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July 19, 2017 by Bunnahabhain
I was never a prolific JoeUser poster. But for the past several years, more often then not, whenever I try to comment on an article, I get an error message. Doesn't matter whether I am using Chrome or Firefox or IE. On the odd occasion it lets me post a comment, but the next time that I return I am out of luck again. Sigh!


I just tried commenting on both my post and Mason's post. Neither worked. When I try, I get a popup saying:

"Your comment was not submitted successful...
January 10, 2010 by Bunnahabhain
Well, well, well. One of my favourite columnists, Lawrence Solomon wrote a very interesting column yesterday. This is sure to turn a few heads. The gist of the article is that man-made global warming was occurring due to the hole in the ozone layer. When the key industrial nations of the world banned CFCs, the layer repaired itself, and global warming stopped.

From the linked article:


"Climate change is real and man-made, explains University of Waterloo professor Qin-Bin Lu, auth...
November 15, 2009 by Bunnahabhain
I went out with a couple of friends to see this movie on opening night – Friday the 13th. It was only the second movie that I’ve seen in the theatre this year, with the first one being Star Trek. Now that was a good movie!

2012 however, sucked – big time. How bad was it, you ask? The story was completely implausible and the acting was even worse. The special effects couldn’t save the movie either. While well done, they were just the same thing over and over a...
September 27, 2009 by Bunnahabhain
Many people perceive Canadians to be a bunch of socialists. To a degree it's true, but it certainly no absolute. Recently the left-leaning mayor of Toronto came to the conclusion that he was unelectable for another term, so he held a news conference to make the announcement.

He shed a few crocodile tears while trying to explain his actions over the last six years. Basically, he increased the budget from 6.7 to 8.7 Billion dollars (that's Billion with a Big B!), hired many new (unionized)...
March 13, 2009 by Bunnahabhain
...guess that makes today my birthday. Damn, I'm old. Time for a mid-life crisis!
February 17, 2008 by Bunnahabhain
A couple of articles in today's paper make it clear that HD DVD is all but dead:

"Wal-Mart sides with Blu-ray" Globe And Mail Technology - Wal-Mart

"Toshiba to give up on HD DVD, end format war" Globe And Mail Technology - Toshiba

I rarely shop at Wal-Mart, but I can't deny their power to persuade the buying public. Enough major players in the retail seqment are already making it hard for HD DVD to survive (Netflix and Best Buy most recently).

But if the reports are true on Toshiba...
January 13, 2008 by Bunnahabhain
I've been a member of JU for coming on four years now. Last January I decided (for reasons best kept to myself) that I would switch to lurk mode. I decided to surface today in order to reply on Tova's article asking about Bakerstreet. Never being what you'd call a regular, I'd be surprised if anyone even remembers me, but that's okay.

All this got me to thinking about how many other JUsers are out there just lurking - new members, old members, shy ones too. Blue ones, green ones, me and you. ...
May 7, 2006 by Bunnahabhain
So, Cindy Sheehan paid us a visit up in Canada this week. She's here to defend the indefensible - two members of the American Armed Forces who disserted their posts in a very cowardly fashion and are seeking refuge here. She seems to have come here under the assumption that all Canadians will support her stance - well guess what, many (if not most) of us do not.

Who the hell does she think that she is? She may have special status amongst some in her home country, but that does not equate to a...