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.
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!)
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.
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??????