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Ser_Fergus

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  1. Honestly this whole thing is hilarious. I mean it's obviously terrible for any Canadians in China, but China's answer to us arresting a high flying criminal for the US is to... target Canadians in china?
  2. PONA'S VOICE HAS BEEN REVEALED TO US BROTHERS, REJOICE! (I had a day off today, and as diplos sole remaining content creator for dank in-house memes, I've used my time effectively. Remember to subscribe to this new diplo meme channel so I can get the creator studio crap)
  3. Ser_Fergus

    Rammstein - Slav Edition

    This is why we can't let the slavs have a world power again.
  4. Sen. Yvonne Boyer wants the Senate to study the scope of the issue nationally When she was 17 years old, Liz was coerced by a Children's Aid worker into having an abortion and being sterilized at a northwestern Ontario hospital, she says — an experience she's carried for 40 years. "It was a matter of me almost [being] cornered, if you will, by my worker at the time saying, 'You better have an abortion because if you don't, either way, we are going to take that child from you'," Liz says. New research shows the forced sterilization of Indigenous women is not just a shameful part of Canadian history. Reports from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the territories suggest it is still happening. Tubal ligations carried out on unwilling Indigenous women is one of the "most heinous" practices in health care happening across Canada, says Yvonne Boyer, a Métis lawyer and former nurse who is now a senator for Ontario. She was first contacted by Liz [who asked not to have her last name published, so she could talk freely about something so personal] in 2017 after a news story detailed research Boyer produced with Métis physician and researcher Dr. Judith Bartlett. Their report detailed how Indigenous women were coerced into tubal ligations — the severing, burning or tying of the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus — after childbirth in the Saskatoon Health Region. Boyer now wants the Senate to study the scope of the issue nationally, making it the focus of her first address to the upper chamber. "If it's happened in Saskatoon, it has happened in Regina, it's happened in Winnipeg, it's happened where there's a high population of Indigenous women," Boyer says in an interview. "I've had many women contact me from across the country and ask me for help." Some Indigenous women interviewed for the report also felt pushed into signing consent forms for the procedures while they were in active labour or on operating tables, Boyer says, noting a class-action lawsuit against the Saskatoon Health Region was launched in 2017 by two of the affected women. Each claimed $7 million in damages. Now about 60 women are part of the lawsuit, she adds. "If there are 60 women just in the Saskatoon area, there are many more that haven't come forward in that area and there are many more that wanted to come forward but were too traumatized to," Boyer says. "There's many more that have buried those memories." 'Absolutely appalling,' says Philpott Alisa Lombard, an associate with Maurice Law — a firm leading the proposed class action — says women from outside Saskatoon Health Region have also reported being sterilized without proper and informed consent. She says she's heard from others in Saskatchewan as well as Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta. Records and research show the practice was prevalent in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut as well, she adds. Lombard says her firm will raise the issue of coerced sterilizations of Indigenous women at the UN Committee Against Torture this month. In its submission to the committee, Lombard's firm calls out provincial and federal authorities for not investigating and punishing those responsible for the practice despite having received "numerous reports of numerous cases of forced sterilization." It also outlines specific steps to combat the practice, including criminalizing forced sterilization through the Criminal Code and having Health Canada issue guidance to health professionals regarding sterilization procedures. "I think any and all attention brought to such egregious human-rights breaches is not only necessary, but it ought to be expected," Lombard says. "I think upon any kind of inkling that something this terrible is happening, that it is reported and the fact it is reported by so many women ... I think our governments have an obligation to look into it deeply and to fix it, mostly importantly." Amnesty International Canada also plans to raise awareness at the UN torture committee. It's also calling on the federal government to appoint a special representative to hear from Indigenous women coerced into sterilization procedures — to learn what justice would look like for them. Canada must ensure the practice stops, says Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, with policies, education and awareness-raising. "The issue of forced sterilization of vulnerable people, including Indigenous women, is a very serious violation of human rights," she says, noting it has gone on in Canada for a long time. She also calls what happened to Liz "absolutely appalling and reprehensible." "The story that you're telling where not only was apprehension being threatened ... that she was forced into not only giving up the baby she was carrying but give up her future unborn children, is frankly a horrifying concept," Philpott says. Liz remains haunted by what has stolen from her. Sometimes she hears her baby in her sleep. "I've had a few dreams ... where you could hear a baby crying or you could have a sense of a baby," she says. "The first time I had it I didn't know if it was a boy or a girl. And then another time I had it, it was a boy." She says it took years before she understood that what happened wasn't her fault. "You say to yourself, 'I deserve this, this is my sacrifice, this is my cross to bear'." Personal Comment: And this is why we keep paying reparations. It's not that hard not to be evil guys, we were doing so well!
  5. Your liver is now being gainfully employed in a hardworking member of society! Congratulations!
  6. Ser_Fergus

    Bors in Queenstown

    You need to join the goddamn RE sappers my man.
  7. Ser_Fergus

    Gun Ownership Poll

    I've been toying with the thought of getting my PAL so I can get some more range time, as rentals are getting kind of pricey. Don't think I'd ever own a gun within my own home. Just a big fuckoff risk.
  8. Ser_Fergus

    A VERY DIPLO CHRISTMAS 2018!!

    I am stood down after december 12th, but I'll be in exam overdrive from the 19th-22nd (four in 3 days, what fun!) I am certainly going to try and get some chivalry going in that time. Also remember that we're playing chivalry and for honour around this time next week. I'll have work and a dinner, but I'll be playing late into the night once I get home from all of that.
  9. Ser_Fergus

    Abdel's World

    There's nothing particularly different about now. We're just shifting towards a multipolar world once again.
  10. Ser_Fergus

    Picture of You

    Last post: 2011. I think I've got your answer steak.
  11. (He's also private security)
  12. Secured. Calling for someone else to do the securing.
  13. They're not accessible there either. Leads to a 404.
  14. *Coughing fit* All private security is the low end of security Sorry, I had something caught in my throat.
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