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General Discussion / Re: Personal Stuff
« Last post by eyeball on April 17, 2021, 10:18:06 am »
My wife is getting one of those in a couple of weeks...my urologist want's to stick a camera in me too.

We're all good otherwise, I got to watch a dozen very active killer whales the other day, two transient pods and a huge usually lone male were all together socializing for a couple of hours.

Today I'm making a barrel garden. I'm going to plant it with strawberries and herbs.

https://imgur.com/L5di9Z6
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General Discussion / Re: Personal Stuff
« Last post by MH on April 17, 2021, 07:30:15 am »
Not getting better.

I keep thinking we're through the worst of it but no.

Now Joan is teaching from home and Easy is out of daycare, because we don't want him to get a variant.

So it's the family submarine of last winter all over again.

Let's hope for some good weather.

Oh, and I get a colonoscopy this week 😕

How's everyone?
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General Discussion / Re: Defund the Police
« Last post by eyeball on April 16, 2021, 09:32:08 pm »
The stupid gun culture down there is a part of this, and that's never going to change.  They can improve the police but the country is frankly hopeless overall.
There's also been about 25 years or more of near constant conditioning of society towards cracking down and getting tough on crime. This pledge is as much a political fixture as lowering taxes and promising a chicken in every pot. Couple that with so-called reality shows and entertainment that glorifies police violence and its no wonder things have gone so sideways.

And to be sure, this is NOT just about race, many parents of mentally compromised kids have the cop talk with them too for the very same reason parents of black kids do.  I'd like to see parents lobbying their schools to introduce the topic in their curriculums.  Much of the most meaningful action taken towards climate change has been achieved by local governments with the express goal of motivating larger governments to follow their example so perhaps we could do the same in this regard.
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The World / Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Last post by eyeball on April 16, 2021, 09:14:30 pm »
Justin Trudeau isn't a provincial premier. Ottawa has no power to implement public health restrictions.
Perhaps this is another case of ill-preparedness that will need to be addressed during preparations for the next pandemic.  Of course if that requires opening the constitution it'll likely be for the 3rd or 4th pandemic down the road.
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The World / Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Last post by BC_cheque on April 16, 2021, 07:54:33 pm »
Border restrictions.

It was obvious that's what you meant. 
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The World / Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on April 16, 2021, 07:50:40 pm »
Justin Trudeau isn't a provincial premier. Ottawa has no power to implement public health restrictions.

Border restrictions.
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The World / Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Last post by JMT on April 16, 2021, 06:49:48 pm »
In terms of restrictions Ford has kicked Trudeau's butt, in terms of vaccine rollout Ford gov has whimpered.

Justin Trudeau isn't a provincial premier. Ottawa has no power to implement public health restrictions.
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General Discussion / Re: Gender Culture
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on April 16, 2021, 03:36:18 pm »
1. Is there a rule, a law that says "boy's soccer" includes just boys ?  Or is it a gaggle of administrators who just decide that ?  And is it a rule or rule of law ?  I'm exploring here.

2. Yes and for lots of things there are "no rules".  There aren't laws about using rest rooms in a lot of jurisdictions, for example.

3. A lot of people don't care, and even more are willing to let the sport itself decide.  I suppose that IS a "rule" but it's not a law.

Again, I have no dog in this fight although I do find it odd that the social conservatives want to bring government into peoples' lives all of a sudden.

Well now you're talking laws instead of rules.  I guess if the state is in charge of public schools they make the rules?  But why make a law?

Yes conservatives are not the small government people they say they are, only when convenient for them.  Only the libertarians seem to be small gov.
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General Discussion / Re: Gender Culture
« Last post by MH on April 16, 2021, 03:01:34 pm »
1. If there's no rules then that means all genders and sexes and hormones can compete with each other. 

2. There's either rules, or no rules. 

3.  Biological men competing against women in women's events is a legit issue. 
1. Is there a rule, a law that says "boy's soccer" includes just boys ?  Or is it a gaggle of administrators who just decide that ?  And is it a rule or rule of law ?  I'm exploring here.

2. Yes and for lots of things there are "no rules".  There aren't laws about using rest rooms in a lot of jurisdictions, for example.

3. A lot of people don't care, and even more are willing to let the sport itself decide.  I suppose that IS a "rule" but it's not a law.

Again, I have no dog in this fight although I do find it odd that the social conservatives want to bring government into peoples' lives all of a sudden.
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General Discussion / Re: Gender Culture
« Last post by Gorgeous Graham on April 16, 2021, 02:27:26 pm »
There don't, though.  Self-organizing used to be a principle espoused by conservatives and now when it comes to trans stuff they want a new branch of the police to deal with it or something.

If there's no rules then that means all genders and sexes and hormones can compete with each other.  There's either rules, or no rules.  And if there's rules you have to enforce them.  You just need to decide what the rules are, and how to enforce them.  Biological men competing against women in women's events is a legit issue.  Inspecting genitals is a pretty extreme solution, especially for high schoolers.
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