Archive for the ‘Culture of Entitlement’ Category

“Native discount” sentencing works against aboriginals…

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

“(Convicted murderer) Kokopenace, has appealed his sentence. He says it was unfair. It was too harsh. Because, you see, Kokopenace is aboriginal himself… And he claims the trial wasn’t fair because aboriginals were underrepresented in the jury pool… Incredibly, the Ontario Court of Appeal agreed with the grounds for appeal – they said the jury pool didn’t have enough aboriginal people in it, so that was racist.” – Ezra Levant.

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Federal employees want paid days off to grieve “spirit friends”

Friday, September 12th, 2014

“…it refers to the loss of a spiritual leader in the community, such as an elder. We have negotiated bereavement leave in other agreements for such losses.” – Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

And public employees wonder why they get so much bad press…

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Autism “entitlements” to include dogs in the classroom?

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Recently, the Toronto Star carried an article “Parents of kids with autism fight to get service dogs in schools”, (1).  The opening paragraph says “While federal law protects a blind person’s right to be accompanied in public by a service animal, the rights of children with autism who rely on trained dogs to keep them safe, regulate unruly behaviour and help them develop socially are not so clear.”

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The coming “tyranny of entitlement”

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Time for another sub-category, this time to cover the rapid progression of “entitlement” feelings to the point that a Hamilton mother now wants her daughter’s allergy to dairy products “accommodated” by having eggs, milk, cheese, and any other dairy-related products, totally banned from the school she attends.

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Autism, rights, and the “culture of entitlement”

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

“Perhaps the Clarington incident gave encouragement to the Ottawa parents, who moved into their present living quarters a month or so after the Clarington incident was first reported. They have just been issued with formal notices to correct the (noise) situation, failing which eviction proceedings may be commenced… They have been there for less than a month, the complaints started immediately… ” – From a previous post on this incident.

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Parents of autistic boy refuse to act over noise complaints

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

“Perhaps the Clarington incident gave encouragement to the Ottawa parents, who moved into their present living quarters a month or so after the Clarington incident was first reported.  They have just been issued with formal notices to correct the situation, failing which eviction proceedings may be commenced.  They have been there for less than a month, the complaints started immediately, and the child is eight years old.”

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Balance needed in ‘hateful letter’ issue

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Note: While this is a local matter, it clearly demonstrates how people will often respond to difficult issues in an emotional rather than a practical manner.  My responses to the first two comments to my letter should set the tone for future responses, so let’s see how it goes!

And also, let’s see if “politically correct” considerations result in my comments, or even my original letter, being taken down.

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