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Title and registration are two different things. Have you ever owned a car before?
Can you explain the difference for those of us who don't live in the US?
I think it's largely random. We've traveled regularly to the US (from Canada) with our grandson since he was two, and had to show the custodial letter about half the time. Occasionally a 3rd degree, usually just a quick Q&A. Same thing with the dog - we always have his papers (immunization records) ready with our passports, and we've never been asked for them.
Come to think of it, the dog is probably worth more to the right buyer.
It seems like it's a Canadian neurosis.
Nope. The process for entering the US from Canada without proper documentation for a minor is just as rigorous.
Hate those stupid gas pumps. Useless if your card is from outside the US.
Then go inside and pay like you would everywhere else you make purchases. It's not hard, and you rarely have to queue. I guess, being a 'murican, you're either too fat or too lazy to waddle over to the door.
Wouldn't it make more sense that the OP is a cross border commuting/shopping Canadian who buys cheaper gas in the US with his Canadian issued credit card?
'Course, he could still be fat and lazy I suppose.
Their only downside is being IP phones , when the local LAN goes down so do all the phones.
This happens often enough to be an issue?
Considering that Canadians call their currency "loonies", with straight faces, there is no need for apologies . .
We don't call our currency any such thing. Nothing ever costs a "couple of loonies", it costs a "couple of bucks."
We do, however, call our $1 coin a loonie, based on the picture of the loon it carries. This is much like Americans who often refer to specific denominations by the name of the president pictured on it.
Some of us have jobs and can't hang out at McDonald's all day.
I work at McDonald's, you insensitive clod!
Internet access is fast becoming as important as water, gas, electricity, roads etc and having the correct infrastructure is not something to be solely left to private enterprise. If we need a bit of socialism to solve it then lets have some socialism.
With the exception of electricity, those are all examples of infrastructure that follows the same model as broadband. Water and gas are only available in more densely populated areas, and roads have "less bandwidth" as they become more rural. In fact, although electricity is almost ubiquitous, there are still places that remain unserviced due to high deployment costs with no payback possibility.
Not sure how socialism ties in - at least where I am, water is a public service and gas is private.
Too many job ads are looking for insane amount of skills in one person...They ask for a "Unix Admin" person who knows how to code in C++, C#, manage an Asterisk server, install mange & tune 1000 RHEL servers, use NAGIOS, maintain a SAP system, automate sysadmin tasks using bash/ksh/perl/PHP/C/C++, setup and manage IIS & Apache, admin websphere & coldfusion, install manage and tune Windows 2003/2008/2008R2, manage VMware/vSphere/ESX/ESXi servers, perform second level support for Windows users, manage printers, travel onsite for servicing, be on call 24/7 (for no extra pay), and be able to interact like a jolly good fellow with customers, co-works and management, oh, and write documentation and explain things as well as Carl Sagan could.
I've seen this happen as a side effect of a formal job evaluation process. Employees write up their job duties/skills in minute detail ("I helped the SAP admin by rebooting a server once" becomes "maintain the SAP system") and these duties are then scored by a committee. More "duties" = more points = more money, so of course, the employee is entirely motivated to pad everything. My personal favourite is the educational requirements. I have a masters in an unrelated field, so therefore a masters is a "requirement" of my job that just happens to be worth 2 pay grades.
The evaluation committee normally does a pretty decent job of leveling out the pay grades, but unfortunately it's the originally document often turns into the job posting when that person needs to be replaced.