“Yeah, no. I take public transit on occasion but I'd choose having a car any day of the week. No waiting outside in the cold, rude drivers, delays, strikes, fights, people shouting on their phones, people begging you for money, garbage, smell, people falling asleep on you, standing while being squeezed in like a sardine can, etc.”
Oct 16, 2013 at 13:01:57
“At 18, you're an adult now and you don't need "guidance" and your hand held through this, you need to take responsibility for your own knowledge. There is a wealth of information on the internet about politics, there are are compass tests that were aimed at young people to assess their values and the party that most that most reflected their values, there are civics classes, and so on.
As a youngish person, whenever I ask why someone won't vote, 9/10 times it's because they hate politicians and/or haven't found someone who "represents" them. When I say that every non vote counts as a de facto vote for Harper, they shrug and go 'oh well'. But when Harper does something they don't like, they moan and complain and can't believe the country isn't going the way they wanted it.
I think also that the longer a young person lives w their parents and stays in school, the less they have to care about how the country is run bc their lives are padded and insular, but that's a separate conversation.”
Ess1 on Oct 17, 2013 at 20:14:17
“In my high school, there was only 1 block devoted to political science. Meaning only 30 students a year were given an opportunity to take that class. The majority of that class had nothing to do with current politics. Engaging students about politics was not a priority in the Nova Scotia education system. Not a single adult took the time to speak to me or ask me about politics, aside from my mother and grandfather. And yes. At 18 you most CERTAINLY need guidance. At 18 you're being thrust into new responsibilities and for the first time you are expected to be accountable for your actions. 18 is the very beginning of adulthood. I firmly believe that without the guidance I received during those important years has helped me become a productive member of society and opened my eyes to a lot of things that I would have been ignorant about otherwise. Could you be handed a piece of paper and be told to fold it into a freaking paper crane without a little instruction first? It is because of people like Trudeau who are making the effort to engage the younger population that plain english articles are popping up online. I'm incredibly pleased to see that the resources are becoming more readily available.”
fred flinstone58 on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:06:46
“for the most part most young voters who dont vote do so because they havent taken the time to listen to the platforms presented by the various candidates.then feel a little intimidated by the actual voting because they then dont understand the ballot or on the other hand they could be too busy trying to get high and forget”
“Right, and she has shown herself "capable" of a cashier's pay and has managed to "survive" on it this whole time. What you want to give her is a manager's salary even though she doesn't have the "capability" or the "ambition" to earn it.”
“They do not use bread to prepare hamburgers. Even if they wanted to, they sell it as "Gluten-free" and would be opening themselves up massive lawsuits from the Celiacs who have eaten them (who, like my dad, I should mention haven't gotten sick from them because they don't use bread.)
“So basically, reward people more money even if you admit they don't put in enough effort to achieve it compared to others who do. And really now, how much "ambition" does one require to move up from a cashier job at a fast food place? I did it in my teens and the answer is 'not much'.”
Edward Drapkin on Oct 11, 2013 at 14:02:50
“People come in all varieties with a wide range of capabilities. If people are capable of holding a full time job and doing their job to their employers satisfaction, then they should be paid a wage that, at minimum, they can survive on, if not one where they can have some quality to their lives.”
Oct 1, 2013 at 19:26:49
“I, and other women who have commented thus far, also disagree with changing the lyrics. I am not personally offended by them nor do I feel excluded and take exception to those who get offended on my behalf, especially when the motives behind appear to be nothing but self-promotion.
To make this song completely "neutral" and "inclusive", we would also have to change the following lyrics:
" we see thee rise`(excluding the blind)
``We stand on guard for thee.`` (excluding those who are paralyzed from waist down)
God keep our land `(excluding those who believe in Allah and those who don`t believe in one period.)
I also don`t believe in God but I wouldn`t want to take out one word because I accept that I live in a nation where the majority believes in a God. If I wanted to live in a completely secular, religion free country, I`d choose someplace else as my home. It`s part of living in a democracy with those w differing views than your own; that`s what creates true diversity and culture.
`Neutrality` is simply code for erasing anything that could offend someone until is becomes meaningless pablum.”
grifone coronato on Oct 3, 2013 at 11:09:02
“I'm confused by your argument.
Right now, the Anthem excludes those who cannot physically stand, the blind, and EVERY Canadian woman.
So if a change to the Anthem doesn't address all of these issues, is it not worth pursuing at all?
Also, on a related topic, have there been any organizations representing and advocating for the Blind or the differently abled asking for changes in the anthem?”
Sep 29, 2013 at 16:30:08
“Along similar lines, I watched a program that talked about why certain countries pay higher taxes and maintain a high level of happiness than others. It was because they felt conformable paying into a system that benefits people that look and act like them. When asked if they'd want to pay the same high tax rate if their country was more diverse like the U.S., they answered no lol.”
Geosurface on Sep 29, 2013 at 18:14:20
“Yea I heard about that too, thanks for mentioning it.
I envy China because the Chinese don't sit around stressing about their "Asian privilege" or whether there are enough non-Asian faces on their university brochure, or their board of directors... they just go about their lives. They just live, and be human beings.
There is a peace which can only exist in a homogeneous environment. It's actually really sad that we're built that way, I once bought into the dream of a multicultural society too. I bought into it big time. Now I realize it isn't in the cards unless we change our genetics. Personally I think we should just give up on the project.”
Sep 26, 2013 at 12:59:08
“This `backlash`` you speak of is like 30 comments on their page. Besides, boycotts rarely work. Remember the outrage over Chik Fil-A`s and how it was THE WORST and if you ever eat there again you`re the devil and all that. Well, a couple of days ago Gwyneth Paltrow made a comment she was going to eat there for her birthday and nobody even batted an eye. Its just human nature to get really outraged for a very short time and then move on to something they can get even more outraged over.”
brm74 on Sep 27, 2013 at 08:40:51
“Good point those who were puffing out their chests and feigning outrage at the pasta company are the same people who were raging against Chick-Fil-A and will likely find another "cause du jour" to be raging against next week.”
oldsob on Sep 26, 2013 at 13:26:22
“Right you are...the average person has the "retentive memory" of a mentally challenged chicken.”
Jun 26, 2013 at 20:32:57
“Just google 'let me google that for you' and it will take you to their site. Type in the material you (or the other person) wants in their search bar. Click "google search". Then click on the "copy" button and paste it where you want it. After you click enter, it will show up as a link.”
Jun 13, 2013 at 09:50:33
“You sound confused. You make a whole post talking about how girls are dressing inappropriate while trying to tie in sexual molestion with the fact your daughter was molested "even" when she wasn't wearing anything revealing, The "even" is troublesome because you are suggesting that somehow she didn't have it coming as much as those 'other' girls who do. What's also interesting is the fact you don't seem to realize by contrasting what your daughter was wearing vs. the 'other' ones, you contradicted yourself by proving that clothing plays no part in whether a girl will be victimized by a man. Would you also like more proof of this? You said it right here:
"I see it all the time because I work at a high school and see the behaviors of men towards high school girls when school lets out. "
These men know darn well these young girls are just that-young girls because they are hanging around a freakin' high school like a bunch of creepos. Why would a grown man choose to oogle a girl even though he knows she under age? Because that's the appeal. A girl's clothing didn't make a grown adult make that decision.”
Mar 11, 2013 at 16:44:39
“This poster is one of the few to make a lick of sense. I can't stand Rob Ford with every fiber of my being but this woman is so clearly out to get him and is using actual victims of violence as pawns in her games. There are witnesses who saw that picture being taken and they said he never grabbed her in any way and they were in view of his hands the whole time. There are also people who heard the conversation between the two and it's completely opposite to what she's saying. Furthermore, going to your fb page to 'spill' the story like you're a tabloid writer and then publicly hem and haw over whether you're going to go to the police shows she's trying to see how much publicity she can generate from her story and only cares about talking smack about him rather than get justice for herself. Then to blab to every single media outlet who will interview her but still choose not to go to the police after that is the nail in her coffin.”
brm74 on Mar 11, 2013 at 21:02:52
“The process of facebook-press first not the police destroyed Thomsons credibility from the beginning”
Feb 11, 2013 at 15:46:07
“I'm also in this age demo and these people are not outliers. You are incorrect and do not know of what you speak right now. Millenials, on average, are clueless about money because they live in a bubble. Too many live with their parents into their mid to late 20s, pay no rent, and spend their money on Starbucks, nightclubs, travelling so they can 'find themselves', and Louis Vuitton (Millenials spend the most on Luxury good than any other demographic). They also spend more money on tech gadgets than others. 1/4 are in debt yet spend an average of almost $800 on "discretionary expenses" a MONTH, *aside* from their school debt. When asked what salary they expect to make straight out of college, the average Millenial said $20,000 *more* than what their job is actually paying. When other age brackets were surveyed about Millenial's work ethic, 70% of them consider them lazy. And what's even worse than that? 55% of Millenials agree!! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 23% of unemployed Millenials aren't even trying to seek work. And when they do get a job, how long do they keep it before quitting? A whopping 16 months.
There's a general cluelessness. laziness, and sense of entitlement that's unlike any other generation. Millenials feel they have the power to change the world but refuse to take control of the things that are right in front of them that are much more doable because it's not "fulfilling" enough.”
Feb 10, 2013 at 19:02:30
“She's gotten implants. She had big boobs before but they were very saggy and deflated and had a big space between them. Her implants looks natural bc she had enough tissue to cover the sac. You'd be amazed at how natural and bouncy implants look these days.”