Wolfhunter

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  1. Wolfhunter

    Shootings and Knifings

    That would likely shut down 80% of the discussion on this side of the forum. I briefly lived in Toronto but it proved far to much “city” for me and I left a great aviation job behind as a result… all a matter of personal choice and I have no regrets; it simply wasn’t for me. I’m sorry to see what’s happening there and I think it will become more and more of what most people want less and less of over time. Be assured though, I’m rooting for you and hope it all works out. In the interim, I avoid Toronto as much as possible… but that’s just me.
  2. Wolfhunter

    Shootings and Knifings

    It's not that hard to figure out and not that hard to fix.... it just takes lots of money. When will liberals be willing to pay for liberal values? Not doing this right is my personal definition of racism. There are only two questions here, are you willing to pay for it? And if not, what did you think was going to happen? https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/gang-violence-1.4975700
  3. The left will be happy about the well deserved revenue generation here. There is no place I can think of that deserves photo radar more than Ontario.... ask any biker about idiot drivers there. Worst in Canada and the US IMO. Well deserved! Make the rich pay.... https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/photo-radar-makes-comeback-this-year
  4. Wolfhunter

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    I always fear the natural tendency to complicate things. It's not that I disagree in principal but I think the logistics could be problematic. Single mother daycare while working at this, no car or transportation to the work site, no warm winter work clothes, back injury limitations, doctors certificates, lots of others but thats a start. I think it wise not to try and omnibus all of the changes; slow and steady wins the race. Income tax to start and income tax only... enforcement comes at a cost.
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    Trump 2.0 Continues

    Sounds good but might be a tricky thing to manage IMHO. Seasonal workers, changing employment circumstances, short term unemployment, short term disability, etc etc could complicate things more than I (and maybe others) might deem reasonable to account for in a simplified tax system. In the absence of more information, and assuming a similar revenue structure, I would be tempted to leave social support mechanisms intact until the facts were all in. I'm not sure it would be wise to revamp everything at the same time. Slow and steady seems a wiser approach to me... again, the law of unintended consequences.
  6. Wolfhunter

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    I would need to see a workable model in order to reach any conclusions I guess. I think Hong Kong had (or made still does) a flat tax system. I would want to see some history, and cause & effect models before leaping into it. I maintain a healthy respect for the law of unintended consequences.
  7. Wolfhunter

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    They are indeed.... no need to decide the nitty gritty yet I guess. But, tax policy is a tool and encouraging some behaviours, like saving for retirement might be worthy of consideration. I could see income splitting for seniors in there too but there would be very (VERY) little in the way of standard deductions.
  8. Wolfhunter

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    I thought it was just me.... I have long considered the value of a flat tax as well. Although progressives would hatch multi coloured kittens at the thought of it, I wonder if it wouldn’t generate as much or more revenue by virtue of the fact that there would be virtually no escape from it. Say a few standard deductions (RRSPs, business expenses and the like) with a regional (or provincial) threshold below which you pay nothing…. everything else (personal and business) is at a flat rate of 15%. A grade 6 student with a calculator could easily figure out the personal income tax payable. I couldn’t find any worthwhile projections online so don’t actually know how it would shape up but it might be worth looking at should overall revenue be the same or greater.... something to be said for simplicity and total capture.
  9. Wolfhunter

    Shootings and Knifings

    From the "what did you think was going to happen" file: https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/bullets-fly-in-t-o-one-man-dead-two-injured-in-three-separate-shootings
  10. Beware, I fear people like this actually get to vote this year.... https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/bird-box-teen-crash-1.4975216 I wonder if collectively we are too sheltered in our daily existence. I dare say you don't see first responders, soldiers, medical professionals etc doing this sort of thing as being exposed to life threatening situations as a matter of routine imparts a healthy sense of mortality. It seems to be lacking in those with no life experience.... they think they're immune and live in a world with few immediate consequences.
  11. Wolfhunter

    Shootings and Knifings

    I use snap caps for dry fire practice as it is easier on the firing pin. Overall though, I suspect the average gun owner actually doesn't.
  12. Wolfhunter

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    I thought his two sons were running the company at arms length now.... is there evidence to the contrary? I'm just wondering if everything Russian is now sinful or if there is real evidence to support your claim... I haven't seen it.
  13. Wolfhunter

    Shootings and Knifings

    One of the weapon handling experts who sits in judgement of the rest of us.... https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2019/01/10/edmonton-officer-charged-after-gun-went-off-while-it-was-being-cleaned.html
  14. Wolfhunter

    Why You Need Trusted News Sources

    Until the situation gets to the point where it can’t be undone. As was the case with Rome, the amplitude of the oscillations and resulting flight path deviation from nominal are increasingly large and (to me) cause for concern. When governments respond to what they perceive people want, they need to be mindful of the electorate's fickle nature when it comes to paying for the values they profess to espouse. Where I the QFI in this scenario, I would be about to take control.
  15. Wolfhunter

    Why You Need Trusted News Sources

    You raised an additional point that I left out of the previous post for the sake of brevity. I have always asked Liberals and Democrats a single question when the notion of “values” comes up; are you willing to pay for it? It is time to consider the fact that the days of seeking “cost effective solutions” is over. Looking at unfettered immigration in Europe, the US and, to a lesser extent Canada, tends to support that theory IMO. It’s time for “willingness” to take the form of “payment.” We have had several threads on climate change here that have debated things like, is it real and how do we arrest the ill effects? To date, none of those discussions have considered the potential fall out. Desertification, water shortages, mass migrations and physical security need some sober second thought now. Water shortages alone serve as an invitation to mass migration and also as an inducement to war. To its credit, the UN sees the potential and is in the preliminary stages of thinking about managing outcomes…. the UN Compact though is a separate thread. So, I will leave you with a final thought, physical security (walls and the like) are infrastructure projects that are both time consuming and expensive undertakings. The time to complete those efforts is before you need them and the time to accept the expense is now. Cheers