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'Racist' Nanaimo Daily News Letter About First Nations Sparks Outrage (TWEETS)

'Racist' Nanaimo Daily News Letter About First Nations Sparks Outrage (TWEETS)

Commented Mar 30, 2013 at 16:35:55 in Canada British Columbia

“So much for free speech”

ThisCanadian on Apr 2, 2013 at 12:45:12

“This issue is not about free speech. It's about hate speech. It's about racism. And mostly it's about ignorance.”
Southsiders Kicked Out Of Canucks Game For Cheering

Southsiders Kicked Out Of Canucks Game For Cheering

Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 14:41:31 in Canada British Columbia

“What was the reason for their ejection then?”
Southsiders Kicked Out Of Canucks Game For Cheering

Southsiders Kicked Out Of Canucks Game For Cheering

Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 14:26:21 in Canada British Columbia

“How is this even a debate? If you insist on standing up in front of people, blocking their view of the game they paid (a lot) to see, you should be kicked out. Period.”

Meir Moses on Feb 15, 2013 at 14:34:02

“Except they weren't. At all. That was the excuse given by the Canucks FO.”
Roberto Luongo On CBC After Hours Calls Scott Oake 'Milt' (VIDEO)

Roberto Luongo On CBC After Hours Calls Scott Oake 'Milt' (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 10, 2013 at 13:59:27 in Canada British Columbia

“"Sanitized warfare keeping the mindless amused"....Thanks for this sophomoric sociological analysis of sporting events. Of course hockey, like every other sport, is a surrogate for competetion, conflict, and violence--things that are natural to most lifeforms, but which humans rightly suppress in order to maintain a functioning society. Sports do their part to give us a relatively harmless outlet for these instincts. They also function to bolster positive things like a sense of community, civic pride, philanthropy, etc.

Are you such an idealist that you think we shouldn't be able to engage in a an oblique way with our primal instincts? Maybe you also think sex is a crude and uncivilized practice that modern science should render obsolete? Don't you see that successful societies don't suppress these instincts, they find ways to channel them into socially benign rituals, one of which is professional sports?

Stop being a hater; start being a thinker.”

eskimoroll on Feb 11, 2013 at 11:18:23

““Thanks for this sophomoric sociological analysis …”.

You’re welcome: But please don’t conflate competitive hockey with professional hockey.

Professional hockey has become an over-commercialized gladiator sport where dreams of celebrity, notoriety and fabulous wealth overshadow any positive function it once had. It ceased to be an arena for “Socially benign rituals” or maintenance of a “functioning society” around 1967. That’s about the time when wealth-seeking franchise expansions took place and hockey past its best-before date.

Since then it has shed its “sense of community, civic pride” (a meaningless term folks fall back on when they don’t know what they’re talking about), and, with a little help from MSM and the likes of Don Cherry, fomented a new era of spectator hostility and mindless rioting … the 1993 Montreal riot, and the 1994 and 2011 Vancouver riots come to mind.

”Are you such an idealist that you think we shouldn't be able to engage in a an oblique way with our primal instincts? Maybe you also think sex is a crude and uncivilized practice that modern science should render obsolete?” You’re spinning your wheels. Time to take your foot out of your mouth and put on the brakes.”

Martin Sundland on Feb 10, 2013 at 22:57:23

“Well then; stop being a pedant first.”
Voices Rise Up Against Anti-Gentrification Protesters

Voices Rise Up Against Anti-Gentrification Protesters

Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 15:41:45 in Canada British Columbia

“Nobody has a "right" to live anywhere. Where are you getting these ideas? Why should these socially subsidized individuals be afforded the "right" to live in a central downtown neighborhood that's in high demand?”

JrTokin on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:24:04

“there is so much wrong with your statement "nobody has a right to live anywhere".
If you can't see it... you're probably too far gone to revive...but there is hope.
All you have to do is remember that a single human being is worth more than all the money in the world. Under that premise, and the fact that people DO have rights... would hopefully make you think.”
Vancouver Housing Bubble: Why Chinese Investors Will Return

Vancouver Housing Bubble: Why Chinese Investors Will Return

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 20:59:04 in Canada British Columbia

“I can't help but see this as a sad commentary on the corruption of community values by overseas profiteers. For these investors, our city is nothing more than a "safe haven to park their wealth".

Why can't we encourage investment by people who have a stake in enriching and growing our city as a community? Am I the only one who thinks there is something wrong with allowing foreign investors with to park their money here as though it were a bank vault?

Am I naive to envision a system where our city's economic interests are balanced to a greater extent with our interests as citizens?”