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So, this is basically an example of St. Rob of Etobicoke , just with one of his former staffers.
All we know if that Tom Beyers said it, then a friend of his on twitter confirmed it with Karla Ford. She said he took his life. Then she blamed the people on twitter for being mean to him when in fact, he could have acted professionally like Amin and not said anything.

Okay, courtesy Karla, the first actual taste of the "he was bullied to death" spin we've witnessed in this thread.
... Someone mentioned his behaviour at the sit-in. He was nice enough at first. But it turned the night of the debate where he was taking pictures of everyone in the audience who booed Ford.

He also joined in with the mob at Ford Fest 2014 who surrounded the LGBT group, chanting "Rob Ford"


you can see it in this video around the 4-minute mark
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Predatory capitalists are the latest face on an old phenomenon. See "cannon fodder" and also the Church, Catholic. The poors exist to grub out a living for the enrichment of the master class, give back what little they have in the name of patriotism or eternal life in heaven or the uplift of someone else's wealth, and then get culled with the herd.

Funny thing about this form of predatory capitalism is that it's only really blossomed over the past third-to-a-quarter of the century--and largely because the Cold War "enlightened mass middle marketplace" ideal either withered away or grew too "smart" for traditional mass marketeers to effectively target; plus, the end of the Cold War rendered the nurturing of said ideal as a demonstration of Western "superiority" redundant. Thus, ever since, it's been a matter of aiming low, fishing where the fish are, and breeding more of said fish.

It's no accident, too, that the lottery and gaming industry (whether private or government-run) has thrived over said time--or for that matter, that the Fords and Trump have hitched their schemes or actual business so avidly to it. As I've called it, it's a realm where the sparkly seductive glory of c20 Western mass culture goes to die. (And who knows about Graeme; but didn't David Price have gambling debts to pay off?)
No. Just no.

Those may be the more visible people, but mental illness knows no bounds. High-powered execs, soccer moms, athletes, doctors, performers. Anyone in any position in life can (and unfortunately does) experience mental illness at some point in their life. It's too easy to categorize them as the type of people "we'd rather avoid", but that is just an incorrect stereotype. They are our family, our friends, our colleagues, and the last thing we should do is avoid them. That's one of the key points of Bell Let's Talk Day, and of the work that a number of people who have experienced mental illness do.

I speak from experience here.

"More often than not" does not = "blanket judgment", remember. I mean, it's the truth--unless we happen to be social workers, most of us tend to personally avoid hoboes and street people, or at most implicitly endorse the social workers to act on our silent behalf. And likewise re steering clear of "recommendation": we're not doing so simply because "he/she's crazy", but out of concern for higher risks--both to the sufferer, and to those potential employers/landlords/whomever.

Even Let's Talk can address that trigger-warning "avoidability issue", esp. when participants have gone through that darker-period phase of nobody wanting anything to do with them.
(a) It's definitely telling that the obit's in the Sun, typically a pretty "last resort" environment for death notices--the self-flagellating distrust for elite/lefttard lamestream media enduring to the very end. (Also an interesting reminder that the Sun still does the old-school thing of bunching up its birth/death notices with the regular classifieds.)

(b) Also interesting that having arrived in 2011 his time in Toronto was subsumed totally within the Ford regime and its aftermath--one suspects that his "surprising himself...when he fell in love with the City of Toronto" was emphatically coloured by the Ford factor, if we presume his politics preceded Ford.

(c) Two passions being sports & politics: definite kindredness to Ford/Flagg et al.

(d) And the saddest, and perhaps most "pregnant" part: "He was smart, funny, and generous with whatever he had. He was not a man of many possessions."
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