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  1. 5 hours ago, Jaydee said:

    Now there’s the “Pot calling the kettle black (face) if I’ve ever heard one !

    Trudeau acknowledges Tories could win, accuses them of running 'dirtiest' campaign ever


    This article on CBC has 7200 comments!  The vast majority, by my assessment, say that Trudeau's campaign has been the dirtiest by his disavowing of his ethical violations!

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  2. 2 minutes ago, dagger said:

    Is it company policy that you can't, as the Captain, wish people Merry Christmas? I mean, as you stand at the door as people disembark on, say, Dec 20-23 (a senior capital like you probably doesn't work right up to Xmas Day) would you not wish passengers Merry Christmas? Are you forbidden from wishing folks Merry Christmas under any circumstances? Does the company forbid Christmas trees in the lobbies of its main buildings? Just curious, because this so-called War on Christmas is another thing that feels a little overblown.

    Well, as a Captain, nobody will tell me I can't say "Merry Christmas".  Nobody will tell me not to say "Ladies and Gentlemen" either.  They might "suggest" that I use a different salutation but as far as forbid the standard - nope, won't happen.  But, you see, the whole process is more insidious - for those minions that they can control; a directive about what terms to use.  For those they can't; gentle reminders, alternate suggestions and mild disapproval, which ultimately/eventually has the same effect.  

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  3. 14 minutes ago, dagger said:

    Who cares? Some of you are making far too much of this. If one wanted to be accurate previously, the greeting should have been "Welcome ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls" or some such. I don't think a five year old is a lady or gentleman. File this in the "Grumpy old retired guys like to complain about anything."

    If it was by itself, maybe.   

    Can't address a group by saying "ladies and gentlemen" - might hurt somebody's feelings.

    Can't say "Merry Christmas" - might cause offence.

    Can't wear a poppy because it "glorifies war."

    Can't make a slightest comment about immigration without being labeled a racist.

    Can't use chopsticks without someone accusing you of cultural appropriation.

    You don't see a pattern?


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  4. Whether they intended it or not, the CBC and Barton and Tasker have provided clear evidence of an appalling bias. They have shown they are utterly disinterested in being fair.

    Yes, conservatives already know this.  The problem is not that the CBC is biased, the problem is that the general population doesn't care.

    My hope, please, please, is that the Conservatives win and massively de-fund the CBC.  Unlikely, but it's my fervent hope anyways.



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  5. 1 hour ago, anonymous said:


    You must be new around here.  Jakr's posts and the reasoning behind -no spacebar - has been discussed.  You might want to cut him some slack.

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  6. 6 minutes ago, st27 said:

    If we accept the Toronto Star reporting, here is an update from the Buffalo Chronicle:

    The academy says Trudeau was not dismissed, but it didn’t say why he left. And Trudeau’s answer to media questions have been less than convincing.

    It might be fake news, but it’s till fun to read.....

    Fake or not, who knows.  The question you have to ask yourself is; based on the personal integrity demonstrated by JT in the past do you think it's "likely" to be true or does it seem completely out-of-character and therefore implausible?


  7. 33 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

    I have advocated this for years. It’s the ONLY solution that makes sense. You only get a vote if you pay the bills.

    If you freeload off society you should be grateful for what you get for doing SFA to improve that society.

    Well, I don't know if it's the only solution.  The problem is that if you give all the power to the people with the money you get a hugely stratefied society with the potential (very likely potential) for exploitation.  The converse, of course, is that if you give the masses the ability to reach into the pocket of the people who have money - they'll take it!  So there's got to be some sort of balance.

    Maybe the solution is to have progressive voting authority similar to our progressive tax system - everyone gets at least one vote but the more you pay in taxes the more votes you get.


  8. 1 hour ago, deicer said:


    If it is a single issue election for 2.5 million voters, they are aware that there are gun friendly jurisdictions on this planet.

    What you are trying to turn this into is a Canadian Second Amendment issue.  

    Sorry to inform you, this isn't the U.S. and guns aren't a right here.


    You keep posting this.   You're right it isn't a 2nd amendment guarantee but gun ownership is the established norm.  If you, or anyone else, has a problem with that why don't you move to a jurisdiction without guns?

    I can tell you this - the plan to remove the legally owned guns from licensed gun-owners will fail and will lead to more heartache and pain for the anti-gun crowd than they can imagine.  If you think it will be sunshine and roses you're in for a rude awakening.



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  9. 3 minutes ago, deicer said:


    What you aren't taking into account is the wishes of the other 35 million Canadians who don't own guns.


    If a properly licensed firearms owner wants to take his legally owned and legally stored rifle to a licensed, inspected and safely run range to shoot holes in paper targets why do the wishes of anyone else come into it?

    Personally, I think golf courses are a massive waste of space that could be used for better purposes, same for downhill skiing, and motorcycles and don't even get me started on jetskiis!

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