Dec 7, 2013 at 22:56:12
“The muslims living in Canada are Canadians like you and I. There is no "us" and "them", we are all the citizens of this great country with the freedom to pray to whomever we wish, and wear whatever we want.
You would be surprised how many muslim women wear the hijab because they want to, not because male members of their families make them.
Muslim women wearing a hijab with their uniform is no different from sikh officers wearing a turban. Live and let live.”
janet2derek on Dec 7, 2013 at 23:10:17
“sure just like the guy from africa who was at school in Sherbrooke Quebec while plotting to blow up a VIA train. Tell me they are all so innocent. Just like tell the British and the French who have had them rioting all over their countries for their so called rights. What a farce.”
Dec 7, 2013 at 16:40:44
“Thank you EPS, well done. I love my Canada, the land of the open minded, tolerant and accepting. Very well done indeed! :-)”
truecanuk on Dec 8, 2013 at 09:25:21
“Once our country has large numbers of muslims as Europe does, you will not see us as being tolerant and accepting when they try to impose their sharia law on us all.WE need to lower immigration numbers.”
Andie Martin on Dec 7, 2013 at 21:45:42
“Except for the original inhabitants of Canada, right?”
janet2derek on Dec 7, 2013 at 21:22:24
“open minded and tolerant is not wearing a hijab or a burka that is total control and dominance by the males in their lives. If we went to the middle east they would not accomodate our bikinis, or short skirts and never our drinking alcohol. You would have to adjust to their society not the other way around like the muslims are trying to do to us Canadians.”
Jul 31, 2012 at 11:35:34
“I would replace the US lapdog government we currently have with one that will make decisions based on what's best for the Canadian people, and what we want, not what will keep us on the lap of our southern neighbour. I would give more power to the people and less to the government. People would be voting on major and sensitive issues such as going to war, supplying arms and other goods to other nations, etc. Abolish unnecessary laws and decriminalize drugs. I would spend less money on military purposes and more on social and economic issues.”
tedr53 on Jul 31, 2012 at 12:48:36
“Very good, however, the present government is an anomaly ,having won with 38% of the vote because the LEFT vote was split.This is good, because if we don't appreciate bad government we'd never vote for GOOD government. I'm not taking sides here, only history will tell if this ' bad' government ends up being a good government.
My Canada would have (like Australia) Mandatory voting.More folks would get their lazy butts out if there was a ' fine' for not voting....”
“Not so. It is my personal experience that trust can be regained after a cheating. It requires honesty, forgiveness, and mutual effort. I hope the two young ones can work this issue out successfully, like my husband and I did many years ago.”
Jul 24, 2012 at 13:42:38
“I don't understand why the Canadian seal hunt is constantly singled out. Hunters kill several million deer in the US every year. Why is killing 6 million deer for sport in the US acceptable, but 300 thousand to sustain fishermen's living in Canada is not? Why doesn't Bill Maher clean his own country's living room before he starts pointing a finger at the dirt in someone else's? I see his point, even agree with it, but since his country has many, many animal issues itself, I find his criticism of other countries's animal practices inappropriate.
The Canadian seal hunt is the issue of the Canadian people. It is up to us to keep it going or do away with it. Celebrities and ordinary folks are welcome to deal with their own issues in their own country.
I don't tell Americans or any other nationalities what to do with their internal affairs in their own country, and I will thank them for allowing us to deal with our own.”
YankeeCanuck on Jul 24, 2012 at 14:41:16
“Perhaps it is the means of killing the animals that people find repugnant. Yes, it is inconsistent--they should also object to the way many slaughterhouses operate, and if that slaughter was not hidden from their eyes, I'm pretty sure they would.”
“I have never had a one piece bathing suit, I wore a bikini at the beach since I was very little. The bikini was/still is a piece of garment to wear on the beach, regardless of age. All the girls/women I knew wore them, and only a negligible number of them turned out to be "vamps", and I'm pretty sure it wasn't the bikini they wore as children that did it.
If an adult looks at a child in a bikini, or in a onesie depicting a cartoon bikini and thinks of sex then there is something wrong with the adult, not the bikini.
Babies are not sexy, no matter what they wear. There is no way you can sexually objectify them, unless you are a sicko.
Anyone who doesn't like the onesie can simlpy ignore it, and let others who have no problem with it buy it.”
“I love Canada for several reasons, one of them is our multiculturalism. This is a country where one can find people of every race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, tradition and language, all living together peacefully. Here we can be who we are freely, we can practice our religion whatever that may be, uphold our "brought-in" traditions along with the local ones, we can wear our traditional/religious clothing, ceremonial items, speak our many languages everywhere, share our customs, our culinary specialties, our beliefs, thus opening the minds of our fellow Canadians, widening their awareness of the peoples of the world, creating a level of tolerance, acceptance and open mindedness in our country that is generally not the norm in the rest of the world.
Canada truly rocks. I've been living here for close to 25 years, and I'm very grateful for being accepted and assimilated into this great society.”
“The arrival of the "invasive species" has nothing to do with the meltdown of the nuclear reactors. The tsunami washed the dock away, along with all kinds of debris, and damaged the nuclear reactors. So the cross ocean trip of the little critters is courtesy of Mother Nature. Nothing new there, it's just something the media can sensationalize.
Major storms, cyclones, hurricanes also pick up small animals, plants, seeds and toss them to places where they were not seen before. Darwin theorized that this is how certain species ended up in certain places all over the planet.”
“Grant, try not to think of it as "invasion". Earthquakes and tsunamis have been happening for ..., well, ever since Earth has been around, washing plants, animals, soil, and whatever else is there out to the ocean, and carrying them to places where they didn't exist before. This is a natural event, and it ensures the constant change of the environment. In nature everything is changing, all the time. Only we, humans demand that everything remains around us the way we got used to it. That is why we start wailing every time the news of animals going extinct pops up, or "invasive species" show up where they weren't around before. We judge everything around us based on what's convenient for us, not considering the ever changing nature of Mother Nature.
Look at us, humans. We are "invasive species" also. I am an immigrant from Europe, now living in Canada, and my presence here have affected the environment, and I'm only one. We change our environment all the time, and if we don't, it will change on its”
BritishColumbian on Jun 11, 2012 at 08:17:46
“The huge difference is that this earthquake and tsunami resulted in the meltdown of nuclear reactors. Thus, it is not just the natural cycles of "mother nature".”
“No way. I got married at 22, and am still married - to the same guy - at 47. If you don't want to get married young then don't. But let's allow others to do it if they want to. Different strokes for different folks, right?”
“I wish he got fired, but no. He was suspended WITH PAY. Some punishment, eh? He is basically on vacation. What a joke.”
paintitblacker on Jun 8, 2012 at 01:18:23
“well you know what they say about karma”
Cael on Jun 7, 2012 at 09:01:08
“Has to go to the union first I guess. That should have been an automatic dismissal but if they did they would be tied up with the Union for some time. Because the Union is there to protect the employee, not the welfare of the people.
Hopefully the Union will support his firing and prove me wrong.”
“Again, this sounds illogical. I cannot see any reason why Assad would be doing this. Smells awfully fishy, and I hope there will be a thorough investigation by the UN before the west interferes. Nothing about these massacres seems/feels straightforward, and I have the nasty feeling that the west is being manipulated. I urge caution to all involved, and the restraint of judgement to everyone reading about the events until we know what actually happened, and who were involved.”
sgillhoolley on Jun 7, 2012 at 08:15:26
“I find that these events are absolutely straightforward. The Syrian people challenged their dictator, and he is now trying to put them in their place. Some people just want to avoid getting involved, and they will use any justification, even vague feelings, to explain our inaction.”
BigNelson on Jun 7, 2012 at 08:10:53
“You cannot be this right. There is a serious game going on with the lives of innocent people. If people thing that the world has not changed, then they are out of it. More powers are emerging and would protect their interests even it means people dying. To stop this must be the instillation of genuine peaceful solutions for the sake of mankind.”
“How do you know he is disappointed? You make a rather large assumption there. Nobody knows what God thinks or feels. That is why I find it best to do what one feels is right, and allow everyone else to do the same.
As for scriptures and prophets, try reading the modern ones, not just the "oldies". You will find them to be real eye openers.
I applaud Obama for his stance. Good for America! It was time.”
wolfex1 on May 10, 2012 at 14:14:13
“Actually, I do read the words of modern prophets on a regular basis. None that I have read have contradicted those words of Jesus Christ and his apostles recorded in the Bible. To whom were you refering? As far as knowing what our Heavenly Father thinks or feels, I compare what he has commanded us to do, what he councils us to do, with what we actually do. Is there any doubt in your mind that He is disappointed when we fall short?”
“We can never move away from God. We are a part of God, whether straight or gay, naughty or nice, shy and humble or holier than thou. There is no need to choose, God loves everyone any way they are, any direction we move, anything we say or do. Listen to Jesus. He tried to teach us that, but many wouldn't listen, because they are too preoccupied with the notion of "sin", and judging others. Stop wasting your time with mindless dogma, just love your fellow humans. It feels much better.”
wolfex1 on May 10, 2012 at 08:37:43
“Yes, and like any loving father, he gives us guidance to help us through the perils of life. If he expected us to move through this life without making wise choices, he would not bother to send prophets, scriptures, or the Holy Ghost. I, wanting to live with Him once again, choose to follow the directions He has provided. As yousaid, He loves us regardless, but is disappointed when we fail to listen to his wise council.”
Apr 12, 2012 at 13:04:01
“I never liked the idea of children singing or listening to the national anthem every morning in class. Because it is a repetitive action, without any reason based on common sense from my point of view, after a while it becomes routine, like brushing your teeth. I know, because I have 2 children in school, and they are not at all enthusiastic about it. I prefer the singing of the anthem on special occasions, like Canada Day, Remembrance Day, etc, when singing the anthem of our beloved country has a meaning, it's not just something we do every morning.
Having to listen to/sing the anthem every morning isn't creating patriotism, it just makes it routine and meaningless. I find that talking with my children about the things that makes Canada great, like our accomplishments in the past and present, our role on the world stage, the accomplishments of our great artists, scientists, athletes and Canadian people from all walks of life, our desire to make this the best country in the world, and our appreciation of the great fortune to be living here, instead of the communist regime we left behind over 20 years ago, and our pride in our country and desire to defend it are the things that create patriotism in us and our kids, not singing the same song every morning.”
“Eating animals is wrong for "You". "You" can survive on a veggie diet, many people don't have that luxury. By eating animals we are not taking over the planet, just like animals who eat other species don't. You are vegetarian? Great! I'm getting there myself. I live in a country where it is possible to be a vegetarian. While I go off meat slowly, I concentrate on how it benefits me and the animals. I don't tell people that they should do what I do, for what people eat is their choice.
Eating meat doesn't bother me. How the animals that are raised for human consumption are treated is the issue. It isn't about taking over nature. It is about treating animals that give their lives to sustain us with love and care.
I'm with PETA about the wrongness of cruelty towards animals, but I cannot stand their bullying. I find that patiently and peacefully leading people towards the understanding of how certain practices are hurting animals is a lot more effective than the paint/flour bombing the fur wearing celebs at Hollywood events. People tend to be open to being educated and offered a wider view of the world, and how their actions are affecting it. But they don't like being bullied, criticized, attacked, and told what to do by others who disagree with their choices. PETA means well, but they sabotage their own efforts by being arrogant, aggressive and self righteous. Please don't make the same mistake.”
“I didn't think so either, and yet I howled with laughter, along with going "Ouch!" and "Oh sh***!". I felt bad laughing, especially when I saw that the person got hurt, but I couldn't help laughing. It's just the way we are I guess. No meanness intended, but the sight with the music was very funny.”
“It is also remarkably easy for the young men to say "thanks, but no thanks!". That's what free will is for. When young men go to war they know what it is they are risking. Their bodies, minds, and conscience. They accepted the risk, now they have to accept the consequences. They are part of the war machine that maims and kills. They have harmed others, and in return they are harmed themselves. Sad, but that's how life is. :-(”
“I meant that the "commandment" "Thou shall not commit genocide" is not in the book.
...er, DUH? :-)”
wisdom4you on Feb 25, 2012 at 01:59:51
“Tajeetah ... come on, get a life, you are immaturely playing with words ... genocide and thou shall not committ murder when applied to a number of people is the exact same thing, the total extinction.”
“So here it is. I've been waiting for scientists to make an official statement about the sentience of cetaceans, for I believed that it would really get the ball rolling. Cetaceans are "the other" sentient, self aware beings on our planet, with their own language and culture, and I cannot wait to see us make a real "first contact" with them. It is funny that we keep searching the skies for intelligent life, while ignore the ones living in our very oceans.
Once the scientific community uniformly accepts and declares the sentience of the cetaceans, that would begin the abolishing of the slaughter and exploitation of any kind of the species.”