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Shona Holmes, Canadian Woman Who Went For Treatment In U.S., Appears In Koch Brothers' Anti-Obama Ad

Shona Holmes, Canadian Woman Who Went For Treatment In U.S., Appears In Koch Brothers' Anti-Obama Ad

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 20:47:33 in Canada Business

“As someone who just got an appointment for a colonoscopy in July 2013 (the earliest I could be fit in) I agree with all this women's sentiments.”

the view from here on Sep 4, 2012 at 21:31:46

“Are you willing to pay higher taxes in order to get seen sooner AND maintain universal healthcare?
What is your solution?
The Koch twits are spending $6million on her ad alone!!! That would pay for some healthcare, wouldn't it?”

elatas on Sep 4, 2012 at 21:18:32

“Yes, regular testing take longer because we lack doctors, not because of lack of quality care, which is what this woman is saying. You have to wait longer because sick people get in front of the line.

My 50 year old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer this year. After multiple tests to check if her cancer had spread to her liver.with two scans and two biopsies, she just had a radical mastectomy. No chemo is necessary and she'll get reconstructive surgery before the year is over. I'm sure she got in front of someone and I accept that it could be me.

Wouldn't you want it to be you who get in front of the line if you get sick?”

brio228 on Sep 4, 2012 at 21:10:49

“You can pay to have one done sooner at a local clinic. It will be done within two weeks. If the results are positive you can get reimbursed. Otherwise the criteria below is why your appointment is so far out:

A screening colonoscopy is typically done in an individual with risk factors for colon cancer or colonic polyps. These risk factors include the following:
1. Family history of colon cancer or colonic polyps
2. Age 50 – 75
3. History of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis)
4. Past history of polyps

A diagnostic colonoscopy is done in an individual with symptoms such as:

1. Rectal bleeding
2. Positive stool test for blood (Fecal Occult Blood)
3. Change in bowel habit
4. Unexplained anemia
5. Abnormality in other X-ray or Ultrasound tests
6. Unexplained weight loss
7. New onset of abdominal pain or abdominal symptoms”

rickthaluddite on Sep 4, 2012 at 21:08:26

“You should be happy that your FOBT came back negative for cancer. If it came back positive, you know you wouldn't have to wait that long.”

Winevqa on Sep 4, 2012 at 20:58:15

“Our system isn't perfect, but if it were an urgent situation, you know you would be fast tracked.”
Snowflake Furs Vandalism: Fur Stores Attacked For Second Time In Three Months

Snowflake Furs Vandalism: Fur Stores Attacked For Second Time In Three Months

Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 09:39:15 in Canada British Columbia

“Sour milk? I hope it was vegan non-GMO BPA-free soy milk otherwise those protesters are contributing to the continued enslavement of our bovine brothers.”

YankeeCanuck on Aug 25, 2012 at 08:58:24

“Sisters. ;-)”
'Downton Abbey' Season 3 Teaser: Maggie Smith Vs. Shirley MacLaine (VIDEO)

'Downton Abbey' Season 3 Teaser: Maggie Smith Vs. Shirley MacLaine (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 19:08:51 in TV

“As a 33 year old straight male I can't explain why I love this show. It is baffling and mind-boggling that I love it and so do my friends of the same demographic.”
Men Fake Orgasms HOW Often? And More From The AskMen.com 2012 Survey

Men Fake Orgasms HOW Often? And More From The AskMen.com 2012 Survey

Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 19:21:24 in Women

“I've faked it without a condom, its easy.”
Toshiba Satellite Ad Featuring Medical Test Subjects Is Turning Researchers' Stomachs (VIDEO)

Toshiba Satellite Ad Featuring Medical Test Subjects Is Turning Researchers' Stomachs (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 22:42:42 in Technology

“Oh for god's sakes can anything happen without some whiney little babies complaining? That is what is sickening, not the ad. Get a backbone and learn to laugh at yourselves.”
Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Joke Aimed At Female Audience Member At Laugh Factory

Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Joke Aimed At Female Audience Member At Laugh Factory

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 22:37:36 in Comedy

“You can make this asinine statement about every joke ever written.”

novapsyche on Jul 10, 2012 at 23:37:38

“Um, you have heard the routine Richard Pryor did about being set on fire? Or about experiencing a heart attack? He could joke about them because HE LIVED THROUGH THEM.”
ACLU Police App Lets People Police The Police (VIDEO)

ACLU Police App Lets People Police The Police (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 8, 2012 at 13:20:43 in Crime

“The libertarians (a significant portion of the TP) has been fighting this via the Institute of Justice for years. I guess doing 2 minutes of research is a lot harder than just making uninformed statements about your political opponents.”
African Lions Baruti And Aslan Leaving National Zoo (PHOTOS)

African Lions Baruti And Aslan Leaving National Zoo (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 4, 2012 at 07:19:02 in DC

“Gazelle poutine is pretty awesome I hear.”
Rob Schneider Links Autism To Vaccines, Rails Against Big Government (VIDEO)

Rob Schneider Links Autism To Vaccines, Rails Against Big Government (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 15:47:35 in Comedy

“Just last week I caught small pox”

OlderWoman on Jul 2, 2012 at 16:26:19

“Really? Small pox.”

ta2t2o on Jul 2, 2012 at 16:08:58

“Of course you did sweetheart. Seeing as it was eradicated in 1979 and the last know case was in 1978 - you might want to call the CDC to let them know you're an anomoly.”
Holt Renfrew Union Drive Comes Up Short At Toronto Vote

Holt Renfrew Union Drive Comes Up Short At Toronto Vote

Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 08:32:29 in Canada Business

“The comments here are hilarious, "people are ignorant for not knowing what's in their best interest." People are ignorant to assume to know what is best for other people. I've voted three times against a union each time I worked in an industry with such a narrow profit margin that whatever the union promised us would have been the end of the business and my job”
Luka Rocco Magnotta: Video Of Ottawa Foot Suspect Reviewed By Montreal Police

Luka Rocco Magnotta: Video Of Ottawa Foot Suspect Reviewed By Montreal Police

Commented May 31, 2012 at 06:22:35 in Canada

“I think it's time for us to blame video games! Or the music he listens to!”

Jordan Kratz on May 31, 2012 at 09:45:31

“He kind of looks like someone who loves The Cure.It is all their fault.He sure does not look like a Misfits Fan !!!”

9thWonder on May 31, 2012 at 07:15:01

“or drugs.....”
Eduardo Saverin Might Not Be Allowed Back In The U.S., According To Citizenship Law

Eduardo Saverin Might Not Be Allowed Back In The U.S., According To Citizenship Law

Commented May 17, 2012 at 08:05:45 in Technology

“The amount of stupidity in these comments is mind boggling. "He's avoiding taxes!" Bullsh*t. He just paid more in an exit tax than all the commenters to this story will pay in their lifetimes combined. Good for him. The US tax system is a joke.”
Eduardo Saverin Might Not Be Allowed Back In The U.S., According To Citizenship Law

Eduardo Saverin Might Not Be Allowed Back In The U.S., According To Citizenship Law

Commented May 17, 2012 at 08:04:02 in Technology

“"He probably took benefits of all types of Federal government programs while in college in addition to benefits aftewards."

And then he paid 500 million dollars to leave with no consequences. Do you honestly believe he used up half a billion dollars in government services in the time he was here?”
Tax Evasion Still Rampant Despite International Crackdown: Study

Tax Evasion Still Rampant Despite International Crackdown: Study

Commented May 7, 2012 at 20:56:20 in Business

“This doesn't just affect the super rich, I'm solidly middle class (wife and I make 95,000 total) living outside the US for the last ten years. Just found out unlike almost every other country in the world I'm required to file tax returns if the US and the country I live in. I owe US taxes on income that I made in Canada with no attachments to the US. I can't have the home we were just about to buy in my name and any bank account my wife or I have with over 10,000 in it must be reported to the IRS. This is BS. No other industrialized nation does this. Yet I'm considered a tax evader. I'm seriously considering renouncing my citizenship.”

Mythlandia on May 13, 2012 at 15:26:21

“That level of income earned in Canada is tax-free in the US to US Citizens: in 2012 the level for an individual of excluded foreign earned income is $95,100. This applies per person.
Then above that level, any tax you paid to the Canadian Government (on the amounts above that level) are deducted from any notional tax owed.
So, don't worry about the tax.
Check with an accountant.”

ezer on May 12, 2012 at 03:18:09

“Wow. Be careful. You are delinquent and need professional help outside this forum.”

doctorkosan on May 8, 2012 at 11:44:25

“Reeltime is correct. Also there is no logical or financial reason to not put your name on the home you are going to buy and have all you want in a bank account. Because of the higher Canadian taxes, these steps will not cost you $1 of additional US taxes.
Get some professional tax advice - you need it.”

reeltime07 on May 7, 2012 at 21:34:43

“I'm a little confused. With the canadian income tax rate higher than the US and by treaty any tax you paid there is considered a tax paid here, you should have gotten a rebate from the US IRS if you filed in both Countries. I was playing hockey in Canada and being paid by a canadian Sports team to play. I filed in both countries and generally recieved a refund in both. As long as you keep your US citizenship and it's privledges( I say that tounge in cheek) they do expect you to file. I can only figure you didn't. If you file an Ammended here you maybe able to recover your refund, you in all likelyhood have comming, but only for the previous 3 yrs.( you said 10 yrs outside, did you touch U.S. soil the once in every 7 yrs, that is required under Citizenship laws which I almost failed in doing. It is cause to lose your citizenship by Gov. law.) so you will have lost all refunds due for the other 7 yrs. Talk to the U.S. Consular General iin Ottawa if you have to, they will help. It probably can be handled over the phone and through the mails, or on the web. Good luck, I messed up my first year but after that it was a little inconvenent but not to much.”
'Innocence Of Muslims' Muhammed Film: Group Wants To Screen Controversial Anti-Islam Video In Toronto

'Innocence Of Muslims' Muhammed Film: Group Wants To Screen Controversial Anti-Islam Video In Toronto

Commented Sep 13, 2012 at 22:16:25 in Canada

“I hope he does it. You have to fight for the freedom of speech before those who would claim to "know better" ban controversial views.”

viewfromuphere on Sep 13, 2012 at 23:21:00

“oh come on...have some spine...go show it in Egypt...not Toronto..

it's Muslims your trying to teach all about free speech ...right....”

Overt Enigma on Sep 13, 2012 at 23:19:31

“There is a difference between freedom of speech and propagation of hate. Freedom of speech has its limits - when media is used to hurt, humiliate, insult or denigrate a specific group within a society, where is there freedom to live in security and without oppression?”

hphoenix on Sep 13, 2012 at 23:12:41

“Not in Canada, you don't. We kick our Nazi wannabes and other trash to the curb.”
BlackBerry 10: Research In Motion Gives Wireless Carriers A Look At Its New Device

BlackBerry 10: Research In Motion Gives Wireless Carriers A Look At Its New Device

Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 10:04:08 in Canada Business

“So it's running android v1?”
Calgary's 1st UFC Event Deemed Among Worst Ever (PHOTOS)

Calgary's 1st UFC Event Deemed Among Worst Ever (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 07:55:32 in Canada

“Why anyone would take the time to comment on something that they don't enjoy is beyond me.”

Mike vdB on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:13:52

“I guess it makes them feel better about themselves when they have the ability to put down a portion of the population that enjoy something they don't.”
Karla Homolka In Guadeloupe With 3 Children, Claims 'Finding Karla' Ebook

Karla Homolka In Guadeloupe With 3 Children, Claims 'Finding Karla' Ebook

Commented Jun 21, 2012 at 20:39:45 in Canada

“I find it ironic that so many of the commenters want her life ruined considering they'd be ruining the lives of her three children at the same time. She gamed the system, happens all the time. Instead of revenge ensure it doesn't happen again.”

alsm9 on Jun 21, 2012 at 22:54:35

“So you think her children are safe with her??????? YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND!!!!!! Do you even know what was on that video tape????? Good grief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Darlene Vokey on Jun 21, 2012 at 21:51:21

“This yahoo should never have been allowed children? The system can help her children when something goes wrong as we already helped her get out of a clear cut life sentence. HER CHILDREN are a direct result and a direct responsibility of a failed legal system”

RC81 on Jun 21, 2012 at 21:50:18

“She didn't 'game' the system. This wasn't some ponzi scheme. She brutally murdered two innocent children. Nobody wants anything to happen to her children, but seriously, you're losing perspective.”

Tazzie on Jun 21, 2012 at 21:36:03

“Those kids would be better off without that animal in their lives.”

Matthewpa on Jun 21, 2012 at 21:11:38

“stc,you're really thinking about her children? Really? Any person who dealt with the case will tell you she was the ring leader and Bernardo was the accomplice. You think that if she did something like this to her own sister she wouldn't do it to her own children? Wow. I can't believe anyone could think like you do if you learned about this case at all.”

Deb MacInnis on Jun 21, 2012 at 20:55:49

“It was a horrible crime, and yes, she made fools of a lot of people. But can we just move on already? Leave her, I highly doubt at this point she's a threat to anyone.”
Luka Rocco Magnotta: Criminal Experts Say Suspected Killer In Body-Parts Case Wants Attention

Luka Rocco Magnotta: Criminal Experts Say Suspected Killer In Body-Parts Case Wants Attention

Commented May 31, 2012 at 22:16:12 in Canada

“Really? You think he wants attention? Shocking!”
Jenna Talackova, Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant Eliminated (PHOTOS)

Jenna Talackova, Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant Eliminated (PHOTOS)

Commented May 19, 2012 at 17:21:13 in Canada Style

“There are a few of the naturally born ladies that I would peg as born men before her, but she's not even in the top 50% look wise. Way better looking chicks in this group. I just think it's a proud day for mankind that we can say "I don't care what you were born, we can objectify you equally!"”
Vancouver Island Red Cedar: 800-Year-Old Tree Hacked Down, Says Environmental Group (PHOTOS)

Vancouver Island Red Cedar: 800-Year-Old Tree Hacked Down, Says Environmental Group (PHOTOS)

Commented May 17, 2012 at 22:00:32 in Canada

“haha, I like that this is a front page story on HuffPo Canada. Way to play up the stereotypes. Tomorrow can we have a story about a mountie trapping a francophone furtrader up to no good?”