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Human rights is reduced to a beef about beer and wings
National Post ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kelly McParland

Posted on 12/17/2012 12:37:11 PM PST by Squawk 8888

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to hear a complaint against a restaurant chain that sells a beer called Albino Rhino, because a woman who suffers albinism considers it offensive, thus proving once again that society has lost all ability to solve small problems without turning them into big ones.

In this case, as is often the situation, both parties in the dispute have valid enough arguments – if you’re determined to have an argument.

Ikponwosa Ero, a 31-year-old immigrant from Nigeria, says Earls restaurants’ Albino rhino and wings combo is no different than offering an “Alzheimer’s appetizer,” or “Down syndrome daiquiri.” Albinism is a legitimate affliction, considered a disability in Canada. It’s a genetic condition in which sufferers are unable to manufacture skin and hair pigment. Most victims are considered are legally blind, and are susceptible to skin cancers.

Albinos are persecuted – and often murdered – in Africa, says Ero. That’s why her family moved to Canada, “to give me a chance at a better life.”

(Excerpt) Read more at fullcomment.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: napl

1 posted on 12/17/2012 12:37:13 PM PST by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada non-Ping!


2 posted on 12/17/2012 12:39:17 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888
Albinos are persecuted – and often murdered – in Africa, says Ero. That’s why her family moved to Canada, “to give me a chance at a better life.”

And you are not being persecuted and you have a better life, you little lawsuit-lottery lady of the night.

3 posted on 12/17/2012 12:40:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Squawk 8888

Nah, Alzheimer’s appetizers wouldn’t work - it’s an entirely forgettable name...


4 posted on 12/17/2012 12:40:49 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Squawk 8888

Solved easily by stopping import of the not_quite_human.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 12:41:03 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Squawk 8888

Oy vey!


6 posted on 12/17/2012 12:41:28 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: rockrr

How about Crunchy Frog?

Terrible for the French, but...


7 posted on 12/17/2012 12:43:37 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Squawk 8888

People are confusing their own personal feelings about a word or a subject and whether or not that subject is causing them a legitimate hardship in living a free life. A restaurant using rhyme for the purpose of wit is no more guilty of human rights violations than a doctor discussing a condition with a non-doctor. There’s simply nothing about the name of the restaurant that would cause this woman to have difficulty living her life.

The fact that we’ve become such a severely litigious society and such an excessively sensitive one indicates to me that we’ve forgotten about every lesson and every tribulation ever associated to true human rights violations in the past. Rounding up people and executing them because they’re Jewish is a human rights violation. Giving a restaurant a clever name that happens to reference a genetic disorder is not affecting the sufferers of the disorder in any way other than through some perceived injustice.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 12:43:57 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Hardraade

Here’s wishing Ikponwosa Ero a very merry white Christmas.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 12:44:12 PM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: rockrr
"Nah, Alzheimer’s appetizers wouldn’t work - it’s an entirely forgettable name..."

I disagree. I think they would be a big seller. The customer would order another serving, forgetting he had just finished his order. It would be the equivalent to "groundhog Day."

10 posted on 12/17/2012 12:46:54 PM PST by PatHimself
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To: Squawk 8888

I’m offended by this persons offended feelings.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 12:47:27 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Squawk 8888
Not necessarily guilty by FR standards:

Just guilty of stupidity.

12 posted on 12/17/2012 12:49:52 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Cloward-Piven is a two way street. Move your capital out of the U.S. Let the economy burn.)
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To: Squawk 8888
I never realized the word Albino was offensive. Is Ebony?

considered a disability in Canada.

Is Canada going to round up Albinos and exterminate them? How about Rhinos?

13 posted on 12/17/2012 12:50:04 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Squawk 8888
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14 posted on 12/17/2012 12:52:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PatHimself

Hah! Very good ;-)


15 posted on 12/17/2012 12:52:23 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: BerryDingle
Is Canada going to round up Albinos and exterminate them? How about Rhinos?

Might they want some of our RINOs? We've got a bunch that we could certainly ship them. :=)

16 posted on 12/17/2012 12:54:31 PM PST by Bob
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To: Squawk 8888

So Sambo’s restaurants can return?


17 posted on 12/17/2012 12:54:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks to Obummer and company, we may all soon join her in Canada,to “have a chance at a better life.”


18 posted on 12/17/2012 12:56:36 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
"Beer me!"


19 posted on 12/17/2012 1:02:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I see color in her hair and lips. I also thought true albinos had red eyes, which I do not see here.
Ah well. Some people just aren’t happy unless they are complaining about something.


20 posted on 12/17/2012 1:03:24 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Earls have maybe avoided some bad publicity and needless legal expense by agreeing to quietly relabel the suds “white rhino” over an extended period?

Senators Collins and McCain and a few others would likely want in on some royalties.

22 posted on 12/17/2012 1:07:52 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Hardraade

“How about Crunchy Frog?”

As long as it carries a warning label stating that it contains raw, dead, unboned frog...


23 posted on 12/17/2012 1:10:58 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Squawk 8888

No matter how many times you order the Alzheimer’s appetizer it’s always the first time.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 1:13:11 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Wiser now

Looking at her picture she doesn’t have eyes that look like a bunny, and unless her roots are white perhaps her momma just wasn’t as faithful as she should have been...


25 posted on 12/17/2012 1:13:51 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Squawk 8888

Nigeria....where the scam is a cottage industry.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 1:14:43 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Uncle Miltie

She looks fantastic. Probably has a thick mane of curly red ringlets. There are a lot of people much worse off than her. I think she needs a sense of perspective.


27 posted on 12/17/2012 1:23:15 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Squawk 8888
If you drink too much Albino Rhino, will you turn into an Albino Wino?
28 posted on 12/17/2012 1:25:35 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Abathar

It’s possible that she’s wearing coloured contacts, not only for cosmentic reasons but to protect her eyes from UV damage. Albinos are considered legally blind because daylight can burn out their retinas and nearly all suffer from some vision impairment due to this.


29 posted on 12/17/2012 1:38:13 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: zeestephen

That’s “pigment-deficient homeless person” to you, pal.


30 posted on 12/17/2012 1:39:38 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Hardraade

How about Crunchy Frog?

As long as they’re flown in from Iraq! lol


31 posted on 12/17/2012 1:42:11 PM PST by jimmyo57
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To: Squawk 8888
Ikponwosa Ero, a 31-year-old immigrant from Nigeria,

She wants some of dat free money dem people in da West got.

32 posted on 12/17/2012 2:13:05 PM PST by Clock King
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To: cripplecreek
"So Sambo’s restaurants can return?"

Down near Myrtle Beach:


33 posted on 12/17/2012 2:45:16 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Uncle Miltie

She’s not an albino. Mulatto is more like it.


34 posted on 12/17/2012 2:48:31 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: Squawk 8888
In his heyday, HL Menken was cheered for his popular bon mots of which this was one of his most popular; "Puritanism - the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."

In today's world, this has been transformed into the definition of Political Correctness, that somebody somewhere has offended somebody else anywhere ... and thus MUST BE FORCED TO STOP!" It is the club of control by the most easily offended!

The immortal RA Heinlein addressed it adequately when he added his 'Mrs Grundy' axiom to his "Laws of Lazerus Long"; "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs Grundy to go fly a kite!"

Unfortunately, in today's world of expansive government and legal barratry, we now run into the Chinese curse, "May you come to the attention of those in Authority!" Thus Earls Restaurant will now have to spend to defend themselves against someone's sense of freedom from offense! I do not see how this lady's potential victory will do anything but limit our freedoms elsewhere.

35 posted on 12/17/2012 3:00:06 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I always thought albinos had light, almost white, eyes. I guess I watched too much James Bond growing up.


36 posted on 12/17/2012 5:20:02 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Johnny!


37 posted on 12/17/2012 5:36:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Damned Albinos!
38 posted on 12/17/2012 5:52:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Squawk 8888

Bite me Ero, you whiny sack of worry.

You aint no Nubian Princess for sure.


39 posted on 12/17/2012 6:28:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Susan T is a warrior princess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2burpTQSDMA


40 posted on 12/17/2012 6:41:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Barack Obama is a masterful Charlatan, as is this Ero creature.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 7:12:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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I wonder if Obama has Hank Williams on his play list or Earnest Tubbs.

Not Bloody likely!


42 posted on 12/17/2012 7:21:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rockrr
How do you say Down's Syndrome Daiquiri in Spanish?
43 posted on 12/17/2012 9:44:58 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Squawk 8888

Earl’s should go ahead and grant her wish. A mere label change from “Albino Rhino” to “Sue-happy Freak” fits the bill.


44 posted on 12/18/2012 7:01:02 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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