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Again, a man’s life left in ruins, while his sexual-assault accuser goes about hers

Christie Blatchford has the story

Mike Kydd is the poor man’s Steven Galloway — not a famous author; not a professor-cum-department head, but rather a lowly, un-tenured instructor; not particularly powerful.

Yet Kydd and Galloway both have been brought to ruin by adult female contemporaries and former students with whom the men had a consensual sexual relationship that then retrospectively morphed into various misconduct complaints against them.

While the investigation report commissioned by the University of British Columbia in the Galloway case hasn’t been made fully public — making it difficult to know with certainty precisely what the findings were — Postmedia has managed to confirm many significant details about Kydd’s case.

Details at the link; all too typical a tale…

I don’t know why male profs keep foolishly having relationships with their female students, when over and over again, this sort of thing occurs.

Learn from what happens to others, idiots! And don’t repeat their mistakes.

P.S. I’m not victim-blaming here – if you think that, then you’re thinking like a feminist – but simply pointing out that, deplorable as the misandrist double standards are, one can avoid being victimized by thinking with one’s big head (and conscience) and not one’s little one. That’s all.

 

Just let the addict idiots off themselves, already

Recall my recent post about The Powers That Be’s sudden concern about opioids?

Well, now they’re freaking out about the ostensible antidote drug:

The Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. (APBC) are raising concerns that naloxone kits are being misused by illicit substance users and dealers.

Bronwyn Barter, the president of the APBC, says drug users have developed a false sense of security with naloxone or narcan, the antidote to the overdose of drugs such as fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, morphine, and oxycodone.

“A lot of the people with addictions are doing different things with those kits. For example, some have a false sense of security, and what they can do is something called yo-yo-ing.  They’ll drop a little bit of the naloxone, and they’ll drop a little bit of their choice of drug and they think that that will stop them from overdosing,” said Barter.

 

 
Clearly, what is needed is an antidote to the antidote, then. 😉

Just let teenage idiots who are dumb enough to abuse street opioids off themselves, and spare the gene pool!

I mean, it’s not like you can really save dumbasses from themselves, anyway; sooner or later, they’ll likely do themselves in, one way or another.

Sheesh.

 

Moralistic self-appointed SJWs of the neo-con, white-knighting variety

Came across a couple of interesting, related news stories recently; this one, and this one.

Who the hell are these guys?

They’re called ‘creep catchers‘ or ‘creep busters’; they’re Canadian (and particularly British Columbian) ‘anti-pedophilia’ vigilantes (I put that in quotes, because there’s surely a difference between a man who desires to have sexual relations with actual children, and one who desires to have sexual relations with a sexually mature, ovulating, capable-of-reproducing female over 13, and IMO, while if not married to her such a man may be guilty of fornication, he is not a pervert, and his actions should not constitute a crime, IMO.).

As can be seen from the links above and also this one, these guys are moralistic prigs who enjoy the warm glow of feeling moral superior to those they target, getting off on accusing others of being perverts, without compelling, complete evidence, and doing the same things as SJWs do – confronting them, doxing them, informing their employers, even borrowing Guy Fawkes mask imagery from Occupy / Anonymous.

As with SJWs, these bastards seem to be problematic pieces of work themselves

Unlike regular SJWs, though, these are of a more neo-con, white-knighting bent: I claim this due to their hyper-macho posturing and speech (‘Yer goin’ down, bud!’), their apparent white-knighting against (in their minds) would-be predators preying on Canadian teenage girls, etc. These are the sort of men from whose ranks the likes of Mark Driscoll and Doug Wilson arise (or Toby Keith fans)…

It would be just deserts to see these self-appointed, self-righteous, moralistic prigs who engage in entrapment-like actions doxed themselves, wouldn’t it? I’d love to see the 4channers take action against them…

Lawsuits against them and fines, though, are good; hopefully they’ll be successful, and shut them down.

 

Last Chance U removes gym scales because ‘triggering’ to eating disorder sufferers

A couple decades back, Carleton University in Ottawa was widely known as ‘Last Chance U’, because people who couldn’t get in to any other Ontario universities could reliably get into that school. Harsh, but justified, IMO.

Seems like they want to be mocked and ridiculed some more, given this:

Carleton Athletics has decided to remove the scale from the gym.

A sign where the scale used to be stated it was removed to encourage people to focus on other ways of measuring their health beyond just their weight.

The sign stated the decision to remove the scale is “in keeping with current fitness and social trends.”

Bruce Marshall, manager of health and wellness at Athletics, said focusing only on weight can have a negative impact.

“We don’t believe being fixated on weight has any positive affect on your health and well-being,” Marshall said in an email. “The body is an amazing machine and even when we are dieting and training it will often find a homeostasis at a certain weight.”

Marshall added it can take a long time to see a change in weight.

“It takes weeks, even months to make a permanent change in your weight. So why obsess about it?” he said. “Why not look at other indicators?”

According to Marshall, other indicators to look at include girth measurements, which can change “dramatically,” without much of a weight change. This involves measuring the circumference of areas such as the torso, legs, and arms to record progress.

He added people can also set goals in terms of cardiovascular fitness and overall strength, instead of only focusing on the number on the scale.

Blah blah blah; bullshit; here’s the real reason:

“Scales are very triggering,” she said. “I think people [who disagree with taking it out] are being insensitive because they simply don’t understand. They think eating disorders are a choice when they are actually a serious illness.”

Incredible…

People have rightly ridiculed and poked fun at the decision:

In online forums, the reaction was not exactly sympathetic. “Great policy,” one wrote. “Next up, ban calculators because I’m flunking calculus and seeing them triggers me.”

Another said the scale “had it coming” because it was a terrible liar. One suggested the centre should also ban mirrors.

Others lamented the loss, calling the scale “a useful tool.”

“No one is forced to step on a scale, just like no one is forced to use the squat rack. It’s an unfortunate decision to remove a useful tool that all gyms should have.”

Way to go, Last Chance U.

 

Tory leadership candidate invokes the ‘red pill’ metaphor; a few folks go apeshit; others laugh it off

Amusing:

Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier defended himself against accusations of misogyny late Monday night after posting a sci-fi-themed meme on Twitter which asks,”Will you choose the red pill?”

The “red pill” meme — a reference to a scene in the film The Matrix in which the protagonist learns he’s living in a simulation — has been exploited by alt-right sites and so-called ‘men’s rights’ activists, many of whom express noxious views about women online. The documentary The Red Pill follows a filmmaker’s experiences discovering the “polarizing Men’s Rights Movement.”

Thanks for the attention, toots! (BTW, seeing as it’s #InternationalWomensDay, while you’re up, mind fixing me a sandwich? Attagirl! 😉 )

As you can see, Mad Max hasn’t deleted his tweet yet, despite criticism from other Tory leadership candidates, and a Liberal strategist. Respect!

Nice to see some other folks amused at progs getting bent out of shape over this, too.

We control the Narrative now, prog and neo-cuck bitches! 🙂

 

Wilfrid Laurier University History prof has her students use marshmallow candies in Victorian crime scene dioramas

A ‘bird course‘, for sure (though that phrase might be redundant outside of STEM / law, today…)

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Fake drugs, fake news

It’s been all over the news, up here; various Canadian mayors (Toronto, Ottawa, and other important Canadian cities) are talking about an ‘opioid epidemic’ in their cities; and I saw that recently, Stateside, Chelsea Clinton gave a speech on the subject (preparing for a future role in politics, perhaps?).

The big concern is ostensibly about ‘fake’ versions of fentanyl on the streets; some accounts say that carfentanil, a drug used to sedate elephants, is being passed off as fentanyl, but it’s 10000 times as strong, or something such. Other reports mention other things passed off as fentanyl.

I have to ask, why now?

I mean, OxyContin abuse has been a big enough social problem in many places for well over a decade, but all of a sudden The Powers That Be are now concerned about opiate abuse?

What, because a few idiot teenagers win some Darwin Awards, offing themselves by their stupidity?

Why the hell should we care?

Oh, I know: money: I heard that one Canadian city plans to spend some $2.5M fighting the scourge; more education programs, Naloxone kits for cops and firefighters to have on hand, etc.

So that’s all it is, isn’t it?

Big Government, wanting more tax dollars to spend on bigger government, education, law enforcement, etc.

In cahoots with Big Pharma, producing and selling a drug to counter other drugs that they also sell. Convenient!

As well as a big new social crusade to fire up progs, motivate them again to dream big government dreams.

Funny how The Hive always moves together at the same time, after years of inaction…

*Update: Amicus reminds me, in his comment, about the other ostensible issue, fentanyl being passed off as other drugs. My main point still stands; if you’re stupid enough to abuse opiates / opioids / whatever they’re calling them now, and you die, your own damn fault, and it’s only a handful of people offing themselves in this manner, it’s hardly an epidemic. Typical politician / media overreacting, pushing some agenda…