commented on Canada to Phase Out Door-to-Door Mail Delivery
Canada Post has been swirling down the hole for a long time now. When I lived there in the late 80s-early 90s, it was already so bad that people would drive around town paying their various bills in person or at payment centers, rather than trusting their payments to the mail. You just never knew if a mailed item would arrive, much less on time.
commented on The Lying Disease
Some internet wags also call it Munchhausen by Proxy Server.
Having been online since the early 90s, I've seen more than my fair share of it, too. It's made me far less likely to bother with support groups.
commented on Warming Up with Icy Hot
That sort of stuff can be dangerous for men too. An ex of mine decided to play with some pleasure balm that was supposed to help him last longer. He slathered himself with it and then put on a condom - and ended up with second-degree chemical burns (most of his dick was one big painful blister).
commented on How To Actually Help the Philippines
I like to put my money somewhere that spends it on real results, not advertising or temporary fixes. As a result, I usually go with Mennonite Disaster Service and Mennonite Central Committee (North America & worldwide respectively). They do immediate food & water relief, but they also rebuild homes, long after the other agencies have left.
I would normally avoid religion-based charity like the plague, but this one's earned my respect.
commented on The Pioneers
Well, I guess that answers the question about Med Mix (the current restaurant at that corner) rebuilding after the arson.
Hope he keeps the car wash open though, it's the only one near us.
commented on The Ideal Legal Joint: Low in Potency, High in Flavor
Yep, I echo many of the stories here. Modern weed turns me into a mute ball of panic and twitchiness.
I'd love to try one of the high-CBD/low-THC strains, but I'm not willing to fork out for a medical card, and my regular doc doesn't authorise.
If I knew I was good with it, I'd scrape up the money. I don't really want to blow that much money just for an experiment though.