“Absolute rubbish by hardliners here...
How many baby boomers who smoked weed back in the day are now at the top of their fields and raking in some of the biggest bucks? They should study that!
FTR, Some of the smartest and successful people I know are known to smoke pot and were complete 'stoners' in high school. They also graduted on the honour roll and went on to higher learning and work for some pretty big brand name companies. Also some of the best amateur musicians I know.
Simple reasons for pot not being legal - COMPETITION to too many of the top industries, the industries that have been holding our bodies, evolution and politics hostage.”
Malcontent21 on Dec 22, 2012 at 14:33:31
“Guys who work on Wall Street do harder drugs than that.”
Especially about 'the corporate world' not being prepared for us- I find that so completely true, older generations just don't understand how quickly things are changing.
What we're seeing is an evolution in the way that things are fundamentally done. The problem is that our generation is the one that's going to have to bring the world into it's next phase, the one that the generations after us is going to greatly benefit from.
But as you pointed out, change takes time- until then we're just going to have to be satisfied with being lumped in with the 'bad apples'.”
Nov 6, 2012 at 08:48:55
“Quite frankly, I'm sick of this divisiveness....
Province against province, generation against generation.
Look, housing costs are out of control- not just buying but also renting.
Food costs are up. Gas is up. Money doesn't go as far.
These are things that all generations can relate to.
You know it wasn't long ago that gen x-ers were 'the entitled ones'- what's with the selective memory?
Oh and the baby boomers that are holding positions for longer bc things costs so much now that they can't retire comfortably. They also made things harder for the future generations- They went from being ultra liberal to conservatives. Don't judge.
We all have our faults, it would be wise not to throw rocks in glass houses.
Respect and empathy for each other's circumstances would go a long way. Don't forget what being a Canadian really means.”
drinkingtea on Nov 8, 2012 at 20:28:08
“Unfortunately, the media loves to divide people! So it isn't surprising to see many inflammatory comments on here, and it really is a shame. Great things come out of working together, especially in this age of ever-changing technology. Younger generations have a lot to learn from the older ones, and vice versa.”
Oct 25, 2012 at 17:46:46
“95 countries were able to update their passports before Canada? And all the gaffes they made? You know if the people who were in charge of this project were in the real world and not protected by their government jobs, they would have been fired.”
fignolin on Oct 25, 2012 at 18:14:28
“I am not only tired of this weird governement and baird's face and stupid comments, but I'm starting to be totally ashamed ! even the Chretien era look like heaven now.”
Oct 25, 2012 at 17:35:31
“Quebec, Ontario and Vancouver y'all need to stop the province on province hatred. If there was real leadership at the helm of Canada, the focus would be on what brings Canadians together and not on what seperates them (no pun intended).
By calling each other names Harper gets exactly what he wants- while you're talking about the same things over and over, you're not talking about what he's doing.
He wants to be an American Republican so bad, seems like that would be bad for Canada and not really part of Canada's national identity-
but by all means, go on with your petty arguments, instead of seeing what's really going on with Canada and standing up together to be more...for each other... for future generations...and for what's right.”
“First, it was look at all those hideous blue shirts...
Then it was, look at all the ridiculous people/things journalists and colleagues have compared him to...
On to, he'll never be his dad...
But he should dress like him.
Look I get that this is in style and for sure he could wear sexier suits with more flamboyant shirts and socks, add a touch of bling.... and voila! A Rockstar.
But he's not, that's just what people want him to be... what he is though, is a dad and a husband- which I'm sure is why he wears the same shirt a few times b/c REAL parents don't put money into themselves, they put into their kids and their future.
Maybe HP Style should write on who are the best dressed MPs and how they're effing up the lives of Canadians and their family by caring more about clothes then the people they swore to fight for.”
Oct 2, 2012 at 13:20:42
“People... pessimism does not beget change- what is needed in Canada is change. A change in governance, ideals, morals, pride and on and on...
Trudeau is at least putting the ideas out there for a change in philosophy and a debate in Canadian values, which is absolutely needed.”
freeSpeakr on Oct 2, 2012 at 15:23:14
“At this point anything looks better than our current corporatist tool er Dear Leader and his malignant straussian and randian economic and social ideologies.”
“All I'm saying is that it's not like she has facial hair b/c she is Sikh- she has facial hair b/c of an underlying medical condition.
Again I'm not saying that being Sikh is bad, all I'm saying is that science is kind of like it's own religion and at some point they might contradict each other.
Just like at some point a christian paleontologist might struggle with his/her religion vs. the science he/she studies and in such cases, that, is where a choice is going to have to be made. Not to say that religion is bad but that certain sciences and certain religions make for some very strange bedfellows.
Oh and I'm not sure where you got your info on the Higgs Boson b/c there has been such controversy over just the simple nickname 'god particle'- so to say that science and religion perfectly coexist on this matter is simply a fallacy.
This is not about how awesome of a human she is or about how right a religion is... but about the age old struggle between science and religion.”
kaurpower on Sep 26, 2012 at 14:20:14
“This article is unequivocally NOT about science and religion. This is about her choice as a human being on how she decided to live her life. I wholeheartedly believe that you have not met many Sikh's in your life for you to know that within our community, this isn't seen as a "bad" thing.
Whether or not she has a hormonal balance is not for us to know or decide or judge. She has chosen to not share it.
I am not saying that Sikhism is "better" than Christianity or whatever, I was explaining what we believe.
Regardless, this isn't even about religion. Her religion will NOT hold her back from pursuing an education or a career. It obviously doesn't even matter to her what you or I think, as she hasn't in any way shape or form changed anything about herself. Should she be the best neurosurgeon in the country - a person requiring medical attention will care more about the care she will receive from his/her doctor, than how they look.
To say that you can't be religious in order to be scientific is limited and pretty close-minded = and this is coming from someone who has a degree in Computer Science and in Astro-Physics.
(AND yes, the God Particle is the higgs boson but even religious physicists have been part of the pursual of it - ie Adbus Salam, a Nobel Prize winner - that is what I was referring to.)”
Sep 26, 2012 at 10:32:05
“They're sexy-ish and like I said,these mega condos aren't blocking anything in Mississauga and are in fact adding to the landscape.
While some argument can be made for shapes of buildings, what really concerns me about all these buildings is the lack of future considerations and greening. They are cutting edge for like 20 years ago, when they should be trying for cutting edge for 10-20 years down the line.”
“Religion, science and psychology don't mix- in fact, science is like it's own religion.
Grow out a freaking fu manchu, for all I care.. but it's religion or science- it can't be both.
The science in her body is telling her one thing- hormone imbalance. (which should be plenty obvious to a neurosurgeon in training)
But her religion is telling her another- Que sera, sera... besides your body is a vessel for a genderless being, so some male characteristics on a female- not a big deal.
The question isn't should she shave it?
The question is will her religion interfere with her career and the well being of others? Eventually, something is going to have to give, simply, b/c of the career path that she chose.”
demmel on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:53:35
“Science is the how, God is the why.”
kaurpower on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:53:24
“I dont agree with your comment. I am a Sikh woman myself, with a scientific degree (not a medical one - but a technical one) and have never come across a scenario where my faith interferes with my religion. If you have never heard of it, the perfect example of a coexistence of Science and Religion is the God Particle (look it up, if you aren't aware). You can be a religious person and still have a scientific mind.
What YOU are talking about is more along the lines of ethics. Sikhism teaches honest living, selfless service to others (ie volunteering, betterment of your community at large) and a rememberance of god always. I dont see how it interferes with her career path.
And if the hormonal imbalance isn't causing her any issues (which we are not sure as she hasn't divulged it), then who are we to say anything?
I believe she's well more advanced in her thinking than both you and i. Sikhs do believe in focusing more on our inner selves and how we TREAT other people, than the materialistic and ritualistic.
“And what about doctors that shrug it off as mere hypochondria?
The truth is you put faith in your doctor but they don't always have faith that you know what's normal and not normal for your body.
There are countless stories of women complaining for years and not having test results show anything until it's too late.”
Sep 25, 2012 at 14:00:41
“It's really to say all of these things but reality can be quite different.
Not every shop has competent workers who actually know how to fit a bra properly, especially for a bigger size. For years I had sales people "fitting" the wrong size just b/c their store didn't carry my size and they wanted to make the sale.
Problem no.2: In Canada, the only place to find anything bigger than DDD are in boutiques and $100/bra seriously?!
I now buy all my bras from the UK but b/c I can't be fitted in person the sizing is still off.
But at least I only waste $50 and not $100.”
Sep 25, 2012 at 12:46:36
“Oh Toronto, trying to hang with the cool cities except... you're not cool.
If you want to build lots of skyscaper condos in Mississauga, go ahead, nothing to look at around there anyways.
But to do that in Toronto.. Not smart.
What about green rooftops and places to grow produce?
Maybe that sounds like hippy speak but think of all the concrete going up.
Or even the fact that so many homes are going to be left in the shadow of these towering montrosities or even that half the city is going to be staring into each others living spaces.
It's great to have award winning architecture but be smart about it and don't leave out the soul.”
Karen Pottruff on Sep 26, 2012 at 09:44:11
“What do you think about the 2 Marilyn Monroe condos in Mississauga? Their shape is different and appealing.”
CDNCIES on Sep 25, 2012 at 17:04:22
“"What about green rooftops and places to grow produce?"
You've seen our Mayor right?
I completely agree. This city lost it's soul a while ago.”
Opus Fideo on Sep 25, 2012 at 15:32:17
“putting up steel and concrete buildings... how is that different than any other city? NYC, London, Paris, Tokyo, etc... all "cool" cities... all putting up concrete and steel towers.”
Blodo on Sep 25, 2012 at 15:30:15
“"What about green rooftops and places to grow produce?"
I was thinking the same thing. Most of the designs don't consider anything growing at all. It some ways they seem like an architectural step backward.”
Sep 25, 2012 at 11:24:33
“Things are going to get much harder in Canada in the upcoming years.
The Conservatives have basically said- screw the environment, screw the rights of the people, screw the middle class, put more people in jail and drill for oil baby!!!”
Sep 24, 2012 at 19:27:30
“Whatever, people need to unbunch their panties.
All these comments about how the kids are going to need therapy.. They are going to need therapy anyways; parents aren't perfect and whether they admit to having a fav or not, the kids are always going to feel that one gets treated better than the others. That's life with siblings.”
Sep 24, 2012 at 12:50:36
“Real talk, Canada has lost it's national identity. That last election was a joke- those who voted for Harper were the ones who would benefit from his right wing american policies.
It's time that Canadians took a good look at where Canada is and where they want it to be.
Instead of wishing that there is something you could do, do it. Take it to the streets and excercise your democratic right.”
Rob Vann on Sep 24, 2012 at 17:50:19
“It's a bit bizarre but Parti Québécois seems to be doing i'ts part in preserving Canadian values and it took 300,000 folks in the streets to do it..I suspect part of the PQ being elected is hatred for Harper.”
HopperRox on Sep 24, 2012 at 13:25:09
“We lost that right too.....dissent is a prison sentence after the Blue 100k+ club comes for your arrest. The cops like Harper! Who else gave them a billion dollars to gobble up in just days? I think the more technical term is using a situation to "buy votes". Nope I wouldn't protest in Canada, once they hang the criminal label on you (no matter how small), you'll never work again for decent money unless self employed. The corps and gov't have it all worked out;) No Grade 12, no can pick up garbage;)”
“Bottom line: People (not just men) cheat b/c they are broken. Every other 'reason' is just an excuse to not deal with the deeper psychological reasons as to why they didn't just go their seperate ways from the person they felt the need to cheat on.”
onionboy on Sep 24, 2012 at 17:44:20
“I agree with the part about it being all people, not just one gender. Research has shown that, by and large, men and women cheat for the same reasons, the other person makes them feel better about themselves. Nothing is 100%, but the best way to avoid cheating is to build one's partner up and never tear them down.”
Benjo333 on Sep 24, 2012 at 17:04:56
“Not everyone is cut out for monogamy...no shame in it.”
Sep 24, 2012 at 10:20:44
“There needs to be a Japanese-esque approach to work and excercise, where the whole company takes part at certain hours of the day.
There are too many companies that don't offer 1 hour lunch breaks, where you would have enough time to do these excercises and maybe even digest your food.
But the truth and what's going to be our undoing, is that in North America companies care more about the bottom line than their employees.”
“I would just like to say before we had Facebook, we were still having unhealthy obsessions with our exes. It just so happens that now it's a ton more convenient. Curiousity has always been a natural instinct and whether it's Facebook, Myspace or passing by the bar that you know he/she hangs out at- we've all done it at some point and eventually you find someone else to break your heart and subsequently stalk. The Circle of Life.”