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Kanye West Tells Fans In New York To Boycott Louis Vuitton

Kanye West Tells Fans In New York To Boycott Louis Vuitton

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 14:54:42 in Canada Style

“No, not seriously.

I am listening to Don McLean's American Pie, and I think that with Kanye and Justin Bieber we have seen the opposite side of the wheel.

Music is an industry today, and the artist is the product. The hysteria is what sells today, not the art.

And if you have to tell your audience that you are an artist it is likely because management is trying to convince you that you are one.”
Michael Eligon, Escaped Mental Patient, Killed In Toronto Police Shooting (VIDEO)

Michael Eligon, Escaped Mental Patient, Killed In Toronto Police Shooting (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 13:48:07 in Canada

“Our society does not handle mental illness well. We insist on applying our rationale to their behavior. If that worked they would not be mentally ill. The worst person the mentally ill can come into contact with is a cop. A cop's job is to protect others and themselves from serious injury or death. It is a simple equation. Eliminate the threat.

However when you have many cops at a stressful situation the most important thing is leadership. Cops are taught to take charge. They will yell conflicting orders, redundant words, and generally tell each other what to do. For any threat you cordon and contain it, then eliminate the threat. That cordon can be mobile. Rushing towards the threat, then back peddling from it, narrows the possibilities until someone is in danger. Frankly in this situation a passerby could have screamed "Shoot him!" and someone likely would have.

Remember Oka? The picture of the poor soldier left to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune? Good pictures for the press. But they didn't shoot anyone. Perhaps a soldier understands best of all the value of life, that there are no do-overs, and that sometimes risk is inherent in the job.

Finally I never know what the mentally ill will do. I do know what a cop will do when someone comes at him or her with a lethal weapon. A simple equation.”

hp blogger Christian Cotroneo on Nov 28, 2013 at 14:33:37

“Good comment, Surfinby. Thanks.”
Kanye West Tells Fans In New York To Boycott Louis Vuitton

Kanye West Tells Fans In New York To Boycott Louis Vuitton

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 15:39:30 in Canada Style

“Kanye West is a great artist. He really is. However his grasp of the extent of "his power" may be somewhat erroneous.”

cin123 on Nov 26, 2013 at 20:11:18

“great artist. seriously???

well, I guess time will tell. I doubt he will last.”

YankeeCanuck on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:53:06

“Great? Artist? WEll, if you like misogyny crossed meaningless vulgarity in your "art", maybe so.THe themes are strictly high school.
He's a pop star. He makes a lot of money. But that does not make him an artist.”

Whitey McWhite on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:41:10

“He's a decent artist surrounded by an army of no talents.”
Canadian Porn Block Petition Gets An American Cousin

Canadian Porn Block Petition Gets An American Cousin

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 17:32:07 in Canada Business

“I thought most, if not all, ISPs provided an internet filter already as opt-in? Do these folks not know filtered access is already available to them?”
Tories Want Trudeau To Fire Veterans Affairs Critic After Controversial Beer Quip

Tories Want Trudeau To Fire Veterans Affairs Critic After Controversial Beer Quip

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 14:38:26 in Canada Politics

“So we would all have been good with "Like giving a Senator an expense account."?

The MP just said what he thinks, that it is a bad idea to hand out lump sum cash in lieu of a monthly payment.

Too many politicians making much ado about nothing. Imagine a politician saying what is on their mind...”
Rob Ford Accused Of Calling Talk Radio Show, Goes Trick-Or-Treating (AUDIO, VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Rob Ford Accused Of Calling Talk Radio Show, Goes Trick-Or-Treating (AUDIO, VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 10:20:48 in Canada Politics

“Trudeau admits he used controlled drugs and it is met with media shrugs. Ford denies he used controlled drugs and the media wants him gone. Double standard? Or just latching onto anything to get rid of him?

The media needs to be careful. The public, those that vote, often have more compassion. A backlash vote has put a villain into office before. Hounding the kids on Halloween was pretty low.”

mgoods on Nov 1, 2013 at 12:04:48

“Ford has been caught in a lie and has associated with a number of convicted and accused criminals. Trudeau was forthright and admits to smoking weed with a few close friends. Had Ford admitted his problem, stepped away to get help, I think the media response would have been much different.

It's not the substance abuse alone, but the deception, the characters and denial that makes this a story. And yes, I think he could admit he has a problem, get help and make a political comeback.”
This Is Why Cyclists And Drivers Hate Each Other (VIDEO)

This Is Why Cyclists And Drivers Hate Each Other (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 11:58:24 in Canada

“I wonder what would have happened if the bike rider had just ridden to the right until the signals, then moved left for her turn behind the stopped vehicle, or the vehicle that passed her? No angry confrontation because neither knew what the other was doing while rushing to the stop light? Or would both have just fought with someone else about something else on the way home.

Bike riders on streets are in an impossible position when communicating their intentions to traffic. That is the fault of the government.

There are bold bike riders and there are old bike riders. There are very few old bold bike riders.”
Romania Threatens To Scuttle Canada-EU Trade Deal Over Visas

Romania Threatens To Scuttle Canada-EU Trade Deal Over Visas

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 08:53:45 in Canada Business

“The article.”
Romania Threatens To Scuttle Canada-EU Trade Deal Over Visas

Romania Threatens To Scuttle Canada-EU Trade Deal Over Visas

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 13:36:29 in Canada Business

“Free trade involves visas? Romania trades in people?

How can there be refugees from the EU countries? Refugee is defined as "One who flees in search of refuge, as in times of war, political oppression, religious persecution or natural disaster."

Or do they mean the EU countries have refugees within their borders, or have "refugees" in camps or facilities, and need someplace to send the refugees that have arrived in their country - someplace to deport the collected refugees to?

Cool. Let's not sign either.”

Arvan Brestol on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:33:40

“they asked for visitor visa lift...where did you get the refugees idea from?”
Mike Duffy Senate Speech Transcript (FULL TEXT)

Mike Duffy Senate Speech Transcript (FULL TEXT)

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 12:51:09 in Canada Politics

“Some employers will suspend you without pay and benefits if you are under investigation. The government I believe maintains their employees on suspension with pay and benefits until such time as a court registers a conviction. For the high ups that would be a conviction and passage of appeal period.

I don't see why, other than public demand, they are moving to suspend without pay these three. The public used to demand witches be burned. They must have got them all because there are none around today.”

Vega509 on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:01:21

“how many of the "lesser" class can only be terminated when convicted in a court of law? these miscreants are being dismissed for dereliction of the senate rules. Like any other employee, they can be terminated for cause. or should our elite class be held to a lesser standard?”
Admired Canadians: David Suzuki Tops Poll, Mike Duffy Comes In Last

Admired Canadians: David Suzuki Tops Poll, Mike Duffy Comes In Last

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 18:33:19 in Canada

“That's interesting. Mulcair and May have less admirers than people who don't know of them while almost everybody knows of the PM and Trudeau. Now if either of the two manage to narrate a weekly glossy science show they could be right up there.”
Boy Scout Leaders Topple Ancient Rock Formation In Utah's Goblin Valley State Park (VIDEO)

Boy Scout Leaders Topple Ancient Rock Formation In Utah's Goblin Valley State Park (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 12:59:23 in Green

“People might notice that it wasn't the kids vandalizing the park but the adults who don't understand the park they are exploring. You all should be thankful they didn't tour the Washington Monument during the shutdown and discover the cracks.”
UN Urged To Declare Canada's Treatment Of Aboriginals 'Genocide'

UN Urged To Declare Canada's Treatment Of Aboriginals 'Genocide'

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 10:22:43 in Canada Politics

“There are some interesting views within the comments, but in the main it is apparent that most people have never read the treaties they babble on about and never read the UN definition of genocide.”
Global Slavery Index Finds 29.8 Million In People In Forced Labour

Global Slavery Index Finds 29.8 Million In People In Forced Labour

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 09:51:18 in Canada Business

“Yeah, more like indentured servitude which went out about 1905. So the UN estimate would mean outright slavery? Captured, or sold to owners in say, Toronto or Vancouver, and chattels of the owners.”
Global Slavery Index Finds 29.8 Million In People In Forced Labour

Global Slavery Index Finds 29.8 Million In People In Forced Labour

Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 12:50:15 in Canada Business

“Does the " 5,863 people in Canada who fit the definition" include the unpaid interns so popular at media offices? I suppose not. They're repaid in life and workplace experience...who likes double-double, driving in the snow to the office, that sort of thing.”

BobLobsLaws on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:51:51

“are they forced into it?”
20 Annoying Digital Habits (And How To Curb Them)

20 Annoying Digital Habits (And How To Curb Them)

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 10:30:00 in Canada Living

“The manager in a meeting, formal or informal, who looks at his device every time it vibrates has a somewhat exaggerated sense of their own importance. Trust me, if it is important they will get you. If you understand that one thing you realize that you have become a puppet to your own vanity with others jerking your chain for their own sense of self-importance. That alone frees you up to make considered and timely decisions.

Blackberry can have that one for free -- although it might be too late to help them.”
Prorogation Just A Ploy To Avoid Ethics Questions, And Tory Motion Proves It: NDP

Prorogation Just A Ploy To Avoid Ethics Questions, And Tory Motion Proves It: NDP

Commented Oct 14, 2013 at 14:27:14 in Canada Politics

“The NDP needs something to attack. They are falling badly in the polls, and the Bloc is up to 30% in Quebec, just a point behind them now. Since the 2011 election they have fallen about 12 points in Quebec. Quebec is crucial to the party as over half their seats come from there. The question is do they attack the Conservatives (not much of a threat in Quebec) or the Liberals and Bloc (both snapping at their heels 1 point and 4 points back)?

They're finished.”
U.S. To Scale Back Aid To Egypt: Reports (UPDATED)

U.S. To Scale Back Aid To Egypt: Reports (UPDATED)

Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 08:40:16 in World

“Something is wrong in Camelot.”

1stlttightwad1 on Oct 9, 2013 at 08:54:10

“Yup...can't hide the fact that the emperor has no clothes as hard as his "in the vest pocket" media would like.”

johnniesax625 on Oct 9, 2013 at 08:52:57

“SOMETHIN WRONGER IN "DA BLACK HOUSE".”
Sinead Sends Miley Cyrus Third 'Open Letter' Demanding Apology, Threatening Lawsuit

Sinead Sends Miley Cyrus Third 'Open Letter' Demanding Apology, Threatening Lawsuit

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 18:40:05 in Canada Music

“This is so cool! They are playing the public like a MP3 and the fans lap it up. If you have to live in a fishbowl you might as well make the gawkers pay through the nose to watch.”
Construction Jobs Could Be First Victims Of ‘Unbalanced' Economy

Construction Jobs Could Be First Victims Of ‘Unbalanced' Economy

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 15:53:37 in Canada Business

“Well, if I was a betting man I would bet that the losers in the current situation would be capital market managers for institutions. Some of the 1% will likely be joining the ranks of the employees they outsourced. Converting money to property is easy, going the other way isn't if you are faced with a glut of new, trendy, and government supported properties coming online. The last people needing to worry will be the trades who haven't retired.”
Support For Quebec's Values Charter Dropping In Potential Headache For Pauline Marois, Poll Suggests

Support For Quebec's Values Charter Dropping In Potential Headache For Pauline Marois, Poll Suggests

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 11:57:34 in Canada Politics

“One thing about transit is the ability to interact with all levels of society except those making the rules.

By his apparent age I would guess his mom often covered her head with a scarf in public and at church. Strange what works people up.”

Tim Tantric on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:47:30

“yeah, no doubt, actually there is a funny commercial (not sure if its real or a parody) of a child coming home dressed in a toque with a scarf covering his entire face except for the eyes, and his mother tells him to take it off immediately as it resmbles a niqab”
'Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train' Tumblr Raises Some Interesting Questions About Being Male In Public

'Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train' Tumblr Raises Some Interesting Questions About Being Male In Public

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 10:36:41 in Women

“The legs sprawled out, slouching guy thing, is a fear reaction. They try to make themselves seem bigger.”

ginadeoliveira2008 on Sep 14, 2013 at 14:15:54

“It usually is a dominance behavior actually.”
House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

House Greets Syria War Resolution With Intense Skepticism; Vote Could Go Down

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 13:12:30 in Politics

“Adult ADD symptoms include zoning out, extreme distractibility, difficulty paying attention, struggling to complete tasks, overlooking details, and poor listening skills.

In 2001 the US set out, with world wide applause, to eliminate Al Qaeda. The world will applaud again when the US gets back on course. In the interim we stare in wonder at decisions being made by men of influence who can multitask with online poker games and the lives of millions.”

ninas8 on Sep 5, 2013 at 13:32:29

“Good point......”
John Kerry: Evidence Of Sarin Gas Used In Syria, U.S. 'Case Is Building' For Strike

John Kerry: Evidence Of Sarin Gas Used In Syria, U.S. 'Case Is Building' For Strike

Commented Sep 1, 2013 at 13:15:34 in Politics

“Just saying but every Al Qaeda tactic has one common trait. They rely on gullible people. Cockpit doors open and unlocked, or the key hanging beside it. Excited operatives bringing bombers into secure areas. Lonely youth blaming the world for their loser status. Mindless acceptance of pulpit sermons. Movie's no one saw masking murders of ambassadors. Shoe bombs. Bum bombs. Printer bombs. The list is endless because the opportunity is endless. The Sarin attack has Al Qaeda written all over it, from UN arrival to press releases, videos, to samples, to red line declarations.

I think it is time the world smartened up and got back to what it set out to do in 2001, eliminate Al Qaeda, the sponsors, and affiliates. After that they can sort out the never ending oppressive regimes.

Drone on USA. Al Qaeda hates drones.”

Whenever on Sep 1, 2013 at 13:50:50

“Hard to argue with that except it makes me think about the Crusades. Someone explain to me how this would be different?”
John Kerry: Evidence Of Sarin Gas Used In Syria, U.S. 'Case Is Building' For Strike

John Kerry: Evidence Of Sarin Gas Used In Syria, U.S. 'Case Is Building' For Strike

Commented Sep 1, 2013 at 12:49:08 in Politics

“The Secretary is saying different things. One that Sarin was released. The other is that the US opposes the Assad regime. He is allowing the media and public to associate the two issues and hoping they and congress will determine that Assad's regime used Sarin in the rebel neighborhood.”
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