DEFCON

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  1. DEFCON

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    I only measure the man by the results of his work. All the minutia only distracts us from the big picture.
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    Trump 2.0 Continues

    It's all part of the package. If the Donald wasn't Donald he'd be another typical politician and like them just as unlikely to get anything done. I find that a grain of salt can make some of his 'utterances' quite funny.
  3. All true; the human experience is mind blowing..
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    Climate Change?

    The poster is kind of misleading I think? The Green Peace guy didn't cut down any trees, so does he really need to plant any? Disclaimer ... I do acknowledge the fellow as an end use consumer of forest products; I would hope his protest recognizes that reality too? I'm not much of a fan of the forestry industry; I think greed has resulted in a lot of environmental abuses. A couple of things industry doesn't want you to know ... Forest fires are part of the natural regeneration process, which is absolutely necessary to maintaining a healthy forest environment. When fires do occur, plant matter is converted to ash, which feeds a new cycle of growth that includes several fazes; pine / spruce forests are the last step in a natural process that takes several hundred years to complete post fire. In the world of the artificial forest, four years post re-seeding, managers will deem the plot Round Up ready and employ aerial spraying to eliminate competing plant life, which denies dependent fauna of food and other habitat needed to survive. A manicured plantation of genetically engineered twigs that will be harvested in twenty years can hardly be considered a replacement for an old stand of trees. In short, modern forestry practices do not respect the natural world.
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    Trump 2.0 Continues

    Agree; there's no doubt Trump would be very difficult to work for. Advice is just that, but it is Trump's Presidency and history will remember him for the results of the decisions he makes. So far, the results seem to be pretty darn good, especially considering all the daily drama caused by the left.
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    Trump 2.0 Continues

    Some of these departures are for obvious reasons and others are a little mysterious, but I think the never ending expressions of hate from lefties probably takes quite a toll on family life and drives exceptionally competent people like Nikki Haley to leave.
  7. I have to agree. As silly as the custom may be, the handshake is part of an initiation policy that belongs to the Danes. Western cultures have used the handshake to seal deals for ever; the practice confirms a covenant of sorts.
  8. Deicer " I have many friends and neighbours who benefited from the cap and trade because the portion that was supposed to be returned to the public was. They replaced windows, doors, installed new insulation and it was all covered by the cap and trade rebates. That's what it was about." But someone else has friends that had to pay the tax to cover your friends upgrades and how fair is that? Even worse, when the government shakes the taxpayer down 60% of the cash collected is used to cover the government's cost of transferring the bounty to another man's pocket.
  9. DEFCON

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    From the article posted above by Jaydee it looks like things are moving along quite nicely in the China trade talks eh Deicer?
  10. DEFCON

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    "Loose Lips Sink Ships" Says silly old Nancy. It's kind of odd don't you think that Pelosi would book tickets for a bag of well known government lefties over the phone and then claim the Administration leaked their travel plans? Is there any more fake news for Friday?
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    Trump 2.0 Continues

    Did you hear Malcolm; the life raft carrying the so-called 'smart rats' has sunk?
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    Trump 2.0 Continues

    "Will have to see how it really plays out, however they didn't deny the allegations, just said they are 'not accurate'" .'We'll have to see'??? It's amazing to see how easy the fake news sucks you in Decier.
  13. DEFCON

    Shootings and Knifings

    There are lots of great things to be discovered and found in Toronto; the ROM and the PMH for instance.
  14. DEFCON

    Trump 2.0 Continues

    But will they still be leading the losers be in 2024?
  15. I wonder if trudeau senior ever intended, or expected people from other lands to integrate when he introduced his multicultural ideals? When the dancing fool claimed we didn't have a core identity and may be the first post- nation state was it wishful thinking, or the actual plan?
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    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?
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    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?
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    Shootings and Knifings

    I'm familiar with the topic boestar; restraining discussion for the sake of protecting your sensibilities just ain't on.
  19. "“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.
  20. "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.
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    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
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    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.
  23. 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.
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    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.