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  1. She lives in a country which defines illegal speech as anything which is unflattering towards the government or towards Islam. And fully supports those restrictions. And that is the problem with allowing governments to define 'hate speech' too broadly as there is a tendency among the autocratic to ban anything which might point out their own inadequacies or corruption.
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  2. Ha ha!! Then you have nothing of value to say about a guy, like Trump, whom you act in equal disrespect. If you don't like what you hear, how is that superior to the accusations you hold against Trump for his own supposed capacity to ignore what he doesn't like? And...you just gave him more validity for his success!
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  3. So you believe that if a Canadian criticizes a Canadian political leader or a policy of their country they are not a loyal Canadian? No need for that pesky democracy or freedom of speech. How very totalitarian of you comrade.
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  4. But it was influenced BY the same KIND of thinking hypocritically within the 'left'. What IS admirable about Trump is to his overt capacity to speak openly even if it threatens his own credibility. I'd rather one be honest to their 'deception' than to those who are clever at disguising it. Also, while it may seem 'flaky' to change one's mind, Trumps ability to alter decisions also proves that he is still more flexible than many who wouldn't even permit us to question this. His own lying, where it exists, including his boasting confidence in obvious error, and his unapologetic decision mak
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  5. Look look, we're facist, you're facist , my dogs are facist. It's all good you know.
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  6. I think there's a broad range of topics where free speech has increasingly been under attack. When raising concerns on topics like diversity, gender equality and immigration, among others, the politically correct tendency is to shut critics down, even if nothing that's said is particularly incorrect or even controversial in its own right. Often, labels like "dog whistle" are applied to dismiss the assumed and/or alleged intent of critics. Accommodating Muslims is only a minor component of the broader debate about free speech. Did you read Neil MacDonald's article, which notes that there has be
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  7. The ban on hospitality is kind of dumb, but I suppose symbolic. Wage freeze will come next. Count on it.
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  8. Just doing my part to help America feel great about itself. Kind of like passengers trapped in the back seat?
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  9. A tweet from Steve Paiken of TVO,s Agenda.. https://www.google.ca/search?ei=AMcnW-C9MMrR5gLHjYHABQ&q=steve+paikin+twitter&oq=steve+paikin+tw&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0.8292.14418.0.18948.9.8.1.0.0.0.175.911.2j6.8.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.9.918...0i67k1j35i39k1j0i20i263k1j33i160k1j0i22i30k1.0.WXhXn5NGLoA Many are now locking their doors and crawling under the bed.
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  10. I'm just going to safely assume most Canadians are definitely not as anti american as you.
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  11. Economic choices made by generations of Canadians and Canadian leadership, not Trump. The impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on the U.S. is estimated at less than 1% of GDP, and slightly more for Canada. It's not just about Canada....Chinese steel has been a worldwide dumping problem for many years. Trudeau is an economic failure not because of Trump's tariffs, but because of other policies that will burden and limit Canada's economy far more.
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  12. So Doug Ford's plan to opt out of Cap-N-Trade which would cost the consumer nothing, only the large companies trading the carbon credits, will now force the feds hand into forcing Ontario into the carbon tax, which will tax everything. This is what happens when you have no plan. Doug, get yourself together, we already got downgraded by investors because you have no plan and investors don't trust your gimmicks. Stop the gravy train is not a plan. This has to be either one of the most dishonest posts, or the most misinformed that has ever been posted here. First point. Cap
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  13. Ah, OftenWrong Von something or other, eh?
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  14. Anyway.....why should the present generation apologise for the past? Everyone has done atrocities to everyone at some point! Even Indigenous people did atrocities to each other in their tribal wars, did they apologise to one another? Quest for dominion, is one of the reasons. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195071986.001.0001/acref-9780195071986-e-0618 They did it to each other, and they got conquered by a more powerful "tribe" - the Europeans. Conquest - that's the name of the game! Yes, I agree that an apology lead
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  15. There is always pressure from somewhere to TRY to hold specific power regardless of the people's will. But the people's will is also as much a right to question. At different times and contexts, the popular view is just as problematic. So there will always be a continuing battle to BE the ones in power, whether you belong to a popular crowd or to some specialized interest of some matter or other. Dubai is autocratic but CAN be 'healthy' without essential democratic power. But this is only due to the fortune of wealth within that population. Democratic reforms occur where there is often MO
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  16. Then why have Canadian businesses and politicians asked for internal policy changes to respond to Trump/Congress tax cuts, undermining Canada's competitiveness ? Canadian oil rigs are leaving Canada at a faster pace than before. Trudeau was first to personally attack Trump and Americans (60 Minutes interview)....before Trump became president. Trump was attacked viciously in Canadian media for two years. Canada likes to dish it out....but can't take it in return ? Trump says a lot of things to disturb the status quo. His very existence as POTUS p
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  17. I think you are just missing possible context. If you have a system of laws pre-established before you AND that system bars you from having the power to alter it regardless, 'free speech' itself is all you have to compete against those systems by getting others to hear you.
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  18. A lot of frustration - but no hate. The illegal border crossers were at first almost exclusively Haitians - because Trump signaled that the "safe haven" program that the US put in place after the 2011 earthquake was to be terminated - Haiti was to be designated as a safe country. Canada had terminated their own "safe haven" program almost two years' prior. Canada should have made that clear at the onset and turned back almost all of them - even if they had to create fast-path legislation to minimize the appeal process for these US economic migrants. It appeared to open-minded people that Trude
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  19. When the Conservatives were in power - Harper and his boys were always the "mean spirited" bunch. Conservatives are always depicted that way. They took those lumps from the Left all through their 10 years. No sense trying to defend their policies but they certainly didn't allow for uncontrolled "refugees" flooding across the border - or taking in 25,000 Syrians in such a short time without the right support. No - it's a Liberal problem right now - largely created by Trudeau. Bad decisions, bad execution.
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  20. How far right have I moved? I mean, you probably know from these forums. I'm still firmly against what anyone in the US would call "social conservatism". Anything to do with religion and moralizing, count me out. But I guess on some issues like for example immigration, I used to be an open borders kind of person, whereas now I think it should be limited to probably lower numbers than now, and criteria strictly set for the benefit of the receiving country. I used to be 100% for environmentalism everything else be damned, but now I understand the importance of balancing conservation of the envir
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  21. I also would like to see all the countries of the world work together and all get rid of their military's. The trillions of tax dollars saved would be of enormous and of great value to every country on earth. Hunger, poverty and especially wars would be deleted. But that would take some wheeling and dealing to ever get that to happen. Maybe Trump will work on that next. But I will definitely not try and hold my breath on that idea.
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