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In today's nutty world the guy that posted the sign will probably be charged with setting a trap after a Darwinian finds a way to hurt himself testing the warning.

 

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On 1/12/2019 at 10:55 AM, DEFCON said:

In today's nutty world the guy that posted the sign will probably be charged with setting a trap after a Darwinian finds a way to hurt himself testing the warning.

 

In 2019 he will probably be charged with reckless endangerment. The Left will argue he was guilty as he must have known it was a hazard or why would he have put it up in the first place.

Another... Remember a few years back two kids scaled a 20’ fence into the lions den at the Toronto Zoo and got mauled?

Yep..you guessed it......the zoo was charged and their insurance had to pay up. I know for a fact because a family member was involved from the insurance companies side.Everyone else is at fault except for the guilty person.

 

Yet  ANOTHER stupid move from our legal system. At a MINIMUM she should lose her nursing license.

Nurse who stole opioids from Kitchener care home must be rehired, compensated

An arbitrator last week ruled D.S.’s addiction was a disability. He also found that the nurse’s union established prima facie(correct until proved otherwise) discrimination and concluded it was wrong to not rehire her.

KITCHENER —A registered nurse who was fired from a long-term care home in Kitchener for repeatedly stealing opioids to feed her addiction must be rehired and compensated for "injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect," an arbitrator has ruled.

The nurse, identified in the ruling as D.S., was addicted to opioids when she stole narcotics from Sunnyside Home over a two-year period. She falsified medical records to make it look like she injected residents when she actually saved the drugs for herself.

An arbitrator last week ruled D.S.'s addiction was a disability. He also found that the nurse's union established prima facie(correct until proved otherwise) discrimination and concluded it was wrong to not rehire her. Sunnyside is owned by the Region of Waterloo.

 

"The evidence shows beyond any doubt that there is a connection or nexus between (her) substance use disorder and the adverse effect of termination of employment for violation of admittedly valid workplace rules," arbitrator Larry Steinberg said in the ruling.

"Compulsive behaviour and impaired judgment are symptoms of the mental illness of substance use disorder. They were manifested in this case ... by either no capacity or diminished capacity on the part of (D.S.) to comply with workplace rules prohibiting diversion of narcotics and falsification of medical records."

 

 

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9125259-nurse-who-stole-opioids-from-kitchener-care-home-must-be-rehired-compensated/

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""Compulsive behaviour and impaired judgment are symptoms of the mental illness of substance use disorder. They were manifested in this case ... by either no capacity or diminished capacity on the part of (D.S.) to comply with workplace rules prohibiting diversion of narcotics and falsification of medical records."

What happened to the Criminal Code and or the Narcotics Control Act?

When does personal responsibility and discipline enter the equation?

This Decision would seem to give employed junkies a get out of jail free card when they commit crimes in the workplace in support of their addictions.

Does the ruling only provide addicts with a free pass when it comes to theft and fraud in the workplace, or are assaults, robberies and worse justified as well?

If the workplace is to be a safe spot for addicts, should the law handle these people any differently when they commit the same crimes outside of the work environment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‎Today, ‎January ‎16, ‎2019, ‏‎9 minutes ago
 

White comedian rejected for show in Montreal after dreadlocks deemed ‘cultural appropriation’

 
‎Today, ‎January ‎16, ‎2019, ‏‎10 minutes ago | The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — An aspiring Montreal comedian has been told he cannot take part in shows at a university bar because his dreadlocks are a form of cultural appropriation.

The Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, confirmed on Facebook its decision to exclude Zach Poitras, who is white, because of his hairstyle. Poitras, denied a spot at the Snowflake Comedy Club and another evening of “engaged humour,” declined comment on the situation.

The bar is operated by the UQAM branch of the Public Interest Research Group, which focuses on environmental and social issues. In its Facebook statement, the co-operative says its mission is to be “a safe space, free of relationships of oppression.” It describes cultural appropriation as a form of violence.

“We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment within our spaces,” it says. It defines cultural appropriation as when “someone from a dominant culture appropriates symbols, clothing or hairstyles that come from historically dominated cultures.”

It adds that wearing dreadlocks is “a privilege” for a white person, whereas a black person with the same hair “is going to find himself refused access to job opportunities or spaces (apartments, schools, parties, sports competitions, etc.)”

 

Even if the person wearing dreadlocks is not racist himself, the group adds, the chosen hairstyle “conveys racism.” It calls cultural appropriation “a form of passive oppression, a privilege to be deconstructed and in particular a manifestation of ordinary racism.”

Last summer, American actor Zac Efron was accused of cultural appropriation after posting a photo of himself with dreadlocks on social media along with the caption, “just for fun.” Canadian singer Justin Bieber faced similar criticism in 2016 when he posted photos of himself with dreadlocked blond hair.

Greg Robinson, a UQAM professor specializing in black history, compared the wearing of dreadlocks by whites to the widely denounced practice of actors wearing blackface to portray characters of colour.

“What I mean is that it is whites who dress up as blacks to make fun of them,” he said, adding that even when the intention is not mockery but embracing another culture, one has to be careful.

“It’s like the N-word,” Robinson said. “Blacks can use it among themselves, but if someone from outside uses it, even if he wants to be like blacks, among blacks, there is still an aspect that remains rooted in history.”

The Coop les Recoltes did not respond to an interview request.

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8 hours ago, Moon The Loon said:

This is really sad:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1585613&fbclid=IwAR2YTrUiO5eJl4Ht0dtctCYOE63oHFd2OR8duq2yaBfNZkFoNDl12d6GQOU

Kids & Dad's kicked out of 6 & 7 year age group league for playing hockey elsewhere outside the HC league.

Shameful.

Actually Moon, it is not unusual to stop children / adults from going across league boundaries.  The idea of course was to prevent some Coaches (we know this never happened 🙃 ) from recruiting elite players and adding them to their team.  The result was stacked teams and of course a reduction in the number of kids in the district that would get a place on their zone team. The only questionable part is the communication by email rather than by a meeting and of course the duration of the ban. However I do note that the organization has posted their disciplinary steps online in the bylaws etc. If they were not followed than someone blew it but on the other hand there may be more to the story.

   This type of ban exists in most minor sports, I coached youth soccer, fastball and baseball in the 70s and the boundary jumping ban was in place then, so it is noting new. It was something at all coaches were aware of along with the majority of parents.

RESIDENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

1. It shall be the obligation/responsibility of all Branches under the authority of Hockey

Canada, in their sole and unfettered discretion, to implement residency registration

regulations for the formation of teams within their Branch.

2. a) Players must play in the Branch where their parent(s)/court appointed guardian(s)

reside.

b) Regulation F. 2 (a) does not apply to players registered in a Residential School (as

defined in Regulation A) if they register with one (1) of that Residential School’s

hockey teams.

3. In reference to F. 1, F. 2 (a) and F. 5, residence is established by:

a) The parents’ usual residence when parents live in the same house, or if one of the

parents is deceased, the usual residence of the surviving parent.

b) In cases where parents do not live in the same residence, the legal residence is the

usual residence of the parent having legal custody of the player;

or,

if both parents have legal custody, the usual residence of the parent with whom the

player usually lives;

or again,

The boundaries for participation in Representative hockey for Hespeler, as registered with the OMHA are: Kossuth

Road to the North, Highway 401 to the South, Beaverdale Road to the West and Townline Road to the East. (Right

of choice areas are: From the intersection of Fishermills Road and Beaverdale Road, west along Maple Grove Road

to Speedsville Road, then north on Speedsville to Kossuth Road, then east to Beaverdale and From the intersection

of Kossuth Road and Highway 24 then south to the intersection of Townline Road and Concession # 1, then east

from both intersections. Registered players in these areas may choose to play representative hockey for Hespeler

Minor Hockey Association)

2. MISSION OF THE ASSOCIATION

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1 hour ago, Malcolm said:

Actually Moon, it is not unusual to stop children / adults from going across league boundaries.  The idea of course was to prevent some Coaches (we know this never happened 🙃 ) from recruiting elite players and adding them to their team.  The result was stacked teams and of course a reduction in the number of kids in the district that would get a place on their zone team. The only questionable part is the communication by email rather than by a meeting and of course the duration of the ban. However I do note that the organization has posted their disciplinary steps online in the bylaws etc. If they were not followed than someone blew it but on the other hand there may be more to the story.

   This type of ban exists in most minor sports, I coached youth soccer, fastball and baseball in the 70s and the boundary jumping ban was in place then, so it is noting new. It was something at all coaches were aware of along with the majority of parents.

Malcom: Six & seven year olds? Seriously??? Rules be damned. Twelve years plus, no problem. But a six year old? Really??  😧

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3 hours ago, Moon The Loon said:

Malcom: Six & seven year olds? Seriously??? Rules be damned. Twelve years plus, no problem. But a six year old? Really??  😧

Not the kids fault, the rules are clear and that is why most clubs have the parents sign in.  In this case I also blame the coaches , if they knew the home addresses, who accepted the 7 year old's from out of area on their teams.

Do you have any children playing in minor sports or perhaps have coached a junior team|?  We tried to make it all about the kids and that included boundaries as to where they could legally play so as to provide space on every team for those who lived within the boundaries.

Of course in this case, we are not talking about overzealous parents but rather (according to their interview) simply parents who wanted to drink their coffee in comfort while watching their kids play. The following news story puts a different slant on things. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/ousted-players-can-appeal-ban-from-hockey-league-president-says-1.4251910


The ban is only for the balance of the season, so a couple of months.

 

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2 hours ago, Malcolm said:

Not the kids fault, the rules are clear and that is why most clubs have the parents sign in.  In this case I also blame the coaches , if they knew the home addresses, who accepted the 7 year old's from out of area on their teams.

Do you have any children playing in minor sports or perhaps have coached a junior team|?  We tried to make it all about the kids and that included boundaries as to where they could legally play so as to provide space on every team for those who lived within the boundaries.

Of course in this case, we are not talking about overzealous parents but rather (according to their interview) simply parents who wanted to drink their coffee in comfort while watching their kids play. The following news story puts a different slant on things. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/ousted-players-can-appeal-ban-from-hockey-league-president-says-1.4251910


The ban is only for the balance of the season, so a couple of months.

 

You have a point. The parents know the rules. It still stinks for the kids though. Don't mean to offend. They're just kids.  🙄

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42 minutes ago, Moon The Loon said:

You have a point. The parents know the rules. It still stinks for the kids though. Don't mean to offend. They're just kids.  🙄

Hopefully the parents and the coach have learned a lesson, too bad though for the kids.

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This is what happens when you don't pay your bills. 

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/lcbo-thieves-getting-away-scotch-free

I don't even have to look at the police services hiring and attrition rates to tell you what is happening here; they are in a net deficit. This is not me saying the situation is getting worse; it means THEY see it as getting worse. Regrowing a force (be it police or military) is a difficult thing if you only start after it already hurts... it leads to more short term attrition as workloads (overtime etc) increase resulting in even less responses. Think about this now.... "help I'm being robbed," "nope, we don't respond to robberies anymore."  

 This reminds me a bit of the "pilot shortage" and how it came about. There will come a point that you will pay because you have to. At that point, you will realize it was much cheaper not to let your manning disintegrate in the first place. If you don't pay your bills, no other outcome is possible; stop reading about "Donnie".... you have enough problems at home. Get a grip on this before it becomes a real problem for you. Better yet, ban robbers and robberies.

As soon as you see that manning deficits effect operational tempo it's time to act, that means recruiting and training right now.... like today, and be willing to accept a further (short term) drop in tempo while you do it. In other words, this (current) drop in response should be a deliberate, short term cost of bringing more resources to bear..... and it's not. The return to photo radar isn't an efficiency thing, it's an admission of existing deficiency under the guise of "modernization" and it fools no one who has been down this road too many times.

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When corrupt governments spend money in all the wrong places, the crooks are the net beneficiaries...(add to this picture subsidizing millionaires to buy Teslas.)

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They are right in this and nothing will change until all who under the Indian Act make the necessary moves to change it.

 

Indian Act still discriminates

The United Nations Human Rights Committee says Canada still discriminates against First Nations women and their descendants through status requirements under the Indian Act despite several amendments since 1985.

 

In an 18-page decision released Jan. 14, the committee said Canada is obligated to remove the discrimination and to ensure that all First Nations women and their descendants are granted Indian status on the same footing as First Nations men and their descendents.

But I don't remember this body issuing the same type of ruling when it comes to certain countries in the world where women have little or no rights (Saudia for one).  Of course the most prominent members of the Human Rights Committee are the 9 who are on the "Human Rights Council"

Quote

These are Burundi, Egypt, Rwanda, Cuba, Venezuela, China, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.Sep 21, 2017

The full 18 members of the Human Rights Committee are:

Name of Member
Nationality
Term expires on 31 December
Ms. Tania María ABDO ROCHOLL Paraguay 31/12/2020
Mr. Yadh BEN ACHOUR Tunisia 31.12.2022
Ms. Ilze BRANDS KEHRIS Latvia 31.12.2020
Mr. Christopher Arif BULKAN Guyana 31/12/2022
Mr. Ahmed Amin FATHALLA Egypt 31.12.2020
Mr. Shuichi FURUYA Japan 31.12.2022
Mr. Christof HEYNS South Africa 31.12.2020
Mr. Hernán QUEZADA CABRERA Chile 31.12.2022
Mr. Bamariam KOITA Mauritania 31.12.2020
Ms. Marcia. V. J. KRAN Canada 31.12.2022
Mr. Duncan MUHUMUZA LAKI Uganda 31/12/2022
Ms Photini PAZARTZIS Greece 31/12/2022
Ms. Vasilka SANCIN Slovenia 31/12/2022
Mr. José Manuel SANTOS PAIS Portugal 31.12.2020
Mr. Yuval SHANY Israel 31.12.2020
Ms. Hélène TIGROUDJA France 31.12.2022
Mr. Gentian ZYBERI Albania 31.12.2022
Mr. Andres ZIMMERMANN Germany 31.12.2020

Strange eh?

 

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