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Caught On Camera: Woman In Canada Calls Store Clerks Rude For Speaking Native Language To Each Other

The nationalist movement spreading across the world has come with some unseemly side effects. One of the biggest and most visible impacts of the movement is people telling others to speak English. We’ve seen multiple examples in the United States of people telling Latinos to go back to where they came from or to speak English in public. There was even a case were police ignored a man verbally harassing and yelling at a woman in Chicago for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag. There is now a viral example out of Canada of a woman telling two shop workers to speak English after hearing them speak Mandarin. It was all caught on camera and people are all weighing in to share their opinion of her behavior.

A woman in Canada verbally assaulted three Asian employees at a store because they were “speaking Chinese.”

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The incident happened this week in Burnaby in British Columbia, Canada at a Shoppers Drug Mart, which is the equivalent of a Rite Aid or Walgreens. It’s unclear what led to the confrontation but the woman in the video did not appreciate that the employees began speaking in their native language. And she went off on all three of them. 

In legal terms, the definition of a verbal assault is when words have “essential elements of assault [that] consist of an act intended to cause an apprehension of harmful or offensive contact that causes apprehension of such contact in the victim. The act required for an assault must be overt. Although words alone are insufficient, they might create an assault when coupled with some action that indicates the ability to carry out the threat. The unidentified woman in the video certainly did all of that and it was all captured on video. 

Among other offensive words, the woman kept telling them to “shut up,” “to speak English in Canada” and continued to call them “idiots”.

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“Speak English in Canada,” she told the woman behind the counter and then added, “you’re rude, you are rude. Go somewhere else.” The victim is clearly seen distraught over being berated by this woman. She’s at a loss for words while standing next to a fellow co-worker. 

She also happened to be yelling at the employees using offensive and vulgar language while standing in front of a school-aged boy.

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It’s unclear the relation of the young boy to the woman, but they were definitely together. The woman continued to argue with the staff using vulgar and hateful language while the employees told her to leave the store. One employee said they were calling the police as the video ended.

Allen Tseng posted the video that went viral on Facebook (which has now been deleted) but he said he wanted to expose the racism that exists in Canada.

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I just want to put this lady on blast for being extremely rude and racist. And hopefully, show her there (are) consequences to this type of behavior. It’s sad to see this sort of racism still in 2019 and in Greater Vancouver,” he wrote on Facebook, according to the Vancouver Sun. 

He also added, “The Asian lady was trying to help. She was asked to help by (a manager), but they spoke to each other in their own native tongue and that’s when the misunderstanding happened.” He added that all three employees were very upset after the incident. “It made me feel sad for the employees that they had to be verbally harassed like that,” Tseng said. 

The woman in the video has yet to be identified or reprimanded for her actions.

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According to the Vancouver Sun, a spokeswoman for Loblaw Canada, which owns Shoppers Drug Mart, said that they’ve been in contact with their employees at the Burnaby store and “will offer additional resources and support to staff if required.”

“The incident that took place on Monday was unacceptable and extremely disappointing to see. It has absolutely no place in our stores. We believe fully in two-way respect between our employees and our customers and were appalled to see that behavior,” Catherine Thomas said in a statement to Postmedia News.

Watch the video below, but fair warning, her language is very offensive. 

Yes, we may have our problems in the U.S., but we’re thankful this lady doesn’t live here, or maybe she is an American citizen visiting Canada. Oh, great. 

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This Mexican College Student Is Going Viral For Breeding the Largest Bunnies In the World

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This Mexican College Student Is Going Viral For Breeding the Largest Bunnies In the World

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Look out Bad Bunny. There’s another breed of bunny in town that’s taking the internet by storm. A college student in Mexico recently went viral for the oddest thing. He has genetically engineered a strain of rabbits to be the largest in the world.

21-year-old Kiro Yakin has become a viral sensation after internet users have seen him with pictures of the giant bunnies he genetically engineered.

Yakin, a student at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla on the Xicotepec campus, is studying veterinary and animal husbandry. He began his experimentation by breeding two unique rabbit types together. The Flemish Giant rabbit and other, longer-eared bunnies that Yakin happened to notice. As a result, his monster-bunny was born.

According to Yakin, his experimental bunnies grow up to 22 pounds  Flemish Giant, while the average Flemish giant weighs 15 pounds. But make no mistake, Yakin’s bunny experiment was no accident. “It takes an average of 3 to 4 years to reproduce this giant species,” he told Sintesis.

Yakin’s ultimate goal is to breed a rabbit that can grow up to 30 pounds. “I am currently studying genetics to see how to grow this breed of giant rabbits more,” he said.

Yakin, who has had a soft spot for rabbits since he was a child (pun intended), now cares for a whopping fifty giant rabbits out of his parents’ home.

Luckily, his parents are supportive enough of his dream that they support their son (and his bunnies) financially. “I have the financial support and support of my parents to buy food a week for all 50 giant rabbits,” Yakin told Sintesis.

But he also admitted his project has a long way to go. “So far I have not set aside the time or budget that is required to start the project more seriously,” he said.

The only thing that’s preventing Yakin from committing all his time and energy to creating even bigger bunnies is–what else?–money.

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Although he already submitted a proposal to his university to try and expand his research, as of now, he is self-financed. However, Yakin makes a bit of extra cash by selling the giant bunnies to private customers.

His ultimate goal though, is to open up a large, professional farm where he can breed and cross-breed his bunnies to his heart’s content.

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An 11-Year-Old Chilean Boy Rakes In Millions Of Youtube Subscribers Thanks To Latino Support

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An 11-Year-Old Chilean Boy Rakes In Millions Of Youtube Subscribers Thanks To Latino Support

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade.

Despite his struggles with his vision, eleven-year-old Tomás Blanch set his sights on a big dream and within months made it happen. The little boy from the city of Graneros in Chile launched a Youtube channel on March 19 to open up to those willing to watch about his life and his hobbies now he has over 7.45M subscribers.

Tomás launched his channel, “tomiii 11,” and within weeks wrangled in millions of viewers.

In all of his videos, Tomás wears an eyepatch and talks about his life with his family and cousins. While various websites have speculated that he suffers from brain cancer, neither Tommi nor his family has confirmed the reason for his eyepatch.

In videos its clear that Tomás has problems with his vision and cannot use his hands. In one video, he explained that he has been in “the hospital after eating raw meat that was infected.”

In a recent video, Tomás revealed that a family meal caused the infection in his eye.

According to Yahoo News, “In one of the most recent footage shared through the video platform, in the company of his father Vicente, the little boy exhibits a keyboard for one-handed use, since according to his words, his condition makes it impossible to use both limbs for the use of your PC peripherals.”

Thanks to Latinos in the Youtube gamer community Tomás’ story went viral.

Though Tomás’ profile is climbing, it’s still unknown what condition causes him to wear an eye patch. While we wait to confirm his condition, we’ll be cheering the little man on!

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