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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4785 on: November 06, 2013, 11:08:49 PM »
And are none of these criminal offenses?  When you are elected mayor of Toronto, do they issue you a Teflon suit, so that criminal offenses just slide away?
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4786 on: November 06, 2013, 11:36:30 PM »
And are none of these criminal offenses?  When you are elected mayor of Toronto, do they issue you a Teflon suit, so that criminal offenses just slide away?

Until he admitted to smoking the crack, the most serious thing he had done was the cell phone and reading while driving, both of which he could receive tickets for, but the cop wasn't around when the pictures were taken, so he got away with it.  Until he admitted it was crack in that pipe, there was no conclusive evidence that it wasn't some other substance, and therefore absolutely nothing to charge him with.  He did also admit that he smoked a lot of pot, but that's not really a big deal here either as we're kind of flexible on that in the legal department.  There's no way that a drug charge of a guy appearing to smoke crack once on a video is ever going to stick in the courts so yeah, Teflon boy.  Besides, if he were no longer mayor, there would no longer be an endless source of entertainment for the city. 

Word on the street is that Ford's main competitor for mayor next year is going to be Jack Layton, and that Layton has a strong chance of winning.  The fact that Layton died a year and a half ago seems to be immaterial.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4787 on: November 06, 2013, 11:38:06 PM »
The Mom that sent her kid out in a KKK costume - read some of her interviews. The family are bigots and she supports their position.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4788 on: November 07, 2013, 12:23:14 AM »
And are none of these criminal offenses?  When you are elected mayor of Toronto, do they issue you a Teflon suit, so that criminal offenses just slide away?

Until he admitted to smoking the crack, the most serious thing he had done was the cell phone and reading while driving, both of which he could receive tickets for, but the cop wasn't around when the pictures were taken, so he got away with it.  Until he admitted it was crack in that pipe, there was no conclusive evidence that it wasn't some other substance, and therefore absolutely nothing to charge him with.  He did also admit that he smoked a lot of pot, but that's not really a big deal here either as we're kind of flexible on that in the legal department.  There's no way that a drug charge of a guy appearing to smoke crack once on a video is ever going to stick in the courts so yeah, Teflon boy.  Besides, if he were no longer mayor, there would no longer be an endless source of entertainment for the city. 

Word on the street is that Ford's main competitor for mayor next year is going to be Jack Layton, and that Layton has a strong chance of winning.  The fact that Layton died a year and a half ago seems to be immaterial.

So hilarious, and yet so true. Layton would win by a landslide. :P
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4789 on: November 07, 2013, 08:37:56 AM »
And are none of these criminal offenses?  When you are elected mayor of Toronto, do they issue you a Teflon suit, so that criminal offenses just slide away?

Until he admitted to smoking the crack, the most serious thing he had done was the cell phone and reading while driving, both of which he could receive tickets for, but the cop wasn't around when the pictures were taken, so he got away with it.  Until he admitted it was crack in that pipe, there was no conclusive evidence that it wasn't some other substance, and therefore absolutely nothing to charge him with.  He did also admit that he smoked a lot of pot, but that's not really a big deal here either as we're kind of flexible on that in the legal department.  There's no way that a drug charge of a guy appearing to smoke crack once on a video is ever going to stick in the courts so yeah, Teflon boy.  Besides, if he were no longer mayor, there would no longer be an endless source of entertainment for the city. 

Word on the street is that Ford's main competitor for mayor next year is going to be Jack Layton, and that Layton has a strong chance of winning.  The fact that Layton died a year and a half ago seems to be immaterial.

Hey, Tuxedo Stan (a cat) tried to run for mayor here in Halifax last year. Although, he wasn't able to register due to a some technicality (no Social Insurance Number or unknown birth date - the details are fuzzy now).
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4790 on: November 07, 2013, 08:59:58 AM »

Hey, Tuxedo Stan (a cat) tried to run for mayor here in Halifax last year. Although, he wasn't able to register due to a some technicality (no Social Insurance Number or unknown birth date - the details are fuzzy now).

And, since Stan crossed to the Rainbow Bridge this year, his brother Earl Grey ran for Premier.  ;D

I'd probably vote for the dead guy instead of Teflon Boy.  Sheeesh!  I hope your elections are soon and that Teflon Boy can't do much damage until then.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4791 on: November 07, 2013, 09:05:04 AM »
7 of the Worst Resumés Ever

Listing a previous job as "Marijuana dealer & nefarious dude," for example, may not be a good career move. Says the article, "Let this be a reminder that you don't have to include every job you've ever had."

Or,
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This overeager jobseeker noticed the Technical Director of a company had died, and then mistook that as a chance to get his foot in the door by applying for the deceased’s job. His cover letter stated “Each time I apply for a job, I get a reply that there’s no vacancy but in this case I have caught you red-handed and you have no excuse because I even attended the funeral to be sure that he was truly dead and buried before applying.”

He then attached a copy of the man’s death certificate along with his resume. Yup. Just let that classiness wash over you for a second.
The article has links to original stories about the resumés

I'll give him points for knowing what the word nefarious means............... :)

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4792 on: November 07, 2013, 09:17:15 AM »
It's unlikely Ford would get re-elected at this point, but I think that there *should* be a reluctance to remove someone chosen by the voters from office unless they have done something seriously wrong (say, been convicted of a felony). For good or ill, he was the voters' choice, and unless he's selling the stuff to kids going through City Hall on school tours, I think it sets a bad precedent to throw out an elected official simply because he's not "upstanding".  As a previous poster has said, there's not a lot that Ford could actually be convicted on right now, at least for serious charges.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4793 on: November 07, 2013, 09:18:15 AM »
And are none of these criminal offenses?  When you are elected mayor of Toronto, do they issue you a Teflon suit, so that criminal offenses just slide away?

Until he admitted to smoking the crack, the most serious thing he had done was the cell phone and reading while driving, both of which he could receive tickets for, but the cop wasn't around when the pictures were taken, so he got away with it.  Until he admitted it was crack in that pipe, there was no conclusive evidence that it wasn't some other substance, and therefore absolutely nothing to charge him with.  He did also admit that he smoked a lot of pot, but that's not really a big deal here either as we're kind of flexible on that in the legal department.  There's no way that a drug charge of a guy appearing to smoke crack once on a video is ever going to stick in the courts so yeah, Teflon boy.  Besides, if he were no longer mayor, there would no longer be an endless source of entertainment for the city. 

Word on the street is that Ford's main competitor for mayor next year is going to be Jack Layton, and that Layton has a strong chance of winning.  The fact that Layton died a year and a half ago seems to be immaterial.

Hey, Tuxedo Stan (a cat) tried to run for mayor here in Halifax last year. Although, he wasn't able to register due to a some technicality (no Social Insurance Number or unknown birth date - the details are fuzzy now).

I see what you did there...

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4794 on: November 07, 2013, 10:48:36 AM »
7 of the Worst Resumés Ever

Listing a previous job as "Marijuana dealer & nefarious dude," for example, may not be a good career move. Says the article, "Let this be a reminder that you don't have to include every job you've ever had."

Or,
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This overeager jobseeker noticed the Technical Director of a company had died, and then mistook that as a chance to get his foot in the door by applying for the deceased’s job. His cover letter stated “Each time I apply for a job, I get a reply that there’s no vacancy but in this case I have caught you red-handed and you have no excuse because I even attended the funeral to be sure that he was truly dead and buried before applying.”

He then attached a copy of the man’s death certificate along with his resume. Yup. Just let that classiness wash over you for a second.
The article has links to original stories about the resumés

The last one mentioned in the article: Aleksey?  I remember when that first hit the internet, and there were some websites laughing about his video resume.  This article says that he ended up committing suicide a few years ago.  Yikes.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4795 on: November 07, 2013, 02:08:41 PM »
It's unlikely Ford would get re-elected at this point, but I think that there *should* be a reluctance to remove someone chosen by the voters from office unless they have done something seriously wrong (say, been convicted of a felony). For good or ill, he was the voters' choice, and unless he's selling the stuff to kids going through City Hall on school tours, I think it sets a bad precedent to throw out an elected official simply because he's not "upstanding".  As a previous poster has said, there's not a lot that Ford could actually be convicted on right now, at least for serious charges.

It isn't a matter of a little scandalous behaviour behind closed doors - most people wouldn't blink an eye at that. I think right now it is more like a complete lack of trust. He is supposed to manage public funds and make long-term decisions but no one wants a crackhead in charge of money. Even one who is never convicted of anything.

It does set up the next mayor rather nicely though. That person could dance the can-can all the way down Young St and people would be relieved that he did it sober! ;D
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4796 on: November 07, 2013, 02:11:23 PM »
Leading to that classic campaign slogan: I can can-can sober!
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4797 on: November 07, 2013, 02:18:46 PM »
Leading to that classic campaign slogan: I can can-can sober!

LOL.

There have been rumours of video evidence floating around for months.  A couple of weeks ago, Ford's popularity was trending up, again.  I was wondering if the rest of the city was on drugs, too.  But after the admissions, I'm hoping he doesn't get reelected next fall.  And I don't even live there.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4798 on: November 07, 2013, 04:53:49 PM »
Leading to that classic campaign slogan: I can can-can sober!

LOL.

There have been rumours of video evidence floating around for months.  A couple of weeks ago, Ford's popularity was trending up, again.  I was wondering if the rest of the city was on drugs, too.  But after the admissions, I'm hoping he doesn't get reelected next fall.  And I don't even live there.

It doesn't help any that he said a few months ago, in so many words, that he had never used cocaine, and is now claiming that it's okay, the reporters didn't ask the right questions. I'm sorry, "Have you ever used cocaine?" is the right question, or a right question, if you want to know whether someone has used cocaine. It doesn't have to be "have you ever smoked crack indoors, while in a drunken stupor?"

That level of evasiveness isn't something I'd want in a mayor, or anyone else who is making government policy or responsible for finances. It's the sort of non-logic that leads to "but how could you expect me to tell you where the money was invested, you didn't specifically ask whether it was in a Nevis blind trust benefiting my brother's unborn children."
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4799 on: November 07, 2013, 07:21:09 PM »
Leading to that classic campaign slogan: I can can-can sober!

LOL.

There have been rumours of video evidence floating around for months.  A couple of weeks ago, Ford's popularity was trending up, again.  I was wondering if the rest of the city was on drugs, too.  But after the admissions, I'm hoping he doesn't get reelected next fall.  And I don't even live there.

It doesn't help any that he said a few months ago, in so many words, that he had never used cocaine, and is now claiming that it's okay, the reporters didn't ask the right questions. I'm sorry, "Have you ever used cocaine?" is the right question, or a right question, if you want to know whether someone has used cocaine. It doesn't have to be "have you ever smoked crack indoors, while in a drunken stupor?"

That level of evasiveness isn't something I'd want in a mayor, or anyone else who is making government policy or responsible for finances. It's the sort of non-logic that leads to "but how could you expect me to tell you where the money was invested, you didn't specifically ask whether it was in a Nevis blind trust benefiting my brother's unborn children."

Oh god, it gets even better today!  New video!!!  More drunkenness and the uttering of non-specific death threats.  What's more, because this one isn't tied to a murder investigation (the other one where he's smoking crack, one of the guys in the video was murdered soon after) it's all over the news for your watching pleasure!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-admits-being-extremely-inebriated-in-new-video-1.2418421