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  1. On 5/3/2020 at 11:16 PM, Tdot said:

    The neo-Fundamental way the vid breaks it down for our, youngsters, might better motivate them to protect their bodies from physical destruction caused by their digital survival-mechanisms.

    So far, all efforts have failed over the past 10 years, to help (people in general) understand what cellphone's radiation waves do to the human anatomy ---especially humans who keep their devices close-by nonstop for years.

    Thanks. Yes it is crazy. Effects DNA! It makes me want to dispose of my smart phone and get a flip! If cell towers are installed on every block, how would one escape the effects?

  2. Is anyone here concerned about 5G? I recently watched a documentary about the huge terrible effects it will have on all of us. Very alarming.

    Who created 5G?

    China. China has launched its 5G national network and started commercial operation on 1 November 2019.

    Some 5G conspiracy theorists contend that the new network generates radiofrequency radiation that can damage DNA and lead to cancer; cause oxidative damage that can cause premature aging; disrupt cell metabolism; and potentially lead to other diseases through the generation of stress proteins. Mar 31, 2020

    https://www.howtogeek.com/423720/how-worried-should-you-be-about-the-health-risks-of-5g/

    Rollout of 5G networks is expected to begin in Canada in 2020, promising to transform modern communications and to be a political minefield for the federal government. TORONTO -- You've no doubt heard of 5G and may have only a vague sense that it will mean faster service for your cellphone.Dec 3, 2019
    https://www.ctvnews.ca › sci-tech
    Lightning fast but a political minefield: the trouble with 5G in Canada | CTV News

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  3. 1 hour ago, taxme said:

    The point that you are not getting here is why do so many people from the third world always want to immigrate too and live in a white Western country? If we white people are supposed to be so racist, why then are white people allowing 80% of their new immigrants to be non-white immigrants? One would think that those 3rd world immigrants should have to be out of their f'n minds for wanting to immigrate to a white racist country where white people hate non-whites. You must think that all white people should just roll over and die for no-whites, eh?  

     

    You got that right Taxme! :)

  4. On 3/7/2020 at 5:05 PM, scribblet said:

    I find it disturbing that this place would actually change the noise ordinance and approve the call to prayer over loudspeakers.  I can't imagine living near that or having to put up with the noise, worship however you like but over loudspeakers numerous times a day...    sure they have to allow other institutions to do it but really, no other institutions do that.   And no, Churches don't continually ring the bells.

    http://patersontimes.com/2020/02/26/paterson-grants-preliminary-approval-to-measure-allowing-islamic-call-to-prayer/

     Council members voted 7-0-2 to approve a revised noise ordinance presented by councilman Shahin Khalique. The ordinance states, “Calls to prayer, including the Adhan, are exempt from the noise ordinance.” A previous iteration of the ordinance allowed calls to prayer from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The revised ordinance does not include a time restriction.

    Hi Scriblett, I read the article. Where is this happening? 

    I agree. I don't want to hear this! It is so annoying that exceptions are always being made for this religion. I feel like it's someday going to be in my hometown....the call to prayer. What makes me think this? The men that pray on their carpets in public parks. 

    From the article:

    “It’s a call to prayer for everyone,” said Abdelaziz. “This is not a Muslim thing. It’s an exemption for all religious institutions.” 

    Okay? 

  5. 24 minutes ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    No, that sounds much worse. Alarming, actually. 

    My in-laws are resilient. They wanted to sort it out discreetly and they did. Now it's in the past. 

    It is alarming. Vandalism can turn into violence. Now with this Covid-19 I don't hear much of anything else on the local news anymore so hopefully it's worked itself out as well and someone was charged!

  6. 10 hours ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    The explicit stuff was minor - name-calling between teenagers. We had a chat and sorted it out ourselves. 

    Thanks. I was curious. It's on my street too but between adults. It's not major either and has worked itself out as well. But some other areas around me it went as far as vandalizing property. That's not good :(

  7. 9 minutes ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    Are Canadians racist? Not particularly. I believe every human being is tribal. There’s racism on my street but we cope with it, learn from it and move on. 

    Hi Spanky, I was just wondering if you could elaborate on racism on your street? 

  8. 3 minutes ago, dialamah said:

    I've listened to racist dickheads since I've been in gradeschool.  They're not hard to spot, and on this forum its like shooting fish in a barrel.  So, don't tell ne I don't know what I'm talking abou

    We will be, if this virus keeps up.  Of course, racists won't complain about the security risks of masks that hide faces, or that we can only see the eyes of people we're intrracting with, and that a full face is required for a proper social communication.  Because it's all bullshit of course.  Racists don't care about social interaction or security, only about  demonizing "the other".  (And if you don't like the word "racist" in relation to Muslims, substitute Islamophobe.  They're essentially the same thing.)

    Oh please don't bring covid-19 into this debate! You can't compare. The Burka is not to protect from a deadly virus!!! Unless you want to refer to men as a virus lol

     

  9. 6 hours ago, Tdot said:

    White Privilege existed for you, yes, and you will never ever get to choose otherwise.  That's why it's called "America!".

     

    This statement alone, shows that you might be hoodwinked by the racism who controlled your local community, with respect to Social Engineering.  

    For example, did you ever wonder why this was the main activity your neighborhood of male blacks felt they were suited for?  

    Also...did you see the 2min video I posted in the last reply to you?

     

    Have a good day

    Hi Tdot, yes I watched the video. I never have thought this way. Honestly where I grew up, it was not a mostly 'white' neighborhood. We were just all kids, different cultures and races...I never remember thinking, I'm so happy I'm white...like the video...sorry I just don't see it that way. But thanks for sharing.

  10. 5 hours ago, dialamah said:

    But no racism, lol!   I don't think it's immigrants who create divisiveness; I think it's social and religious right wingers that create divisiveness because of attitudes like yours, expressed above.

    That's because they think people like you don't really exist in Canada.  They think Canada is filled with people like me - accepting of immigrants and refugees.   So you can thank people like me for those "good feelings".

    Really Dia? Honestly you don't know what your talking about. You must be like a super human, Jesus like, so loving and accepting of all humanity more than me or many other Canadians. Immigration plays a huge roll in how we are divided. One example, Muslims. Yes they are assimilating perfectly into Canada. Such a pleasure speaking to just the eyes of a Muslim women. What a beautiful experience. We should all wear them? This attire should be banned in Canada! It causes problems, distance and oppression. It's really just ridiculous. Something I will never understand nor do I want to. So now these women that wear the Burka represent Canada too Woo hoo. 

    I blame our Government for causing the problem...JT...just like WestCanMan noted in this thread.

     

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  11. 1 minute ago, WestCanMan said:

     

    Hopefully we can keep improving but our country is more divided than I have ever seen it right now. 

    Isn't it? So divided it's crazy. Too much immigration! What else has changed?

  12. 1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    This is just an accusation disguised as a question Marocc.

    The question is predicated on your false assertion that Canadians are more racist than people in other places. That's patently false, so your initial question is just a weak attempt at hate mongering.

    How do I know it's false? Canadians don't kill our own people just for blasphemy. Canadians don't kill other Canadians because of their sexual orientation. It's highly illegal in Canada to physically attack other Canadians out of bigotry, and in cases where that does happen, a perpetrator can face as much as ten extra years in prison for their "hate crime". This is the will of the people. The majority. It is an accurate reflection of the average Canadian. Hence, I say that Canadians are less bigoted than a lot of other countries.

    A better opening question is, what's your problem with Canadians Marocc? What gives you the impression that Canadians are more racist than people from other countries? Do you feel like you're less racist than Canadians? Do you feel like you're less of a bigot than most Canadians?

    What your ethnic origin? Your religion, or lack thereof? Are people from your country, or your religion, the types to kill others for being different? 

    Let's go Marocc.

    Great post WestcanMan! Canadians in general are the most accepting and friendly people around. Back when I traveled to other countries that would be one of the first things I'd here, 'oh your from Canada! We love Canadians!' Have you ever experienced this? It's always a great feeling. With people like Marocc immigrating to Canada this may all be gone someday! Just a thought.

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  13. On 4/22/2020 at 11:33 AM, dialamah said:

    Every time you applied for a job, your name and your skin color beat out someone with a foreign-sounding name and dark skin, even when your qualifications were identical.

    When you, with your white skin, walk into a place of business, the service you receive is generally faster, more congenial and sometimes economically advantageous than service received by someone with darker skin.

    If you want to see this in action from the other side, walk into certain stores in Richmond and notice how the sales people glance at you, and then ignore you.  Sure, you can shop there and they'll take your money, but it's pretty clear - without a word being said - that you are not the customer they want. 

    Most white people in Western countries don't experience these subtle clues in their daily life; most people of color do.  "Privilege" is often invisible to those receiving it.  In other countries, the same kind of "privilege" is extended to their power class (not necessarily the majority), and their recipients are usually as oblivious to their privilege as you are.  

    Just because you struggled doesn't mean you didn't benefit from being white in a country where the power holders are primarily white.  

    Dia, I don't believe in white privilege. I got my jobs because I worked hard and tried hard. I grew up in a mostly low income black/ white neighborhood. We all struggled. My first love was a black boy. I have not experienced anything you mention. I went all through school with black, white, Chinese ... all low income and different outcomes for all of us. Growing up two of our local 'corner stores' were owned by Chinese. Many male blacks in our community were trouble makers and making babies left and right with the white women. White priveledge did not exist for me! 

  14. 2 hours ago, Tdot said:

    It's not our responsibility to know that, so I cannot say. I really wish I had the info you seek.

    Nonetheless, if those nations exist, then they are independent of and irrelevant to the way we Caucasians in North America use our White Privilege to subjugate and oppress our fellow citizens who are negros. As we lie to them about Equality and Democracy ---then get angry at them, over the need for Afformative Action, as if it is negros' fault that we Whites are racist.

    Thanks Tdot. I truly am not seeking more info. In my twenties I had a close lady friend that was black. We got along excellent. Lots of the same likes. Her sister was getting married and she was excited to be in the wedding party. Long story short, some of her other friends, whom were black were going to just the Church ceremony. When I wanted to go I could not believe what I was hearing. She said she did not want me to come because I would be the only white person there and her sister would not appreciate that. I was shocked. Who was racist? It hurt for sure. Can't we just all get along?

  15. 2 hours ago, Argus said:

    I have not heard a single word about a wife except for a reddit post several days ago which said his first victims were his ex-wife and her boyfriend at the boyfriend's house. The post also said he chased his daughter and her boyfriend next door and then killed them and the next door neighbours. Don't know how accurate any of it is, but if he had a wife and she was alive I would have thought we'd have heard her mentioned. I have heard zero mention of family.

    Hey Argus, you are correct. There is no wife. Not sure how that all got started? There is an ex involved and I think he killed her and the new boyfriend. Thanks :)

  16. 4 hours ago, Tdot said:

    Hi, Teena!  Thanks for sharing your thoughts here!!  Although IMHO, your thoughts are very unfortunate to read here.  It makes me sad that you feel like I should move yes then have my White Privilege taken away.  Well Tdot, what do you expect? I don't agree with white privilege. My point is, that if you immigrated to China or something and raised a family there, you would not experience white privilege so all your accomplishments would have nothing to do with a white man hiring you!  You seem to be sad and at times struggling with your so called white privilege. Honestly I am sad for our Country and disappointed with immigration and eventually there will be fewer and fewer white people here anyways. It's happening now. So enjoy your so called white privilege while you still can. 

    ...anywhere nor having my White Privilege taken away, so I think it's very unfair of you to come in here suggesting that. Sorry I was just trying to make a point. 

    Why should I have to move? Why is that your mindset?!!! Why did you not say, we need to stop subjugating our Negro citizens with our White Privilege? Why is that, not, the solution you promoted here? It's not like, you don't ever see or don't recognize, White Privilege. In my experience I have been mistreated from both people of colour and white. 

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    And remember too, it does not matter if we feel like we DON'T get to enjoy White Privilege in our livelihoods. No. We do not get to make that choice ---it is already made for you, when you exit a Caucasian womb within a White-controlled Democracy, anywhere on earth. So people who are not white, living in a, let's say mostly black country, they have black privilege? 

     


     

     

     

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  17. Just now, cougar said:

    For one, I know he did not have the printing capabilities to make those decals on his own.  Dentures and decals are not the same thing!  Someone knew!

    Well I hope that we the public get all the details. If someone knew what he was up too, then yes they are partly responsible. We never knew why the Vegas shooter did it. His girlfriend said she had no clue. No one knows? 

  18. Just now, cougar said:

    Yes.  And he may well be right about his wife.  My point is, if whoever knew about the police cruiser alerted the police, the person might have prevented much of the massacre.  Sine he or she did not, I find them responsible.

    If Police issued their alert that night, maybe that particular nurse would have survived, but another person would have died.  The killer had the same amount of time at his hands; whether he killed one person in that time or another, I do not think this matters much in the grand scheme of things.

    He may have have had the car hidden and no one knew. I'm thinking this is the reason. Who knows? 

    An alert should have been sent. It would have been the responsible and right thing to do! I would feel like that husband right now and be very upset. She was also pregnant. Many would have appreciated that message! Even if it only saved one life! 

  19. 20 minutes ago, cougar said:

    Without the decals I would not call the vehicle a police cruiser.  So the question remains.  How can a married person have one and store it somewhere without anyone knowing or noticing?

    I know how...it is impossible.    So why not go after those who knew and never alerted Police, instead of going after police over some alert that was unlikely to change anything.

    I do wonder about his wife. There must have been some signs. However, being interested in crime investigations, I've seen it time and time again, where a wife was totally unaware that her husband was a serial killer and at times, for years! Love is blind? Many had rented storage spaces that the spouse was unaware of.

    I do not understand why an alert was not sent out like amber alerts are. I have had a few that have been sent late night/early morning for kids abducted that live hours away from me! You would think this would have been done. I seen the news interview with the husband that lost his wife in this tragedy and he is asking why the alert was not sent. He said, had he known all the details earlier, his wife would be alive still! Were you aware of this?

  20. On 4/20/2020 at 10:50 PM, Tdot said:

    No matter how much you troll this topic, you cannot change the facts about the real USA. I stand with an old friend of ours, from an earlier thread...See, look:

     

     
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    by Robert Jensen


    Here's what white privilege sounds like:

    I am sitting in my University of Texas office, talking to a very bright and very conservative white student about affirmative action in college admissions, which he opposes and I support.

    The student says he wants a level playing field with no unearned advantages for anyone. I ask him whether he thinks that in the United States being white has advantages. Have either of us, I ask, ever benefited from being white in a world run mostly by white people? Yes, he concedes, there is something real and tangible we could call white privilege.

    So, if we live in a world of white privilege--unearned white privilege--how does that affect your notion of a level playing field? I ask.

    He paused for a moment and said, "That really doesn't matter."

    That statement, I suggested to him, reveals the ultimate white privilege: the privilege to acknowledge you have unearned privilege but ignore what it means.


    That exchange led me to rethink the way I talk about race and racism with students. It drove home to me the importance of confronting the dirty secret that we white people carry around with us everyday: In a world of white privilege, some of what we have is unearned. I think much of both the fear and anger that comes up around discussions of affirmative action has its roots in that secret. So these days, my goal is to talk openly and honestly about white supremacy and white privilege.

    White privilege, like any social phenomenon, is complex. In a white supremacist culture, all white people have privilege, whether or not they are overtly racist themselves. There are general patterns, but such privilege plays out differently depending on context and other aspects of one's identity (in my case, being male gives me other kinds of privilege). Rather than try to tell others how white privilege has played out in their lives, I talk about how it has affected me.

    I am as white as white gets in this country. I am of northern European heritage and I was raised in North Dakota, one of the whitest states in the country. I grew up in a virtually all-white world surrounded by racism, both personal and institutional. Because I didn't live near a reservation, I didn't even have exposure to the state's only numerically significant non-white population, American Indians.

    I have struggled to resist that racist training and the ongoing racism of my culture. I like to think I have changed, even though I routinely trip over the lingering effects of that internalized racism and the institutional racism around me. But no matter how much I "fix" myself, one thing never changes--I walk through the world with white privilege.

    What does that mean? Perhaps most importantly, when I seek admission to a university, apply for a job, or hunt for an apartment, I don't look threatening. Almost all of the people evaluating me for those things look like me--they are white. They see in me a reflection of themselves, and in a racist world that is an advantage. I smile. I am white. I am one of them. I am not dangerous. Even when I voice critical opinions, I am cut some slack. After all, I'm white.

    My flaws also are more easily forgiven because I am white. Some complain that affirmative action has meant the university is saddled with mediocre minority professors. I have no doubt there are minority faculty who are mediocre, though I don't know very many. As Henry Louis Gates Jr. once pointed out, if affirmative action policies were in place for the next hundred years, it's possible that at the end of that time the university could have as many mediocre minority professors as it has mediocre white professors. That isn't meant as an insult to anyone, but is a simple observation that white privilege has meant that scores of second-rate white professors have slid through the system because their flaws were overlooked out of solidarity based on race, as well as on gender, class and ideology.

    Some people resist the assertions that the United States is still a bitterly racist society and that the racism has real effects on real people. But white folks have long cut other white folks a break. I know, because I am one of them.

    I am not a genius--as I like to say, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I have been teaching full-time for six years, and I've published a reasonable amount of scholarship. Some of it is the unexceptional stuff one churns out to get tenure, and some of it, I would argue, actually is worth reading. I work hard, and I like to think that I'm a fairly decent teacher. Every once in awhile, I leave my office at the end of the day feeling like I really accomplished something. When I cash my paycheck, I don't feel guilty.

    But, all that said, I know I did not get where I am by merit alone. I benefited from, among other things, white privilege. That doesn't mean that I don't deserve my job, or that if I weren't white I would never have gotten the job. It means simply that all through my life, I have soaked up benefits for being white. I grew up in fertile farm country taken by force from non-white indigenous people. I was educated in a well-funded, virtually all-white public school system in which I learned that white people like me made this country great. There I also was taught a variety of skills, including how to take standardized tests written by and for white people.

    All my life I have been hired for jobs by white people. I was accepted for graduate school by white people. And I was hired for a teaching position at the predominantly white University of Texas, which had a white president, in a college headed by a white dean and in a department with a white chairman that at the time had one non-white tenured professor.

    There certainly is individual variation in experience. Some white people have had it easier than me, probably because they came from wealthy families that gave them even more privilege. Some white people have had it tougher than me because they came from poorer families. White women face discrimination I will never know. But, in the end, white people all have drawn on white privilege somewhere in their lives.

    Like anyone, I have overcome certain hardships in my life. I have worked hard to get where I am, and I work hard to stay there. But to feel good about myself and my work, I do not have to believe that "merit," as defined by white people in a white country, alone got me here. I can acknowledge that in addition to all that hard work, I got a significant boost from white privilege, which continues to protect me every day of my life from certain hardships.

    At one time in my life, I would not have been able to say that, because I needed to believe that my success in life was due solely to my individual talent and effort. I saw myself as the heroic American, the rugged individualist. I was so deeply seduced by the culture's mythology that I couldn't see the fear that was binding me to those myths. Like all white Americans, I was living with the fear that maybe I didn't really deserve my success, that maybe luck and privilege had more to do with it than brains and hard work. I was afraid I wasn't heroic or rugged, that I wasn't special.

    I let go of some of that fear when I realized that, indeed, I wasn't special, but that I was still me. What I do well, I still can take pride in, even when I know that the rules under which I work in are stacked in my benefit. I believe that until we let go of the fiction that people have complete control over their fate--that we can will ourselves to be anything we choose--then we will live with that fear. Yes, we should all dream big and pursue our dreams and not let anyone or anything stop us. But we all are the product both of what we will ourselves to be and what the society in which we live lets us be.

    White privilege is not something I get to decide whether or not I want to keep. Every time I walk into a store at the same time as a black man and the security guard follows him and leaves me alone to shop, I am benefiting from white privilege. There is not space here to list all the ways in which white privilege plays out in our daily lives, but it is clear that I will carry this privilege with me until the day white supremacy is erased from this society.

    Frankly, I don't think I will live to see that day; I am realistic about the scope of the task. However, I continue to have hope, to believe in the creative power of human beings to engage the world honestly and act morally. A first step for white people, I think, is to not be afraid to admit that we have benefited from white privilege. It doesn't mean we are frauds who have no claim to our success. It means we face a choice about what we do with our success.

    Hi Tdot, what a long post! As I am reading your comments, I kept thinking not many white folk are immigrating to China, the ME, Africa, Asia, etc..... think about what you are saying? If you want your so called white privilege taken away because you feel guilty or something, move to a non-white country or an area not too far from my home where many Muslims have immigrated too now. Canada and the US are great places to live for all people of all colors and race. I would NEVER think of immigrating to any other country yet we have millions of brown, black, yellow...etc flocking to Canada and the US.  I am white, I worked real hard, I struggled....never felt like I got thru life and many of its challenges because of white privilege? Not once. 

  21. On 1/25/2020 at 4:28 PM, Argus said:

    So once again we have a strange new, mutated virus coming out of China. And once again, rather than dealing with it the Chinese authorities did their best to downplay it and pretend it didn't exist for as long as they could, allowing it to spread far and wide. Once again the source is China's utterly corrupt, horrifically awful food handling system, which has rock bottom sanitation levels all the way through from farms to restaurants. China is so corrupt and so many people care so little for anyone else that some greedy assed company executives replaced ingredients in baby food with cheap crap that killed babies. Where else would people do that?

    You want to know all about the care taken with food there? Let's talk about gutter oil. It's the perfect example. Never heard of gutter oil? Gutter oil is 'recycled' cooking oil derived from  restaurant fryers, grease traps, slaughterhouse waste and sewage from sewer drains. Yes, it's illegal, but it's been going on for years, and makes up about 10% of cooking oil in China. All kinds of toxic chemicals are routinely found in Chinese foot and beverages, all designed to save money for the producer. Food handling factories often fail examinations by western companies.

    There are horror stories, obviously," Mathieu Labasse, Asia Inspection's vice president told CNN by phone. "We find factories that just have no basic idea about hygiene standards. People that handle the food, they have no gloves, nothing." Labasse said there was a host of reasons for the failings. In some cases, laboratory tests found abnormal levels of pesticides, antibiotics, heavy metals, bacteria or viruses that could put consumers at risk.
     
     
    Now, new evidence is emerging that officials in Wuhan deliberately downplayed the virus, even after formally notifying the World Health Organization on Dec. 31 about what the WHO described as “a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause.”

    But the Wuhan government took a “refrigerating strategy” in the early days of the viral spread, a doctor at Wuhan Union Hospital told China News Weekly. Medical staff were banned from speaking publicly about what was taking place or accepting media interviews, the doctor said. Police in Wuhan also said in early January that they had arrested eight people for spreading “rumours” about what was then a little-understood pneumonia affecting a growing number of people.

    Another person claiming to be a Wuhan physician wrote to the National Health Commission this week claiming that doctors in the city were told not to report “viral pneumonia” in their imaging reports between Jan. 12 and Jan. 16 — a period during which local officials delivered sunny reports on a local situation under control.

     
     
    So you combine a food system filled with contamination and a government which does its best to hide any issues and you have a perfect storm where viruses can develop, evolve and spread before anyone can do anything about it. One of these days one of these viruses is going to emerge from China and kill the whole damn bunch of us.
     
     

     

    Hey Argus, I agree. My daughter visited China 2 years ago for school. She was there for 28 days. She said it is so dirty there. She said you take a shower and you still feel dirty. She said she ate mostly rice because it was so dirty in many places. High pollution. Too many people? Streets are crowded. Makes you wonder about their sewage and waste systems. 

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