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  1. Only to those who don't understand the problem and can't envision a reasonable solution. I'm hoping it comes here too, I have a few duds I'd like to unload for 6 times their value; I only still have them because they are virtually worthless. The more you know about these things the more you despair.... the comment below is exactly right: “What I see from that picture is someone that figured they could get $350 instead of $50-$150,” said Mark Morelli. https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-gun-buyback-screw-up BTW, I'll be gone at the end of the month. Just wait 12 days and you will be able to post stuff like this with absolute impunity. PS: The pictures in the article have actually been amended from the original as they fully supported the quote above... that alone is as telling as it is deceitful.
  2. Ya... I really need to stop watching the news, reading the paper and listening to the radio. I've cut back a lot in the last year or so because it just makes me crazy. Cable is going at the end of the month too. This is the only forum I can even stand to monitor anymore as I consider it something of a dysfunctional family. Not quite at "a cave in the mountains" stage yet but I'm getting closer by the day. The computer will be the next thing to go and I suspect that will be sooner than later.
  3. The entire thing is fluff. Until people are willing to turn their thermostats down to 10C in the winter, air conditioning up to 25 in the summer and pay $200 per ton in carbon tax they are simply not committed to the cause and I have no sympathy for their noise. The notion of changing light bulbs and saving the planet is the exclusive domain of the delusional. When Liberals are willing to walk the walk, you can count me in.
  4. Vice Admiral Norman has a pretty solid reputation in military circles... I predict JT is in for another pummelling and the timing of it couldn't be worse (for him). Parati vero parati https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/furey-brace-yourselves-the-mark-norman-trial-is-about-to-overtake-lavscam
  5. 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?
  6. It might just be me and my lack of economic acumen but it's worrisome (I think) when things that probably should make sense just don't: "Alberta's persistently low oil and gas prices have claimed another victim as Calgary-based Trident Exploration ceased operations this week." https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/trident-exploration-aer-owa-oilpatch-1.5120486 And: "For the third time this week, gas prices in the Metro Vancouver area broke records. With prices hovering at 168.9 cents per litre, filling up a car in Vancouver has never been more expensive." https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/pain-at-the-pump-record-high-gas-prices-frustrate-b-c-drivers-1.4378864
  7. Right you are... it was removed from the NDA in 1998 along with a few other offences that were military specific.
  8. You are citing your own situation as if it applied across the board. I'm guessing you don't live in a rural area, work in agriculture or have need of a 3/4 ton truck.... that's just for starters. In addition, I'm the guy who plows the private road (because I live at the end of it) even though none of the other residents contribute to the cause; that's about $3000.00 in direct costs (after taxes) alone. The other residents think that since I already own the truck and plow that it's all free. BTW, those other residents have moved out here and built mansions raising my assessment and taxes in the process. And no one is suggesting that people are filling their tank every day.... it was just an example of "a day". No one spends 5 hours a day, everyday in out patients either. Really, move to the arctic.... is that the best ya got? For some people working part time at $12.00 an hour, those 3 hour shifts aren't worth the effort, have a sandwich and you are losing money. Being retired, my situation is different then most as well.... but, having a part time job (say reviving my flying instructor category) is simply not cost effective or reasonable. It leads me to wonder if the entire situation is reasonable. Luckily, there are reams of flight instructors eh? It serves as a disincentive for me anyway and I don't bother with part time work anymore even though I would like too. If it's an unreasonable situation for me, I'm prepared to consider the notion that it might be for others as well. I would have thought that working part time might be a net benefit to all concerned and it clearly isn't....
  9. I buy nothing from China.... I would rather eat boiled grass and squirrels. The local produce manager runs when he sees me coming. I have a two word message for China and all things Chinese, can you guess?... yes, it might be "don't buy" or maybe, perhaps, it's more likely to be "go away quickly." Any Chinese tourist caught taking pictures in Canada should be detained as an enemy spy.... one of the few capital offences left on the books.
  10. Me too. Thats 8 hours of work at $12 an hour and tax is imposed on the tax. In short, you paid about $9 an hour in tax and you haven't even taken a bite of your sandwich yet. This is exactly how the poor get poorer. Try it.... you might as well stay home. Sunshine is sunshine, wind is wind, rain is rain and tax is tax. At $12 an hour, you get to enjoy all of it and you will probably hurt your back in the process.... thats a 5 hour wait at out patients after work BTW and tomorrow, you get to do it again. Now, you need 4 new tires to pass the government imposed safety check so you can drive back to work tomorrow.... your truck took a beating driving on the roads that never seem to get repaired. Food, rent, medicine or tires.... pick one (and only one).
  11. I'm pretty sure it will all trickle out over time and become a "who knew what when saga" leaving the Conservatives with much to answer for as well. Wait until we hear about the activities SNC was actually financing in Libya and what the PMO knew about those activities even as they pushed for a deferred prosecution. That's the real issue here IMO. Bribery has such a nice sanitized ring to it... this is a CBC story, what they aren't admitting is that their correspondents paid bribes too for access to areas and people they would not have otherwise gotten. In like manner (who knew what and when), the PC's would be wise to show a bit of humility too. https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-snc-haunts-us-still-on-steel-and-trade-with-china "Then there was the revelation that the government is refusing to release anything from the 55 page submission from SNC-Lavalin to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada due to “commercial sensitivity.”
  12. Very sad: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/police-fbi-thwart-army-veteran-s-plan-to-bomb-nazi-rally-1.4400866 North Americans usually associate this sort of activity with it happening “someplace else” and usually fail to consider how the country of “Someplace Else” ever got to a point where sectarian violence and hate fuelled revenge killings became routine. Radically different ideologies (religions, values, etc), a tribal mentality and an active propaganda machine are key components and if you are thinking “ain’t no tribes here bro” try wearing a MAGA hat in some jurisdictions. People who have spent their careers trying to keep this “someplace else” are now watching in awe as it takes root. A few years ago, had you suggested to the folks being run over in this article that it could happen to them (in the richest country in SA) they would have laughed too. I know, it's not the same thing right? It never is BTW, just variations on a theme. https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuela-uprising-turns-violent-after-military-armored-vehicle-seen-plowing-into-crowd-of-opposition-supporters
  13. From the "what did you think was going to happen?" file. I used to ask liberal acquaintances how shipping garbage overseas could be considered recycling. The mere suggestion that it wasn't would get you scolded (as a minimum) or a well deserved beating with an organic carrot (at worst). Most concerning of all is that none of them seemed to be bothered by the fact that it was all an illusion. It reminds me of the VW diesel scandal, most shrugged it off as if it didn't even matter. https://globalnews.ca/news/5199883/canada-recycling-programs/ If your only justification for a bad tactical plan (that leaves most middle school students sceptical) is: "we have to do something".... please, (please, please, please) don't ever enter a Recruiting Centre.
  14. Clearly a ban on improvised weapons is in order. Or maybe bicycles.... why would anyone need a bicycle: April 26, 2019Winnipeg, Manitoba Numbers show the use of these improvised guns in Winnipeg is on the rise. (File image) A homemade danger in Winnipeg is growing.Winnipeg police say a suspect entered a Notre Dame Avenue restaurant and lounge Thursday night and headed towards the counter. He then allegedly pointed a firearm at an employee and demanded money.Insp. Max Waddell say the weapon used in the alleged robbery was an improvised gun."It's no different than using a real firearm,” said WaddellWaddell said in a lot of cases the firearms are made from bicycle parts and springs, which is a contributing factor to the increase in bike thefts tied in with the meth crisis."One common theme that were seeing in the city of Winnipeg right now is the use of parts from bicycles and that goes hand in hand with the methamphetamine trade. It’s used as a commodity to be bought and sold,” said WaddellIt's not just bike parts.Two years ago police showed off a collection of improvised firearms using various items including a cane and a broom handle.Numbers show the use of these improvised guns in Winnipeg is on the rise. In 2016 police seized three weapons, in 2017 they seized six and in 2018 it was over 60.Waddell said while they're not made of real gun parts the bullets are real and they can have the same impact as a legitimate firearm."I can tell you a number of these improvised firearms have been used in significant and serious incidents in the city over the past year meaning 2018,” said WaddellAs for the suspect in the alleged robbery, police say patrons in the restaurant approached him from behind, disarmed him and held him until officers arrived.52-year-old Eric John Lecoy has been charged with robbery as well as a number of other offences. He is in custody.
  15. If you have ever wondered (in a historical context) how an evil fanatical movement could possibly bring Germany to war you are seeing it play out now IMO. The crazy, hateful, socialist left is far more to be feared than a few white supremacists who can be (and should be) utterly crushed where ever they are found. I now hold out no hope that Liberal Democrats and their propaganda machine will present a viable option to the US electorate in 2020 despite what Biden will attempt to accomplish. They are deliberately and profoundly guilty of the very hateful racism they falsely accuse others of. Fluffy blonde news anchors will be dabbing salty tears from their eyes on live TV (again) before you know it. Apologies after the fact no longer ring true.... imagine the same cartoon (below) with a picture of The Prophet in it. Liberals would be apoplectic and their blatantly selective outrage would be strident and scathing. Where are they now? https://globalnews.ca/news/5212501/new-york-times-anti-semitic-cartoon-apology/