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Urban Development Institute - Calgary Article Offends With References To Gays, Minorities

Urban Development Institute - Calgary Article Offends With References To Gays, Minorities

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 03:15:22 in Canada Alberta

“We're all minorities in some way ot another.”

EQ8Rhomes on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:21:14

“@TT_Esty1: Thank you! Years ago, I, a visible minority, had to remind an English Canadian muttering about visible minorities of just your point considering the whole of Canada. He agreed!
One female teacher only considered women a majority because of numbers. I reminded her that women have been political and economic minorities world over.
Thank you.”
Pat Robertson Suggests Gay Man Was Abused, Says Bible Is 'Explicit' In Condemning Homosexuality

Pat Robertson Suggests Gay Man Was Abused, Says Bible Is 'Explicit' In Condemning Homosexuality

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 03:26:50 in Gay Voices

“By the rationale Robertson presents, religion can be seen as a mental illness; an illusory state. To use the Bible as a validator is similar to throwing bones or digging through the entrails.

Robertson is so infused with his personal theology that his appeal to the Bible as the moral font redacts both the god and the Jesus.”
Pennsylvania's New Environmental Chief Doesn't Think Climate Change Is A Big Deal

Pennsylvania's New Environmental Chief Doesn't Think Climate Change Is A Big Deal

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 02:50:46 in Politics

“It isn't that there are no intelligent people in America. It is that they do not get to positions that make a difference.

The 'go along to get along' philosophy dominates and when things go wrong, you look stunned and say, 'I was unaware'. Take your pension and your severance pay and on to the next project.”
Mandy Patinkin's Beard Is No More On 'Live! With Kelly And Michael'

Mandy Patinkin's Beard Is No More On 'Live! With Kelly And Michael'

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 02:44:21 in TV

“You mean Homeland is done?”
Are You Smarter Than The Mayor Of London? Here's The IQ Test Boris Johnson Failed (VIDEO)

Are You Smarter Than The Mayor Of London? Here's The IQ Test Boris Johnson Failed (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 03:21:04 in World

“That there are people with an IQ below 85 is not unique to our time. It has always been so and will likely always be so in the sense that some people have brown hair and others are blond. It is a consequence of heredity, chance or wilful enterprise.

Boris Johnson has shown that rational and compassionate thought is not necessary part of the mind set of those with an IQ higher. One might also argue that those below 85 probably have a better understanding of Johnson that he of them.”

TwoZeroOZ on Dec 5, 2013 at 14:39:55

“Rationality is a skill. It can be learned like any other skill. So you're right in that it is not a part of IQ.

However, there is a distinct correlation between those with a higher IQ having a better grasp of rationality.”
Rob Ford May Have Tried To Buy Crack Tape: Court Documents

Rob Ford May Have Tried To Buy Crack Tape: Court Documents

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 02:43:39 in Canada Politics

“The lesson learned from the Ford Fiasco is that Canada is a small country and news travels fast. This is both our salvation and our curse.”
Pierre Poilievre Suggests Tories Don't Need Reform Act

Pierre Poilievre Suggests Tories Don't Need Reform Act

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 21:05:42 in Canada Politics

“The Poilievreization of any issue is a sure sign that the Harper boys are feeling the heat.”
'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 22:59:55 in Canada Politics

“rick_86, you were afforded a chance to have a rationale political discussion; to present your point of view with supporting arguments. Instead, you chose to be disrespectful to the cause and tenor of this space. In this rather complicated world of ours, it is not sufficient to snipe from behind a forest of inaneness but requires thought and consideration. You don't always have to be right but you do have to show thought.

And Stevie tucks himself in because that's the kind of guy he is.”
'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 18:42:12 in Canada Politics

“Much will depend on what the home environment was like and how perceptive Justin was. I've met Justin and he's a presentable young man. Right now, he's in the chrysalid stage and so its uncertain whether a butterfly or a moth will emerge. Like his father, he stands on the brink of opportunity but when you fly without a net, there are only so many falls that you can take.

Harper, on the other hand, is a seasoned flyer and always with a net. Read 'Leiningen Versus the Ants' to get a grasp as to how the Conservative machine works. (Spoiler alert: It has a happy ending)

Mulcair and the NDP will never make it because they are like us and we know our failing and so will not trust people like us in government. We don't vote NDP because we lack confidence in ourselves.”

rick 86 on Dec 1, 2013 at 14:42:01

“Whatever you say Laureen, go tuck Stevie in now.”
'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 18:08:55 in Canada Politics

“That's my point. If Corporate Canada gains confidence in Trudeau, they'll give him money and he'll be able to hire some good speech writers. His on the fly responses are passable now because he is in training but once he gets on track with Muclair and Harper, his boyish observations won't pass except, of course, for other boys.

Harper is unlikely to run in the next election. His reputation is being shredded and when the truth ever emerges, he'll be happy for his pension. This group of Conservative parliamentarians are a sorry lot but then the Conservative basket is not deep or bright.”
Tory Push To Limit Prime Minister's Powers May Not Receive NDP Support

Tory Push To Limit Prime Minister's Powers May Not Receive NDP Support

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 16:44:55 in Canada Politics

“I'm certain that Harper and the PMO have a 'work around' already else Chong would be looking for his kneecaps.

The irony is that by allowing Chong to present his Bill, Harper and the PMO can argue that independence for members exists. And the defeat of the Bill will be a further example. Our Hopes and wishes are with you, Mikey.”

hunter87471 on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:09:02

“They don't even tolerate dissent behind closed doors, never mind of the floor of Parliament- this guy is playing with his entire future. Good luck to him!”
'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 16:30:48 in Canada Politics

“Hard to tell what will happen in the next two years but for the present, Mulcair is the only adult in the room. Trudeau is a fast learner and is fortunate to have someone like Mulcair mentor him. Certainly, Harper is not one to be emulated. Moreover, Harper is being sucked down by the jellyfish he bred. Much will depend on where the big boys decide to place their money.”

rick 86 on Nov 30, 2013 at 16:49:33

“What's Mulcair going to teach him how to jump ship and change parties. Mulcair is not much different than Harper. Wussy personal attacks.
Even not being schooled in Law (like Mulcair) Trudeau still asked the more pertinent question regarding the breach of the criminal code. Since his background is in teaching, the first thing he should do is run a course for the righties on ethics and social skills. Mulcair had some trouble in that area too did he not?”
Black Friday Marred By Violence In Several States

Black Friday Marred By Violence In Several States

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 04:06:55 in Business

“Do we not demean ourselves when we participate. It is like the farmer scattering feed and chickens rush to snatch the seeds. Better they waited to be served knowing that the farmer needs the eggs.”

Ideation20 on Nov 30, 2013 at 08:47:06

“It's more like Seagulls circling the landfill.”
The Richest World Leaders Are Even Richer Than You Thought

The Richest World Leaders Are Even Richer Than You Thought

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 03:39:47 in World

“The irony is that Time the wayward leveller swathes even among the rich and knowing that they grasp for more if only to deny.”
'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 18:27:15 in Canada Politics

“'Proved' is a mighty strong word to describe his particiaption in the by-election. But, any straw is worth grasping.”

rick 86 on Nov 30, 2013 at 13:40:01

“The NDP are going back to third place status. Layton trooping through cancer is the only thing that got them official opposition and he's gone now. Mulcair is no Jack Layton.”
Silvio Berlusconi Accused Of Paying Off 'Bunga Bunga' Witnesses

Silvio Berlusconi Accused Of Paying Off 'Bunga Bunga' Witnesses

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 18:24:05 in World

“Berlusconi has shown that mental dysfunction comes in many forms and some borders on mental affliction. We need to take the opportunity to examine his behaviour in hopes of understanding and codifying such behaviour so as to recognize it when it surfaces again. We should know where he fits in within the DSM-IV.

Presently we see Berlusconi as a 'one of' but if his behaviour were classified as part of a mental disorder, we might see that other 'distinguished' and lesser men and women were as delusional.”
'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

'Angry' Mulcair Flyers Weren't Personal Attack, Liberals Say

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:48:30 in Canada Politics

“They're starting to groom the young lad. Given him a hair cut and all. It is not unusual to have the young quote the words of the great in hope of being carried or at least noticed. He is on the Liberal pathway and in 10 or 20 years may prove his worth and win an election.”

rick 86 on Nov 30, 2013 at 18:13:35

“YES, growing up the son of a PM he wouldn't KNOW anything about pokitics like a great mind like yourself, huh? God damn, the righties are high functional mongaloids.”

rick 86 on Nov 29, 2013 at 17:57:18

“He proved in the bi-elections he's already worth more in the eyes of voters that he NDP. How they doing? Pretty good?”
Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 16:03:33 in Religion

“Yes, Susan, I actually grew up in one. Of course, I was too young to appreciate how poor we were. Poor in the economic sense but rich in family and that house contributed to that richness. My parents never left that house and in its time, other families have enjoyed its shelter. I last saw it in 2005 and it glowed with additions and improvements.

An exception? I think not. As long as corporations and Churches dominate the economics, there will always be poor. The reality is that the former take a disproportionate share out of the economy. And, I might add, often ship it to some tax haven.”
Retail Workers Ask Themselves What Thanksgiving With Family Is Worth

Retail Workers Ask Themselves What Thanksgiving With Family Is Worth

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 04:20:13 in Business

“Americans are proud of their independence and if they independently want to go shopping like all the other independent consumers then the independent merchants should open their independent stores. That is how an independent America behaves.

Now quit bellyaching and pick up that turkey sandwich and get to the store. Who do you think you are, rich?”

Worldyplace on Nov 28, 2013 at 04:30:24

“independence at the cost and detriment of others?

great spirit, I hope not American”
Sandra Fluke Destroys 'Corporations Are People' Argument (VIDEO)

Sandra Fluke Destroys 'Corporations Are People' Argument (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 04:08:32 in Politics

“If you can't tell Sandra Fluke's gender, can you really be reliable on any insights? View the clip again and try very very hard to grasp the point of HER argument.

And don't let the Left frighten you. They're really nice people. They just think a lot.”
AskPaulCalandra Website Lets You Feel As Frustrated As The Opposition

AskPaulCalandra Website Lets You Feel As Frustrated As The Opposition

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 03:38:06 in Canada Politics

“The neat thing about Paul Calandra is you don't feel guilty for having no respect for this elected verbose juggernaut.

For del Mastro, one felt a little embarrassed because he tried so hard but just couldn't make it.

With Calandra, one is reminded of one of those wind up toys that one expects to be obtuse. Let's hope his little girls have a smart mom.

And how long will it take until we discover that Calandra has been taking career short cuts.”
Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 03:16:16 in Religion

“This is like Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan telling the company to help the poor buy houses. You can almost hear the arthritic hands of the rich grasp tighter the moneyed purse.”

Susan DeYoung on Nov 28, 2013 at 16:49:14

“Have you seen the houses that given to the poor four years after?”

Susan DeYoung on Nov 28, 2013 at 16:46:05

“He attacks the idolatry of money yet before money stolen or given it was earned and so represents man's very productivity.

Note his next words were to call on the rich, the productive, to share that money. And goes to say that the market gains media attention while one dying of hunger does not. It is for that very market and free enterprise that he condemns that there are not more hungry. Our standard of living has risen for what amounts to what little Capitalism exists today. He speaks the economy when knows nothing of it. And I for one am tired of hearing Capitalism being blamed for a bad market, poor economy and now hunger.”

imlaughlin on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:21:18

“It's about each of us, as individuals, TT. -- What are we doing to help the poor, infirm and aged in our communities. That's the message of Pope Francis.”
Dirk Boder, Montreal Man, Claims Brutal Arrest Over Parking Illegally (VIDEO)

Dirk Boder, Montreal Man, Claims Brutal Arrest Over Parking Illegally (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 14:59:53 in Canada

“The police and for that matter the justice system has two major power strategies. One is respect and the other is fear. The action of a few has seriously diminished the first and so they are becoming more dependent on the second.

Violence and brutality always diminish the first and enhance the second. The missing component in all of this is intelligence. And in this case, the driver may not be excluded.”

seanp1974 on Nov 23, 2013 at 15:32:54

“You do not need to fear the police if you are not breaking the law.  Plain and simple.”
Dirk Boder, Montreal Man, Claims Brutal Arrest Over Parking Illegally (VIDEO)

Dirk Boder, Montreal Man, Claims Brutal Arrest Over Parking Illegally (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 03:39:00 in Canada

“The police do it because they can get away with it. They are basically telling us, 'You better be afraid of us'. Nothing has really changed except now they are being filmed.”

seanp1974 on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:32:27

“Maybe, they are saying you need to obey the laws of society and we will leave you alone. I have never had a problem with them unless I had broke a law. Have you? Or, are you just jumping on the band wagon.”

Steel Wind on Nov 23, 2013 at 07:37:00

“Nothing has changed?

I think Const. James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer charged with murdering Sammy Yatin on a Toronto streetcar on July 27, 2013 has a very different perspective on what has changed as a result of the ubiquitous nature of cell phone video cameras.”
Professor Says She Could Go To Jail For Pointing Out Her Alleged Rapist 18 Years Ago

Professor Says She Could Go To Jail For Pointing Out Her Alleged Rapist 18 Years Ago

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 14:05:41 in Los Angeles

“According to the news report, she was in a forced marriage with her former boyfriend and alleged killer of Ramirez. As a spouse, she was precluded from testifying agaist him and the matter was not pursued. When the police learned of their divorce, they re-initiated the investigation. She cooperated on the assurance that she would not be implicated. She mistakenly thought that the police would understand her role and see that she was not directly involved. Perhaps, she should have pleaded the Fifth.

Ironically the prosecution states 'defendants often deny the crime they are charged with' as if this was some novel insight and that such statements are without fact. Moreover, the prosecutor also states, 'She wants to try this case with the media' and, thereby, starting to try the case in the press. In addition, the prosecutor seems amiable to a plea bargain even though the lesser charge was not committed, that is, if innocent until proven guilty has any sway in this country. Such is the justice system.”
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