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Re: “Halifax needs protected bike lanes

i say it over and over i would like to see bus lanes before worrying about bike lanes. One then the other

Posted by Brandon Wilcox on 07/09/2014 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Coburg Coffee’s move to unionize

I'm not sure that "Coffee Barristers" should fall in the category of "skilled labour". I for one have worked similar gigs, when I was their age. I've worked "unskilled" jobs while in post secondary schooling. I thought that was just part of life. I had to work retail / fast food while attending school to survive. I've eaten my share of KD & Mr Noodle. Now I enjoy steak and scallops. If you don't want a shit job, go to school (don't take arts like every other Joe/Jane doe). Find an industry that needs employees. learn a needed skill and get your foot in the door somewhere. I went back to school twice to get where I am now. is this Union going to ensure our "tea: single, single with milk" isn't a "coffee: double double with cream"? that happens way too often to be a "skilled trade" in my opinion. What are the repercussions if this "professional unionized employee" puts in the wrong ingredients? Will the union fight for them, saying it's confusing, or the employee was having a bad day, stop picking on them etc? Some employees are claiming nepotism, that's called the real world, deal with it. do you think that doesn't happen at nearly every workplace? Also, are you going to cry foul when the lazy unionized employee that has two days seniority on you gets promoted, simply because they've worked two more days than you? (no, not all unionized workers are lazy, but I've definitely witnessed this sort of thing) I've worked in both unionized and non unionized workplaces, and currently work in a non unionized work place. I'm all for fair wages, but also unskilled positions should be paid unskilled wages, and SKILLED workers should make skilled wages. My son who's going to university this fall works at the theatre, not a glorious job by any means, but it is a job that gives him some spending money at the end of the day. Even he realizes he has to work a crap job until he becomes skilled. He makes minimum wage, and hey, he probably should. He wishes he made more money, but is smart enough to realize he has to work hard to get it (hence enrolled into university). Maybe they should have gotten into another industry, for instance, become a personal care worker (Shannex and Northwood, to name a couple are expanding like mad). Another option is working for an employer that invests in it's employees, maybe your employer would pay some schooling for you, or be flexible enough to allow you to work and study at night / weekends. I took a management course while employed by a retailer, I was using the same text books as my friend who was attending STFX. It may have taken me a little longer, but I was able to still work, and eventually became a (trained) manager and made more money. I've left the retail industry, but even then, through hard work I was able to make a decent wage.

Posted by SlimSpady on 07/08/2014 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Former mayor Peter Kelly's new career?

want the (typo)

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Daniel Abraham on 07/05/2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Former mayor Peter Kelly's new career?

Leave him alone. You're all a bunch of middle age yuppy fucks whom wan't to attention of the young people you wish you used to be when you were young.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Daniel Abraham on 07/05/2014 at 3:28 AM

Re: “Coburg Coffee’s move to unionize

Both Jane Merchant and Kelly Irvine are two of the most amazing women I have ever met in my life, they are kind and respectful and wouldn't want anything less than equity for their employees. If they saw this necessary for their shop, and furthermore their extended family, they would have acted on it sooner. Students will be students, as one I understand the struggle, but it's not my employers responsibility to help me escape my debt.. it is mine. This is the real world.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jules Lawrence on 07/04/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “The colour of justice

If over-representation in prison by blacks is evidence of racism, then over-representation in prison by men is evidence of sexism…

7 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by city mouse on 07/04/2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The colour of justice

this is as bad as the groups online who say bernardo is innocent....wow...just WOW. These people exist among us?!!? When you are judged by your peers to be guilty of a crime, based on EVIDENCE and lack of reasonable doubt, you are guilty of a crime. NO means NO, even when intoxicated. that is the law. I couldnt imagine EVER pushing myself on someone...this guy was proven to have an agenda from the beginning. that makes him a predator.

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Cuja12 on 07/04/2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Halifax needs protected bike lanes

Great work! As Councillor Jennifer Watts has pointed out before, this isn't a cars vs bike issue. Making cycling safer and encouraging people to switch would benefit those who continue to commute by car or otherwise operate a car. Namely, with more people cycling there are less cars on the road creating those insufferable bottlenecks and there's a better car to parking-spot ratio. Bikes are good for motorists.

And there's great data on how cycling can provide huge health benefits to our society -helping us live a longer, healthier life, as well as removing a cost and burden from our health care system.

So, let's do the patriotic thing: advocate for more cycling and protected bike lanes in our city!

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nyima on 07/04/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “The colour of justice

So many dots unconnected....does anyone really think a legal aid attorney has the time to give anyone a fair defense? Seriously? They're free for a reason.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Cranky on 07/04/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “The colour of justice

I especially love how random info is cut and pasted with little connection to the text before or after..."According to a 2013 study by..."

*sigh* Someone get Tim B. on the horn!

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Cranky on 07/04/2014 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Keith Fudge sighted

I'm from St. John's, NL and moved to Nova Scotia in 2011. I have to put it out there that the last time I saw Keith Fudge he lived on Forrest Road. Number 133 or 135 Forest Road. He also works for the store owner of Forest Road Convenience Store for years. You can call the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary regarding his 2 warrants in Halifax, NS. The number is 709-729-8047.

Posted by Jo-Anne Brown-Hansford on 07/03/2014 at 11:36 PM

Re: “The colour of justice

"Yes they do. Name one black woman who believes Howe raped anyone."

What a strange thing to say, Halifax resident. Are you saying black women view rape differently than white women, or Asian women, or Native women? Rape is rape, no matter what colour you are.

18 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dinah Brand on 07/03/2014 at 7:47 PM

Re: “The colour of justice

I was interested to see a comment on the Lyle Howe support Facebook page thanking the Coast reporter for her "respectful" article. I've been following that page - nobody there respects anyone outside of their own little self-serving group. They call sexual assault victims liars; they discuss the victim in this case in terms of her weight and her mental health; they call the jurors in this case stupid. Start showing some respect for your fellow citizens, Lyle Howe supporters, before you expect respect from us.

24 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dinah Brand on 07/03/2014 at 6:17 PM

Re: “The colour of justice

"A few people marching in support of Lyle Howe do not represent 'the black community'"

Yes they do. Name one black woman who believes Howe raped anyone.

0 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Halifax resident on 07/03/2014 at 4:41 PM

Re: “The colour of justice

Cranky - it makes a lot more sense when you picture someone like Peter MacKay or a SMU football player saying it.


*Sarcasm Alert*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J-y2rFfny8

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Posted by Oddball Ivan on 07/03/2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “The colour of justice

"Regret Doesn't = Rape"

What the fuck.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Cranky on 07/03/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The colour of justice

Lyle Howe is an adult. The 'two white men' facing charges in the Parsons case are children under the age of 18'. El Jones doesn't know what evidence the police have in that case.

A few people marching in support of Lyle Howe do not represent 'the black community'.

20 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Joeblow on 07/03/2014 at 11:32 AM
Posted by Oddball Ivan on 07/03/2014 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Former mayor Peter Kelly's new career?

Taylor worked for PK in the Mayor's Office.
And the EA to Mayor Savage wants to be an MP in the riding one held by his boss.

Has Ramia hired Target to get rid of those pesky Heritage folks ?

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joeblow on 07/03/2014 at 12:15 AM

Re: “Former mayor Peter Kelly's new career?

KNEW he would surface, be it from under a rock 'from hence he came'!! Guess the estate is settled now that he has crawled out from under that rock and is looking to be in the public eye again.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by mayorschagrin on 07/02/2014 at 10:04 PM

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