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Ukraine Crisis: Most Canadians Satisfied With Harper's Response, Poll Suggests

Ukraine Crisis: Most Canadians Satisfied With Harper's Response, Poll Suggests

Commented May 6, 2014 at 10:26:21 in Canada Politics

“This so-called Ukraine crisis is the result of a US/NATO provocation of Russia. The coup, which overthrew a democratically elected government, was funded and controlled by the US and NATO. Didn't anyone listen to the recording of Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, discussing who should be put in place after the coup? She also stated that the US has spent $5 billion supporting the Ukrainian opposition. Nuland is married to Robert Kagan, founder of the Project for the New American Century, a war-mongering, neo-con think tank whose other members included Donald Rumsfeld and Pal Wolfowitz, the architects the fraudulent case for the invasion of Iraq. The only reason so many Canadians support Harper's position is that they are not aware of the history of this conflict, both the past and present. The fact is that Russia is being provoked and has responded with remarkable restraint. Western mainstream media is leading us down the garden path, just as they did when the war drums were beating for Iraq. Wake up, people!”

Interested Party on May 6, 2014 at 12:50:43

“Russia, restraint? I lived in Europe, trust me, the Russians are totally responsible.”

Charles the Great on May 6, 2014 at 12:09:02

“Russia invaded another nation and annex parts of it and the locals where not even allowed to vote! Sorry Putin started and prove it was the USA or the west. I see someone just buys RT”

MaxKramer on May 6, 2014 at 11:48:51

“Yea, I don't get. We're supporting a bunch of neo-nazis sponsored by the U.S. but the media has been pretty good about keeping people in the dark. The U.S. has a long term goal to dismantle any nation considered an economic threat. NATO has expanded now alog the Russian border recruiting several former Soviet states, reneging on a promise Clinton made to Gorbachev, that they wouldn't try and recruit former Russian states when they let East Germany go.”
There's One Thing Missing From The Plan To Prosecute Big Banks

There's One Thing Missing From The Plan To Prosecute Big Banks

Commented May 1, 2014 at 09:25:47 in Business

“Nothing will change until there is serious campaign finance reform.”
The More Canadians Know About The Fair Elections Act, The Less They Like It: Poll

The More Canadians Know About The Fair Elections Act, The Less They Like It: Poll

Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 09:46:59 in Canada Politics

“Calling this the "Fair Elections Act" when it is designed solely for the purpose of tilting the playing field in his favour. That's right out of 1984. That's something Goebbels would have been proud of. 2015 cannot come soon enough.”

Anna Syndy on Apr 21, 2014 at 08:01:08

“The Enabling Act is a more appropriate moniker for this abomination Mr. Poutine is currently pushing.”
Harper Endorses Rob Anders In Calgary Signal Hill Nomination Fight

Harper Endorses Rob Anders In Calgary Signal Hill Nomination Fight

Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 23:38:46 in Canada Politics

“It does look like Brokeback Mountain. Maybe that explains Harpers undying support of this useless sack of ...”
Harper: Tory MP Who Told Untrue Story Should Be Praised For Apology

Harper: Tory MP Who Told Untrue Story Should Be Praised For Apology

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 23:46:36 in Canada Politics

“I don't share your optimism. They will not vote against their own self interest. To stay in government is better than voting for the opposition. It's kind of like sawing off the branch you are sitting on. Even the dumbest Tory backbencher will understand that.”
Harper: Tory MP Who Told Untrue Story Should Be Praised For Apology

Harper: Tory MP Who Told Untrue Story Should Be Praised For Apology

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 21:10:48 in Canada Politics

“2015 can't come soon enough.”

Punned It on Mar 5, 2014 at 23:23:18

“We may not have to wait that long. Notice that Harper has no apologists on this thread? Staunch supporters on other boards have come out saying Butt should resign. This is a big shocker.

I think there are some serious cracks in the foundation and a vote of no confidence might succeed. It's a free vote, and it would only take about a dozen MPs to make the difference. If he pro-rogues to avoid it, the 'Fair' Elections Act dies on the order paper.”
High-Protein Diets In Midlife Linked To High Risk Of Premature Death, Study Says

High-Protein Diets In Midlife Linked To High Risk Of Premature Death, Study Says

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 09:24:25 in Fifty

“At the age of 50, people eating high protein had about 28 years of expected life left vs about 31 for low protein eaters. When you look at the high protein eaters at age 78, the time they are expected to die, they actually have more expected years than the low protein eaters at that point. I am not sure how that translates into advice to cut protein consumption at any point in life. And it certainly doesn't warrant the alarmist headlines this study has been garnering.”
3 Diets That Do More Harm Than Good

3 Diets That Do More Harm Than Good

Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 09:30:16 in OWN

“The author is confused about low-carb diets. The reference to the AHA position is also problematic. In both cases, a low-carb diet is characterized as being high in protein. This is not correct. Low-carb diets, like the Atkins diet, typically increase the amount of calories from fat, not protein. They appear high in protein because the proportion of calories coming from protein rises due to the elimination of carbs while the amount of protein actually stays the same and the total caloric intake decreases. Low-carb diets are fine and there is no evidence to support the erroneous claims of harm made here and in the AHA reference.”

Sensi on Jan 5, 2014 at 18:27:49

“Thank you! Also, no low carb plan that I've seen eliminates carbs completely. Carbs are to be consumed from healthy, fresh vegetables and greens. Frozen can be substituted when fresh aren't available. As far as protein...Atkin's dieters actually live by the thought that too much protein will actually turn to glucose and can actually stall weight loss. What this article stated about low carb diets is the basic misconceptions and misinformation that people have been spouting for years.”

abaker997 on Jan 5, 2014 at 14:09:36

“We need to make a distinction between the sources (or types) of carbs and protein. They are not all created equal. Simple carbs are a big problem. Complex carbs are beneficial (in moderation, as all things should be). Getting protein from eating animals is much less healthy than eating plant-based protein. Unfortunately, when people talk about high-protein, low-card diets, they too often think of plenty of bacon and little whole grains - which is not healthy.”
Alan Grayson Reflects On Getting Scammed Out Of $18 Million

Alan Grayson Reflects On Getting Scammed Out Of $18 Million

Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 10:48:44 in Politics

“Misleading headline. He was given a loan worth 90% of the stock transfer. When the balloon when up he was allowed to keep that money. His loss, then, would have been 10% of the value of the stock plus whatever appreciation occurred during that time. However, he also invested the 90% which would also have appreciated. His net loss would have been a tiny fraction of $18 million suggested by the headline.”
Girls' Generation Style: K-Pop Group Beats Justin Bieber At YouTube Music Awards (PHOTOS)

Girls' Generation Style: K-Pop Group Beats Justin Bieber At YouTube Music Awards (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 22:16:38 in Canada Style

“This is a test. My comments on other stories are being censored. I am checking to see if I am on some kind of blacklist.”
Condo Markets In Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa Under Serious Pressure

Condo Markets In Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa Under Serious Pressure

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 22:14:16 in Canada Business

“This is a test. My comments on other stories are being censored. I am checking to see if I am on some kind of blacklist.”
Weight Lost: How This Young Mom Dropped Over 25 Pounds

Weight Lost: How This Young Mom Dropped Over 25 Pounds

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 22:13:02 in Canada Living

“"we omitted sugars and carbohydrates and only consumed meats and vegetables at specified times to put our bodies into optimal fat-burning condition"

Bingo! This is the correct diet for PCOS. This is the diet for anyone who has developed insulin resistance. PCOS is one of the female manifestations of insulin resistance so it is the perfect diet for your condition. The important point is that you need to stick to that diet now for the long haul. Once you have insulin resistance, you no longer normally metabolize carbohydrates. You have developed a carbohydrate intolerance. As long as you avoid those foods you no longer tolerate your problems will be manageable. If you start eating a high carb diet, you problems, and you weight, will return.”
Magic Restroom Café, Toilet-Themed Restaurants Comes To North America (VIDEO)

Magic Restroom Café, Toilet-Themed Restaurants Comes To North America (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 17:26:17 in Canada Travel

“Right out of "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie", by Luis Bunuel!”
Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

Commented Sep 7, 2013 at 07:46:01 in UK Lifestyle

“There is no evidence, that I am aware of, that supports your claim. In fact, there are at least two studies that have shown that the Atkins diet reverses fatty liver disease, a problem that has reached epidemic proportions in the US.”

abbdenn on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:42:19

“Here's something from Danny Roddy why high fat low carb is not a good idea :
http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2013/8/19/a-bioenergetic-view-of-high-fat-diets-part-ii-metabolic-stress
It's based on the ideas of Hans Selye, Ray Peat, etc”
Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 22:58:29 in UK Lifestyle

“I think you are misinformed. Studies have shown that switching to a ketogenic diet lowers oxidative stress and inflammatory markers. I don't know of any research that found an increase in stress hormones. I suspect the opposite based on my many years of experience using this diet both in the research and clinical setting. I am not aware of any sugar that I would deem to be healthy. Some people refer to safe carbs but, for people with metabolic damage, this wouldn't apply.”

abbdenn on Sep 7, 2013 at 04:46:11

“Fair enough..there are lots of studies out there and some seem to prove one thing and some seem to prove another.
I am not overweight, in fact I am slightly underweight and I done the low carb way for about 9 or 10 months for all it's supposed benefits and I felt progressively worse. My cholesterol tests in Jan 2013 were 14.2 mmol/L ! HDL 1.7, LDL 12.14, TRIGS 0.8.
Liver and thyroid read outs also showed stress.
I do not eat 'junk food' and have not for over 20 years.
However, since eating more simple sugars in the way of fruit and potatoes, in addition to whole milk, seafood, a little meat/ broth, veg, orange juice, my cholesterol/ liver test latest has improved dramatically, and furthermore I feel much better and have gained some weight (which was needed). Latest 6.2 mmol/L, HDL 1.5, LDL 4.2, TRIGS 0.8. Doctor was very pleased and curious to know what I have done differently.
Maybe there is no 'one cap fits all' in nutrition but I prefer to eat so that my metabolism is not stressed and this means to not go in ketosis for me.
The research I have read seems to indicate that (quote Andrew Kim) ''The oxidation of sugar, compared to the oxidation of fatty acids, generates ATP with a greater efficiency and oxygen economy''.”
Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 11:28:05 in UK Lifestyle

“Your liver makes glucose from protein when you go low carb. If you aren't eating enough protein you can lose muscle to this process. That's why low carb diets are also referred to in the scientific literature as protein-sparing fasts. The key is to eat enough, but not too much, protein and enough fat to use as a replacement fuel instead of glucose.”

abbdenn on Sep 6, 2013 at 18:05:59

“The low carb way of eating, because it causes the release of the stress hormones , is not the way forward.
It would be better to look for a diet that fosters an efficient oxidative metabolism, which would naturally place the emphasis on healthy sugars/ carbs.
You do not need to turn the metabolism into a fat burning one by going on a ketogenic diet, as a healthy oxidative metabolism will burn fat at rest anyway.”
Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 16:05:59 in UK Lifestyle

“Note - she did this with a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet and she avoided exercise (see the original Daily Mail article). These are, indeed, the kind of results you can get with this approach. There are dozens of studies in the medical journals that confirm this along with the fact that cardiometabolic risk factors improve, too. It is interesting to note also that the American media report changed the story and said she ate used a high protein diet, portion control and exercise. It amazing how people just refuse to accept that LCHF can be a healthy sustainable way of eating!”

SGillLondonUK on Sep 7, 2013 at 19:38:55

“The fact it was in the daily mail means we should give the article the contempt it deserves. The daily mail, not exactly the BMJ is it”

Winged Heron on Sep 7, 2013 at 03:23:52

“Part 2
I have never ever trim the fat from my meat and now as I do not consume Dairy product of any sort I need that fat, for my body to work well. I try to live to an evolutionary nutrient lifestyle as closely as I can in a modern urban environment. I do not get cravings like I use to on all the over processed foods I ate. I eat when I am hungry and I have thrown "food fashion" out the window, which means that if I choose to have chicken or roast pork for breakfast I have no conflict. It disturbs my toast, croissant and cereal eating friends no end. :) Salad consumption has also risen, along with egg consumption.

Diets, I prefer the term eating lifestyles, are different for each person, Mine works for me as I slowly removed everything that made me sick and added everything that didn't - organic fresh. I almost went vegetarian until I read numerous studies and decided to go to the other end and add a little more protein.

SO I can validly see how this young lady reduced. Much more dramatically of course, than my results. For me the trimming down has been a bonus, as I don't expect that many 50+ women realistically expect to get back to the size they had when they were 18. Even young women the age of this young lady who reduce sensibly wouldn't harbour those expectations.”

Winged Heron on Sep 7, 2013 at 03:23:31

“Thank you Jay :)
Part 1
I adopted a Paleo lifestlye and removed a lot of other things as well while adding in a lost of other things that are healthy. I was told to go low carbohydrates by my Gastroenterologist last year after 3 endoscopies and huge stomach issues. I removed all grains and instead consume a pack of chestnuts a day as well as a bowl of mixed nuts. I no longer do packaged food at all. I have a varied diet that allows for a little amount of sin on rare occasions. I was never large enough to need to diet but have slowly been trimming down to the size I was 30 plus years ago. Feeling healthier than I even did as a kid and have also been told I am looking younger.

I have also sensibly had my blood checked to ensure that it is correctly balance and my body is functioning normal. Perfect report card but for low vitamin D3 which is normal for when I had the test - we were in the European winter.”

Alvarask on Sep 6, 2013 at 10:23:59

“Hey Jay, if you happen to have any links to those articles in Britain and the US I would love to see them. Best wishes to you.”
Canada Job Boom? Labour Force Survey's 'Margin Of Error' Calls Its Usefulness Into Question

Canada Job Boom? Labour Force Survey's 'Margin Of Error' Calls Its Usefulness Into Question

Commented Jun 8, 2013 at 19:43:12 in Canada Business

“"If you torture the data enough you can get it to tell you anything you want." - Dr Mike Eades”
Jason Kenney Slams Justin Trudeau After London Attack (TWEETS)

Jason Kenney Slams Justin Trudeau After London Attack (TWEETS)

Commented May 23, 2013 at 19:15:39 in Canada Politics

“The root cause of ignorance is ignorance.”
Woman Rocks Out To ABBA At Bus Stop (VIDEO)

Woman Rocks Out To ABBA At Bus Stop (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 18:58:36 in Good News

“No, he is an exhibitionist. The charming thing about her and what makes her so attractive is that she is trying to be discrete but still can't resist the urge to dance to the music.”

breakingpoint on Apr 18, 2013 at 22:13:02

“he's better”
Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat In The Morning

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat In The Morning

Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 19:49:02 in Healthy Living

“I eat a hearty egg-based breakfast: frittata of egg, cheese, bacon, mushrooms, onion, cream, chipotle peppers cooked on the stove top in bacon grease, then broiled until it looks like a pizza. I cut it into wedges and microwave one each morning. Served with green salsa, fresh tomato and mayo. Delicious, filling and never boring.
Fruit is candy and grains are for birds!”

negogato on Apr 14, 2013 at 17:26:03

“grains are for - the birds? Sure they are. Now, who else?”

JFaye on Apr 13, 2013 at 21:33:09

“Add a handful of organic spinach leaves and it is even more healthier... Yum..”
Canada Foreign Service Job Action: Diplomats Threatened Over 'Out Of Office' Email Alerts

Canada Foreign Service Job Action: Diplomats Threatened Over 'Out Of Office' Email Alerts

Commented Apr 5, 2013 at 15:53:35 in Canada Politics

“The damage Harper is doing to Canada is serious and cumulative. We must get rid of this horrible government, the sooner the better.”

TerryLeBlancMan on Apr 6, 2013 at 07:11:44

“wah, wah. . ..Sounds like you look to the governemnt to sustain yourself.

Funny how even though many government employees and those who depend on governemnt funding, never seem to be happy with the money they make, even though comparatively they are in a much better position than those in the private sector, between wages and benefits and perks.
Why don't they seek out other employment if they find living in a luxurious house, usually with servants, and food provided, attending parties and other public events, and shaking a few hands of famous people so hard.

Grow up. Maybe they should look at the qualifications for those jobs in the first place, and have maturity and the ability to manage ones finances as part of the requirements.
If these people can't manage their money on what they are currently earnign, maybe they should get out and let someone who appreciates the positives have a chance at the job.”

sunnyokanagan on Apr 5, 2013 at 21:30:46

“... that would be October, 2015.”
Pat Martin Calls Conservatives 'Dirty, Rotten Bastards'

Pat Martin Calls Conservatives 'Dirty, Rotten Bastards'

Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 18:16:42 in Canada Politics

“This is Canada. It is far more important to be polite than it is to be right.”

mercsforever on Mar 28, 2013 at 19:19:56

“Pat Martin IS being polite….you should hear what Canadians REALLY think of Harper! Can't be printed...”

bpavich on Mar 28, 2013 at 18:28:49

“Please remind Baird and send a memo to ...........please define "polite"”
Weight Lost: Dr. Ali Zentner Shed 176 Pounds

Weight Lost: Dr. Ali Zentner Shed 176 Pounds

Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 23:28:12 in Canada Living

“Great story, Ali. You are an inspiration to others.”
Paul Krugman: Clueless Washington Doesn't Know The Deficit Is 'Mostly Solved'

Paul Krugman: Clueless Washington Doesn't Know The Deficit Is 'Mostly Solved'

Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 12:00:47 in Business

“It was Dick Cheney who said, "Deficits don't matter". It appears that Krugman shares that view. As the economy starts to recover, interest rates will rise. Given the enormity of the existing debt, even a small rise will have a big impact on government spending. The government is basically hog-tied now because it needs low interest rates to afford the debt and higher rates to grow the economy. You can't have both. Artificially low rates via Fed policy can't be sustained forever. Higher rates will lead to higher debt servicing cost even if government borrowing slows down. Inflating the debt away amounts to essentially imposing a tax on everyone who has a dollar and it's the little people who hurt most when that happens. Krugman's approach is a Ponzi scheme and all Ponzis must eventually collapse.”

MSaxe on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:30:08

“The only part of the debt subject to higher rates, assuming they materialize, is that issued at the time the rates are higher. The current debt is financed at the rate it was issued at, the face rate of the bonds at initial auction.

BTW, a little (3% to 4%) inflation would actually help as more dollars with slightly lower value over the long term would be used to pay off the bonds and interest.

You might want to actually read one or two of his books, assuming you can get through 300 or so pages of economics.”

LeShann on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:16:09

“Since when does the Fed set the cost of borrowing for the US government?

Nothing is artificial about the current rate at which the US can borrow, it is not dictated by the Fed, but by the market. Right now this rate is not low, it's NEGATIVE (meaning investors technically PAY the US to hold their money).

And btw, you're confusing deficit and debt. Krugman does NOT advocate having huge debts, simply to not focus on it during recessions, but rather during growth.”

Devin Campbell on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:13:29

“We don't have a debt crisis. This is when we should be utilizing the low interest rates to invest in infrastructure, that creates hiring that creates employed tax payers that pay down the debt. And oh yeah, it improves the lives of the long term unemployed, you know, US Citizens.”

UsedtosupporttheBama on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:12:38

“Sad but true. Best comment so far.”

imusintheevening on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:11:47

“Low interest rates help the average American. It is the wealthy bond holders that are upset. A low interest, moderate inflation policy will actually help reduce the debt overhang quite quickly in a recovered economic climate.”
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