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@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:02 PM)

The other side of the canadian coin right now is a harper clone. If trudeau runs again, the choice is NDP or liberal. It all depends on how the NDP plays out under the new guy, but so far I am unimpressed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

I don't disagree. Trudeau is a clown and he's been a huge disappointment. I was naive enough to believe he'd actually stick to his word and do something to help the middle class. He's never getting my vote again

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

This little raptor is freaking BOSS! Also, I've been drinking, so kinda mellow.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

Been playing with slash for the last hour though, totally worth it.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

After duties and the exchange AND shipping. I'm not even going to bother appealing, it'll take ages and achieve nothing.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

I assuming it was toys, and those have a 0% duty rate even when the object isn't of North American manufacture. In that case, it just should've been taxes and the processing fee

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

We won't get it. Nothing the trudeau government has done has actually helped the end level canadian citizen, and with trump on the other side: it'll only get worse.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Wonko, if you feel the customs weren't assessed properly you can always contact them to appeal. Generally, the fee should only be taxes (GST/QST in your case) + duties (if applicable, depending on the type of item where it was made) + Canada Post's processing fee. If the item was properly valued on the parcel, it usually shouldn't reach paid twice territory

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

One of the things I'm hoping comes out of these NAFTA talks (assuming they don't kill it) is Canada adopting an increased duty-free limit. $20 compared to the American's $800 is really ridiculous

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:47 PM)

Stuff sent via more expensive shipping methods, though, might attract their attention more often

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Although it might depend what method it was sent via USPS. Pretty much the only things I receive from the US anymore in Canada are sent First Class Parcel (which is trackable), and I don't think Customs really scrutinizes those ones that much

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

In fact I almost never get charged. Only when the stated value on the package is in the extreme range, like $300 or more

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

Strange the duties were so high. I've been hit by UPS with their insane fees, but I've always had good experiences with USPS and Canada Post

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 05:36 PM)

USPS then canada post.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 January 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Very carefully, I hope

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 PM)

How was it delivered?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 02:24 PM)

the duties pushed the cost of it into "paid twice" range.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

Well, at least hospitalization won't send you into bankruptcy. There's always that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 January 2018 - 01:52 PM)

o.O

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 01:40 PM)

And not happy anymore. 40 bucks on duties. Free trade my ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 11:26 AM)

Yay! I should get my package from BBTS today!

@  Arazyr : (22 January 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Okay, now I get the snake thing. Thanks for the Pokemon reference. It was a bit after my time... 8^)

@  CastletonSnob : (22 January 2018 - 08:05 AM)

This is a Transformers fansite. Do you like big bots and you cannot lie?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 AM)

no. was just making a silly/stupid joke

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Onyx is a stone. Onix is a rock snake. Do you even Pokemon, bro?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 02:44 AM)

could be a rock made of snakes. we just dont know!

@  Foffy : (22 January 2018 - 02:15 AM)

He is a snake made of rock, though

@  Jetstream C-18 : (21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM)

No, Onyx is a snake.

@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.


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#1 Waspinator

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:28 PM

I know this thread is a bit early, but I'm looking forward to the new episode a lot. These waits are annoying!

Anyway, this is what we know:

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Apple Bloom doesn't want Granny Smith to embarrass her by speaking in her class.


Looks like we might be getting more character development for the rest of the Apple family.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:37 PM

I hope they never explain Applejack's unseen parents. It's more amusing that way.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:51 PM

Ummm.... they were bitten by radioactive apples and became superheroes? Let's go with that.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Jan 5 2012, 10:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ummm.... they were bitten by radioactive apples and became superheroes? Let's go with that.



.... I like this idea.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:16 PM

And they have no contact with their family in order to protect them from criminals and to save the show's special effects budget.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:46 AM

Maybe they died in a horrible apple stampede? I thought this was the drinking episode with flim and flam, or is that coming up later?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:17 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Jan 6 2012, 01:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sobana @ Jan 5 2012, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe they died in a horrible apple stampede? I thought this was the drinking episode with flim and flam, or is that coming up later?


That's later, like another 3 weeks away.

Darn. T'would've been fun to see drunk Granny Smith...
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:49 AM

long ago on a distant planet 2 alien Ponies place their child in a spaceship headed for earth. Built by Apple turnover and her husband Apple fritter the ship reaches orbit and escapes the pull of the planet's gravity just as it EXPLODES!!!

or there's always this theory

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:58 AM

I always figured that out of everybody, the Apple parents were the most likely to have actually dies in the show.

I know I'm being selfish, but I hope we don't see their parents, or especially Fluttershy's and Dash's. At least until I can get my fic finished in another few weeks.[/selfish]

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:57 PM

i'm guessing her parents died not long after Applebloom was born
which was just before Applejack went to the Orange's
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

Ma and Pa Apple have actually appeared in every episode of the series.


They're actually Celestia's team of ninjas.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:31 PM

Radioactive Apple Ninjas, to be exact.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

Scavgraphics, where'd y' go?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:28 AM

Okay, show of hands. Who actually expected this episode to have...
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:30 AM

I really liked that ep!


Though you do realise Granny Smith is now canonically hundreds of years old, ref: Winter Wrap Up "Ponyville was started by earth ponies, so for hundreds of years they've never used magic to clean up winter"

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:35 AM

Anyone spot Derpy today?
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:37 AM

Well I certainly didn't expect this episode to tell the history of how Ponyville was founded. Or that Granny Smith was one of the original founders. Great stuff!

Also, the rainbow coloured Zap-Apples reminded me of something...



Another great episode in my opinion.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

With the exception of Ponyville's origin story and Diamond's punishment, I found this to be a very weak episode. Very by the books "Old people are eccentric for a reason." moral

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:00 AM

QUOTE(Blueshift @ Jan 7 2012, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really liked that ep!


Though you do realise Granny Smith is now canonically hundreds of years old, ref: Winter Wrap Up "Ponyville was started by earth ponies, so for hundreds of years they've never used magic to clean up winter"


Let the extra nerdy "Is Granny Smith a reliable narrator?" debate begin!

And since they're never going to address it I'm going to assume that Ma and Pa Apple were not killed in a tragic applebucking accident but are, in fact, fighting evil picking apples in an alternate universe thanks to a mishap in the Everfree Forest.

Liked this episode enough the watch the repeat...not the greatest ever, but, you know, funny. Loved the "I prefer Rich" running gag.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Oddly enough, I kind of ignored the routineness of the story, because I was having so much fun between Granny Smith's antics, the peculiarities of Zap apples, and the Ponyville origin story. YMMV. As Applebloom episodes go, I preferred this to "Cutie Pox".