Aug 11, 2014 at 13:49:39
“Who do I yell at for making men seem like knuckle-draggers in commercials so women will buy product? Johnson & Johnson? Why don't we all stop buying into this BS instead of pointing fingers at who is right and wrong? For the large majority, we are all right. When can we recognize and celebrate the fact that the minority are backwards and ignorant and stop painting all one "type" with the same brush?”
twinkleysnot on Aug 11, 2014 at 14:07:06
“If a company is making ads that make men seem like knuckle-draggers, for sure you go after the company...and let women know you would appreciate they did not support such a message either. If I was a man, I think the constant bombarding from media about what men should be like would irk me. I do not like an advertiser telling me what they think is wrong with me and how I can be more of a woman. The whole push to be uber manly over genuine to who you are hurts everyone. In addition to paying attention to the message companies send with their advertising dollars directly to me, I am trying to pay more attention to their subtler manipulations. Unfortunately, the stereotyping of men as foolish cavemen is prevalent, even though I cannot think of any men I actually know who behave that way. It is all ignorant.”
“Good thing they didn't play "beat it"? Grow up. Are you ready to police your community?
In my experience, citizens are appreciative of their service only when they are victims of crime.”
Lloyd Loganathan on Jul 27, 2014 at 13:54:56
“What does my willingness to police my community have to do with bullies with a badge having unchecked power?
Grow up? Ever been unjustly racially profiled by an officer? I have. Multiple times. In my experience, citizens realize how corrupt a police officer can be when they finally are on the butt end of discrimination at the hands of a "neighbourhood friendly" cop.”
Jul 25, 2014 at 14:15:35
“This is still a bad idea. We are a hockey town that barely sells out the NFL games that come here, and can barely get 15K to a CFL game. We also have difficulty as is competing for MLB and NBA top level talent. The Bills will only get worse (yes Buffalo, it is possible) and we will not buy tickets. Send the Bills to LA and be done with it.”
nightfly4257 on Jul 25, 2014 at 14:59:26
“You are not a hockey town, you are a Maple Leaf town, no other form of hockey sell in TO from OHL to AHL. I wish people would stop saying Toronto is a Hockey town.”
“I don't think anything can prepare you for the future, or put another way, you never truly know the impact of your decisions, even if you prepare for a pretty stressful existence.
Also, you comment is just cynicism. It's not even critical of my point. In fact, it directly misses the point. It assumes all cops are grumpy warts, and blames them for the high rates of PTSD, depression and substance abuse that results from dealing with the least desireable members of society on a day to day basis.
Jul 23, 2014 at 09:49:26
“This was kind of my original point. That this is now just an excuse to fight for everyone. This is now literally a blood sport with people betting with their opinions. I'm so disgusted by it; the world egging on war to prove they're right.”
Jul 22, 2014 at 14:16:20
“I find the same thing happens when you criticize Palestine.
It's almost a populist war over here. We're disconnected yet people feel that they have to pick a side.”
Tony frm Banff on Jul 22, 2014 at 17:10:35
“Exactly, did you watch the whole 1:30 video?”
905Matt on Jul 22, 2014 at 14:47:49
“your right; when it comes down to it people feel they must be superior and support the good vs the bad side.
Generally the far removed view we get over here doesn't equate to good vs evil. Its just a fight that with current world leadership, will never end. There will never be a winner or looser because rightfully so both sides have a claim to the dispute.”
Jul 14, 2014 at 21:11:39
“I agree, but as more forest disappears, does the forest have time to renew itself before a new generation looks for new land. Forget pollution; its a symptom of the problem. The real problem is simply how many people there are and how little competition we have. GMOs good or bad, are a response to a lack of balance in our numbers versus the capacity of farmland to feed us. Factory slaughterhouses. We are outstripping the earth of what it can sustain and one way or another we will pay. Honestly, think of how much feces 7 billion people produce daily then think of the real size of the planet. At some point, something's going to give.”
Jul 14, 2014 at 21:05:32
“Soooo, what happens when this hits a tailing pond? Or another fire?”
Barb T on Jul 15, 2014 at 20:22:31
“TAILING POND ? ? ? Have you ever even looked at the Banff area on Goggle earth much less been there? Closest tailing pond hundreds of km away, tended regularly. Guessing you have never been out of TO.”
CLTrader on Jul 14, 2014 at 23:54:42
“What does tailing ponds have to do with this story. Are ya fixated?”
“I wouldn't say we've destroyed the earth. We've destroyed our chances on this earth.
Paraphrasing Carlin - "We're blanked. The planet will be fine, but we're blanked."
I don't think we've thought through that distinction. We seem to think we'll outlive the planet. It's not going anywhere. We are.”
AlisonCarnie on Jul 10, 2014 at 19:02:35
“... And ruined the animals chances as well.”
Beave Village on Jul 10, 2014 at 18:43:52
“Human lifespan doesn't usually exceed 120 years, we all live and die. Most people in Canada don't see 100 years, even with all our technology and medical advances, we are the same frail human beings that existed 3000 years ago.”
Douglas Sinclair on Jul 10, 2014 at 16:41:16
“I think Carlin might have been including all other animal and plant life too, but that's right on.
Farmers sometimes burn their fields to rejuvenate it. North American First Nations apparently managed forests and the great grasslands the same way.
Maybe there's an appropriately sized asteroid out there with the name "Rejuvenate Gaia" on it.”