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  1. just thought that it was amusing that the conservative "oil patch" party of canada website ensures that the term "global warming" is never used. this is a great thread and breakdown with pie chart of the conservatives "environment" plan... http://www.theoildrum.com/node/2496 essentially, the target is to get to 1998 levels by 2020 provided that we only have 1-2% growth.
  2. so the conservative and liberal agendas for the environment are a wash? well, do the cons _have_ a plan? remember steve saying that he "wasn't convinced global warming was even happening"? what about the ndp agenda? aren't they at least addressing the right issue of promoting the 'shift' that needs to happen? by promoting capacity in alternative methods of transportation. the biggest problem seems to be waste. pretty well 100% of pleasure vehicles on the road today are completely over powered for transportation needs. how much could we reduce our carbon footprint by regulating these vehicles
  3. thanks for the info from the con website. i see some omissions here that need to be explained though.. self-employed but also non-incorporated? thats key and i see no mention of it. self-employed as in sole proprietor or partner etc... well, thats the same thing as being a t4 income earner. I don’t see any reason to have them not opt in and get benefits but… well, again, its not fair that they get to opt out again to those who have no choice. now being self-employed myself where my income is discretionary on my part from an incorporation that I own… well, if they allow people like me to opt
  4. lets call a spade a spade here shall we? tax t4 employee's... give to business people. its the conservative agenda! t4'd employee's should be outraged!
  5. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2...vatives-ei.html please let me know if i understand this correctly.... as a self employed individual, i get to opt out of ei premiums. but I think I’m going to need maternity leave so I opt in? and then i can opt out again? sign me up!! ha ha ha!! so the t4’d slaves are grossly overpaying into ei which has a huge surplus now and for which they have no option not to pay so the thing to do is… give the money to self employed people? sign me up! ha ha ha ha! it will pay for itself? oh, that’s wishful thinking! what kinda program where you can opt in
  6. just curious what others think about the timing of the election being influenced by the upcoming u.s. elections? irrespective of whether any associations between the canadian conservatives and u.s. republican parties in the minds of canadians are justified... has the fact that it is highly likely that the democrats will come to presidential power in november a motivation for calling an election here in canada in october? in other words, could the outcome of the canadian election be much different if it was held november 5? my suspicion is that the selected date for the canadian election has
  7. ”Its an interesting subject to start I will throw in a few definitions. Liberal and Conservative” “The philosophy that a Nations wealth is the property of its people to enjoy is a founding principle of marxism. In a democracy Wealth is held by its citizens for there private use which the government takes a portion of through taxes in order to found the business of running a government.” as soon as I see these labels which are, currently, predominately informed by a select group of people (ie. liberal, conservative, marxist, red tape) then it worries me. a ‘democracy’ has nothing to do with
  8. the same military-industrial complex is in full charge of both countries foreign affairs. thus the recent escalation to improve sales.
  9. ok, well i challenge 'conservatives' to pick examples from this article and make reasonable arguments regarding their assertions that parts of the article are incorrect. shouldn't be difficult if its all 'garbage'. of course, one of the assertions is that neo-con ideology does not hold up to detailed inspection and so conservative finger puppets have been indoctrinated in the use of anything but meaningful dialogue that provides more than one view of any particular discourse. and no, 'shut up' by certain fox news personalities can not be described as 'meaningful dialogue'. in fact, august
  10. preston manning? don cherry? they said 'intellectual'! david suzuki is recognized _world_wide_ as a great thinker.
  11. i have been asking myself this question for some time. why do 'conservatives' who are not part of the aristocracy (ie. rich and/or powerful) follow without reasoning on their own behalf? this is a great article that explains 'conservatism' in detail. http://www.bcpolitics.ca/left_conservatism.htm what i am beginning to grasp is that these people are of the type that like to follow ideologies and 'conservatism' is attractive to them because they feel that they are also 'better than most people' or imagine themselves as members of the ruling class. this article answers so many questions, if
  12. yeah, that neo-con free market stuff makes lots of sense... but thank god we don't follow it precisely. north america is rich because of unionization. it is becoming poor without it. if you look at statistics showing average family income this value increases dramatically as north america enters a period of heavy unionization 50 years ago. as it crumbles then we see this value dropping like a rock and so too the economy as lack of spending follows. all powerful economies demand that the people in that economy have money to spend! what the hell is so difficult to understand about this? capi
  13. if bin laden is caught... then the us wins the war on terror! oh, except that that is not exactly the idea in the first place... they would have to make up a new war wouldn't they? to make some excuse for the protection or expansion of u.s. 'interests'. like the 'cold war' or the 'war on drugs' or some other forever war... the new american empire is like all of the other empires before. history is cyclical with new players. just look at the history of rome or england for a look into the future. these powerful empires expand beyond their borders in ever increasing circles of manipulation
  14. i've been away from this forum for awhile... i can only suggest not responding to any more posts from this guy. he must be living upside down with all the crap that comes out of his mouth constantly. iraq is not a quagmire. everyone with any intelligence (including the white house) knows (and knew) the amount of time and money involved. its just that they didn't really properly inform the american people about what it was going to take and who was going to pay for it. they also failed to let them know that it was strickly about oil. rich republican supporters don't have boys on the ground t
  15. back to the original post... hilarious!!! thanks for the post, ironside! the cost of the iraq war to the american people is, of course, ridiculous. isn't iraq the second most rich oil country in the middle east? shouldn't iraqis be paying for this? well, of course these questions are rhetorical. us and uk oil firms i suspect are firmly planted and moving oil far before any bread trucks arrive and using that oil to pay for the rebuilding would cut into their extreme profits. this is a good study on the subject of iraq oil and war: http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/oil/2...aniesiniraq.h
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