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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2014, 21:07:42 »
Heck, even Canadians that go to medical school abroad and want to come back to practice have to go through the same shyte and abuse as any other foreign medical grad and compete for residency positions like anyone else...it's not racial discrimination, it's discrimination based on standards of practices and training.

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Heck, let's not even talk about the hoops people in the medical field have to jump just to qualify to work in another province.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2014, 21:33:04 »
Having written the Professional Practice Exam myself, someone who has attempted and failed 3 times to pass it really should not be considered suitable for acceptance as a P.Eng.

If language was the cause for failure, then obviously the person is going to have a very difficult time working with colleagues and clients.

The author points out that people from some countries get "better treatment" because of international agreements between signature nations. The Washington Accord allows for recognition of accredited programs between jurisdictions, however a lot of time and effort has gone into assessing programs to ensure that they are equivalent to those in the other nations. You can be sure that if someone presents a diploma and transcripts from an Engineering School or Institution accredited under the Washington Accord is equivalent to one in Canada, the US or other signatory country.

As for language, cultural and racial discrimination, race does not effect your ability as an engineer. Cultural issues may make the work environment difficult, but again does not effect one's ability as an engineer. But as I stated above, language is a big deal when you are working in a team environment, and are trying to explain the reasons you decided to use this design methodology over another and can't get the points across. Or trying to write a specification on the requirements for a critical fabrication to be incorporated into a structure.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2014, 21:51:38 »
Heck, let's not even talk about the hoops people in the medical field have to jump just to qualify to work in another province.

Off-topic, but if a military medical professional gets posted between provinces, does s/he have to take provincial equivalency exams?  I remember that in some postings, nurses and doctors sometimes work in a nearby civ hospital as well.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2014, 22:09:28 »
Off-topic, but if a military medical professional gets posted between provinces, does s/he have to take provincial equivalency exams?  I remember that in some postings, nurses and doctors sometimes work in a nearby civ hospital as well.

From what I got from a family member who moved from ON to NS, it's more of a background/certification process.

So, does that mean that people who don't want to go through the (sometimes crazy long and extremely precise) work to get certified in another province can put in a discrimination complaint because they don't want to go through the hassle?
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2014, 00:32:16 »
Off-topic, but if a military medical professional gets posted between provinces, does s/he have to take provincial equivalency exams?  I remember that in some postings, nurses and doctors sometimes work in a nearby civ hospital as well.

At least for medicine, if you have a license in one province, you can USUALLY apply to, and of course pay, the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons for licensure, limited or otherwise...Quebec has a lot of other rules to get licensed there, which makes it difficult for CF docs that get posted there to moonlight.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2014, 08:42:54 »
Off-topic, but if a military medical professional gets posted between provinces, does s/he have to take provincial equivalency exams?  I remember that in some postings, nurses and doctors sometimes work in a nearby civ hospital as well.

Further to what's been written above, an MO, NO or PharmO posted from one province to another will only need to obtain a new provincial registration if they wish to work outside of the military milieu. The requirement to practice solely in the military context is that they be registered with any provincial college, not necessarily the one that governs the province in which they currently reside.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2014, 20:54:35 »
And from Alabama:

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House fire sparked by family cleaning up toilet paper thrown in trees

Posted on: 9:41 pm, January 21, 2014, by Andrew Lynch

DORA, Ala. — After neighborhood kids had rolled a tree in the Crausewell family’s yard in toilet paper last Saturday, Cheryl Crausewell and her son tackled the task of cleaning up the mess on Monday. FOX affiliate WBRC reports that with some toilet paper still left in a magnolia tree, they tried to use a lighter to get rid of it.

But that decision sparked a nightmare for the family when the home they had lived in for the past 12 years went up in flames. The piece of toilet paper they had set on fire was blown into the yard by a gust of wind.

Soon after the grass was on fire. The fire spread to the backyard where it picked up fuel from a grill’s propane tank. By that time, the family was in full evacuation mode.

“You’re just doing what you have to do to get everybody out,” Crausewell told WBRC.

Crausewell, her son, her mother, her aunt and her aunt’s caregiver were all able to safely evacuate. The home was declared a total loss, but the family plans to rebuild on the same property with the aid of homeowner’s insurance.

Crausewell told WBRC that she’s been the recipient of an outpouring of support from her family, church and has received a visit from the mayor of Dora. She said the experience put everything in perspective.

“It just brings it home how precious life is and all these things really don’t matter,” she told WBRC.

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Oh, BTW, in the video I think you can see the tree in the background, still standing.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #57 on: February 19, 2014, 22:09:35 »
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« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2014, 13:02:07 »
 :o A rectal bomb?

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Man Detained at Airport After Announcing 'I Have a Bomb In My A**

According to the South China Morning Post, a periodical I like to read regularly, a man was arrested and placed in detention for five days after announcing he had a bomb hidden in his rectum while going through a security checkpoint at Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday.

According to a report, the passenger was in a hurry to catch a flight and displayed visible signs of anxiety while making numerous complaints about the slow moving security line. Upon arriving at the security screening, the man was asked to remove his shoes. Apparently that was the last straw and he asked the security official the following provocative question: “Do I need to drop my pants as well? I have a bomb in my a**."

The security official then reportedly asked the man what must have been the English equivalent of "Come again?" And according to the report, the weary traveler repeated that he was in possession of bomb and confirmed its location. At that point, a security alert was activated, the checkpoint was shut down and passengers were evacuated for their own safety.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2014, 10:21:10 »
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(Liverpool, U.K.) Council to ban people from eating fish and chips with their fingers

Council killjoys want to ban chip shop punters from eating with their fingers.

Chiefs at Liverpool City Council came up with the bonkers idea, which has been slammed as "health and safety gone mad" by locals.

But Nick Small, Liverpool council's enterprise chief said the move was intended to tackle city centre littering.

He told the Liverpool Sunday Echo: "We don’t want people buying chips, eating them outside and  then dropping their litter.”

The new rules will apply to city centre businesses with outdoor seating areas - known as pavement cafes.

Any new business bidding for a pavement cafe licence will now be ordered to serve food on plates with cutlery, rather than in paper bags or polystyrene trays.

The move will mainly affect fast food outlets, chippies, kebab houses and takeaways.

Cllr Small said: “We can see the benefits of pavement cafes being there, we just want them to up their standards.

“For any new business with a pavement cafe, we are going to make sure they give out plates and cutlery.”

Asked whether existing businesses will have to follow this new rule, Cllr Small said: “We can’t go back and review licences we have already issued, but we would like all businesses with pavement cafes to start issuing plates and cutlery voluntarily." ....
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #60 on: March 26, 2014, 10:23:53 »
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2014, 12:14:48 »
From yesterday's Daily Sun newspaper front page published where I am at present in Africa.  Shared under provisions of Sec 29 of the copyright act. 

My wife spotted the headline and lost her composure...  of course, I HAD to buy a copy of the paper. 

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CHICKEN RAPIST PAYS DAMAGES!
- Furious owner: He looked happy... he was enjoying himself

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When the 17-year old boy took a long time to pluck the chickens, Dimakatso went to find out what was happening.
What she saw has put her off chicken for the rest of her life.
THE BOY WAS POKING ONE OF THE DEAD CHICKENS!

Dimakatso Marolota (23), from Mahwelereng, near Mokopane, Limpopo said she had asked the teenager to slaughter and clean the chickens for her.  "He had the chicken in his lap and was busy raping it from behind while plucking it", she said.  "He looked happy.  It was obvious he was enjoying himself." 

Dimakatso then checked the other chicken and found that it had also been violated.  "The boy confessed to me that chickens turn him on,  I have never seen something like this before.  I have heard that people rape animals  but I didn't  believe it.  What I saw made me sick." 

Meanwhile, Dimakatso has lost her appetite for chicken.  "His actions have put me off for some time.", she said.  Dimakatso said the boy had plucked chickens for her before.  "I don't even want to think what he did to them.  He is sick and needs help."

She spoke to the boy's parents and they paid R90 in damages.  The  boy's 19-year old sister said it was fair to give Dimakatso the cash to buy two more chickens.  "My brother is naughty and we were not surprised that he did that.", she told the Daily Sun.  She said they cooked the two chickens and had a lovely dinner.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2014, 12:51:12 »
From yesterday's Daily Sun newspaper front page published where I am at present in Africa.  Shared under provisions of Sec 29 of the copyright act. 

My wife spotted the headline and lost her composure...  of course, I HAD to buy a copy of the paper.

I had to stifle the laughter that was about to erupt in the hospital would have been somewhat inappropriate. Wait til I get to the truck.....
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2014, 13:10:57 »
I hear one of our Infantry Regiments is actively recruiting him.


What?  You knew someone was going to say it.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2014, 13:16:11 »
I hear one of our Infantry Regiments is actively recruiting him.


What?  You knew someone was going to say it.

56 minutes from the original post...actually took longer than I expected! 

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2014, 13:18:17 »
Ya KNOW that had to be front page!
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2014, 13:25:41 »
56 minutes from the original post...actually took longer than I expected!

I know many of us thought that as well.  Perhaps there is some truth to old myths from days served in Indja.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2014, 13:36:35 »
Ironically it is a South African paper to, didn't the whole thing start because of an alleged incident back when a certain Regiment was serving there during the Boer War? 8)
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« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2014, 13:50:19 »
Ironically it is a South African paper to, didn't the whole thing start because of an alleged incident back when a certain Regiment was serving there during the Boer War? 8)

A private from D Coy was court-martialled for stealing a chicken. This led LCol Otter to berate the battalion, calling them a bunch of chicken stealers. When I describe this, I add that he was half right.

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« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2014, 15:36:41 »
A private from D Coy was court-martialled for stealing a chicken. This led LCol Otter to berate the battalion, calling them a bunch of chicken stealers. When I describe this, I add that he was half right.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2014, 02:20:56 »
Ya KNOW that had to be front page!


The young lady above the "interesting" headline is also a good story.  She's taken over Granny's, "medical" practice with the snakes.  Apparently she conducts her affairs in the buff at times.  (why is our medical system soooo boring?) 

Thanks, Tony, for bringing up the front page like that. 
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« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2014, 07:12:11 »
Thanks, Tony, for bringing up the front page like that.
Once you brought up the headline, finding the picture was easy - thanks for sharing!
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2014, 06:44:45 »
How could you not share?  It's too good to waste.  There was another chicken story a day or so later.  No sex, though...  but I am finding the African papers very entertaining to say the least.
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« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2014, 11:00:44 »
Both Uganda and Kenya have some entertaining ones especially if there's a "gay" scandal. PC they are not.
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TWO PEOPLE DIE FETCHING CELLPHONE FROM SEPTIC TANK IN CHINA

A man and his mother died trying to retrieve a new cellphone from a toilet septic tank in China, Agence France-Presse reports.

The man's wife had dropped the new phone in an open-pit toilet in the central Chinese village of Xinxiang.

When the husband jumped in to get it, he was overcome by the fumes and passed out.

His mother went in after him, but also lost consciousness.



Finally, the woman, her father and two neighbours went in to rescue the pair.

Other villagers used ropes to retrieve the six people, but the man who went in first and his mother didn't survive. 

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