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2022-09-21 5:56:55 PM  
I owned two vehicles and took the bus to work for a straight year. I had no idea that was such an unusual thing.
 
2022-09-21 6:06:48 PM  
Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead
 
2022-09-21 6:38:07 PM  
Never?

Sorry that your city sucks.
 
2022-09-21 6:39:20 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


This story was in CALGARY you histrionic loon.  CANADA.  Or are you just going into every thread you post in and leading off with that?

edmo: I owned two vehicles and took the bus to work for a straight year. I had no idea that was such an unusual thing.


From the tone used in the article, the police almost certainly informed the family of the man's death and got "Why was he at a bus stop?!  He drives his car everywhere!" in response.
 
2022-09-21 6:39:55 PM  
CPS being embarrassingly stupid is nothing new, but blaming the victim for being in a bus shelter because they owned a vehicle is a surprising new low
 
2022-09-21 6:40:30 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


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cbc.ca

...southeast Calgary.
 
2022-09-21 6:41:15 PM  
Being Sunday morning, my guess is he went out and had a few drinks Saturday night, was responsible enough to NOT drive home, and was taking the bus to go pick up his car.

Or he was going somewhere that he didn't want to pay for parking.

Or he doesn't get paid til next week and was almost out of gas and needed to conserve it to get to work.

Or it's none of our damn business.
 
2022-09-21 6:43:02 PM  
he was going drinking ? what was his fark handle
 
2022-09-21 6:44:52 PM  

Ronin Around: CPS being embarrassingly stupid is nothing new, but blaming the victim for being in a bus shelter because they owned a vehicle is a surprising new low


If you read the article, that was an afterthought to them saying "We're looking at the driver, but right now it appears to be a combination of unreasonable speed and a driver medical incident".  It's probably that "closure" thing the cops used to bother giving the families of the innocent dead in the halcyon past.
 
2022-09-21 6:45:20 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


When did the US annex Calgary?
 
2022-09-21 6:50:23 PM  

misanthropicsob: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

When did the US annex Calgary?


It all started when a Texan got an icy hj in Edmonton.
 
2022-09-21 6:52:14 PM  

misanthropicsob: When did the US annex Calgary?


Calgary acts more American than San Francisco does.
 
2022-09-21 6:52:50 PM  
I drive 3 miles to the bus stop and catch the bus to go 20 miles into downtown. Because the bus pass is $135/month and parking downtown is $300/month plus gas and I would kill myself if I had to deal with the idiots on the road.

/On the bus home right now
 
2022-09-21 6:55:42 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


oh dear.

only thing now is to take your mockery like a man
 
2022-09-21 6:56:17 PM  
Bus Stop- The Hollies - 1966
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2022-09-21 6:58:51 PM  

apoptotic: Being Sunday morning, my guess is he went out and had a few drinks Saturday night, was responsible enough to NOT drive home, and was taking the bus to go pick up his car.

Or he was going somewhere that he didn't want to pay for parking.

Or he doesn't get paid til next week and was almost out of gas and needed to conserve it to get to work.

Or it's none of our damn business.


Maybe he was there to score some socialized medicine, if you know what I mean.

Like, medicine that's socialized.
 
2022-09-21 6:59:05 PM  
Pretty sure the reason they're investigating why the victim was there is because they're trying to figure out if the guy who hit him had any intent to do so. Which seems kind of unlikely, but I guess the cops have time to look in to things like that up in Canada.

/but hey, fascist attitudes favoring single occupancy vehicles could also explain this
 
2022-09-21 7:02:16 PM  

NEDM: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

This story was in CALGARY you histrionic loon.  CANADA.  Or are you just going into every thread you post in and leading off with that?

edmo: I owned two vehicles and took the bus to work for a straight year. I had no idea that was such an unusual thing.

From the tone used in the article, the police almost certainly informed the family of the man's death and got "Why was he at a bus stop?!  He drives his car everywhere!" in response.


Oh excuse me! No need to be a farking a-hole about it
 
2022-09-21 7:05:07 PM  
the driver, a man in his 70s

We can get a lot of social progress from requiring mandatory driving tests after 60.
 
2022-09-21 7:05:40 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: NEDM: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

This story was in CALGARY you histrionic loon.  CANADA.  Or are you just going into every thread you post in and leading off with that?

edmo: I owned two vehicles and took the bus to work for a straight year. I had no idea that was such an unusual thing.

From the tone used in the article, the police almost certainly informed the family of the man's death and got "Why was he at a bus stop?!  He drives his car everywhere!" in response.

Oh excuse me! No need to be a farking a-hole about it


Actually, in this case, we do.
 
2022-09-21 7:13:41 PM  

OkieDookie: misanthropicsob: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

When did the US annex Calgary?

It all started when a Texan got an icy hj in Edmonton.


That's called a "Beaver Tail on the Rocks".
 
2022-09-21 7:14:33 PM  

El_Dan: Pretty sure the reason they're investigating why the victim was there is because they're trying to figure out if the guy who hit him had any intent to do so. Which seems kind of unlikely, but I guess the cops have time to look in to things like that up in Canada.

/but hey, fascist attitudes favoring single occupancy vehicles could also explain this


Maybe.  Canadian cops still have not gone total Freikorps like the cops here.  In US Murica if you're poor, minority, immigrant, LGBT, have mental health issues and you've been victimized or need help, DO NOT CALL THE POLICE.   If you fit any of the categories I've enumerated above, and you have a problem, and you call the police, you'll have two problems. Either accept what's happened to you, or deal with it in your own way, but do not call the police.
 
2022-09-21 7:14:38 PM  
He may have been dodging the frigging truck barreling down on him.
 
2022-09-21 7:16:48 PM  

Fissile: El_Dan: Pretty sure the reason they're investigating why the victim was there is because they're trying to figure out if the guy who hit him had any intent to do so. Which seems kind of unlikely, but I guess the cops have time to look in to things like that up in Canada.

/but hey, fascist attitudes favoring single occupancy vehicles could also explain this

Maybe.  Canadian cops still have not gone total Freikorps like the cops here.  In US Murica if you're poor, minority, immigrant, LGBT, have mental health issues and you've been victimized or need help, DO NOT CALL THE POLICE.   If you fit any of the categories I've enumerated above, and you have a problem, and you call the police, you'll have two problems. Either accept what's happened to you, or deal with it in your own way, but do not call the police.


Natives may want to have a word, if they survived the Starlight Tours.
 
2022-09-21 7:17:41 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


Time to change your fark handle.  Your now just the SUN and we doubt your existence.
 
2022-09-21 7:18:29 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


This happened in Canada.
Alberta specifically. The America of the north.
 
2022-09-21 7:19:16 PM  
It's almost like people don't ever read the article and instead base their comments exclusively on whatever subby says the article is about. Even when it's demonstrably wrong.
 
2022-09-21 7:20:49 PM  

Lady J: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

oh dear.

only thing now is to take your mockery like a man


This mentality is why the US is in trouble.  People not looking past the surface, taking things at face value and jumping with on the were going to hell fast wagon.
Some guy complained about his water bill on nextdoor today.   1st response was its a new tax from Biden.    Idiots, we are surrounded by idiots.
 
2022-09-21 7:22:37 PM  
When I go to San Francisco, I drive to the Pleasanton BART parking lot, then take mass transit into the city and transfer to MUNI to get to my destination. It is less expensive and faster than using your own car to drive all the way to your destination.
 
2022-09-21 7:25:11 PM  

UltimaCS: the driver, a man in his 70s

We can get a lot of social progress from requiring mandatory driving tests after 60.


csb:
A 96yo lady that I (barely) know doesn't have a computer so she asked me if I would get onto DMV and renew her license for her.
(She's ~5', skinny, frail, all of her fingers are farked up with arthritis or whatever, and she uses walkers at a snail's pace any time she's up and mobile at her house).
I'm clickety-clacking all of her info on the DMV page knowing full well she's going to have to go in to at least get her vision checked, get retested, and possibly have her condition assessed.

Nope. "Your license has been renewed.  Thank you for visiting DMV".

/wtf.
 
2022-09-21 7:25:40 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


Yeah, but in the part of North America that is Canada they are extremely sorry about it, eh.
 
2022-09-21 7:27:43 PM  

misanthropicsob: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

When did the US annex Calgary?


Shhh, that's in the works for next year.
 
2022-09-21 7:28:45 PM  
If you think American cops are incompetent (and they are) just wait until you hear about Canadian cops. Just read up on any serial killer case. Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, Bruce MacArthur, Robert Pickton... Canadian cops love sitting on their hands (unless you're Indigenous).
 
2022-09-21 7:29:46 PM  

Rob3Fan: I drive 3 miles to the bus stop and catch the bus to go 20 miles into downtown. Because the bus pass is $135/month and parking downtown is $300/month plus gas and I would kill myself if I had to deal with the idiots on the road.

/On the bus home right now


Nice application of basic economics. If had a downtown job with decent transit I'd use it just to avoid the stress of traffic.
 
2022-09-21 7:35:11 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Oh excuse me! No need to be a farking a-hole about it


If you really think being called out for immediately jumping to "America is Fascist" in a story about Canada that's marked as being from the CBC is being an asshole, my initial judgement is pretty on-point.
 
2022-09-21 7:36:31 PM  

New Rising Sun: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

[washingtonpost.com image 132x132]

cbc.ca

...southeast Calgary.


I honestly waited an hour to see if the comment was just a drivel set up for some alt handle of theirs to come in and crack a joke about how the poor guy in the bus shelter did "Nazi the truck coming" but ... Nope.... Dudes just farking insane
 
2022-09-21 7:38:08 PM  
My federal agency pays for a transit pass in any large city, so lots of people who own cars take the bus/train to work every day because it's free to them.
 
2022-09-21 7:38:33 PM  
NEDM:
From the tone used in the article, the police almost certainly informed the family of the man's death and got "Why was he at a bus stop?!  He drives his car everywhere!" in response.

Except when he's:
Fark user imageView Full Size


What a way for the family t find out.
 
2022-09-21 7:55:05 PM  

Hell Poodle: If you think American cops are incompetent (and they are) just wait until you hear about Canadian cops. Just read up on any serial killer case. Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, Bruce MacArthur, Robert Pickton... Canadian cops love sitting on their hands (unless you're Indigenous).


American cops aren't incompetent.  American cops are very, very good at what they do:  Protect the privileges of the wealthy and powerful.
 
2022-09-21 8:01:06 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


I think this is a great comment about an article from Canada.

Now its out of the way, I think we can turn to why the police cares that he could have used his car. He was an innocent bystander, who cares what his reason was.
 
2022-09-21 8:02:23 PM  
Apparently, all Amreican cars are in such perfect condition, that no one takes them to be repaired in a auto shop.

Maybe that's why no one, who owns a car, would use the bus ON PURPOSE.

/goddamn, people are farking morons
 
2022-09-21 8:02:50 PM  

New Rising Sun: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

[washingtonpost.com image 132x132]

cbc.ca

...southeast Calgary.


I wonder if that kid has grown up, and is now traumatised for being known as the simple minded child.
 
2022-09-21 8:02:58 PM  

kb7rky: Apparently, all Amreican cars are in such perfect condition, that no one takes them to be repaired in a auto shop.

Maybe that's why no one, who owns a car, would use the bus ON PURPOSE.

/goddamn, people are farking morons


..."preview before post"...
 
2022-09-21 8:04:54 PM  

ctighe2353: Lady J: The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead

oh dear.

only thing now is to take your mockery like a man

This mentality is why the US is in trouble.  People not looking past the surface, taking things at face value and jumping with on the were going to hell fast wagon.
Some guy complained about his water bill on nextdoor today.   1st response was its a new tax from Biden.    Idiots, we are surrounded by idiots.


if you're saying you've never made an idiot of yourself, jumping to conclusions about a headline, I don't believe you.

I once muddled up Oliver and Roger Stone, and wrote a spirited and completely irrelevant narrative about Nixon and tattoos.

Everyone thought I'd done it on purpose, it got a lot of laughs, and when I confessed I was just a fool, it got even more laughs.

fk up, and laugh at yourself.  people love it.
 
2022-09-21 8:06:23 PM  
Maybe the guy wasn't actually taking the bus. Maybe he just wanted to sit down for a minute. You can sit down on those covered bus benches, right? Even if you're not taking the bus. This is still America Canada, right?
 
2022-09-21 8:08:11 PM  

UltimaCS: the driver, a man in his 70s

We can get a lot of social progress from requiring mandatory driving tests after 60.


People would be so farked in USA without a drivers license.

I agree with you. But just imagine, with no public transport, and living miles from a store.
 
2022-09-21 8:10:48 PM  

Singleballtheory: It's almost like people don't ever read the article and instead base their comments exclusively on whatever subby says the article is about. Even when it's demonstrably wrong.


That's the only way to make sure your comment is not only first, but also weird.

But if you make it about Nazis or Putin, you have a good chance.
 
2022-09-21 8:12:43 PM  

Fissile: Hell Poodle: If you think American cops are incompetent (and they are) just wait until you hear about Canadian cops. Just read up on any serial killer case. Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, Bruce MacArthur, Robert Pickton... Canadian cops love sitting on their hands (unless you're Indigenous).

American cops aren't incompetent.  American cops are very, very good at what they do:  Protect the privileges of the wealthy and powerful.


I should've prefaced it with *incompetent at protecting civilians. I don't disagree at all.
 
2022-09-21 8:22:26 PM  
""It appeared that the driver was in some form of distress," Foster said. " I'm thinking the cadaver had a twisted heart attack face which gave them a raging clue.
 
2022-09-21 8:39:59 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Jesus farking Christ, let's just get it out there:
AMERICA IS A FASCIST SOCIETY

There, let's accept that and not act surprised when America goes full nazi in the years ahead


Wow, have we annexed Canada?  I would have thought that would be top news!
 
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