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Sriracha Factory Shut Down Over 'Offensive' Odors

Sriracha Factory Shut Down Over 'Offensive' Odors

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 08:31:35 in Business

“Good ventilation control and an ozone generator, problem solved.”

Razpooten on Nov 28, 2013 at 09:08:14

“Ventilation means moving the air around; ozone generators are mostly used indoor. A concentration strong enough for the outdoors would be a respiratory hazard to humans and breathing animals. Filtration is the answer. Clees”
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 08:19:31 in Politics

“Chomsky is in so many ways a hero of mine but like all of us he is human and we are complex creatures. Always signficant is context and M.I.T. is an estblishment institution and the C.I.A. has a shadowy hand throughout the US.
The evidence is simply overwhelming that the official story is just that an offficial 'story'. Chomsky is no dummy. He is also a strategist and knows not to alienate himself from both his pay cheque and his access to resources that help him as a credible intellectual. There is a rogue powerful element, a shadow government that has corrupted power in the US and many have lost their lives in opposition to these forces. Spend a little time to follow the history of the transition of the OSS to the CIA with players like Rheinhard Gehlen, Henry Kissisnger, the Dulles brothers and the thread will lead you to a better understanding in which 9/11 makes sense as a continuation of a political agenda. Al Qaeda is a US creature. Islam was 'weaponized' by these forces. Life is complex but many want it simplistic and dismiss the 'truthers' of the face of some of the more absurd errors on a story that is real and disturbing' there is a shadow government within the US that guides the 9/11s, Pearl Harbor, Bay of Tonklin, weapons of mass destruction, babies in incubators... feeding a numbed/dumbed down mass of denialists. All too uncomfortable to think about.”
Ontario Youth Unemployment Rivals Parts Of U.S. Rust Belt, Eurozone: Report

Ontario Youth Unemployment Rivals Parts Of U.S. Rust Belt, Eurozone: Report

Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 16:01:55 in Canada Business

“After centuries of innovation and efficiency we shouldn't be looking at 20% unemployed as a failure but a success. Four day work weeks would mean 100% employment and we have earned the extra free time. There are a lot of things that deserve attention besides wage or salary based activity. It comes down to income distribution and reestablishing sovereignty over our money supply. Canada only needs to go back to pre G7 days when commercial banks were given the exclusive licence to create debt based money and we will not only propser but become a much more humane society that pushes back the encroachment of a class society. Perhaps things need to get a lot worse before we come to our senses and end this misery.”
Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor, Almost As Popular Now As He Was In 2010, Poll Suggests

Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor, Almost As Popular Now As He Was In 2010, Poll Suggests

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 12:32:54 in Canada Politics

“Let's assume this guy was a hash dealer and made it in a pretty competitive 'roll your sleeves up' kind of business. We aren't so naive as to think politics isn't a dirty business so who better represent getting a slice of the pie for the public in a shark's environment. I am not surprised that the guy is popular, most of us live in the real world of cuts and scrapes, where the fish we buy in the market is not bluefin but some bottom fish filled with persistent pollutants. Get real, life is good.”

TinaFea on Sep 25, 2013 at 13:35:19

“wow, so settling for mediocrity is what you propose. I can see why you love Rob Ford.”

TorontoHomo on Sep 25, 2013 at 13:02:25

“It was actually Doug Ford who was accused of being a hash dealer. Rob is far too stupid for dealing.”
David Price, Rob Ford Aide, A Lightning Rod Of Controversy

David Price, Rob Ford Aide, A Lightning Rod Of Controversy

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 15:26:55 in Canada Politics

“Hey I'd hire old trusted friends, specially ones that have been through the 'mud' with you. And at 130 K they'd remain loyal. It isn't for these guys to end the graft and nepotism, its for us to stop them!”

Punned It on Sep 20, 2013 at 03:23:36

“Not bad for a guy who campaigned on the gravy train and respecting the taxpayer. Hires his old football buddy/coach, with a really vague job description, pays him $130K. He also said that what goes on in his office is nobody's business.

I guess he really doesn't understand the term PUBLIC office.”

jamster88 on Sep 19, 2013 at 16:19:17

“130K is small change.”
Assad To Charlie Rose: 'Stupid' To Suggest We Hid Attack Evidence (VIDEO)

Assad To Charlie Rose: 'Stupid' To Suggest We Hid Attack Evidence (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 09:59:55 in World

“"The Butcher Speaks"??? Huffington joins the corporate media. What a sad journey from its humble and honourable beginning.”
Assad To Charlie Rose: 'Stupid' To Suggest We Hid Attack Evidence (VIDEO)

Assad To Charlie Rose: 'Stupid' To Suggest We Hid Attack Evidence (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 09:56:29 in World

“With Assad agreeing to Russia's proposal to place all the chemical weapons depots in Syria under international control to be destroyed, there is no more pretext to use Death Squad and Cruise missile diplomacy. How will the military industrial complex counter this proposal?? Time to stop this madness.”

FooMusicMan on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:22:09

“There goes that contract... For now anyway.”
U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 22:49:38 in World

“Well said, we are not and shame on us.”
U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 22:45:34 in World

“High stakes of playing chicken. Who announces an attack? Anyone that believes Assad would use chemical weapons against his own people in this circumstance likely still thinks you can get a nutritious meal at McDonalds for under $5. If I was a running dog for western business interests that wanted to assure instability and war profits I'd steal chemical and biological weapons from Assad's arsenal, give them to the mercenary insurgents along with the weapons shipped from Libya so that when the UN inspectors arrive they could positively identify the source as the Syrian government and both China and Russia would be hard pressed to oppose direct military intervention. In fact stealing it from the Iranian depots would make even more sense so that Iran could be attacked immediately and not in a few years. Lots of money to be made either way people. Half a world away and people's of another race and culture seem to be much less significant when we can have prosperity jobs and the good life in return.”

deconman on Aug 28, 2013 at 22:57:43

“spot on!”
Maygan Sensenberger, Senator Rod Zimmer's Wife, Eligible For Massive Pension: Taxpayers Group

Maygan Sensenberger, Senator Rod Zimmer's Wife, Eligible For Massive Pension: Taxpayers Group

Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 11:57:34 in Canada Politics

“$644,000 if she collects immediately until she is 90? 90-24=66 $9750 a year, $813 a month (inflation adjusted) Huffington Post has become a commercial tabloid with questionable editorial oversight. Shame. Stirring base emotions and abandoning reason and compassion is not my idea of an honourable news source. I go to Huffington Post as one of the originals who followed the intese political period that led to Obama's election. It seems to all have gone down the crapper to me. I log in for amusement now more than anything else...”

GMCanuck on Aug 8, 2013 at 21:22:52

“Interesting comment. I started reading HP regularity last February. I guess the steady stream of incredible blunders of the Harper government got the better of my attention but lately I've been noticing more and more of this kind of articles, this one being a particularly good example (of a pointless article!). I find the "green" section in which I have a particular interest particularly prone to questionable articles.”
Trans-Pacific Partnership: 11 Things Harper Doesn't Want To Reveal About Uber-Secretive Trade Pact

Trans-Pacific Partnership: 11 Things Harper Doesn't Want To Reveal About Uber-Secretive Trade Pact

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 15:50:25 in Canada Business

“I will not be bound by any agreement I neither negotiated nor signed on to. Sometimes that brings me in conflict with existing statutes but it never compromises my integrity or committment to the society I share living in. Secrecy usually means gaining an unfair advantage, it is strategic. In the light of day most scoundrels flee the scene of the crime. Transparency and accountability cannot just be popular buzz words. Be reMinded that best calculations put Harper representing less than 25% of the qualified electorate. Keeping secrets makes me suspect he is acting on behalf of less than 5%.”

greenweiner on Jun 26, 2013 at 17:22:06

“You may be 'bound' whether you (or the rest of us) like it or not. That is the attitude of our so-called Government. Secrecy allows these these Corp-Cons to stick it in and break it off. 25% of eligible Voters Are responsible for the "Majority" these Corporate-Facilitators hold. When you add "Dirty Tricks"and Dirty politics into the Mix, one must wonder whether we live in a Democratic Country or something else, entirely.”
Elizabeth Warren: Student Loans Should Have Same Rate Big Banks Get

Elizabeth Warren: Student Loans Should Have Same Rate Big Banks Get

Commented May 13, 2013 at 20:36:18 in Politics

“"educational market"? Are you serious? Lowering interest rates on student loans will curb the cost to students by a whopping 60% on average. Who should make money on this situation? The banks that use fractional reserve to create money that isn't there against interest bearing debt? This has nothing to do with the housing market. Doesn't sound like you understand what caused the housing bubble either. Curious if you believe rape victims are responsible for the crimes committed against them. Seems to me to be the same logic.”

Masteromagic88 on Jul 10, 2013 at 16:45:31

“No, you do not understand. Lower interest rates, and easier loans, means more students. Which is turn is going to cause the collages to increase size and increase rates. Warrens idea sounds fantastic. However will not play out that way.”

jwalter on May 13, 2013 at 21:15:58

“Why doesn't anyone blame the schools? The schools get away with charging what they do because people are willing and able to borrow to pay it. Anyone who willingly signs a loan contract has no business complaining about it. Interest is the price of borrowing money. If you want what they have, you have to pay for it. Fractional reserve banking is a separate issue. The crux of the matter is that easy credit makes it easier to charge more. ”
Canada Terror Plot Targeting Via Train In Toronto Foiled: Police

Canada Terror Plot Targeting Via Train In Toronto Foiled: Police

Commented Apr 22, 2013 at 18:29:14 in Canada

“Alleged terrorists in Canada can, for now, still get a public trial. Is the purpose of Steven Harper's new 'anti-terrorist' laws looking again to emulate the US and move us to martial law and declaring criminals 'enemy combatants"? The Americans have failed in their foreign policy. Canada needs to look more to how West Germany dealt with a very real and deadly home spun terrorist network in the Red Army Brigade, or Baader Meinhof group. They were declared criminals and treated accordingly. I don't trust the intention of the Conservative government any more. It is about dictating their world view and fear mongering. No thanks, I will take my chance on a terror attack or a meteor if need be to preserve a life worth living.”

Phelonious Punk on Apr 22, 2013 at 20:02:01

“I agree with Mr. teeleecee and Mr. Vann. As a nation we have to be vigilant, but if that means trading in the rights our sons, brothers, fathers and uncles fought and died for I'll take my chances with the terrorist. I do not trust Harper and his government and Mr. Cleesmeek said it right "I don't trust the intention of the Conservative government any more. It is about dictating their world view and fear mongering."”

Rob Vann on Apr 22, 2013 at 19:16:22

“Spot on ..Operation Smooth sounds like a way to smoothly open the door to turning this country into a military police state the same what the US has laid the groundwork by subverting their constitution using devices like the National Defense Authorization Act. Americans have been deceived and this country is about to.do the same. F/F

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"..from an American.. who would turn in his grave if he only knew.”

teeleecee on Apr 22, 2013 at 18:55:26

“Absolutely right. We have to stand up and fight this bill before we end up like the US. Any petitions anyone know of?”
Dayleen Van Ryswyk, Kelowna NDP Candidate, Quits Over Racist Comments

Dayleen Van Ryswyk, Kelowna NDP Candidate, Quits Over Racist Comments

Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 21:08:06 in Canada British Columbia

“Canada simply ignores its history so it isn't a surprise that many have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to First Nations issues.”

Rich Turner on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:03:16

“I agree. But also I think that "first nations issues" are also, "first nations" issues. There shouldnt be so much finger pointing at the regular canadians. Cant we all just hate the government together?”

ExcuseYouLove on Apr 16, 2013 at 22:28:40

“Thank you!”
Cyprus Bailout: Deposit Tax To Hit Ordinary Citizens Under EU Plan

Cyprus Bailout: Deposit Tax To Hit Ordinary Citizens Under EU Plan

Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 16:58:00 in Canada Business

“We once knew how to manage or economy before Trudeau committed us to the international banksters, tranferring public money management from the Bank of Canada to a monopoly granted commercial banks as demanded by the IMF and the World Bank as a condition of joining the G6 industrial western nations. We'd be well served to go back to the Bank of Canada rules and control our private banks again.”

Lesa Lal on Mar 16, 2013 at 18:18:13

“Trudeau sold us out big time was made to look like some rock star by the media. How much more is the world going to take from these banksters who print money out of thin air and then hold countries hostage in order to steal their resources. And if you don't go along with their vision of the world they stir up wars ...”
Mortgage War: Rates Below 3% Pop Up As Lenders Ignore Flaherty's Warning

Mortgage War: Rates Below 3% Pop Up As Lenders Ignore Flaherty's Warning

Commented Mar 10, 2013 at 11:46:12 in Canada Business

“Significant is the understanding that when a mortgage is arranged money is created, it is not released from holdings in the vault. Monetizing any asset is to pledge that item against the cash created. A value is determined by agreement and then issued as money. If there is a default, then the pledged asset is forfeited or monetized in another way to repay and retire the original mortgage. The money created is a book entry that is cancelled when the loan is repayed. Since it is in the interest of both the lender and the creditor to come to terms creating the mortgage there is a real risk that the value assigned by that agreement is ultimately too high so that when a default situation occurs, the value assigned the asset cannot be refinanced or sold to retire the debt in full. Within that margin is not only the loss to the lender but any perceived equity held by the borrower. We are collectively immersed in an economy where these losses are simply projected forward by refinancing into them into the future. Ultimately there will be massive defaults and debt forgiveness will be the only bandage short of eliminating interest and simply keeping a record of monetization where the value is proportionately in the asset or the money created. Monetary stabilization can only be secured when we stop creating money as interest bearing credit.”

deckchair on Mar 11, 2013 at 16:30:12

“Brilliantly and succinctly stated. Or as some wag said, ' here be quicksand'.”
Canada Looks To Obama For Leadership On Oil, Environment

Canada Looks To Obama For Leadership On Oil, Environment

Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 15:56:30 in Canada Politics

“In Thailand many rural poor families are faced with the decision of which daughter to send into the sex trade
"No country in the world with this resource would ever consider keeping" that daughter "in" elementry school.”
Attawapiskat Global News: TV Crew Removed From Northern Community, Threatened With Arrest

Attawapiskat Global News: TV Crew Removed From Northern Community, Threatened With Arrest

Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 00:02:01 in Canada

“Move past both of them and get down to the isses at hand, Indian Act and recongnition of Treaty rights to sovereinty. (yeah moma is bitchin' about daddy still handing out allowance but First Nations are not children in need of Government stewardship, something Harpo has a personal issue with; CONTROL)”
Attawapiskat Global News: TV Crew Removed From Northern Community, Threatened With Arrest

Attawapiskat Global News: TV Crew Removed From Northern Community, Threatened With Arrest

Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 23:55:24 in Canada

“Not what the Supreme Court has ruled in dozens of cases brought forward by First Nations then appealed and delayed by Government which is less inclined to operate under the same rule of law.”

ami2much on Jan 8, 2013 at 23:57:52

“see what you said? brought by first nations; not individuals”

Jeffrey from AB on Jan 8, 2013 at 23:57:12

“The first nations have won every case brought before the courts, why is that you ask?”
Attawapiskat Global News: TV Crew Removed From Northern Community, Threatened With Arrest

Attawapiskat Global News: TV Crew Removed From Northern Community, Threatened With Arrest

Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 23:51:57 in Canada

“In no particular order; First Nations have been confronted with No Trespassing notices on Sacred lands in unceded territory in spite of signed Treaty Agreements with Her Majesty, this isn't about Theresa Spence but about getting media to open dialogue and stimulate discourse. I have cut Global short too for not wanting to confirm their sound byte already filed and sent them hiking off property. We need every bigots opinion, every ignorant rant, every hypocritical comment to vet those deeply held positions and air them with compassion and tolerance.”

ami2much on Jan 9, 2013 at 00:39:31

“good luck on that one”

YankinCanada on Jan 9, 2013 at 00:27:12

“I look forward to more of your comments. Thanks. F&F'd.”
Currency Seizures At Canadian Border: Chinese Cash Accounts For 59% Of All Seizures, Report Says

Currency Seizures At Canadian Border: Chinese Cash Accounts For 59% Of All Seizures, Report Says

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 17:54:07 in Canada Business

“What is the Huffington Post doing towing the United States foreign policy line of bashing the Chinese? This article is absurd. Firstly it is outdated but mostly it is disproportionate and feeds a rising bigotry. The sums posted are insignificant and mostly represent savings of a few individuals. When major international banks admit to wire fraud, trading with the enemy and money laundering of billions of dollars as they facilitate Al Quaida and the Sinaloa cartel little is reported. Please get a sense of proportion. Vancouver and Toronto International airports are not significant ports of entry where money is seized so this is even more biased and fundamentally poor reporting.”

wetcoastm on Jan 2, 2013 at 20:12:29

“Why are you towing the line for communist China?”
National Rifle Association's Business Partners Face Pressure To End Affiliation

National Rifle Association's Business Partners Face Pressure To End Affiliation

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 22:52:29 in Politics

“Australia did it and the US can too, there is no reasonable argument for automatic or semi-automatic weapons. Ban them and provide a buy-back as the Aussies did. (largest buy back in history.. they paid over premium prices!) Next make some sensible moves, target shooting at ranges, sell the amunition there. You only need a gun for self protection when everyone carries guns. We restrict all kinds of recreational activities. You can't buy and shoot puppies for fun. Try bowling folks!”

cempiremtn on Dec 20, 2012 at 23:13:38

“In Australia the home invasions and assaults skyrocketed, and they Destroyed FANTASTIC Firearms which at least they could have sold out of Country. The Sheeple laid down, WON'T happen here!”
Israel-Gaza Conflict Reaches Cease-Fire After Egyptians, U.S. Broker Deal

Israel-Gaza Conflict Reaches Cease-Fire After Egyptians, U.S. Broker Deal

Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 20:48:23 in World

“All it really needed for a cease fire was for Obama to 'recommend' Netanyahu accept the Egyptian proposal. Peace could be achieved if Obama muzzled Netanyahu and read Israel the riot act; two state solution, full withdrawal of all settlements to conform to the '67 boundries, Palestinian membership in the UN and a no nonsense pledge that Palestine accepts Israel nation to nation. End the seige, open the borders and keep the peace or no more US funds. For long term security make the middle east a nuclear free zone requiring that Israel return all nukes to the US. See... not hard at all.”
Bill McKibben's 'Do The Math' Tour Points To 2028 As The Year Of Catastrophic Climate Change

Bill McKibben's 'Do The Math' Tour Points To 2028 As The Year Of Catastrophic Climate Change

Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 22:08:10 in Green

“For every degree of increased temperature our atmosphere can hold 7% more water. I sense that is of enormous consequence. Little is said about this when global warming is discussed. There is so much we don't know. Conservation is the single largest factor we understand. The strategy Jeremy Rifkin is engaged in seems to be getting it right. In ten years Germany now has 50% renewable energy sources. When we reduce our consumption by 70% that makes a difference. When we produce instead of consuming energy that makes a huge difference. These factors compound and effectively have an exponential effect. Money is the single most significant factor driving this madness and I am convinced that when money becomes a community means of exchange and credit a public utility, when we eliminate interest and end speculation, only then will we have the means by which to realize a policy of survival.”

Chipher on Nov 14, 2012 at 07:17:30

“And yet in prelude to California launching the cap-and-trade initiative, a NY State judge has overturned provisions of Dodd-Frank limiting speculation. It's law of the land that UNLIMITED commodities futures speculation can latch onto carbon cap-and-trade $s.
The Warmists' 'unintended consequences' ... or their plan all along. "It's not about the Science. The Science doesn't matter. It's about (control of) public policy." > IPCC-ICE”
Conservative Support Dips In New Poll As Three-Horse Race Takes Shape

Conservative Support Dips In New Poll As Three-Horse Race Takes Shape

Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 18:53:27 in Canada Politics

“Imagine moving away from party politics where the affilliation is only an orientation and each member voted on issues as he/she felt his/her consituents directed him/her to. Every piece of legislation would be carried or fail on the merit of popularity. Governing by representation with party loyalties further diluting the mandate has caused too many delays and makes governing more removed from those effected by the choices.”
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