Mar 13, 2013 at 08:49:02
“Apples to oranges, Walmart doesn't rent movies and Blockbusters purchase prices were always way over priced. Besides, convenient mail order rentals models with no late charges like Zip.ca killed the time limited drive to the store Blockbuster model, not Walmart or piracy.”
Mar 12, 2013 at 23:12:48
“Agreed, pretty much every movie ever made can be found online or in stores legally and reasonably priced compared to seeing it in a theatre. I wait for the Walmart 5 and 10 dollar sales for blurays. Way better sound and picture than the crappy pirated stuff anyway.
I'm not so hung up on a show or movie that I just gotta have it yesterday.”
“Since when is Negro a racial slur? The other n word I understand, it refers to slaves. Negro is a Portuguese adjective for black, not slave. Back in the day it was a common polite reference acceptable to black people because the word "black" was considered offensive until Martin Luther King decided otherwise.
I wonder what the United Negro College Fund or the Journal of Negro Education think about all this ranting of a 9 year old child who doesn't understand any better.
Along with some guilty white liberals it would seem.”
msphyl31 on Jan 28, 2013 at 10:57:47
“Negro is not the word she was finding offense to. Read her letter.”
Jan 25, 2013 at 08:50:31
“I was duped into buying extra coverage for my phone at Future Shop being led to believe it would cover damages over the term of the 3 year contract. Turns out when I needed my phone fixed after the screen broke it doesn't cover physical damage any more than basic phone warranty. Now I am told because I had to buy a new phone after a year I am still on the hook to pay for a useless warranty for the remainder of the original contract or face collections. I'm so sick and tired of half truths and phony sales pitches.”
lladyon on Jan 25, 2013 at 09:50:59
“That is why I am writing and putting in opinion on these contracts~ the phones don't even last for 3 years of a contract and yes, according to the fine print, you still are obligated to pay off your contract, even though your phone is toast.
They just love making money off us.”
Jan 17, 2013 at 08:20:39
“The left sees anything and everyone that disagrees with them as hateful bigotry. I for one applaud the repeal. The HRC is a kangaroo court for the extreme left to run to whenever they think their feelings got hurt. I don't agree with white supremacists either but all people in this country should have a right to express their opinions even if it "offends" some. To those who are so easily offended. Life's not always fair, deal with it like everyone else does and quit being such a baby.”
Jan 15, 2013 at 08:47:05
“Why pirate at all? Are you so cheap you won't cough up 25 bucks for a movie or a measly 99 cents for song? Better yet, wait a few months and get your movie at Walmart for 5 to 15 bucks.”
dalethompson on Jan 15, 2013 at 08:57:22
“Studies show "pirates" (which is a misleading term since 99.9% of the public do not walk around with an eyepatch, puffy shift and parrot on their shoulder looking for loot) or filesharers (the correct term) actually spend more $$$ on legal downloads from legit sources like iTunes and other revenue-streaming websites or even retail stores.
"Pirating" something doesn't mean you're mooching off society and others, you are trying something for free and if you like it (without committing any $$$ upfront), then you most likely buy it then or in the future.
Even if someone does "pirate" something, how do the movie, music and software companies lose? It's not like you were going to buy it in the first place and they haven't lost a sale or physical copy, so how does this affect their bottom line?”
“All those posts about how the 50s were the dark ages. I wasn't defending the era, just pointing out the differences between then and now. Some here think it narrow minded of me to point that out it seems.”
“I'm not taking sides here, just pointing out some facts to consider. If you look at the big picture. Today we have rampant drug and alcohol abuse, sexually transmitted diseases that can kill, escalating divorce rates, broken homes, increasing social unrest and family violence, rebellion, selfishness, consumerism, widespread corporate and government greed and corruption and deadly school violence. It's all over the news so there is no denying the facts. Good thing we live in this enlightened society where we are allowed to do all these things now isn't it. As bad as it was in the 50s where these same type of social evils were kept in secret, now they are openly flaunted and even celebrated in some cases. "Human rights" is thrown around an awful lot it seems. The right to do whatever you want without fear of accountability. I have nothing against human rights when it removes real injustices like racism and bigotry. Question is where do you draw the line? Everybody is a victim and it's always the other guy's fault it seems. I'm afraid the hypocrisy is still alive and well even today folks. It just took on a different form that's all. If we have indeed evolved as a society then why is there more violence than ever? I always thought as a society evolved it was supposed to mature into a more peaceful one. I have yet to see it.”
jdl51 on Jan 6, 2013 at 12:58:32
“Every generation has said the same thing, that things were so much better morally in the old days. It isn't so, but because we are looking at the past with rose colored glasses, it just seems so. There were so many social injustices back just 50 years ago, with the same amount of immorality, but the immorality was much more hidden back then. And if you go back even further, to 100 years or more, the immorality was more in the open, legalized prostitution or the equivalent, illegitimacy and then add to that the social issues of women's rights, African American rights or non rights I should say. Women have only been voting since the last century. People have been gunned down in the streets since this country has been in existence, the only difference is we all hear about it in real time now. As far as people being responsible for their actions, people have been shirking responsibility for their actions since the dawn of time.”
MmeFlutterbye on Jan 6, 2013 at 12:52:29
“The only constant is that nothing really changes...only the facade.”
muzzamon on Jan 6, 2013 at 12:28:05
“Joe Stalin is on line one, Sensible.
He wants to hire you for a P.R. job.”
LadyLazarus on Jan 6, 2013 at 12:14:52
“"Human rights"? What *are* you talking about? You seem to be insinuating something, but darned if I can figure out what it is.
You really think our society is "more violent than over". Oh boy. Go research actual history and get back to me.”
anon004 on Jan 6, 2013 at 11:49:23
“180 million people were killed in the twentieth century, and most of those before 1950 (World War I, World War II, Hitler and Stalin). The World is no more violent now than it was then.
There was plenty of social unrest in the 1920s and 1930s, and the only reason there were more families intact was because women were totally dependent on men, financially and legally.
And if you want to see rampant consumerism, look at TV commercials from the 1950s or print ads from the 1920s. All the pressure to buy, with none of the counterweight of the environmental movement, which didn't get going until the 1960s.
As far as who's allowed to do what, remember, when the dominant members of society get to do what they want, it's called "stewardship," and when the formerly oppressed members get to do what they want for a change, it's called "license." Not only is history written by the winners, but current cultural narrative is written by the dominant culture. And the dominant culture has been decrying the decline of the previously allegedly "purer" culture since at least Virgil in the early first century AD.”
Mark Taft on Jan 6, 2013 at 11:38:44
“Actually life was 100 times better in the 50's.”
DRAirey1 on Jan 6, 2013 at 11:07:40
“Ask your average black person (who can remember that far back) how wonderful the '50s were. For that matter, ask an average women how wonderful those days were.”
“Sensible 2012 (not the name I would use for you)
Drug and alcohol abuse and sex orgies have gone on since humanity began, you know not what you speak of. Take a look at the 'roaring twenties' yea, people like your granny and even great granny were snorting cocaine and drinking booze in illegal joints all over the country, and that was just the start of the 20th century, this bevaviour has been going on forever so open up your narrow minded head and do us all a favour.
RIP Miss Pall, you were the bomb.”
BlueZoo on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:36:16
“And what exactly does this have to do with this lady's passing?”
Apr 3, 2013 at 09:09:33
“Not to belittle you by any means but a combined household income of less than 24,000 a year in Ontario means you each earn around 1000 a month, that's only 250 a week each! Minimum wage at best unless it's part time work. Especially if it's before taxes. In the maritimes you can live on that because of much lower housing costs,they average about 157,119 in NB. Ontario averages around 384,990. [Source MLS] You certainly can't be living anywhere near Toronto unless you are in your parents basement on that kind of money.”
SweetTreat80 on Apr 3, 2013 at 20:53:41
“I'm not sure why my previous response didn't post, but here goes again :) We live in the hard hit Niagara region (use to be largely manufacturing/auto) and my husband is lucky enough to work 30 hrs a week at minimum wage. That is around $16,500 annually before taxes. I am unable to work due to being in cancer treatment right now and I'm on disability. If you aren't familiar with how it works I receive no more than half of what my husband makes which at the above stated would be $8250 annually. That brings us to around $24k annually before taxes. Is it hard to live off of? Yes. Especially since we pay out $10200 annually in rent not including any other obligations or the trips to the cancer centre. It's the sad reality that many live in this tough economic time which is why I hate when I read the average income is $47k annually because I don't know of anyone making that kind of cash. We might be in a tough situation but we are in a better one than many and I count my blessings for that. And we aren't living in our parents basement lol”
Mar 29, 2013 at 09:13:49
“Christians don't teach hatred, that is a lie. It's not hate to tell someone their actions are immoral. If I tell my child that stealing is immoral it is correction, not hatred. If I tell you that sleeping with your best friend's wife is immoral it is not hatred, it is correction done out of love and concern for your well being and theirs. Christians who tell homosexuals their behaviour is immoral don't do it out of hate. Any self proclaimed Christian who bullies and torments homosexuals is no Christian. Just a charlatan dirtying the name of the faith for their own agenda. But it's much easier to just paint everyone who believes with the same brush.”