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  1. Surveillance - big brother - it's like 1984. But, I don't think 1984 touched the kind of problems we now have with terrorism?
  2. I suppose Trudeau must think his EU friends are now discriminating against women. How dare they tell women what they can, and cannot wear.
  3. Eh? Not only conservatives support the banning! Liberals, too! https://www.reuters.com/article/us-denmark-religion-burqa/denmark-set-to-become-next-european-country-to-ban-burqas-idUSKBN1CB15N They call it "a ban on masking."
  4. If it got passed in Europe.....obviously, there are liberals who like it that way too. It's all about politics.
  5. Why did Trudeau taken out the warning about FGM and the unacceptable honour killings, from the new citizenship guide? Taking and leaving out what used to be written as unacceptable..... .....implies that those are now acceptable.
  6. What else was taken out from the new citizenship guide? The section explaining that “barbaric cultural practices” such as honour killings are not accepted in Canada.
  7. Isn't it surprising for Justin Trudeau to break off from his EU friends when it comes to fundamentalist Islam? Austria Becomes Latest Country In Europe To Ban Full-Face Veil : The Two-Way : NPR http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-burqa-ban-law-vote-favour-angela-merkel-islam-muslim-civil-servants-judges-military-a7706781.html
  8. Btw......if you think that's all, think again. http://www.torontosun.com/2017/09/05...algary-website let's repeat that part: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently removed the strict warning against FGM in Discover Canada — the citizenship guide given to all newcomers to Canada
  9. Last night, I watched CBC's Interrupt: JAKARTA. It's a must-see! It's a documentary about 3 activists artists in Jakarta, and it enhances feminism and LGBTQ rights (both dear to Justin Trudeau's heart)........at the expense of another agenda that's obviously much dearer to his heart - fundamentalist Islam. The video is 30 minutes long - but it's worth it. http://watch.cbc.ca/interrupt-this-p...5a-00d25f27378 The message by these artists are blunt. These struck me: "This religious fundamentalism is gaining momentum, and it's mainstreaming. It's like pollution because it's all around us and we inhale it everyday, we don't realize how bad it is for us and how it's killing us. Before, we were afraid of the government censoring us. Now, we are afraid of fellow-citizens reporting us to the police for offending them.....for offending their religion....it's a public censorship basically. Civilians censoring civilians." Islamophobia came to mind. "It's just a motion!" supporters say. Really? What for? Why do we waste time and taxpayers' money on a motion, if it's not something significant? The motion for Islamophobia is basically a foot in the door. That's how these atrocious things start. They creep up on you. An artist from Montreal says: timer- 4:30 "The most striking scene I've seen in Jakarta this time is how many women here are wearing the Muslim hijab. Ten years ago, we didn't see much. The social pressure is getting bigger and bigger." Ironically, listening to Trudeau these days........ .........does he have that feeling of deja vu lately, I wonder? If Trudeau is unstopped, 10 years from now this artist will look back, and he'll be repeating that same line.....except it will be a description of Canada. Trudeau's stance on the niqab/burqa issue, supports and enables this social pressure. Anyone who support it are not women champions - they're enablers for oppression! You can't claim to champion women and yet at the same time, close your eyes to burqas and niqabs. You can't wash your hands and say that it's a woman's choice to wear a burqa or a niqab. Anyone who stands with Trudeau on this, is either an ignorant...........or a hypocrite. What these artists had observed and revealed, should open our eyes wider - and alarm us - to what's happening around us now.
  10. Quebec joins other racist countries!

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    Austria Becomes Latest Country In Europe To Ban Full-Face Veil

    "Starting in October, police will be charging fines from people who wear clothes that obstruct their facial features," Deutsche Welle reports. "The 150-euro ($166) fine would also apply to women wearing burqas and niqabs at universities, courts, or in public transport."

    France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Bulgaria have already banned or partially banned wearing a burqa or niqab. Germany and Norway are also working on bans.

    In March, the EU's highest court ruled that a Muslim woman who was fired in Belgium over wanting to wear an Islamic headscarf at her job did not suffer from direct discrimination, because her employer had a general rule against religious or political displays.

    Austria Becomes Latest Country In Europe To Ban Full-Face Veil : The Two-Way : NPR
     

    1. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Quebec hasn't banned it though, have they?  I thought it was just for public servants and those receiving public service?

  11. PM Trudeau had stated that, "it's not up to federal government to challenge Quebec niqab ban, however, he believes the Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to everyone and that he will defend that principle."

    What's he on about?
    Can you wear a stocking or a hockey mask in a bank? Can you wear a bikini in a justice court?
    Can you wear just a speedo in school?

    1. betsy

      betsy

      How does Trudeau relate to this EU ruling?

       

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      In March, the EU's highest court ruled that a Muslim woman who was fired in Belgium over wanting to wear an Islamic headscarf at her job did not suffer from direct discrimination, because her employer had a general rule against religious or political displays.

      Austria Becomes Latest Country In Europe To Ban Full-Face Veil : The Two-Way : NPR
       

  12. The Hug-a-bug, Sunshine PM.  If all leaders learn how to hug the way he does.....we're all fine.

     

     

    1. betsy

      betsy

      Hahahaha!  He  left his baby!  hearty-laugh.gif

      I just love the way he ran!  rolling-on-the-floor-laughing-smiley-emo

       

       

    2. betsy

      betsy

       

      Ooooops....sorry.  Wrong video.  That one's supposed to belong to......

      ......bitchy moments. :)

       

       

       

    3. betsy
  13. Halloween Special: 

    The Death Watch Hour

     

    ...coming to a forum near you?

    1. betsy

      betsy

      When regulars stay away from the main board like a rabid dog from water......the clock's ticking.

    2. betsy

      betsy

      Killed by the cooler.

  14. Solemnly quiet.......it's like a wake in here.  

    Obituary coming soon? 

     

    Thinking of an appropriate epitaph?

     

    "It finally came to the end.......because.....

    .....prolific regular posters are all in the cooler." :lol:

     

     

  15. Who's currently in the cooler?

     

     

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    2. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      Some of them went to the "other" forum, where they can cuss and spit all they want.

       

    3. AngusThermopyle

      AngusThermopyle

      What is this "other" forum you guys are always mentioning?

       

    4. Omni

      Omni

      What, no emoji's?:P

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