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  1. We can make a startling discovery here: that incompetent and expensive bureaucracies can look very similar (in the ultimate limit, indistinguishable?) regardless of what ideology banner they march under.
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  2. Adding a political aggravator to a no-fly list because you don't like his speech is a pretty serious thing to do. If this is why he was on the no-fly list this should be a front-page national story. Maybe there's more to him than we know.
    2 points
  3. Seems you don't understand what freedom of expression in the Charter of Rights means and you don't understand that governments don't get involved in using the full power, lawyers, and resources of government to shut down a citizen's freedom of speech because they don't like his views. Using the power of state to control speech or silence citizens is Marxist or Communist style of government.
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  4. This is communism at its essence: entitled bureaucrats raking public funds producing mediocre or plain disastrous results. And notice that the root cause is exactly the same, regardless of the ideological label: near-complete isolation and detachment from the reality and any responsibility for the result. And no, McCarthyism would not fix it. Only active, engaged and smart citizens could. Those for example who wouldn't just silently swallow "travel from Wuhan, no problem" but demand and obtain all necessary explanations because it's about them, their country and their future.
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  5. The left in their march towards harmony want to drive a wedge between the Asian and Caucasian communities and create strife where there was none. That's what they do...racism.
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  6. Exactly because real world communism is pure, and never corrupt.
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  7. People getting paid a lot by government isn't Communism.
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  8. That’s true to. And our obsession with carbon-less living.
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  9. That can be a part of it. But what about the bureaucracy entrenched in its castle way above the reality for over 150 years?
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  10. You have to teach something. I guess judgement calls have to be made. American schooling seems to do a lot more patriotic propaganda. There's value to teaching historical accomplishments but it should be factual. If people know about their country, good and bad, they're probably going to feel more connected to it anyways. The point you show is that this is all easier said than done.
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  11. I think that the lockdowns would not have had to be so extended and repeated if he had handled the pandemic better. And I think we wasted money by spraying it around with firehoses, spending more than any other nation. No. All are NOT losers. Asia has come through this fine. There are way more deaths in Canada than in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan COMBINED. And yes, I would have handled it better. And I can say that without hindsight. Back in January of last year I was paying attention to China. I ordered a
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  12. He didn't handle the pandemic. He ignored it and treated it as a PR issue until cities were closing down. Then his government belatedly started ordering PPE gear while saying no one should wear masks and that closing the border would be 'racist'. His government was against testing at the airports and never supervised or policed the quarantine for those coming in. That caused us to be flooded with the variants which are killing people and shutting down cities now. What you mean is he gave you money.
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  13. Once you hear Willie Brown had been separated from his wife for 10 years when they dated, it seems pretty desperate to try to pretend you're offended by that. Not to mention your photo suggests they parted on good terms, which is an indication they are mature, reasonable adults. Quite the gotcha you have there.
    2 points
  14. Ha hardly! Saying Trump was great for the working class isn’t just untrue, it’s more opposite-of-reality delusion like saying Hitler was great for Jews. Trump has waged a war on the working class that is straight from the Republican textbook: Billions in Tax cuts for the rich and corporations wasn’t great for the working class Cancelling net neutrality so internet providers can control how you use your internet connection wasn’t great for the working class Allowing more brain-damaging chemicals in the drinking water wasn’t great for the working class (more brain damage will
    2 points
  15. You obviously haven't given enough. You need to prove your loyalty.
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  16. quote Here is a timeline of COVID-19 cases in this country. Jan. 25: A man in his 50s who arrived in Toronto from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the outbreak, becomes the first "presumptive" case of the new coronavirus in Canada. The man called 911 as soon as he got sick with relatively minor symptoms and was placed in isolation in Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital. Jan. 26: The wife of the Toronto man who was Canada's first "presumptive" case of the new coronavirus becomes the second presumptive case. The woman is kept in home isolation. Jan. 27: The National Micro
    1 point
  17. Not just Pearl Harbor...but a string of victories all over the Pacific/Indian oceans. They just kept coming right up until Coral Sea/Midway.
    1 point
  18. News round about January 1942 was that the garrison of Hong Kong had been captured, sent on a death march and had yet to be heard from. That woke a few folks up alright.
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  19. Another non-sequitur. You’re not making any sense. Are you saying that Japan was responsible for pearl habour? How dare you! Somebody might attack an Asian person because of that rhetoric! 😡
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  20. Sure, but his rhetoric certainly didn't discourage it. A leader should be able and willing to bring out the best in his followers, not the worst. Trump brought out the worst.
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  21. I would take AZ today if I could. The benefits far outweigh the risks for me. I do understand why governments are concerned by VIPIT, a potentially fatal condition that seems to be caused by the vaccine, and would want to protect healthy young people from it. Any time I get in a car I’m taking on risk. Life is full of such decisions but we don’t consider most of them.
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  22. A point we don't spend much time thinking about is how all these angry attacks on each other, on our history, culture and values, on Capitalism and democracy are seen by our enemies. I'm sure the likes of China and Russia watched the riots throughout the US and UK the past year with smug smiles - and are doing their best to encourage more. A country that allows dissent, including the derogation of the state itself, looks strong — and in this respect the control freaks of the CCP, frightened of their own people, look weak. But a country that adopts self-excoriation as its national pastime
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  23. Remember that white guy that attacked the elderly Chinese lady in broad daylight while the white store owners shut their doors and refused to help her? Me neither.
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  24. If and when it's for mediocre and / or questionable achievement, communism can be a pretty close description
    1 point
  25. Top doctors in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa are calling on the Ontario government to issue a provincewide stay-at-home order in an effort to control the surge of COVID-19 variants. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/top-doctors-in-toronto-peel-and-ottawa-call-for-provincewide-stay-at-home-order-1.5375213 https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/etches-calls-for-ontario-to-issue-stay-at-home-order-1.5375181 Ontario health minister Christine Elliot had said (in response to critics) that stay home order will inconvenient people!!!!!. Someone should remind these incompetent people that catching Covid a
    1 point
  26. The leftists care about that one cop. At least it's a start.
    1 point
  27. Like trying to kill mosquitos using a laser beam. stoopid...
    1 point
  28. Suck it up buttercup, a mask is an inconvenience not a hardship.
    1 point
  29. Actually people like you are a threat. Anyone following the bullshit government directives in the guise of health is a threat. Thats why the virus is still here, these public methods are useless against the virus and cost a lot of harm. And you people have been so clusterfucked in the head by this, soon youll be calling for me to be interred.
    1 point
  30. At the vaccination hall where I live I observed them vaccinating two or three people at a time when I was there and about five people waiting the required 15 minute waiting period in hall with about 60 chairs spaced six feet apart for people to wait after their shot. In a city of approximately 18,000 people, at this rate it will take months to vaccinate the first dose to people. Guess the pandemic will drag on and on.
    1 point
  31. And this too is the unfortunate, easily predictable effect of constant and incessant scare-mongering that some professionals have been exercising since first days of the pandemic IN PLACE of intelligent and effective response. It's called the cry wolf effect. If all what one has done for a year (and counting) is jumping up and down and calling for ever stricter lockdowns, at some point people would just ignore it as noisy background. Does one need to be a top-chair expert to understand that?
    1 point
  32. Nonsense. No one is taking away your freedom to cover yourself with body armour from head to toe, if you feel it's warranted. Expect me to not follow your lead on that, however. As one famous senator said recently, "You're welcome to step away."
    1 point
  33. It is quite understandable. When being bombarded with lying over-the-top fear mongering propaganda, for example.
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  34. That's what I already said, put em all in a jail cell and it would work Too bad there's a little old thing called liberty, as well as human decency. What is actually happening is that this is covering up the sad truth that other countries are starting to see the benefit of their vaccine programs and their rates are going down, while in Canada we are still going up. Wrong way, Canada. So while we argue about masks and social distance vs physical distancing, in the UK they are going to the zoo and bowling.
    1 point
  35. Those are remote areas. Generally low in population. There are only a few areas that resemble the modern urban culture and lifestyle of big cities. That probably has something to do with it. International travel, cosmopolitanism. Very few progressives back east, just good quiet folk who mind their own business. They don't like strangers. My kinda town...
    1 point
  36. The future is bright. ☀️😎
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  37. The also wore masks and obeyed protocols from the get go.
    1 point
  38. My ATV makes no noise and no fumes. You wouldn't even hear it a couple hundred feet away and the nearest person would be miles. We are talking about the wilderness, not a park in downtown Toronto. You can walk wherever you want. So you are still driving a car and telling people not to ride an ATV. Lots of hypocrisy there.
    1 point
  39. It may be too complicated for the single reflex propaganda folks to grasp the difference between general statistical risk (occasional drivers averaged with professional racers ) and individual condition-related ones (professional racer). If the effect can be linked to or affect someone with a previous condition, they should be entitled to full compensation. For some saying "completely safe" is just as easy as "travel from Wuhan is no problem" and complacency would only encourage this careless attitude to other people's health and their duties with over-generous compensation at public expense.
    1 point
  40. I think you are misunderstanding my intent. I don't want to launch a trade war with China on moral grounds. What I want is to remove Chinese influence here. I want to limit the number of Chinese diplomats, remove their non-diplomatic operatives who work for the Confucius institutes and the United Front and shut them down, greatly increase the size of CSIS and CSE and do much more to interrupt China's efforts to bully and blackmail their expatriates in Canada. I also want laws similar to what Australia has put in place to limit their influence with politicians at any level. I feel these ar
    1 point
  41. The EU has actually increased trade with China, overtaking the U.S. as the EU's # 1 trading partner early this year. Anti-China sentiments in Canada are based on a political narrative over economic reality (e.g. "Two Michaels"). Other nations are not going to come to Canada's rescue as a trading bloc against China and their own interests. This may play well for domestic Canadian politics, but will not translate into structural change and counters for Chinese globalism, something it learned from the west...and learned very well.
    1 point
  42. This from a religious person. The irony is awesome!
    1 point
  43. You have an over 30% chance of developing clots if you wind up in ICU from covid. Maybe the government should just say fuck it, we aren't going to provide vaccines if we are going to get sued for every bad reaction. BTW, No one is being forced to take any vaccine. If you don't like the odds, don't take it.
    1 point
  44. It's always good to hear a typically reasonable counter-point from the Trump set 😆 Please keep on, keepin' on... and don't ever vote again. THANKS !
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  45. But, we CAN change things. That is the very nature of human nature. We can implement rules and enforcement of same that gives a predictable result. First, though, we have to learn what it is we are trying to control - and THAT is the other naure of the beast - collective ignorance.
    1 point
  46. Hmm, a lot of emotional vitriol in that last one. The hallmark of progressives. We conservatives do not react right away to unsubstantiated claims. That's not to say it's unbelievable, but in today's climate it's sensible to wait and allow a little old thing called due process.
    1 point
  47. The tools of empire....Martini Henry Mk I/II accuracy to 500 yards.
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