“That is actually quite ridiculous and ignorant on your part to call Croatia 'bleak'.
For a country that still holds strong Catholic roots (90% are catholic), I'm surprised that it was only 65% against.
Zagreb has had successful pride parades for the past number of years. In 2012 there was an estimated 4,000 people in attendance. This year saw 15,000.
Split and Rijeka also have started to have their own pride parades. All without incident.
The government is also in the process of recognizing 'life partnerships' which will provide same-sex couples with most of the rights & responsibilities that come with marriage.
For a country that is considered as 'progressive' as Canada, I was surprised to see (in a May 2013 poll) that support FOR gay marriage sat at only 63% (down 3% from a year earlier).”
Dec 3, 2013 at 08:33:56
“I fail to see how more intrusive laws would have saved any of those who were "cyber-bullied" (aka harassment).
Most of those who are bullied, never tell anyone. Those that do, it then becomes a police matter. If police don't take it seriously enough, I fail to see how new laws will help.
Stop using child porn, cyber bullying or multi-billion dollar studios as a way to spy on Canadian's internet habits. Just because we have nothing to hide, doesn't mean we want you to spy on us.”
Nov 27, 2013 at 08:18:32
“How about dumping the CRTC so Canadian's who have cut the cord can actually get newer content.
Until then, pirating is the only option to new watch shows. While I like Netflix, the best show I'm watching is Lost (which I never watched while on TV), aside from that new shows like The Blacklist, Sherlock, Sleepy Hollow, SHIELD, Once Upon a Time will have to be downloaded.”
Nov 20, 2013 at 08:00:01
“IMO Doug is actually far worse than Rob.
Look at some pictures over the summer where Doug has that slicked back hair, his shirt unbuttoned enough to show off his gold necklace. He looks like a stereotypical Miami drug dealer.”
neuphoria on Nov 20, 2013 at 08:53:35
“more likely a Chicago gangster. that's where DECO (the 100 million dollar printing company owned by Doug Ford) expanded. oh, there, and New Jersey.”
Nov 20, 2013 at 07:58:23
“Don't forget about the "billion dollars saved". People keep asking where this money is or even came from, but they just keep saying "well, he saved it".”
truth be told again on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:38:57
“And what about the $5,000.00 'bonuses' he gave his staff last week?
Smells like 'gravy' to me.”
MJWood on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:35:10
“He hasn't saved it he put it on a credit card and it's accumulating interest.”
yer on Nov 20, 2013 at 08:24:31
“His favourite newspaper the Toronto Star went over his claims piont by point and didn't find a billion dollars. Only exaggerations, things that would have occurred anyway and mind numbing lies. So, confirmation of the man he is”
Nov 19, 2013 at 12:26:36
“I'm with cable internet, and Bell (which I'd personally never go to) already offers fiber internet which I believe doesn't even connect to a phone line anymore.
I honestly can't say I've every heard of a house having a lower resale value do to no land line...Plus, by time I even consider selling I suspect land lines would be completely obsolete (I'm not the type to move every few years, I'm staying put.)”
andthewinneris on Nov 19, 2013 at 13:39:30
“Bells fiber is fiber to the curb and still uses your house phone wire. Even places where they have direct fiber to the house, it's then broken down to CAT 5 or 6 in your house or in other words ... twisted pair wiring.”
Nov 19, 2013 at 12:18:02
“China has gone through it's "must have a car" period. Most went back to the "old ways" once they found out sitting in a car going nowhere was a poor lifestyle choice. North American's are too stubborn (or lazy).
Want to talk trains? I live in the Niagara region. We use to have Via rail here before the Feds pulled funding for the route. The provincial government is still dragging it's heals on getting the GO train here. So people who want to get out of their cars (or don't drive at all), are stuck on a bus that has to deal with the same traffic as everyone else.
Canada is an utter joke when it comes to transportation, and don't count on that changing anytime soon.”
Nov 19, 2013 at 12:05:29
“I haven't had a land line in years. For what I use a phone for, $10 a month (pre-paid) was just fine. Built up so much money ($190), I just purchased an add-on ($5/month), and I don't even bother buying top-up cards anymore. It will be the end of next year before I even have to consider purchasing another card.
For the off-chance I may have to call 911, it isn't worth the price of keeping a land line around.
Plus, when I start home reno's next year around my place, every trace of a land line will be pulled.”
Sarah Bonner on Nov 19, 2013 at 16:45:05
“A lot of home security companies still require a copper line, so you may not want to pull up every trace if you plan to have a home security system with live monitoring. Even if they advertise alternate methods, such as wireless or internet based, many still require the copper line as a failsafe. If you have a home security system, or plan to get one, I'd highly recommend contacting them before pulling up your lines to find out.”
Nat Pop on Nov 19, 2013 at 13:58:34
“"For the off-chance I may have to call 911, it isn't worth the price of keeping a land line around."
This is like saying "for the off chance I'll get sick, it isn't worth the price of paying medical insurance", or "for the off chance I'll have a car accident, it isn't worth the price of paying car insurance".
It isn't worth until you need it; then it's "oh crap, I'm attached to another object by an inclined plane wrapped helically around an axis !!!".”
andthewinneris on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:18:56
“Thats pretty unwise pulling every trace. I'd be building it up and modernizing it. Think about resale value of your house when you sell it.
Without landline infrastructure you limit your internet choices too.”
Nov 19, 2013 at 11:57:28
“Oh well. I haven't watched cable TV in months. My Roku and Blu-Ray player have more entertaining (and in most cases, educational) programs on that I can watch at anytime, either completely commercial free, or at least with just a 30 second ad at the start.
Either-way, I'll always go the opposite of what Bell has to say.”
Oct 13, 2013 at 06:20:09
“Sadly any current party that is even (slightly) considered progressive, is too intrusive still.
I guess most consider the NDP to be 'progressive', but they tend to favour things such as helmet laws, and more bubble wrap for people.”
Steve Lives on Oct 13, 2013 at 16:09:25
“There is not a progressive political party anywhere on earth that I'm aware of. We are so wrapped up in the game, that we are afraid to put it back in the closet. ”
Oct 13, 2013 at 06:16:58
“Majority of those new controls are pretty difficult. A few years ago, yes, simply disabling it without any sort of password made them useless.
But there are other options (router, OpenDNS) which aren't as easy, and they can log traffic -- so a parent can easily find out where their kids have been.”
Schern Cassi on Oct 13, 2013 at 06:19:27
“Not that I understand to well about PC gizmo's but they sound very good things to have, but sadly usless if those parents are as bright as I am at PC things.
But on a serious note they are actually worth installing.”
Oct 12, 2013 at 13:06:10
“Perhaps people shouldn't have kids if they don't know how to install a simple parental control.
Lets also stop pretending kids haven't been exposed to this for decades. Only difference now is it's digital instead of in a magazine.”
greenweiner on Oct 12, 2013 at 15:45:26
“Online, it seems to be far easier for kids to access brutal, violent, degrading Porn. Thus the need for parents to take some control, rather than opening the dangerous door to Gov't censorship. Take some personal responsibility for raising your children, People. Don't just sit back and hope someone else will do it for you!! After all, the Gov't didn't make your babies, You Did.”