2009-05-31

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 07:08 @jennamacneil In Moncton, all roads lead to call centres. Think of it as your own daily 8 hour talk show, but with really low ratings. #
  • 07:11 @cr0vax Only France has carbon free (nuclear) capacity in its electrical network. Everywhere else, more electricity=more carbon. #
  • 07:20 Japan Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis - Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal Japan's bullet train i... Read more at bit.ly/tpYfj #
  • 07:23 @cr0vax Most of Japan's electricity is from coal. Last time I checked, coal was a major contributer to global warming. Fast = more carbon. #
  • 07:30 @cr0vax L'électricité "propre" que l'on n'utilise pas au Québec l'été est vendu au Vermont, qui s'allimente en pétrole et en charbon... #
  • 07:37 @cr0vax Lors d'une grève du TGV on vend l'électricité aux voisins qui utilisent moins de charbon. Donc, TGV = Effet de serre. #
  • 07:54 @cr0vax Pas d'accord. Le TGV français a bien souvent remplacé des lignes/trajets de trains ordinaires. C'est le TGV ou le pouce. #
  • 08:03 If there is no recession in Moncton, why are half the stores vacant downtown? I don't think I'm exagerating. #
  • 08:41 Please Tweet better. Like Sarah Palin RT @GeorgeLeBlanc: Picking up lawnmower repaired #
  • 08:49 @Skivensky Perhaps. However, I think the problem is lack of street parking and too much commercial land in outlying areas (ie Trinity Mall). #
  • 08:54 @cr0vax Juste Paris. On aime le reste de la France. :-p #
  • 08:59 Since my Rogers cell phone service is down, in case of an emergency, do I email 911 or send then a Tweet? twitpic.com/691se #
  • 09:05 @Skivensky There is plenty of street parking in almost every European downtown. That is was Main street lacks. Proof: Google Street View. #
  • 09:08 Phone service back up. 5 minutes without phone service. I was about ready to switch to Bell or Telus. :-) #
  • 09:14 @techberry I'm with PETA, owning pets is a waste of food and inherently inhumane. But I dissagree with PETA with regards to eating animals. #
  • 15:35 I've said it before and I'll say it again, Sarah Palin has mastered Twitter. Other politicians should follow example of @AKGovSarahPalin . #
  • 15:40 Work on what? Thats what we want to know. See @AkGovSarahPalin for ex. RT @GeorgeLeBlanc: Farmers Market for lunch, back to work, work, work #
  • 15:47 !!! RT @AKGovSarahPalin: Fun Fact: AK ranks 6th per capita in US for employees who bike to work. tinyurl.com/n8beaz #
  • 19:39 1 billion tax dollars is what the CBC costs us each year! (Add 100 million $ in cable fees for Newsworld). About $2.5 per person per month! #
  • 19:41 @archienadon Always have a backup browser on your computer. #
  • 05:12 @KristinsAwesome Were you the neighboor? ;-) #
  • 05:17 @TommyG Well, much of Canada has mostly free healthcare and education, but way lower taxes than Europe and no high speed rail. #
  • 05:43 @Skivensky That's odd, try again. @akGovSarahPalin #
  • 05:51 Lol RT @PrimeXPainting: Does anyone have any tips on how to brush your teeth? I swear I drop toothpaste on my shirt every other day! Urghhh! #
  • 05:56 Future of Canada? RT [MP] @DenisCoderre: 䈀椀攀渀 猀ff爀 焀甀攀氀氀攀猀 猀漀爀琀攀猀 搀攀 琀眀椀琀琀攀爀 琀爀愀渀最攀猀㼀㼀㼀 #
  • 06:49 They call it the "shared folder" for a reason RT @eyeonthehill: The Oliphant Commission is more open than it realizes bit.ly/iOtAp #
  • 07:00 The world waits for @GKennedyMP 's first tweet. He already has more followers than he had Quebec delegates during Liberal leadership bid. #
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2009-05-30

Zionism is a Bad Idea

Zionism, a religious-political movement advocating the concentration of Jews in Israel, is the source of a huge amount of grief. Imagine if there was a Catholic movement advocating the return of Catholics to the UK. Or in the contemporary context, encouraging Catholics to move to Italy. Zionism makes no sense.

It was allowed to happen because of the horrors of the holocaust. But when you think about it, that is exactly why it shouldn't have been allowed to happen. It is a lot easier to commit genocide when you have a large concentration. A couple of nuclear bombs on Israel, and you have murdered 40% the world's Jewish people!

If concentrating Jews in Israel wasn't bad enough, the insistence on adopting Hebrew instead of the local Arabic is the real kicker. That language is being used to exclude local Arabs, politically and economically. It shows the blind arrogance of the movement, with no allowance for getting along with others.

After the NAZIs tried to rid Europe of Jews, by scarring them away and then murdering them, Zionist took up the challenge and have been actively encouraging the surviving European Jews to migrate to Israel.  

So this is what I think Canada should do:

Encourage Israelis to move to Canada. Be Jewish in Canada

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 17:08 LOL, same customer called me and asked about the interweb RT @majidrazvi: Customer of the day: "What are... french... fries?" #
  • 17:10 Seal bluber in maple syrup sauce, my fav. RT @johnsgunn: Dear PETA, maple syrup comes from areas far away from seal hunts. Way to attack... #
  • 22:39 @Fozziebare What movie am I think of then? Guys name is Polowski (or something). Won academy award. Lives in France #
  • 22:40 @snookca Unless the house is in Michigan or Ohio... #
  • 03:47 @Fozziebare Thanks. Believe it or not, the Family Guy episode I'm watching has a Polanski reference:"Pedofile or not, Polanski was punctual" #
  • 03:50 RT @calblack: Hi, My name is Roman Polanski, would you like to see my basement? #badpickuplines #
  • 03:54 RT @therealtvstevie: Roman Polanski [Director of the Pianist, not The Piano] doc playing on TMN this month. It's super interesting! #
  • 04:05 @archienadon NewYorkers have the lowest carbon foot print in the US. They don't drive and live in appartments. Like me! :-) #
  • 04:50 I must watch too much TV. Those Conservative anti-Ignatief commercials are taking effect. Someone check his citizenship. #
  • 04:58 Missed oppertunity for recession free Moncton :-) RT @nytimes: [..] Britons [flee] France and Spain bit.ly/t9vks #
  • 05:11 There is an article in Businessweek about how to use Twitter and not get fired. I have dirt on the boss so I'm OK. #
  • 05:15 If I quit my horrible job now, what are the chances the recession will be over by October when I'll be out of money and need work? #
  • 05:24 If you are a behaviourist, you probably think Brian Mulroney still has illegal funds in his house safe. #
  • 05:28 If cigarets were cheaper, would smokers drive instead of poluting the sidewalks with their evil cigaret smoke? #
  • 05:31 It is cruel, but the fact is, when a smoker dies, everybody elses life expectancy rises because of lower cigaret smoke polution. #
  • 05:32 Fact: the fewer smokers you know, the longer you live. #
  • 05:40 Why are people in Moncton freeking out over uranium mines but are not out shooting smokers? We need electricity. Smokers? Not so much. #
  • 05:52 All high-tax/high-speed rail (TGV)fans need to read this RT @nytimes: Spain's High-Speed Rail Offers Guideposts for U.S. bit.ly/iLIXH #
  • 06:09 I agree. Why should bus users and non-travelers pay for others to use the TGV ?RT @TimNerenz: High speed rail will raise everyones taxes. #
  • 06:11 @TommyG Do you really want to pay taxes as high as the French, Germans and Spanish? #
  • 06:15 @danielrwalker Model? The article warnes of the TGV giving Spain higher taxes for nothing! #
  • 06:19 Passenger rail rarely makes sence RT @regnordman: Only Two High Speed Rail Lines Have Ever Broken Even ow.ly/9YCb #
  • 06:22 High speed rail = higher carbon emissions than full cars, the bus, normal speed rail or non-travel. #
  • 06:27 They say the first million is the hardest... twitpic.com/68wfw #
  • 06:37 Canadian taxpayers spend 200 million a year on the CBC for programming that is available on other channels/stations. #
  • 06:41 I think $157,000 a year as base pay for MPs is too much. That is 5 times my salary! (Note to self: run for office) #
  • 06:44 I say Canada should go Costarica-Irish and slash military spending. We have no enemies! NATO is costing us $ instead of saving us $. #
  • 06:51 I saw the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in person when I visited LA. Since you can't do that any more, I will for ever be better than you. :-) #
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2009-05-29

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 20:49 My faith in humanity dropped a bit RT @Schwarzenegger: twitpic.com/659a2 electric Hummer to Capitol today. Unbelievable technology. #
  • 05:43 A word is worth 21 billion $ a year to Google. (Source: Googlenomics, Wired, June, 2009) #
  • 05:54 I'm dumping my Twitter shares RT @IvySmith: Keep trying to convince my facebook friends to join twitter. They all either don't join... #
  • 05:58 Did you know that Academy Award winning director of The Piano is wanted in the USA because raped, with drugs and alcohol,a 13 year old girl #
  • 06:21 @Fozziebare Protecting Wikipedia from a crazy cult is a good thing. #
  • 06:26 @snookca Did he understand or does he now think websites cost as much as houses? :-) #
  • 06:47 When in Rome... Tea? You are in Rome! RT @ujjaldosanjh: at Rome airport.Finally in the lounge sipping tea. Just tea. It feels good. #
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2009-05-27

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 07:02 Wake me when North Korea can reach Moncton with their nukes. #
  • 15:02 @sohmer Did you know Red Bull is banned in Australia? #
  • 15:14 @gnishikawa Define "local", Mao and Paul Pot defined it as back to the farm and that didn't work so good. I like fruit in the winter. #
  • 15:17 @cr0vax 1200 km by train vs. 0 is longer in my book. #
  • 01:57 @cr0vax Explain to me how you can travel 600 km each way and only lose 2 hours. #
  • 02:00 @Skivensky I dissagree. Moroccan fruit , including boat trip, use less energy than Canadian green house fruit. #
  • 02:03 @gnishikawa I like potatoes as much as the next guy, but... I say screw local, I want my food from fertile productive farms. #
  • 02:07 May 27 here in Moncton, and I'm going to have to turn the furnace on or risk not waking up tomorow. I miss Southern Ontario sometimes. #
  • 02:10 I'm in favor of uranium mines in the Moncton area. Money doesn't grow on trees in NB (unless you are an Irving). #
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2009-05-26

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 22:44 It was most of his adult life. And he just returned RT @BCerInToronto: Go and vote HELLS NO! [...]Michael Ignatieff spent more than 30 years #
  • 02:21 Where do you invest your money? I have $5000 sleeping at 0% in my checking account after being burned on the stock market last year. #
  • 02:23 @majidrazvi Some channels are 720p, usually sports, some are 1080i (the most pretty when not moving). #
  • 02:38 At the risk of divulging too much, my rent is C$380 per month, plus utilities. Can anybody beat that? #
  • 02:44 @remj My rent is 22% of my monthly net income. That goes up to 31% with electricity, cable, Internet and cell phone. I gross $16/hr. Moncton #
  • 04:40 Based on the rents listed at the cool hotpads.com , South Florida's recession is over. Best I could find was $432 a month. 40mls from beach #
  • 06:51 Odd comment from reader in the New York Times vacation section:"It is cheaper to fly to Frankfurt and take the train to Paris". 600 km x 2 #
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2009-05-24

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 18:44 In the UK, you can buy liquor at the local convenience store RT @canadapolitics: LCBO vote in favour of strike tinyurl.com/oxkjjz #
  • 18:48 I realy enjoy the "stop following" feature of Twitter RT @tnesloney: Beer is so disgusting. #
  • 18:52 @vchan Sure. It is French though . Will that help you in Vancouver? #
  • 18:56 I don't get it. RT @orplasmic: Pretty clever. twitpic.com/5scx3 #
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2009-05-23

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 20:40 Happy long weekend to my American followers. #
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2009-05-22

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 13:10 @LaurelMacLeod Edston probably the coolest part of your journey today as you drive south for 7 hours. Did you go to Maine for cheap gas? #
  • 13:42 9 deg celcius in Juneau Alaska. I know this because I'm a news junky waisting my life on Twitter. 25 here in Moncton. #
  • 04:08 Not a fan of Raaaaaaaandy but Aziz makes me laugh.RT @azizansari: Here's an interview with me in Punchline Magazine: bit.ly/19ZoYz #
  • 04:13 @azizansari I was one of the people who thought you were serious about your NBC proposals. You made me feel sorry for NBC exects! Shame.:-) #
  • 04:25 If smoking in bed is illegal, I'd like to be assigned to the undercover opperation. #
  • 04:32 @ian_a_lewis What brings you to Moncton (couldn't figure it out from your previous tweets)? #
  • 05:21 The Moncton-Montreal bus is faster and usually cheaper than the train. I say cancel it and lower my taxes. RT @marknumbertwo: train train #
  • 05:25 @iamfearless I've given up on the free wifi. Works 50% of the time.Rogers 3G: 90% ("free" once you have paid for your monthly data bucket.) #
  • 05:31 Et 3 fois le prix! RT @pgiroux: université de moncton: moins d'étudiants qu'à chicoutimi mais 100 professeurs de plus! #
  • 05:34 RT @untitleddesign: @Bboudreau that sucks. I did that for 16 months while I went to college. No one should have to live in Moncton! #
  • 05:40 LOL RT @archienadon: just followed everyone on twitter with my last name #
  • 05:50 As someone who has unsuccessfully changed careers (half salary, 5% of job satisfaction), I wonder: What will all those journalists do? #
  • 06:08 I obviously don't understand realestate in Moncton. Who will rent office space in new building at noisy Vaughan Harvey/Main intersection? #
  • 06:22 @cr0vax Next you will be suggesting we should build a bridge to PEI! This is Canada, we are not made of money. All we have is gold and oil. #
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2009-05-21

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 19:12 RT @Astro_Mike: From orbit: Just saw Orion's nebula in the night sky – the sights make all the hard work and risk worthwhile for me #
  • 19:27 I support a two state solution for Sri Lanka. As for Palestine: Gaza to Egypt, West Bank to Jordan. Northern Ireland to Canada. #
  • 19:28 From space and not so much... ;-) twitpic.com/5l1mx #
  • 20:29 Escalators are dangerous, respect the rules @CBCMontreal: Quebec woman gets ticket for refusing to hold handrail tinyurl.com/rd4t96 #
  • 20:35 @magelly Many if not most jurisdictions have similar by-laws. I, for one, am glad they are inforced. #
  • 20:40 Lowest minimum wages here in NB. Rents are lower in Quebec RT @CBCMontreal: Quebec minimum wage raised to $9 tinyurl.com/dmcpt2 #
  • 20:55 @ivysmith This is a tweet. I was a big fan of Geocities (dying at the end of the year). I find blogging is easier. Have fun! #
  • 02:48 "Sitel opens new 2,000-seat call center". That can't be good for Moncton. Especially as the C$ keeps going up. tinyurl.com/ph65r8 #
  • 02:51 Sitel Philippines has "male and female sleeping quarters."! Imagine spending 24hr per day at Sitel! tinyurl.com/ph65r8 #
  • 03:15 Stupid Australians think they are smart. www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/146698.php #
  • 03:38 Sign there is a housing bubble in Moncton: poor young single wannabe speculators like @scottbuchanan are buying houses. #
  • 03:46 I deducted @scottbuchanan is quite young because he uses the word "gay" instead of "lame". preview.tinyurl.com/ck97xd #
  • 03:53 That is one lucky Westerner: 6/49: 6 of 6: 1 - West. Canada $49,851,871 . Someone in Moncton won second prize: $292,297.50 #
  • 04:14 This is the car I would have bought had I been the 6/49 winner: bit.ly/EtzDz #
  • 04:25 @jennamacneil Consider yourself lucky! Many in Moncton's exurbs don't have access to High Speed Internet (except by satellite). #
  • 04:30 Am I the only one that is angry they aren't a 50M 6/49 winner? I had dreams of buying PEI to veto const. amendments and piss off Mulroney #
  • 04:33 I'm so cheap, if I was a millionaire, I'd buy a brewery to save money on beer. Does Moncton made beer taste better because of our water? #
  • 04:41 @moonfrye As a 20 something, falling off my bike next to a school bus full of laughing high school students (at me). #
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Americas Funniest Tweets


The former Punky Brewster  tweeted the following:  Just spilled a soda on my lap top and my first thought was."Oh no, my twitter!!! Thankfully my computer is okay. Then she asked: 

Question of the late night or early morning. What is the clumsiest thing that you can remember doing?

Some of these responses made me laugh out loud (LOL).

devanieangel @moonfrye When I was 14 I fell down while putting on my pants, dislocated my knee and was in a full-leg cast for 6 weeks.

WOLVERINE2068 @moonfrye breaking a new tv

FreddieM @moonfrye forgetting to put on the condom

LizeU @moonfrye I use to waitress and dropped a jug of beer on a customer.He wasn't happy with me but still gave me a nice tip.lol

MaryBologna @moonfrye Pickd up 5 yr old nephew from pre-k for 1st time.acted like he didnt know me.Teacher asked if i was stranger,he gave no answer. Embarrassing!

insanejmz @moonfrye Knocked over a friends Grandmothers urn, dumping the ashes all over the carpet.

alyssesmommy @moonfrye having a race with my 4 year old . turning to see if she was catching up.. and I ran into a metal pole!!

Sherka1 @moonfrye Falling off the sidewalk! LOL!

Richmac33 @moonfrye I split my pants from stem to stern when praying for people at church. I did it at the first person and there were 100 left to go!

ryoung77 @moonfrye Didn't see the tree branch. Kick ball. Ricochet.Head trauma

KansasLady51 @moonfrye i wanted to be a ballerina so my brother put 2 tupperware glasses on my feet, well lets just say "fire dept" had to cut them off

tschaber @moonfrye today, in fact, I tumbled all the way down the stairs in my house...desperately clinging to my new MacBook the entire way down!

ChristineVee @moonfrye Closing the car trunk on my head.




2009-05-20

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 07:15 Unlike Quebec and Ontario, still legal to drive with a cell phone in NB. RT @iPTIB: Walk [drive] and e-mail safely. twurl.nl/bbkdd8 #
  • 07:21 @iPTIB Can I get your pager number in case I need to reach you? And what's your fax number at the cottage? Seriously: Facebok? Really? #
  • 01:43 Would like tech support from someone in Alabama (lowest literacy rate in the US) making $8.50 hr at Sitel? bit.ly/hMuiZ #
  • 01:52 @iamfearless I know where one of the owners lives. Big house with plenty of nice things to steel. Let me know next time you see one parked. #
  • 01:54 @fiddlinDan I live in Moncton. #
  • 01:58 @Skivensky Speaking of carbon footprint,how many people live in your big house that people have to drive around to get where they are going? #
  • 01:59 @Skivensky I take it you never worked in a call centre... :-) #
  • 02:00 @Skivensky we are kicking Riverview's buts. #
  • 02:02 @Skivensky Knock on wood. Alot of people in this town live paycheck to paycheck #
  • 02:04 @RosemaryEFairle Yes, yes I am interested in lesbians dating in Moncton. Working in tech support, I know quite a few. :-) #
  • 02:08 @aqarts I totally agree. I figure that is why the bus goes via Sackville. #
  • 02:18 @therealsavannah You/ he need an iPhone #
  • 02:23 @designerbrent Funny, I just did that yesterday. Still, hurt less than smashing my iPhone like @jimmyfalon #
  • 02:30 The civil war started in Sri Lanka because the government made Cyngalese the only official language. Are the Chinese backed Cyngalese evil? #
  • 02:35 @shani_epa My dear aspiring diplomat, the Tamil have been in Sri Lanka for centuries. As long as the British in Australia and the USA. #
  • 02:41 Hey Sri Lanka, the Tamil are not in to slavery (unlike you according to the CIA factbook), let the seperate! #
  • 02:44 Why is the US promoting a united Sri Lanka? Clearly the Sinhalese and Tamil can't get along (diiferent language, religion, territory). #
  • 02:56 @restruct We are so intolorant, we don't even trust our elected officials! Hence the Canadian Charter of Human Rights #
  • 03:07 @uniquecliche My bad,was using the French spelling.People of two different languages,religions and territories generally don't share country #
  • 03:09 @shani_epa Are you talking about poorly paid servants or actual slaves? Slavery is a problem in Sri Lanka according to the CIA factbook. #
  • 03:14 @shani_epa Have you made any effort to learn the Tamil language? #
  • 03:18 Just like I do for Quebec and Alaska, I want to financially support the Tamil seperatist movement. Any legal (for a Canadian) suggestions? #
  • 03:27 Let the Tamils choose their country RT @HeadlinesIndia: Legitimate aspirations of Tamils should be met: uurl.in/nat3 #Tamil #
  • 03:44 You must keep your lights on in Nova Scotia miramichileader.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/652946 #
  • 03:51 @shani_epa That is kind of the problem.Why should 16 year old Tamils have to learn Sinhalese or be part of a country they don't want? #
  • 03:55 @shani_epa Last section: human trafficking. Unfortunatly, it is not just a problem in Sri Lanka... #
  • 04:00 @uniquecliche Aprox. 60% of French speaking Quebeckers voted to seperate in the last referendum. English speaking Montreal "saved" Quebec. #
  • 04:04 @cr0vax En effet. Et à Terre-Neuve aussi. #
  • 04:46 @uniquecliche So you are in favor of allowing the Tamils to decide, in a referendum, if they want to stay Sri Lankan? #
  • 04:57 @cr0vax Mes sympathies. J'étais en beau tabarn... lorsqu'on m'a volé mon vélo barré devant ma maison. En arrière ça doit être pire. #
  • 05:04 Why is there a jet flying over at low altitude at 5AM? Who in Moncton has such a busy day that they need to leave town at 5AM? #
  • 05:09 I love people in Ontario who think New Brunswick is 3 hours ahead. NBers who ignore what time it is in Ontario are harder to understand. #
  • 05:15 @cr0vax J'avais le même problème. Je ne comprenais pas comment mes voisins aurais pu laissé quelqu'un volé mon bicycle, pourtant barré. #
  • 05:19 Landing on my blog by searching "Sitel Moncton closing" is not cool. Anybody know something I don't? #
  • 05:23 @cr0vax Oui, un paquet de trouble car on doit y aller en personne. D'autant plus inutile que je ne connaissais même pas la marque. #
  • 05:32 @cr0vax Si je le vois j'assome le conducteur et j'apelle le 911. :-) #
  • 05:41 Interesting article in the context of NB French imersion prog.RT @nytimes: End Is Near in a Fight on Teaching of English bit.ly/QuXJt #
  • 06:03 I just had a Tweet argument, which I'm pretty sure I was winning (because I'm wiser) and she goes and deletes her side of the conversation! #
  • 06:18 Wow, I just realized I managed to completely change the public opinion of a Sinhalese speaking Sri Lanken. 1 down, 15 million to go. :-) #
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2009-05-19

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 18:23 @MagsFarr What country are you going to? #
  • 18:28 Blame Al Gore for inventing the Internet to solve global warming RT @KHONnews: Postal Service Slashes 25,000 Jobs This Year - #
  • 20:38 @arleigh All the milk in Jamaica is from powder. The local producers can't compete with US powdered milk.I'm so lazy I drink my coffee black #
  • 20:51 Betting on Proline is not a sustainable hobby.Stupid Jays only one by one so now it doesn't matter if Pitsburg wins tonight, and I'm out$25. #
  • 20:58 @XopuzzleheartoX Search a topic you like, like bad music, and follow all the people who make positive comments. About 20% will follow you. #
  • 20:59 @XopuzzleheartoX Also, give your location. "Somewhere" doesn't cut it. Many people will follow you because of where you are not what you say #
  • 21:03 @bellesouth You should work in advertising, you actually got me to the Blockbuster site. PS, iTunes is better. #
  • 21:04 @arleigh My simpathies, my car was so messy I actually lost my car once. #
  • 21:06 RT @arleigh: RT @99andBarry: Do you think Mr. and Mrs. Netanyahu met on Yahoo? #
  • 21:15 Me semble que se serait plus simple d'aggrandir l'Égypte et la Jordanie RT @LeMondeWorld: Etat palestinien tinyurl.com/pds9bz #
  • 21:24 Will Obama support the Bask, Quebeckers and Tamouls?RT @nprpolitics: Obama, Netanyahu Emphasize Diplomatic Efforts tinyurl.com/q54p39 #
  • 21:31 @shayman Just so you know, stores today, Victoria Day, were closed in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland only. An unpaid holiday in NB! #
  • 21:39 Obama to Netanyahu: Yeah, we are broke, you guys are on your own. RT @WSJ: BREAKING NEWS: Obama tells Netanyahu to capitalize on peace. #
  • 21:42 I knew it. Harper is thief! RT @canadapolitics: Audit cites unlicensed software on federal computers tinyurl.com/ryfzqh #
  • 21:45 @MitchBurke If you factor in the exchage rate, the current C$30 data plan is pretty close. #
  • 21:53 RT @HDNet: See tomorrow's Dan Rather Reports: bit.ly/ssgB5. Story about a town in Afghanistan after a raid by US Special Forces #
  • 21:58 @BexterK Would you care to expand on that, I'm not sure what you are reffering to. #
  • 03:55 Only 7% of PBS viewers give to the station. Shouldn't PBS stop begging for money and live with what the government gives them? #
  • 04:01 @halfway250 I hate to burst you bubble, but nerds are into science and math, not the American Royal family. :-) #
  • 04:09 @MizJake I wish they'd tell us how much take make. Does it even cover the property taxes? #
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NYTimes: My Personal Credit Crisis

Verry good article. It could happen here folks. I'll never understand why people in Atlantic Canada consider buying a home an investment when there is one glaring fact around the corner: the baby boom will soon retire and there is no/little immigration to replace it.
 
From The New York Times:

My Personal Credit Crisis


How love, subprime lenders and willful self-delusion led one man, an economics reporter, to the brink of foreclosure....

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/17/magazine/17foreclosure-t.html

Get The New York Times on your iPhone for free by visiting http://nytimes.com/iphoneinstaller


Envoyé depuis mon iPhone / Sent from my iPhone.

2009-05-18

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 23:57 I'm a Mac style anti-Ignatief ads generate anti-Conservative columns. RT @rickmercer: Wow those are some big reviews. bit.ly/jbOo5 #
  • 23:59 Punky Brewster Jr. RT @moonfrye: twitpic.com/5ej84 - Here is a pic from our day! My girls are getting so big. #
  • 00:11 Desperate Housewives just won an Emmy tonight. I have no doubt. I won't spoil it for you westeners. #
  • 00:57 Obama should have given the iPod to Prince Charles "The problem is I can never find what disk it is on" twitpic.com/5erzh #
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2009-05-17

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 22:52 Save Local Television? CTV is completely insane to think that people are willing to pay for free TV. savelocal.ctv.ca/ #
  • 23:04 @david_schmeikal Are you stupid?Cable and satellite companies will just pass on the fees to us. #
  • 23:05 @ianscityscope Si you are willing to pay more for cable/satellite!? #
  • 23:11 Now that Corner Gas is gone,I don't want CTV.Take away their broadcast license and replace it with burning fireplace channel. #savelocal #
  • 23:14 @Altavistagoogle I was wrong. There are people tweeting that they want higher cable bills so that Bell-CTV can give out higher dividends. #
  • 06:20 Let me know if this is wrong. Victoria Day: stores open in Quebec, PEI and NS. altavistagoogle.blogspot.com #
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In New Brunswick, Victoria Day is not a paid Public Holiday But Stores Must Close

Argh! Why is this so damn complicated? Monday, Victoria Day, is not a public holiday as defined by the Employment Standards act (see .pdf fact sheet ) . Nor is boxing day. Folks lucky enough to work under federal jurisdiction (banks, telecommunications, rail), will get a paid day off. But if those folks want to shop on Victoria day, they are out of luck. The reason for that is quite simple: The Days of Rest Act . That act says that no person shall,on a prescribed day of rest,(a) carry on retail business, or (b) admit the public to any premises where a retail business is carried on. With the exception of garden centres, book stores and convenience stores, all stores will therefore be closed Monday. But here is the kicker: employees who have the day off won't get paid!

What kind of crazy province do I live in?

By the way, this is something I've never figured out. How come companies like Sitel operate under provincial legislation when 95% of their business is replacing banking and telecommunication workers?

Now to find out if I can shop in Nova Scotia or PEI Monday. 

Update: Nova Scotia stores are open on Victoria day as are stores in Prince Edward Island (PEI). By the way, today is the first Sunday shopping day of 2009 in PEI. This privilege is extended until Christmas. Hat tip to the Retail Council of Canada (for the links only, information is out of date).

Home Depot has a nice chart of Victoria Day hours across the country. According to that chart, Victoria day should be renamed Ontario-New Brunswick-Newfoundland day. Although since New Brunswick retail workers don't get paid, perhaps Ontario-Newfoundland day would be more appropriate. 

Future Shop concurs (what was I thinking reading legislation?).

May 18 - Victoria Day.

All Stores are closed in Ontario*, Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

All stores are open for regular store hours in Quebec.

Stores are open 12-6pm in Manitoba**, Nova Scotia, PEI and 10-6pm in BC, Alberta***, Saskatchewan.

* Except 12-5pm in Windsor, 10-6pm in Kinston, 12-5pm in Niagara, 11-7pm in Downtown Toronto.
** Except 9-6pm in Pembina.
*** Except 9:30-6pm in Northland and 10-7pm in Grand Prairie.


2009-05-16

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 16:38 Thank goodness for Obama RT @SenJohnMcCain: On my way to speak to the NRA Annual Meeting in Phoenix! #
  • 16:44 I think they confused intelligence and beauty :-) RT@CBCNB: RT @poitrasCBC: Stockholm wins most intelligent community, beating out Moncton. #
  • 16:51 I boycotting Ericson and Saab in protest. BTW, the mayor of Stockholm is bilingual. RT@GeorgeLeBlanc: Congratulations to Stockholm, Sweden! #
  • 16:55 @bryansaxton I understand that. But leaving people in the dark about what you are answering is worse. #
  • 17:07 Dear @mcuban, please bail this guy out RT @kateheartfield: Guatemala police jail Twitter user. bit.ly/17f6VA #
  • 02:43 @cyberworm_ Did you have a Brad Pit moment? :-) #
  • 02:47 @shayman Forget voice mail. I didn't take it when I got my iPhone and I don't miss it one bit. Everybody has email or SMS. #
  • 02:50 I'm going to run for office. MPs in Canada make $157,000/year and can expense about $250,000! #
  • 02:53 @heatherpeggs Did you know Redbull is banned in Australia? In Canada, the warning label says max 2 per day! #
  • 03:00 Makes me angry.RT @gurskyman: 13 year old kids smoking cigarettes make me giggle... #
  • 03:08 @arleigh Wow, you're older than I thought! #
  • 03:14 @tylerleif I agree. I actually had to fastfoward parts of The Office. People losing their jobs is not entertaining. #
  • 03:17 iPhone > than car in my case RT @wired: Results of most essential gadget survey: iPhone in a colossal runaway. #
  • 03:23 How did Mulroney get the 75G accross the border? RT @canadapolitics: Mulroney thought cash-stuffed envelope tinyurl.com/r7mmjf #
  • 03:26 @kingsthings As far as I can tell, there are no Canadians in Toronto. #
  • 03:38 Results are better than words, but dam, Obama can deliver a speach RT @whitehouse: Weekly Address: tinyurl.com/p5np4u #
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Recommended LRT Connection at Don Mills Subway Station is a bad idea


http://www.toronto.ca/involved/projects/sheppard_east_lrt/index.htm

We are recommending that the bus service on Sheppard Avenue East, east of Don Mills Road, be replaced with modern electrically-powered light rail vehicles operating in dedicated transit lanes, at street level in the centre of Sheppard Avenue East, separated from traffic.

Well, as you can see on the picture, that leaves a lot of residents and workers SOL. This is a bad project. It is expensive, and will be of no advantage over buses.

2009-05-15

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 14:27 @cr0vax Juste pour être claire, le chiac est un dialecte de Shediac-Moncton. Le mélange de langues, c'est universel. #
  • 14:32 You know you are doing somethig wrong when RT @nytimes: McCain Backs Obama on Blocking Abuse Photos bit.ly/YWcU8 #
  • 14:47 @jennamacneil How many people in Moncton have Scotish heritage?Most have French and English(Loyalist)?I'll check phone bk for Mcs and Macs. #
  • 21:00 @cr0vax "Il habite en Nouvelle-Écosse, il ne parle donc pas le même chiac que moi". Phrase que j'ai entendu à Moncton. :-) #
  • 06:08 @cr0vax Ton twhirl me tanne. Il n'inclue pas un lien vers le message que tu réponds. Pourtant @zecool utilise twhirl et il y a les liens. #
  • 06:11 @bryansaxton Wrong/nope/fail. See, I have a "in reply to" link so people know what message I'm referring to. When you put .@ , you don't. #
  • 06:17 @bryansaxton This was the last update you posted where people can click on the link to know what you are replying to. #
  • 06:19 So according to Twitter's blog. I was among only 3% of users who had enabled the view all conversations option. BS! #fixreplies #
  • 06:26 @Lisa_McGauley According to Twitter,they screwed up the communication, not the removal of a feature people wanted! Argh! Morons! #fixreplies #
  • 06:31 @Frontieruk The irony is that if you don't follow someone, but read their page on the interweb, you still have access to the conversations. #
  • 06:36 Is anybody getting value from Super Channel (SC). I have to call Rogers to remove it. About $17 a month too much in my opinion. #
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2009-05-14

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 04:54 RT @orplasmic: It's a fridge for your softdrink...plug it into your usb port. twitpic.com/5522r #
  • 04:59 40 million dollars is too much money, and yet I feel compelled to buy a Loto 6/49 ticket. #
  • 05:06 Assacinated, killed or murdered?Pope was criticized by Jewish leader for not choosing the right one.Did you know you can't murder in French? #
  • 05:43 I thought Twitters were odly quiet, then I realised conversations were being blocked! #fixreplies twitpic.com/556hh #
  • 05:48 @bryansaxton But then we don't have access to the message you are replying to! #
  • 06:01 @zecool Sauf que Mr Mayor Leblanc ne Twit qu'en anglais. #
  • 06:05 I have a B.S. and make $15.70/hr. I wish Moncton was stupid RT @GeorgeLeBlanc: Getting ready to take NY- Intelligent Community Forum, [...] #
  • 06:13 Do @GeorgeLeBlanc et al. not realise that the Intelligent Community contest is a scam/nonsence? Stop waisting my tax dollars in New York! #
  • 06:20 Dear @georgeleblanc ,10,000 temporary,subsidised,low pay call centre jobs does not make Moncton intelligent.We are Canada's union busters! #
  • 06:32 @cr0vax Pour les normes de Moncton, je le considère bilingue. ;-) #
  • 06:38 @AltaStu by curiosity, how much is a great deal? #
  • 06:43 @Thryon But free wifi on Moncton city busses! Unlike Ottawa, Moncton city busses don't go to airport. #
  • 06:52 @PaperCakes Dam, I've been in NB so long I have forgotten what H&M sell! #
  • 06:57 Sorry, more like the storry of how gov. resources were diverted from the north RT @KimEagles: tinyurl.com/pbfxch MONCTON ROCKS! #
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2009-05-13

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 14:34 @UKinUSA Don't let Clinton blame Canada for 9/11. The terrorists all entered via the UK. That's why y'all need visas now to enter the US. #
  • 14:51 @sllambe At least is wasn't 100GB of porn that you loss. ;-) Still, sorry for your loss. :-( #
  • 01:04 @bellesouth Why is an intercity bus going 70 miles an hour less of an alternative than a train at the same speed? #
  • 01:37 @bellesouth In high density areas only. Not Arkansas! Would you be willing to pay higher taxes for a Houston-Dalas line? #
  • 01:44 Thank you! Way better than what I was watching RT @wahistorian: Watching "Frontline" dissect Bernie Madoff on PBS. #
  • 02:08 Won $60 today, thanks to Proline, alc.ca, the Bruins, the Jays and all you loosers who bet the other way. :-p I like to win money. :-) #
  • 02:12 I'm thankfull that BCers will be paying to stop global warming so we in New Brunswick don't have to (The Lib. NB gov. lowered the gas tax) #
  • 02:27 According to jobbank.gc.ca , Rogers is hiring 45 people in Moncton in the next couple of weeks. Sitel (Bell) too. Recession free Moncton? #
  • 02:40 @thisistylerm In what city did Sitel lay off 70? #
  • 02:44 10,000 call centre jobs in Moncton...RT @philippineswire: Sitel Philippines Corporation named Outstanding Employer bit.ly/14iCbc #
  • 02:44 RT @eightyk88: applied at sitel now at an interview at mc donalds #
  • 02:46 Wioming RT @Anxst: @RJO Yes, at Sitel. They're closing the site, so we're all laid off come Thursday. Working on going to school instead. #
  • 02:53 ??? RT @adamsandler: My girlfriend is dead you know. She fell off a cliff and died on impact. #
  • 02:56 @ivysmith Dont't forget about the Freudian implications of following a wienermobile. ;-) #
  • 05:06 Is it OK the steal music from U2 and Rolling Stones tax cheats? Yes, yes it is. #
  • 05:10 There are 73 tax havens in the world. I say we bomb them all. #
  • 05:17 RT @conservatweet: U2 and Bono's tax avoidance depriving poor: tinyurl.com/db4m9o #
  • 05:21 @thisistylerm Gee, thanks, do you have a state with that? There are 24 of them in the US. Good grief. #
  • 06:50 The Netherlands should be kicked out of NATO.By being a tax heaven for corporations like the Rolling Stones, NATO citizens pay higher taxes #
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2009-05-12

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 01:13 @bellesouth So areas with no congestion need transportation alternatives? Why should we subsidize rail if we don't subsidize buses. #
  • 03:49 @johnhayato I used to do that with my mountain bike and my Toyota Echo (aka Yaris). And no need to take the front wheel off. #
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2009-05-11

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 16:46 @bellesouth Electricity in the US, unlike nuclear France, is from coal. Also, more passenger trains = less freight trains = more trucks. #
  • 16:50 @Fozziebare What makes you say she had to hide her girlfriend or exit through the back? Her routine was all her. #
  • 17:00 @WSJ Health care reform also needed as it is the number one cause of bankruptcy in the US. #
  • 17:15 @MissChocoe Je suis convaincu qu'en 5 minutes tu peux te créer une tel playlist. #
  • 17:31 @bellesouth On many rail lines there is congestion. Passenger trains make it worse because they are faster than other trains. #
  • 17:34 @bellesouth With globalisation, there has never been more freight transported by rail than now. Double decker mile long container trains... #
  • 17:50 @Fozziebare If you Americans end the government descrimination of homosexuals, it will be one less reason we Canadians are better than you. #
  • 17:53 @urbanbabble I hate subway maps that have no relation to the surface. There should always be a street layer in my opinion. #
  • 20:37 @Fozziebare So you say Maine is un-American? ;-) #
  • 20:42 @hendricius Is it about Rome, Italy, or Rome, New York? #
  • 20:46 @jennamacneil Pay bills. Drink the rest. #
  • 20:53 @kevbo1 In how many hours of play? :-) #
  • 21:28 RT @Astro_Mike: I'll tweet when I can from orbit, [after launch tomorow] #
  • 21:33 @Fozziebare According to Bangornews.com, it may 2 years to take effect. Untill then Maine is as American, and moosy, as Alaska (akip.org). #
  • 00:49 @urbanbabble That chaos is what people are trying to get to. Nobody's final destination is a subway station. Maps are supposed to inform. #
  • 00:59 @bellesouth Generally, abandonned rail lines are next to underused highways. But Washington-Boston and Chicago-Halifax have rail congestion. #
  • 01:20 @Fozziebare Maine has a citizen right of appeal. If enough people sign a petition, the legislation will go to referendum. #
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2009-05-10

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 15:43 @bellesouth Trains require tax dollars. Airlines and buses don't. I'm not sure the Chinese will finance US High Speed Rail. #
  • 19:13 @bellesouth On average, rail uses MORE fuel/energy than busses. High Speed rail is even worse. #
  • 19:57 CNN Live. Wow! - twitpic.com/4vozt #
  • 20:30 I just bought some dijon mustard and lobster to go with my steack that I will put between slices of chease bread. Moncton Obama burger. #
  • 23:46 Wanda Sykes and Barack Obama make for a good comedic duo. I laughed out loud at both. Quite funny. #nerdprom #
  • 00:03 Check this video out -- Wanda Sykes 1/2: White House Correspondents' Dinner bit.ly/oogZd #
  • 00:14 Check this video out -- Wanda Sykes 2/2: White House Correspondents' Dinner bit.ly/ddzFX #
  • 00:31 Check this video out -- LETTERMAN 'TOP TEN GEORGE W. BUSH MOMENTS' CORRESPONDENTS' D bit.ly/lMxCl #
  • 00:32 Check this video out -- Obama brings hammer and his A-Game to WH Correspondents Dinner - Part 1 bit.ly/FJo4u #
  • 00:33 Check this video out -- Obama brings hammer and his A-Game to WH Correspondents Dinner - Part 2 bit.ly/eWfwn #
  • 00:53 Hey, drunk Ny Times correspondent, "plate" not "plant", iPod not iPhone. RT @nytimes Obama at the Correspondents' Dinner bit.ly/FDqi0 #
  • 01:01 @iamfearless I deleted the tweet you are referring to after posting as Google Maps is wrong. Only one sushi place in Moncton (on Main). #
  • 01:07 Watching SNL on mute. I must be laughed out from Obama and Wanda Sykes at #nerdprom. (see my previous tweets for video) #
  • 01:14 @missleigh10 Thank you, rewinded SNL and watched Mothers Day song with sound on. Seriously funny. #
  • 01:26 Est-ce que la Russie a contribué à la manifestation de 20,000 personnes contre le président en Georgie? #
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Géorgie: Poutine impliqué?

Est-ce que les manifestations contre le président de la Géorgie sont
le résultat d'un soulèvement populaire ou est-ce le résultat du
travail d'espions russes qui poussent le peuple géorgien dans le dos?
À première vu c'est un soulèvement populaire. Mais il y a des
exemples qui sème le doute. Par exemple, la Corée du Nord était
impliqué dans le mouvement étudiant de la Corée du sud et les États-
Unis (et le Vatican) dans les grèves de la Pologne lors de la période
communiste.
(photo de LeMonde sur iPhone)

2009-05-09

My/Mes Tweets du jour

  • 00:59 RT @AKGovSarahPalin: Great day! Another frivolous ethics complaint against me was dismissed! I won against another false allegation, too! #
  • 01:02 @AKGovSarahPalin Exxon is also a major employer (call centre) here in Moncton, NB, Canada. #
  • 01:10 Palin ( @AKGovSarahPalin ) is the best elected twitter of the moment. Journalism degree pays off. Can you name a better one? #
  • 01:22 @iamfearless As Riverview-Moncton-Dieppe plus rural has 120,000 people, please replace "good" with "a". Especially ethnic stuff. #
  • 01:26 @libradance At least 17 in the case of my real name. Credit report all mixed up, among other inconveniences. #
  • 01:37 @aplusk In my opinion, Moncton has the best tasting tap water in the world. Especially when in a Molson Canadian. #
  • 01:38 @arleigh Wouldn't it be creapy if they didn't? :-) #
  • 01:43 @JasonHarrison :-), I was actually expecting a picture of tax reciepts. #
  • 01:53 Funny RT @hotforwords: i put wrong dishwasher detergent,! LOL twitpic.com/4tc22 #
  • 02:01 @wired What about the fact that outside workers have more opportunities to smoke? They are also poorer and less educated. #
  • 02:19 Lol, I agree.See the movie Barcelona RT @JeffQuestad: @johnfbraun Perhaps we should maintain a strict separation between Hamburger and State #
  • 02:23 That front page artcle in Moncton's TT about Obama, hamburgers and Dijon mustard has me hungry. Who has the best burger in Moncton? #
  • 03:38 @iamfearless As far as I know, there is only one sushi place in Moncton. However, if you want fried fish... :-) #
  • 04:20 bit.ly/SSZ4a How much would this $13,000,000 seaside house fetch in Cocagne? $200,000? And,in July,the water is warmer (frozen in 01) #
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