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  1. 4 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    This 'headstart' that you're talking about isn't the fault of white people Marcus. It's completely racist of you to blame the disadvantages of black girls on some imaginary thing that white people are doing to them. That's completely false. 

    Intergenerational trauma is usually seen within one family in which the parents or grandparents were traumatized, and each generation of that family continues to experience trauma in some form. In these cases the source can usually be traced back to a devastating event, and the trauma is unique to that family.

    What makes the intergenerational trauma in the case of First Nations people different is that it wasn't the result of a targeted event against an individual – it was a set of government policies that targeted and affected a whole generation. Children were traumatized when they were taken from their parents and placed into either government-funded, church-controlled, residential learning institutions or into foster homes. Many children suffered horrific abuse while in these homes and institutions. And parents and communities were traumatized when their children were taken away from them with little or no idea if or when they would return.

    Direct survivors of these experiences often transmit the trauma they experienced to later generations when they don't recognize or have the opportunity to address their issues. Over the course of time these behaviours, often destructive, become normalized within the family and their community, leading to the next generation suffering the same problems.

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  2. 4 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    Lol, I don't ONLY look at FB memes, but I don't watch CBC or CTV at all. I skim through Global only to see what they're taking about in my community because I have to find out what they're talking about. 

    Not to be rude, but it's actually this debate. 

    I think that there are lots of people that could use government help, but I also think that there was a point in time when they could have helped themselves but didn't. 

    The whole Liberal/Democratic shtick of 'black people need to be babied' isn't true. Black people are no weaker than any other group of people. Instead of focusing on the bogeyman, they need to do what the asians and the white people do, and that's put the time and money into their children so that they have a real chance at a good life. Make sure that they get good grades, and that they are polite, hard-working, and that's it. It's just that easy. 

    Failing that, it's a roll of the dice. It's not a question of 'who will pony up the dough for the kids that I was to lazy or too stupid to raise properly.

    That's $93M too much, and it's literally just pandering.

    The problems that black people here think they face are the same problems that grade 8 kids think that they face: COPS ARE BAD!

    It's grown up time. 

     

    Did you (or do you) speak out when the former Conservative government was giving out billions in incentives to oil companies?

     

  3. On 9/16/2020 at 12:25 PM, Argus said:

    Every group has mental health issues, and none of them have anything remotely like the amount of medical/health care resources they need. A friend of mine's teenage daughter was having suicidal thoughts, enough that the hospital admitted her and kept her for a week. Then they sent her home with a prescription. The wait for a psychiatrist is over two years.

    So why should blacks get special treatment?

    If your friend was black (ha-ha! imagine that), and he had a daughter going through the same thing, she would receive the same treatment as the white girl.

    Your argument has holes.

    Here is a video that describes privilege:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5fbQ1-zps

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  4. 12 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    1) In a country where our main MSM sources are CBC, Global and CTV news, FB memes are an extremely important source of news. There are a lot of important stories that those guys would rather we remain unaware of. I don't actually watch CBC, Global or CTV at all anymore, it's a complete waste of time.

    You refuse to look at any other media and solely rely on facebook memes for your information. This is wrong in my opinion and it makes me question your credibility.

    12 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    2) Here's a video of Trudeau saying it himself. https://www.citizenfreepress.com/column-3/trudeau-announces-220m-black-entrepreneurship-program/ Is it old or something? Seems legit to me.

    It is a reactionary action by the government, to respond to the emotional outrage many people are feeling. I'm not a fan of decisions made based on emotions. That said, I do believe that the black community, like many other groups, need support and a boost. I believe that if done correctly, it's a good investment. Whether it should be the federal government to make these decisions, that's another debate.

    Here is the breakdown of how the money will be distributed:
     

    Ottawa is putting up $93 million over the next four years for the Black Entrepreneurship Program, while banks are contributing up to $128 million for loans between $25,000 and $250,000 for Black business owners. The participating banks are RBC, BMO Financial Group, Scotiabank, CIBC, National Bank, TD, Vancity, and Alterna Savings.

    The federal cash will include $33 million towards the loans, $6.5 million to collect data on the barriers preventing Black Canadians from succeeding in business, and $53 million for Black business organizations to provide mentorship, financial planning and business training.

     

    Here are just some news sources that cover this information - contrary to your comments about Canadian media not covering something like this:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-black-entrepreneurs-1.5717297

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/trudeau-black-canadian-entrepreneurship-program_ca_5f5906b5c5b6b48507fad932

    https://globalnews.ca/news/7324020/justin-trudeau-black-entrepreneur-program/

    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/trudeau-announces-221m-loan-program-for-black-entrepreneurs-1.1491443

    https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/09/09/trudeau-announces-cash-for-loans-support-to-black-canadian-entrepreneurs-2/

  5. 48 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/black-mental-health-report-community-reaction-1.5688803

    Pretty ridiculous if a group that has problems can't get resources... and then is accused by whites of racism IMO.

    "Why doesn't my town in the desert get any flood relief from the government.  THAT'S RACIST !" :lol:

    I understand there are reserves without clean drinking water wondering why the government is not providing that infrastructure and service. How dare they? They're racist against whites.

  6. On 9/10/2020 at 7:26 AM, WestCanMan said:

    On FB I've seen quite a few posts saying that Trudeau is giving $220M to "black entrepreneurs" now lol.

    Just how dark does your skin need to be to qualify? I can get darker than a brown paper bag, can I get some loot? I mean, it's 2020, can't we all just identify as who/whatever we want now? 

    I recommend following up the information you got from facebook to see if it's true.

    Facebook memes don't have much credibility.

  7. On 9/12/2020 at 3:15 PM, taxme said:

    Well spoken by a true multiculturalist and diversity spokes thingy. I call those two mentioned white racial genocide or white racial suicide. If the native Indians thinks that things are bad for them today thanks to old whitey coming along just wait until old whitey becomes a minority like they are in Canada. Do you honestly believe that non-whites will give a chit about native Indians if old whitey goes minority in Canada? Not very likely. The native Indians better hope that old whitey does not go minority. Then they will really have something to cry about. There will be no more free tax dollars for them. That I can pretty much guarantee. All just my opinion of course. ;)

    You're getting distracted. Your original comment was that the whites will experience what the first nations did because of immigration. I argued against that. 

    Now you're talking about "what if..." and "this would have happened.." and "white racial genocide". All anecdotal and assumptions, based on no proof or real information.

    We have laws that are the basis for a well-functioning society. Immigration didn't just happen. It has been ongoing since Canada was formed. There are always different waves of immigration from before you and I were born. And guess what: Canada continues to evolve and continues to become better, overall.

    As much as I understand there are challenges when different cultures come together, I love multiculturalism. I love learning about other cultures and adopting better ways of doing things. I love new food. New music and new perspectives. I am not afraid of it. I don't see it as a threat to the well-being of me or my family or to our country.

     

  8. 18 hours ago, taxme said:

    Well, according to the native Indians of Canada who do appear to belong to a racial group has pretty much always told us that this country was/is still their owned and operated native Indian land and they occupied Canada long before the white people ever came along. And like the Indians of today the white people will soon become a minority just like them and we white people will also find ourselves in Indian minority shoes. The government creates racism and then tries to pretend that they are going to fix that racism. Government has always been the problem, and never the solution. When the government touches anything like racism they will totally screw things up. Help create a racist problem and you are going to be the party to fight that racism. That may well just get that party to win the next election. Just saying. ;)

    What do you mean by "And like the Indians of today the white people will soon become a minority just like them and we white people will also find ourselves in Indian minority shoes."?

    I have a hard time accepting your comparison between the white settlers and the first nations. What the European settlers did to the First Nations is something that will not be repeated in this day and age. Laws are different. Culturally and morally: So much of what was done in the past is unacceptable today. Like residential schools and forcing people to forget their language, customs and culture.

    Migration has been around since humans have been around. There is potential that those who are descendant of European migrants might become a minority in Canada, as people from the rest of the world immigrate here. No one ethnic group will be the majority. We're already seeing this in the big cities. The big cities have their own problems, like any other city would. This will not be a bad thing. Even though we have a mix of ethnicities in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, they have been recognized as top cities in the world, as far as quality of life. Not sure why you're so scared. Mixing people, at the end of the day, works. We have proof of this.

  9. On 8/28/2020 at 9:17 AM, Argus said:

    The federal government apparently doesn't feel there's enough racism and is looking to create more by encouraging resentment towards racial minorities. Now every time a senior public servant is non-white everyone will simply assume they've got the job solely due to skin colour.

    You mean you're going to resent racial minorities even more? I didn't know that was possible.

     

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  10. 24 minutes ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    Polievre is excellent at this kind of thing. 

    Polievre is sharp, and would make a good lawyer. But I don't think he would be able to make it as a prime minister. Not right now anyway. 

    Who knows, he may gain the PM qualities that voters look for in a decade or so. He is still quite young.

  11. 4 hours ago, scribblet said:

    Partnership and exec files being taken out of WE offices early this morning as per Joe Warmngton

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    How did you come to the conclusion that those are exec files being taken out of WE offices?

    Add a link. Bring some value to your posts. Please.

  12. 28 minutes ago, scribblet said:

    All of the above is true,  no conspiracy theories,  you can search yourself you know.  He told us banning flights was a 'knee jerk reaction' and https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/02/02/trudeau-cautions-against-anti-chinese-sentiments-as-fears-over-new-coronavirus-grow/

    No.

    There is nothing in there that shows that Trudeau intentionally spread COVID in Canada.

    I'll also put you down as a conspiracy theorist, who is unable to back up their claim.

  13. 1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    I didn't read the whole list but all of those things are several orders of magnitude below Trudeau's laundry list of actual scandals. 

    You didn't read the list, yet you have an opinion on it. This is an unhealthy and useless way to debate.

    1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    Things Trudeau did that weren't even considered 'scandals' because no laws were actually broken are: ceasing the fight against isis, denying that islamic state was committing genocide, allowing terrorists to come back to Canada and re-branding them as 'fighters', intentionally spreading covid in our country (let's face it, anyone knows better than to leave the flights open from a pandemic zone - even the gov't of China restricted travel from Wuhan to the rest of their country), telling Canadians that our budget would eventually balance but racking up debts of $10B or more every year, giving away billions while telling our vets to kiss his ass, constantly denigrating Canadians and creating culture where it's ok to discriminate against police, 'white folk' and Jews,  covering up for muslim terrorists attacks in Canada (the Danforth shooter was an 'incel' lol), attacking Canadian gun owners by using events which had nothing to do with our gun laws, etc. 

    Also, lots of unfounded, Alex Jones style conspiracy theories there. How can we debate when you are not backing any of the stuff you are posting?

    "Intentionally spreading COVID in our country" ?

    C'mon. 

    @Nefarious Banana and @scribblet really agree with you?

  14. Unfortunately, this double standard is expected. 

    Yes, Trudeau and co. have used their power for their own gain. They should be punished for it.

    Here is the problem: Many of the loudest critics of Trudeau were either silent or tried to make excuses when the Harper government abused their power during his reign. 

    You guys want to know about these abuses by the Harper government? Take a look at this list. Some things on the list can be debated, but the majority of them cannot be. Here is just a taste:

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  15. This is pretty serious.

    I think Trudeau should be punished by voters and I do hope that the same voters who criticized Harper's abuse of power during his reign, are applying the same standards to Trudeau.

     

  16. 1 hour ago, Argus said:

    This is the kind of smarmy dishonesty I've come to expect.....

    .... unlike Harper, who faced the worst recession in generations. Complaining about him running up a deficit then, at the shrill insistence by all opposition parties, is flatly dishonest.

    The "worst recession in generations", or the "Global Financial Crisis" happened in 2008-09. Harper was in power from 2006 to 2015, where he ran a deficit every single year. Thank you for showing an example of swarmy dishonesty

  17. 22 hours ago, Army Guy said:

    Last time I checked Canada's oil reserves include more than just oil sands oil, hence why the prairie province have so many oil pump stations all over the place, not to mention the massive field off NFLD, and the massive natural gas field off NS....

    And yes retrieving oil out of the sand is an expensive process, and like as already been mentioned oil is being pushed down in price not because the lack of customers, but 2 oil giants having a pissing contest and flooding the market....they are losing money on this deal as well, and it will not last forever....and nobody knows for sure what oil is going to look like in 1 or 10 years from now...

    Are you telling us that Justins bills and policies have not hurt the oil and gas sector, that is new restrictions on infra structure makes it easier or harder to get things built....and yes companies are pulling out of oil and gas , because there is little money to be made right now with this oil flooding going on, among other things....they will be back when there is money to be made.

    Trudeau is a fencesitter. He's not like his father or Chrétien. Two guys with big personalities who were combative and "stuck to their guns". Trudeau seized on Harper's unpopularity and managed to win votes from both the Cons and a weak NDP. At the end, Trudeau rejected some oil projects and fought for others. In BC, the left are not happy with Trudeau. In AB, the right are not happy with Trudeau. 

    I think it's important to share that I have only voted once for the Liberals and that was in 2004 for Paul Martin. I'm not a supporter of Trudeau, and at the same time, I'm not a fan of the absolutism that some people here push for; Where Trudeau is responsible for everything that they deem as negative and at the same time, say that Trudeau is not responsible for anything positive that has happened during his tenure. 

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    What has the liberal government done to turn that industry around, please don't mention buying a pipe line....

    His policies have not been any different than Harper's policies when it comes to the energy sector. If an industry is dying and is seen as no longer sustainable, why should they survive on government handouts or preferential treatment just so we can milk a few last drops from a dying cow?

    Harper was also not able to get an approval on a new pipeline through BC and he had many years to do it. Personally, I am happy that neither parties could get it through. Trudeau knew it wasn't going to happen, so in order to please the left, he promised to not push for a new line. Instead, he approved Kinder Morgan, despite the resistance from the Left. 

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    If oil is a bad investment why is it still one of the largest contributors to our economy....shit even coal is still contributing  

    Nothing changes with a flip of a switch. The transition is already happening and it will take time. We already have more jobs in the clean energy sector, when compared to the fossil fuel industry. Why not continue the trend? People in the oil+gas and people from the car manufacturing industries should adapt and train themselves in the emerging markets. It's much easier than complaining. Leave the complaining to the billionaires who are whining about not receiving as much government handouts that has been given to them for so long. 

    By the way, the flippening and increase in jobs in the clean sector was already happening during the Harper years.

     

  18. On 6/16/2020 at 2:56 PM, Nefarious Banana said:

    Canada sits on the third largest oil reserves in the world . . . . we import 1,000,000,000 (one billion) barrels of oil annually.  Anyone 'cost-out' the price of the imported vs employment/ savings using our own reserves?

    We have, what is referred to, as dirty oil. The cost of extracting sand oil is not worth the investment, unless oil is above $45. RIght now, it sits under $40. I've looked into why we're importing petro, instead of investing and refining our own and the conclusion I came to was that it costs too much for us to do this. Oil and Petro is being done at a much lower price by countries abroad. 

    There are other factors involved as well. People like Argus want to blame Trudeau, because that's how they function, however, oil companies started pulling out of the Canadian market well before Trudeau came to power and well before the plunge in oil prices. 

    Environmental issues aside, oil is a bad investment.

    Have a look at this, when you get a chance.

  19. 6 minutes ago, Army Guy said:

    Id be curious to see how much of our GDP comes from the oil industry, and how much of our current GDP comes from the tech sector....and how did Justin make this happen , has he brought together policies that has reinforced tech industry, provided incentives to make this happen , or are we just crediting Justin as he happens to be PM....And by Justin moving us away from oil industry, would you say his policies and party commitments have helped with the fall of oil, or increased it's contributions to the country....and why can't we be invested in both ?

    I don't think everything Justin has touched he has destroyed and I personal think that Freeland has been behind most of Justins success, if anything I think Justin has damaged the liberal brand  more than make it shine, and on top of all that when it comes to his opponents, they just did not have what it took to smash Justin. even with the majority of the vote...

    Justin could have had dozens of successes if he had kept his promises during the first campaign, or the second...and yet the bils he did spend most of it was not to keep promises.... like you said the economy has grown 8 %, on top of what he added to the deficit...  

    I'll leave it up to you to look at the percentages for GDP. Historically, natural resources has been a large part of our GDP, but has been declining. We need to continue to promote technology, agrifood and other sustainable and emerging industries.

    The tech industry employs double the number of workers in oil+gas.

    The improvement for the tech industry is not something that Trudeau can take full credit for. Provincial policies, like for example, BC Provincial Nominee Program has a tech program, where it encourages growth in the tech sector has helped boost BCs economy. You also have factors like U.S.' poorly run immigration programs, that pushes U.S. tech companies to want to find a better place to do business as a factor. The reality is that Western countries are battling over international skilled workers in the tech industry. Canada's improved immigration system gives Canada an advantage over most other countries and that has increased the number of international companies expanding into Canada.

    Toronto and Vancouver have become tech hubs in North America. The healthy economy, a robust immigration system, a high standard of living and municipal tax incentives have created a positive atmosphere. In downtown Vancouver, energy sector companies are leaving in droves. Mostly because of low oil prices. Their office leases are being taken over by tech companies. Many of them local companies, like Hootsuite and  

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