Canadian Politics (Thread)
So my host has been doing some analysis over the last couple days about the direction in which Canada is headed politically. I thought I’d summarize here because she made some interesting observations that stemmed from my studying authoritarianism and white power when I was host.
We got a GoFundMe going for my acquaintance, who is in need of emergency surgery. She's in a lot of pain and can't afford the procedure or medications. Boosts are appreciated. (:
If you are non-black and wondering what you can do help black people now and into the future, here are three quick things:
1) Never talk to the cops. About anything. Ever.
2) Leave us black people alone if we are minding our own business.
3) Tell other non-black people to leave us black people alone if we are minding our own business.
@Malin I stuck around waiting for the SkyTrain control office to call me. Killed some time by trying out the non-emergency line, which, bizarrely, coincided with a man aggressively kicking inanimate objects and pushing through the station fare gate without a pass. So there were TWO things I got to tell the operator about.
I had almost passed out while donating blood earlier, so I took off after speaking to non-emergency and now I’m home. And that’s my story!
Work safety question; please boost
Warehouse workers: what safety measures are your employers mandating right now, if any?
I just switched from retail to distribution because our brick-and-mortar shops closed, and I see a lot of problems. Aisles are narrow, you can't always hear co-workers approaching, handwashing is lax, and some people are flat out just not interested in giving six feet of space. We need training.
The Halifax Examiner: "We face a public health emergency, and criminalizing the marginalized can worsen the crisis"
In more personal news, @Gemma and the roommates banned the landlord from bringing people in for viewings.
After he, uh, wiped his nose while telling her not to worry because "I have colloidal silver."
The pandemic brought me back.
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