The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Spooky Skeleton » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:45 pm

The conservative party of Canada has its new leader and it's thankfully not the Shark Tank guy. Kevin O'Leary seemed like a great choice, he's a rich guy who is famous for being an asshole on television but he actually had no chance.

For starters, he can't speak french. I don't think you can actually hold office here in Canada without being bilingual--at least you can't get most civil servant jobs anyway, I'm not sure about elected officials--but also, it hurts your chances a lot in Quebec, who matter in elections more than any other province other than Ontario. Then, he refused to show up to multiple debates for the party leadership and stayed in Boston for most of the leadership race. Why does he love Boston so much? His Canadian restaurant chain is called Boston Pizza even, you know, named after the famous Boston style of pizza(?) that no one has ever heard of before.


But anyway, the guy who won was a snake in the grass insider guy, less like Trump and more like Steven Harper. I don't know much about him, but everything I hear is groan worthy. For instance, he's real vocal about wanting to pass legislature to protect free speech on college campuses...

loud long sigh

You know, that big problem. Gotta take it to them snowflakes am i rite?

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby malikial » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:31 pm

I mean Pan/Greek Pizza was invented in the Boston area and is called Boston Style in many New England restaurants... Sorry, I don't know much about politics but I know food.


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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:34 am

People in Iqaluit* are worried that Amazon Prime will be discontinuing service there, because it's more reliable than government subsidies.

Many in town rely on the service for everything from deodorant to hardware supplies to non-perishable food.

Alookie Itorcheak said she's been using Amazon for four years, to make being a mom more affordable.

A box of 180 Pampers costs about $70 off the shelf in Iqaluit; on Amazon, similar size boxes are around $35.

Diapers are not covered by Nutrition North, the federal program that gives subsidies to northern retailers. It was one of many items dropped from the eligibility list when the government replaced the former Food Mail program with Nutrition North in 2011.


*The capital, and only, city in Nunavut, Canada's northernmost province.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:19 am

Technically still a territory. Not a huge difference though.

Also, that sucks, but I do agree with the fellow who says this is about profits and sooner or later Amazon is going to cut them off. Depending on the charity and goodwill of a multinational corporation is pretty scary and not something you should do if you can avoid it.

Of course they can't avoid it - the story's more about how inferior the comparable government program is.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Thad » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:32 am

Yeah, I've got mixed feelings about Amazon's low prices. On the one hand, low prices aren't free, we've heard about Amazon's ruthlessness and cost-cutting everywhere from the warehouse to the boardroom, and, as you say, prices tend to go up once they've eliminated their competition.

On the other...well, if you've got a fixed income and you need to buy diapers, you don't always have the luxury of thinking about the corporate structure you're feeding.

My feelings on Wal-Mart are pretty well-known (and made one guy very very angry once), but when I was unemployed I bought my prescriptions there, because beggars can't be choosers. (And as low as my opinion of Wal-Mart is, my opinion of pharmaceutical pricing is lower.)

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Joxam » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:36 pm

Yeah I am politically against walmart but practically I can't drive 90 miles round trip to the nearest city with choices everytime I need groceries or toilet paper and they're the only store in my town.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:33 am

Joxam wrote:Yeah I am politically against walmart but practically I can't drive 90 miles round trip to the nearest city with choices everytime I need groceries or toilet paper and they're the only store in my town.


That reminds me of a news story I read about the effects of Wal-Mart pulling a store out of a small Appalachian town.


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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:52 pm

Mike Duffy is suing the government for $8 million

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:54 pm

Man charged after bomb threat made on crowded subway

He has been charged with threatening death, mischief, interfering with lawful use of property under $5,000, and mischief


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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:49 pm

Soylent banned in Canada

However, in positive news for those who "enjoy" "living" like automatons, the ban is not due to toxicity or anything, merely that it doesn't meet Canadian nutritional guidelines for a meal replacement product.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:37 pm

Tim Horton's has gone to complete shit over the past 15 years, so this makes perfect sense?
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby François » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:38 pm

The four stages of grief.

1. "Aw man, I hope Starbucks is not number 1."
2. "Whew, Starbucks is not number 1."
3. "Motherfucking McDonald's is number 1."
4. "I don't drink coffee, what do I care."

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Brentai » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:07 pm

...but McDonald's coffee ALSO went to shit over the past 15 years.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:32 pm

There was a time that McDonald's had good coffee?!

(I honestly don't know - like Zed, I don't drink coffee)
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby TA » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:14 am

Maybe they need to bring the Buffalo Wing Latte to broader audiences.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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