2008-11-22

Assault on red-haired student investigated as hate crime

http://www.cbc.ca/iphone/story.html?/ept/html/story/2008/11/21/calgary-kick-ginger-attack.html

Some parts of Canada are too white.

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Dropped Pin in Paris

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=48.860714,2.290463%20%28Avenue%20Albert%201er%20de%20Monaco%2075116%20Paris%20France%29


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iPhone 2.2, Now With Streets View

Have I mentionned that the iPhone is the greatest thing ever?

2008-11-18

Runs House 4: Good TV

Runs House is not original, but it is good. Way good. A guilty
pleasure to be sure, but it is quite entertaining. Available for free
on MTV on Demand.

The show is in the over the hill rock star reality TV family format
pioneered by the Ozborns. It shouldn't be good, but it is. Yeah, I
said it.

Envoyé depuis mon iPhone / Sent from my iPhone.

2008-11-14

Your friend just caught a whopper on Flick Sports Fishing

ALTAVISTAGOOGLE just caught a fish THIS big!

Rainbow Trout

RAINBOW TROUT
9.17 lbs

Can you do better?

Flick Sports Fishing: Available for iPhone and iPod Touch

Freeverse: Click the treasure to see our other great apps for the iPhone and iPod touch!

2008-11-11

Welder in London, 25 dollars per hour: MUST SPEAK MANDARIN !

 
 
Job Number: 4062058
Title: Welder (NOC: 7265)
Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full Time, Shift, Day
Salary: $25.00 Hourly for 40 hours per week
Anticipated Start Date: 2009/02/01
Location: London, Ontario (1 vacancy)
Skill Requirements:
Education: Some college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): Welder Trade Certification
Experience: 5 years or more
Languages: Mandarin
Employer: 2124093 ONTARIO INC
How to Apply:
Please apply for this job only in the manner specified by the employer. Failure to do so may result in your application not being properly considered for the position.
By E-mail: ontarion2124093@hotmail.com
Business Profile: MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
Advertised until: 2008/12/04

2008-11-08

If Israel Occupied Your Province, Would You Fight?

If Israel Occupied Your Province, Would You Fight?

If you are Canadian, Israel occupying your province is a tad improbable. So imagine that an other country was occupying your corner of the world, say the US or Russia or, worse, France! Imagine that you didn't like the country in the first place, even before they started occupying your province.

You're no hero. The occupation was probably deserved. You are surrounded by violent morons who need to be controlled. But imagine the occupation has lasted 40 years! Imagine that you still have no citizenship rights in the country that occupies your province.

Would you fight? 

I think Canada should put an end to Israel's occupation of the West Bank. Canada should occupy Israel. 

Before Canada invades Israel, Canada should promise to defend Israel (possibly via NATO) if Israel leaves the occupied territories and is attacked.


My previous posts about Israel:




Sarah Palin Still Confused Over Africa!

Watch this video, and tell me if Palin is clear on Africa's status:
 




Rocket Lies: Rogers Lies On Data Pricing

You may have seen the new Rogers "Rocket" USB (Universal Serial Bus) stick being advertised; faster than any other wireless network, is the tag line. The service uses Rogers' 3G High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless (cellular/mobile) network, available in select urban areas. 

The problem is they don't mention the price .

There are a couple of flat out contradictions/lies on that site . 

Rogers gives you "worry free" data! Rogers helps you control data costs in 4 ways:
[...]
2.Overage rates at only $0.03 / MB if you do go out of bucket for plans $25 and up –so going 100MB over your data bucket only costs $3!

No, the overage is $5/MB for the first 5MB, $0.03/MB thereafter. So going 100MB over will actually cost you $27.25!

Additional Data $5/MB for the first 5MB, $0.03/MB thereafter

This is just one contradiction on the web site, heaven knows the discrepancies between the web site and Rogers' billing software. Why, for example, would they assure you that the maximum you could possibly be charged in in a month is $100, and not advertise the fact that you can use unlimited wireless Internet for a $100 a month !?

Data usage exceeding the amount included in your data plan (but excluding usage while roaming or while using subscription based or pay-per-use applications, which are subject to additional charges) will be charged at the applicable overage rate for your data plan up to a maximum of $100 less the monthly service fee for your data plan. Applies to new data plan subscriptions only, whether subscribed as a standalone plan or as part of a bundle.
Usage subject to Rogers Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy available at rogers.com/terms.
 

2008-11-07

Maybe Africa is a Country

Wouldn't it be cool if Palin was right, that Africa is a country now.
Think about it, when was the last time you heard any news from Africa?

Now, off the top of your head, name 6 countries in Africa.

And now to quote my favourite line in the UK sitcom "Yes Minister":

-Name the 3 main religions of Cameroon.
-Good point.

Envoyé depuis mon iPhone / Sent from my iPhone.

Yes I Am Smarter than Sarah Palin

Even if it is fake money, it is good to know... :-)

By the way, I do not believe Fox news when it says that aids told them
Sarah Palin didn't know Africa was a continent. You can't get a
Journalism degree and be that ignorant. Even if you get all your news
from Fox. ;-)

Like Castro, I am Looking Forward to Ted Rogers Kicking the Bucket

Alternative Title: Ted Rogers, dead at 75; good riddance.

75 year old Ted Rogers, controlling shareholder of Rogers (you can't vote with those class B shares, you simpletons) has been running Rogers like Castro runs Cuba: without any input from customers or employees. Granted, Bell, like the USA, is widely held and, from a shareholder perspective, much more democratic. Is Bell better than Rogers?

Ted will probably die soon; he is "stabilised" according to a Rogers press release. "Stabilised" is the political correct term for "almost dead" but still alive enough to fire the guy who is writing this press release.

So why am I looking forward to Ted Rogers dying? Because he has all my money. I give money every freaking month to that guy (granted, at least it isn't every week like to the Westons). You can read about the implications of the death of Canada's second richest man here , but keep in mind you will make Canada's richest man a tad richer in the process (Thompson owns Reuters). For your sanity, I suggest the Atkins diet (so you stop eating as much bread and therefore not make the Westons richer. Jees, do I have to explain everything?).

So why will the death of Ted Rogers be beneficial to humanity? Because Ted Rogers is evil. Service Activation Fee evil. Digital Access Fee evil. Fake 911 surcharge evil. Competitively priced home phone, that have a system access fee! Competitive long distance rates, with monthly charges! Now that is evil. Has he improved the condition of workers with all that money? No. Salaries at Rogers are lower, lower!!!, than they were 10 years ago! Not adjusted for inflation lower, just plain lower!

I'm not suggesting Ted Rogers broke the law. Just that he exploited and misled his way to 7.2 billion dollars of OUR money. But you can't get rich by playing nice. And nobody has ever accused Ted Rogers of being a nice guy.

Ted, may you burn in Hell with Fidel.*

*According the Chris Rock's latest HBO special (available on TMN on demand, only available on Rogers), it is OK for poor people like me to make fun of / insult rich people. The more shit you have, the less shit you can say. If you want to say more shit, you got to get rid of some of your shit. For rich people to insult the poor, well, that would just be mean

2008-11-03

Border Security: Glorified Tax Collectors

Should we give guns to tax collectors?

Because we are now giving guns to land border "guards".

Did you know there has never been any border checkpoints between Ireland and Northern Ireland? Never!

Perhaps we should glance over at Europe and realise that the paranoia at the Canadian-American border is a colossal waist of resources.

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