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Everything posted by Jariax

  1. I would love it if Bill Gates controlled the world. Pretty sure he'd do a much better job than whoever is in charge now.
  2. In terms of feasibility: 1) Trudeau wouldn't have a problem with it. He is the least Catholic PM we have ever had, including the guy who put the communion wafer in his pocket. 2) As others have pointed out, the Constitutional protections could be gotten around, if there is an appetite for it - it would just take longer. 3) Ford would never do it. He's the front runner for Christian votes right now, and he isn't going to screw that up, and send them to the Liberals. 4) Just because 51+% support the idea, doesn't mean it makes political sense. That's not how politics works. In te
  3. I understand the parallel that you guys are drawing, but there's something that you are overlooking: All of those groups - blacks, LGT, Aboriginals etc, have a history of being oppressed - and generally by whites. They are also much smaller (at least in North America), than the white population. Instead of celebrating whiteness, you can celebrate your German, Polish, Italian, Irish, English, Scottish, Danish etc ancestry. But to take all those cultures together, and call them white, and celebrate that, seems exclusionary, because whites make up such a large percentage of the N
  4. The sheen has worn off Trudeau Jr. And his bag of tricks seems to only contain feel-good announcements, oversimplified vilification of his detractors and contrived outrage at the most minor of sleights.
  5. Anyone who believes a referendum should be used to determine economic policy puts far too much faith in the general populous.
  6. Which is it? Do you want women treated equally in politics? Or do you want 50% women in politics? You can't have both.
  7. I think I prefer the openness, as opposed to companies that don't come out and say they aren't hiring a white male candidate, and waste everyone's time.
  8. Not a fan of Trudeau, but Shapiro comes across looking like an ass here. Quote: "The guy's only famous because his dad was Gary Trudeau."
  9. Disagree. The government needs to charge enough to cover: - profits for the provincial government - profits for the federal government - profits for the producers, and their costs covered. - generous salaries and benefits to all government employees involved in the sale and distribution. - extra money to pay for drug rehab programs etc, to put a good spin on things, So, based on that, they'll need to have a high price, which they can maintain by ensuring some fentanyl slips into the black market supply, so that people will feel more comfortable going to the MCBO instead
  10. If that's what we're using to decide what should be legal, then it follows that we should also ban alcohol, junk food and video games.
  11. An oversimplification, that if followed could get you fired. Would I ask my mother for a hug? yes. Co-worker? No. Would I compliment my mother, if she changed her hair, bought a new outfit? yes. Co-worker? No. Would I ask my mother to lunch, and buy her drinks? yes. Co-worker.? No. Would I make a joke that has some element of sex in front of my mother? Yes. Co-worker? No.
  12. "The Trudeau government has earmarked more than $100 million to compensate members of the military and other federal agencies whose careers were sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation, The Canadian Press has learned." http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/100-million-apology-gay-purge-victims-1.4421921 Now, on the surface it seems asinine. But if the money is being used to settle a variety of lawsuits which would have had the same result plus plenty of time and money being wasted in the courts, it may actually make financial sense. The bigger problem is the constant barrage
  13. It's a bit disengenuous to say that he voted against a woman's right to choose. "M-312 called for the formation of a committee "to review the declaration in Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth"." Really not the same thing at all. Not sure if you're just parroting Liberal talking points or you're being intellectually dishonest.
  14. Election signs serve three purposes: 1) Increase brand awareness for the candidate. This means if the voter is indifferent at the ballot box, they'll most likely vote for the candidate that they have heard of. Additionally, the candidate will be better received when canvassing, when people are already familiar with their name. 2) Potential supporters are more likely to volunteer for, or donate to, someone who they are familiar with, as well as someone who seems very active. The big supporters always prefer to back a winner, because they are more likely to wield power at the end of an e
  15. He doesn't need to be Tim Hudak. Conservative voters are going to vote for him anyways. He doesn't need to pander to them. These policies are intended to attract the red tory voters, and given the disdain voters currently have for Wynne, a leftist Conservative, should capture the majority of Liberal-Conservative swing voters.
  16. Our 'democracy' is already fairly tenuous. The party already has too much control over which candidates get accepted. In addition to having unelected people determine who is acceptable and who is not, to run in the nomination process, the party can also ignore the internal election, and simply appoint someone to run in the riding. The nomination process generally involves being well known in the community and having many deep-pocketed friends. So, the idea of giving parties even more power, to simply create the party candidate lists, and put them in office. so that the top X (b
  17. I'm not arguing government controlled vs private sector controlled, I'm arguing legal vs illegal, and yes, I think legalized pot will be safer. Eventually, the majority of it will be controlled by big corporations, and those corporations are going to do everything they can to protect themselves from lawsuits. And sure, a carcinogenic pesticide is bad, but not as bad as getting a little fentanyl mixed in. https://www.metro.us/news/the-big-stories/fentanyl-laced-pot-causes-panic-massachusetts-ohio And the 'back alley' reference, is in regards to people having to buy the drug illegally. When
  18. There's plenty of reasons why some people are rich and others are poor. It's a combination of luck, talent, hardwork and inheritance. But the question is how much should the wealthy share with the poor? Canada's poor certainly don't have it as bad as the poor of Africa, Asia or Latin America, and I'd prefer to give my money to the really poor, rather than the Canadian poor, who aren't as badly off, as they would like to make us believe. But there is that sense of nationalism that suggests that every Canadian should be given a certain standard of life - that includes health, food, shelter
  19. Difficult situation. Much like alcohol, it makes absolutely no sense to jail people for smoking marijuana. We've gone after the sellers for awhile, but wherever there's a market, there's a seller. And ultimately, adults should be allowed to make their own choice. And since we're going to decriminalize it anyways, it makes a ton of sense for the government to get on board, and make a lot of money from it. It will pay for a lot of government programs and create a lot of new jobs - just as the LCBO does now. Additionally, they can regulate it to ensure that there aren't extra substances s
  20. Wish that was true, but I think you severely overestimate the average Canadian voter. I'll wager that less than 20% of eligible voters know who Bill Morneau, is, and of that 5% only 40% know about the scandal, and of that 40%, only 10% are upset about it. And of that 10%, 90% vote for the same party every time anyways.
  21. I think the problem which TaxMe alludes to is that we are very quick to cast blame where appropriate to various established groups. However, when that same group is responsible for something good, that's often completely ignored as we focus solely on the fault. And it applies at the individual level as well. Men do a lot of bad things. No doubt about it. More than women. But they also do a lot of good things. The same can be said of white people, the Catholic church, and plenty of other large institutions. Take Bill Gates as an example. He's likely the most generous person in histo
  22. 1) The professors overstepped when establishing boundaries for what is, and isn't proper in a University setting. 2) The references to Hitler/nazis aren't really important here. It's just used as an obvious example of free speech that should not be allowed, and public figures who should not be discussed in a neutral manner. Fair game. 3) Firing these three wouldn't do any good. We already have a culture where people demand people to be fired for the tiniest of infractions, besides which the professors were likely just trying to cover their asses, and obey the mandates and dictates passe
  23. No. The only reason Laurier apologized was because she taped the interaction, showed it to the press, and Laurier was bombarded by former students cancelling their annual donations. She told them she had the recording, and nobody gave a shit before. This is not the case of a couple rogue professors. This is the climate being intentionally created at Laurier, and I highly doubt they are alone on this. The mantra seems to be 'we support free speech' as long as that free speech isn't counter to our ideals. Also, they seem to be dwelling more on the fact that the professor made an exagger
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