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Friday, October 11, 2019

Praise be, bitch

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 9:18 AM

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Did we really assign a man to interview one of the most important feminist writers of our time? We're better than that, Halifax. What could have been an enlightening, relevant interview was totally cringe-worthy and embarrassing.
—Under Her Eye
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

"Public" Gardens

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 2:15 PM

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This public space is beautiful and useless. There are so many rules (and employees reminding you of them) that it is impossible to enjoy being there. The buses of tourists and the odd local might find it lovely to stroll the pathways for five minutes, but not me. While watching my child experience pure joy in observing a duck and walking on a small patch of grass (yup, just some GRASS), I was told that this was not an area for play and that the family lawn was on the other side of the park (where there are no ducks and only an unshaded small field). I was also told during another visit that you're not allowed to WALK your bike through the park (just in case the busloads of tourists don't have enough path space and may have to step on a few blades of grass).

Just imagine a park in the middle of the city where you can sit on the ground and picnic, play with your family, be encouraged to use alternative transportation (bikes), experience beautiful gardens, and spend some time breathing in the fresh air and feeling better about your day, without the worry of breaking the rules by being comfortable. I bet the benefits would far outweigh any damage to pristine mow jobs. Wouldn't you use that space more?
—Just A Person Trying To Enjoy My City
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Inconsiderate sushi thieves

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 10:11 AM

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To the couple who walked out on their bill at a certain downtown sushi restaurant: I was your server and I had to pay for your $45 meal and tip out to the kitchen on it as well. What is wrong with you? Do you enjoy taking advantage of others and causing people stress for no good reason other than to benefit yourselves? That's pretty pathetic if you ask me. I thought we had a nice interaction, but maybe you are just good at hiding what awful people you are. I hope karma comes back to bite you at some point. If you are reading this and want to make things right then drop by the restaurant, apologize and pay for the nice dining experience that you essentially stole from me. And thanks again for ruining the rest of my shift, what you did really threw me off.
—Sad Tuna

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Karaoke killer

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM

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Thursday nights at our favorite dive bar was a fun tradition for our little group. But that's been shattered by a "karaoke killer." No, she's not crushing her "performances" but merely murdering our good time with her multiple visits to the stage and warbling in an irritating monotone. There should be some kind of "one-song only" rule to prevent such annoyances, since it appears her friends and the establishment are enabling her behaviour. We've identified a solution, though: Now we meet at a different bar!
—Drop The Mic… Please
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Friday, October 4, 2019

My fellow cyclists

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 9:04 PM

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  If I am to respect your one-metre distance, then will you please PLEASE respect mine? If there is a line at a light, WAIT. YOUR. TURN. IN. LINE. If you don’t have a full meter to pass on the right, please don’t try to squeeze by. A cyclist hit my side mirror this morning while doing just this. Rules of the road exist to keep ALL of us safe and secure, so stop fucking it up with stupid fucking behaviour PLEASE!!
—I Drive Too
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Line cutter at Vegfest

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 9:13 AM

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To the young man at Vegfest with the half manbun: You thought you were the first in line to get the coffee from Just Us!—but you weren't. You actually cut right in front of me. I was in the line much longer than you. When the barista asked who was next, I went ahead and got my coffee. I heard you say "OK" annoyingly as if I had jumped the line. Nope, t'was you all along! Pay attention!
—superstar85ca
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Anti-"fascists'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 2:55 PM

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Antifa really isn't against fascists, at least no more so than the vast majority of people in western countries whose ancestors fought against them three-quarters of a century ago. Rather they have convinced themselves (and many others) that everyone even remotely similar to the individuals who bullied them or their friends and family members when they were young is a fascist. Why? Because being bullied has driven them insane, and they have an overwhelming need to dehumanize everyone they see as the enemy. It also helps that fascism doesn't exist in this day and age in any significant quantity, and so there are no real fascists to disavow all the people who they have classified as fascists. That said, I would not condone further exasperating the issue by continuing to bully them, nor do I think it is wise to encourage the fulfillment of violent revenge fantasies in individuals suffering from borderline personal disorder, or anyone else's violent revenge fantasies for that matter.
—Infinite Contrast Is Hard On The Mind's Eye
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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 10:33 AM

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Attention voters: Ask yourselves this, as you try to figure out which political party deserves your support on October 21: Will your party really, truly attempt to address child poverty in this country? Health care? Climate change? Public safety? Veterans’ mental health? Electoral reform?

Will it matter if the Conservatives form the next government, or the Liberals or the NDP? The probable answer to all these questions: Fuck no.

Anarchy isn’t the answer, of course, but electors are fooling themselves if they think the next gang to hunker down in Ottawa will manage national issues any differently than previous members of parliament. I have been voting since the 1970s. REAL change hasn’t happened in Canada yet.

Perhaps my grandchildren, when they’re old enough to vote in 16 years, will have more positive results to report.
—Hoping For A Brighter Future
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Coffee in Dartmouth

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 2:52 PM

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Can some Dartmouth coffee shop please sell coffee in bulk so I don't have to get it in a plastic, non-recyclable bag every time?? I'm sure the downtown Darkside crowd would show up with their Tupperware.
—Jeff N
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Can't even hear my own music!

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 9:45 AM

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I wanted to take a moment out of my busy schedule to lambast the food truck that has been acoustically assaulting me these past few weeks. All the food trucks I have encountered around the HRM are for the most part nice and quiet, yet you folks feel the need to drag around a small but boisterous power generator. Clearly this is not a common standard among the fleet of mobile gourmands that grace our streets and parking lots. I can’t imagine anyone patronizing you without the use of a megaphone to place their order or, at the very least, cue cards. Take a page from the book of the food truck masters who have been around since the 1970s and silence that little generator once and for all!
—Concerned Headphone User
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Friday, September 20, 2019

Ready to drop your pitchforks yet?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 12:12 PM

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Toxic callout culture mob mentality "warriors"—are you ready to drop your pitchforks yet? Callout culture is ending, and everyone now notices how every time your group disagrees with people or has conflict, they're cancelled. YOU are scarier to people in the community than the people you cancel, but people are too afraid of your social power to stand up to you—mostly for fear of being blacklisted and isolated from any community contact. How does it feel knowing that the marginalized and underprivileged hoard that you blacklisted from accessing any resources in their own community are coming back with a vengeance? Have you come to terms with your own privilege? Are you able to move past your own stumbling blocks? Hmm.
—Human Fucking Being
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The shitty lover!

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 9:09 AM

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Responsible polyamory is NOT: Agreeing to be "open" and then not seeing or speaking to your partner for weeks, only to show up at her birthday party while she's trying to run things and casually mention, "hey love you lots I'm feeling frisky again I'm available for that now" and in the same breath, "oh by the way I've been seeing some other people"—WITH DETAILS about the people?? Like, she doesn't wanna find that out in that moment. That's a sit-down conversation. Or maybe you've already agreed to be poly and not share when you're seeing other people.

But YOU show up, you're already drunk and high and she's stressed out trying to host a party. She hasn't heard from you in ages and you just drop in and catch her the one moment she's alone and she feels cornered and—UGH makes me so mad that hot guys get away with that shit. She didn't deserve that. You don't even know how much you hurt her. She should have dumped your ass ages ago. She can do SO much better.

I hope the other people you're "casually" seeing can see that how you behave is NOT OK, and they don't make excuses for you. I hope you can get your shit together and stop using alcohol and weed to avoid your problems! There are a lot of people who care about you in this city! But the more you act like that, the fewer they will be.
—Friend Of Your Ex (I Was There)
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Share the sidewalk!

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM

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Here in Nova Scotia our populace is still small enough that we extend courtesy to those around us, especially on the sidewalks. I understand if you come from a place where this is not the case, but if you are a guest here, please leave your disregard for others at the door.
—Neighbourhood Watcher
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Phone zombies, no bag limit

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 10:55 AM

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Phone zombie! Why do you walk around crowded busy streets staring at your phone? Phone Zombie! You are a hazard to yourself and the general public at large. And you not only look like an insecure fool, you are an embarrassment to the human race at large. Perhaps stopping and moving out of the way of others would be a better approach to communications? It's illegal to drive and operate your phone. Why not elsewhere too? Phone zombie! You got to go!
—Enema Bandit
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Our hurricane-ravaged city is NOT a Kodak moment!!!

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:48 PM

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As I stroll through our Dorian-defiled city, streets and parks chock-full of emergency workers, city employees, volunteers and scattered debris, amongst all of the people doing anything they can to help and others trying to salvage and repair what they can from the mess that's been made, there is you, having friends take your photo while you pose in front of fallen trees in our parks, or having your children stand as close as they can to the caution tape while you try to capture the perfect Insta-pic of them with the fallen crane in the background, or the guys that had their "bro" take that "sweet pic" of them while they stood in front of the vehicles that were crushed by they roof that flew off of the nearby building! None of these things are fun or cool, these are things that have caused people trouble that they now have to take care of. It's a blessing no one was seriously injured! Maybe put your camera away and see if there's anything you can do to help, rather than using this mess for photo content!
—Yes, I Am Shaking My Head At You
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