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  1. eyeball

    Saudi Arabia expells Canadian ambassador

    Spoken like a true lickspittle - economics trumps virtue. Presumably its what that douche-bag Jesus would do too.
  2. eyeball

    Ford's welfare rollbacks

    What is the actual reason for it being illegal? I doubt its intent is to outright thwart people from getting medical care despite that being a consequence. I suspect some sort of trade restriction designed to protect or give advantage to insurers. This could be more of a free (and lack thereof) trade issue due to someone tilting the economic playing field in one direction or another. I'm reminded also of the way the shortage of doctors in our system is used to undermine publicly-funded heath-care when its actually occupational protectionism that's preventing the system from hiring more doctors. Whenever I try to imagine how or why a privatized health-care system might deliver less skewed results I look to veterinary care for example. Take the special dietary food I have to buy my cat, I can't buy it at a normal pet food store because they can't buy it from the company that makes it - you have to go to a vet to get it prescribed and as I'm finding get re-prescribed periodically at the cost of taking the cat to the vet. If it feels like a racket it probably is. The pet-food store would love to sell it to me I've also seen how a veterinarian association used its clout to shut down a well liked and employed local practitioner thereby forcing people to drive a hundred km or more to seek help. A vet explained to me that things like their cat-food monopoly help subsidize their operation and without which might not allow them to stay in business. I told him to go tell it to our local unemployed vet.
  3. eyeball

    Canada's Refugee System in Chaos

    Could be, notice we're talking about climate and the next couple of decades, maybe less?
  4. eyeball

    Canada's Refugee System in Chaos

    It was pointed out years ago to folks like Argus that people in cooler climes would have to become monsters to persevere in the desperate struggle to survive that climate change would bring. And where were Argus and other defenders of the right when the warning signs of what is coming were apparent? Rolling on the floor laughing their stupid asses off, denigrating anyone questioning the wisdom of putting the pedal to the metal - interspersed of course with the usual references to Pol Pol, Hollywood and commies. Someone ask Argus whether he realizes the people rushing our borders will mostly be Americans. I doubt they'll be too fussy about how they rush us or that we'll be blowing them out of the water. LMAO!
  5. eyeball

    Canada's Refugee System in Chaos

    Good, you give us a heads up when they start showing up from Mars.
  6. eyeball

    Racist POS Just Deserts

    What are you talking about, we have bastards today that are capable of wiping out the human race (some 7.6 billion) 10 times over, along with just about every other species on the planet to boot.
  7. eyeball

    Canada's Refugee System in Chaos

    That's just not true, one of my co-workers is from South Africa. Good guy, hard worker, tells me he's really glad to be here - his kids are always all over him. Big happy family. I also took a family out just last week who recently moved from Cape Town, they live in Toronto, he's a GP, she's a nurse and the kids are in junior high. Really nice people. We need more nice people, I don't care where they come from.
  8. eyeball

    Faisal Hussain - the evolving story

    You could say the same thing about us and our love of dictators. They must be propped up at all costs. And one cost is...obvious.
  9. 1. Inappropriate thinking is what does that. 2. No, doing that only plays into their hand. It acknowledges that such a thing actually exists. 3. Sure but just not this way.
  10. The stuff of fellow religionists and believers , I was just curious is all. It seems futile to declare the belief as nuts and then engage it anyway.
  11. You believe this stuff but you don't subscribe to it - is that your shtick?
  12. eyeball

    Saudi Arabia expells Canadian ambassador

    Lickspittles you mean - disgusting little shits compared to mere farts.
  13. eyeball

    Faisal Hussain - the evolving story

    I think there are a lot more serous flaws in that model we could and should be paying attention to. Your outrage at the situation is a result of ignoring regular political and bureaucratic obfuscation. The root causes that have led to Islam being at the centre of your outrage is a result of ignoring regular political and bureaucratic obfuscation. Political and bureaucratic obfuscation has been going on forever and we should know better than to not get serious about it. The fact we don't is just about as serious a flaw as it gets for a democratic model such as ours don't you think?
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    Saudi Arabia expells Canadian ambassador

    Don't worry, Trudeau doesn't want to give up military sales to dictators anymore than anyone else. This is just a typically ideological skirmish about the triumph of virtue over economics along with everything else. The legitimization and normalization of dictatorship is just necessary part of cementing that paradigm into place. Be patient, everyone gets that - as I said above dictatorships possess a new legitimacy but perhaps Trudeau just hasn't kissed Saudi ass fast enough for some Canadians liking.
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    Faisal Hussain - the evolving story

    Sure, every single one as near as I can tell. I meet people from all over the world all the time and the extent of bureaucratic lassitude sounds pretty similar everywhere you go. The dysfunctionality in the relationship between the governed and their governance is as universal as it is timeless. We'll never get 'to the bottom of it' until we treat political and official power like a deadly radioactive substance and shield people we put in proximity to it accordingly. In their case that's with a degree of monitoring and surveillance that would make Orwell blush. I'm quite certain if we'd had this sort of check in place decades ago there would be little to no problem with Islam and terrorism would be as rare as a forthcoming government - the lack thereof is the greatest public safety issue bar none when you consider how broad the scope of government has become.. As for this case, what public safety seriousness? The shooting is over and the shooter is dead...we're already onto the next one and on and on it will go.
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