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  1. 4 points
    ... and there it is. The first slam at a group of hard working people who are just like the rest of us. They go to work each day and do their best to serve the customers. We should be better than this. Like it or not, we're all small puppets in someone else's sideshow. IMHO we should try to remember that and keep it civil.
  2. 3 points
    Well my post makes it #15 so perhaps we should get back to the "topic" of this thread...
  3. 3 points
    Our band was becoming popular back when the earth was cooling.....we sent a tape to Decca Records in NY....tape .returned with a comment that stated "seeing you are not members of the American Musicians Union, we have not listened to your tape...good luck" So we sent the tape to Liberty Records in California.... We got a reply back that they would like our band to come to California and hear us play. They would give us free studio time but ALL other expenses were up to us.... None of us had much money so expenses were going to be the big issue but...........that telegram arrived about a week before we all graduated from High School and we .had all made plans to go in other directions seeing we did not expect to hear from Liberty. The band split except the lead singer and he ventured into the US and started a group called "Steve and the Windmen"....which fizzled out after about a year. Steve pressed on and at our 50 year High School Grad Reunion we found out that Steve had ended up as a musical cast member in a kids TV show. I carried that "Liberty Records" telegram around until it turned into confetti about 5 years later..... And yeh, I was the drummer...thanks for all the above posted "accolades".....
  4. 3 points
    A teenager gets a bass guitar and a month of lessons for his birthday After he comes home from his first lesson, his mother asks: “What did you learn in your first lesson?” “I learned all the notes on the E string!” The next week he comes home and mom asks: “What did you learn this week?” “I learned all the notes on the A string!”> After the third week the son returns home rather late and his mother asks again: “What did you learn this week?” “I couldn’t make it, I had a gig”
  5. 3 points
    There is all the flooding going on in Ontario and Quebec, 2000 members of the military called out, mayors and politicians screaming for volunteers to come and help sandbag. We have thousands of asylum seekers being housed, clothed and fed at our expense, why aren't they being "volunteered" to help? Don't need language skills or any other skill set, just pick up a shovel.
  6. 3 points
    ...since I posted this on AEF. I hope you will indulge me and accept the fact that as we move through life, there are things we can do to ensure our health remains as one of our priority's, not only for oneself but also for the sake of one's family and friends..... June 2011 I had plans to make this entry an intriguing and exciting post …but common sense prevailed so here it is…………. in simple plain language…….. When I was 16 I had my appendix out…so long ago, who can remember? In my early 50’s I had laproscoptomy surgery to remove my gallbladder, a large stone was discovered during a chest X-Ray and it was thought that seeing I was a pilot, it should be removed. It was removed on a Friday, I went home on Sunday, was working my snow blower on Monday and back flying on Tuesday.(Airline MO was not happy about that sequence when he found out about it 4 months later during my semi annual medical) So here we are in 2011 The month of May was what I would call rather “blaaaaah”. I was not feeling that great, seemed tired every few days. This was the month when I prepped the boat for our summer…seemed possible I was just getting a bit older…yeah that had to be it. Finally Scuba02 hounded me so much that at the end of May I went to see our GP…..Full blood test required….result …extremely low severe anemia…loosing blood somewhere…..WHAT !!!!!??? GP said I would need to be scoped from top to bottom ASAP in the mean time Iron pills… pronto. Scoped top to bottom on 26 June…result, as I awoke from what is called “twilight anesthesia” was The doctor by the bed , shoulder to shoulder with Scuba 02 and his first words were” You have cancer in your colon and it has to come out “ What?, Who is he talking to?, I twisted my head to see if there was someone beside me , no one there……....I looked back and saw Scuba02’s eyes filling and I knew I was the intended recipient of his comments. Long story short, because someone I didn’t personally know, but knew me, I was hustled through the red tape, underwent all the required protocol and was in surgery in a minimum amount of time. Prior to surgery I had 3 major concerns….. 1) had the cancer spread outside the colon ? 2) would I require a colostomy bag attachment? 3) how successful would the operation be ? Scuba02 and I devised a signal that would be relayed to me when I was wheeled out of recovery that would indicate that ALL was well because if any of you have had surgery you know damned well that when you open your eyes you can talk but initially you will be damned if you can remember what you said or heard…visual clues , however do remain with one's mind. I remember being wheeled out and seeing Scuba02 by the bed with her forefinger on her thumb….the perfect circle……..the international scuba signal that everything was OK !!!!! Relief.!!!! So here I sit, after 5 days in hospital with about 34 staples in a line from below my breastbone to just below the naval and the next item is to have them removed in 7 days. What is you point Kip………? Very simple…….don’t fool yourself into thinking “it will never happen to me”. As far as I know I have no history of cancer in my family..(I never have known who my birth father is…...I was adopted) so once again I became a “first” in our family, but not an envious “first” in this case. When to have that first colonoscopy ?? That is a real dilemma but “generally it is accepted that starting at age 50 one should endure the procedure every 10 years. Family member with cancer….then every 3 or 5 years. Cancer is insidious and there is no data that indicates a fixed progression of growth. The colonscopy procedure.. For a fact it is less painful that having a small filling of a tooth NO, it is not the Canada Arm being rammed up your rectum by a team of high kicking draw mules. In a nutshell…one takes a oral laxative the day before, and the next day one gets a little IV drip, and one gets a “twi-light/light switch type” anesthetic,, ( some Doctors make the anesthetic optional...my proctologist asked if I wanted to watch the procedure on the monitor........I told him , "No......, perhaps I'll pick up the DVD at a later date"), 10 minutes later one wakes up, hears the verdict and gets a lift home….(no driving for 24 hours). PS……..If for some reason your doctor does not want to use an anesthetic, you have the right to request an anesthesiologist to attend…...I know I would have. The end…. If this post causes just one individual to reconsider their thinking about the colonoscopy procedure, it will have been worth the use of all this band width. If you have any questions about my entire episode please feel free to PM me And lastly, if you are as lucky to have a woman as steadfast and true as my Scuba02, no matter what happens…you will make it. ADDED today....2019.... I hounded my three kids so much that they each finally had a colonoscopy just to get me to shut up...but I do know they were relieved to know they checked out as negative...... and they will be called back in 5 years.
  7. 3 points
    Fear is a great short-term motivator, but long-term it creates resentment, dissension, and complacency.
  8. 3 points
    Further to the above, when you engage in patently false claims to support a false narrative even your supporters are inclined to see through it because the lie needs to be expanded every time it's challenged. Not only that, you need to either ignore or downplay actual events that clearly run contrary to the stated position and at some point, as was the case in the gun control debate, your over played hand is on full display. Since most people don't get to see this stuff first hand, a little research is required. Have a look at the persecution of Christians (across the board) and tell me why it is so grossly under reported and ignored. Initial reports from Sri Lanka all referred to the victims as "worshippers" until they were called on it. They couldn't even say the word Christian. Yes, people actually noticed that. In the meantime though, here is an example of the dangers inherent with false claims to support false narratives, you never know when that traitorous Easter Bunny will see through your position and start the next question with "wait a minute now": When the Easter Bunny doesn't believe you it's a potential problem, especially in an election year. https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-trudeau-plays-politics-on-terrorism-again
  9. 3 points
    It's statements like that which cause reasonable people's eyes to glaze over. Do you really think anyone believes that any Conservative government anywhere is actually dedicated to making the population dumber or that it deliberately manipulates the eduction system to achieve that end? If the road is in poor condition in my riding (Liberal BTW) am I then to conclude that Liberals want more accidents and fatalities on the highway? No one really believes that sheer is a white suprematist regardless of how many times JT screams it. They don't believe he is a Nazi either and making those statements only minimizes the evil effects those ideologies have perpetrated and insults the intelligence of reasonable people. Moving forward, Liberals and Democrats had better start thinking about how reasonable people view their antics.... time is short. As a former Liberal, I see it as over the top, self destructive and thus, bordering on idiotic. At a minimum, it is a huge insult and disservice to anyone who has ever been victimized by white suprematist or Nazi atrocities. Minimizing these things in a flippant manner for obvious and craven political ends will serve them poorly in the long run IMO. Where have reasonable, moderate, compassionate Liberals gone? Find me one and I'll vote for it. If the only reason your cabinet is 50% women is because it's 2015 then STOP. If the best people available are all women and 100% of the cabinet are women as a result, you will get no argument from me.
  10. 3 points
    This is a big part of the problem and explains how we got to this point IMO. Listen to any of the questions posed at one of those town hall meetings and the underlaying premise is always "what are you going to do for me?" It's never about what is good for the country. Ironically, what is good for the country is usually good for you but people don't see it that way. In the age of identity politics, what is good for you as an individual likely differs from what is good for your neighbour. Hence polarization. And the real kicker here is that identity politics invariably boil down to sovereignty of the individual anyway; you can divide any group identity in a thousand ways. Then there is the inevitable 1% discussion that always arises at election time.... tax the 1%. I've been hearing this since about grade 6 and it hasn't happened yet, might be time to move on. There will always be a 1%, Price's law is governing here and attempts to thwart it have historically been monumental failures. How many times do I have to hear tax the rich or cut the fat tied to some crazy scheme that is going to be expensive. Liberals are all over this until they discover that they are the fat rich ones. I believe none of it now, never again will I fall for strident chants in support of Liberal values. The whole open borders thing is stupidity in 3D. We can't even handle a few refugees in a sanctuary city without giving up with a whimper and drying our tears with an omnibus bill.... that's the critter JT swore never to use as I recall. Meanwhile in California, arguably the most basic, easiest and cheapest aspect of sanctuary city responsibilities has literally turned to crap.... what makes the Democrats so dangerous is that they want even more of what they already have too much of.... it's like an addiction and they will need to hit rock bottom before they entertain the notion of rehab: https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-sees-brownout-amid-spike-in-public-pooping-reports-say
  11. 2 points
    As the old joke goes....was his name “Lucky” ???
  12. 2 points
    So, I learned something today. I had to google what “HAGD” means.
  13. 2 points
    We all need to lighten up here. I believe this was an accidental thread delete while editing. I think if you have a lot of extra time to spend on AEF I have a freshly sanded deck which needs staining. All beverages are on me.
  14. 2 points
    quite right I did and will adjust that. As far as seeing the permission of others to delete a post that I started, I will do so when they seek my permission to change the direction of my post, until then, just like our government I will do what I think best. So if that offends other members, then I will not be slighted if no one responds to any of my few, new posts or votes me off the island. Cheers
  15. 2 points
    Okay, not the aircraft but the sim, sharp looking. https://twitter.com/rvr600/status/1118580015447384064
  16. 2 points
    Rebrand it the the 737-MEH. After all, it's just Meh....
  17. 2 points
    The first person to say “that’ll buff out” will be asked to leave the building.... That is one heck of an impact.
  18. 2 points
    Still one of the best looking(+ theL1011) and nicest plane to fly.
  19. 2 points
    Ahhh ..... the cowards way out.....the Crown is dropping the charges against Mark Morman.......after ruining his career, costing him thousands of $$$$ in his defense, and denying him the opportunity to clear his name.... the scum of a man that calls himself the pm didn’t want to be embarrassed again in the upcoming election after the AG released a scathing report on the Refugee Board, Refugees and government services. Hopefully, the defense will file a lawsuit for damages. Why am I surprised? (And if the turd tries to say the prosecutor is independent from the pmo, he forgets what snc/lavalin proved. We have a new attorney general to protect the pm and do his bidding).
  20. 2 points
    60 Minutes Australia - Boeing 737 MAX - Fatal Flaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFKk8iI4taI On a subject that 60 Minutes USA is not likely to show.
  21. 2 points
    Maybe that explains why I felt this one flew “funny” compared to the others in the fleet.
  22. 2 points
    I saw that article but didn't post it because I considered it too horrific, but on second thought it's probably good for it to be widely seen and condemned. I no longer even recognize the Liberal and Democratic parties; I'm ashamed to even admit I once supported them. They have morphed into a dangerous, evil and hateful cult. I now have greater respect for the Taliban. It's likely that even moderate pro-abortion folks are mortified. Would anyone care to defend his position (merely for the sake of argument) in case there is some mitigating factor I might have missed? I would be very hard pressed to play the devil's advocate here. I'm guessing that has views run contrary to the bulk of centre left voters who are abandoning the party in droves. How do they remain oblivious to this?
  23. 2 points
    Besides the recent spike in impaired driving inToronto recently, we still have issues like this: “A high-flying driver with a restricted licence was stopped for speeding on Highway 401 early Thursday morning. Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police clocked the eastbound driver at 172 km/h on the highway through the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands. When the 20-year-old driver from North York was stopped, the OPP found she had a G1 licence, which, among other things, prohibits drivers from 400-series highways and from driving between midnight and 5 a.m. The woman had her car towed and impounded for seven days. She has been charged with stunt driving, driving on a prohibited highway and driving at an unlawful hour.” Time to start naming names....maybe that will have an effect! Her inexperience also will get her killed for another reason....wildlife. At this time of year, animals are starting to move around and at that speed at night, you won’t be able to avoid them. Maybe more people should see what a car looks like after it hits a deer. Seeing lots of beaver roadkill as well.
  24. 2 points
    Thank you Mr./Mrs./Ms Google The main purpose of an airliner is to move a lot of people a long distance, in acceptable (if not always the best possible) comfort, and do so in the most profitable way for the airline. A low-mounted wing does this particular job best in most cases. A mid-mounted wing’s main spars would intrude into the cabin, reducing the space available for passengers. A high-mounted wing would expose the passengers to a greater amount of engine noise, and require a more complicated undercarriage arrangement. It would also move the engines higher up off the ground making maintenance less straightforward. In some designs such drawbacks might be worthwhile for other benefits, such as the ability to allow for a much higher-lift slow speed wing, giving short take off and landing. That’s the case for the high-wing airliner BAe 146. High-wing transports like the C-141, C-17, C-130 and C-5 are not airliners, so the high wing is a better option for the roles they’re designed for. A big consideration there is the ability to operate from rough strips, so the higher engines reduce intake of dirt from the ground. Airliners always operate between paved airports. Cargo aircraft usually need a loading ramp for cargo, so having the fuselage slung under the wing makes that much more practical while keeping the engines up high.
  25. 2 points
    To quote Hollis Harris: "Head office might be a receptionist and a janitor.
  26. 2 points
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed a major gathering of the Canadian First Nations peoples. He spoke for about an hour about his plans for increasing their present standard of living across many areas in Canada. Thou very vague in detail with many ums ahs and ers ,he spoke about his ideas for helping his indigenous brothers and sisters. Afterwards the head Chiefs presented him with a nice hand made plaque inscribed with his newly given Native name of "Walking Goose" which he gratefully accepted with many pictures taken of this historic event. After Trudeau left, a news reporter asked the Chiefs how they came up with this new Native name for him. They explained to him that "Walking Goose" is a name given to a bird that is so full of **bleep** that it can no longer fly!!!!
  27. 2 points
    Can't help but wonder if airlines aren't busy scraping the word MAX off the side of their parked aircraft
  28. 2 points
    If you are suggesting that he is I think you are part of the very problem you seem to oppose. If there is evidence bring it forward, the entire notion of exaggerated claims, manufactured evidence and false convictions (as a result) is exactly what we are talking about here. Really, because he didn't condemn it, he is favour of it? By that logic, since AOC has not condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka as she did in New Zealand, are we to conclude that she hates Christians and approves of the massacre. Since Canadian Muslims have not been condemning this in a big way are we to assume they approve? Yes indeed, I can do this all day and make it progressively more silly as I go along. If silence is deemed "cowardly" how much more so is a snippet of truth woven into a tapestry of lies in support of a narrative. There is a big difference between this and bias. Bias is partiality and favouritism.... the current level of lies, name calling and fabricated news bites is something all together different. As far as I know, JT has not condemned the practice of playing bagpipes in kayaks.... does that make him culpable in boating accidents where bagpipes are deemed to be a cause factor? In actual fact though, pipers are more likely to be shot by a neighbour..... I don't recall hearing him condemn that either. Maybe he hates pipe bands too. Canadians of Scottish descent are outraged.
  29. 2 points
    Yes, some posts are biased according to the beliefs of the poster and some linked articles are biased too but I was responding specifically to the bit - " Perhaps then every one would understand how they are being manipulated by the few to gain control." I don't feel like anyone is manipulating me to gain control (here on the forum) so maybe that means I'm the one doing the manipulating - although that doesn't feel right either.
  30. 2 points
    This is what inciting hysterical insanity gets you.... fun to hear the repetitious talking points now, like FOX is an echo, echo, echo, echo chamber. Hark, from whence comes that echo? https://video.foxnews.com/v/6027817937001/#sp=show-clips
  31. 2 points
    Bull crap, I say. Do you really truly think a one or two year fluctuation is the result of "climate change"? I've had it with this "sky is falling" narrative being brain-washed into our younger generation and being readily accepted by our scientific illiterate older generation.
  32. 2 points
    Don has summed it up well. Check lists and Memory Items are all the pilots can really do and one could possibly insert your comment in any emergency procedure at some point. Naturally there are circumstances where a pilot may try another procedure should the checklist he is using does not resolve the problem, but in doing so, he may actually exacerbate the problem because deviating from the prescribed check list is a gamble and the consequences are not known. Armchair quarterbacking is something we all do and some of the thoughts/opinions put forth may be valid but when time is of the essence one has to realize, that in an emergency pilots are wired to follow "known" procedures and check-lists.
  33. 2 points
    Great synopsis from Rex Murphy. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-trudeau-damned-rachel-notley-and-gave-jason-kenney-generous-outside-help/amp Love this part... “A fourth reason for Kenney’s success, and this one threads the other three, was the “fire in the hole” of his campaign — that “Alberta will no longer be passive” in the face of the calumnies remorselessly hurled at the province’s industry by the Green machine’s propaganda arm, professional activists, California-Canadians (Neil Young), drive-by supermodel-addicts (Leonardo DiCaprio) and the ever-useless and cloying Bill Nye. In my experience nothing more has depressed the general morale of many in Alberta than every holier-than-everybody-else Green peddler’s bleating to the world about Fort McMurray’s sins against the planet, and the daily slanders from the pulpits of the grand imperial church of global warming.”
  34. 2 points
    Gosh, I don't know what's acceptable anymore conehead. We are in a period of great flux. As my brother, an electrical engineer, says with a smile, "That's the wonderful thing about standards: there are so many to choose from." To me anyway, the Boeing manuals I have experience with are thin on information. The details of what a control or indicator actually does and how it works are absent. I think there is less than even pilot-NTK information but that's just my view. I know the reasons, one of which Boeing itself stated recently with regard to MCAS. So, for the 250 turns, I have two sources...one was a PPRuNe post on the Ethiopian thread, and the other was a site where someone was building their own flight-simulator and made the statement regarding "250 turns". Kip's mental filing cabinet may very well be functioning perfectly! One way or another, people will find things out, fill stuff in or, these days it seems to me, with increasing legitimacy, just make up the information they want or need. It's always best that original, formal sources, (the manufacturers, the regulator, etc.), share as much as they can when working in high-risk enterprises. Otherwise, trust in information, (and resulting behaviours) become an issue as we "choose" our standard then claim we've met it. Not a good way to do aviation, in my opinion.
  35. 1 point
    as long as those people are the government.
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  37. 1 point
    How do you get a guitarist to play quieter?....put sheet music in front of them! Why do guitarists prefer playing guitar to cycling?Because with a bike you only get two pedals.
  38. 1 point
    When the drummer drools out of both sides of his mouth.
  39. 1 point
    Very misleading and disappointing thread title .................. I thought that perhaps Boeing was venturing into an area of knowledge that I was very familiar with....
  40. 1 point
    AC is re-deploying some 737 MAX pilots, while putting them all through sim training of the particular conditions suspected in the two fatal crashes. I knew AC had a sim, but didn't realize it had the only two of any North American airline. Air Canada says it will reassign Max pilots as grounding of Boeing plane drags on Globe and Mail ERIC ATKINSTRANSPORTATION REPORTER Air Canada says it will redeploy some of its idled 420-odd 737 Max pilots to fly other planes as the grounding of the Boeing plane drags on. The global fleet of the 737 Max narrow-body planes remains parked as Boeing and aviation authorities work on a software fix and pilot training procedures after two fatal crashes of the aircraft since October. Boeing has halted deliveries of the planes and slowed production as it makes changes to the automated controls allegedly linked to the crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed a total of 346 people. Air Canada owns 24 of the 737 Max planes and was due to take delivery of another 12 by June. Transport Canada grounded the model domestically on March 13, forcing Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. to scramble to replace much of the lost capacity. Air Canada said on Monday the loss of 20 per cent of its narrow-body fleet that flew as many as 12,000 customers a day meant it had to cancel 1,600 mainline flights, but was able to retain 98-per-cent of its schedule. Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada’s chief executive officer, said the company has about 425 Max pilots who are spending their days training on a 737 Max simulator, but not flying customers. Some pilots who flew other planes in the past year – narrow-body Airbus or the Embraer 190 – will return to flying those models, Mr. Rovinescu said. Boeing has said the global groundings cost it US$1-billion so far but has not provided any timeline on when regulators will approve the 737 Max’s return. Air Canada and WestJet have retooled their schedules without the planes well into the busy summer travel season. Mr. Rovinescu said it could take several weeks to fully deploy the 737 Max once it is cleared by regulators. But because Air Canada is the only airline in Canada or the United States with a 737 Max simulator (it has two in Toronto), its pilots are “modelling some of the scenarios that occurred in the two accidents. So that has given us a leg up in terms of the readiness for the pilots to go back into flying these aircraft.” In the first quarter, Air Canada said it paid $920-million for six Boeing 737 Max 8 planes and one 787-9. “Our final decision on returning the Max to service will be based on our own safety assessment following the lifting of government safety notices and the approval of the software modification and training protocol,” Mr. Rovinescu said on a first-quarter earnings conference call with analysts on Monday. For the three months ending March 31, Air Canada beat market expectations and posted a profit of $345-million, or $1.26 a diluted share, compared with a loss of $203-million (74 cents) in the same period a year earlier. Profit on an adjusted basis was $17-million (6 cents), up from a loss of $26-million (10 cents) in the first quarter of 2018. Analysts expected an adjusted loss of 17 cents a share. The results were lifted by the recent purchase of the Aeroplan loyalty card company and a new agreement with Chorus Aviation for additional flight capacity. Air Canada’s cash liquidity hit a record of $6.9-billion at the quarter’s end. Passenger revenues rose by 9.4 per cent to $3.8-billion. “We achieved these results in a quarter where we faced extremely severe weather events early in the quarter, literally from coast to coast, and the first 18 days of the Max grounding at the end of the quarter,” Mr. Rovinescu said. Walter Spracklin, a stock analyst with Royal Bank of Canada, noted Air Canada provided no update to its 2019 guidance, which it suspended in March due to the 737 Max groundings. For his outlook purposes, he is assuming the planes will not return in 2019. But he said the good financial results despite the first quarter’s bad weather and 737 Max loss highlighted Air Canada’s operational and financial resiliency. The stock is rising as markets express relief the 737 Max problems are not “overly severe” and measures to mitigate the challenges are in place, he said in a note to clients.
  41. 1 point
    Sorry Yes PSA. These were all specially modified for gateless walk on walk off operations. Just a really big regional jet of the era
  42. 1 point
    Cirque de Soleil will train all maintenance staff for any high level work. Safety nets by ‘request’ only. https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/westjet-unveils-its-787-dreamliner-maintenance-hangar/?utm_source=skies-daily-news-top-story&utm_campaign=skies-daily-news&utm_medium=email&utm_term=top-story&utm_content=V1
  43. 1 point
    Just for the record, it wasn’t just Scheer who didn’t mention Muslims......Liberal Minister Goodale and Liberal appointed GG Payette were also “guilty”: -- Andrew Scheer says criticism over his initial failure to mention that Muslims were targeted in the recent mass murder in New Zealand is "completely baseless" and driven by "disgusting" Liberal efforts to score political points from the tragedy. Moreover, he argued that initial tweets by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Governor General Julie Payette also didn't specifically mention mosques or Muslims. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/scheer-criticism-for-not-mentioning-muslims-in-n-z-statement-completely-baseless-1.4349360 And it’s funny how the election is shaping up, far from the Liberals pledge to avoid name calling, which the media is to blame as well, but here is a sample of words/phrases from the articles in Deicer s post: white supremecist, cowardly silence, alt right, white nationalists, toxic company, racism infused policies, Canadian bigots, rancid shoulder to rancid shoulder, odious likes of, dangerous sinister slope. Pretty hard taking the bias out of those pieces and coming up with an unbiased view of Scheer and the Conservatives.
  44. 1 point
    The posting of Memes which are generally created by someone else for a specific purpose. Those get shared on here and every other platform. The manipulation may not specifically be on the part of the poster but the function remains the same. To get an emotional response which may alter your perception whether that is right or wrong, truth or lie. Not seeing it is part of the problem. I have seen millions of reposts of memes that show data that is far from accurate but causes millions of people to react to it. That, my friend, is social engineering and we are all victims of it.
  45. 1 point
    We’ll see if this blows up in Justin’s face (can’t imagine these folks will like the carbon tax either but that’s another thread): But then we find this little gem buried with no real explanation from the Libs:
  46. 1 point
    And that's part of the problem here. While I understand and even sympathize (a bit) with the requirement for day care, I can’t help but lump it into the same pot as things like free tuition and consider it a bottomless money pit. Using the education system as a babysitting service is exactly the type of wrong headed thinking we have been talking about, unless you are willing to pay for it. As far as I’m concerned, children aren’t pets and it’s not the job of your neighbours to pay the bill required to entertain and feed your children 5 days a week. I would agree with the sentiment that it takes a village to raise a child, but that’s a different concept and different level/standard of care (IMO) then having the “village” babysit on a continuous basis for 6-7 hours a day. “Nice stuff” like this and free tuition are just too expensive unless you are willing to pay for it. Nothing in my experience to date convinces me that liberal voters who want this are in anyway inclined to pay for it…. when asked, they will insist that the rich will pay for it all; and we already know who that is right? In addition, I’m of the mind that if you are smart enough to go to university then you are smart enough to figure out how to pay for it. In short, I’m happy to support the concept but I must insist on knowing exactly how it will be funded before agreeing…. chanting things like “make the rich pay” won’t convince me anymore. I see it at virtually every turn, I will even go so far as to place a bet that sanctuary cities will soon turn on the very refugees they swore to provide sanctuary to once the new immigration policy kicks in and it's all because of the cost. It can work, and it may work well in other jurisdictions who choose to make it a priority. But it won't work here unless you are willing to pay for it. It appears to me that the voters of Ontario don't want to.
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  48. 1 point
    I wouldn’t want to see the demise of CNN, MSNBC, etc as they have been instrumental in shining a bright light on the Democratic Party which is now a slow motion closed loop train wreck IMO. Old guard, traditional Democrats must be horrified at what they are seeing here… as I am when I consider what the Liberal party has morphed into. Both have become unsupportable and both have worked hard at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It all reminds me of a rabbit that breaks cover at the last second to hurl itself under the wheels of a passing truck… sometimes, all ya have to do is nothing and if you are already in a hole just stop digging; even the rabbit has that cased.
  49. 1 point
    damn near anyone with a masters degree...
  50. 1 point
    Lawyer...and 100 k is a mere drop in the bucket. I know of a number of lawyers who turned to teaching high school or other professions. One who worked for me turned to the CF to fly.