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  1. 5 points
    What? Nobody to buy a pizza? Seriously though... That's what travel insurance and self sufficiency is for... Go book a room! Feed your children! Take a taxi! Oooooh... fending for yourself in this world... The horror. If you can afford a week or two vacation for your family you can pay a couple hundred bucks for a last minute hotel booking for the night to look after your family and then sort it out with the airline or the insurance when you get home... Those people will absolutely fly Westjet again if they are the cheapest option by 2$...
  2. 4 points
    Making America Late Again? (I know, I know....) Vs
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    The first step in all of this (which has yet to happen) is acknowledging that intake is a function of national policy and belongs to the citizens…. I have long advocated (on this forum) for caution, and by that I mean being mindful of long range national demographic projections and avoiding demographic concentrations that tend to isolate or ghettoize population segments. I think the reasons are obvious so I won’t belabour them. If they are not obvious think Toronto. If you are going to ignore all that, then open up your wallet and be willing to pay heavy for integration. You might consider all this to be moot at this point but it’s not too late for new years resolutions and doing things right in the future. The next step is integration because it follows immediately on the heels of deciding to flirt with your national carrying capacity. This needs to be a conscious decision and not one to be undertaken lightly. Those still screaming racist at this point will not want to pay their future bills so be ready to say no or tell them the cost flat out and then make em pay. Keep in mind this is hugely expensive and covers a lot of cultural ground…. it has been done poorly to date IMO and it needs to change because it makes many of the issues circular. Here’s an example of what I mean: many single mothers from the Horn of Africa have low status in their own country (below that of their sons). As a result, they find it difficult to maintain control of their teenage sons who are ripe pickings for street gangs and radicalization within the demographic concentration we allowed to fester in poverty and unemployment. I guess I could go on at length but I now see that this could get long winded, to take stock of the primary issues, I see massive intake (sufficient to affect longterm national demographics), localizing (or ghettoizing) that population, poverty, unemployment, lack of language training and lack of job training as the immediate threat. There are lots of other things at play here but that’s the flavour of a few cross cultural things to be avoided. This avoidance COMES AT GREAT COST and that seems to be lost on the very people who thought it was a great idea in the first place. In short, if you want to take in mass migrants you pay to play.... that's the first thing. After that: 1.Get an immediate handle on the numbers game and don’t exceed your capacity to integrate. Institute an immediate ban on sanctuary cities and start enforcing federal law 2.Avoid ghettoizing. Your acceptance in the country is contingent on living where we tell you… take it or leave it. 3.Open your wallet and pay for correcting all of those things in the third paragraph and do it with a smile. You wanted it now pay for it. Thats the language, job training etc. start that now. If you are not prepared to do that you will fail 4. Enhance intake screening procedures, Europe did this poorly. Don’t expect people to leave old grudges behind them, you likely wouldn’t either 5. Beef up all of your security and monitoring agencies big time, pay with a smile because you need it 6. Establish joint intelligence, information, and monitoring systems with allies. This is huge and remains a problem in Europe. Open your wallet and get er done. 7. Avoid knee jerk reactions like mandatory “correct thinking” classes, this is liberal values at their worst.... you will make a bad situation worse. Try this in Canada; mandatory religious training for all children @ 10 hrs per week and see how it works for you. In short don’t make things worse 8. Accept the fact that migrants came to your country for a better way of life. Accept the fact that your government welcomed them. Accept the fact that they need massive amounts of assistance (that’s money) to get there, resolve to give it to them or prepare to pay in other ways, or get a new government 9. Start helping refugees where they live in an effort to curtail (at least some) of the flow. 10. Spend the money to fix our refugee claims backlog and do it now (right now...like today). You should know your status within days, not multiples of years 11. Get a grip on the "safe third country agreement" and choke it. The current situation is both ridiculous and unsustainable.... it would stop WIE DEFCON - I will be quite busy for the next 10 days or so and mostly away…. that’s the best I can do on short notice. Cheers
  4. 3 points
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    I have been saying this since the whole carbon tax thing started. Canada is a Net Negative carbon producing country. Why should we pay for the carbon positive countries? Let us keep the money and put it into the economy.
  6. 3 points
    The requirement to comply with the regulation doesn’t begin at boarding. Anyone representing the airline has a responsibility to intervene if a passenger appears to be intoxicated. Most airlines don’t emphasize that enough in training with their ground staff.
  7. 3 points
    precicely. Because Boeing doesnt want to do a clean slate redesign of the aircraft to implement the needed improvements. They keep putting makeup on a pig.
  8. 3 points
    Some truth there for sure. I was never a big fan of GS and I do like what I'm hearing from Ed Sims. He seems to acknowledge a lot of the issues that seem to have been ignored. I hope the pilots and company are somewhat unhappy with their contract and then I'll know it's a fair one. I'm more optimistic about WJ than I have been in a while!
  9. 2 points
    Wolfhunter: You by chance running in any of the 3 by-elections announced today? I'd move to the riding to give you my vote if you were! Unbelievably well stated posts, thanks!
  10. 2 points
    Well stated. Everyone that commented here is a veteran travel, even more seasoned after years of standby. Many, many people rarely ever travel and even more don’t ever leave the country. It’s still a dropped ball by WJ as a customer service failure. Hotel had no idea they were coming despite being bussed there. The customer even acknowledged that airplanes break and understood that. This guy’s not a complete idiot and has valid points.
  11. 2 points
    One thing many airline people forget is not all passengers are veterans of air travel or wealthy so you might want to find some sympathy for the less frequent flyers who help with your paycheque. For a 10am departure most people would probably leave their resorts and hotels four hours prior. So after a long day sitting in the Cancun airport it’s not surprising to have a tired group not dealing well with the delay plan.
  12. 2 points
    Funny thing but I don't go through my life thinking I'm smarter than the person doing their job is; I hear about a problem in an operating room I don't say, "D'uh, why didn't the surgeon use a bigger forceps?" I hear about a problem in a garage I don't say, "D'uh, why didn't the mechanic use a bigger hammer and a Philips screwdriver?" Why is it when there's a problem at an airport everyone thinks they're smarter than the people doing the job?
  13. 2 points
    https://www.thepostmillennial.com/b-c-childrens-hospital-claims-they-dont-require-parental-consent-for-childs-testosterone-injections/ In a technocratic totalitarian country, one of the first and most important tasks is to gain control over the nation’s children. Of all the foundations upon which free societies are built, the most commonly overlooked and yet one of the most critically important in terms of protecting a diversity of belief is the protection of parental rights.
  14. 2 points
    Kinda like when people illegally cross the border and we are expected to feed water and accommodate them, indefinitely.
  15. 2 points
    Perhaps you don’t see the cleverness of your own meme then. There was a bit of tactical thought went into this because it does a number things simultaneously while coyly suggesting an element of humour that allows for an “aww shucks ain’t nuthin” protestation should it be challenged… after all, as you wisely point out, forests are composed predominantly of trees. In fact, this is one of the cleverest memes I've seen in a while. I won’t unpack all of it because I suspect few here actually care but consider, as a minimum, that it suggests Christianity is a false religion foisted as a cover up for sin, that Jesus was a complete fraud and that Christianity and the new covenant came about as a total accident. At the same time, it attacks a couple of the fundamental pillars of Christianity, notably the virgin birth and deity of Christ; it does all of that with only a few words and a disarming picture. In short, if you profess to be a christian "you should be bothered by this meme." In addition, I will predict that no one on this forum will offer up a meme, of the same character that I've outlined, attacking any of the pillars of Islam in like manner. That's not a dare BTW, I don't think you should. That which you attribute to Islam is neither new, clever or worrisome within the context of that which was and that what which is. In other words not a surprise in the slightest. In fact, as M103 gains traction, I predict you will see more of it as your ability to offer criticism becomes curtailed by law... that's my real issue here but it's most likely gotten lost in the telling. You will search long and hard to find a single such meme, critical (nay insulting) to the pillars of Islam on this or any other forum in Canada that isn't subject to a hate crime inquiry of sorts. There was a time when the Liberal Party I supported and liberal minded Canadians everywhere would simply not support this... now they are largely the authors of it. In any case I will divert the thread no further as that is the briefest overview I can muster… best wishes of the season to all.
  16. 2 points
    Death by a thousand cuts. Question remains is which cut will finally bleed the host to death. Canada...the land of NIMBYs
  17. 2 points
    Two months prior to this incident Reagan had been shot This incident was at an Air Force Base in West Berlin....a balloon popped Imagine if this happened in today's world........ yDztKHjNgP8zU_Uj.mp4 The present POTUS would probably have cardiac incident along with many other people
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    I should had also given the sympathetic part of my post. I’ll keep it easy, WestJet screwed up.
  20. 1 point
    we have been adding 250,000 on average per year for the last 50 years
  21. 1 point
    They utterly torpedoed the Alberta NDP government... not necessarily deliberately but I sleep better at night knowing that.
  22. 1 point
    The Toronto Police Service have conducted themselves in a shameful manner. They are complicit with the Liberal Government and the extent of that complicity will play out as we move forward. Canadians who bash Trump for similar sins (of complicity) stand as either fools or hypocrites.... likely both IMO. https://globalnews.ca/news/4428617/matt-gurney-toronto-gun-crime-statistics/
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