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On 5/21/2022 at 8:18 AM, JM_ said:

its the programming he uses for his frail young male audience. He's telling them not to like curvy women because the "left" is telling them to. Thats the kind of hateful crap that makes this guy a national embarrassment. 

 

The truly sad part is his minions that hang on his advice may be passing up opportunities for real relationships. 

As if I needed another reason to dislike that turd. 

 

I love curvy women because to me they have always been incredibly sexy while bony and flat bottomed women have not. To each their own but is there any reason to try and tear what you don't like down instead of build women up? Yes, there is a reason and it either you're a piece of $&!#, have a small wiener or both.

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35 minutes ago, Gnarcore said:

As if I needed another reason to dislike that turd. 

 

I love curvy women because to me they have always been incredibly sexy while bony and flat bottomed women have not. To each their own but is there any reason to try and tear what you don't like down instead of build women up? Yes, there is a reason and it either you're a piece of $&!#, have a small wiener or both.

I've always had a wide range of what I find attractive, so to me Peterson's rant is really stupid, and also dangerous. But he's makes his bank on male insecurity so no big surprise there. 

 

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38 minutes ago, JM_ said:

I've always had a wide range of what I find attractive, so to me Peterson's rant is really stupid, and also dangerous. But he's makes his bank on male insecurity so no big surprise there. 

 

I agree about variety...pinner Kate Moss types just ain't for me. And yes his schtick is pandering to that demo so no surprise. 

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10 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Quick question for my compadres who frequent this thread:

 

Am I the only one on the planet who does not give a flying f*** about whatever happened between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard?

 

FFS! Every "news" site I visit has this crap posted front and center....:wacko:

I am more concerned about Boo and Pistol.

 

For us Aussies terrier gate in no laughing matter my friend ! 

 

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/barnaby-joyce-takes-swipe-at-actor-johnny-depp-as-terrier-gate-reignited/news-story/5fd50be01ad86cc3367e0d348b8b0fee

 

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13 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Quick question for my compadres who frequent this thread:

 

Am I the only one on the planet who does not give a flying f*** about whatever happened between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard?

 

FFS! Every "news" site I visit has this crap posted front and center....:wacko:

Not following it but it is kinda hard to avoid. Like you said it's everywhere. From what I can gather she shi* talked him and he lost a few gigs. So he's suing for I don't know what. Probably a big bag of money. She may be counter suing, not sure. Oh and it seems she once shi* in their bed on purpose.

 

Seems to be the Tik Tok generation's OJ trial.

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15 hours ago, nuckin_futz said:

Not following it but it is kinda hard to avoid. Like you said it's everywhere. From what I can gather she shi* talked him and he lost a few gigs. So he's suing for I don't know what. Probably a big bag of money. She may be counter suing, not sure. Oh and it seems she once shi* in their bed on purpose.

 

Seems to be the Tik Tok generation's OJ trial.

At least that one had a low speed highway chase....

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Not sure what's the best place for this story......

 

Some folks may or may not be aware, but Alberta is going through it's own "Ahmaud Arbery" type case. The gist is a couple of redneck a$$holes saw a couple of Metis hunters, decided they were "stealing" and chased them down, before shooting both dead....

 

The shooters have claimed that they shot "in self defense".....but, thankfully, the jury wasn't buying it:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/cp-newsalert-jury-finds-alberta-men-guilty-of-murder-and-manslaughter-in-shooting/ar-AAXWd2U?li=AAggFp5

 

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EDMONTON — A jury has found a man guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting of two Métis hunters on a rural road in Alberta.

 

They also found the man's father guilty of two counts of manslaughter in the deaths.

Lawyers for Anthony Bilodeau and his father Roger Bilodeau had argued the shooting was in self-defence.

The Crown argued the accused took the law into their own hands when they chased down Jacob Sansom and his uncle Maurice Cardinal, because they believed the hunters had been at the family's farm earlier and were trying to steal.

Prosecutors said the shooting was is no way justified.

Jurors heard that Sansom and Cardinal had been moose hunting before they were found dead on the side of a road near Glendon, Alta., in March 2020.

Sansom was shot once in the chest and Cardinal was hit three times in the shoulder.

More coming ...

 

Nice to see justice done in this case....

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Some days, I'd rather be living alone, on the moon; far far away from this kind of .....................

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/over-50-feared-dead-in-nigeria-church-attack-officials-say/ar-AAY6tUC?bk=1&ocid=msedgntp&cvid=0c02f9f3931a43cda7d03ddbf2618552

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on worshippers and detonated explosives at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria on Sunday, leaving dozens feared dead, state lawmakers said.

 

The attackers targeted the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state just as the worshippers gathered on Pentecost Sunday, legislator Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole said. Among the dead were many children, he said.

The presiding priest was abducted as well, said Adelegbe Timileyin, who represents the Owo area in Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber.

“Our hearts are heavy," Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu tweeted Sunday. “Our peace and tranquility have been attacked by the enemies of the people.”

Authorities did not immediately release an official death toll. Timileyin said at least 50 people had been killed, though others put the figure higher. Videos appearing to be from the scene of the attack showed church worshippers lying in pools of blood while people around them wailed.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said “only fiends from the nether region could have conceived and carried out such dastardly act,” according to a statement from his spokesman.

“No matter what, this country shall never give in to evil and wicked people, and darkness will never overcome light. Nigeria will eventually win,” said Buhari, who was elected after vowing to end Nigeria’s prolonged security crisis.

In Rome, Pope Francis responded to news of the attack.

“The pope has learned of the attack on the church in Ondo, Nigeria and the deaths of dozens of worshippers, many children, during the celebration of Pentecost. While the details are being clarified, Pope Francis prays for the victims and the country, painfully affected at a time of celebration, and entrusts them both to the Lord so that he may send his spirit to console them,” the pope said in a statement issued by the Vatican press office.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack on the church. While much of Nigeria has struggled with security issues, Ondo is widely known as one of Nigeria's most peaceful states. The state, though, has been caught up in a rising violent conflict between farmers and herders.

Nigeria's security forces did not immediately respond to questions about how the attack occurred or if there are any leads about suspects. Owo is about 345 kilometers (215 miles) east of Lagos.

“In the history of Owo, we have never experienced such an ugly incident," said lawmaker Oluwole. “This is too much.”

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Not a world event but a pretty funny story .........

 

Adam Sandler left ‘bleeding terribly’ after an accident in bed

Adam Sandler was excited to talk about his new film, Hustle, on Monday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. But before he could talk about anything, Fallon asked him about a visible bruise and scab under his eye.

 

“I had an accident, everybody,” Sandler said. “Everything's all right, but I wish it was a good story — it's pathetic.”

 

Sandler explained how he got into bed and the sheets were tucked in too tightly. When he tried to kick them loose with his feet, he forgot his iPhone was on his lap. The phone went flying in the air and ended up splitting the skin just beneath his eye. It occurred at 4 a.m. so instead of getting up to take care it, he just went to sleep.

 

“I was bleeding terribly,” Sandler explained. “I mean, I thought it was pitch black in the room, and I feel wetness and I tricked myself. I go, ‘This is probably just thick tears.’ ... I didn't want to get up, you know, because I was tired. And I was like, ‘Ah, we'll fix that later.’”

 

When he eventually woke up, he was shocked by how bad the injury really was.

 

“I woke up, it was horrible,” Sandler recalled, “It was bleeding all over it was gushing still and there was blood on the bed and all that stuff. So I said, ‘I've got to get this fixed.’ So I went to the Apple Store.”

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Uh-oh.  More hoarding?

 

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Sriracha hot sauce maker warns of shortage

Shortage of chili peppers to blame, says maker Huy Fong Inc.

The Associated Press · Posted: Jun 10, 2022 10:43 AM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
 
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In this Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. The availability of the popular hot sauce may be impacted due to a shortage in chili peppers, the company says. (Nick Ut/The Associated Press)
 

Bottles of the popular Sriracha hot sauce could be hard to find on store shelves this summer.

Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc., told customers in an email earlier this year that it would suspend sales of its famous spicy sauce over the summer due to a shortage of chili peppers.

 

The company said in its April 19 email that all orders submitted after that date would be fulfilled after Labour Day.

 

"Unfortunately, this is out of our control and without this essential ingredient we are unable to produce any of our products," the company said.

The company sources its peppers from various farms in California, New Mexico and Mexico, and said that weather conditions are affecting the quality of the peppers and deepening the chili pepper shortage. It didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment Thursday.

 

Hot temperatures and a historic drought across the U.S. West have been taking a heavy toll on California's agriculture. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported that the whole state was in "severe drought" as of last week, with the Central Valley facing "extreme drought" conditions.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sriracha-shortage-2022-1.6484372

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Betcha didn't know that Canada shares a land border with Denmark....at least, we do after this historic settlement, ending a "war" that most Canadians (and Danes, probably) didn't know we were fighting. Of course, as Canadians, we weren't fighting with guns, we were "fighting" with booze....

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/whisky-war-with-denmark-over-tiny-arctic-island-ends-peacefully-with-deal/ar-AAYrcEm?li=AAggXBV

 

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OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly has struck a historic deal with Denmark, settling a dispute stretching back five decades over a 1.3-square-kilometre island in the Arctic.

 

Joly and the Danish foreign affairs minister Jeppe Kofod signed an agreement Tuesday to divide Hans Island, an uninhabited rock situated between Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut, and Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory.

 

The island has been the subject of fifty years of diplomatic disputes between the two nations, as it sits in the territorial waters of both. 

Joly hailed the signing as a "historic day," adding that it ended the "friendliest of all wars" which involved both nations leaving bottles of spirits on the island with little notes for one another while removing each other's flags. 

 

After the signing of the deal, the foreign ministers symbolically exchanged bottles of spirits, with notes attached, to end the "whisky war." 

Joly said the agreement means that Canada and Denmark could both plant their flags "of the same colour" on the "small but important island in the Arctic." 

She said the dispute had occupied 26 previous Canadian foreign ministers and its peaceful resolution showed that nations can resolve territorial differences in "a peaceful manner." 

 

In a pointed reference to Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, Joly said the deal with Denmark had been struck "at a very important time in our history because we know that authoritarian leaders believe that they can … draw boundaries by force."

In a further reference to Russia, she said by striking a deal "Canada and Denmark and Greenland are sending a clear message to other Arctic states" that disputes can be resolved through peaceful diplomacy. 

The agreement over the sovereignty of Tartupaluk — the island's Inuit name — followed consultation with Inuit people from both Nunavut and Greenland. 

They will maintain hunting rights and freedom of movement on the island which has been part of their hunting grounds for centuries. 

The deal, Joly confirmed, has also prompted further negotiations on freedom of movement for Inuit living in Greenland and Nunavut, to make it easier for them to visit friends and family. 

The prime minister of Greenland, who also signed the deal, said the "boundary on Tartupaluk ... will signal the beginning of a closer partnership and co-operation between us in areas of shared interest and of particular benefit to Inuit."

Nunavut NDP MP Lori Idlout said she thought Hans Island should be officially renamed Tartupaluk.

"Inuit have long used Hans Island as a staging point for hunting," she said. "We are pleased that the rights of Inuit have been protected so that they can maintain free movement and their traditional way of life."

Kofod said the signing marked "a historic day."

"We have discussed the sovereignty of Tartupaluk for more than 50 years. After intensified negotiations over the past few years, we have now reached a solution," he said.

"Our efforts demonstrate our firm common commitment to resolve international disputes peacefully. I hope that our negotiation and the spirit of this agreement may inspire others."

The deal means that Canada, for the first time, shares a land border with Denmark. 

Asked if this could mean that Canada may now qualify to enter the Eurovision song contest, Joly joked that because Canada now has "a border" with the EU, Canada may apply to join the European singing competition.

The dispute over the small island has led to good-natured jostling since the 1980s between Canada and Denmark over which country rightfully owns it. 

In 1984, Canada planted a flag on the island and left a bottle of Canadian whisky. 

Later that year, Denmark's minister of Greenland affairs visited by helicopter, planting a Danish flag. He also left a bottle of aquavit, a Danish spirit, at the base of the flagpole and is reported to have left a note saying "welcome to the Danish Island." 

In 1988, a Danish Arctic Ocean patrol ship arrived and built a cairn with a flagpole and Danish flag on the island.

Then in 2001, Canadian geologists mapping northern Ellesmere Island flew there by helicopter. 

In 2005, defence minister Bill Graham went for a walk on Hans Island in a symbolic move. A week before he set foot there, Canadian Forces placed a Canadian flag and plaque on the island, prompting a protest from Denmark, which called in the Canadian ambassador. 

Both countries then agreed to reopen negotiations about the island, with former Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen saying it was "time to stop the flag war." 

The countries agreed to refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice in The Hague for resolution if they couldn't reach a deal.

Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal said Canada and Denmark share a rich and co-operative history, and "it is fitting, and only a matter of time, that an equitable solution like this was reached, based on both practicality and compromise." 

The deal also resolved a disagreement between the two countries on maritime boundaries on the continental shelf. 

Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong said the deal was "a demonstration of how countries who are upstanding members of our international system can work together to settle disputes around international boundaries."  

"Few things are more sacrosanct in maintaining international order than ensuring that we respect each other's international boundaries," Chong said.

After the deal was signed, Joly presented her Danish counterpart with a bottle of Sortilege Prestige, a Canadian whisky and maple syrup liquor made in Quebec, while minister Kofod presented Joly with a bottle of Gammel Dansk Bitter Dram.

 

If this qualifies Canada for Eurovision, I say we send Nickelback....B)

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At the very least, someone should be fired over this......

 

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/16/us/alaska-students-floor-sealant-milk/index.html

 

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Twelve elementary school children drank floor sealant believing it was milk after it was served to students at a childcare program in Juneau, Alaska, on Tuesday, according to the school district.

Students in a summer care program at Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱-Glacier Valley Elementary School began complaining that the milk they were served as part of the program's breakfast tasted bad and was burning their mouths and throats, Juneau School District said in a statement Wednesday.
The breakfast was served on trays by an outside contractor, NANA Management Services (NMS), at about 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday and the children brought their trays to a cafeteria table to eat, the district statement said.
After the children complained about the burning sensation, school district and NMS staff "immediately followed up by smelling/tasting the milk and looking at the container/label," the statement said. "It was found that the 'milk' served was actually a floor sealant resembling liquid milk. Staff immediately directed students to stop consuming the substance and removed it."
The site manager for RALLY, the summer care program, contacted poison control and alerted parents, according to the statement, and "all steps provided by poison control were carefully followed."
RALLY provides state-licensed childcare for elementary students ages 5 through 12 and is a partnership with the Juneau School District, according to the district website.
One student received medical treatment at a nearby hospital, and two other students were picked up from the school "and may have gone to seek medical advice," the statement said.
The condition of those students and the remaining nine children was not included in the statement.
An investigation into how the incident happened is ongoing and includes participation from the school district, NMS, the city and borough of Juneau, and Juneau Police Department, according to the statement, which did not specify who is leading the investigation.
In a separate statement sent Thursday, NMS said it dispatched its safety team to Juneau as soon as it became aware of the incident, "and leadership are en route to Juneau now."
"We are supporting the full investigation, looking at every contributing factor to determine exactly what happened. This process is key to identifying potential safety measures and putting those safety measures to work," the NMS statement reads.

 

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2 hours ago, DrJockitch said:

How dumb do you…Oh, Alaska NVM. 

Yep. The state that elected Sarah Palin as Governor and now appear to be sending her to Congress.....

 

....not too many Mensa candidates wandering around....

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Didn’t want to start a new thread since every transgender thread winds up getting locked, so I’ll leave it here as a news item without comment.

Hopefully we can have some responsible discussion about whether this might be a reasonable step in dealing with the issue. More info in the link.

 


Fina, swimming's world governing body, has voted to stop transgender athletes from competing in women's elite races if they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty. 

The new policy requires transgender competitors to have completed their transition by the age of 12 in order to be able to compete in women's competitions.

 

Fina will also aim to establish an 'open' category at competitions for swimmers whose gender identity is different than their birth sex.

The new policy, which was passed with 71% of the vote from 152 Fina members, was described as "only a first step towards full inclusion" for transgender athletes.

The decision was made during an extraordinary general congress at the ongoing World Championships in Budapest.

Earlier Fina members heard a report from a transgender task force made up of leading figures from the world of medicine, law and sport.

"Fina's approach in drafting this policy was comprehensive, science-based and inclusive, and, importantly, Fina's approach emphasised competitive fairness," said Brent Nowicki, the governing body's executive director.
 

 

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