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@  wonko the sane? : (23 January 2018 - 07:02 AM)

He's actually interfacing with the public and is generally charismatic. He's no more effective than harper, but at least he can work a room.

@  Locoman : (23 January 2018 - 12:39 AM)

-shrugs- He says the right things more often, at least.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 January 2018 - 11:03 PM)

Well is Trudeau an improvement over Harper?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Most of the country is sick of trudeau, they very well might get in anyway. Might as well vote for the shmuck who actually wants to do good, but will accidentally screw it up, over the shmucks who'll lie about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM)

Voting NDP is how the Conservatives get in, though

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

because the road to hell is, after all, paved with good intentions.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

There isn't one of those in this lot. Vote for the one whom won't deliberately do damage... so NDP.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I usually feel an obligation to vote in any election, but I honestly won't know who to vote for next time around. I don't like any of them, and I think the best we can hope for is someone who won't do any more damage

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Pretending to try to figure out how to undo the absolutely flawless system of wealth concentration they and their predecessors designed

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Well, they're all off to Davos now, supposedly to lament the horribly skewed wealth distribution that's gotten even worse since last year's meeting

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Conversely, being impressed by politicians isn't something you should be happy about.

@  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.


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#1 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

The previous thread has gotten bulky beyond reason.
With Registration going live it's time for a new thread so others won't feel the need to catch up on 90 pages.

Have at it!
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

Hey! Fun Pub! Take my money!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

I'm confused. Was there going to be a figure revealed today?
Reclaim the suffix.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

I have nothing to say yet, but I wanna be notified about responses, and so I offer this:

QUOTE(Botcon Twitter)
One head per toy. Each toy will have its own unique head to the overall offering. Troopbuilders can be a different thing though.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

So Botcon is a place to get good head, then.

PM me if you're bored!


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

IT'S UP!!!

And I think I got in the class, for Thursday. WOO!

Incidentally, number 4473.

Edited by Devcon, 06 January 2012 - 06:24 PM.

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#7 Repugnus

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:23 PM

Registered! With the Customization Class! Invoice Number: 4498! (Whatever that number means.)

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

Well there went my entire paycheck.

But FIRST custom class EVER! icon-ironhide.gif

Who else is going to be there Wednesday?

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#9 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

I had 4479.

...but the on-screen receipt of what I purchased was BLANK.

SO WHAT THE HELL.

Do I have to do this again? Did it go through?

Edited by Code of Walky, 06 January 2012 - 06:36 PM.


#10 Detour

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jan 6 2012, 06:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have nothing to say yet, but I wanna be notified about responses, and so I offer this:

QUOTE(Botcon Twitter)
One head per toy. Each toy will have its own unique head to the overall offering. Troopbuilders can be a different thing though.


Makes me wonder about the rumored Kick-Off now.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#11 Rosicrucian

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

Oh. Attendees only. Welp. I'll wait.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 6 2012, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well there went my entire paycheck.

But FIRST custom class EVER! icon-ironhide.gif

Who else is going to be there Wednesday?

What I was thinking myself icon-fire.gif

Now to buy my plane ticket, and renew my passport so my boney Canuckian ass will be allowed on Texan soil.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 6 2012, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had 4493.

...but the on-screen receipt of what I purchased was BLANK.

SO WHAT THE HELL.

Do I have to di this again? Did it go through?


God damn, I'd better have gotten that customization class.

...I'm trying to do it again just in case, but the selection iframe(?) at the bottom are 404ing.

#14 Powered Convoy

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

Surprised the Thursday Class is sold out already. Got in on the Wednesday one. Our first look at Ultra Magnus and Metalhawk too (Metalhawk is Thunderwing with a human head icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif).

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#15 Powered Convoy

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

I had 4567. Nice that they sent e-mails to the club members before the tweet.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

Damn, the Thursday custom class went fast. Got in the Wednesday class, however.

One thing I don't understand - what do they mean by the class being from 9am to 5pm. I can't imagine it taking 8 hours to put paint and assemble a TF.
Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

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#17 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 6 2012, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surprised the Thursday Class is sold out already.


God damn.

I better have gotten in. I put in my damn card and everything, and then the damn receipt page was blank of the options I'd chosen.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

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Surprised the Thursday Class is sold out already. Got in on the Wednesday one.


WE'RE CUSTOM BUDDIES! icon-silverbolt.gif

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

Wow, Metalhawk's jet mode is a bit messy color-wise, IMO.
Robot mode is gorgeous, though.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#20 Powered Convoy

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

So when did this actually go online, the message I got in my e-mail was at 6:25?

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