HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Our 1st quarter FReepathon is off to a great start and we have a chance of getting 'er done early! Thank you all very much!!

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $41,755
Woo hoo!! And the first 47% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Posts by -YYZ-

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • REPORT: Locals Fled Pool After Migrants Masturbated Into Jacuzzi, Defecated . . .

    01/22/2016 2:57:06 PM PST · 72 of 87
    -YYZ- to Secret Agent Man

    “To say this is about cultural differences or they don’t know the laws are blatant lies.

    They know exactly what they are doing, it is on purpose, and deliberate.”

    My thoughts, exactly. Perhaps due to their backwards culture some of these men believe they can molest women and never be held responsible for it, but I can’t believe any of them think that any of these acts are things that would be acceptable in public anywhere, including their home countries.

  • Study: Maybe we can’t find aliens because they’ve all died already

    01/22/2016 2:41:01 PM PST · 73 of 86
    -YYZ- to IC Ken

    “Before Mars lost its atmosphere many say it could have supported life.”

    Not only that, but it may indeed have supported life, might even still. We have only (literally) scratched its surface with the probes that we have sent so far. If there is still life on Mars, it seems likely that it might be found in pockets of liquid water under the ice caps, or deep underground (away from the near vacuum of the surface, and the pounding by the sun’s UV rays). And our probes have detected structures in rocks which *may* possibly have been created by living organisms.

  • It's Time to Give Up My Walkman for an iPod

    11/26/2015 1:59:07 PM PST · 38 of 50
    -YYZ- to 867V309

    We’ve had chip cards in Canada now for some 5 years or more. Where before you would have swiped and then signed (possibly electronically), with the signature using being ignored (who ever actually looks to see the signature matches the one on the back of the card?), now you would just insert the card in the chip reader and punch in your PIN. More secure mostly against duplicate cards made by duplicating the mag stripe - the chip is supposed to be secure, although I understand that its encryption has been broken.

    Lately all the new cards here have “tap” RF (NFC) technology. This is typically only good up to $100, maybe $200 for gas. I don’t worry about it, because if there’s a fraudulent charge, it’s the bank’s problem, not mine.

  • It's Time to Give Up My Walkman for an iPod

    11/26/2015 1:54:40 PM PST · 37 of 50
    -YYZ- to 867V309

    A chip card can’t stop fraud from goods and services paid for over the phone or on the internet, particularly the former. That still depends on the old methods of possibly verifying the card holder’s address, age, card verification number, etc.

  • Mass. woman wins fight to wear colander in driver’s license by citing ‘pastafarian’ religion

    11/13/2015 12:56:59 PM PST · 58 of 78
    -YYZ- to simpson96

    No idea. I’m a conservative who supports religious freedom and who believes the government has no business deciding what is a legitimate expression of religious faith. If one can have their license photo taken wearing a turban, a yarmulke, a hijab or whatever other sort of headgear claiming their religious faith requires it, I don’t see why she shouldn’t be able to wear a colander claiming it is a tenant of her faith. I’m sure she’s doing it to make a point, and I support her. Either that or the gov’t agency stipulates no headgear of any sort and applies it equally to everyone, regardless of what they claim their religious faith requires.

  • Petition calls for termination of Florida City police officer who shot dog

    11/02/2015 5:04:49 PM PST · 4 of 31
    -YYZ- to Clintonfatigued

    As a non-cop, can I put three bullets in the head of any dog I like and then claim that “it charged me” and get off scot-free? Cops don’t even get fired for doing things that would put any of the rest of us in jail, in far too many cases. Any wonder that even so many of us nominally law-abiding people have a fear and distrust of the police?

  • 'Alien Megastructure' Mystery May Soon Be Solved

    10/28/2015 1:08:31 PM PDT · 8 of 58
    -YYZ- to ETL

    While I believe it’s more likely than not that life exists, or has existed, elsewhere in the universe, I would tend to use Occam’s Razor here and look for a natural explanation involving something we already know does exist out there, like a large, dark planet or dead star, or something like that. Could it be an alien megastructure? Sure, it *could* be anything, but common sense suggests a natural explanation for the phenomenon is much, much more likely.

  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 7:01:00 AM PDT · 15 of 64
    -YYZ- to rktman

    Pretty weak sauce in that article, if you ask me.

    For example, the first thing in the list - who thinks that today’s weed is weak? Everyone knows that it’s actually very strong now compared to the “ditch weed” often available in the 60s or 70s, although there was also some very good stuff around back then, I’ve read. Actually, it’s the drug warriors who always trot out how potent today’s weed is as an argument against it, while I’ve never heard anyone claim that today’s weed is weak. Rum is a lot stronger than beer, too, but I don’t necessarily get any drunker from rum than beer.

    And on the alcohol-pot comparison, it’s true that while alcohol can be consumed without intoxication, even relatively small amounts (like one beer or glass of wine) do have an effect on the mind and body. Some people consume pot in very tiny quantities, too, for a mild calming effect. As to the health effects of chronic use (i.e. addiction/alcoholism), alcohol is far, far worse.

    Myth #5’s answer sounds like the perfect argument by nanny-staters for government intervention into all aspects of our private lives. People do many, many things that might (might) cause some “private self-damage that always leaks out into the public sphere”.

    And actually, the whole article has a puritanical feel about it - many, many people enjoy occasionally getting intoxicated on one substance or another, and yet still lead productive lives. It’s called having fun (in our opinions), not a sign of some deep emotional or psychological problem.

  • If McDonalds goes under it will be because they followed liberals to disaster

    10/22/2015 1:12:40 PM PDT · 161 of 165
    -YYZ- to beaversmom

    “I do enjoy the fish filet, but it’s about the size of a postage stamp now.”

    Maybe it’s just memory playing tricks on me, but I could swear the McChicken used to be considerably larger than it is now, and cheaper, too, even in constant dollars.

  • Man arrested in Granbury motorcycle wreck after Hood County DA investigates

    10/20/2015 12:10:30 PM PDT · 47 of 61
    -YYZ- to PAR35

    He clearly wasn’t making a left turn into a alley, private road, or driveway in a place where there were none of those, with no signal, and without slowing.

    My suspicion is that he did it deliberately, but that may be hard to prove in court. If so, that is an act that is at least morally indefensible. His “I don’t care” on getting out of the car certainly lends credence to this belief, but it could be that he’s just a callous a-hole.

    But maybe he’s just a terrible driver who suddenly swerves halfway into the opposing lane for no good reason. If so, I suppose the blame is roughly equally shared between the rider and the driver.

  • Man arrested in Granbury motorcycle wreck after Hood County DA investigates

    10/20/2015 12:05:17 PM PDT · 46 of 61
    -YYZ- to PAR35

    It certainly wouldn’t have happened if the fool in the car didn’t suddenly veer into the opposing lane. If an oncoming vehicle had been in that lane when he swerved like that, he would have caused a head-on collision.

    Alternately, certainly the collision would not have happened if he hadn’t swerved into the bike, also illegally (and very recklessly if it was on purpose, as seems likely).

  • Man arrested in Granbury motorcycle wreck after Hood County DA investigates

    10/20/2015 10:23:42 AM PDT · 36 of 61
    -YYZ- to PAR35

    “On the other hand, both sets of bikers were law breakers.”

    Entirely irrelevant. Passing on a solid yellow is a relatively minor offence, with an administrative penalty (i.e. points, fines, etc). Deliberately swerving into a passing motorcycle is essentially attempted murder. I’m not saying the motorcyclists were in the right, but whatever they were doing didn’t justify that move.

  • Ten Year-Old Girl Raped by Muslim Man in Minnesota Elevator (Video)

    10/08/2015 8:41:01 AM PDT · 23 of 60
    -YYZ- to george76

    To be fair, the article reports it was other people from the Somali-American community in the building who reported this to the police and had this guy arrested. Maybe they’re learning that while they had to keep their girls and women hidden away in a place like Somalia, where authorities and society in general blame the victims of sexual assault, things are different here.

  • University of Toronto alters bathroom policy after two reports of voyeurism

    10/07/2015 11:31:12 AM PDT · 24 of 25
    -YYZ- to I want the USA back

    On a recent vacation I stayed at a university’s (Mount St. Vincent, Halifax, NS) dorms. That’s what they had - a number of individual bathrooms, none of this communal bathroom stuff. Appropriate considering it was (I assume) a co-ed dorm.

  • The hidden inequality of who dies in car crashes

    10/01/2015 2:27:46 PM PDT · 67 of 87
    -YYZ- to Responsibility2nd

    Study compares deaths in accidents per vehicle mile. Would be useful to see the stats for involvement in accidents, i.e. collisions, broken out by education level. I’m not saying it’s the case, but it could be that those with less education and/or from lower socioeconomic status, are more prone to speeding, reckless driving, drunk driving, etc. The best way to survive a car accident is to not be in it in the first place.

  • couple finds snapping turtle impaled with a screwdriver

    10/01/2015 2:09:20 PM PDT · 64 of 82
    -YYZ- to FunkyZero

    “I think most of us probably needlessly killed something when we were younger... be it a frog, bird, whatever. Most of us felt guilty and learned a tough lesson in doing so, then never did it again. The people who do this sort of thing concern me”

    You’re right, and this case could just be like that. In my case it includes a frog or toad that I deliberately and pointlessly killed with my motorcycle, and a small bird that I mindlessly shot. I didn’t do it again after that, nor did I turn into a serial killer. Children (and teenagers) don’t always really think before they act, and such acts don’t necessarily indicate a craven indifference to life or suffering.

  • couple finds snapping turtle impaled with a screwdriver

    10/01/2015 12:25:57 PM PDT · 40 of 82
    -YYZ- to FunkyZero

    On a somewhat related subject, a lot of people seem to find something funny about roadkill. I consider it sad, if sometimes unavoidable. I wouldn’t endanger myself or others to avoid hitting an animal on the road, but will try to avoid it if possible.

  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak proclaims Ahmed Mohamed a modern day hero

    09/29/2015 1:38:42 PM PDT · 59 of 70
    -YYZ- to Impala64ssa

    The Woz never was particularly bright, or Jobs wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of him so easily.

  • The Number Of People Watching TV Is Falling Off A Cliff

    09/23/2015 2:22:44 PM PDT · 70 of 115
    -YYZ- to blam

    It’s getting to the point where most of what I watch on the TV/cable networks anymore is just some sports, and I don’t watch a lot of that. A few other programs, mostly documentaries and such on PBS or TVO (Ontario, Canada’s public broadcaster), and the occasional rerun of a sci-fi show on Space, or the new Doctor Who season episode that aired on Saturday.

    Most of the rest of the time these days if I’m watching the TV it’s most likely on NetFlix or some stuff that I’ve (admittedly probably illegally) downloaded - mostly as a convenience more than an unwillingness to pay for it (in those instances where there is even a reasonable option to pay for it other than using cable).

  • All the 'Happy Birthday' song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules

    09/23/2015 11:46:21 AM PDT · 20 of 26
    -YYZ- to Impala64ssa

    I think (and many would agree) that copyrights should be time-limited, just like patents. Like patents, copyrights exist to allow artists to benefit from their creations, and to benefit society. It’s hard to see what benefit comes to society by continuing copyrights in perpetuity, and indeed it can be argued that there is some cost to society in doing so.

  • Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn Resigns Over Emissions Scandal

    09/23/2015 9:34:55 AM PDT · 29 of 42
    -YYZ- to Auntie Dem

    “What I found dishonest about the unintended acceleration hoax is that any car’s brakes, unless they are damaged and inoperable, will overpower even full throttle acceleration—every time. The people with this alleged “problem” obviously panicked and didn’t realize they were stomping the accelerator pedal to the floor and not the brake pedal. “

    They will, if you apply them firmly once, for as long as necessary to stop the car. If you make multiple half-hearted attempts you may well overheat the brakes and render them useless.

    I was then, and still am skeptical about claims of unintended acceleration caused by mechanical faults. There may have been a few, but once you start publicizing a story like this the crooks and idiots come out of the woodwork and start making claims.

  • AP To Stop Referring To Climate Change Doubters As 'Skeptics,' 'Deniers'

    09/23/2015 8:57:41 AM PDT · 20 of 39
    -YYZ- to Twotone

    I have no problem with “skeptics”, as that is exactly what we are, although perhaps the term has become tainted through rhetorical use by the pro-AGW crowd.

    I have, and continue to, deeply resent the term “deniers” with its obvious allusions to despicable Holocaust deniers.

  • Scientists Ask Obama To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

    09/18/2015 1:54:49 PM PDT · 23 of 124
    -YYZ- to Biggirl

    It’s pretty scary when so-called “scientists” are arguing for using the law to persecute those who disagree with their “consensus”. I guess they probably also thing the Catholic church was completely justified in persecuting Galileo, since he broken with the “consensus” and threatened the church’s monopoly on the truth.

  • Syrian refugee family meets rude welcome in new German home

    09/18/2015 10:29:17 AM PDT · 35 of 43
    -YYZ- to traumer

    These people seem to have forgotten that they are refugees and guests of the hospitality and generosity of the western nations they have migrated to.

  • Icelandic Capital Reykjavik to Boycott All Israeli Products

    09/16/2015 1:07:14 PM PDT · 12 of 43
    -YYZ- to Olog-hai

    Adding Iceland to my list of countries whose products I will boycott...

  • Canada court allows women to wear veil for citizenship oath

    09/15/2015 3:17:34 PM PDT · 18 of 21
    -YYZ- to Olog-hai

    Muslim beliefs do not require the covering of the face - can’t be found anywhere in the Koran. Strictly a cultural affectation. Not that I’d expect our Muslim-loving supreme court to understand that idea. As far as I’m concerned this should mean that anyone can wear anything they want, including over their face, to a citizenship ceremony, since it’s not the government’s place (apparently) to tell anyone what is or isn’t a legitimate aspect of their religious belief (whatever it might be). I should be able to wear a mask and say that it is a requirement of my religion - without any questioning of what my religious belief is - it is whatever I say it is.

  • Bystander with cellphone shot by deputies in Sacramento County

    09/15/2015 12:21:05 PM PDT · 14 of 42
    -YYZ- to BenLurkin

    I think the police need to know what they’re shooting at before they start shooting. Sounds a bit like the guys who shoot dogs or cows when deer hunting because they were shooting at sounds or shadows.

  • Malibu's celeb homeowners try to block public beach use

    09/14/2015 10:07:38 AM PDT · 24 of 105
    -YYZ- to napscoordinator

    If they’re that worried about their privacy, they shouldn’t have bought beach-front property. Property ownership stops at the high tide mark.

  • 10 Automakers to Add Automatic Emergency Braking on All Vehicles

    09/11/2015 2:37:46 PM PDT · 22 of 58
    -YYZ- to E. Pluribus Unum

    Normally this sort of thing would repel me, but I think we have to bow to the new technology. This technology could eventually eliminate the rear-ender. I constantly worry when stopped at a light that some idiot with their eyes glued to a screen is not going to even slow down for the red light they haven’t seen, and cream me. Especially when on my motorcycle. It could have also prevented the rear-end collision of a car I was a passenger in 15 years ago that could have very well killed. Traffic backed up from exit ramp out onto the highway, so we were almost stopped, and guy didn’t notice and hit us almost without slowing at all, at 70 mph.

  • Ontario government hiding plans for toll lanes

    08/28/2015 2:40:29 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    -YYZ- to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    Depending on how much the toll is, this will help move some traffic from the regular lanes in to the HOV lanes which are currently often nearly empty, at least in comparison to the other 2 or more lanes which are often bumper to bumper and barely moving.

    That’s not to say that I don’t think that the HOV lanes were a total waste of time and money to start with - they took away a regular traffic lane, and they cause disruptions in traffic flow as vehicles try to get to and from the HOV lanes (on the left) and the on/off ramps on the right. Also the idiots who dive in and out of these (completely unprotected other than some road markings) lanes in places where it’s not allowed. I’ve seen a number of near accidents where someone drove from the slow-moving left-most normal lane into the HOV lane where someone was coming along at 75 mph. It’s also scary as heck when traffic is moving unimpeded at those sorts of speeds in the HOV lanes while just a few feet away to its right cars are stopped or moving slowly.

    It goes without saying, of course, that these HOV lanes were introduced by a Liberal government trying to provide an inducement for car-pooling, which most people aren’t interested in because it’s a pain in the butt. Instead it’s a handy fast lane for those people who have 2 or more in their car, as they would have regardless of whether or not an HOV lane existed. One of my co-workers loves that he can use it with his son in a child seat in the back. Nice for him, at everyone else’s expense.

  • WDBJ Shooting Exposes the Ugly Underbelly of Social Media; Coverage

    08/26/2015 1:25:19 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    -YYZ- to Kaslin

    Every time a loser like this decides to go on a killing spree because of getting booted from a job, they just prove that their employer was probably right to let them go.

    As a society we should purge every trace of losers like this that we can find. I wonder if these idiots would be less likely to go on one of these revenge sprees if they knew that almost no-one would ever speak their name again, or ever hear their stupid manifestos?

  • GM's Ignition Switch Findings: 124 Deaths, 275 Injuries

    08/26/2015 7:01:02 AM PDT · 8 of 26
    -YYZ- to knarf

    I think the problem can mostly be laid at the feet of poor engineering/design (initially), and GM’s penny-pinching ways when they were informed of the problem and a relatively cheap fix for it. Nothing like tarnishing the image of your company (assuming GM’s image can get any more tarnished) to save $.50 per unit (OK, maybe it was $.75 or $1)

  • Sigma Nu frat at Old Dominion suspended for offensive banners

    08/25/2015 9:50:03 AM PDT · 31 of 81
    -YYZ- to abb

    Which is not in any way threatened or relevant here, I would say. The right to freedom of speech doesn’t extend to every form of speech in every venue. It’s not like they’ve been arrested or brought before a human rights tribunal - the chapter has been suspended by the fraternity’s national organization, presumably because it puts the frat in a bad light. They may also have signed agreements with the university restricting their behaviour.

  • Sigma Nu frat at Old Dominion suspended for offensive banners

    08/25/2015 9:45:50 AM PDT · 28 of 81
    -YYZ- to Above My Pay Grade

    That’s what I was thinking. The banners were not offensive in a non-PC way (at least to my thinking), but they were crude and classless. I think the university is within their rights to tell them to knock it off, although if they complied when asked I would say suspending or banning the frat from the university would be an over-reaction.

  • Napa wine tour accused of racism after kicking out a group of black women for 'laughing too

    08/25/2015 8:32:58 AM PDT · 73 of 82
    -YYZ- to driftdiver

    I suspect that some will argue that there are no “standards” for behaviour in public, only cultural norms. And that to apply the norms for white middle class people for behaviour in public to those of other ethnic communities and/or socioeconomic groups is inherently discriminatory.

    Not saying that I agree with that, but some will certainly argue that way. I would say that as a business the people operating this wine tour train are entitled to have their own standards for behaviour such that some guests aren’t disturbing the enjoyment of other guests. I seriously doubt if having paying customers, particularly black ones (everyone being mindful of racial matters), removed from the train is something that they enjoy having to do.

  • Faulty Inspection Leads To Manslaughter Charge For Vermont Mechanic

    08/20/2015 2:39:56 PM PDT · 31 of 41
    -YYZ- to WayneS

    ” I will also add that statistically speaking, there is little to no historical difference in accident and fatality rates caused by faulty equipment between states which require “safety” inspections and those which do not.”

    Anecdotally that sounds right to me. I used to live in a province with mandatory annual safety inspections and now live in one where they’re only done when transferring ownership. If anything, this province being more prosperous, here I see less junk on the roads that shouldn’t be out there.

  • Faulty Inspection Leads To Manslaughter Charge For Vermont Mechanic

    08/20/2015 2:34:00 PM PDT · 29 of 41
    -YYZ- to Responsibility2nd

    If he’s broken a law in not doing the inspection properly, charge him with that. If that’s not a law, maybe his certification to do inspections should be pulled. But it really seems like a stretch, legally, to prove that his poor inspection is the proximate cause of the crash and death. Now, in a civil suit against him, the standards of liability are different, and requires only a preponderance of evidence, not guilt beyond a reasonable doubt (which I would certainly have), and it’s quite possible he, or his employer, would lose.

  • Sesame Street to Air First on HBO for Next 5 Seasons

    08/13/2015 11:41:05 AM PDT · 30 of 33
    -YYZ- to ETL

    I don’t know what the US History Channel is like, but I find that the Canadian one is now full of “reality” shows, a bunch of pseudo-historical stuff, and a lot of movies with a really tenuous connection to “history” (Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, for example?). It’s not as bad as TLC. Discovery is also not as bad as TLC, but too much of its programming is now “Alaskan Bush People”, “Deadliest Catch”, “Yukon Gold” (or whatever it’s called), and so on. Can’t remember the last time I saw a real documentary on it.

  • Sesame Street to Air First on HBO for Next 5 Seasons

    08/13/2015 10:13:41 AM PDT · 25 of 33
    -YYZ- to Anitius Severinus Boethius

    “The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, Nickelodeon, CNN...”

    I like the argument, but I would have to point out that TLC, TDC, and History now show pretty much nothing but reality shows and movies, rather than the reasonably informative and/or educational materials they once carried.

  • Jimmy Carter: I have cancer

    08/12/2015 1:52:08 PM PDT · 40 of 170
    -YYZ- to Sarah Barracuda

    “Cancer in the liver and other parts of his body..he’s done”

    Sounds like it. Sorry to hear it, not a fun way to go.

  • Lowe's delivery driver replaced after customer said they didn't want a black man to bring goods

    08/10/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · 75 of 99
    -YYZ- to Vigilanteman

    I think the movie you’re thinking of is “Bustin’ Loose” with Richard Pryor, 1981. A little different than the somewhat raunchier fare that Richard was usually in. Those movies he an Gene Wilder did were hilarious.

  • An unarmed white teen was shot dead by police. His family asks: Where is the outrage?

    08/06/2015 1:38:42 PM PDT · 16 of 51
    -YYZ- to DoodleDawg

    Perhaps, but cops should really stop trying to stop people from driving away by getting in front of their cars on foot. Some people will just run them the hell over. Big time drug bust for a few grams of MJ hardly seems worth anyone dying over, on either side.

  • Shameless lesbian couple burned down their own house/called it a hate crime (TR)

    08/06/2015 7:32:33 AM PDT · 17 of 66
    -YYZ- to Vinnie

    They should be charged with arson, attempted fraud, and also brought up on a civil libel/defamation lawsuit by their neighbour who they falsely accused. Lose every cent they have and a nice stint in the grey bar hotel - that’s what should happen.

  • What Americans Lose When We Refuse to Do Crap Jobs

    07/14/2015 2:01:51 PM PDT · 68 of 73
    -YYZ- to SeekAndFind

    I’ve done some crap jobs, for sure. Burger King burger cook. Worked at BFI repairing dumpsters all day long. Washed cars outdoors in the winter. Worked at a printing plant collating, binding, and so on.

    I never thought I was too good to do any of those jobs, and still don’t. They were good motivation to get an education and get a job that didn’t involve doing manual labour all day long. If I had to I’d still do one of those jobs.

  • Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice

    07/09/2015 1:20:28 PM PDT · 20 of 32
    -YYZ- to sparklite2

    I guess some do, and probably get way more attention and respect that they should. I’m guessing you’re referring to the types who would try to deliberately engineer a deaf child so that the child would be closer to its parents’ culture.

    I’m just hoping that someday, as I get older, there may be a way to get rid of my tinnitus and restore my hearing, which I’m sure will degrade badly as I age, given (like many of us from the Boomers onwards) have abused my hearing with loud dance clubs, concerts, and generally overly loud music. I’m 47 and I’ve already lost everything over 13 or 14 kHz (somewhat worse than average for my age) and the tinnitus drives me crazy sometimes.

  • Baby dies after being left inside SUV in South Florida

    07/09/2015 10:44:59 AM PDT · 25 of 47
    -YYZ- to spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

    “Yes, it is tragic. They will have to live with this for the rest of their lives, in addition to the charges for child-neglect that will surely be filed against them.”

    I guess this is the sort of thing that is meant to be sorted out in court. This sort of thing can happen by accident, sadly. If it is done accidentally, I’m not sure that I’d support a negligence conviction. OTOH, people who deliberately leave small children in a closed car in the summer are surely deserving of such a conviction.

  • British Tourist Booted Out of Canada For Helping His Girlfriend With DIY (filling cracks in walls)

    06/25/2015 7:23:21 AM PDT · 53 of 55
    -YYZ- to Buckeye McFrog

    And, for the Americans complaining about Canada’s border guards’ (over?)zealous enforcement of our immigration labour laws, I can tell you that the U.S. C.B.P. is no less of a pain in the ass towards Canadians.

    Only Mexicans (and other central Americans, apparently) are allowed to live and work in the US illegally with little consequence. Canadians crossing the border legally on business trips are viewed with great suspicion.

  • Rotherham child sex abuse: 300 new 'suspects' ( UK )

    06/24/2015 7:54:42 AM PDT · 8 of 29
    -YYZ- to george76

    I don’t know why every right-thinking person in the UK isn’t consistently asking, of all the authorities who knew these things were going on and ignored them or swept them under the run:

    “WTF is wrong with you people?”

    I mean, really, girls as young as 11, and the cops thought they were consenting participants? Either cops in that town were and are blithering idiots, child molesters themselves, or the word had come down from on high that they were not to do anything. There should be hundreds of people, besides the criminal filth who committed the acts, up on charges. Anything less is unacceptable, although chances are very few will be punished even for the abuse, never mind those who aided and abetted it through their inaction.

  • Biker arrested in Waco Twin Peaks shooting speaks

    06/12/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · 45 of 201
    -YYZ- to clamper1797

    “One example is ... don’t pass a patched group of riders.”

    Fortunately, since I don’t ride a moving roadblock, when I pass a group of patched riders, as I have, there is pretty much zero chance they’re ever going to catch up to me.

  • In Canada Medical marijuana legal in all forms, Supreme Court rules

    06/11/2015 9:53:18 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    -YYZ- to Phlap

    Good. While I have my doubts about the efficacy of marijuana as medicine, particularly in its rather raw form, if we are going to allow people to use it as medicine, it makes no sense to allow its use only in the form of dried buds.

    I still have issues with the supposed “medical” marijuana industry in places like BC - it’s just back door legalization for recreational use for the most part. If the use of marijuana for recreation is to be legalized, it should be done in a clear an open way.