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I keep waiting for they/thems to tire of their own noise. Maybe the solution is reverse physiology, in other words, call all Liberals they/thems until they/them cry uncle. I can’t think of an example of they/thems still wanting what they/them wanted after they/them got it. Next motorcycle trip through Ontario I'm going to drive at exactly 90 KPH to reduce emissions and save the planet. I bet they/them won't like it.

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On 10/28/2017 at 10:25 AM, Wolfhunter said:

I keep waiting for they/thems to tire of their own noise. Maybe the solution is reverse physiology, in other words, call all Liberals they/thems until they/them cry uncle. I can’t think of an example of they/thems still wanting what they/them wanted after they/them got it. Next motorcycle trip through Ontario I'm going to drive at exactly 90 KPH to reduce emissions and save the planet. I bet they/them won't like it.

Call me.  I'll ride with you

 

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On 10/28/2017 at 1:13 PM, DEFCON said:

There's but one inevitable solution / conclusion to the current chapter of mankind's Earthly existence.

 

blow it all up and start again?

 

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1 hour ago, boestar said:

Call me.  I'll ride with you

 

You're on. Next July... Snowbird Line Abreast on the four lane (divided) until west of Ottawa. Which lane would you like? Any prejudice against "Indian" V twins?

Lunch in Arnprior is on me... restaurant of your choice. Assuming we don't get arrested.

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1 hour ago, Wolfhunter said:

You're on. Next July... Snowbird Line Abreast on the four lane (divided) until west of Ottawa. Which lane would you like? Any prejudice against "Indian" V twins?

Lunch in Arnprior is on me... restaurant of your choice. Assuming we don't get arrested.

No prejudice on your ride.  Ride what sets you free.  sounds like a plan.

 

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On ‎2017‎-‎10‎-‎28 at 10:25 AM, Wolfhunter said:

I keep waiting for they/thems to tire of their own noise. Maybe the solution is reverse physiology, in other words, call all Liberals they/thems until they/them cry uncle. I can’t think of an example of they/thems still wanting what they/them wanted after they/them got it. Next motorcycle trip through Ontario I'm going to drive at exactly 90 KPH to reduce emissions and save the planet. I bet they/them won't like it.

I don't ride, but I agree with your speed decision ;)  I'll drive behind you as a shield. 

I generally stick to the right lane, and watch the idiots who utilise the other lanes, even save the best moments off the dash cam for giggles later.

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On 2017-10-30 at 1:46 PM, deicer said:

I generally stick to the right lane, and watch the idiots who utilise the other lanes...

Me too.

No need to investigate simple physics and natural laws of the universe apply in Ontario too. The wonder is it doesn’t happen more often. Only draconian enforcement will collapse the vortex of stupid. 

Don’t believe it? Just ride a motorcycle across Ontario and you will be left with only one question. What did you think was going to happen?

http://torontosun.com/news/local-news/multiple-fatalities-in-14-vehicle-hwy-400-crash

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3 hours ago, mo32a said:

Not me, I like the HOV lane, the idiots can only come at you from one direction, usually.

No tailgaters there? It's them/they that refuse to yield to the natural laws of the universe. If it was a JBI/CRFI chart it would all make sense. If I suggested ignoring the chart because it didn't apply, well... 

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A POV that I can agree with:

November 4, 2017 1:23 pm

Roy Green: Political correctness is gagging freedom of expression

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Roy Green By Roy Green Host, Corus Radio Network  Global News 
 

The CATO 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey has recently shown that nearly three-fourths (71 per cent) of Americans believe that political correctness is shutting down people’s comfort to speak openly with each other, and “has done more to silence important discussions our society needs to have.”

While the conclusions of the study are based on experiences of our southern neighbours, it would be foolish to dismiss the information as non-relevant to Canadians.

According to researcher Dr. Emily Ekins, 71 per cent of Americans say political correctness has silenced discussions that society needs to have and 58 per cent have political views they’re afraid to share.

While the latter may go far to explain recent wobbly election outcome predictions of pollsters, it is the former which may, if not arrested, severely damage a cornerstone of true democracy.

People are sharply divided along liberal and conservative philosophical paths. CATO reports 59 per cent of liberals say it’s hate speech to say transgender people have a mental disorder. Only 17 per cent of Americans adopt this view.

Eighty per cent of liberals argue it’s hateful or offensive to say illegal entrants to the nation should be deported. Only 36 per cent of conservatives support that position.

Eight-seven per cent of liberals say it’s hateful to say women should not fight in military combat roles, while 47 per cent of conservatives are onside with this belief.

The issue of hate speech is where agreement between conservatives and liberals can be found. Seventy-nine per cent state it is morally unacceptable to say offensive things about racial or religious groups.

READ MORE COMMENTARY: Edmonton terror attack was preventable. Is political correctness to blame?

Breaking down society into Black, Hispanic and White Americans, majorities in all three groups agree banning hate speech outright would be difficult because they cannot agree on what hate speech is.

When it comes to journalism, a majority of conservatives (63 per cent) consider journalists to be the “enemy of the American people.” Sixty-four per cent of the rest of Americans disagree.

The racial divide shows itself as 65 per cent of African-Americans and 61 per cent of Latinos agree that “supporting someone’s right to say racist things is as bad as holding racist views yourself.” Only 34 per cent of white Americans are in agreement.

The CATO study asks many more questions and they consistently break down between liberal and conservative points of view, perhaps even more so than along any racial divide.

READ MORE: Polarizing professor to talk free speech, political correctness, at Western University

This is something I have noticed on air. When a subject which might be described as politically incorrect is broached, participation by callers at first may be somewhat hesitant, but as soon as strong views are expressed, the self-imposed barriers are quite quickly set aside, and useful, even co-operative speech, emerges. Following such a program though, it is not uncommon for those who truly support political correctness to make their views known by way of, particularly, emails.

I will be speaking with Emily Ekins on tomorrow’s program, after which we’ll take calls and gain a sense of how closely Canadians resemble their southern neighbours on the question of political correctness generating a repression of freedom of expression.

Roy Green is the host of The Roy Green Show and a commentator for Global News

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