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Friday, December 13, 2019

Posted By on Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 9:43 AM

These new plain cigarette packs are fine and dandy, but why can't there be a stripe on the cigarette to differentiate the tobacco part from the filter? The whole thing is just plain white. I'm smoking filter over here and never know when my cigarette is done. Also, those nasty pictures on the packs need to go. Words are enough of a warning. I don't want to see a bowl of bloody piss or a picture of a dude with a hole in his neck. There are pictures of people dying that are exploitative. I don't think these people want to be remembered through a picture on their deathbeds.

Just stop with the pictures already. Or else put picture warnings on everything bad. Liquor should have pictures of cirrhosis livers and beer guts. Junk food should have labels with pictures of fat asses on them. The government needs to focus on something they can actually fix, like homelessness or more food banks or housing or an issue where you can make a positive change with your time and energy.
—Puff The Magic Dragon

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Posted By on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Hiring managers of the HRM, please run your job titles and descriptions through a spellchecker before publishing positions to job boards. It isn't clear if the title "Escavator Operator" involves construction or maintaining automatic stairs. Your "Costumer Service" role involves no dressing up, and I am concerned if your restaurant needs a "Shit Manager" (I only saw this last one once, years ago, but the memory remains).

The attention to detail you put into your opportunity to make a first impression reflects the level of respect you have for employees, and this problem isn't limited to entry level positions. The government is hiring an advisor right now to run both "econonic" and also "ecomonic" analysis, a dark sign in itself for our econony.
—Unemployed Eidtor

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 9:38 AM

It's official… The new bus routes make commuting less convenient and were obviously thought up by people who don't depend on buses.
—Bad Mood Every Morning

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Posted By on Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 2:25 PM

How many more HRP and RCMP officers are going to be arrested and charged with serious crimes such as domestic assaults, theft and DUIs, only to have the charges dropped, before there is call for a public inquiry. Apparently the only people the police are serving and protecting are their own. All police officers must be held to a higher standard than the average citizen!
—A Disgruntled Taxpayer

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Posted By on Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 3:55 PM

The only liquor store near me is this little boutique version that is never open on Sundays and closes at 6pm. What a pain in the ass. Every time I wanna buy some drinks, it's closed! WHY can't it be open seven days a week until 10pm like the rest, and on Sundays? Having to walk all the way to the NSLC's store in the fucking dark isn't my idea of a fun night.

Secondly, why are weed, booze and cigs so damn expensive these days? You work your guts out all week just to afford to have fun for ONE day only. Fucking bullshit!
—Champagne Taste

Friday, November 1, 2019

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 12:37 PM

Why must you suck so much? Please stop. I just want to go home but my bus just never came.
—Busser

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 9:48 AM

I have been doing a bit of work for a fella on his house that he just bought, and became pretty good friends with him. We shoot the shit a lot and discuss what's going on in our lives. He is separated with one 13-year-old girl with his ex. He told me the other day that his ex called Child Protective Services on him, saying that he physically abused her and a few other things (which I believe he didn't do).

Anyways CPS came over and he talked to them, and at the end of the conversation he asked them if they were going to go investigate his ex, as that is where all the problems are occurring: the girl is living with no structure, staying up as late as she wants, watching or listening to whatever she wants, being home alone constantly. All they said was their job was to investigate him and that was it.
He has been having this problem with the system for years, and because he is the father, not the mother, the system automatically shuns him. The system looks to favour the woman, and not even do a proper investigation on what is better for the child instead of, in their own words, "try to keep families together" even if that is doing more harm then good.

Everyone says that there shouldn't be any discrimination or sexism, but ever so sadly we see it in the public system still favouring women automatically and just disregarding the man as a "deadbeat" even when we just want what is best for our child physically, mentally and emotionally. When does the favouritism stop and a fair trial began? How can CPS just completely ignore the best interest of what they are there to do!!!
—BR88

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 10:33 AM

Attention voters: Ask yourselves this, as you try to figure out which political party deserves your support on October 21: Will your party really, truly attempt to address child poverty in this country? Health care? Climate change? Public safety? Veterans’ mental health? Electoral reform?

Will it matter if the Conservatives form the next government, or the Liberals or the NDP? The probable answer to all these questions: Fuck no.

Anarchy isn’t the answer, of course, but electors are fooling themselves if they think the next gang to hunker down in Ottawa will manage national issues any differently than previous members of parliament. I have been voting since the 1970s. REAL change hasn’t happened in Canada yet.

Perhaps my grandchildren, when they’re old enough to vote in 16 years, will have more positive results to report.
—Hoping For A Brighter Future

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:34 PM

A big thank you to the guys in khaki from Gagetown, NB who arrived Sunday afternoon to cut my fallen tree down to size, done in 10 minutes, and neatly stacked curbside all ready for the HRM chipper. BUT I couldn't help wondering what all this Hurricane Dorian clean-up is costing the taxpayer, much of which could be prevented if the municipality seriously rethought its tree-planting policy: On my walks over the weekend, I noticed that almost all of the fallen trees had very shallow roots; our urban environment of concrete and asphalt makes it impossible for trees to send down deep roots. My particular young tree had been planted right into the wires extending from my roof corner and right up against my underground water main. Did we learn nothing from Hurricane Juan? HRM must stop planting trees that grow to be 100 feet high: I suggest that HRM plant trees native to NS that will grow to be no more than 15-to-20 feet high. Everyone will still get their summer shade and carbon-cleaning, but they will no longer be a hazard to people's homes and overhead wires. There will also be a LOT fewer leaves in the fall clogging up our stormwater catch basins, which is a major cause of flooding.
—I Guess I Love A Man In Uniform After All

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 3:02 PM

Throw more asphalt and concrete at it? I think those 40-foot long asphalt ramp thingies on South Park Street are raised bike lanes, and now there are four-inch-high concrete bollards along the rest of SP Street as well. I left work at noon today, and the buses and big trucks going opposite ways could barely squeeze past each other without scraping their sides. How is reducing SP St. to a single lane in either direction going to solve traffic congestion? It won't. Every time a bus stops, traffic will get backed up behind it—and I've heard that city hall wants to reduce Spring Garden Road to a single lane in either direction as well. Are they insane?

I hate motorists as much as the next bloke, but they have to drive and park SOMEWHERE. And I can see those asphalt ramps and bollards getting smoked by the first snowplow that passes them this winter. And when the city demolishes the Cogswell Interchange? Best dust off your sturdiest walkin' shoes, folks, 'cuz it'll be the only way to get around that won't make you bonkers over the next five years!
—Glad I'm A Lifelong Non-driver

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