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Old Posted Aug 31, 2018, 5:59 PM
Jimmy James Jimmy James is offline
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In the last few posts defunct CD’s, defunct DVD’s,
Defunct? Right. That's why people keep using them.

You mentioned something about elitism earlier?

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driving teenagers driving from their suburb (which already has a library)
We can't all be as perfect as you with your downtown condo. My daughters go to the Stonebridge, branch, as well, but it's small and has a rather limited selection.

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to downtown’s library to hang (I don’t know a single teenager who’s gone to a library when their school has one)
Well, you must have your finger on the pulse of what is happening with teenagers. How old are your children? What experience are you basing this on?

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and many more silly remarks about how going to a library is a social gathering (when reading books is best done by yourself lol)
Your condo must be on a high floor. I bet it helps to look down on us silly people.

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Too much duplication in this old school way of thinking all for a fancy building.
Yep. That's all it is. A fancy building.

It must be nice to be able to ignore all the logical points about how much the central library is actually being used, who it is built for, why it is needed for people who don't have access to resources like the Internet and can't buy books whenever they please.

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Very interesting to see people trying to make a social justification for a library when those funds could lift quite a few out of poverty. Thanks for the discussion.
Interesting you bring this up. Your motivations are purely altruistic, apparently. I guess that's also why you're behind spending $300 million of taxpayer money on a new downtown arena.

Nevermind the role public libraries play in providing those in poverty with resources to further their education, to search and apply for jobs, and to meet with with support or community groups.

Well, consider me enlightened. Now, I don't expect you to go back and address all the relevant points people made or to correct your obvious factual mistakes. I'm sure you have much better things to do. One suggestion, however: go back to that university you keep touting and take a couple philosophy classes. Your ability to reason and form coherent counterarguments is lacking, to be kind.
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