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  1. http://nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-heres-where-laurier-can-stick-their-apology-to-lindsay-shepherd
  2. Taken from a transcript of the video. In other words straight from the horse's mouth. Plimlott is one of Lindsay's interrogators. "Pimlott: He’s a public figure, and a lot of people there like (American white supremacist) Richard Spencer of, I don’t like calling them alt-right, it gives them too much legitimacy, but Richard Spencer, right? The Nazis actually used, this is a historic—issues around the free speech idea in the 1920s in Weimar Germany as an issue around which which is what they’re using now. We know that someone like Richard Spencer is using theories and ideas that don’t have any academic credibility. He’s a public figure. But in terms of, if we introduce someone, we give them greater credibility in a certain condition. I agree that there are public figures out there that bring people, uh, bring hatred, target groups and if you look at statistically the degree of suicide attempts of trans people, young people, it’s the highest of any group in society. And, you know, it’s, you go through — Indigenous people — and so on. There are things that don’t have academic credibility and I just don’t think—I personally think I have some problems, I have no problems with the fact that these things are out there and people are going to engage them but we have to think of the atmosphere that we also create for the learning process. " And this is what currently passes for a professor in one of our universities.
  3. https://soundcloud.com/tristin-john-...ity-professors The above is the entire inquisition of Lindsay Shepherd by the three creeps on the board. Have a listen, you might just learn something. IMO, those three creeps should be fired immediately. Lindsay Shepherd is one smart strong cookie and more power to her. Universities should now be on notice that these types of biased and bullying interrogations will no longer be tolerated.
  4. It would have been nice had she taken the time in her tweet to apologize. Considering her excruciating performance accompanied as it was with grotesque gyrations, I'm not all that surprised that she chose to ignore that little item and focus on herself. Sad that.
  5. So because you hate Kessel you are willing to throw the entire team off the bus, eh. This morning I've been reading a lot about how that disallowed goal - that in my opinion was a good goal save for a whistle that was way too quick - and how the Preds were robbed, and how they could have won had it been a good goal. Well the fact is that the Preds had 4 PP chances, two of them back to back and with just under a minute of 5 on 3 but they still couldn't get the job done. In Pekka's barn, the rookie goal-tender Matt Murray stood on his head and gave my team the chance to win. Preds and their fans can cry and whine all they want but they had their chances and they didn't take them. The Preds are a great team and without a doubt I expect to see them even better next year especially if they can solve the problem of how to score on a PP.
  6. The Pittsburgh Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row tonight and they did it in Bridgestone arena in Game 6. I am over the moon with joy for my Pens. I believed that there was nothing Sid would like better than to bookend this fantastic season he's had with yet another Stanley Cup and that's just what he and his teammates did tonight. And they did it without Chris Letang and Nik Bonino. The Predators were formidable foes through-out the series and I give them full credit for playing their hearts out.
  7. I truly enjoy watching the Jays play in Seattle against the Mariners. The fan support they get from Canadians who travel from all provinces of the country to attend the games is simply amazing. Hearing them sing our national anthem always brings shivers. They won 4 - 2 tonight but it was not their best effort by any means. The unforced errors by the defence really concern me including the ones by our pitchers especially when they advance runners. They still aren't able to get the small ball game down and were it not for the homers they would go wanting for runs. Marcus had a good solid outing and earned the win. Joe Smith got out of the 8th with the help of the defence, Roberto Osuna sealed the deal in the 9th. Kendrys, Zeke and Smokie all delivered homers tonight - the latter might have tied with Judge for the most in the season but Aaron got one of his own tonight.
  8. 1 pipeline approved - Kinder Morgan and approval for an extension to another line by our PM. With the help of Donald Trump, the Keystone line will also see approval soon. And this under the leadership of our Liberal PM - Justin Trudeau. Not, of course, that he had any choice in the matter what with all the money he has promised while our country sinks deeper into debt. It won't make the granola-eating Birkenstock crew happy - but then nothing short of turning off the taps and plunging our country into total darkness would appease them.
  9. Would you be so kind as to post links to specific articles that will provide some basis in fact for what you wrote in the post above. The fact is that the overwhelming majority of immigrants to our country are assimilating with little difficulty and that the extremist views you mention are to be found in the hearts and minds of homegrown Canadians.
  10. I could and I do when I have something useful to add to the discussion. Simply repeating the thoughts of one by using different words doesn't, IMO, further it at all.
  11. I like the new like/dislike feature. I find it an quick easy way to let someone know I either support or oppose their statements.
  12. I'm one of those 'Old Stock Canadians' which just means I am a descendant of earlier immigrants. Without immigration, this country would be a poorer much less diverse society. Those immigrants who came to Canada during the Mulroney years are now naturalized Canadians. Those coming now will be in 3 years time when they take the Oath of Citizenship but before they got here they were subjected to a vetting process that is the envy of many Americans and one of the reasons behind the temporary ban imposed by President Trump. We have free speech in Canada which gives anyone the right to talk about immigration - indeed I would encourage them too do so - an open and honest dialogue is often the best way to understanding and enlightenment no matter which side of the issue you support. The fact is that us OSCs aren't breeding in the numbers we once were for a number of reasons - thus our numbers are shrinking while those of other ethnicities are on the rise. I see nothing harmful nor alarming about this fact at all. The truth is that no matter the color of our skin, the choice of our religion or the politics we support - we are ALL Canadians.
  13. Too bad the Ethics Commissioner waited until the Christmas break to haul Justin's ass in for chat about his pay for play - would have made for great watching in the House once the opposition parties got wind of his dressing down. "... the very clear principle laid down in the prime minister’s own instructions to ministers, which was not merely that “there should be no preferential access to government” given to contributors to the party, but that there should not even be the “appearance of preferential access.” The prime minister’s defence of his conduct would seem to be that how something appears to others is a matter of his own internal state of mind: if he himself does not believe there has been an exchange of preferential access for contributions to the Liberal party, neither will anyone else." http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/andrew-coyne-sordid-encounters-of-the-liberal-kind
  14. I was reading that people were going back and taking it again, so I did too. The only thing I changed was my postal code and for the second time I fell into the Guardian category. This time I paid a lot more attention to the way questions were worded and I noticed that, not satisfied with addressing a certain subject once, they came back as many as three times in the case of one topic - the wording was changed but the result was the same. I almost felt as if I was being not so subtlety coerced into something. What a bloody waste of a 1/4 million dollars. I am still waiting for the post card.
  15. If they don't identify as human then best we treat them like the animals they are - that way we can all breath a bit easier knowing their rights have been recognized.
  16. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/school-district-weighs-ban-of-to-kill-a-mockingbird-huck-finn-after-complaint/2016/12/03/92701c80-b8b0-11e6-a677-b608fbb3aaf6_story.html?utm_term=.741a986d6e96
  17. Funny how I remember the mountains of refuse and garbage environmentalists left in their wake - not for them the tedious, sickening job of cleaning up the mess......noooo, they were far too busy making sure some other piece of Earth was preserved while trashing the part they stood on.
  18. Justin Trudeau on the XL pipeline back in 2013 "Let me be clear: I support Keystone XL because, having examined the facts, and accepting the judgment of the National Energy Board, I believe it is in the national interest…On balance, it would create jobs and growth, strengthen our ties with the world’s most important market, and generate wealth…Most of all, it is in keeping with what I believe is a fundamental role of the Government of Canada: to open up markets abroad for Canadian resources, and to help create responsible and sustainable ways to get those resources to those markets." http://commonsensecanadian.ca/justin-trudeau-oil-man-keystone-xl-harper/ “We do need to get our resources to market, we just need to do it the right way. The alternative way of doing things right now is on trains, on rail. We don’t want to be shipping more oil on rail, we saw Lac-Mégantic,” Trudeau answered. Pipelines are still one of the safer ways of moving oil, he added. “We’ve got hundreds of pipelines that work, that don’t leak, but we still have to make sure that we’re being very, very careful with them,” he said to the woman." http://montrealgazette.com/news/justin-trudeau-surprises-hudson-crowd-answers-pipeline-questions "Steadfast in his commitment to getting Canadian oil to market, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said putting pipelines in the ground will help pay for the country's transition to a greener future. Opening the Globe 2016 Leadership Summit in Vancouver on Wednesday — which deals with tackling climate change and sustainability in business — the Liberal leader dodged questions about whether building controversial energy projects like the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion and Energy East pipeline would directly contravene his commitment at COP21 in Paris to keep global warming below two degrees this century. “We want the low-carbon economy that continues to provide good jobs and great opportunities for all Canadians," he told a crowd of hundreds of business, civil society, and science innovators. "To get there, we need to make smart strategic investments in clean growth and new infrastructure, but we must also continue to generate wealth from our abundant natural resources to fund this transition to a low-carbon economy.” http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/03/02/news/trudeau-says-pipelines-will-pay-canadas-transition-green-economy
  19. I so enjoy reading what Left Coast folks have to say about the pipeline approval - I really do. It is as if no one exists outside the bubble of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We here in the interior of the province have watched as you allowed clear cuts in order to build more homes; taken land out the ALR so you can build industries; dumped your sewage into the ocean with not a thought for the poor whales then or now; refused to take responsibility for your own garbage opting to ship it by truck which use fossil fuels - hundreds of kilometers to Cache Creek and you continue to flood your streets and highways with gas and diesel powered vehicles instead of making full use of all the public transit available. The pall of polluted air that once just stunk up Vancouver and its environs now spreads far and wide up the Fraser River valley - it hadn't reached Hope the last time I actually went down to the coast, but that was a long time ago. While you rail about the pipelines in defence of your children and grandchildren's future - you allow them to live in a cesspit, teach them that garbage is not their problem and that agricultural land is there for the taking as long as it goes to housing developments or industry. The oil is going to reach the port one way or another. I would hope that is does so in the safest way possible and that undeniably is by pipeline.
  20. Don't hold your breath waiting for election reform any time soon. The multi-party committee tasked with the job of evaluating the various different systems and interviewing Canadians across the country, did their part. They produced an impressive 348 page report that recommended a system of proportional representation and a referendum. Unfortunately Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef wasn't happy with the result to the point where she berated committee members more than once in the House yesterday earning the immediate ire of opposition and committee members alike - 8 of whom are Liberal. She offered profuse apologies today. The reason the Minister was so steamed is because she and her boss did not get the answer they wanted. Justin wants a system that would see his Liberal government returned to power in perpetuity. Justin did not think this idea through all the way. He did not do his due diligence. He promised that 2015 would be the last FPTP election but had no understanding when he did so of just how difficult it might be to change a countries way of voting. He said that a new system would be in place by 2019. That will not be happening. There is not enough time in the remaining years to uproot an existing system and replace it with another especially as they have yet to decide on a system. Liberal members on the committee are for scuttling the idea basically saying that Canadians are not engaged enough and that the committee recommendations are “rushed,” “too radical” and “unnecessarily hasty.” In a further effort to 'engage' us, the Liberals are sending out millions of postcards - though I have no idea of their content - and setting up an online survey site as early as next week. It will be interesting to see the results of all that engagement. I am really looking forward to both.
  21. I doubt the Minister of Natural Resources had peaceful protestors in mind when he spoke of using the military and police forces to quell the unruly. More likely he is well aware of the situation south of the border that has seen an initially peaceful protest erupt into battles - battles some say are sparked by paid provocateurs there only to cause as much mayhem and disturbance as possible. It is nothing more than laying down the ground rules before things get out of hand - something authorities in North Dakota are probably wishing they had done.
  22. The PM had little choice and save for Kinder Morgan, he got off pretty easy. Gateway was never going to fly. The Line 3 approval was basically a rubber stamp on a done deal that involves only replacing old pipe. Lost in all the sunny ways reporting is the fact that Justin has several times both during the election and once in government, spoken of the need to get the oil out of the ground. 70 cents of every energy dollar goes to the benefit of Canada and Canadians. Now he has to get behind the Kinder Morgan line, take appropriate steps against protestors, get the company onside with the 157 restrictions - oh and there are those pesky court cases that have yet to be decided. The process to get the line built will be a long one.
  23. Bad day for Canada you say, I think not. Bad day for those who hypercritically oppose pipelines while making full use of all the by-products of oil. Get rid of your car, cell phone, computer and every other possession you have that is partly or wholly dependent on oil.............then come back and talk about how this is bad for Canada. You might actually have a leg to stand on then.
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