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Forum: Social Studies 20 June 2018, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Sue
Interesting. Do they smoke regular cigarettes...

Interesting. Do they smoke regular cigarettes when they are alone or with other smokers? Most of the people I see vaping are very young. That's probably, sadly, because teens and young people...
Forum: Social Studies 20 June 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 440
Posted By Sue
And adding flavours obviously designed to appeal...

And adding flavours obviously designed to appeal to youngsters and teens is beyond reprehensible. They are trying to build up a market for their product that goes well beyond adults trying to quit...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,430
Posted By Sue
Corey Lewandowski refused to apologize Wednesday...

Corey Lewandowski refused to apologize Wednesday after he dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border...
Forum: Business Bytes 20 June 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By Sue
I'm sure if I did a search I'd get similar...

I'm sure if I did a search I'd get similar results. Where I live we used to have one A&W in our indoor mall and that was it, then Boom, a few years ago A&W really took off and now there's at least...
Forum: Rantidote 20 June 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,746
Posted By Sue
And this right here is what makes me angriest and...

And this right here is what makes me angriest and what scares me most. Anyone who thinks I'm invoking Godwin's Law here can just turn away now because frankly all I can think about is how "I'm just...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By Sue
A&W was really big when I was growing up but then...

A&W was really big when I was growing up but then seemed to disappear. IIRC there was one A&W in Cornwall (a town not particularly close to Ottawa) and that was it. Then a few years ago it seemed...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By Sue
The one that really surprised me was East Side...

The one that really surprised me was East Side Mario's (boom bada boom bada bing).

My current favourite hamburger place is A&W but I guess it's going to be Harvey's for me for awhile!
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 440
Posted By Sue
I'm old enough to remember a time when "everyone"...

I'm old enough to remember a time when "everyone" smoked. I can still recall going to a doctor as a child and while I don't think he was smoking with us in the office he had an overflowing ashtray...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By Sue
Thanks for posting this, Beejtronic! Like many...

Thanks for posting this, Beejtronic! Like many Canadians I am looking to avoid handing money back to the US if I possibly can (not because of the trade issues so much as the migrant children issue)...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By Sue
I had someone come to the door in the early...

I had someone come to the door in the early evening a few weeks ago, I was home alone and didn't want to answer the door. I wasn't afraid I just couldn't be bothered and assumed it was someone...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 02:26 PM
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Views: 59,216
Posted By Sue
Come to think of it I don't know that we've ever...

Come to think of it I don't know that we've ever had a Mormon come to the door. Definitely get Jehovah Witnesses - although even with that it's not the way it once was. You could almost count on it...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 June 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,430
Posted By Sue
Homeland Security chief says migrant children are...

Homeland Security chief says migrant children are 'well taken care of' a day after denying it was policy to detain them

Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday said...
Forum: SLC 19 June 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 72,364
Posted By Sue
Can't speak for New Jersey but we still have a...

Can't speak for New Jersey but we still have a few places where you don't pump your own gas and it never occurred to me to tip anyone! Now I'm wondering if I should have :eek:.
Forum: SLC 18 June 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 43,425
Posted By Sue
Yesterday was one of the hottest days of the year...

Yesterday was one of the hottest days of the year here so far. Heat wave warning hot. Yet I saw two young women getting off a bus wearing heavy black winter coats. I cannot imagine why they would...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By Sue
Canada I live in a government town so to be fair it's...

I live in a government town so to be fair it's not like there aren't men in suits around but if a man comes to my front door wearing a suit I agree with you I'm probably going to assume he's a...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,607
Posted By Sue
I've gotten so used to communicating quickly with...

I've gotten so used to communicating quickly with certain family and friends on Facebook that I get unreasonably concerned when I notice they haven't been on FB for a certain length of time! It's...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 72,849
Posted By Sue
Someone who lives in a different city from you is...

Someone who lives in a different city from you is not wrong if they refer to the "South Shore" as being an area near them. Lots of places have a "South Shore" not just Montreal :rolleyes:.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 June 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,430
Posted By Sue
Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 June 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,430
Posted By Sue
For the last year of his work at the White House,...

For the last year of his work at the White House, Solomon Lartey spent hours taping together documents that had been torn to pieces. They came, he said, from the office of U.S. President Donald...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By Sue
Unless the people sneering "slackivist" are...

Unless the people sneering "slackivist" are actually doing something tangible themselves it also strikes me that sneering "slacktivist" is a pretty slacktivist thing to do. Unless you are actually...
Forum: SLC 18 June 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sue
I'd be surprised if houses back then were being...

I'd be surprised if houses back then were being staged the way they are now - or at least ordinary houses in ordinary neighbourhoods anyway. Staging has different meanings of course, for some it's...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By Sue
On another somewhat tenuously related topic of...

On another somewhat tenuously related topic of annoyance - I consider myself retired. I will occasionally pick up a short term contract if it's interesting but I'm at a point now where due to health...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By Sue
I don't have a problem with dress codes as long...

I don't have a problem with dress codes as long as they are fairly applied. I've worked places though, some thankfully in the dim and distant past, where there was definitely a rule for men and a...
Forum: Business Bytes 18 June 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By Sue
Speaking of ordering Chinese food what I find...

Speaking of ordering Chinese food what I find annoying is that the place we like best will only deliver on a minimum order of $40 and that's before taxes and delivery charge. So the last time I was...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 72,849
Posted By Sue
:lol: I can see how it must be hard to not leap...

:lol: I can see how it must be hard to not leap over the counter and throttle some of these people but I'd also find it hard not to laugh in their face!
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