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  1. As much as I hope Jack (and the rest of you guys) hang around what we should be advising is to turn off the computer and go outside to enjoy the short summer season. Yes, long-term, hang around but short term - go outside and soak up the sun - we can all meet back here in late Sept or October.
  2. You'd have to be a complete moron to not realize the next question to ask. OK, so blacks are arrested and charged at 3.9X the rate for whites - until you know the relative rate at which blacks commit crimes worthy of being arrested and charged versus whites - you have nothing. US stats show a massive disproportion of crimes committed by blacks - 13% of the population but 52% of violent crime. I have no idea what the stats are for Canada - let's do that study before we claim racism.
  3. Firefox; I started this thread with the idea of seeing if it was possible to have a little corner of the forum that didn't run away with derailing and off-topic posts. You know that in a "famous quotes" thread it's likely that the third quote posted would be Krusty the Clown or Oprah and the whole thread goes to dogsh1t! Therefore, your Seneca quote earns you a yellow card warning. Haha, I'm kidding, of course, as if I have any control over what people post. I'm a big fan of M.A. as virtually everything the man thought, wrote or spoke, apparently, was inciteful, practical and useful but, seeing as he was a Stoic I hereby decree by the power vested in me (which, admittedly, is virtually none) the thread now open to quotes from all Stoic philosophers. (I'm also a big fan of Seneca)
  4. Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. Marcus Aurelius
  5. There are virtually no protests that I would join although this one actually has merit:
  6. A Michigan woman has been arrested after investigators say viral video showed her torching an SUV and sparking an explosion that blew up in her face. The video showed Sydney Parham, 26, of Fraser, being blown backward and then scrambling to her feet after the explosion, which took place Wednesday in the Detroit suburb of Harrison Township, investigators said. The video appeared to have been shot from the upper floor of a garden apartment building and showed a woman in a dark hooded jacket and a white coronavirus mask dumping the contents of a red gasoline can into the back of the SUV. The woman suffered minor cuts and burns in the explosion. “She’s presumed innocent unless proven guilty, like the court said,” defense attorney Vassal Johnson II told reporters Yup, don't forget, she's innocent until proven guilty.
  7. Unless we know what was on the cardboard how can we have an opinion? You'll pardon me for withholding judgement based on the MSM's assessment that the messages were hate-motivated and/or derogatory. Perhaps they were but the CBC has told me lots of stuff that turned out to be completely false; - they told me about a 12 year old girl who was chased and had her hijab cut - completely false - they told me about racist messages left on some dude's car - turned out he did it himself - they told me about a NASCAR noose left for whats-his-name - completely false - they told me about some second-rate TV star and another noose - did it himself Those are just off the top of my head, with some research I could find another hundred. Here, I'll save you the effort of typing it into google: ...and a video:
  8. That's a huge error - should have called it should have called it anti-Covid gear....then it would be mandatory.
  9. "Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is coloured by such impressions." Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 5.16
  10. Things I've heard, some of which border on "wild conspiracy"; - the shooter was related to a currently serving member of the RCMP in the Maritime provinces which may explain certain items in his possession - the shooter had in the days before the shooting, apparently, withdrawn a very large sum of money from a bank in a way the circumvented FINTRAC. FINTRAC is the federal system for tracking money to detect illegal activities. The process used, apparently, was the same process used to pay informants and police operatives leading to some opinion that the shooter was known to the police and protected on the basis of this association. - that the firearms in his possession may have been lost/stolen from the RCMP which opens many questions about their care/control of firearms in an era where civilians are constantly, and without cause, blamed for illegal firearms used in crimes. These are not my opinion but simply things heard.
  11. Follow this link: Click each province along the top of the page.
  12. Obviously very poor management decision making - if they really wanted to save money they should have fired the pilots and kept the flight attendants.
  13. The following video is NSFW due to language - but it's funny! Watch at your discretion:
  14. There's a strong argument to made that naming a sports team after a racial group is a compliment - Redskins - strong, fierce, competent. Would you name a sports team - The Pansies? No. Of all the things to be concerned about I think this is the stupidest - a sports team picks a name to be bold, dynamic and show some sort superior ability - take it as a compliment.
  15. Didn't say I agree with it nor was I justifying it. I said you can see where it comes from - going from zero cases to having seven cases by way of Nova Scotia might make some people wish Nova Scotians would stay away. Yes, I do know that is a bonehead conclusion.
  16. Well, this page might explain why someone from PEI might have a negative reaction to Nova Scotian visitors: Two whole months with zero cases, open to Atlantic visitors on July 3rd, now 9 cases - 7 from Nova Scotia. I'm not saying I agree and there's more to the story but, still, you can see where it comes from.
  17. I used to watch my uncle perform what I still believe to be heroic feats of strength. We'd go out out with the hay wagon to bring in the haybales, which generally weigh about 50 lbs. As teenagers we could mange the first 5 or 6 levels - basically grab the bale by the two twines and throw it up to the guy standing on top to stack. This is throwing 50 lbs up 6 or 8 feet. I was always pretty impressed with my performance but when it got too high for us I'd watch my uncle who would use a pitch fork - stab the bale and toss, yes, toss the bales up to levels beyond our ability! One time we forgot the pitchfork and he used a fencepost instead! Stab a 50 lb haybale with a fencepost and toss it 12 feet into the air. Incredible! Basically a farmer version of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  18. Great post - not many people know the joys of a stone boat! Spent many happy(?) hours picking rocks and stooking hay bales in my youth on the farm.
  19. Yeah, that's totally not a situation for the police - better call in the social workers.