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Michael Hardner

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About Michael Hardner

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  1. Michael Hardner

    Asylum System "not sustainable" - Immigration Minister

    1. This is a trend I have noticed: we take recent social trends and mark ourselves as effectively better than other groups. Second Vatican council was only in the 1960s. Same Sex marriage in the early 2000s. Are we making great discoveries about our enlightenment, or really just finding ways to think we're better than others. We still have freedom of religion, and liberalism allows for women to choose. 2. Canada.
  2. Michael Hardner

    Ford-Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegation

    You don't need corroboration to testify. If she is believable then there's an impact on the Republican Rape All-Star Team that runs the show now...
  3. Michael Hardner

    Ford-Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegation

    Exactly. This is just more American entertainment for all. I'm not really following the current season as much.
  4. Michael Hardner

    Asylum System "not sustainable" - Immigration Minister

    I can only assume this is autocorrect acting up.
  5. Michael Hardner

    Asylum System "not sustainable" - Immigration Minister

    This is an opinion only. The question also begs as to why such garments are only being banned now that Muslims are visible in Canada. Nuns had habits that hid their faces I remember.
  6. Michael Hardner

    Bernier's Party at 13% in the polls

    Well, that's another point. If we bring in well-earning, or degreed immigrants, do you take those seniors out of the equation ?
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    Bernier's Party at 13% in the polls

    Need some cites on this. Also why didn't you figure mortality into it ? Where did you get that the average senior coming to Canada lives 16 to 20 years ? That's a minimum of 81 years ?
  8. Michael Hardner

    It's official: Ontario is completely broke

    Ok, well I guess we'll see. I would have expected him to have less opposition.
  9. Michael Hardner

    Bernier's Party at 13% in the polls

    It's not $4B. The math doesn't work that way. It's not $200K per senior. That would be almost the entire deficits some years under Harper...
  10. Michael Hardner

    It's official: Ontario is completely broke

    I agree that 10% of revenue paid for interest on debt is too much...
  11. Michael Hardner

    Ford eviscerates local GTA politics

    No - the poll came out and I was quite surprised that Ford was over 50% disapproval on this issue over all of Ontario. Why he took a political risk on such an unimportant topic (that didn't really come up in the campaign) is anyone's guess. That's why I say he shat himself. Taking a risk over nothing is just stupid...
  12. Michael Hardner

    Bernier's Party at 13% in the polls

    1. No, we have wider care at a cheaper cost. I'm not defending our system but 'no system' is vastly worst. 2. Like who ? You are also changing the subject from immigration/healthcare to wider things. Maybe it's taking it back to the OP. 3. Context is everything. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exodus:_How_Migration_Is_Changing_Our_World "Mr Collier finds endless objections to a policy—more or less unlimited immigration—that no country has adopted" I find that many arguments stake out an extreme position that is indefensible to start with.
  13. Michael Hardner

    It's official: Ontario is completely broke

    I got it wrong also - the GDP is $830B in Ontario. Also the budget is $141B so the deficit is >10% in boom times. And we spend 10% of our budget servicing debt.
  14. Michael Hardner

    It's official: Ontario is completely broke

    So... if the Province was a person making $60K a year, they would be going into debt at a rate of $1,500 per year. Actually it doesn't sound bad, except that we're in boom years and increasing debt rather than paying it down. Stephen Harper's biggest deficit was $55B but that was at the height of recession and for all Canada, which has 2x to 3x the size of Ontario's economy. And out debt 5x or 6x the annual GDP. Are we broke ? No. We need to redesign our economy, though, and shutting down hospitals and schools isn't the answer. Is Rob Ford the person to take us through the coming tough times ? My God, no... He has already gone out of his way to piss off the largest city and GDP generator in the province/country so how is he going to unify the province when it comes time to cut ? Few Premiers have the whiff of failure in their first weeks of governing. This one does.
  15. Michael Hardner

    Justin Trudeau the Worst PM Since Pierre Trudeau?

    1. Really ? Is that his point. Lucky he had you to come and explain it then. Wish I had my own turningrite to explain my points. Anyway if that's his point, then my response is simply "wow man, like, I knew that already" 2.Obviously not. And MLW is legitimately a kind of Wailing Wall for yelling about politicians... or a quiet Tim Horton's donuts. 3. It's not rocket science, but it's a system. It's a system supported by a public conscience. You can argue conscience subjectively but not numbers. A veteran just explained how pensions work (for military people) a few days ago and it's hard facts. You can build an argument on that, it's objective. Right and wrong are definitely real things but they are subjective and relative also.
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