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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Nowhere to live

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Frustrated with the rental situation in this town. You're limited to apartments meant for students to share, or overpriced, soulless condos. Everything in the middle is being used for Airbnbs and nothing is left for the people that live here. Patiently waiting for the city to step in and regulate this shit.
—Air Bnbitch
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

The housing crisis

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:08 AM

To the people in Halifax who own property and are overcharging for said property through unfair rental costs: You are disgusting, putrid trash. It is literally impossible to find a place to live here without spending half or more of your income on lining a landlord's pockets. You greedy scum. And to the politicians who are doing absolutely nothing: people are dying here. We are going without food, comforts, we are at our wits' end. You expect us to work for $11.50 an hour and pay a disproportionately higher amount in taxes than the rich here. We are DYING out here.
—Stronger In Numbers
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Privacy matters

Posted By on Sat, Nov 2, 2019 at 10:40 AM

When I go up to the bank teller, it’s because I have less than the minimum $20 the ATM will dispense in my account and I need my money. When I get up to the counter, I'll say, "Can I withraw the funds in my account?" The teller then proceeds to tell me my balance (which I already know), announcing the fact that I have eight dollars and 45 cents in my account, loud enough for the whole lineup behind me to hear. HELLO! Could you not announce my net worth to the whole fucking bank please? I know how much I have in there, duh. Then the teller always asks next if I would like the whole amount. What do you think? Of course, duh! I'll take the whole fortune.
—Lower Your Voice
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Inconsiderate sushi thieves

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 10:11 AM

To the couple who walked out on their bill at a certain downtown sushi restaurant: I was your server and I had to pay for your $45 meal and tip out to the kitchen on it as well. What is wrong with you? Do you enjoy taking advantage of others and causing people stress for no good reason other than to benefit yourselves? That's pretty pathetic if you ask me. I thought we had a nice interaction, but maybe you are just good at hiding what awful people you are. I hope karma comes back to bite you at some point. If you are reading this and want to make things right then drop by the restaurant, apologize and pay for the nice dining experience that you essentially stole from me. And thanks again for ruining the rest of my shift, what you did really threw me off.
—Sad Tuna

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bitch better have my money

Posted By on Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 3:29 PM

Why the FUCK does it take so damn long to get a PayPal into my account? It's 2019. We have the technology to put a man on the moon but we can't get a bank transfer to happen instantly? For fuck's sake! Banks are so annoying, I should just keep my money under my bed in a shoebox or something.
—Still Waiting For My Money!
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Monday, April 2, 2018

Lack of aid

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 3:49 PM

I do think Income Assistance is notorious for causing its recipients undue stress and hardship. I should know. I go through it every day of my life. I am not the only one either. The stress that they put people through is probably enough to fill several therapists' wallets. I am facing being denied some basic services such as a phone. If I have a medical emergency, how am I supposed to be able to call 9-1-1? I have been up all night physically ill from the stress of being denied transportation by Income Assistance. I have that on my hospital record. It is proof of the stress I was caused by being denied certain services by Income Assistance,  a denial of certain human rights. I have a learning disability that prevents me from finding standard traditional work so I write for publications. It is the only 'employment' I can find. I created my own work. Now I have a bibliography and if anyone wants me to write for them, feel free to contact me.

Recipients of Income Assistance are forced to use food banks, probably can't afford dental care, or a phone. They are being denied what are likely basic human rights. This is unacceptable and there should be something done about it but that is not the case. The system keeps them this way rather than helping them get off the system. The system wants to hinder the recipients. They would rather have them struggling. It keeps the caseworkers working, etc. The bus passes discount for those on low income was a small start in the right direction. I hope that program continues. I hear the new program for those on low income to receive free bus passes is continually postponed. I believe that is because they don't want to lose coveted revenue.

The future for recipients of Income Assistance won't brighten until they finally relent and 1. Increase their rental rates and become realistic, 2. Allocate more allowance for their recipients to have enough money to survive on per month, 3. Make transportation more affordable and possible and 4. Stop forcing their recipients to prove why they need a phone. Everyone needs a phone. If there is a medical emergency, and my phone allowance is taken away from me, then I have the right to hold someone criminally negligent and liable.

I hope this insanity can be cured. —Heddy

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

It's only our tax money

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Three and-a-half million spent on makeover of Fort Needham Memorial Park? What the hell is Fort Needham Park? Where the hell is Fort Needham Park? Can I have my tax money back? Shouldn’t that have been spent on affordable housing? —It’s My Money Too

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Lost money—who cares?

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Specific money bills lost somewhere in my travels on Spring Garden Road while doing errands the Friday before Halloween. To whomever found it, sure would be nice to somehow get it back but I doubt I will unless you read this and respond with a kind, return to owner heart.  I can tell you more specifics about the money. Do you realize how hard I have to work for the money I make at my job? —Didn't Make My Weekend Or Life

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tips aren't mandatory

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 4:40 PM

So, I find myself getting into conversations with people about the "necessity" or the "need" to tip every single person that offers a service.  Myself, I tip based on service, not on looks or routine. When I go to a restaurant, I look for two things: 1) the service from the server and 2) the quality of the food. That's it.  If the food sucks or the service is bad, I am not obligated to tip, which usually leaves a sour look on the servers face.  Yes, I know, servers are very hard working and tips do help them out a lot with the bad wages they probably receive, but I work hard too and if you make me feel like I am unwanted in your restaurant, then why should I give you a reward. It's not because I am “cheap,” it’s because I have an old-school expectation that when I go out and spend a good amount of money on food at a restaurant, I kind of expect good service.

Also, it seems like every place you use a debit machine, it asks for a tip.  Most of these places you have to pay before you even receive your items so how am I supposed to tip based on quality if I haven't even tried your food. Maybe some one should tip me for using self-service gas…

I am not bad mouthing the service industry, I am just annoyed with the fact that I am expected to tip for nothing nowadays just because it "socially expected.” —I guess I'm cheap

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Monopoly money

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:32 AM

Love that our government will spend money on the design and making of our money (new $10 bills and quarters that glow in the dark). Put it in to our wages, tired or working minimum wage while in school! —Working my way to paying more in taxes

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Family Court Bewilderment!

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Does it really cost $100,000. and take seven years to get a divorce finalized in the province of Nova Scotia? Is this why there are so many home foreclosures in the province? What has taken family court to do in seven years would take me five minutes to complete add the assets and subtract the debt and divide by two. You have no power to enforce court orders you do nothing to people who do not follow the court orders but line the pockets of the greedy lawyers in this city. You have destroyed my family, distressed my children and left us without a penny to our name. You are criminals, thieves and liars and it is disgusting what you do to people. Close your doors and use the building for something useful like a home less shelter which is where people go when you are done stealing all their hard earned life savings! —Sleeping on your steps tonight!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Where are our tax dollars going?

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Where is all the tax money going? We are taxed on earnings taxed on what we buy. How much interest does our tax dollars make for the country? Why are sick people waiting for tests and doctors to see them? 

There is more than enough money to hire doctors to stay in the province and work. Our government just doesn't make the priority to do it. Now the justice system, backed up for years to come innocent people in jail waiting trial. Judges making ridiculous decisions based on cave man standards. Lawyers charging $350 per hour to write a letter I can write myself but again the bureaucratic BS someone else has to pay for. Step up to the plate and clean this mess up and yes it can be done. Someone with some guts needs to make a executive decision without waiting for all the bureaucratic BS to run its course. Backwards comes instantly to mind check out TO how the big cities keep it together, you can learn something from them if you chose to do so. Stop going golfing on our dime and sit in your office and solve the problems that our city is plagued with. We are way to smart to believe anything you tell us anymore actions speak louder than words! —Get with the program Nova Scotia!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wedding woes

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 10:12 AM

My fiancé tells me that she wants a 30k dollar wedding just like the women on TV.

Instead, I'm giving her an ultimatum: Either cut the cost down so I can buy a muscle car or she gets the curb. —I ain’t no schmuck

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dead beat town

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Hellifax must be the capital of Dead Beat Dad provinces in Canada. The courts do nothing to enforce orders for support. I know a lot of hard working ladies out there trying to support their kids. Should be mandatory that all woman in this province make double the minimum wage so they can support their children. —Lots of Losers in this town...are you one of them?

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Where's the money coming from?

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 9:49 AM

I am taxed the fuck out.
Taxes on taxes for gas.
High taxes for water.
Taxes on products that tax has already been paid on ( used cars ).
Higher power rates.
Fucking insane costs for internet/phone/TV.
Fucking cost at the grocery stores now...through the fucking roof.
Fucking Zoolander imposing a carbon tax now.
Fucking ditch tax.......really?
Property high.....Fuck!
High rates to renew fucking stickers on my car......fucking gross!
Income tax
Provincial tax
Federal tax........... fuuuuuck!
A fella can barely afford a 6 pack of beer to drown his taxed fucking sorrows at the end of a taxing week.

Now you're proposing free education, midwifery, and whatever else? Why not free fucking trips to the moon. Promises of more and more from every party but no way to cover the costs. This province.......fuck man .....this province. Stay the fuck out of my pockets for Christ sake. I'm tapped. —Taxed!

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