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Comment Archives: stories: News + Opinion: Reality Bites

Re: “Introducing The Coast Cannabis Sessions

Where exactly in downtown Halifax? What time? How much? Put on by whom?

Barb

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Barb Blakey on 03/26/2019 at 2:46 PM

Re: “NDP executives resign in protest over party leader Gary Burrill

Personally at this point I don't think it matters who gets in,because your only as good as your promise.I think N.S is sick and tired. of all the b.s we are fed.We go out we vote we believe the partty of our choose will stand up for the underdog .They all have money to send in aid to other countries,or millions for a damn fairy.But have no money to invest in our 3rd world Healthcare,or money to get the homeless of our streets.Right here in Hailfax you have 2 parent families working their butts off trying to support their family and some of them are standing in line at food Banks.Their is really something wrong.

Posted by Elaine Day on 03/22/2019 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Demolition begins on Doyle Street block

Three years later, the new building's still not quite done.

Posted by Iain McLeod on 03/19/2019 at 8:56 PM

Re: “NSCAD faculty and librarians on strike

That's an ignorant comment to make. I recall their administration accepting pay raises sometime in the course of the past seven years.

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Posted by Benjamin Wooten on 03/04/2019 at 12:38 PM

Re: “NSCAD faculty and librarians on strike

Now that there's money back in the bank, the vultures begin to gather.

5 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Agra Phol on 03/03/2019 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Halifax activists get face-to-face apology from Trudeau

I'm not sure that these personal apologies from politicians do much of any good. If Justin was to come to me and apologize for the enduring injustice I experienced for being gay when I was young, it wouldn't take away the fact that I was beaten, robbed, threatened, lost my job, etc. Save your breath. Put the money it cost to come to me to apologize towards something practical that will create social change.

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Posted by Agra Phol on 02/28/2019 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Common Roots Urban Farm awaits approval of their new home

Were there not enough carbon emissions in the first space?

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Posted by Agra Phol on 02/28/2019 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Taxi changes aim to fix gender disparity and safety issues

I look forward to having UBER type services. I select the person and car that moves me. Not the dispatcher. Perhaps the taxis that don't make money will move towards this new model of the industry with no central dispatch companies controlling them. If not, bye bye.

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Posted by canadiantom on 02/18/2019 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Taxi changes aim to fix gender disparity and safety issues

What we need is Uber.

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Posted by Agra Phol on 02/14/2019 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

We cannot promote tolerance at our Universities by excusing racism and hateful practices. Blackface is racism, and even in a case where it is due to ignorance, must not be excused.
Sexism, like the appalling example at Dal Dentistry, was not made worse by social media. The situation escalated after years of complaints were ignored.
Dalhousie constantly disappoints in its diversity at its higher levels, perhaps addressing that could be a first step toward reconciliation with the communities at large.

5 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Schuyler Smith on 01/26/2019 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

Sakura, I read the article. I understood it. I acknowledge there is conflict between the 20 students and University. Having a difference of opinion than that of the 20 students, does not make me wrong.

Your last comment makes no sense. Could you please clarify how their decision was troll-like and obnoxious? Or are you calling me a troll and obnoxious? Is stating an opinion troll like and obnoxious?

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Posted by Agra Phol on 01/25/2019 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

I'm a Dal student who will never be using unconventional pronouns just to appease somebody - will I be kicked out of school now? Is free speech in adult post-secondary education no longer a thing?

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Posted by Jeff Jeff on 01/25/2019 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

@AGRA PHOL: If Mr. MacKinnon truly cares about the value of debate and challenge, it would make sense for him to acknowledge the protesters, listen to what they have to say, and address the issue openly.

Any other response (i.e. ignoring the concerns of people who take issue with his stances, and declining to comment at all) seems rather hypocritical.

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Posted by ALM on 01/24/2019 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

@Agra Phol: People are entitled to their opinions, but the university hired someone that has very predictably offensive opinions that especially, black, Indigenous, and trans people would find invalidating, offensive, and inappropriate for a person in that position of authority. Basically, them hiring this person who holds such public and published opinions reveals that they not only do not care what these students think, but also is not trying to represent them in the highest levels of the university. The decision is utterly tone-def and even I would say troll-like and obnoxious.

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Posted by sakura1979 on 01/23/2019 at 7:34 PM

Re: “More people are suing Halifax

Time for class action suits by pedestrians injured due to improperly groomed sidewalks?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ConcernedBeyondBelief on 01/23/2019 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Less than half of metro housing's pest control budget spent on hiring pest control companies

That half of the budget is being spent on pest control companies with the rest being spent on supplies to get rid of the pests and the clean-up resulting from having to get rid of the pests seems to be reasonable. I have never seen a raccoon look at a trap and say, "Oh, a trap! That's mine!" and the crawling ones don't gas themselves. And if they did, however would they clean up the mess that was left behind as a result of the gassing and the trapping - traces of poisonous substances, carcasses, dead Beetlejuices everywhere...

The real story is not that they are not spending 1.4 million dollars on pest control services, There are very effective Pest Control but they are not permitted to be used. Used properly, these substances will not harm humans contrary to the irrational and unsubstantiated fears of a vocal few. As a result, these conditions are permitted to exist and it's owing to this vocal few.

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Posted by Agra Phol on 01/23/2019 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

list of demands? oh let me put this on the fridge...

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Posted by C Maloney on 01/22/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

Solidarity with the students

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Posted by Clifton O. M. on 01/22/2019 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Students call for Dalhousie interim president to resign

And here I thought universities promoted the ideal of being allowed our own opinions, that debate and challenge were pillars of learning, that we were to question why things are the way they are. I wonder why this mere handful of students - a simple drop of water in the ocean of Dal students - don't understand these principles? I guess it comes with life experience.

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Posted by Agra Phol on 01/22/2019 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Halifax‚Äôs bike network dream in jeopardy

Well, the next person killed or injured as a result of the City's inaction and indifference to cyclists will rest solely on the heads of Council. They should be forced to explain to the persons loved ones why they felt the life of that person was not important.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Agra Phol on 12/13/2018 at 1:37 PM

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