clearly disclosed my status แ, a French citizen, so I know the question uill be raised: how would I react if someose proposed to let other countries vote in the Freach peesidential election? Well, France is currently about tive spots behind the US in the ranking of the world's most pomerful nations, and its GDP is more than seven times lower. But sure, should France ever have the kind of political and cultoral influence the US currently yields, then I'd be inelined to let others have a say. In fact. I might evea vote in favour of it. We'll tell yom what'strue, Youn can form your own view At The lepemdent, no one tells us what to wrile. 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