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  1. Freeland - frozen from the White House!   That's the revelation of a guest by CBC (Frank Buckley)....and by the looks and sound of the anchorwoman, it was  unexpected info.   Buckley basically called Freeland, "stupid."

    "You don't show your despise for the person you're trying to negotiate with!"

    Apparently, there was an interview of Freeland (can't recall what magazine) where-in she talked like the Washington Post!   :lol: 

    She was frozen out of the White House.  She does regional circuit - but that's just about it.  Send someone who can negotiate. 

    The CBC anchorperson looked like she was hyperventilating! :lol:

    1. betsy

      betsy

      This must be what he was referring to:

       

       

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      Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s recent undiplomatic speech in Washington warned about “angry populism,” the rise of “strongmen” and the United States’ seeming withdrawal from the rules-based international order.

      https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-canada-must-recognize-that-the-game-is-changing/

    2. betsy

      betsy

      It must've stung so much when Harper was granted entry to the White House.

    3. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      Harper gets it...Freeland doesn't and wants to live in the past, with the Americans bearing most of the post WW2 burden.

      "Recent tensions between Canada and the Trump administration have jolted Canadian officials and commentators to the fact that the United States is moving toward a new model of global engagement rooted in unabashed self-interest. Many who are accustomed to the United States assuming a major share of resources and responsibilities are astonished. But they shouldn’t be. That game is over and may never resume. The deck has been reshuffled. Canadian policy makers need to be ready to play their hand on behalf of Canadian interests. "

  2. "I am part of Resistance" NYT Oped by anonymous :rolleyes:......could be a plan to "divide and conquer" within the WH. 

    Speculations point finger to Pence as the possible 'anonymous" due to the usage of the term, "lodestar"....which they say is quite a rare term, and which pence had used years ago in his speech.    Why on earth would Pence use that term to write that article if he wanted to remain anonymous???

     

    Looks like someone is trying to pit Pence against Trump.   Someone's playing with Trump's head by sowing paranoia.

     

     

  3. Caster Semenya....isn't the real winner.  That's how I see it.   It's like cheating!  He's got higher testosterone level compared to women.  How can it be any different than taking enhancement drugs?

     

     

    1. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      No view on this, but I do find it amusing that her name is an anagram for "Yes, a secret man".

  4.   Our negotiators should  remember (when speaking to the media), that Trump is most likely following what is being said. 

  5. Sunset Clause.  It's Trump's strategy - his "concession" pawn.

  6. Quebec elderly who simply asked a question Trudeau couldn't answer.....was apprehended by a cop!

     

    Boy.......with Trudeau, you can't even ask anymore.

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Love the way he gives completely different answers to her questions which were valid.  Asking about payment for illegal border crossers is not racist regardless of what org. she belonged to which they found out later.

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tranlation-transcription-trudeau-heckler-video-1.4793229

    2. Slick

      Slick

      The woman also shouted that Trudeau is intolerant of white Quebecors, which makes her position fairly clear. Trudeau didn't answer her question directly as politicians rarely do. However, do you think Harper or Trump would have engaged with the woman at all or would they just have her removed?

      Trudeau tolerated the heckler far longer than most and I don't think she was even arrested. She was approached and questioned by two cops as she continued to pursue JT as he left the stage.

    3. betsy

      betsy

      The woman is not a heckler!   She was asking a legitimate question!

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  7.  

    Trudeau's new strategy:  he surrounds himself with supporters - who drown out questions he couldn't answer with cheers and applause.

  8. A couple cycled the globe.

    "Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own … .."

    Suddenly, they came face to face with ISIS.  They're now dead.

     

    A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road: The Cyclists and the ISIS Militants

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/world/asia/islamic-state-tajikistan-bike-attack.html

     

    If you don't think evil exists - then you're either in la-la land, or.....just plain <deleted>.

    1. betsy

      betsy

      It's not like as if they' hadn't encountered some snapshots of evil.

       

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      But in the course of their travels, their blog posts also noted flashes of cruelty.

      On one mountain pass, a group of men blocked their path and tried to shove the couple off their bikes.

      And just 50 yards from the Spanish border in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mr. Austin signaled to a driver that he wanted to cut into his lane. The driver let him enter and then — slowly and deliberately — began to run him over, trapping Mr. Austin’s bike between the advancing car and the vehicle ahead of them.

       

       

       

      What is cruelty for no reason?  Evil.

       

  9. I suppose Mayor Tory will now be wanting to ban knives, too!

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Saw something funny yesterday but can't find the picture now; it was some Toronto people (councillors?) with a box saying something to the effect of:  dispose of your knives here..      LOL 

  10. Mainstream media trying to create a wedge between Scheer and Bernier.

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      They are happy to do so knowing there is a convention coming up.  CBC is particularly divisive on this, not to mention actually making stuff up about what Bernier said and why.   They should be ashamed. 

  11. Bahrain and UAE stand behind Saudi Arabia.

    I don't see any other officially countries standing with Canada on this.  Where is Macron?  Where is Angela?

    Oy, now I know why Angela is quiet over this:


     

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    Earlier this year, Saudi government agencies were told to cut back on contracts with German companies, apparently in response to a comment in November by Germany’s then foreign minister suggesting that Lebanon was a “pawn” of Saudi Arabia.

    Fortunately, the spat with Germany did not get out of hand, and the Saudi ambassador to Stockholm returned his post — which allows for some optimism that relations with Canada will return to normal after a time. But Riyadh’s open hostility will make the walk-back longer and harder. And harder still, because it all began on social media, where furies unleashed are notoriously hard to tame.

     

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-07/canada-and-saudi-arabia-spar-on-twitter-and-no-one-will-win

  12.  

    No word from Trudeau about the KSA. 

    Like the deer  got caught in the headlights? 

    Afraid to say anything?

     

     

     

     

  13. UK is really way, way out there, you know.   Lol.  I suppose handguns are banned in UK.....so what happens?   They use knives! 

     

    Imagine this moron's brilliant idea!  Imagine this guy being a judge?

     

    Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/27/knives-sharp-filing-solution-soaring-violent-crime-judge-says/

     

     

     

  14. Slimy, lyin' CBC and CTV are both reading from the same script.  They make sure to point out that slashing city council  wasn't a promise that Ford ran on during the election......

    .....and yet they both say that there's hardly any details in his election platform.  If there's hardly any detail, how did they know it wasn't part of it?

    Could it be it's part of his promise to cut the size of government??

     

     

    1. capricorn

      capricorn

      John Tory is apoplectic. It does, after all, reduce the size of his empire.

  15. Toronto councilor Fletcher is another suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome!  Lol.  Reacting to Ford's downsizing city council - all she did was invoke Trump  Lol.  She must mean he's draining the swamp!

     

  16. Uh-oh.  EU made a deal with Trump! 

    Looks like Mexico will make a deal with Trump!

    What happens to Canada's position, "there's strength in numbers?"

    1. betsy

      betsy

      Will this be the Conservatives' dedicated song to Justin?

       

       

  17. Did CTV or CBC showed Trump supporters showing their support in UK?

     

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/14/trump-supporters-turn-out-in-london-day-after-protests.html

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Not likely but I have some pics too   :)-

    2. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      The only Trump supporters left are the ones who will admit they don't mind politicians working with adversarial foreign powers to illegally hack their rivals and compromise free elections. They hate their left-wing neighbours so much that irritating them is more important to them than western democracy. 

    3. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      Trudeau and his minions have spent a lot more time and money trying to influence Americans than Putin.   More terrorists came from Canada than Russia.   NATO deadbeats have no grounds to whine about Trump.

  18. Lol.  CBC says that Trump believes Putin instead of his intelligence.   Good thing the guy  being interviewed corrected her.

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      What is the likelihood that the a really big story about $400M going to Hillary Clinton's campaign will be 24/7 investigated and the lead news story - not likely.   It wasn't until Clinton  lost trhe Election that she and Obama  started a Russia Trump narrative to hide her involvement. 

      Funny tho Putin says Hillary Clinton took $400 Million from a Russian Group but Democrats are calling Trump a traitor for having a press conference.  Go figure

    2. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      Funny how, like Trump, you take Putin's word for something over the FBI. Putin was referring to Bill Browder. Look him up. Don't forget to read about the Magnitsky Act, which started this whole thing. If you read far enough you will realize that it has nothing to do with Hillary and Putin was trolling you.

      So to answer your question, there is no likelihood.

    3. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      FBI protected Hillary Clinton, not Putin.   She lost anyway !

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  19. Hahahaha protesters in UK are surely having a melt-down! 

    Trump baby blimp in diaper?   Really?   is that all they can come up with??  :lol:

     

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    2. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      The fake collage and the Russian meme weren't taken by your cousin. I would believe the last one.

    3. scribblet

      scribblet

      The collage isn't fake, they are actual pictures,  wasn't sent by my cousin but it came from a British group, sorry, it wasn't the Russians.  I didn't post any Russian memes so don't know which one you are referring to - but carry on - whatever keeps your little mind happy.   No doubt anything you don't like comes from the Russians - I get it..    The Russian are Coming the Russians are coming...   

       

    4. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      How can a collage be real? It's a collage.

       

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  20. Out with depravity!  Ford threw out Wynne's sex-ed curricullum along with her! 

     

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-doug-ford-government-scraps-controversial-ontario-sex-ed-curriculum/

     

     

     

     

    1. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      No wonder Ontario is the child porn capital of the world...thanks Liberals !!

      https://globalnews.ca/news/2667299/arrests-made-in-ontario-wide-internet-child-porn-probe/

    2. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      You seem to know everything about Canadian politics. Can you cite what specifically you find offensive in the Ontario curriculum? Other than there used to be a creep who was deputy minister, which seems beside the point if there is nothing actually offensive in the document.

    3. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      Yeah. I figured Betsy had nothing but a cheap guilt by association smear and no actual knowledge of the curriculum itself. Debating with these people is like shooting fish in a barrel. It's gotten too easy.

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  21. Like as if I have to be apologetic or feel shamed in any way for being what I am. 

     

     

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    2. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      But as I said, you can't expect anything to happen unless someone actually makes a complaint, whether it's Trudeau, Donald Trump or Doug Ford. You want Trudeau to be held to a higher standard than anybody else because he has higher standards than most, but the standard you are holding him to is unreasonable in every situation. Don't you get the hypocrisy of whining about how we should withhold judgement until accusations are tried in a court of law when a right-wing politician has actual accusers, and then whining about how we're not withholding judgement when a left-wing (as if) politician doesn't even have an accuser willing to give any real account of the incident?

    3. scribblet

      scribblet

      No, and as I said it's not something someone should lose their job over, however, it's Trudeau who is holding people to a higher standard than himself.  You are still missing the point about how it's not about a 'real' account of the incident, it's  Trudeau's behaviour, moralizing and throwing guys under the bus while lecturing others on how they feel etc.    It's what he has said and done since it came out.   However, carry on being obtuse and denial about Trudeau.

    4. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      Keep moving those goalposts. It's not about the fact that there"s no complaint, no account of the incident, and not about a higher standard for feminist men. It's because Trudeau dealt firmly with issues where there were detailed accounts and complaints, and so he should...deal with issues where there are no complaints in the same manner?

      I'm sorry if you find that obtuse, but that's how I'm reading your argument. As for denial, I'm not denying anything. He might have done worse than grab her ass. I just don't know.

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  22. "But he would seem to be handsy, not handy."

    says the Ottawa Citizen.

     

    Memo to Justin Trudeau: She's pregnant, not a petting zoo

    https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/bonokoski-memo-to-justin-trudeau-shes-pregnant-not-a-petting-zoo/wcm/f3d724d7-4c0d-402f-aa91-6623dff6e44d

     

    I suppose our Justin has a new handle now.

    Man.....with those fashionable socks he's known for, I say.........."Handy Dandy!"  grin-smiley-emoticon.gif

     

    So,  Handsy (not to be mistaken to mean handsome), or Handy Dandy?  Or, any other suggestion?

    1. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      Yes, but Donald Trump has been accused of raping children and that only made you support him more.

    2. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      Katie Johnson news 13 at he time of his incident:

      "Defendant Trump had sexual contact with me at four different parties in the summer of 1994. On the fourth and fnial sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied me to a bed, exposed himself to me, and then proceeded to forcibly rape me. During the course of this savage sexual attack, I loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but he did not. Defendant Trump responded to my pleas by violently striking me in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted."

    3. betsy

      betsy

      Oooooh.   At least, now, Trudeau has something to bring to the table?  animated-laughing-smiley-emoticon.gif

       

        He can compare notes with Trump?  sarcastic-laugh-smiley-emoticon.gif

       

      Best of all........that should put an end to his (Trudeau) hypocritical wagging finger.   a-no-no-finger-hand-gesture-smiley-emoti

      :lol:

       

       

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  23. Never heard so many uh.....uh......uh......uh......until this afternoon, when he was asked about the groping accusation.

    1. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Perhaps he was just being asked what noises he was making at the time.

      Okay, I'm sorry...

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