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Current Events Topic
« on: April 24, 2015 »
Talk about what's happening the news. Remember to post links to news articles.

Biggest thing in Canada right now is the C-51 bill which is an anti-terror bill. A lot of it has to do with stepping up security in regards to terrorist activity but really it's letting the government loom over whatever we do. If anyone remembers what happened in Toronto with the G-20 summit a few years back, if it were to happen under this bill then a lot of those people could be charged with terrorism. It's lost a lot of popularity and I believe it's being debated today in the House of Commons. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/anti-terrorism-powers-what-s-in-the-legislation-1.2937964) (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/anti-terror-bill-c-51-to-be-changed-as-tories-respond-to-criticism-1.3012694) (http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/bill-c-51-state-of-play-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-debate-over-harpers-controversial-anti-terror-act) (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/c-51-will-strain-my-offices-resources-privacy-215022028.html)

also we're getting closer to bringing back the wooly mammoth from extinction. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/woolly-mammoth-cloning-1-step-closer-thanks-to-genome-research-1.3045656)
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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015 »
A 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal, leaving more than 1,000 people dead. Ouch.

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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015 »
A 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal, leaving more than 1,000 people dead. Ouch.

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It stings all that more watching the casualties double from 700 to 1,400 over the course of the day. Those poor people
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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015 »
There was a riot in Baltimore after Freddie Grey's death. There's been more appearances of peaceful protestors instead of rioters and there is suggestions of police reform and clean ups in the community taking place.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/us/baltimore-riots/


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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015 »
There was a riot in Baltimore after Freddie Grey's death. There's been more appearances of peaceful protestors instead of rioters and there is suggestions of police reform and clean ups in the community taking place.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/us/baltimore-riots/
Oh geez... I hope Mother4Ever's okay... He lives in Maryland. :/


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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015 »
There was a riot in Baltimore after Freddie Grey's death. There's been more appearances of peaceful protestors instead of rioters and there is suggestions of police reform and clean ups in the community taking place.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/us/baltimore-riots/
Oh geez... I hope Mother4Ever's okay... He lives in Maryland. :/

Aww thanks Bow wow, your the nicest but I don't live in that part of Maryland so don't worry :)

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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015 »
There was a riot in Baltimore after Freddie Grey's death. There's been more appearances of peaceful protestors instead of rioters and there is suggestions of police reform and clean ups in the community taking place.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/us/baltimore-riots/
Oh geez... I hope Mother4Ever's okay... He lives in Maryland. :/

Aww thanks Bow wow, your the nicest but I don't live in that part of Maryland so don't worry :)
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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015 »
There was a riot in Baltimore after Freddie Grey's death. There's been more appearances of peaceful protestors instead of rioters and there is suggestions of police reform and clean ups in the community taking place.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/us/baltimore-riots/
so are we to expect a riot every time a black teenager gets into a messy conflict with the police and ends up killed?
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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2015 »
There was a riot in Baltimore after Freddie Grey's death. There's been more appearances of peaceful protestors instead of rioters and there is suggestions of police reform and clean ups in the community taking place.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/us/baltimore-riots/
so are we to expect a riot every time a black teenager gets into a messy conflict with the police and ends up killed?
You ask me this like i'm some all-knowing psychic who foresees the future of all black teens that do and will exist in the entire space-time continuity.


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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2015 »
There was a riot in Baltimore after Freddie Grey's death. There's been more appearances of peaceful protestors instead of rioters and there is suggestions of police reform and clean ups in the community taking place.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/us/baltimore-riots/
so are we to expect a riot every time a black teenager gets into a messy conflict with the police and ends up killed?
You ask me this like i'm some all-knowing psychic who foresees the future of all black teens that do and will exist in the entire space-time continuity.
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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2015 »
Thanks to Balitmore Riots the posts I've seen from people on facebook have been even more racist than usual so that's fun.

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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2015 »
I think in light of the recent events in Baltimore, I have this to say:
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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2015 »
Talk about what's happening the news. Remember to post links to news articles.

Biggest thing in Canada right now is the C-51 bill which is an anti-terror bill. A lot of it has to do with stepping up security in regards to terrorist activity but really it's letting the government loom over whatever we do. If anyone remembers what happened in Toronto with the G-20 summit a few years back, if it were to happen under this bill then a lot of those people could be charged with terrorism. It's lost a lot of popularity and I believe it's being debated today in the House of Commons. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/anti-terrorism-powers-what-s-in-the-legislation-1.2937964) (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/anti-terror-bill-c-51-to-be-changed-as-tories-respond-to-criticism-1.3012694) (http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/bill-c-51-state-of-play-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-debate-over-harpers-controversial-anti-terror-act) (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/c-51-will-strain-my-offices-resources-privacy-215022028.html)
This passed yesterday. Great.
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Re: Current Events Topic
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2015 »
As you probably know by now, Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states of the USA! This is actually pretty great. Equality people, equality.