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Generation Y vs. Boomers In Canada: Is It <em>Really</em> Tougher For Millennials To Get Ahead Today Than Past Generations?

Generation Y vs. Boomers In Canada: Is It Really Tougher For Millennials To Get Ahead Today Than Past Generations?

Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 16:26:16 in Canada Business

“Why would I, after having been called ignorant, disrespectful and uneducated? Just get lost.”
Generation Y vs. Boomers In Canada: Is It <em>Really</em> Tougher For Millennials To Get Ahead Today Than Past Generations?

Generation Y vs. Boomers In Canada: Is It Really Tougher For Millennials To Get Ahead Today Than Past Generations?

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 15:57:57 in Canada Business

“I do not need to learn what communism is, mister. I know it better that you will ever will.”

Demetrio Orellana on Dec 1, 2012 at 05:57:13

“Because you're claiming something, and you exhibited all of those things, so don't be offended if others point them out. Is this usually how you prove your point? Telling others to get lost? I'm just going to take an educated guess and assume that you don't know what you're talking about, which is why you haven't provided any real arguments.”

Demetrio Orellana on Nov 28, 2012 at 19:03:43

“Then by all means, explain it to me!”
Generation Y vs. Boomers In Canada: Is It <em>Really</em> Tougher For Millennials To Get Ahead Today Than Past Generations?

Generation Y vs. Boomers In Canada: Is It Really Tougher For Millennials To Get Ahead Today Than Past Generations?

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 18:35:03 in Canada Business

“Pheeww.... The only reason you live in such country as Canada and not such one as Zimbabwe is because previous generations created it for you. SO have some respect. This is first.

Secondly, what makes you think that voting Liberal/NDP is going to make things better for you, especially long term? Remember, socialism is good only until it runs out of somebody else's money. There has been no socialist state that did not end up totalitarian and making its people destitute.

I do agree with you on the debt, though. We must not take any more debt and must pay off the one we have before we implement or enhance any new social service.”

Demetrio Orellana on Nov 28, 2012 at 05:43:57

“A very wise man once said that there is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, Ignorance. Perhaps you should spend less time demanding respect, and more time becoming a respectable man and educate yourself? Perhaps coming up with your own perspective on things and not simply regurgitating the age old perspective of I’m old and thus wiser. Perhaps read The Communist Manifesto and learn what Communism really is, or learn what the Cold War was really about.”

Demetrio Orellana on Nov 28, 2012 at 05:43:30

“Social services lower debt, debt is cause by poor business practices and unregulated economies, not by public services. That’s why Roosevelt’s New Deal helped the states recover from The Gr eat Depression.”

Demetrio Orellana on Nov 28, 2012 at 05:43:11

“Now I'm not sure I would consider Canada truly democratic (but what country is right?), but I'm sure you would, and isn't Canada a socialist state? Health care, labor rights, centralized bank management laws, gguaranteed human rights and education; all of that: sir is socialism. And isn’t that true for all forms of governance? By the way Canada would be a good example of someone who is out of money, namely someone else’s money (tax payers). Also if I do remember correctly didn’t Liberals make Canada the golden state of promise it used to be? (Namely Pierre Trudeau) Also there’s never been a truly communist state so I’m not sure where you’re getting that idea from, but Cuba is still doing really well, and a number of European countries were doing really well until they had the bright idea of the EU. The poster probably also thinks that voting Liberal or NDP is going to make things better for him because the conservative have a long history of running the country into the ground, right now is a fine example. Going from a 200+ billion surplus in a 600 billion deficit is a large feat after all, and they did same thing in the 80’s.”

Demetrio Orellana on Nov 28, 2012 at 05:42:08

“Canada isn't exactly the only first world country and many are doing far better than Canada is right now; in fact Canada is doing really poorly right now with it's national debt reaching the highest its ever been. And I'm pretty sure that's not the reason why I live in Canada and not Zimbabwe, I wasn't born in either, and surely early Acadians weren't thinking of me when the French decided to colonize this piece of land. They were pursuing their own interests, and only a select few have thought of future generations; they have earned my respect, not you.”
Generation Y vs. Boomers In Canada: Is It <em>Really</em> Tougher For Millennials To Get Ahead Today Than Past Generations?

Generation Y vs. Boomers In Canada: Is It Really Tougher For Millennials To Get Ahead Today Than Past Generations?

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 18:28:02 in Canada Business

“What you can buy for _minimal_ wage is largely irrelevant. What would be much more interesting is what you can buy for _median_ wage.

Also it looks like despite of significantly more education, people are not much better off, if at all. The purchasing power did not sky rocket.”
Alberta Social Conservatism On The Decline, But Social Topics Still Hot-Button Issues

Alberta Social Conservatism On The Decline, But Social Topics Still Hot-Button Issues

Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 12:24:12 in Canada Alberta

“Voting for the federal green partly is a lost vote in 99.9% of cases.”
Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 11:13:06 in Canada Alberta

“Where did you get this "FYI"? On key issues the party leader will require its members to follow the party line or face consequences. This is the same in US, France, Germany, and Canada too.”

lillianvoter on Nov 21, 2012 at 23:39:19

“Canada follows the British Parliamentary system and in GB the MPs most assuredly do not all vote in lock step with their parties. They even have the power to remove their leaders which is exactly what happened to Margaret Thatcher.”
Alberta Social Conservatism On The Decline, But Social Topics Still Hot-Button Issues

Alberta Social Conservatism On The Decline, But Social Topics Still Hot-Button Issues

Commented Nov 20, 2012 at 14:45:25 in Canada Alberta

“You are right, conservatives poorly represent our views; the problem, however, is - Libs and NDP do not represent our views at all. There is no party at the federal level that would support fiscal conservatism and direct democracy.”

scratchingmyhead on Nov 21, 2012 at 15:53:44

“The federal green party is fiscally conservative.”
Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Commented Nov 19, 2012 at 23:53:52 in Canada Alberta

“I actually I do not care about backbencher candidate quality, for they will follow the party line and it is the party line that I care much more than candidate personality.”

lillianvoter on Nov 20, 2012 at 20:14:22

“Interesting. That would explain why the quality of the backbenchers in the CPC is so dismal. Sad really. I prefer to vote for individuals who actually can think for themselves and have the moxy to stand up for their constituents.

FYI...most mature democracies do not insist that party members toe the party line on every issue and they have stronger government as a result.”
Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Commented Nov 18, 2012 at 17:56:56 in Canada Alberta

“What did Nenshi do for the city actually? What did he achieve? Yes, he can tweet alright, but what else? During the election campaign he was talking about efficiency and zero-based budgeting? Where is any of that? Why Elbow drive needs to be pulled up two years in the row first for gas, then water?

He increased property taxes way above the rate of inflation, but decreased service levels. Now he wants to increase taxes again. This time 4 times the rate of inflation. He put every household in Calgary on the hook for $2000 for his pet tunnel project. Ask anyone - do you want a 2 km shortcut to the airport for $2000? The answer is quick and always negative. When the province returned portion of education tax back, he expropriated it, as if it belonged to the city. And now he is actively looking for further ways to increase taxation at the federal level. He wanted to screw homeowners by forcing secondary suites in every community (thankfully aldermen blocked him). He pushed halfway houses and meth clinics to residential neighbourhoods. He disallowed private garbage removal, thus creating another inefficient city monopoly.

All the while he did nothing, absolutely nothing to address waste and inefficiencies in the city hall he promised to tackle. Now I can see that he is a typical tax-and-waste socialist and a social engineer with I-know-better-than-you attitude and lack of respect to Joe Average.”

lillianvoter on Nov 19, 2012 at 16:10:38

“Thousands of municipal voters vehemently disagree with your views on Mayor Nenshi.

I suppose you agree with the CON tactics of not showing up for public forums during an election campaign? Why would you think it acceptable for a candidate to hide from the public and not be willing to answer questions that concern the citizens of Calgary? Or do you just vote for the CONS without ever analyzing what they actually stand for?”
Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Commented Nov 18, 2012 at 17:38:33 in Canada Alberta

“He'd better implement promised zero-based budgeting and stop increasing taxes four times faster than inflation rate. That's what I want in my one.”
Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Naheed Nenshi On Calgary Centre Byelection: Mayor Calls Tory Joan Crockatt To Debate

Commented Nov 17, 2012 at 01:42:05 in Canada Alberta

“Naheed Nenshi is not a candidate in these elections. He is just trying to use them for his political goals. Cheap trick.”

shieldco on Nov 17, 2012 at 15:32:15

“He's trying to ensure voters are able to be informed about candidate opinions regarding civic issues.

That's what I want in my mayor”
Naheed Nenshi In Ottawa: Calgary Mayor Discusses Infrastructure Needs, To Match Federal Funding

Naheed Nenshi In Ottawa: Calgary Mayor Discusses Infrastructure Needs, To Match Federal Funding

Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 16:48:50 in Canada Alberta

“What did Nenshi do for the city actually? What did he achieve? Yes, he can tweet alright, but what else? During the election campaign he was talking about efficiency and zero-based budgeting? Where is any of that? Why Elbow drive needs to be pulled up two years in the row first for gas, then water?

He increased property taxes way above the rate of inflation. He wants to increase them again in . This time 4 times the rate of inflation. He put every household in Calgary on the hook for $2000 for his pet tunnel project. Ask anyone - do you want a 2 km shortcut to the airport for $2000? When the province returned a portion of education tax back, he expropriated it, as if it belonged to the city. And now he is actively looking for further ways to increase taxation at the federal level. He wanted to screw homeowners by forcing secondary suites in every community (thankfully aldermen blocked him). He pushed halfway houses and meth clinics to residential neighbourhoods. He disallowed private garbage removal, thus creating another inefficient city monopoly.

All the while he did nothing, absolutely nothing, to address waste and inefficiencies in the city hall he promised to tackle.

Now I can see that he is a typical tax-and-waste socialist and a social engineer with I-know-better-than-you attitude and lack of respect to Joe Average.

Can't wait for the election day.”
11 Questions For Naheed Nenshi

11 Questions For Naheed Nenshi

Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 16:26:47 in Canada Alberta

“Yes, please take him to Toronto. We need a new mayor too.”
Justin Trudeau: Marijuana Decriminalization The Way To Go

Justin Trudeau: Marijuana Decriminalization The Way To Go

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 15:26:25 in Canada Politics

“Worked not so great for the Dutch, but who cares, we have the right to make our own mistakes.”

JPLeger on Nov 14, 2012 at 16:29:07

“Actually, i'm curious to know how it didn't worked so great. Every articles I found on the subject concluded that it lowered the consumption of both cannabis and hard drugs.

http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2012/07/16/quel-est-le-juste-prix-du-cannabis_1734070_3234.html

http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-Effects-of-Marijuana-Freedom-in-the-Netherlands-221675.shtml
Justin Trudeau: Marijuana Decriminalization The Way To Go

Justin Trudeau: Marijuana Decriminalization The Way To Go

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 15:25:02 in Canada Politics

“Next the new new low. Bravo libs. Dig it deeper.”

CanadianSkeptic on Nov 14, 2012 at 15:49:23

“Yeah, cause that crime and punishment angle the Conservatives are going for works wonders :P When even Texas tells you your approach to crime is bad, maybe you should get a clue.”

canobserv on Nov 14, 2012 at 15:40:52

“well then...the Harper supporters shouldn't be concerned at all........nope...not at all”
11 Questions For Naheed Nenshi

11 Questions For Naheed Nenshi

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 13:14:59 in Canada Alberta

“What did Nenshi do for the city actually? What did he achieve? Yes, he can tweet alright, but what else?

All I know is he increased property taxes way above the rate of inflation, but decreased service levels. He put every household in Calgary on the hook for $2000 for his pet tunnel project. Ask anyone - do you want a 2 km shortcut to the airport for $2000? The answer is quick and always negative. When the province returned portion of education tax back, he expropriated it, as if belonged to the city. And now he is actively looking for further ways to increase taxation. He wanted to screw homeowners by forcing secondary suites in every community (thankfully aldermen blocked him). He pushed halfway houses and meth clinics to residential neighbourhoods. He disallowed private garbage removal, thus creating another inefficient city monopoly.

All the while he did nothing, absolutely nothing to address waste and inefficiencies in the city hall.

He is a typical tax and waste socialist and a social engineer with I-know-better-than-you attitude and lack of respect to Joe Average.”

EastOverWest on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:07:03

“Nothing. His supporters voted him in because they liked his demeanor and "beliefs". They don't know squat about his record or abilities on things that actually matter. Just read the other comments here.”
Sun News Mandatory Carriage Application: Network Seeks To Be Part Of Basic Cable Package

Sun News Mandatory Carriage Application: Network Seeks To Be Part Of Basic Cable Package

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 13:06:22 in Canada Business

“Nope. It involves kick in the butt.”
Sun News Mandatory Carriage Application: Network Seeks To Be Part Of Basic Cable Package

Sun News Mandatory Carriage Application: Network Seeks To Be Part Of Basic Cable Package

Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 22:01:37 in Canada Business

“The free market presumes a level playing field. I am all for free market. But even if we forget that CBC and CTV had this privilege for decades, what are we supposed to do with public funding of left-leaning CBC, then?”

SayBlade on Nov 14, 2012 at 11:17:02

“The CBC is a public broadcaster. CTV and Global are private prime time redundancies.”

bigotsrunchristianity on Nov 14, 2012 at 09:47:59

“About the same as the public subsidies and tax breaks Quebecor gets every year. Free market my butt”

All Seeing Guy on Nov 13, 2012 at 23:12:32

“Don't be hypocrite. Don't force me to pay for American style faux news and call it free market liberty. As for the CBC, don't be jealous. You guys don't handle it well, it brings out your inner two year-old.”

mravka on Nov 13, 2012 at 22:06:17

“The free market was never based on a level playing field, that is the first myth of capitalism.”
Sun News Mandatory Carriage Application: Network Seeks To Be Part Of Basic Cable Package

Sun News Mandatory Carriage Application: Network Seeks To Be Part Of Basic Cable Package

Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 21:54:37 in Canada Business

“What's good for a goose is good for a gander. Then defund left-leaning CBC. I do not want to pay for their lefty spin on events and their political correctness run amok.”

Achilles Wrath on Nov 14, 2012 at 21:31:43

“So Tom Flanagan, Rex Murphy, Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin, and Don Cherry are all "lefty spinsters"? Because they are all (or were at one time in Wallin's case) regulars on CBC. When has SunTv ever featured someone who isn't a babbling right-wing, logical-fallacy-peddling loudmouth?”

SayBlade on Nov 14, 2012 at 11:07:39

“The CBC is a public broadcaster. If there were any "lefty" spin in the programming, it has been thoroughly pummelled out of the lineup over the past six years.”

bigotsrunchristianity on Nov 14, 2012 at 09:42:38

“Guess we know where you get your news.

news flash, when someone has a different opinion than you, it is not leftie spin. It is a different opinion. We will never respect your opinion if you do not have the respect to even realize that you are talking about our opinion. Or is everything you say actually rightie spin?

What's good for the goose, blah blah blah....”

YankinCanada on Nov 13, 2012 at 23:03:46

“SunCorp gets about 2 billion in subsidies and tax breaks, what good for the goose, right JJ?”
Nenshi 2013: Calgary Mayor To Seek Re-election (VIDEO)

Nenshi 2013: Calgary Mayor To Seek Re-election (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 15:35:49 in Canada Alberta

“Calgary is a modern city, thank you. Besides, the bigger a city is the smaller per capita taxes it should have. Ever heard of the economy of scale? There is absolutely no justification on that basis to any of tax increases that Nenshi imposed or is looking for.

And it is people like you, prone to cheap populism, but not understanding basics of the economy, who have this perverted idea that big cities must be more expensive per capita than small ones.

Cheers.”
Nenshi 2013: Calgary Mayor To Seek Re-election (VIDEO)

Nenshi 2013: Calgary Mayor To Seek Re-election (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 00:09:15 in Canada Alberta

“What did he do actually? What did he achieve? Yes, he can tweet allright, but what else? All I know is he increased property taxes way above inflation, but decreased service levels. He put every household in Calgary on the hook for $2000 for his pet tunnel project. When the province returned portion of education tax back, he expropriated it. And now he is actively looking for further ways to increase taxation. He wanted to screw homeowners by forcing secondary suites in every community (thankfully aldermen blocked him). He disallowed private garbage removal, thus creating another inefficient city monopoly. At the same time he did nothing, absolutely nothing to address waste and inefficiencies in the city hall.

He is a typical tax and waste socialist and a social engineer with I-know-better-than-you attitude and lack of respect to the citizens.”

MissingTheExpos on Nov 8, 2012 at 07:37:46

“He's making Calgary a modern city. People like you can't handle that Calgary is a big city now and has to start acting that way. You want low taxes and private garbage removal, move to a small town. Better yet, move to a really big city like Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver and find out what real taxes are like. It will make your head spin.
I guess you'd have been find if McIvor had won; no tax increase but infrastructure at a standstill and a city of over a million people living in a place built for half that number.”
U.S. Election: Canadian Economy Stands To Benefit, Big Bank Economists Say

U.S. Election: Canadian Economy Stands To Benefit, Big Bank Economists Say

Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 23:57:01 in Canada Business

“"Economists" can go for a walk. Stock exchange says it all and much better. Dow is down by 313 points.

We are a small boat attached to American economic titanic. When it goes down, we may go with it. And even if we manage to cut ties in a timely manner (which is unlikely), we are for a very rough ride in open seas.”
Americans Moving To Canada: The Twitter Trend That Never Dies

Americans Moving To Canada: The Twitter Trend That Never Dies

Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 14:25:04 in Canada Politics

“Liberal government of Martin, conservative minority government of Harper, conservative majority government of Harper... My pendulum is not broken; your ability to assess observable reality - is.”
Americans Moving To Canada: The Twitter Trend That Never Dies

Americans Moving To Canada: The Twitter Trend That Never Dies

Commented Nov 6, 2012 at 18:58:57 in Canada Politics

“Don't speak for all Canadians. Many, myself included, would prefer American immigrants over ones from culturally distant countries and not even speaking English.

Americans, you are welcome. And by the way, Canada has been too far to the left for for way too long and the pendulum is surely moving to the right now, so the diatribe above is a whining of one of a few remaining liberals, whose once mighty party has been completely annihilated at the last elections. They have not simply lost, they are not even an opposition anymore. Unfortunately the damage they incurred to social fabric will take years to repair. And your help is very welcome.”

1View on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:22:15

“The number of seats the true Conservatives won in 1993 TWO will seem many after next election . You may want to consider moving south .”

AMCee on Nov 7, 2012 at 02:27:32

“I think your pendulum is broken”

janet2derek on Nov 6, 2012 at 19:19:16

“oh you mean after harpo sells our country down the toilet to the chinese crooks.”
Dean Del Mastro: Anonymous Comments On Internet Should Be Addressed By Parliament (VIDEO)

Dean Del Mastro: Anonymous Comments On Internet Should Be Addressed By Parliament (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 19:24:00 in Canada Politics

“What he said has nothing to do with conservatism. NDP would be proud of him.”

Tyler Austin sober on Oct 26, 2012 at 21:50:34

“What do you base your comments on?
The fact that he's getting mocked by the NDP right now?

Tell you what, why not take a look around the world and see who support free speach more- conservatives or social democrats.”

Exexecution on Oct 26, 2012 at 20:28:22

“Dumbest comment I have read all month. Congrats!”

chronoss chiron on Oct 26, 2012 at 20:22:20

“NOPE NDP helped spirit 464000 signatures against online spying....harper and clement had no choice but to stop that bill , why? cause you cant have all 18 million online users against you and survive in office.”

WittyUserName1 on Oct 26, 2012 at 20:15:21

“This could be vaguely related to conservatism as it could be related to Conservatives wanting to preserve things, again vaguely, but where do you get the idea that NDP would support this?”
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