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    Canada’s most passive-aggressive anti-smoking crusader? Mystery man spends months vandalizing Victoria smoking spot | National Post

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    Interesting story. Obviously that guy thinks he has the right to impose his own views on everybody else. It seems to be more and more common these days.

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    The aggressive anti smoking crusader is in the wrong, but the smoker certainly is as well. By her own admission she was discarding cigarette butts all around the rock for years until confronted, and without even using an ashcan or anything or just keeping the butts. This on a parkland and bordering peoples homes. Any discarded butt of which could start a fire but that surely is disgusting to look at for any passersby. This behavior coming from a schoolteacher who should be ashamed she EVER thought the world is her ashtray. For 13years this teacher was sitting on the rock, in a parkland, discarding her cigarette butts wherever she felt. She only abided to NOT do that when "her rock" would otherwise be denied her, and after which she was reported to the school and authorities.

    THAT, is the other side of the story.

    To put it into perspective I know some homeless gents, who live and exist in a parkland (I won't disclose its location) and often share a park bench with me (I'm a cyclist) and have even offered me a swig off their brown bag (declined) These individuals smoke at a bench often enjoying the view and the relaxation of their day. They brought in their own large can for the cigarette butts that they, and others might otherwise discard casually. They put rocks in the bottom of the large can so it doesn't blow away. They even surround the can with rocks to further mount it near the bench.

    So that two young homeless people, down on their luck have more sense than someone in a position of privilege educating our young. You wonder sometimes..
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    The story does say that she used to discard cigarette butts on the ground, but this is not about a man trying to stop her from littering. This is about a man trying to stop her from smoking. If it was about littering it would be a very different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    The story does say that she used to discard cigarette butts on the ground, but this is not about a man trying to stop her from littering. This is about a man trying to stop her from smoking. If it was about littering it would be a very different story.
    A man that seemingly failed in the task with a spouse and so is going after a bystander.

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    The last paragraph says it all.

    Plane-Bae Woman's Statement Confirms the Worst - The Atlantic

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...-worst/565139/

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    I feel offended by this thread......
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    The last paragraph says it all.

    Plane-Bae Woman's Statement Confirms the Worst - The Atlantic

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...-worst/565139/
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    This is the smartest thing he has said in years.

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    And one of the very few times I agree with him.

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    Not sure why our own Canadian media is neglecting to report in-depth on the details, possible motives and history of the recent mass-shooting gunman in Toronto.

    But thankfully, Canadians can learn about what's happening in our own country through the USA news:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faisal-...an-2018-07-24/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Not sure why our own Canadian media is neglecting to report in-depth on the details, possible motives and history of the recent mass-shooting gunman in Toronto.

    But thankfully, Canadians can learn about what's happening in our own country through the USA news:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faisal-...an-2018-07-24/
    I guess you missed this:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...ental-illness/

    and this:

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...ness-says.html

    and this:

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/what-w...sain-1.4025382

    and this:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toron...ends-1.4758969

    and this:

    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...faisal-hussain

    and countless more.

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    Yeah, but the links you provided OffWhyte don't speculate about him being an evil Islamist, so they don't count in MrOilers eyes. Which is incredibly hypocritical of him, because as far as I can tell, the only source for that information are anonymous police sources providing information to reporters. It's hypocritical because he's probably made 100+ posts here whining about all the anonymously sourced articles about Trump, and how journalism that uses anonymous sources is likely fake, and so on.

    But his antennas immediately go up the second someone that looks/sounds Middle Eastern is involved in crime, and all of the sudden it's totally valid and acceptable to speculate based upon anonymous sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Yeah, but the links you provided OffWhyte don't speculate about him being an evil Islamist, so they don't count in MrOilers eyes.
    Well you can always count on the Toronto Sun to provide that kind of speculation:

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-ne...r-or-terrorism

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Not sure why our own Canadian media is neglecting to report in-depth on the details, possible motives and history of the recent mass-shooting gunman in Toronto.

    But thankfully, Canadians can learn about what's happening in our own country through the USA news:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faisal-...an-2018-07-24/

    Under another thread there are links, this guy was known to CSIS and the police, he was busy with ISIL websites..

    http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/showt...583#post895583

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffWhyte View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Yeah, but the links you provided OffWhyte don't speculate about him being an evil Islamist, so they don't count in MrOilers eyes.
    Well you can always count on the Toronto Sun to provide that kind of speculation:

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-ne...r-or-terrorism
    That's not the only place..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffWhyte View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Not sure why our own Canadian media is neglecting to report in-depth on the details, possible motives and history of the recent mass-shooting gunman in Toronto.

    But thankfully, Canadians can learn about what's happening in our own country through the USA news:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faisal-...an-2018-07-24/
    I guess you missed this:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...ental-illness/

    and this:

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...ness-says.html

    and this:

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/what-w...sain-1.4025382

    and this:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toron...ends-1.4758969

    and this:

    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...faisal-hussain

    and countless more.

    These came out AFTER Blair met with the family, well his distraught mother, his father is ill ..distraught but able enough to send an email detailing all that to of all places, the CBC..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Yeah, but the links you provided OffWhyte don't speculate about him being an evil Islamist, so they don't count in MrOilers eyes. Which is incredibly hypocritical of him, because as far as I can tell, the only source for that information are anonymous police sources providing information to reporters. It's hypocritical because he's probably made 100+ posts here whining about all the anonymously sourced articles about Trump, and how journalism that uses anonymous sources is likely fake, and so on.

    But his antennas immediately go up the second someone that looks/sounds Middle Eastern is involved in crime, and all of the sudden it's totally valid and acceptable to speculate based upon anonymous sources.

    Fine - make all the excuses and apologies for this shooter you want.


    He successfully shot 14 people with a handgun while walking - he was obviously taught how to shoot, and had practiced. He was known to the police and CSIS, and followed Islamist websites. they withheld his name for a day so they could scrub his social media accounts before the public could see them and see his photos. Canada's liberal media chooses to ignore those facts.


    You may be OK with our media chalking up fellow Canadians being killed by radicalized gunmen solely to "mental illness", but I am not.

    We don't want to hurt the feelings of the other terrorists and mass murderers out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers
    Fine - make all the excuses and apologies for this shooter you want.


    You're such a libelous little scum bag. Where did I make a single excuse for the shooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers
    You may be OK with our media chalking up fellow Canadians being killed by radicalized gunmen solely to "mental illness", but I am not.


    Where did I mention mental illness in my post? The only thing I spoke of in my post is your hypocrisy regarding anonymously sourced news.



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    Here we see a wild far-left liberal in his natural habitat, resorting to childish name-calling and trying personal attacks instead of making an argument. Note that the name-calling has no measurable effect except for making the liberal momentarily feel superior as he makes his retreat back into the wilderness.

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    Please no feeling sorry for this guy or any mass murderers. Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OffWhyte View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Not sure why our own Canadian media is neglecting to report in-depth on the details, possible motives and history of the recent mass-shooting gunman in Toronto.

    But thankfully, Canadians can learn about what's happening in our own country through the USA news:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faisal-...an-2018-07-24/
    I guess you missed this:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...ental-illness/

    and this:

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...ness-says.html

    and this:

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/what-w...sain-1.4025382

    and this:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toron...ends-1.4758969

    and this:

    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...faisal-hussain

    and countless more.

    These came out AFTER Blair met with the family, well his distraught mother, his father is ill ..distraught but able enough to send an email detailing all that to of all places, the CBC..
    "Of all places, the CBC"? Right, because the Sun and Ezra Levant and his pet "news" project, The Rebel Media, would be much more appropriate. At least they'd be trumpeting the fact that the guy has a name that could be taken as him being Muslim and thus, a terrorist.

    Forget about waiting for actual facts. We need people pointing out in 72 point type that his name is Hussain. Which is pretty much all we KNOW at this point.

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    Queen's Guard shoves female tourist at Windsor

    https://news.sky.com/video/queens-gu...urist-11448156

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Yeah, but the links you provided OffWhyte don't speculate about him being an evil Islamist, so they don't count in MrOilers eyes. Which is incredibly hypocritical of him, because as far as I can tell, the only source for that information are anonymous police sources providing information to reporters. It's hypocritical because he's probably made 100+ posts here whining about all the anonymously sourced articles about Trump, and how journalism that uses anonymous sources is likely fake, and so on.

    But his antennas immediately go up the second someone that looks/sounds Middle Eastern is involved in crime, and all of the sudden it's totally valid and acceptable to speculate based upon anonymous sources.
    Only sources confirming bias count?

    The Shooters own parents are suggesting this is mental health related. I would have no reason do believe otherwise considering even his friends found him very off and that neither detected any connection with terrorism.


    You are right at how predictable it is that some factions would simply look at the name and infer away..
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    From the chief of police....

    Of course, there are those here that will dismiss this as "fake news" since it was reported in the Toronto Star.


    ‘No evidence’ to support claims that Daesh responsible for Danforth mass shooting, Toronto police chief says


    In a statement Wednesday, Saunders said all areas of Toronto’s police service have been involved in the investigation, and the force has received assistance from law enforcement partners “at every level.”


    “At this stage, we have no evidence to support these claims,” Saunders said regarding any connection to the terrorist group, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL.


    “Accurate information about this investigation will only be released by the Toronto Police Service. We will continue to explore every investigative avenue including interviewing those who knew Mr. Hussain, reviewing his online activity, and looking into his experiences with mental health,” the statement said.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...hief-says.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Queen's Guard shoves female tourist at Windsor

    https://news.sky.com/video/queens-gu...urist-11448156
    What did she try and do..you cant touch them, and sometimes tourists dont know that..

    Oh the link worked finally, good lord..that was quite the push! she didnt see the line you can't step over, I guess
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    Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole


    https://quillette.com/2018/09/07/aca...e-memory-hole/


    Summary - a scientific study that presents a statistical/mathematical model that can be used to measure the Greater Male Variability Hypothesis (GMVH), which is a hypothesis that basically states that there is generally a greater variance of geniuses and idiots among males than there is among females. The model can be used for analyzing many different aspects in evolutionary biology.

    Some academic snowflakes are trying to bury it and get the researchers de-funded because they are offended by someone developing a tool to analyze the GMVH.


    Here is the original study: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.04184.pdf

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    Surprised nobody mentioned this one, its classic;

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...aris-feminist/


    I'm not even able to discern the motivation here. I suspect its actually residual anger that males can **** conveniently. Its sexist to be able to do that and have facility to encourage it. Apparently its better to pee right on the sidewalk. I dunno…

    Gwendoline Coipeault of the feminist organisation Femmes Solidaires said: “These urinals are designed to comfort men and reinforce the idea that women aren’t welcome in the public space. It is discrimination and reinforces the stereotypical, sexist idea that men can’t control themselves in any way, including their bladders.”
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    The fact that it's almost universally males whining away about political correctness does give some faint credence to the idea that the only tool to use on a dick is a machete.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, hate speech and all. I don't mean that literally.

    But I do mean this, literally: if you are a male offended by what you call political correctness, just shut the f--- up. There are reasons everything civilized offends you, and ALL of them are against you.

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    In other news Serena Williams loses the US final due to alleged chair umpire sexist abuse.

    Although all the videos detect Serena screaming abuse at the Chaim umpire for several minutes at multiple times between screaming say your sorry and don't talk to me. Serena "lost it" on the court and was losing in the match. Most of her frustration was her inability to be beat like that in a match. She became unglued and could not restrain her anger.

    Seems like the sexist card gets played a lot these days.

    The only thing that wasn't blamed was Donald Trump. But I might have missed it..

    ps I lol when the young winner had the good grace to immediately shake hands with the chair official thereby setting an example of conduct right in front of Serena. Serena instead mutters "you still didn't apologize and refuses handshake.

    From reports this is Serena's third meltdown at the US open alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AShetsen View Post
    The fact that it's almost universally males whining away about political correctness does give some faint credence to the idea that the only tool to use on a dick is a machete.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, hate speech and all. I don't mean that literally.

    But I do mean this, literally: if you are a male offended by what you call political correctness, just shut the f--- up. There are reasons everything civilized offends you, and ALL of them are against you.
    Stop posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AShetsen View Post
    The fact that it's almost universally males whining away about political correctness does give some faint credence to the idea that the only tool to use on a dick is a machete.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, hate speech and all. I don't mean that literally.

    But I do mean this, literally: if you are a male offended by what you call political correctness, just shut the f--- up. There are reasons everything civilized offends you, and ALL of them are against you.
    There are so many things wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AShetsen View Post
    The fact that it's almost universally males whining away about political correctness does give some faint credence to the idea that the only tool to use on a dick is a machete.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, hate speech and all. I don't mean that literally.

    But I do mean this, literally: if you are a male offended by what you call political correctness, just shut the f--- up. There are reasons everything civilized offends you, and ALL of them are against you.
    Stop posting.

    It's so nice to have AS blocked, he loves to hear himself post..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    In other news Serena Williams loses the US final due to alleged chair umpire sexist abuse.

    Although all the videos detect Serena screaming abuse at the Chaim umpire for several minutes at multiple times between screaming say your sorry and don't talk to me. Serena "lost it" on the court and was losing in the match. Most of her frustration was her inability to be beat like that in a match. She became unglued and could not restrain her anger.

    Seems like the sexist card gets played a lot these days.

    The only thing that wasn't blamed was Donald Trump. But I might have missed it..

    ps I lol when the young winner had the good grace to immediately shake hands with the chair official thereby setting an example of conduct right in front of Serena. Serena instead mutters "you still didn't apologize and refuses handshake.

    From reports this is Serena's third meltdown at the US open alone.

    Context



    But it is ok, he was just an intense athlete...
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    ^ In a different time.
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    and different gender
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    Wait, can somebody explain this to me please. Did Serena Williams say something sexist? I guess I must've missed the story.

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    No. It is because there is a debatable point that women players are treated differently than male players.

    Last week a female player momentarily took off her shirt that was on backwards. She had a full coverage sport bra on and even so she got in trouble. Make take their shirts off regularly and it is not an issue.
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    Again, note the context of the Serena Williams story:

    In the context of the formerly dominant group, Serena Williams does not complain against political correctness; rather, her complaint is tiresome political correctness.

    "Political correctness" is a whiny fighting word against efforts to have the formerly dominant group control their gross generalizations against everyone else.

    Gross generalizations against the formerly dominant group, in the view of this group, are not political correctness, but form offensive behaviour or even hate speech.

    But you see, if you are allowed to be rude, then others are allowed to be rude to you as well -- and to complain about your offensive behaviour or hate speech.

    Everyone should learn to take it, before carrying on dishing it out. Otherwise they ought to be dismissed as snowflakes, not at all as pure as the driven snow.

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    It does appear that male athletes can mouth off more to the judges than women.
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    Maybe in tennis...but have you ever refereed women's hockey?

    Oh yeah...they're as lippy as any man.
    Tired of being taken advantage of .

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    I suspect Williams got slammed down for more than just lippiness AND sex. But, amazingly, she made the choice not to mention her skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    In other news Serena Williams loses the US final due to alleged chair umpire sexist abuse.

    Although all the videos detect Serena screaming abuse at the Chaim umpire for several minutes at multiple times between screaming say your sorry and don't talk to me. Serena "lost it" on the court and was losing in the match. Most of her frustration was her inability to be beat like that in a match. She became unglued and could not restrain her anger.

    Seems like the sexist card gets played a lot these days.

    The only thing that wasn't blamed was Donald Trump. But I might have missed it..

    ps I lol when the young winner had the good grace to immediately shake hands with the chair official thereby setting an example of conduct right in front of Serena. Serena instead mutters "you still didn't apologize and refuses handshake.

    From reports this is Serena's third meltdown at the US open alone.

    Context



    But it is ok, he was just an intense athlete...
    Not sure he would be screaming "say you're sorry" and blame shifting to the same degree or pulling a sexism card to explain away his own petulant behavior.

    Nor do I think McEnroes behavior was viewed as OK. He was penalized as well for it.

    McEnroe on court was a mess, as acknowledged, and sad as that remains some of his memory, which is unfortunate as he was a great player but that becomes what he's remembered for, his outbursts.

    I'm not sure Serena, the female version, would even want that comparison although apparently she does.


    I think the major thing is Mc wasn't attempting to represent something of significance. He was only representing spoiled privileged contempt. One of the worst examples of unprofessional behavior in all of pro sports.

    The part that stirs me a bit is Serena is saying she did what she did for womens rights, for feminism. Its an outright anger induced lie. Her remarkably disconnected illogical statements during her 20mins of outbursts were created by anger. Were rage induced. She wasn't even making sense. She even apologized to the chair umpire at first and thanked him for his consideration and talking her concerns through. He actually very politely deescalated her. But she lost it again several times during the match and shifted again blaming the official for what her own coach said was illegal coaching from him.

    In the most comical part of the dialog Serena is heard shouting ''say your sorry, say your sorry, don't speak to me, don't say anything to me and then 10secs later raging and asking him questions" How does a person even respond to that?


    Serena is being critiqued not because she's black or a women, she's being critiqued because her own poor sportsmanship overshadowed what was a brilliant win for her female counterpart. Serena herself, and to her credit would know it was wrong for her to do that.
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    Thing is, in any sport the ref's word should be final. Dis the ref. and you're penalised. And ref's should be 100% impartial on all counts. Otherwise, what's the point in even having a ref?

    If ref's are shown to have biases in any regard, then they too should be penalised by their governing body. It's called discipline and should be displayed by all involved - players, referees, and governing bodies.
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    The most interesting thing is that the many times Serena has raged against female chair officials or line judges she hasn't label those outbursts as fighting for feminism oriented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    Thing is, in any sport the ref's word should be final. Dis the ref. and you're penalised. And ref's should be 100% impartial on all counts. Otherwise, what's the point in even having a ref?

    If ref's are shown to have biases in any regard, then they too should be penalised by their governing body. It's called discipline and should be displayed by all involved - players, referees, and governing bodies.
    I watched the match and rewatched several videos including the long version out of interest. if anything the Chair judge tries to de-escalate Serena, tries to help her turn it around, tries to help her calm down. When these efforts continued to fail, and Serena continued to interrupt the match regularly it eventually came to the point where repeated penalties were given. The Chair official had no real recourse. Even two other higher ranking tournament officials were unsuccessful in discussing the matter with Serena who was simply raging and done.


    The unfortunate thing is watching the match most of the instances of rage by Serena were not induced by anything but her opponent who simply slamming balls past her. She just couldn't handle losing the match. That's the takeaway from a lot of people there or that watched the match.
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    I suspect Williams got slammed down for more than just lippiness AND sex. But, amazingly, she made the choice not to mention her skin.
    Thin skin?

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    Interesting - on the “limits” comment I’m not sure if it’s a serious statement or sarcasm below (or if it’s a translation):

    Man arrested after breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia - BBC News


    “But the point which has caused the most consternation comes at the end of the video, when the woman appears to feed the man.

    Many Saudis on social media were highly critical of both the man and the woman, with the majority of people wondering why the man was punished instead of the woman.

    "I need to understand why men are constantly punished and not women," said Twitter user Malak. "I am a Saudi [woman] and I swear I want them to punish her with him. Laughter, eating at the workplace... where are your limits?"

    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-45471549
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AShetsen View Post
    I suspect Williams got slammed down for more than just lippiness AND sex. But, amazingly, she made the choice not to mention her skin.
    Thin skin?
    haha, well done. A Monday morning laugh delivered, thanks for that.
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    “Destroys” - I’ve seen that - hilarious. Who posts that stuff.

    Jordan Peterson DESTROYS Tom Ballard - Tonightly With Tom Ballard
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2hxHPYr7PQ



    The Embassy: Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy - Episode One - Tonightly With Tom Ballard
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    Okay, the problem with these kinds of people is that they often have a valid point, but they overstate it to a ludicrous degree.

    Ontario school board accused of pressuring teachers not to teach ‘racist’ To Kill a Mockingbird

    No book has an inalienable right to be taught in school, and there is a strong argument to be made that books using racial slurs(even for commendable purposes) can create problems for in-class reading. But to denounce the entire book as "racist" and "violent" is just derailing the whole discussion, away from what could have been a very legitimate point.

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    Especially when the book speaks out against the serious issues of rape and racial inequality, written by a woman author. Obviously the Ontario School Board never read the book.
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    “ “That’s a dangerous thing, to refer to a white writer as a white supremacist,” the teacher said. ” *

    That’s negative generalization and so that’s racism.


    Next, ban the teaching of all Canadian history because European and Asian immigration/invasion...

    Actually ban pre-Canadian history too because the FN and many other indigenous cultures were sometimes at war and sometimes enslaving other indigenous peoples. History lessons would invariably centre around the victors, possibly the aggressors.


    Interesting point here though (see below). Maybe the racist treatment of the indigenous (by indigenous themselves and then by Europeans, then racism against the Irish, the French or Roman Catholics, the “mixed-bloods”, the Métis etc should be taught first - in order of appearance in the nation’s historical timeline(s).


    “The use of racist texts as entry points into discussions about racism is hardly for the benefit of black students who already experience racism,” reads a directive to teachers in Peel, a suburban region northwest of Toronto. “This should give us pause — who does the use of these texts centre? Who does it serve? Why do we continue to teach them?”
    * https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...-a-mockingbird
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    ^ The first sentence is almost like saying all white people are white supremacists.

    I'm all in favour of inclusiveness but good lord, have these people got nothing better to do?

    Just sayin.
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    Not getting involved. AShetsen may be dialing us in.

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    A Star Is Born Rating Changed After Teens Severely Triggered

    It's easy to make fun of Generation Snowflake who supposedly can't handle the rough and tumble of everyday reality. But for all the macho talk of previous generations being less coddled, I can still remember that, as late as the early 80s, about the only kind of films that didn't have AT LEAST a "parental guidance" warning were Disney(and at that time, Disney more often than not meant The Apple Dumpling Gang and allied offerings). I remember Oh God! being rated adult(ie. kids need parents to get into the theatre) and that's about as innocuous as it gets.

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    It was or is just a matter of time.

    Dutchman, 69, brings lawsuit to lower his age 20 years - BBC News

    “Emile Ratelband, 69, wants to shift his birthday from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969, comparing the change to identifying as being transgender.

    "We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can't I decide my own age?" he said.

    A local court in the eastern city of Arnhem is expected to rule on the case within four weeks.


    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46133262
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    this is why it's important for people to be educated on scientific advancements throughout their life. if you think the categories of age and gender are at all related, you need to be sent back to grade 8 science.
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    "We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can't I decide my own age?" he said.
    He wants to know why he can't just "decide" his own age? And the courts are actually giving him the time to present his case?

    This is hilarious!

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    I'm sure he's being cynical. I mean, if he wins he loses pension and seniors discounts, and gains what? maybe reduced life and travel health insurance premiums?

    He acknowledged that he was born in 1949 as a fact, he feels different. how is that different than someone who was born male (with all the plumbing) wanting to be officially listed as female because he feels different even thought the facts remain the same?
    There can only be one.

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    I thought I read somewhere that he's trying to up his chances on Tinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander II View Post
    He acknowledged that he was born in 1949 as a fact, he feels different. how is that different than someone who was born male (with all the plumbing) wanting to be officially listed as female because he feels different even thought the facts remain the same?
    It's different because of math.

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    Not really. Both are feelings overriding facts.
    There can only be one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander II
    He acknowledged that he was born in 1949 as a fact, he feels different. how is that different than someone who was born male (with all the plumbing) wanting to be officially listed as female because he feels different even thought the facts remain the same?


    They are totally different situations/conditions, and I'm disappointed that you would draw an analogy between the two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander II View Post
    Not really. Both are feelings overriding facts.
    Are you claiming that sex and gender are always the same and that gender dysphoria is not an actual medical condition requiring treatment? That trans people are just letting their "feelings" override the facts of their body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    I thought I read somewhere that he's trying to up his chances on Tinder.
    So must lie about your age,like many people do...lol

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    It's pretty much exactly the same as the Albertan who is officially a woman for the purposes of lower insurance rates.

    Gender Disphoria certainly exists but it is entirely about feelings. Gender as recently redefined as independent of sex is entirely a social construct and is entirely defined based on expressed feeling - outside of feelings it doesn't even exist.

    There are people who vary significantly from "typical" people of their sex in all kinds of ways, physically, mentally and emotionally. That's undeniable. But it does not follow that they do not belong to their physical gender/sex.
    There can only be one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycles View Post
    this is why it's important for people to be educated on scientific advancements throughout their life. if you think the categories of age and gender are at all related, you need to be sent back to grade 8 science.
    Yes right you are. Different unrelated facets of being. There’s sex and there’s gender. Maybe there’s unrelated but similarly separable distinctions / differentiations for other characteristics of life. Here maybe chronological age, mental age, biological age... the rate(s) of aging may need further research and understanding. Moreover, what’s adulthood, middle age and all the rest?

    As with many things in life, people pick and choose which differences between and among people(s) that they will try to understand, to accept, to encourage or facilitate or tolerate and which they will show intolerance towards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudly View Post
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    Hilarious!

    “Each of these twelve adorable kittens was subject to a week-long, grueling interview process to ensure there was absolutely nothing problematic in its beliefs.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    Thing is, in any sport the ref's word should be final. Dis the ref. and you're penalised. And ref's should be 100% impartial on all counts. Otherwise, what's the point in even having a ref?

    If ref's are shown to have biases in any regard, then they too should be penalised by their governing body. It's called discipline and should be displayed by all involved - players, referees, and governing bodies.
    Apparently giving coaching isn’t the same as taking coaching, yet the coachee gets the penalty out of the perception by the referee that the coachee is receiving the coach. The player may not identify as a student but gets labelled by the referee as a student receiving instructions.

    So simply bar the coaches from the court area during play. (Basically shoot the messenger because the recipient doesn’t want the message. Like a heckler vs performer relationship.)

    Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis - Sportsnet.ca

    “Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of the spectacle would let "viewers enjoy it as a show" and "ensure that it remains pivotal in the sport." “

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/sere...-boost-tennis/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post

    Are you claiming that sex and gender are always the same and that gender dysphoria is not an actual medical condition requiring treatment? That trans people are just letting their "feelings" override the facts of their body?
    All I know is that males have a Y chromosome in every cell of their body and females do not, and that determines a person's biological role in reproduction of the species. And just like every other mammalian species in the animal kingdom, human beings are all born male or female. Those are facts.

    Everything else to do with gender after that is cosplay (except for the people who do it because they have a mental illness).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post

    Are you claiming that sex and gender are always the same and that gender dysphoria is not an actual medical condition requiring treatment? That trans people are just letting their "feelings" override the facts of their body?
    All I know is that males have a Y chromosome in every cell of their body and females do not, and that determines a person's biological role in reproduction of the species. And just like every other mammalian species in the animal kingdom, human beings are all born male or female. Those are facts.

    Everything else to do with gender after that is cosplay (except for the people who do it because they have a mental illness).
    It is nowhere near as black and white as you try to claim. Many people are born intersex or with "ambiguous" genitalia. And it is outright false to say that all humans have either XY or XX and represents a significant display of ignorance of basic biology: http://www.who.int/genomics/gender/en/index1.html

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    Genetic abnormalities (or deformities) is not transgenderism.

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