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Everything posted by marcus

  1. I have no problem calling them bloodthirsty murderers as well. I just don't agree with excusing supporting Israel's blatant occupation and systematic theft of Palestinians' land and human rights violations because of the surrounding neighbours. Israel can defend itself from those outside forces without being total murderous asshole thugs towards the Palestinians.
  2. And probably a second term win. Especially if Biden wins the Democrat nomination.
  3. The First Nations could say the same thing about the white people who moved to this land. As a white person, I am certain that you're in the minority. This is how the world has been working since the beginning of our time. Human migration is natural. Even the First Nations migrated to this land thousands of years ago, through the north and Alaska, when modern day Russia was connected to what is now Alaska. More recently, the Italians, the Irish and the Jews, Indians and the Chinese were subject to discrimination as the mostly British settlers didn't see them as the same as them. Don't be afraid of the coloured people. It's normal for big urban centres to attract people from all over the world. Everywhere from London to Paris to Berlin to New York, to LA to San Fran, to Toronto to Vancouver. It's normal and it shouldn't be scary. You have two options: 1) Embrace it and take the good from the other cultures. 2) Move to Maple Ridge The Harper government had the exact same immigration policy as what Trudeau has now. I feel like you don't have real experience with others. You can't see beyond their colour and language. I hang out with people from a mix of ethnic groups. Our basic thoughts, desires and beliefs are very much the same. Beyond that, I learn and experience from their culture and I'm sure they from me. Not to mention that some of them, despite them being a different colour, are probably more "white" than some of my white friends. Because they have been here for many generations and have grown up in smaller towns before moving to Vancouver.
  4. Israel's actions against the Palestinians cannot be justified because of the incompetent and corrupt governments in other places. Neither the fact that Israel would not be able to do what it's doing to the Palestinians without the monetary and political support of the U.S., Canada and Europe. You are either ignorant about what is happening or you are confused about the principal you tell others you claim to have. I don't understand how you can sit there and (rightfully) criticize the European governments for not taking a principled stance against the Iranian government but then go and defend the Israeli government and their policies towards the Palestinians. The information is out there. The reports, the videos and the facts are right there for you to see. I do wonder about your double standards.
  5. It's difficult avoiding your opinions. All you do around here is try to shove your opinion down people's throats, which are based on nothing. You're full of loud noise. That's it. No facts. How is Australia kicking Canada's ass? Are you just talking about water sports? Because if you're talking about the economy and the GDP:
  6. I gotta go back to work now Dougie! Your internet bills won't pay themselves! All the best!
  7. Sometimes frustration in debating can lead a person to really reach. So are all of your friends part of the 6% of Americans that don't see Canada favourably? Or do you think that this poll is a left wing conspiracy?
  8. It's understandable that you might think your bubble of friends represents over 300mil people. What do the polls say? Americans! Gawsh!
  9. It's nice that you're speaking for others. Just like your announcement that someone is not working, even though you don't really know. As a Canadian taxpayer who works hard, I'm happy that my taxes are paying for you to have internet access so that you can sit here and share your frustrations about how Canada has lost its way and there are too many coloured people.
  10. I'm not butt hurt at all. I am questioning your way of thinking. I'm happy that part of my earnings that I work hard to make are going towards those who are vulnerable and in need of help.
  11. You don't pay your taxes. The Canadian people pay your taxes.
  12. So you whine and bitch about a system that you happily participate in?
  13. So this: Canadians are making more money, living longer and are better educated. .. is because of US of A?
  14. We know you're free loading because you've shared this. How do you know she doesn't have a job?
  15. I would counter that you're a bubble head. You keep talking about how Canada is a shit country and I'm countering with facts. Do you disagree with these facts: In average, Canadians are making more money, living longer and are better educated.
  16. Make Canada Great Again? In average, Canadians are making more money, living longer and are better educated. Oh and there are more coloured people.
  17. Off topic, but who are you or me to tell two adults what they can or can't do?
  18. I don't remember the East Coaster having the same "sky is falling" attitude when the fishing industry started to disappear. There wasn't that much of a blame game either. Same thing goes for the dwindling BC forest industry. I'm dealing with two Albertan companies at the moment and their businesses have, for decades, been around the energy sector. They're adapting. They're transitioning to the tech sector and are doing well. For sure. It's already happening. The BC government does not have enough money allocated to the increasing forest fires. We also have many towns and cities near the rising waters and rivers and that's going to cost billions.
  19. I would agree that China is more of an economic foe. But China should not be looked at as a threat. They would not survive if trade stopped happening with the west. They rely on the status quo and would not want to rock the boat. Of course, they will do what they can to have economic advantage over others. One of few things that I agree with Trump is that China has slowly created an unbalanced economic playing field with the protectionist policies. I would also be concerned about adopting their technology. But of course, as Snowden has confirmed, it's not only China who wants to spy on people. The U.S., through different tech companies, is doing the same thing. C'mon! Stop that shit.
  20. You'd think so. By the way, Canada is doing a lot better under the current regime than we were under the previous.
  21. Sounds like a bunch of whining "Make Canada Great Again" crowd who think Canada is broken without looking at facts. Overall, Canada has never had it better: Poverty Line Income per capita Life expectancy Unemployment Rate
  22. Who are you talking about when you say "neighbours"? The Palestinians? The Jordanians? The Egyptians? The Lebanese? I don't see it as self-defense. Nothing about Israel's actions can be justified. To me, you're just falling for the bs talking points propagated by the Hasbara in order to manufacture consent of people. Ask a Palestinian this question. Because they have been living under the conditions imposed on them by the Israeli gangsters. Anyway, take this into the other thread.
  23. It took me a while to come to this conclusion but after seeing Israel refusing all pressures to follow international law and human rights laws for so long, I believe boycotting Israel in cultural and athletic activity is an integral part of the BDS movement, just like it was against Apartheid South Africa. Often, Israel tries to use sports as a way to brand itself and to sweep its actions against the Palestinians. Here is a link to some other BDS activities regarding sports. I believe the same pressure should be used against Iran if it wants to continue to violate international and human rights laws. If we're going to put financial sanctions, why stop at sports?
  24. Try an experiment: 1) Start a thread on China and see how many would argue what China is doing is okay. 2) Start a thread on Israel's 60+ years of inhumane treatment of Palestinians and the ethnic cleansing from their land and see how many howling crusaders will come in to argue what Israel is doing is okay. Giving a pass to a shitty country because there is another shitty country is like: R. Kelly arguing: "Guys, get it over it! Have you seen that Michael Jackson documentary?!"
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