Six In The Morning: Guns, Porn, Helicopters And Norwegian Trains

1 A BUSY DAY FOR IDLE NO MORE Protests are planned across Canada. In Regina, they’ll be entering the city on Highway 6 and 11 around noon and heading to the legislature. More here.

2 NEW STADIUM, NEW TAXES Story here. We’re going to need more than an additional .45 per cent increase if we’re going to meet the city’s needs as well as pay for a stadium, though. Even  the nearly five per cent increase in property taxes scheduled for 2023 probably won’t cover everything. We do accept this, right? Hello? Anyone?

3 SNOW AND RAIN MAKES ROADS BAD None shall argue.

4 OBAMA TO PROPOSE BANNING ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY CLIPS Story here. “Oh noes, teh freedom!”, critics will whine. Because assault weapons — we’re not even talking about handguns here! – -are somehow essential to liberty. Idiots. Thugs. Lunatics.

5 YOU’VE ALREADY HEARD ABOUT THE HELICOPTER CRASH IN LONDON But here’s the Guardian and BBC anyway.

6 YEAH, IF SHE’D BEEN HONEST SHE TOTALLY WOULD STILL BE EMPLOYED A school teacher who lied about acting in the adult film industry before she became a teacher can’t have her job back. I’m calling it: this is sex-negative malarkey and slut-shaming. It’s also pretty goddamn infuriating that it’s a female science teacher being fired. The world needs more of those. Fuckers.

NORWAY’S CHANGING SEASONS, AS SEEN FROM A TRAIN Wowwww. Read more here.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.

12 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Guns, Porn, Helicopters And Norwegian Trains”

  1. #6: I agree with the decision. There’s no way, now that the teacher’s past is out there for all to see, that she could ever maintain a good working atmosphere in the classroom. She would be subject to harassment from students, and her relationship with other staff and parents would be fraught with difficulty, to say the very least. She would be an ongoing legal headache for every school that attempted to employ her, and sooner or later she’d have been out of the profession altogether. She made a very poor decision in choosing to do porn (please, let’s call it what it is), and a worse one when she went into teaching. It’s really hard to believe that she honestly thought she would never be found out: this is the internet age, and past indiscretions will sooner or later come to light.

  2. Really, Stephen L, you should have had an(other) coffee before commenting.
    1. It always slays me when the irreligious attempt to quote scripture for their own purposes, especially when they can’t tell subjective and objective case apart. Perhaps if you practised what you preach here, I’d be more likely to take you seriously.
    2. If you had read the linked article with care, you’d have seen that the teacher’s ability to do her job, both now and in the future, has been severely reduced by the revelations about her past. Her competence prior to the discovery of her porn work is irrelevant.

  3. 6. I didn’t know that when you apply for a job as a teacher, that the question, “Have you ever worked in the adult film industry?”, is on the application form, or a question that you get asked at the job interview.

  4. 6.I wonder how many students,M/F, become ,strippers or prostitutes ,to help pay for their university degree?

  5. @5: It’d be interesting to know what if any background checks are done on teachers in the US. I would think that it very much depends on the state and district, as American school governance is different from ours.

    @6: That’s a good question. I do know that some years ago an instructor at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, as it then was, moonlighted as a male prostitute because he said he couldn’t live on his salary.

  6. Carle, you clearly need to make your dinner dates fill out an application form with the question, “have you ever advocated for adult/child sex?”

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