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#521 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:46 AM

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"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" - zoomer, April 17, 2018


#522 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:17 PM

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#523 Nparker

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 12:56 PM

Technically he only burgles hamburgers.



#524 aastra

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:46 PM

What if he's desperate? Is hamburglary really burglary at all in that case? We assume he's going to sell those stolen acquired sandwiches so that he can buy food, right?

 

Edit: I was wondering if I had imagined it, that the hamburglar's motivation for stealing acquiring the burgers was never made explicitly clear. But no, apparently my recollection was correct. We know he wants to steal acquire them, but we never know for certain if he wants to eat them.

 

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking this has the potential to turn into the most heated and divisive argument that we've ever seen on VV.


Edited by aastra, 21 March 2018 - 05:37 PM.

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#525 vortoozo

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:05 PM

Is this an actual promo? I'm sure McDonald's won't take too kindly to the province labeling one of their characters as a drug user.


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#526 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:04 PM

Is this an actual promo? I'm sure McDonald's won't take too kindly to the province labeling one of their characters as a drug user.

 

What's worse stigma, drug user, or burglar?


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#527 On the Level

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:58 PM

I know about a few people--friends of friends--that do hard drugs occasionally. They would be offended if you lumped them in with the hardcore street users. They justify their use saying, "only on weekends, or special occasions and I pay my guy extra to get the "clean" stuff".As you know from the news these people sometimes die. But if you saw them you would not guess they sometimes do hard drugs. 

They shouldn't be "offended" because of consequences.  If there is an epidemic of death from drugs, and you still do hard drugs, I quite frankly don't see a differentiation between "hardcore street user" and "hardcore home fun user".  

 

From an BC Gov ad perspective; We are informed.  Don't "uninform" us.


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#528 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:35 PM

Last night in Saanich.  The poster guy and I.

 

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Anyway, come meet me next week!

 

10am to 4pm at Willie's.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 24 March 2018 - 10:35 PM.

"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" - zoomer, April 17, 2018


#529 aastra

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:54 AM

 

Anyway, come meet me next week!

 

$5 per punch, all proceeds go to charity?


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#530 Jackerbie

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 02:23 PM

Last night in Saanich.  The poster guy and I.

 

 

 

Anyway, come meet me next week!

 

10am to 4pm at Willie's.

 

...was this photo taken in a bathroom??? It would be odd locking eyes with that co-worker/team mate/drug user/hockey fan over the urinal, methinks



#531 A Girl is No one

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:38 PM

Well things really are improving in Victoria:

https://www.cheknews...e-calls-444427/

« VicPD patrol officers had to restock their naloxone kits after responding to five overdose calls Thursday night and Friday morning, with three of the calls occurring in the same location at the same time.« 

Locations: 700 block of Cormorant and Pandora at Amelia steeet.

#532 Nparker

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:58 PM

....Locations: 700 block of Cormorant and Pandora at Amelia Steeet.

On the plus side 2 of the 3 incidents happened less than 2 blocks apart.  :wacko:  



#533 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:15 PM

 
Health officials, police dealing with rash of overdoses in Vancouver, Victoria
 
✪ First responders received 119 calls about overdoses and poisonings on Wednesday
✪ There were another 105 calls on Thursday
✪ Insite, a supervised consumption site in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, had 25 overdoses on Wednesday, a number they generally see in an entire week

 

 
 
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"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" - zoomer, April 17, 2018


#534 Nparker

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:30 PM

But NO ONE would ever suggest making changes to how/when welfare payments are distributed.


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#535 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:50 AM

It's either six or seven — Nicole Boone can't remember exactly how many times she has overdosed.

 

"You wake up and you're terrified because you've been told you almost died, and then your first thought is, 'I need to get out of hospital because I need to use again,'" the 24-year-old said.

 

"That's how powerful the addiction is. Your life doesn't really matter."

 

Boone is an intravenous drug user in the throes of addiction.

 

She is one of about 50 to 70 on Bell Island in Conception Bay, according to volunteers running a new clean needle exchange out of an old RV.

 

 

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...sland-1.4665588

 

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Boone and her boyfriend, Jeff Lahey, are waiting for suboxone — a medication used to wean addicts off narcotics.

 

They've tried it and say it works, but neither suboxone nor methadone are available on Bell Island. Users have to take the ferry into Portugal Cove-St. Philips every day.

 

"I couldn't keep up with transportation costs," Lahey said about the last time he tried getting sober.

"I've got no choice but to use street drugs. I can't afford to get back and forth to town to get suboxone."

 

They both want the medication to be available on Bell Island. They say proximity will help in their fight to get clean.

 

Now, I do not quite understand here.  You have a 24 and 34-year-old couple, existinging just for the purpose of doing drugs.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 17 May 2018 - 05:54 AM.

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#536 lanforod

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:42 AM

Seems to me their using their location as an excuse. Move to the mainland if you're serious about getting clean and the solution to helping with that is there.



#537 Nparker

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:59 AM

A "mental health" incident took place on upper Fort Street this morning.

A large Victoria police presence at a Fort Street apartment building around 11 a.m. Friday was said to be the result of an apparent mental health case. Outside the Sarona Apartments at 1471-1475 Fort St., Sgt. Louise Neil told the News that a person had “left the building, but not through the door.”...


https://www.vicnews....olice-presence/

 



 



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