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  1. The world is in a state of transition. Some systems and policies are stale, because it takes time for governments to go through these changes and adapt. Those in power don't like change, because they are gaining based on the system we have now. They are put into power, through financial incentives, by companies and organizations that hold a large piece of the pie, and who want to milk the system as much as they could. There are many variables involved in how we function. There are negatives and positives. It's important to note that we are, in many ways, better off now than we were in the past, when you take into consideration education, poverty and life expectancy. This doesn't mean that we should not note the negatives and try to improve. Immigration too has its positives and negatives. Canada's immigration system, for the most part, focuses on the highly educated and financially well off applicants. At the end, they will bring skills and $, that will be injected into the economy. Baby boomers are retiring and there are emerging markets, mostly in tech, that need to be responded to. We don't have the workforce to respond to that. We could create insentives to try to have more children in Canada. But that's not going to work. Ask the Japanese. At the end, I think we will end up abandoning the old working system, and materialism. We will finally see that 9-5, 5 days a week of work is not normal anymore. That it's no longer needed. We have enough resources and wealth, and technology (like A.I. and blockchain) is finally at a stage where we can get out of the stale, inefficient system.
  2. It's true that the adults have it tougher. But guess what; immigrant children outperform Canadian born children. Children who come to Canada more likely than those born here to enter post-secondary education In 2018, 70 per cent of 20-year-old immigrants who came to Canada before they turned 15 were in post-secondary education. This compares with 56 per cent of the overall population of 20-year-olds that same year. the most recent findings are in line with previous studies, such as those showing child refugees, in general, have a university completion rate higher than those born in Canada. Wilkinson said no one could discount the “immigrant drive effect,” which stems from families pushing to fight for a better life in a new country after overcoming barriers to get there. Link
  3. No. You're just ignorant. Were you ripped away from your parents, never to see them again, with your native language beaten out of you, and did you watch some of the people who looked like you, never experience adulthood? Canada's system broke generations of people. The first step towards fixing this situation is to listen, learn, and acknowledge what really happened, before coming to coclusions:
  4. Just in case you missed the question: What criticism of Israel do you have?
  5. No one here is defending Hamas. Your problem is that you have unconditional love for one side. This is how progress in humanity slows down. It's people like you who cannot admit the truth. Israel's decades long corrupt and sick ideology, theft of land, theft of human rights, and the millions who have suffered because of them is the issue that you are not willing to admit. That you are trying to excuse. Israel's actions is the elephant in the room. Israel's behaviour has created groups like Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and numerous other anti-occupation organizations. Doesn't matter where in the world, opposition groups will form if there is a racist occupying power controlling your life. The world agrees that this is really troubling: The world is finally agreeing that this is wrong as well: Anyone who tries to defend Israel's actions, while knowing what is really happening, is not a good person. “It is clearer than ever that the occupation is not temporary, and there is not the political will in the Israeli government to bring about its end” – By Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel. Link During our careers in the foreign service, we both served as Israel’s ambassador to South Africa. In this position, we learned firsthand about the reality of apartheid and the horrors it inflicted. But more than that – the experience and understanding we gained in South Africa helped us to understand the reality at home. For over half a century, Israel has ruled over the occupied Palestinian territories with a two-tiered legal system, in which, within the same tract of land in the West Bank, Israeli settlers live under Israeli civil law while Palestinians live under military law. The system is one of inherent inequality. In this context, Israel has worked to change both the geography and the demography of the West Bank through the construction of settlements, which are illegal under international law. Israel has advanced projects to connect these settlements to Israel proper through intensive investment in infrastructure development, and a vast network of highways and water and electricity infrastructure have turned the settlement enterprise into a comfortable version of suburbia. This has happened alongside the expropriation and takeover of massive amounts of Palestinian land, including Palestinian home evictions and demolitions. That is, settlements are built and expanded at the expense of Palestinian communities, which are forced onto smaller and smaller tracts of land.
  6. See. You can't be honest. Because you're a zealot, championing a racist ideology called Zionism. Israel is the provocateur. They rely on responses to try to squirm and explain away their continous criminal behaviour.
  7. BS. Just like all of the past flare ups, Israel started the predictable process. In this situation: 1) Israel begins to kick Palestinians families out of their homes in East Jerusalem to place rightwing zealots there. This is a war crime. 2) Palestinians begin to protest in Jerusalem. Israel prevents Palestinians from praying. 3) Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa, during prayers. Over 180 Palestinians are badly injured. 4) Hamas gives an ultimatum for Israel to remove its security forces from Al-Aqsa compound and Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood 5) Israel does not. Hamas fires rockets. 6) Israel achieves its goal, and green lights carpet bombing Gazans and then go: 🤷‍♂️ 7) Moralless zealots begin defending Israel and try to control the narrative with BS that "they started it". Timeline More info: Jerusalem Tensions Led to Gaza Flare-up. They Could Boil Over Again A series of events in Jerusalem over the weekend show that conflict is still on the horizon. The evictions from East Jerusalem neighborhoods and the reopening of the Temple Mount to Jews could serve as the spark --- After Raid on Aqsa Mosque, Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Airstrikes
  8. I do wonder why you're making excuses for the clear criminal. I really don't have the patience to take you through countless reports and research that points to who starts these "flare ups". Because you're not interested in justice and the truth. You can be a mouthpiece for the violent aggressor. That's your decision. Just don't expect others, who are knowledgable about the situation, and want justice, to nod their heads to the BS PR stunts.
  9. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have reported that Israel who has used Palestinians as human shield. Even Israeli courts have had no choice but to acknowledge that Israeli soldiers have used Palestinians as human shields. Blaming the victim is another case of the aggressor trying to win the PR war. It's typical bs hasbara PR stunt, that you continously repeat. So you are either lacking knowledge, or you are no better than Infidel Dog, who lacks morality and ethics. If you want to learn: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/israel-accused-of-war-crimes-in-gaza-by-amnesty-international-1.1988788 https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/israel-gaza-idf-used-palestinians-as-human-shields-1200-occasions-in-last-five-years-say-israeli-defence-officials-30483468.html https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2018/6/18/the-fallacy-of-israels-human-shields-claims-in-gaza https://www.btselem.org/topic/human_shields https://decolonizepalestine.com/myth/palestinians-use-human-shields/
  10. Due to evolution, people like you are disappearing. Despite the negative news we are bombarded with, overall, the world, continues to get better. The world's moral and ethical compass cannot stomach what you promote. Even if you have children, your backwards and racist view of the world, have little chance of being passed down.
  11. Cutting through the bs above, which is nothing more than Hasbara PR comments, the truth is that Israel is an apartheid state and an occupying force, that has continued to annex more and more of Palesitnian land. The zionists who prefer to not be honest and truthful about the situation, give the above bs. Like they are somehow the victims. Here is some reality: Israel no longer has the monopoly on information. Information travels easier, without the filteration. Here is more reality:
  12. Jews are not racist. The ideology of Zionism is racist. Kind of like how Muslims are not racist, but the ideology of ISIS is backwards, racist and bad for humans. There are a very large number of Jews who oppose Zionism, and some are leading the fight against Zionism. At least the ideology that controls Israel's policies.
  13. You too? Still repeating the same old bs? Why this severe dishonesty? You're really clinging to these diversions. What does someone like Desmond Tutu, a central figure in Apartheid South Africa think? Desmond Tutu: Israel guilty of apartheid in treatment of Palestinians Tutu, the Nobel Peace laureate, criticized Israeli policies toward the Palestinians in the territories as "humiliating." https://m.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Desmond-Tutu-Israel-guilty-of-apartheid-in-treatment-of-Palestinians-344874 What about Nelson Mandela? I hope you take him seriously:
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