Trio of wireless companies exit lobby group, claim big-player bias – The Globe and Mail

Trio of wireless companies exit lobby group, claim big-player bias – The Globe and Mail.

This news comes as no surprise.
I’ve known for years just bad the situation is with the Big Three telecommunications companies, and unless people start standing up to them, it’s just going to get worse. The government either needs to show they’re serious, or should just stop pretending that they’re interested in making transparency and fairness a part of our consumer lives

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Amazon.com

Just today learned that Amazon.com failed to deliver my Christmas gift to my sister and brother in law down in California by December 11, 2012. Apparently there was some problem or another with my order.
Someone in accounting then decided to freeze my Amazon.com account without any type of notice whatsoever, and NOW according to Amazon Customer Services, I am not even allowed to speak directly to the people who made this decision in order to try and clear the matter up, as they ONLY communicate to the customer through emails (Gee, I wonder why?). 
The Amazon.com Customer Services Manager I spoke to advised me that had she been the customer she would have considered this behaviour unacceptable as well.
So thank you Amazon.com for screwing up my Christmas

Hearty Potato and Sausage Chowder | Yummly

Hearty Potato and Sausage Chowder | Yummly.

Ingredients:

Servings:Units: US | Metric
1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onions
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups cubed 3/4 inch potatoes
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or 2 cups American cheese
8 ounces cooked Polish sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
Directions:

1
In 3-quart saucepan melt butter.
2
Stir in onion; cook over medium heat until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
3
Stir in flour until smooth and bubbly, about 1 minute.
4
Stir in potatoes, milk, salt and pepper. Cover; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are fork tender, about 25 to 30 minutes.
5
Stir in cheese and sausage. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted and sausage is heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/hearty-potato-and-sausage-chowder-260649?oc=linkback