DEFCON

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  1. DEFCON

    Shootings and Knifings

    Just a small point, but any concern I may have expressed with regard to the declining health of the City shouldn't be characterized as hateful. And I don't 'hate from afar, but I can certainly sense the changing pulse of a City I'm familiar enough with to be taking notice. I can't say I understand your taking offence?
  2. DEFCON

    Reality 2019

    ""Compulsive behaviour and impaired judgment are symptoms of the mental illness of substance use disorder. They were manifested in this case ... by either no capacity or diminished capacity on the part of (D.S.) to comply with workplace rules prohibiting diversion of narcotics and falsification of medical records." What happened to the Criminal Code and or the Narcotics Control Act? When does personal responsibility and discipline enter the equation? This Decision would seem to give employed junkies a get out of jail free card when they commit crimes in the workplace in support of their addictions. Does the ruling only provide addicts with a free pass when it comes to theft and fraud in the workplace, or are assaults, robberies and worse justified as well? If the workplace is to be a safe spot for addicts, should the law handle these people any differently when they commit the same crimes outside of the work environment?
  3. DEFCON

    Shootings and Knifings

    I'm familiar with the topic boestar; restraining discussion for the sake of protecting your sensibilities just ain't on.
  4. "“To make sure Indigenous, traditional or different ways of knowing are included in research,” Duncan said during the announcement in Saskatoon Monday. “If you live on the land for 10,000 years you need to be able to read the sky, the land, or the water or you don’t survive.”" What kind of research worth $5.6M is needed? I mean, people have 'survived' all over the planet since the beginning by reading the sky, the land, or the water. Best practices were retained and civilization moved forward. I think Malcolm's right; trudeau's out to buy votes with this waste of resources project. The reports on same ought to be positive though considering all the taxpayer cash trudeau bought the media with.
  5. "B.C. Hydro says the dam, which is currenlty under construction in the northeast, is crucial to the province’s energy future." Of course the dam is 'crucial', just like the one before it and those that will follow. At the current rate of population growth hydro electric development will never keep up with demand meaning nukes will probably be necessary too.
  6. DEFCON

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    'The Creature From Jekyll Island', a must read if you seek to become informed. https://www.google.com/search?q=the+creature+from+jekyll+island&rlz=1CCLEAL_enCA787CA787&oq=the+creature+from+jekyll+island&aqs=chrome..0j69i57j0l4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  7. DEFCON

    Terrorist Attacks

    "“The families of 21 Canadian detainees have asked FAVE to help get them out of the northern Syrian camps. The majority of these Canadians are infants and children who are suffering from hunger and illness in frozen tents,” said group’s director, Prof. Alexandra Bain." Too bad for the isis creeps, but their fate should not be a matter of concern for Canadian taxpayers imo.
  8. DEFCON

    Shootings and Knifings

    boestar. Call the place great if you like, but that's kind of a subjective perspective don't you think? Although Toronto was never completely free of violent crime most of its problems used to center around parking, rent control, traffic overload and public transportation. People could generally go on with their lives without having to be on guard and aware of everything going on around them at all times and believe it, or not, residents of the burbs could actually leave their windows open, doors unlocked and as short sighted as it may have been, they could even leave their vehicle running while they ran into a convenience store and expect it to be there when they returned. At one time the police investigated small stuff like bicycle thefts, but nowadays they aren't generally inclined to investigate most property related crimes and direct the public instead to contact a telephone reporting center where a record of the event is created for insurance and statistical data keeping purposes. Like a lot of large and small communities anymore, Toronto's police force is overwhelmed by serious criminal activity and don't have the resources to deal with the ever increasing volume of petty crime, which leads to declining public order and increasingly more crime ... check out the 'Broken Window Theory'. https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1CCLEAL_enCA787CA787&ei=psw8XL2ZM8LdjwSkqqeQDA&q=broken+window+theory&oq=broken+window+theory&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0l10.147497.156835..159175...0.0..0.129.4225.47j3......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0i71j0i67j0i131.c34dQNaZXJY As large North American cities went, Toronto 'was' definitely one of the greatest and safest places to live, work and visit.
  9. DEFCON

    WestJet 787

    WJ introduced a couple of new concepts to the piloting world that I thought were pretty good ideas such as leather jackets etc., but I thought the grooming policy demeaned the profession and I'm glad to see the practice is finally falling out of favour.
  10. DEFCON

    777 Tail strike...Hkg

    Thanks Homerun. Was the preliminary report purposely vague? Although some interesting tidbits were included, the preliminary report remains factually incomplete and leaves the reader with unnecessary additional questions. I was hoping some technical data from at least the FDR would have been included?
  11. DEFCON

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    I am in favour of everyone being eligible to receive a basic living wage but only if that is also linked to doing a set amount of basic work (based on physical and mental ability). No work, no pay." 'I couldn't agree more, but I'd like to hear how you would deal with honest to goodness deadbeats? I mean, it's one thing for us to demand work in return for pay, but knowing the freeloader will decline and turn to crime to support himself, should society act preemptively and remove the individual from the streets before he becomes a problem, or wait, let him misbehave and then spend decades and loads of cash trying to recondition the perp?
  12. DEFCON

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    "HST REBATE???? LMAO I have never seen one" Me either; the HST tax is purely a wealth redistribution scheme. On top of that, none of the income taxes paid by the 10% are used to finance public services; that money is used to pay interest on debt. Accordingly, to fund its growing operations the government takes on new debt annually, which adds to the total ensuring Canadians remain indebted to private banks in perpetuity. The banksters love taxpayers.
  13. DEFCON

    Shootings and Knifings

    Interesting stats; thanks Malcolm. I still wouldn't want to be a resident of Toronto, but the numbers do make you wonder if the whole damn Country isn't becoming a giant thug filled cesspool? trudeau's visionary leadership sure isn't serving the interests of Canada, but I'll bet Soros is quite pleased with the downward spiral the Country is in.
  14. DEFCON

    Shootings and Knifings

    The crime situation is worsening across the northern burbs ringing Canada's largest and most dangerous City, which led a friend to invest 10 K in a home security system. I don't think it's going to be enough?
  15. DEFCON

    Solidarity?

    Nice gesture. From what I can tell, a heck of a lot of good Americans are willing to do their best to support their Country & President through a difficult time; they know they'll be paid in due course. " Imagine a private sector CEO telling his employees they must continue working but they won’t get paid because the BOD won’t give him money" Why pretend? What about the real world interventions of government into the private sector that take place such as the time they hijacked the negotiation process and legislated ready to strike private sector employees to remain at work and attend a forced one side takes all arbitration on the basis the organization provided an essential service for the moment?