Jun 3, 2014 at 16:48:16
“Because wages are the most important thing. Planet be damned. Archbishop Tutu is right. The oil sands emit filth and the short term profits come at the cost of the environment and people's health (locally & internationally). They are socially destructive too. Fort mcMurray used to be a place where you could raise your family. Now it's not even safe for a woman to walk the streets there.”
Charles the Great on Jun 3, 2014 at 16:50:25
“So South Africa can do this with no issues, but when we do it it is bad! Given miners get shot by police for demanding a fair wage, but he won't say it about South Africa. No! No! just us! he is nothing but an imperialist!”
“I am not sure why you flew off in a rage. I can only assume that there must have been some miscommunication.
Loners are a diverse bunch. I, in no way insinuated that all of us have the same issues or same rationale for living this way. I only stated that it would be good, if the wide cross-section of stories were more commonly shared, explored or acknowledged.
In fact, I am also a loner, who is very content with my life. Though, I live in Toronto, I have been partnerless all my life and struggle with social awkwardness. Despite those issues, I live a full and happy life on my own. I never wallow in my single hood or feel lonely.”
Paradise56 on May 31, 2014 at 10:04:32
“Okay, maybe I did misunderstand. I read your comments as a litany of things that may be wrong with people who enjoy their own company. But like you, I am alone but content and not lonely. Perhaps the way I read your post was off base and for that I apologize.”
“Well I certainly didn't mean to infer that everyone who is considered a loner is pathetic or discontent.
The thing is like every lifestyle everyone has different experiences. And everyone who adopts (or has fallen into) a lifestyle has done so because of variety of reasons. Loners come in a variety of forms. They might be hermits, persons with disabilities (mental or physical), intentionally celibate, involuntarily celibate, love-shy, social outcasts or social recluses. They might be content or suffer from sever depressions. There are some loners who live in the city, live relatively full lives but find it hard to connect with people or attract partners. I just think it would be a great opportunity to raise further awareness.
There have been a few shows that have touched on the subject. Life below zero - has three individuals who have moved to extremely remote regions of Alaska and prefer to live on their own. They are all very content. In Britain, there is a show called the UnDateables, about people with different disabilities trying to find partners. And some of subjects expands on their sense of social isolation and the challenges they face trying to develop personal and sexual relationships.”
Paradise56 on May 30, 2014 at 13:01:50
“Wow, this is even more offensive. I have never had a problem developing relationships of any kind, nor am I a recluse, a hermit, or a person with any kind of disability. You began your post well but don't seem to understand that some people can actually be content and not lonely or isolated without a partner. Perhaps we just are not understanding each other.”
“While I appreciate the humour, I think that this article exemplifies attitudes towards individuals who aren't in relationships or tend to be loners. It's something that is ridiculed, pitied or seen as fodder for a laugh.
One thing I noticed sorely lacking in all of the Elliot Rodger coverage, was an exploration into the significant effect that loneliness has on individuals and a deep dive into a community of individuals, who live most of their lives alone (without many partners or friends) and those who end up being lifelong/longtime involuntary celibates. At this point, I think the opportunity for discovery, wider understanding and a teachable moment has been missed.
Instead, the media has just covered Rodger's issues, that they were familiar with - misogyny & male entitlement, the men's movement, nerd culture etc.”
Paradise56 on May 30, 2014 at 10:40:13
“I'm not sure I agree with your entire analysis, but I do agree with the first paragraph of your comment. The idea that those of us not coupled up are pathetic is… well, pathetic. I've been on my own for the last 8 years or so and live quite an adventurous and satisfying life. Some of us do find contentment within ourselves and I feel more sorry for those who cannot.”
Apr 19, 2014 at 12:04:42
“Why is Air Canada apologizing? Because they were caught this one time. Their employees do this every day at every Air Canada terminal at every airport that Air Canada operates in.
Seriously, change the behaviours and SOP's across the company. And have oversight to properly maintain best operating procedures. Don't issue a shallow apology and just punish one individual caught on tape.”
jil len on Apr 20, 2014 at 23:45:27
“Would you prefer they retract their apology?”
Bodenis on Apr 19, 2014 at 16:53:29
“the easiest and most meaninless words..for AC are..I'm sorry..what's next..we need more than an apology...your reputation is on the line...”
schrodster on Apr 19, 2014 at 13:05:34
“Exactly. This wasn't a one off. This was the procedure. And don't try and tell us not one person in management hadn't seen this before and turned a blind eye.”
“I remember the first time I cursed. I must have been 4, at the time. I told my sister to move her DAMN foot.
Well she squealed and shouted that she would tell my dad. And I raced and hid under the bed for the rest of the evening.
The next day, my dad pulled me aside to discuss the incident. At that point, I told him that I was referring to a physical dam that controlled the flow of water. I don't know how I came up with that type of response.”
PlayDay on Mar 29, 2014 at 20:11:06
“Well, that was a very intelligent response....and I'm sure he believed you.”
Classical Guitarist on Mar 27, 2014 at 17:03:23
“All kids do that. As soon as the learn both words....it's a perfect time to teach homonyms.”
“I am on TekSavvy. So I am going to say 'Thanks. But No thanks' to this. Because I don't want any legal letters demanding restitution.
However... maybe I should be saying 'Thanks. But No Thanks' to TekSavvy.”
shueywho on Mar 21, 2014 at 09:05:30
“Teksavvy at least fought it and made sure there was a court order. The big Bell and Rogers all just gave it up on previous battles. If it wasn't for teksavvy we wouldn't even have the very restrictive court ruling, that at the very least tries to limit copyright trolling. The smaller isps seem to protect consumers more than the big companies, who have the resources.”
Mar 5, 2014 at 22:32:58
“I am 100% against Rob Ford and that Ford Nation nonsense, But as a Toronto citizen, I must be honest. I don't think that I am motivated enough to vote for Olivia Chow. For too long she stood in her husband's shadow and when he passed she emerged to ride his legacy.
She hasn't been obscene about it at all. But and politicians like her and Justin Trudeau who try to garner supporters simply because they come from some political dynasty are not the type of politicians we need. We don't need our version of Camelot, up North.
We need strong & competent leaders/doers, who each have a proven record of changing their communities (for the better); a good character; great ideas and clear vision for the future.
Is Toronto devoid of these types of candidates? No wonder Rob Ford plugged up the void.”
Lou on Vancouver Island on Mar 6, 2014 at 10:50:52
“These days, great politicians have great spouses. No surprise. Too bad Eleanor Roosevelt couldn't have run after FDR.”
alsm9 on Mar 6, 2014 at 09:20:19
“"We need strong & competent leaders/doers, who each have a proven record of changing their communities (for the better); a good character; great ideas and clear vision for the future."
Why can't this be Olivia Chow?? You haven't seen her platform yet, at least wait for that before writing her off.”
“It's a known fact that most of the $50billion spent on these games went to corruption. At this point, no one should be surprised by the less than adequate facilities. And the IOC already received their handsome cut, so they certainly could care less.”
Feb 7, 2014 at 14:21:49
“I just posted a very civil comment, that mentioned Ford and it was immediately deleted, upon submission. This has happened several tines before, while using my tablet. Has anyone else had similar problems?
And forget viewing a full comments thread on your tablet. It doesn't even work.”
“I saw the entire season and the Jack Ross storyline was such as let down.
For one, they should have dubbed the singing. Because the actors' singing voice was horrendous. I was dying to fast forward during singing scenes, but there was other dialogue still happening in the foreground.
Secondly, there was no earnest sense of outrage or shock, when he became involved with one of the characters. To say that everyone (within the family and larger society) was so highly evolved and accepting back in 1920's England (where a black man was a rarity) is completely disingenuous. Showing true conflict and sincerely working through various prejudices could have significantly added depth to the storyline.
Thirdly, this storyline showed itself to be completely tacked on afterthought and it resolved itself too quickly. It's evident that the the writers were grasping at straws to fill this season.”