Mar 5, 2013 at 22:41:51
“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”
Jun 18, 2013 at 09:12:41
“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”
Jun 18, 2013 at 09:09:29
“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.
“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.”
Sep 4, 2012 at 15:10:50
“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 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.”
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“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...”
“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.”
“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 . . .”
“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?”
“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....”
“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!”
“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”