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Apple Is Charging An 82 Percent Markup On The iPad Air

Apple Is Charging An 82 Percent Markup On The iPad Air

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 21:24:25 in Technology

“I read some of the other comments - I have yet to pay for a session at the genius bar - and every issue I have had has been addressed and resolved, usually on the first go.”
Cellphone Travel Tips: Matt Buie Faced $22,000 Phone Charge After Family Trip To Mexico

Cellphone Travel Tips: Matt Buie Faced $22,000 Phone Charge After Family Trip To Mexico

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 22:41:51 in Canada Travel

“Two weeks after I complained to Bell about not unlocking my phone for travel, even if I paid out the contract in full up front, I bought a used unlocked phone for travelling. Two days later Bell called and offered to let me unlock if I paid the full cost of the contract ($600) AND the $75 unlocking fee. It was cheaper to buy the used phone (and it serves as an iPod when I'm not on the road)...and Bell will lose me as a customer”
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Mitt Romney Fundraising Stagnates, Decreasing His Financial Advantage

Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 07:04:39 in Politics

“This kind of election spending is disgraceful. What a waste of money - from all of the candidates. Imagine what could be done to improve all sorts of problems nationwide with those fund.”

M Cubed on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:15:49

“Think of all those TV station managers and sales reps getting their offices remodeled even as we speak.”
11 Commonly Used Made-Up Words That Drive Us Insane

11 Commonly Used Made-Up Words That Drive Us Insane

Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 08:38:44 in Fifty

“add renumerated to the list - that means renumbering, not getting paid. Getting paid is reMUNerated”
Michael Applebaum Arrested By Quebec's Anti-Corruption Unit

Michael Applebaum Arrested By Quebec's Anti-Corruption Unit

Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 09:12:41 in Canada Politics

“the fact that he is Anglo and Jewish may be incidental this time around - plenty of Francophones, pure laine as they say, have been implicated in all sorts of things as well. It would be interesting to see what would come out of a UPAC investigation of our current provincial grand mistress”
Michael Applebaum Arrested By Quebec's Anti-Corruption Unit

Michael Applebaum Arrested By Quebec's Anti-Corruption Unit

Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 09:09:29 in Canada Politics

“ah well, you have to admit that the tongue troopers have been somewhat more zealous than usual in the past few months. There is a happy balance that could be achieved, but so far it has eluded them.”

Canada Libre on Jun 19, 2013 at 01:17:35

“Not at all !

The fuss reported last winter - The Buennanotte thing, in particular - were all for things that took place under John James regime, while the OQLF was lead by anglo-centric activists put theere by the savior-of-keneda to make sure everything went wrong.

http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/372332/buonanotte-la-plainte-originale-ne-portait-pas-sur-l-italien
You Know You're the Grandma of a Toddler When...

You Know You're the Grandma of a Toddler When...

Commented May 12, 2013 at 19:27:22 in Fifty

“Indeed - but they do grow so fast it is scary....so much fun...and so much love. When I don't see them for a bit the missing them is visceral.”
Lactation Failure: It Happened to Me

Lactation Failure: It Happened to Me

Commented Feb 11, 2013 at 13:58:13 in Parents

“My first was born at a time and place where the La Leche League members were militant in their zeal to have EVERYONE breastfeed. I did, against all odds and breast infections, but one of my good friends had a terrible time and opted for formula. She had as hard a time working around the pitying looks as she had had trying to feed that baby in the first week. It was awful and unfair. Every mother must do what works for her and her baby. When she had a second child 8 years later, she was able to feed successfully, but again, that was what worked for her at the time. No one has the right to make you feel badly about the choice you make for the nutrition of your child.”
Michael Applebaum, An Anglophone, Becomes Montreal Mayor

Michael Applebaum, An Anglophone, Becomes Montreal Mayor

Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 16:10:42 in Canada Politics

“so do we get a new borough mayor in NDG now?”
Voter Turnout Up As Quebecers Head To The Polls

Voter Turnout Up As Quebecers Head To The Polls

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 15:10:50 in Canada Politics

“Interesting that you cannot vote if you are not on the electoral list - and you cannot, even with photo ID, register your name to the list at the polls. What about those who were out of town at the end of the summer during the 30 days when you had to dig around to find the office where you could inscribe your name. I think this is a blot on the democratic process in Quebec. Odd also that the notices that were sent around were sent to "the elector" at a given address, even though the resident was on the list last time and voted while living at that same address.”

GeorgesK on Sep 5, 2012 at 08:45:51

“I changed my address online. You could have done that from wherever you were.”

Opus Fideo on Sep 4, 2012 at 21:10:47

“did you file your taxes? If yes, then you're registered to vote.”

elatas on Sep 4, 2012 at 18:16:53

“You get registered when you fill out your income tax return. I got mine and I moved last year to this new address.”
The New Family Network: More Than Ever, It Takes a Village

The New Family Network: More Than Ever, It Takes a Village

Commented Jun 3, 2012 at 18:12:37 in Parents

“The support is helpful - when my husband died leaving me with two boys ages 2 and 7, I had it from my friends, such as they were (I had just immigrated to Canada, was new in the city, new at my job, new all around). Interestingly, unless I travelled to them, none of the related men in my life made any significant effort to reach out to my sons - not my father, not my brother, not any of my 5 living brothers in law. I love my family, but I did feel let down. You can, however, choose your friends, and I will be eternally grateful to those who did reach out and lend a hand to my sons as they were growing up.”
The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughter Into Trouble At School

The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughter Into Trouble At School

Commented May 24, 2012 at 06:29:55 in Parents

“Relative to what I have seen where I live (Montreal) - even the girls in school uniforms hike their skirts up to god knows where - your daughter is dressed in an ultra conservative manner. But school administrators can be a perverse lot. In the olden days (mid 60s) in my high school in New Jersey, the rule in was that your skirt hem had to touch the floor when you were kneeling. Our vice principal took to task one of our more flamboyant teachers (one given to mini skirts and Cleopatra makeup) and forced her to kneel IN FRONT OF THE CLASS, then stacked up several books in front of her until the hem of her skirt touched. I can't even imagine the humiliation. Another example - in those days if your shirt had a button down collar you could leave the first button at the neck open. One of my friends was forced to button his shirt at the neck because the collar was not button-down. I could go on....the list of don't was long”
What Nursing a Toddler Really Looks Like

What Nursing a Toddler Really Looks Like

Commented May 19, 2012 at 19:57:33 in Parents

“I never cease to be amazed at how important it is to other people what you or I or my neighbour do in the privacy of our own lives - from who we sleep with to how we feed our children to how we deal with our own bodies. I nursed my sons for about 2 years because that was the way it happened to work out. They stopped when they wanted to. My granddaughter nursed until nearly 5, very long by North American standards. Why we did it is really no one's business but our own - we did what worked for us.”
Love Over 50: 20 Traits Boomer Men Want In Their Next Lover

Love Over 50: 20 Traits Boomer Men Want In Their Next Lover

Commented May 10, 2012 at 12:44:13 in Fifty

“it makes things so much easier to figure those things out as you get older - you already have life experience and you have a sense of who you are and what will or will not work. I guess I'd add that it would be good to be with someone who lives in the now and doesn't drag in the bad baggage (which we all have, like it or not) from the past. That baggage has shaped you but it shouldn't continue to rule you.”

Cutiepieblue on May 10, 2012 at 13:31:09

“Indeed.”
Mitt Romney: Obama Is 'Out Of His Depth,' The Nation's Security Is At Risk

Mitt Romney: Obama Is 'Out Of His Depth,' The Nation's Security Is At Risk

Commented Aug 8, 2011 at 16:09:11 in Politics

“I'm with you on that - more dangerous than outside forces are those within whose blatant protection of corporate interests vs those of the working stiff are far more damaging. And by the way, why is social security considered an entitlement program. Many who collect have paid in for years prior to collecting...”
Kim Simac, Tea Party Candidate For Jim Holperin Recall, Compares Public Schools To Nazi Regime

Kim Simac, Tea Party Candidate For Jim Holperin Recall, Compares Public Schools To Nazi Regime

Commented Aug 1, 2011 at 13:18:27 in Education

“Amazing how many people think they know what it was really like to live in Nazi Germany and feel compelled to share their views. Unless you have lived there or are reasonably well versed in the history of that period and that place, you really aren't in a position to comment. Even more unfortunate are the comments coming from public figures who clearly are not even minimally versed in the history of their own country, let alone Nazi Germany.”
Medicare, Social Security Finances Worsen In Bad Economy

Medicare, Social Security Finances Worsen In Bad Economy

Commented May 15, 2011 at 11:07:23 in Politics

“The whole tax structure needs to be revisited. How is it that the CEOs who now earn more than 300 times what their average employee earns pay a vastly lower proportion of their income in taxes. How is it that a company like GE can make billions and not pay any taxes? Why shouldn't those who profit the most from this messy economy pay a fair share to support the country that has given them their opportunities? In third world countries there are huge divides between rich and poor and not much of a middle class. Doesn't that sound like the US today?”

VikingQuest on May 15, 2011 at 11:10:09

“"How is it that a company like GE can make billions and not pay any taxes?"

Simple,GE forms their entire business plan around what Government handouts are going to be handed out . . .

US Gov is going to toss billions at windmills . . . GE jumped into that business . . .
US Gov is going to toss billions at high speed rail . . . GE jumped into that business . . .
US Gov is going to toss billions at subsides for green vehicles . . . GE buys 50,000 Chevy Volts that are heavily subsidized and nobody else would buy . . .”
Email Stereotypes: What Your Address Says About You

Email Stereotypes: What Your Address Says About You

Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 08:36:50 in Technology

“sounds like twaddle to me”
Thousands Crowd Atlanta Area Housing Authority For Section 8 WAITING LIST, Fights Break Out (VIDEO)

Thousands Crowd Atlanta Area Housing Authority For Section 8 WAITING LIST, Fights Break Out (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 12, 2010 at 08:30:19 in Politics

“I think that those who aren't on the front lines still harbour illusions about the level of poverty in the US - there is such a disconnect between the haves and the have-nots. Robert Reich described it well in a piece published a few weeks ago - we are living in a time when corporate CEOs are making 300 times what their average employees make. Does anyone really need a 30 million annual paycheck?”
Sarah Palin: American Law Should Be 'Based On The God Of The Bible And The Ten Commandments'

Sarah Palin: American Law Should Be 'Based On The God Of The Bible And The Ten Commandments'

Commented May 11, 2010 at 07:38:09 in Politics

“Apparently history is another one of the things she doesn' t read - separation of church & state anyone?”

rich misty on May 11, 2010 at 07:39:30

“1st fan”
Sleep Challenge 2010: Women, It's Time to Sleep Our Way to the Top. Literally.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Women, It's Time to Sleep Our Way to the Top. Literally.

Commented Jan 4, 2010 at 16:58:54 in Healthy Living

“Amen to that - more sleep....hard to turn the brain off though, so I'm switching to soothing music at night, with a timer that shuts it off after about 30 minutes...been working so far”
'United Breaks Guitars': Did It <em>Really</em> Cost The Airline $180 Million?

'United Breaks Guitars': Did It Really Cost The Airline $180 Million?

Commented Jul 25, 2009 at 16:05:25 in Business

“Mr. Carroll is not the only musician to have written about broken guitars and airlines. Tom Paxton did the same years ago when he thanked Republic Airlines for breaking the neck of his guitar.”

DixieLiberal on Jul 25, 2009 at 16:57:40

“Yeah! Hmmm....whatever happened to Republic Airlines? heh.”
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6 Of The World's Most Beautiful Older Women (PHOTOS)

Commented Jun 2, 2009 at 12:36:13 in Style

“Judi Dench? and I agree with other comments - Julie Christie, Catherine Deneuve, How about Candice Bergen? The frightening ones are, as mentioned, Joan Rivers....and Mary Tyler Moore, Dolly Parton....So sad to see natural beauty disappear under the knife....”
Michelle Obama Garden Assailed By Chemical Firms

Michelle Obama Garden Assailed By Chemical Firms

Commented Apr 10, 2009 at 14:19:21 in Green

“I wonder what those chemical producers have been eating. I live in Montreal (where I think we have a better quality of food) and have recently spent a fair amount of time in New Jersey, in a rather affluent area, where you would think the food supply would be top quality. It looks pretty, but even the apples from the orchard I bought from years ago as a teen no longer have much flavour, and what you buy in the supermarket may as well be constructed from the same stuff as my granddaughter's play kitchen food (plastic). Butter is slick but flavourless, veggies are bland, and the fruits seem to vary only by texture - flavour isn't the overwhelming attribute. It is rather frightening. Is this what chemical agriculture has begotten?”

SimJack on Apr 10, 2009 at 15:49:10

“You do have better food quality. If Americans ate real, more locally grown food, with real flavor (better in Canada, Europe, Central/South America, NZ, Australia), they would be surprised at first, then perhaps outraged. The flavorless agri-corp. supermarket food here in the US is quite disgusting compared to 'authentic' food but what can you say, the US is about quantity not quality as evidenced by the girth of our average waistline. Like so many other positive aspects a society can trumpet (education, health care, infant mortality, etc.) the US trails behind the other industrialized nations. Vive le mediocritee!”
BERNIE MADOFF PONZI SCHEME: Victim List Grows

BERNIE MADOFF PONZI SCHEME: Victim List Grows

Commented Dec 15, 2008 at 12:54:27 in Business

“Alan Greenspan thought so too.....and we all know what happened there. When human nature corrects itself the free market will tag along as well. So I'm waiting...but I suspect I'll still be waiting 150 incarnations down the karmic path. Would that some form of karmic just desserts would wreak a smidgen of justice upon those who have no scruples....hmm - could mean a serious decimation of the global population of investment professionals”