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    [โ€“] MGEU, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries to meet over 'brazen nature' of thefts from Liquor Marts; union suggests old liquor model Xenomech 0 points ago in Winnipeg

    It's like people learn nothing after every time the gov't decides to privatize something and things ends up being worse for everyone except the new private owner of the company.

    [โ€“] Old razor blade sharpener Xenomech 128 points ago in gifs

    We're already saying "FU future world" with almost every product under the sun being disposable by design.

    [โ€“] Manitoba's cannabis fines are unreasonably harsh Xenomech 1 points ago in Winnipeg

    Manitoba law regarding distracted driving only pertain to holding a hand held electronic device.

    According to MPI's website, you are correct. The use of a handheld electronic device while driving is the only type of distracted driving that is singled out as being against the law all by itself.

    Other forms of distracted driving (e.g. eating, using the radio, daydreaming, etc.) can add to your charges if you are charged with some other offense, but you can't be charged for those other forms of distracted driving all by themselves.

    [โ€“] Manitoba's cannabis fines are unreasonably harsh Xenomech 4 points ago in Winnipeg

    You must have posted the wrong link. That link says nothing about a person getting ticketed for eating while driving.

    In fact, the page you linked to, while listing various forms of distracted driving, singles out the use of electronic devices as the only form of distracted driving that is actually illegal on its own.

    Other forms of distracted driving (eating, using the radio, daydreaming, etc.) can add to your charges if you break some traffic law, but you can't be charged for those distractions on their own.

    [โ€“] Winnipeg mayor surprised province by lifting lid on $300M road-renewal deal | CBC News Xenomech 4 points ago in Winnipeg

    True, but those are roads built on the Canadian Shield (i.e. granite), not on a flood plain (i.e. clay).

    [โ€“] The Can and Can't of Cannabis - Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba Xenomech 19 points ago in Winnipeg

    In Manitoba, it is against the law to grow cannabis in your home. This approach is consistent with Manitobaโ€™s commitment to protect children and youth

    The second sentence is a textbook "liar's tell".

    [โ€“] What's this thing I'm seeing about $85,000 disappearing that's related to gaming news websites? Xenomech 25 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Some checking and most sites that cover it seem to come from the circles of people who dislike Zoe Quinn for what she stands for, so they want to make a big deal about this.

    Well, seeing as how Zoe Quinn has stood for unethical behavior in the gaming industry and then shielding herself from criticism by crying 'misogyny!' in the past, it seems that the people who dislike those sorts of things have good reason to make a big deal out of this.

    [โ€“] What's this thing I'm seeing about $85,000 disappearing that's related to gaming news websites? Xenomech 24 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    The last time Zoe Quinn came under criticism for her unethical behavior in the gaming industry -- a story which the media dubbed "Gamergate" -- she managed to divert attention away from her actions by turning the whole thing around and convincing everyone that "Gamergate" was about misogyny among videogamers.

    If you missed that media manipulation the first time, this might be a chance for you to see it happen again, if you watch carefully.

    [โ€“] Whatโ€™s the most BS Ted talk youโ€™ve ever seen? Xenomech 6 points ago in AskReddit

    This is an example of why it's a bad idea to have one word to describe a very wide array of concepts.

    The two of you appear to be talking about two very different things. Since the two disparate things have an identical label attached to them, it's easy to conflate them and cause misunderstandings and arguments(either accidentally or on purpose).

    Another example of this sort of poor labeling practice is the "sex offender" label, which can be applied equally to someone who molests a child and to someone who urinates behind a dumpster at 3:00am when no one is around (except for the arresting officer, of course).

    One could stop for a moment and try to understand how someone else could say something that seems so outlandish (and maybe even watch the video in question to get a better understanding of the context).

    Or one can take the easier path of "outrage culture" and eschew intellectual charity altogether.

    I guess it all depends on what kind of society one wants to build around them.

    [โ€“] This gadget for racing games Xenomech 32 points ago in gifs

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    [โ€“] Trump staffer physically blocking an AP photographer from getting a shot of protestors at Trump's rally tonight. Xenomech 2 points ago in pics

    Rallies are good for building up the idea of a "people's community". Great leaders can use them to form an organized and united national identity whose members will put the best interests of their nation ahead of their own personal interests.