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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite Pizza Chain on: Today at 12:15:33 am
I ordered there one time. Never again.

1. Pizza was cold.
2. The delivery man was talking only english (for USA posters, imagine than you order there and the delivery man says you the price of the pizza in Spanish, without being able to say it in English).
3. 12$ pizza. I had only 20$, I gave him 20$ and he fled with it as soon he touched the 20$, without giving me my change money.

Wow. That warrants a complaint, yes.

I did and they said than the next pizza would be free, but I never called back, since I wasn't impressed by the taste (too much pepperoni, not enough cheese). I found a better place later (a local pizzeria at the (huge) slice).

Was this in Montreal or Val-d'Or? If the latter, what kind of place would hire a unilingual Anglo in Val-d'Or?


Anyways, I've only eaten at the first two, and I can't even remember what either are like. If we go with chain pizza, it would be Pizza Pizza, which is probably Canada's largest pizza chain. We normally order from the local place (Pizza Boyz), which means I can just walk over and pick it up instead of having it delivered. It's pretty good there, but some of their non-pizza food is suspect.


In Montreal, obviously. I don't think than an unilingual Anglo would be hired for a public job in Val-d'Or. Still, Montreal was majority French, last time I checked and French is the official language.

I know Pizza Pizza, they are good, we had one in Val-d'Or. The boss was in Rouyn-Noranda, the Val-d'Or manager (whom I know personally) had no support from him, so he resigned to become an high school history teacher and it closed soon after. 
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite Pizza Chain on: April 18, 2014, 09:25:52 pm
I ordered there one time. Never again.

1. Pizza was cold.
2. The delivery man was talking only english (for USA posters, imagine than you order there and the delivery man says you the price of the pizza in Spanish, without being able to say it in English).
3. 12$ pizza. I had only 20$, I gave him 20$ and he fled with it as soon he touched the 20$, without giving me my change money.

Wow. That warrants a complaint, yes.

I did and they said than the next pizza would be free, but I never called back, since I wasn't impressed by the taste (too much pepperoni, not enough cheese). I found a better place later (a local pizzeria at the (huge) slice).
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of marijuana edibles on: April 18, 2014, 09:07:41 pm
Neutral.

I'm against them personally, but I'm not a control freak wanting to outlaw everything. If someone like them, well, I have no issue with letting those persons enjoy them.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite Pizza Chain on: April 18, 2014, 08:52:52 pm
Dominos

I ordered there one time. Never again.

1. Pizza was cold.
2. The delivery man was talking only english (for USA posters, imagine than you order there and the delivery man says you the price of the pizza in Spanish, without being able to say it in English).
3. 12$ pizza. I had only 20$, I gave him 20$ and he fled with it as soon he touched the 20$, without giving me my change money.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite Pizza Chain on: April 18, 2014, 05:45:05 pm
Local pizzerias are great, usually.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 7 Million people sign up for insurance plans via state/federal exchanges (!) on: April 18, 2014, 04:35:55 pm
Paul Krugman annihilates the right-wing denial of Obamacare's successes:  http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/on-the-liberal-bias-of-facts/

Krugman presents no economic data.

As if you presented any.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French Municipal Elections 2014: Hashemite's Guide and Official Thread on: April 18, 2014, 01:23:16 pm
The elections of the agglomeration presidents is always funny.
This time, it's Lille Métropole (1.1 millions inhabitants, 85 communes).

The incumbent, Martine Aubry (PS), mayor of Lille, seeing she would lose decided to not run and instead endorse the centrist independant candidate, who won (with the votes of the left and centrist independants).

So, Damien Castelain, mayor of Péronne-en-Mélantois (872 inhabitants!) is the new president, at the astonishment of most. It's like the second-smallest commune of it.
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Homosassa, Florida man accused of killing child to play with Xbox on: April 18, 2014, 12:52:55 pm
But Floridians have no issue with violence!
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: April 18, 2014, 12:05:51 am
Another question- Are Toronto Wards simply half-ridings?

Yes. Also, I would suppose than there will be a rewarding before 2018 elections.

Probably. They're done more haphazardly in Ontario, we don't change them every 4 years like in Quebec.

We don't change them every 4 years. Yes, they must be reviewed every 4 years, but no change is usually done if the numbers are good enough. We also had cases where the city kept its map, but it was refused by Elections Quebec.


OK, a review must happen every 4 years. That doesn't happen in Ontario. Ottawa last changed its boundaries in 2006, and Toronto in 2000.

Reviews isn't an appropriate word. Last time, the "review" was the city passing a resolution adopting 2009 map for 2013, without any consultation or anything similar. It was a simple procedural move noticed by no one.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: April 17, 2014, 11:55:07 pm
Another question- Are Toronto Wards simply half-ridings?

Yes. Also, I would suppose than there will be a rewarding before 2018 elections.

Probably. They're done more haphazardly in Ontario, we don't change them every 4 years like in Quebec.

We don't change them every 4 years. Yes, they must be reviewed every 4 years, but no change is usually done if the numbers are good enough. We also had cases where the city kept its map, but it was refused by Elections Quebec.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 7 Million people sign up for insurance plans via state/federal exchanges (!) on: April 17, 2014, 11:17:57 pm
Well, that's the issue when you allow profit in healthcare. Never-ending cost increase, as companies wants to have always more benefits.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: By-elections of the 44th Australian Parliament (2013-2016) on: April 17, 2014, 11:15:06 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shop,_Distributive_and_Allied_Employees_Association#Criticism
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A comparative analysis of polling data of support for same-sex marriage and membership demographics of the SDA found that the socially conservative positions of the SDA leadership - particularly Joe de Bruyn - are likely to be at odds with the rank-and-file of the union.The lobby group Australian Marriage Equality challenged the SDA to survey its membership before contributing further to the same-sex marriage debate in Australia. To date, the SDA has never sought the views of its membership on the issue.

In response to the union's position on gay rights, SDA members in Brisbane met to organise a grassroots revolt at the quarterly members meeting and raise the issue of same-sex marriage.


But this isn't even a union issue... so why is it important?

Because the leadership still thinks the labor movement hasn't evolved beyond the days of Bob Santamaria and the domination of the old-school Catholic Right... they think they still have the right to dictate national policy issues that have NOTHING to do with their remit.



That's an issue for the ALP not for the unions themselves.

It's also an issue for the unions. If I were a member, I wouldn't be happy than my dues are used to spread homophobia.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Wisconsin becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids on: April 17, 2014, 09:41:56 pm
The reasoning behind the bill makes sense to me, though I don't see how transferring your adopted child to another home would be less complicated than adopting from an agency.  Did we just stop doing background checks for some reason?

Because parents were finding the next home for the kid on the Internet, without any legal process.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: April 17, 2014, 09:39:08 pm
Another question- Are Toronto Wards simply half-ridings?

Yes. Also, I would suppose than there will be a rewarding before 2018 elections.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you plan on celebrating Easter this weekend? on: April 17, 2014, 07:21:46 pm
Family supper.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Underage Boy on: April 17, 2014, 07:18:45 pm
I concur with JDB. Allegations are allegations until proven in court. That might very well be some guy needing money to pay his dope, or real facts.

Let's trust justice and stop libelling people here.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: April 17, 2014, 07:13:45 pm
I doubt than his anti bar crusade will be popular with young inhabitants.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: SWEDEN - Super election year 2014 - GUIDE and THREAD on: April 17, 2014, 07:10:00 pm
Surely that is killing any slight odds than the right had to keep power this fall?
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Yet another quiz (French PMs) on: April 17, 2014, 05:17:54 pm
29. I forgot Rocard, Barre, Chaban-Delmas! And knew Pflimlin, but was never able to spell it.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you mow your lawn ? on: April 17, 2014, 12:52:17 pm
G. It works surprisingly well and is not noisy.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: By-elections of the 44th Australian Parliament (2013-2016) on: April 17, 2014, 03:01:41 am
The one thing I don't get is why the SDA (which given who shopkeepers are would have a heavily female-skewing membership) are so socially conservative/bigoted?

Because, like most unions, the leadership doesn't advocate the opinions of the membership, but rather their own opinions.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Lawn poll on: April 16, 2014, 11:20:01 pm
It's still hidden under the snow.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Keep on digging, Louisiana. Keep on digging. on: April 16, 2014, 07:24:57 pm
So Max what do you think I'd be like if I was from Quebec?

I actually remember a Christian hardcore label based in Montreal vaguely. And the Christian hardcore scene is almost exclusively Protestant. You'll find more atheists than Catholics at a Christian hardcore show.

Would depend of your first language. If you were French, you would be one of those atheists living in the trendy neighbourhoods of Montreal.
If you were English, I think it's likely you would have left Quebec after your studies to go to Toronto or Vancouver, since future is quite bleak for unilingual Anglophones in Quebec. If you liked French, you would stay, probably living in a trendy, but not wealthy English area or perhaps a trendy French area. For religion, I would suppose United Church of Canada or atheism. Trendy, liberal charismatism is quite rare in Montreal.

Well upon doing some searching I did find this: http://www.vineyardmontreal.com

It also appears there are actually quite a few Anglican churches in Montreal.

Yes, Anglican is the main protestant denomination in Quebec, but it's very mainstream and traditionnal, so not for you.

For Vineyard, I said trendy, liberal and charismatic. It's charismatic, I doubt it's trendy or liberal.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you bicurious? on: April 16, 2014, 07:21:30 pm
The real question is, who isn't bicurious here?

Plenty of people here, including myself.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How can I get cash? on: April 16, 2014, 07:18:49 pm
...go to the bank?

My bank is a mostly North Dakota one. It has only one branch in the state which is out in Golden Valley.

You clearly need to switch banks.

Or just borrow some cash off a friend or something. How much can you possibly need for "merch"?

Convenience. My mom works at the bank so if I ever have problems (like this fraud) I just text hwr and let her take care of it. I rarely so anything aside maybe sign sone papers I get mailed.

As for merch prices LPs and shirts are usually like $15.

Clearly it's not that convenient, because you're now posting on an Internet forum about how to get cash.  Why not open up more than one bank account?  Also, why can't you take care of your own bank account?  I've had someone attempt to use my card before, and I was able to cancel it on my own and get a new one.  Why is this something you have to have your mom do for you?

Believe me, having family working in the bank where you have an account is very useful.
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