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  1. I look at this election as an IQ test. Anybody who doesn't see the danger in electing a government (LIB or LIB supported by the NDP) that has no respect for the realities of Canada's financial situation can't be trusted. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I don't like Scheer but out of all of the possibilities he's the only one who has given the slightest consideration for maybe, just maybe, not spending money we don't have. Faint praise but he's the best of a sad lot. There's a recession coming and the ability, or lack thereof, in being able to weather it will become critically important. I fear We are about to elect a government that will clearly show the folly of this.
  2. Well, it is the system we have. Trudeau was elected in 2015 with "promise" to revise/reform/change the system and he reneged. Personally, I would have welcomed the change and, along with an elected senate, it would have been an improvement.
  3. Well, I don't think the polling calls are limited to land-lines. I received several to my cell phone so I think the would probably have received the calls. I do, however, agree that most young people don't answer. I'm "old" and I don't usually answer random calls from unknown numbers either. So maybe the polling is off. The other thing that younger people don't usually do is vote. In 2015 I think a higher percentage voted do to the excitement of Trudeau-mania (2015 version) and the possibility of getting legalization - will the same number vote now? I think that's unlikely. What effect that will have - don't know.
  4. The sim tends to exaggerate certain things - real life that landing would have been fine (IMO).
  5. I'm sure the regret is huge but I wonder how much regret they'd be feeling if ISIS didn't collapse? Interesting quote from the letter: "What is our common denominator is our rejection of ISIS and it's theology and our desire to be in a world that allows each person to choose how and what they believe and desire to live." You had that. You chose to throw it away and join a radical group who wanted to take that exact thing away from everyone they could. Yes, most people in the western world believe that others should be able to live free from religious oppression and for these women (and others) to go join with ISIS to fight against those who believe it makes her statement especially ironic now that she's sitting in a refugee camp in fear saying "coming to Syria was a mistake." Yes it was, and I'd bet your family and friends told you that before you left Canada too. Personally, although, in general, I'm sympathetic to the regret you must feel how can I know that you won't flip to radicalism again? How can we know that, once back in the safety of a western country, you won't continue to fight for radical beliefs? You have committed crimes and fought in a war against your home country - not exactly the person most likely to be trustworthy. Sorry, if you bargain and payoff hostage-takers - you get more hostage taking. If you repatriate terrorists - you get more terrorists.
  6. If you're looking for the incipient event you're going to have to go back a little further than the 737-Max.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Molson's used to put them in 24s of Canadian.
  11. I totally understand the restrictions one must place on oneself when working as a company representative, in uniform - govern yourself accordingly and don't say anything that look bad on twitter or youtube. Got it.
  12. 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.
  13. The world is gone to hell. Exactly .000002% of the population identifies as neither male or female. What are we doing catering to an extremely small subset of people? Anybody who can't deal with a greeting of "hello ladies and gentlemen" shouldn't be allowed out in public let alone on an aircraft.
  14. Well, Jeeez, if you know me at all you'd know the answer to that question. Don't I have a reputation here? My default is; "We're going to the alternate!" I only land if I have no excuse.
  15. Boooo! No Facebook videos allowed!
  16. Go around? Totally could have made that!
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. Personally I think we should back to the old way - property owners get a vote, everyone else "sit down and shut up!" Maybe could be expanded to; "if you don't actually pay any income tax - no vote for you!"
  21. Probably thinking all the "good" codes had been taken. Haha!!!!