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Submitted by pale on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 13:52.
With the news full of Amanda Todd, many of us have gone into some deep reflection of school years where we were harassed and tormented on a daily basis.
We feel very deeply for that young girl, even though we didn't know her.
It has struck a chord because we can empathize with what she was feeling to a certain extent.
The hopelessness, the fear, the....shame?
It was different back when I was in school, then, we were not wired into our school peers at home. The internet has made it that much worse for many kids. Running the daily gauntlet on the bus (which I simply refused to use much of the time) going to school and just feeling like it was hell to get through a day. But if you made it home, and could just hide in your bedroom and have a good cry- daily...Home was not all that much better BTW.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 18:55.
We came across a site the other day that made the whole family in the batcave laugh, dog-shaming.com.
People post pictures of their dogs with guilt riddled faces and a note explaining the "crime" that the dog has committed.
Funny stuff. The dogs don't care too much. They have no idea of the thousands of people who are looking and laughing at them. Or with them in many cases.
But this particular thing is also happening to children.
There have been several instances found online of parents posting similar things.
I just gasp at the cruelty of that one in that last link. It will come back to bite someone in the butt, the internet is forever after all.
Submitted by pale on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:28.
I was just watching this preview on CBC's Fifth Estate site, and damned if that quote didn't enter my head....
Submitted by pale on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:39.
Did this actually just appear in an online news column, written by a grown man?
You betcha. A petulant little whine festivus. In the NP, but of course.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 09/09/2012 - 10:33.
Just when you thought you had heard it all...
Bev Oda was busted for smoking in a Washington DC hotel room, and fined $250 dollars for the privilege. She then tried to charge it as an expense, but paid it back when it was discovered, or about to be discovered.
Small potatoes, when you think of all the wasteful things the Harper Conservatives have spent our money on. But, it is indicative of the lack of honesty and accountability that is rife in that government.
Submitted by pale on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 11:48.
Harper likes to keep everything "in the family" as it were.
They may not be blood relatives, but they are all related somehow somewhere.
More like the 1st degree.
Wright met with Barrick Gold twice in May of this year, and the PMO sees nothing wrong with that of course.
Peter Munk, the Chairman of Barrick Gold, also a director/trustee of the Aurea Foundation which Wright was also a director until shortly before his appointment to the PMO. That is outlined in that article that is linked, but dig just a little deeper......
Submitted by pale on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 12:55.
In my twitter feed today I spotted a conversation with two people I think highly of, and another....I really don't know what to think mostly.
Today however, it started here:
Well. Why is it so many of the so called progressive men are so callous with this topic?
We just went through an incident with some glaring similarities over at good 'ol prob blogs. You may recall, where a couple of them think it's a fine'ol idea to debate the right of women to decide what happens to their bodies?
Submitted by pale on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 20:01.
Carney put his tootsies into the piranha pool the other day and the corporate fishies are now attempting to take off his leg.
In this instance he is totally correct.
Oh sure, the corporate piranha's are telling us they are just being prudent and all. They are just saving for a rainy day.
See, the corps make a lot more money when they lay off all the workers or cut wages and benefits of regular workers. They want to devalue the worth of the rest of us so they can keep more and more for themselves. So far it's a great gig, and they get the total support of anyone who votes Conservative.
The CEO's of those corporations make more money every year, they don't care much.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 13:07.
I oppose the pipeline here in BC.
I write letters, I
I read scientific reports, and use common sense in my decision making. I am a pacifist who does not believe in violence or war.
A direct contradiction of the corporate owned Government of Canada that does not represent me.
Are you an "Eco terrorist" too?
Feel free. as always.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 20:09.
The blogosphere and the twitterverse are alive with chatter about the absolutely stoopid statements that GOP'er Todd Akin made yesterday.
The GOP is even backing off from supporting him in his senate race.
I don't actually think they disagree either, they are most likely just horrified that someone said it out loud. For women voters to hear. Oh My. They still try to hide some of their crazy.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 17:29.
Sun entertainment is pointing out a study that shows....That many Canadians simply do not have an emergency fund. They are not setting money aside for a rainy day.
Of course, that is where I start laughing my ass off.
Set money aside.....With what?
Prices go up, wages do not. Lose your job? The Cons will be forcing you to take a lower paying one anyway.
We spend all of the money we make on bills and basics.
Really, it is that simple.
What they are trying to do is show how CARELESS people are.
Tsk tsk many of their readers will be saying. Many of them are probably baby boomers and seniors who got to live in better times created and engineered by their parents who wanted them to have a better life. Times where saving was possible.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 08/05/2012 - 13:14.
Into the coffers of corporate Canada. As anyone with a grasp of reality knows.
And let's face facts, the Liberals have mostly favoured this approach too.
See, corporations are not actually reinvesting all those juicy tax breaks into this country. They are not paying it out to their shareholders even. Nope.
They are stashing it away in mattresses all over the world.
Voodoo economics, Reaganomics, trickle down. It's all complete bullshit.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 09:18.
Anyone else following the LIBOR scandal that started in the UK and is spreading like a wildfire across the global banking industry?
If not, this could be a good popcorn and beer opportunity. If you can still afford those things.
But...but many will say, that's in London.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 18:48.
To bad trash.
Gonna miss her. "NOT".
See Kenney and Moore. They have pants on fire on a regular basis.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 09:18.
Looks like it may shape up here on the Wet Coast, but I will not hold my breath.
But just wait until next winter, when Canadians living in the official town of Denial Canada will poke their heads out their doors and proclaim that they see snow! So this climate change stuff is all a conspiracy to take away their SUV's.
And guns, it always involves their guns.
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