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  1. On 12/6/2019 at 6:42 PM, Dougie93 said:

    Cramer: Like or hate Trump, ‘these are the best numbers of our lives’ on jobs

    • CNBC’s Jim Cramer says no matter your view on President Trump there’s no denying we’re living in the best labor market in more than a generation.
    • “This is the best number I’ve ever seen in my life,” says Cramer, 64.
    • Zeroing in on the 3.5% unemployment rate in November, Cramer says, “Fifty years ago, that number was a curse. Now it’s a blessing."

      “This is the best number I’ve ever seen in my life,” Cramer said, zeroing in on the unemployment rate. “Fifty years ago, that number was a curse. Now it’s a blessing.” He added, “I don’t see inflation. I don’t see recession.”

      Cramer said the strong U.S. job market is going to allow America to win the trade war with China. “The president can walk away from the table with this number.”

    • https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/06/cramer-like-or-hate-trump-these-are-the-best-numbers-of-our-lives-on-jobs.html

    And probably a second term win. Especially if Biden wins the Democrat nomination. 

  2. On 12/6/2019 at 12:34 PM, taxme said:

    In the past several decades there has been hundreds of millions of more colored people being brought into Canada that the majority of white Canadians never asked for.

    The First Nations could say the same thing about the white people who moved to this land. 

    On 12/6/2019 at 12:34 PM, taxme said:

    Why would white people want to commit racial genocide against themselves and their own white people, and want to hand over their white homeland to a bunch of other colored people?

    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.

    On 12/6/2019 at 12:34 PM, taxme said:

    Here in the lower mainland of BC, I am starting to see less and less white people around, and I am getting to see more and more non-white people around. The color of BC, and the rest of Canada, is truly starting to change color, and it does not look very promising for those people of the other color out there.

    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

    On 12/6/2019 at 12:34 PM, taxme said:

    It's for dam sure that our present day immigration policy is broken. And with Trudeau back at running the country once again, it can only get worse rather than get better for the people who were once the majority in this country.

    The Harper government had the exact same immigration policy as what Trudeau has now.

    On 12/6/2019 at 12:34 PM, taxme said:

    But what the heck, you appear to be quite in favor of what is going on, eh? :unsure:

    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.

  3. On 12/6/2019 at 2:55 PM, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    Oh really? And what about the Arabs with hundreds of billions of dollars of easy oil money every year, and most advanced Russian and French military hardware and population of over half a billion could not defeat or even resist a nation of less than a few million. It is not the military hardware (or money) that counts it is the brain who drives it.

    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.


  4. 9 hours ago, Dougie93 said:

    Australia kicks Canada's ass, because it is not right beside America.   Canada's attachment to America is what keeps Canada from ever progressing.

    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:


  5. 47 minutes ago, Dougie93 said:

    Hopefully you don't, but I would say that Canadians reputation in America is not what it once was.

    All my American friends and family have nothing good to say about Canada these days, they basically view it as Mexico North.

    It's understandable that you might think your bubble of friends represents over 300mil people. What do the polls say?


    :wub: Americans! Gawsh!

  6. 44 minutes ago, Dougie93 said:

    You are butt hurt, everybody reading this knows it.

    My way of thinking is that I follow Canadian law and pay my Canadian taxes, I don't owe Canadians anything beyond that.

    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. 

  7. Just now, Dougie93 said:

    Sounds like you are butt hurt about it, but I follow Canadians law to the letter and I pay plenty of taxes which then pays for the socialist Canadian free loaders.

    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.

  8. 11 hours ago, taxme said:

    That is not my shit? That is Bible shit. Probably, no one will find anything in the newly written bibles of today like where homosexuality was once written in the old bibles where God abhored homosexuality. Man must not lie down with another man. The preachers use to teach this before political correctness came along. Today, we will never hear any preacher dare say from the pulpit the words yellow race or the evils of homosexuality today. That is grounds for charging the poor preacher guy/gal with promoting hatred and being terribly offensive. Aw well.   

    Off topic, but who are you or me to tell two adults what they can or can't do?

  9. Just now, dialamah said:

    Yeah, I tend to think that how we're doing is less about the regime we're under than what's happening in the rest of the world.  I'm sure tax policies have some effect, but I've never experienced anything that's made my life significantly better or worse, and things seem to truck along more or less the same regardless of the claims, promises or accusations of politicians.

    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. 

    Just now, dialamah said:

    I think climate change fallout will result in considerable change, but how much can be controlled by Liberal or Conservative leadership is the question I think.

    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.

  10. 2 hours ago, taxme said:

    Do not ever try to underestimate Russia. Russia does have a big military, and is ready for NATO if they try to ever attack Russia. NATO will never take on Russia. They know better than to try that. Nobody wins if NATO and Russia tries to duke it out with one another. As i keep saying here? Russia is not the West's enemy. It is China.

    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.

    2 hours ago, taxme said:

    As the old bible says; beware of the yellow race. Today, we see that we must now be beware of the yellow race.

    C'mon! Stop that shit. 

  11. 5 hours ago, dialamah said:

    Yeah, and aren't the people who declare Canada "broken" generally the same ones claiming that immigrants want to come here because its so great?  Just because someone don't like the current governance doesn't mean the entire country is destroyed, what's up with that hyperbole anyway?  

    You'd think so. By the way, Canada is doing a lot better under the current regime than we were under the previous.

  12. 4 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    Look who their neighbors are and who their haters are. They shoot their own people in the back for peaceful protest. What do you think they would do to Israelis if they capture Israeli towns and cities.  As inhuman Israeli actions may be and I have criticize their actions many times against defenseless women and children, one looking at both sides of the conflict may see it as self defense.

    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.

    4 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    What would you do if you see very violent revengeful hateful gangsters or gang of people trying to enter your home (which may or may not belong to you resembling Israeli case) and wanting to massacre (and possibly much worse that I cannot say in details) you and your immediate family and you are armed. Will you defend yourself with full force or instead behave humane? I would do the former myself and defend my family with everything that I got throw at them to save my family and myself.

    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. 


  13. 4 hours ago, kactus said:

    Why is it a good thing? It shows lack of sportsmanship when Iranian authorities ban any competitor taking part in competing against an Israeli. 

    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?

  14. 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?!"

  15. 2 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    Now the internet has been partially restored, videos have been appearing on social media that paint a picture of a government crackdown more brutal and bloodier than many had feared. The identities and stories of the protesters who lost their lives have also emerged.


    What the West MUST do against such a brutal regime:

    1 - Break off diplomatic relations with the regime in Iran and close their embassies.

    U.S. and Canada have done this.

    Europe has not.

    2 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    2 - Cut off all trades with this brutal regime and cut the regime off totally of export of oil and non-oil products.

    Pretty much there with the sanctions imposed by the U.S. Any company that does business with Iran could jeopardize their financial/trade relations with the U.S.

    2 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    3 - Gather evidence against the criminals in various regime components and prosecute them in their absence for crime against humanity and freeze their assets.

    Already done.

    2 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    4 - Send a strong message to the regime in Iran that all options including military options against the regime will be on table and likely if the regime does not change its behavior and continues to brutalize its citizens, the middle east and the world.

    Already done.

    2 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    5 - Must form a united front and build a very strong military presence in Persian Gulf including aircraft carriers and submarines.

    Already done. Iran is surrounded by American military bases.

    2 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    6 - Create an internet for Iran nation so that they will not be cut off from the world in the incoming uprisings.

    Agreed. The internet and flow of information is a key factor.

    2 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    7 - All Iran sports, Football/soccer in particular must be banned from all international competitions for as long as women are not allowed into Iranian stadiums and the regime forces its athletes against their will not to compete against Israelis.

    Half done. I thought they finally allowed Iranian women to attend soccer matches.

    Not competing against Israel, another brutal state, is a good thing in my opinion.

    2 hours ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    The West stands for freedom and democracy. Therefore the West must not remain silent and indifference witnessing such brutalities..

    Europe needs to step up and give Iran an ultimatum, instead of sitting on the fence.

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