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Before You Vote Ask Yourself This

As my local newspaper editor stated, ask yourself this:

Are you better off now than you were five years ago?

If you are, then, why would YOU want change?

Should you be better off now than you were 5 years ago, and you vote FOR change >> Continue reading

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For Those Who Believe Climate Change is Our World’s Apocalypse – You NEED to See This

Having learned that not all media reporting is done for the reason of actually informing their viewers/readers, I enjoy being informed of what BOTH sides of any one issue.

If you truly believe that climate change is to be our world’s apocalypse than, I seriously believe that you need to see the entire documentary, of which the trailer follows here. >> Continue reading

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Online Classified Ads No Longer Work?

pillarsOver a week ago now, I started searching for a simple plant stand 36″-39″ in height. After searching for new plant stands online, and realizing I was looking at having to spend hundreds of dollars for new, I decided that I would gladly settle for buying a used plant stand that needed painting.

Searching with Google, I found a few used plant stands listed for sale on Kijiji, but the owners did not respond to my emailed questions. Then I noticed that Google seems to be ignoring one of THE best online classified ad servers EVER… Craigslist!
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Ontario’s Hydro Services Ripping You Off?

Hydro One is NOT the only guilty party when it comes to a lack of proper customer service. Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. (referred to henceforth as Oshawa PUC), is every bit as guilty. Makes me wonder just how many MORE residents of Oshawa are being ripped off as I have been.

When my hydro bills started increasing beyond what I deemed to be my proper usage, I telephoned 905-723-4623, asking for help, only to reach a customer service reps that, I learned later, were instructed to humour hydro customers (me) by assuring me there was no problem with the meter. >> Continue reading

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Two Ingredient, Gluten-Free Pancakes

Had these pancakes for breakfast this morning and they truly are yummy! >> Continue reading

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Lost Chance for Free Publicity: I Turned a Bad Purchase into a Tax Credit

Back in February 2011, smilie face frowning with thumbs down showing disapprovalI made the mistake of trusting an Oshawa GM dealership, after a friend assured me that times had changed, explaining that he had received good customer service from this once well-known to be dishonest dealer. This former co-worker and friend introduced me to his salesman, and I let him talk me into using the new vehicle voucher that was given as part of the package deal I had received for having been forced out of work back in 2009. >> Continue reading

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What Animal Eats Impatiens Only? You’re Not Alone…

After the second week of attacks on my impatiens, I started asking neighbours if they were suffering a loss of flowers, but nope! One neighbour claimed that even the rabbits have been leaving his veggie garden alone this year. Many of my neighbours must have thought I was crazy, I mean, what animal would want to eat impatiens only? …though it did eat off the tops of white daisies that had already gone to seed. >> Continue reading

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