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Canadian Porn Block Petition Gets An American Cousin

Canadian Porn Block Petition Gets An American Cousin

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 12:51:48 in Canada Business

“Anyone can start a petition for any crazy demand. This one is being covered by "big media" because its part of a plan to take all privacy from Canadians, which is what the corporatists want. How about we start a petition to put all Bank CEO's and COO's in prison with no trial. We know they have robbed us blind. What? No one will cover THAT petition?”
'Canadian Anti-Pornography Petition' Urges Opt-In Filter On All Porn

'Canadian Anti-Pornography Petition' Urges Opt-In Filter On All Porn

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 16:49:46 in Canada Business

“I fail to see the relevance of this petition. It appears to have been set up to cause as much media hype as possible. Change.org is an American provider of petition hosting. You go to the website, decide on the "package" you wish and you have your petition. No one much knows about it, because its yours and you haven't told anyone about it. You then give the link out to friends of your cause, like the CPC for example and you'll get what we have here. This isn't to say that petitions are bad in any way, but 4,500 people is a pretty small group in a country of 35 million and, in fact, there is no way to know that the signers are even Canadian.”
Justin Trudeau Confronted On Pot Stance, But Does Woman Have Ties To Vic Toews? (VIDEO)

Justin Trudeau Confronted On Pot Stance, But Does Woman Have Ties To Vic Toews? (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 14:41:01 in Canada Politics

“I'm an NDP supporter and can see that you are as well, but the NDP are totally wrong on this issue. Decriminalization is a half way measure that will solve nothing because it will keep the gangs in control of distribution. It might even make it worse, because the gangs would have clients that would not be bothered by police while still having the income stream. People who use cannabis would still have to deal with known criminal gang members to buy something that is legal for them to possess? That just seems stupid.

Although I have been an NDP supporter for most of my life, I will vote Liberal based on this issue alone. I guess its time that I NEED to see something actually done to improve the lives of Canadians. No more bs, No more promises. No more talk. Canadians want action on this subject and we've waited long enough.”

Fresh Orange on Sep 27, 2013 at 15:28:56

“Again, platitudes have trapped you like fly paper.

CPC core support is very solid.

And it remains very unlikely the LPC can form a solid majority in a single bound.

A majority is what it will take to start and finish the legalization process.

Do what you will.
Stick to your...flypaper.

It's a foolish move.”
Justin Trudeau Confronted On Pot Stance, But Does Woman Have Ties To Vic Toews? (VIDEO)

Justin Trudeau Confronted On Pot Stance, But Does Woman Have Ties To Vic Toews? (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 13:55:04 in Canada Politics

“Hahaha, your "arguements" are truly pathetic. I understand, though. It must be tough to argue something so illogical when nearly every breathing person already knows all your talking points are not true. It is entertaining watching you squirm but trying to twist the failure of a Con supporter who was attempting to blindside Trudeau into a "leftist socialist plant" is a new low point. Harper supporters are so bad at their "job" they look like they are trying to help the Liberals! Hahahaha!”
Justin Trudeau Confronted On Pot Stance, But Does Woman Have Ties To Vic Toews? (VIDEO)

Justin Trudeau Confronted On Pot Stance, But Does Woman Have Ties To Vic Toews? (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 12:37:23 in Canada Politics

“There have been 13,500 peer reviewed studies on global warming. Out of those 13,500 reports 24 said that it was not happening. 24. That clearly puts the deniers in Stephen Harper's anti-science, corporate parrot party. Its interesting that they use science when it comes to finding oil and gas that can be "exploited for profit" but eschew science when it shows the destruction of the environment that that exploitation leads to.

Talking points abound. "Its getting colder where I live", "I haven't noticed the seas rising" and of course the all time stupidest comment ever "there is nothing we can do so we won't try". That's like standing in the middle of the road and saying "its fate that I am about to be hit by a car and killed" and using that as an excuse to stand there until you are hit.

I can't believe all these crazy comments are truly from normal individuals backing the "rights" of giant multi-national corporations to destroy the place we all live for private profit. It makes no sense at all.”
Poll Suggests Canadians Fine With Trudeau's Pot Admission, While Support For Reform Grows

Poll Suggests Canadians Fine With Trudeau's Pot Admission, While Support For Reform Grows

Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 03:17:06 in Canada Politics

“For arthritis? My mate has terrible rumatoid arthritis and smoking a little cannabis is the difference between her sitting in her chair crying in pain and completely forgetting about it and enjoying life. If nothing else, definitely take Turmeric. It works a wonder. My wife takes a couple of tablets a day and doesn't need any other drugs other than a little cannabis. Gone are the terrible arthritis drugs and their side effects. Try it! You will be amazed!!! Its just a spice extract but it is an amazing anti inflamatory.”
UBC Frosh Chant: Pro-Rape Cheer Has Been A Concern For Years

UBC Frosh Chant: Pro-Rape Cheer Has Been A Concern For Years

Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 15:12:00 in Canada British Columbia

“"Unstoppable"? Give me a break. If a student attends a class and starts screaming the F word at the professor they would be expelled. That student would not have broken any actual law. How is that different from a student spraying Nazi symbols on buildings or singing songs about raping young women?

A clear set of rules that if broken would result in expulsion from the University would end this. Any other response from the University is just pandering to rich brats and their parents.”

Luke Johnathan on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:21:10

“Of course they would be expelled, because screaming the F word at the professor constitutes a verbal assault and is disruptive to the class. Chanting something a bit rapey on a bus is neither a verbal assault nor does it disrupt class. Spraying Nazi symbols is vandalism, which is also illegal, but singing songs is not illegal, it's protected under freedom of speech, unless it is directly attacking another person, or libel, or instigates violence or something of that sort. But the chant in question does none of those things, it doesn't even instigate violence, as it ends with G is for go to jail, if anything, it could be understood as a warning not to rape.

UBC certainly could write up a set of rules of conduct and require students to sign it, much like Trinity Western has, but then secular universities would be just as authoritarian as religious ones. Do we really want that?”

JrTokin on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:24:46

“"... any other response from the University is just pandering to rich brats and their (my word) moneybags parents.

I just clued in, it IS about the students and the "fees" that this school reaps from them. Otherwise, why wouldn't the school level heavy penalties and dismissals for the abuse perpetuated by these brats?”
Chuck Hagel: Russia Provided Some Chemical Weapons To Syria

Chuck Hagel: Russia Provided Some Chemical Weapons To Syria

Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 17:19:37 in Politics

“"The Russians supply them, others are supplying them..."

Others being the US, correct? Which goes along with the US's selling of all kinds of weapons to whoever has the money to buy them. How about "making a stand" and stopping all export of all weapons from the US? Oh, I get it. That would cost corporations possible profits, so its all good. If any big problems arise they can just send in their sons and daughters to take them back, and sell more weapons for the war that their children will be left to fight.”

PJ Parker on Sep 4, 2013 at 17:24:28

“Wrong”
Justin Trudeau Smoked Marijuana After Becoming MP

Justin Trudeau Smoked Marijuana After Becoming MP

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 11:58:10 in Canada Politics

“You might have been able to get away with a ridiculous comment like that 40 years ago, but at this point you sound like a paid off bs'er. No one believes that or you.”

HarleyOpenRoad on Aug 23, 2013 at 12:20:47

“I don't care.”
Pamela Wallin's Expense Claims May Put A Chill On Travel, Senators Fear

Pamela Wallin's Expense Claims May Put A Chill On Travel, Senators Fear

Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 15:54:21 in Canada Politics

“We don't need ANY un-elected people running around with a credit card backed by our tax dollars. Give me a break. If these people want to be activists then they can get out in the streets and organize events on a volunteer basis. Its not like any of them are poor. They are no more than highly paid slackers, stuffing their faces on the public dime and all the while whining about working people getting services for their tax dollars.”
Verizon Canada: James Moore Slams Big Three's 'Misleading' Campaign

Verizon Canada: James Moore Slams Big Three's 'Misleading' Campaign

Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 02:27:07 in Canada Business

“I worked for Telus for 30 years and had my job outsourced to India. Other jobs, like the wonderful telephone operators were outsourced to the Philippines. What difference does it make if another competitor comes into the marketplace? The jobs are outsourced if at all possible already. Telus and Bell complaining about possible job loss is a joke. They are corporations, just like Verizon, and don't care about the people or jobs. They care about profit and anything goes...”
MM&A Bankruptcy: Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Files For Bankruptcy Protection After Lac-Megantic Disaster

MM&A Bankruptcy: Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Files For Bankruptcy Protection After Lac-Megantic Disaster

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 18:42:14 in Canada Business

“"Remember which government gave the go ahead for this rail company to run with only one person. Remember which government ignored railway safety protocols. Remember which government increased rail transport of dangerous goods.

Remember the Lac-Mégantic disaster in 2015. If this railway can walk away scott free, don't let the government who enabled this disaster to happen get away."

I couldn't have said it better, second degree, F&F.

We must understand the consequences of voting for corporate controlled politicians. This kind of thing is going to happen more and more until we pay attention and boot these fascists out of our governments.”

North of Toronto on Aug 7, 2013 at 20:55:30

“Deregulation was started during the Mulroney government in 1988. Regulatory function and investigation was given to Transport Canada in 1996 during the Chretien government. This reorganization / deregulation "effectively created the institutional separation of rail safety regulation, accident investigation and economic regulation". It's gone downhill (literally) ever since.”

North of Toronto on Aug 7, 2013 at 20:34:46

“Deregulation of the railway system began in the late 1980s.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/rsa-lsf/benedict.pdf

Start at page 151 and you'll find this has been with us for awhile.”
Canadian Economy Did Little Better Than U.S. In Great Recession, Revised Data Shows

Canadian Economy Did Little Better Than U.S. In Great Recession, Revised Data Shows

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 00:34:29 in Canada Business

“The PM and his ministers administer CMHC and tell them what minimum down payments we be and their duration. When the Bank of Canada lowered interest rates to keep liquidity, the government could have upped the requirements for CMHC insurance and no bubble would have occured but by lowering standards for lending and reducing the minimum down payment to 0, they threw gas on the fire. Now they see the danger and have moved the requirements back to the level we started at but the debt levels are already too high because of it.”
Canadian Economy Did Little Better Than U.S. In Great Recession, Revised Data Shows

Canadian Economy Did Little Better Than U.S. In Great Recession, Revised Data Shows

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 00:28:25 in Canada Business

“We are currently at over 160% debt to income ratio now. We peaked a few months ago at just over 164%. http://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/boc-review-winter11-12-crawford.pdf has a chart that shows as of the 3rd quarter of 2011 we were higher than both the US and the UK. The real shocker came in 2012 when Canada began following the same system for determining the ratio as other countries, as recomended by the IMF. That is when our COMPARABLE rate to other countries moved us to 164%, which is almost identical to the peak in the US.”

Charles the Great on Aug 7, 2013 at 00:47:49

“It 160% over all personal then yes. The national debt is  more like 34.563% according to the IMF.   Also Personal Debt is not the government problem. Many if people bought things they cannot afford. Also Greece problems is a result of National debt and so is the United States. It wasn't personal debt that caused what is happening in Greece, since they had a problem of people not paying their taxes. It is national debt that causes meltdowns. ”
Canadian Economy Did Little Better Than U.S. In Great Recession, Revised Data Shows

Canadian Economy Did Little Better Than U.S. In Great Recession, Revised Data Shows

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 20:43:09 in Canada Business

“The only reason that Canada "appears" to have done better during the great recession is that Stephen Harper decided to "kick the can" down the road a bit by ramping up consumer debt to unheard of levels. We are now about to enter our recession. The low rates, combined with opening the spigot of Bankster's dreams, unlimited, completely guaranteed, credit. Anyone who could fog a mirror could get a huge mortgage, based on the idea that the Banks would have no liability when the inevitable crash occurs.

Yes, home prices escalated seemingly endlessly while rates were being lowered. Each time a rate cut "played out" the rate was lowered again. Now we are at the bottom. Rates will cannot go lower, so prices will stagnate. When prices stagnate, those holding "investments" will be squeezed because they can't sell without a loss unless the price goes up because they need to pay realtors fees and have paid tax if the home/condo was new. Those "investors" will either have their consumer spending crushed or face bankruptcy. Either of the above will kill Canada's economy and that just happens to be the phase we are now entering. Good luck to everyone!”

Charles the Great on Aug 6, 2013 at 21:51:36

“consumer debt or personal debt is easy to control. Just do not buy things you cannot afford. Nothing to do with the PM unless he made you buy that Apple Computer on your credit card.”

Charles the Great on Aug 6, 2013 at 21:35:31

“Canada is not even close to Greece or the United States in consumer debt.”
Surrey Taxi Shooting Sends Passengers Fleeing

Surrey Taxi Shooting Sends Passengers Fleeing

Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 14:54:44 in Canada British Columbia

“Ah, yes. The evening's entertainment here in Surrey, brought to you by our government's "war on drugs". If only there was some way to stop the violence...oh, wait, there is. Just vote for Justin Trudeau in the next election. He is the only politician that has promised to get rid of the black market that fuels this horror show. Just like the Al Capone gangs of the 30's the money comes from prohibition and just like then the removal of prohibition takes the money away. Its so simple but there are just so many people making money off it that our current governments won't touch it. That fact makes you wonder who the friends of our elected politicians really are...”
Kelowna Crime Rate Highest In Canada

Kelowna Crime Rate Highest In Canada

Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 15:17:03 in Canada British Columbia

“Was this rating determined before or after Christy Clark was elected there? Just ask'in is all...”
Canada's High House Prices Held Up By Phony Appraisals -- Taxpayers On Hook, Report Says

Canada's High House Prices Held Up By Phony Appraisals -- Taxpayers On Hook, Report Says

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 16:03:31 in Canada Business

“I respectfully disagree. Every week there are lots of "The most expensive house in Canada" style articles that are written by the CREA to pump housing. The CREA pushes their highly manipulated HPI to "prove" housing prices are rising even as they are actually falling. They use statistical manipulation to "smooth" out the price drops "based on a decade long housing bubble the current reduction in prices is an anomaly, so they are smoothed out".

There is a lot of disinformation out there about housing in Canada but it certainly isn't all pushing the fear side.”

laymancanuck on Jul 23, 2013 at 19:44:55

“Good point, not all markets are the same thou.”
Canada's Job Creation Record Falls Behind Majority Of Developed Countries

Canada's Job Creation Record Falls Behind Majority Of Developed Countries

Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 17:48:49 in Canada Business

“Yes, of course. The worn out "red tape" comments. How exactly did the de-regulation of the railway industry work for you? MMA applied to run only a single person on their trains and were given that by the Harper Conservatives. Now a town lies in ruins, lives lost and others destroyed by the decision. Perhaps being a NIMBY as you put it is not all bad.

Corporations have no conscience and will do whatever improves their bottom line, including things that endanger our people and destroy our environment. It is only common sense to question and regulate business. It is a proven fact that "self regulation" doesn't work and never will. Jobs can be created without "giving away the store" as a country. Its called being responsible.”

maleo63 on Jul 22, 2013 at 18:43:58

“I don't believe in self regulation either. My question though is when someone protests the setting up of a business or industry in their area, where exactly do they expect people to work for a living and doing what?”
Duchess Of Cambridge's Baby: Canadian Politicians Share Congratulations (TWITTER)

Duchess Of Cambridge's Baby: Canadian Politicians Share Congratulations (TWITTER)

Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 17:36:36 in Canada Politics

“Harper can take his "future sovereign of Canada" comments and shove them. Canada is a democracy and we don't want any part of Kings and Queens ruling us. I don't understand how any person with any sense of self worth could accept leadership from an un-elected, undemocratic, individual, that was given power by way of war and family heritage. Oh, by all means, lets give up our rights and shrink the middle class some more to provide money for gold and diamonds for a tiny fraction of the 1%. How ridiculous is that?

I wish the royal family well but while we have children living in poverty we shouldn't be spending millions on the elites of the world who don't need a thing.”

greysells2 on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:22:46

“I am not sure of the economic statistics but I would say the Royals generate as much activity as they consume, at the very least. Economically, the Royals are at least neutral. There is a lot of tradition and history in Canada's connection to the United Kingdom. American's are nostalgic and in many ways love the royalty they dumped during the War of Independence. If the Royal Family are doing no harm and are costing Canada nothing, and they have no power over Canadians, why would we dump them for nor particular reason I can think of. We went to England last year to partake of their culture and traditions. It was a great experience. As long as the Royals work and produce, let them be.”
Darren Entwistle, Telus CEO, Seriously Worried About Verizon's Possible Move Into Canada

Darren Entwistle, Telus CEO, Seriously Worried About Verizon's Possible Move Into Canada

Commented Jul 21, 2013 at 11:35:22 in Canada Business

“Telus? The same Telus that kicked the hell out of its employees and then forced them to train their replacements from India and the Phillipines? Tell me, Darren, are there any actual Canadians still working? What difference is there between Telus with almost every employee off-shored and Verizon? Answer: not much.”
Toronto House Prices Soar; Was There Even A 'Soft Landing'?

Toronto House Prices Soar; Was There Even A 'Soft Landing'?

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 18:09:42 in Canada Business

“What we are seeing at the moment is the CREA desperately trying to spin their numbers in a way that shows that people should buy houses. The actual figures are bleak. In this latest attempt at obfuscation the CREA compares sales for "the last six months" to sales of the "six months before" and notes a HUGE sales increase. The problem is, the "last six months" is the busy time of the year for home sales and the "six months before" is the traditional slow period for home sales. The year over year figures show significant declines. Is this fraud? Well, I guess it depends on how you look at it. They don't actually say something that isn't true, its just that what they say is intentionally misleading. It will be interesting to see if people that buy now and get burned will try to sue the CREA in the future for their losses.”
Trans-Pacific Partnership: 11 Things Harper Doesn't Want To Reveal About Uber-Secretive Trade Pact

Trans-Pacific Partnership: 11 Things Harper Doesn't Want To Reveal About Uber-Secretive Trade Pact

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 17:21:09 in Canada Business

“This is a travesty. How could anyone believe that allowing their government to negotiate trade deals in secret (not secret from corporations, only secret from the people) was acceptable? Allowing corporations to control government policy is the dictionary definition of fascism. Trying to do it in secret proves that the government darn well knows it is not good for the people and that the people would fight against it if they were told about it.

Who feels comfortable with your own government signing deals that corporations can read but not the public, whom it greatly affects? This must not be allowed. They are trying to sign away the right of the Canadian people to decide what is good for us. Don't want GMO'd food? Good luck trying to stop it if they sign agreements like these. The corporations who make money from GMO'd food will be able to overide any health concern Canadians have, for example.”

Mr Woo on Jun 26, 2013 at 17:44:17

“Use this yardstick. If the Harper government is doing something, and you aren't a CEO or just stinking rich, then whatever they're doing will at best be of no benefit to you. At worst, it will be detrimental to you. Either way, he doesn't care. He just wants to 'strengthen' Canada. Now, if you can figure out what part he is 'strengthening' could you drop us a line because most of us way down here aren't seeing any 'strengthening' at all, unless you count minimum sentences or anti-union legislation.”
Trans-Pacific Partnership: 11 Things Harper Doesn't Want To Reveal About Uber-Secretive Trade Pact

Trans-Pacific Partnership: 11 Things Harper Doesn't Want To Reveal About Uber-Secretive Trade Pact

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 17:09:43 in Canada Business

“NAFTA was published in book form before we had a referendum on it. Your argument that trade deals are not negotiated in public is incorrect. They MUST be negotiated in public to maintain our democracy, just like the government can't just write new laws on a piece of paper in a private room. They must be public and have debate in the House otherwise there is no oversight and corruption would be uncontrollable.”

Warren Yuill on Jun 26, 2013 at 20:20:33

“NAFTA was negotiated in secret.And once a deal was made then we had  a vote.Imagine trying to hash out every single issue in the court of public opinion.Nothing would ever get done. ”
Christy Clark Pay Hikes Rolled Back Amid Controversy

Christy Clark Pay Hikes Rolled Back Amid Controversy

Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 19:24:23 in Canada British Columbia

“Is there actually a single person in BC that actually believes Christy would be doing this if she wasn't running in a by-election? She doesn't care about fairness or anything else. She just wants votes right now. Once she is elected, its only a matter of timing for when the pay raises will be back and the public can scream and cry but nothing will change...because, she won't need the public anymore. Wow...this is what we have for a leader?”

viewfromuphere on Jun 19, 2013 at 23:40:15

“agreed.....

but to be honest....it would really be a surprise if Clark lost in one the safest of BC always right wing ridings. Didn''t the Bennetts hold it for years.”
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