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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 122,434
Views: 11,159,950
Posted By Sonal
Marc, not sure if you've seen this Superbowl ad...

Marc, not sure if you've seen this Superbowl ad yet, but I immediately thought of you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOlfhBT8i9I&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 22nd, 2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,422
Posted By Sonal
CBC is reporting the lockdown on the Hill is...

CBC is reporting the lockdown on the Hill is ending. Hope that means you'll be able to leave soon.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 22nd, 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,422
Posted By Sonal
Hoping screature, and any other ehMac'ers in...

Hoping screature, and any other ehMac'ers in Ottawa are okay.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 24th, 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 122,434
Views: 11,159,950
Posted By Sonal
Shana Tova, Marc.

Shana Tova, Marc.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 5th, 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By Sonal
I used to be in tech. Though I think the one...

I used to be in tech.

Though I think the one time I asked the men on THIS board to use a different word, there was a big pile on from a bunch of men about how it's really okay (mansplain much?)...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 13th, 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,922
Posted By Sonal
You say Tomayto, I say Tomahto. As I see it:...

You say Tomayto, I say Tomahto.

As I see it:
1) The GTA (and some smaller regions) wants infrastructure built for transit and to ease congestion, which was a key plank of the Wynne platform.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 14th, 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 101,406
Posted By Sonal
Depends on an individual's needs, of course. I...

Depends on an individual's needs, of course. I drive short distances during the day, and as such, plugging in at home at night to recharge is no hardship. In that sense, the gas-powered car is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 11th, 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sonal
I'm on WIND Mobile, and my US roaming is the same...

I'm on WIND Mobile, and my US roaming is the same as my out-of-Windzone roaming: 20 cents a minute. WIND roams on T-Mobile, so coverage is good. (Perhaps better in the US than it is in Canada.)
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 8th, 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Karen Stintz and David Soknacki are both on the...

Karen Stintz and David Soknacki are both on the right-side of the spectrum, but neither of them are really of the "cut everything and let the free market rule" school of conservatism. Then again,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
His brother says Rob's in rehab (doesn't say...

His brother says Rob's in rehab (doesn't say where) and losing weight.

I'm very puzzled by the emphasis on Rob's weight.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sonal
We have a no-fault system in Ontario, and it...

We have a no-fault system in Ontario, and it would affect me through a rise in my insurance rates owing to the claim. And rates here can rise quite steeply.

EDIT: Here, learn more about no-fault...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sonal
Oh I know.... had an at-fault accident in 2000...

Oh I know.... had an at-fault accident in 2000 and just as that came off I had another in 2006, both of which went through insurance.... the second one I'd have settled out of pocket but the guy was...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sonal
Ontario has no-fault insurance. We also have...

Ontario has no-fault insurance. We also have ridiculously high rates.

I think the owner was interpreting my 1-day to make a decision on this as hesitation over covering it, rather than just...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 5th, 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sonal
I have no idea but seeing that the owner is...

I have no idea but seeing that the owner is evidently quite particular, I have a hunch that it will be less hassle overall going to a place that they are comfortable with.

I met the owner at the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 5th, 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sonal
Yep, that's what happened.... my fault for not...

Yep, that's what happened.... my fault for not being clear.

I have paint marks and dents in on my car (self-inflicted from a parking bollard) from 5 years ago.... I leave them there. I figure as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 5th, 2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sonal
Update: Just got a text from her saying...

Update: Just got a text from her saying (unprompted) that she's taking it to another place tomorrow and then after that taking it to the collision centre? Huh?

MF: $950 including tax, but there's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 5th, 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sonal
Anyone know a good body shop? (Toronto)

High winds on Sunday resulted in a door ding to someone else's car.

Unfortunately for me, this someone else drives a Mercedes. And used to work in a detail shop, so they are apparently quite...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 29th, 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Sonal
Depends also on what you are buying and where. ...

Depends also on what you are buying and where.

Clothes (the same clothes) are often cheaper in the USA, and they have bigger sales.

But I had a friend move down to North Carolina, and what he...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 9th, 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sonal
Be honest, be fair, be kind, be yourself, but...

Be honest, be fair, be kind, be yourself, but don't put up with any crap.

Happy for you, Margaret.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
Posted By Sonal
Canada will be saddened by the loss of His...

Canada will be saddened by the loss of His Tiltness. :)

25 years, and India (as you know) has changed so much in that time.... and yet, in some ways changed so little. It's going to be an...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 6th, 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sonal
I noted that it was a rhetorical question, since...

I noted that it was a rhetorical question, since I (correctly) assumed you want to explain things to me in such a way that you could keep making backhanded shots at eMacMan, but (incorrectly) was...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 6th, 2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sonal
What the heck does that have to do with on line...

What the heck does that have to do with on line tax preparation? :confused: (Rhetorical question.)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Olivia Chow is going to enter the race. ...

Olivia Chow is going to enter the race.

Olivia Chow all set to enter Toronto mayoral race: Hepburn | Toronto Star...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sonal
My business is incorporated, so for that I use an...

My business is incorporated, so for that I use an accountant for year-end and corporate income tax filings.

My personal income tax quite simple, so for that the online services are more than...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 5th, 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sonal
I use uFile online. Been using it for a number...

I use uFile online. Been using it for a number of years now. Cost is about $15 (don't recall exactly because I went back to school and it's free for students). You can netfile or print and mail. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 3rd, 2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Yes. As I said in my earlier post. No one in LA...

Yes. As I said in my earlier post. No one in LA pays attention to hockey anyway.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 3rd, 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Sure I've heard of them. How many people in LA...

Sure I've heard of them. How many people in LA have heard of them? :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 3rd, 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Sonal
Keep reading: "All these are exchanged...

Keep reading:

"All these are exchanged through a distributed network of trust that does not require or rely upon a central intermediary like a bank or broker. "

Bold is mine. If there is a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 3rd, 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Meh. No one in LA pays attention to hockey...

Meh. No one in LA pays attention to hockey anyway.

Well, aside from a few displaced Canadians.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 13th, 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By Sonal
I always found it very interesting in Susannah...

I always found it very interesting in Susannah Moodie's Roughing it in the Bush that she always referred to herself and those like her as 'emigrants'. Even while in Canada, and having lived in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 13th, 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,112,175
Posted By Sonal
And yet, they've actually told their wholesalers...

And yet, they've actually told their wholesalers to raise their prices.
Cohn: LCBO's pricing policy doesn't add up | Toronto Star...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 12th, 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,112,175
Posted By Sonal
It may be the real issue, but my general sense is...

It may be the real issue, but my general sense is many of the people looking at that particular issue are thinking "Hey, cheap beer!"
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 12th, 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,620
Posted By Sonal
The answer to "Why" is almost always "It seemed...

The answer to "Why" is almost always "It seemed cheaper/easier/like a good idea at the time."

The sole electrical outlet in our master bedroom actually connects to a wire that comes out of the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 11th, 2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,112,175
Posted By Sonal
The Beer Store monopoly is stupid and prices for...

The Beer Store monopoly is stupid and prices for alcohol in Ontario are ridiculous... the LCBO even tells its wholesalers to raise prices. If people make their votes dependent on that issue, that's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 11th, 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,620
Posted By Sonal
My personal favourite was discovering (in a...

My personal favourite was discovering (in a 4-story wood-frame apartment building) that the previous owner had cut the structural studs on the 1st floor that were holding up the building to install...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 11th, 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,620
Posted By Sonal
Asbestos containing material is generally deemed...

Asbestos containing material is generally deemed safe if it is undisturbed.

If it's cracked or damaged, however, it has to be removed safely. (Something I think about when I visit buildings...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 11th, 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sonal
GOLD and BRONZE in Women's slopestyle skiing. ...

GOLD and BRONZE in Women's slopestyle skiing.

Canada's leading the medal count.

We're number one! We're number one!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 10th, 2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sonal
GOLD and SILVER in Men's Moguls. (They aren't...

GOLD and SILVER in Men's Moguls. (They aren't related this time.)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 10th, 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sonal
GOLD in Men's 1500m short-track speedskating!

GOLD in Men's 1500m short-track speedskating!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 9th, 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sonal
I saw the run. The American skier was the...

I saw the run. The American skier was the frontrunner, but she made one mistake on her final run. She'd been hoping to set a record for back-to-back Olympic golds--it's never been done. No such...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 9th, 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sonal
Silver in Team Figure skating!

Silver in Team Figure skating!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sonal
Now BigDL, I'm afraid you don't truly understand...

Now BigDL, I'm afraid you don't truly understand the meaning of Own the Podium.

It doesn't matter how many or what kind of medals we get, as long as we do better than everyone else.... by some...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sonal
Canadian Women's hockey team flattened...

Canadian Women's hockey team flattened Switzerland. 5-0.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
I think he's trying to position himself as "Rob...

I think he's trying to position himself as "Rob Ford's agenda minus the drama." (Though he throws in a few bones to make himself appear more centrist.)

Toronto's next mayor needs these essential...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Cheer up. It's starting to sound like Denzil...

Cheer up. It's starting to sound like Denzil Minnan-Wong is gearing up for a Mayoral run. He doesn't like having stuff to pay for either.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,112,175
Posted By Sonal
Well, should Trudeau become PM, if the old guard...

Well, should Trudeau become PM, if the old guard Liberal senators don't like his bold moves, they aren't compelled to rubber-stamp them....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Ford's only been Mayor for 3 years. If he...

Ford's only been Mayor for 3 years.

If he gets another term, I'm sure we can fill out the song with repeats. (Or, I suppose, if the song writer starts quoting from Crazytown.)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,112,175
Posted By Sonal
I lost all respect for Warren Kinsella's opinion...

I lost all respect for Warren Kinsella's opinion the day I read a post-election article by him that contained the phrase "Ignatieff ran a brilliant campaign." Um, no.

I still haven't made up my...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Trip down memory lane, anyone? (Ford-themed "We...

Trip down memory lane, anyone? (Ford-themed "We Didn't Start The Fire.")

Ford-themed take on We Didn't Start The Fire is effing amazing | NOW Magazine...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,316
Posted By Sonal
My opinion of Mayor Ford's incompetence in his...

My opinion of Mayor Ford's incompetence in his role as the City's leader has nothing to do with his smoking crack--he was a terrible mayor long before the crack video rumours started. He lies baldly...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
The Rob Ford Sports Jersey curse. It's a real...

The Rob Ford Sports Jersey curse. It's a real thing.

Yahoo News Canada - Latest News & Headlines...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Hey, I have a friend who was one of the...

Hey, I have a friend who was one of the twenty-five people at David Miller's book launch.....

Witness to a City: David Miller's Toronto | Cormorant Books...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 29th, 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Full text of the apology. Full text: Read...

Full text of the apology.

Full text: Read Rob Ford’s (second) apology to reporter Daniel Dale | Globalnews.ca...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 29th, 2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
No, Dale accepted the 2nd, unqualified apology...

No, Dale accepted the 2nd, unqualified apology that came with a full retraction.... which is pretty much the goal of a libel suit.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 29th, 2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
It's genuinely hard to say who is more credible,...

It's genuinely hard to say who is more credible, a drug dealing criminal who shot a woman in the face, or Rob Ford. ;)

In any case:

Brother-in-law beaten in jail to keep quiet about Rob Ford's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 122,434
Views: 11,159,950
Posted By Sonal
Hand up! Hectic morning. We had a fire at...

Hand up!

Hectic morning. We had a fire at one of the buildings.... no one hurt, but the elevator was rendered non-functional. Sorting out issues with repairs and insurance.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
I'm not counting on Tory until he says it himself.

I'm not counting on Tory until he says it himself.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By Sonal
People are funny that way. I had a tenant,...

People are funny that way.

I had a tenant, and some contractors were doing work in his apartment, and he called me up to complain because apparently they used the tenant's bathroom and left it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 22nd, 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By Sonal
In my life, it's not possible to take calls only...

In my life, it's not possible to take calls only from numbers I know.... my landline is primarily used by someone who is not me and my cell phone doubles as my business line, and I regularly get...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 22nd, 2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By Sonal
My mom's strategy with telemarketers is to say...

My mom's strategy with telemarketers is to say "No English."

Though once, she had someone call to try and sell her new windows. She told them she had no windows or doors in the house, only walls....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 21st, 2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By Sonal
I've had that exact same scenario, Paddy. I...

I've had that exact same scenario, Paddy.

I suspect that they aren't actually Bell, but some kind of a Bell reseller (or perhaps some other telco reseller). I can't quite prove that, except that...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 20th, 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 122,434
Views: 11,159,950
Posted By Sonal
Sorry to hear this, Tim. I'd want to raise a...

Sorry to hear this, Tim.

I'd want to raise a stink too.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 16th, 2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Sonal
I get frequently endorsed and occasionally sought...

I get frequently endorsed and occasionally sought out for the work I no longer want to do, and entirely ignored for the work I do want to start doing.

Mind you, it's not as if creative writers get...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Sonal
I know a couple of headhunters who do well with...

I know a couple of headhunters who do well with LinkedIn...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 122,434
Views: 11,159,950
Posted By Sonal
Right now, a novel and two plays. (Plus some...

Right now, a novel and two plays. (Plus some assorted essays and short stories.)

Teaching is done for a while... the course I taught re-starts in the fall. In the meantime, I may try to put...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 122,434
Views: 11,159,950
Posted By Sonal
Morning Marc. Life is pretty good, though I...

Morning Marc.

Life is pretty good, though I have a number of writing deadlines looming. How are you?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Sonal
You could just block them.

You could just block them.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Sonal
Wow. I do that, and they keep hounding me. ...

Wow. I do that, and they keep hounding me. (Future Shop is really bad for that.)

You all make me feel much better about the whole store clerk thing. I used to date a highly extroverted person...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 122,434
Views: 11,159,950
Posted By Sonal
Evening, everyone.

Evening, everyone.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By Sonal
Yeah, it's a bit odd, since normally I also taste...

Yeah, it's a bit odd, since normally I also taste as I go. I have to rely on smell and colour and general cooking instincts instead.

I rarely cook meat, but when I do, I generally stick to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By Sonal
I've actually made Osso Buco before, though I...

I've actually made Osso Buco before, though I don't eat it. (Vegetarian.)

I'm told it was very good.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Sonal
Yes, exactly. I do the same thing.

Yes, exactly. I do the same thing.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Sonal
My preference for 'meatspace' interaction varies...

My preference for 'meatspace' interaction varies wildly based on a) my mood and energy level at the time and b) who I happen to be interacting with. Random strangers generally don't make the cut.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 12th, 2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Sonal
My experiences may be somewhat different than...

My experiences may be somewhat different than most... some of my closest friends are people I've met online first. The most common comment I hear from people meeting me in real life after meeting me...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 12th, 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,524
Posted By Sonal
I've been with WIND since early 2010, about a...

I've been with WIND since early 2010, about a month after they started. I've been very happy. My experience with their customer service has been very good so far--there were some problems in the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 10th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,165
Posted By Sonal
There was a time when this may have been true,...

There was a time when this may have been true, because electricity was cheap relative to gas heating. (And hence, people were putting in baseboard heaters everywhere.) That time has past.

Still,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 10th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,165
Posted By Sonal
Argh! Yes. Someone here has also been known to...

Argh! Yes. Someone here has also been known to leave faucets on running hot water.

Granted, we have old faucets, it takes a moment to make sure they are totally off and not dripping. But...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 10th, 2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,165
Posted By Sonal
I manage apartment buildings and tenants leaving...

I manage apartment buildings and tenants leaving the lights on or a printer on doesn't really bother me. It's when they run the air conditioner and a space heater and leave the window open all at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 10th, 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 122,434
Views: 11,159,950
Posted By Sonal
Any fresh croissants, Marc? I could use one with...

Any fresh croissants, Marc? I could use one with my coffee.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 7th, 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,599
Posted By Sonal
I only got the flu shot for the first time this...

I only got the flu shot for the first time this year.

Previous years, it was part of the long list of things I should do and fully intended to do, but never quite got around to doing.

Part of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 20th, 2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,112,175
Posted By Sonal
Supreme Court of Canada unanimously strikes down...

Supreme Court of Canada unanimously strikes down anti-prostitution laws as being unconstitutional.

(The legal details are important, so if you are unfamiliar, it may be wise to read up on them...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Okay, well the neighbour part was in his first...

Okay, well the neighbour part was in his first apology. And in the second apology, he does state he has no basis for a number of the statements he made.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
That's page 1. Take a look at page 2.

That's page 1. Take a look at page 2.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
I think you are thinking of his first apology,...

I think you are thinking of his first apology, not his second.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Of course it was written by a lawyer. This was a...

Of course it was written by a lawyer. This was a legal matter. In fact it was his lawyer who advised him to apologize the first time, but Ford chose not to take his lawyer's wording then, and used...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
Given that Ford a) kept talking it after the...

Given that Ford a) kept talking it after the Black interview (which was the reason why Daniel Dale chose to sue for libel instead of letting it go), b) gave his initial half-assed apology a day after...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Technically, it was successful legal action...

Technically, it was successful legal action against him.... one doesn't need to actually go to court to succeed in a legal action.

The first legal step in a libel proceedings is to serve a legal...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Yes, and with the full apology and retraction,...

Yes, and with the full apology and retraction, the damage is undone... well, as much as damage can be undone in libel cases.

Dale clearly stated if he received an unreserved apology and full...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2013, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Sonal
It's not a question of guts. This is how most...

It's not a question of guts. This is how most libel cases go--you file a claim, your claim demands certain things (such as an apology, a retraction, etc) and if you get them, you usually don't go to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 15th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Sonal
True Torontoians shouldn't get bothered by our...

True Torontoians shouldn't get bothered by our reputation.... those people don't live in the centre of the universe, so what do they matter? ;) They already have to cope with the fact that they...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 15th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Yes, I agree on both counts. The problem is...

Yes, I agree on both counts.

The problem is that when Stephen Harper makes a big appearance at Ford Fest and starts complimenting Rob Ford on "cleaning up the NDP mess" in the City (as he did in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2013, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I never say no to a fresh cup of tea. Count me...

I never say no to a fresh cup of tea. Count me in.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 13th, 2013, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Sonal
By my reckoning, there are a couple of people...

By my reckoning, there are a couple of people that are much improved but could still stand to go a ways, and a couple of people who really ought to shut the hell up.

But I thank those who are much...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 11th, 2013, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Context: Norm Kelly's approval rating higher...

Context:

Norm Kelly's approval rating higher than Mayor Ford | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun (http://www.torontosun.com/2013/12/11/norm-kellys-approval-rating-higher-than-mayor-ford)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 10th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Does Conrad Black still live on the Bridlepath? ...

Does Conrad Black still live on the Bridlepath? I suppose that means he's only a midtown elite.

And do you have to be south of Bloor to be part of the downtown elite, or does Rosedale count?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 9th, 2013, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Yes, and Mahatma Gandhi spent a number of years...

Yes, and Mahatma Gandhi spent a number of years in South Africa. His time there was pivotal in his development as a civil rights leader, and it was in South Africa where he first attempted...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 5th, 2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Hey, good news.... probably not involved in...

Hey, good news.... probably not involved in murder!

It's come to this: “Our mayor’s gangster life? Yawn…” (http://www.thegridto.com/blog-post/its-come-to-this-our-mayors-gangster-life-yawn/)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 2nd, 2013, 01:11 AM
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Posted By Sonal
When it's done, I'll be more than happy to rent...

When it's done, I'll be more than happy to rent it out to Prime Minister Harper and his family so that they can effect repairs on 24 Sussex.

Once we get the windows and doors back in, it should be...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Sonal
A house full of leaks, mould, rot, and inadequate...

A house full of leaks, mould, rot, and inadequate heat? They'd be better off in my little fixer-upper. :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Sonal
The current PM is stuck with the dilemma of...

The current PM is stuck with the dilemma of having to vacate to complete the deferred maintenance.

But if the work had been done all along, it's unlikely that any PM would have had to vacate to do...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Simple. I hold the sitting PM ultimately...

Simple. I hold the sitting PM ultimately responsible for the decisions made at 24 Sussex at the time, whether that's extravagantly adding a pool, responsibly ensuring it's upgraded and renovated, or...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Sonal
If we're going to credit him for spending money...

If we're going to credit him for spending money on the pool, we should likewise credit him for spending money on the residence.

There's a link in the sidebar of that article you posted entitled...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I know what you're driving at about the...

I know what you're driving at about the construction legalese, but I was actually thinking of property management legalese when I mentioned the owner is ultimately responsible, which in those terms...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Sonal
From the sounds of things, it's not the pool...

From the sounds of things, it's not the pool that's in need of 10 million in repairs.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Sonal
In the private sector, it's not the property...

In the private sector, it's not the property manager who is held accountable (legally speaking) but the owner.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Sonal
At least PET spent money on the place--beyond the...

At least PET spent money on the place--beyond the pool, that is. From the timeline linked to the article screature posted, it seems like it had been neglected for roughly 20 years prior.

But I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I take it up with the contractor. The contractor...

I take it up with the contractor. The contractor takes it up with the sub.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Tea would be lovely... feels chilly here, even...

Tea would be lovely... feels chilly here, even though the temps aren't that bad.

School is on break until January, so that gives me a little more breathing room.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Whoever handles the maintenance at 24 Sussex,...

Whoever handles the maintenance at 24 Sussex, they've been doing a terrible job for a very long time now.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Sonal
It's happened. Ask me how I know. :) The...

It's happened. Ask me how I know. :)

The circumstances of how it all happened was a little bit suspect; felt a lot like a cash grab, and a strange one at that.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Sonal
By my rough estimate, tearing it down and...

By my rough estimate, tearing it down and rebuilding isn't going to be a lot cheaper... I assume the Prime Minister's house should be a high quality build.

If you build it in the incredibly...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Sonal
It follows a new model of private-public...

It follows a new model of private-public partnerships. :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Then let me clarify my intent. The way some...

Then let me clarify my intent.

The way some people on this thread are talking, it has the overall feeling that failure to follow every single step will result in immediate disaster. That isn't...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2013, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Yes, which is why having someone check in...

Yes, which is why having someone check in frequently is a good idea--so if it's unusually cold in there, they can call someone to repair, turn on a few electric heaters, etc. As I said, as long as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Sonal
I wouldn't worry about the basement. As long as...

I wouldn't worry about the basement. As long as it's above 0 down there, the pipes won't freeze.... I doubt your basement is consistently 15 degrees colder than your main floor.

Likewise, the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2013, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Sonal
If your heat stays on, you only need to keep the...

If your heat stays on, you only need to keep the pipes above zero, so setting the thermostat to 15C or so is likely warm enough... in any case, more heat doesn't gain you anything, pipe-wise.

It's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Not necessarily. Eric Grenier analyzed multiple...

Not necessarily. Eric Grenier analyzed multiple polls and forecast that the Brandon-Souris byelection would be a toss-up leaning slightly in favour of the Conservatives.

(Forum research...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Given that the snopes link refers to one verified...

Given that the snopes link refers to one verified story where someone did defend themselves against the knockout game, and merely debunked the Beulah Montgomery example, I'm rather confused by your...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Sonal
snopes.com: Knockout Game Turns Deadly...

snopes.com: Knockout Game Turns Deadly (http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/montgomery.asp)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Sonal
If a mere increase in property tax makes your...

If a mere increase in property tax makes your house unaffordable to you, I would suggest that the house has probably been unaffordable to you for some time now, and as such, you should be grateful...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I do agree that there are a number of instances...

I do agree that there are a number of instances where government goes too far, and is stupid. But they're only human, after all. ;)

That said, (this is not intended to be pointed, so I apologize...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Sonal
You mischaracterize me as a progressive. I'm a...

You mischaracterize me as a progressive. I'm a pragmatist.

If everyone behaved rationally and reasonably all the time, if everyone informed themselves and thought critically, and debated things...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I have no problem with individuals doing what's...

I have no problem with individuals doing what's best for them if it affects only them. When it affects are larger populace, then government needs to step in to mediate competing interests and/or...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I'd rather not rely on people's unfounded...

I'd rather not rely on people's unfounded opinions over whether or not it's good for them.



Right, so the City didn't actively zone the area large-scale commercial and the City didn't approve...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Same as usual, I suppose. Bogged down in...

Same as usual, I suppose. Bogged down in teaching, classes, writing, renovations and work. Well, for the most part, I ignore the work. :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Hot tea sounds pretty good right now.

Hot tea sounds pretty good right now.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Well, the reason Cadillac-Fairview can build and...

Well, the reason Cadillac-Fairview can build and manage such a wonderful mall is because the City allowed it... and we pay the city for that through increased tax revenue owing to assessed values...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Well you should be happy that ridership forms a...

Well you should be happy that ridership forms a substantially bigger portion of the TTC's funding than pretty much any other major transit system in the world.

But given that the economic benefit...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Well there are possible problems in my plan. ...

Well there are possible problems in my plan.

1) I'm not sure what, if anything, the city makes from these buildings. TCHC tenants do have subsidized rent, but that does mean that some amount is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Certainly, my experience with buildings, planning...

Certainly, my experience with buildings, planning and zoning suggests that they are very stretched. Given that Toronto's been having a building boom for quite some time, and that they have had to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Missed your edit. My experience with government...

Missed your edit. My experience with government has been much more of a mixed bag. And more to the point, it's unlikely that you or I have interacted with all parts of city government in enough of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Sonal
I am not. I assume some are overfunded and...

I am not.

I assume some are overfunded and some are underfunded, and some could bring a great deal more benefit if they had more resources, and some could probably outsource what they do at lower...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Sonal
You are assuming every department is overfunded.

You are assuming every department is overfunded.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Sonal
And until we analyze each department, we really...

And until we analyze each department, we really have no idea how much of a cut is realistic to make nor what those performance objectives should be.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Well, certainly for this example, the percentage...

Well, certainly for this example, the percentage to which the City subsidizes the TTC (which has historically been the lowest subsidy for any mass-transit system in North America) has been dropping,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 26th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Sonal
While this may be true, it seems unlikely that we...

While this may be true, it seems unlikely that we will be able to squeeze the hundreds of millions of dollars needed for state of good repair projects out of management efficiencies alone......
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 25th, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Given that many of these services are already...

Given that many of these services are already underfunded, and have been for many years, and that the city's population (and associated needs) are growing, this seems unrealistic and in some cases...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 25th, 2013, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Well as we learned from the KPMG report debacle...

Well as we learned from the KPMG report debacle of 2011, 94% of the city services are either legally mandated as essential or mandatory by the province. (5% are services traditionally covered by the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 25th, 2013, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Given that he specified this amount despite being...

Given that he specified this amount despite being repeatedly told by staff that it would be difficult if not entirely impossible, well, good luck with that.

If anyone has been riding roughshod...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I believe he was stripped of this power.... ...

I believe he was stripped of this power....

Going to venture out into the wintry tundra that is downtown. It's our 1-year anniversary in the house, and so we need some emergency champagne.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Until that day, the term "citizen" is the only...

Until that day, the term "citizen" is the only way you can be lexically equal to me. Because if it's "taxpayer", then under the current system, I outrank you. beejacon :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Sonal
In that case, I want a bigger vote proportional...

In that case, I want a bigger vote proportional to all the taxes I pay on rental property due to the higher market values and the higher mill rate.... which means that all of you don't count for as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Ford's approval rating of about 40%-45% has been...

Ford's approval rating of about 40%-45% has been constant for nearly the entirety of his term... no surprise there at all.

It's all going to depend on who actually runs. Right now though, when...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 21st, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Sonal
I just read that. The writer is originally...

I just read that.

The writer is originally from Ottawa, and then moved to the US. Toronto can't help it if people from Ottawa feel dorky about where they are from. ;) :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 21st, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Hey, you choose to make money, you choose the...

Hey, you choose to make money, you choose the consequences of you actions. ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I think he'd be good in that role. Like, you...

I think he'd be good in that role. Like, you call 311, you can't get stuff done, you escalate until you reach Rob Ford and he gets it done. (I have some tasks for him, in fact.) ;)

In...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I don't think Rob Ford is truly about the little...

I don't think Rob Ford is truly about the little guy... he's about whoever calls his office complaining about the city not doing something like moving a pile of sand.

But my point is that one of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Every group uses those things. But you can...

Every group uses those things.

But you can always do without taking your kids swimming. Hard to do without a car when you live in, say, Malvern.

Especially if you need to car to take the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2013, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Also the group for whom saving $60 a year on...

Also the group for whom saving $60 a year on vehicle licensing makes a big difference... for all the cries of look, shiny balls.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I'm sure his trainer came highly recommended by a...

I'm sure his trainer came highly recommended by a friend.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Entrapment is when the police trick someone into...

Entrapment is when the police trick someone into commiting a crime they would not ordinarily commit... For example, if the police told someone that they were setting up a business wholesaling dried...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Sonal
He claimed he was intoxicated at the time, and...

He claimed he was intoxicated at the time, and alleged that Smith started the fight, so intent was difficult to prove... they worked out a plea deal and dropped the charges from 1st degree murder to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2013, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Sonal
At that level, no one has all the facts. The...

At that level, no one has all the facts. The police would have the most, but I'm sure they are missing a few details, otherwise there would hopefully be more charges laid.

Still, in February, the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 19th, 2013, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Sonal
The more one digs into this, the less an...

The more one digs into this, the less an innocuous explanation seems likely.

Given that this information about Mayor Ford (including the video) is part of an ITO from Project Traveller, and given...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 19th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Not that I've seen, and I gather my Rob Ford news...

Not that I've seen, and I gather my Rob Ford news from multiple sources.... mind, I can't account for where you might get your news.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 19th, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Sonal
SINC's graphic represents the situation...

SINC's graphic represents the situation inaccurately.

The media is asking Ford to resign over the blatant lying, the consorting with criminals and concerns about possible links to the murder of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Sonal
There was a reporter in the City Hall cafeteria...

There was a reporter in the City Hall cafeteria today who discovered there was no gravy for his chicken dinner.
https://twitter.com/ivortossell/status/402573624478949376
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Don Peat is a very good reporter, and so I'd...

Don Peat is a very good reporter, and so I'd trust that.

In any case, sources confirmed the same to the Globe and Mail.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2013, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Sonal
What does my being female have to do with this? ...

What does my being female have to do with this? If you think it's sexist or inappropriate, YOU call it out. It would be a refreshing change.

(Frankly, after the last time, I'm not willing to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Okay. But to update you on the situation so far,...

Okay. But to update you on the situation so far, she's been icing her lip since, as it has swelled, though after Mayor Ford finally apologized he gave her a hug.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Sonal
You didn't even know the councillor's name, let...

You didn't even know the councillor's name, let alone her political leanings and behaviours.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Sonal
That "old lady" is Councillor Pam McConnell. ...

That "old lady" is Councillor Pam McConnell.

And it took 3 requests from Cllr Fletcher before Ford apologized for knocking her over.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 7th, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Sonal
It really depends on the kind of conservative. ...

It really depends on the kind of conservative. The anti-government conservatives, sure, they're with him still. The fiscal conservatives, not so much. (And yes, there is a lot of overlap between...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 3rd, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Hey, happy Diwali everyone!

Hey, happy Diwali everyone!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 3rd, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Sonal
At 20 shirts over three years, it's possible that...

At 20 shirts over three years, it's possible that you could get away with not registering and not declaring an income because it's just a hobby.

Note, however, that the (tax) definition of whether...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 2nd, 2013, 01:01 AM
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Posted By Sonal
The Star wrote about the same poll. It also says...

The Star wrote about the same poll. It also says that 60% of those polled think he should resign.

70% think he hasn't addressed the drug allegations adequately.

Mayor Rob Ford's approval...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 1st, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I think it's possible that Lisi acted on his...

I think it's possible that Lisi acted on his own... given how often they talk and meet, any investigation of Ford related to this video would likely have fallout on Lisi. He may very well have been...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 1st, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Hi Don, Yes, definitely busy. School,...

Hi Don,

Yes, definitely busy. School, teaching, work, renovations, writing... I had a public reading for one of my short stories recently (it was part of an anthology) and I have a staged reading...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 1st, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Views: 2,803
Posted By Sonal
Printing press would have been my answer. My...

Printing press would have been my answer.

My husband said "agriculture". (That is, farming instead of hunting/gathering.)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 1st, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Good afternoon everyone.

Good afternoon everyone.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 1st, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Sonal
As I understood it, Chief Blair is not charging...

As I understood it, Chief Blair is not charging Ford with a crime because the videos and photos do not meet the standard of evidence that would allow for conviction beyond a reasonable doubt.... that...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 1st, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Sonal
That's a little unfair. Del Grande has given no...

That's a little unfair. Del Grande has given no indication that he has any intention of running for mayor next year.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 1st, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Cllr Mike Del Grande puts it well: Rob Ford...

Cllr Mike Del Grande puts it well:

Rob Ford should ‘step aside,’ former budget chief Mike Del Grande says | Toronto Star...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Sonal
screature... I apologize if it came across as a...

screature... I apologize if it came across as a backhanded referral. I also felt that FeXL was treating this as an intellectual exercise, and I may have inadvertently used your words. I can see...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Oh Marc.... I'm vegetarian, and even I can cook a...

Oh Marc.... I'm vegetarian, and even I can cook a turkey.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Sonal
That'll be nice to have everyone together over...

That'll be nice to have everyone together over Thanksgiving.

We'll be over at my in-laws for dinner on Sunday.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Yes. Because this is not just about the word. ...

Yes. Because this is not just about the word.

All I have heard from you is justification as to why the word is okay. The way in which you went about this is actually far more hurtful than the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I'm okay. How are you?

I'm okay. How are you?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Tea sounds good, Marc. Thank you.

Tea sounds good, Marc. Thank you.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Nor am I. And frankly, it's the continual...

Nor am I.

And frankly, it's the continual dismissal of what I think and feel and have experienced (e.g., telling me I should not be bothered by a word that bothers me, telling me that the meaning...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Sonal
You can control which words you continue to use...

You can control which words you continue to use around me after I tell you that it's hurtful and disrespectful to me.

You can control whether you listen genuinely to a person's concerns when a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Sonal
There are many hurtful and insulting words that...

There are many hurtful and insulting words that people use without intending malice, but the effect is still the same. That doesn't make the use of those words okay.

Saying you did not mean it to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Sonal
You are welcome to look up the history of the...

You are welcome to look up the history of the word. I did.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Sonal
Because you talk a lot about respect, and I have...

Because you talk a lot about respect, and I have shown you respect over the years, but you choose a word that disrespects me.

And when I make an open and respectful request to not disrespect me...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Sonal
It came into language as a way to insult men for...

It came into language as a way to insult men for "being like women", for being cowardly and as an insulting word for being gay. That's the original reason for existing.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Sonal
During last year's big (for Toronto) snow storm,...

During last year's big (for Toronto) snow storm, my husband went out in the morning and shovelled the walkway, and then left for work.

I decided to work from home, and it snowed all day, so at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Sonal
The bigger question is, why use that word at all?...

The bigger question is, why use that word at all? What characteristics are so exclusively feminine that you couldn't just name the characteristic?*

Most often, it's used as a pejorative, or at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2013, 01:43 AM
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Posted By Sonal
You really disappoint me, FeXL.

You really disappoint me, FeXL.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2013, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Sonal
It's the notion of associating weakness and...

It's the notion of associating weakness and femininity that brings about my request for a different word.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Sonal
My husband does the same. Occasionally, I point...

My husband does the same. Occasionally, I point out all the ways that *I* could break into the house without bothering with the lock (and it's not like I'm experienced at breaking into things.)
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Sonal
Well-deserved and long in coming! Yay Alice...

Well-deserved and long in coming! Yay Alice Munro!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Sonal
I did question ING further, and got a more...

I did question ING further, and got a more detailed response. Boils down to 2 things:

1) Because businesses can be owned by multiple people, there's a potential fraud issue--as such, their Fraud...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Views: 170,019
Posted By Sonal
In 2012, yes. In 2011, they dismissed him...

In 2012, yes.

In 2011, they dismissed him before the check was complete (he was brought back in 2012 at the request of the Mayor) although whether everything would turn up is debatable since he...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2013, 01:05 PM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By Sonal
Personally speaking, I don't mind.

Personally speaking, I don't mind.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Sonal
You actually can cancel a certified cheque. ...

You actually can cancel a certified cheque. (Bizarre, eh?) Guaranteed is actually not guaranteed.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By Sonal
I suspect I may be the winner in the 'largest...

I suspect I may be the winner in the 'largest cheque ever deposited' contest. ;) (Sale of a building--into a commercial account, so perhaps that sets of fewer flags.)

We do regularly deposit a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 8th, 2013, 06:57 PM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By Sonal
Possibly, but I suspect not... I have been with...

Possibly, but I suspect not... I have been with ING since 2002, and I was aware of Scotia's takeover, but services haven't changed so far... I couldn't link directly to a business account before...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 8th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By Sonal
I got a reply back from ING. "as a direct bank...

I got a reply back from ING. "as a direct bank our systems do not allow personal and business accounts to be linked to or registered under the same profile."

So.... we can't because we can't?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 8th, 2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By Sonal
Credit card processing is not an issue for me. ...

Credit card processing is not an issue for me.

As currently advertised, TD's high interest savings account:
TD Canada Trust - Accounts | TD High Interest Account...
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