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  1. The U.S. has certainly seen this before, but it has never had the media bandwidth to amplify and fight the ideology battles on such a scale down to the individual level. Partisanship has been democratized with technology that is far more efficient and penetrating than plodding letters to the editor. There are no more barriers to media entry, and the more partisan and inflammatory, the better to drive clicks and responses that drive even more views and clicks. Hard, objective news has become passe and underfunded because the old revenue model is broken.
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  2. What concerns me is the increasing lack of tolerance towards the opposing side. That Twitter, Facebook and big tech are suppressing conservative support of a sitting president I’ve just never seen before. Wordpress just told a conservative group that they have a limited amount of time to find another provider because their views don’t line up with Wordpress. YouTube takes down videos of people talking about the election with a conservative viewpoint. A great deal of pressure was brought to bear on the Trump legal team and as a result some of his lawyers have resigned. Even the wo
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  3. Intolerance comes from things like media corruption here. I don't mean to single out USA today because WashPo, CNN, NYT and all the other fake news outlets posted similar disinformation on their various platforms. I'm just not rounding up all the links. Those people know that there's a certain percentage of people who lack the reading comprehension to make sense of what they're looking at, some are ignorant enough to just believe it without checking into it, and there are people who are happy to just lie right along with them just to smear someone that they don't like. In the end i
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  4. There's evidence of fraud...it needs to be investigated completely. If it isn't...trouble. Again...you don't seem cut-out for combat, so don't wish for it.
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  5. What exactly did she do? Sulking and claiming she actually won for years afterward and giving silent assent to the rioting, looting and attacks that occurred months afterwards and caused billions of $ damage. And during her campaign she helped spread the fraudulent Steele Dossier that was never backed up by a single source. And she recently was still claiming she won.
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  6. One of my closest friends is a computer geek who works in ag. As the lead designer, he was isolated about 10 years ago for nearly 2 years to do a complete re-design of their automated feed blending systems (customized by ROP records - record of performance - so each area, pen, or even single animal could be fed a particular quantity and quality as needed). He headed out at the end to their first international high tech business exhibition, where they were going to introduce their new feed management software as a presenter on day 2. On day 1 he was approached more than once and proposition
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  7. I don't care if Biden has great intelligence, judgement and strong morals, wisdom and knowledge, if he works to further advance the leftist progressive agenda. Quite sure the first thing he will do is reinstate the mandatory federal worker sensitivity training program, and also in elementary schools titled "Why you should hate your country" or something. Trump showed that the answer to China is to start building and making our own crap on this side of the pond again. I think it's a wise move for several reasons, not the least of which is better military and defence readiness... again
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  8. Everything is subservient to our survival and security. You don't care about that? I'm trying to figure out just what you're arguing here. All you appear to be doing is disapproving of what everyone says without offering up anything yourself.
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  9. Yes I agree that everyone is a whore, not least our politicians who work in the interests of their corporate donors to better ensure re-election. Trudeau and his Liberals are the biggest whores of all. Harper's crew weren't too far behind. Not least of those was John McCallum, fired for beating the CCP's line. You wonder how many free proverbial "blowjobs" in China the CCP provided him. This is called "elite capture". https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mccallum-out-ambassador-1.4994492 China is playing the game very well and we often don't seem to even notice there's one going on.
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  10. How many warships and nuclear submarines does Canada have in the South China Sea and surrounding region ? How many tactical and strategic aircraft squadrons ? How many Canadian troops are in South Korea and Japan ? Clearly Canada does not share that.
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  11. Your sophomore phycology isn't going to save you once the shooting starts. You can pretend I'm the cause all you like.
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  12. There's evidence of fraud...it needs to be investigated completely. Again...you don't seem cut-out for combat, so don't wish for it.
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  13. Why indeed? Anyways...you don't seem cut-out for combat... So don't wish for it. There is evidence of fraud...it needs to be addressed.
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  14. It isn't primarily about morality, it's primarily about national self-interest. What is your pain tolerance to have your country's sovereignty and economy come under increasing control of an adversarial power? Do you support putting Hauwei 5G in this country and risk coming under surveillance of China to save a few bucks? If it weren't for Chinese illegal tactics we may have been installing Canadian 5G tech all over the world. Do you understand that China is attempting to steal as much global tech IP as possible in order to become the world leader in tech? https://www.bloomberg.com/ne
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  15. 1. If you are afraid of the 'leftist progressive agenda' then you may have had something slipped into your Kool Aid. Biden is to the right of the Canadian Conservative party even - opposed to universal medicare... stick handling around progressive issues. Christ, he's 78. He was too old to be a HIPPY even. 2. Oh, FFS. Have you ever done these corporate programs ? They are inconsequential in the best and worst sense. Not worth hoping for a retarded man to win the presidency. 3. Yes, he turned the clock all the way back to 2012 and the bold isolationism of Barack Obama term 2. 4.
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  16. Obama should mind his own business.... You don't see George Bush sticking his nose in there!
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  17. iPhones can be manufactured elsewhere. Yes it would be painful, at least in short-term. Also painful: giving up global hegemony to genocidal totalitarian tyrants.
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  18. Awful, but there is a prophesy about that and as the prophesy goes and as you can see now, the amount of Muslims increase all the time, it is the white folk that are facing the threat of extinction. I have no idea why ask, but there you go.
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  19. I thought you meant Hillary at first, and 2016.
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  20. Antifa, to a rightie, might as well be the NKVD or the SS...either will do. The reality is that she's the pretty college kid down the street with daddy issues...and this is how she gets back at mommy. Mixed-up...stupid...easily led by professors who are more akin to Beria than Martin Luther King...
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  21. Indeed....Senator Barack Obama in 2008:
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  22. As Trump says...they're not really after me...they're after you...and I'm in the way. Step one is to dehumanize your opponent by dividing the population along lines of fracture....religious...political...racial...economic...etc...the more fractured the better. Step one complete...
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  23. Is America splitting apart? Perhaps. America has always had a lot of arguments, it seems. Some are bigger than others. I think that the left is having the most issues these days. The left needs a psychiatrist.
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  24. What I understand is the pro-China lobby hates Trump but likes Biden, and that China is in a better place with Biden and the Dems, and the likes of Trudeau and the libs. Not that anyone in Canada would dare stand up to them. You can argue, but the evidence given here speaks for itself.
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  25. Yes I know, your worst nightmare is a Trump win, so you might want to brace yourself just in case. It’s much more likely that Trump or Biden would carry the day.
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  26. We need to think on time scales of 50+ years from now. Had we done that 25-30 years ago when this all started we wouldn't be in this mess.
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  27. Sure....after going through the Trump meat grinder, Canada will welcome the good old days of softwood lumber tariffs, "Buy American" protectionism, NAFTA quotas, 50% Yankee ownership of manufacturing base, pipeline politics, and Chinese clean-up for the rest. I guess a familiar and previously acceptable level of misery is better than a new adventure for Canada, and that includes China.
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  28. So don't drink and post. And that includes drinking stupidity from CNN's firehose.
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  29. U.S. exports are far larger than that and is dominated by services compared to "electrical machinery. Also, the U.S. economy is far less dependent on exports (13% of GDP) compared to China (20%) and Canada (30%).
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  30. No, money was. But that was the thinking among politicians. A few very wealthy people are making money off the relationship, principally those who own lots of stock in companies doing business there. But even there most of the money is ephemeral. China wants to avoid importing large amounts of goods from other countries, so it pressures companies to build whatever it is they're selling there in China. So a lot of companies find they have to reinvest their profits from China IN China in order to retain their favour. It looks good on the books back home, but China could take it away any
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  31. Okay, but that really isn't the point here for "what Canada should do about China". Sometimes yes...sometimes no. Canada was complicit in some of the dumping, IP theft, and transshipments. Canada is far more likely to accept the familiar economic pains of the past represented by Biden/Democrats than anything Trump/GOP came up with.
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  32. I remember during my basic, and battle school, we were surrounded by pictures of Royal Canadian Regt of its members taken through out it's history, or huge paintings of historic battles. I could not imagine the hell they went through and how much that must have scared them both mentally and physically. Their lives changed forever, it would have taken everything from them, from friends, family, wives and children, jobs, sleep, for many years after, and thats is just the mental aspect. mental illness destroys everything you have, until you have no one, or nothing of value. You know all t
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  33. No it won't...it is very typical U.S. political behaviour. Kids !
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  34. We've tried that, they have made it clear they don't want to follow any rules except the ones that benefit them. They're the ones that have made this zero-sum.
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  35. She sent this...it was intended as a threat. Who is the fascist?
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  36. Most Americans, including myself, do not hate Canada. If anything, we are guilty of being quite indifferent towards Canada without a complete understanding of how the national relationships have evolved over time. It is far more interesting to hear a Canadian (i.e. this YouTube video) explain the evolution of Canadian nationalism from a very Canadian perspective, without the tactical poop flinging across the border for fun and games. Canada's shift from right-wing to left-wing nationalism is fascinating and consistent with the changing domestic and foreign circumstances it has en
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  37. Well, Canadians (and Americans) do find accommodation at the personal and practical level across millions of lives, but the aggregate nationalist identity still demands a purposeful separation and rejection to exist. This is not just a Canadian attribute, but Canada's history made it much more likely and enduring, and even persists domestically with Quebec. The Americans initially defined their national identity as fiercely not British, but this gave way to an American nationalism that was no longer challenged or threatened by a declining British Empire, with the United States creating
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  38. You are acting like a petulant child. Why are you doing this?
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  39. Aint got, but I got my Dads cross-bow, and a long bow. Rambo 4, here I come!
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  40. That's one way of looking at it. Kind of shrill, hateful, and reeking of desperation if you ask me. But you have an opinion, good for you. I'm not sure if it's yours or one that's been planted in a gullible mind by fake news but it's an opinion. Good for you. I prefer the one below. Somebody took the Rudyard Kipling poem "If" and matched it up with Trump. Your mind wipe won't let you watch it so I'll just tell you - The poem fits the reality like a glove. As to your insisting on calling the open minded a cult, again, that's just projection.
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  41. There is just something so wrong about American politics. I watched that parade of morons and cretins at the Republican primaries four years ago and could only shake my head that any of them (except Bush) would even be considered as a possible presidential candidate except by idiots and lunatics. Then I watched another parade of enfeebled losers at the Democratic primaries this year and couldn't believe any of them (with the possible exception of Biden) would even be considered as a possible presidential candidate except by idiots and lunatics. Bloomberg might be another exception, but he
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  42. Jonathan Haidt says exactly the same about diversity and anti-racism.
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  43. Every virtue, when taken to an extreme, becomes a vice. Some nationalism and national unity is good. Too much is bad. Too little is bad too.
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  44. I only made that claim today, so no, that's not w hat bothers you. You've been raging about me and immigration for years. It sticks in your craw that not everyone feels your love of other cultures filling the streets. As for the criminality of certain immigrants. I've already offered up plenty of evidence. Nope. Wrong again. Most Canadians aren't as rabidly intolerant of other views as you are. Just the progressives.
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  45. Sigh. It always turns out this way with you. It doesn't matter what the subject is. Somehow you have to bring it back to me wanting immigration lowered. The very thought of it drives you into a frothing rage and every time you see me post something on almost any subject you have to start sniveling about it and insinuating racism. As Jonathan Haidt said, if anti-racism is your new religion, then anyone who opposes immigration is a RACIST! They're a heretic and must be silenced. And the sad part is you're not even the slightest bit unique among your kind. It's this sort of attitude on
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  46. Uh huhhh. Here's the thing. You can wish an instinct away all you want. It isn't going to have much impact. Yes, tribalism taken to extremes can be bad. But without the instinctive sense of community that draws people together it's hard to have a unified nation. It's hard to get people to agree to paying taxes that benefit others when they don't have that sense of brotherhood/nationhood/belonging. It's hard to get one part of society to compromise or sacrifice in favour of another if they don't even think that other is part of their society.
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  47. Because as Jonathan Haidt said, if you don't have a shared sense of identity you don't have a nation. We are instinctively tribal. We see the world as 'us' and 'them'. If you're not a part of our tribe then you're an outsider. The people of influence on the Left seem to have broken from that shared sense of identity because they're wallowing in an endless flood of guilt and self-loathing. They don't like their country any more. They don't even like each other. As a previous poll showed, one on 'in group loyalty' which is that sense of tribalism I mentioned, white liberals in the US were the
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  48. The moderator has repeatedly in the past ignored me when I have reported posts and when I follow up so stop the crap with references to polite discussion. The point I made was and went zip over your head is that responding to something not considered of topic, I.e., derailing can't be unless it introduces a different topic that might be. It's not derailing to challenge an allowed subject. Ifanything what I might have been banned for was supposedly using insulting words. You even know what derailing means? You know what trolling means? When is something off topic? Are you tellin
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  49. His opinipn is based on subjective, selective standards as to who the poster is he feels is doing the insulting and that is evident on the kind of comments allowed on this forum with some but not others. The inconsistency in who he allows to insult and who he allows to be insulted has rendered his role as a moderator a farse. He is harming the forum and not protecting free speech but engaging in personal vendettas against certain forum members he likes and dislikes. That is unfortunate.
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