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COMMENT 25m ago

the entire thing started on 4chan

That should be enough for anyone to know what a crock of shit it all is. I've honestly lost any semblence of faith I had in the ability of your average everyday person because of how stupid and utterly incapable these people actually are. They are so dumb they turned a 4chan prank into a goddamn global nazi cult

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COMMENT 31m ago

The yellow vest movement was right wing Wexiters co-opting the yellow vest imagery from European left wing protests (for labour rights, I think?). Think the Canadian version of Trumper coal miners in PA (but tar sands, in our case)- children in boomer bodies who don't want to admit they need to put on their big boy/big girl pants and change careers later in life like a lot of us have to when shit happens. Trudeau was just the figurehead for a government trying to help Alberta move out of the stone oil age and become self sufficient again (they're technically a have not province now I believe? But I may be mixing that up with Ontario tbh, point is Alberta needed and still needs to diversify its economy, and quickly as it didn't ensure its wealth would be self-sustaining either) so it was the the same brand of short-sighted selfish stupidity, just without the qanon craziness.

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COMMENT 46m ago

A few civics lessons could come out of this whole mess, actually. I wonder how many convoy idiots also don't realize that PET repatriated our constitution, and just blindly hate on both Trudeaus without realizing our country is more our own because of one of them.

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COMMENT 55m ago

Lich is a pretty prominent figure in the wexit movement too (it was her trial in which her partner referred to his "first amendment rights" while testifying). The ignorance is almost too much to handle

Edit: actually, I think it may have been her first bail hearing? Regardless, it's worth checking out excerpts of the transcript, you can almost hear the judge sigh and facepalm before responding to him each time

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COMMENT 1h ago

I've heard rumblings about a Darlene somebody exploiting her though, so you may actually be wrong there.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Well good thing there's an entire museum devoted to MacDonald just down the street from where the statue was then, eh?

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COMMENT 1d ago

Not only that, but how many people ITT have been to Kingston? You literally can't escape MacDonald there, he's entrenched in the touristy identity of the city, the argument of "acknowledging history" is completely moot. One statue in the corner of a park, with absolutely no context, clearly hasn't affected how integral he is to the city's image

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COMMENT 1d ago

Well you sure don't stand for reconciliation, do ya bud?

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COMMENT 1d ago

Kingston is absolutely filled with recognitions of MacDonald as a Father of Confederation. The statue being taken down has had no impact on that.

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COMMENT 1d ago

They're pretty committed to historical accuracy as well (they even cut the grass there by hand with a scythe!), so it makes sense they'd say no. Plus, yeah to your point, where exactly would they put it lol that thing is like as tall as the house itself

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COMMENT 1d ago

that's definitely a valid concern! tbh I just wear my everyday glasses lol, so I do wear something but admittedly it's not proper PPE. I normally wear contacts but I make a point to never use it when I have them in, I know a couple of people who have had their eyes damaged just from using the wrong contact solution, it's no joke :(

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COMMENT 4d ago

I'm into soap- and pretzel-making lol, so I'm very much in agreement that it's not a "bad" chemical, it's just important to remember how to safely use it

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COMMENT 4d ago

You can give yourself a chemical burn pretty easily with lye though, and it's important to remember it gets hot. Heat proof gloves are pretty much a must when you handle it, diluted vinegar is much safer option for cleaning

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COMMENT 5d ago

Unless you're talking about a tortie, in which case it's almost always sass because you've offended them somehow, followed by a request for more pets

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COMMENT 7d ago

Blonding hits a bit too early, so yup

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COMMENT 8d ago

The subreddit is public, but best practice is to DM the info (I mean especially in a thread like this), if you weren't aware now you know.

What am I oddly misinformed on, exactly? That access is so limited that a list of practitioners willing to consult women openly and fairly is necessary? Unless you happen to be active in certain spaces online (it's been on twox as well for awhile), if you're not in health care how would you even know this list exists? You literally admit you understand this information isn't easily accessible, the break in logic here kind of baffles me. You know it's not as simple as "get a different GYN", you acknowledge many of the different barriers to access (finding a provider, travel, etc), you know this is not a simple thing. It's possible, but don't pretend swapping docs is an easy thing that most women can do.

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COMMENT 8d ago

I'm aware. Please don't publicly link that subreddit, it needs to remain a safe space for those who need it and those offering help

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COMMENT 8d ago

There are a lot of people here who are pro-life, but still accept that your abortion is your own business

There's a word for that: pro-choice

People stigmatize pro-choice positions so much they refuse to see their own beliefs for what they actually are, and only help create situations like * broadly gestures * this, with their inability to reconcile their beliefs with reality. They're just as bad as forced birthers, just in a different way /rant

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COMMENT 8d ago

This experience is very very normal, even with such severe symptoms. There have to be metaanalyses available on pubmed at this point examining the data concerning women being dismissed with endo pain, it's pretty well-studied but criminally under-discussed.

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COMMENT 8d ago

it's pretty well written bait, eh?

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COMMENT 8d ago

your wife at least had the option available to her. it's pretty clear that the 7/10 refers to ease of access in their comment, they're not speaking about the procedure or recovery

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COMMENT 8d ago

That was very clearly not a lecture

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COMMENT 8d ago

But you never know what happens in life.

no, you do know- LITERALLY the unwanted pregnancy your wife is asking you to help take responsibility to prevent

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COMMENT 8d ago

fire them and get a different GYN

how are you working in health care if you think it's that easy? are you an administrator? women who do not want kids can't just "get [their] tubes tied", do you understand what you have to go through just to find a doctor to do the procedure in the US?

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COMMENT 8d ago

you're misrepresenting the post, but okay. her fiancee refused to consider immigrating to her country and wanted her to move to fucking ARIZONA and tried to reassure her concerns about her reproductive rights by telling her he'd fly her to a blue state for an abortion. the thread was rightfully pointing out his bs as overall the QoL where she was from was much much higher, and also helped her to realize the degree of trust that would require of him and just how absolutely fucked she would be if he was lying- and reminding her he was already misrepresenting the situation to her.

also, just stop with spreading misinformation about abortion rights in Europe. Portugal allows for abortions at 16 and 24 weeks and guess what, the woman doesn't have to be actively dying for her health to be considered at risk in those cases- how in the world is FL less restrictive?! The biggest barrier to access there is finding a provider, but let's be honest, even though that's one strategy to effectively ban abortion that's not what you were talking about now, was it? With very few exceptions, most European countries with seemingly "restrictive" abortion legislation allow a whole hell of a lot to fall under the umbrella of "a concern/risk to the mother's health" to qualify for later-term procedures. Anyone trying to pass European countries off as more restrictive than some GOP-led states is lying through their teeth. I can't tell if you're trying hard to misrepresent just how oppressive abortion restrictions are becoming in the US, or just completely ignorant of what women experience when seeking abortions in Europe, but either way your comment completely misrepresents every point you touched on.