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  1. Harper has been largely silent since leaving office. The other day he did an interview for a vlog. He looks much more comfortable in this interview than back when he was PM. He's much more animated and human in his speech and gestures. He also warns about overspending leading to inflation, and about China's growing totalitarianism. In a rare and uniquely candid interview, former prime minister Stephen Harper warned of a “nihilist” modern left bent on “ripping everything down” and seeking to “end the democratic system.” I don't think the woke left knows exactly what it wants, except perfection, but it's very much a believer that the ends justify any means. So I can see it restricting democracy if it felt that was standing in the way of perfect equity. I mean, too many white men being elected? Can't have that! Have to make new laws and rules for who can run! Maybe even mandate that a certain number of MPs be women and people of various shades of colour. After witnessing China assume direct control of Hong Kong in 2020, Harper said he now believes there is a risk that Beijing may eventually try to take Taiwan by force. “Ten years ago I would have said the chances of that happening are zero, I no longer think that’s the case,” he said. I would agree with him on this. I don't think it's in China's interests to attack Taiwan but I don't think they necessarily care. https://nationalpost.com/news/its-ethics-are-entirely-nihilist-stephen-harper-slams-woke-left-in-rare-interview
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  3. This funny ad by Pierre Poilievre had my eyes rolling, and laughing at the same time. Obviously, he is a good communicator and has energy. He seems smart and decided. I saw many of his interventions when he was questioning -sorry assassinating- Justin at We Charity hearings, and he is just like in this ad. There's just something that feels quite odd; this ad reflects exactly what is wrong with the CPC, and why they haven't taken power since 2015. The message of his advertisement was strictly economical, talking about our beloved God, money, and how he will make ourselves rich rather than credit card broke like his to-be-predecessor Trudeau leads us all to be. I think this is off a Canadian market target, but would fit more in the US. Would you vote for him? I would, because I'm a Tory, but I don't think he will suffice to convince soft Liberals to vote for him.
    3 points
  4. There’s simply no good reason for government-imposed restrictions on freedom in Canada to fight Covid-19 anymore. None.
    2 points
  5. The system barely works, and in some cases not at all. Canada exists without civil strife because Canadians are to damn lazy to really do anything about it, in fact if it does not involve them personally nobody gives a shit, here are some examples, look at all the indigenous issues we have, and why is the list so long, look at Quebec, Any one concerned they have not signed onto the constitution ? or why can we not run a pipeline from the west coast to the east coast? Canada has a lot of major issues to sort out before it is more than average place to live.. Explain to me this can an everyday person run for office, have you checked on the criteria to run for office it pretty much takes me and you out of the race. And yes the 95 referendum did end without violence or strife, But what would have happened had the separatist won that day, why did the government have so many military units on stand by that day... Yes we have a pretty good standard of living, unless your poor that is, and yes most of us have running water, some of it is poisoned with mercury for over 20 years now, don't drink it but it does run...a lot our infra structure is in need of repair. We have some of the highest taxes in the world, our health care is a joke, unless you like to wait over 18 hours to see a doctor, thats for broken bones... Inter national we are a joke, our NATO allied have running jokes about the entire nation, We can not even look after out own sovereignty in most cases, to the rest of the world our word means nothing. No every things is fine, in my world just keep the blinds closed.
    2 points
  6. Laws of nature state that energy is needed to counter entropy and decay. And so where energy and will cannot be found there will be only one direction and trajectory. No surprises. For a while we can enjoy moderate corruption and even get used to it, problem is, it isn't a stable state. Why limit itself where there is no limits?
    2 points
  7. You are one of those who believe the governments of all countries in the world have colluded to take away the basic rights of their citizens, muzzle them with a blue diaper , implant a tracking chip under their skin, reduce production of goods, services and nearly eliminate all forms of entertainment ....and for what purpose exactly? I have never seen the governments of so many countries reach an unanimous decision on anything - not on climate, not on economy, not on human rights, you name it. But , hey, they are all in agreement on that bogus COVID19, which should have evolved into COVID21 by now.
    2 points
  8. Yeah, I've got a townhouse that's gone up exponentially in value, but it makes me nervous and it doesn't feel right. And, while on paper it looks good, what can I do with that equity? I can't sell and trade up, because all other properties have also increased exponentially. My mortgage is pretty low, even though I've borrowed against the equity for some renos, and I'd like to keep it that way in case of a severe downturn. So it does kind of feel like false wealth; I'd be a lot more comfortable if the increase had happened more slowly and wasn't so high.
    2 points
  9. The housing prices in major Canadian cities have skyrocketed absolutely crazy so that a single incomer even with highest education and years of work experience cannot afford to buy even a small house. This is hardly real prosperity but fictitious prosperity.
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  10. Bullshit? Kinda. But it's the same kind of bullshit FactCheck.org is giving you up there. The same only different. They take the basic fact that the CDC is canceling the PCR tests they've been using and twist it to fit their agenda. NaturalNews (not my favorite site) wants you to believe OMG they don't trust their tests anymore. Must be worthless. FactCheck.org wants you to believe "Nothing to see here, folks. Move along." The truth is most likely in the middle there. Both seem to come out of this though. I'm more in this camp, myself. " The RT-PCR assays could detect the presence of a coronavirus from a swab in real-time, making it a good indicator of the potential for Covid-19 infection. In a sane world that wasn’t driven by a nefarious agenda, positive results on the RT-PCR tests would have been treated as indicators that someone needed to get a real test, like an antigen test, to determine if they were infected. But this isn’t a sane world and the powers-that-be saw an opportunity to bump up numbers to drive panic. They ran with it, and revoking the EUA means they’re done with that particular type of fearmongering. The RT-PCR assays served their purpose. The other reason for this move is very concerning. This shift and its timing both indicate the powers-that-be are anticipating a need to differentiate between the various coronaviruses. If it really is the need to differentiate Covid-19 and influenza as they’re claiming, then that jibes with the sudden push to maximize or even mandate flu vaccines within months. If that’s the scenario they have planned, expect a sudden surge in flu cases after a year where they “miraculously” disappeared thanks to RT-PCR tests claiming everything was Covid-19. If it’s not really flu they’re trying to detect, what is it? What do they know? What do they have planned? Is there another novel coronavirus on its way? Are they expecting Covid-19 variants to mutate into variants that will require different treatments, perhaps different “vaccines”?" https://thelibertydaily.com/cdc-quietly-revokes-rt-pcr-emergency-use-authorization-because-they-counted-covid-19-and-influenza-together/ Here's a money shot clip from the CDC's notice: So tell me how that's not saying the old tests had problems or just plain couldn't differentiate between Covid and influenza viruses. Because once you know that you have the right to ask questions about that old test.
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  11. Several years ago, I was travelling in Asia. In a cafe (Cambodia? Phnom Penh?), I saw older women talking lively at a nearby table. Curious, as I paid my bill, I managed the courage to ask them - in English and in sign language, pointing at my passport - who they were, where they were from. In accented English, one of the older women answered that they were Korean. The other older women watched as she answered. First point: Koreans are the Maritimers/Newfoundlanders of Asia. Second point: Singapore is Toronto and Hongkong is Montreal (or they used to be). Main point of the OP: The older Korean woman, the sole sort-of English-speaking woman, was privileged. As she explained in broken English, they were friends on vacation abroad. Her unilingual friends watched as she explained their story. I wondered how difficult/frightening it would be to travel without knowledge of English. Heck, I know this only too well. ====== In this world, "privilege" is having the ability to speak English.
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  12. I'm reminded of Hemingway's response to Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald: "Rich people are different from you and me." Hemingway: "Yes. They have more money."
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  13. What that Eric guy said about the numbers. We should never have opened this pandora’s box the way we did. Now it’s too late. People are so afraid it’s like they’ve been hypnotized. Deer in the headlights.
    1 point
  14. The Branch Covidians have gone completely insane now. The vaccine is their sacrament, akin to communion. If you don’t subscribe, they fabricate the reasons why you won’t, based on their own assumptions and prejudices. They’re truly a disgusting group of people. I’m fully vaccinated, but I respect and acknowledge the RIGHT of people to control their own body. These little tin pot dictators are consumed with erasing decades and in some cases hundreds of years of hard fought guaranteed rights and freedoms. It’s so short sighted and completely selfish and disgusting.
    1 point
  15. It’s sad that we’ve gone from a true statesman, that other countries respected, to such a laughingstock of man-child as PM.
    1 point
  16. Also true for the unvaccinated. And if we still need a mask, social distancing and other restrictions whether vaccinated or not... because covid... I see no reason for it myself. None at all. I’m totally unafraid of going it alone. Just me... and my immune system.
    1 point
  17. Don't worry. The threat is way overblown and we managed through tougher times. Just like 9/11, crises happen not because of exterior threats but because of internal panic. When everything settles down with the virus, things are going to get much clearer. I don't believe in doom at all.
    1 point
  18. The woke council in Duncan, B.C. just decided to end the job of the town crier because of "historic injustices". Also recently a landmark cross had been torn down from a hill in the area. I think former PM Harper said he doesn't follow politics in Canada much because it is too disturbing. I can see that.
    1 point
  19. For a person to believe in any god, without proof of his goodness, would not be the best thinking or choice. It would kill the ability to chose another who might be better. Goodness is the foundation of godliness. Yahweh is demonstrably evil, yet has a large following who never dare discuss morals and resort to inquisition and jihad type of insults to their brighter, non-supernatural god brethren. If being a decent citizen was based on the desires of destroying the majority who are not like them, real life would be hell, as many would not be able to stop the antics of the young who kill. The young know that we love war and too many oblige, even as the numbers are better than ever. Yet we thing those who pray for Armageddon are good decent people. I say to hell with all who want to end my life just for thinking in a more moral way than my poor delusional brethren. I say that because, as an idol worshiper, you have given up your free will. You have damned yourself to hell, by doing such a harm to your mind, --- and running away from facing the morals that have you using inquisition and jihad tactics for mind control. Bishop Spong foretold that the savior belief, because of all it's immoral tenets would be what kills Christianity as a whole. He was wrong. It will kill all religions that respect that and that is most of them, be they have a supernatural god or not. I invite Jesus believers to argue. If there is goodness in you or your genocidal god, then come and explain why he always kills, when Jesus, alias Yahweh of The Terrible Trinity shame, come and learn the evil you adore and why your religion had to grow with murder, as your ancients as well as yourself, if you could, were to morally corrupt to convert with love. Regards DL
    1 point
  20. I think technology and fast data inputs and collection will eventually make democracy more direct. The current MLA’s will probably resist this because it will mean less power in their hands and more to the people. However, the argument for having a Senate has always been that you need a branch of government that represents the tried and true successful people. The judiciary branch plays this role with regard to constitutionality.
    1 point
  21. Doom is upon us! Sometimes Tories are like SJWs, instead of Trump Derangement Syndrome we get Trudeau Derangement Syndrome. He is corrupt and probably not the best who could hold the position, but he not Stalin.
    1 point
  22. This country is going to blow if Trudeau is not stopped. People just need to hold their noses and vote Otoole. Both America and Canada went nuts with the spending. And we spent the most and got the less bang for our buck. The money he gave away to teenagers living at home would have bought a brand new navy.
    1 point
  23. A woman in Iran faces 'small issues' as far as her husband is concerned. From her POV, and from the POV of freedom advocates, her issues are quite extreme. Western separation issues are small from Quebec's POV. Quebec has punitive agreements with other provinces for Hydro power, they get special status, they have a larger proportion of the vote than they should, the federal government strips jobs from other provinces and moves them to Quebec, and Que receives boatloads of money from confederation. So what if Alberta doesn't have as many MPs as they should, or if their resources are on hold because of the will of Quebecers, or if Albertans only ever give money into confederation and then get small loans in return if they come on hard times? Separation is important. Canada sucks, bigtime.
    1 point
  24. At least banks provide essential service to the society and I'm not advocating only observing. Car loans, consumer loans, mortgages, industry and business loans really hard to get by without. But would I notice if all of a sudden we'd lose MP and GG? I don't think so. Just don't see how, one tiny and microscopic thing I'd need from them. At exorbitant and non-negotiable price.
    1 point
  25. We'll have to get used to a whole lot of higher prices on practically a whole lot of other things- and higher tax!
    1 point
  26. Your familiarity with psychiatrists is the give-away . . . . . Is it the mark of a true Torontonian? "Hey Bob! they're getting hungry again . . . "
    1 point
  27. Gas prices stress me out big time and I drive a compact car. I still have to drive to work so I pay more but my emissions are the same and electric cars are not great for anyone doing a long commute(long charging times). It doesn't help that the oil and gas sector in this country get's very little support either. I do think one of the benefits of the metric system for the Liberals was that people wouldn't realize how much they were being gouged at the pumps. In the early 70s my father had a 40 min commute in an Oldsmobile with a 455, how times have changed.
    1 point
  28. Jack and Jill, their children and grandchildren would need to work hard to provide the money required to pay themselves more. Politicians don't have to change a thing. It’s odd we elect people who see squandering money as a privilege of office but are frugal with ourselves. Fortunately, frugality has no place in the new economics. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men have been rebranded to appeal to a new, more informed audience. I wonder if all that information is cluttering up our minds.
    1 point
  29. Sure, now there's no spark plugs any more! What if it's a classic?
    1 point
  30. I'm sure people such as you describe exist, those who would "beat the crap outta her!", just as I know there are those who would beat the crap out of me for supporting women in this issue, but, as I said before, they aren't me, as much as the latter group are not you. I get neither emotional or thoughtful about either MtF or FtM transexuals. I wish them all the best, but I support those who want their own spaces, and their own competitions.
    1 point
  31. There is one way to benefit. Sell the property and move to Haiti or another similar republic, where property prices are low and cost of living is bearable. (I know, I know, not that easy and doesn't work again)
    1 point
  32. Biden Administration Spending $3 Million a Day to Suspend Border Wall Construction: Senate Report
    1 point
  33. " Joe Biden experienced another apparent cognitive meltdown Sunday as he waddled toward reporters outside the White House. Biden belligerently screamed a series of words that sounded to many people like he said “My butt’s been wiped.” Enough people heard this that #MyButtsBeenWiped became a Trending Topic on Twitter. If that is indeed what he said, then Biden’s use of the passive voice would suggest that someone else is wiping him, which would suggest that the task falls to a White House staffer. This is just the latest in a series of recent Biden meltdowns." https://nationalfile.com/mybuttsbeenwiped-trends-after-latest-bizarre-sleepy-joe-meltdown/
    1 point
  34. Logic behind the vaccine seems circular to me. Let’s step back a bit. - Majority of people survive covid, but they are still vectors or carriers that might transmit to others who are weaker. - The vaccines reduce level of illness for the individual, but they are still possible vectors. So vaccine is helpful, but don’t see why they should be mandatory, or why a vaccine passport is needed. Vaccinate the sick and elderly, and anyone who wants it. Leave others the heck alone!
    1 point
  35. All is not lost however, as long as we maintain a clear vision of what is Canada. I’m for being more accommodating. Just build more washrooms and ensure they’re safe for anyone to use. Walking around naked in a washroom is generally considered uncool, no matter who it is or what genitalia they may have. I have never seen nor heard of it in my life. I like the “Family” washroom concept. Let it be for people with children. In other words the child and their caretaker. Private stalls, Hopefully no one will take offence to that. All other adults whether they be male, female, trans, etc. have to use a different room.
    1 point
  36. In biopsychology there's a well-known experiment: lab rats were given a tap with a lever that pumped sugar mix a dollop per squeeze. First rats were careful squeeze lick and run, wait for another turn. Then they saw there's no catch and no limit the squeeze became non-stop and the animals got grotesquely out of shape due to non-stop feeding and lack of exercise. The writing is on the wall, the system has broken free of all bounds, moral, common sense, reality itself, it's not controlled by anything, can't be sustainable and so will collapse at some point. Too bad for us that it will collapse the last, after hospitals and schools, but OK that's how we made it. Or didn't make and just slept through while it made itself if it would make a grain of difference for the outcome.
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  38. And you miss mine. The propaganda examples you cite don't apply to this argument. They are a way of avoiding arguing the actual point, as are the other examples I posted. I'm not saying propaganda doesn't do as you say it does, only that such things are no excuse not to look at the issue critically. I could refer to the activists who describe those who sympathize with women in this issue as TERFs. That's propaganda. But again, it doesn't apply. I don't read links (It's not a brag. I just don't want people to think I'm failing to respond) as much as I read stuff I want to read. That includes a lot of articles from mainstream newspapers and magazines. Just because I (mostly, not always) don't read someone else's link doesn't mean I'm relying on headlines and memes. (On this issue, I also know people who make you look like Taxme, so it's not like I haven't argued the points before) Aren't we all here to argue? I certainly agree that women are not in any more danger from "men who claim to be women" than they are from any random male. I also think that the vast majority of random transsexuals are not a danger to women. None of that is to the point though. (Not all Muslims, right?) A man is not a woman just because he says he is. Women have a right to define their own fears, and they have a right to feel safe. They are the ones who will say whether or not they feel safe, and in a matter of conflicting rights, I will throw my support behind the women. That doesn't mean I want transgender people put in concentration camps or experimented on. It just means I have picked sides in an area where rights conflict. It's the same with sports. A person who has the physical advantages of growing up as a male should not be allowed to compete with women. I'm sure there are cases where I am wrong here, but it seems that, in most cases, it would give them an unfair advantage, and in some cases, like Rugby, could be downright dangerous for the women who grew up as such.
    1 point
  39. Could have rebuilt the navy on what Trudeau wasted on teenagers ( future voters) during the pandemic.
    1 point
  40. When I made a comment on an elected BC Liberal's Facebook page, that he might not like, a computer bot came onto my computer a little later and started reading every word on the screen by highlighting the word in yellow and then stepping to the next word. I shut the computer down. Approximately a day later a photo of himself with a police officer standing next to him appeared on his FB post. Just coincidence or a form of intimidation/terror. Elected officials have more power that we think. That's the kind of democracy we live in now in the information age. MSN also now heavily censors all comments, deleting many and are under the control of the federal government, CRTC. New legislation, C10 and C36, will mean even far more control of all social media comments. New powers will be given to the CRTC to do this plus powers to fine people $70,000 plus one year of house arrest.
    1 point
  41. I think Quebec has the right idea. If numbers of unvaccinated rise, they get locked down. Impose Vaccine passports to access things like indoor dining, gyms, theatres and other indoor public activities.
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  42. why do you deserve blame for something you didn't do? that makes no sense, and neither does blaming others for things they didn't do collective guilt is stupid, the people who did the bad shit deserve the blame, not others
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  43. It seems inevitable that this will happen. Think I'll be withdrawing from participating on the board at this time. It has been a good run and I don't question the dedication of Greg and Charles in keeping the forum running smoothly. I know how hard they have worked in both design and moderating things. It has been great in terms of lay-out and subject headings for discussions. I won't be posting anymore although I'll likely keep reading some of the threads simply for the insights. I might send a note or two to people personally if something strikes as something I just have your thoughts on. Some of the posters here have been extremely interesting over the years. Some I have clashed with repeatedly but generally were never boring. Sometimes it has gotten quite heated. On occasion, I have stopped engaging with a poster or two to avoid a continuation of something that ultimately was negative. To any an all posters, I thank you and to some, I'm sorry if words or actions were more than just mere disagreement. I wish everyone well and if there are any developments on the board, please let me know. Once again, thanks for forum and thanks to the people who filled it with their contributions.
    1 point
  44. The numbers are still mostly unknown. Some stats start at 80 and run to 110. Haven't heard the 400 people number but it isn't impossible. Between 12,000 to 30,000 Canadians volunteered for service in the war. No one knows exactly how many. There are still 7 Canadians missing in action in Vietnam. One of those Canadians won the medal of honour and became a prominent businessman in the U.S. I have known a few Canadian Vietnam vets over the years.
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  45. Exactly. And here is a teacher that has taken a art class and elevated it to cover history and civics. Students researched their material in a way they might not have done for a class before. It doesn't get much better than that for education.
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