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Re: “Brewery said they weren't going to pull Hanging Oak beer, but now they are

What a stupid name and graphic to put on a can of beer

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 02/06/2018 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Rebuilding trust in Beechville

Hiring someone who, after being called out for his de facto endorsing of the, obviously, racist Zwarte Piet character, responded with "...never, ever in my deepest heart thought that this would be portrayed in this manner.?!? A response so inane I hardly know where to begin. And this is who is supposed to build relationships with the black community? If this is acceptable to the black community,a community I am part of, then we are weaker and even more ineffectual, than I thought.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 12/01/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “David Hendsbee surprised Halifax didn't use a red tarp to cover Cornwallis statue

Rebecca Thomas is right - the ignorance (and racism) is awe-inspiring. This is why we continue to look like an archaic backwater. Surely, Hendsbee and Whitman aren't the best Hfx has to offer???

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 10/26/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Letters to the editor, July 13, 2017

To John Hurst:

George II, and the British Gov't, tasked Cornwallis with populating the area, any way he could. Cornwallis, (who by his own writings hated this area and his short time here) saw an opportunity, when the Protestants showed up. They could be banished to the hinterland, with little more than the clothes on their back or, they could have the relative subsistence that Cornwallis could provide. Make no mistake, this was not benevolence! They were made nothing more than indentured servants, who toiled doing the bidding of Cornwallis. This included any back-breaking drudgery he wanted. He considered them little more than beasts of burden, not "citizens" with "rights", in any form and many, who resisted were banished, jailed, or worse.

To suggest otherwise is revisionist history.

Posted by tldrkhnsm on 07/18/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Halifax police will keep using street checks

I'd say several of the comments here demonstrate why police feel empowered to stop people for no good reason, other than what they look like or where they are. As a professional who lived, and worked in a, predominantly, low-income area, police stopped me several times, to ask questions for no apparent reason and I observed this being done to others, countless time. A waste of resources, just plain bad policing, and causes more acrimony than it's worth, which is why it's being, severely limited, or banned in most jurisdictions. Our rights guaranteed by the Charter are more than an annoyance to too many cops.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 05/11/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “A strong defence

There are copious studies, evidencing the reality that the prospects of release are a function of race and the intersection with poverty. It is beyond doubt, at this point. Having worked in the judicial system, I can give you examples of Blacks being denied bail for property crimes, some with no previous charges The fact that Garnier was released, being accused of murdering a Police Officer, is unconscionable. Had he been Black and poor, he would not have been released...and by the way, did I read he violated the terms of his parole, recently. Pathetic.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 04/21/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Matt Whitman apologizes for “Chinese fire drill” video

I'm not a white, female, 20-something and I expect more from our city's representatives. For frig sake, it's 2017. At best, it was a dim-witted and tone-deaf attempt at humour and, at worst, racist. At minimum, it was offensive and he ought to know better.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 04/12/2017 at 9:06 AM

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