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Argus

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  1. Global Affairs has always been a bastion of far left liberal ideology. This is the group which cheered Trudeau's arrival like groupies at a rock concert, so ecstatic were they to have someone 'like us'. There are few if any conservative types at that department. They wouldn't be hired, and if they were, accidentally, they wouldn't be promoted and would be frozen out.
  2. A motorcycle cop in California is fired at by the guy he stops, but turns out to be the better shot.
  3. That is flat out untrue. The main source is a wild mixture of what we currently call "other" which translates to "we have no idea". After that comes "personal contacts" then "community spread". Way down from there are 'outbreak settings" which include schools, health care, work places, group living (ie, LTC and retirement residents, prisons and group homes, etc), and recreation. To put things into perspective on a particular day, close contacts and community spread make up about 2700 cases while education might make up 28 and all of outrbreak settings combined might be 280. Likely source
  4. That would suggest Trump knew or cared about anything which didn't personal affect him, which of course, he doesn't and never has.
  5. What was completely missing from this budget, with its massive spending scattered almost everywhere, was anything for Defense, and anything about natural resources. Given how natural resources is a home-grown advantage for us and has always been a driver for our economy, that can only be based on Butts far left ideological beliefs. They don't want to develop oil and natural gas, they don't want to develop mines and forestry. They want solar panels and high tech. The problem is we have zero natural advantages for either. Other countries - lots of them, can do the same thing more cheaply than we
  6. So here's how a real quarantine works to protect people. Hong Kong has a real quarantine, unlike ours. They banned flights from India after finding 49 covid positive cases on one plane. But they only discovered 6 after the original test at the airport (Canada only tests once). The rest were discovered over the following 12 days of the quarantine. Canada, of course, only quarantines for 3 days, then you're free to go. Presuming you even bothered in the first place. 47 COVID Positive Passengers Were Found On A Single Vistara Flight - Simple Flying On arrival in Hong Kong, the pass
  7. This is an election budget. They will figure a way to trigger an election late this spring or early summer, and this budget is designed to buy votes. The big tax increases will come AFTER they get a majority.
  8. The UK put India on its red list today, banning flights from that country. The new variant in India is spreading like wildfire. It's a double mutation, which makes it harder for both the body's immune system and vaccines to deal with. It's also much more contagious. Even as far back as a month ago, before the disease was spreading so wildly in India, most flights landing from India had one or more infected passengers. The numbers will only have grown since then. Fifty infected flights a week are landing in Canada, with people who can, if they so choose, quarantine for 3 days, or just ignore th
  9. Another moron decides he can't do what ten armed cops are telling him to do and gets his ass blown away by police. Too bad, so sad.
  10. This is a bad one. A cop is murdered by the side of the highway by a man who is later gunned down by police. Definitely not for the faint of heart.
  11. If your time scale is eternity in the magic kingdom, what happens on Earth is only important in how it effects your chances of getting there.
  12. Andrew Coyne's column makes for gloomy reading. There's not a lot of new information in it, but he points out that the earnestly stupid Liberals are eagerly planning on massively ramping up spending even as we exit covid, and that there's really no alternative in the wings since the Tories are visionless, leaderless and lack even the most rudimentary ideas other than imitating the Liberals. He also makes the point that the only way to counter this is a platform built on growth in the economy - not redistributing money but making more. Focusing on growth with broad policies to encourage industr
  13. I suppose. But when you're trying to batter down a pair of doors into the senate chamber and have already busted the glass and can see several men standing right there with guns pointed at your face I would have kind of taken that as a warning myself.
  14. They should have. They were ordered not to. Same answer. Dunno. I had no problem with them shooting that guy. Anymore than them shooting this girl. See, that's the difference between us. I don't change my positioned based on the politics of the violent lawbreakers. I'm fine with shooting them all.
  15. Yeah it is what happened. I saw it. I don't care what he did afterward or what some alt-right nut job says he did afterward.
  16. If your job is protecting politicians and your room is about to be broken into by a mob of vermin you're perfectly right to open fire. If they'd shot everyone in that hall it still would have been perfectly appropriate. And if that mob in the hall was BLM or ANTIFA you'd agree completely.
  17. More on the spineless kowtowing to China the Trudeau government is obsessed with. Threatening a respected foreign policy and defense organization with cutting its funding if it dares to recognize Taiwan's prime minister's accomplishments. I wonder what Chinese shoe leather tastes like. Maybe someone can ask Trudeau or his foreign minister during question period. It is nothing if not rich in irony, this latest dramatic plot twist in the ongoing “world stage” soap opera chronicling the embarrassing ups and downs of the Trudeau government’s unrequited affections for Chinese strongman Xi Jinp
  18. So France is warning its people to get out of Pakistan. Why? Because the nutty Muslims there are rioting - have been rioting for SIX MONTHS - because after another crazy Muslim beheaded a French schoolteacher for showing the cartoons of Muhamed to the class in the context of censorship France's prime minister dared to say that people have a right to see and show such cartoons in France. And they're still rioting six months later. It is worth noting Pakistan is one of Canada's primary source countries for immigrants, and that none of the prospective immigrants are questioned about the
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