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  1. 19 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

    I think it's more insane to let one deranged person represent an entire movement, personally.

    I don't think this scrofulous pos represents anyone but himself.  He is not representative of the community who, I would not be surprised to learn, share my thoughts on his continued sickening behavior.

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  2. 20 minutes ago, dialamah said:

    I agree.  But too often, its not - doesn't matter if its an inherent preference for or bias against any particular group.   "Quotas", whatever they are called, aren't a good solution but they do at least bring more diversity into the work force.  

    Dr Tam has achieved a pretty high level in her career, and I regularly see comments about her being male - as if it mattered in terms of how she does her job (I don't know if she's transgender and don't care).  Singh is subject to comments suggesting that he's not loyal to Canada, as is Sajjan - comments based entirely on their ethnicity and having no basis in fact.  People of color are told to "go back home", even those born in Canada.  

    I know of an employer who decided that when hiring, he would not consider resumes where the name indicated the applicant was from a minority group.  He assumption is that the applicant would not speak good English, would not understand Canadian humor and so would not fit into the workplace.  Now the requirement for English and fitting into office culture may be valid, but "assuming" people would fail those requirements based on nothing more than their names is racism.  

    Attitudes like the above are why we end up with controversial policies that seek to level the playing field.  Until those kinds of attitudes are eliminated, we cannot claim to have a system that rewards people based entirely on merit.  Under these conditions, focusing on bringing more diversity into positions of power seems like the next best option.  

    So, my opinion that all positions should be merit based is now an attitude?  Good to know.

  3. For those who might claim this was a mental health issue it is important to note that epilepsy is NOT a mental illness.

    Epilepsy not mental illness

    Epilepsy is not a form of mental illness or intellectual dysfunction. Most individuals equate epilepsy with convulsions, but epileptic seizures can produce many different symptoms; two large groups of seizures are termed partial and generalized.
  4. Below is the report issued by the Special Investigation Unit on the death of Ms. Korchinski-Paquet - the woman who accidentally fell from a balcony in Toronto.

    The Family



    Of note are the 911 calls which I insert here.  CW #7 is the mother.

    911 Call Recordings [3]

    A total of five 911 calls were made between Ms. Korchinski-Paquet, and her mother and brother.

    In the initial call, at 5:13 p.m., CW #7 said she needed the police at her home. When asked what the problem was, she said, “My son and daughter are fighting,” and that her daughter was throwing bottles at the time. Yelling was heard in the background. CW #7 said she only needed police to attend and said, “You can take them both the hell out of here. I can’t do it no more. I’m done,” and, “I want them both gone out of my fucking house.”

    At about this point in the recording, a second 911 call was received, this one from Ms. Korchinski-Paquet.

    Still in the initial call, CW #7 again asked for the police to attend immediately. She maintained the open line while yelling was heard between a number of individuals. When the call-taker asked what was going on, CW #7 said, “Listen, my son and daughter are fighting and I can’t take it. I’m a [age]-year-old woman and I’m too small... My son and daughter. My house is all broke up. And I can’t do this no more and I won’t. Too old. I’m a [age]-year-old woman.”

    CW #7 identified her children as Regis Korchinski-Paquet and CW #2.

    While on the call, CW #7 yelled at someone, “Get out of my fucking house,” “Never come back to my fucking house. Never,” and, “You will never get back in my house. Ever.”

    When asked if anyone was injured, CW #7 said, “Yea I guess somebody’s injured. I don’t know.” When asked if she needed an ambulance, CW #7 said, “I don’t know if I need an ambulance because I left my house. I can’t stand in there. I’m [age] years old.”

    CW #7 also told the call-taker, “They got into an argue [sic] and all I know a fight broke out. They were just fighting and I - like I seen it too many times and I can’t deal with it no more.” When asked what they fought over, CW #7 said,

    “My daughter had a seizure this morning and so this is how, basically, it all started. And he knows just to leave her alone. But now she’s calling me all kinds of names, calling me a bitch and everything else, right. So, I don’t want her -- I want the police to take -- literally take her out of my house. I don’t want her here. I don’t want no kids living in my house… Okay. She’s got to go tonight.”

    When asked again if an ambulance was needed, CW #7 said, “I just want the both of them out of my house. I don’t want no contact with neither one of them again.”

    When asked if anyone had weapons, CW #7 said,

    “No, no weapons. But bottles were thrown, knives were pulled out, my -- punches in the face. All kinds of foolishness… I don’t know who treats people like this. Glass is all over in front of my door, they broke bottles. Like just no -- no respect. And -- neither one of them can stay here. I just want the police to come and I don’t care where you take either one of them but I don’t ever want them back here. None of them. I don’t care where they go to live but they’re not coming here. I’m done.”

    Ms. Korchinski-Paquet placed the second 911 call. At 5:15 p.m., while her mother was on a separate 911 call, Ms. Korchinski-Paquet said she needed police to attend as she was being attacked. Panting, she said, “I can’t breathe,” and that her brother attacked her. She said she needed an ambulance to attend and yelled at someone, “You can’t get in you dumb fuck.”

    Shortly after the end of that call, a third 911 call was placed. CW #7 was still on her call when CW #2 called 911. He requested police attend as “there’s a physical altercation between me and my sister.” He said, “She initiated the assault with two knives, right. But I also did protect myself, right. So. But I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to stay right here.” He said he was in the stairwell while his mother was in the corridor and his sister was in the apartment with two knives and broken bottles. When asked if anyone was injured, he said he was but did not need an ambulance.

    CW #2 said this was not the first time this occurred, and that they fought over the television volume being too loud. He said his sister had two epileptic seizures that day, and that they have to leave the apartment after she experiences seizures so she can calm down. On this day, she had not calmed when they returned.

    He identified his sister as Regis Korchinski-Paquet and said he had taken the knives from her and throw them into the apartment before he exited. To the best of his knowledge, Ms. Korchinski-Paquet had the knives in the apartment.

    When asked if Ms. Korchinski-Paquet had any mental issues, CW #2 said, “Not that she’s diagnosed with, no. Besides – besides the elepsy [sic], right. It’s a health condition.” When asked if anyone consumed alcohol or drugs, he said, “No. No. My sister has been smoking weed. That’s about it. Nobody else has. But she smokes weed because she’s epileptic, right. So, it’s not like she been doing it for, to get high or anything like that. She’s been doing it for pain, right.”

    The fourth 911 call was received at 5:22 p.m. from Ms. Korchinski-Paquet while her brother was still on the third 911 call and her mother was on her initial call.

    In her second 911 call, Ms. Korchinski-Paquet said, “I need to call the police. My mom just attacked me.” When asked if anyone needed an ambulance, Ms. Korchinski-Paquet said, “I’m not sure. I can’t even speak right now but my mother she just attacked me and so did my brother.” She said when she told her brother to turn off the television, he jumped up and started punching her in the head and choking her. When asked if any weapons were involved, Ms. Korchinski-Paquet said, “Yes. They – they – they pulled out knives.”

    In response to an inquiry whether children were present, Ms. Korchinski-Paquet said there were as her brother just moved in with his children. With respect to whether anyone had been drinking alcohol or using drugs, she said, “Yes, my brother and my mother both have been drinking. They’ve been drinking all morning and smoking weed.” When asked about her own drug use, Ms. Korchinski-Paquet said she was only taking magnesium for her seizures. When asked if anyone was diagnosed with mental health issues, Ms. Korchinski-Paquet said, “Me. Yes. I have epilepsy.”

    Ms. Korchinski-Paquet placed a fifth 911 call at 5:30 p.m. By this time, police were already on scene. She identified herself as Regis Korchinski-Paquet and said she was just attacked, punched and choked by her mother and brother, who had been drinking since 10:00 a.m. She said, “I need to pee. I have to piss,” before ending the call.

    Subsequent to these calls, a number of 911 callers reported Ms. Korchinski-Paquet’s fall.



  5. 1 hour ago, oops said:

    B.C. Premier John Horgan said enforcement is coming for people who flaunt restrictions and are still holding large, private parties.

    Horgan said while the province would prefer British Columbians to use their good judgement, escalating enforcement is a possibility, starting with warnings and then getting into severe penalties.

    Sounds Orwellian.

    Sounds like a great idea considering the upsurge in cases mainly among young people. 

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  6. Just finished reading 'Dances with Dependency' by Calvin Helin a prominent Canadian Indigenous businessman who refuses to embrace the current victim-hood mantra and speaks plainly about the necessity for all Indigenous in Canada to embrace a firm work ethic while pursuing all means necessary to improve their lives and communities.  What our country needs is more Calvin Helins.

  7. 1 hour ago, Moonbox said:

    This definitely worries me.  I think Freeland is a smart woman and could do a decent job as PM even, but I don't see how she's appropriate for the Finance Minister's position.   Trudeau seems to use her as his omni-tool.  He knows she's popular and puts her in visible places to put out his fires.  

    Unfortunately, Trudeau seems to have a very poor grasp of economics (like his father) and from what I've read he and Morneau (someone who does know finance/economics) were really clashing on a number of plans moving forward.  With a historical deficit, Trudeau apparently was intent on going full-steam ahead on environmental spending whereas Morneau felt finances were in crisis and we weren't in a position to do much for the time being.   

    I've never felt that Trudeau was particularly intelligent or that he has good judgment, but my hope was that he'd surround himself with smart people and listen to them.  Until now, that seems to have been the case, but as he continues to turf ministers and get caught in petty ethics scandals, it's getting harder and harder to trust him.  

    It's getting harder to trust him?  I stopped trusting him the day he first got elected knowing that a fired drama teacher cum ski board instructor was hardly the proper or competent resume' for leader of our country and so far I've been proven absolutely right.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Argus said:

    I'm wondering how a degree in Russian history and literature qualifies you to be finance minister. Freeland has no previous financial experience.

    On the CBC this morning it was suggested that appointing her shows Trudeau figures he doesn't really need a finance minister anyway. His staff will work with senior people at Finance while she is a mere figurehead. It was also suggested the leaks the PMO orchestrated over the past week was a lesson to other ministers that they should never disagree with Trudeau, even privately, even where they accede to his wishes without further complaint. Else every instance will be duly recorded and then used to justify firing you. Trudeau wants nothing but yes-men in his cabinet.

    Or does anyone really imagine this was Morneau's idea?

    Could be it was Billy's idea, Argus.  He very well could have foreseen the financial disaster facing our country should the ethically challenged PM continue his unfettered spending sprees and figured that bowing out now was not only a good idea but a great one. 

    As for Freeland's new portfolio, it is interesting to note that now simply having written a few articles on finance for news publications is more than enough to qualify one for the role of Canada's Finance Minister./s

  9. On 8/7/2020 at 10:49 PM, WestCanMan said:

    The We scandal is a dead story now.

    If you look on CTV, our 6,000 covid cases still dominate the page and there's not a single mention of We. 

    Actually, CTV  has mentioned several times and indeed covered part of the committee hearings being held today.  This isn't dead by a long shot, WCM.  And, the little potato still awaits his appearance before the ethics committee.   

    So far the Clerk of the Privy Council has thrown Telford under the bus for not making sure the little potato recused himself as was her duty as his special advisor or whatever the hell her useless title is; all but exonerated the PSC for their stellar vetting of WE; and has admitted that he had no personal knowledge of the financial regularities surrounding WE in spite of the fact that the MSM had reported such as early as 2019.  He also admitted that in spite of the fact that this program was all about financing a program, no one bothered to check the finances of the charity solely chosen to deliver it.  One might be forgiven for thinking that it would be a no brainer to check and see how well the charity was handling their own finances considering the millions at stake.........but no.  Wasn't that important apparently. 

    With the intervention of the Committee Chair that slimy sycophant Chaggar was forced to admit that she did indeed meet with one of the K brothers regarding the program - a clear conflict of interest and explains why until the Chair intervened she had refused to answer a yes or no question posed by every member of the Opposition present regarding the meeting.  Chaggar being the minister in charge of making sure all the proper vetting was done on WE - and failed miserably to do so, and who was already handing out money to the charity long before it actually got approval from cabinet. 


  10. If the GG has any integrity whatsoever - which I am seriously beginning to doubt - she would take the high road and resign her position.  I doubt being fired by the Queen would look good on her resume'. 

    That said, considering the obvious lack of thorough vetting that went into the choice of Payette, I have little hope that the liberals will actually chose someone ably suited for the position. 

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  11. On 8/2/2020 at 10:19 AM, eyeball said:

    So do the people in power issue orders to the groupies or something? How does that work exactly, secret hand signals, memos, emails, 5G signals...?

    By supporting every whinging, demanding, eagerly offended dolt that wants a selfie in the hope of getting liked.

  12. With all that has come to light about the shady dealings, financial irregularities, forced employee NDAs, firing of the chair and then the entire board by WE it is simply beyond belief that no one in the entire liberal government thought to simply google the so-called charity whilst doing their so-called 'due diligence'.  If this is the way entities are investigated by this government, I wonder how many other under-the-table deals are going on right now with no oversight what-so-ever.

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  13. On 7/28/2020 at 4:34 PM, Nefarious Banana said:

    Honestly . . . . how can any thinking person compare Harper's government with the 'gong show' that's playing out daily in Ottawa now.  Surely you jest.  

    The problem is that anyone comparing Harper's government with what we see happening in the liberal camp these days do not think, NB.  It is all about feelings with those types.  Logic and facts have no place in their twisted ideology. 

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  14. On 12/11/2018 at 6:00 PM, Michael Hardner said:

    I want public messages to raise awareness of abuse against targeted groups.  I want people to care.

    Public messages stating "love thy neighbor' or 'do unto others' would be a far better idea.  The problem with awareness campaigns is they mushroom.  Any group who feels disadvantaged in anyway has the same right to public awareness messages.  And there is nothing uplifting about messages depicting abuse. 

  15. 9 minutes ago, bcsapper said:

    I agree that people should be allowed to express themselves, no matter how offensive others might find it, but could "in your face" howling and screaming  be considered assault, and therefore beyond simple expression, and illegal?

    Not in today's pc climate, bc.  There are far too many weak-minded people in places of power who support and enable that type of behavior.  It is the voices of common sense and personal responsibility that are being silenced by the cancel culture groupies.

  16. On 7/19/2020 at 8:46 PM, ProudConservative said:

    I just have a problem with the government going $300 billion a debt, and thousands of Canadians blowing our tax dollars on drugs and alcohol. In order to get Covid relief, people should have to account for everything they spend our money on. If they are sitting around, not trying to get a job, than it's welfare. If they're using it to put food on the table, than I can be sympathetic. I havn't taken a dime from our government, and I'm currently unemployeed. I'll eat rice if I have too. I'm not a parasite. I despise socialism.

    People need a license to buy alcohol. I think anyone who's getting cerb benifits, shouldn't be allowed in the liquore store. I don't suport socialized-alcoholism.

    Well, Proud...........people are going to do what they want and unless you support total government oversight into every area of our lives,  you will just have to realize that there will always be a certain segment of the population bent on doing harm to themselves. 

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  17. On 7/18/2020 at 8:21 AM, OftenWrong said:

    The observation that alcohol is quite toxic and causes physical harm in excess is quite true. Alcohol is a known carcinogen, among other things it does when consumed too much such as harm the vital organs.

    The government implemented the shutdown and issued out CERB. They are utter fools. Criminals, even. That no one at those lofty heights could see this coming is testimony to their leadership: complete incompetence.

    Ah someone else who obviously believes that the government should regulate every single part of our lives and personal responsibility be damned.  Alcohol is not the problem.  People who lack control over their impulses are the problem.   

  18. On 7/8/2020 at 10:21 AM, eyeball said:

    Hey, even the Dalai Lama allowed that violence is sometimes necessary in one's own defense.

    In defense of what?  Just what are those rioting in the streets defending?  Their right to vandalize?  Their right to destroy private businesses and people's livelihoods?  Their right to hold cities hostage?   Sheesh.

  19. On 6/11/2020 at 6:27 AM, scribblet said:

    Book burnings are next.  Renaming and pulling Statues of  Winston Churchill is a step too far, no doubt most people harboured those thoughts in those days, but their greater good outweighs that.   This has to stop, but how?

    Great question, scribblet.  I wish I had an answer for you but at every turn it is the whingers and whiners, those who eagerly embrace victim-hood, the spineless and all those who reject personal responsibility in favor of becoming one of the mindless herd who get the headlines and let's face it, it's only the headlines a lot of people pay attention to these days.

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