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Opinion

Why “radical Islamic terrorist” is Islamophobic

People who use “radical Islamic terrorist” aren’t actually concerned with radicalism nor terrorism. They’re concerned only with Islam.

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Opinion

Most popular social media posts from August

I decided to try a new feature here on my blog: my most popular social media posts. Well, here they are:

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Opinion

Most popular social media posts from August

I decided to try a new feature here on my blog: my most popular social media posts. Well, here they are:

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Opinion

Children aren’t too young to be gay

An adult asked our 10yo about the flag on their back and the flags on their cheeks. When they explained pansexuality and transgender, the adult responded with something like, “Aren’t you a bit too young to decide something like that?”

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Opinion SCS

Science shows that harm reduction works

Harm reduction works. It saves lives, and it helps people overcome their addictions.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Blaine Hyggen doesn’t care about auditing Arches

‪At city council meeting last week, City Councillor ‬Blaine Hyggen suggested that a third party independently audit the numbers claimed by Arches in their report to city council. Except Hyggen doesn’t actually care whether Arches gets audited. Hyggen operates on confirmation bias: he seeks out frontline cops and paramedics whose claims support his ideological stance […]

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Opinion Racism

Debunked: 4 myths about Indigenous people

A few months ago, I was discussing the concept of “a little bit racist” with a friend on Facebook. Before long, the conversation turned to Indigenous people, and his discussion points started to incorporate common myths white people believe about Indigenous people.

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Opinion Uncategorized

Conservatives don’t actually care about the economy

You’ve probably heard conservatives talk about how important the economy is as an election issue, how important jobs are, or business investment is, or the GDP is. Except conservatives don’t actually care about the economy.

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Lethbridge SCS

Debunked: 9 myths about the Lethbridge supervised consumption site

Here are the 9 myths people often use when opposing the supervised consumption site and why exactly they’re just myths.

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Opinion Racism

Actually, “genocide” is the right term

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released in June 2019. It’s over 1,000 pages long and comes in 2 volumes. Even though it has 231 calls for justice, people got hung up on the report’s use of the word genocide. Critics of the term argue that since Indigenous people in […]