Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Housekeeping- Volume 9

I'm glad we've gotten rid of most of the trashy comments from trolls, who actually heeded calls to stop posting crap.

As a result, after less than a week of  moderation, (something that maddeningly delays publication of your opinions,) I was confident enough to let your comments through unverified.

Sometime, stuff slips in that shouldn't be posted, but it's only a couple of hours at worst before it is removed.
Truthfully, trolls have reacted fairly and are largely keeping away.

You might notice there is now a 'Translate" button in the top right-hand corner of the blog that converts (as best Google can) the blog into the language of choice, maintaining the look and feel of the original blog.
It's a step forward for those with limited English and I hope we'll attract more francophones, who otherwise skip our blog over language.

By the way, it even translates the comments!

As is my custom, I'll continue to reference idioms and sayings that translation software generally can't handle. 

Thank you all for your support and please keep commenting, it is an integral part of our blog!

Also, please send in story ideas, or bits of information that you come across, it is vitally important and do not think for a moment that I'm  must be aware of every interesting story.
I generally read over 1,000 news articles and post a day, but that is by no means complete.
Come on, do your bit!

As an example, the next French versus English post will contain an interesting exchange on Facebook that a reader sent in, which I know will give you a chuckle and have you shaking your head.

BTW, I always credit those who contribute, but for obvious reasons I only use first names.

I am not paid to write this blog and you are not paid to read it.
The fact that we both enjoy doing so in such large numbers, warms the proverbial cockles of my heart.
Thank you kind readers, those who agree and those who don't, all are equally important to our success!

Readers, I promised you a series of posts on partition and I haven't forgotten. I thought I'd leave the discussion for when I hit a lull, which hasn't seemed to have happen.

They say most bloggers stop writing because they run out of material.
NEVER FEAR!
I've got about twenty five drafts in the bank which haven't made it to post. Some are already stale-dated.

I do promise that I'll get to a partition series this summer, followed by  a series that I'm sure your going to love...What Quebec would be like after sovereignty.

For a BIG kick, I'm going to try defend an independent Quebec as a viable project and explain what has to happen for that to come true.
I'm sure it will create some interesting reactions.

I know these are hypotheticals, but we're here to exercise our minds.
I'm going to start both series sometime in June, unless the whole province blows up and my attention is diverted (a distinct possibility!)

Off-Topic.

How about those Metro bombers, all students from my favorite university UQAM.........ecchh!
I wish the Internet had a 'sarcasm' button, something like a Smiley Face.

At any rate, what the press is avoiding telling us, is that the police have them dead to rights.
Those pictures circulated on the Internet by police were taken by a witness who saw them throw the smoke bombs and was sharp enough to take their picture with a cell phone camera.
But that of course, this a semi-secret.

By the way, it took less then fifteen minutes after the photos were published for the suspects to be identified, with dozens and dozens of people phoning police to rat them out.

There are still many others bombers at large and I hope the police are waterboarding the suspects to gather information.

So how do you feel?
Was it a prank, terrorist act or something in the middle?
How many years in the slammer, if any, do you think they deserve??????

17 comments:

  1. The UQAM smoke bomb terrorists will probably get off lightly, being Québécois has it's advantages. They look out for each other. Had they been visible minorities or God forbid, Muslims, you can bet they would be drawn and quartered by the media and the book would be thrown at them as far as sentencing goes. I'm quite sure they will have jobs waiting for them after his blows over. I believe I read that one of the female terrorists was persuing a sexology degree at UQAM. Lord knows what good that degree is. As I mentioned before, when I get an applicant with a UQAM degree, straight to the shredder it goes.

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    1. straight to the shredder, then straight to the dumpster!

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    2. HEIN! Don't knock UQAM, that is the Quebec equivalent of Harvard or Yale.

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    3. HEIN! Don't knock UQAM, that is the Quebec equivalent of Harvard or Yale."

      Parlant de trolls....

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    4. "Don't knock UQAM, that is the Quebec equivalent of Harvard or Yale"

      You must be confusing Mickey Mouse with T.S. Eliot.
      We are talking about UDDÀM (Université de Daffy Duck à Montréal), the lowest of the low.

      "As I mentioned before, when I get an applicant with a UQAM degree, straight to the shredder it goes."

      Same here. No UDDÀM will ever set foot in our office. Never ever.

      WA

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    5. Heyyyy. We do serious research at UQAM. I am writing a thesis on how to repair roads in Quebec through telepathy. You heard right, with the pure power of thought, we can fix all the roads here by simply closing our eyes and saying "ummmmmmmmm" (in French of course, doesn't work in English). There's already some test subjects, you just THINK transport Quebec workers are sleeping in their trucks, but in reality they're working up a storm. Some of them even work from home.

      Remember, uuuuuuuqammmmmmmm.

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    6. Vous devriez consulter votre médecin afin qu'il ajuste votre médication.J'espère seulement que vos délires à propos de l'UQAM ne dégénèreront pas au point de poser des gestes regrettables, comme ceux vécus au Québec au cours des deux dernières décennies.S.V.P,consultez un spécialiste avant que vos conflits intérieurs ne se transforment en démons.

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  2. Est-ce pour cette raison que les allos débarquent au Québec?Refusés dans les bonnes universités ou encore pas les moyens de se les offrir?Ils leur reste des universités de seconde classe...Tout comme eux d'ailleurs.

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    1. Dude, there is seriously something wrong with your spell check or keyboard.

      "Est-ce pour cette raison que les allos débarquent au Québec?"

      The east cell pours and sets raisins in the queue? Let the owls depart at Queens? Whhhaaat??!

      Either you're a terrorist talking in code, or your keyboard is really, really messed up. Maybe you're drunk? I mean it doesn't even sound like you're talking in English, gibberish really.

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    2. "Est-ce pour cette raison que les allos débarquent au Québec?Refusés dans les bonnes universités ou encore pas les moyens de se les offrir?Ils leur reste des universités de seconde classe...Tout comme eux d'ailleurs"

      You must have taken a degree in nothingness from UDDÀM, with major in disillusion and lack of honor.

      WA

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  3. Un allo qui se nomme "Lord British"...On aura tout vu,je suis certain qu'il porte un t-shirt "I love New-York"...Misère.

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    2. Un allo qui se nomme "Lord British"...On aura tout vu,je suis certain qu'il porte un t-shirt "I love New-York"...Misère."

      in hei ekk ler la tu est poit kij jikk kii! la la lip uqupot cest pop tur rcz. ytui? une? Uwuwoppp! :( I bet yuoo cun nut understund vhet I'm seyeeng becoose-a yuoo're-a frum Qooebec!

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  4. Burk,analphabète ou illettré? :)

    Vous n'avez même pas distingué les mots : "Lord British" "t-shirt" et "I love New-York" ?

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    1. To answer the question they should receive a sentence of 5 years without parole which will qualify them for civil service jobs like members of the FLQ were able to do.

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  5. To the Editor,
    Thank your for your blog posts. Despite our ideological differences (I am a Quebecois, as you define them), I find them interesting and refreshingly well researched (though many facts lack reference). I am especially impressed how you do not hesitate to tackle sensitive subjects - you must be among the only ones to do so. I am glad to read that you intend to keep going.
    I understand you are a retired political organiser, which makes you privy to certain political tactics. Despite there being little doubt about your political orientation, I respect that you can (mostly?) see both sides of those issues.
    I would be very curious to know where you see this province going. What's Quebec going to be in a hundred years? What would be in its best interest (assuming it isn't becoming the 51st state)? Do you think Anglos and Francophones (or Quebecois) can ever get past their 253 years-long chicane?
    As for comments, as much as the subject matter interests me, I have the habit of skipping the comments section (not only on this blog but on the Internet in general) as it seems to be populated by people with more opinions than information. Comments are usually more depressing than genuinely interesting (or even intelligent) and I thus care little about trolls and the other fantastic inhabitants of the blogosphere. There are of course exceptions - greetings to you, fellow human beings.

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  6. Immigration renders it irrelevant in 20 years.

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