[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

And the truly horrific part is that their advice further guts the civil service. That leaves us in a position where we have to hire fake experts as a substitute for the actual experts we used employ.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 week ago

Forget all the "not actually first" and "misleading headline" stuff. If we can do this on donations, probably mostly from people only a paycheque away from needing a food bank themselves, imagine what we could do with an actual social system funded by properly taxing wealth, high income, and corporations. We could turn that headline into something approaching reality.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Yes, that too!

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 week ago

I agree. I'm also not a huge fan of rebranding "military conscription" as "national service". There have been people talking about "national service" in ways that specifically excluded military service. This feels like yet another case of the right stealing a term from the left and redefining it to suit themselves. It's something they have been doing with national and religious symbols and slogans forever as a way to hide their true intentions.

One thing I find particularly concerning is that military conscription has generally been reserved for invasion or active defense. What are they not telling us?

[-] [email protected] 49 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Maybe if the mandatory service were installing fiber to rural areas the way we managed to get copper out there or dealing with infrastructure (especially water and schools) in Indigenous and remote communities. Maybe health care or emergency response.

But guns and bombs? No thanks.

Also, I'm old enough to be exempt by any rational measure. If it came to a vote, my vote shouldn't be counted.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

I thought pensions and RRSPs were supposed to pay for retirement.

Housing is for living in. Maybe some small- and medium-sized business in rental housing because not everyone wants to own.

But investment commodity or retirement vehicle? Sounds dangerous!

[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 weeks ago

No doubt, but this isn't about the general population, but someone who is supposed to be trained in the ways of making sure that they're not leading kids too far astray.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

But a basic understanding of the Israel/ Palestine conflict doesn't include being able to recognize the borders of Israel/Palestine from a child's art project.

Why not? I have only a high school education and some trade school, all before 1980, and have what it takes to not screw up like this. Surely a university educated person charged with the responsibility to guide our children through complex issues should be held to at least that standard.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 weeks ago

They could prohibit him from being the registered owner of a motor vehicle. That way whoever is the registered owner can be charged for letting an unlicensed driver take the wheel. That should also come with the threat of loss of ownership privileges.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

Or moving to SK

Same thing. (Or was that the joke?)

Lifelong SK resident.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago

My favourite was a report that showed a percentage increase in profit that was higher than the percentage increase in revenue. Is that not the very definition of "higher margin?"

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

What the fuck?

Also, pushing this on to the AI hides those responsible.

Way back in the 1970s I had to appeal decisions made by government agencies. A common starting point was to shrug and say "that's what the computer says" as if there were no humans setting parameters.

In this case, AI is doing just one thing: whatever the humans decide is appropriate.

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Shout out the Ontario school boards suing social media giants for the harm caused to kids. Edit: forgot the /s!

To be clear, the article tries to make clear that the social media panic is a moral panic comparable to every other media or recreational moral panic like rock music, dungeons and dragons, and video games. And I agree with the author.

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Fair Vote Canada just announced that a motion for a Citizen's Assembly on electoral reform will be voted on in Parliament.

You have to scroll down a bit to see the announcement, which then contains links to details.

In summary, Fair Vote has worked with a few MPs to create and submit a motion to get their asses in gear on electoral reform. This will be voted on in Parliament, so pester your MP and anyone else who can help. And, obviously, spread the word.

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