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 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Workers at Canadian Tire factories overseas paid poverty wag

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:16 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 29


Case in point: Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple's iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. Foxconn, the biggest contract assembler of smartphones and other electronics, is struggling ...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Workers at Canadian Tire factories overseas paid poverty wag

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:28 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 29


I read this article yesterday and had to laugh at some of the cbc comments about people saying "boycott Canadian Tire". It's not just them but countless companies get their products, whether it be clothing or electronics or almost everything else from countries where workers are underpaid. To take t...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Trumpocalypse Thread - The End Is Now

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:32 pm 

Replies: 12924
Views: 150173


DrCaleb DrCaleb:

This surprised me actually.

 Forum: Football - CFL   Topic: CFL 2022

 Post subject: Re: CFL 2022
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:25 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 237


Wow, I have company in here now! :lol:

 Forum: Football - CFL   Topic: CFL 2022

 Post subject: Re: CFL 2022
Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:41 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 237


Toronto defeats Winnipeg 24-23 to win the Grey Cup.

That's all folks.

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Elon Musk Launches Hostile Takeover Of Twitter

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:42 pm 

Replies: 248
Views: 4756


Musk reinstates Trump's suspended Twitter account following poll Musk announced he would reinstate Trump's account Saturday evening after holding a poll that asked Twitter users to click "yes" or "no" on whether Trump's account should be reinstated. The "yes" vote won,...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Federal dental benefit officially becomes law

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:29 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 72


Good, it's about time!

IMO an annual dental check-up and cleaning should be available to everyone as part of basic medical service.

 Forum: Soccer   Topic: How Qatar Bought the World Cup

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:58 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 181


Soccer-mad Germans turning their backs on Qatar World Cup

 Forum: Soccer   Topic: How Qatar Bought the World Cup

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:54 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 181


When Qatar launched its bid to host the World Cup, the country agreed to FIFA's requirements of selling alcohol in stadiums -- but the details were only released in September, just 11 weeks before the first kickoff, suggesting how fraught the negotiations may have been. Friday's statement from FIFA...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Omnibus RIP Thread

 Post subject: Re: Omnibus RIP Thread
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:52 am 

Replies: 402
Views: 8124


Robert Clary, last of the 'Hogan's Heroes' stars, dies at 96

Last night when we watched our usual episodes at 10pm/1030pm MeTV had an ad about featuring episodes to honour him and I thought there must be a reason so I checked online and sure enough... :(

RIP Robert and thanks for the laughs.

 Forum: Soccer   Topic: How Qatar Bought the World Cup

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:37 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 181


Canada issues travel advice for fans heading to World Cup in Qatar According to the notice posted online, public displays of affection, including holding hands and kissing, is “not well socially accepted,” and while female travellers aren't expected to wear head covers, "revealing clothing&quo...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Elon Musk Launches Hostile Takeover Of Twitter

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:12 pm 

Replies: 248
Views: 4756


All Twitter Offices Closed as Hundreds of Employees Resign The Twitter exodus follows the growing list of changes that have fallen on the company since Musk’s $44 billion takeover. Earlier this month, Musk fired top executives, slashed off half of the workforce, and fired any remaining staff who da...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Trumpocalypse Thread - The End Is Now

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:26 pm 

Replies: 12924
Views: 150173


Not really. Trump and DeSantis are the top two dogs in that pound. Fucker Carlson's name gets tossed around as a possible contender every now and then, but apart from the two fools, the rest poll in the margin of error. Carlson? :lol: I hadn't heard that one before but thanks for the giggle. I'd be...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Loblaw's profits up 30%, led by booming sales of high margin

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:11 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 143


Fucking figures. Wealthy shareholders getting wealthier. It's not just them but the other big corps too.

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Girl Guides of Canada to rename Brownies | Toronto Sun

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:56 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 24


When I hear brownies I think of the yummy chocolate dessert bars. LOL. I'd almost forgotten about the different levels of girl guides so I never thought about how the names might be a bother to some though with this it has nothing to do with actual colour. Sigh. Critics of the change say the origin ...
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