seeker

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  1. 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)


  2. 17 minutes ago, Wolfhunter said:

    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.


  3. 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: http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/

    ...and a video:

     


  4. 1 hour ago, st27 said:

    The cover up is the attempt by the federal government to hide the shortcomings of the RCMP to protect the public.....shortly after the murders at Portaupique there were reports of short staffing of the detachments, the shooter had a history of violence and possession of illegal weapons (this was reported to the RCMP 7 years ago and they did nothing), the failure of the civic alert system similar to an amber alert (even though US citizens were told of the danger), the seeming lack of communication of units that allowed the shooter to escape and continue killing people over a 13 hour period. And I’ve probably left out a few.

     

    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.


  5. 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.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Wolfhunter said:

    If you are attacking your neighbours, either verbally or physically, keying their cars and leaving intimidating and/or threatening notes, you get no sympathy from me. I want no part of it. 

    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.  


  7. 3 hours ago, Wolfhunter said:

    More of this now going on than being reported, this years trip is cancelled.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-tourism-negative-news-mackay-1.5634915

    Right back at ya PEI.... 

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    Well, this page might explain why someone from PEI might have a negative reaction to Nova Scotian visitors:

    https://covid-19-status.ca/pe.html

    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.   


  8. 4 hours ago, boestar said:

    Kids that grow up working a farm with their families tend to be hard workers and far healthier than their city counterparts.  They start young and work hard.

    Take a city kid today and send them to a farm for a week in Hay season.  they wont last long

     

    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.

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  9. 14 hours ago, Marshall said:

    Riding a stone boat during haying (much better than working in the mow,etc etc etc   I look fondly back on those days 

    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.


  10. 2 hours ago, Fido said:

    My coffee buddy and I witnessed something like this last week.

    There was a young aboriginal squatting at a patio table on a well traveled avenue with lots of pedestrian and patio traffic.  He was on something because he had already dispensed with half of his clothes, was yelling incoherently and flailing his body around.

    Two motorcycle policemen were going down the street they both looked over at him and then went  casually on their way.

    We used to see cops pull over and at least investigate. But now they never seem to bother to stop.

    Yeah, that's totally not a situation for the police - better call in the social workers.

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  11. 4 hours ago, Wolfhunter said:

    The term FIDO originated in Tactical Convoy Operations (I think) but has become common place in text shorthand.

    If police members aren't familiar with the term yet, people can rest assured they soon will be. Lot's of ex-marines in the police services now and they are well acquainted with the concept.

     

    Took me a while to find it (not being in the military and all).  You're right - I expect this will be the new SOP.

    Reminds me of a scene from The Town - a cop in his patrol car happens to notice an escaping crew of four bank robbers wearing masks and holding shotguns in a wildly swerving car.  Instead of engaging or chasing them he does the mental math and casually looks away.

     

    I always say, if you don't want to know (or deal with) the answer - don't ask the question!

    If a cop doesn't want to deal with the gang of thugs in the BMW - just look away and don't pull them over.

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