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  1. You start off with a good observation (ocean die-off) then without bother to learn what the is and why, get onto the looney left bandwagon of atmospheric issues in abstract and attacking geopolitical/economic boogiemen. First of all, the oceans are THE largest sink for carbon (di-oxide) - and the majority of our atmospheric problems are due to oceanic die-off of plankton - that is the very apex of the food chain - and the primary site for carbon fixation (far ahead of forests). We don't have so much an atmospheric carbon emissions problem, we have an oceanic kill off of the plankton that
  2. The partisan arguments that "conservative" governments in Canada have not been fiscally responsible hold a lot of water. However, comparing the "Red Torries" to ANY of the left side parties is not completely honest, since they are anything but "conservative" and with the notable exception of Chretien's Liberals the left is anything but fiscally responsible. History shows the the NDP can run ANY economy into the trash can with legislation and spending, and the LPC is doing a fine job of muscling the NDP out of the left side of the spectrum by immitation. Now, on vaccines: I keep coming
  3. Yeah, I sure remember those extravagant days of flying around the bush to fix airplanes, mining equipment, fishing boats, wild rice harvesters and many other things so the army of useless tits in the big cities can live off of the avails of our work. THAT is extravagant!
  4. I can't buy into your tinfoil hat conspiracy theories, but you DO hit on one key point quite accurately Canada is stuck in the no-man's land between the "everything is business" neighbour to the South and Uncle Karl;s "means of production" all belonging "to the people. But, being in that position, we need to learn what should be business and what should be public and social service. Sick care and health care are two of those that really need to be seen for what they are (or SHOULD be) - social service. This is a unique opportunity, since we can look at what others have done and choose
  5. Spoken by someone who obviously has no clue about transportation in the North. i have owned, rented and used general aviation aircraft for 49 years involving thousands of hours of travel. I would estimate fewer than 5% of those hours were recreational use (family holidays). In much of the North of this vast country, they are the only practical and often possible way to get around. Between the total BS "carbon tax" and this exceedingly political tax it is a severe penalty on small business. The Liberals count on public ignorance to pull this shit off. Butts in a supreme a-hole - but
  6. I have to laugh at this post. Many years ago, we had just bought a new and quite expensive piece of equipment for our business, and my wife had been asking to think about a larger car for her as our 2 kids she hauled all over the place were becoming teens and were quite tall. We thought that we would look at a minivan because, what the heck, everyone else has one. Went to local Chrysler store and asked to see a loaded up AWD Grand Caravan - and they had one in off of lease with low miles. They gave it to us for weekend, and we left them telling that we would need to finance for a couple m
  7. d: I don't mean to tax the asset value, just the capital gain - at 99% day one, 95% first year, and so on down to nominal tax rate. The vast majority of big money comes from speculative gain - and it not only creates no wealth - it removes investment capital from the reach of Main Street. So, to summarize: you and everyone else should pay capital gain tax on you primary real estate as well as non-residential. Do that and you remove the incentive to inflate real estate values. You can ASK for whatever you want, but tax the gain and the practice will go away. Needed to be done a long t
  8. https://www.thestar.com/business/2021/04/19/federal-budget-2021-ottawa-proposes-luxury-tax-on-pricey-cars-boats-planes.html As usual, the Libs waste no opportunity to stick it to successful Canadians, but play politics with the cutoff limits and exemptions. WTF is with allowing 250k baseline for boats (that start at a few thousand) but put $100k on a new airplane - NONE of which can sell anywhere near that price. Similarly, why are motorhomes exempt??????? The NDP comment in this article is a bit closer to common sense - but they want to tax assets instead of income. The rea
  9. As usual, the LPC would gladly bury a Canadian over lose a vote.
  10. That is absolutely wrong. BUT: I have to qualify my assertion as to what is "capitalism" vs. what we have now as a dominant force that I call "Casino Capitalism". The ONLY way we can afford to help our neighbours in a sustainable manner is to create wealth from our endeavors. THAT is what capitalism does and far, far better than any socialistic version of economics has EVER been able to provide. You worship the kind of equality among neighbours that Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. have succeeded in achieving - so why don't you and the rest of the LL live there?????? Capitalism is the m
  11. No, setting a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD is a very right-wing (and not exclusive to much of the left wing) is what government can and should be doing. You seem to get hung up in ideology and not appreciate reality.
  12. With China, it was a choice to either trade with them and include them in the world's economy or shun them and create a possible military enemy. I applaud the choice of the former, but deride the ineptitude of diplomats and politicians who didn't bother to learn to understand the values of the country they were inviting UNRESTRICTED into our lives. The sad part is: we could have simply asked the Nationalists who fled to Formosa who would have gladly taught us how and why to be wary of the Communists. I was fortunate enough to have been in business with one of the latter who actually played
  13. I certainly don't want to cut us off from China, Iran or ESECIALLY KSA, as these are all places I do business in and have for decades. My business partners carry passports from those places. Doesn't mean I agree in any way with HOW we do trade relations with them (ESPECIALLY CHINA). You have to first understand that China has a very different culture and values from Canada and the West in general. To think you will do business with them as an equal in good faith - as we have come to expect from the USA and Europe - is a fallacy in the extreme. They expect to "win" in all deals - and
  14. First of all, GOOD article from MacLean's - not somewhere I would expect. 1) Must apologize for the cryptic response, had to move equipment early this morning, so was rushing through things. By this, I mean the direction our economy is taking. B the end of WWII, we had hoisted ourselves by the bootstraps from being a "hewer of wood and drawer of water" to an integrated economy that could and DID add value to our resources domestically to meet our own needs and sell into the export market. Yes, a significant part of that was dominated by US products coming in, but that also included a
  15. It is not only "worth" it, but required to restore our "direction" within the continuum. We are sliding into useless tit hell from our dependence on consumerism and cheap shit from China. It is just that the borrowing power of governments can mask the decline from Joe Lunchbucket - who seems to be exactly as his white collar compatriots totally ignorant of just how much debt we have racked up both publicly and privately - and what could ultimately cost in the end.
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