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Posts posted by marcus

  1. 36 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    I'm comparing the culture within this country, whose history is so deplorable according to you, to the culture which you hold so dear:

    What culture do I hold so dear? Whose history is deplorable?

    36 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    You're not limiting yourself to talking about where we are and going forward in this thread, you're taking a jab at our past as if it's somehow extremely relevant to the topic of how the left talks/acts in 2020.

    It matters what we have done in the past. Let's look at the First Nations population in Canada. Do you not see what our past actions has done to these people today? You think you can suddenly turn the switch and change a culture, because a law was changed?

    36 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    I'm talking about how you act like the culture of islam is beyond reproach and Canada is a huge work in progress.

    I don't know WTF you're talking about. When have I done that?

    36 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    If you want to take the position that Canada needs to try to step up it's game, that's for certain. No country is perfect, no country will ever be perfect, humans are too far from it. This topic just doesn't jive with the first half of the one above, at all. 


  2. 32 minutes ago, Independent1986 said:

    It starts to smell like Karl Marx's dirty bed sheets. Did you know that Karl Marx in his quest to brainwash individuals and turn them into sheep was forgetting to wash his linen ? Just a fun Friday night fact.

    Canada is an opportunity for every immigrant, minority, white person to work hard and create a life for their family however in a capitalistic society some people fail, who knows, it might be me next or not, I don't know, maybe then to explain my failures I will turn to agitators like yourself for comfort. I sure hope though, if that happens, to have wisdom and trust myself and keep moving forward. 

    Not sure what you're trying to get at it here. Are you calling me a communist? 

    I believe we are quite fortunate to be where we are in the world. I am under no illusion that this is the case. This is a secure country with a good functioning system. However, this does not mean that I'm going to turn a blind eye to what has taken place in the past, in order for this country to be formed. I am also not going to turn a blind eye to the issues that our system has created today. 

  3. 1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    Keep in mind that in the whole history of the world, this is one of a handful of the most peaceful, least-bigoted societies ever.

    In order to try to make a point, you’re holding Canadians accountable to a standard that we created, which almost no one else has ever attained.

    Slavery had been normal, going thousands of years back into pre-history. Conquest and subjugation were normal practices of war. 

    What you perceive as a massive, criminal injustice against a POC here wouldn’t make page 60 of the most liberal newspaper in Iran if it happened to a non-muslim. 

    If you want to be a true SJW, go east young marcus. Your ME culture is still in the dark ages, so your mindless accusations would actually be on point over there.

    Go ahead and tell the mullahs they’re bigots. I’m sure they’ll change their ways. 

    We both know that if Mohammed’s men had come to North America there’d be no vast tracts of land under aboriginal authority. The aboriginals would all be beheaded or converted and their women and children would be sex slaves. 

    Sadly, genocide and genocidal rape are still regular occurrences in muslim-controlled areas. 

    Why are you setting the bar by using a backwards government in Iran? I don't get it.

    We need to continue to improve as a society and part of that is by looking at what is wrong with our society and try to improve it.

    1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    You’re the worst kind of bigot that there is. A “do as I say, not as my people do” bigot. 

    I also don't get your comment above. What are you talking about?

  4. Marcus said:

    This is the same guy who calls a segment of immigrants Goat Herders and he thinks there is nothing wrong with that.

    50 minutes ago, Argus said:

    I see nothing wrong with truth, unlike yourself.

    People like you are being flushed out. Change is happening, despite your resistence. In due time, you'll be another screaming racist in a parking lot, embarrassing your family with your views.

    If you have kids, there is a good chance that your racist views will be shunned by your kids. In most cases, this is what happens. There is a break in the cycle of racism.


  5. 51 minutes ago, OftenWrong said:

    You have no idea who you are dismissing. Those are the people who made this country the free and equal place it is, warts and all. The founders of Canada had a unique vision and they should be celebrated. They understood full well those who are 'effected'.

    Despite your attempt, there is nothing romantic about how Canada was formed and what took place and continues to take place in order for Canada to be formed.

  6. Our society is always changing. This is how societies have always worked. Most changes that occur, when you look at our history, have been for the good. Things have obviously improved, but the playing field is not equal and there are still people (with different backgrounds) who will still make decisions and comments based on the ethnicity of another person. Unfortunately, in general, minorities in most sectors have a disadvantage, just because they are a minority. 

    The Old Stock Canadians are being flushed out. Many are in denial, because they're too busy listening to their own voices or watching their own typing to really listen and understand those who are being effected. 

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  7. On 5/9/2020 at 12:10 AM, ProudConservative said:

    Rex Murphy is one of Canada's most well-respected ivy-league commentators. Many see him as a east coast liberal

    Rex is not a Liberal. Rex would not be able to get a job at NP if he was a Liberal commentator. He has definitely moved to the right even more, since his departure from CBC to NP. 

    NP's commentators all sit somewhere from right of centre to full on advocates of the Conservative party.

    Here are Rex's last few NP articles - Anything but "Liberal":


    Rex Murphy – Was it code?: The PM's bizarre announcement on the carbon tax hike

    Rex Murphy: Now everyone's wearing masks! Pity the poor activists upstaged by COVID-19

    Rex Murphy: COVID-19 and our new Government at the Bottom of the Cottage Doorsteps

    Rex Murphy: Michael Moore, exiled, is a non-progressive now

    Rex Murphy: Why is the media not more interested in assault allegations against Biden?

    Rex Murphy: Confessions of an Earth Day slacker and greenhorn historian

  8. 6 hours ago, eyeball said:

    You've admitted twice now the number of people Trudeau killed is unquantifiable. Not by a number a percentage a ratio or any combination thereof. You have not even attempted to provide so much as an estimate...a few, a bunch, a lot, most...nothing.  Just blind pigheaded certainty based on hatred and a shit-show of string and post-it notes.

    He functions on emotion, which is triggered by the media he consumes himself with. 

  9. 3 reasons why there is such a big difference between U.S. and Canada:

    1) New York

    Take out NY, NJ and CT. If you take those out, the numbers are closer:


    2) Health access and pre-existing conditions

    Obesity and pre-existing conditions. U.S. has the highest rate of obesity in the world. There is also the gaps in the U.S. health-care system that predated the pandemic. There's a persistent gap in access to care, for example, with visible minorities likelier to lack medical insurance.


    3) Politics

    People in counties that voted predominately for Trump in the 2016 election were less likely to perceive risk, seek information or practise physical distancing, according to a paper published last month by university researchers in Chicago and Texas.

    Another paper said what precautions individual Americans took against the virus may have been influenced by what they heard on political talk shows.

    Tracking data collected by Google from smartphones suggests that Canadians practised more physical distancing than Americans and began doing it earlier.

    Google's reports for Saskatchewan and Alberta show people in those provinces doing more distancing than people across the border in Montana and North Dakota

    Clear public communication is essential in a pandemic, said Saverio Stranges, chair of epidemiology and biostatistics at Western University in London.

    Canadian politicians, while not perfect, tried delivering consistent messages at the federal and provincial levels, guided by public-health experts, he said.

    In the U.S., Trump repeatedly clashed with state governors at various stages of the crisis — criticizing their performance, blasting some for reopening too slowly, and at one point also accusing a Republican ally in Georgia of reopening too quickly.

    Several governors expressed frustration at the mixed-messaging and lack of co-ordinated response and made their own plans for procuring protective equipment and curbing the virus.


    Trump was quicker in some aspects of his response than the Canadian government. He limited travel much earlier and promoted the use of masks earlier.

    Yet Trump's messaging ebbed and flowed on basic details such as the severity of the crisis.

    In February, a month after he restricted travel from China, Trump was still insisting the U.S. would have zero cases soon.


  10. Just now, WestCanMan said:

    SNC has other scandals not involving Trudeau. 

    What percentage?

    Of the 5 times more coverage of SNC, would you say that 3 of them were about their relationship with the Liberals? That's still 3 times more coverage of SNC than Duffy..

    Again, what are you basing your comments on, when you say Duffy received more coverage on CBC than SNC + Liberals?


    I think we're done talking about this. I'm pretty sure I've made my point.



  11. 3 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    It was covered more than SNC. It got 3 years worth of high-profile coverage on the nightly news.

    What are you basing your information on? Do you have something to back up your comment?

    I do. According to the archives, CBC covered SNC 5 times more than Mike Duffy.

  12. 13 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    Google it Marcus. The Duffygate story came out in 2012. They covered it right through the 2015 election and it magically went away within a couple months.


    So Marcus, when was the last time that you saw a bit of SNC coverage? Like I said, it just started a year ago. 

    You are going off on a tangent. You said Duffy was covered more than SNC. 

    The internet archives all of this information. Whether it was video (tv) or articles. The simple truth is that Duffy was covered much less than SNC, by CBC with a ratio of 1:5. 

    This is contrary to what you said in your original post about the differences in coverage by CBC. It shows that your perspective that CBC is a mouthpiece forTrudeau and an apologist for Trudeau goes against reality.


  13. 1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    SNC is already over dude. We're barely a year into it and it's not being covered anymore, at all. It was an actual scandal with an actual, serious ethics breach by the PM, and it wasn't even a discussion anymore at the 2019 election.

    Duffygate went on for years. I thought that I was totally done watching CBC and CTV news for good, got sucked back into it, and Duffygate was still the main thing.

    Every time something big happened I'd turn on the news, you have to wait through Duffygate to see anything else. Trudeau and Mulcair making the exact same stupid comments. But it got them on the news. 

    The internet is an archive. So the articles and videos are an accumulation of coverage from CBC. It's not about coverage "now". Overall, the CBC, both in articles and in video coverage, covered SNC 5 times more than Duffy. This is significant and it is the opposite of what you have been thinking.

    I just wanted to show you that sometimes, what you think might be the truth, is not the truth. I believe that your mistaken thought that CBC covered Duffy more than SNC is a product of the limitations you have put on yourself in learning about certain stories. You've probably surrounded yourself with people and media outlets that preach to the choir. Your 'hate' for Trudeau has gone to an unhealthy level, where everything Trudeau does is wrong.

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  14. Going back to your original comments about this:

    On 4/26/2020 at 9:57 AM, WestCanMan said:

    Dude, CBC is an epic failure on the important issue of holding our PM accountable, and they showed massive bias in elevating the $90K duffygate scandal into the issue of the century.

    Quickly try to think of something that got more coverage than $90K duffygate on CBC..........

    I showed you, through the number of news links, that CBC covered SNC by a count of 5:1, in both article links and video links, when compared to their coverage of Mike Duffy.

    The Rebel, on the other hand, covered Mike Duffy more than SNC.

  15. 30 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    SNC is already dead. No one has been reporting on it for a long time and it's just over a year old. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/timeline-the-snc-lavalin-controversy-and-jody-wilson-raybould-1.1221040

    Investigations into Duffy received top of the hour coverage on evening news for 3 years, right up to the federal election. When was the last time you saw anything about SNC on the CTV or CBC evening news?

    It's not about now or before. CBC's coverage of SNC was higher than Duffy's coverage. Much higher. In fact, in ratio, they talked about SNC a lot more than other news outlets.

    Ever looked at The Rebel's coverage of SNC vs Duffy?

    30 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    Did you find any video on CBC or CTV mentioning Michel Fournier while they were covering the SNC scandal? I have never seen it. 

    I'll leave your strawman searches to you. The point is not about a name. The point is that you said CBC covered SNC much less than Duffy. I showed you that CBC had MUCH HIGHER coverage of SNC than Duffy. In ratio, higher than The National Post and The Rebel Media.

    The only outlet who had a higher coverage of Duffy than SNC? The Rebel Media.

  16. On 4/30/2020 at 7:05 AM, WestCanMan said:

    Can you find video on CBC where they talk about Michel Fournier and SNC’s history of bribing Canadian politicians, while they were talking about Trudeau’s SNC scandal? It’s pretty relevant, there should be some but I couldn’t find it.

    Ive seen SNC describes a company that did bad things abroad. Their criminal activity within the country was never mentioned on any news coverage that I saw. 

    I'll look for video coverage stats later. It might be a fun project to look into. But to give you an idea of CBC's coverage of SNC vs Mike Duffy, here is some information:


    The National Post, known as a right of centre outlet and historically, a pro-conservative media outlet, at least when you look at editorials and opinion pieces. Here is their coverage of SNC vs Mike Duffy:




    Note the difference in coverage.

    The National Post, the difference in coverage is approximately 2:1 in favour of SNC.

    Whereas CBC, the difference in coverage is approximately 5:1 in favour of SNC.


  17. On 4/28/2020 at 7:37 PM, WestCanMan said:

    I clicked your link, interestingly enough the option to click on "video" wasn't there, even when I refreshed, and again when I did a new search. 

    If you replace SNC with Duffygate the video option comes back. 

    Not sure what you're talking about. Here is the google video search for SNC on CBC.
    SNC was all over CBC. Their coverage pounded the Liberals.

  18. On 4/26/2020 at 9:57 AM, WestCanMan said:

    Dude, CBC is an epic failure on the important issue of holding our PM accountable, and they showed massive bias in elevating the $90K duffygate scandal into the issue of the century.

    Did they give SNC, an actual scandal, that much coverage? Nope. Did they even touch on one of the main topics in that scandal? Nope. Do you even know why it's so vastly significant that Trudeau was caught helping them, of all the companies in Canada? Probably not. It has nothing to do with where the people at SNC live and work.

    I don't think you've looked carefully enough. There are more articles and news regarding SNC from CBC than any other media outlet in Canada. There were awards that CBC journalists won who covered the SNC scandal. 

    Look at all of the articles on it here.


  19. 1 minute ago, WestCanMan said:

    Dude, the whole Russian collusion thing was a farce and Van Jones said as much OVER A YEAR BEFORE THE FAKE INVESTIGATION ENDED.

    Find me a comp, where a news org lied like that for so long (not incl CBC re: Duffygate). 

    It was news, but not the way CNN obsessed over it. They did this for ratings.

    This is a result of the absolutism, left vs right mentality that has overtaken U.S. and to some extent in Canada.

    It is a problem.

    Unfortunately you're part of that problem as well. Look at the way you react to everything Trudeau. Not to mention your immediate apologies for anything "the other side" does.


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