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  1. You have no link to this, but going by the links in the article you have posted, you contradict yourself. That copy and paste is a good attempt at revisionist history. This from the very first link: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/canadas-residential-schools-were-a-horror/ The goal of Canada’s Indian residential school system, after all, shared that of its U.S. Indian boarding school counterpart: “Kill the Indian, and save the man.” More than 150,000 children were taken from their homes between 1883 and 1997, often forcibly, and placed in distant boarding schools where the focus was on manual labour, religious instruction and cultural assimilation. The TRC Final Report concluded that the Indian Residential School system was an attempted “cultural genocide,” but the escalating number of recovered unmarked graves points to something even darker. Given that more than 1,300 graves have been identified using ground-penetrating radar at only four of the 139 federally run residential schools, the current official number of 4,120 students known to have died in the schools will end up being only a fraction of the actual total. https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/report-confirms-canada-guilty-of-cultural-genocide-say-aboriginal-leaders/ “From Confederation until 1969, when the decision was made to close residential schools, Canada participated in a period of cultural genocide,” Sinclair said at the closing of a three-day event to hail the release of the executive summary and the 94 recommendations of the report, which was six years in the making. Sinclair was referring to the 100-year period when more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were forcibly removed from their families and put into boarding schools run by the government and religious institutions. The schools were poorly built and maintained, and an estimated 6,000 children died in fires, of malnutrition, of physical abuse, of rampant disease and of suicide. Many were physically, sexually, and psychologically abused, and all were taught to be ashamed of their language, faith practices and culture. https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?id=1920a013&op=img&app=indianaffairs https://umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_pauls/ccha/Back Issues/CCHA1983-84/Carney.pdf
  2. Here's a summary... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Canada The fact that we still have to discuss this shows that it is still a problem. Having spent my whole career in an industry that has a large faction of gay workers, I had my viewpoint turned around and now have become more in tune with the fact that they are people, just like everyone else. So if you want to highlight differences, isn't that what racism, ageism, religious discrimination and all the other 'isms' are all about?
  3. If all you are going to base it on is fashion choices, then it isn't worth discussing. It's like the priest who said 'what about all the good the residential schools did'.
  4. https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/19/5g-flights-spectrum-mess-washington-527425
  5. Which of you has this bedroom?
  6. https://hempearth.ca/2020/05/06/the-worlds-first-plane-made-from-and-powered-by-hemp/
  7. They did it again! https://simpleflying.com/emirates-a380-burj-khalifa-expo-stunt/
  8. And he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men
  9. Things that make you go 'Hmmmmm'... https://mentourpilot.com/fedex-missile-defence-systems-for-a321-freighters/
  10. I don't think anyone has to give up rights at all. What the Trans and other communities, including those of colour, are looking for is rights equal to everyone else. Let's all live and treat each other with respect and it won't be an issue.
  11. Probability of having to replace LED headlights over the life of the car is next to zero, unless you have a collision.
  12. The reason the newer headlights cost more is because they are LED and the lifespan can be over 25-50 times the life of a halogen bulb, even more so over incandescent. So while it is more expensive, you won't be replacing it as often.
  13. Unvaccinated, and sidelined. https://www.cp24.com/sports/canada-soccer-star-alphonso-davies-sidelined-by-myocarditis-after-covid-19-infection-1.5739927
  14. It is recorded. Edited to add: And it has been discussed with our current host.
  15. The difference is, I am willing to discuss the issues and while you may not agree with my points, I have never threatened anyone or written anything that can be construed as 'dangerous'. Look to the history of this forum and see who has been removed because of just those things and then tell me who exactly is getting a free pass.
  16. Ah, and there is the rub. The complaint about 'one' has been going on for the best part of a decade. The 'one' is still here, while the extreme poster from the right has been turfed multiple time and keeps coming back like a bad rash. It only goes to highlight the problems with society now. And that is why the U.S. capitol was stormed. Eliminate the extreme posters from the right and maybe we can continue with mature intelligent discussions.
  17. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00946
  18. Ozzy howled the original, but this slowed down cover gives a whole new meaning to the lyrics... https://fb.watch/aweOMC8AvN/
  19. Just a general comment on reality...
  20. Another good reason to be cautious about covid... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10397797/Man-claims-lost-1-5-inches-length-penis-Covid-vascular-damage.html
  21. If you live near Mississauga, it doesn't take much to see that the community is vastly underserved with hospital services. Now add to that the condo explosion that is happening, with over 46 new towers being added in the next 10 years, as well as the upcoming development of the refinery lands in Port Credit, the development of the old Lakeview generation site, it doesn't take much to see that this isn't pre planning, it's playing catch-up. It is only an election bauble dangled... Here’s How Many New Condos Will be Coming to Part of Mississauga Over the Next 10 Years (insauga.com) https://www.thestar.com/local-mississauga/news/council/2022/01/09/massive-new-mississauga-development-could-double-local-neighbourhood-population.html eSCRIBE Agenda Package (mississauga.ca) https://www.pcwestvillagepartners.ca/masterplan
  22. Here's a Canadian study that says, and I paraphrase, 'it won't kill you, but...' https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2787975 January 12, 2022 Assessment of Functional Mobility After COVID-19 in Adults Aged 50 Years or Older in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Key Points Question What is the association of a COVID-19 diagnosis and mobility and physical function among community-living middle-aged and older Canadians during the initial pandemic lockdown in 2020? Findings This cohort study of 24 114 participants found that community-living middle-aged and older adults with confirmed, probable, or suspected COVID-19 had nearly 2-fold higher odds of worsening mobility and physical function compared with adults without COVID-19, although most participants with COVID-19 had mild to moderate disease and were not hospitalized. Meaning These findings suggest that individuals with mild and moderate COVID-19 who were predominantly not hospitalized experienced deficits in functional mobility compared with those without COVID-19. Conclusions In this population-based cohort study of community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults, we found that mild to moderate COVID-19 was associated with worsening mobility and difficulties in physical functioning. In view of the large number of adults diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide, there is a need to further understand the longer-term impacts of the illness and to consider the development and implementation of effective intervention and management approaches to address any persistent deficits in mobility and functioning among those living in the community.
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