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  • MLA Health Care Guide

    11/13/2014 6:48:06 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 12, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Next year, thousands of English professors head to Vancouver for the annual Modern Language Association (MLA) convention. Let’s hope they stay healthy so they don’t get to use the type of national health care they’ve always wanted. The Canadian Frasier Institute offers a depressing recap on the results of Canada’s single-payer system: “Since 1993, the average wait for treatment has almost doubled (to 18.2 weeks in 2013), per capita public healthcare expenditures have increased by about 40 per cent (after adjusting for inflation), and it is becoming increasingly apparent that patients are suffering the consequences,” Bachus Barua reports in the...
  • 49ers, Giants Respond to Alleged Dog Beating Video

    08/30/2014 7:19:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 29, 2014
    The San Francisco Giants and 49ers both said Thursday they are "disturbed" by allegations that the CEO of the company that provides concessions to AT&T Park and Levi's Stadium was caught on video kicking and abusing his dog. Media reports have circulated surveillance video of a man identified as Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague kicking a frightened puppy and choking it with its leash in a Vancouver elevator last month. The Connecticut-based company handles food and beverage sales at numerous entertainment venues, including for the Giants and 49ers. Its Board of Directors said in a statement that it has censured Hague,...
  • Vancouver School Board’s genderless pronouns — xe, xem, xyr — not likely to stick

    06/25/2014 1:41:42 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 13 replies
    The National Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | Joseph Brean
    The Vancouver School Board has decided that students may ask teachers and staff to address them by the pronoun of their choice, to accommodate transgender students for whom “he” and “she” do not fit. Offered as possible replacements by the board: The newly coined pronouns xe, xem, xyr, which are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals, they, them, and their, only starting with the “z” sound. The policy, passed amid some controversy late Monday, is the latest in a 150-year-old linguistic tradition, born of frustration at a grammatical quirk of the English language — that pronouns must agree in...
  • Vancouver transgender school policy that would discourage sex-segregated activities goes too far

    05/15/2014 7:32:35 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jennifer Hough, National Post Staff
    The Vancouver School Board is delaying the introduction of a transgender policy that would discourage sex-segregated activities and establish gender-neutral washrooms in all schools. The decision came after a five-hour public meeting Wednesday night in which opponents of the policy expressed fears it goes too far. “This policy is seriously flawed and contradicts current medical and psychiatric advice and practice,” said Cheryl Chang, chairwoman of the Parent Advisory Council for Lord Byng Secondary School. While she has “great empathy” for transgender students, she said the issues have not been discussed widely enough. One clause in the policy says that schools...
  • Vancouver man goes berserk in downtown Tim Hortons

    04/09/2014 8:39:32 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Gordon McIntyre, Postmedia News
    A man went berserk inside a downtown Vancouver Tim Horton’s on Monday morning — smashing windows, throwing chairs and ripping equipment off the counter. The man entered the Tims at 756 Davie St., near Howe, and asked for a coffee at 11:45 a.m. When told to line up, he pulled the fire alarm, then threw two chairs at the windows, shattering them and landing on the sidewalk outside. He proceeding to rip a debit machine and cash register from their moorings and smash them on the ground, before picking up several more chairs and shattering more windows. Those chairs also...
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann argues with 13-year-old girl on Twitter

    01/16/2014 5:48:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | January 16, 2014
    Keith Olbermann of ESPN recently named former Flyer and current Vancouver Canuck Tom Sestito the "World's Worst Person In Sports," which is a reoccurring segment on his talk show "Olbermann." Sestito jokingly thanked Olbermann for the recognition on Twitter.
  • Grocery Store Kicks Girls Off Property For Singing Christmas Carols

    12/12/2013 5:59:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    ANCOUVER (CBS Seattle) - Two young girls who were trying to spread holiday cheer were kicked off of a grocery store’s property for singing Christmas carols. Ayla Bascom and Kaitlyn Manseau chose the WinCo near their home to give shoppers “a warm fuzzy feeling,” KATU reported. The girls made a sign stating they didn’t want any money and no one went into the store to file a complaint either. Instead, people stopped outside to listen to them sing popular Christmas carols.
  • City Bans Doorknobs – Requires Electric Car Plug-ins for New Homes

    11/22/2013 9:06:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 22, 2013 | Tim Brown
    It seems the city of Vancouver, British Columbia is demonstrating that quite literally. "Bancouver," as it will not be affectionately referenced has decided to ban door knobs. No, seriously, they have.
  • Vancouver seeks to stem rising tide of syphilis among gay men

    11/21/2013 4:52:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, November 21, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In response to syphilis rates among Vancouver's homosexual/bisexual men having reached epidemic proportions, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has launch a new campaign aimed at stopping the spread of the highly contagious disease by distributing more condoms. In what the Canadian Press describes as a "cheeky internet and poster campaign," Vancouver Coastal Health's "Health Initiative for Men" focuses on "What's trending in Vancouver?" The VCH campaign answers its own question, "how do I protect myself?" by responding, the "regular use of condoms." In June, Vancouver Coastal Health and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control...
  • Vancouver’s ban on the humble doorknob likely to be a trendsetter

    11/19/2013 4:41:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 11/19/2013 | Jeff Lee
    t is a ubiquitous piece of equipment found in virtually every building, a requirement for entry, a necessity for exit. For some, the humble round doorknob is unremarkable and utilitarian, a simple tool, a means to an end. For others, it is a piece of art, an object of beauty, an architecturally significant adornment on the welcoming portal to a building. For others, it is so synonymous with ordinariness that a “knob” is a pejorative word for being dull or stupid. In Vancouver, the doorknob is heading into a setting sun. Its future has been date-marked, legislated out of existence...
  • Boycott Movement in Vancouver (BC) Against SodaStream (Israeli company)

    11/05/2013 9:47:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2013, 1:45 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    Radical Left-wing activists demonstrated in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday in a call to boycott Israeli company SodaStream for operating in “occupied territories” and “mistreating” Palestinian workers. SodaStream manufactures and distributes machines for home use to make carbonated drinks, eliminating the need to buy environmentally harmful plastic bottles. It has been discriminated against by the boycott movement for holding its headquarters in the eastern Jerusalem suburb city of Ma’ale Adumim, located over the 1949 Armistice lines. …
  • Pro-Union Protesters Yell At And Spit On Participants In A “Right To Work” Forum

    09/08/2013 3:41:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    Pro-Union activists using bullhorns and spit interrupted a quiet discussion in Vancouver, Washington, about “right to work” laws that would allow prevent workers from being forced to join unions. The meeting had been convened by the Cascade Policy Institute of Portland and the Freedom Foundation of Olympia, Washington and was held at Clark College’s Columbia Tech Center in Vancouver, Washington. As the meeting began, the pro-union protestors marched up and down outside, waving picket signs. Eventually, however, they moved inside to harass the participants more directly. The protestors’ main tactic was to use bullhorns to shout down the meeting attendees....
  • New Video Purports to Show Bigfoot

    07/29/2013 7:33:22 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/2013
    Something was caught on tape in Mission, British Columbia, not far from Vancouver. The video appears to show a hominid in the distance, although not many details can be seen. [video embed]
  • Checking out: Why celebrities die in hotel rooms

    07/20/2013 4:21:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 20, 2013 | Thane Burnett
    When Cory Monteith died alone in a room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim last weekend, he took up permanent residency in a sad but famous corner of popular culture: A celebrity registry of bitter suite ends. Fortunate stars that grow old naturally can look forward to meeting their maker covered by monogrammed sheets and framed by pictures of their younger-selves on nearby walls. Their families will gather to remember and mourn — perhaps later to fight over the estate. But troubled and addicted celebrities are continually found by demons as they sit alone, not sheltered inside fine homes or a...
  • Man charged with ‘illegal aiming or discharging a firearm’ after taking Joe Biden’s advice

    07/18/2013 7:35:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    Man charged with ‘illegal aiming or discharging a firearm’ after taking Joe Biden’s advice A Vancouver, Wash. man has found himself in the midst of a legal battle after following the advice of good old Joe “just fire two blasts” Biden. Apparently Jeffrey Barton suspected that there were prowlers on his property early Monday morning. So “I did what Joe Biden told me to do,” Barton said. “I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.” Now Barton is facing charges of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm, to which he plead not guilty. Deputies stated that the law...
  • 2 Arrested in Canadian Terror Plot 'inspired by al Qaeda ideology'

    07/02/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 2, 2013 | by David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, in a terror plot targeting a public gathering at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day, July 1. According to online court records, Nuttall and Korody appeared at the Surrey Provincial Court this morning. The two suspects face charges that include "conspiring to place an explosive in or against a place of public use, a government or public facility, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, for the benefit of, at the direction...
  • A struggle of integration’: Deportation used to counter gangs within Toronto’s growing Afghan

    03/24/2013 6:24:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | 13/03/22 | Stewart Bell
    Afghan For Life and its more violent-sounding offshoot, Afghan Fighting Generation, emerged partly in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood, a hub of Canada’s fast-growing Afghan population. Police and immigration enforcement officers have now launched deportation proceedings against several alleged members, including Mr. Fatah, a 28-year-old Russian-speaking Afghan from Thorncliffe Park. Since 2002, more than 23,000 Afghans have become permanent residents of Canada. Gang members began tagging Afghan neighbourhoods with Afghan For Life (AFL or A4L) and Afghan Fighting Generation (AFG) symbols a decade ago. ... The crackdown on Afghan gangs is Canada’s latest attempt to use immigration laws to tackle street...
  • Migrant ship docks in Canada, refugee debate flares (500 Tamil )

    08/13/2010 8:18:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 1+ views
    VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian authorities unloaded a cramped cargo ship on Friday of nearly 500 Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka whose arrival has sparked a national debate over the country's immigration and refugee laws. The sun was just rising on Pacific Coast when MV Sun Sea sailed under escort into a Canadian Navy base near Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, and docked next to a makeshift camp set up to process the men, women and children on board. Officials said the ship was in good condition, but they would not describe the accommodations of the estimated 490 people...
  • NW grain terminal lockout pits ILWU against strikebreakers(private sector leverage)

    12/23/2012 5:52:24 PM PST · by Be Careful · 7 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/23/12 | Richard Read
    Scores of out-of-state strikebreakers wait on high alert in Northwest hotel rooms, ready to replace longshoremen in case of a lockout at grain terminals. Three fully crewed, non-union tugboats protected by armed guards stand by, prepared to keep grain ships docking. In a provocative move, a California company has moored the tugs on the Willamette River near longshore Local 8's Northwest Portland union hall. Quietly, owners of Portland, Vancouver and Puget Sound terminals have spent months preparing for a battle royal on the waterfront, lining up troops and assets like chess pieces. The agribusiness giants have laid legal groundwork for...
  • Inside the Beltway: Butt out, Santa

    10/15/2012 5:31:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2012 | Jennifer Harper
    So much for Santa Claus, who could turn up slim and gluten-free at any moment. A new version of the classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas” edits out all references to Mr. Claus‘ pipe smoking in the beloved old poem, rewritten by Pamela McColl, a writer and smoking-cessation advocate in Vancouver, Canada, who deleted two verses penned in 1823 by original author Clement Moore, for “the benefit of children in the 21st century,” she says. Vanished: “The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.” Santa now explains...
  • All-You-Can-Eat Food Forests: Coming to a City Near You

    10/14/2012 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Donkey Odious · 103 replies
    TakePart.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Megan Bedard
    Consider it a modern take on the legendary tale of Johnny Appleseed. Vancouver, B.C., has announced plans to plant 150,000 fruit and nut trees on city streets, in parks, and on city-owned lands in the next eight years, reports the Vancouver Sun. At the moment, the city has about 600 fruit and nut trees on city streets, and another 425 can be found in the city's parks, community gardens, and pocket orchards. "Street trees play an important role in helping Vancouver adapt to climate change, manage stormwater run-off, support biodiversity, and even provide food," Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a...
  • Cougar tears man's pants during attack on west coast of Vancouver Island

    09/13/2012 4:41:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | September 13, 2012 | Keven Drews,
    Fearing for his life, a 38-year-old Vancouver Island man says he ran from the fangs and claws of a ravenous cougar and scaled a hefty piece of construction equipment in a desperate bid to escape. With his pants shredded by the cougar's jaws and a shoe lost along the way thanks to a swipe from the animal's claws, John Frank Jr. said he climbed a locked-up excavator's boom and called for help on his radio. The community of Ahousat, B.C., located north of Tofino, B.C., on the island's west coast, responded to Tuesday's attack, with some residents arriving on scene...
  • Tourists get border surprise on trip home from Vancouver

    07/19/2012 2:13:04 PM PDT · by xp38 · 26 replies
    The National Post ^ | July 18 2012 | Canadian Press
    VANCOUVER — Chris Sweeney and his husband were driving home to Seattle after a recent trip to Vancouver when they were stopped at the border for more than two hours and threatened with thousands of dollars in fines for dangerous contraband in the trunk of their car. Their suspicious cargo? Half a dozen Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, each filled with a tiny plastic toy — a childhood favourite in Canada but an illegal choking hazard in the United States. “I thought (the American border guard) had done his search and hadn’t found anything, and he was joking with us,” Sweeney,...
  • Native American Oral traditions tell of tsunami's destruction hundreds of years ago

    03/16/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries ^ | Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
    At 9PM on January 26, 1700 one of the world's largest earthquakes occurred along the west coast of North America. The undersea Cascadia thrust fault ruptured along a 680 mile length, from mid Vancouver Island to northern California in a great earthquake, producing tremendous shaking and a huge tsunami that swept across the Pacific. The Cascadia fault is the boundary between two of the Earth's tectonic plates: the smaller offshore Juan de Fuca plate that is sliding under the much larger North American plate. The earthquake also left unmistakable signatures in the geological record as the outer coastal regions subsided...
  • Wife's tip led FBI to man [left-wing nut] held in Congress threats

    03/14/2012 11:25:59 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 7 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Mar. 14, 2012 | unknown
    A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of sending letters containing white powder to members of Congress fell under FBI scrutiny after his wife told an officer that he laced the envelopes with a mixture of celery salt and corn starch. The FBI focused on Christopher Lee Carlson, 39, after a Vancouver police officer told them about a March 4 interview she had with Carlson's wife about Carlson's recent emotional turmoil, The Oregonian reported. --SNIP-- The sender wanted an "end to corporate money and `lobbying,'" an end to corporate "personhood" and a new constitutional convention. The Associated Press obtained a copy of...
  • When opium was cheaper than whiskey – and Great Britain waged a "wicked" drug war

    02/19/2012 12:32:31 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Cannon Beach Gazette ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Robert Lewis Knecht
    When opium was cheaper than whiskey – and Great Britain waged a "wicked" drug war When Opium Was Cheaper Than Whiskey - and Great Britain waged a "wicked" drug war The bottles have a beautiful aqua color to them. If you hold them up to the light, rainbows fire across the delicate patina. But their beauty belies the deadly reality behind the delicate hues. The bottles once held opium based "elixirs," such as Dr. McMunn's Elixir of Opium, most claiming to be a cure for a host of ailments, including the relief of "convulsions and spasmodic action," as well as...
  • Canada forbids Iran to open Vancouver consulate

    12/20/2011 3:55:54 AM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | Dec. 19, 2011
    VANCOUVER — Iran wants to open a consulate in Vancouver to serve the city’s Iranian-Canadian population, who under some circumstances must go to Ottawa to get consular services, but a federal government policy prohibits it. Many Iranians have business interests or family members in Iran, Kambiz Sheikh-Hassani, Charge d’Affairs of Iran’s Ottawa embassy said in a statement. Because that country’s law does not recognize dual citizenship, they must use Iranian travel documents to enter the country. The only place in Canada where these documents can be obtained is through Iran’s embassy in Ottawa. This means Iranian-Canadians living outside of Ottawa...
  • Vancouver restaurant bans men from peeing standing up

    10/12/2011 12:12:53 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 83 replies
    A Vancouver restaurant has come up with an interesting solution to the men-can’t-aim problem: Ban men from peeing standing up. Recently, my wife and I had brunch at the Edible Canada bistro on Granville Island. When I went to use the facilities, I was surprised to see just one unisex bathroom with about six private stalls and a communal sink area Even more surprising, though, was the sign above the toilet, showing a stick man tinkling into a toilet with a line through it. Yes, Edible Canada has banned men from peeing standing up
  • Magnitude-6.4 quake strikes off of Vancouver

    09/09/2011 4:11:32 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    -excerpt- The quake struck 12:41 p.m. PDT (1941 GMT) at a depth of 14.3 miles (23 kilometers) about 173 miles (279 kilometers) west of Vancouver, the USGS said. The quake was initially reported to have a magnitude of 6.7 but was later downgraded by the USGS.
  • Earthquake Vancouver Island Port Hardy 6.7

    09/09/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 114 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/9/2011 | foxnews
    Earthquake
  • Paroled West Vancouver killer goes to law school

    09/01/2011 3:12:47 PM PDT · by lukeggl · 14 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | August 31, 2011 | Jane Seyd
    METRO VANCOUVER - A West Vancouver man who stabbed a friend to death outside the Hollyburn Country Club five years ago will return to law school at the University of British Columbia this fall while out on day parole. Sasan Ansari, 32, was convicted in November 2008 of manslaughter in the killing of Josh Goos, who was stabbed 33 times outside the upscale club. Ansari served two years in jail before he was let out on day parole in January of this year. This month, the National Parole Board decided to extend Ansari's parole by another six months, noting he...
  • Graphic: Another foot washes ashore in B.C.

    09/01/2011 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Palter · 44 replies
    National Post ^ | 31 Aug 2011 | National Post Staff
    VANCOUVER—Another foot has washed ashore in Vancouver, police said Tuesday.Tuesday’s discovery marks the eighth foot to be found on the B.C. coast since August 2007. Three more have washed up in nearby Washington.Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said that a person reported finding “the remains of what appear to be a human foot and leg bones in a running shoe” on Tuesday afternoon.“The shoe was found floating in the water next to the Plaza of Nations marina in False Creek,” she said in a news release.Police and officials from the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating the discovery.“There is no indication...
  • Social media outs Vancouver rioters

    06/29/2011 2:29:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Bill Mann's Canada ^ | June 29, 2011, 2:04 p.m. EDT | Bill Mann
    Commentary: Public shaming backed; some question posting personal details By Bill Mann, MarketWatch PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (MarketWatch) — The June 15 Stanley Cup hockey rampage has accurately been called “the most-documented riot in history ” and many of those who took part in it have felt not just the wrath of police and public officials, but also that of “Facebook vigilantes” who have tracked down many of the culprits, and posted their names and home addresses. It’s been fascinating to follow what’s been happening up in Vancouver following the drunken riots after the disturbance’s most famous picture — that of...
  • Traditional, pro-family Anglicans lose churches in Canada (over homosexuality)

    06/25/2011 1:49:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 20, 2011 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    One of the churches affected by the Supreme Court's decision is the historic St. John's in the upscale neighborhood of Shaughnessy in Vancouver. VANCOUVER, June 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Supreme Court of Canada said last Thursday that it will not hear an appeal by a group of traditional Anglican parishes in British Columbia that had been threatened with the loss of their churches after they broke away from the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) due to its endorsement of homosexuality. In November 2009, Mr. Justice Stephen Kelleher of the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a decision saying that the...
  • City of Animals Wants Animals Treated Like People

    06/21/2011 8:04:15 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 8 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 21, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    In the absence of the ability to form logical debate points or to present their position in a straight-forward manner, social activists and special interest groups have instead become attention whores, always on the look-out for prime opportunities by which they can spew their ideology. For animal rights activists, the Calgary Stampede has long been a target for their anger. The world famous rodeo, known as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, has seen it's share of protests from those who claim the annual ten-day event promotes animal abuse. Again this year, the Vancouver Humane Society is making waves by...
  • Public Shaming: Pictures of Identified Vancouver Rioters Posted on Blog

    06/17/2011 8:11:27 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Publicshamingeternus ^ | 6/17/2011 | Publicshamingeternus
    This blog is your blog. We are the people of Vancouver and we will protect our city by providing consequences and future deterrent in this age of social-media awareness. Only a fool would discount the digital foot print that exists for each and every one of us.
  • Facebook users publicly shame alleged rioters (Vancouver riots)

    06/18/2011 11:04:24 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 11 replies
    The Globe And Mail ^ | June 17, 2011 | Wency Leung
    There’s been no shortage of witnesses willing to point out rioters responsible for the post-Stanley Cup mayhem in Vancouver on Wednesday night. According to the Vancouver Police Department, the sheer volume of evidentiary photo submissions from the public temporarily overwhelmed its website yesterday.
  • 100+ of The Most Worthless Men In Canada (2 Girls Try To Defend Their Car From Rioters)

    06/17/2011 3:34:41 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 85 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/18/2011 | Youtube
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  • Punish those who tore the heart out of Vancouver

    06/17/2011 12:34:29 PM PDT · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 43 replies
    National Post ^ | Jun 17, 2011 | Rex Murphy
    Those clod poles, ne’er-do-wells, vandals, punks, thugs and assorted clueless dolts who smacked people around, piled on others, fought with and sought to injure police, set fire to cars, broke into stores, trashed and looted at will in Vancouver Wednesday night — all are a pathetic pack of cowardly destructive losers. {snip} There aren’t any excuses for what they did. None. None. At. All. If these whiny, pampered, useless sacks of skin even try to claim it was because their team lost, then they haven’t got the intelligence of a ball of mud. {SNIP} The damage was one thing. The...
  • VANCOUVER RIOTS 2011 - TRIBUTE

    06/17/2011 9:29:28 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Getting Past the Vancouver Riots of 2011-06-15
  • Rioter hit in groin with flash-bang grenade

    06/16/2011 6:03:41 PM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 29 replies
    YouTube (via Drudge Report) ^ | June 16, 2011 | howardtheduck316
    A Canucks fan gets hit in the n**s with a police flashbang during the 2011 Stanley Cup riots.....the cop was a Blackhawks fan!
  • When Brainless Idiots Riot.(Vancouver Riots? Against What? Why?)

    06/16/2011 2:58:51 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/16/2011 | Youtube
    (Cursing) Idiot Linky Here One of the most unnecessary things I have seen this year other than Obama. One man had the guts to stand up and say something. To riot at over sporting event? Just complete stupidity.
  • Downtown Vancouver rocked by Stanley Cup post-game riot

    06/16/2011 7:46:13 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 49 replies
    Vancouver Sun (Newspaper) ^ | 6/16/11 | Various Reporters
    Angry Canucks fans are on a rampage, smashing windows, looting and torching cars and dumpsters on the streets of downtown Vancouver. More than three hours after the Stanley Cup final loss, police are moving up Howe St. toward the crowd massed at the Chapters book store on Howe and Robson. They are very gradually pushing the crowd North up Howe. Police spokeswoman Jana McGuiness warned earlier that police are about to escalate their response. She said they will be igniting flash-bangs, which make loud noises and spray. "What we're doing right now is bringing in hundreds of police officers." The...
  • A National Embarrassment

    06/16/2011 7:37:55 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 11 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 16, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The usual gang of idiots were there, mostly males in their teens and twenties. But watching (alleged) grown men in their 30's and even their 40's stuffing shirts into the gas tanks of cars and lighting them up before flipping them over, or smashing store front windows, or smashing each other, is something I just cannot understand. I'm sure their wives and children are proud this morning.
  • Photos: Riots, fire, destruction after Vancouver’s loss

    06/16/2011 7:23:53 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 87 replies
    Blood in our streets. I saw people on the ground, bleeding. Shattered glass everywhere. Police cars set alight. Major bridges are now closed, preventing public access into the downtown core. Transit is plugged up, there’s no way out. More police and fire crews are arriving, from the suburbs, but again, it seems too late. And as I write this, the sun has just set. Vancouver, what a disgrace
  • Chase for the Cup: 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundup

    06/09/2011 4:08:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Stanley Cup scuffle: Vancouver Canucks left-wing Alex Burrows is taken down by Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg in game four of the NHL play-off finals. It was a pretty even start in Boston last night, but Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand took over in the second and third and Boston continued to throw Vancouver for a loop last night. The Night that Was:All of a sudden, after the series looked so close and so tightly knit in Vancouver, the Stanley Cup Final seems to be firmly in the Boston Bruins’ control. Boston got things going partway...
  • Watch the Vancouver Canucks Score a Wild Game Winning Goal

    05/25/2011 3:34:54 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 13 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 5/25/11 | Donald Wood
    With the San Jose Sharks down 3-1 in their series against the Vancouver Canucks, the Sharks had to win Game 5. It was one of the hardest fought battles during regulation and it saw the teams draw even just as regulation came to an end. After going an entire overtime without any offensive break troughs, both teams went into the second overtime utterly exhausted. When you see these pro athletes dogging it the way they were, you knew it was going to take an ugly goal to win this Game 5. The goal that won the game was just that...
  • Lesbian Insults Get Comics Fined

    04/22/2011 1:10:37 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 19 replies · 9+ views
    My Fox New York ^ | 04/22/2011 | Newscore
    NewsCore) - VANCOUVER -- A Canadian comic has been ordered to pay CA$15,000 (US$15,745) to a woman he taunted along with her same-sex partner during a show in a Vancouver restaurant three years ago, the Vancouver Sun reported Thursday.
  • Vancouver (WA) City Council Declares War on No Tolls Businessman

    04/13/2011 6:43:00 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 9 replies
    Via e-mail | 4/13/2011 | Victoria Taft
    Vancouver, WA-- In the last two two days, at two separate meetings, Vancouver City Councilors have made a point of asking two people testifying against light rail and tolls if they're "working for" David Madore, the man who started the group www.NoTolls.com. At the City Council meeting on Monday night, Mayor Tim Leavitt asked one of the No Tolls workers, Josephine Wentzel, if she were there that night working for "Mr. Madore." As she registered her shock and sputtered that she was there speaking only for herself as she put on her comment card, Leavitt barreled on and asserted she...
  • The most magical twins of all times in sport?

    03/18/2011 9:15:25 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 30 replies
    2011/03/18 | WesternCulture
    Time to discuss sports.. Has there EVER been a couple of twins more glorious than these guys (see link below) in any field of sport? Have you got ice hockey where you live? Hope you do. Being from the same nation that they are, Sweden, please allow me to quote a Swedish newspaper citing a Canadian news source upon the arrival of the Sedin brothers to Vancouver; "Sent from Heaven.. to play ice hockey" They are.