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 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Creba Murderer deserves break: Lawyer

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:27 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 178


He was found guilty on the basis that he helped start and continued a series of events - to wit, a gun fight - where he knew that someone would likely die as a result, even if he didn't fire the kill shot himself. He said to a doctor analysing him that he didn't even think it was a big deal she died...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: No jail time for Sask. teen who held 400 hostage

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:03 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 323


I'm sorry, but I don't give a rat's ass that this kid was bullied. How does that excuse taking a gun into school, terrifying over 400 people, and holding them hostage? We find out later it's a pellet gun so we're supposed to say, "oh it's not so serious." Well let me tell you - I've seen t...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Profs blast lazy first-year students

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:57 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 375


Welcome to my world. I have graduate and doctoral students that write at the level of an elementary student. And, while it is a given that English isn't their first language, they are expected to be able to publish peer reviewed articles in English. I've had the same experience, except with kids wh...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Liberals launch www.OnProbation.ca

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:27 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 493


Apollo Apollo:
Are Liberals that tech-ignorant.

That makes it 2 for 2 on bonehead website names.


LOL!!!! What a 21st century party... too stupid or sloppy to do a quick google search?

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Obama�s job approval slipping to �50-50�

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:24 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 213


Poor Obama... guess you can't just buy your way either out of a recession, or into the hearts of your fellow citizens.

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Tories want to kill 'two-for-one' prison-time credit

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:26 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 420


While it motivates the crown to move faster, it motivates the lawyers to stall at every possible occasion. This has to be followed by putting a big push into making courts run better, faster and more jails to house these people. The Tories have always run on a anti-crime agenda and this is their op...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Federal minister says Canada needs to get tough on immigrant

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:45 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 256


I'm torn on this. It sounds reasonable but then again, does the government really have to police this? Is there an epidemic of immigrants coming to Canada, and not speaking English or French and being a drain on society? Or is this just a trumped up myth designed to inflame people's passions?

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Daycare on probation after baby left behind in fire evacuati

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:44 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 241


They left the kid behind and the risk of harm was high. I'm not a civil lawyer but I can see the argument. It doesn't matter that they were required by law to only have 2 workers there. You can still be held negligent even if you followed the letter of the law. Perverse but true.

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Teen guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Stefanie Rengel

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:43 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 295


It gets worse. Under the YCJA, originally murder was a presumptive offence - meaning if you were convicted of it, it was an adult sentence unless you could show why it was inappropriate. The supreme court of canada in a case called R v DB from last summer struck down those provisions and said they'r...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Iran's supreme leader rejects Obama overtures

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:10 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 88


And now the Americans look weak for offering up an olive branch at all. You don't negotiate with lunatics.

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: George Galloway gets banned from Canada

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:10 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 70


He's been known to give money to Hamas, which is designated a terrorist organization in Canada. How could they let him in? what about the next terrorist supporter who asks for entry?

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Teen guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Stefanie Rengel

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:08 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 295


Do not think if she gets an adult sentence that means much of anything. Because she was only 14 at the time she committed the offence, even if she gets "life" as an adult, she'll only have to serve 5-7 years (less dead time) before she's eligible for parole (which she'll surely get.) (See ...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Daycare on probation after baby left behind in fire evacuati

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:07 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 241


I smell a lawsuit.

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Minister won't confirm belief in evolution

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:47 am 

Replies: 152
Views: 1426


Isn't that kind of like saying, the fact that I discover my day care worker is a convicted pedophile isn't a reason to not let him watch after my son, it's only when he's done something "for sure" that we fire him? Surely we can and should consider the likelihood of someone disgracing the...

 Forum: Current Events   Topic: Doctor proposes suing alcohol companies over FAS damage

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:44 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 196


The whole premise of this proposal is bullshit. We already force the "externalities" of alcohol consumption into the price of it via taxation. When you buy a bottle of liquor in Ontario for example its cost is nearly 80% taxes. For wine and beer, I don't know the numbers, but it is somethi...
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