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Re: “LIbrary's noisy living room

12 folks hate change. Good for them.

Posted by Bucca on 01/22/2020 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Coat-check catastrophe

You forever missed out on using "Coatastrophe"

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bucca on 01/21/2020 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Responsible dog ownership

This seems like a time sensitive situation, so I have no idea why you're posting it here

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bucca on 01/21/2020 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Big scary flurries

Maybe you -should- quit?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bucca on 01/21/2020 at 11:53 PM

Re: “LIbrary's noisy living room

Your impressions are wrong and outdated. More and more, public libraries are becoming community spaces for all, rather than quiet places to sit and read. This is especially true of Central, which was designed with this change in mind. Some areas are quieter than others, but this is no area in the branch that is specifically labelled as such. It's a hard change for some people, but going by the way you seem to be judging people you don't know, maybe the real issue is how you relate to others in public settings. Perhaps you should work on that at home first.

2 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Bucca on 01/21/2020 at 11:52 PM

Re: “HRM’s shopping centres are a no-go zone for folks with accessibility needs.

As a frequent bus user, I feel very insecure being a pedestrian in both Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Crossing. I recently found myself scaling up a huge hill in Dartmouth Crossing, while 7.5 months pregnant. It was that or walk in the road to reach my destination. Hoping some action will be taken to make these locations safer for everyone!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Allison Taylor on 01/20/2020 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Hot winter daze

Sounds like fun. Charming to have a some Nordic flair in the Maritimes.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brenda Walmsley on 01/19/2020 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Take the Sex and Dating Survey and heat winter up

Married.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sher Nott on 01/18/2020 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Go big with Franyz Kitchen

Her food is absolutely delicious and she is so professional! Lovely attitude with a heart of gold.

Posted by Jay1 on 01/17/2020 at 4:27 PM

Re: “First-world coffee problems

Why does anyone go to Tim Horton's anymore?

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by hipp5 on 01/17/2020 at 11:48 AM

Re: “HRM’s shopping centres are a no-go zone for folks with accessibility needs.

I agree with you. The lack of pedestrian crossing in Bayer's Lake is a real pain. I am sighted and I don't even like to go there. Nicely written article. I hope this inspires the HRM government to enact a change in those areas.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AdaNgọzị on 01/17/2020 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Vegan Apartments for Rent?! What next!?

It was a person looking for a vegan roommate so they don't have to split the fridge and frying pans half meat/half vegan option, because it's a shared fridge. That's completely reasonable. There are tons of apartments you could choose from, and it's already hard for a vegan to find a place to stay as a roommate, because how many places are really going to be accepting of a "vegan" moving in; most will assume the worst.

I put "vegan" in quotes there because the word itself has now been made synonymous with something bad, namely because of people who are anti-vegan (like this post).

You could just look at the other 99% of ads on Kijiji. You feel discriminated against, while in reality people who decide to be vegan are bullied for no reason 24/7 and massively generalized as if they all exhibit the same unliked traits. You now feel this sentiment for 2 seconds and so you have to reach out to the news because of it. I have a feeling this really has nothing to do with the apartment, does it? "Vegan" is a sensitive word and clearly that has upset you.

10 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Loresk Tube on 01/17/2020 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Sneckdowns are doing the work so Halifax planners don’t have to

Don't be so convinced that this is an accurate representation of the space normally used for traffic. In snowy conditions drivers will choose the portion of road that has the least snow to improve traction and control. Any track left by the previous vehicle will be followed by those after it (with slight deviation) until the full pavement is visible again.

It's common in the suburbs, where road clearing hasn't happened yet, to see a single set of tracks with occasional evidence of a driver moving back into the snow only when there is an oncoming vehicle. That's not an indication that the street should only be a single lane.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Laura Grace Rawlings on 01/17/2020 at 2:38 AM

Re: “There’s nothing spontaneous about a night out in Halifax for someone who uses a mobility device

I feel your pain. I live in the valley and although I am not as young as Levack, just getting out to a coffee shop that is a specialty one would be wonderful. I have an accessible vehicle, My home is accessible, but most of the places I want to go to are not. I am saddened for you as you are so young, what is happening to our society.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Linda Boudreau on 01/16/2020 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Joy to the world, Uber has come

You have no idea WTF you're wishing for.
You don't want UBER or LYFT here!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Randomness on 01/16/2020 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Puppy dog–eyed poet proves poopy partner

I'm not sure what it is but I have noticed that with a lot of women, and for some reason end up missing out on so many other fantastic partners. I think as someone mentioned above, there's a high percentage of low self-esteem around.

Posted by Randomness on 01/16/2020 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Hey boy boomers

It's funny, I take transit and noticed that. One thing that I thought of is during all my travels, humans out in public talk to each other, no matter where they are. They share park benches and talk. Except in Canada for whatever fucking reason!
Humans talk to each other.

Also, @Sexy girl, nobody wants to date a gold digger either!
I have a car and take transit to work to avoid driving and getting stuck behind moronic drivers!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Randomness on 01/16/2020 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Dear guys I work with

WTF where is this?! You should report these people and if now, hit the human rights commission. This is extremely unacceptable!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Randomness on 01/16/2020 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Why English speakers need to do their part to bridge the communication gap with new Nova Scotians whose mother tongue isn’t English

"Picture the scene: a busy Halifax sushi restaurant, Friday night. The waiter greets a couple at the door. The server seems to use English as an additional language, or EAL—it might be her second, third or fourth. The server responds to the couple's request to sit at a particular table, telling them it wasn't available and directs them to an open spot. "I don't understand what you're saying," the guy says, rudely pushing past the waiter toward the unavailable table, until another staff member intervenes.

Witnessing the scene from across the restaurant, I could understand the waiter without issue. Her accent was different than mine—I grew up in Nova Scotia and English is my first language, and hers isn't. But so what? I could figure it out. But why couldn't, or rather, why didn't, the other guy?"

I can very much answer that for you. This individual grew up with racist ideologies. He and his partner are most likely surrounded by it. It's at home and he carries it with him everywhere he goes. If you could understand the waiter from across the room, he could as well but he's just plain racist and doesn't want to deal with non-whites. Plain and simple.
I don't even have an accent and I have faced that in the past. People pretending not to understand what I'm saying simply because I'm not white.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Randomness on 01/16/2020 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Sneckdowns are doing the work so Halifax planners don’t have to

Interesting use of not speaking with any actual planners for this piece.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by FundyYeoman on 01/16/2020 at 9:39 AM

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