anglo canadians are not polite, sorry but it's true Show more
"Canadian" sorry and "Canadian" eh are just 1-1 direct translations for french words. There is no uber politeness. We are just saying
"excusez-moi," and "pardon" all the time, but in english.
Yet many WASP Canadians say french people are brusque and rude... where do you think you got your famous politeness from? The people who were here before you.
Eh? is just Aie from Joile (a local dialect, almost a Québecois equivalent of AAVE, it has both an ethnic association and working class connotations). That's it, and it's more versatile and charming in french. Sorry.
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@GreenandBlack could you do Canada and Greece?
fascism, antifascism Show more
Sidenote: I've been keeping active watch on the spread and rise of fascism, and created an index that tracks how much real power they hold.
0. No notable fascist presence
1. Small fascist presence in political system
2. Fascist opposition to status quo
3. Fascists in governing coalition
4. Fascists in government
5. Fascist state
This is a work in progress, and some of the info may be outdated depending recent on election results. So take this all with a pinch of salt. Am happy to answer any questions you might have.
Deep canadiana Show more
And holy shit I just found out that Nicolas Boulerice and Alexandre Boulerice (rising star QC NDP MP) are brothers http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/402c3a6f-58bc-486f-843b-f20d543fa1ba__7C___0.html
Deep canadiana Show more
Trudeau's secretary who resigned (Gerald Butts) is the lost twin brother of the Vent du Nord frontman (Nicolas Boulerice).
@adambredenberg not exactly. At the minimum you need to find a general area you care about and within that identify a particular topic that can be addressed reasonably thoroughly in a few years. Even if that topic is not going to be the niche you really really care about, you will still be working towards something bigger that still makes sense for you. In fact learning to take big picture problems and breaking them down to small doable things and then learning how to put the little solutions together and identifying what are the gaps towards the big picture, that is also part of what you are supposed to learn in a PhD.
child poverty, reproductive choice Show more
BPAS are fighting the UK govt's plan to place a 2-child limit on welfare support, a plan that has been described this way: "If you were designing a policy to increase child poverty, it would be hard to do better than this."
BPAS are fighting this because they don't want anyone to be pushed into having an abortion they don't want out of the fear of becoming destitute.
Sometimes I forget that pro-choice campaigning is about ALL kinds of reproductive choice, and this has been a useful reminder for me today.
If your "pro-life" organisation isn't doing any work to get actual living children out of poverty, it's not pro-life, it's just anti-bodily-autonomy.
@GreenandBlack aiiii, awesome!
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