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Re: “The work needs to be done!

$30,000 per year is not nearly enough to inspire a "good work ethic." That is $16/hour (assuming a 35 hour workweek), or less than $600 per week, pre-tax. If you want a good work ethic, you have to be willing to pay what it is worth.

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Posted by Analyst on 11/04/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Not ALL Halifax parents support the NSTU!

The teachers were given the long service award in return for giving up pension indexing. So their pension will no longer keep pace with inflation and the long service award is a one-time payout to mitigate that. Given that they could be living off their pension for up to 30 years with no adjustments for inflation, I think the long service award is merited. Plus they gave up indexing in good faith based on getting the award instead, so to have the government now take it away too is unscrupulous and dishonest.

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Posted by Analyst on 11/03/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Coast up for Canada‚Äôs biggest journalism prize


Though forgive me if I laugh that Peter Kelly's downfall is considered "a significant impact on the public good." :)

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Posted by Analyst on 05/02/2013 at 2:51 PM

Re: “The Dartmouth Common is a dangerous, underused park.

This would be a fantastic idea, and there is no way the area Councillor would ever support it. The Premier would also quash it, as demonstrated when he threw a snit fit about constructing the new transit terminal on "Dartmouth Common" land. Sadly our political leadership conspire to keep parks as underutilized green space where the humans are intruders.

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Posted by Analyst on 01/10/2013 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Premier Darrell Dexter's PR ship has arrived

The bus stop ads are in Ottawa as well as here - went up in the summer and was quite surprised to see them throughotu downtown Ottawa!

Posted by Analyst on 10/13/2011 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Concert report slams Peter Kelly, Wayne Anstey, Fred MacGillivray and Scott Ferguson

So, will Mayor Kelly be presiding over the Council meeting when this comes back for discussion? He refused to step down from the chair yesterday, even though he knew what the report said. Conflict much?

Posted by Analyst on 06/08/2011 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Elephant's Eye Cafe

Yes, it was Elephant's Eye. Glad that you have had good experiences, but to accuse others of lying because they did not have the same experience as you is a bit beyond the pale. And yes, it was indeed chili, made with chuck steak and not ground beef, making it "high end" enough for you, I hope. Maybe they discontinued it because it was not cost-effective to make it - hence the small servings at the time.

As I said, the food was generally good at Elephant's Eye but I found a trend of portions growing smaller and smaller. Perhaps that has changed, but as I said, I haven't gone back so I don't know. I was not "putting a place down for no reason," I wrote honestly about my experience, which is the point of a review, after all. I don't see any real review in your comments, just an attack on someone you disagree with. Perhaps you are affiliated with the restaurant?

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Posted by Analyst on 02/03/2011 at 11:15 AM

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Re: “Mexico Lindo

There seems to be a lot of goodwill for this spot here in the reviews and I have to agree that the owners/servers were very friendly, but unfortunately I can't recommend the food. We got the "dinner for two" which allowed us to try four main dishes - burrito, taco, enchalada and chimmichanga. All four were very heavy - so much so that they sat in our stomach for hours afterwards - and had far too much cheese, which seems to be a trend in Halifax. The pastry/bread used for casings was much too thick and heavy as well. The beef dishes had a particularly unpleasant taste - the spices used did not work at all with the meat. In all, it tasted like something we could have picked up in the frozen section at teh grocery store (and regretted eating afterwards). We finished less than half and threw the rest out.

I have had Mexican cuisine before and enjoyed it, but this simply did not taste right. Halifax has limited choices for Mexican but I have to say that Burrito Jax is a much better spot, no matter how authentic it may or may not be. And on the guacamole issue, if you are running a Mexican restuarant you simply are expected to have guacamole, period. Ensure you have a supply of avocados (they are in every grocery store) and ensure you have enough.

Posted by Analyst on 01/17/2011 at 4:56 PM

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