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#2161 todd

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:07 AM

it accentuates stigma obviously.  plus age is just a number.  who is to say 58 is "elderly"?  how dare they assume her gender.
 
 
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elderly: rather old, especially : being past middle age

https://www.merriam-...tionary/elderly

#2162 Mike K.

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:08 AM

Vic News said "older," which is what I think most of us would describe as someone 60+. Elderly is someone 80+, IMO.


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#2163 todd

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:13 AM

Vic News said "older," which is what I think most of us would describe as someone 60+. Elderly is someone 80+, IMO.

if you take into account the Webster’s dictionary and life expectancy in Canada 41 is elderly.

#2164 Mike K.

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:17 AM

In the 1886 volume of that dictionary, maybe.
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#2165 todd

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:25 AM

In the 1886 volume of that dictionary, maybe.

no that version was online. Do you use a computer? :)

#2166 Mike K.

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 02:19 PM

Yes, a fully patched and updated 386, thank you very much, overclocked to the capabilities of a Pentium II. ...And(!) I have the cooling system to prove it.


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 02:59 PM

^Good for you!

#2168 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 11:51 AM

A man in his 20s going through a mental health crisis was driving the vehicle that smashed through a parking garage wall at Uptown shopping centre last week.

https://www.timescol...lice-1.24306783

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#2169 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:20 PM

 

Saanich firefighters had to free staff at Walmart afer a driver rammed through the wall of a lower parking area Friday afternoon.

 

Deputy Chief Dan Wood told Black Press Media around 4:30 p.m. that firefighters were working to free staff trapped in a freezer at the Uptown store. He said the vehicle drove 20 feet into the shop and pinned a freezer door closed.

 

Wood said an older woman driving was not seriously injured. All staff were safely removed and not seriously injured.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....art-in-saanich/

 

 

 

...so ...did Deputy Chief Dan Wood actually say that to Black Press Media?


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#2170 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 12:24 PM

he probably said something like "older women are the worst drivers inside parkades".

 

he has an unconscious bias.  he should probably be re-educated.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:27 PM

...so ...did Deputy Chief Dan Wood actually say that to Black Press Media?

 

If he did he may have got this wrong on so many levels.

 

The driver could have been a young male instead of an old woman.

 

https://vancouverisl...olice-1.5385817



#2172 Rob Randall

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Posted Yesterday, 02:10 PM

More likely the chief withheld that information; the reporter attempted to fill out the description with "eyewitness" statements from bystanders that turned out to be false.


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#2173 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 02:14 PM

regardless we should probably bring the driver before a social media tribunal and determine the official description once and for all.


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#2174 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:22 PM

More likely the chief withheld that information; the reporter attempted to fill out the description with "eyewitness" statements from bystanders that turned out to be false.


So they filled in the description by fabricating words attributed to the deputy chief?

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#2175 Rob Randall

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Posted Yesterday, 05:55 PM

So they filled in the description by fabricating words attributed to the deputy chief?

 

They merged the account of the chief with rumours from bystanders. That's my guess anyway. There's no way the chief didn't know exactly who was in that car. I think first responders realized right away it was a suicide attempt and clamped down on any identifying information.


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#2176 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 06:01 PM

I think first responders realized right away it was a suicide attempt and clamped down on any identifying information.

 

do you think he sped towards the wall thinking it was thick solid concrete then was surprised it gave way, to a workspace inside?


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#2177 Rob Randall

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Posted Yesterday, 06:12 PM

^Oh, absolutely. He thought that was going to be his last moment on earth. He wasn't expecting to do a Wile E. Coyote onto the food floor.


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#2178 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:17 PM

Oh man, that’s intense. I didn’t put the details together quite like that.

What bothers me is the older female narrative really took off. Even I took Black Press’ word, and had numerous conversations with people about deciding when a parent should move towards giving up the keys. Our social media posts also alluded to an older driver, based on Black Press speaking with the DC.

For Black Press to just edit the piece makes me question what else gets changed without anyone knowing. Surely there are standards professional media *must* abide by, no?
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#2179 Barrrister

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Posted Yesterday, 07:06 PM

Are we talking about Black Press or professional media.


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