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(Metronews.ca)   Vancouver bar forced to discontinue popular house beer "Albino Rhino" after human rights complaint   (metronews.ca) divider line 41
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2013-02-17 10:00:12 PM  
3 votes:
WTF. Many species exhibit albinism. It's not unique to humans.
2013-02-17 09:54:44 PM  
3 votes:

sno man: dj_bigbird: Don't albino rhinos really exist? So, this isn't a reference to a person at all. I r confused.

yes they do and EXACTLY and me too.


Actually I don't think they do. There are white rhinos and black rhinos (which are quite rare), but those are just names and they're pretty hard to tell apart.

That being said this is one of the stupidest farking things I've ever heard of. I knew albinos had pale skin, I just didn't know it was so thin.
2013-02-17 09:45:04 PM  
3 votes:
"It would be like saying, let's put in some Alzheimer appetizers, Down syndrome daiquiris or cerebral palsy cocktails," he said. "That would offend anyone's sensibilities."

Not the same Mr. PC Guy, if it was Albino Person Beer, I'm right there with ya...  or even Albino Beer.  But Albino Rhino has exactly nothing to do with this lady unless she is also HUGE and has a HORN STICKING OUT OF HER F'ING FOREHEAD...
2013-02-17 08:21:40 PM  
3 votes:
Don't albino rhinos really exist? So, this isn't a reference to a person at all. I r confused.
2013-02-17 10:20:14 PM  
2 votes:
Note to Nigerian chick - we don't kill albinos and use their parts for farking magic here.

You get to be an awesome music star.
2013-02-17 10:06:29 PM  
2 votes:
i45.tinypic.com

would like the offended ignorant dumbshiat to kiss its albino rhino ass.
2013-02-17 09:54:37 PM  
2 votes:
Couldn't they just rename it White Boy Brew or something instead of discontinuing it?
2013-02-17 09:53:31 PM  
2 votes:
The complaint sparked online debate about political correctness gone amok, but "the only people who say that are people who don't have albinism or a friend or a spouse or a child with albinism",aren't petulant, overly sensitive snowflakes with a persecution complex or professional axe-grinders like  said Peter Ash, CEO of an advocacy group for those with the disability.

Fixed.

Gawdammitsomuch.
2013-02-17 09:51:09 PM  
2 votes:
There's something about Down syndrome daiquiris or cerebral palsy cocktails that makes you think consuming these beverages might really mess you up, whereas Albino Rhino brand beer doesn't imply you're going to get paler and grow a horn.
2013-02-17 08:07:53 PM  
2 votes:
"It would be like saying, let's put in some Alzheimer appetizers, Down syndrome daiquiris or cerebral palsy cocktails," he said. "That would offend anyone's sensibilities."

Uh...yeah. Where can I get those?
2013-02-18 09:52:17 AM  
1 votes:

booger42: threefiveohonetwofivego: It's stories like this that make me really, really bumed out to be a Canadian... Like why do we allow ourselves to cater to the petulant, attention-seeking whims of bored, unhappy, stupid people?

Actually, I was thinking that about damn near everyone in this thread, who is getting bent out of shape over this story.  It's the name of a farking beer people!

Some folks here seem more offeneded about another person being offended, than they really need to be.  It's easy to critisize others when you're not the one on the outside.  Albanisim has many stereotypes that are false, negative and ignorant.

/I've been called a greasy thug too and it never stops hurting


The name of the beer isn't the issue here. It's the fact that when any one individual feels as though they've been "wronged" by the practices, services or rules and policies of an organization/business; it is becoming increasingly common for those offended parties to take their case to a HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION. This kind of behaviour is an abuse of this kind of infrastructure that should exist to protect people from legitimate abuses, but instead has come to serve as a platform for sulking, offended parties to advance their horseshiat agendas...
2013-02-18 07:38:29 AM  
1 votes:
As an albino, I can verify that this is some stupid shiat right here.

Also, as someone who lives in part of the world with no good beer, that looks friggin delicious.

Awful bright in here.
2013-02-18 07:02:48 AM  
1 votes:
Also:

The human rights complaint process taught the restaurant that people were "genuinely offended" by its marketing, as the rare condition results in "prejudice and exclusion in many areas of Canadian society,"

Many areas? Are there signs all over Toronto saying "fark off, albinos"?

I have seen exactly ONE albino in real life. I was at a grocery store a few years ago, and I saw a couple with a little girl with albinism. I wasn't terrified or disgusted, despite having seen Foul Play. I thought she looked pretty cool, and wished I was born with albinism. I hate sunshine anyway
2013-02-18 03:46:52 AM  
1 votes:
A: As has been pointed out already, ALBINO RHINOS EXIST

B: Unless the bar is denying you a service based on your albinism, IT'S NOT DISCRIMINATION.

C: You need to pressure wash that vagina of yours, the sand REALLY seems to be wedged up there.

I'd love to hear what actual victims of discrimination think about this biatch using this to draw attention to herself. Stupid farking attention whores actually NEED to be discriminated against so they can learn the distinction.

/Great, this frustrated me enough that the buzz from my painkillers is now gone.
2013-02-18 03:19:40 AM  
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: This Face Left Blank: Great Porn Dragon: I actually DO have a friend or two with albinism, and they pretty much agree this is horseshiat :D

You don't precisely know how many of your friends are albinos?  Hell, I know how many albinos I've seen in the flesh in my entire life.

/ Two.  One of them was Edgar Winter
// The other was a young woman.  She was beautiful, like something out of a big-budget fantasy movie. Ethereal.

OK, more of a figure of speech there, but yes, I've seen the two people in question, and yes, both are in fact Melanistically Challenged--though one of them you'd probably think was just very blond, and neither have the typical "Brothers Winter Look".

(To make a long story short, there are actually a number of types of albinism, and not all of them make Caucasians look like porcelain dolls. :D  In addition to "Meezer albinism" (which DOES occur in humans) there is tyrosinase-positive albinism (where folks tend to have a bit darker complexions and blond or ruddy hair--this tends to be more common in African-Americans), type Ib tyrosinase-negative albinism (which is what my "blond friend with albinism" friend has--it used to be termed "yellow mutant" because there is SOME pigment function, but needless to say the name isn't used much for obvious reasons, and tends to occur in both the Pennsylvania Dutch (as an "Amish Heritage" genetic syndrome) and in some Cajun lineages), and some versions that just affect the eyes or only mess with pigmentation production JUST enough to have them paler than usual--enough that they can almost "pass" for being Not Melanistically Challenged except for the occasional miswiring of ocular nerves that tends to happen with albinism.  Here's a minor primer of the sorts of albinism most common in humans; fully half of these don't result in the "Johnny Winter" look.)

(And yes, that "miswiring" is why crossed eyes tend to be rife in Siamese cats; they don't pretty much become blind in light (like the folks with classic typ ...


An informative post?  On MY Fark?  It's more likely than I thought.

Thanks for the effort.  I may have seen a few people, while out shopping, who have tyrosinase-positive albinism, but of course I never talked with them to find out.   Pity about the, "not all of them make Caucasians look like porcelain dolls", as it really is far more striking that I ever would have imagined - or at least it was the case for the one woman I met.  If you gotta have a condition with downsides, it might as well make you look like a beautiful/handsome elf from the cover of a romance novel.  All my ulcerative colitis does for me, for instance, is make me run for the toilet, which doesn't do as much for my appearance as you would think.
2013-02-18 01:45:01 AM  
1 votes:
I see what you did there, subby, but it's very blurry, what with the retinitis pigmentosa
2013-02-18 01:39:37 AM  
1 votes:

This Face Left Blank: Great Porn Dragon: I actually DO have a friend or two with albinism, and they pretty much agree this is horseshiat :D

You don't precisely know how many of your friends are albinos?  Hell, I know how many albinos I've seen in the flesh in my entire life.

/ Two.  One of them was Edgar Winter
// The other was a young woman.  She was beautiful, like something out of a big-budget fantasy movie. Ethereal.


OK, more of a figure of speech there, but yes, I've seen the two people in question, and yes, both are in fact Melanistically Challenged--though one of them you'd probably think was just very blond, and neither have the typical "Brothers Winter Look".

(To make a long story short, there are actually a number of types of albinism, and not all of them make Caucasians look like porcelain dolls. :D  In addition to "Meezer albinism" (which DOES occur in humans) there is tyrosinase-positive albinism (where folks tend to have a bit darker complexions and blond or ruddy hair--this tends to be more common in African-Americans), type Ib tyrosinase-negative albinism (which is what my "blond friend with albinism" friend has--it used to be termed "yellow mutant" because there is SOME pigment function, but needless to say the name isn't used much for obvious reasons, and tends to occur in both the Pennsylvania Dutch (as an "Amish Heritage" genetic syndrome) and in some Cajun lineages), and some versions that just affect the eyes or only mess with pigmentation production JUST enough to have them paler than usual--enough that they can almost "pass" for being Not Melanistically Challenged except for the occasional miswiring of ocular nerves that tends to happen with albinism.  Here's a minor primer of the sorts of albinism most common in humans; fully half of these don't result in the "Johnny Winter" look.)

(And yes, that "miswiring" is why crossed eyes tend to be rife in Siamese cats; they don't pretty much become blind in light (like the folks with classic type I albinism) but there is just enough "cross-talk" going on that crossed eyes tend to happen.  This is also why a lot of folks with albinism tend to squint--again, the fact that they're Melanistically Challenged does cause some issues with neural routing with vision in particular, and most folks with albinism have some degree of strabismus (less so with type II and the "Meezer type" and type Ib, more so with classic type I).)
2013-02-18 01:00:16 AM  
1 votes:
I am not quite getting this. Firstly, I never thought of albinism as a major disability - I figured it was inconvenient sometimes but comparing it to Down's syndrome is pretty much insulting to both groups, isn't it? Secondly, I never thought of it as a cause for discrimination... I mean, douches will douche over anything, and albinism is pretty visible so maybe it makes people more likely to get bullied in school, but really? To be honest, when I think of albinism in humans, what comes to my mind is a pretty positive association:

upload.wikimedia.org

/On further research, this is a Africa problem
//Wish people would leave it in Africa
///Lady needs some sensitivity training on how nobody cares in the Americas
2013-02-18 12:31:28 AM  
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: I actually DO have a friend or two with albinism, and they pretty much agree this is horseshiat :D

And if they wanted to be especially smart-assed, they could call the brew Mewy Meezer Brew or something like that--because, well, very few people realise that the Siamese/Himalayan/pointed trait in critters IS a form of albinism (it's basically a temperature-sensitive variant).

Well, until the local cat-breeder's association decides to kvetch, that is...

At any rate, have the world's most adorable albino-cam, featuring some baaaaby cats with temperature-sensitive albinism who just celebrated their first Caturday this week. :3


OMG! Cute overload!

i16.photobucket.com
2013-02-17 10:47:01 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: What *do* you call a Canadian black albino?


Ikponwosa Ero
2013-02-17 10:29:53 PM  
1 votes:
I don't blame the Albinos, I blame the courts and Judges for going along with this horse shiat human rights complaint.  Should we not allow the word Ginger in products because Red heads might get offended?  How about the word brown in case some brown person gets offended?  farking ridiculous.
2013-02-17 10:25:57 PM  
1 votes:
They should rename it "Douchebag Rhino".
2013-02-17 10:24:56 PM  
1 votes:
Is there anything progressives cannot ruin?
2013-02-17 10:21:58 PM  
1 votes:
Next I suppose I'm going to get sued by Anne Ramsey's estate for taping her picture to the bag I make hookers put over their heads? Fark, man, isn't anything sacred any more? What about MY rights?
2013-02-17 10:18:40 PM  
1 votes:
they should just rename after the woman. Albino Jill or Albino Sandy Vagina or whatever.
2013-02-17 10:18:17 PM  
1 votes:
Here are the whiners in question. The boss of the albino activists and his employee - "a 31-year-old immigrant from Nigeria,"
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Tribunal+hear+complaint/7708239/s to ry.html
www.vancouversun.com
2013-02-17 10:15:26 PM  
1 votes:
www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com

BROFIST DUDES!
2013-02-17 10:09:54 PM  
1 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
ALBINO THREAD PLZ?!
2013-02-17 10:08:28 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-17 10:07:29 PM  
1 votes:
White people problems.  Sigh...
2013-02-17 10:07:11 PM  
1 votes:
I would totally drink some Down Syndrome Daiquiris, 'cause those tards are always so happy and shiat.

/cue some DEVO
2013-02-17 10:04:12 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, for farks sake.... People need to learn to just shut the fark up for once.

You're offended?  Tough shiat.  Go home and squirt me some tears, biatch.
2013-02-17 10:03:36 PM  
1 votes:

cowgirl toffee: Vancouver, eh? So it's like a root beer or something?


The High-Fivin' White Guys disagree.
2013-02-17 10:01:29 PM  
1 votes:
Earls Restaurants will take beer or chicken wings sold under the 25-year-old brand off the menu after a Vancouver woman with albinism filed a BC Human Rights Tribunal complaint against the chain in 2012.

Is the BC Human Rights Tribunal an actual thing that can get people into trouble? We're pretty PC in the US, too, but are there legal consequences in Canada for offending people?

"It would be like saying, let's put in some Alzheimer appetizers, Down syndrome daiquiris or cerebral palsy cocktails," he said. "That would offend anyone's sensibilities."

You know what offends me? Attention whores.
2013-02-17 09:57:47 PM  
1 votes:
i49.tinypic.com
2013-02-17 09:56:27 PM  
1 votes:

cowgirl toffee: Vancouver, eh? So it's like a root beer or something?


Someone from the land of 4.5 "Beer" and Malt Liquor has a comment?

Charming.
2013-02-17 09:53:58 PM  
1 votes:
The Albino Rhino dark is one of my favourite beers. Very good stuff.

This is stupid. I'm going to sue the White Spot restaurant chain. Because I'm white.
2013-02-17 09:48:18 PM  
1 votes:
Charlie Baileygates: So, Whitey, what happened to your family?Whitey: I killed them. I hacked them up with a hammer while they were asleep. Ma, Pa, Bro, Sis. She was awake, my sis. I was just released from prison on my 21st birthday. I wasn't ready to leave but they said I had to. farked up law, huh?
2013-02-17 09:46:56 PM  
1 votes:
They should have been collecting a portion of the price for the preservation of the White Rhinoceros and replied with "you should feel bad about yourself."
2013-02-17 09:45:14 PM  
1 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2013-02-17 08:53:11 PM  
1 votes:
Rhinos have human rights?
 
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