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5 minutes ago, Nogravitasatall said:

I saw the bear-proof bins in Canada! Aren't hikers just snacks?

The garbage could become snacks if/when it is not secured. Bears become a lot more dangerous when they start to associate people with food. My adult kids have done a lot of camping and hiking without issues. I have done less but never had an issue. 

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/misc/bears/ 

Local search and rescue typically find hikers not prepared for the weather conditions or who took on more than they could handle. Bear attacks are relatively rare but they happen. We have wild life coming into the city but mostly smaller critters. Bears are more common on and near the north shore mountains.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/oh-deer-the-surprising-source-of-many-of-b-c-s-aggressive-wildlife-reports-1.4750419 

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On 7/27/2018 at 1:26 PM, djsurrey said:

The garbage could become snacks if/when it is not secured. Bears become a lot more dangerous when they start to associate people with food. My adult kids have done a lot of camping and hiking without issues. I have done less but never had an issue. 

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/misc/bears/ 

Local search and rescue typically find hikers not prepared for the weather conditions or who took on more than they could handle. Bear attacks are relatively rare but they happen. We have wild life coming into the city but mostly smaller critters. Bears are more common on and near the north shore mountains.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/oh-deer-the-surprising-source-of-many-of-b-c-s-aggressive-wildlife-reports-1.4750419 

We had this earlier in the year. 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-16/wallaby-hops-across-sydney-harbour-bridge-surprising-motorists/9332050

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8 hours ago, Nogravitasatall said:

The most bizarre animal video I have seen from BC. It reminds me of Yogi (smarter than the average bear).

The take away. Lock your doors in Whistler.

https://globalnews.ca/video/3531281/video-captures-b-c-black-bear-opening-van-door

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A black bear in Whistler was recently caught opening a van door and casually climbing inside as the owner of the vehicle recorded it all on camera.

Oh. There was also the sea lion on a Richmond dock.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sea-lion-drags-girl-into-water-off-steveston-docks-in-richmond-b-c-1.4126203

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"You wouldn't go up to a grizzly bear in the bush and hand him a ham sandwich, so you shouldn't be handing a thousand-pound wild mammal in the water slices of bread," Kiesman said. 

 

"And you certainly shouldn't be letting your little girl sit on the edge of the dock with her dress hanging down after the sea lion has already snapped at her once. Just totally reckless behaviour."

Kiesman said that there are similar issues with people feeding marine mammals throughout B.C., including Prince Rupert, Comox and Victoria.

 

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On 5/31/2018 at 2:17 AM, chucky said:

I fear that as long as there are different races, there will be racism. As long as there is hate, then there'll be racism. It can and it will get better, but, it will never go away completely. 

 

On 5/30/2018 at 8:17 PM, April said:

It's not my intention to twist your words but what am I supposed to take away from your post when the topic at hand ultimately is racism in the USA and you're going on a tangent about gingers in the UK? It gives me the impression that you do not grasp the problem with Roseanne Barr's comments and the subsequent reactions to it. It's not about some goody two shoes "everybody has to be nice to each other" kindergarten thing. It's about a prominent person saying very offensive things and the general public, including the company that produced her show, not being okay with it.  Since when has "being against racism" become a bad thing?

And as an aside, the idea of "well, gingers are bullied in the UK and nobody says a thing" isn't true anymore today either. There's plenty of discussion about it in the media and people complain about offensive language in the UK as well. Heck, I remember one of the show runners of Doctor Who saying that the BBC got a bunch of angry letters because viewers felt the show was making fun of gingers. Turns out said viewers got the scene wrong in which the Doctor was disappointed that he didn't become a ginger after regeneration. Times are a changing and just because things may have been acceptable 50 years ago doesn't mean people still put up with everything now - no matter what side of the Atlantic.

Racism still isn't over and I fear it will take a few more generations to fix this (if it even can be "fixed").

Don't mean to bump up an old discussion from last spring but as I was not on this forum  all (or most of it) summer and just reading this thread posts.  I have to agree that racism will always exist.  It might get a little  better than or there may  be  less of it in a couple generations,  but I don't think  the world will ever  be free of racism.  It has existed for centuries and will continue too I think. 

People thought The Civil Right Movement would end racism but it didn't, People thought Obama becoming president would end racism but it don't.  It actually made things kind of worst  and probably set the United States back (20-25 years)  generation when it comes to racism.  It always been a two steps forward one step back kind of thing since the 1960s. 

I agree with Chucky.   As long as there are different races, nationalities and ethnicities in the world there will always be racism and hatred. e

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