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Offline Boges

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« Reply #120 on: June 17, 2021, 07:58:59 am »
We really gonna cancel Canada Day?

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« Reply #121 on: June 17, 2021, 08:11:54 am »
We really gonna cancel Canada Day?

What does it mean ?

You are going to get the day off.
Maybe people won't be so into it ?

FWIW I'm on a community channel with FN people and although they are disgusted with this, they pretty much unanimously don't want to 'cancel' Canada Day.

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« Reply #122 on: June 17, 2021, 10:10:35 am »
We really gonna cancel Canada Day?

Who is ‘we’?   And why would ‘we’ do that?

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« Reply #123 on: June 17, 2021, 10:24:04 am »
Who is ‘we’?   And why would ‘we’ do that?

We is Canada.

Victoria has cancelled it.

Apparently Canada is a toxic colonialist entity and shouldn't be celebrated.

https://www.680news.com/2021/06/16/canada-day-2021-cancel/

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« Reply #124 on: June 17, 2021, 11:22:38 am »
We is Canada.

Victoria has cancelled it.

Apparently Canada is a toxic colonialist entity and shouldn't be celebrated.

https://www.680news.com/2021/06/16/canada-day-2021-cancel/

Thanks for the context.

You can still get together for a BBQ with your buddies and wave flags.

Personally, I found the celebrations to be a bunch of jingoistic nonsense, so I am having a hard time drumming up any outrage over this.  Having concerts and festivals are nice…. Those should continue.  Of course, the pandemic has put a damper on those anyway.  Fireworks scares the **** out of my cat, so I’m not unhappy that those are gone.

Nothing wrong with having a day to acknowledge Canada, like we do for, say, Boxing Day….  I celebrate Boxing Day at home with a skeet-shooting competition.   Everyone can have a BBQ and reflect with their family and friends what it means to be Canadian.   Enjoy your day off.
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« Reply #125 on: June 17, 2021, 01:41:50 pm »
Boxing Day is a British tradition.
"Never trust a man without a single redeeming vice" WSC

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« Reply #126 on: June 17, 2021, 01:51:08 pm »
Boxing Day is a British tradition.

So is hunting foxes.

I am keeping the spirit of the holiday and fox hunts alive with the skeet competition.  Maybe it’s more of a pheasant hunting tradition though….

oh….  What was the point of your post?

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« Reply #127 on: June 30, 2021, 12:44:14 pm »
Conservatives: "Screw your trigger warnings, facts don't care about your feelings snowflake!"

Also conservatives: "We're making it illegal for white kids to feel bad."

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« Reply #128 on: June 30, 2021, 12:46:02 pm »
Conservatives: "Screw your trigger warnings, facts don't care about your feelings snowflake!"

Also conservatives: "We're making it illegal for white kids to feel bad."

So were they wrong in the first instance, or the second?


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« Reply #130 on: June 30, 2021, 02:36:33 pm »
Sounds like somebody wanted to score a legal 'win' without care as to what happened down the line.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-pennsylvanias-highest-court-overturns-bill-cosbys-sexual-assault/

Well... he is guilty as hell, and released on a strong technicality.  That's my take.

So, like Roman Polanski, he should have been freed.

And, yeah, I am not going to be celebrating this or defending Cosby.  But I will also not talk about how this is evidence of... anything beyond a legal f* up...

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« Reply #131 on: June 30, 2021, 02:45:32 pm »
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« Reply #132 on: June 30, 2021, 03:37:59 pm »
So were they wrong in the first instance, or the second?

Who said it's a matter of right or wrong?

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« Reply #133 on: June 30, 2021, 03:51:20 pm »
I read a new assessment that said basically the second da knew this would all get thrown out but likely felt Cosby would at least see some justice, and public humiliation for a while.

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« Reply #134 on: June 30, 2021, 04:29:11 pm »
Well I read the abstract of the decision, and I think I mostly got it right. Unclear whether the second DA, though, cared whether or not this would be overturned. They could have been trying to score political points somehow. Or just wanted Cosby to suffer more even temporarily.

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2021/images/06/30/j-100-2020mo.-.104821740139246918.pdf