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03/10/2014 4:25:22 pm
Though I fully expect someone to denounce NCPR for using a still from the campaign website. Apparently that shows "bias."
03/10/2014 4:24:56 pm
Knuckle: His son's not a man, for one thing. For another, who cares? Save it for the tabloid forums where you got it from.
03/10/2014 10:57:07 am
Well remember that the sovereigntist PQ may govern the province but received less than 32% of the vote in the last election, not a good basis to launch a sovereignty referendum (in the general election before the nearly-successful 1995 referendum, the PQ had 45%. Non-francophones will be very motivated to fight a government which is perceived to be in open warfare against anglophones. People still remember former PQ...
03/10/2014 7:56:52 am
According to a report I heard on the CBC Saturday, the PQ also wants to institute a set of much more draconian French language laws in Quebec, practically outlawing public displays of English on business advertising. E.g., no more signs like, "Bonjour!/Hi!" Good luck with that one in Montreal.
03/09/2014 10:32:44 am
I suspect that rape has less to do with sex than it has to do with violence. I see it as an expression of rage or a demonstration of power, not as an attempt to obtain the un-obtainable. After all, consensual sex of all varieties is easily obtainable now, more than ever. Why then, would anyone need to forcibly take that which is freely given unless there are other, darker motives at work? We need to attack the...
03/08/2014 10:31:38 pm
I missed Lucy's comment about not favoring censorship. That is the crux of the issue. Why even use the example of the men's remarks if there is no desire for censorship? To say something is wrong is to initiate censorship. If a submission to this page gets out of line so to speak it will be censored.
03/08/2014 9:55:53 pm
Rape culture is real. There is an idea among some men that it is okay to sexually push yourself on women, that rape is ok boys will be boys. Its not new, football and hockey players and frats, have been raping women for a long time, and universities have been covering it up for a long time. I am not sure on porn, much of porn is violent in nature, most porn itself is exploitative. So I am not sure? Its probably...
03/08/2014 6:21:55 pm
Is there something wrong with guys discussing their fantasies? This topic is too big for a little blog. I'd say the internet is the last to arrive on the smut scene as TV (Canadian standards are lower than those in the US) and movies came before. Young men need men with good morals to teach men to teach proper behavior. Moms need to talk too. Boys will be boys but are dad and mom objecting to bad behavior...
03/08/2014 2:00:10 pm
Reporting on this issue is so tricky. Simply repeating the facts of the cases can perpetuate the problem, giving a voice to those who say and do these things as a bid for notoriety. On the other hand, we need to shift the norm away from letting such nasty stuff go without comment. I disagree with the idea that porn is a major influence in creating the type of online atmosphere that is hostile to women. It's more...
03/08/2014 9:49:48 am
Bottom line fact of rape is that if you resort to rape, you may be a male but you aren't a man. What we need to teach young men and those older who have yet to grow up is that rape is a sign of immaturity. Using force to have sex, be it physical force, position of authority or using drugs or booze to obtain what otherwise wouldn't be obtained is a sign of a male who is too weak to be a man.
03/07/2014 5:33:36 pm
Yeah, I agree Brian its all about fundraising, almost continual fundraising. It just seems like our population could produce people with better talent than are currently running for office at all levels.
03/07/2014 5:33:28 pm
Okay, wakeup, I guess just like with Hitler and Nazis, talking about people's kids is off limits. My bad. but get ready, because I am not making this up, "Wide-faced men are wealthier, more powerful and aggressive - and fertile women find them more attractive" Read more:...
03/07/2014 3:30:30 pm
Mervel: Perhaps a role in lower profile races. I think for federal office and governorships, normal people simply don’t want to have to whore themselves constantly to corporate interests and other fundraising demands... a requirement of modern politics for the two major parties.
03/07/2014 3:25:17 pm
Knuckle: I guess you were the only one who considered "wide faced" to be a compliment. Sorry we don't know your tastes.
03/07/2014 11:37:23 am
Well maybe that is why we can't get any normal people from our district to run for Congress.
03/07/2014 11:35:41 am
Yeah it kind of goes back to what we have talked about before. New York City is NOT expensive when compared to it's business competition, which is Paris, London, Tokyo, Bejing, Boston, San Fran. or LA. However Upstate New York, effectively most of New York outside of the City is not competing with those cities, we are competing with other middle income areas of the country and other nations who are in...
03/07/2014 10:33:11 am
Upstate New York is losing jobs, downstate is gaining them. New York City is attracting huge numbers of high tech jobs. When I was growing up in California, conservatives complained that the high tax rate and regulation rate would drive out businesses. Yet Silicon Valley became a huge tech center instead of apricot orchards. It wasn't till the price of real estate went through the roof that businesses started to...
03/07/2014 9:44:30 am
Oh get off it knuck. We all know what you meant. You took a crack at the kids and it backfired.
03/07/2014 9:27:50 am
"This candidate, though most all of them do it, releases a photo of their family basically for propaganda purposes. We are supposed to be impressed at how loving and happy and attractive they are. We are supposed to be swayed in our political opinion as if they are the best looking package of butter in the grocery store. " Or maybe they are just proud of their family and want to show them off. Politicians are...
03/07/2014 8:13:00 am
Mark, not hateful or angry, just making a point - the same point that Brian made in a different form. This candidate, though most all of them do it, releases a photo of their family basically for propaganda purposes. We are supposed to be impressed at how loving and happy and attractive they are. We are supposed to be swayed in our political opinion as if they are the best looking package of butter in the grocery...