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OMG:

In light of the things that have been happening around the world lately... I want to see where UW students are at... Here are a few of my opinions on what's been happening lately, do you agree?

1) The whole facebook thing with Paris --- a lot of people are showing their support with the Paris incident by changing their FB profile pictures to the France flag. Other people are complaining that FB didn't do this when other countries were going through similar incidents. But isn't it because Paris is a developed country... and Canada's ally... Most people are shocked that something like this happened in Paris happened! Yes I agree that FB/GOOGLE/YOUTUBE should change their logos to support any country going through trouble... but it shouldn't be so surprising when the media is focusing on Paris attacks and not other countries... I am truly sorry for all the people we have lost recently in natural disasters and man made wars.

2) The attacks on Muslim women in Toronto --- come on, are people actually this stupid?? It enrages me that Canadians are attacking Muslim women just because they're Muslim! Muslim DOES NOT EQUAL ISIS. First of all, don't hurt a WOMAN. Second, don't hurt a PERSON because of the RELIGION they believe in. Are we hurting you for being atheist or believing in whatever religion you follow? I don't think so.

3) "REFUGEES GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY" --- I was Canadian born. Yes my parents are not from Canada... a lot of my friends are actually immigrants to this country! But that's what's to love about Canada, they have been pretty open the past few decades. However, you Canadians that are shouting GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY. Why don't you go back to yours? I'm pretty sure CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS was not born in North America. Did we not learn about this in elementary/high school history?! People are being so absurd! We all belong in Canada, it's our home.

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  1. "GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY. Why don't you go back to yours? I'm pretty sure CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS was not born in North America. Did we not learn about this in elementary/high school history?! People are being so absurd! We all belong in Canada, it's our home."


    This is a horrible way to deal with people who are being assholes. Being an asshole yourself to other assholes doesn't solve anything. Be the better man and let ignorant people be bigots don't start fights with people who won't listen. So when someone say "go back to your country" don't yell "GO BACK TO YOURS"
    Just don't say anything or say you are already here

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    1. No, I'm not going to "not say anything." They should be called out on. Maybe in a nicer way, but no one has the right to tell anybody else to get out of the country.

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  2. Muslim women are attacked probably because they are more visibly muslim, as in, their hijabs/niqabs.

    Also, a lot of people have a problem with the 25000 refugees not because of the actual refugees, but because Justin Trudeau is rushing to process for no reason other than his personal... ego? I have no idea what it is. I really don't see the point of pushing for screening 25000 people in less than 60 days. Why is this arbitrary deadline so important?

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    1. New governments tend to be idealistic, and bent on keeping their promises come hell or high water.

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  3. Preach, we need more people like you.

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  4. conquest/settler colonialism and legal, controlled immigration are both very different things from each other and from uncontrolled "refugee" migration. The former two are how most Canadians or their ancestors arrived, and the latter is what we're talking about. No need to conflate terms.

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  5. this post needed to be written and its so cool that you did write it OP. Makes me feel so good inside reading all of that :) You da real mvp OP!

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  6. We should still be careful about the refugees. It's not that people don't like helping others. It's more of protecting ourselves first. We can't help if we ourselves are in danger.

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  7. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cb0_1447249820

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    1. are you uwfascistclub on reddit?

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    2. there's a fascist club? Where do you meet? I am interested in joining your ranks brother

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    3. You people who throw the word fascist around in every sentence are just PC bros in it to crush puss.

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  8. This video has nothing to do with fascism, even Trudeau said he will not be allowing Syrian refugee men into the country, only women and children

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    1. Well, not quite: his screening process will prioritize women, children, and families ahead of single men. This has less to do with security, and more to do with putting vulnerable groups first.

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