It is always an eye opener to see that some people are still making opinion posts and comments on various crimes and advocating jail time for the person who commits that crime. Sometimes people are saying that a person who was given such and such an amount of prison time should get more. From personal experience in the criminal justice system let me tell you that not everything is as it seems. For one thing it is a lot more expensive to put someone behind bars than most people realize with some estimates of 100,00 per year Cdn or more. Many crimes are committed while high or drunk or in the passion of the moment. There is no deterring these crimes by setting an example. What about gang crimes? Through bargaining with prosecutors most times no one or one person does a sentence while everyone else in the gang lives their lives. And continues to do crime. The Canadian public has no idea and are unwilling to face the truth about our justice system and who it punishes and how. They would rather just say off and on "oh that person should have... gotten more time etc." which does not good at all. Alleviating poverty in Canada would be a good start on reducing the number of people being dealt with by the criminal justice system.
Why does love make you feel physically ill? I ran into someone that I used to be with, and now am not; seeing him felt like I being punched in the stomach, and ever since I’ve felt like throwing up. Such a strong reaction. So weird.
I guess this is our new norm smoke filled sky's for the better part of the summer. As a long time resident of the south coast a place I intend to spend the rest of my days I'd like to ask all the people of the province and those that visit to please obey the fire bans and be very care full when smoking. And moving forward I thing the government should have some new laws regarding the penalties for those who start forest fires due to there negligence. I say Jail time is the only solution if you start a fire that cause damage to peoples property or causes people to be displaced from there homes or effects peoples lively hood you should spend the next FIVE fire seasons in jail I really think this would make people think twice about what they are doing before they do something that might make them miss five summers. This is my take on the issue like it or not I don't give a F
In the latest world ratings for most livable cities, Calgary placed fourth, Vancouver was sixth, and Toronto ranked seventh.
Every year, the research and analysis arm of the London-based publisher of the Economist magazine ranks 140 cities and scores them based on 30 different factors, boiled down to five categories:
Stability (based on local rates of crime, terrorism and military unrest). Quality of local health care. Local culture and environment (everything from weather to quality of local restaurants). Quality of education. Quality of infrastructure (everything from transit to electrical grids and telecommunications networks).
Vancouver scored a 95 in stability and a 92.9 in infrastructure, with a perfect score in the rest.
Other noted cities and their rankings include: Paris: 19th, Hong Kong: 35th, London: 48th, and New York: 57th.
I'm reading "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Mark Twain uses the "N" word throughout this absolute masterpiece of a book .
What do I do?
Order the removal from Libraries, order a revision? Take down statues of Samuel Clemens or rename Mark Twain National Forest?
History is history and change comes from the markers it has left, there's no point in vilifying individuals from the past to make a statement today.
Here's a quote from Aldous Huxley
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. In the personages of other times and alien creatures we recognize our all too human selves and yet are aware, as we do so, that the frame of reference within which we do our living has changed, since their day, out of all recognition, that propositions which seemed axiomatic then are now untenable and that what we regard as the most self-evident postulates could not, at an earlier period, find entrance into even the most boldly speculative mind. But however great, however important for thought and technology, for social organization and behavior, the differences between then and now are always peripheral. At the centre remains a fundamental identity. In so far as they are incarnated minds, subject to physical decay and death, capable of pain and pleasure, driven by craving and abhorrence and oscillating between the desire for self-assertion and the desire for self-transcendence, human beings are faced, at every time and place, with the same problems, are confronted by the same temptations and are permitted by the Order of Things to make the same choice between unregeneracy and enlightenment. The context changes, but the gist and the meaning are invariable.
...I don't believe you are any of the things your mom has told you you are. Obviously, you believe everything she says, but one day, you will realize she is a narcissist and she says these things to hold you back and hold you down. You and your sibling are not what she says you are. Step back from her. See things for yourself. Be your own person and who you want to be. Please.
I have been married for a long time and the sex is getting better and better,Thanks to my little affair and all the men we have slept with.
In a moment of clarity before I revert back to love-struck moron I just want to say: you're a jerk. Women can be jerks too, and you are DEFINITELY a jerk. I don't even believe you leave these breadcrumbs to keep me on the bench as backup. I think you're just twisted and insecure. But I'm sure I'll be back to idiot within hours so congrats I guess.
I'm done with you smokers and the constant breaks. What gives you the right to drop everything you're doing and go outside? Because you're a smoker? So what? Why can't you have a smoke on your lunch break and designated coffee breaks? You really have no other excuse than "I want to". Well fine then, each time you go for a smoke I'm taking a break for 5 min right after.
I throw them out of my apartment window. Try and stop me.
My roommate thought I was hacking her computer, or something magical, because one day it showed that her internet connection was unsecure. I don't know the details, but she's 32, living with new roomies, working retail, and crazy. I am soooo glad to not live there anymore. When people start accusing you of hacking because of random events on their computer, it's a sign to get the hell out ASAP.
I just turned 28, and am in my first/only relationship. We've been together for 3 years and live together. I care about him so much, but I've been finding myself curious about other guys...Because my bf is the only person I've slept with, or done anything sexual with beyond kissing (I was very timid). A part of me wants to be single for a bit to explore other options. I'm good looking and get attention from other men, and a part of me feels like my youth is passing by. My bf is several years older than me, so he has his own experiences, and it makes me a little jealous sometimes because I don't. He's such a great person and loves me so much, but I admit I have always had an uncertainty about our relationship. I can't have everything though, it's either stay with someone who adores me and treats me well but keep having these feelings of wanting more freedom, or leave him and be thrown into a world of unknown, where it could suck or be amazing. Where is the grass greener?
I truly believe that the the last decade of life when you can experience a decent quality of life is your 60s.
Sports , travel and intellectual activities become much harder in your 70s.
Of course there are some exceptional souls who continue to thrive, but they are the exception.
My vibrator broke and I’ve had to make do without it for two weeks now, as I was away. I’ve never really been able to come without one, so I got pretty dependent on it.... But this two weeks has been revolutionary! Even though it takes way longer to come, my orgasms are so much better, and deeper without it. think it was ruining me and making me need way more stimulation in my non solo sex as well. My confession is that I’m weirdly proud of myself for how good I’ve gotten at getting myself off :p
I recently reconnected with an old flame. He's cute, he's worldly, he's well-traveled, he's intelligent, he's everything I could ask for, but--given this day and age--do you know what the best thing about him is? He calls me. He has no use for text conversations and will text me only for short messages like when he's picking me up ("I'm downstairs") but he calls me every morning to talk, he calls me to discuss plans, he calls me if he has a question, he calls me like we all used to do before smartphones and apps fucked the whole thing right up.
I haven't been in something this normal and healthy in well over a decade.