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Obama, Romney And Canada: Poll Gives Incumbent 7-To-1 Edge North Of The Border

Obama, Romney And Canada: Poll Gives Incumbent 7-To-1 Edge North Of The Border

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 22:17:30 in Canada Politics

“Any other Canadian find this ironic? Since the Conservative party in power are about the same as Obama on the political spectrum :S”

celtics on Oct 31, 2012 at 22:36:01

“So where do you think Obama and Harper are "about the same?" If anything, Harper is known as a "clone" of the Bush/Republican types.”
Tim Thomas Supports Chick-Fil-A: Ex-Bruins Goalie Releases Facebook Statement

Tim Thomas Supports Chick-Fil-A: Ex-Bruins Goalie Releases Facebook Statement

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 21:39:58 in Sports

“So basically Tim Thomas supports the traditional interpretation of marriage, but not the traditional interpretation of contracts”
Craig Smith Miss: Predators Player Fails To Score On Wide-Open Net Against Maple Leafs (VIDEO)

Craig Smith Miss: Predators Player Fails To Score On Wide-Open Net Against Maple Leafs (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 19:32:04 in Sports

“I bet every NHL player has done this some point in their lives. no biggie”
Chief Justice Roberts' Smart Vote on Health Care

Chief Justice Roberts' Smart Vote on Health Care

Commented Jun 30, 2012 at 15:41:02 in Politics

“It will be less perplexing when we find out how much the med insurance industry is putting into Judge Roberts' pocket.”

RichVAman on Jul 1, 2012 at 16:29:37

“Got ANY proof (i.e., links from a reputable source) to support your ridiculous claim?!”
Stanley Cup 2012 Odds: NHL Season Kicks Off Tonight (PHOTOS)

Stanley Cup 2012 Odds: NHL Season Kicks Off Tonight (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 8, 2011 at 01:57:38 in Sports

“LA kings vs Vancouver for West Conference
Flyers vs Penguins for East Conference

Hoping for a Van vs Pens final”
Nathan Horton's Day With Stanley Cup Shortened Due To Flight Delay

Nathan Horton's Day With Stanley Cup Shortened Due To Flight Delay

Commented Jul 17, 2011 at 21:31:26 in Sports

“Take good care of the Cup Boston! We'll be happy to take it off your hands for the 2012 season =)”

BubbaNH on Jul 17, 2011 at 22:14:39

“Who's 'we'? But anyway, thanks, we think we'll keep it awhile...”
Federal Election Voter Turnout: More Than 3 Million Canadians 'Not Interested' Or 'Too Busy

Federal Election Voter Turnout: More Than 3 Million Canadians 'Not Interested' Or 'Too Busy" To Vote

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 13:40:24 in Canada Politics

“So you lost faith in democracy, because a party you didn't like became the loyal opposition?

No one's forcing you to vote, but you've effectively taken your opinion out of the system. Don't expect the politicians or the system to look at the 30% who didn't vote and adjust their policies for you.

I also respectfully disagree, Voting is an implied duty, like jury duty, one of the FEW duties you have as a citizen and the least you can do for the men and women who fought for your rights”
Federal Election Voter Turnout: More Than 3 Million Canadians 'Not Interested' Or 'Too Busy

Federal Election Voter Turnout: More Than 3 Million Canadians 'Not Interested' Or 'Too Busy" To Vote

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 13:23:16 in Canada Politics

“Then you've played your part in consenting to a Conservative Majority”
Federal Election Voter Turnout: More Than 3 Million Canadians 'Not Interested' Or 'Too Busy

Federal Election Voter Turnout: More Than 3 Million Canadians 'Not Interested' Or 'Too Busy" To Vote

Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 13:22:15 in Canada Politics

“People around the world are fighting and dying for this very right, and we are tossing it away. This is disgusting.”
Robert MacKay, Vancouver Riot Hero, Honoured By The Bay

Robert MacKay, Vancouver Riot Hero, Honoured By The Bay

Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 21:39:18 in Canada

“Jefferson had a decided dislike and distrust of banks and bankers and opposed borrowing from banks because he believed it created long-term debt as well as monopolies

Who are the ones fighting against the banks nowadays? Not the "Conservative" Repubs (i won't paint all conservatives in the same brush as you do for liberals, the Repubs are more radical reactionaries than conservatives)

Jefferson believed that each man has "certain inalienabl­e rights". He defines the right of "liberty" by saying, "Rightful liberty is unobstruct­ed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."

Yes, and liberals and progressives agree as well.

In short, yes Jefferson was both a progressive and liberal. Why else do you think the Texas conversatives are trying to erase him from their textbooks?”
Robert MacKay, Vancouver Riot Hero, Honoured By The Bay

Robert MacKay, Vancouver Riot Hero, Honoured By The Bay

Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 21:39:11 in Canada

“Since you love Wiki so much...here you go.

"Progressivism is a political attitude favoring or advocating changes or reform through governmental action. Progressivism is often viewed[who?] in opposition to conservative or reactionary ideologies."

"Jefferson was a leader in developing republican­ism in the United States. He insisted that the British aristocrat­ic system was inherently corrupt and that Americans' devotion to civic virtue required independen­ce. "

Advocating change in government and favouring reform? YES he is progressive

"Jefferson'­s republican political principles were heavily influenced by the Country Party of 18th century British opposition writers. He was influenced by John Locke (particula­rly relating to the principle of inalienabl­e rights)."

Here's the wiki entry on John locke

"John Locke (, widely known as the Father of Liberalism,was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory"

YES, Jefferson was a liberal of his times. If he was conservative, he'd be for the British monarchy”
Robert MacKay, Vancouver Riot Hero, Honoured By The Bay

Robert MacKay, Vancouver Riot Hero, Honoured By The Bay

Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 10:49:59 in Canada

“You do realize Thomas Jefferson was perhaps the most progressive and liberal of the founding fathers?”

TomasJefferson on Jul 8, 2011 at 18:34:44

“"You do realize Thomas Jefferson was perhaps the most progressiv­e and liberal of the founding fathers? '

Wiki knows better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson

Jefferson was a leader in developing republicanism in the United States. He insisted that the British aristocratic system was inherently corrupt and that Americans' devotion to civic virtue required independence. Jefferson's vision was that of an agricultural nation of yeoman farmers minding their own affairs.[citation needed]

Jefferson's republican political principles were heavily influenced by the Country Party of 18th century British opposition writers. He was influenced by John Locke (particularly relating to the principle of inalienable rights).[161]

Jefferson had a decided dislike and distrust of banks and bankers and opposed borrowing from banks because he believed it created long-term debt as well as monopolies, and inclined the people to dangerous speculation, as opposed to productive labor on the farm.[162]

Jefferson believed that each man has "certain inalienable rights". He defines the right of "liberty" by saying, "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others..."[163] A proper government, for Jefferson, is one that not only prohibits individuals in society from infringing on the liberty of other individuals, but also restrains itself from diminishing individual liberty.

He is a liberal or a progressive?”

TomasJefferson on Jul 8, 2011 at 18:31:49

“"You do realize Thomas Jefferson was perhaps the most progressiv­e and liberal of the founding fathers? "

Now that is some funny shhhhhit.”
Patrick Bourgeois, Reseau De Resistance Du Quebecois, Announces Militant Protest Plan For Royal Visit

Patrick Bourgeois, Reseau De Resistance Du Quebecois, Announces Militant Protest Plan For Royal Visit

Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 01:54:31 in Canada

“"The group also helped block the planned 2009 re-enactment of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham"

Shameful, Americans, descendents of unionists and confederates, today are at least willing to acknowledge the past that they shared as part of their country. I was very disappointed when they cancelled the reinactment.”

Steve Karmazenuk on Jul 7, 2011 at 11:19:32

“What this article fails to mention is that Bourgeois and his gang of thugs "blocked" the reenactment with credible threats of violence; the Mayor of Quebec City and the Surete du Quebec both said they could not guarantee the safety of the reenactors or spectators.

Using violence, threats of violence or inciting others to violence in the name of a political agenda is, by definition an act of terrorism. And yet this SOB Bourgeois still walks free.”
War In Afghanistan Caused Surge In Canadian Forces Applications

War In Afghanistan Caused Surge In Canadian Forces Applications

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 19:56:07 in Canada

“Never said nor implied there were no conservatives.

I'm just refuting your false blanket statement that liberals and progressives don't serve their country.or care about the military. Just acknowlege that yours was refuted.

There are currently 11 members of parliament now who have served. 5 are liberal/NDP, 6 are conservative”

kennyfloyd on Jun 27, 2011 at 05:20:52

“Funny how he had no answer for that one.”
Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 17:41:44 in Canada

“"95% could never survive in a public sector"

"Except soldiers"

The Federal government at its height employed 450,000 employees.

106,000 of them are Canadian Forces and RCMP, or 23.5%

Something wrong with the math there bud.”

TomasJefferson on Jun 25, 2011 at 17:57:22

“Add in all Provincial government employees and get back to me.

I'm getting tired.

Worked hard this week.”
Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 17:29:49 in Canada

“I think even you had trouble writing that one. The US system only makes politicians accountable to one thing, the people who can throw the most money at them.”
How New York Legalized Gay Marriage

How New York Legalized Gay Marriage

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 17:13:49 in New York

“Live and let live

Congrats New York”
Francis Roy, Canada Soldier, Dead In Afghanistan In Non-Combat Related Incident

Francis Roy, Canada Soldier, Dead In Afghanistan In Non-Combat Related Incident

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 17:08:56 in Canada

“R.I.P

Thank you for your service”

TomasJefferson on Jun 25, 2011 at 17:12:55

“What would we have without men and women like this soldier?”
Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 17:05:58 in Canada

“Hate is a strong word. I DISLIKE our politicians ;) I'm not comfortable with where the current government is taking the country but I'm confident it'll work out for the best.

Apples and Oranges, I consider the IDEALs of a country different from the realities of running a democracy or republic (i.e the political system). It doesnt mean i'm eager to adopt the US system of gov't up north.”

TomasJefferson on Jun 25, 2011 at 18:01:08

“"The US system only makes politician­s accountabl­e to one thing, the people who can throw the most money at them. "

Actually, if you look at most politicians in the USA, they rely on small donations from lots of people.

Obama had 10 million people donate to him Canadians included.

If you don't want the PEOPLE giving money to the politicians who should it come from? Unions?

It's either all the people, or Special Interests.

I always side with the people.”

DS7 on Jun 25, 2011 at 17:29:49

“I think even you had trouble writing that one. The US system only makes politicians accountable to one thing, the people who can throw the most money at them.”

TomasJefferson on Jun 25, 2011 at 17:21:26

“"It doesnt mean i'm eager to adopt the US system of gov't up north."

So accountability to elected officials in Canada is never going to happen I guess.

I hope you're wrong.”
War In Afghanistan Caused Surge In Canadian Forces Applications

War In Afghanistan Caused Surge In Canadian Forces Applications

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 16:53:04 in Canada

“Cool, i just need one to refute that statement.

As of the current Parliament:

Atamanenko, Alex - Canadian Army Major - NDP
Garneau, Marc - Canadian Navy Captain - Liberal
Lamoureux, Kevin - Canadian Air Force Air Traffic Controller - Liberal
Marston, Wayne - Canadian Forces Sapper - NDP
Moore, Christine - Canadian Army - NDP”

TomasJefferson on Jun 25, 2011 at 17:41:35

“That's it? and no Conservatives? LMAO.

What a joke.”
Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 16:38:57 in Canada

“I've had the pleasure of being friends with Americans from Arizona, California, Kentucky, Illinois. Beautiful country.

I admire the ideals of the U.S.A, I just hate the people running show right now, on both sides.”

TomasJefferson on Jun 25, 2011 at 16:52:14

“I couldn't agree more.

Do you hate Canada's politicians as well or is your hatred just towards American officials?

And the very fact you admire the IDEALS of the USA should mean you are unhappy with the political system in Canada.”
Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Stalled By Record NDP Filibuster

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 16:36:33 in Canada

“By that logic and grossly inaccurate stat, Soldiers, police officers, firefighters, coast guard members can't survive in the private sector as well then. Because obviously of their cushy government jobs”

TomasJefferson on Jun 25, 2011 at 17:03:41

“Once people live on the dole, their mental state won't allow anything else.”

TomasJefferson on Jun 25, 2011 at 16:49:29

“Other than our Soldiers I would say YES.

Thank You.”
Rob Ford Snubs Gay Pride Parade: Toronto Mayor Under Fire For Choosing Cottage Instead

Rob Ford Snubs Gay Pride Parade: Toronto Mayor Under Fire For Choosing Cottage Instead

Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 16:33:47 in Canada Politics

“And this is a surprise to whom?”
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