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    EDITORIAL: School mixes up priorities by forcing student to dye hair black:The Asahi Shimbun

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201711080025.html
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    “It is absurd to even remind ourselves that the color and type of hair vary from person to person. But at Japanese schools, it is not rare for authorities to tell their students, “Everyone must have black, straight hair, and no deviation is acceptable.”
    A survey conducted in spring by The Asahi Shimbun found that about 60 percent of Tokyo metropolitan senior high schools required newly enrolled students with brown or wavy hair to provide “proof” that they were born with such hair. “

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    his own & is so used to his own privilege
    What "privilege" is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    And it’s wrong to call the people of the north Inuit too.
    Alaskan Eskimos actually call themselves "Eskimos". It's not an insult to them. They aren't Inuit.

    They don't call themselves anything else - they are different people than the Canadian Inuit and identify as such, accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    his own & is so used to his own privilege
    What "privilege" is that?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Christ, you really do wallow in your own ignorance, don't you?
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    No, please go on. You think you are smarter and superior to everyone else here. Prove it.

    What is this "privilege" are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    No, please go on. You think you are smarter and superior to everyone else here. Prove it.

    What is this "privilege" are you talking about?
    Keep on parading your ignorance around, like a peacock made of feces & intolerance.

    I've no desire to attempt to educate someone who so resolutely refuses to educate himself.
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    ^sexual harassment spans the political spectrum, be it left wing or right wing. I think to pretend its a Republican issue or a Democratic issue is stupid. Its a human issue, and its a good thing that the damn has busted and more situations are coming to light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    No, please go on. You think you are smarter and superior to everyone else here. Prove it.

    What is this "privilege" are you talking about?
    Keep on parading your ignorance around, like a peacock made of feces & intolerance.

    I've no desire to attempt to educate someone who so resolutely refuses to educate himself.

    Please enlighten us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Please enlighten us.
    Educate yourself & I'll be happy to help you fill in the gaps. You've gotta take the first steps yourself though.
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    What is MrOilers background? I assume you know he is privileged? Or is this just a blind proclamation?

    Parents married? Pay for education? Worry about food on the table or paying bills? Access to private education or tutoring growing up? Race? Privilege is what puts you ahead of others in life without any action on your part. You can be privileged regardless of your political affiliation.

    Again though, kind of hard to know someone is privileged on the internet.

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    Changing the eskimos name is silly. Almost as silly as all the meetings or events that start with acknowledging we are on treaty 8 indigenous land. So many candidates in this election had that in their Twitter handles or started their fundraisers acknowledging this. I've never seen so many eye rolls in the one room I was in...

    With all the political correctness the city is doing we will soon have first nations fighting to not pay any taxes on this treaty 8 land that the city keeps mentioning.

    Should be a pretty easy fight to win when the city and all the beaurocrates out there mention it in their opening remarks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moodib View Post
    What is MrOilers background? I assume you know he is privileged? Or is this just a blind proclamation?

    Parents married? Pay for education? Worry about food on the table or paying bills? Access to private education or tutoring growing up? Race? Privilege is what puts you ahead of others in life without any action on your part. You can be privileged regardless of your political affiliation.

    Again though, kind of hard to know someone is privileged on the internet.
    The irony is that many of the least privileged people in countries chose to emigrate to North America to only end up (they or their descendants) being lumped together in a racist classification called the “white privileged”. Yet here many “white” people have suffered extreme poverty, hardship and even discrimination in making their way.

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    The whole idea of "privilege" based on your birth is absolutely abhorrent. There is nothing more racist or prejudiced than assigning blame to a group of people based solely on their racial or ethnic identity. Nothing.

    Accusing groups of people born in certain families as having a special "privileged" status was used by murderous oppressive communist regimes to imprison millions of people into camps. Read about the Kulaks in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and you will see why class-based and ethnicity-based guilt is an incredibly dangerous concept for a society to buy into. The people who call themselves "progressives" in our part of the world are completely ignorant of all of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    The whole idea of "privilege" based on your birth is absolutely abhorrent. There is nothing more racist or prejudiced than assigning blame to a group of people based solely on their racial or ethnic identity. Nothing.

    Accusing groups of people born in certain families as having a special "privileged" status was used by murderous oppressive communist regimes to imprison millions of people into camps. Read about the Kulaks in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and you will see why class-based and ethnicity-based guilt is an incredibly dangerous concept for a society to buy into. The people who call themselves "progressives" in our part of the world are completely ignorant of all of this.
    Yes it is. Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims is seen as the same thing. People are born into their religions.


    Those on the so called “right” seem to seek to do exactly what those on the so called “left” seen to seek to do - label individuals as having group characteristics that are undesirable and so those people should be restrained or rejected or even exterminated.


    Was Stalin really any different than Hitler? Power corrupts and absolute power...
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    ^he never banned muslims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^he never banned muslims.
    Stalin?

    Corrected my comment to trump’s call for a ban....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Was Stalin really any different than Hitler?
    Nope. The only difference is one implemented collectivism by race, the other collectivism by class. Both resulted in unimaginable misery, destruction of individuality, and body counts in millions.

    However, for some reason people today talk as though Hitler was the only bad guy who did it. Stalin deserves AT LEAST as much criticism and blame as Hitler does.

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    Oh for gods sake, we have three threads on Trump!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Oh for gods sake, we have three threads on Trump!!!
    Says the harridan who brings up Trudeau whenever possible, provided you can get a dig in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Was Stalin really any different than Hitler?
    Nope. The only difference is one implemented collectivism by race, the other collectivism by class. Both resulted in unimaginable misery, destruction of individuality, and body counts in millions.

    However, for some reason people today talk as though Hitler was the only bad guy who did it. Stalin deserves AT LEAST as much criticism and blame as Hitler does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Oh for gods sake, we have three threads on Trump!!!
    Says the harridan who brings up Trudeau whenever possible, provided you can get a dig in...
    Great, just great! I don't bring him up in every bloody thread you dimwit! This isn't about C2E Edmonton, Trump isn't about Canada, but get your petty digs in!
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    HAHAHAHAHA! Right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    The whole idea of "privilege" based on your birth is absolutely abhorrent. There is nothing more racist or prejudiced than assigning blame to a group of people based solely on their racial or ethnic identity. Nothing.

    Accusing groups of people born in certain families as having a special "privileged" status was used by murderous oppressive communist regimes to imprison millions of people into camps. Read about the Kulaks in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and you will see why class-based and ethnicity-based guilt is an incredibly dangerous concept for a society to buy into. The people who call themselves "progressives" in our part of the world are completely ignorant of all of this.
    You missed my point and went straight to the defensive. I wasn't assigning blame. I was simply pointing out what privilege is and what the definition generally is.

    People with money still have a leg up on those that don't in terms of access in our society. Hence, the privilege, whether you like it or not, still exists. Assigning blame and guilt happens separately. One can be privileged without feeling guilty just as one can be privileged without blame being assigned. We are more privileged just by being able to post here and have this conversation relative to people in parts of the world that will never see a computer, let alone use one.

    Again, both sides of the political spectrum do it and both sides are ignorant to the other. It doesn't and shouldn't take a PhD to see examples of it from both sides.

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    Those fake hats are funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Those fake hats are funny!
    Yes, as satire. But if there were actual sports teams with those names, most Jews and Chinese people would be pretty upset. (Which is the point the satire is trying to make.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    What if the blue hat said New York Christians, would that be offensive?. If the orange hat said San Francisco Asians, would that be offensive?. If the black and red hat said Cleveland Indigenous People, would that be offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    What if the blue hat said New York Christians, would that be offensive?. If the orange hat said San Francisco Asians, would that be offensive?. If the black and red hat said Cleveland Indigenous People, would that be offensive.
    At the very least, I think it's kind of awkward to use a group's name for a team name, especially if it's a group that isn't likely to have a lot of members on the team. You're basically treating that group as an exotic foreign entity, reducing them to the level of a caricature.

    I mean, imagine that in Japan there was a sports team called The Tokyo Edmontonians, consisting almost entirely of Japanese guys with no connection to Edmonton. I think most Edmontonians would be kind of "WTF" about that, even if they weren't outright offended.

    And triple the affront if it were some group that regarded itself as having some historical grievance against the Japanese.

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    I wouldn't be offend by Tokyo Edmontonians,

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ames-1.4399941



    Top_Dawg loves it.

    When will the stupidity stop ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Dawg View Post
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ames-1.4399941



    Top_Dawg loves it.

    When will the stupidity stop ?
    Who knew? Well, everybody. CBC dropped a colon though. “mean elbow town“

    Correction: roughly translate to: mean elbow town.

    “If a group of First Nations gets its wish, Calgary will be renamed Wichispa Oyade — Stoney Nakoda terms that roughly translate to mean elbow town.“
    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/c...ames-1.4399941
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    Oh, FFS.

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    This nonsense has to stop, the kowtowing has to stop. Why is this an issue all of a sudden here ? who started all of this, is there money to be made someplace ? Look at places like Europe where populations have been conquered, murdered, divided , unified , slaughtered for thousands of years. It's time for people to move on and put this genie back in the bottle.

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    Well, what could be worse than the names like Canmore and Calgary? Think back to the first time you ever heard the name Canmore, seriously. A worse version than Camrose which was considered a hick name to most any Edmontonian.

    Really if Canmore had a name more befitting of surrounding beauty you wonder if it would be even more sought after instead of having this ugly stepchild name.

    While I'm being tongue in cheek with this post we certainly have some really stupid and wanting names for communities and towns and cities here.

    Canmore, lol, any name would be better. Whoever named foothills towns in Alberta must have been drunk. Hinton, theres a winner, the alternative was hubcap. Cadomin, hmmm, Luscar, yuck.

    BC side has some nicer names like Radium Hot springs, Valemont, Tete Jaune Cache, and so on albeit "Field" has to be about the worst of all. Who were these naming morons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rupikhalon001 View Post
    This nonsense has to stop, the kowtowing has to stop. Why is this an issue all of a sudden here ? who started all of this, is there money to be made someplace ?
    Not sure if you're being rhetorical, but clearly the whole reconciliation thing is empowering more indigenous groups to speak up.

    Quote Originally Posted by rupikhalon001 View Post
    Look at places like Europe where populations have been conquered, murdered, divided , unified , slaughtered for thousands of years. It's time for people to move on and put this genie back in the bottle.
    Look at places such as India, where old colonial names of major cities have been changed to Indian names: Bombay -> Mumbai, Calcutta -> Kolkata, Madras -> Chennai, etc.

    Closer to home, Hobbema was changed to Maskwacis a couple of years ago.

    Not that I agree with changing Calgary's name or that it will ever happen, but just showing that there is some precedent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    BC side has some nicer names like Radium Hot springs, Valemont, Tete Jaune Cache, and so on albeit "Field" has to be about the worst of all. Who were these naming morons?
    The real morons are people who call others morons without any effort to understand why things are the way they are. From http://fieldbc.ca/history/:

    The railway reached Third Siding in 1884 at an exorbitant cost. Going through financial difficulties, the CPR searched for private investors. Donald A. Smith (one of the original financiers of the railway syndicate) and William Cornelius Van Horne (then vice-president of the CPR) got a hold of Cyrus West Field (a wealthy Chicago business man and promoter of the trans-Atlantic cable) to encourage him to invest in the CPR. When Cyrus West Field came to visit the area in 1884[3], Van Horne named both the little town and a mountain after him. However, Mr. Field did not take the bait; he went back to Chicago without writing any cheques. Thus, ironically, the town and the mountain got their name after a man who, in the end, had no involvement with the CPR.
    Took me 2 minutes to Google "Field BC name".
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    Quote Originally Posted by rupikhalon001 View Post
    This nonsense has to stop, the kowtowing has to stop. Why is this an issue all of a sudden here ? who started all of this, is there money to be made someplace ? Look at places like Europe where populations have been conquered, murdered, divided , unified , slaughtered for thousands of years. It's time for people to move on and put this genie back in the bottle.
    Its a slippery slope, you say yes to one thing, and another pops up.

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    If there is a CFL Eskimo name change and the public gets a say. I like the name "The Edmonton Borealis." Remember, you heard it hear first.
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    Too close to Edmonton Boring
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    And makes little sense, since that just means "north" or "north wind". "Aurora" would be what you're looking for.

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    It will be EE..nothing else will fit! I hope they don't change and bow to pressure, especially the @sshat mayor..

    I like the name "The Edmonton Borealis.
    That will upset someone, somewhere..

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    ^^ Some might think North as in "Great White North" Oops can't have anything with white in it. The Edmonton Aurora Borealis. I was just going for a one or two name moniker "The Edmonton Borealis."

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    The team has been using 'Empire' a lot in their marketing this season. 'One Empire' and 'Join the Empire'. I'd assumed they were road testing Empire as a replacement name. Would let the team retain the double EE.

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    Works for me
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    Ugh, not a fan of singular names like Avalanche, Wild, Heat etc. even if they're kinda/sorta relevant to the team's locale. They're really awkward linguistically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East McCauley View Post
    The team has been using 'Empire' a lot in their marketing this season. 'One Empire' and 'Join the Empire'. I'd assumed they were road testing Empire as a replacement name. Would let the team retain the double EE.
    Edmonton Empire, that should p!ss a few teams off..lol

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    "The Empire Strikes Back" will be heavily used!
    Most fans and media call them the "Esks" anyway. Even their twitter account is just @EdmontonEsks. That would be the path of least resistance, and the most likely move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    BC side has some nicer names like Radium Hot springs, Valemont, Tete Jaune Cache, and so on albeit "Field" has to be about the worst of all. Who were these naming morons?
    The real morons are people who call others morons without any effort to understand why things are the way they are. From http://fieldbc.ca/history/:

    The railway reached Third Siding in 1884 at an exorbitant cost. Going through financial difficulties, the CPR searched for private investors. Donald A. Smith (one of the original financiers of the railway syndicate) and William Cornelius Van Horne (then vice-president of the CPR) got a hold of Cyrus West Field (a wealthy Chicago business man and promoter of the trans-Atlantic cable) to encourage him to invest in the CPR. When Cyrus West Field came to visit the area in 1884[3], Van Horne named both the little town and a mountain after him. However, Mr. Field did not take the bait; he went back to Chicago without writing any cheques. Thus, ironically, the town and the mountain got their name after a man who, in the end, had no involvement with the CPR.
    Took me 2 minutes to Google "Field BC name".
    Its a stupid name regardless. Something could named after anybody. Maybe Mr Field should have been on the prairies instead of the mountains..

    its even stoopider that the Name field stuck as per the story.

    my post was tongue in cheek in anycase. Almost anybody that's been to "Field" in the middle of the mountains wonders WTF?

    Anyway STFU *****.

    ps lol that morons passes and ***** is filtered...hmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Spudly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    BC side has some nicer names like Radium Hot springs, Valemont, Tete Jaune Cache, and so on albeit "Field" has to be about the worst of all. Who were these naming morons?
    The real morons are people who call others morons without any effort to understand why things are the way they are. From http://fieldbc.ca/history/:

    The railway reached Third Siding in 1884 at an exorbitant cost. Going through financial difficulties, the CPR searched for private investors. Donald A. Smith (one of the original financiers of the railway syndicate) and William Cornelius Van Horne (then vice-president of the CPR) got a hold of Cyrus West Field (a wealthy Chicago business man and promoter of the trans-Atlantic cable) to encourage him to invest in the CPR. When Cyrus West Field came to visit the area in 1884[3], Van Horne named both the little town and a mountain after him. However, Mr. Field did not take the bait; he went back to Chicago without writing any cheques. Thus, ironically, the town and the mountain got their name after a man who, in the end, had no involvement with the CPR.
    Took me 2 minutes to Google "Field BC name".
    Its a stupid name regardless. Something could named after anybody. Maybe Mr Field should have been on the prairies instead of the mountains..

    its even stoopider that the Name field stuck as per the story.

    my post was tongue in cheek in anycase. Almost anybody that's been to "Field" in the middle of the mountains wonders WTF?

    Anyway STFU *****.

    ps lol that morons passes and ***** is filtered...hmmmm

    Rename it CW Field

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    "The Empire Strikes Back" will be heavily used!
    Most fans and media call them the "Esks" anyway. Even their twitter account is just @EdmontonEsks. That would be the path of least resistance, and the most likely move.
    That would still be a clear reference to the full word that some find offensive. The people campaigning for the name change almost certainly won't accept "Esks" as some sort of compromise or half measure.

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    Would 'Edmontonesques' get around that?
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    As I said before, there are Northern people (mostly in Alaska and Siberia) who call themselves "Eskimos", and the term "Inuit" is insulting to them because they aren't Inuit.

    They are Eskimos and call themselves that.

    The Eskimos is a good team name. Keep it. Educate those who have a problem with it. And if they still have a problem with it, too bad for them. The world doesn't revolve around them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    Would 'Edmontonesques' get around that?
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    On place names: Canada has a lot of official names derived from aboriginal names: Coquitlam, Kamloops, Saskatchewan, Athabasca, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, etc. I wouldn't mind seeing more cultural fusion like that replacing some of the European imports.

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    If the Esks name goes how about Edmonton Energy as energy is our export. God I hope they don't change it. I mean this is the Edmonton Eskimos we are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium48 View Post
    On place names: Canada has a lot of official names derived from aboriginal names: Coquitlam, Kamloops, Saskatchewan, Athabasca, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, etc. I wouldn't mind seeing more cultural fusion like that replacing some of the European imports.
    There is thousands of them. Just look at a map. You just need to be reminded they are native. I don't think they will ever be happy until we give it all back to them. My brother in law recently sold all his milk cows, quota, machinery, and whatever else and retired. His son is not interested in farming. He said it's time to phone the nearest chief and tell them they can have the land back, he's done with it. lol

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    A good article in Scientific American describing how we see more and more people seemingly completely losing their marbles over "social justice" causes. In short, postmodernist philosophies are to blame:


    The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...postmodernism/


    One underlying cause of this troubling situation may be found in what happened at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., in May, when biologist and self-identified “deeply progressive” professor Bret Weinstein refused to participate in a “Day of Absence” in which “white students, staff and faculty will be invited to leave the campus for the day's activities.” Weinstein objected, writing in an e-mail: “on a college campus, one's right to speak—or to be—must never be based on skin color.” In response, an angry mob of 50 students disrupted his biology class, surrounded him, called him a racist and insisted that he resign. He claims that campus police informed him that the college president told them to stand down, but he has been forced to stay off campus for his safety's sake.


    ...


    In an article for Quillette.com on “Methods Behind the Campus Madness,” graduate researcher Sumantra Maitra of the University of Nottingham in England reported that 12 of the 13 academics at U.C. Berkeley who signed a letter to the chancellor protesting Yiannopoulos were from “Critical theory, Gender studies and Post-Colonial/Postmodernist/Marxist background.” This is a shift in Marxist theory from class conflict to identity politics conflict; instead of judging people by the content of their character, they are now to be judged by the color of their skin (or their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, et cetera). “Postmodernists have tried to hijack biology, have taken over large parts of political science, almost all of anthropology, history and English,” Maitra concludes, “and have proliferated self-referential journals, citation circles, non-replicable research, and the curtailing of nuanced debate through activism and marches, instigating a bunch of gullible students to intimidate any opposing ideas.”

    We see a ton of examples of people doing this on this forum as well.

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    'We have far more pressing issues,' says Inuk who backs Edmonton Eskimos name
    Inuit point to suicide and housing crises, food insecurity as bigger issues for politicians to tackle

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...port-1.4405408


    Really demonstrates how politicians would rather virtue signal by attacking inconsequential things like sports team names, rather than actually helping people who need better living conditions and housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    A good article in Scientific American describing how we see more and more people seemingly completely losing their marbles over "social justice" causes. In short, postmodernist philosophies are to blame:


    The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...postmodernism/


    One underlying cause of this troubling situation may be found in what happened at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., in May, when biologist and self-identified “deeply progressive” professor Bret Weinstein refused to participate in a “Day of Absence” in which “white students, staff and faculty will be invited to leave the campus for the day's activities.” Weinstein objected, writing in an e-mail: “on a college campus, one's right to speak—or to be—must never be based on skin color.” In response, an angry mob of 50 students disrupted his biology class, surrounded him, called him a racist and insisted that he resign. He claims that campus police informed him that the college president told them to stand down, but he has been forced to stay off campus for his safety's sake.


    ...


    In an article for Quillette.com on “Methods Behind the Campus Madness,” graduate researcher Sumantra Maitra of the University of Nottingham in England reported that 12 of the 13 academics at U.C. Berkeley who signed a letter to the chancellor protesting Yiannopoulos were from “Critical theory, Gender studies and Post-Colonial/Postmodernist/Marxist background.” This is a shift in Marxist theory from class conflict to identity politics conflict; instead of judging people by the content of their character, they are now to be judged by the color of their skin (or their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, et cetera). “Postmodernists have tried to hijack biology, have taken over large parts of political science, almost all of anthropology, history and English,” Maitra concludes, “and have proliferated self-referential journals, citation circles, non-replicable research, and the curtailing of nuanced debate through activism and marches, instigating a bunch of gullible students to intimidate any opposing ideas.”

    We see a ton of examples of people doing this on this forum as well.
    Seems to be lots of “label” usage issues these days.


    Here’s the full recording of Wilfrid Laurier reprimanding Lindsay Shepherd for showing a Jordan Peterson video | Edmonton Journal

    http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/...peterson-video

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