The Having Learned History and Watching it Repeat eh?

I was not protected from Harvey Weinstein. It’s time for institutional change
I was not protected from Harvey Weinstein. It’s time for institutional change
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+John Walkup unfortunately, the so called corrective process is often worse than the incident; so it is difficult for women to come forward and it should not have to take class actions to do so
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+Nina Tryggvason I have little standing as a man to say what is the proper course of action for a woman. I do know it is not the proper course of action for a man to take advantage of anyone just because he can. I know with even greater certainty that this view is seen as traitorous by those who don’t agree. For this, reprisals can be harsh. Sometimes it’s hard to know what is right, but this isn’t one of those times. The problem is finding the moral courage to act as we should even when we know there will be consequences. That comes down to which we believe is the nature of manhood, not some complex social or psychological issue.
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+John Walkup I am one of the 1000 Canadian women who are in a class action against the RCMP for this kind of workplace conduct; and I know that men are the greatest danger to 1 other men 2 women 3 children of both genders; and it’s not being allowed to say that is why it is so hard to address socially. and it needs to be more than the victims saying that the status quo needs to be changed; and men not saying it’s biology or religion rather than their own accountability.
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+John Walkup as a man, you do get to call out other men, and women & children need men to do that, because we’re not being listened to by the abusers or heard by the bystanders/enablers.
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+Nina Tryggvason I think I understand as far as that’s possible. “Men not saying it’s biology or religion rather than their own accountability.” Is the crux of it. What I’m saying is the men who want to stand up should not be naive. If they are, they’ll be shocked and likely to never say anything again. Men can expect to be ostracized, treated as pariahs, excluded from prime work assignments, sabotaged, and have their reputations smeared. If career is #1, you will not speak up. This is especially true in government settings.

Activism is a lifetime work. You lose most of the time, but sometimes you win. That’s why it usually takes a lot of people.

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+John Walkup that sounds like understanding to me; can’t see any more that would be possible or likely.
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+Nina Tryggvason what you are doing sounds noble. Right on!
The federal minister responsible for crafting Canada’s first national accessibility legislation says the law should be ready by next spring and should benefit not only people with disabilities, but their caregivers.

Kent Hehr says he intends to focus on the issues disabled Canadians identified as priorities during an eight-month consultation process, including high unemployment levels and accessibility of federally run buildings and services.

Accessibility legislation to be tabled by spring 2018, minister says | Toronto Star
Accessibility legislation to be tabled by spring 2018, minister says | Toronto Star
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+Joan Pyy except we (canada) did that in the 1970s and we’re doing it again, this is depressing to me that we continue to ignore what we know that we know
Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gays | HuffPost
it is not a joke there is no punchline
it is never a joke, no matter who says it, postion of power, some one will take that as permission
that is how hate speech works; and it is not a form of protected speech; limited to opinions spoken in the public square
it is criminal speech to denigrate demographics and genocide them or socially exclude and oppress them to the margins

and Lest we Forget

what it was we mean, this, is what we are meaning when we say

Lest We Forget

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Big Picture Thinking

Some Power Plants Pollute Worse Than Volcanoes; bloomberg.com
Some Power Plants Pollute Worse Than Volcanoes

we cannot control volcanoes

but we can regulate industry

stop allowing companies to override nations

and chase the lowest environmental and labour for resources and manufacture

while finding the highest market

there is no middle class anymore
it is frustrating that more people don’t understand that, eh?

 

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+Joan Pyy what they are really saying is that the world is very big and since they don’t know, no one else can understand either. they fear change and deny science even as they use the technology to promote bronze age thinking

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+Nina Tryggvason
Sad…when will they realize that change will happen whether they believe it or not and the changes aren’t going to be pleasant for humans.
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+Joan Pyy we can adapt and mitigate or we fail to continue to exist and unfortunately, take out most other life with us.
Trump’s Gay Backers No Longer See Him as the Great Straight Hope
Trump’s Gay Backers No Longer See Him as the Great Straight Hope
Dear Queers who support Trump, your racism will never make you heterosexual enough
being racist does not make you het enough, when anti-queer is how the non-white demographics are trying to be white enough.then they wonder why people in the general queer community don’t like them, eh?

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RIP Dad

Dear Readers

I have not blogged here because my Dad going from worse to worse ended yesterday at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, the city where I grew up.

I don’t have the words to write a blog today, and instead provide some google bather.

but first, a quote from my Dad

Svavar Tryggvason Jr, born in Iceland and died in Canada.

“We have a legal obligation to obey the law and a moral one to question it.”

I used it for the opening of a High School Debate Club presentation in the 1980s.

BC Lower Mainland Bridges: For Whom the Bridge Tolled

 

The 6 most dangerous antigay activists in the nation
The 6 most dangerous antigay activists in the nation

these people really need to realize that others get to exist

and that they do not get to control other people’s lives

The CEO of Pedophile Priests needs to deal with that

and not oppress consenting adults

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjvkdv/why-pope-francis-needs-to-embrace-the-entire-lgbtq-community

Why Pope Francis Needs to Embrace the Entire LGBTQ Community
Why Pope Francis Needs to Embrace the Entire LGBTQ Community
it is not science when it is not based in anything
If a scientific conspiracy theory is funny, that doesn’t mean it’s a joke – “flat Earth trutherism isn’t as immediately dangerous as climate change denialism or the anti-vaccine backlash, but that doesn’t mean it’s totally harmless.”
If a scientific conspiracy theory is funny, that doesn’t mean it’s a joke
If a scientific conspiracy theory is funny, that doesn’t mean it’s a joke

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Donald Trump to speak at anti-LGBTQ group’s Value Voters Summit in Washington
Atty General: Businesses have a ‘fundamental right’ to discriminate against LGBT people
Atty General: Businesses have a ‘fundamental right’ to discriminate against LGBT people

Speaking out against a demographic by public officials always leads to genocides

that is the part we don’t say, when we say “Lest we Forget” eh?

no, they really do not get to cherry pick the public, who all pay taxes. RIP America, fear the theocracy

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Workplace Cultures: A Three Way

Employers vs Workers vs Unions

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divided we fall united we stand

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+Nina Tryggvason absolutely! Divided we beg!

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+Steven Henry dividing the demographics is how the focus stays away from the problem demographic we are not allowed to name because bullies have feelings too, even as they accuse those who can work and play well with others of being “PC”, without ever getting the irony of using computers to spread bronze age stupid in the information age.

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+Nina Tryggvason interesting!

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The Department of Justice Takes a Stand Against Transgender Rights in the Workplace
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The Department of Justice Takes a Stand Against Transgender Rights in the Workplace

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    Sex stereotyping is a thing?!😁 A person can call himself or herself whatever they like but does that mean i have to buy into their beliefs or can i go by biology? Just asking.

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+Andre’ Cannon going by actual biology, then yes, you should accept other people’s experience and expression.

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+Nina Tryggvason​ biology is natural hormones produced by the body at rates regulated by the body without outside influence and includes genetic composition. It has nothing to do with experience or expression. Isn’t it oppression to be forced to address someone by a gender they identify with but one I can’t believe in? Solely to coddle their inner sense of who they are? I feel like Batman on some days but I don’t require people to call me Mr. WAYNE or Batman. 😉
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Gender Dysphoria is still classified as a mental disorder. So should be go along with schizophrenics or folks with multiple personality disorders as well? Again, just asking from a scientific viewpoint, not a PC viewpoint. It doesn’t bother me but I didn’t know this was a requirement or something people were fighting for or against
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+Andre’ Cannon and your professional qualifications in biology are what? how little you understand is clear by what you have posted. stop being bothered that other people exist and have as long as there’s been people
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I really wasn’t trying to “trigger” you(I think that’s the correct phrase). I was seriously asking a question. I have no issue with people existing. I don’t know where you got that from. As far as qualifications in biology all you need is Google to find out the basic info I posted. I don’t understand the issue or the social ramifications, thus I posed a question and gave my opinion. I’m not trying to get a law passed to make my viewpoint mandatory for everyone. I guess this is a touchy issue and dissension won’t be tolerated? I wanted an answer and you gave it to me. Thank you.
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+Andre’ Cannon you admit you do not understand, you explain that you do not have any qualifications and rely on the least credible of sources, then act the victim, even as you attempt to characterize me as overreacting; perhaps you should not have opinions on topics you admit to not understanding.
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“Biology” is a an area of science, of which, Humans are a tiny part of. when you use words and concepts you don’t understand to people who do, we can tell you don’t.
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+Nina Tryggvason​ that’s not condescending at all. Thank you immensely for putting me in my place . Well done😎 I’ll take your advice and let you have the moral high ground as the true intellectual. Enjoy your day😉
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+Andre’ Cannon You should be ashamed as a member of an oppressed minority to be dehumanizing any other demographic.
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+Andre’ Cannon you are not going to become white enough by being a homophobe any more than the Log Cabin Republicans will be hetero enough for their racism.

Does discrimination lead to becoming a terrorist?

When it’s terrorism does it really matter which religion is the source?

They have explored a web of clues, delving into Paddock’s gun purchases, computers and travel plans and speaking with his relatives and girlfriend. What they lack, however, are answers.
Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock left behind trail of carnage and clues, but no clear answers | Toronto Star
Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock left behind trail of carnage and clues, but no clear answers | Toronto Star
ineffectual male angry at not having the demographic privilege; that should be on the police forms checklist, Profiling works for all the demographics

Workplace Violence

Canada vs America

This is unfortunately absolutely on point…
And the reason why I am leery of all the rhetorics that lay the blame on whole segments of society over the act of a few… vilifying groups of people without stopping to recognise and acknowledge that we are all individuals with very nuanced differences, whatever our race, religion or nationality.Excerpt from article :The privilege here is that the ultimate conclusion about shootings committed by people from commonly nonwhite groups often leads to determinations about the corrosive or destructive nature of the group itself. When an individual claiming to be Muslim commits a horrible act, many on the right will tell us Islam is the problem. For centuries, when an act of violence has been committed by an African-American, racist tropes follow — and eventually, the criminalization and dehumanization of an entire ethnic group.

The White Privilege of the “Lone Wolf” Shooter
The White Privilege of the “Lone Wolf” Shooter
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    Oooo, trigger word “white”… Actually it’s only about white because in the US, most white people are better off economically. In any society, we cannot deny that those who hold the economic power enjoy certain privileges that the poorer in society don’t enjoy. My kids can enjoy a better education because I could afford to pay for them to attend a private school. They get to go overseas for college because I could afford to send them. I am acutely aware of my privileges especially when I volunteered at an aboriginal orphanage where the kids had to struggle so hard just to have a decent meal and a chance to pursue their studies, it’s a huge difference, my friend.You can also read my comment to Tom up there explaining about why I think the media depicted events as they did.

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disaffected ineffectual males should not be given titles like “lone wolf” it is why they compete with each other for media cycles
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curious to know what you make of this post from a while back: ntrygg.wordpress.com – Workplace Violence

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I’ve read your article. It’s very well written and insightful, Nina. You raised a few points in there that has helped me to understand conflicts better and how to manage it, thanks!

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+Joan Pyy I don’t know how to explain how much meaning you have given back to me
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Opinions vs Understanding

Andre’ Cannon
Sex stereotyping is a thing?!😁 A person can call himself or herself whatever they like but does that mean i have to buy into their beliefs or can i go by biology? Just asking.

Nina Tryggvason
+Andre’ Cannon going by actual biology, then yes, you should accept other people’s experience and expression.

Andre’ Cannon
+Nina Tryggvason​ biology is natural hormones produced by the body at rates regulated by the body without outside influence and includes genetic composition. It has nothing to do with experience or expression. Isn’t it oppression to be forced to address someone by a gender they identify with but one I can’t believe in? Solely to coddle their inner sense of who they are? I feel like Batman on some days but I don’t require people to call me Mr. WAYNE or Batman. 😉

Andre’ Cannon
Gender Dysphoria is still classified as a mental disorder. So should be go along with schizophrenics or folks with multiple personality disorders as well? Again, just asking from a scientific viewpoint, not a PC viewpoint. It doesn’t bother me but I didn’t know this was a requirement or something people were fighting for or against

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+Andre’ Cannon and your professional qualifications in biology are what? how little you understand is clear by what you have posted. stop being bothered that other people exist and have as long as there’s been people

Andre’ Cannon
I really wasn’t trying to “trigger” you(I think that’s the correct phrase). I was seriously asking a question. I have no issue with people existing. I don’t know where you got that from. As far as qualifications in biology all you need is Google to find out the basic info I posted. I don’t understand the issue or the social ramifications, thus I posed a question and gave my opinion. I’m not trying to get a law passed to make my viewpoint mandatory for everyone. I guess this is a touchy issue and dissension won’t be tolerated? I wanted an answer and you gave it to me. Thank you.

Nina Tryggvason
+Andre’ Cannon you admit you do not understand, you explain that you do not have any qualifications and rely on the least credible of sources, then act the victim, even as you attempt to characterize me as overreacting; perhaps you should not have opinions on topics you admit to not understanding.

“Biology” is a an area of science, of which, Humans are a tiny part of

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The Elephant in the Room Demographic

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America incarcerates more of its own people than any other country, and black inmates are the biggest percentage of the prison population at 37 percent. Blacks are about 14 percent of the U.S. population as a whole, and black males are less than that as a percentage of all males. How is it that the prison population could be so different from society as a whole?

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+Matt inLancaster In Canada, Indigenous people are over-represented in the prison population to the public.

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+Nina Tryggvason The U.S. has a problem with indigenous people too, although our history (and present) is that we put them on isolated land in communities with a 90 percent unemployment rate. And we send them a government check every month.

No education, no jobs, just sitting on the porch killing off that fifth of cheap whiskey. We get unproductive people and fetal alcohol syndrome and occasional uprisings of resentment. And we do nothing to improve it.

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+Matt inLancaster exactly! and worse, then blamed for the conditions imposed upon them and then told to get over it when the problems are pointed out.
Never Forget: America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 Black Sharecroppers Were Murdered In Arkansas
Never Forget: America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 Black Sharecroppers Were Murdered In Arkansas
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more than Orlando and Vegas together
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damn. Its like we were sport
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Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
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Never forget, I won’t well said
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Why do y’all always have to bring up the past, we had nothing to do with that. Your right MF but your profiting from it
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You never forget history because humans did have something to do with this. If you forget history it has a way to repeat itself.
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The fbi is still complicit!
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That was a mass killing not a mass shooting but, I definitely see your point. Even though it was a long time ago it was worse
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+Sandy Prince Hall Affiliated “Why must you dwell on the past?” Says somebody whose ancestors were free, to somebody whose ancestors came here in the hold of a slave ship…
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@Matt inLancaster maybe your confused about what I said so I’ll clarify it for those who may be confused. The caucasian race will ALWAYS say why do you have to bring up the past when our ancestors are the ones who enslaved people, we didn’t. But your benefiting and profiting from that enslavement of slaves. Hopefully you’ll understand if not do ya research.
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+Sandy Prince Hall Affiliated you just answered your own question, as you reject offered research that you should be aware of.
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+Sandy Prince Hall Affiliated As long as we incarcerate more people than any other country (we do), and blacks are the largest group in American prisons at 37 percent — despite being just 14 percent of the U.S. population — I do not think the problem has been solved.

From the hold of a slave ship to the back of the bus to the poorest neighborhoods to federal prison, the plight of minorities in America is an ongoing and shameful part of our legacy.

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+Matt inLancaster people who deny the problem are why it’s prolonged
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+Nina Tryggvason That’s another reason it irritates me when I hear a white person saying “let’s not dwell on the past.” Not only are they denying history, but they are obstructing progress as well.

Contrary to what some white folks try to tell you, minorities did not choose to be discriminated against. They did not choose to wind up disproportionately poor and incarcerated, with less ability to lift themselves up.

It was white people who put them on the plantations, in the back of the bus, in the lowest-paying jobs. When you take away hope, all other options become acceptable. They have families to feed and want the American dream just like everybody else. When their only path takes some of them through illegal occupations, they wind up incarcerated at a disproportionate rate.

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+Matt inLancaster because the mostly white cops pursue the non-white more and even when a white man and a non-white man get charged for the same crime the non-white one gets more jail time; and these are well documented facts by the Justice/prison system. which in America is for profit and schools feed the prisons more than colleges

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+Sandy Prince Hall Affiliated you probably “remember the Alamo”,
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The Public: Lashed Out or Back

The motive doesn’t matter: Mass shootings are always terror: The entire argument about motives and beliefs is absurd and purposeless
The motive doesn’t matter: Mass shootings are always terror
The motive doesn’t matter: Mass shootings are always terror
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