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Hijab Uniform For Edmonton Police Approved (PHOTO)

Hijab Uniform For Edmonton Police Approved (PHOTO)

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 10:13:38 in Canada Alberta

“These comments reminded me of the dsy I went to court to see if I could get a traffic ticket reduced to a lesser charge. There were a few other people at the courthouse doing the same thing. We were led into a courtroom to plead our cases before the justice of the peace and when he (the justice of the peace) entered the room we were told to stand and remove our hats if we were wearing one. One young guy refused to remove his ball cap and when told again to remove it he pointed across the room to a gentleman wearing a turban. The court officer rolled his eyes and said something like "that's different". So the young guy took off his ball cap while the man with the turban was left alone.

IMHO, rules apply to all or to none. Take your pick. You can't have things both ways.”

newfoundman on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:45:05

“Way to go!”

yellow marshmallow on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:16:23

“What 'belief' was the guy wearing 'the ball cap' observing? Does 'the ball cap' guy wear that cap in church, at funerals, at his wedding, at meals? Has his life been hampered by those who feel he should never have the right to have his 'ball cap' beliefs? If his 'ball cap' beliefs are strong enough, I see no problem with him wearing it as an observance of his deep faith. Until those facts can be established, he is just a common, garden variety racist. Take your pick - respect for others or not.”

lillianvoter on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:13:45

“The young guy was ignorant and demonstrated that ignorance by his behavior.”

emulsifier on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:08:32

“Ball caps are a religious gear?”
Trudeau Liberals' Marijuana Stance Is High-Risk, High-Reward

Trudeau Liberals' Marijuana Stance Is High-Risk, High-Reward

Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 10:40:51 in Canada Politics

“I'm glad there are Canadians such as yourself who can shovel enough of the B.S. out of the way to see the truth. I agree with you completely.”

lombar on Aug 16, 2013 at 14:00:45

“Haha, there maybe some copies of the redbook around yet!”
Ted Rogers Statue? 5 People We'd Rather See In Front Of The Rogers Centre

Ted Rogers Statue? 5 People We'd Rather See In Front Of The Rogers Centre

Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 21:50:59 in Canada

“They should have made the statue out of the same material that Rogers uses as a template to treat their customers. Human escament!”
Obama Takes Over White House Press Briefing To Speak On Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Obama Takes Over White House Press Briefing To Speak On Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 20, 2013 at 10:16:59 in Politics

“Well said!”

Juno48 on Jul 20, 2013 at 10:21:17

“Amen!”
Duchess Of Cambridge Royal Baby: Queen Hopes For A Timely Arrival

Duchess Of Cambridge Royal Baby: Queen Hopes For A Timely Arrival

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 10:26:25 in Canada Living

“The Qeen is worried about the birth of her great grandchild conflicting with her holiday plans.

This takes they term "First World Problem" to a whole new level.

I hope things work out for her majesty. God forbid she should have to suffer through this stressful time.”

BritishColumbian on Jul 18, 2013 at 19:09:19

“That is the media's interpretation and what they can cause the greatest controversy about; I am sure the Queen is excited by the thought of a great grandchild and was projecting a little humour into the wait/impatience of the media.”
RBC Foreign Workers Controversy: No More Replacing Canadians, Bank Vows

RBC Foreign Workers Controversy: No More Replacing Canadians, Bank Vows

Commented May 24, 2013 at 12:12:59 in Canada Business

“Call me a pessimist but this changes nothing.

All RBC and the other greedy men in suits on Bay Street have to do is word all the company's job descriptions in a creative way in order to eliminate any Canadian from obtaining said jobs and filling the positions with foreign workers once again.”

Tommy Discool on May 24, 2013 at 12:25:01

“You're right about job descriptions, but bankers aren't known to be creative. With record profits in the banking industry, I think RBC will honestly do as they say, I think there are still some ethics involved in the banking industry and image is important also.”

Tommy Discool on May 24, 2013 at 12:18:26

“Your a pessimist.”
Alexis Normand Butchers U.S. Anthem At Memorial Cup (VIDEO)

Alexis Normand Butchers U.S. Anthem At Memorial Cup (VIDEO)

Commented May 19, 2013 at 16:53:29 in Canada Alberta

“The Canadian anthem has been butchered to death in many American rinks and fields over the years. Let's give this young lady a pass. Remember when the Jays went to Atlanta to play in the World series and they hung the Canadian flag upside down?

No foul, no harm!”

saskatoonie on May 19, 2013 at 18:21:46

“Give her a pass? If you are chosen to sing the anthems you should bloody well know the anthems!”
Canada's Newspapers Push Paywalls, Cut Jobs As Ad Revenue Evaporates

Canada's Newspapers Push Paywalls, Cut Jobs As Ad Revenue Evaporates

Commented May 9, 2013 at 10:51:09 in Canada Business

“As someone who has worker in the newspaper industry for over 25 years I have seen the accelerated decline of our industry over the last five years. Tablets and smartphones were the final nail in the coffin for us.

If I listen carefully enough I can hear them typing up my pink slip at this very moment.

: (”
Vancouver Sun, Province Job Cuts Will Be Dramatic

Vancouver Sun, Province Job Cuts Will Be Dramatic

Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 08:06:09 in Canada British Columbia

“As someone who is employed by one of Canada's largest newspapers, I and my fellow employees have resigned ourselves to the fact that our days in the business are numbered. I am just waiting to be offered my severance package, in a twisted way it would be a blessing, better to get that at least than to be one of those that arrive at work one day to find the doors padlocked and a "gone bankrupt" sign on the door.”

eileeneleanor on Jun 27, 2013 at 16:39:22

“No guts, no glory.”

eseventyone on Apr 26, 2013 at 03:18:53

“Why not get another job? Waiting for a severance package? You sure sound like a union guy! Of course you just figured out that your days are numbered. Instead of looking for a new gig, you're waiting for someone to take care of you. Unions are there to protect the mediocre worker and to reward the average. Good luck in the real world!”
RBC Foreign Workers Controversy: Bank, Tories Take Heat Over Outsourcing Plans

RBC Foreign Workers Controversy: Bank, Tories Take Heat Over Outsourcing Plans

Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 21:19:43 in Canada Business

“I'm proud to see Canadians taking a stand and voicing their outrage. We have been sheepish for too long!!! We need to stand together or we will fall apart!”

PMDoyle on Apr 8, 2013 at 21:29:12

“Unfortunately it will do no good speaking out as the Chinese Foreign Nationals are still working in BC and Christy Clark and Steven Harper are too blame and they still do nothing about it. This is the new Harper Canada!!!!!!!!”

Vega509 on Apr 8, 2013 at 21:27:25

“That bus we pay for every week out of our paychecks has just run us over, and it was not an accident.”
RBC Replaces Canadian Staff With Foreign Workers

RBC Replaces Canadian Staff With Foreign Workers

Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 14:34:35 in Canada Business

“I have been dealing with RBC all my life but no longer! I'll be witching banks asap.

So very disappointed with RBC I can't even find the words. If I had to describe the bank in one word I would use the word "traitor".”
Kate Middleton Birthday: Prince William May Surprise The Duchess Of Cambridge With A House

Kate Middleton Birthday: Prince William May Surprise The Duchess Of Cambridge With A House

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 19:16:08 in Canada Style

“Maybe buy her an island somewhere.”
Tyree Johnson, McDonald's Worker, Still Makes Minimum Wage After 20 Years Of Service

Tyree Johnson, McDonald's Worker, Still Makes Minimum Wage After 20 Years Of Service

Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 09:24:46 in Business

“OK, I agree to a large extent. This man obviously must be reponsible for his lot in life but if the Conservatives have their way, most of us will put in our 40 hours a week at two or three part time jobs making minimum wage and take the bus home to our homeless shelters to sleep at night,”
huffingtonpost entry

Mitt Romney: Obama Won With 'Gifts' To Blacks, Hispanics, Young Voters

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 09:59:25 in Politics

“Wow! While I am no big fan of Obama, I'm sooooo happy this guy lost. Under his administration the rich would have got richer and everyone else would have beeen forgotten.”

NormalAmericanMan on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:00:40

“That is the sad truth... for those who even HATED Obama... they were willing to put THIS GUY in his place?”
Postmedia Earnings: Q4 Sees Loss Widening As Digital Sales Fail To Offset Falling Print Revenue

Postmedia Earnings: Q4 Sees Loss Widening As Digital Sales Fail To Offset Falling Print Revenue

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 13:17:08 in Canada Business

“As someone who works for one of Canada's big 4 print media organizations I can hear them printing out my pink slip from here. Sure I'm sad, but so were the people that worked for the telegraph companies when the telephone took over or those that worked for the post office before the fax machine and later email became the way to deliver documents.

At the age of 50+ I am going to be out of work shortly, not a pleasant thought but that is life and it is the career I chose so I do not expect anyone to feel any symathy for me.

It was a great ride!”
huffingtonpost entry

Mila Kunis, Sexiest Woman Alive: Esquire Names The Actress As Its Pick For 2012's Sexiest Woman Alive

Commented Oct 7, 2012 at 07:34:38 in Canada Style

“I never thought she was very pretty as a young actress on That 70s Show but she certainly has blossomed into a sexy woman.”
Quebec Election Results 2012: Live Coverage

Quebec Election Results 2012: Live Coverage

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 22:18:11 in Canada Politics

“Quebec is eager to move into their own house, they just want to be able to still come over to our place and raid our fridge, use our pool and borrow (steal) our money whenever they feel like it. It's called Sovereignty Association.”
Vancouver Sun Paywall: Newspaper To Charge For Online Content

Vancouver Sun Paywall: Newspaper To Charge For Online Content

Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 10:28:05 in Canada British Columbia

“I work for another Canadian paper. We too are struggling and also are considering charging for content. The problem is that there are so many source from which to get news and opinions from now for free that a need to pay service will not work, especially in these tough economic times. Traditional newspapers are grasping at straws trying to survive in a digital world but sadly, few will, and news coverage in the future will become seriously homogenized as a result.”

Scoville Scale on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:45:50

“I disagree that news will become homogenized.
I think the demise of newspapers could actually have the opposite effect. With no ink-on-paper, or paywall-less sites, news could migrate over to a more grass-roots, self-published model.
As always, you'll need to work out who to trust, and who has what agenda, but that sort of media intelligence has always been required.
The disappearance of the newspaper and the newspaper website is a big and scary change, for sure. But we'll survive. And news will, too.”

Ottovon on Aug 21, 2012 at 10:42:23

“There is room for a weekly or month in depth news magazine but the garbage that gets passed as news these days is lacking so much depth and analysis publishers will not be able to charge for it.”
Canada Disqualified From Bronze Medal, Jamaica Breaks World Record Time

Canada Disqualified From Bronze Medal, Jamaica Breaks World Record Time

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 22:39:32 in Canada

“If it had been one of the black guys it would have resulted in a different reaction by many Canadians. Remember how Ben Johnson quickly went from being a great Canadian after he won the gold medal to a stupid Jamaican when his drug test came back positive.”
Eaton Centre Video: Man Urinates On Another Sleeping Outside Toronto Shopping Mall (GRAPHIC VIDEO, TWITTER REACTS)

Eaton Centre Video: Man Urinates On Another Sleeping Outside Toronto Shopping Mall (GRAPHIC VIDEO, TWITTER REACTS)

Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 11:17:39 in Canada

“To the urinator I have these few words of advice for you to remember.

"There but for the grace of God go I".”

Dale Chan on Aug 8, 2012 at 13:54:17

“I have a few words for him too,

"I want to break your legs."”
Friends With Benefits: Do These Relationships Actually Work?

Friends With Benefits: Do These Relationships Actually Work?

Commented Jul 3, 2012 at 22:08:42 in Canada Living

“Ya! That was my experience. I'm not saying it is impossible but it almost always ends up ending when someone wants more than the other partner is willing to give.

It was fun while it lasted though!!!”
Bev Oda Quits: International Co-operation Minister Stepping Down From Cabinet, MP For Durham

Bev Oda Quits: International Co-operation Minister Stepping Down From Cabinet, MP For Durham

Commented Jul 3, 2012 at 19:15:52 in Canada Politics

“I live in Ms. Oda's riding and honestly, the Conservatives could have a donkey as a candidate here and still win. I'm not sure why there is such a love affair with Harper and gang out here. We have had our manufacturing base evaporate but the folks out here are either blind to what is happening around them or they have been brainwashed. Either way, after the Bi-election, look for a new face in he Conservative benches from Ontario.

Sigh!!!”
Duchess Kate To Spend Evening Sleeping Rough On London's Streets

Duchess Kate To Spend Evening Sleeping Rough On London's Streets

Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 07:59:17 in UK

“Honestly, one night? Let them try to live as the homeless do for at least a month.”

roblabrousse on Jun 29, 2012 at 08:57:45

“Why don't you remove the myopia from your eyes. This is to bring attention to the issue. Perhaps you can appreciate that and not put your own perameters on it.”
Mariah Carey's Style Evolution (PHOTOS)

Mariah Carey's Style Evolution (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 11:51:44 in Style

“She is so perfect in every way.

Talented, beautiful, sexy.”
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