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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2014, 09:05:33 »
The truth is that these carrots are taken from their mothers in infancy and then kept in appalling conditions - without light and fed only milk.  Then they're thrown into a peeling machine - so they can be shaped into our society's sick and depraved vision of what a vegetable should look like.  Then they are slaughtered without mercy for our eating "enjoyment."  Where's the justice!

As the Arrogant Worms said, "carrot juice constitutes murder."

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2014, 10:21:59 »
The truth is that these carrots are taken from their mothers in infancy and then kept in appalling conditions - without light and fed only milk.  Then they're thrown into a peeling machine - so they can be shaped into our society's sick and depraved vision of what a vegetable should look like.  Then they are slaughtered without mercy for our eating "enjoyment."  Where's the justice!

As the Arrogant Worms said, "carrot juice constitutes murder."

http://artists.letssingit.com/arrogant-worms-lyrics-carrot-juice-is-murder-sdnfw88#axzz2qNhTHKbl

DOES PAM ANDERSON KNOW ABOUT THIS!!?? We better let her know so she can campaign against this horrible injustice!
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2014, 20:05:32 »
At night I can hear the screams of the vegetables.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2014, 04:45:44 »
DOES PAM ANDERSON KNOW ABOUT THIS!!?? We better let her know so she can campaign against this horrible injustice!

Are you kidding?  She doesn't care about carrots because they're not cute and cuddly.  I bet she has a coat made from their skins.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2014, 09:34:24 »
Are you kidding?  She doesn't care about carrots because they're not cute and cuddly.  I bet she has a coat made from their skins.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2014, 09:49:42 »
I doubt Pamela Anderson cares about baby carrots; from what I've seen, I figure she prefers much bigger....carrots.   >:D

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2014, 09:56:39 »
I doubt Pamela Anderson cares about baby carrots; from what I've seen, I figure she prefers much bigger....carrots.   >:D

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2014, 15:34:31 »
Infected with Hep C.  :-X

How would YOU know ;)  ;D
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2014, 15:39:31 »
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2014, 17:47:39 »
How would YOU know ;)  ;D

Since it happened waaaaaaay back in 2002, I'm sure you were still playing with Matchbox cars.   ;)

She says it's from sharing a tattoo needle with Tommy Lee.

It's rare to get Hep C from sexual contact (unlike Hep B), however it has "been detected with greater-than-average frequency among people who have a history of sexual promiscuity -- which can be defined as a history of a sexually transmitted disease, sex with a prostitute, more than five sexual partners per year, or a combination of these."    Which would pretty much describe her and/or her assorted ex-husbands. 
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2014, 18:04:10 »
Since it happened waaaaaaay back in 2002, I'm sure you were still playing with Matchbox cars.   ;)

She says it's from sharing a tattoo needle with Tommy Lee.

It's rare to get Hep C from sexual contact (unlike Hep B), however it has "been detected with greater-than-average frequency among people who have a history of sexual promiscuity -- which can be defined as a history of a sexually transmitted disease, sex with a prostitute, more than five sexual partners per year, or a combination of these."    Which would pretty much describe her and/or her assorted ex-husbands.

Hey now, I was only 12 back then... At least I am at the prime of my age right now  ;) hehe
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2014, 10:34:58 »
This comes only months after a Veteran was maltreated in a Gatineau hospital because he did not speak French.  Isolated incidents like this are really sad and do more harm than good when they become headline news:

Woman kicked out of Quebec hospital for speaking English.


It really makes you question WTF is going through peoples minds.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2014, 11:31:45 »
I think everybody knows my view on these things: There are stupid people out there and nothing can save us from them.

However, I have a strange feeling there is more to it here and there may be  a "revenge" factor at play for something that had nothing to do with language.

I note that the event allegedly occurred at the Verdun Hospital, and they also refer to another incident that would have occurred some time early after the PQ election at the Jewish General. This , as they say, does not compute. Verdun is a French/English district with almost a 50/50 split and the Hospital is staffed with bilingual personnel. The nurse may have flown "off-the-handle" because of verbal abuse of sort by this couple and they decided to transform it into a language matter. Similarly, I can't possibly see a problem with the English language at the Jewish General: It is an English hospital, part of the English network of institutions, that also caters to French - oh! and non-Jewish people too of course.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2014, 20:54:46 »
Similarly, I can't possibly see a problem with the English language at the Jewish General: It is an English hospital, part of the English network of institutions, that also caters to French - oh! and non-Jewish people too of course.

Yup, my dad died there and the extent of his french abilities (being an immigrant from England since 1956) was "Honi soit qui mal y asbestos".  I'm not sure where and when he made that up but it cracked me up everytime he'd use it.  They are a super hospital with great, patient staff. Nurses are some of the most patient people in the world, so to manage to piss some off enough to get the boot.. there are probably other reasons than what the complaint is about.
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Cinema shooter claims self-defence after being hit by popcorn
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2014, 00:45:20 »
Man shot dead in Florida movie theatre in texting spat

You know, I can almost see the guy's point of view.  I pay to see a movie and not to be distracted by the bright screen and/or noises of someone's cellphone.

We went to see the Headstones in Kingston in December and the kids in front of us kept taking pictures.  Pictures of the bands were one thing, but the "selfies" kept bathing us in the bright light of the flash.  I finally said something to the effect of "Enough with the effing cellphones" and it stopped.  Unfortunately, we left the concert at intermission because the sound was terrible.   >:(


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January 15, 2014

Miami: A retired police captain who killed a man after an argument over texting in a US cinema told detectives that he feared he was under attack when the victim hit him in the face with an unknown object, police records show.

The object witnesses saw was popcorn.


On Tuesday, a Florida judge denied bond for Curtis J Reeves Jr, 71, who was charged with second-degree murder in a case that is likely to revolve around Florida's much-debated "stand-your-ground" self-defence laws. Mr Reeves faces life in prison if convicted.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2014, 19:38:25 »
He's lucky that the guy didn't hit him with the jumbo bag of gummies.  :facepalm:
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 :pop: Can't wait to watch the movie on this wacky story...

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Tycoon Upsets Gay Daughter By Offering $120 Million to Any Man Who Marries Her

Dad refuses to stop embarrassing his daughter even though she's been in a nine-year relationship with her girlfriend

(...)





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HONG KONG - The daughter of a flamboyant Hong Kong tycoon whose offer of a massive dowry inspired a movie wrote an open letter on Wednesday asking him to accept who she is after he reportedly raised the price.

Cecil Chao made world headlines in 2012 when he tried to find a man who could successfully woo his daughter, Gigi Chao, away from her partner by offering offered 500 million Hong Kong dollars ($65 million), an offer that a Malaysian newspaper who interviewed him last week said he has doubled.

In a letter to her father published Wednesday by two Hong Kong newspapers, Gigi Chao said she knows it's "difficult for you to understand, let alone accept" how she could be romantically attracted to a woman.

The tycoon made his offer after he learned his daughter had eloped with her partner, Sean Eav, to France, where they had a church blessing in Paris. While Hong Kong decriminalized homosexuality in 1991, it does not legally recognize same-sex marriage.

Gigi Chao, 34, added that "it would mean the world to me if you could just not be so terrified of her, and treat her like a normal, dignified human being." She confirmed to the AP that she wrote the letter.

She added, "I will always forgive you for thinking the way you do, because I know you think you are acting in my best interests."

Sacha Baron Cohen, the actor behind "Borat," is reportedly working on a movie inspired by the tycoon's proposal, according to Hollywood trade publications.

(...)


The South China Morning Post, one of the papers that published the letter, reported last week that since her father went public with his offer, she has received "strange" phone calls from would-be suitors, and that most open by saying, "I want to be a billionaire!"

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2014, 17:19:39 »
 :facepalm:

From the National Post:

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‘That is f—ed up’: Vancouver Police hunting man who paid strangers to be kicked in the groin in ‘disturbing’ video

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VANCOUVER — Vancouver Police are on the lookout for a belligerent downtown bar goer who was apparently videotaped in the act of paying strangers to be kicked in the groin.

“The video is very disturbing. We have referred the incident to an investigative team for review,” Vancouver Police spokesman Randy Fincham wrote in an email to Postmedia.


Reportedly captured on Sunday at 3 a.m., the video — which was posted to YouTube before being quickly removed — shows a man offering an undisclosed cash sum to an intoxicated stranger in exchange for kicking the man squarely in the groin.


As the video opens, the stranger — clad in a gold vest and long black jacket — is seen to be bracing for the kick, which is to be delivered by a large man with close-cropped hair. As the assailant runs in to administer the blow however, the stranger automatically flinches, causing the large man to berate him with expletives. In fact, for the entire one minute, forty second video, the large man will communicate almost exclusively using the f-word.

The stranger then apologizes and once again adopts an exposed-groin stance in preparation for a second kick. “Do you want the money?” screams the large man, to which the stranger thrice replies “I do.” However, despite himself, he flinches again at the second kick.


At that point, an unknown bystander clad in a red tuque then steps in to collect the prize himself. “I’ll do it,” he says, and with perfect posture, spreads his legs to accept the blow. “But not too hard, though.”

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2014, 19:16:02 »
That's just a tease. Don't post this crap if the video is not available. Sheesh :facepalm:
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2014, 19:48:25 »
That's just a tease. Don't post this crap if the video is not available. Sheesh :facepalm:

It is up on the CBC Website.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/video-shows-2-apparent-panhandlers-kicked-in-groin-for-cash-1.2525856

The big dude needs to cut back on the alcohol 'cause it threw his aim all to hell.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2014, 16:30:06 »
Sign of bad things to come.

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Engineers wear an iron ring on their pinky finger. It's a tradition that began in 1925 to commemorate a terrible engineering disaster.

The massive Quebec Bridge across the Saint Lawrence River collapsed - twice. Once in 1907. And again in 1916. The same bridge.

Eighty-eight people were killed.

A Royal Commission of Inquiry ruled "the failure cannot be attributed directly to any cause other than errors in judgment on the part of... two engineers."

That disaster led to an overhaul in the credentialing of engineers. In Canada, it's now illegal to call yourself an engineer without passing difficult exams, and being subject to the oversight of engineering associations. It's similar to the requirements to call yourself a doctor.

But to Ladislav Mihaly, those rules are just too tough.

Mihaly was born in Czechoslovakia (as it was then known) and immigrated to Canada. He claimed he had two master's degrees from the former Czechoslovakia and worked there as a professional engineer for 25 years. In 1999, he applied to become an Alberta engineer and, like all would-be engineers, was asked to take a test administered by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

He failed.

So he applied to write the exam again, nine months later. This time, he didn't even bother to show up.

Some three years later, Mihaly phoned APEGA and told them he was a really, really good engineer, and asked to be exempted. They invited him to take the test again. And again he failed.

He started doing weird things. In August of 2006, Mihaley wrote an e-mail to APEGA with the subject line, "Do you want to trade." He said he would rewrite Alberta's Fire Safety Codes for free - and if he did a good job, maybe they'd let him be an engineer without taking the test.

APEGA said no. Aren't you glad they did? Don't you wish they had been around when the Quebec Bridge was being built?

So on Aug. 5, 2008, almost 10 years after first applying to write the exam, Mihaly sued.

He didn't appeal to an APEGA review panel. He didn't appeal to a real court. He had no case. And he had no money.

So he did what you'd expect a ne'er-do-well to do: he complained to the Alberta Human Rights Commission, who were thrilled to have a new customer.

Mihaly is not a minority. He's a middle-aged white male from Europe. The exam he kept failing was an engineering exam - about as non-subjective as possible. In fact, almost a quarter of Alberta engineers today are immigrants. They all passed the exam. Mihaly just wanted special treatment.

But human rights commissions aren't called kangaroo courts for nothing. And for the next five years, they ran with Mihaly's case with a vengeance. He didn't even have to hire a lawyer; taxpayers paid for the whole thing.

And earlier this month, the tribunal ruled in Mihaly's favour.

In the Feb. 6 decision, they ruled that it was discrimination to hold foreign-born "engineers" to Canada's professional standards.

They ordered APEGA to pay Mihaly $10,000 in cash. And they ordered APEGA to contact Mihaly's schools back in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, to find out if in fact Mihaly was a good engineer. Not by testing him. But by talking to the schools over there, decades after Mihaly left.

They had to do more, too. They had to convene a panel of foreign-born Alberta engineers to help Mihaly. They had to find him a mentor. They had to help him find networking parties to go to. All this for a man who confessed at the hearing that he was a layabout. He was unemployed for three years and had worked for five years in low-paying jobs that required only a high-school education. He tried running a bakery which failed.

This is a disgrace. But it's not a surprise. It's a human rights commission, not a real court. But it has legal effect. It sets a precedent. Get ready for third-world doctors who fail our exams to cite it to force their way into our hospitals too.


APEGA will appeal. And they will eventually win. But Canada's obsolete grievance-mongering industry will continue to chug along until we rip out these human rights tribunals by the root.
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« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2014, 16:42:36 »
Next up, medicine. I can't wait until all those foreign trained "doctors" have their day in court.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2014, 17:03:42 »
First reports in Edmonton Journal on the Alberta Human Rights Commission ruling on foreign Engineers.

Sign of bad things to come.

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EDMONTON - Coming to Canada is challenging for any immigrant. But it can be especially frustrating for educated professionals, who find their qualifications aren’t recognized here. The lucky and dedicated navigate the intimidating maze of upgrading programs and exams to find work in their fields. Others end up bitter, in low-paying, menial jobs. We, in turn, lose their skills and expertise.

That’s what makes a new ruling from Alberta’s Human Rights tribunal so provocative.

Last week, the tribunal ruled in favour of Ladislav Mihaly — and against the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, APEGA.

Mihaly first applied to APEGA for accreditation in 1999. APEGA determined his two master’s degrees, one from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and one from the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology were not equivalent to a bachelor’s degree here.

They told Mihaly he had to write three technical equivalency exams before he could be licensed here. He was also required to take the National Professional Practice Exam, a test on Canadian law and professional ethics, which all new engineers, including Canadian grads, must take.

Mihaly took the latter exam three times — and failed each time. He refused to take any of the technical tests. Since engineers from other European Union countries, such as France or Ireland aren’t require to write them, he argued he, a former resident of a EU member state, shouldn’t have to either.

Mihaly filed a discrimination complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Last Thursday, the tribunal found in his favour. Chairman Moosa Jiwaji ruled that APEGA’s “one-size-fits-all” approach was too inflexible. He found APEGA relied on out-dated, second-hand information to evaluate foreign universities. He ordered APEGA to pay Mihaly $10,000, provide him a personal mentor, and strike a committee of internationally educated engineers to re-evaluate Mihaly’s personal academic record.

“Many Eastern European(s) and immigrants from Africa and Asia to Canada do experience disadvantage and discrimination in the workforce because of language, culture, and racial prejudice,” Jiwaji wrote.

“While I understand that the imposition of policies to ensure competency and safety in professional fields may be necessary, the nature of certain policies imposed by APEGA on immigrants such as Mr. Mihaly with foreign credentials, appear too restrictive, and categorize immigrants, not based on individual assessment, but rather on country from which qualifications were received.”

APEGA is appealing to the Court of Queen’s Bench. APEGA registrar Carol Moen says they’ll also apply for a stay of Jiwaji’s order.

“We feel very strongly that we should be able to use a consistent and proven approach to evaluating credentials,” she says.

APEGA receives about 9,000 applications for new membership each year. In 2012, 35 per cent came from internationally educated graduates. The largest number, 15 per cent, came from India, with another 13 per cent from China.

APEGA says about 60 per cent of applicants trained abroad are registered without issue. Their credentials are approved by a board of examiners, about a third of whom are international graduates themselves. Examiners have discretion to waive some exams, if candidates have sufficient professional experience.

“It’s very fair,” says Moen.

Certainly, it’s vitally important that APEGA maintain high and consistent professional regulated standards for its members, in the name of public safety. APEGA definitely makes it easier for people from countries such as France, Japan, and New Zealand, to become accredited engineers than others, but that’s largely because of national reciprocal treaties. It might look unfair to an outsider, but it’s hardly ethnic discrimination.

And Mihaly’s refusal to take the APEGA equivalency exams makes him look more than a little inflexible himself. If wounded pride kept him from jumping through the regulatory hoops, that’s not APEGA’s fault.

Yet Jiwaji’s ruling raises critical issues. APEGA doesn’t make it simple for people, especially those who aren’t fluent in English, to navigate its impersonal accreditation bureaucracy.

Moen says APEGA recently hired someone to work directly with internationally trained applicants, which is probably long overdue. But Jiwaji’s suggestion that APEGA exercise more individual discretion in evaluating foreign credentials seems reasonable, too.

The ideal system would maintain high, consistent standards while treating each applicant on his or her own merits. It’s a terrible waste of potential, when we don’t help skilled immigrants to contribute their best abilities to our economy.

But was Ladislav Mihaly really the victim of discrimination? Or did the human rights tribunal overreach, in telling a self-regulating profession how to licence its members? Tough questions — now for the Court of Queen’s Bench to ponder.

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« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2014, 18:00:03 »
If he wants to be a professional engineer here and can't pass the Canadian Practice Exam, something expected of anyone here, where is the racial discrimination?  There isn't any - everyone has to do it.  It hasn't worked with physicians and surgeons, why would it be any different with engineers, dentists, lawyers?  Heck, even Canadians that go to medical school abroad and want to come back to practice have to go through the same shyte and abuse as any other foreign medical grad and compete for residency positions like anyone else...it's not racial discrimination, it's discrimination based on standards of practices and training.

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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2014, 19:01:32 »
If he wants to be a professional engineer here and can't pass the Canadian Practice Exam, something expected of anyone here, where is the racial discrimination?  There isn't any - everyone has to do it.  It hasn't worked with physicians and surgeons, why would it be any different with engineers, dentists, lawyers?  Heck, even Canadians that go to medical school abroad and want to come back to practice have to go through the same shyte and abuse as any other foreign medical grad and compete for residency positions like anyone else...it's not racial discrimination, it's discrimination based on standards of practices and training.

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That is the just of the matter.  Are the various Human Rights Tribunals across the land in fact turning us into a "Third World Country" by allowing such trivial complaints find fruition in allowing someone who does not meet the standards set by our various professional bodies and society to have their perceived 'discrimination', not their failure to meet a standard, overturned?  Will this now open the doors to a vast number of future Legal actions to be initiated against these "Failures" who have used to Human Rights Tribunals to gain a professional standing in Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, etc.?   Perhaps they have already done this in the Legal field, where we find many employed as members on the boards of the Human Rights Tribunals and we can see the results of all future tribunals following their precedence and prejudices. 

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